4.13.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • The new presidential dog, Bo, is from Wise County? Yep. Edit: Boyd to be exact.
  • It's almost impossible to watch a golf tournament on TV because I get beaten down with some spare guy yelling, "Get in the hole!"
  • Master's thought: I felt sorry for the Kenny Perry blowing the lead, and I liked the crazy look of Japanese golfer Shingo Katayama.
  • Question in Parade magazine: Who takes care of OJ Simpson's kids while he is in prison? No one. They are now 23 and 20.
  • You can't blame a reporter for referring to Montague County as "mont-a-gyou" since that's probably the way it should be pronounced.
  • The shooting of the pirates sounds more exciting than most action movies. Edit: I just heard the surviving pirate is 16 years old. Really?
  • The "feel good" video of the day yesterday came from a British show involving Simon Cowell.
  • One of the best things about Easter is seeing little kids all dressed up.
  • Ann Curry's twitter page makes her even more annoying. And I didn't think that was possible.
  • Step Brothers didn't do much for me. There were a couple of funny moments, but that's about it.
  • Yesterday my mom gave me an incredible scrap book of newspaper clippings from my years as DA in the 1990s. It's amazing. I had no idea she kept all that stuff.
  • Kurt Cobain has a son (or so a TV show casually mentioned yesterday)?
  • The new Hannah Montana movie was #1 at the box office over the weekend. That kid just prints money.
  • I saw someone's foundation being repaired over the weekend. I don't think I've ever seen that before, and it looked like a total beating.
  • The most confusing Google Street View shot ever. (Thanks, Keith.)

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you don't like Ann Curry in the first place, why on earth would you check out her twitter page?!

"Mon-taig" is the Texas pronunciation of "mont-a-gyou". We all know that. But then, nobody outside Texas pronounces Bowie correctly. It's "Boo-ee" not "Bo-wee"

Funny thing about the "Get in the hole!" comments. Yesterday, for some reason, my mom turned on the TV and started watching the tournament (mostly because she doesn't have cable/dish, and nothing else was on). When my brother showed up, he started making sport of it. After some of the shots he would beat the spare guy to it, startling everybody with his outbursts of feigned enthusiasm. I got in on the act by yelling "Get in the hole, Anthill!" (Angel Cabrera)
Several of you will get that last part and just...laugh!
You're welcome
And Angel Cabrera sounds like he should be a baseball player, not a golfer. What up?

wordkyle said...

That neighborhood in Pittsburgh worked with Google to set up a whole series of crazy street views for the Google map. I think there's a garage band, a carnival and a viking battle in there somewhere.

And "Britain's Got Talent" has a lot of heartwarming stories. They do a good job with that show.

Anonymous said...

My mother gave me a Banjo.

Anonymous said...

Wreck on 287 (south bound lanes) just north of Decatur. Anyone have any info on it? NOTHING in the up-to-date about it.

Anonymous said...

Kurt Cobain doesn't have a son, only a daughter. Frances Bean Cobain.

Anonymous said...

Is there a Capulet county?

Anonymous said...

That is nice that your Mom made a scrapbook of those DA years. You will enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to know that Curry doesn't know how to properly use "it's".

"Iran accepts invite from US and other major powers to talks on it's nuclear program."

Just in case she corrects it.

Anonymous said...

Let's see now... the kid from Decatur averaged 18 points and 6 rebounds a game; the kid from Bridgeport averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds a game. The Decatur kid is named the player of the year. Unbiased Bob and the Decatur Messenger strikes again!

Anonymous said...

Where are all of the Obama hater's comments on the Navy's rescue of the ship captain and the killing of 3 pirates?

However, like our torture of captives, this event may increase our sailors' risks in the future. I hope a coordinated international effort can be created to eliminate these pirates.

Anonymous said...

I just heard the surviving pirate is 16 years old. Really?

Oh, man, those pirates are gonna be in big trouble over child labor laws! They're also risking a huge fine from OSHA. Don't they know you can't use a 16 year-old to operate machinery? And don't even get me started on a minor handling a weapon.
In the pirates' defense, though, if you want quality pirate booty, the younger the better
*rimshot*

Bigwillie02 said...

@ 9:11

Right on

Let's talk about the cheerleading scandal.

Anonymous said...

You can eliminate "these pirates", but you can't eliminate piracy. Whenever there is opportunity and lawlessness on the high seas, piracy will continue. Perhaps if we threw billions of dollars at the problem in the form of handouts, they would stop stealing other people's money. It still wouldn't be an honest living, but shipping could continue unmolested.

Equating torture with hostage rescue is a bit of a stretch. In this case, at least, the prospect of a death penalty can be a strong deterrent
I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

No, a Capulet County would just lead to a bunch of fussin' 'n' a-feudin'
And we've already got that right here in one county!

Anonymous said...

totally agree with the 'get in the hole' bit. stupid.

Anonymous said...

PWD not the best choice for an inside dog, particularly when it's basically living inside a museum.

Anonymous said...

The new presidential dog, Bo, is from Wise County? Yep. Edit: Boyd to be exact.

Breaking News!! Wise County Republican Womens charter to be revoked!!

Anonymous said...

Go ahead, 9:36...talk about the cheerleading scandal. We keep hearing there's one, but no one elaborates. Go ahead.

Anonymous said...

Appears to be a tops optional beach.

Anonymous said...

I LOVED the japanese golfer's outfit. There is nothing hotter than a guy in a pink shirt, a straw cowboy hat and some low riders! He was HOT!!!

Anonymous said...

10:14 - hey, don't leave us hanging - what about the holy Republican women's charter? Will Phil the King be here to bless the change?

8:18 - what about Ch "eye" co for Chico?

I've heard that one plenty of times.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm anxious to hear about the "Cheerleading Scandal"

wordkyle said...

As much as I oppose Obama's policies, he gets a thumbs up from me for this episode. He got the only result that wouldn't come back on him politically. As for pirates retaliating -- pfft. They climb aboard unarmed vessels with automatic weapons and demand ransom. That kind of business ought to involve a bit of risk, don't you think? When they realize that their own lives are in jeopardy because of their actions, they might back off. They use the threat of retaliation as blackmail to discourage resistance.

As for Obama's dog, let's hope the Wise county breeder doesn't get the same treatment as the breeder who provided Biden his dog. PETA can't resist attacking those who can't fight back. (While killing thousands of animals themselves.)

Anonymous said...

I've never heard anybody pronounce it Ch"eye"co.
Sounds like something folks in Cull-ee-fornia would say. Isn't there also a Chico out there? Dang furriners (and by that I mean non-native Texans) are creeping up on us like kudzu is taking over the South!
I have heard it sometimes called "Chick-o" instead of "Cheek-o". My grandfather used to call it that. Good ol' Pop! RIP

I think 10:14 is just throwing out a one-liner there. That the WCR Womens' group would let anybody think that the county had ANY nasty old Democrats in it, not to mention a presidential dog donor - heaven forbid!

Anonymous said...

I heard that a freshman made varsity cheerleader @ B.port. When varsity should only consist of juniors and seniors. Oh and the freshman happens to be the cheerleading sponsors daughter. :0

Anonymous said...

I get beaten down with all the sanctimonious golf crap they keep throwing out each year, the same tired-head stories of old ass golfers, stupid ass names of holes (yellow jasmine, flowering crab apple), dumbass Butler Cabin and Green Jacket talk. Any guy that looks forward to parking his ass in front of the TV for 6 hours to watch this is effing gay.

Anonymous said...

The Cheerleading scandal is old news now, that's been weeks ago!

Anonymous said...

anon 9:11 - i think the girl MVP as from bport, so how does that make the wcm bias? hmmmmm, you must be kin to the bport boy. bwt, your bport boy was the only kid in bport that scored this year, that decatur kid had to score all his points along with another kid that scored a bunch, so his points were hard to get.
thank gawd my boy goes to boyd, we dont get our underwear in a bunch over stuff like that. believe it or not, this stuff won't make your a kid a better man 10 years from now.

Anonymous said...

cheerleading scandal? SWEET!

will it be on Lifetime?

Anonymous said...

Cheerleading: Does their rule limit varsity cheerleaders to Jr.s & Sr.s? If not - what's the big deal? If so, it would seem to be breaking "rules." So what are the criteria for cheerleading?

Anonymous said...

I'm not real versed in cheerleading protocol, but the sponsor doesn't determine who gets picked for the team, do they? Are you saying it was a political decision to appease the sponsor? Does anyone really care?

And 1:04 - for somebody beaten down with all the golf crap, you sure do seem to know a lot of the lingo
"...stupid ass names of holes..."
That's funny right there, I don't care who you are
Managed to get "old ass, stupid ass, and dumbass", among others, into his post. Cl"ass"ic!

Anonymous said...

I'm not too versed on the Cheerleading protocol either, but I believe the Sponsor has nothing at all to do with who gets picked. So, I would assume that if she has nothing to do with who gets picked, then she also has nothing to do with who's on Varsity or JV. It probably has to do with the judges scores.
I know sometimes us Moms believe our kids are the best, but sometimes you have to let it pass and go with the flow.

Anonymous said...

Good gawd, I'm glad I was sitting down.......Wordy just said something I agree with......the PETA comment.

Anonymous said...

The google map looks just like any other street map. Why the belly aching?

Anonymous said...

"I just heard the surviving pirate is 16 years old."

Just let the newness of the rescue wear off and the liberals will be talking about how the shooting was unnecessary and about how the pirates did not have any ammunition left in their guns and how bad America is.

Oh, probably they won't go that route because Obama is President. Sort of like how Clinton sent Americans to Bosnia without any criticism from the liberals.

Anonymous said...

1:50 pm

I'm not related in any way to the kid from Bridgeport. The girls player of the year was from Bridgeport. Is that supposed to be a factor? Bridgeport and Decatur are supposed to get one each? My point is Biased Bob and the Decauter Messenger claim to be the Wise County sports reporter and newspaper. Sorry but there is too much evidence to the contrary. Even someone from Boyd should be able to figure this out.

Anonymous said...

6:49 go soak your head. Let us see if any of your wild-shit O'Reilly statements come true.

Anonymous said...

Pic: That's what I'm talking about...

Obama vs. the Pirates: Gets a thumbs up from this conservative. I think Barry O was visited, in Dickensian style, by the future ghost of Jimmy Carter's past (Tehran '79). Whatever his motivation, they 'got 'er done'.

James Earl Carter shoulda had Navy Seals in his canoe to protect from that rabbit...

Anonymous said...

Other nearby towns let freshmen on varsity, too. Is that so uncommon?