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