Charles MacDonald was arrested early this morning in Highland Park for evading arrest and criminal mischief, two charges that very poorly describe what happened. According to the Morning News:
…MacDonald, 24, of Highland Park was stopped by officers near Arroyo and Maple avenues about 1:45 a.m. by uniformed officers investigating drug complaints in the area.
Police say MacDonald refused to exit his vehicle and showed a large knife to officers, who backed away. They followed him to a home in the 5300 block of Waneta Drive.
When police arrived, MacDonald fled into the home to a back bedroom occupied by another man. Officers say MacDonald threatened to kill himself and everyone else, so they again backed off.
SWAT officers were then called in, and they arrested MacDonald after a standoff that reportedly lasted about two hours.
Dude knows how to take a mugshot. Very “I sat on something I shouldn’t have, but am surprised by how not uncomfortable this feels.”
Perry Goes to California to Poach Businesses: Rick Perry is on tour of California, where he hopes to swoop-in and woo businesses to Texas. It’s a trip that puts the epic state showdown in context:
In that corner, Athens. In this one, Sparta. Each serves as the other’s foil, the Ali to its Frazier, the Moriarty to its Holmes, the red to its blue. Each sees itself as the economic, cultural and political engine of the future.
Services to be Held Today for Chris Kyle at Cowboys Stadium: After today’s memorial at Cowboys Stadium, there will be a 200-mile funeral procession Tuesday as the former Navy Seal’s remains travel from Midlothian to Austin.
Kelly Clarkson Meets Miguel: Burleson’s Kelly Clarkson took home a Grammy last night for best pop vocal album, but during her acceptance speech, the singer was a little distracted by an earlier performance by the singer Miguel:
“Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good God. That was the sexiest dancing I’ve ever seen.”
Here’s what she was talking about.
From ESPN’s Marc Stein:
Iverson has likewise resisted the Legends’ overtures so far this season — as well as a similar offer last season — but sources say that the Legends are trying again now because they’ve moved back to the top of the list in the D-League’s waiver line, meaning they’d have an unobstructed path to signing Iverson if he could be convinced to put his name in the D-League’s player pool.
The Legends’ pitch to Iverson centers around the fact they’ve just convinced NBA veterans Delonte West andÂ Rashad McCantsÂ to join their team with similar intentions, after the Legends signed another 37-year-old earlier this month — point guardÂ Mike JamesÂ – and wound up putting James in position to earn a 10-day callup to the Mavericks that turned into a guaranteed contract after James completed his second 10-day deal Sunday.
Just imagine Delonte and Iverson playing on the same team. Quick list of things that would be better than that: ______. Nothing. Nothing would be better than that. This random Twitter user channels similar excitement:
OH MY GOD IF ALLEN IVERSON COMES BACK IM GOING TO KILL SOMETHING OUT OF SHEER EXCITEMENT
— perrin moore (@perrinmoore96) January 28, 2013
This went up last week but I forgot to post about it. Here is the behind the scenesÂ of how it all went down, worth it at least for Dirk’s answers at the beginning.
And that’s why I am posting it. Also, because it’s funny. That is the other reason.
I love the Dallas Mavericks’ game presentation crew, if only for these videos. And I love this video, if only for its delightful inclusion of Shawn Marion’s “That’s what’s up” catchphrase.
My mother always said the best press releases include the subject line: “WIENERMOBILE VISITS DALLAS AREA THIS WEEK.” I thought it was a strange maxim as a child, pushed it into the back of my head, and forgot about it for 20 years. Yesterday, it bounded back into my consciousness.
I found the Wienermobile at the Fiesta on Jefferson Boulevard. It was being ignored. Hundreds of little kids preferred the free cake and clowns in another corner of this makeshift, Monday-evening festival, so I had the wiener all to myself. 27 feet of wiener, just waiting to be loved.
It’s happening soon.
Like, at 3 today. [UPDATE: Or maybe already happened? I don't know. Countdown clock was for today. I will take the word of the two-thirds of the people who commented on this already, not counting me.]Â It has a camera attached, or something. Honestly, I’m not positive what’s going on. Is anyone? Anyway, this reminds me the Mavs kick off their season in just about a month. And, also: I SEE YOU (in space), (little) BIG GERMAN.
From The Onion. Just watch (h/t Scoops):
Sad day, guys, but this opportunity was just too good to pass up. New Superintendent Mike Miles came calling and, as you know, the man drives a hard bargain. I asked for $70,000; he countered with $90K. We shook hands and I grabbed my over-sized key ring and dust mop.
My salary may shock you. I’ll say this: historically janitorial services are not valued at the level Mike values them. I mean, most janitors walk around sweeping and picking up trash. I work differently. Whenever you have school reform, or any change, or just clean hallways, it has to be programs, it has to be initiatives, a fair amount of wax. That takes high-level, strategic-minded people. LIKE ME.
Joe Tone over at the Observer just asked me whether any school districts view their janitors the same way, so he could compare my apples to theirs. I couldn’t name any of comparable size.
“It’s rare,” I told him. “It’s taken a lot of time for school districts to catch up” to the for-profit-world maintenance-wise. But it looks like we’re finally here. My last day is Friday. I’ll miss you guys.
Somehow, I’ve neglected to put this up for, like, 18 days. I regret the error. Oh, what’s my favorite part? I guess I’d have to say: YES.
Would you rather drink whatever kind of beer/liquor you prefer, but you can only drink it one day a week, OR drink 7-Eleven’s own branded Game Day beer as much as you want, whenever you want? You still have to pay, and you can’t break any current laws. I mean, if you want to drink one in the car, OK, fine, I guess, but just know you’d still get pinched.
(Also: I know Game Day isn’t new; just picked it because it’s local-ish. And, not to taint the results, but we’ve had some here at the office. The most gentle review I can give it is it does seem to actually be beer.)
This is sort of charming, and relevant to Dallas because Ben, who’s from Greenville, got his start here and used to call me at the Observer and leave, like, seven minute voicemail messages wherein he’d basically narrate what he was doing. Like, “It’s pretty hot, I think I’m going to put on some shorts” and “I think I’m going to make a sandwich” and so on.