I’d like to thank Alan Peppard, longtime society columnist for the Dallas Morning News, for refraining from commenting in graphic detail about either Channing Tatum or Kate Upton when he stopped by the Old Monk yesterday afternoon. His (relatively) chaste stories made for an easily edited episode of EarBurner.
A few notes to elucidate the proceedings:
1. “Plenary” is an adjective meaning “complete in every respect” or “attended by all the people who have a right to attend.” It derives from the Latin plenarius, meaning “full” or “absolute.” Peppard is speaking at a “plenary session” at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference this weekend.
2. Zac references The Dark Knight:
3. The tweet that got everyone in Dallas talking about potholes this week:
Are there any worse roads in the country than we have in Dallas?? Not anywhere I've traveled. #potholeseverywhere
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) July 12, 2015
4. This story is the reason Troy Aikman hates Zac.
5. Actor George Peppard is best known for starring in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The A-Team:
6. In his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus,” Albert Camus wrote: “In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth.”
7. The cover story of the September 1986 issue of Art & Antiques, the publisher of which was one Wick Allison, revealed a previously unknown collection of paintings by Andrew Wyeth of a woman named Helga Testorf, who was rumored to be Wyeth’s mistress. The story was subsequently picked up by Time and Newsweek. Here’s Wick crowing to the Washington Post about the magazine’s successes.
8. Alan Peppard’s first professional byline, in the October 1984 issue of D Magazine, was a piece about the cars of choice for a slew of well-known Dallasites.
9. Here’s Ed Bark’s unflattering article about Peppard’s society column, from 2008.
10. Richard “Racehorse” Haynes is a well-known Houston criminal defense attorney.
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