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1.12.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I thought about The Judds the other day.
  • The Travel Channel should be called Guys Eating Fatty Food All Over The World Channel.
  • I slept too much this weekend. Post-Christmas depression? Oh, yeah.
  • Why I don't bet on sports: Arizona beat Carolina.
  • One of the most fascinating things I've read and which I'm planning on doing: The Master Cleanser program. It's 10 days of nothing but drinking a combination of lemon juice and maple syrup with, and get this, a nightly "cleansing drink" of sea salt water. The Dallas Observer's Richie Whitt (the best writer in the metroplex) is doing it and giving a daily update here. The program's web site is here.
  • Finally finished In Bruges (after about a three month break). It's great.
  • I've always thought the Golden Globes was a better program than the Academy Awards, but I totally forgot about it last night.
  • The term "Information Super Highway" first appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in 1993?
  • North Texas' football program is in shambles after its QB announces he is leaving. "When you spend the amount of time with someone like we did with Giovanni, it’s disheartening," coach Todd Dodge said. "We will be fine, but it’s confusing, to say the least." Should have stayed at Southlake.
  • Clint Eastwood is overrated.
  • The Rangers want to move Michael Young from shortstop to third baseman. He says, "no way" and asks to be traded. That's a fine team player.
  • WBAP's Hal Jay asked whether the Texas/OU basketball game tonight is as big as the October football game. Really. He did.

31 comments:

chupacabra said...

Information superhighway-

I've read that it actually went back to the early 80s in a Newsweek article as far as being seen in print but, didn't Al Gore actually coin the phrase before that even in a speech somewhere?

If only we had some kind of tool conveniently at our fingertips that essentially distilled the sum of human knowledge to answer these vexing puzzles?

Anonymous said...

Every actor or actress is considered overrated by someone. But to be overrated, one has to be highly rated by another critic. That's entertainment!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Judds, I tuned in to the last half of "Bugs" on satellite the other night; Ashley was in it. Damn, was that one weird flick. I'll try to catch the first part as soon as I can. Oh, that reminds me, I'm almost out of Reynolds Wrap.

Anonymous said...

Michael Young has moved positions several times in the past. He moved to second to accomodate A Rod, he moved back after he left. All were at the request of management. He committed 11 errors last year and was one of the only defensive bright spots on a horrible defensive team. They asked him to move to third so that they can bring in a cat that committed 32 errors in 90 something games in Frisco. I'd asked to be traded too. I can't stand baseball. But I have always thought Michael Young was a great player. Yeah, he's getting old in baseball years, but John Daniels has run this thing into the ground and now he's starting to dig. I bet they draw the least amount of fans to the ballpark in history this year. I know it's only January, but the Ranger's are only days away from being mathmatically eliminated. Please get here quick college football. For the love of all things good and pure, get here quickly.

Anonymous said...

When you drink the sea salt water on the Master Cleanse, stay close to home!!

Anonymous said...

"North Texas' football program is in shambles after its QB announces he is leaving. "When you spend the amount of time with someone like we did with Giovanni, it’s disheartening," coach Todd Dodge said. "We will be fine, but it’s confusing, to say the least." Should have stayed at Southlake."

I am sure that he is kicking himself right now. He could have stayed at Southlake and continued to win State Championships and gotten everything from the district that he wants. Now it is a battle to just win a single game at UNT.

The one that I really feel sorry for is his son Riley. He had a promising career with a scholarship offer to Texas, but made the decision to drop it and follow his dad to UNT. I believe that, if he had stayed with Texas, he would be the one we would be talking about taking over for Colt when he graduates next year.

Anonymous said...

BG, go ahead and try the Master Cleanser. It might clean your colon (and perhaps your brain too) about Clint Eastwood.

Nope, he is not overated. Just extremely talented and getting better with age.

Anonymous said...

The rangers didn't aks Michael Young to move to third they told him if we wants to be a part of the club, he is going to play third. Thats what i would do move my gold glove short stop to third for a kid who doesnt filed very good but can run real fast. Michael deserves to play for a team that will win.

I hate the rangers now

You may call me Your Majesty. In fact, I insist. said...

Ever since I discovered your blog I have considered it the hub of the information super highway, bubear. ;)

The Prawn said...

Good thing the Rangers have no fans to get upset at management for trying to strong arm the face the franchise in another position change.

Anonymous said...

Dude, drink a bottle of Magnesium citrate and one of the small bottles of fleets phosho soda followed by a large bottle of gatorade. Over the next few days alternate OJ, gatorade and water to keep the electrolytes and hydration up. This should not be done very often but, it's effective- if it's in there it will come out after this, no retarded 'cleansing program' needed (and this surgeon approved method will cost you about 4 bucks not including drinks). I can report personally seeing X rays, video scopes of entire digestive tracks and scans of abdomens that are totally clear of any visible stool following this technique- if it's not there it's not there. There really is something to be said though for 'spring cleaning' as the old timers called it- you'll feel better and possibly help ward off, cancer and some inflammatory bowel processes. I've also had patients report chronic back and abdominal pain being relieved with this method. Start taking a psyllium based fiber product from once a week to once a day after your butt has stopped exploding.

Most Americans will also benefit from a multi vitamin and a B vitamin daily also.

Finally, drink your 6-8 glasses of H2o a day and you'll be good to hook- G.

Signed Double Fake LLFTLODQ Surgeon General

Anonymous said...

Telling my age, but we need some Hal Jay, Dick Siegel, Bill Mack back on WBAP..Ah the good ol'days.

Anonymous said...

Not a Baseball fan but my opinion on the Rangers is Tom Hicks doesn't and never will want to put a lot of money into the team. The Rangers have never had depth in the bullpen because Hicks doesn't want to pay for it. I've heard, in the past, a number of times, the only real reason Hicks has the Rangers is a tax right-off, he cares nothing about baseball and his first love is Hockey. Not to offend anyone in their mid-thirties but I'm still somewhat perplexed as to how a guy in his mid-thirties can know so much about baseball, proper trades, management on a very high level and Professional Baseball as a whole. Who knows maybe this young fella ia a baseball genius but if that was the case you'd think they would be doing a lot better than they are. Who knows, better yet, who cares.

Anonymous said...

you obviously know nothing about Michael Young or the Rangers... how GM Jon Daniels still has a job boggles the mind.

Dodgeball said...

Michael Young was asked to consider a move so they could bring one of the top rated prospect in pro baseball up. Young doesn't have to move but everyone believes it will help the team. Who knows?

Maybe seeing another QB with Dodge on the back of his jersey convinced the guy to move along.

Anonymous said...

I saw in the Update where there was a big beer party in Cottondale
Do you think it was that Cult church in Paradise trying to get more youths to come and I think Momma Bull was the one who was arrested

Im just saying

Anonymous said...

Think Michael Young is a good role model for my son that loves baseball and hope he stays. Rangers should rethink their moves. Jon Daniels needs to be moved somewhere else.

I loves me some Clint Eastwood and can't wait to go see Gran Torino!!!

Anonymous said...

looking at the records of both OU an tu...makes for an exciting game anyway. Boomer?


~TaN OU FaN

Casual Observer said...

Well, the only thing to be said for Dick Siegel is he was appropriately named. He was more full of himself than Mzchief.

What a douche bag.

Anonymous said...

We used to call it the Cottondale Jam and the Diamond Rose Band would play it was a big deal (for Cottondale) in the late 70's. Anybody else remember it?

Anonymous said...

i tried that master diet it is sooo nasty it made me sick and i also had to special order the syrup..you cant just find that anywhere, and the tea was special order too.

Anonymous said...

Great News! Israel pulls out of Gaza- swears if Gaza IS pregnant can't be Israels.

Anonymous said...

If the Palestinians don't like being attacked by the Israelis maybe they should have thought of that before becoming filty Arabs!

Anonymous said...

Did you know that the Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?

Anonymous said...

Wunder if the cleanse thing can help the flat-chested Supergirl, damn, she's like a 10-year-old boy?

Fake Greggo

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Diamond Rose!
if only I was at that age. you know I don't think I would change a thing - but try a few more things maybe

Anonymous said...

The Diamond Rose was outstanding! It also brings back memories of Head Lake, another great party place. Cops would have busted Head Lake wide open under today's standards. Thank goodness that Shotgun Fellers and the rest cut us a little slack.

Anonymous said...

There's a place called Coxsacke New York.

That should ansswer a few things.

Anonymous said...

Her chest isn't very "Super".

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:37 that's hillarious

Anonymous said...

spent a little time at head lake now it is part of the D bar H ranch or what is left of it I remember one night when the "law" showed up and the son of the man that owned it ran them off those were the days...