Continuing on my kick to go back and see all the movies that I should, I finally saw 1989's "Sea Of Love."
Top notch. A pretty good thriller starring Al Pacino and a smokin' hot Ellen Barkin (who I have never been a fan of.)
Odd Thought: So what if you live in crime invested New York? Every character always opened the door without a chain lock and without looking through the peep hole.
Oddest Credit: I always watch the ending credits in old movies just in case there is a current star buried within the cast. This one had a true gem. Deep into the rolling credits came this:
"Black Man ........................................Samuel L. Jackson."
Man, if he was in there, I never saw him.
It's 8:48 on Saturday morning and I have no idea why I posted this. I hope I make it through the day because my brain is already malfunctioning.
And I would go to the Main Street Arts festival in downtown Fort Worth, but I really don't have any desire to be in a wind tunnel today.
There's nothing like a news story that leaves you with more questions than answers.
Edit: In light of some of the comments, "Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle" is the legal term for "joyriding." Even if a person doesn't intend to steal a vehicle, he can still commit the crime if he used the vehicle without the permission of the owner. (Practically, you see the charge when someone is stopped by the cops while driving a stolen vehicle. You might not be able to technically prove they stole the car, but you can prove they used it without the real owner's permission.)
Some of my favorites:
- This American Life (from PBS)
- Buzz Out Loud (a tech show which can be a little annoying)
- TWIT (a great tech show hosted by Leo Laporte)
- Net@Nite (another tech show hosted by Laporte)
- and one I just stumbled upon over the last couple of days: Well Told Tales - I've listened to two of the 15 minute horror short stories and they are freakishly great.
The "stacking" issue has always disturbed me. The judge has absolute discretion to stack the sentences in this situation, but the jury is never told this. I would think that if they wanted to give him 20 they would have said 20.
Edit: On the parole issue, the jury was instructed that a defendant charged with this sort of crime is not eligible for parole until 1/2 of his sentence is served. Then they are instructed that they are not to consider that law when assessing punishment against this particular defendant. And it is one screwed up law.
. . . and then heard the audio from the video on the way home. Amazing.
The killer from the Virginia Tech Massacre sent NBC a package of videos, photos, and writings. moments before he went on his rampage. All if it can be seen at MSNBC. (Although I can't get the videos to work - but most of them are on the news channels.)
Edit: Portions of video here. But, heck, all you have to do is turn on the TV and you'll see it.
Edit #2: I'm not trying to be funny, but in the most played video clip the guy sounds like Napoleon Dynamite.
The man is described as black, between 35 and 45 years old, about 6 feet 3 inches tall and 320 pounds. He has a bald or shaved head and was wearing a black T-shirt with designs on the breast pocket and back, black shorts and black tennis shoes without laces. He has several moles on his neck and a large growth on its lower left side. (Story.)
WASHINGTON -- Looking pretty is costing John Edwards' presidential campaign a lot of pennies.
The Democrat's campaign committee picked up the tab for two haircuts at $400 each by celebrity stylist Joseph Torrenueva of Beverly Hills, Calif., according to a financial report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
FEC records show Edwards also availed himself of $248 in services from a trendy salon and spa in Dubuque, Iowa, and $225 in services from the Pink Sapphire in Manchester, N.H., which is described on its Web site as ''a unique boutique for the mind, body and face'' that caters mostly to women.
I don't think the Lord would be pleased with the alleged facts contained in the first couple of paragraphs of this story about a trial going on in Tarrant County.
Edit: He was found guilty this afternoon. Punishment will be interesting. The range is 2 to 20 years in prison but he is eligible for probation.
The wife of former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston got hit in the forehead with a puck. You have to look closely, but she has a couple of huge flesh colored band-aids on her beautiful forehead.
Baby, that's a lot of hair you got working.
Edit: The author of bagofnothing.com wrote me with a link to this pic he took of Mrs. Moose back in September.
So I catch a little bit of the replay of the Virginia Tech Remembrance Ceremony on CSPAN tonight and, after President Bush's address, four religious speakers were introduced and said a few words. We had, batting lead off, an Islamic leader who quoted from the Koran in Arabic (really), followed by a Buddhist, then a Jewish lady, only to end with - for all you Protestant folks out there, a Lutheran.
And I didn't hear "Jesus" a single time.
You Wise County folks would have rioted.
April 17, 2007 — Cho Hui Seung [also spelledCho Seung-hui], a resident alien of the United States, a South Korean national and a Virginia Tech senior has been identified as the gunman in the shootings that left 33 people dead on the Virginia Tech campus Monday, ABC News has learned.
I like the hard copy of the Star Telegram but its web site is horrible. There is about 2 square inches of relevant material but the rest is a mess of advertising and stale material.
Tonight hit an all time low point when a "flash" type advertisement popped up on the screen - a HUGE ad that covered half the screen (see above). The Dallas Morning News has been whipping our arse with flash ads for three years but now the ST has joined in. But the drive-me-insane moment came when I finally found the "close" button on the ad only to have it not "close". So it sat there obstructing half the screen so I had no choice other than to actually read it. As you can tell, it was an advertisement for an event that ended yesterday.