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6.25.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


- Finally saw an episode of Black Gold (the series about drilling oil rigs in East Texas) last night. It was outstanding. I'm surprised more people aren't killed on those rigs - especially with that huge chain that goes around every pipe piece.
- A contested divorce, complete with hearings before a judge, is never a good thing for either side. I saw one a couple of days ago in district court in Wise County and wondered if they'd ever be able to put it behind them.
- Lots of people have been sending me the video of the "ball girl" making an amazing catch at a baseball game. It looked fake. It was.
- To the guy that cut and pasted Encyclopedia Britannica in his comments that I didn't post: Puhleeze, sir.
- Lari Barager looked pretty good last night reporting from Wise County.
- The Star Telegram has the duct tape story here but there's not any new information. (Pet Peeve of mine: No one is ever arrested on a charge of "suspicion of [insert crime]". It takes more than suspicion to make an arrest.)
- Crazy defense tactic: Accuse the DA of sleeping with two TV station reporters.
- One more duct tape note: Fox 4 said the incident was near Cottondale. WBAP called it near Paradise and even teased the story with "Paradise Lost."
- Highlight reel of news bloopers we've seen over the last couple of years.
- Religion, race, and homosexuality sure does stir you guys up. I'll keep going back to that well.
- Some folks in Alvord are still bent out of shape over the Tennis Coach Demotion story.
- Hot girls from that big soccer tournament going on somewhere.
- Had a guy driving towards me going the wrong way on Basswood in Fort Worth yesterday. We stopped in traffic facing each other. That was a tad bit unnerving.
- The college world series comes down to one final game tonight on ESPN.
- Gratuitous "hey, now" of some Dancing With The Stars lady in a bikini this weekend.
- That silly John Cornyn commercial (I posted a link a couple of days ago) even made the Jon Stewart show last night.
- Neat legal stuff: Some guys smarter than I (or is it "me"?) utilize a "live blog" that doesn't require refreshing to cover the Supreme Court as it releases its opinions. Coverage starts at 9:00 a.m. here. Supposed to be a big day.
- D Magazine interns: Then and Now.
- Since I've been getting to work early for the last month, I no longer get to watch the beginning of The Today Show. I TIVO'd it yesterday for the heck of it and discovered something I should have noticed: The show doesn't have a single commercial interruption for the first 22 minutes.
- I don't like traffic circles. And I only know of two of them: Waco and Fort Worth. There used to be one in Weatherford but I think they've pretty much changed that.
- I can't remember the last time I bought a lottery ticket. I used to do a $1 quick pick about twice a month. I don't think I ever won.
- The Huddle House is now open in Decatur. That place may explode due to its high concentration of fat grams (menu here.) I remember when Taco Bell opened and there was a line of about 15 cars deep in the drive through. Arby's was about the same. The Huddle House? Not so much.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

BG you amaze me..you mention religion, race, and homosexuality butt did not include sodomy and politicians. WTF...btw did u c mario on nip-tuck??

Anonymous said...

"This, They Believe" is still getting some interesting discussion. Yes, Barry, you know your audience.

I've also noticed there seems to be an increase in out of state "readers coming and going." Maybe you're getting some new visitors.

On a different subject, what channel is "Black Gold" on? I've heard it's really good but I can't find it.

Jarhead said...

If you could ever find a story about a gay black atheist complaining about being held down by whitey right wing evangelical homophobes I'd shut down my blog and keep your site up 24/7.

Anonymous said...

Well, I don't like OUR traffic circles (especially the ones you mention), because the rules of who has the right-of-way change even within the circle (i.e., sometimes the ones on the circle have the ROW, and sometimes an "important" highway coming into the circle has the ROW). However, in England, all of the "roundabouts" (traffic circles) have the same rules--those on the traffic circle have the ROW. Period. Works very smoothly, and almost every highway intersection has them. Greatly reduces the need to come to complete stops (and probably saves a ton of gas in the long run).

Anonymous said...

I watched that first "Black Gold" episode (TruTV - formerly "CourtTV"). Didn't get much out of it. I realize it's a dangerous gig, and the drama doesn't have to be manufactured much, but it just didn't seem that interesting to me.
But, yeah, if they had a gay black atheist on one of rigs, there's some "must see TV"!
I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

WOW! The Huddle House menu is staggeringly(?) high fat. I bet the green salad is even deep-fried. Whoever gets the rights to that grease factory will be salivating all over themselves.

Double Fake "Bio-diesel" Willie Nelson

Anonymous said...

9:02 if u c any spook on a drilling rig or ANY hard working job, that would be must see tv in itself...not to mention roughnecks wouldn't put up with all that black gay bullshit anyway...do u know about how all worms get initiated???

Anonymous said...

What connection is there between the Peggy Venerable blog about Alvords Trice's electioneering and the demotion of the coach? Venerable was after Trice LONG before the announcement of the coach's demotion. Seems that man has made several serious mistakes, but one isn't connected to the other. Just all around bad leadership. I can't blame the Alvord people for being a bit ticked!

Anonymous said...

Gay butt sex?

Anonymous said...

9:28 that's close butt not exactly..i'll give u another clue...it involves a dope brush!!

Anonymous said...

i'll talk nerdy to you with a belt!!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of gaydom has Mike Myers came out yet?

Anonymous said...

have u heard about a sex tape with mike meyers sodomizing mini-me on the net??

Anonymous said...

I wonder if she'd be up for a little bit of sodomy this morning?

Anonymous said...

There's still a traffic circle around the courthouse in Weatherford or at least there was in March. There are actually 2 traffic circles in Fort Worth, the large one on the West Side and the Bluebonnet Circle south of TCU. There is also one on a side street in Southlake.

Anonymous said...

me luvs me sum sodime! wjc

Anonymous said...

i hate sodomy. HRC

Anonymous said...

Yikes I don't know what a dope brush is butt I don't like the sound of it so thanks butt no thanks. Anus

Anonymous said...

it's really not as bad as it sounds, u get used to it after a little while it starts to feel putty goood!!

Anonymous said...

actually it's the other way around, mini-me is analizin mike myers...it was funnier than u can imagine!!!

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport would take Alvord's coach, we don't have any problem giving Alvord all or our coaches as an Equal trade. Get the picture!

Anonymous said...

No connection at all between Trice/Venerable and the coach but Trice has enough taxpayers pissed off by now that his days are numbered up at AISD! I am sure that the board will hear more about it tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a good old roughneck initiation might work on some of those alvoid asshole$, pardon the pun!

Anonymous said...

of course mike myers is makin that funny face,pretending mini-me was really hurting him..all the while this is really making mini-me go crazy with delight and the passion of a stud!!

Anonymous said...

I would lick her smart toes

Anonymous said...

Thank God I'm an atheist!

Anonymous said...

i heard it was because ennis took a girls team to eat one day and the district was sposed to pay for it but ennis paid for it and trice wasnt happy.

double fake superintendent triceee

Anonymous said...

wutt do u mean enis took the girls to eat???

Anonymous said...

You know Decatur is ghetto when they can't even get a proper Waffle House. Huddle House is a cheap knock-off.

Anonymous said...

Alvord Latest - Just heard (from a reliable source)they put Curtis on administrative leave pending an S.H. investigation that was filed Monday. Therefore he will not get his grievance hearing tomorrow night.

Anonymous said...

1:30 - And where do you live? Park Avenue? the Hamptons? at least Highland Park?

Anonymous said...

1:30 - a "proper" Waffle House?????? I didn't know there was such a thing.

Jarhead said...

1:48 ~ it doesn't matter where 1:30 lives. If Deeeeeecatur cain't get nuthin' but a broke ass Huddle House instead of a proper Waffle House, then there is indeed a problem. Knowing where 1:30 lives isn't going to change that fact.

Anonymous said...

I want to marry that girl

Anonymous said...

If Huddle House is somehow grosser than Waffle House you can have it.

Anonymous said...

huddle house has the best breakfast in the county, so stop hatin dyckhead, i mean, jarhead. ust cuz all chico has is dragon cafe and subway you get all jealous

The Devil said...

Has anyone actually eaten at the Huddle House yet?

Anonymous said...

Waffle and Huddle houses are for late night creepy crawlin bottom feeders.

Anonymous said...

no butt i did take a leak there onest and the water was cold and deep,um hum..

Anonymous said...

Lari puts the ger in Barager

Anonymous said...

3:53, The proper way to urinate is standing up and not down on your knees.

Anonymous said...

3:42 wood u lik 2 meat me ther late tunite...un hun..

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that I was that gal's teacher about 8 years ago. Weird. And before all you people with the nasty minds start making comments, I really taught an academic subject and behaved with superior morals. Some teachers do that, ya know!!!!

Anonymous said...

I saw that new Huddle House while on my way to the Stockyards last Saturday, right before I had to stop for the wreck just past the 730 exit on 287 South. That was a pretty neat wreck - it didn't look like any one was hurt, except the truck, and it was totally f'd up.

The HH just looked kinda funny, sitting up on that hill. I can't really explain it. Maybe like a Dollar Store, or a Dollar General, like it might sell fake waffles or something. Kinda like you can get that fake toothpaste that looks like Crest, but it isn't, at those dollar stores. Do any of y'all know what I mean? I never go to those places, I just read on the internet about the wacky stuff they sell, or that happens at those places.

I didn't even notice the HH on my way back up north, about 3AM...I was sober, so don't go there. But, I did see Frilly's, and sadly, it was closed.

Does HH have a billboard on the north side of 287? They might need one. I might have stopped at IHOP, but I just couldn't deal with that Decatur smell.

Speaking of that, you Decatur folks need to do something about that STINK. I mean it. It smells REALLY BAD.

Anonymous said...

My bets friend won 40,000 dollars on the lottery. Bought his wife a boob job and himself a boat. She left him and is back with her first husband. The boat caught fire under the carport melting the plastic on the jetski,the front of his truck and nearly burning his house down. I'm sure there is a moral here somewhere.