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6.02.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


- In watching one of the million stories on the capture of the very sillily (sp?) named "Scarecrow Bandits" last night, Fox 4's Shaun Rabb actually said, in regards to the capture of one of them, "Police made him eat asphalt until they had him handcuffed."
- I'm about an hour and half into the Mary Tillman's book: Boots On The Ground By Dusk. It started a little slowly (didn't really care about her three years as a soccer coach), but it has really picked up.
- Music podcast I might like
- Man I tossed and turned last night with the craziest dreams. I have this vague recollection of every rooftop on the Decatur courthouse square being a functioning piano bar.
- Steve Eager does a segment every night on Fox 4 News called the "The News Edge." It's so odd because he quickly covers three stories but abandons his "neutral" anchorman position and fires off some hot sports opinions. Well, opinions.
- I was surprised to learn yesterday that kids were still in school in Wise County.
- I normally get a Morning News on Sunday but last weekend I picked up a Star-Telegram. You know, I think it might be better. (But I'll give the edge to the first one that abandons Parade magazine.)
- 82 year old "Racehorse" Haynes had 11 jury trials last year and he's at it again.
- I never mind having to enter my zip code when I'm making a gasoline purchase by credit card. And for the first time in my life this morning, a fill up cost me over $60.
- Saw on the news that media outlets are offering up to $15 million for the first pics of the soon to be born twins of Angelina and Brad Pitt. Heck, I'd sell my twins for $15 million.
- The Indy cars are out at the Texas Motor Speedway this week. A few years back I went and watched qualifying for the event and the sound was deafening.
- I've never cared who Nolan Ryan recommended for foundation repair.
- The very absent Paul Harvey's "News and Comment" was sponsored this morning by Greenwood/Mount Olive Funeral Homes. Dark?
- Apparently there was a hockey game on NBC last night that went into triple overtime and didn't end until midnight. Can you imagine Jane and Mike sitting there at their anchor desks waiting to go on the air for two hours? I bet they just stared at the teleprompter waiting for the red light to go on.
- My StumbleUpon button took me to a collection of weird photos called "Childhood Fears." Uh, very weird.
- I remember when Jessica Alba was a stripper in Sin City. Now she has a basketball in her belly.
- If you are interested in legal stuff. relationships, and the federal government (quite the trifecta), you'll enjoy this read. And the biggest shocker comes at the end.
- Finished There Will Be Blood. Verdict: Incomplete. What's up with all these movies that are artistically pleasing to look at, have a fairly decent story line, and then just end in the middle of nothing? (See e.g. No Country For Old Men) A and someone told me Daniel Day-Lewis played the same part that he did in Gangs of New York (which I've never seen.)
- Executions begin again tonight in Texas. How did we survive without them? But I noted one guy refer to them as "Texecutions."

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Att: Mainstreet Manager, Frieda Hanley, piano bars atop roof tops on the square,,,,sweet

Anonymous said...

The story from the uncivil litigator was so good - reading it was time well-spent.
But the last paragraph - how could she do that after all that?

Anonymous said...

I called it on your opinion on "There Will Be Blood."

betty boop said...

Incomplete? His son moved on and he killed the crazy preacher, I loved the ending...he's going to jail...what's incomplete? I knew you would think it was just okay. I also thought No Country For Old Men ended appropriately. Maybe it's just you :)

Anonymous said...

$60 for gas? KISS MY A$$ BARRY!

Anonymous said...

"Texecutions" LOVE IT!

Why can't we just kill every prisoner? Think of how much money it would save! TxDOT may be able to finish a project within 10 years then!

AnObiter said...

The Star Telegram rocks the DMN....and you're nuts about Parade -- I always start the Sunday paper with reading the Q&A section.

Anonymous said...

I disagree - The Dallas Morning News is much better than the Star-Telegram - better writers, better features, quicker coverage, more varied opinions. My favorite section in the Sunday DMN is the section called Talking points. The only thing the Star-Telegram does better is cover the local sports teams.

Atticus said...

The lawyer has learned what many of us have learned that the some of the people that you help for free (or out of love), because you feel they deserve some help, will appreciate it the least.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I can't wait for your review on Random Thoughts tomorrow about the Barry Manilow concert.

Anonymous said...

Those are creepy pictures.....Some of those kids seem to old to be in their undies too.

Anonymous said...

If two Barrys hang together,what do you call them?

Anonymous said...

Someday we'll pull our heads out on the execution issue. We'll be sad at how barbaric we were and wonder how we let it go on for so long. I say we because, God I hope it happens in my lifetime.

Anonymous said...

Executions start up again tonight in Texas? Good!! The temporary delay we just experienced probably caused a backlog and nobody likes a backlog of anything. Now maybe we can do away with this one and move on to keeping an accurate schedule for these things!

Anonymous said...

You've got to watch Gangs of New York-best movie you ever thought was going to be a terrible beat-down you'll see in a while.

Anonymous said...

About the Gasoline zip code. I did not like the question the first time that a Shell pump asked for my zip code. Thought that it was a marketing tool and started to put in a false zip code. I didn't. Apparently if you use a zip code that is different from the one the credit card bill goes to, the card will not work. Security feature. Could have you answering some questions. I haven't had the nerve to try a false one.

Anonymous said...

Those two girls look like they're about to make a prank call to Barry telling him to meet them at a club in Dallas and when his eyes adjust to the dark he finds it's guys on the poles and not girls but he stays and everybody laughs.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those chilhood fear pix were extremely disturbing, but the guy does have a very good eye for striking images

Anonymous said...

I think the DMN vs Startlegram depends on your perspective. If you grew up in Fort Worth (as I did) then you would probably prefer the ST. It has more news that you can relate to, and yeah, I do think they cover the sports scene better than DMN. Plus, DMN just went to $0.75 daily, so I quit buying it everyday and I'll stick with ST

Anonymous said...

I get all the news I need from the CB radio. Back at ya.

Anonymous said...

Doug Butabi: So anyways, I was standing there waiting to use the pay phone.
Steve Butabi: Yeah, he was, seriously.
Doug Butabi: And this guy who was on the phone, turns around and tips his hat like this.
Steve Butabi: And who do you think that guy was?
Doug Butabi: Emilio Estevez.
Steve Butabi: The Mighty Duck man, I swear to God, I was there.
Doug Butabi: Of course you were, you were the one who yelled the Breakfast Clubber's name.
Steve Butabi: I was like, "Emilio."

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed that girl has MAN HANDS?

Anonymous said...

Huh,I didn't even notice she had hands.