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10.28.2006

Ok, Baylor Lost. I've Moved On

Sheesh.

Ya Know, This Is Good Stuff

Tech better hang on for dear life. And if Baylor doesn't stop the running game of A&M, that game might get ugly in a nottagood Baylor way.

Saturday Night And I'm Doing Nothing . . .

. . . which is exactly the way I planned it.

Speaking of Tequila

Kay, I have so many questions about this page on your website.

So Much For Champagne

David Eckstein after last night's win. Oh, my.

The World Series Ended Last Night

And nobody notice. (For Game Four on Thursday, a rerun of Grey's Anatomy drew more viewers than the baseball game in DFW). (Actually this was just a reason to post this pic that has nothing to do with the world series.)

10.27.2006

Judge's Constitution Somehow Did Not Contain First Amendment

FORT WORTH — Saying a state district judge violated the Texas and U.S. constitutions, the Star-Telegram [on] Friday asked the judge to reconsider his unusually restrictive order banning the public — including the news media — from attending all pretrial hearings in the cases of three former TCU athletes accused of sexually assaulting another student.

The order Thursday from state district Judge Wayne Salvant also forbids the news media from reporting on any evidence presented during the hearings beyond a simple listing of witnesses . . . .

(Rest of story) That's the craziest thing I've ever heard. Of all the rights in this country, the Freedom of the Press may be at the top of the list.

Lil' Hitler

A 43 second youtube.com claymation (I think) clip that explains how the U.S. got involved in World War II. At least I think it's funny.

I Don't Know

No Way

I didn't know there was actually an invention called Chicken Fried Bacon. That's more fat grams than I consume in a year. Jules: Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals. Vincent: Yeah, but bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood. Jules Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know ‘cause I wouldn't eat the filthy [expletive deleted].

Fo-Shizzle My-Nizzle

Snoop getting' hassled by The Man.

"The Onion" Giggle

Story.

I Need To Add This Stadium To My List

Link.

Maybe That Number Had A Nice Ring To It

I would eat the actual rat for $1.7 million. And the most interesting part is that he has a live in aupair. Hey, now. Story here.

Bag Of Nothing This Morning

I would like to report it is windy. Very windy. And it is two months until two days after Christmas. And I have finally finished he first season of Lost. Big thumbs up.

10.26.2006

In Case You Missed It

Here is the Channel 8 story last night of . . . sheesh . . . sex offenders . . . in Wise County. (YouTube.com clip is 2:04 long.) Sorry, I missed the first 20 seconds or so.

College Football. Gay. TIVO. YouTube.: A Dangerous Combination

A Dangerous Combination.

I Want To Apologize to All Texas Fans Out There.

I'm rethinking my position on UT after stumbling across this.

Paul R. Nelson

I've found a nastier campaign than the one referenced yesterday. Paul R. Nelson (and you muuuust listen to his sign off at the end of each ad), started out with this campaign ad (nothing like showing the 9/11 attack to gig your opponent) and has now gone to this (which is probably more shocking than most of the stuff I put on here.) I'm Paul R. Nelson. And I sound G-A-Y.

The Romo Experiment

Stolen from Richie Whitt of the Dallas Observer: The Cowboys real problem, of course, isn’t Bledsoe or Romo or T.O. It’s an offensive line that’s forcing schematic switches and personnel purges because it sucks. And that, my friend, lies at the feet of Parcells as a talent evaluator. Check out the offensive linemen drafted by Bill: 2003: Al Johnson (2nd round), Justin Bates (7th) 2004: Jacob Rogers (2nd), Stephen Peterman (3rd) 2005: Rob Petitti (6th) 2006: Pat McQuistan (7th), E.J. Whitley (7th) Of those seven, exactly zero were on the field last Monday night. Spot on, brother. Spot on.

Say What?

I'm Very Worried About The Naval Academy

This video was made by cadets at the Naval Academy to pump up their team -- I guess -- for the game against Notre Dame on Saturday.

A Tampa Bay "Hey, Now"

New Day. New Media In Town.

Wacky College Kids

From the Purdue school newspaper.

Hey, Now

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Loretta Nall, the Libertarian Party's write-in candidate for governor of Alabama, is campaigning on her cleavage and hoping that voters' eyes will eventually refocus on her platform. Everything in the world about her is here.

Well, That Settles It

Wise County is full of Deviltry.

Dude!

10.25.2006

Mystery Solved

Channel 11 was in town to cover the publication of the sex offender list. The news report wasn't long enough (or interesting enough) to post on youtube, but Sheriff David Walker did make an appearance. Just to be clear: the man in the photo is not a sex offender but is instead our Sheriff (and a faithful reader of The Blog - or so I'm told.) (Comments are turned off - They would probably have been funny, but I don't trust you nuts. :) ) Edit: Ok, I turned them off after a wise guy snuck in - although it started off on a funny note.

For Those Trying To View This Silliness Tonight . . .

. . . I have no idea what was going on.

Tennessee Politics

If you like nasty Senate races, you'll love this page which chronicles the race in Tennessee. Good stuff.

I Think This Is Trump's Daughter (Or Wife - Who Can Tell)

Crying Kid Photographic Art

A page that explains the photographer's artistic intent is here. I'm hypnotized by the photo but am disturbed by it as well.

Everyone . . .

. . . is a comedian. www.tonyhomo.com

No Matter What Happens, Act Cool

Methodist Nudity

Playboy came to Dallas this week and chose this SMU coed to appear in it's "Girls of Conference USA" issue. Her myspace page here. She wants these things. Edit: Since posted, she has turned her myspace page to "private" and removed the "things I want" page. If she gets freaked by this much attention, just wait until she gets neekid.

In Town

Forbes List Of Top Earning Dead People Who Are Still Dead

Top Earning Dead Celebrities 1. Kurt Cobain - Musician 2. Elvis Presley - Singer 3. Charles M. Schulz - Peanuts creator 4. John Lennon - Musician 5. Albert Einstein - Physicist 6. Andy Warhol - Clutural Icon 7. Dr. Seuss creator Theodor Geisel 8. Ray Charles - Musician 9. Marilyn Monroe - Actress 10. Johnny Cash - Musician 11. J.R.R. Tolkien - Author 12. George Harrison - Musician 13. Bob Marley - Musician Elvis lost the top spot for the first time since his death.

I Don't Know The Date Of This

But I kinda like those days. Edit: It was from last week!!!

Maybe Rush Wasn't Taking His Pills

Rush suggested that Michael J. Fox was "acting" when he was shaking in the campaign ad (see below.) What a tool.

10.24.2006

The Scarlett Letter

Allow me to be in the minority here. Richardson has passed an ordinance prohibiting a "registered sex offender" from living within 2,000 feet of a school, playground, yada yada yada. That, in essence, prevents such a person from living in the city. Every one thinks of a "registered sex offender" as someone who abducts strangers off the streets. But here is a very common scenario: A very stupid and immature 20 year old is dating a 16 year old. They have consensual sex. Father of the 16 year old calls the cops. The cops refer it to the DA's office to get it off their desk. The DA's office knows it is no big deal (hey, I've been there) but is scared to dismiss the case because technically the act violated the Penal Code. So they offer a probation as a plea bargain. But, under the law, any probation for that offense requires the 20 year old to register as a sex offender. So what's the 20 year old to do? Even if he rejects the plea bargain, his only alternative is to have a trial where he will be convicted (he had sex with someone under age) and then beg for .....probation. And, if he gets it, he has to register as a sex offender. So either way he get a Scarlett S placed on his forehead and then finds out that cities like Richardson don't even want him living there. The system is screwed up. Tomorrow (Wednesday) the Messenger will print a list of those "registered sex offenders". Before you pass judgment, you might want to know the facts of each case.

Random TV Observation

I never watch the Tonight Show, but for some reason I just saw five minutes of Jay Leno's monologue. Kill me. Sample (and I am not making this up): "The Runaway Bride, Jennifer Willbanks. The pinhead, Runaway Bride? She is suing her fiance for assets that she says she is entitled to. My advice to the ex-fiance: Run away!" [Audience roars with laughter.] Triple kill me.

For Those Prone To Drug Use: Hey, Now

That's Your Money

After all the bills are paid by the State (including the incredible amount of waste we don't know about), there will be $8 billion left over. That's $8 billion of over-taxation. And Perry is proud of that?

Just Because

I Think We Are Safe Now

The Star Telegram's web site gets dogged quite a bit, and I'm not the biggest fan of its design. Case in point: Do you think they might want to take off the Hurricane Season story that has been on it's "State" page for the last three months?

The Google

All the liberal web sites are making fun of Bush for saying he occasionally uses "the Google". “Occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see that. I forgot the name of the program, but you get the satellite and you can — like, I kind of like to look at the ranch on Google, reminds me of where I want to be sometimes." The Google. You know, the more I say it, the more I like it.

Stay The Course Part 2

The National Weather Service . . .

. . . is very cocky about its prediction for tomorrow.

I Wonder

Every time I see one of those trucks hauling old and crushed cars, I wonder what they looked like on the first day they were driven into someone's driveway.

"Stay The Course"

Or not.

My Head Hurts

I can't do the ad justice, but this lady is running a radio campaign spot on KRLD which has the most irritating kids singing some indecipherable lyrics to the tune of "If You're Happy And You Know It." It will drive you insane. Good judgment on her part.

From The Weekend: Chicago Marathon Finish

10.23.2006

I'm Beginning To Think Everything Is Staged

I hate Entertainment Tonight or any of those shows because it seems like it's just one long commercial for a new song or movie. Even when I read the Q and A inside the front cover of Parade magazine I get suspicious: Did someone really take the time to send in a question about Harrison Ford who just happens to have a movie coming out that is mentioned in the answer? And as I look over the paparazzi web sites, I think this is staged.

My Last Football Note of the Night

Tony Romo starts the second half and on the first play throws an interception. Good times. But the crazy part comes in the next series. On third and two from the Giants 30 (or so), Parcells decides to throw it instead of running it. Hmmm. Incomplete. No big deal, I guess. But then the New Jersey Con Man decides to go for it on fourth down. (Hey, idiot, if that's your plan why did you throw it on third down?). So what happens: He looks like a genius as the ball goes to a wide open Terrell Owens who........drops it. Owens: $10 million this year Parcells: $4.5 million this year The implosion of the Cowboys begins. (And after the Owen's drop, ESPN spent the next 10 minutes talking to Emmitt Smith about Dancing With The Stars. Kill me.)

I Triple Don't Know

Source. Although "I want you in my belly!" keeps popping in my head.

Random Cowboy Game Thought

Giant's LB Lamar Arrington was just carted off the field. I'll bet $100 that he tore his Achilles Tendon. I know because he and I are superior athletes who have (now) suffered the same injury.

I Don't Know

I think it's the hat that makes this really funny.

Baylor / A&M Fans

FSN Southwest is replaying the Kansas-Baylor and A&M-Oklahoma State games, neither of which was televised Saturday. Baylor's amazing comeback will air at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Aggies' overtime win will air at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The telecast will feature the video feeds used for instant replay and the home teams' radio calls.

(Credit to the source.)

By the way, the Bears and the Aggies play Saturday in Waco. Eat, drink, and be merry you Agriculturists, because this weekend you die!

Eeeek

I'm driving back from Jacksboro this afternoon and find myself behind a school bus between Runaway Bay and Bridgeport. Surprisingly, it slows down, flashes its "do not pass" lights, and comes to a complete stop on Highway 380. Oddly, it straddles the main lane of traffic and the white "fog line". I came to a complete stop behind it (because I'm a good, law-abiding citizen) but it's an uncomfortable proposition coming to a dead stop on 380 as you look in your rear view mirror to see if sudden death is bearing down upon you. Seems incredibly dangerous. And then the cutest little first grade looking girl bolts off the bus waving good-bye.