10.14.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Gov. Perry proposed yesterday that if you weren't a high school graduate or trying to become one, you couldn't get a driver's license. That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Let's cripple someone who already is guaranteed to struggle.
  • Then Fox 4 tells me that's the law already. (I've never heard of that, and it must be the least enforced laws in the State.)
  • Obscure humor: You have to be a Ticket Fan who is familiar with the Fake Nolan Ryan to laugh at this (and you will.)
  • After this Rangers season, I hope every abandons this claw and antlers silliness.
  • I've got to drive to Arkansas next weekend. Ugh. Suppressing a "I did not sign up for this!" proclamation. But I guess I kind of did. 
  • Hey old timers: Remember the radio duo Stevens and Pruett who, I think, ruled the DFW  airwaves in the 1980s? Well, Mark Stevens has died. (I think they moved onto Houston after Dallas.)
  • Motorcycle death in Arlington.
  • Drug War death in Plano.
  • Here's a fight in the stands at the FSU/Miami game last weekend if you like that sort of thing.
  • Hmmm. Those last three bullet points contain things that will never go away in America. 
  • Yesterday the federal 5th Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling allowing "under God" to stay in the Texas pledge yesterday. Man, it would have been a firestorm today if it had gone the other way. 
  • I finally mailed off my taxes yesterday (but I had filed for an extension.)
  • A criminal court docket call (I've got one this morning) is always full of at least one person scared to death and another person with a "screw this" attitude. 
  • Either the cat got to my laptop last night or it is possessed since there were about 30 tabs opened up on my Internet browser this morning. Or maybe the cat's possessed. (She also made me fall on the stairs this morning after I lost my balance by stepping on her. That "cat scream" is a universal sound, isn't it?)





34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't you drive up to Arkansas (last football season)for a Razorback game and comment on the beauty of the area... what's changed?

Anonymous said...

Re motorcycle death--think ol' Hung Dang Pham said "Dang" right before he hit the brick wall? The article said the cause of the accident is not known--think high speed might have a wee bit to do with it?

Anonymous said...

Claw and Antler nation!!!!! What's wrong with you, BG? A group of professinal athletes who are actually having fun and enjoying what they do is a refreshing thing for Ranger fans (and should be for all sports fans)! These men started something that has caught on and NO ONE ELSE has it! Unlike the Dallas Cowgirls who think their poop doesn't stink and just because they take the field think they should win! Get on board! It's a great time to be a Ranger fan!!! These are MY RANGERS!!! Bring on the yanks!

Anonymous said...

I know you have more morning duties, now, than our entertainment; but maybe you should let the Mrs. do some editing for you, Barry.

It's "...hope everyONE abandons this claw and antlers silliness." (And, for the record, I hope you are wrong. It's the players themselves who both started and are perpetuating this. It keeps them loose and it keeps the game fun ... and that has a lot to do with their success this season, as well as keeping the fans entertained.)

And it's "moved on to Houston," not "moved onto Houston." Unless they moved into some kind of giant spaceship that is sitting on top of the city.

---the nitpicker

Anonymous said...

You need to comment on this new Energy drink. I saw it on Fox 4 but they would not give the name of it.

http://www.sumpoosiecatinabottle.com/

Anonymous said...

So does that mean all the illegal degenerates won't get driver's licenses?

There must be more to that law.

Anonymous said...

She is Fugly!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Stevens and Pruett were a staple on Houston radio for years after they left this market. I'm sure Eddie "the Boner" Sanchez is flying at half-staff today

Claw and antlers is silliness? You, sir, are no true Rangers fan! It's a form of camaraderie that is unique to the team.
Rally monkey, anyone?

I think the "trying to become one" portion of the DL comment is appropriate. Why would you want someone on the road nowadays who doesn't even attempt to finish HS? And if it's already law, why is the Guv proposing it?

Anonymous said...

Here is the link to fox news on the energy drink.. Vagina themed energy drink...WOW thats a title that will get your attenetion.

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/weird/101210-Vagina-Themed-Energy-Drink-Debuts

Anonymous said...

Barry you nailed the claw and antlers thing...it's already old and tired, but it's part of the chemistry of this season....so the players are riding it out.

Guaranteed.... you won't see it one time next year from the players. Not once.

Anonymous said...

Funny....that drink has been out for at least 3 years... I had some of it at a club 3 years ago...

the drink

really

Anonymous said...

Uh, the be in school or graduate to get a DL if under 18 has been around for several years.

CF said...

Post the vid of Favre getting nutted in practice, Skippy!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Stevens and Pruit had a Wise County man on their Team. "Paraquat" Shannon was Brian Shannon of Decatur. He had a blast with those two for years. He is the curly haired guy with a beard in a few of the photos in the link.

Anonymous said...

that claw and antler thing rminds me of that stupid stupid atlanta braves deal and also that stupid florida aligator deal.
i'm embarrased for all of them.

Propagandist said...

Today's Random Girl = Plasta-Skank

Nothing about that broad looks real.

Anonymous said...

Yes the be in school rule for DL, has been around for a while. You have to have this form from the school in order to get DL.. Report card will not work and the form is only good for a month or so after the issue date..

House of York said...

Hehehehe..... I wonder how long it will be before the kitty is gone.

guinjames said...

Go to Arkadelphia and turn left.

Propagandist said...

CF - My blog isn't as high toned as Barry's so I posted Farve getting sacked.

Anonymous said...

The form for the DL is TEA veification of attendance form. You can only have som many absences or you don't get the license, and it's based on the last LONG semester (not the current semester). Also, once you hit 18, it doesn't matter! Too bad they won't include PASSING GRADES to this!! And yes, 30 days is all it's valid.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else laugh when they see a 40 to 50 something guy living at home with his mommy?

Especially when it is not because mommy needs the help!

What a welp!

Anonymous said...

In the first comment of the Plano drug death the poster said that the boy "was innocent until proven guilty". Guilt is not relative, it is absolute. Either he is guilty or not. Proving it is the court's job. He is "considered" innocent, not deemed innocent by some unknown law god. If you commit a crime you are guilty. If you don't get caught you are not innocent, just lucky.

LEL

Candance said...

I threaten the kids at school with the no DL if you drop out thing. For a second, you had me panicking thinking I made that up. Well, and also thinking I'm really creative for just making up random laws.

What the hell is the antler/claw thing? If I didn't have a kid puking on every surface of my home, I'd google it.

Your last bullet made me laugh so hard I snorted.

Anonymous said...

Random thought is fine but sure looks high maintenance....I'd do her and then tell her how bad it was.

Anonymous said...

Do the Claw Do the Claw everybody in the place Do the Claw!!!!

Barry why did you take that pic from my wifes facebook page???
She is a hottie and I Love her!!!

Anonymous said...

Candace--claw and antler is something the Texas Rangers are doing when they have a good play, good run. The "claw" is like a long distance high five, and the "antler" is after a good run (picture someone making using their hands to make antlers up against their head). Just FUN and it has caught on BIG TIME as the team has played so well. I bought my OFFICIAL claw and antler t-shirt at the Ballpark on Sunday and will PROUDLY be wearingit to work tomorrow in honor of tomorrow night's game against the Damn Yankees!

Anonymous said...

Hey BG, just once I wish you would post a pic. of Ms. LL for all of us who do not know her or live close enough to take a gander. Just want to know if she "measures up" to all the daily randoms.

Anonymous said...

Candace: forget the video on this link, but read below the video box--full discolsure of claw and antler!!!!!

http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/columns/story?columnist=webster_kelly&id=5661214

Go Rangers!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are in NW AR at the moment. The weather is beautiful but the trees are just starting to turn. Back home to TX on Sunday. Lots of Craft Fairs going on right now.

CT said...

RE: Texas law regarding DL's..all of the above, and make sure it's an ORIGINAL from the school. They won't take a faxed copy. Ask me how I know this...

Anonymous said...

Yep those Siamese cats will hide and attack you so always watch out for the cat.

Anonymous said...

RTMT = Benjamin Braddock's worst nightmare

Anonymous said...

Hey look, above the fold. That Chilean miner is throwing the Rangers "the claw"...