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12.22.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Attending a criminal docket call will suck the Christmas spirit out of you.
  • NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson has been named "AP Athlete of the Year." I think the voters forgot that the word "athlete" was in the title.
  • Fox News this morning dedicated a segment to a "shocking case" of a man beating a DWI case because of the defense that he was "too fat to perform the field sobriety tests." That's nothing shocking. The official manual that all of the cops use specifically says the tests may not be reliable for people 50 pounds or more overweight.
  • I suppose former Cowboy kicker Nick Folk, who lost his job yesterday, woke up this morning and asked, "How did that happen?"
  • Stay classy Philadelphia: Eagle fans pelt 49er fans with snowballs this past weekend, and the security guard didn't get much respect.
  • And I'll say it again, Fox and Friend's Gretchen Carlson is horrible. Judgmental, not very smart, and a horrible journalist (as she opined yesterday that Brittany Murphy's death was "probably drug related.") Edit: I want to apologize for calling her "not very smart". My buddy Keith directed me to this.
  • I watched the ESPN documentary "The U" over the weekend about the rise of the University of Miami football program. It was fantastic. And the 1991 Cotton Bowl where the 'Canes figuratively mugged the University of Texas was a big player in the film.
  • My source of the "officer shooting self" rumor yesterday (hey, I said unconfirmed) is actually a pretty good one. And they still believe something happened that isn't being reported.
  • I found my bank card. Yay me.
  • A Houston judge was found guilty of "official oppression" for trying to get a pretty hawt DWI defendant to enter into a relationship with him in exchange for getting her a different court appointed attorney.
  • Impersonator Frank Caliendo not as funny as he used to be?
  • The footage of the owner of the donut shop in Dallas who was shot a couple of days is chilling. That was senseless.
  • Holy cow. Personal injury lawyer Brian Loncar has a commercial showing him arriving in a helicopter at the scene of a fake accident. Shockingly disgusting.
  • Santa and Baby Jesus instability.
  • My 1-4 prediction for the Cowboys to end their season is still possible but looking dicey.
  • I was wrong when I predicted the lady accused of killing her husband in the Fort Worth case would be found not guilty. But the jury did give her probation yesterday.
  • But they deliberated over 15 hours before returning the guilty verdict. I never understand that. How can 12 people debate it for that long and then walk out of the room and say, "We don't have any doubts that are reasonable about her guilt."
  • Obscure sports note: Baylor's new female basketball star Brittney Griner is an absolute beast. (That's all I've got to cheer for.)

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart had a bit earlier this month about how her simpleton routine is all a sham. She graduated with honors from Stanford and studied at Oxford.

And Frank Calliendo was never funny.

Anonymous said...

So basically sobriety tests are not accurate on 99% of the American population?

Anonymous said...

$1,000 Gretchen is right!

Rusty said...

Can you say "compromise verdict" in Fort Worth?

wordkyle said...

a) Gretchen Carlson's opinion was not that far-fetched.

b) Try MSNBC's Morning Joe if you want something more to your liking. According to Liberal pundit Ed Schultz they're apparently taking orders from the Obama White House. (Isn't state-run media a Liberal ambition?)

c) I like Frank Caliendo, but he has a limited skill set. All of his current TV time exposes his limitations.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Loncar is the text book example of ambulance chaser. Obviously he subscribes to the notion of any publicity is good publicity. But, my old gradpap said when choosing between a smart lawyer and a SOB lawyer, hire the SOB. More likely to win. Sad comment on the legal profession.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Todays pic Young and Hot...

Anonymous said...

reports surfaced this morning that tons of prescription drugs were found at B Murphy's residence

That youtube video was labeled a snowball "fight" - but all I saw was a massacre! Anytime that happens, the game should be stopped until the offenders are removed. And the League should impose a two TD penalty on the iggles in their home stadium. And anyone who finds a philly fan in an opposing stadium gets to kick them square in the goolies

Frank Caliendo is like most celeb impersonators. The bit is kinda funny, but after you've heard it a while, it becomes as annoying as the person they're imitating

The donut shop murder - how can a person not be in favor of the death penalty when something like that happens. They're not deserving of a life.
But, that wasn't capital murder...or is it? Murder while committing another crime. They didn't get any money. Does that make any difference?

today's pic is a repeat, too
but bikini babe beach pics are nice when the weather is cold. Kinda like a bowl of hot soup for the eyes.
Uh, what?

Anonymous said...

I'll withhold judgement until I hear it from the National Enquirer. After all, they did expose the hypocrite John Edwards. Even Drudgereport is saying she died of overdose. Wasn't Drudge the one that exposed slick willie?

Anonymous said...

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/22/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main6009431.shtml?tag=exclsv

Anonymous said...

Frank Caliendo was funny? I must have been out sick that day, I missed it

Anonymous said...

Had to Be Drugs that Killed Murphy

Anonymous said...

Good chance that our former boyz kicker Nick can now sleep and drink in peace. I've heard that pro kickers deal with intense pressure and stress 24-hours a day. Plus, he doesn't have to deal with players that always shave their private parts in the shower after games.

Anonymous said...

I get the whole Santa praying to Jesus message....I guess even Santa knows it's Jesus that is important. Too bad we don't act like that's what we really believe.

Anonymous said...

I never get honked at, run over and yelled at by Christians rushing to church to worship Jesus, but I do get run over, honked at and yelled at by Christians scrambling to Wal Mart to worship Santa Claus.

Anonymous said...

Fox & Friend's is a opinion based news program that is at least based on truth, unlike your heros on 'The View'

Anonymous said...

The folks on Fox or FACTS News Channel are right once again! Go figure? Must be tough on all you liberal weenies that the only accurate and factual network is FOX?

Anonymous said...

7.5

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Driving a NASCAR race is extremely physically demanding. You have to have good upper body strength to drive 200mph for 500 miles. It's not like your leisurely drive to work. Those NASCAR drivers are fighting that wheel for 500 miles.

I know it looks boring to a lot of you, but, some of us enjoy watching left turns.

Anonymous said...

I have driven 25 laps at TMS with 4 other drivers on the track at 170 mph. It was a beating, I can't imagine what it would be like in a race packed with other cars for 500 miles over 200 mph. Don't knock those athletes until you have tried what they do. I did play college basketall and understand the concept of being an athlete.

Anonymous said...

Where do race car drivers shower after a race?

wisenurse said...

Ha! Barry when I saw that Brian Loncar commerical figured would ruffle your feathers! I guess it gives new meaning to ambulance chaser!

Anonymous said...

I think Barry is jealous of Brian. Barry always wanted a helicopter but there are only 4 ambulances in Wise County.

RPM said...

1:30 is correct. It's an endurance test to stay in a racecar for 500 miles. I don't care if it's NASCAR, Baja or IRL. If you're physical conditioning isn't outstanding, you won't be competitive.

Gretchen Carlson knows how her bread is buttered. She is fully aware that she has to dumb herself down to the audience's level. If she unleashed her brain power the audience wouldn't understand a word and think she's one of them snooty educated types.

Frank Caliendo was never funny and he's an ass in person.

ESPN's 30 on 30 is greatness. I want the box set when it's released on DVD.

Anonymous said...

I like those songs about Redneck Women and stuff by Gretchen Carlson.

She sings purdy good.

wordkyle said...

Since Fox News has triple the audience of its closest cable news competitor, there are bound to be a few stupid people watching. Probably some PhD's and Ivy League types, also. (We know they watch Fox News in the White House, don't we?) So to decide on an "audience level" ought to include all education levels, shouldn't it? (Unless, of course, you have some sort of empirical data which proves that the majority of Fox News viewers are "stupid.")

RPM said...

Word, the phrase is "lowest common denominator". Think Lonesome Rhodes in "A Face in the Crowd".

And since the comments are off on the Walker e-mail post, I just want to say that was a very honest and heartfelt statement.

From my few personal interactions with him I think Walker is a genuine good man. A far cry from some of his predecessors.

The high sheriff's stock just went up a few notches in my book and I'm a card carrying Democrat.

Bigwillie02 said...

Did anyone happen to notice that Tiger was named Athlete of the decade by the AP?

wordkyle said...

RPM, that sounds very intelligent. Please explain your use of "lowest common denominator" and how it applies to the millions of Fox News viewers, as opposed to those thousands that watch CNN or MSNBC. Is there an independent study of their respective educational levels that you are referencing? Such certainty undoubtedly stems from thorough objective research. Doesn't it?

RPM said...

Word, it doesn't apply to the channel. It applies to the message and the means used to deliver. Have you seen "A Face in the Crowd" or "Meet John Doe"?

This is just a new method of delivery.

Appeal to the lowest common denominator and you will sweep the elections.

wordkyle said...

I understand the concept of lowest common denominator. I'm just not sure how your use of it applies in particular to Gretchen Carlson. You singled her out in your comments, later using "lowest common denominator" as your justification. I may be confusted; if so, please enlighten me.

Are you claiming that Gretchen Carlson (and Fox News) is special in her appeal to the Lowest common denominator? (What I thought you were claiming, which implies that Fox News viewers are stupider than everyone else, in which case I want to know how it applies to only that one case.) Or are you pointing out that she, like all television, appeals to the lowest common denominator? (In which case, I see your point and I agree.)