6.01.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Jimmy Johnson was at the invitation only grand opening of the new Cowboys' Stadium? I didn't see that on TV at all.
  • After four months of receiving Texas Monthly as a Christmas present, I'm hooked.
  • A shocking reminder in last week's issue of Newsweek, covering our history with Iran, about a story I had completely forgotten about: "January 20, 1981: The Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down an Iranian airliner it had mistaken for a fighter jet, killing 290 passenger." Edit: Someone pointed out the date is incorrect. That's probably my mistake and not Newsweek's.
  • "Drag Me To Hell" may be the worst movie ever. After seeing some great reviews and learning the director had some street cred, I checked it out. I can't begin to tell you how much I hated it. Then I was also stunned to see it was rated PG-13.
  • The Cowboy scout that was paralyzed in the pavilion collapse . . . . I wonder what this morning is like for him.
  • Plaid shorts have made a comeback. I last owned some in the late 1980s.
  • Jim Carey = Not Funny.
  • Pink is now synonymous with breast cancer awareness. The color, not the singer.
  • I walked out of a restaurant on Friday, got in the family truckster, turned the key, and .... nothing. Battery dead. After trying a variety of options, I ended up walking 1 1/2 miles. Nice night though.
  • Kate, of Kate and My Beaten Down Husband Make 8, is in a bikini. Hey, now.
  • Extreme Makeover, Home Edition is kind of a tear jerker, isn't it?
  • The Rangers won 20 games in May. That's the most in team history.
  • I think I've got a friend who is bipolar.
  • The last survivor of the Titanic died this weekend. She was looking pretty old when she climbed up on that rail in the movie.
  • I kid.
  • The MTV Music Awards were last night and they had a bit on "Real mean walk away from explosions in slow motion without looking back." Funny.
  • And, man, the crowd went completely bonkers over that Twilight guy. (Who, by the way, doesn't seem all that bright.)
  • And the most awkward moment of the night: Miley Cyrus' acceptance speech: "I wanna thank God, helloooooo!" Wow.
  • An Air France jet with 228 people on board is officially "missing" this morning after last being tracked over the Atlantic. World famous aviation expert Ann Curry speculates that it might be a lightening strike. Yep, that happens all the time.

41 comments:

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Ummm, the USS Vincennes incident was in July 1988, not January 1981.

Of course, you are talking about Newsweek, not surprising.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/flight801/stories/july88crash.htm

Anonymous said...

gee, i think i'm pibolar!!

Anonymous said...

Dead car battery, interwebs problems...I told you last week not to antagonize the gas pumps. But would you listen? Nooooo! Now the chickens have gone home to Capistrano, or something like that. Plane going down in WC is just the beginning. Thanks for signing mankind's death warrant, dude

Kate doesn't look bad considering she's had two multiple births. Now if she would just stop talking...And I don't even watch that show she's on

The last Titanic survivor reminds me of a bit from stand-up comic Greg Giraldo:
"Get in the boat, Rose! Get in the !@#$ boat!"
"You never draw me naked anymore!"

I also saw the great reviews for the Drag Me To Hell movie. But it doesn't matter how great the story or the director is, if that genre isn't your cup of tea, it won't matter

Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of the brown trash.

David said...

Love Texas Monthly. The wife and I have already booked our trip to the Wildcatter Ranch on page 134.

Most anticipated part of the trip for me? Passing through the BSG area on the way. (Well, that may be overstated a wee bit but I'll wave as I go by)

Anonymous said...

Texas Monthly is one of the best publications out there. I can't believe that you just discovered it. Excellent writers,

Anonymous said...

Are those Johns "Nuts" in that little green bucket she's carrying around? She probably thinks they'll make good Shark bait!!

moma247 said...

Kate looks good thanks to a free tummy tuck from a viewer with a plastic surgeon for a husband. Must be nice to get free plastic surgery...

KRP said...

The most awkward moment of the MTV awards was definitely Sasha Baron Cohen's nuts in Eminem's Face. That guys must have a death wish.

McIntosh said...

I don't know if Susan G. Komen championed the color pink for breast cancer research or if they found it that way but they definatly support it.

Speaking of which this will be my second year participating in the 3 day 60 mile walk to raise funds for the Komen foundation. My team is: Back From Iraq to Save Your Rack!
http://the3day.org/goto/mcintosh

Anonymous said...

The only issue I have with the Home makeover show is that it sure seems like they could help more people out if they didn't build them each a mansion.

tweetybird said...

Bipolar you say? Takes one to know one!

Anonymous said...

Those air line passengers to Brazil probably had an easy time getting their visas, we soon won't be able to use mail to the consulate in Houston!

chupacabra said...

What is that Jon and Kate chick angling for- want to be a movie star?
I want to start calling her Crazy Kate.
Looking good though for having 97 eleven hundred children.

wordkyle said...

Texas Monthly is a great magazine once you get past the metro/hill country-centric point of view and the Liberal propaganda. And the 200 pages of ads.

Anonymous said...

I doubt there's an airliner with more than 1000 hours in service that hasn't been struck by lightning. It happens daily Anne.

Anonymous said...

How does the human body do that? She had two multiple births and she still looks good in a bikini?! Go Kate!

Anonymous said...

I'd hit it!

Anonymous said...

9:33 excellent point.

10:07 it's called plastic surgery.

Anonymous said...

>How does the human body do that? She had two multiple births and she still looks good in a bikini?! Go Kate!

It's called plastic surgery. She got it for free.

msmaureen said...

I want free plastic surgery!!

Anonymous said...

Barry, I can't believe you have'nt posted anything about your president's $24,000 date night this past weekend. These tax and spend dems are friggin unbelievable! But, I really do appreciate the sacrifices the first family is making.

Anonymous said...

I am addicted to Jon and Kate Plus 8; watch it all the time. I think they have a great deal going, getting free surgeries, vacations, etc. and i think it was BRILLIANT of them to accept the deal to do the show. Jon's an ass for cheating on his wife. sure, all the media attention is hard, but he should've considered the cost when he was raking in all the free stuff. He needs to grow up and be a man and stop cheating and go back to his wife and kids. Yes, Kate's bossy, but hey, he has to have someone tell him what to do....never knew a man who didn't!

Anonymous said...

I think the Twilight guy is horribly ugly. I just can't see what the young girls see in him! As for the home makeover, show, it's sappy and waaaay too sentimental for me. I stopped watching it because they were too sappy and emotional...just don't CARE!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the folks who get a house for free can afford the increased property taxes on the big new home?

Gal on the right in the pic looks nice...angry pirate?
The gal on the left looks okay, except...her forehead is so big she could lease it out for advertising space!

Anonymous said...

Man, just any post by Wordkyle is just a kick in the nuts. Always has to insert some point about the liberals.

I bet it would suck to get cornered at a party with him going on and on about the liberals and democrats - ya know, all the tax and spending they do. And that they want to take your guns. And how they want to take religion out of schools. And how the climate change is just made up. And how they want to kill unborn babiies. Yada yada yada.

Give it a break man. If we wanted to hear Rush Limbaugh we would turn on the radio.

Anonymous said...

I, too, wonder about the new homes they build for these poor schmucks. I doubt they can afford the taxes, plus they build these nice homes in the midst of ghettos, creating a big mess. I also have wondered if the new "owners" aren't a target for theft, since the neighborhoods are trashy and poor. The whole concept bothers me a bit, not to mention that these gorgeous homes will probably be trashed as well in a year or so, since the folks obviously couldn't keep up the tiny homes they had!

wordkyle said...

147 - I must say, I was feeling a little tired and down after a hard morning. Then I read your response and I perked right up. It makes me snort with laughter that someone would try to define my whole life by my comments on this blog.

P.S. Put frozen peas on the nards to reduce swelling. In the package, of course.

RPM said...

You just discovered Texas Monthly?

I've been reading it since the '80s. The thing used to be thick as a volume of World Book Encyclopedia.

Jarhead said...

Kate = Jiffy Pop.

Trim that thing up, would ya?

Anonymous said...

I think I've got a friend who is bipolar.

I know her too and,.........she definately is!

Anonymous said...

1:17PM

After watching the show about 3 times, I knew the marriage wouldn't last because Kate demeans John and she does it in public no less.

He is a man and she should be her husband's girlfriend. I am certain she didn't act like that when they were dating.

The reality show was a good idea to try to support all of those kids but the price is too high...the destruction of their family.

Kate cares more about being right then keeping her family together...sad

Anonymous said...

Word does the Rush Limbaugh trick: Make a joke out of something that is really true. Like when Rush talks about his "Zombies" like a joke and we know he has'em. Ha Ha.

Anonymous said...

Well so much for for passing the TAKS test. I thought there was just one, on the North, and one on the South. Not too on each end.

Anonymous said...

Newsmax.com is a great thing to read also, if you can get around all that liberal propaganda they write. Other than that, it is a great read.

wordkyle said...

That's twice you guys have mentioned Rush Limbaugh. Do y'all ever listen to anything else?

Interesting that one comment regarding TM's Liberal bias rattled your cages so. Not the fact that Texas Monthly has a Liberal bias, but the fact that I mentioned it, is what apparently bothers you. By your silence, I gather that my other comments were acceptable to you?

soz said...

you punk. i read that whole article about "rose" thinking she really was in the movie...then i read your next blurb. it's ok, though. my heart will go on.

Anonymous said...

TAKS results are in-any preliminary data on area schools? Lewisville ISD projects 4 exemplary high schools and 2 recognized high schools. I smell a rat. Not on the part of LISD, but the state.

For the past several years there have been fewer than 10 5A regular high schools (NOT magnet/gifted and talented high schools) in the entire state that were exemplary.

Anonymous said...

In 2008 4 "regular" 5A high schools were ranked exemplary IN THE ENTIRE STATE. Hmmmm...

Anonymous said...

Yes, we listen to all the real news. Hugh Hewitt, Davis, Dr. Slutgenzer, Lars, Medved, Savage, Wells report, Etc. blah and so forth, but you are the real deal. You and Rush have a lot in common. Hot air out of both ends flowing into the atmosphere as information, belched gas and fartie fragrance expelled with extreme winger force for the right. You are both the face of the Republican party. Rush with his cigar, you with your whatever. You are such a Yankee sounding ass, I am happy that you used "ya'll" in your comment. You are the real GOP deal. If only the people running the country thought like you did, we would be in a real pile of shit.

wordkyle said...

"Yankee sounding"??