6.15.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Where did that storm come from?
  • I'm not saying a thing about this gal who was picked up on Wise County warrants in Denton County yesterday.
  • Although I have no desire to go there, I had no idea the Hard Rock Cafe had opened a new location in Dallas.
  • And that restaurant was in the news yesterday because it was selling hamburgers for 71 cents with people standing in line 90 minutes to get one. 90 minutes? Really? I wouldn't do that for a week's worth of hamburgers.
  • And I won't watch any of it, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Lakers win the last two games over the Celtics.
  • I'm still a fan of J-Lo.
  • I called my mortgage company yesterday and ran into the best phone tree directory ever. You want to know principal balance left? Last payment? How much of that was interest? How much was principal reduction? Escrow balance? I got all of that without ever having to talk to a human.
  • I watched a portion of The Sixth Sense last night. I can't remember a movie which is more fun to watch after you've seen it the first time. And I wonder how many people still have no idea what the spoiler is?
  • The "blog style" experiment of "The Spin" might be a failure.
  • I'm not sure I know where the Ivory Coast is, but that's a cool name for a country.
  • There are currently two capital murder cases pending in Wise County. I feel confident in saying that's never been the case before.
  • I tried to explain jury duty to an eight year old the other day. That's not easy. (Did I mention this already?)
  • You don't think Supreme Court justices are astute? Look at this little blurb from a dissenting opinion in 1982 referencing Congress ignoring the problem of illegal immigration.
  • Final Big 12 conference note: Since Colorado left a still existent Big 12, they may owe $6 to $8 million in a buyout.
  • My oddest "Hey, now" ever: Cell phone bosomed Paraguay girl.

21 comments:

wordkyle said...

Most insightful statement from Justice Burger's dissent: "It is not the function of the Judiciary to provide ‘effective leadership’ simply because the political branches of government fail to do so.” I wish all the Courts would follow that philosophy.

Anonymous said...

That gal picked up on the warrants is Well on her way to a GREAT Life...

Anonymous said...

the Paraguay gal makes my cell phone weenie ring

Anonymous said...

"Oooooh! El telefono is ringing" (Ticket shtick)
"Speak up, I can't hear you over the sound of the motorboat! Hmmm...twin Evinrudes"

You had no idea the Hard Rock opened a new Dallas location? I had no idea the Hard Rock was still in bidness

its official French name is even cooler: cote d'Ivoire

Anonymous said...

Is that a chupacabra next to the Paraguay girl?

Anonymous said...

Barry,I'm sure if you worked really really hard, you could get her off.

Anonymous said...

Well seems like nothing has changed for over twenty years since the do nothings at the top of the political food chain decided not to do anything and still follow the same principals.Just like the government was behind big tobacco untill the cost of heathcare outweighed the money being made.Now that our country is going bankrupt even to the point of closing schools ,state parks and cutting back on some necessary public services.I say let Mexico take care of its own people.And I say to my fellow Americans and Texans lets push back.Arizona is finally doing something.They are scrambling to plug the hole in the gulf because they see the immediate consequences of not taking care of the situation.If they dont plug the holes in our border and start pumping this problem back where it came from there will not be enough resources to contain the spill.

Anonymous said...

I know her. She went to school with my daughter. She is a good girl, just has had a real difficult time adjusting after her parents split up when she was a young teen. I really hope the best for her.

Bill Kloster said...

"Where did that storm come from?"--The sky!

"And that restaurant was in the news yesterday because it was selling hamburgers for 71 cents with people standing in line 90 minutes to get one. 90 minutes? Really? I wouldn't do that for a week's worth of hamburgers."--Who's time isn't worth more than the retail price of the burger?

"And I won't watch any of it, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Lakers win the last two games over the Celtics."--Normally I would agree but never underestimate a team that knows their last chance is now--the Lakers have the talent to keep contending, pretty much over for the Celtics after this year.

"I called my mortgage company yesterday and ran into the best phone tree directory ever. You want to know principal balance left? Last payment? How much of that was interest? How much was principal reduction? Escrow balance? I got all of that without ever having to talk to a human."--Bankrate.com and you won't even have to make a phone call; why are you escrowed--handle t&i on your own and have the freedom of letting that money work for you somewhere throughout the year.

"The "blog style" experiment of "The Spin" might be a failure."--Agree!

"I'm not sure I know where the Ivory Coast is, but that's a cool name for a country."--Shouldn't it be the Ebony Coast?

"Final Big 12 conference note: Since Colorado left a still existent Big 12, they may owe $6 to $8 million in a buyout."--If I were the big 12 president I would pay them $6-$8 million to leave, good riddance bison!

Bill Kloster said...

Oh yeah, forgot to mention the girl on the left in this picture has the face of Juan Gonzales!!! Girl on the right looks like someone as well I just can't seem to place it.

Anonymous said...

In addition to The Sixth Sense, two other movies that are even better the second time are A Beautiful Mind and The Hangover.

Anonymous said...

9:20, I agree with you completely!

Anonymous said...

Ivory and Coast.... both good soaps. lol

jim said...

not a bad day. not a great one like yesterday but surely not as bad as some from the past...

B-

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry Heres some news for you. The city or county (not sure which) has purchased a second hand armored car for the SWAT team to ride in. First I did not realize we had the need for a SWAT team and second why an armored car? I thought SWAT teams rode in a regular old box van. The vehicle is at 5P welding having door latches made and then off to the King Karl Klement body shop for a new paint job. Who is authorizing this wasteful spending on unnecessary crap? It seems that the popo is scared anyway wearing their bulletproof vests everywhere they go. The Malones must have them running scared. I for one wouldn't want to be on their bad side but an armored car? give me a break.

Jeepman1968 said...

I agree with 9:20. We can put a man on the moon in less than 10 years in the sixties but we can't build a wall 40 years later. I say build tower stands every thousand yards and let hunters draw for tags. Just don't shoot the ones heading South.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I just like looking at naked chicks.

Anonymous said...

1:30 - so does Barry, however he does stay away from naked hens. Too near his age.

Anonymous said...

Is that cell phone on my plan & how do I upgrade?

My Other Brother Darryl

PS - Used to like J-Lo, but no mo. Just so-so.

Anonymous said...

If the county gets an armored car, how long will it be before Runaway Bay gets one, too. They got lotsa crime out there ya know.

Chalupa Cobbler said...

They need an armored car in Runaway Bay just to fight the Chupacabra!