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Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

PingWi-Fi Corners “Mr. Bojangles” At Dallas Film Festival

April 6th, 2011 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Politics

Among the luminaries on the Red Carpet last night at the Dallas International Film Festival was the original “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother” Jerry Jeff Walker. (Did you know he wrote “Mr. Bo Jangles” too, although arguably most associate the song with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band … HA! Or even Sammy Davis Jr.)

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Ever Politically Incorrect, PingWi-Fi Blogs About N(othing)

January 8th, 2011 · Tags: Arts · Politics · Satire

Two of my readers tell me they prefer the “Blogs About Nothing” on this Website. Well … lately I haven’t “had nothing” on my mind. I search newspapers and Websites for meaningless topics — looking for nothingness. Most of the stuff nearly qualifies. Then the other day, I got lucky. I tuned in to a […]

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Blogging About Nothing When Train Of Thought Broken

February 24th, 2010 · Tags: Politics

Perhaps the most quoted bit of wisdom is the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” (Yes there are more grammatically correct versions, but I just don’t think they have as much impact …) You hear this in corporate offices, sitcoms, newsrooms, etc. I think I learned the phrase from my football coach. Back […]

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Tiger, Sign Your Score Card … As Detractors Come Out Of Woodworks

December 8th, 2009 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Politics · Satire · Sports

Dating back to the time when I first began to interview celebrities, I always stuck with one rule. No autographs. I mean, if you are trying to get a celebrity to interact on a human level during an interview, why would you lower yourself and put them on a pedestal? Pretty much common sense … […]

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Before PingWi-Fi … Thought I Could ‘Sell Ice To Eskimos’

July 15th, 2009 · Tags: Politics · Satire · Sports

I guess there is just no way to put this delicately. I think everything potentially is fodder for humor. Period. Blame it on my upbringing, tainted from that very first season of SNL. Raise yo hand if you remember the operatically trained Garrett Morris singing “I gonna get me a gun and shoot all the […]

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Tea Party Patriots Welcome Perry, Tough Texan Talk

April 16th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Politics · Satire

Perhaps it is premature to predict that Texas Governor Rick Perry will be the next U.S. President, but it is interesting to note that 5,000 people showed up in Fort Worth yesterday to see him stump at LaGrave Field.  That’s not bad — 5,000 people — four years before the election.  So, will the First […]

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Ain’t Buying This Phat, Socialism Thing Obama Is Pedalin

April 12th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Politics

I wanted to ride my bike today.  On two wheels, I can turn up the iPod, burn a calorie, think and solve most of the world’s problems.  But today North Texas was forced indoors by heavy rains.  I turned to the tube … There was an interesting piece on PBS about public bicycle sharing programs […]

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FargoDome Sandbaggers Prep For Red River Throwdown

March 29th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Politics · Wi-Fi

Despite what the song says, I can’t drive “my Chevy to the levee” and I can assure you it ain’t dry anyhow. Here in Fargo, N.D., all eyes are on the Red River — a much different animal than the branch that separates Texas and Oklahoma. Here the waterway is a beast, at least this […]

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Does The IQ Surpass The Bowling Score? — Dodging Red Balls

March 21st, 2009 · Tags: Politics · Satire

With only a couple of exceptions, every year I drive to the top of Texas for the annual beer fest and old-timers barbecue in my home town. I only partake of one of those delicacies these days, but it is still worth the five-hour drive to see old friends. Two years ago, I learned that […]

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Finicky Readers May Find Food For Thought In Twitter Treats

March 10th, 2009 · Tags: Politics · Satire · Wi-Fi

Ever wonder why the word “random” is such a part of our everyday conversation lately? I think I have found the culprits — first stream-of-consciousness blogging and now the TV-dinners of blogging — tweets … those 140-gram appetizers on Twitter. Unfortunately, I have run across some people who are still TI — Twitter intolerant. Assuming […]

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