10.05.2008

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • It drives me nuts when ESPN shows a football highlight and speeds up the footage to save time. They have enough time to rattle their jaws for hours on end, but they can't take 10 seconds and show a kickoff return for a TD at a normal speed?
  • I like weekends more now than I have ever have.
  • Slideshow of various pro and con signs held up during Sarah Palin's visit to Dallas on Friday.
  • I told you I have OU/Texas tickets this weekend. Man, I'm excited. And I rarely get excited about anything. And I'm assuming ESPN's College Gameday crew will be there, but I haven't seen anything official.
  • I was halfway keeping an eye on the Cowboy game yesterday when I swore I saw a Cincinnati player with more hair coming out of the back of his helmet than I've grown in the last 10 years.
  • Elisabeth Shue is 45 today. I could watch her in Adventures In Babysitting until my eyeballs bleed.
  • I repaired a PVC pipe this summer on a very hot day. It held like a charm. Until yesterday when the recipient of my generosity was rewarded with a flooded back yard. Power. Down.
  • I've been praising The Innocent Man until you guys are sick of hearing about it, but I'm well into a new book that might be better: Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town. It helps that the author is spot on with Texas legal concepts like enhancements, drug-free zones, and probation eligibility.
  • I think I'm becoming obsessed with incompetent or corrupt cops as well as prosecutors who have blinders on.
  • That book makes me feel much better about questioning multi-county drug task forces which I did while DA -- Task forces that have now been all but abolished by the legislature. What a horrible idea that was. (Think of a summer camp with no adult supervision.)
  • Those GPS devices are amazing. I was temporarily lost this weekend, hit the "home" button on the sucker, and the next thing I now I'm being told to take a series of lefts and rights until I'm safely where I need to be.
  • In The Spin last week, I referred to the legendary "Newark Spaceman." It wasn't until Saturday that someone finally wrote me to tell me I was an idiot. I meant "Aurora Spaceman."
  • And I was wrong about the DA in The Innocent Man still being the DA. He retired at the first of the year with three years still left on his term - and he was honest enough to admit that the Grisham book had something to do with it.
  • I hate getting out of bed in the morning when it is raining.
  • I like looking at the laundry of the person in front of me when I'm at the dry cleaners. With that limited information, I try to make a quick judgment as to what kind of person they are.
  • After hearing one of the local judges talk about it, I downloaded the free application for the iPhone that allows you to hold the phone up to anything playing a song (radio, TV, other mp3 player) and within seconds it will tell you the artist and the name of the song. It works like a charm, never fails, and knows even the most obscure song. It's called Shazam and here is a 45 second youtube video showing how it works.
  • For the first time in my life, I had to yell at kids next door for being a nuisance. (Throwing rocks at animals constitutes a nuisance in my book.) Little hellions.
  • I hate it when some fancy smancy car owner takes up two spaces. Over at the D Magazine blog, this guy hates it too. And calls the offender out with a picture.
  • I TIVO'd the Baylor/OU game last weekend because I was going to miss it. So I'm heading home at about the time the game should be over, and I'm doing a great job of keeping away from all radio coverage so as not to learn the score. Then I see a car drive by flying an OU flag. There's no way, I thought, that the guy is going to have the flag out if the greatest upset in the history of ever had just happened. Ugh.

41 comments:

Roger said...

***"I like weekends more now than I have ever have"...Uhhh, yep,me two.

Anonymous said...

BG..thank you for not mentioning that newly convicted felon o j simpson..i hope he gets what he deserves..??? DEATH !

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you: Elisabeth Shue in Adventures in Babysitting is fantastic. Actually, I've always thought that she is the most under utilized actor in Hollywood. She is great.

Anonymous said...

Who spotted this beached whale? It is about 6 foot long, 42 inches around the mid section and weighing around 180 pounds. It looks like it has been nursing a calf.

Anonymous said...

I look at the cart in front of me at the grocery store. You can tell alot about a person there too.

Anonymous said...

Well Barry, no one can say your prejudice. There's even a spot allowed for "Amazon Women"!! I believe I've seen her on WWE Smackdown do'n a thro-down, turnbuckle, body-slam on some dude named Sweet Daddy Cheescake.

Anonymous said...

I found the photo insulting since it addresses:

- Amazon women
- Raelians
- Greggo size shorts

Senator Kay

wordkyle said...

My wife was on the jury for one of the Tulia cops whose trial was held in Lubbock. She said the guy was a scumbag, and guilty of a lot of other stuff, but they had to find him "not guilty" of the very, very specific charge he was accused of in this trial. The prosecutor had a terrible case and should never have brought it to trial. The justice system is a funny thing.

Anonymous said...

Alert..panic selling today on wall street...buy metals !

Anonymous said...

8:28 don't you mean death by bunga-bunga ?

Anonymous said...

ESPN College Gameday WILL be in Dallas this weekend:

http://collegegameday.com/

wordkyle said...

Comment upgrade: My wife just informed me that it was Coleman himself whose jury she was on.

Anonymous said...

O.J. + Prison = Tossed Salad.
Good Luck Juice!!
I'm just say'n.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, I probably would hit it.

M-M said...

On Obamas' website, he is announcing the dates and locations of where Palin is having her appearances and encouraging his supporters to go and protest her. Nice.

Anonymous said...

Sttock market is at 10 year low. Thanks so much Mr. Bush and the theives at big banks! Anyone want to venture why Devon is down so much? Seems that we're gonna need the natural gas whatever the level of the economy.

Silicone Alley said...

I'm really shocked that you dont have a washer and dryer.

Anonymous said...

10 year low???....uh....no. You may want to lay off the caffeine.

Anonymous said...

Hey Senator Kay!

My short size is a good two-inches smaller than Ms.taco server's - thanks to my new lifestyle.

Greggo

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry sheeple but your wool is no longer viable, you've already been sheared too many times..now please just keep following your leaders..the slaughterhouse is not much farther. just fer u jugg..!!

Anonymous said...

Ya know,whale jokes aren't funny like they used to be so let's just drop it um-kay.

Anonymous said...

i love shazam.

Anonymous said...

I think BG has started drinking.........some women look better after a few shots......
some of the ones I've seen lately have been a 6 pack ..plus...........
some have been a half pint..............

Anonymous said...

You pigs are so mean and, I guess, have perfect bodies. That girl is smaller than the average in USA. Skinny, too skinny, is not healthy. This girl is very average, not unhealthy and scrawny. I imagine the ones putting her down in this blog are probably scrawny men with ugly, skinny, white legs, which is very unattractive to the average woman in this USA.

Anonymous said...

You can also tell a lot about your neigbors if they leave their back door unlocked when they leave for work.

I have scary cop friends because of my job. They will laugh and joke about, cruel pranks on mentally ill homeless people, essentially torturing accused child molesters and writing everyting up so the guys sentence actually gets jacked up to agg assault of a peace officer etc and baggin hot chicks and letting them slide on offenses.

The drug task forces concept was so creepy, the subject was only broached when absolutely necessary and universally brought a wave of absolute disgust.

Your 'covergirl' up there looks like my ex-wife. I think I just heard baby Jesus crying over that for me. When she rediscovered her love of sex through some jackass at work, she would want to come home to me and have sex with her on top.

I can still feel how heavy she was.

I feel sorry for myself sometimes.

Not in a pity party, "woe is me" kind of way- but in more of a because SOMEBODY should kind of way.

I have the type of broadband service that gets a signal from a tower which is grabbed by a receiver on my roof. On good days it's very fast. On messy, cloudy days after a storm, I can't get out and connect to anything hardly.

Liberally Lean has literally been one of three sites I could access this morning.

I feel like I'm trapped behind enemy lines in F/A.

The chair is against the wall

The chair is against the wall

Johnny has a black moustache

Johnny has a black moustache

The End

mzchief said...

To anonymous 12:44...
Your comment is one of the most disturbing things I have ever read on Barry's Blog.

Please, obtain a better connection to the Interweb and stay home at all times...*;)

Anonymous said...

12:13 says,"You pigs are so mean and, I guess, have perfect bodies. That girl is smaller than the average in USA.Skinny, too skinny, is not healthy. This girl is very average, not unhealthy and scrawny. I imagine the ones putting her down in this blog are probably scrawny men with ugly, skinny, white legs, which is very unattractive to the average woman in this USA."

I like burly women- want to go out?

M-M said...

Sheesh, 12:44, that was just plain weird. Don't do it again.

Anonymous said...

12:13PM, average does not denote superior. If the average US woman is larger than the woman in the picture, they're cows. That is nothing to be proud of. Large women is a new thing, there is a great difference between a healthy weight and just plain obese.

Furthermore, just because your thighs outproduce Oak Farms doesn't mean anybody wants to see that.

Francine Fishpaw said...

I think this is one of my more flattering pictures. I don't care what you say. I feel pretty today.

Anonymous said...

Barry, see you Saturday. Pregame at the Hans Mueller tent!

Buckwheat said...

I'd lick her......................................toes.

Anonymous said...

12:44.....................
One of us has got to quit getting high and playin on this blog. Uh, you first, ok?

wordkyle said...

There are plenty of practical reasons to oppose Obama – I’ve listed some of them before. But doesn’t it strike you as troubling when you have “Obama Youth” chanting for Obama and singing songs in praise of Obama? Obama’s messianic campaign is getting weirder every day.

Disturbing. Very cult of Mao.

Anonymous said...

At least not as disturbing or troubling as a "Hannity Parrot" squawking the latest "winger" facts. Squawk! Wordy wants a cracker! For President. Squawk! Squawk!!!

wordkyle said...

Oh, I see. I made those videos myself to fool you. Gotcha.

You apparently listen to Hannity more than I do. He and O'Reilly irritate me, so I don't listen to them. In fact, I don't listen to much talk radio at all any more. But you keep listening in my place, 'kay?

Now, for the normal people out there....are you bothered by those videos, and by the cultlike mindset of Obama supporters?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for making those videos to fool me. What about the videos of PitBullPalin getting witchcraft prayed away from her? You all make that one also?
HaHaHa.

Anonymous said...

Squeezing more and harder just thinking of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and of course, the great Ronald Reagan the great something-bater or other. Oh, the thought of Lipstick Laden Pitbull Lips and Teeth are enough to excite even the most impotent Hard-Core Conservative. A Maverick Lipstick Laden Pitbull Lipped Hockey Mom trumps a qualified candidate everytime and in Conservative thinking is more than qualified to be the lipsticked "heartbeat" away.
WOW! Alaska give us more than just ice, snow, and polar bears. It gives us LipStickedPitBulls with Balls and the killer instinct.

wordkyle said...

Okay, I was asking for the opinions of normal people.

But since you brought up the "witchcraft" video, here's what Jacob K Olupona, a professor of African studies at Harvard, said about it: "[Kenyan bishop Thomas Muthee] was giving an African prayer to an American Christian. His prayer reflects his own background and his own training and his own world view."

The political witchhunt of Sarah Palin about this video was described by the Boston Herald as "smoke and mirrors."

A bit different from the cult of personality that has sprung up around Barack Obama, as exemplified by the videos cited above.

Anonymous said...

I dislike the ou/tx game because you have to stand the whole time. It's going to storm friday and saturday.

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