5.25.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I got to help a guy who spoke no English yesterday as he was walking around looking for an address. It was fun because I used my iPhone to find the address and then let him look at the map as we tried to communicate.
  • In-N-Out burger is coming to Garland. I've heard of White Castle, but I'm not so sure about In-N-Out.
  • The 2014 location of the Super Bowl will be announced today. Best the house on New York and its new stadium.
  • Bizarre: 10 gunman rob 11 jewelry stores in Baghdad and kill 14.
  • Why do I suspect that those who so proudly proclaim that we invaded Iraq to "bring freedom to those people" probably wouldn't care enough about a Muslim living in the U.S. to give them the time of day. (Or directions.)
  • For my own satisfaction: Nemeses Ann Curry screws up a commencement address.
  • Lindsay Lohan seems like a tormented, and drunken, soul.
  • Forgot to mention this yesterday: Former Ticket and Boyd resident Greg "The Hammer" Williams has a new radio job/gig.
  • I don't care if the leak is a mile under the ocean, there is no one on the face of this Earth that knows how to stop it?
  • I promise there have been four people in the last 24 hours that have pulled out in front of me on 287 and decided to drive 30 mph. [Edit @ commentor: What in the heck does texting have to do with that?]
  • Matt Purke was drafted in the first round by the Texas Rangers last year but turned down an offer of $4 million and enrolled in TCU. Although he just finished the regular season at 11-0 and named the Mountain West Player of the Year, I'll paraphrase Dale Hansen from a few years back: "If the that kid is so dumb he'll turn down $4 million, he needs to go to college."
  • This story was primarily about a lawyer asking a Jew an improper question in a trial in East Texas, but the federal judge's instruction to the jury almost shocked me as much.
  • The Amityville Horror house is up for sale. Not the movie set, the house where six people were murdered which was the basis for the movie (which I never saw.) You would think it could be used as a pop culture Bed & Breakfast.
  • I saw a "breaking news" tweet yesterday from CNN that the bassist from Slipknot had died. Not knowing who they were, I googled one of their songs. Good grief. Talk about deviltry.
  • And although it's not fair, if Sarah Palin ever has a political opponent she'll get to see a commercial which flashes two images back and forth: Here shrieking, "Drill, baby, drill!" spliced with pics of the oil spill in the gulf.
  • Walmart just dropped the price of th iPhone 3GS to $97.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gotta love In-n-Out!!

Anonymous said...

I used to live in CA for a while and those people are OBSESSED with in-n-out burger (at least the ones who actually eat burgers). I thought it was totally mediocre. 'sides, nothing compares to the Hurdburger.

wordkyle said...

It's not campaign commercials from political opponents that Sarah Palin will ever need to worry about. It's the media's practice of saying the exact same things as her political opponents, and calling it news.

Anonymous said...

When I was a Bridgeport High School student between '99 and '02, all the guys thought they were SOOOOOOOO cool for listening to Slipknot. Yeah, real cool. Seriously, I'll listen to a wide range of crap and not be judgmental about it, but that was such horrible stuff. And I know that everyone has different ideas about what talent sounds like, but...I just don't get it. Anyone can scream, right?

jim said...

pic is greatness.. morning thoughts are a lot better than yesterday. i even like the paper pic. good start to the day barry boy.

A

Anonymous said...

Barron, you listen to tripe like the Blackeyed Peas, and you are passing judgement on other people's music? I'm not a Slipknot fan, in fact have never listened to any of their songs, but you have got to be kidding.

Anonymous said...

what barry no thought on decatur super-northwest super??? anything on a school is good for a hundred comments.

Anonymous said...

Barry - In-N-Out Burgers - your girl Brittany Spears is pictured there frequently. As 8:29 said, it is a California obsession.

But you have to know how to order. Menu is very limited. But if you are "in the know", you can order many other things that aren't on the menu. I suppose it appeals to the snobby part of ourselves that think it's fun to be treated better than regular people?????

Anonymous said...

Who cares what's going in to Garland? sheeeesh!

Anonymous said...

"I promise there have been four people in the last 24 hours that have pulled out in front of me on 287 and decided to drive 30 mph."

So, you are TEXTING while DRIVING?

NOT SMART, DUDE!

Anonymous said...

Great pic.

In-N-Out sounds really good right now.

As long as the liberals keep getting their way and pushing the oil drilling further out into the deep ocean, it is going to get more dangerous. They are drilling too far out. Bring them back in.

Slip-Not dude probably not going to pearly gates.

Anonymous said...

i love to watch you divert to mindless bull**it when things start going really bad for dems.

its kinda cute.

Scott said...

Just wondering when you are going to start criticizing the "Great One" for his inaction in regards to the Gulf Oil Spill. If this had been Bush, you would have been all over this already.

Even Dems and some of the media are starting to turn on Obammie.

BH said...

"Why do I suspect that those who so proudly proclaim that we invaded Iraq to "bring freedom to those people" probably wouldn't care enough about a Muslim living in the U.S. to give them the time of day. (Or directions.)"

Really? Great that you can judge like that, jumping to a conclusion without any facts based on evidence.

Must suck to be you.

wordkyle said...

In-N-Out Burger is a known Christian company. They even put biblical references on their packaging. Think there will be protests demanding the separation of church and meat?

Anonymous said...

In more important news:

The house made famous by the 1970s Amityville Horror film goes on sale in Long Island, New York, with a price tag of $1.15m.

Not sure which movie scared me more, The Amityville Horror or Exorcist. What do you think: buy the house and turn it into a Bed & Breakfast???

Anonymous said...

In & Out is kind of like the Cali whataburger, only different.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

So, you are TEXTING while DRIVING?

NOT SMART, DUDE!

8:51 AM
How are you making the connection that he was texting while those things happened?

wordkyle's post makes me wonder...I always thought In-n-Out was as famous for their ambiguous name as their food. Aren't there bumper stickers that say "That In-n-Out urge"? Who is promoting the titillating aspect of the company?

Bringing freedom to a people doesn't automatically mean that you have to be nice to one of them

"Freedom's just another word for nuthin' left to lose..."
Triple Fake Kris Kristofferson

Jack Daniels said...

4 x 4 - ANIMAL STYLE!! Gotta love In-N-Out!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, anybody hear anything about a shake-up @ the City of B-poot electric department?

Anonymous said...

Loved Amityville Horror! The book was even better than the movie. I'd stay at it if they made it a B&B in a heartbeat!

Oil spill is giving me tired head and about as much boredom as continuing reports on Haiti earthquake! Just don't care.

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE, I dont understand why all the excitement about an In-N-Out coming to Garland..... theres already an In-N-Out in Alvord!!

mzchief said...

To Barry...
* Initially, the US-led multinational coalition of approximately 45 nations participated in "Operation Iraqi Freedom" with the main objective of disarming Iraq of biological weapons that Democrats, since 1998, assured the public Saddam Hussein possessed and would use. If Bush lied I guess that means so did ALL of the Democrats in the video. Perhaps, one of Bush's biggest errors was listening to "LYING" Democrats.


* Seriously, you are worried about the possible anti-Palin campaign adverts over what the bubble-headed bimbo SAID about drilling and are totally ignoring the REAL anit-Obama campaign adverts regarding Obama fiddling around while Louisianan/Gulf Coast gets soaked in oil.

Obviously, Obama holding "high-level" meetings, Congressional hearings and pointing fingers are NOT what the government needs to be doing to resolve the issue.

Imagine the snot storm that would have ensued if Bush had, 36 days AFTER Katrina, done nothing but held meetings and assured the public that the US government was overseeing the relief effort while allowing private organizations to execute the relief effort.

* Why do you not have ANY thoughts about the downward spiral of the Stock Market, when just 6 weeks ago, Obama was taking credit for the resurrection of the market? You are aware, the number of home foreclosures is approximately DOUBLE in 2010 what it was in all of 2009, right? You do you realize, much of the cause of the 2008/2009 collapse of the financial industry was/is attributed to VAST numbers of people defaulting on residential mortgages, right? You are aware, it has been brought to light that, Obama's pet project, ObamaCare will INCREASE the deficit and INCREASE the cost of insurance and health care, right. Seemingly, ANYONE running against Obama will have VASTLY more damning FACTS upon which to base anti-Obama campaign adverts than they can muster against ANY political opponent.

mzchief said...

Arrrg...sorry for the typos!
Earlier this morning, I broke a fingernail, while using a shovel and pick axe to dig a huge hole for a new tree, and have yet to file down the other nails. A single broken nail REALLY screws with my typing tempo.

Anonymous said...

Word...In all fairness,it is hard to seperate church and meat, it is harder than a preachers d@*$ in a cows @$$!

Anonymous said...

That's New Jersey not NY for the new stadium

Anonymous said...

9:29, I'm 8:51. If you can't figure how I made the "connection" that he was probably texting while driving ....based on what HE wrote, then I won't waste my time trying to explain it to you, duh!"

Anonymous said...

whoever runs against Obammy won't have a problem finding issues to criticize him for, that's for certain. They will be able to just take their pick, and he just assumed office. I figure IF he lives to run a second term, he'll lose by a landslide. By then he'll have run the country into such a miserable state even the ignorant minority masses will realize they made a bad mistake.

Anonymous said...

At one point in time Elvis was considered devil music. Just remember that next time you decide to make a statement like that. Things change, motley crew is now played on easy listening stations and yet they were evil also.

Anonymous said...

I got to help a guy who spoke no English yesterday as he was walking around looking for an address. It was fun because I used my iPhone to find the address and then let him look at the map as we tried to communicate.

Why do I suspect that those who so proudly proclaim that we invaded Iraq to "bring freedom to those people" probably wouldn't care enough about a Muslim living in the U.S. to give them the time of day. (Or directions.)


Matthew 6:1-4

"Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.

When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.

But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing,so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you."

A-hole.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:51
check the edit that was posted by Barry in the random thoughts.
Then get back to me about trying to explain stuff. DUH!
I stand by my original question of how you determined he was texting while driving. Explain that

Man...sometimes this blog is like playing cards with my sister's kids
Tip o' the hat to Billy Bob

Anonymous said...

Nerve rackin sonsabitches.

Anonymous said...

Word: "separation of church and MEAT"? You should have called it "separation of church and STEAK!!!" You missed a good joke opportunity ... (and, yes, I know that we're talking hamburger, but still ...)

wordkyle said...

318 - You may be right. That's the danger of a writer sending out first drafts.

Anonymous said...

Barry I don't believe that you would enjoy being in the minority in the USA as an english speaking american. Not for one second. It might be fun for one time...... but it's headed that way too quickly in many of our regions and they are not welcome unless done through proper channels.

Anonymous said...

Why do you suspect those who supported the invasion of Iraq wouldn't assist a Muslim with directions?

I don't know, Barry. Why don't you tell us? What are we, mind readers? Rhetorical question, I suppose?

As a bona fide libertarian/conservative and a Christian, I don't have a problem in the world with helping a fellow human being, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, agnostic, of whatever color, with directions. Matter of fact, as 12:09 possibly obliquely suggests, it would be my duty to do so, with a glad heart.

The more pertinent question is: Why do you assume otherwise?