Find a back issue

Making Dallas Even Better

LBJ Will Soon Be Fully Operational. Watch Out, Alderaan.

Yesterday, Robert Wilonsky brought us a computer-animated video of what the bigger, badder LBJ will look like when construction wraps up in 2015. The video is pretty slick. No question it has a bitchin soundtrack. So Zac and I did a voiceover for your entertainment and edification. Special thanks to Peter Simek for working the 1s and 2s on Final Cut Pro for us. After the jump, for those who care, we’ve provided a helpful guide to a few of the references made in the voiceover.

Sack of Kittens was a brilliant, semi-regular band critique that Zac did back when he was the music editor at the Dallas Observer.

Bruce Hornsby. Enough said.

Todd Gantry, it turns out, is nobody, even though I thought he was a baseball player when Zac mentioned the name.

Here’s the footbridge Robert misses so dearly. Robert, obviously, is Robert Wilonsky.

Trey Garrison is a former D Mag staffer.

Alive With Pleasure” Newport cigarette ad.

  • robbiegood

    that’s a lotta highway…

  • mdunlap1

    Hilarious work, guys.

    God, the insanity of TxDoT…

  • Eliot Landrum

    Nice job. Love the cigarette ad comment.

  • HNTB

    Not amused. At all.

  • TheSlowPath

    Interesting that you cut the SW track before Han tells Luke, “You’re all clear kid, now let’s blow this thing and go home.”

  • Tim Rogers

    If you saw the way we pieced this together, you’d understand. Let’s just say it was not the most precise of operations.

  • RAB

    I love how your Trey Garrison reference links to his racist/misogynist Twitter kerfuffle. It was fun to read it all over again.

  • Tim Rogers

    An alert FronBurnervian pointed me to the source of the soundtrack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh5clym-HUI

  • mynameisbill

    I wanna jump that thang! Doing all kinds of ’80s BMXer movie kinda gnarly, totally radical jumping stuff(tabletops, 360 spins, and some sweet one handed grabbers). Yeah, that’d be bitchin, son.