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Humor

Eddie Bernice Johnson Punks Paul Ryan

After the house speaker posted history's biggest (and whitest) congressional selfie, the Dallas rep wryly responded with her own.
By Peter Simek
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Local Government

One Picture Sums Up Everything Stupid About Dallas Urban Design

Forgive me if I take a moment to rant childishly.
By Peter Simek
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Internet

Spare Four Minutes For Another Bad Lip Reading of the NFL

Cowboys clavicle-breaker Tony Romo is in this (and Dez Bryant, for a second), so that's more than enough reason to post it. Enjoy.
Media

Can a Parody News Website Work in City Where Real News Is Already a Parody?

When the real news is the joke news, it's only funny for a moment.
By Peter Simek

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Urbanism

Canadians Make Texas Highway Spoof That’s Uncomfortably Close to Reality

The Canadian comedy radio show That is That reports on a new luxury freeway in Texas.
By Peter Simek
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Transportation

Let’s Take the NCTCOG’s Mobility 2040 Transportation Survey!

The NCTCOG's Mobility 2040 survey didn't have options for the answers I wanted to submit. So I figured I'd do it on FrontBurner instead.
By Peter Simek
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Transportation

Fort Worth Is a Bad Urbanism Champion

Fort Worth is doing remarkably well in a tournament of dubious distinction, Streetsblog’s annual Parking Madness tournament.
By Peter Simek
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Local Government

Has Anyone Seen Dallas’ Comprehensive Plan Lately?

When I looked for the ForwardDallas Comprehensive Plan on the city’s website, I was directed to the page you see above.
By Peter Simek
Transportation

Why Do We Need the Trinity Toll Road? Here’s the Answer, and It’s Pretty Lame.

If you need proof that toll road supporters are scrambling to come up with any justification for this thing or apply antiquated thinking to its planning, then here it is.
By Peter Simek