I promise I’ll stop talking about The Big Read Dallas soon. I just have one more thing to share. The great folks at TZOM Films gave a lot of their time and talent to shoot this teaser video for us from our Read-In at Klyde Warren Park a couple of Saturdays ago. If you weren’t able to make it, that’s okay. The video above shows you everything: the dramatic readings by actors from Undermain Theatre, a flash mob/dance party put on by dancers from Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts, music by DJ Tyrone Smiley, the mural created by the guys at Sour Grapes, another dance party spurred on by the Mavs ManiACCS, and a rap session by our Librarian of the Year Pam Brown. All these people and all of you who joined in make reading look good. Thanks for a great month.
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My man Zac has become quite the surreptitious snapper of eye-catching perambulators. If you’re out and about and throwing down a look, keep your head on a swivel.
But which Mike Rawlings will appear on the show? Mayor Mike? Citizen Mike? The extremely exclusive Respondent Mike? I’ll be honest: even after looking at the script, from one of the early episodes of the reboot’s second season, I’m not quite sure. Maybe you can figure it out.
The above was shot at the Zales at the Shops at Willow Bend. Sometimes, I get the feeling that Shaquille O’Neal is Dwight Howard’s looper, got the dates mixed up, and just decided to stick around.
Here at SB Nation’s pretty new site, Mike Mooney — who sits next to me when he bothers to come into the office and write things for D Magazine — takes on QuakeCon, the biggest LAN gaming shindig in North America. A taste:
A group of friends from Allen, Texas, removed their shirts and donned only professional wrestling style tights – in florescent colors and vibrant patterns. Between their computers was a stick of deodorant, a handful of 5-hour-energy drinks, and a box of oatmeal crÃ¨me cookies. They were playing “League of Legends,” and any time one of them lost a life in the game, he’d have to drop to the cement floor and loudly count off a set of 10 pushups.
“I’ve lost entire months of my life to this game,” one of them explained as he showed a novice the basics of buying a sword.
“What the f–k are you doing, you f–king noob?” another said. “Not that sword. What are you thinking? Down. Down. Right. Right there. Good. Now you’re gonna need a shield.”