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6.16.2008

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


- If I can find the Tru Channel, there's suppossed to be a documentary/reality show on drilling rigs in Texas called "Black Gold" starting Wednesday. Sounds pretty good.
- I normally don't sit around and watch golf, but I was standing in front of the TV on Saturday at the end of the third round of the U.S. Open. You'll have to be a golf fan, but somebody's spliced the last two holes of Tiger Woods on youtube here.
- It's not summer yet.
- I don't have sprinkler system, and I got real close to leaving a lone sprinkler on all last night. Remembered it at the last moment. I'll do that about once a year.
- Crazy wreck on 635 yesteday in Dallas that had the freeway shut down for hours. One oddity: Last night most news outlets were saying a lady got killed when she got out of her car to take a picture of the crash. This morning, I'm hearing that she got out of her car to "possibly help."
- The Tony Awards were last night. I've never cared about them.
- You've got to see the Rangers turn Shea Stadium into a Slip N Slide on Saturday.
- I rarely watched Meet The Press but I TIVO'd it this weekend to see how they handled the Tim Russert death. It opened with an empty chair behind the desk on an empty and quiet set.
- Saw something advertised on Fox nationally about "credit card addiction." Addiction? Puhleeze.
- A teenager, a shotgun, a fat man, a Hummer, and an F-Bomb. Good times.
- Do presidential and vice-presidential candidates have to be from different states? I could have sworn the answer was yes because I recall some controversy eight years ago as to whether Dick Cheney was a resident of Texas or Wyoming. But, the answer is "no".
- The Whataburger on Western Center Blvd was robbed last night.
- The Texas Bar Journal published the four winners of their amateur short story contest. (I promise myself every year I'm going to enter it.) The first one bored me to tears in that it was about a lawyer helping out a high school girl that had been denied a chance to try out for the cheerleading the squad. The second one, written by a new law clerk, was about a depressed lawyer in a bar waiting for a hooker to show up. Diversity rules. (Still haven't read the other two.)
- R. Kelly quietyly won an acquittal on child porn charges last Friday. I can't remember which awards show it was a couple of years ago, but I remember the host asking the audience to be sure that Kelly was seated far away from the Olsen twins.
- One of the WBAP traffic helicopters wouldn't start this morning. Seriously. But they did make a funny ball-bearing reference from Fletch.
- I saw my niece yesterday. When she was born, I remember an Hispanic man in the waiting room who appeared to be grieving after receiving some bad news. I've always felt guilty about not saying something to him that day.
- Finished the Pat Tillman book. I feel sorry for her (his mom, the author) because she's filled with so much hatred and bitterness.
- I'm almost through with Empire of The Sun. Good but nothing great. And I can't believe the DVD I have next to watch: Coming To America. I've never seen it.
- I'm going to attempt to watch the DVD series of the HBO show, The Wire. I've never seen an episode but everyone raves about it.
- You would think a prison break in Afghanistan were at least 400 Taliban members were freed would be pretty big news. Any of you hear about it happening last Thursday?

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you've never seen Coming To America...such a great movie!

Anonymous said...

I don't know this for a fact, but I'm guessing the woman who got out to help (and got killed) may have been a nurse. I think they're supposed to stop and help at these situations (or are at least encouraged to).

Anonymous said...

The R. Kelly comment was on one of the MTV awards, cant remember if it was the music or movie awards tho. i think

Anonymous said...

Block out time for The Wire. It is riviting.......it takes turns "exposing" unions, the police, the schools, the politicians, and in its final season the press.

It may be (have been) the best "reality" show on TV.

Anonymous said...

black gold will be on a&e wed. 8pm

Anonymous said...

Willy: What the hell you need ball bearings for?
Fletch: Awww, come on guys, it's so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course.
[leans arm on hot engine part]
Fletch: Hey! It's all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State

Anonymous said...

Have you watched "Recount" yet?

Anonymous said...

it was a plane and not a chopper, monty cook flys himself in a small cessna

Anonymous said...

numbers go as high as 1000 on the taliban...it may be a good thang fer W,get to hunt the enemy,maybe we could catch a few and get um some good lawyers!Butt seriously it's all about STRATEGERY...W knows these assholes will head straight for their supreme leader Osama Bin Hidin!!you'll see W is smort...

Anonymous said...

So how did the Tillman book end? Do we now know what the last thing that went through his mind was?

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Your random thoughts are starting to bore me to tears.

Pry open your wallet and get a sprinkler system. Installed and programmed correctly it keeps your lawn looking nice and will not waste water like you are doing now. Plus it will save you time so you can watch more mindless TV and read books from crazy moms.

You should have talked to the Hispanic man, I'm sure the doctor or hospital was at fault and you could have sued so I can pay more for my medical care and insurance.

Anonymous said...

So that's Mzchief?

gern blansten said...

Fletch was one of the best movies ever. Fletch Lives, uh, not so much...

Silicone Alley said...

BG.. Do you read books or do you listen to audio books? This has always bugged me. I will be greatly disappointed if you did the audio book think

Anonymous said...

The prison break totalled about 1000 though only 400 were Taliban. The Taliban were kept with "common criminals"-for convenient recruiting I suppose. Yahoos news browser had the story so I saw it, although it wasn't all over the place. UK Guardian has excellant reports if you are interested.

bigfan said...

I wonder if R&R hates the girl in the pic? She probably does....

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Your random thoughts are starting to bore me to tears.

Pry open your wallet and get a sprinkler system. Installed and programmed correctly it keeps your lawn looking nice and will not waste water like you are doing now. Plus it will save you time so you can watch more mindless TV and read books from crazy moms.

You should have talked to the Hispanic man, I'm sure the doctor or hospital was at fault and you could have sued so I can pay more for my medical care and insurance.

Why would this person bother reading Liberally Lean? Very strange. It isn't like it's a homework assignment or something. Very,very strange.

Gleemonex said...

Oh man, "The Wire." Don't even start it if you don't have a solid week cleared off your calendar -- it will hook you in and not let go till you've finished the whole friggin thing. Possibly the best show ever on television.

lovelit said...

11:32...I was thinkin' the same thing...there are lots of other blogs to read!

And, I personally love audiobooks...just don't listen to them much anymore since I don't commute. But, it's cool when the author of the book does the reading...or some velvet voiced Broadway star is good too!

Anonymous said...

11:32 and 11:39 - I read it because most of the time I find it informative and entertaining. Sometimes Barry's thought are a little too random. Just honest feedback IMO.

Anonymous said...

BG, do not watch Charlie Wilson's War..it was terrible!!!

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Not a problem with your Random Thnoughts, BUUT there are too many of them. It dilutes the responses and works against the dialogue.

Keep it up. Great reading most of the time. Far better than working.

Anonymous said...

Is that your niece in the picture?

Anonymous said...

She makes my ASP extend to it's fullest extent.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Wilsons War is worth it for the scenes of Afghans getting mowed down by Russian Helicopters though. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Folks, the real war is only beginning - in Afghanistan - where it should have been fought in the first place. Bush diverted attention from the real base of terrorists with his war of choice in Iraq. The real mess is and has always been in Afghanistan.

RPM said...

I was wondering if he watched Recount, too. I'm thinking no or he would have raved about Kevin Spacey's performance. I smell an Emmy.

Anonymous said...

anybody member that old paul/wings song:Taliband on the run!!!!