12.23.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I power down whenever I hear the background singers in Elvis' "Blue Christmas." You know, that "waawaawhoo" stuff.
  • It's on a loop on the courthouse speakers so it's been tough on me, pal.
  • SMU goes to a bowl for the first time in twenty five years but only sells 500 tickets. Then again, the bowl is in Hawaii on Christmas Eve.
  • Obscure college football note: A&M was 0-6 when its games were televised but 6-0 when no one got to watch.
  • I'm glad it's getting cold for Christmas. It's downright balmy this morning.
  • Whenever you hear, "We don't want to speculate" from a TV announcer, you're about to hear some speculation.
  • Here's the picture of Cindy Lou The Littlest Who I saw this weekend: Cute.
  • While you were sleeping: An American Airlines jet coming from Miami overshot the runway in Jamaica injuring over 40, none seriously. Sheesh, that could have been bad. And I've taken that flight before.
  • I've seen lots of women walk into the prosecutor's office on the third floor of the courthouse and say, "I need a protective order." I always wonder if they are in fear of their safety or someone looking for revenge.
  • I struggle and hate writing "The Spin" every weekend but pretty much throw "Random Thoughts" together everyday without much effort. (Obviously.)
  • I love the year end "Biggest News Stories" list but I hate it when things like "the economy" make it on there. I want a list of stories that required a national "breaking news" interruption of programming.
  • Everyone that has seen Avatar tells me that it's great.
  • Punk kid flips camera the bird. Punk kid's dad slaps his hand.
  • Saw an angry lady on a sidewalk on Decatur yesterday complaining (loudly) into a cell phone, "Why can't she control her mouth!"
  • Inappropriate deceased NFL player Chris Henry memorial pics?
  • Edit: There's a supposedly gruesome video all over the place of an Aggie basketball player breaking his leg last night. I say "supposedly" because I cannot bring myself to look at stuff like that.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Random Wednesday Morning Afterthoughts:
The Barney Fife "One bullet" story - if you have to explain to a kid the genius of the fumbling, bumbling TV icon Barney Fife, haven't the terrorists already won? I mean, they've got the inkernets with the googles, and the wickypeedias and everything. Isn't that supposed to make it where they can research ANYTHING at the tip of their nimble little fingers?
And what's the world coming to when kids nowadays don't already know a Barney Fife reference? Isn't that a rite of passage that you have to watch reruns of Andy Griffith when you're a kid?
Where are this kid's parents??

Wake up, people! No need to anticipate 12/21/2012. It's already here. The Mayans predicted the end of days when kids are oblivious to the Fife!

Anonymous said...

6.25

Anonymous said...

What kind of sick and twisted person takes pictures at a funeral, OF THE DEAD PERSON, and post them on the internet??? I swear, some peoples kids!!

Anonymous said...

I'll go with you the Cindy Loo Hoo kiddo is way cute!

Here's my question though---what kind of mom would dress up the kiddo like that to go and see Ice!? The girl looks like she's ready to do one of those Jon Benet pageants!

Anonymous said...

A plan skids off the end of a runway to a stop, nobody really hurt. Big news. And today, the number of people who will be killed in vehicle "accidents"...from accidentally speeding, accidentally drinking too much beer, accidentally driving around in the rain on treadless tires, accidentally tailgating, or not realizing that ice is slippery...will be the equivalent of how many planefuls?

Anonymous said...

The kid made the Villanova "V" shape, but he had something in his hand. You can see he was trying to make the V, but his dad must have only seen one finger. He did not flip the camera the bird. He got hit for nothing.

Anonymous said...

The fact that only one comment on the youtube site actually recognizes the kid did nothing wrong, while all the others just went with what someone else reported and ripped into the situation is just amazing. It is scary what can happen to ANY of us in this age of technology. You can be a little kid having some nachos and trying showing your school spirit to the invasive television cameras, and the next second you are a punk, a little f-er, and adults across the country think you should be getting you ass whipped.

Anonymous said...

8:36....i cant believe you turned one persons ignorance into "youth gone wild." Say what you want about the "inkernets", but yet here you are on the same internet that us "youngsters" are enjoying. I dont see you at home with your Andy G re-runs. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Either be old school, or jump in with the new. If you want us to live in your "hayday", then get off our internet, this is our time. Write a letter to Barry and put it in the mailbox. :)

Anonymous said...

Why would a woman seek a protective order for revenge? I could think of lots more to do for revenge. Statistically speaking, they are most likely in fear!

Anonymous said...

If someone gets offended by a picture of a dead Chris Henry, they probably shouldn't be googling "Chris Henry's funeral pics" or the equivalent.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:32
8:36 here
Alright slick - since you're already on the old information super tollroad, how about googling "humor"?
Get out and interact with some human life forms - you'll figure it out eventually
And how did you extrapolate "youth gone wild." from what I was saying?

Anonymous said...

In the United States - An estimated 1.3 million women are abused by their intimate partner yearly (probably a pretty low estimate). More than 3 women are killed EVERY DAY by their intimate partner & a third of female homicide victims in police records were killed by their intimate partners. I would assume you know this info and wouldn't make a comment like women seeking revenge. It does make a clear statement of what you think about women, but so does your blog.

Anonymous said...

This means women are safer living on the streets than they are in their own homes.

Anonymous said...

i saw the aggie ball player break his leg on tv last night and have to say that it could be one of te worst injuries i have ever seen on tv. and he was a great young man and probably the best defender in the big 12

Anonymous said...

9:33 Give me a break.... are you really that misinformed? They file protective orders as a punishment and revenge primarily to keep a father from his children. The "i'm-scared-for-my-life" routine is only second to the "he's-raping-the-children" routine when it comes to divorce lawyers and womens abuses of goverment offices. As a victim of both allegations I assure you the divorce lawyers of Decatur are well versed in these strategies. Call CPS and ask them how much time they waste investigating "revenge" allegations. BTW, her "i'm-scared-for-my-life-routine" cost lots of money and time but no restraining order was issued. The 4 (yes, count them, FOUR) allegations of Oh-my-gosh-he's-raping-the-children (filed after the failed protective order) were investigated by Decatur CPS and the Wise County District Attorney's office....... all were dismissed after forensic psychological evaluations, polygraph tests and medical examinations. Was there any recourse for her false allegations? Hell, no. Will she do it again? Not sure, she is on a daily dose of 80 milligrams of antideppressant now which has calmed her considerably. Any remorse for what she did? Hell, no. Will the children suffer long-term effects? assuredly. Did anything positive come from the experience? Depends on your perspective, Decatur Divorce lawyers made a ton of money but please don't say anything because they are the biggest Christians in town and they do not approve of such things. Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

1054: better than Suh from Nebraska?

Anonymous said...

9:46

99.9% of the time when someone says they have pics from a funeral, ITS NOT OF THE DEAD PERSON LAYING THERE!

Anonymous said...

How dare that dad break the will of that "punk kid" who flipped the camera the bird.

I mean....that kid's will to flip the bird was just as willed as the kid in Mesquite with long hair.

It's a miracle that the dad was able to overcome the will of that kid.

Anonymous said...

How come the coach didn't just tell the A&M broke leg kid to get up and walk it off.... patsies those aggies.....nothing but patsies.

Anonymous said...

Never understood the whole taking pics of a funeral thing. To me it's not only morbid but way red-neck back-woods trashy.

Old Ben Weaver said...

Get off my lawn!! Young whippersnappers, no respect for my web presence!!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Article 1, Section 9: `No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of one State over those of another’. How many States ready to challenge the bribery of Nebraska Senator Nelson?

Anonymous said...

Millions stood in NFL stadiums this past weekend to revere and honor their hero, a guy who did drugs, sold drugs, drove drunk multiple times, got underage girls drunk and had sex with one of them, attacked a guy with a gun, attacked another guy who he mistakenly thought was a different guy who owed him money, robbed and finally was kicked out of the NFL because his behavior simply could not be tolerated anymore; but, was in the middle of turning his life around for the eighth time when he was killed in an attempt to beat up his woman. If only he would have had someone besides parents, high school teachers and counselors, a major university, the NFL and his posse of good friends to help him learn right from wrong. We failed him, I guess.

Anonymous said...

12:10, if you try real hard, you might think of ways not to see pictures of a dead Chris Henry. Not looking for them is a start.

wordkyle said...

119 - Taking photos of the dead is necessarily redneck-y, but definitely old-fashioned. (As in Victorian, not in a "that is so 1995" sort of way.)

Anonymous said...

It is not unusual at all for funeral pictures to include the dead. Maybe it's unusual to some of you who do not understand or experience other cultures, other parts of the world or of this country, even. For blacks, in the deep south, nothing unusual about it.

Anonymous said...

And the girlfriend that killed him spoke at his funeral?

Anonymous said...

ok wordkyle that link was beyond disturbing!

Personally my power down Christmas song is Feliz Navidad. Everytime I turn on the radio it's playing. Enough to make one say BAH HUMBUG!

Anonymous said...

RWMT = Hawt!

wordkyle said...

Sorry 308. That post wasn't one of my best. I meant to say "not necessarily redneck-y," and I should have put a warning on the link.

Anonymous said...

kids nowdays are mostly lazy, disrespectful, and want something for nothing attitude..not all but it does seem to me that a large majority of younger people have been dumbed-down compared to a generation or more ago. it seems they haven't been made to do for themselves, lord help us all when they are called upon...

Anonymous said...

Breaking News we've got a chief deputy named David Walker..really it's on WCM...

Anonymous said...

1:07, I think you mean, "Pansy", not "patsie." They have different meanings. Oswald claimed that he was a "patsie."

chupacabra said...

"I'm glad it's getting cold for
Christmas."

Let it snow!!!