6.25.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • What? You no like car washers?
  • Isn't it odd that General Petraeus has to be confirmed by Congress to lead the troops in Afghanistan. Is that in the Constitution? Shouldn't the Commander in Chief have the authority to pick whomever he wants without interference?
  • 46 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan this month.
  • Does anyone in Decatur know how a four way stop works?
  • I know I can't convince anyone to watch the College World Series if you are not already inclined to do so, but you should. Last night OU was one run a head in the bottom of the 12th with 2 out and 2 strikes on the batter. Ten minutes later they were eliminated.
  • Al Roker irritates me to death.
  • 11 straight for your Texas Rangers.
  • After the late afternoon rain yesterday, the streets were actually steaming. And I mean a lot of it. I halfway expected zombies to appear.
  • NFL quarterback Mark Brunell has earned over $52 million. And he is declaring bankruptcy today.
  • I'm traveling today and will be out of pocket but I'll check the comments on my fancy phone as often as I can. And you might want to check out my twitter feed over the weekend -- I promise something interesting.
  • I watched the first 30 minutes of ESPN's The Two Escobars last night. Absolutely fascinating. If you are fan of Cocaine Cowboys and/or Blow, you'll love this.
  • Technology is cheap. Take a look at this comparing what a weekly salary would buy you in 1964 compared with today. Shocking.
  • I'm proud of myself for knowing why the Earth's tilt and position created the longest day of the year this week -- I could actually take a globe and explain it. But I'm equally ignorant as to why we have new moons and full moons -- and even more confused by a "lunar eclipse" we are having this weekend.
  • A very well known and smart Houston lawyer who is widely read fired off an angry tweet last night after getting out of trial. (F Bomb warning). Man, he might want to rethink that.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you been drinking enough that those women look good? If so, there must not be any liquor left in the world right now!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the picture Barry...I just puked in my mouth.

Anonymous said...

This mornings pic.....for the love of God. Never, ever do that to me again.

As for the four way stop. Say you're coming to a flashing red light, how do you know if the cross traffic is also flashing red or flashing yellow? Huge difference in the two and you'd better know before you pull out.

jim said...

F

F Barry... F

I didnt even read the thoughts or click the links. They couldnt be great enough to pull the pic out of the trenches. Your first F. Are you proud of yourself????

Anonymous said...

Ah come on posters - the pic got some hits - isn't that the point, really?

Anonymous said...

8:48
and Phyllis Diller was a successful comedian, but I don't want to f... her

Anonymous said...

Bleaching my eyes as I try to type....

"tweeter feed" sounds pornyish, kind of vegas like.

Futbal guru

Anonymous said...

I don't know how a four way works but one time at Band Camp,I got into a three way that I'll never forget.

Anonymous said...

Nasty....

Anonymous said...

I know the middle ones Mzchief but who are the other two?

Anonymous said...

The streets were steaming because of the man made surfaces that contribute to the Urban Heat Island. And global warming is BS except at airports around the world where most temperature readings are taken. The temperatures at my farm are usually from 2 to 5 degrees lower than those at either the Bridgeport or Decatur airport. And I had no steam due to rain on hot asphalt.

Propagandist said...

Last weekend, Barry either got engaged or came out and now he has big news planned for this weekend. What are the odds Barry is going to Hawaii to get married to his special friend?

Anonymous said...

Hey, fat/ugly people need love too. I'm volunteering my services.



Older White Guy that needs glasses!

Anonymous said...

OMG! That is just awful! YUCK!!!

Candance said...

Okay, I rarely make comments about the pictures, but that one? Made me holler, "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, BARRY!!"

Jack Daniels said...

I heard Mzchief and two of her girlfriends had started a car wash business.

She sure knows how to turn a buck!

Anonymous said...

The four way stop thing is killing me. The worst place is the stops on the square. I have almost had several wrecks because idiots just pull up and go. Or because they wave you on but still pull out. Hello you are messing up the system!! Its the strangest thing. Its all those people whos parent "taught" them how to drive and they didnt take drivers ed! Are they that dumb or do they just not pay attention to who stops when??? Its getting ridiculous!!!

Francine Fishpaw said...

The one in the middle needs to work on her posing a bit. On second thought, forget it. I don't think any pose would make her look good.

You have to wonder what in the hell she was thinking. She should probably slap no pest strips between those thighs just to be safe....

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see you post a photo of the kind of women the majority of your readers can realistically aspire to attract.

Anonymous said...

My eyes, my eyes! Does anyone know a good attorney, someone has blinded me and now I want compensation.

Anonymous said...

These chicks are hot!! I love women with a little meat on the bones and the glasses are real and sexy. No implants here, just natural gals. If you want to see what these complainers wives look like, go to Wal-Mart.

Anonymous said...

Did you miss the blurb about the Cowboys changing their uniforms on the football blog?

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Congratulations on finally finding your life partner. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Anonymous said...

OMG 10:19! You made me laugh out loud!

Ron Chee said...

I'd gladly deal with middle to have a shot at left & (especially) right.

Anonymous said...

Hey thats my mother and two sisters and yes I have done them all. Thanks Barry. You have brightened my day. Finally, some Montague County women on this here computin thingy. Gotta go, my medicine is a bubblin on the stove. Don't want it to splode.

Triple fake incest methman.

Anonymous said...

You had me scared there for a minute. When you said angry Houston lawyer, I thought maybe Racehorse Haynes heard about me mistakenly assuming he was dead. (I stand by the solid gold coffin comment, though)

Here's my problem with four way stops: Folks, when you roll up to the stop sign, look around at the other corners. If nobody else has already come to a stop, you can go. Don't sit there and wait for somebody else who is coming to a stop. If you get there first, GO! My other problem is semantics. It's a STOP sign. Please come to a complete stop...that's the only way we have of knowing who is supposed to go. A very slow roll isn't the same thing as a stop. Thank you

Let me get this straight - you understand and can explain the earth's tilt and it's effect on the solstice (right? the longest day is the solstice?), but you don't get lunar eclipse? That's an even simpler concept than tilt

Today's pic was just mean, especially for a Friday

Anonymous said...

I would never let those skanks near my car! Barry, way to put the finishing touch on an already sucky week!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 10:19!

Donde esta mundo Waldo said...

Jez jez, I no how 4 wayz works. Ju jus pull up to de intersexshun and let the chevvie go firs, unless you got 2 chevvies at de same time, then the chevvie wid de mos ninos go firs. If you got tree chevvies at the same time then you just all look ad each udder an say man we chore do go alot of chevvies aroun here.

Crash Test Dummy #1 said...

"Here's my problem with four way stops: Folks, when you roll up to the stop sign, look around at the other corners. If nobody else has already come to a stop, you can go. Don't sit there and wait for somebody else who is coming to a stop. If you get there first, GO!"

Your first point seems to contradict your second point?

My other problem is semantics. It's a STOP sign. Please come to a complete stop...that's the only way we have of knowing who is supposed to go. A very slow roll isn't the same thing as a stop. Thank you"

So what is it? If you are kinda there first slam on your brakes so you can say you stopped first, or as in your first point do you just get the closest and no one else has stopped so you just fly on through? I think pal you might be the problem with the four way stops in D-Town!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kbug is moving in with you and you are engaged?!

Anonymous said...

And that is why I quit drinking.

My Other Brother Darryl

RPM said...

I'm pretty sure that pic is unconstitutional. Cruel and unusual.

Anonymous said...

i bet the center one doesn't flush

Anonymous said...

The comments were pretty darn hilarious today, Barry. I vote we have nasty pics every Friday just so I can belly laugh at the reactions your readers post! Who's with me on this one?

Anonymous said...

technology is cheap because we have chinese kids making our crap. man i love globalization.

Brandon said...

Four way stops are easy. If you see someone else coming that might be getting there at the same time and might cost you your God given 5 seconds by going first, just slam on the brakes 20 feet before the intersection an then go. BUT make sure you wave at the other car to show your appreciation

Anonymous said...

By seeing the photo you just posted on Twitter, my guess would be that you are running to Vegas to get married? Am I correct?

Anonymous said...

No, the President should not have the power to choose whomever. That's the way it's done in a dictatorship.

Anonymous said...

Okay..if you can figure out why there is an equinox and a solstice and you can imagine the sun shining on the moon as it rotates around the earth, surely you can figure out why the view from the earth of the moon based on its position in relation to the earth and sun would cause phases. The eclipse is just the shadow of the Earth moving across the face of the moon. This is not rocket science....it barely comes up to the level of rocket washing.

Anonymous said...

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the earth and the moon align in a straight line. The key is, the earth is between the moon and the sun. A solar eclipse occurs when the previously mentioned heavenly bodies(unlike today's chick pic) align in a straight line...butt(intentional use of the word)...the moon is between the earth and the sun.

The new moon, half moon, full moon thing....

The moon makes one orbit around the earth every 29 days or so. During that 29 day orbit, the moon makes only 1 revolution on its own axis.(One MOON DAY equals 29 earth days). The effect of this rotation is that the same side of the moon faces the sun at all times.(Thus, "Dark Side of the Moon") When there is a "half moon", we are seeing 1/2 of the dark side and 1/2 of the sun lit side of the moon.(Kind of like when Darth Vader is being good in a Star Wars movie) When there is a "full moon", is when the entire hemisphere of the moon that is facing the sun, is also facing the earth, thus, a full orb of glowing green cheese on the horizon. A "new moon" occurs when the entire "dark side of the moon" is facing the earth. The next night will reveal the thinest of crescents which will eventually grow to a full moon, then digresses to a the thinest of crescents until, once again, only the "dark side" of the moon is visible to the earth 29 days later.

Not that you asked...butt(intentional, again)...the "blue moon" occurs when there are 2 full moons in one calendar month. The first full moon would need to occur on the 1st or 2nd of the month, allowing time for the 2nd full moon to occur 29 days later on the 30th or 31st of the month.

No, I'm not an astronomer, but I did stay at a Comfort Inn last night. I'm actually a proctologist, that's why I know my moons.

Double Fake Dr. Carl Sagan

Anonymous said...

Well the one in the middle complets the sandwich as she she will be the creamy filling.ya know all girls cannot be skinny and like the guy said on the 8 kid blog momma stand the middle one on her head and she looks just like the other two

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'd hit it with the middle one. No problems. Bit on the ugly side, though...

Anonymous said...

What about yelding to the right and whoever got there first.I drive a dodge three quater ton with ranch hand bumpers and I go when I want to. And I had earlier thought today;If you drive an electric car in Bridgeport you might as well have a Hummer.DAGO

Anonymous said...

Barry, Your comment a week or two ago has really changed my opinion of you.
"I'm constantly amazed at people that seek out my advice and don't listen. .... (sometimes even paying for it) and then, when I'm in the process of telling them something critically important, they interrupt me with an irrelevant fact."
My husband has paid you several times for various legal counsels. He has also gone to your partner for counsel. I can guarantee that you will not see my family using your counsel again. My husband and I are not uneducated people; in fact we both have our MBAs. Neither one of us attended law school; hence we do not have the education that you obtained. We do not only pay you for advice, but we pay you so that we can ask the questions.
I have been in and out of the Dallas court for 10 years with an issue that is finally ending. I learned long ago to keep quiet during counsel. We went to mediation last month. I made a comment to my attorney that changed the ENTIRE outcome of the battle to my favor. Once she explained the legal ramifications to me, I understood why my irrelevant fact was such a big deal. I would have never volunteered the information if you were counsel because I would sense your elitism very quickly. We non-legal people do not always know whether or not something is a big deal.
You have made it very clear that you are not the one to seek for PAID advice. I am certain we are not the only ones you will lose over that arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Roundabouts are the way to go, for sure. They cut down significantly on back ups and accidents.

Today's pic: I shall foreverafter wash my own car.

- Fake Bill Lewis

Anonymous said...

I bet the center one doesn't wash her hands....or anything else for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Barry, Don't do it!

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the Friday dance off? I enjoyed that.

Anonymous said...

phewww... who opened that can of tuna fish?

Anonymous said...

Doctor! My. Eyes!

- Fake Jackson Browne

mzchief said...

To Jack Daniels...
Wrong, again!
Just because the sow in the middle is your dream girl and several steps up the evolutionary ladder from what you used to tap, when you could get it up, does not mean all your fantasy women actually look like the sow in the middle.

Thank you for letting me know, you still dream about me and are desperately trying to bring me down to your level. The answer is still, NO!