Swat team

Posted on 31 May 2012 at 6:50pm

How I learned to love the paddle RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Pain isn’t something I endure well — my threshold for it is quite low. Yes, I’m a pussy, but I’m cool with it. I opt not to engage in voluntarily painful experiences beyond weekly editorial meetings or family functions. But the power of the [...]

Potato chop

Posted on 05 Apr 2012 at 5:30pm

Couch Potato Adventure Journal returns to go all Jackie Chan on your ass! RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer I don’t get the Chuck Norris thing. I laugh at the jokes about how he’s such a badass that he won American Idol  using only sign language or that ghosts sit around the campfire and tell Chuck [...]

Yes I can!

Posted on 04 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

DECISIONS, DECISIONS Life coach Tim Kincaid helps with those needed a-ha moments when gay men can’t figure things out on their own. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) The Gay Coaches Alliance isn’t what it sounds like — members like Tim Kincaid just want to make gay men more fabulous RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com When I [...]

Master skater

Posted on 14 Jul 2011 at 8:13pm

FOUR WHEELIN’ | Skate with caution to avoid this guy on the roller rink. Gay Skate Night returns every third Saturday at InterSkate in Lewisville. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) With Gay Skate Night back, roller derby’s Trigger Mortis offers some tips on making the floor your own RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com There was [...]

Comic wannabes line up for QLive’s weekly open mic — and some shouldn’t

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 at 3:00pm

RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com I like to think I’m pretty hilarious. I don’t boast about being funny, but I’ve teased some guffaws out of unlikely listeners, so I have some humor cred. Clearly, I could translate that into a stand-up comic career, right? Um, now that wasn’t supposed to make you laugh. Actually, [...]

DEALING with it

Posted on 24 Feb 2011 at 5:00pm

A LEAGUE OF OUR  OWN | Flirting can be used to your advantage when playing poker in a gay league. Just ask Pocket Rockets founder Jeff Teller. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) Even with Lady Gaga’s advice, poker face does nothing to help the couch potato know when to hold ’em and fold ’em in gay traveling card tourney RICH [...]

America’s next top (role) model?

Posted on 09 Dec 2010 at 1:10pm

‘A List Dallas’ casting stuts out one gay couch potato even before getting started. You might be luckier RICH LOPEZ  | lopez@dallasvoice.com GETTING DOUCHEY WITH IT Wanna know how to go from d-bag to A-list? This writer may not know, but he’ll get you started. (Arnold Wayne Jones Dallas Voice) Using my connections, I could get [...]

A star is born

Posted on 16 Sep 2010 at 6:19pm

MyStudio can make a singer out of anyone — even a couch potato RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com If Lindsay Lohan can piss away a career of fame with no talent, then I should be able to do just the opposite, right? Forget going through the casting couches and reality TV shows to make [...]

Chrome drama

Posted on 12 Aug 2010 at 6:35pm

Not everyone agrees what qualifies as a collectible car, but Classic Chassis has some ideas RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com ALL MY FRIENDS LOVE A LOW-RIDER | The author disrespects a 1971 Eldorado owned by Classic Chassis Car Club member Paul J. Williams — although it does have bouncy hydraulics. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) CLASSIC CAR SHOW Cedar Springs Road [...]

Cue tips: Couch Potato Adventure Journal

Posted on 08 Jul 2010 at 1:50pm

Thanks to some significant time in bars and living around my brother’s personal pool table, I’m not too shabby at sinking a ball in a corner pocket. Provided the angle is right and there are no balls in the way, I’d say I could guarantee it. Which made me wonder: Could I actually go from basement pastime to genuine shark in the new gay league.