Addison Foote gave himself a challenge: redesign all 30 NBA team logos in 30 days. The result is here, and his reworked and updated takes on the logos are almost all really good (I’m not crazy about the Atlanta one), most with subtle shapes that represent something iconic about the city without screaming and pointing. I really like his throwback Mavs logo, because I’ve always loved the original and have never fallen in love with what the team uses now. “I used both old and new Mavs logos as inspiration for this,” Foote writes. “I based it mainly off the old logo where the ‘M’ is wearing a cowboy hat. I updated it a bit and used negative space to showcase a horses ears and head.”Read More
This is a consumer technology business that is built to work perfectly in the year 1975. The Internet comes around, and this, being a technology company, is expected to move on it aggressively and know what it’s doing, except basically nobody really understood the Internet for a very long time. So they whiffed big a few times. Then the iPhone came around and rendered half the stuff RadioShack sold completely redundant. This company needed to become something radically different a decade ago. I just don’t think it knows how to be anything else.
It’s like retracing the steps and doings of a drunk person: okay, here’s where he keyed the cop car. Wait, why’d he do that? I don’t know, but his pants are lying here, so this is before he stripped naked and tried to rob the library.
ALSO: the CueCat makes a cameo.
Instagram offers snapshot-size peeks into its users’ live. Here are some of our favorite North Texans to follow.Read More
Frank Hejl graduated from UNT and now he’s up at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. Here he is doing a short but awesome impression of Nick Offerman, whom you know from TV’s Parks & Recreation, and judging Meat Fight. (via)Read More
Job: Real estate. Maybe marketing.
Drives: A massive SUV her dad bought for her.
Wears: Kendra Scott jewelry, Tori Burch accessories, 7 For All Mankind or Citizens of Humanity jeans. A statement necklace if it’s a special occasion.
Listens to: 106.1 KISS FM.
Spends her summers: Being a bridesmaid. She has been a bridesmaid like 15 times.
Celebrity aspiration: Jessica Simpson.
Do you agree? If you don’t, you’re probably basic. Just kidding. Kind of. No, really. Maybe.Read More
Your Dallas Mavericks supposedly are going to make a play for free agent Pau Gasol, most recently with the Los Angeles Lakers. Gasol es bros con José Calderón, por lo que es una ventaja. I don’t know how much he would help on the court — I’d rather have Marc Gasol — but I would welcome his overwhelming positivity to the area. A few examples from his Twitter account:Read More
Chris Wiegand of Dallas is a visionary filmmaker. Don’t take my word for it. Take his word for it. The trailer he posted recently for his new project, American Blogger, describes the deep spiritual apotheosis one is likely to experience upon watching this “beautifully filmed and artistically crafted” film.
Inspired by the blog of his own attractive blonde wife Casey, Chris drove across this great nation of ours, fighting for freedom and meeting with other beautiful female wordsmiths — mavens of fashion, style, and interior design. They’re part of a movement that could, potentially, change our world. Good-looking women will no longer have to put up with being ignored. At long last they have a means for commanding the attention that they deserve but have never received often enough.Read More
Brian Hull, who grew up in Mansfield and is now a senior music major at Dallas Baptist University, set the Internet afire this weekend with his rendition of the hit song “Let It Go” from Frozen. He’d heard about a contest where the best cover of the young-girl anthem won a $100 Disney Store gift card, and thought to himself, hey, I’d like a hundred bucks. So he sang the song as different Disney characters. As of last night, the video had nearly 5 million views and climbing. I have sources in Mansfield — never you mind who — and they put me in contact with Hull for a quick Q&A.Read More
Credit where it’s due: I learned about Dallitude via a blog post by the Dallas Observer‘s apple-cheeked editor, Joe Tone, and I’ve been enjoying the anonymous author’s GIF-filled take on Dallas since. It has some slightly objectionable language, if you’re a clutch-your-pearls type. I hope you’re not.
For the upcoming TCU/SMU game, The Varsity-Fort Worth — an off-campus seller of TCU merch — is hawking purple shirts with the acronym CJKFH. Which, if you are late to the game and got to this point without reading the headline, stands for “Craig James Killed Five Hookers.” I assume they left off the SMU […]Read More
As Tim noted this morning, and you may have read over the weekend, former NBC Channel 5 anchor Mike Snyder has developed an interesting side hustle as an internet troll and sock puppet on behalf of Museum Tower. It is important for us that FrontBurner readers know that we strive to avoid this sort of […]Read More
We worked all summer to get DH to Dallas. Welcome back to the Mavs, Devin Harris…. — Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 9, 2013Read More
As you can see by these tweets collected by Deadspin, Slim Thug is running a full-court press on free agent center Dwight Howard, putting together a pretty solid cost-benefit analysis, with respect to bottles of rosé, strippers, “big-ass cribs,” and baby mamas. So where you at, Tum Tum, Big Tuck, ADd.+, Dorrough, etc.? Time’s a […]Read More
Check it out here. A few more after the jump.Read More
If you’re not familiar with The Dugout, the internet-beloved fake chatroom series, this might be confusing. Even if you are familiar, it still might be. But the end is perfect. (Oh, and be warned if you’re against some very casual cursing.)Read More