5.14.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I watched a little of Nancy Grace for the first time in a long time last night. She's as crazy as ever. (And does every guest have a mandate not to challenge her?)
  • Also caught a little of Parks and Recreation. It's a little like The Office, isn't it?
  • I'm beginning to be sympathetic to the anti-fur coat crowd. (It's odd how watching Sharon Stone trying on a chinchilla coat in Casino spurred that emotion in me.)
  • If it keeps up, the Rangers have the best pitching staff ever and they'll make the playoffs. No one around here will care, but it'd be fun.
  • As weird as everyone is today, I'm surprised that being called "mom" and "dad" is still in style. Wouldn't be shocked if someday everyone want to be called by their own unique moniker by their kids.
  • Diff'rent Strokes star Dana Plato committed suicide in 1999. Now her son has done the same.
  • Didn't know the Nokia Theater in Grand Prairie (which I've never been to) is no longer called the Nokia Theater.
  • A district judge lectured a defendant for 20 minutes after the jury's verdict yesterday in Fort Worth. Ridiculous. The range of punishment for a crime does not include being dressed down. A few words are OK, but twenty minutes? Please.
  • Worst wedding DJ ever.
  • I saw that some girl won the first ever State title for Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club. It's fitting that it would be in a high tone sport: Tennis.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

The anti-fur crowd protest killing animals for their fur; however, why limit the protest to fur and not leather for shoes, belts, coats, bags???

Do they eat meat? It is as silly as the anti-drilling absolutionists who use fossil fuel to heat their homes and run their cars.

There are political activists everywhere.

Anonymous said...

The ultimate in hypocrisy? anti-fur/pro choice

Anonymous said...

no thought on the rain or the current radar making it look like lake bridgeport will be rising like a pedi at disney on ice???

Anonymous said...

Today's random pic = greatness. Perfectly proportioned and attractive

We should take the anti-fur crowd and drop them in the middle of a native-American reservation. See how that radicalism goes over with their heritage. I would probably watch that non-scripted programming

I'm shocked that you are so on board with the Rangers' pitching staff, when you usually predict epic fail for the local sports teams. But I think you're wrong about nobody caring. There just hasn't been much to cheer about the last, oh...35+ years

"...called by their own unique moniker by their kids."
You mean something that identifies them by name, like maybe their given names? I'm surprised that we don't call our parents by their given names when we become adults. That's what everybody else calls them

Anonymous said...

Drilling without a permit? Barrack Huseein? President Ghetto-Thug nor his administration would never do that.

No sympathy for anti-fur psycho's.

Sympathy for Dana Plato's son or anyone else who goes thru that.

Anonymous said...

Follow up to yesterday's crime report. One of my neighbors found the missing bag and turned it in the the police dept. With all the negative news in the media these days, there are still goods deeds going on right in our own area.

And yes, it was my fault for not making sure my car door was locked.

A big thank you to the neighbors who took the time to do the right thing.

Anonymous said...

As to the world's worst DJ ever--he just wanted to add to the drums on the song by playing the "bongos"! :)

The Devil said...

I hate to say it but I think your wrong on the Rangers...not wrong that most do not care but wrong to think they are playoff bound.

I see two major problems looming: First the pitching staff looks really good at this point but they have some new guys, or guys that have been out of circulation, bullpen etc., so I think their success is partly from facing hitters that are not as familiar with these pitchers. Wait until after the break, when the hitters in the west learn how the Rangers like to pitch them...the Rangers have been notoriously bad at not making adjustments as the year goes on to keep hitters off balance in the past, even in years they had some early pitching success. Good teams know how to do this with their pitching staff, the Rangers have never proven they can do this all year.

Secondly, they are not getting a huge amount of run support and their 7-9 spots are extremely week at best offensively. Once your pitching begins to slide, and it will, these 5-4, 3-2 games they have been winning will turn the other way. I could make a point about their defense but I will wait to see how it holds up as the season goes on.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to do that chick and then dump her cuz that's what she'd do to me.

Anonymous said...

The Rangers suck,life sucks,everybody sucks so get used to it.

If you don't like it then go suck somethin.

Anonymous said...

Wait until after the All-Star break to see about the Rangers. It's just about the same every year. After the break, they go downhill.

Anonymous said...

Save the Chinchillas, Slaughter the babies in the womb.

Anonymous said...

As far as "Mom and Dad" not being cool terms anymore, I never knew why it bothered me that as a teenager some of my buddies thought it was "cool" to call their parents by their first name and their parents thought is was "cool" to allow it. But when my two kids finally went through that phase, it hit me why "Dad", among all of the other names and knicknames I've been called in my life, is the most unique and special name I have. There are only two people in the whole world that can call me that name and I hope that fact makes that name as special to them as it is to me. I gave them the choice of being like everyone else who can call me by my given name or hang onto their unique status and I don't mind saying that the word Dad coming out of my adult children is still special every time I hear it.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:54, it's BORED, not board.

Spelling Nazi

RPM said...

10:51 nailed it.

Let's see a revisit to this post in September.

Anonymous said...

10:51 correct - when its about 110 degrees out there at the ballpark.

i am pro-furburger

Anonymous said...

Hey Spelling Nazi:
I spelled it the way I intended, and it was used in the correct context. Maybe it would have been more correct to say "on-board" . Would that have prevented the confusion in your little mind? Plus, somebody used the word "psycho's" where the apostrophe was unnecessary, and The Devil spelled it "your" instead of "you're", so get off my case!
If you insist on using the title "Spelling Nazi" perhaps you should confine your rants to criticizing Tori Spelling

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

The Animal Rights/Pro-choicer has to be be the most illogical person ever.

The Devil said...

Animals are cute, fetuses are not! That is the only way I can try and explain the Animal Rights/Pro-choicer.

Anonymous said...

Just a note about the FW cop that got lectured by the judge - prosectur Michelle Dobson is a Decaturite,formerly Michelle Haynes.

Anonymous said...

barry,

why dont you drive on down to ft worth and tell that district judge what you think about his lectures. no guts?

Anonymous said...

Lucifer, So if something is not cute, are you saying it's OK to kill it? You might want to watch your back.

Anonymous said...

No, it makes sense that a new school's first state championship be in an individual sport rather than a team sport. Takes teams longer to come together and compete at a high level. "Tone", whatever that means, has nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

i hate high tone sports like tennis, golf, croquet, badmitton and, the most high tone sport there is, jogging.

Anonymous said...

Absolulely not surprised that idiotic FWPD guy was a gang unit officer- he was probably so jacked up on crack (like they all are) he didn't even know who he was anymore.

Anonymous said...

The nerve of that guy! Lecturing the defendant on behavior...and a judge no less.

Where do judges come off thinking they can lecture folks?

Only Peter Pan defense lawyers possess the proper sensibilities to enlighten us poor huddled masses...