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Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

Dome Comes Down! Ping Pontificates On King – Book Review

June 23rd, 2013 · Tags: Arts · Politics · Wi-Fi

During my first brush with entertainment writing in college, there was a joke that I was a “not-in-good-standing” member of the book of the month club. As entertainment editor, all of the major and some minor publishing houses sent me dozens and dozens and dozens of books to review for the college newspaper. Ha … […]

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Should Have Pinged Lake Texoma Sooner, Rather Than Later

June 17th, 2013 · Tags: Cities · Politics · Wi-Fi

The side job — “The Dirty Gig” — that keeps me traveling the country sometimes also landlocks me right here in Fort Worth, such as now.  So, the other day I started looking around for a weekend adventure … a short roadtrip … and some Wi-Fi exploration close to home. Otherwise, I might never have […]

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When Confused, People Tend To Do As They Are Told

November 7th, 2012 · Tags: Politics

    Wow.  On the one hand the presidential election turned out how I expected.  I mean the social media luminaries, Hollywood and what’s left of the traditional media were all lined up to shine Barack Obama’s shoes (you can insert your own analogy there …)  And face it … most people in this new […]

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Longing For Purpose Beyond Wi-Fi, PingWi-Fi Lets Hair Down

August 21st, 2011 · Tags: Arts · Politics · Satire · Wi-Fi

The PingWi-Fi entourage just touched down in Ontario, Calif., but before we start another West Coast Wi-Fi tour, there is some unfinished business … family business … “old home week” from a recent pilgrimage to the Texas Panhandle. Each year I return to Vega, Texas for the Oldham County Roundup — world’s best barbecue, street […]

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Happy Memorial Day! Thanks To All & The Few!

May 29th, 2011 · Tags: Politics

So few, give up so much, for so many.  Here’s to the heroes who fought to build and continue to fight to secure this country … this great, free way of life!  Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.  And here is to my nephew, who recently became a United States Marine!  Semper Fi!

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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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