The Drudge Report has a story about theater owners getting a warning that the trailer for Oliver Stone's upcoming movie on 9/11 may be "too intense". I haven't watched the 2 1/2 minute clip yet, but I found it on youtube. Edit: I just watched it. Not sure what the controversy is about, but it looks pretty good.
at 7:50 AM
Maverick Jason Terry was suspended for Game Six against the Spurs for punching Michael Finley in the dingus. Think he didn't? Fox 4 News has the proof. (youtube video) And I felt like I was struck in the dingus this afternoon when I heard Cuban called into ESPN Radio during the "Jason Terry Show" and say, and I'm not making this up, "Hey JET [Terry's nickname], this is MC [I suppose that stands for Mark Cuban]. I just want you to know that I've got your back [uh, meaning I won't cut you even though this event may ruin any hopes for an NBA title]." Kill me.
You'll see this on the news tonight, but remember the news story last month of the old man who shot and killed his wife of 60 years? Both of them were in horrible health and his plan was to kill her and then himself. The pictures of him leaving the jail after posting bond were incredibly sad. Well, he has died. Rest in peace, sir. Rest in peace.
at 4:25 PM
The cops have released this photo of the "person of interest" (a made up phrase, by the way, found no where in the law) in connection with the alleged tainted muffin caper at Lake Highlands High School. I'm still not sure if marijuna was confirmed to have been found in the muffins. That might be Samuel L. Jackson from Pulp Fiction.
at 3:59 PM
I think Jim Cramer of MSNBC's "Mad Money" is incredibly irresponsible. I used to watch him make appearances on Fox's morning program of "Fox and Friends" (I watched because I thought E.D. was hot) and he was constantly making "Buy! Buy! Buy!" recommendations. However, this was BEFORE the dot com bust. There were a lot of folks that lost money because of him. And I was one of those idiots.
at 9:01 PM
Stay with me here: CNN had a story today about how last week's new 100 meter dash world record had been adjusted. Justin Gatlin thought he broke the 100-meter world record last Friday with a time of 9.766. Under the official rules, the time had to be rounded to the nearest one hundreth second making the time officially 9.77. Since 9.77 was the old record, Gatlin tied the world record but didn't break it. So we all now know that TWO MEN hold the world record for the fastest time ever in the 100 meter dash. Let's cut to the video tape.
at 8:31 PM
In Bush's speech the other night, I noted (thanks to a radio talk show) that the president altered the oft-heard phrase of "jobs that Americans aren't willing to do." He said: "This program would match willing foreign workers with willing American employers for jobs Americans are not doing." (Source)
at 7:11 PM
Looks like a civil suit wrapped up today at the courthouse where the jury rejected the plaintiffs' wrongful death claims. It appears that a newborn of Mellisa Ann Casillas and Dewey Peters died shortly after birth of "DiGeorge's Syndrome". They sued claiming that metroplex doctors Anissa August, Michael Willcuts, and Chanda Simpson were negligent in failing to diagnosis the ailment. The jury, voting 10-2, didn't agree. A courthouse filing on 1/10/05 stated that the Plaintiffs had offered to settle with Dr. Willcuts for $1.3 million. He rejected the demand. The suit was filed in Wise County because the child had been born at the Wise Regional Hospital before being transferred to Cook's. Edit: A loyal reader calls my attention to the fact that Dr. Anissa August is local.
at 5:02 PM
I actually watched most of the Rangers blowing a 9 run lead last night to the Yankees - a game that culminated in a walk off home run by Jorge Posada (a name which makes me think of the Mexican restaurant.) Pretty interesting graphic is this win probability chart that was updated throughout the game.
at 10:56 AM
I don't care if you are a right-winger or a tree-hugging-liberal, President Bush's plan to put a few thousand National Guard troops (temporarily) on the border is nothing more than spitting in the wind. This is a perfect example of why he may very well go down in history as the worst president ever. If you believe illegal immigration is going to lead to the Spanish-Speaking-Downfall-Of-Society United States, then quit wasting billions of dollars in bureaucracy and/or the war in Iraq and build a wall on the border and enforce it with troops. At least on immigration, he has a big bag of nothing.
Sorry to be so video intensive, but you'll get a chuckle out of CNN inadvertently cutting to President Bush tonight 45 seconds before the network was suppossed to. We got to see the President briefly rehearsing his speech. You can get there from here. Edit: Sheesh, it's already on youtube.com here.
at 9:52 PM
Fox 4 News had a clip tonight on some Alvarado 5th grade teacher showing his class "Saving Private Ryan" at school. Of course, you had to have the very dramatic Jeff Crilley (reporter) talk about all the damage done to the young kids. But I couldn't take my eyes off of one of the mothers that was outraged. I'm forcing all of my dates to grow their hair like that and use the same eyeliner technique. Fifteen second YouTube.com video here.
at 9:33 PM
Here is the set up. A BBC in-studio reporter is sitting down to do a quick interview with Guy Kewney, editor of Newswireless.net, regarding some verdict that had been handed down aboutApple Computer and downloadable music. But here is the funny part: The guy who gets interviewed is actually an innocent cab driver and not the aforementioned Guy Kewney. The producer simply had the wrong guy in the wrong chair to be interviewed, The interview is pretty odd in that the cabbie tries to answer the questions in broken English and he has no idea how to answer. He just tries to fake it. But the first few seconds of the video are priceless. Look at the cab driver's face when he is introduced as Guy Kewney. Huge giggle. (You can stop the video at any time and take it back to the beginning by clicking on the little circle with a square black box in it near the lower left hand corner.) Video here. (And here is the real Guy Kewney's take on what happened).
at 5:48 PM
While one UT football running back was getting arrested, another one was doing something sensational (in a good way). Freshman Jamaal Charles won the outdoor 100 meter Big 12 Championship with a time of 10.23. (Although he can be a little difficult to understand as can be demonstrated here: an interview during a high school All Star game from the spring of 2005).
at 12:54 PM
I noticed columnist Steve Blow of the Dallas Morning News announced today that he and his bore-me-to-death feature columnists will start a blog Monday morning at www.DallasNews.com/boldtypes . He began his column with "Just call me Steve Blog - cyberdude." Kill me now. And to think he gets paid to write stuff like that. The Belo suits monitor everything they say (see The News' sports blog which is painfully boring), and they won't allow any comments.
at 10:12 PM
Movie studios have balked at technology that would allow you to download a movie and then burn it to a DVD. I wonder what industry would embrace such a concept - starting Monday. I think I'll create a "Butterfield Stage Days Gone Wild" movie.
at 9:24 PM
Just noticed that Colin Jones of Bridgeport finished 7th in the 100 meters at the State Track Meet with a 10.95 second time. And I can't neglect Paradise's Loren Hodge who won two gold medals and set a state record in the 1,600 meters. As a junior in high school, a UIL official told me that I couldn't run the 100 meter dash at Burleson until I removed my fake gold necklace. I then proceeded to finish fifth in the third heat. Should have kept the necklace on.
at 8:34 PM