11.18.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • The Mark Cuban insider training (Edit: Why do I keep typing "training"? Ugh. Trading. Trading. Trading.) thing doesn't sound like a big deal. And compared to what those have done to cause the mortgage crisis, he looks as innocent as a school board.
  • And I like the way he called the government out: “I am disappointed that the Commission chose to bring this case based upon its Enforcement staff’s win-at-any-cost ambitions. The staff’s process was result-oriented, facts be damned. The government’s claims are false and they will be proven to be so.”
  • The elimination of mass purchases of Sudafed, etc. have really cut down on the cases of homemade meth in Wise County.
  • Preliminary weather forecast for OU/Tech: Temperature in the 50s with no rain.
  • Today is the 30 year anniversary of of the Jim Jones / Kool Aid / Dead Congressman /Mass Suicide. My award winning review of the leading documentary of that crazy incident is here.
  • I haven't had Kool Aid in 20 years.
  • And I have never lead a congregation in a mass suicide.
  • The print media continues to receive blow after blow: D Magazine laid off 19% of its staff.
  • There are too many types of orange juice
  • I wouldn't want to be in the business of collecting on credit card debt right now. I bet that's the next industry to take a hit
  • I had an American Express card at age 18. My dad told me not to be an idiot with it. That was good advice.
  • I've never seen The Big Lebowski although everyone tells me I'd love it.
  • I slept through the whole night last night. I can't remember the last time that happened.
  • No one missed an opportunity to cash out more than Yahoo! About six months ago, Microsoft offered to buy the company for $33 a share. Yahoo! said no. Yesterday Yahoo!'s stock closed at $10.63
  • Ted Kennedy returned to the Senate yesterday accompanied by his wife. In more important news, I discovered his wife is pretty hot.
  • The Dallas DA, Craig Watkins, is one weird guy. From the Star Telegram this weekend: "Every night at 3 o’clock in the morning I wake up, and I wake [my wife] up and I say, 'You’ve got to make me feel better about all this.’ And so she talks to me and says it’s going to be all right. But it’s every night."
  • Woah, I was waking up at 3:00 a.m. for most of the summer

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like those flotation devices.

I bet Cuban, did it. Even though it is chump change for him, the Ticket pointed out that the Feds won't bring a case against you unless they are nearly positive they can get you, and Martha Stewart got in trouble for less than $50,000.

wordkyle said...

The horror of Jonestown is what can happen when tragically gullible people follow a charismatic leader who tells them what they want to hear, without any understanding of what his true intentions are.

Hey, wait a minute...

Anonymous said...

"...insider training thing..."
it's insider TRADING! Say it with me: tray-ding! Great, now here's your Scooby snack

"...cut down on the cases of homemade meth in Wise County."
Wow! You can buy that stuff by the case?

"I haven't had Kool Aid in 20 years. And I have never lead a congregation in a mass suicide."
Maybe not, but we bloggers have been drinking your version of Kool-Aid here for years. Black cherry...mmmm!

And that Dallas DA sounds like somebody you want entrusted with the criminal justice system of a major metro area, right? He gets a case of the frights every night and has to have mommy soothe him back to sleep.

Wordkyle - good one! Keep it coming

Anonymous said...

Isn't that what Martha Stewart did?

Anonymous said...

Weirdkyle - Karl Rove led gullible Christians (including Bush) down the same path.

Anonymous said...

Do you think she married Senator Kennedy for the money or for the sex? I'm not positive (sarcastically speaking) but I thought I would ask. I still believe JFK would be rolling over in his grave with some of Ted's stunts, comments and beliefs. And, before you all go jumpin on my arse, they did have a different point of view on a number of issues. Times were different when JFK was alive and that could be the difference but it's still true. I think JFK was assassinated because he was Catholic, a ladies man and suppossedly, had ties to the mob and J. Edgar Hoover didn't like it even though he was a drag queen. I don't believe his assassination had anything to do with his policies.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle....that made me laugh out loud!! Thanks for the morning giggle.

Anonymous said...

Martha got jail time for purgury even if Mark did it only a "fine" as long as he dosnt take it to the extream as did Martha

Anonymous said...

The one in the red shirt looks as if she is unhappy that the technician exceeded the psi rating.
The other two are nervously smiling, thinking "Please don't point those things at us. They might explode at any second."

Triple Fake Dr. 90210

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show you that whenever you are rich and have a professional driver....Mary Jo Kupechne was unavailable for comment.

wordkyle said...

855 - "Karl Rove"? Really?? You're really trying to equate Karl Rove with the words "charismatic leader?"
I would be absolutely fascinated if you could connect the dots that led you to react with "Karl Rove." Did you do it after giving it some thought, or was it just a reflexive response, after eight years of conditioning? (Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?)

Anonymous said...

wordkyle...EXCELLENT ANALOGY!! and I'm still laughing!

Anonymous said...

Who made you feel better about it at 3:00 a.m.?

Anonymous said...

A charasmatic Religious leader. A society cloked in religion who's ideas were based on religious doctorine. Sounds like the current Republican Party Base if you ask me. Here in Texas especially. Remember Phil King brings his bible to the House floor and to meetings. Please Wise County, DON'T DRINK THE KOOL-AID!

wordkyle said...

1057 - That "charismatic religious leader" would be whom? Republican leaders have been markedly devoid of charisma for quite a while. Who would you say is the last Republican leader anyone used the word "charisma" to describe? If you say "George W. Bush" you get a ROFL.

Anonymous said...

10:57 - do the Republicans sing hymns when King comes to visit?

Anonymous said...

Second pic, girl in red needs to be apprehended before she puts someone's eye out. Looks like girl in middle has a coozie without a beer in it, but if this is in Texas I guess it could be a snuff spit cup.

Buckwheat said...

MAAAAAjor league yabos!

Anonymous said...

1:36, girl's gotta keep her margarita cold. She mixed it up good b/c if she drank too many of the bottled, premixed ones she would get drunk and ask, "girl, what were you thinkin'?"

mzchief said...

The chick with the pink floaties, in the top photo is a LOT cuter than the chick with the red floaties in the bottom photo.

onmyway311 said...

I haven't been able to drink orange juice in 10 years thanks to one HELL of a disgusting chain email...

RPM said...

The Dude abides.

Anonymous said...

"Everynight at 3:00 in the morning"? Everymorning at 3:00 at night? You're right Skippy. This man is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Jonestown continues, but in subtle ways. Check out some church splits.

Thank God for the mainline churches who stay with Almighty God who is to be worshiped in spirit and truth.

Anonymous said...

6:46.....................

Slam your thumb in a car door. We'll both be closer to god.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Oh Sweet Sassy Molassy!!!

WOW!!! Now that is a World Class Banjo Tuner in the Red!

And drinking Shiner too no less!

*Speechless*

Anonymous said...

I know you are going to say I am nuts, but that lady in red is married to a friend of mine and they are original equipment

Anonymous said...

I call the top right one porcupine-that's what she'd look like if she had as many thangs sticking out of her as she's had stuck in her.

Anonymous said...

Now what was I thinking.....oh yeh..YOUR NUTS. There is no way a pair of bolt-on fun bags like that would be standing at such a level of attention, short of being in a totally wieghtless enviroment(ie. space shuttle cargo bay or the 747 NASA uses to train astronauts)without some visible, and elabarate I might add, grid of trusses and bracing.It would look like she had an erector set in her shirt. Also noticed your "friends" old lady might be playing for the other team. She sure has got those things shoved it the chick in the middles face.