8.26.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • There was a story last night where a respected prosecutor of DWI cases in Tarrant County was recommending that "deferred adjudication" become available for first time offenders. But as much as I appreciated that, I couldn't get past the local newscaster saying currently first time DWI defendants "just get jail time." Any one want to do a smidgen of research on that?
  • Saw former Cowboy Robert Newhouse on the news last night recovering from a stroke. Felt bad for him. 
  • Two things that drive me nuts: The annual "fried food" entries at the Texas State Fair and the national "air guitar" championships. Idiocracy.
  • Hot girl jumps around during Colts pre-season came. You're welcome. 
  • "Man In Short Shorts And Halter top Terrorizing Dallas Airport." You're welcome, again. 
  • And we saw the obligatory story on the local news last night about some kid who won't cut his hair for school. Get the scissors.
  • A Newsweek column last week pointed out, with the barrage of constant text messaging and Internet access, we are no longer ever "bored."
  • How do I get one of those "International Intelligence Agent" badges that the guy had who was arrested in Denton yesterday?
  • Football fans: Look at these career NFL records for field goal percentage. Wow, kickers used to be bad. (And you can spend hours at profootballreference.com)
  • The City of Decatur has a multi-page ordinance regulating business signs, but every month it seems like the City Council grants a variance. The newest one is to Wendy's. 
  • I've somehow won the position of making sure the household wakes up. I don't want that pressure. Edit: Well, I wake her up and then she wakes the kids up. 
  • The NFL is getting close to an 18 game regular season with two preseason games. The players' union needs to get their act together.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice pic today, but the guy in the background with shorts and high heels is too much for me..

Anonymous said...

What's up with the guy to the right with the red shorts and high heeled boots?

butters said...

I think that is Dallas Mayor Ol' Tom at the Dallas airport supporting his feel for dove season coming up next week!

Anonymous said...

If today's kickers had to kick all the time off dirt infields, mud and always outdoors in the windier, colder, wetter weather stadiums back in those days, today's higher percentages would be much lower. Still, no doubt like anything else kickers are better today than before.

Anonymous said...

Okay, after seeing the guy in short-shorts and a halter top, the confiscated Land-O-Lakes butter at D-FW is starting to make sense now.

Some of you didn't appreciate my vacation ramblings...and that's not even one I told, just hinted at.
Uh, you're welcome from me, as well

Anonymous said...

How is air guitar idiocracy but spending hours on profootballreference not?

They both seem like symptoms of the same disease

Anonymous said...

"I've somehow won the position of making sure the household wakes up. I don't want that pressure."
DUMP that assignment. You will be starting each day as the annoying guy that they hate, trust me.

Anonymous said...

Our modern media doing a "smidgen of research"? You're asking WAY too much of them, since the LAST thing they're concerned is the truth. Highest priority? Ratings/Sales.

Your media-pummeled courthouse friend

The Devil said...

Hot girl jumps around during Colts pre-season came. You're welcome

Litte Freudian slip there?

Candance said...

I wish I had a waker upper. Well, one without a snooze button.

Anonymous said...

I thought the Mrs was supposed to wake everyone and have the coffee brewing and breakfast almost ready. Boy the ladies have it easy these days :-)

Anonymous said...

The City of Decatur makes up their rules as they go along.

Anonymous said...

That's par for your lame stream media Barry. They just make stuff up as they go along. Did you just realize this?

Anonymous said...

Then don't take the pressure of waking her up! She's over the age of 10 isn't she?

Anonymous said...

The Southlake Quartback's family's house rental agreement includes a clause that permits the family to void the agreement if he is not ruled eligible to play football. I wonder if he moved for athletic purposes. .

Anonymous said...

The Southlake Quartback's family's house rental agreement includes a clause that permits the family to void the agreement if he is not ruled eligible to play football. I wonder if he moved for athletic purposes. .

Anonymous said...

The Southlake AD did the district proud with his interview. OUCH!!!!!!!