7.07.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • 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?

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I Love You Jane... I Love You Mike...Dude I almost wrecked my car this morning listing to the Musers cover that..Juniors usually an ass whip but hearing him lose it laughing was awesome...

Anonymous said...

BG...if your interenet does not work at noon, it will be michael jackson's final goodbye as he shuts down the world

Anonymous said...

So glad Ben and Skin are gone. I hope 105.3 continues to fail.

Anonymous said...

Get the freak buried and off the news.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately, I was already parked this morning when I heard the mushy exchange between Mike and Jane. Can't wait for the Ticket's mash-up of that and Mike saying "Do you want some of this?"

My only interest in the MJ deal is seeing how distraught some people are - and they didn't even know him! I can't imagine being that broke up about somebody I never met

The gal on the left in the picture has got manface, plus her ribs are sticking out like she's starving herself, and sucking in her gut even though she doesn't need to. The one in the flowery bikini has a great bod, but I'm gonna go with the one on the right because she's the most "natural" looking, then the one in the gray top. And yeah, ladies, I know none of them would have anything to do with me. I'm an out-of-shape balding slob who sits on the couch watching TV. If I wanted to catch a bunch of flak, I would have married one of you...
And you should cut me some slack for preferring natural over enhanced
I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Smudge Pots--not THAT'S a blast from the past! Yes, they looked like cannonballs, and the fire they put out was pretty smokey.

Anonymous said...

The keeper of the once famous chimp Bubbles says she hasn't discussed MJ's death with him.
Seriously?

Anonymous said...

The radio business is cut-throat. Did not care for Ben & Skin, but they deserved better. A new program director without roots in the area can wreck a good station overnight. The days of Ron Chapman, Terry Dorsey, Kidd Kraddick and Hal Jay are dead and gone. Hello Ipod.

My Other Brother Darryl

Michael in LH said...

As a kid I was always worried that my mom would run over a smudge pot and it would cause the car to explode. Never happened. Now I worry about the flares. My granddad had some in his truck and I thought they were sticks of dynamite.

Anonymous said...

I saw the exchange on the 10 o'clock news last night and thought it was kind of sweet. They've worked together for 25 years, so I imagine they've gotten to be close friends over the yrs. I can understand being sad to see a long-time co-worker leave, can't you?

As for the MJ deal, no, I can't imagine anyone being even "sad" much less so broken up about someone dying they don't even know. I just get "sad" when it's someone who really is IN my life, not just someone I hear about on the news...in that case, couldn't really care less.

Anonymous said...

I'm watching the coverage and I think it's sad. I guess that makes me a weirdo but I already knew that.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry 8:36 apparently you didn't need to marry one of us, you hear us in your head. Hmm. Veeery interesting (german accent).

Signed

All the Ladies on the blog

Anonymous said...

Just think how over crowded the world would be if we didn't kick off once in a while. People dying just make room for the living to go on living...till it's our turn. That's the way of life, not sad, but just the way it is. To live forever would NOT be a good thing, you know. Not sure why people feel that death's sad...probably makes me weird, but I knew that, too. I just don't find it sad when someone dies, just a fact of life.

Anonymous said...

just hope the news gets back to the news soon. mj is huge cover for obama agenda

Anonymous said...

I'm confused.

Are Jane & Mike being replaced by Ben & Skin?

Anonymous said...

C'mon can we have some respect today, for example I'd hit the 'dark one' in today's photo.

Love live the king!

Senator Kay

Jarhead said...

I saw Rip Taylor at the "old" HRC once a long time ago.

He's much more flamboyantly gay in person. But he did sign an autograph for my sister who had no idea who he was.

My brush with greatness.

Anonymous said...

Hal Jay is dead? Let's party!

Ron

Anonymous said...

"Smudge Pots"......awwwww, the good ol' days!

Anonymous said...

These girlie pics are really taking a turn for the worse!

Anonymous said...

Greatest pic ever!!

OMG

Anonymous said...

I have been listening to fat a@# Newy talk about eating all kinds of crap for the past hour. Great radio!!!!!Not

Nom Nom Nom.... I'm gunna eat this phone.....

Anonymous said...

Sometimes,on this blog, people ramble incoherantly. But sometimes you get people like 12:32 who really add to the conversation.

Anonymous said...

As to the bible thumper lady crediting god for this, well, maybe she'd like to explain tornados in the bible belt?

Anonymous said...

Snyder statement is online, but not the tearful part with Jane?

RPM said...

I bet Russ Martin is starting to look pretty good to CBS Radio about now.

Anonymous said...

"Language warning"???? Do you have a vagina?

Anonymous said...

Ben & Skin SUCK! How can anyone who has any knowledge of sports and radio be shocked by their firing? I hated 'em on the little Ticket and I hated 'em on the Fan.

Anonymous said...

"Love live the king!"

Kay, you are getting old my dear.

Double Fake Jay

chupacabra said...

"Three men are charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction after threatening President Clinton and other federal officials with biological weapons. Officials say the men planned to use a cactus thorn coated with a toxin like anthrax and fired by a modified butane lighter to carry out the murders. One man is acquitted of the charges, but Jack Abbot Grebe, Jr., and Johnnie Wise — a 72-year-old man who attended meetings of the separatist Republic of Texas group — eventually are sentenced to more than 24 years in prison."

Found a lot of the SPL list to be interesting but, maybe this one particularly telling. A couple of retarded old goobs (one at least 72years old)sitting around sniffing glue, drinking Budweiser and concocting assissination plots that involve "cactus thorns, coated with a toxin like Anthrax and fired by a modified butane lighter" get 24 years?
What would they get for a credible, reasonable, (or at least realistic) threat?
Ninety seven eleventy billion jillion thousand years?

Anonymous said...

COME ON RUSSIAH, CBS made a mistake and u can do 5 minutes of sports talk like Jagger. THE KING IS COMING BACK, Spittle find your rock to crawl under.