6.14.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I didn't even make it in the courtroom for jury duty last week. The judge sent a note out excusing me without an explanation. I thought about muttering, "I guess that sex offender registration didn't play too well" as I walked past the other jurors who were still waiting.
  • I downloaded the official song of the World Cup and listened to it over the weekend. It at least made me feel a little international.
  • The Big 12 Conference realignment explained with MS Paint. Very funny. (Language warning.) Edit: And we have huge realignment news this morning.
  • Ex-UT star Vince Young slugs a guy in a Dallas strip club at 3:30 a.m. because he was taunted with an upside down "hook em horns" sign? Well, that makes perfect sense.
  • The flash flood in Arkansas over the weekend that killed nineteen was bizarre. How horrible would it be to wake up in camper being swept up in flood waters?
  • Speaking of bizarre, this photo of Rick Perry speaking at the state GOP convention this weekend creeps me out.
  • Look at the names of the 32 countries playing in the World Cup. Can you find them all on the map? Can you name their native language? Can you name anything about their culture? In the end, we don't know very much at all about this world at all.
  • And every time I see the South Africa name on the World Cup logo, I think of Miss South Carolina saying, "Such as, South Africa."
  • I appreciate that place in Boyd taking care of the black bear found in Alaska, but I'm not exactly sure I'd be thrilled if I were the bear.
  • Caught up on a couple of episodes of Modern Family over the weekend. Man, that's funny. (And everyone keeps mentioning Breaking Bad as something I need to see.)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Were you stuck by the judge or prosecutor? I can see DA not wanting a knowledgeable guy on the jury. Don't confuse the jury with facts.

Justice not being served, but you can return to your real job, keeping us entertained. Now that is service to mankind. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

The Rick Perry photo instantly made me think of this still from the movie

http://titirangistoryteller.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/citizen-kane.jpg

Anonymous said...

The Update forgot to post that there is a Wise County Youth Fair Board meeting tonight at 6.30 pm. Come out all to see the shenanigans how the board likes to throw around their power and not support the kids of our county & their projects. They think all kids should only show beef animals - do you know how much a beef animal costs ($5000) to only make the sale and bring $2000. If a kid wants to have a Rock project, it should be suppoted by our wcyf board!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Re the Rick Perry Photo:

Just plain creepy.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

The pic of Rick Perry looks like a televangelist. What's with the outstretched arms?

Anonymous said...

10,9,10 on the pic this morning...well DONE!

The MS Paint Realignment video made me laugh from a good healthy place.

@8:53- I agree that only showing beef animals is absurd...but it doesnt sound nearly as absurd as someone making a "rock project."

Soccer puts me to sleep fast than NASCAR...

Congrats to the Boston Celtics for putting Kobe and the boys in a Mega-Reality check..

Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me how little regard you have for the readers of this blog. I would bet many on here have a good idea where the countries of the World Cup are located as well as a general idea of language and culture. If this really is that foriegn to you, maybe you are the uninformed. After all, you are the common denominator.

Anonymous said...

Man what a great pic to start off a new week, three good looking girls. (the one in the black and white is the hottest in my opinion.)

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see a picture of the President you elected I get creeped out.

Anonymous said...

Aren't the girls today triplets? They all look alike to me.

Anonymous said...

Random Monday Morning Thoughts on Soccer (or Football...meh)
- I watched most of that US/England match - or I should say the TV was on while I did other things. I read most of the paper and did some crosswords. The significant action in that game could fit on a highlight recap lasting about ten seconds.
- Two hours of play and your team scores once!? ONCE! What a snoozer (see first bullet point). They need to modify the game to generate more scoring. Shorten and narrow the field and allow the players to use their hands except when going for a goooooooaaaaaaaaallllllllll!!!
- The most popular game in the world could potentially be played by a team of double-arm amputees, and that wouldn't handicap them - no pun intended. A sport using a large ball and 90% of your team isn't allowed to touch it with their hands? Every other sport involving an object allows for the use of the hands or an implement for maneuvering said object
- Stampedes and violence are common BEFORE regular season games, even friendlies. In this country we normally wait until a championship is won before going all medieval. And the last time I can remember a seriously dangerous stampede was for a Who concert in Cincinnati, which was about thirty years ago. If you live in Cincy, what else if there to get excited about?

The rest of the world can keep their soccer. Good old 'mericun football and baseball are plenty for this ranter!
And why do we need to know anything about the rest of the countries playing...are they on the invasion/liberation schedule?

jim said...

what a great start to the blog week!! Double exclamation point. Great chics, great comments, great links...

A+

Anonymous said...

I still think they're triplets, or at least the 2 on the left are twins. Of course I'm a woman and looking at their faces, and you guys probably haven't looked above their chests.

Anonymous said...

Olson twins? This picture was taken at Heath Ledger's funeral.

Anonymous said...

i thank the one in the middle forgot to trim it up

RPM said...
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Mr. Mike Honcho said...

11:01am...

They have faces?

Really?

RPM said...

You're not watching Breaking Bad? You just missed the season finale of the best show on TV.

Heisenberg IS BACK!

It's smart, funny, edgy, scary and sexy all rolled up in a neat little ball. It's greatness, pure and simple.
...
Every time I look at Rick Perry I see Robert Tilton.
...
Vince Young, meet Roger Goodell.

Anonymous said...

To 8:53,
I have not participate in the WCYF since graduating from high school but my daughter will soon be old enough to show. I am looking forward to getting back into the picture. I am sure there are many things that can be done to make it a better event. I do know from past experience that it is one of the best shows available to youth including the major stock shows. A kid who makes the sale typically brings more money in Wise County than any other place unless of course they are winning Grand Champion. The cakes, rabbits, and poultry all used to bring several thousand dollars if they were in the top. Not bad IMO.

I also know from experience that people that sit back and gripe only make it worse for everyone involved. Most of the time, no matter the organization, these people are elected at the meetings unopposed and allocate many hours to the cause. Taking away from their families and most of the time their jobs. Rather than gripe please nominate yourself to serve on the board and become a part of the solution and stop being part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

Those chicks are too skinny. Those bones could give you bruises.

You've posted better...

Went to the fridge to fix dinner this evening. What did I pull out?
Vince Young's Hot Links!

I chuckled.