G n’ R appetite turns 20!

Guns n’ Roses’ “appetite for destruction,” one of the greatest rock albums ever made, turned 20 years old earlier in July. I just got my new Rolling Stone magazine with all the intimate details of the band that lasted about 10 years max and about that recording. They broke up…Axl Rose kept the G n’…

batting cage bliss turned nightmare

For the first time in years I returned to the Plex….It’s fun-omenal. The wife, my bro, his fiancé and my kid trekked it up to the Plex with batting cages on the brain. I figured, what’s the best way to waste $10 and not worry about buyer’s remorse. So after about 100 swings I remembered…

Another tough work day at the golf course

I’m taking off today to play golf in the MSU football program’s tournament. The boss is paying the bill. I plan to have a lot of fun. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. I will also be gone Monday and Tuesday for work-related reasons. Blog returns on Wednesday. Read some of…

Prevent cruelty to ducks; Get nekid

I have become a big PETA fan. If these people want to protest against Australian sheep farmers, Col. Sanders or Ringling Brothers — I’m with them. Just get nekid and start the protest. I’m not sure what showing off your titties has to do with protecting baboons in a zoo, but I’m all for it.…

A fool? A fundamentalist? No, just a bit confused

I believe all of the really important parts of the Bible. I believe this world was created by God. I believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus turned water into wine; made blind men see; raises Lazarus from the dead; fed 5,000 people with two small fish and five loaves of…

Friends are friends forever — but no fighting!

I have never cared much about family reunions. That’s because the family that I really care about, I see more than once a year. Uncle Derwood from down in San Angelo and Aunt Ethyl from out in Arizona were family in name only. They showed up once a year over fried chicken and potato salad…

The attack of the shopping homosexuals

I know the title is a little crude, but after a weekend shopping experience in Dallas I figured I had to tell someone. Saturday my future sister-in-law, my brother, my wife (I call them the gang) and I all went to the Northpark Mall in Dallas for a little fun. Northpark Mall might be the…

Harry Potter review

I know some people just can’t wait, so here is a New York Times review of the book. How the publication was able to buy an advance copy I’ll never know….but here goes nothing. Read at your own risk. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/19/books/19potter.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Enjoy your Soup, Hooterville; It’s homemade

BOWLING FOR SOUP COMING HOME That was the big headline on the front page of our paper today. The story about the local band from Wichita Falls coming back home to play FallsFest took up half the page — and then jumped. Is this big news? I had heard of Bowling for Dollars — a…

Jeffress, as good as gone

Here’s my take on the whole Jeffress ordeal: the man is as good as gone. He said the news was a little premature, but looking at it from the outside, I’m sure there is a lot of money calling him to Dallas. I know he has a lot of supporters here locally, but when you…

Seeing the Beatles in my scrambled eggs

A 60-year-old woman in Colorado swears she sees Elvis’ head in a rock. She plans to sell the rock on EBay. Well, we didn’t have EBay back in 1969. If we had, right now I just might be a millionaire rather than a hundredaire. On a Saturday afternoon that year, I took a little trip…

Whatever happened to the Soup Nazi?

I’m a Seinfeld fan. If you’re not, you are missing out on TV greatness. The 50s had Lucy. The 60s had Andy. The 70s had Archie. The 80s had Cheers. The 90s had Seinfeld. So what are Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer up to these days? Well, all have been in the news. Kosmo Kramer…

Omar marries Jane with no paparazzi. no Osama

Anytime somebody named bin Laden gets married, it’s big news. Maybe not Tony Parker-Eva Longoria type big news, but you have to wonder: What kind of nut would marry a guy named bin Laden? I guess though when you’re 51 years old, have multiple sclerosis and are already a five-time loser at this marriage thing…

PLM and VC

I don’t know anybody in either the PLM or the VC gangs. I’ve written numerous stories about people police suspected to be involved in the gangs. I’ve seen a lawsuit handed down by the city and county restricting the rights of suspected gang members. After recent deaths, of Joel Gutierrez and Christian Gallegos, the gang…

Girls for goats? What would Monty Hall do?

Just finished reading an interesting story in our paper about a man in Afghanistan who traded his 16-year-old daughter for nine sheep. Makes me wonder — what could I get for three ex-wives? A couple of billy goats? A short tour of a poppy field? OK, so they are a bit old. Forget the poppy…

Deuce & Bar-L two Hooterville Falls traditions

I noticed that after his brush with death, Joe Brown has decided to experience some of the really good things in life. Like P-2. In a front page “Brownie? this week, Joe — back from work after a quadruple bypass — said he stopped into the “Deuce? this week to have a steak on garlic.…