6.04.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Southlake High School has moved its graduation ceremonies for tonight to Cowboys Stadium because of the heat. They don't rough it much in that town, do they?
  • Call me crazy, but is there any chance the "blown call" in the Perfect Game two days ago was intentional? Could we be dealing with an egomaniac umpire who wants attention regardless of the cost?
  • Isn't there some recognizable psychological phenomenon where a mother will kill her child for attention? Wasn't that a scene in The Sixth Sense?
  • My mid-life-crisis-lose-weight project update: Down 16 pounds. Now I've just got to find some program to tone up. And I hate lifting weights.
  • Someone made a comment yesterday about my Israel random thought which not only attacked me but proved they may be the most ignorant commenter ever.
  • Do I believe the Pac 10/Big 12 rumor? Yes, I do. Am I sick about it? Yes, I am. I remember sitting in the Baylor stands while in law school (when the team was good) and thinking, "I enjoy this so much, and I'll get to do this for the rest of my life."
  • Megan Fox has been in a bikini all week.
  • Even I think it's suspicious to be a suspect in a killing in Aruba and in Peru: Joran van der Sloot.
  • I'm still upset: I guess the also-rans of the old Southwest Conference could get back together. Baylor, TCU, Houston, Rice, SMU. And then look around and see what other spare teams you could pick up. North Texas? UTEP? Kill me.
  • The Decatur Walmart "missing baby" story yesterday was just weird. If it was a prank, it was a strange one.
  • The term "scrapbooking" makes my eyes glaze over.
  • Unemployment rate down to 9.7% this morning but there's also reports of little job growth. So confusing.
  • One of the Golden Girls died yesterday. I don't think I ever watched a single episode of that show.
  • My favorite old school sitcom: The Dick Van Dyke Show.

40 comments:

chupacabra said...

Munchausen by proxy or Factitious Disorder.

Danny Boy said...

One of those Shake Weight things would be perfect for you.

Anonymous said...

I'd throw that chick back in based on that thumb nail. It looks grody.

Anonymous said...

You should try the p90x workout. It will kick your butt.

Anonymous said...

Dewd look on Craigslist for a used Bowflex. Good work out, do it at home and save half the cost so when YOU put it back on Craigslist you're not losin' that much.

Anonymous said...

This is a bird's-eye view of life at present. Their lives speak to us, perhaps because birds are essential to life on Earth, including our own. They are tighytly woven into the fabric of the communities and landscapes we share. Birds seem so at home here: They are who they are, without pretense or artifice. As they skim throught the air- literally taking themselves lightly.

Maryjo Koch

Out of the Nest
There's no place like home to make you want to fly the coop.

Success can take a long time to hatch.

The wiser we get, the more we can see how truly-bird-brained we can be.

Anonymous said...

I watched Urban Cowboy for the 10x8 power last night and it's still funny.

Anonymous said...

Birds are purdy and I like to kiss'em.

Candance said...

The term scrapbooking makes my eyes glaze over, too. And I think because I squeezed out a couple of kids, I'm like supposed to want to do it and be good at it. Not so much.

My 12-year-old is addicted to "Golden Girls".

Propagandist said...

Dude, Your best bet to "tone-up" is the Lifestyle Lift.

wordkyle said...

I have a friend who owns a Crossfit facility. It's focus is on functional overall conditioning, not just big muscles. Or you could buy a Bowflex.

On unemployment, etc. - According to the Reuters headline, "employers added 431,000 jobs." In the heart of the story you discover that over 95% (411,000) of those jobs were as census workers. This blip will disappear at the end of the summer. The one area not suffering? Public sector (government) unions. The number of government jobs increased by 100,000 between December 2007 and December 2009, while the private sector lost 7.3 million jobs. The average government worker earns 44% more than his private sector counterpart, while working 12% fewer hours. (Read here. Check all the links before trying to impugn this source.) Congratulations, you're keeping highly-paid, low productivity government workers employed doing....well, whatever it is that government does.

Anonymous said...

Golden Girls was just ok, but I, too, loved Dick Van Dyke's show. My all-time fav was I Love Lucy...with Desi and the "Mertzes". Now that was greatness.

Sounds like the Walmart baby thing was a prank, but if they catch the person(s) they should be prosecuted due to the time it took to check it out by so many folks, including police and Walmart employees. Not funny.

Anonymous said...

8:30

(Almost) did P90X last summer with my family. We made it a little over 60 days. Going to try again this summer. I am determined to finish it.

Doc Feelgood said...

Regarding Wordkyle's post, I heard on the radio yesterday (either WBAP or K-Sky) that they are terminating the census workers at the end of each day, then rehiring the same people the following morning, so that each census worker position is counting as 5 new jobs/week. I don't have sources to check as Wordkyle did, just saying I heard it on the radio.

Anonymous said...

Re the Random Thoughts girl:
Very Downy! Always liked that blush of hair all over look.

Re Joran van der Sloot:
I have always tried not to judge solely on media reports, but in this case I think we all can. To paraphrase the immortal words of Homer Bannon, the boy is just no damn good!

My Other Brother Darryl

ps - Also miss the old SWC. College football is just a beat-down now-a-days. King Gill weeps from on high.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Okay, your Crazy. The ump in the 28 out perfect game just blew the call. No nefarious conspiracies or anything... just wrong.

And a huge thumbs up to the Tigers and the ump for how it was handled. And a huge thumbs down to Selig for how it was handled. He had a chance to do make one of those "bigger than the game" moments and push the game forward. The official scorer should mark an "E" beside his name for this one.

BTW, why does it always take more than one click to post a comment?

Anonymous said...

Heard Pappadeaux is sueing BP.

Anonymous said...

Intentional or not the dumb umpire was WAY too ready for the attention he's been receiving. When you watch or hear an interview with the doofus he turns it around way too readily to be all about him and all the support he's been receiving.
I dont know who the bigger idiot is he or Selig.
I would like to see them both killed in a plane crash.

jim said...

Hardest day yet to grade. Not bad thoughts with a few links. Not bad chick but nothing stunning either... Throwing a little Megan Fox link in there was an attempt to keep the grade up.. it worked just a little.

B

wordkyle said...

Doc - It was reported in the NY Post. Nice catch. The firsthand account from a Manhattan census worker hired and fired four times (thus creating four "jobs,") will infuriate you.

Anonymous said...

Great idea on the rest of the old SWC schools getting together and forming an alliance. Let's see there would be Baylor, TCU, Houston, Rice, SMU, and bring in powerhouses like UNT, UTEP, maybe sprinkle in Tulane, a dash of Colorado State, and top the whole thing off with New Mexico State. There you have it, a perfect conference known far and wide as the Suc 10, they could play the conference championship every year in Waco, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the Toilet Bowl, which would coincedently be played in Waco.

Anonymous said...

You should try "Insanity" from the P90X family. No weights, your body provides the resistance. I've finished one month of the two month program and lost 20 pounds.

House of York said...

That poor pelican in that pic breaks my heart! I'm going to hope that someone rescued it and cleaned it up instead of just standing around gawking at the poor thing.

Dub Gelis said...

Call me crazy, but is there any chance the "blown call" in the Perfect Game two days ago was intentional? Could we be dealing with an egomaniac umpire who wants attention regardless of the cost?

Not a chance, and the ump wasn't too ready for the attention, as DB 10:33 suggests, he knew this was a huge mistake and he needed to respond quickly and put it behind him! He made it right with the pitcher and baseball by admitting his mistake, I wish the commish could overturn the call and award a perfect game but no need to revise history when we all know the truth.

House of York said...

I thought you were a runner and have been for a ka-trillion years. With all those body parts jiggling all over the place every time you run one would think your body would be a toned up masterpiece.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:02...
I read the same thing at the New York Post. This current Obama Lie is more proof that Obama and his minions will go to any length to pull the wool over the eyes of the public.

The other way Obama and his minions have massaged the employment numbers is by having hired and trained tens of thousands more census workers than necessary only to fire/lay-off the workers within weeks of their having been trained and hired.

It is estimated to cost approximately $170. to train a census worker. Each hundred people would have cost the Census Bureau $17,000 per day, or $51,000 for the three-day period, just in outbound cash, which excludes the administrative costs of human resources.

Hot Air
KSL NewsRadio

Anonymous said...

I bet that pelican would taste just like oil.

RPM said...

Dick Van Dyke was good, I love Lucy was great. But The Honeymooners tops 'em all.

Anonymous said...

The pelican pic is sad. But, you don't see the pics of the birds chopped in half by the thousands because of all the "happy", "green", "I feel better about the environment because I use green energy" windmills in West Texas. Maybe a nice pic of a few hundred headless birds under a caption about being "environmentally friendly" should be on the front page tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

The pitcher snowconed and double hitched on the catch at first base. The umpire saw it, thought it was a bobble and correctly called safe. He actually got it right, but you have to allow that the ball was not secured the moment it reached the glove. It wasn't. Guy was safe, there was no perfect game.

Anonymous said...

those prissy southlake people are nothing but a bunch of whinney wimps

mzchief said...

To anonymous 5:26...
Excellent point. In 2009, it was estimated that wind turbines caused the death of, as many as, 275,000 birds each year.

Source

Anonymous said...

DAGO;I think i'm going to get as tied of that pelican as I am of the four hundred pound black woman in the orange box after the huricane.does anyone know if she ever got out?

A said...

Yoga. It is an excellent way to develop muscle tone. Also, the quiet contemplation probably would do you good as well. :-)

Anonymous said...

Nice pic of Obammy on the coast doing his part in cleaning up the oil spill.

Anonymous said...

King Obamy critizes BP on spending $50M for PR, and then he makes 3 trips to the coast all for PR. Certainly no substance! Sheesh

Anonymous said...

Would like to know how much Southlake is PAYING Jerry to use the facility! I bet it's a crazy amount! Those people need to suck it up and sweat along with the rest of the people who's schools plan outdoor grads in June!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 8:59...
Why should they have to, "to suck it up and sweat along with the rest of the people", if they can afford not to?

Following your line of thinking, people who live in Texas should have to suck it up and sweat during the summer since there are people who cannot afford air conditioning.

Anonymous said...

I would lick her toes.

Anonymous said...

Please someone tell me, is Nebraska coming to A&M for football game this year????