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6.07.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I saw cars nine deep at a Starbucks drive through yesterday. No. Way.
  • Not breaking news: It was brutally hot this weekend.
  • Tom Cruise recreated his role Tropic Thunder last night at the MTV Movie Awards with a dance number and it was insanely funny. (Some clips were already on the net but being taken down quickly by Viacom.)
  • Somebody needs to reign Miley Cyrus back in.
  • Baylor looks to be back in the mix with conference realignment.
  • 65% of the students in Dallas ISD are Hispanic. Only 5% are white.
  • Somehow I ended up in a suite at the Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night to watch the NASCAR truck series. But the highlight was getting to watch the Indy cars do a final practice.
  • Then I lost my car in the parking lot for 30 minutes. I never do that.
  • Former UCLA coach John Wooden died at age 99 over the weekend. Despite 10 national championships, he never made more than $35,000 a year.
  • And ESPN reran a package this weekend about how much he loved his wife who died in 1985. It featured former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly going to his home for a pre-arranged interview about her, but Wooden met him in tears at the door saying he couldn't do it because it was "too soon." She had been dead for sixteen years.
  • Somebody want to plug that oil leak?
  • Update on the news story of the porn star wanted for murder with a sword: He "died after falling off a cliff in California on Saturday when police used a stun gun to subdue him." Edit: Picture! Double Edit!: Video. Oh, man.
  • Those girls that were thrown out of their boat on Lake Bridgeport this weekend are lucky. Well, lucky after the fact.
  • I jogged this weekend listening to old Ticket bits I found. People have to think I'm crazy when I'm running alone and laughing.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry,
You might tap the breaks on "the evil empire" comments since it is the Horns that are saying bring the Bears to the PAC 10 dance!

Anonymous said...

Will that little black outfit be available in Miley Cryus line at Wal-Mart? Miley was successful being the good girl on TV and movies. What is she going to sell being bad? Money will rein her in.

Anonymous said...

John Wooden was truly a class act in College Basketball. He will definitely be missed. Wish that there were more coaches like him now.

Anonymous said...

I am constantly amazed at the people who are too lazy to go into the Starbucks, and also how poorly laid out that little strip mall is.

jim said...

Well a lot of things are damn good today. Good group of links, good thoughts to start the day. Threw in a little of Billy Ray loosing control of what used to be a very reigned in daughter and once again slipped a porn star in.... Can't beat that. The chic of the day however is just a little too muscled up in my very shallow opinion. Still a good start to the week...

A-

Anonymous said...

I understand Baylor wanting to be included and not be left in the trash heap of also rans and rarely ever had its.

BUT, why should they ever be included in a large conference. How do they help from a money standpoint? Colorado won a FOOTBALL national championship in the past 10 or 20 years, has about the same amount of FB avg attendence and they have the Denver market.

Baylor will argue we are good in womens and mens bb. Relevant answer till they lose those two coaches, e.g. name the fb coaches since Grunt Tuff.

Baylor whine gives me tired head. When, in a blue moon, they beat a Texas school (other than SWT), they celebrate like a champ, maybe even dance and take a nip of the forbidden whiskey.

Let them cry from the outside and make it on their on without having the state schools subsidize them.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

I love walking past people in drive thrus, waving hello, then going in and getting my food or coffee, walking out, and waving hello again as the fatties continue to just sit and wait; too lazy to go into a place where there is either no line or a very short one.

Anonymous said...

too muscled up?!
her abs are toned is what I would call that. Otherwise, she's not "muscled up". That gal looks great
You don't get out much, do you? Or I should say, when you do go out, try someplace other than walmart

RPM said...

You lost your car at TMS on Friday? There was nobody there! You should go in November, now THAT'S a party!

The truck race was pretty boring with Bodine running away from the pack by 8 - 9 seconds. The Indy race Saturday was much better, unless you were Simona deSilvestro.

Anonymous said...

Lost your car in a parking lot?

Welcome to the world of senility Barry, which begins about your age - fifty something?

:-)

Anonymous said...

Let`s talk about the "STANK" in Decatur every day now.

wordkyle said...

A couple of comments about the laziness exhibited by people when they use the drive-thru. Yet not a word about the people who are too lazy to prepare their own food and coffee at home. Maybe just drawing the line at different places, nu?

Anonymous said...

Good point, Wordie. Nothing wrong with driving through, especially in this miserable Texas heat! I don't step a foot outside that I don't have to in the summer, but I'm not lazy; I just detest the heat.

Anonymous said...

Barry,
Bud Kennedy just posted that Baylor is fighting not to get left behind because they think it's the rapture.

Francine Fishpaw said...

Football guru:

I cant believe your arrogance. Our tax dollars are supporting your beloved Aggies and what in the hell have they done? All of that money and support goes to what? Average at best. There is no excuse for it. Yes, we have our issues at BU, but we were smart enough not to hire Coach Fran, and, congrats, looks like you hired another loser.

And, finally, quit making fun of Grant Teaff. He's a nice guy and he whipped a lot of Aggie ass in the day.

Anonymous said...

anyone else think that miley's dress looks a little like the dress julia roberts wore in pretty woman?...you know...hoochie wear...

Francine Fishpaw said...

And another thing Football Guru....

If Baylor girls didn't ever take a nip and lower their standards on occasion, Aggies would have never had a chance with them.

Then all of your offspring would have been half goat or something.

I'm just saying........

Anonymous said...

Re: Dallas ISD 65% Mexican. Throughout history man has migrated. Many wars have been fought over this. Hope your great grandchildren enjoy North Mexico.

Anonymous said...

today's girl in the pic must be a southern girl - you know, when it's hot, they don't sweat, they glisten.

Anonymous said...

As for MOLLY ;It's true what my daddy said about women.They aint like horses,the tail and mane don't always match.

Anonymous said...

Bg, you're lookin sorta little skinny. What a weird obsession. Makes ya sound and look gay.

Hobbes said...

Hey 5:07, Hope your great-great grandfather enjoyed Northern Mexico also.