No doubt by now you have seen the piece by D Magazine contributing editor and [squints] Dallas Morning News staff writer Jamie Thompson about the July 7 police ambush and how the SWAT team took down the shooter. It’s called “Standoff” or maybe “STANDOFF” and it’s worth your time to read all almost 13,000 words of it. It has been online for a week or so, and on Sunday the Morning News published it on actual newsprint, giving it its own section in the paper.
Tim and I have been discussing it off and on since the story first went live, and I thought I would take a few moments out of my busy schedule of taking insanely good photos of downtown buildings to put a few of our talking points on our blog, FrontBurner, colloquially known as FB. I’m a bit worried I might step on a few toes, I believe the expression is, but I’m gonna go ahead and do it anyway. Are you ready? You sure? OK, cool. Wait, you are definitely ready? Alright. Here they are:
Yeah, I’m doing it again.
IT’S MORE GOOD NAMES FOR A DOG, Y’ALL, OR AT LEAST BETTER NAMES FOR A DOG THAN STORY, WHICH IS THE NAME OF DMN EDITOR MIKE WILSON’S DOG. LIKE “STORY, NO!” AND “STORY, COME HERE!” COME ON.
Fitzgerald (aka Fitz)