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7.11.2008

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The kid who didn't lace the cookies with marijuana and LSD is now free. But all the reports are that he was delivering the cookies as part of his community service as a part of a probation. That's community service? I've heard of Toys for Tots but Cookies for Cops?
  • WBAP interviewed a kid from Decatur yesterday who was camping outside the Apple Store in Southlake to get a new iPhone. But I didn't catch his name.
  • Edit: A reader sends along this KXAS video of five teens from Decatur trying to snag the iPhone. (Thanks Joe.)
  • John McCain campaigned in the town of South Park yesterday. Really.
  • I don't trust kids on skateboards
  • Terry Everett, branch manager of DATCU in Decatur, and her family were once on the Family Feud when it was hosted by Richard Dawson.
  • I was once a "a man on the street" interview when the old 4 Country Reporter came to Bridgeport in the 1970s. I was a kid. The question was something about speeding rock trucks. Not much changes, does it?
  • I used to have a boss in a bank that would say, "No, make it good day" whenever anyone wished him a good day. Beating.
  • I remember when highway 380 ran right past the courthouse in Decatur (there was no bypass so if you drove from Denton to Bridgeport you'd be funneled to downtown Decatur.)
  • For the life of me, I don't understand why Chesapeake Energy Corporation is spending krillions of dollars on a PR campaign about the Barnett Shale. First Tommy Lee Jones, and now they are starting something called www.shale.tv and have hired longtime DFW anchor Tracy Rowlett to run it.
  • And does anything sound more exciting than an Internet TV station run by an energy company promoting the Barnett Shale? Can I reserve season one on Netflix?
  • Horrific stop down title of a news story: "Parents Plan Funerals for Twins after Pharmacy Mistake"
  • That kind of brought down the room, didn't it?
  • I liked my briefly running Friday Dance Off feature but it was almost impossible to find two good dance videos on youtube. You'd think it would be easy, but it wasn't.
  • I just did a search for my past Friday Dance Off and I think all of them can be found here. That was good stuff.
  • Prepare for withdrawal symptoms. I won't be here next week.
  • I've downloaded a few songs by N.E.R.D. and really like them. (First heard of the group when their song "Lapdance" was played as exist music on Entourage.) And their new album was reviewed in People magazine last week.
  • I get irritated when I hear that an album "drops" on a certain date.
  • The Bridgeport City park had this rocket in it when I was a kid. Well, maybe not that rocket but a rocket that looked like it.
  • The hotel out by the Gaylord Texan that has a waterpark inside of it looks cool. And they are already adding on a new wing after being open for less than a year.
  • That Genghis Grill that opened up off Western Center Boulevard is really good. But you'll get Confused Head trying to order.
  • And I think the Bridgeport City Council naming buildings after residents is probably a road they don't want to go down. I'd at least like a dumpster named after me.
  • WBAP just reported that they were watching a police chase in South Dallas right now. I loves me some police chases.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

BG.. that's got to be the tightest little hinney i've ever seen..!!

Anonymous said...

ME LUVS ME SUM BEACH VOLLEYBALL!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How long 'til a Huddle House weddin'?

Anonymous said...

My opinion on the silly Chesapeake PR spots is ego and greed (of course).

The greed is associated with urban drilling and gaining sites and right of way. They need to have all of the city councils in their back pocket to gain access to harder and harder urban areas. Strategy is tell them enough times how good something is, no matter, and the sheep polictical types will agree with you, as long as you line their pockets (which Chesapeake does, direct and indirectly). Make's you kind of guilty by association if your not "behind the Barrnett".

The ego part of it is along the lines of Enron. When you are in a hugely successful corporation, you can do no wrong, because you are convenienced your right 100% of the time, from CEO to that geeky accountant who will not bat an eye to cook some books. So, if I am CEO of Chesapeake, and I have gas at $12 mcf, and I have to drill for it next to the dog pen in Joe Blow's backyard, and I am smarter than everyone else, I goes get me some hack Tommy Lee Jones or Tracey Rowelett to whore out with a message that is unclear.

Conincides with their quest for a drilling site on 8th steet without high impact waivers and their lack of leases in the Colonial area. These folks spill more whiskey each month than what they will get in money from the drilling.

Damn the torpedos and high impact waivers, we are smarter than everyone, OR we will buy them off, physically or mentally.

Double fake dead Ken Lay

Anonymous said...

Another reason it sucks living in Bport--If it aint broke why fix it??? (RE:renaming buildings) Its just a waist of time and money and what exactly makes those people any MORE deserving than anyone else!!!! PLEASE EXPLAIN....oh wait its Bport and they have nothing better to do than sit around renaming buildings...WHAT no real work to be done????

Anonymous said...

The strange thing about naming/renaming buildings after dead,rich,white guys? Cities today are changing those type of names from days gone by to "Reflect our commitment to our future" or some such nonsense.
For example Campbell Hospital in Weatherford is now Weatherford Regional. And there was a fight to get that done.
Strange,very strange.

Anonymous said...

How about they name West Side after you? You have probably kept a lot of drug dealers out of jail!

Anonymous said...

I remember that rocket. I also remember taking square dance lessons under the pavilion with my family. I still have a picture of me in my peach colored leisure suit with a little cutie from Chico whose parents were obviously similarly abusive.
Simple times.

Anonymous said...

Erika Garcia, 16, was a loving mother to their 1-year-old daughter and was excited about the birth of their twins, Garcia's grandmother Maria Luisa Hernandez told the Caller-Times.
The grandmother then went on to say,"Thees is eevin better than weening the lottery-ka ching!"

Anonymous said...

No guest blogger or remote broadcast?
I weep for the species.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD IS IT 2012 ALLREADY WTF!!!

Anonymous said...

Great no Musers next week and now no blog so you can go on "vacation", that's selfish. Guess I'll try to figure out how to do my job for a week, thanks for nothing. Looks like it's your week to get some ratings Jarhead.

Silicone Alley said...

You should have guest bloggers next weeks. Each day can be someone different.

Anonymous said...

Lets band together here. Cast your votes please! Barry gets a relief blogger or not?

1 vote for a stand in!

Anonymous said...

Naming buildings after residents in Bridgeport?

Oh boy, that should add fire to the fuel. Gerald Groves will be on a tangent forever on that one.

Speaking of Gerald, he is totally misunderstood in Bridgeport - he is a very smart man and a hard worker.

It's good that the city has someone like him to stomp their toes occasionally. He may even gain a bit of success in curing the mayor's motor mouth.

Anonymous said...

I also remember that rocket and picnics in the park...yes much simpler times...I miss them!!!

Anonymous said...

Since the blog will be in limbo next week, I guess I can go back and read some of Wordkyle's comments. They put me to sleep, so I always skip them. Sleeping at work is not looked upon favorably in most cases. Have a great vacation BG!

Anonymous said...

I hope that kid sues the cops for thier mistake. Lake Worth police I would assume are normally on top of the laws?

But let me guess .... he must have done sumthing wrong before so it is okay ....

Anonymous said...

Re: death of twins by pharmacy mistake
Weird thing is that Dennis Quaid sued the company that made the drug in question, heparin, after his newborn twins were overdosed with that not too long ago. Seems the instructions on the containers were not explicit about dosages.

Anonymous said...

These babies died after after Heparin was mixed for use by the pharmacy.

The Quaid babies received Heparin that was withdrawn for use after a nurse misread the label on a vial and used the wrong one. She used the adult concentration-never should have happened for multiple reasons.

Anonymous said...

VERY VERY NICE

Anonymous said...

Greggo is available for next week. By the way, why no commentary on the native son? Or did I overlook it?

Anonymous said...

I vote yes on the stand-in hosts, please let one day be the anonymous dude who likes to curse real bad and tell sex stories real good..PLEASE!!

Anonymous said...

ALERT ALERT..BE PREPARED FOR THE GREAT STOCK MARKET CRASH OF THE 21'st CENTURY........it will be summer 2008

Anonymous said...

Why can't you take your computer with you on vacation?! WHY!

Anonymous said...

I vote for Thomas Laird as stand in blogger

Anonymous said...

ah yes, I remember the days 380 going by the square making the trek back and forth between Seymour and Commerce...good old East Texas State..where we studied hard

we would always stop and eat at Underwood's BBQ in Denton

Anonymous said...

The big Oil Companies need to keep those kinds of commercials on the TV to show us stupid, definitely ignorant in their opinion, and very naive public citizens just how lucky we all are that they are here, making billions, while needlessly destroying our quality of life now and for the future generations to come and also allowing us to work for them and make a meager living while they do their thing! I just wish people would wake up and make them do it safely for everyone! Hey, maybe they are right in their opinion of what most of us are! Afterall, most people ARE allowing them to do just what they want, anyway they want to, regardless of the health and safety consequences!

AnObiter said...

Have fun -- vacations are what summer's all about! Just don't forget the SPF!

Anonymous said...

What, no blog next week. DHS should have a new principal named by next Thursday's board meeting. That's REAL BIG news.

Anonymous said...

Saw those kids at the Apple store on the news last night - they're good kids.

Anonymous said...

I know what the saying,"She has a butt like a ten year old boy means" and as much as I appreciate the descriptive nature of it-I find it disconcerting.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear about the three kids from Wisconsin trying to boink a corpse? Those kids need some serious help.

Anonymous said...

Let's take a vote. Put up a poll. All those in favor of Barry's week away from the blog say yes. All those against say HELL NO YOU CAN'T GO.

Anonymous said...

There was a rocket like that at Chisholm Park in Hurst when I was a kid. We loved that thing! I had forgotten about it. Sombody probably got hurt, there was a lawsuit, and no more rocket.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
Sooooo, let me get this straight, you are NOT taking us with you on holiday? What the heck is wrong with you?

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should get one of the Great legal minds over at S. B. & P. to guest blog next week. Of course they won:t have the "Defense" spin on things, but I'm quite sure it will be entertaining!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I bumped the Linksys router and a big spider came out from under it. I wonder if it was performing maintenance on the world wide web.

Anonymous said...

It was gay spider and about to blow the fuse or somethin.

Anonymous said...

The hiney needs more tan.

Oh, and 1:53PM, real bugs were the reason the phrases "bugs in the system" or "there's a bug in my computer" were coined.

Anonymous said...

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE..NO JUSTICE NO PEACE..NOW DO THE SHORT STEP!!!!! DOUBLE FAKE J WILEY CORNROWS PRICE

Anonymous said...

Remember that shampoo called Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific?

Wonder what happened to that stuff?
Probably caused lab rats to grow in cancer cells or something.

Man,that stuff smelled terrific though.

Anonymous said...

Barry - have you seen the "We call to Satan in the full harvest moon" "Country Church" mural next to the post office? It is a must see.

Anonymous said...

How's the tan Barry??? Did you change from Really Pale to just Plain Pale??? Come see me, I'll give you some pointers.

Double Fake George Hamilton

Anonymous said...

Do the police EVER show folks getting away in their chase vids? I've done it 3 times. I can think of 4 people off the top of my head who have also done so on multiple occasions.

Signed Real not Always The Model Citizen I Am Today

Anonymous said...

ME LUVZ ME SOME FRESH HOT DOGNUTZ!!

Anonymous said...

i wonder why john wiley price got so worked up when the guy said "BLACK HOLE"...do you really think JWP took this as some personal racist insult, or is he the stupidest f'n nigger in texas..?? i believe the latter..what say u ?

Anonymous said...

Terry E. was also on Wheel-a-Fortune.