The Campaign For DA


Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Best role of judge in any movie:Fred Gwynne in My Cousin Vinny
  • I finally got my fence/gate repaired. There's quite a bit of satisfaction in doing something like that.
  • I'm back to watching The Wire and I'm up to Season 3. It's still great.
  • Idiocracy #1: Transformers 2 opens up the weekend with $201 million in box office receipts.
  • Idiocracy #2: The Oxygen Channel has a new "reality" show for fat people who dance called "Dance You Ass Off."
  • Any high school girl that thinks getting pregnant would be romantic needs to check out MTV's "16 and Pregnant."
  • Cops raided a gay club in Fort Worth on Saturday night and arrested a few folks for public intoxication. The clubs in downtown and at Northside must have been drunk-free that night.
  • I was not familiar with "I Survived" on The Biography Channel but a faithful reader told me that Episode 5 was about Fort Worth lawyer Jerry Wood who ran off a road in Palo Pinto County in 2006. He had been in Decatur earlier that day.
  • I continue to be suspicious of anyone who brags about their marriage. (I'm seeing more and more of it.)
  • I missed this last week: A Texas lawyer gets arrested on his way to a murder trial.
  • I tried to watch the USA/Brazil soccer final but decided that it had the excitement level of baseball.
  • I won't be upset if swindler Bernard Madoff gets 50 years today.
  • Michael Jackson's full time physician is probably sweating right now. And his lawyer out of Houston was on Fox, CNN, and The Today Show this morning.
  • I had forgotten how much Janet Jackson sounds like Michael.
  • And I rarely listen to Kidd Kraddick, but I caught him this morning doing a pretty good defense of Jackson against the pedophile allegations.
  • I've already registered for the White Rock Half Marathon and Fort Worth Half Marathon. (Last year I waited too late for the White Rock and now Fort Worth is going to put limits in place for the first time.)
  • Fox News is all up in arms over an energy bill that was narrowly passed in the House on Friday.
  • Billy Mays dies over the weekend. I'll be honest. I watch a lot of TV. Way too much. But I can't say I've ever seen a Billy Mays infomercial.
  • Weekend shocking news: One wreck in Oklahoma claims 10 lives.
  • Ran by the NFL Channel last night and they were replaying the last game in Texas Stadium. Who scored the last Cowboys' touchdown? Terrell Owens.
  • And I got to see Wade Phillips look confused on the sideline. So we've got that to look forward to this year.