Hair Balls has lost car keys, wallets, cats, and once even a rare Monet, but we'd like to think that we'd never lose a "potentially lethal" radioactive rod.
But that's exactly what some Halliburton truck drivers did in the desert around Odessa last week, according to news reports. The "seven-inch l ... More >>
Gained in translationLegend has it that back in that glorious half-season when Randy Johnson was mowing 'em down for the red-hot Astros, Drayton McLane thought up what he believed was a brilliant way to part Astros fans from still more money had one of his famous food-service brainstorms. He ... More >>
A very efficient Accounts Payable department, we're sureIf you can clear $3 million in a little more than two years, you've got a pretty good scam going. Until, of course, you get caught.
Jeremy Gene Dobbins, 35, and Bobby Dean Roberts, 51, who sound like a country-music duo ("Put your hands ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderA member of the Ministers Alliance on his way to a meeting at Denny's, in typical Alliance uniform.Yesterday, a Waco minister named Joseph Harrell pleaded guilty in a Missouri federal court to playing a key role in a nationwide securities scam.
Harrell admitted sellin ... More >>
photo courtesy of beckstir01 Kidnappings, pipeline bombings and vigilantism has become a way of life for both offshore oil workers stationed along the coast of Nigeria as well as the oppressed native insurgency groups who carry out the violence.
(Check out this week's feature about one Texan's re ... More >>
Photo by Lori GreigIt might seem like we're harping on the recent round of layoffs at the Houston Chronicle just because we're journalists too ("Hey, how come you don't do ten posts about the layoffs at Schlumberger!!"), but -- as we've said before -- we perhaps naively hold to the thought th ... More >>
As someone who's been there, I can empathize with the folks from the
Houston Chronicle, Schlumberger, and a host of other companies
whose employees have gotten the axe in recent weeks. Not being an HR manager, I can
unfortunately only offer up a collection of "laid-off scenes" to help
you briefly f ... More >>