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5.30.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts - Abbreviated Edition

  • The chances of dying on an area lake seemed to be very high yesterday.
  • If you haven't seen the crash on the last lap of the Indy 500 yesterday, go turn on Sports Center and watch it.
  • First it was "silly bandz" for kids and now "spanx" for men.
  • Robby Knievel and Eddie Gossage were on Fox 4's 30 minute sport show last night. I promise that Knieval was drunk.
  • I was channel scanning yesterday and saw Baylor and Texas A&M playing in the Big 12 Championship game in baseball. Then Baylor failed.
  • Danica Patrick is quickly catching up with Nancy Grace on my Most Despised List.
  • I saw Wicked over the weekend at Fair Park. Review forthcoming.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the chances of dying on an area lake seem to be very high today, as well!! What's sad is that almost EVERY fatality is tied to alcohol consumption, when the facts all come out. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

Anonymous said...

For people that don't get drunk, that aren't wreckless or operating equipment they can't control, or that wear lifejackets and have at least a lick of common sense and responsibleness, I would suggest the "chances" of dying on an area lake this weekend are basically zero.

Anonymous said...

8:59, would disagree. I know lots and lots of people that will not be on a lake today, our chances of dying on a lake seem very, very low. If chances of dying on an area lake were actually very high, then of the 6 or 7 million people in the DFW area, would think at least a few million would die today for that statement to be true.

Anonymous said...

There is sure enough idiots out there to go around, but not a one of party of 20 got hurt and we were there all weekend. Way too many me first people with new boats on the lakes, I just holler mines insured too !!

Anonymous said...

1:26, if you are not "on a lake" then 8:59s statement does not pertain to you. The statement pertains to those who ARE on the lake.

9:41,I'm very happy to hear you are responsible while on the lake, but your chances are not zero. Have you not heard of "innocent" people being killed by drunk drivers/boaters?


The point is: Memorial Day (weekend) brings more drunken boaters/recreationers to the lakes. Therefore, if you ARE ON THE/A LAKE, the risk of harm increases due to the sheer number of people on the lake and the fact that more of them will be inebriated!

Anonymous said...

I've spoken personally with a game warden who had been in service for 30 years at that point. He echoed the same thing as the officer in the link- he'd never, EVER pulled a body out of the water wearing a PFD and could not remember how many he had personally helped recover.