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7.07.2008

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Caught a bit of Live Free Or Die Hard on HBO over the weekend. It looked ridiculous. I'm pretty sure I saw a fighter jet shooting off rockets at Bruce Willis as he drove down a freeway.
  • Joey Lauren Adams has a sexy voice
  • That computer generated review at Wimbledon to see if a ball was in or out is very cool.
  • I've dogged Williamson County DA John Bradley for years. I'll be dang if he didn't send me the nicest email this weekend.
  • I made a note on Sunday to be sure to mention that an incredible number of three people had drowned at local lakes over the weekend. Then I was watching Fox 4 last night and learned there were SEVEN people had drowned - with four of them at Lake Lewisville. Lake Bridgeport was death free (and I can't remember the last drowning we had there.)
  • Not to mention three metroplex teenagers shot to death over the weekend.
  • I wonder if anyone reads that syndicated Dave McNeely column in the Messenger?
  • Did you see that a 41 year old woman qualified this weekend for the U.S. swim team for the Olympics? And she's a serious "Hey, now."
  • Star Telegram wedding announcement: "She currently works at the U.S. Department of Education, where she is Chief of Staff, Office of Communications and Outreach." Uh, do we as taxpayers really need to fund that position?
  • I think I'm going to cut down on approving the comments that are nothing more than name calling.
  • Only seven DWI arrests in Denton County over the July 4th weekend?
  • The women's final at Wimbledon was Serena Williams vs Venus Williams. As someone pointed out, how would you like one of the greatest moments of your life coming at the expense of someone you love?
  • In Star Telegram writer Dave Lieber's column ("The Watchdog") this weekend about tracking down rock haulers, he actually referred to his readers as "the Watchdog Nation." Really.
  • I'm excited about football season on the horizon. But I wish Wade Phillips wasn't the coach of the Cowboys. And I'll be triple excited as Baylor opens at home on TV and on a Thursday night against Wake Forest (But I predict failure.)
  • I remember where I was when I first decided that I looked old. (Sadly, about five years ago in the Decatur Burger King drive though line when I glanced up as I adjusted my rear view mirror.)
  • That men's Wimbledon final was incredible (but I admit that I ran an errand that took an hour or two only to come back to realize how exciting it really was.) By the way, that was the longest Wimbledon Final in the history of ever.
  • I can't remember the last time I drank a 32 ounce Miller High Life after finding two human hands in my freezer. Like this guy in Fort Worth.
  • I once proclaimed that I had never seen a good movie that did not "depict electricity." (Maybe my greatest proclamation ever.) But I admit that I now have a Mel Gibson Exception to this rule (Braveheart, Apocalyptica Apocalypto Edit: I thought that looked wrong.). Wait . . . and a Gladiator exception.
  • I've always thought a great documentary would be to follow a person(s) as they walk out of the Huntsville prison system - especially those that have been there over 10 years. Where do they first go? What do they think when they see new technology?
  • And did you know that inmates released in Texas are given a $50 check? Apparently there is a bus stop and a liquor store two miles away. A 32 ounce Miller High Life perhaps?
  • I saw a lady in the grocery store mixing and matching eggs from different cartons (just like in Clerks.)
  • My left facial cheek twitched a lot yesterday.

42 comments:

Andria said...

There's a great book written by Joan Cheever (St. Mary's Law alum) in which she tracks down all of the men whose sentences on TX Death Row were commuted in 1972. Can't remember the name of it right now. I don't know that it's available as a book-on-tape...you might actually have to crack a page on this one.

Anonymous said...

The last Die Hard movie was bad because Bruce Willis' character was overconfident.

He was not that way in the first three films, and that's what made those movies so great.

They should have stopped at part 3.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a drowning at Wise County Park last year or the year before. And if I recall, you reported it. Oh wait...

Anonymous said...

What's sad about MOST of those drownings, is the common statement you hear "...alcohol was involved". It's probably un-American, but--stay away from the booze if you are going to swim in a lake, and WEAR a life preserver (don't just have it "handy") if you're in a boat, and drownings will go down to about zero. Just examine the statistics. (And I'm not a game warden, either!)

Anonymous said...

Nervous twitch.

RPM said...

BG, that's Apocalypto.

I can think of a few others...
Master & Commander
The Searchers
Red River
The Name of the Rose
Ride With The Devil
Lonesome Dove (OK, technically not a movie, but hey it's Lonesome Freaking Dove!)

Anonymous said...

Rio Bravo, Once Upon a Time in the WEST,TROY, 10 COMMANDMENTS!!!!

Anonymous said...

The whole article had it's moments but here's what I thought was golden.

"I said, 'Shakey, those aren't pigs' feet. Those are human hands,' " Mr. Paul recalled.

Anonymous said...

I'll second "The Searchers" and "The Name of the Rose", with two great roles from two great actors. The Duke's best effort, and he should have got his first Oscar for THAT movie.
"untmaya, Marty...go!"

Double Fake Chief Scar,aka Cicatriz

Anonymous said...

That "Hey, now" Olympian is simply MILFtastic!

I'm just sayin'
Double Fake Jim McKay

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I found a lifted,white Jeep Wrangler that was too cheap to pass up. I put a real good system in it and never had the top on it the whole year I owned it.
Man it made me feel good to drive down main street in Weatherford on a Friday or Saturday night! That is until college girls would try to get me to pull over and talk to them.
My first and second thoughts were,"I'm old enough to be your father" and "What if these were my daughters?"
I would then start to quietly weep into my Chicken express Sweet Tea while putting on some Journey to drive out of town. Then I would drive some back roads away from college girl mockery of my ancientness.
The End

Anonymous said...

The cheek twitch is probably dehydration.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember all these drownings when I was a kid, which was quite a few years ago, but most all of us knew how to swim and those that did not, didn't go in beyond their waist. Maybe we should add "Learn to Swim" to the lake holiday recreation common sense list, along with "No Alcohol" too. Their deaths were senseless, but VERY stupid too.

Anonymous said...

we had a drowning at lake bridgeport last summer over the holiday weekend. at wise county park.

Anonymous said...

wow, i wish my wife looked that good at 41!!! hell, i know a lot of 20 year olds who will never looked as good as that 41.

oh my

Anonymous said...

TXHarleygirl12-13-2004, 10:54 PM
I forgot, my bad...the State of Texas did give us one thing at my husband's parole orientation, THEY GAVE US COLORED CONDOMS AND SAID "GET AN AIDS TEST BECAUSE NOT ONLY HAVE YOUR OLD LADIES HAD BOYFRIENDS WHILE YOU BEEN GONE, BUT LADIES, YOUR MEN PROBABLY HAD A BOYFRIEND TOO!!"

NICE, HUH?

From an offender message board.

Anonymous said...

Why filter the insult comments? This is the internet. It was invented to be able to insult people faster and in new ways. For evidence, see "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back".

Anonymous said...

8:32 thank you Gladys Kravitz.
A billion dollars says this is the same person who was going on and on about the kid who got popped by the Roman candle.
Don't you know they are making a spouses life a living hell?

Anonymous said...

It seems like people are always drowning at Lewisville. Does it just follow because it's such a party lake or is it inherently dangerous for some reason?

Anonymous said...

moron

Anonymous said...

embicile

Anonymous said...

if your other cheek(non-facial) twitched, you'd be in t-r-o-u-b-l-e
plenty..i.e. no water to flush..
know what i mean ?

Anonymous said...

A guy who used to work for me had been out of prison for only 2 weeks. He told us about the 50.00 and also back then 1993? You walked out in prison clothes that were like work clothes that old guys wear to work their flower beds. You went to a shop near the bus station and traded for/bought some goofy looking clothes- off brand jeans (Dickers or something) and a Peter Frampton Live! T shirt or whatever.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, hope that facial twitch stopped. You are probably reading too many Wordkyle posts.

:-)

Anonymous said...

stats show over 50% of adult male drowning vics have a high alcohol content and their pants unzipped..this is a fact..what r these guys doing???

Anonymous said...

I know you are. But,what am I?

Anonymous said...

10:03, this is 8:32. I agree. How many news stories about drownings include this statement--"Although he didn't know how to swim, he jumped out of the boat and drowned"!! Amazing, you KNOW you don't know how to swim, and you VOLUNTARILY decide to jump out of a boat, and DUH, you drown! Of course, I was informed that most of those type of drownings are "alcohol involved". I guess lakes serve as a constant "Charles Darwin population reducer" (referring to websites that call themselves Charles Darwin reports, which list ways in which stupid people find stupid ways to take themselves out of the gene pool).

Anonymous said...

can i please say wurdtu** a few more times...please..!!!

Anonymous said...

8:13 - speaking of films, just finished watching Jack Nicolson and Morgan Freeman's "The Bucket List".......

...great movie - stunning blend of the serious and funny, and with Rob Reiner directing, it had to be good!

Anonymous said...

I talked with a Game warden who said he did not know how many bodies of boaters he'd seen pulled out of the water in his 25 years of duty but, he had never pulled one out that was wearing a life preserver.

Anonymous said...

The egg thing I don't get either. They are all about the same size. If one is broken, fine - switch it, but otherwise, move on and let someone else pick up a dozen. I kinda like the mystery of what I'll find when I get home.

gern blansten said...

That swimmer ladt looks sorta like ann coulter! WOW!!

Anonymous said...

Dummy poo-poo head

Anonymous said...

11:10 i've also heard a trooper say he had never pulled a dead body from a crash who was wearing a seatbelt, but i'm sure there are bound to be a few...

Anonymous said...

"one of these three is not like the other....."

Anonymous said...

No electricity in Master and commander? What do you call those sparks between the captain and the surgeon?

Anonymous said...

Egg switcher --- just trying to get a dozen with unbroken shells, I'd bet. Last time I bought eggs, every carton had at least 6 broken. Though, on contemplating that remark, maybe the egg-switcher had been there before me, setting up the egg case for my arrival.

Anonymous said...

On the two human hands article, I could not help but notice the play on words about "our hands are tied"

Anonymous said...

10:28 You probably don't want to know the list of things your wife wishes about you. It would probably make you cry...

Anonymous said...

Ha! Ha! 4:44!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't that the truth!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

? . !

Anonymous said...

Business must still be slow> any domino players on the court house steps of wise county ?