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6.22.2008

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



- The NFL Network had the Top Ten One Hit Wonders (replayed) over the weekend. There were three Cowboys listed: Percy Howard, Clint Longley, and Larry Brown. I really didn't know anything about Howard.
- Cool program I found on the very odd "101 Channel" on DirecTV: Odyssey, Driving Around The World.
- Well, the wind has stopped blowing. Now we're suffocating in the heat.
- I think I saw a "historic" fence mangled on the courthouse lawn this morning - but I didn't get a good look.
- There's a handful of lawyers in Texas that do the Blog Thing for marketing reasons. One lawyer, I learned, has someone write his blog for him. You will not believe the author's bio.
- Saw a story over the weekend about a shortage of DPS Troopers. Starting salary for a DPS recruit.$34,965 Trooper salary after one year. $45,099. That's a heck of a one year raise.
- "A supposed 'pregnancy pact' that drew worldwide attention to eight teenage girls at a Massachusetts high school may be fiction, the city's school board chairman says." I thought that sounded suspicious.
- The Wise County blogger R and R (link over there===>) had an episode of Cops break out in her neighborhood this weekend.
- For years I had never paid attention to Reno 911. Now I can't get enough of it.
- The price of residential real estate in Wise County is ridiculously higher than it is in Tarrant County.
- I went to a legal seminar as a young insurance defense lawyer over a period of weeknight classes held at the Southwestern Medical Center. A doctor, who taught the class on injuries, would actually dissect a human body for us that had been "donated to science." I always wondered if the deceased had that seminar in mind when he decided to donate his body.
- There's nothing more frustrating than jacking around with a weedeater spool.
- I had forgotten how funny Arrested Development was.
- I've got a plea this morning where my client is going from a free-person-out-on bond to a person doing a prison sentence. I hate those pleas.
- Pure stupidity: Operating a motorcycle while drunk and while having a passenger on the back who is not wearing a helmet.
- I havent' been paying too much attention, but apparanlty Hulk Hogan has been saying some controversial things about the treatment of his son who is in jail for the car wreck that seriously injured John Graziano. In response, Graziano''s family released a video of the young man in the hospital. It's so shocking I won't even link to it - but you can find it pretty easily.
- Just the other day I was writing about how George Carlin wasn't funny. His death yesterday has all the radio stations replaying some of his "classic bits." Still not funny.
- Crazy argument of The Ticket this morning - - What's the best thing to go on or in a biscuit: Gravy? Honey? Butter? Jelly? Sausage?
- Still get the occasional complaint of The Blog being slow to load. I really don't get it. It even loads on my cell phone fairly quickly.
- Officials are considering closing the Lubbock courthouse on Friday and going on a four day/10 hour work week.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think something is seriously wrong with this blog as it took over 5 minutes to display

bigfan said...

I have some knowledge about R & R's post..I do know the County SWAT team was on scene. i think the guy had warrants or something.

betty boop said...

I think 4 ten hour days would be great. Heck, most offices run a skeleton crew on Friday anyway! Sounds like DPS needs to up its starting salary and compete with the big cities who start at a significantly higher salary.

Anonymous said...

BEST.......PHOTOS.......EVER!!!

Anonymous said...

From the Update:
"2320 WRECK - A pickup truck drove into a field off County Road 2320 just north of Decatur early today. According to officials, Decatur resident Sara Clark, 22, lost control of her truck while eastbound on CR 2320 and plowed through a barbed wire fence into a pasture. She was taken by ambulance to Wise Regional Health System to be treated for leg injuries. The passenger, 22-year-old Flugencio Canales, refused treatment and left the scene after police arrived, officers said."

Funny, no mention of the messenger car being stuck on the side of the road, and having to be pulled out by wrecker...

Anonymous said...

Oh you men! Amazing to me. Just have to show you big-breasted women and you all fall apart! No wonder most of you are led around by the nose!! Horny makes you brainless and spineless!! Get a grip!!!

Anonymous said...

DPS needs to raise their starting salaries and also their salary scale across the board for these troopers. They put their lives on the line every day for a relatively small salary. Internal political BS gets tough too for them.

Anonymous said...

9:23 u mus b flat-chested!?/

Anonymous said...

nuf said!!

Anonymous said...

men can just be so retarded when they see big tits and a great ass on a beautiful woman..and they become twice as stupid when there are two, five times stupid today!! what does tomorrow hold i can hardonly wait!!

Anonymous said...

to really get best results from geo carlin ,,"everybody must get stoned"

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:54. I will fix your computer so this blog loads in less than 5 seconds. That is if you aren't using an old computer. It will only cost you about 159.00. If your computer is older than 4 years, or if you have dialup, you need to buy a new computer or get a DSL account. I could build you a new computer but it would cost almost twice as much as the pieces of crap that Wal Mart sells. Of course, that might be your problem to begin with. Waaay too many computers are bought from Walmart these days and they are not worth the price it would take to blow them to hell.

Jarhead said...

Random thoughts on Random Thoughts

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Gravy is by far the best thing to put on a biscuit.

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That Graziano video is very shocking. It's always disturbing seeing a human being with an injury like that.

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I always thought Carlin was pretty funny.

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Reno 911 is hilarious.

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I sold my motorcycle recently and I'm not going to lie to you, reading this blog had more than a little something to do with that decision. That and reading the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's website. And having three kids I kinda want to see grow up.

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I wonder if the girls in some of the pictures you post actually stand in front of a mirror and practice their poses/facial expressions. I'll bet they do.

House of R & R said...

That's it, Big F. That's all? Geeez. All that for a warrant? WOW.

Anonymous said...

Embarq DSL is very slow over here in Bridgeport for all websites. Me thinks there are issues. I'll bet that's where the complaints are coming from.

Anonymous said...

hey i'm all for some girl on girl fun...HRC

Anonymous said...

Don't jack with the spool. Get a Gator brand trimmer head. You just slide 2 sections of string approx 18 in long into the head and you have 4 cutting surfaces sticking out. Get the one that holds the heaviest line your powerhead is rated for.

George Carlin was hilarious! When I was about 12.

thesuperficial.com has unpixillated video of john graziano. Absolutely the most awful thing I've ever seen. Hulk Hogan has been saying this will make john "stronger" What an ass. The kid defines vegetative state. He was a Marine combat vet of Iraq.

Anonymous said...

I would lick their toes

Anonymous said...

4 of them with gravy
followed by 2 with butter and strawberry preserves
Wash it all down with a Dublin Dr Pepper and you'll be good to go.

Anonymous said...

the blog is much fast here lately....well at least for me!

Anonymous said...

Nearly 50 grand after 1 year plus all the good drugs and money from shake downs? Not too shabby I'd say.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit I found the video of John Graziano... That poor man. Did Hulk Hogan really say this is Karma and that this man was a bad person?

I read you lawyers bio..OMG. Who would hire him? Not me.

What to put on biscuit? Gravy and a little jelly.

I think 10 hour work days for eveyone would be a good idea. I idea of a 4 day week...and for those traveling long distances it would not only save gas but allow more family time....wait that means my own hubby would be home on Fridays too....nevermind boo to the 4 day week.

Anonymous said...

If you jack around with a weedeater spool for too long you could end up cutting something off *wink wink*.

Anonymous said...

BG...on the Lubbbock courthouse thing, county commisioners have said that business on Fridays would get done. Something about a state law that requires that obligation on some issues. You would qbviously know more about that than I do. From the news I've watched out here, I think they are looking more into county services...road and bridge type things.

Anonymous said...

I have heard similar remarks about Embarq. I guess I am lucky to be in Eastern Montague where Muenster Phone company, The pioneer of Dial up AND DSL around here is the service of choice. I also have a fairly hot computer as I am in the computer business but loading slow could be due to spyware, full memory ie.too much crap loading on startup, less than 40 percent free drive space, or any number of things like a cheap video adapter or something like that.
Or it could be that your provider is cutting bandwidth for consumer use, who knows. Good luck with that. On another note, Jarhead, you are on a roll today, good post, good thinking, especially on the Bike. I used to have one too until the second time I laid it on it side but escaped serious injury. Sold that sucker the following week.

Anonymous said...

It's sad these girls have to send you their pictures to get attention.

And, funny how they suck their stomaches in to where we can see their ribs poke out. It's an old trick that doesn't work for me.

Anonymous said...

butter and blackberry jelly is the clearly superior biscuit filling

Jarhead said...

I have to suck in my stomach to see my feet.

Anonymous said...

7)Spider monkeys mate year-round. The female chooses a male from her group with whom to mate. Both males and females sniff their mates to check their readiness for copulation. This process is known as “anogenital sniffing”.

Anonymous said...

I have been arrested by many different branches of law enforcement. I've found DPS Troopers to be by far the most professional and even handed of them all albeit if a little on the humorless side.

Anonymous said...

Hey, any chance those hot babes are planning to be teachers?

Billy
Age 12

Anonymous said...

2:32 i know what you mean, i was driving around decatur the other day and didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign. next thing i knew a dpd officer pulled me over..he was a real ahole,i told him i slowed way down. so he pulled out his baton and starts wailing away on me...he said do you want me to slow down or do you want me to STOP!!

Anonymous said...

those 2 beauties on the boat look like they are just about ready for their daily facials!!!

Anonymous said...

wwtdd.com has multiple stories about the hulk hogan and john graziano situation. it also provides alot of "hey now" pictures along with daily celebrity scoop. have fun, bg.

Anonymous said...

Carlin was at his best when pointing out just how hypocritical and illiterate we are today. For example, how African American is such a stupid term because millions of whites and other non-blacks are also born in Africa and are therefore Africans; or the triple redundancy of a flight attendant saying "welcome to DFW, where the local time here is 6:OO", instead of just saying "welcome to DFW, it's 6:00."

Anonymous said...

Uh yeah, so what is up with the toe/feet thing?