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8.13.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • There was some kind of wreck that had 287 just south of Decatur at a stand still this morning. I'm not sure what happened but I saw firefighters washing down the highway. Maybe it just needed a good cleaning
  • I've got Michael Phelps burnout. And this point was made on The Ticket this morning: What other Olympic sport gives you the opportunity to win that many medals? Jason Kidd, who is on the basketball team, can win just one.
  • Is "retarded" a bad word?
  • Man, that silly civil assault trial involving Joel Osteen's wife is still going on. That jury is going to pour the Plaintiff out for Time Wasting alone.
  • I meant to see "Pineapple Express" last weekend but didn't get around to it
  • Meanest man alive's final words before he was executed last night: “I love all y’all, I forgive all y’all,” he said from his death bed, a white sheet pulled up to his chest. “See you when you get there. Do what you gonna do.”
  • When you strip all the junk out of the big Sunday paper, it's not much larger than the weekday version
  • Watched a crew put on a new roof on my neighbor's house this weekend. That has to be one of the worst job in the world. Behind movers.
  • Don't ask me why, but I stuck my hand in a moving washing machine last night. Note to self: Don't do that ever again.
  • That crazy Ranger game last night was some bad baseball. Get prepared for a Rangers free fall (that no one will notice.)
  • Football thought: Superbowl ring or not, I think Eli Manning is a spare. Random college football thought: Baylor's freshman quarterback Robert Griffin, who has never played a down of college ball, is the best Baylor player in twenty years.
  • Crickets are everywhere in the courthouse - it's like a horror movie. And this annual plague has just begun.
  • I was in Ponder, Texas for the first time in my life two weekends ago.
  • There are a ton of dead lawns on College Street in Decatur. Lots of Give Up Syndrome going on.
  • The Update today announced funerals for these ages: 51, 40 and 45.
  • Texas Tech has broken a school record for season tickets with 41,173, and has sold at least 43,000 tickets for each of its seven 2008 home games.
  • There has to be at least one person in America that thinks our Georgia has been invaded by the Ruskies.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that someone would be willing to lick her toes, in spite of all the wet sand. Any takers?

Anonymous said...

Once again you're ahead of the Messenger. Not one word in this morning's update about the standstill on 287. I heard sirens though earlier this morning when I was moving the lawn sprinkler.

Put out a water wiggle, an inflatable pool, water pistols and 4 grandkids and your yard will be green.

M-M said...

Come on give Phelps a break, he is amazing. I read where Mark Spitz is ticked he didn't get invited by the American Olympic Committee to see his record broken.

I don't believe the flight attendant had the physical problems as a result of her incident with Osteen, but if even half of what she claims happened on that plane, Brother Joel ought to see that his lovely wife get some anger management counseling.

Why do we have the cricket plague every year? Are there some dang Egyptians holding some folks hostage here in Wise county every summer?

The inner child in you told you to put your hand in that washing machine didn't it?

Barry, you didn't mention the beautiful weather this morning. It was a lovely 70 degrees at my house this morning. It felt wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Even though I like the picture....It has already been posted before....She's already been done.

Anonymous said...

How can you live in WC all your life and just now get around to Ponder? When you get the chance check out the Ponder Steakhouse, or whatever that place is called. Good grub and great homemade desserts.

Anonymous said...

Ok, a "short" rant. The reason for the accusations that the Chinese girl-gymnasts have underage girls on the team are because they are actually REGISTERED as being younger (probably in some kind of International Gymnastic Association's registry?). Yet the IOC says they're OK because "their government" has issued them with documents that NOW say they're really older (only NOW when the OLDER age is critical)? How namby-pamby and naive can the IOC get? When you have government-endorsed, sponsored, and encouraged cheating, what value are "governmental documents"? NOTHING. Yet, what will happen about this cheating? NOTHING. I guess the day of the brazen, open and obvious cheater has arrived. So much for rules. Congratulations to our GOLD (not silver as awarded since the Chinese team should be disqualified) medal girl's gymnastic team, who had to put together a team WITHIN the age limitations, hampered by last minute injuries.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I admit, it probably wasn't a SHORT rant, after all!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks 8:46, I forgot what I was going to say.

Anonymous said...

Baylor had an All-American punter a couple years ago. If you're as bad as Baylor, it's important to have a great punter.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see Gary Mattison's age listed in the Update announcements, but I believe he was in his 50s. I didn't know him well, but his wife and children are are wonderful people, and that says about all I needed to know about him.

Anybody know how he died?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Michael Phelps is all over the place, but he IS the best competitive swimmer in the world. (Every time I see that big goofy grin of his, I am reminded of Eli AND Peyton Manning) Did you see the two races he was in last night? He dominated both. The relays are tricky because he is relying on teammates, but they kept up the pace. Also, I saw a story on the news last night that said he consumes 8,000 calories a day!

Double Fake ticked-off Mark Spitz


Nobody is stopping Jason Kidd from trying to win more than one medal. But he will have to be a two-sport player to do it. Or maybe they should have an Olympic slam dunk competition?


Double Fake Chocolate Thunder

Anonymous said...

Swimming is SO gay. And yes I know it's harder than football. I remember the t shirts the swim team wore that said, "If It Were Easy They'd Call It Football" Now that I'm older I admit it's true in a way- still gay and forgetable accomplishments.

I don't know about the retard/ed word. I used to use it all the time until one of my friends who has a Downs affected brother pulled me aside and said it bothered him. I quit for the longest time and now again use it frequently. It's not meant to hurt. It's beautifully descriptive and just mildly shocking enough to be fun.
I don't want to be mean either,so I'm torn.

Anonymous said...

I had the most beautiful lawn on our street for years- I just don't care anymore. I killed myself trying this year,you just can't stay ahead of it. I can't even walk in my back yard barefooted.
I think I may kill myself if it doesn't rain soon.

Anonymous said...

That Osteen dude is SCARY!!

People at work quote him like he's Jesus. You can't even let out a sigh without at least two of them jumping you and saying,"You know Joel would say you need..." Very unnerving.

I weep for the species.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:05 - don't kill yourself.

Go swimming. That will cool you off.

I saw the high sheriff of Wise County in the Fit'n'Wise pool a few times.

Sort of blows 9:02's view that swimmimg is SO gay!

:-)

Anonymous said...

But the Messinger tells us about some cows killed yesterday......

Anonymous said...

Maybe at the next Olympics they should add a new sport of cotton picking and then Jason Kidd would have a chance to win 2 medals.

Anonymous said...

yes , that wreck this morning involved a cattle truck and they were cleaning up the blood and guts and poop.
double fake rowdy yates

Anonymous said...

Bring on the Ruskies! They'll never take Gerogia. Those boys from the South are baaad, ask Ned Beatty.

Anonymous said...

You studs who are putting Phelps down, go out and just try swimming (not even as fast as you can) the length of an olympic pool 4 times. Most likely you will be toast. What this guy is doing is something really special. It is like Jasaon Kidd playing three basketball games in one night or a marathon runner competing in his race for 7 days in row. It wasn't easy for this kid to get where he is and he deserves his recognition!

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of Osteen and his wife and feel that the wife is quite capable of having a "better than the rest" attitude, but this law suit is pathetic. Jury should award the flight attendant NOTHING and the makers of Preparation H should give the flight attendant a case of the stuff for the publicity.

You know, if that attendant does have Hemms, I'll bet with those real long, bumpy, rides to the gate after a landing she could really use a case of that geasey stuff.

Being an attorney BG, in the interest of justice, you should demand to do an inspection yourself to find out for sure if she does.

Justice will be served...case closed!

Anonymous said...

yes, at first i thought it was georgia(USA)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how Gary Mattison died also. He was a customer of ours and was always a very nice, respectful person. Anyone???????

Anonymous said...

"Do what you gonna do" That was the best he could do? I would have at least TRIED to not be such a dumb negro all the way to the end.

We'll be hearing the arguments about all the rappers writing songs with that in the lyrics though- bet on it.

Tyler Tamplen said...

You really should shorten up your "random morning thoughts." I am a daily reader, but for a quick read your "random morning thoughts" are long and boring.

Anonymous said...

I like Tyler Tamplen, and I like that he posts under his own name, something I would never do. Way to go Tyler.

BUT, I have to disagree, I think your "random thoughts" are interesting, disconnected, occassionally connected, funny, and .... well, random.

I enjoy reading them and sigh when I get to the bottom and I have no more to read.

I suppose there are people that like and people that dislike everything you write. Nothin wrong with that.

Anonymous said...

No, "retarded" is a funny word.

And for some really boring reading, navigate on over to 11:02's blog. I still have keyboard marks on my forehead and drool on my desk.

Stick with whatever it is you do best, kid. It definately ain't blogging.

Anonymous said...

1035 i'm writing my own rap song..goes like this: "GONNA KILLA NIGGA CAUSA NIGGA NEEDED KILLIN",..!!

Anonymous said...

I hope retarded is not a bad word. That would mean my wife has been cussing me for years.......

Hope when you put your hand in the washer, it wasn't on spin cycle. Just in case your thinking about it Barry, don't try to dry your hair in the microwave....K?

Barry's not from Wise County......he's from B'Port

Tech ticket sales? Not an issue. Almost anybody will buy anything if it's half price.....

The only person in America who thought the Russians invaded "our" Georgia was reported to have been an Aggie


HOOK 'EM HORNS!

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:02, you should just stop reading the random morning thoughts if that's how you feel. BG, don't stop, obviously the rest of us love your bit!

Anonymous said...

i was stuck in the traffic this morning on 287. it was a truck that had some fire on it, maybe from brakes. if that is beating the WCM, then beat them all you want because i dont care about a car catching on fire. they shouldnt drop their cigarettes while driving.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS..LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS UNDER ATTACK..DEMOCRAT CHAIRMAN SHOT..LOTS OF SHOTS BEING FIRED...

Anonymous said...

Probably a lot more than one person thinks it was our Georgia. I mean look how many people voted for Bush.

Anonymous said...

Re: 287 Swift truck missing rear door ??

Why do the swimmers and divers always have a teeny tiny towell to "dry off" Gay or not Gay

Anonymous said...

Never did swimming except in a creek, but it seems like an honorable sport to do and it is fun to watch.

If you have doubts about saying something, then it is probably best left unsaid!

I do like the morning random thoughts, but sometimes I don't have time to read them all (which is okay I do it later in the day)!

Anonymous said...

NO!! Men's syncronized diving....uh GHEY!!

Anonymous said...

tyler tamplens blog wiil reinforce the NEED to use the word retarded in proper context. Sheesh

tiresome, while less pejorative also works for that blog

Anonymous said...

tyler tamplens blog wiil reinforce the NEED to use the word retarded in proper context. Sheesh

tiresome, while less pejorative also works for that blog

Anonymous said...

You can say that again,

Anonymous said...

I like Tech, but is it any surprise they sell so many tickets to football games? There's nothing to do for a hunnert miles around there

Git yer guns up!

Anonymous said...

Give that kid a break people- he is only 18 and just getting that blog started. He's just finding his way around and is utilizing his right to free speech. And he has the guts to use his real name. Tyler, you keep it up and I for one will be looking back in on your blog.

Anonymous said...

C'mon you guys - quit jumping on a high school kid, especially one who has the guts to use his own name on his blog.

I hope a lot of you are nicer in person than you are when you blog.

Anonymous said...

Some of these Olympic sports have multi multi medals while some, like basketball have only one. I suppose you could have a medal competition for 3 point shooting, free throw shooting, slam dunking and right and left handed dribbling. At least these would be individual medals - not a team effort. Some of these sports just have WAY too many medal variations!

Anonymous said...

tyler tamplen's blog sucks.

Anonymous said...

Gary Mattison passed away from a massive heart attack. He was a great guy with a great family. Decatur loses a wonderful citizen.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tyler Tamplen. reading the posts on your blog is like listening to my teenage kids and if I wanted to do that, well that,s what i would do. Since I don't want to do that, I don't. Thanks.

Sincerely,
Mortimer P. Zuckerman &
The Demons of Destruction

Tyler Tamplen said...

Well my readers are teens so don't look at it let your teens look at it.

SHU said...

that was a WEAK comeback tyler. im a teenager and i dont even like to read your blog.

Anonymous said...

Dolly Mattison Zingers are pretty good eatin if you axe me.

Anonymous said...

People said I could never become an actor because I'm retarded. It goes to show you that anyone can make their dreams a reality... unless they're brain dead.

Chris Burke from Life Goes On- remember that show? 1989