7.03.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I get a kick out of John Wiley Price needling Dallas County DA Craig Watkins who whines about having to cut his budget like everyone else. "OK. Whatever. If they haven't learned in all this time how to manage it, then maybe they are not the right people for the job."
  • Bucket List Wish: Watching a couple of tennis matches at Wimbledon.
  • Speaking of, I'm watching Roger Federer in the semi-finals right now. He's probably the greatest player ever and most people wouldn't recognize him on the streets.
  • My Costa Rica trip, now planned for January, is coming closer to fruition.
  • I never use the word "fruition."
  • There's over 100 hours of Michael Jackson rehearsing for the upcoming tour? Hello, documentary. And the little footage released so far is great.
  • And if the production company owns the rights to that footage, it'll make more off of it (once slickly produced) than the concert would have ever brought in.
  • And the Jackson/Production Company contract had to be broad enough to cover the splitting of profits from "any and all reproductions, rebroadcasts, or use of video footage" of the concert or rehearsal. Right? Maybe.
  • Good weather for Lake Bridgeport this weekend: Hot with little wind. (High winds can ruin a day on the lake quicker than anything else.)
  • I finally found the Jacksons movie on VH1 -- it's five hours long!!
  • Eleven horses die in Parker County because of no water.
  • It's a holiday for me. I was jogging outside at 7:00 a.m. (It was a combination of I can't sleep late, and I wanted to get it over with. The heat, even at that time, is brutal.)
  • After my home Internet nightmare from a couple of weeks ago, everything is fine now.
  • Being good at Guitar Hero = Kinda Cool. Being World Champion of Guitar Hero = Spare.
  • Ted Nugent is on the cover of Texas Monthly in connection with the magazine's lead article. Either he's got a Red Neck act going on or he's just a Red Neck. Either way, I'm not a big fan.
  • The ol' U.S. turns 233 tomorrow. Anybody else remember celebrating the Bicentennial which seemed like yesterday?

24 comments:

wordkyle said...

HB, America! (But the old lady's not aging well. Many of Tocqueville's fears are coming true, particularly with the recent ascendancy of the prejudices of the ignorant.)

Anonymous said...

233 yrs old. And still counting.

It would be sorta fun to visit with Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin to get their take on what they created.

First glance they would be shocked.
Second glance their wisdom in providing for "checks and balances" as well as allowance for change/evolution is incredible and I think they would "high fiving" their success.

Anonymous said...

Trust me on this one. Nugent really is a Redneck. One of the main reasons that he moved to Texas was because the state went Red in the early 90s and GWB became Guv'ner. Someone would have eventually stuffed that big gun up his posterior if he'd stayed in Michigan so he came down to the land of Guns and Gun lovers. Still can't figure out how he landed around Austin though. It's still one of the most liberal cities in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Do kids know that there are such things as REAL guitars and drums? I banged on pots with wooden spoons when I was a kid, so it's just bizarre to see people in Best Buy lined up to hit plastic discs pretending to play drums, and all they make is "thap thap thap thap thap thap" noise.

Anonymous said...

The Nuge for President of Texas!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the RFMT in that dress as Lady Liberty.

God Bless America!

Anonymous said...

11 horses die. check the caregiver for alcohol or drug abuse. those addicts tend to forget taking care of anyone or anything but themselves. Awful.

LandShark 5150 said...

Texas went red?
That would be Waco area for the Nuge's stomping grounds. He still lives part time in Michigan. Has a family farm there.
And Big Barry, men don't listen to the Jonas Brothers.
Trust me on this -- RIGHT.

Anonymous said...

Ted donates a lot of the game he takes to the poor.

Anonymous said...

After spending a couple of hours on the lake yesterday watching two police officers in a boat pull over random wake boarders and ski boats, I got to thinking.

What is the protocol for an officer leading up to stopping a boat on the water. Do they have to suspect something? Can they just randomly pull anyone over similar to on a highway?

Anyone, anyone??

Anonymous said...

Yes, I surely do remember celebrating the bicentennial "yesterday!" I remember being out at the Wise Co reunion and there was a lighted
"200" sign propped upon the pavilion. That can't really have been 33 years ago could it????? Wow, life is short!

Anonymous said...

SORRY B.G. but Ted is more MAN then you!!! Iam just saying

Anonymous said...

Differences aside, all who blog here, have a safe, happy, healthy, bang up, darn good Quatro de Juli!! That goes for liberal weenies also.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the limp wristed, unarmed liberal weenie try to shove Nuge's big gun up his posterior. Surely they ain't that stupid.

Anonymous said...

11:43, that's a good question that I would like answered also.

I just purchased a boat this summer and have been to Lake Bridgeport several times so far.

And yes, I like to have adult beverages when I'm on the lake, so....Barry? Any answers???

Name that movie... said...

I dated that woman in the pic.....I took her out to a nice seafood dinner and never called her back.

Anonymous said...

1976.....I remember the party..on the courthouse square.

BG...I challenge you to find some photos of women with non-surgically altered body parts. The silicon parts on all these chicks is disturbing. I dare say no men put that much artificial material in their stuff to delight the women....do they?

Anonymous said...

How could you like Nugent Barry? He's your polar opposite. (One of you is living in Bizarro World - Hint: it ain't the one you think it is)

Anonymous said...

2:07, you GO man!!

Anonymous said...

That would be 1956.

Anonymous said...

2:07, I was there, on the courthouse square too....along with the cop nicknamed "Shotgun?" (was that it?) WILD celebration going on there with guns fired into the air that night...and LOTS of drunk teens. :-/

Anonymous said...

July 4,Bicenntenial?? 1976, Somehow I was lucky enough to be at Disneyland to see the largest fireworks display in the world at the time. Seeing the fireworks in front of that castle and a live orchestra keeping time with the fireworks was something I will never forget. I was 23 at the time. Several years later, I buried my dad on July 4th, kind of a bittersweet holiday,but I am still very proud of our forefathers who have fought for and kept our great nation independent!!!

Anonymous said...

Huge Nug Fan, you are a liberal weenie BG.

Anonymous said...

If Ted donated the money it cost him to donate that game he harvests, might have more of an impact.