- I'm trying to track down the video, but you've got to see Mike Snyder's goodbye on Channel 5's 10:00 o'clock news last night. (He's been demoted to 5 and 6 p.m.). As a tearful Jane McGarry bids him farewell, they turn and exchange to each other a very passionate "I love you".
- Had a friend who had her nails done in Decatur in the last couple of days but, after the fact, discovered she left her wallet at home. She offered to leave her driver's license as proof that she would return to pay but, no dice. They wanted her to leave her iPhone.She did.
- There's the Hitler video which is constantly in circulation and spoofed with different subtitles. There's now one for the Michael Jackson death. (Language warning.)
- Am I recording coverage of the Michael Jackson funeral today? Yes, I am.
- And do you think Staples got more than their money's worth when they bought the naming rights to the "Staples Center" (the site of the funeral.)
- Another plug for wisecounty.com's Free Classifieds.
- Local sports talk news: The Fan (105.3) has a quick trigger finger in firing Ben and Skin.
- You had to see it to understand, but the purse snatching victim in North Richland Hills (as seen on Fox 4) was one irritating lady.
- And, after the purse theft, that lady called 911 followed by some prayer chain named the Power Tower. Gordon Keith on The Ticket this morning said, "If you're going to inject God into the phone calls, wouldn't you want to call the Power Tower first?"
- The Southern Poverty Law Center has compiled a list of terrorist plots in America, and the one listed for April 22, 1997 refers to Wise County. But (1) authorities saying that the planned explosion could have killed up to 30,000 couldn't be further from the truth, and (2) those involved weren't smart enough to set off two bottle rockets simultaneously. (Credit Bud Kennedy for finding the list.)
- The return of the Hard Rock Cafe to Dallas does nothing for me. (And if it failed on McKinney Avenue, how in the world will it survive in the nearly deserted Victory Park?)
- I read an article this weekend which referenced "smudge pots" having been used in the old days instead of flares to redirect traffic. I think I have a vague memory of them -- weren't they basically metal cannon balls that worked like a candle?
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