9.09.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Man, watching Dale Hansen and former Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano on Sunday night is painful. It's two old guys who think their clever trying to one up each other.
  • I'm through most of the second season of The Wire. Still a huge thumbs up. And I'm convinced the only way to watch a television series is on DVD.
  • Is trot line fishing really fishing?
  • Football quick hit: Trying to draw the defense offside on third and short with a long count is a dumb idea.
  • Football quick hit #2: The Ticket's Norm Hitzges went an incredible 30-9 against the spread this weekend. But, remember kids, the government says gambling is illegal in Texas.
  • I sometimes get César Chávez and Che Guevara confused
  • I got a flyer saying they had opened a Rosa's Mexican Restuaruant on Western Center Boulevard west of I-35. Me loves me some Rosa's.
  • I hate it when someone is in the passing lane, right beside you, who has the cruise control set to the exact same speed.
  • I think most people hold strangers in contempt.
  • I remember when my pee wee football team lost the championship game (our only loss of the season.) Our old school coach simply told us, "This leaves a different taste in your mouth, doesn't it?" No "great job." No "you're all winners."
  • After I said I've got Sarah Palin overload yesterday, I had the new Time magazine plopped down on my desk with, uh, Sarah Palin on the cover. (And on page 26 she just happens to be feeding her baby with a bottle as she talks to John McCain on the campaign bus. How in the world could such a candid picture be taken? [insert sarcasm])
  • Isn't it amazing that President Bush didn't make a personal appearance at the convention last week? He got nine minutes by satellite.
  • Female bicyclist face plant.
  • There's talk of moving the North Texas/LSU game to Texas Stadium this weekend due to the incoming hurricane. If so, there will more carnage in Irving than in New Orleans.
  • I think it would difficult for a high school football star to adjust once high school graduation comes and goes.
  • I'm still stuck with a passage from Pat Buchanan's State of Emergency when he discusses just exactly, "What is a nation?" We were a "nation", he argues, because our Founding Fathers "were loyal to a particular nation and to kinfolk with whom they shared ties of blood, soil, and memory."
  • "Photos that changed the world." Here. [Edit: fixed] I spent quite a bit of time on that this weekend.
  • Obama stopped smiling around six weeks ago. Seriously.
  • Attending a criminal docket continues to fascinate me. Some people are scared to death. Others look like they want it to be over because they've got a beer waiting for them in the truck.
  • I'll take a rainy week in September over a hot week in September

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Photos that changed the world." Where?

Anonymous said...

Quite possibly the greatest picture you've ever posted:)

Anonymous said...

Trot line fishing allows more time for drinking beer

Anonymous said...

Barry, you made a good point concerning President Bush only using a few minutes of the noted convention. Unlike the poor (quality) president who preceded him, President Bush does not always have to be star in the spotlight. Humility like that has been absent for some time. Unfortunately, the verbose Obama does not have it. We continue to be on overload having to see and hear the empty talking head.

Anonymous said...

"I think it would difficult for a high school football star to adjust once high school graduation comes and goes."

Ask Stephen Howard!

Anonymous said...

Amen...loves me some Netflix...and Dexter!!!

Anonymous said...

Dale and Joe are definitely older than they used to be, but still great to listen too, and still funny.

Anonymous said...

"...lost the championship game...No "great job." No "you're all winners.""
I could understand if he had said "You did your best" or "you really tried", but he shouldn't say you're all winners when you lost the game. That's the problem with youth sports in this country nowadays. Everybody plays and everybody gets a trophy regardless of the outcome. Teach kids the difference between winning and losing. If they lose, tell them you're proud of the way they tried. And they shouldn't get a trophy unless it says runner-up. Winning and losing is a fact of life. Kids can deal with it if you raise them to prepare for it

Double Fake Vince Lombardi

Anonymous said...

Yep all we need is another mexican food resturant that makes what 11 within Bridgport and Decatur How about some Up Scale Sea food mabey somthing with some SPICE Dairy Queen out performs Cat fish O' Harley's so what does that say about our area's resturant's Yep frilly's sux too ! To get a decent meal you have to drive a minimum of 100 miles round trip! This area real is lacking in the fine dining arena!

Anonymous said...

about being in the left lane when your not passing. its one of my pet peaves. i was pulled over on thanksgiving day on 281 between mineral wells and I-20. i was the only car on the road and i got a ticket for not pulling into the right lane. thats ok i was wrong and i paid the fine. but am i the only one that gets pulled over for this. it totaly burns me now to get stuck behind some slouch going 65 in a 70 in the left hand lane. so get the hell out of the way if your not going to go the speed limit.

Anonymous said...

Barry your date is wrong above the picture.....

Anonymous said...

Let's see. Obammy has been on the cover of Time something like 10 times and McCain has been on there twice. You're right. There is no media bias.

Anonymous said...

9:11 - Amen!!
Drives me in sane. Everybody's a winner, the only time I ever heard that growing up was on the midway at the stockshow. We're doing children no favors in being politically correct for sporting events. I learned more about working hard and trying my best through sports. I also learned you don't alway's come in first or get a trophy and it sure made me understand the real world. Between getting a trophy for fifth place, parents always reminding their child they're a "stud" on the playing field (when their not) and a father trying to live his life through his child is nothing more than setting a child up for failure and disappointment when he becomes an adult. Believe me, I see it everyday.

Anonymous said...

C'mon down to the new restaurant---I'm sure Che' and Cesar would love to see you...

I sometimes get César Chávez and Che Guevara confused
I got a flyer saying they had opened a Rosa's Mexican Restuaruant on Western Center Boulevard west of I-35. Me loves me some Rosa's.

Anonymous said...

My pet peeve is slow drivers who DO get over into the right lane, AND THEN SPEED UP TO 75!!!

Until the passing lane ends, when they pull back over and slow back down to 50.

Anonymous said...

Try Go Go Gumbo in Boyd for a rare treat. My family loved it and the price was reasonable. The atmosphere was casual and the food was excellent. That's right--BOYD!

Anonymous said...

Lets have the AUTOBAHN where the speeds are FLAT OUT Less accidents its a PROVEN fact!Its not the Speed that kills! KEEP to the RIGHT

Anonymous said...

Whoever mentioned Dexter- thanks I ahd forgotten about that show and I don't have netflix anymore so I need to buy the series. If you haven't watched Dexter- check it out he's a pyshopathic killer that to channel his desire to kill he goes around offing bad folks. Very gory but, good. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

Interesting- of all those 'Pictures that changed the world" There were only 5 I hadn't seen before.

Anonymous said...

WHO CARES..I LOVE OBAMA....!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Obammy loves you too. And your wallet.

Anonymous said...

RANDOM THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS

Trot line fishing is like fantasy football- It's an attempt to get some glory without actually working for the outcome.

Confusion between two Latino historical figures could be similar to the confusion between Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt. Or subconciously, it could be a subliminal racist tendancy of Caucasians to generalize that all people of other races look alike to them. Evidence points to the liberal actually being a closet racist. (ie. the next thought on the blog being about Mexican fast food; coincidence?)

Pee Wee Football- A tough moment at a tender time in your life and yes, maybe a missed chance for your coach to have taught a life lesson. But awarding every participant the "same" size trophy or protecting self esteem has been the greatest contributor to the dumbing down of our most recent generations and the beginning of our nation's slide to second place and lower. I know it's not fair, but you are old enough to learn that the only fair in life is in Dallas in October!

Jarhead said...

Obama's going down. It's inevitable. You can't stop it now.

You know he's worried when he's focusing more in the VP candidate than McCain. That's a bad sign. Sorry, Obama lovers.

At least you'll get to watch him do nothing in the Senate for a few more years, anyway.

Anonymous said...

She's got a bush growin out her tush.

Anonymous said...

I agree about the left lane drivers. DRIVES ME CRAZY!!! I think some people do it just to make people like us mad. IT WORKS! I feel better now.....

Anonymous said...

Double Fake Vince Lombardi.

For those of you that know I post under Double Fake, that one wasn't me.

Having been a youth soccer coach for many years, its obvious to me, Vince, you have no idea what young kids understand vs. a grown person.

Think back to when you were a kid. Do you remember if you won or lost a particular game, or if you just had a great time playing? If Barron's coach had handled the situation differently, Barron may be thinking more about how great a time he had playing PEE WEE football instead of the nagging memory of his coach reinforcing the negativity of losing ONE GAME which is obviously still on his mind in his 30's....uh....I mean....40's.

Double Fake Sigmund Freud
(The real DF)

Anonymous said...

Hey BG... how come we haven't heard anything about all the Chico football players getting in trouble with the little 8th grade girls??? We know you know the gossip??

M-M said...

What's the deal with the Mexicans wanting a major road in Dallas named after Cesar Chavez? Stupid

You should have kicked your coach in the nads and said, "There's a different taste for ya".

Sarah Palin photo: It's a photo-op, they all do it.

With Bushs' approval rating, he was probably requested not to come, so the hurricane was a good excuse.

What's the deal with these football powerhouses scheduling these small schools for what basically amounts to a scrimmage? Come on bring on the big boys. USC and Ohio State this weekend.

Anonymous said...

9;58am, you're right about Go Go Gumbo in Boyd. There was a great review in the Star-Telegram a month or so ago. My spouse and I have been there twice and it is OUTSTANDING! And the wait staff is the best we've encountered anywhere in Wise County. Go early if you don't want to have to wait.

Anonymous said...

Uh, DF Freud, you are trying to analyze me instead of the situation. Reread my last sentence.
"Kids can deal with it IF you raise them to prepare for it"
The problem with kids is parents who constantly tell them how great they are. When kids understand that you can't win 'em all, then coaches aren't forced to coddle them and reward them just for showing up.
When your kid gets past the age of six, and starts interacting with other kids, you need to occasionally put the appropriate amount of smackdown on little Dylan/Tyler/Cody and remind him that he won't win every game of slapjacks. He might cry about it at the moment, but he'll be better off for it later in life.

wordkyle said...

RE Photos that changed the world. The photo of the Palestinian man protecting his son may have been a setup job.

When it first came out, the media screamed that Israeli soldiers had killed the boy, a rescue worker, and seriously wounded the dad. It was hot anti-Israel propaganda for the Arab states.

Investigation shows that the whole scene may have been staged by the Palestinian cameraman purely for propaganda purposes. A French court recently ruled that there was compelling evidence that indicated such.

Proving again the old principle, "Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see."

Anonymous said...

3:47

Smackdown....6 year-olds....

How about you lie down on my couch and tell me how you feel about your childhood.

DF Siggy

Anonymous said...

People are calling Palins photo feeding her baby a,"Shameless poitical ploy to gain favor with women... blah,blah, yada yada"

Um, maybe it's just the little feller was hungry.

Anonymous said...

Obama is not a very bright person. Go to youtube and search Obama gaffes-( or blunders-or mistakes.)

A person would have to absolutely retarded to vote for that guy.

I've never seen anything like this. If he were ANYBODY else he would have been long gone by now. He was viewed as an electable black man, that's the only reason he's come this far.

You think it will be cute to respond "Look at all of Bush's video gaffes" Fine, that's just proof of the medias liberal advocacy. Bush has had 8 years to amass however many he has and a TON of extemporaneous speeches on difficult subjects in all kinds of settings. You've seen them over and over and over because the liberals want you to so your perception of him will be affected. Obama can't get an informal question in an absolutely loving environment right and fumbles around with how many states there are in America (and gets it wrong).

If Obama is elected it will serve as proof he's 'one of us' because God almighty, it would show what dimwits we are.

Michael Natale said...

You'll be pleased to know that The Wire maintains its quality through all 5 of its seasons.

HBO rules when it comes to gritty, real life dramas.

Anonymous said...

I ate at that Rosa's on Saturday - good stuff. I'm thinking a week-day trip might even be in the cards from time to time. Me loves me some Rosa's, too.

Anonymous said...

i loveeee rosa's!!

"I think it would difficult for a high school football star to adjust once high school graduation comes and goes."

if you want to know, go ask KRISTO-CLEAR how it is. he isnt even going to college or juco and he recently just got out of jail for possession of coke. officer hicks was the one who arrested him.

what a winner. (please approve this)

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Right on 3:47pm... I put the other Double Fake guy on mute as soon as he threw out "I am a Youth Soccer Coach."

So what?

I am a dad. I see my children every day and I think I know what lessons they need thank you. Your insight as a coach is great... for soccer. I can... ummm... I mean, my wife can handle the life lessons for my children. And she told me it is NOT good to make everyone a winner. (And yeah, she has that degree in education and a PHD in Mommy so that works for me.)

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

We could field an All Star team in this county consisting of HS Superstars that did ZERO with themselves after HS.

We could field an ALL STAR Team of fantastic people in this county consisting of "nobodies" during HS but who have done well after HS.

And we could field an ALL STAR team of Banjo Tuners just from the Pics Barry puts in this blog.

AMERICA!

Anonymous said...

Amen, Mr Honcho! I know exactly what you are talking about, because I know your wife and kids (oh...and...uh, you too!). Perfect examples for my argument about the correct way to raise kids and I had them in mind when writing that comment. But you knew that, didn't you?
The double faker must have missed the part where I said "appropriate" amount of smackdown. I'm not talking about throwing the cards in their little faces and screaming "loser!" at them. You're trying to analyze me again. You...analyst!

Anonymous said...

me luvs me some analyst...!

Anonymous said...

LITTLE CAESARS!!! AWESOME!!!