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1.21.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • They were taking down Christmas street decorations on the courthouse square this morning. They are never in a rush about that.
  • Do they still sell those "contact" capsules where you can see the little balls inside? Haven't seen a commercial for them in 20 years.
  • Tech news: With Apple set to announce a tablet computer (maybe), Amazon will fire back with an announcement that it will all allow developers to create apps for the Kindle. The desktop computer may become a thing of the past very soon.
  • There has been a sensational murder trial of a pastor's wife in Waco going on with her husband being found guilty last night. The local Waco paper had a live blog of the trial which is better than any news article would be.
  • A congressional panel was upset yesterday because the "underwear bomber" was arrested, read his Miranda rights, and then requested a lawyer. This is still America, right?
  • It's weird that when television was just getting started, sitcoms had the most bizarre premises. Gilligan's Island, Hogan's Heros, The Munsters, Mr. Ed, and My Favorite Martian are bizarre by even today's standards.
  • An occupied Decatur police car sat alone in the bank parking lot across from my office the other morning. Kind of creeped me out.
  • Do local folks still go to Shreveport since the Oklahoma casinos are now available?
  • Conan O'Brien will be getting $45 million from NBC. Holy, cow.
  • That 6.0 earthquake in Haiti yesterday didn't do any damage after all. But I appreciate all the advice from all you structural engineers out there.
  • If I'm on Decatur's Planning and Zoning Committee, I do whatever it takes to please CVS Pharmacy.
  • Rudy Giuliana is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
  • NFL Fraud: A krillion players are named to the Pro Bowl yet when a ton of them decline the opportunity to play their replacements also receive the label "pro bowler".
  • Wow: I didn't know spare Cowboys receiver Roy Williams is owed $9 million in March even if the Cowboys were to cut him right now.
  • More evidence Fox's Glenn Beck is crazy: He said he thought Massachusetts Golden Boy Republican Scott Brown could end up with a "dead intern" during his congressional term. What?

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think your Random "girl" is a guy. Yuck!

Anonymous said...

FYI, Bu-Bear, television was "just getting started" in about 1948. The 1960s sitcoms you list are hardly from that era, and are more a reflection of the popular culture of that era than anything else. No doubt in 40 years the anacronicity of Survivor and American Idol will seem bizarre. And for the record, My Favorite Martian was just the predecessor of the 1970s' Mork and Mindy, and the 1980s' Alf ... and was better than both. You hit the shallows with this one.

Ryan said...

That chick looks like Mickey Rourke.

Anonymous said...

2 deputies in the parking lot of the alvord bank for quite a while yesterday looks like something is up they are not letting us in on

R and R said...

Mom and dad always had Contact capsules in the fridge when I was younger. Why the fridge? Who knows. My daddy believed that stuff was a miracle worker.

Anonymous said...

me likes me some small veins in the Boobs...good job..very good job...

Anonymous said...

4.5

Anonymous said...

If you want to play real Craps you still have to go to Shreveport...and Oklahoma charges a lot for drnks.

Anonymous said...

CVS!! :)

Anonymous said...

In the Messenger, the location of the CVS is going to be "in the Pit." Where the heck is that??

Anonymous said...

If I'm on Decatur's Planning and Zoning Committee, I do whatever it takes to please CVS Pharmacy.

What in the HELL are these guys (P&Z) thinking? You have a player like that wanting to open a store here and you give them grief over some petty BS? (probably a damn retention pond - they love retention ponds)Not only the additional property tax but the sales tax. And the citizens want it. Quit trying to be big city boys and get this thing done!

Anonymous said...

I like your Ramdom Thoughts girl.

8:38 - you're crazy

Anonymous said...

DITTO on making CVS happy and HERE!

Anonymous said...

The old "pit" is the section of land across from the Dairy Queen in Decatur. It used to be big dirt area where truckers parked when they came to eat. thus the name: the pit.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the P & Z have something in common with the Obama Administration; they think they know what's best for us. Stunting growth with ignorant requirements will only cost you in the long run, just go ask the city of Weatherford.

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with the random picks toof? I wonder if he/she spits through that?

Anonymous said...

Is the girl behind her taking a picture of her butt?

Anonymous said...

P&Z committee is waaaaay nuts if they discourage CVS in any way. We need that here more than we need anything else in the world. Even Bowie has one...come on guys, use your brains and do what the people want!!!!

Old TV shows were great...The Munsters and Addams Family rocked, as well as Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Patty Duke Show....now that was great TV and way better than watching people bitch and carp at each other on a deserted island or on a race around the world.

Anonymous said...

Another Baptist minister found guilty - when will it end?

Anonymous said...

No sitcom was as weird as My Mother the Car.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the holdup is for approving the CVS, but if the retention pond is the problem, it would be irresponsible to waive that requirement. Replacing sod with a large amount of concrete that is already surrounded by lots of ashpalt and concrete is asking for drainage and flooding problems. I don't know what the code says, but I would bet that you are required to have a detention area for a certain size lot.
That's a great location, but why court trouble when it can be avoided from the start?


On a lighter note, I agree with the assessment of crazy sitcom premises, even if somebody disagrees with the chronology. So maybe TV was in the toddler stage and not infant stage. But c'mon - a talking horse, a family of monsters (and not even the same kind of monsters!), comedy in a Nazi prison camp?
You didn't even mention the hot witch and the hot genie

Anonymous said...

I'd hit it behind Frilly's around one o'clock.

Anonymous said...

CVS - My favorite and I hope it comes here soon. It will probably go on and on like the Brookshires in Bridgeport (which STILL has yet to be built).

Rudy Giuliana - The best thing for him is his first acceptance speech where his kid was repeating every word behind him and climbing all over the podium. The SNL take off was great too. Rudy as a host on SNL was great. As far as Rudy being Rudy - the politician - I couldn't agree more. Comedy is more his gig.

Scott Brown - How in the HECK did a man who posed NUDE in a magazine get right wing Republicans to elect him as a senator is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Keep listening to Beck. He grows on you. Yes, he can be a drama queen, but his heart is in the right place. He does have common sense!

Anonymous said...

Yes people still go to Shreveport because you can drink at the poker tables and you don't have to pay 50 cents a hand just to play like in Oklahoma.

wordkyle said...

I'm glad Scott Brown won, and his victory was significant in that it seems to have slowed (if not stopped) the Democrats' healthcare boondoggle. But I'm not overly excited about it, just as I'm not overly excited about Sarah Palin. These people have two obstacles facing them that can disappoint Conservatives like me -- 1) They're politicians, and 2) they're human beings. Just as so many Obama voters are disappointed by him and feel that he deceived them, Republican politicians can let us down. That may have been Beck's point. He just expressed it in a weird way.

Anonymous said...

DOG UGLY GIRL.............

Anonymous said...

The drug is Contac. It is not available in its original form (which worked great by the way) because it contained the banned ingredient called phenylpropanolamine. People abused it because it was like caffeine. It caused some people to get strokes. It was the same ingredient that was in dexatrim.

Anonymous said...

"A congressional panel was upset yesterday because the "underwear bomber" was arrested, read his Miranda rights, and then requested a lawyer. This is still America, right?"

Being from Nigeria, this guy does not have any US constitutional rights. He was trying to KILL Americans. Therefore, he is an enemy, and should be treated as one.

They should have grilled him, without a lawyer, and found out as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

If you remember the pit, you werent there!

The pit is where any 80's high school kid could be found on Sat. nite with a 12 pack of coors light.

Anonymous said...

Oklahoma casinos are white trash; Shreveport casinos are straight-up gangsta.

Anonymous said...

"The desktop computer may become a thing of the past very soon."

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Thanks Barry. I needed that.

Anonymous said...

Hopey Obammy's buddy Harold Raines got a cool 100 million bonus when he left Fannie Mae right before the collapse and it was taxpayer money and there was not a peep said about it. Conan ain't getting taxpayer money so what's the big deal?

RPM said...

If you're going to talk about original sitcoms you gots to mention the greatest in the history of ever, The Honeymooners.

Anonymous said...

They stopped making contact because it was too much trouble with daylight saving time. Took too long to set back all those tiny time pills.

Anonymous said...

Funny, I thought The Pit area was referring to the teenage hang out called (I think) The Pit that was sort of across from The Methodist Church towards the square in the late 1970's, anyone remember that place?

We have a CVS.....it is awful comparedto our Walgreen. It is the same size as the Walgreens but has MAYBE one fourth of the products. It really sucks. I suggest you get a Walgreens instead. But then again something might be better than nothing.