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4.03.2008

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

- You have to almost shed a tear after reading about the couple married for 75 years then dying within 5 hours of each other from natural causes.
- Tim Matthews on NBC is irritating.
- People have told me about the guy with the tie beside FM 51 in Decatur who begs for money. I've finally saw him. I really would like to talk to him and report back, but I haven't built up the guts to do it.
- Dallas DA Craig Watkins, who is ill-qualified for the job, sure hates criticism. Every time the DMN or some big time blog in Dallas dogs him, he fires off a multi-paragraph rebuttal.
- I've refrained from posting this size 16 England beauty pageant hopeful.
- I'm watching Ann Curry on The Today Show faking concern during an interview - complete with "Oh, my gosh!" and ending with the throw-away comment of, "I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this." Worst. Reporter. Ever.
- Random "Hey, Now"
- Thanks to faithful reader Tony for sending in the above photo last night.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really wish you would talk to that guy on 51, that is such a gimmick! There are way too many jobs in this town but people aren't willing to work at fast food restaurants when you can just stand on the side of the road and look pitiful and know that people will give you waaaaaaay more money than you would earn at a fast food job.

Anonymous said...

I have heard from a few different people that "the guy with the tie beside FM 51 in Decatur who begs for money" has actually been offered several jobs, however none of them offer enough money for him to leave his post on 51. Odd.

Anonymous said...

I heard the man is a compulsive gambler and is always willing to work the day AFTER you lend him money. Don't know if it's true or not but that's what I heard.

Anonymous said...

8:31 It is true, a friend of mine stopped and offered him a job and he asked for money right then and said he would do the work the next day.
she said to forget it.
why don't the athourities do something about panhandlers?

Anonymous said...

Certainly a bittersweet time for the family of that special couple.

Anonymous said...

Sweet story about the The Cox couple. Thanks for posting Barry.

Anonymous said...

176 lbs?? I think there is a fudging going on.

Anonymous said...

You watching NBC is kind of like the guy hitting himself in the head with a hammer 'cause it feels so much better when he quits.

Anonymous said...

Sunset Cemetery seems...well...so final.

Anonymous said...

OK Barry. You are on a mission to talk to the guy in the tie on 51. It is your duty as the best reporter in Wise County to do so for your die hard fans. We are counting on you soldier. Make us proud. We need a full report with pictures and maybe even video. Just thinking about the awkward encounter makes me giggle. You should also let us know when you approach him so you can have people honking you on. I will await for the "Special Report".

Anonymous said...

I saw the Cox's obituary in the paper and wondered what could have happened-it's nice that the paper did a story on it.

Anonymous said...

Please ask the man on the street begging for a job (signs say "need a job") I would like to know if it is a rumor or the truth, he is just doing it for hand outs. Becuase either way my heart hurts for him.

Anonymous said...

I stopped one day , last year, and spoke to the old gentleman. It was very cold outside so I gave him a jacket and he was fine with that. I went to give him some money and he told me he appreciated it but really needed a job and did not want my money. I told him to take it, that I could not offer him a job but wanted him to have some money to eat on or whatever. He told me he appreciated it. Truthfully speaking, I believe there are some issues. I'm not sure he is mentally capable of much.

Anonymous said...

Chris matthews on MSNBC is more irritating!

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'll do the photos if you want to do the interview.

Anonymous said...

I want to know how much the guy on 51 pulls in, I may want to change professions

Bulldog said...

You can probably see the size 16 beauty queen at the big NASCAR race, hangin with her buddies.

bigfan said...

ok, let me see if i got thisd right - We got sweet old couple dying news, old guy on 51, dallas d.a., ann curry, which by the way i think is pretty, obscure chris matthews, fat english chicks, all leading the random thoughts heading of todays post, BEFORE the hot chick? Barry, what has happened to your priorities? Granted, great pic of sunset cemetary, But you would have done a far better job posting the hot chick as the cover - i'm just sayin

Anonymous said...

Concerning our young size 16, as Denny Crane says on Boston Legal: Some of that chubby love!

Anonymous said...

NOT ONLY DOES MAN PANHANDLE ON HWY 51 IN DECATUR I HAVE ALSO SEEN HIM IN WICHITA FALLS AND IN BOWIE....BOY HE GETS AROUND.

Anonymous said...

One time my mother sent me to Sears to buy a Searsucker suit and I went to Cox's by mistake.

Anonymous said...

My marital experience leads me to ask,"Wonder how much ho-in around she could have done in 75 years?"

Anonymous said...

Barry,stop and talk to the guy and take him to Casa Torres-it will be good for both of you. They always said in jouralism school,"The best reporter is a friend first!"

Anonymous said...

The guy on 51 is probably a kind hearted millionare who is waiting for the right person to reaffirm his faith in humanity and he'll give you a million dollars.

Anonymous said...

We haven;t hit this one!