10.13.2010

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Baseball is fantastic when a game is an elimination game. Every pitch matters. That's what makes college football so great -- every game is like an elimination game.
  • Just as the Rangers were winning, Mrs. LL came running in yelling from off the treadmill. She's a baseball fan? Nope.  "It was Rapunzel! It was Rapunzel!" she said. (It seems like her and the girls couldn't place a character they met at Disney World and a commercial had just triggered her memory.) *Head Shake*
  • The lead Mexican investigator in the border lake shooting case was found beheaded? [Fixed]
  • One last thing about Cliff Lee in this Tampa Bay series: 16 innings, 21 Strikeouts, 0 Walks.
  • Be sure to watch a little of the Chilean miners being rescued this morning. Pretty moving.
  • I'm surprised someone hasn't tracked down Baby Jessica to interview.
  • But back to Chile, at 6:00 a.m. I was wondering how it was daylight on the western side of South American. Then I remembered that below-the-equator-tilted-Earth thing.
  • Tell me this screenshot of the miner coverage is fake.
  • Our new cat is driving me crazy when I sit with the laptop. All he wants to do is set on the keyboard and swat at the screen when it scrolls. 
  • Bridgeport is considering banning K2. Hey, you've got worse problems over there.
  • While you were sleeping: Triple murder in Haltom City (assuming no murder suicide.) Here's Google Streetview of the street -- seems kind of desolate.
  • One story getting little press: Gamestop is a huge DFW employer but a federal court has ruled they basically can't do what they do: Buy and resell video games. (Half Priced Books? Apparently they are OK. I honestly don't understand it since it has something to do with licensing and intellectual property. But it would apply to you reselling Madden '09 at garage sale or Ebay.)
  • Baylor's basketball team is under investigation by the NCAA. It's not been a good couple of weeks down there.
  • Edit: Man, I had a bad linking day. 






32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just drove by that street in Haltom City about an hour ago. The still have police blocking it. Now sure about the Streetview picture. That street is just off of the intersection of Beach and Belknap.

Anonymous said...

PREDICTION FAIL:

My "Sports Genius" label is still intact: Told you the Rangers would go out in the first round.

Anonymous said...

Barry, it has nothing to do with that "tilted-earth thing." It has everything to do with the fact that South America is not really "south" of North America. It is southeast of North America. So, Chile is roughly south of Texas, not California.

Check out a globe. (Or, remembering that you are somewhat reality-challenged, you might try going to one of those "globe view" places on the inkernets.)

Anonymous said...

Ugly sis in background??

Anonymous said...

Go Rangers! so did the miner that had the mistress stay in the mine?

Anonymous said...

Your beheaded link takes you to the Baylor story...

Anonymous said...

8:48 -

Heard them mention that one specifically this morning. Believe he is something like # 21 to come out of the hole.

Apparently, his wife told reporters that she would not be there to greet him. She reportedly said that his mistress could meet him.

He may want to stay in that hole!

Anonymous said...

Anyone feel the earthquake. about 8:54 i felt my chair shaking. Got a call from a friend that felt it too.

Anonymous said...

Explain to the cat that "catapult" is both a noun and a verb.

Anonymous said...

One of the miners came out flashing the claw and antlers, saying "Cliff effing Lee!" (stolen from Gordo - who stole it from a tweet)

What's your prediction for the Rangers now, Sports Genius?

First series win Rangers musings:
* I nearly hurt myself when Kinsler hit that homer. I would hate to go on the DL right now
* Cliff Lee - monster win! He doesn't have overpowering stuff like David Price. His control is amazing
* Bengie Molina - first stolen base in four years. Milestone event in the Mayan calendar?
* I thought Wash was right on the verge of shedding a tear in the post game interview. By contrast, I thought Nolan was in need of a Red Bull during his laconic interview. I guess that just the way he do. Hard to get excited unless snow monkeys are involved
* If the team can keep putting up runs the way they did last night (in addition to the usual HR swats), they will be hard to beat

Bring on the Yanks, indeed
Claw and Antlers, baby!

Jack Daniels said...

OK, I give up. What does the NCAA investigation of Baylor have to do with the meskin beheading?

House of York said...

Mmmm...you talk smack about the Rangers all season and now you want to be their friend?

Anonymous said...

The GameStop story mentions Half Price Books specifically, saying they would fall under the same guidelines....

Anonymous said...

Barry, yea you havent been much of a Rangers fan this year so ill send the Band Wagon by your house so you can join the rest of them!

Anonymous said...

Barry, Still think the Rangers will choke?

Like you did in April, and June, and September, and October?

fakchk said...

Chile is not south of Texas. Look at a globe. The west coast of Chile is east of the United States east coast. Chile is south of Nova Scotia.

Anonymous said...

Bit of background on the rescue of the miners.

http://www.theeagle.com/local/Aggie-s-Plan-B-critical-in-Chile

Anonymous said...

You are all crazy, Chile is just down the hill from Whataburger before you get to Wal-Mart!

Anonymous said...

Baby Jessica was rescued 23 years ago tomorrow! Still remember where I was when that ordeal was happening! Saw this on the news today--so you can bet there will be a story there!

Anonymous said...

Chile today Cold Tamale.

My old drunk Dad used to say that a lot and I'd laugh...God rest his soul.

Anonymous said...

The beheaded link only takes you to the Baylor investigation, can you fix that???????????????????????

Anonymous said...

Chileans, Messicans- they're one in the same....

Anonymous said...

I am so disappointed that the Chilean rescuers weren't wearing Planet of the Apes costumes when they pulled the miners up.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Barry, gonna mention Phil Major's piece on Perry in today's Messenger?

Starts off with an absolutely brilliant sentence:

Don't vote for Rick Perry. And Major does NOT endorse White.

He wrote a good article about a Texas governor who is totally out for himself.

Anyone who would even vote for Perry has questionable intelligence.

House of York said...

Talk about questionable intelligence, 3:10. I feel the same way about EVERYONE who voted for Obama.

Mmmm...who is Phil Major going to endorse? The tree-hugger?

House of York said...

And...what's the irony in a newspaper owner endorsing a tree-hugger? LOL

Anonymous said...

You know HOUSE you're purdy darn hot...if that's really your pic cuz lots of girls on here use fake skinny pics sayin it's them.

Don't ask me how I know this.

House of York said...

HA HA I'm dying to know how you know that, 3:45.

It's me. I promise. Anyway, why would someone put up a fake pic claiming it was them? That is just weird.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Post season baseball is one of the truly great things you can enjoy. Period.

CT said...

Right ON, H.O.Y.!!! (re: your 3:22 post!!)

CT said...

Annnd, apparently someone in Chile reads the blog...

A visitor from Santiago, Region Metropolitana left "Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: 11/23/08 - 11/30/08" via en.wikipedia.org 21 secs ago

The flags are a nice touch..

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Post season baseball is one of the truly great things you can enjoy. Period.