- Thought during the Michael Jackson funeral yesterday: Every speaker, any where, in every setting, needs to be limited to five minutes.
- The funeral was much, much more reserved than I expected.
- The most touching moment was Jackson's 10 year old daughter, Paris, saying a few words. But that's insane for the Jackson family to do that to her.
- The crazy Running of the Bulls has begun. Prepare for pictures of bulls goring Spaniards.
- Michael Jackson and the #7. (That's a reach.)
- Fort Worth PD arrested 30 people on DWI charges last year over the 4th of July weekend. This year it was 43.
- "Around midday, we’ll hit 12:34:56 p.m. on 7/8/09." (Credit Bud Kennedy's column for reminding me.)
- I'm number intensive today.
- Geek talk: Google announced late yesterday that it will be releasing an Operating System.
- I think it kind of hit me last night why some people are moved by Michael Jackson's death and others aren't. If you even remotely cared about the guy's music growing up, his death is kind of a slap in the face about your own mortality. During Queen Latifah's remarks yesterday, she recalled buying "Dancing Machine" as a little girl and running home to play it. I did the exact same thing. Those old songs, those old images, reminds us of a childhood that now seems frighteningly long ago. And Jackson's death reminds us of what the future holds. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think that all the nostaliga is about him. It's about us.
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