By Marc Campos

No Pinata, Gringo Discovery, Flags

Looks like W's Brain told the Census Department not to celebrate Jose/Maria being Numero 300 Mil yesterday in the U.S. of A. I guess W's Brain figured the Mini Men would stake out hospitals in LA and H-Town and try to snatch Baby Jose/Maria and throw the newborn back over the fence which in turn might rile up Latino voters across the country - Early Voting in Texas starts next Monday, you know. Memo to The Brain - Jose/Maria don't need no stinking dinner, errr, piņata!

Discovery Green? That sounds more like an enviro cable channel or a hybrid space shuttle. Commentary will not be handing out props to the folks responsible for coming up with the new Downtown Houston park name. It sounds like something from the folks that brought us Houston's Hot, Houston Proud, Imagine Houston, and Houston It's Worth It. I just don't know if I'll be able to say to My Brown Eyed Girl - "let's go hang out at Discovery Green." So what are we really going to call it - The DG, The Big DiG, The Green, Da Green, La Verde, El Gringo or La Gringa, Disco Green, La Disco, Enviro Park, Downtown Green, D-Green? How about Descumbrimiento Verde - huh - La DV? How about The Park By The Yard? How about "1836"? I hear that name is available. OK, let's compromise - it's "City Green!"

We checked out Clint Eastwood's "Flags of our Father" last night at an early screening. Go see it but don't expect to see a "Saving Private Ryan." It is more about three of the fellas that raised the flag at Iwo Jima rather than the battle for Iwo. It is still pretty graphic and violent. It is worth seeing if only to learn the story of the Iwo Jima flag.

October 18, 2006, 9:00AM

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