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7.23.2009

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • The Star-Telegram has an article today on Machine Gun Kelly and how he held a kidnap victim on a ranch near Paradise. Anyone know where that ranch is?
  • I want a nickname like "Machine Gun."
  • If Erin Andrews and ESPN had never acknowledged the nude video of her on the Internet, 99% of us would never have heard about it. Now I'm not sure there heavy handed approach isn't a publicity mechanism.
  • But, man, she's hot.
  • I saw a new Camaro at a gas station in Decatur yesterday. Pretty good looking.
  • And the Update says a Camaro was involved in a fatal accident last night.
  • Conan O'Brien made a joke last night with the punch line being about Spencer Pratt. How many people got that? I didn't.
  • Lee Greenwood's ballad about America includes the line, "I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free." What's up with the words "at least"?
  • Jon & Kate Break-up News = Now Officially Tiresome
  • The white crowd starting up the Rhythm Clap while someone tries to sing on stage powers me down.
  • I saw an "I Love My Wife" bumper sticker this morning. Do you really?
  • The Rangers sweep of Boston almost makes you want to believe.
  • The "o" on my keyboard doesn't work half the time this morning. Drives me nuts.
  • "A newly-opened [Cleburne] store selling beer-and-wine has hired 20 young women who wear bikini tops and Daisy Duke shorts while standing on the street to wave at potential customers."
  • Our local beer barn used to have bikini car washes on some Saturdays. I don't know if they still do that.
  • Discussion this morning on the Ticket: Who is the Most Trusted Person in America now that Walter Cronkite is dead? Solid nominee: Tom Hanks.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Likely most residents of Paradise would know where that ranch is, but for an accurate location, contact the Wise County Historical Society..... Rosalie Gregg. You can bet she knows exactly where it is located.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Rangers swept Boston. And beat Josh Beckett to boot. And Jason Jennings is a kick ass relief pitcher and you have never even mentioned him.

Hey SHerlock..........he was a standout at B-A-Y-L-O-R.

Anonymous said...

Machine Gun Kelly is buried at Cottondale.

Anonymous said...

How about "Pocket Pistol" Green?
"Weapon of Mass Destruction" Green?

"white crowd"?
Racist!

I would think that most folks know who Spencer Pratt is, without having watched whatever that show was. He's gotten skewered (justifiably) by the late night pundits. Try to keep up...

I like Tom Hanks, but it's kinda sad when an actor is the front-runner as the most trusted person in America. His job description is pretending to be other people.
I wonder where Bernie Madoff scored on that poll

Mark said...

The ranch is near the Garrett Creek Ranch. The house is occupied and sits along the County Rd.

Anonymous said...

tom hanks?......come on barry, his job is prtending to be someone else.

you went to Baylor for pete's sake.

God help us.

Jarhead said...

I want a nickname like "John Holmes" or "Long Dong Silver."

Or "Barron Green."

soz said...

847 - i agree with you on the concern over an actor being the most trusted person in america. buuuuuut, i know a hell of a lot of people who worship an actor as one of the "greatest presidents" this country has ever had. so, um, yeah.

Anonymous said...

Chocolate Milk!

Anonymous said...

"Boss" Shannon's place was on the right hand side (west) of Paradise-Cottondale road. The house has been remodeled, but to the east of the house is a small grove of trees and that is where the "shack" was that they held Mr.
Urschel hostage.

Anonymous said...

Barry "The Liberal Lightsaber" Green...

Anonymous said...

The new most trusted person is Brit-Brit.

Anonymous said...

Oh well, newscasters are more like actors than journalists nowadays, so I guess it's appropriate!

Anonymous said...

So you're the guy that watches Conan?

Anonymous said...

8:47
Granted
buuuuut, his standing as a great president was based on his work as president. I pretty sure most people didn't regard him as a great president because of his acting chops
I'm not disparaging Hanks because he's an actor. On the contrary, I mostly agree that he may be the most trusted person in the country. However, you seem to be disparaging Reagan simply because he WAS an actor. If you're implying that he was simply ACTING as president - c'mon, he wasn't that great an actor. And his true persona as president was obviously at the fore.

Anonymous said...

Kelly's father-in-law and ranch owner was involved. But like all loyal Democrats, he received a pardon from Roosevelt.

Anonymous said...

How about "Vaseline Alley"?

Anonymous said...

Screw the Rangers, Machine gun Kelly and Spencer Pratt...LOOK AT THE SWEATER MEAT ON HER..MOTOR BOAT... I would sling that open house sign across the street and make sweet baby making true blood (go Sukie) love to her like a screen door in a hurricane...then run down and grab some Gospel loving at reunion like a good baptist..damn im methodist..oh well still would..she looks like Rhinna ran into pamela anderson...

Anonymous said...

he had 5 minutes w/ ole coco in that picture he would rip that damn bumper sticker off so hard he would flip his truck...

Anonymous said...

I vote for the Great Gordo...

Anonymous said...

OK little lib. You just going to ignore the race baiting Obama did last night in his so called press conf??

soz said...

944 - i'm assuming you meant me when you addressed your comment to 847 (i addressed my comment to that post, but posted at 901). if not, disregard.

you're absolutely right, and i agree with your point. i'm just saying that doesn't mean lightening couldn't strike twice. but, i hope it doesn't. i like hanks better as a regular person who gets to speak his mind without any handlers.

on a completely different note, did anyone here know that John Goodman was conservative??? i had no idea until they quoted/interviewed him on NPR yesterday. i'd be interested in listening to more of what he has to say. crazy that just liking someone as an actor would make you want to do that, eh?

Anonymous said...

No more pics of black chicks please.

Anonymous said...

I thought Lee Greenwood was Canadian. No? And quick - without cheating - name me one song he sings other than "Proud to Be an American." Geez, talk about a one-trick and very mawkish pony.

- A misty-eyed, flag-draped patriot

Anonymous said...

I don't listen to Obama. He makes my skin crawl.

Tom said...

I think ESPN and Andrews have handled this the right way. What's upsetting is other media outlets are using clips and screen grabs when reporting it.
Andrews is pageview gold for sports blogs, and they know it. Once they found out about the video (which apparently was first posted in Feburary), the cat was out of the bag.

Anonymous said...

You're lucky, Skippy. The O, B, A, M, M, and Y aren't working for me.

Tia said...

I just called my mother and asked her where this ranch was. She was a 10 year old living in Cottondale when this kidnapping took place and she has many vivid memories of these people and what happened. As you can imagine, it was the deal.
She says that the place where this guy was held was in a small house on "Boss" Shannon's property where his son Armond lived. She said that on the road between Paradise and Cottondale, about half way between the two towns, there was another road that went to the west and about a mile down that road is a house on the south side, but then this house where he was held was out in the middle of a field. They apparently built a small room onto the side of that house and it didn't have any windows. And that's where they kept this guy. I could written a whole lot more about this as my Mom is giving me a LOT of detail about this.

wordkyle said...

1105 - Great remarks about one-trick ponies. Do you think the average person could name any Led Zeppelin song besides the mawkish "Stairway to Heaven?"

Anonymous said...

Bazooka Barron?

Anonymous said...

Play "Stairway to Heaven" backwards and it says something about drugs or the devil. Fact. I heard it at church camp back in the 80's when the preacher spun the LP backwards. Other than that, Led Zep rocks.

- Rev. Jimmy Page

Anonymous said...

This one time at church camp...I took a crucifix and...

Linda BEELZEBUB Blair

chupacabra said...

The 2010 Camaro is quite possibly the BEST looking car ever so with that thought in mind I'm going to sit here and rock back and forth and want one.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, chocolate milk and nilla wafers. I would just go for the choclate shake. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbrbbrrrrrrrrrrbbbbbbbbbb

Anonymous said...

How about Barry "BB Gun" Green, and your motto could be "You may think you have had some fun, but wait til you get a shot from my BB gun". BUbear this fits you to a tee.

Charlton Heston, former president of the NRA.

Anonymous said...

I think you have to earn your nickname! We've all called you enough names! Didn't you like any of them?

It is a shame that our President is not the Most Trusted Person in America!

I try, but it just doesn't happen!

wordkyle said...

Hey, counselor, not to be a smart-aleck, but you previously expressed the desire for a cool nickname in your 9/21/08 Random Thoughts and also on 12/29/05. Have you considered that, after all this time exposing yourself (figuratively) to the public, everybody thinks you're just way too cool for a nickname?

Anonymous said...

"Mud Cat" Green

"Blue" Green

"I. B." Green

"Puss" Green

"Thumb" Green

"Jaw Breaker" Green (yeah....riiiight)

"Forrest" Green

"Big Show" Green

"Army" Green

"Bond, James Bond" Green

"Day Glo" Green

"Shorty" Green

"Stubs" Green

"Stamps" Green

"Sleeves" Green

"Emerald" Green

"Grass Stains" Green

"Stinky" Green

"Senor Verde"

Double Fake Ivy Green

Anonymous said...

Barry, you should apply for honest work, like picking-up dingle berries at the reunion ground, rather than chasing them ambulances like you scumbags do.

Anonymous said...

Barry, go find some honest work, like picking-up dingle berries at the reunion ground, or chasing some ambulances out on 287, you should be good at that by now. You don't know anything about baseball, I'm surprised you can even spell it coming from Bridgeport.

Anonymous said...

That's some sweet brown sugar. Where can I get another scoop?

Anonymous said...

How about "Spit Wad Barry" as the sought after nickname? This is a weapon that could actually be used during court and jury selection and so forth. Waddaya say Spit Wad?

Anonymous said...

I would have thought Sarah Palin would be the most trusted person in American.

House of R and R said...

That girl looks like an avatar.

Anonymous said...

I am the only one I know who thinks Erin Andrews' looks are overrated.

Anonymous said...

Former acting-commissioner Merle Remmelle owns the land where Machine Gun Kelley kept the hostage. The old tree that he was tied to is almost deteriorated to the roots. It's just South of Windmail Trails on Paradise-Cottondale Road, I thought every Wise-ite knew that.
Car Wash was last Saturday, very enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

it is their heavy handed approach...not there.
mrs jar