When my kids were young, I didn't force them to play T-ball or try dance class or even go to school regularly. One thing I insisted upon was them sitting with me at holiday time to watch the Peanuts specials I eagerly awaited each year as a boy. I know they found Charlie Brown's blockheadedness bor ... More >>
42 almost makes a flesh-and-blood man of its hero.
"We live in a cynical world, a cynical, cynical world..." said a very smart man once. Maybe it was Nietzsche, or Elmer Fudd. Artifacts like the Olympics -- both the summer and winter variety -- have grown boring and stale. TV giant NBC is getting torn to shreds for including haircut Ryan Seacrest ... More >>
Brazos County JailNancy Mancuso Gelber: Could use old friend Percy Foreman in her corner about now. Nancy Mancuso Gelber could face up to life in prison after she was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband. Unfortunately for the 53-year-old ... More >>
This CAMH show features plenty of good work, but not much connects it together.
someecards.comJames McMurtry, "Memorial Day": Rocks Off has no idea what we're going to be doing on Memorial Day; we just know we're not going to be here, as in the office. We suspect Leon's Lounge will be involved somehow, because it usually is. But you should be here, as in on this very ... More >>
Josef KriehuberIf you know absolutely nothing about opera, you still know Richard Wagner's name. His "Ring Cycle" of four operas based on Teutonic and Norse mythology was famously parodied by Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, forever cementing his music into pop culture. His biggest fan was Adolf Hi ... More >>
Photos by Jae Tovar/The Hive SocietyBlack Keys (left) and Space City Beat Battle organizer T. PiperSpace City Beat Battle Warehouse Live Green Room February 26, 2011 7:36 p.m.: Earlier this morning, our sons played their very first t-ball game. T-ball teams for 3-year-olds are six kids deep, ... More >>
Giacomo Puccini (left) and Arturo ToscaniniPeople who know nothing about opera know one of two names. The first is Wagner, whom most of us are familiar with because Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd danced around singing "Kill the Wabbit" to the tune of "Ride of the Valkries." The other is Giacomo P ... More >>
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