I’m going to let this screen grab speak for itself because BOOM Mooney’s a best seller.Full Story
So these earthquakes have now gone from “Oh, those are kinda cute and fun and not at all harmless” to “these are actually gonna cost us some money.”
From local artist Thor Johnson, via Facebook:Full Story
I didn’t feel the earthquake earlier today, but my house a mile north of LBJ and Preston just rocked big time. I’m no rookie to quakes. My house in Sherman Oaks, California, was almost demolished by the Northridge Quake in January 1994. That was one of the main reasons I moved back to Dallas. Amazing how you never forget what it feels like when you watch your house sway. We are but small things on this planet.
Update: Someone just emailed me and asked me the difference between an aftershock and an earthquake. I’m no seismologist, yet I did study geomorphology and climatology in college. It is my understanding that aftershocks usually occur near the original fault line or epicenter of the quake and are not as strong. This knowledge I learned from living in California. After a quake, you rushed to fill up your bathtub with water, grabbed whatever liquor bottles didn’t break, and hunkered down in the bathroom to wait for the aftershock.
But this isn’t the San Andreas fault line, and these shakes we are experiencing are, in my opinion, man-made. So wheels off on these little frackers.Full Story
A sampling of texts/emails/Facebook messages/conversations from Saturday:
“This new 94.5 is amazing.” “So is the updated 93.3″ “That one is bullsh*t. 94.5 plays Lil Keke. And Fat Pat.”
“Please blog ASAP about the new format for 94.5: classic hip-hop.”
“If I were the editor of Morning News, Vognar would already be hard at work on a front-page story about this.”Full Story
Seems like a reasonable request.Full Story
The physics on this one are fairly impossible.Full Story
Here’s the indictment and what we know now. A press conference is scheduled for 11. Stay tuned.Full Story
Just last week, consensus “cotdamn this boy is goooood” basketball star Emmanuel Mudiay was heading to SMU, to play for Larry Brown. Then he decided to spend that year—he was always going to be a one-and-done player—playing overseas. Whether that has anything to do with his eligibility (he went to Deion Sanders’ floundering Prime Prep) is up for debate.Full Story
SIGN THIS MAN, JERRY. (Disclaimer: Kevin Klein is 5’6″, 155 pounds. But look at his moves!)Full Story
1. Now that I see the details of Andrew Chifari’s stunt — as a Gold member of their loyalty club, he was entitled to a free drink, basically limited only by whatever dumb thing he could come up with and whatever the baristas would allow, and, I mean, what do they care — I sort of respect the hustle.
2. THAT SAID, it took him five days to drink it. That I do not respect. The way I see it, Starbucks called his bluff and then he folded. Sure, it would have been borderline suicidal to drink that many shots of espresso in one day. Look at it this way: when you order one of those gag 72-ounce steaks, you clean your plate or you lose. You don’t get up on the steakhouse wall with a doggie bag. Same rules apply here, as far as I’m concerned.
3. The name he came up with for the drink — Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino — lacks panache. I mean, OK, it’s Starbucks, so maybe he felt he had to abide by the naming conventions. But you bring your own 128-ounce vase and manage to get them to fill it with caffeine slurry, you get naming rights, and you need something that doesn’t sound like an Idiocracy deleted scene. Say you want a “DEATHBRINGER” and have them Sharpie your name on the side.
4. Finally: “I think the fact that Kelly Ripa said my name and Michael Strahan said I was smart has been the most exciting.” DREAM BIGGER, FELLA.
I want to say something funny here. I want to poke fun at Brantley’s affinity for “cat facts,” or his life in “the bubble,” or his fear of ghosts, or his inexplicable desire to climb–and then jump off of–things he shouldn’t. But no. Today we celebrate.
It’s official: Simon & Schuster will publish D contributor Brantley Hargrove’s forthcoming book about famed storm chaser Tim Samaras and the gigantic tornado–the widest ever recorded–that killed him. The book, tentatively titled The Storm is likely to come out some time in early 2016. It grew out of the reporting Brantley did for this Dallas Observer story last year. I know David Patterson, his agent, is very excited. So is Brantley, though he knows he has a formidable task in front of him.Full Story
God first! Basketball player. Respect Women! Single. Miami Heat!! Server at Steak n’ Shake. SNEAKERHEAD. This is the world of @jmoneylester.Full Story
Problem is, the lineup isn’t reflective of the basketball product at all.Full Story
(Sylvester Stallone will reprise the role of Lincoln Hawk, from Over the Top, but at this point he’s given up the long-haul life for a salt-truckin’ retirement. Steven Seagal will play the head of the salt truck union, who’s threatening to keep “All my boys off the road until they get the overtime they DESERVE.” Mayor Mike will play himself.)Full Story
Southwest Airlines democratized the sky from our first flights more than four decades ago,” said Southwest chairman and CEO Gary Kelly. “Today’s milestone enables us to reach new territory, new Customers, and build upon a four decade foundation of doing right by the travelers who trust our value and our People.”Full Story