11.19.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I've never seen a Harry Potter movie nor will I ever, but I'm aware there's a new one being released this weekend. According to Fox 4 this morning, the movie had a midnight showing at Dallas' Northpark Mall  on 15 screens (!!) last night and they were all sold out. Money. Machine. 
  • Because of class project, there was a miniature race car being built in my kitchen last night out of nothing but fruits and vegetables. I suspect the competition will be dominated by some kid whose dad is an engineer. 
  • Do you know you'll get carded for trying to buy Super Glue? Did you know I had to go to the store to buy Super Glue twice last night? Did you know Super Glue works on fruits and vegetables?
  • The Fort Worth cop on trial this week for Intoxication Manslaughter change his plea to Guilty in the middle of trial, but the jury still gave him the maximum of twenty years.  I thought it was interesting that there was evidence of surveillance tapes from the bars of him drinking -- you would think evidence like that would be commonplace but that's the first time I've ever seen it.
  • Deadspin ranked the 100 worst NFL players of all time and a Cowboy came in at #3. (The Fan's Richie Whitt chose the same player about a month ago in his Cowboy Worst Quarterbacks Of All Time list.) 
  • Showed the 2nd Grader Google Streetview last night to let her see where I grew up. I'm not sure she batted an eye at that technology. 
  • Is it any surprise that the bakery at Walmart looks more enticing than your run of the mill community "bake sale"?
  • The Ticket's Gordon Keith gets to nominate someone for "Texan of The Year" for the Dallas Morning News and it is surprisingly touching. 
  • Man, when I said "get read for a Royal Wedding beat down" the other day, even I underestimated the hype. Once it gets here, it'll be 24/7 coverage.
  • We are doomed if this is for real.
  • I've signed up to run the Dallas Turkey Trot again this year -- I've done it for over 10 years and it's still one of my favorite things to do. (Although the early projections show a massive cold front coming through on Wednesday.)
  • If the Evil Empire loses to Florida Atlantic this weekend, we might here Austin implode. 
  • I've discovered a college football talk show channel on satellite radio and it seems like every call is from the South, and they normally want to talk about Auburn and Alabama. They take it serious. (Or is it "seriously"?)
  • Time magazine's list of the finalists for Person of the Year is here. My guess: The winner will be the American Unemployed Worker. (The award is normally given to the person who has had the most impact on the country.) About three years ago, when social media was just beginning to explode, the winner was "You". 
  • Days since last win: Tiger Woods (369), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (887), Danica Patrick (943)


31 comments:

Pat Dye said...

I'll bet you listened to Paul Finebaum on that college football channel.

Anonymous said...

It's seriously.

In the list of worst football players, I remember reading an article about Brian Bosworth (OU player, right?) in Sports Illustrated. Another example of our journalism/media types missing what was right in front of their nose. As they engaged in "print-worship", SI seemed oblivious to the fact that he came off as the most arrogant, stuck-up, rude, football-entitled individual I've ever read about. Wasn't he in line for some college award until a steroid scandal ruined it? I remember thinking--"couldn't happen to a NICER guy". What jerks we worship at the altar of professional sports.

Anonymous said...

Person of the year should be Nancy Pelosi. Never has anyone so effectively swung the balance of power to their opponent while still convincing their own party to keep them in the leadership position.

--Fake Barry Green

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

Taking a poll on whether to have an abortion? Even setting aside the moral issues on abortion, this has to be the bottom dregs of society.

Anonymous said...

I bet if Texas loses to Florida Atlantic, we will even be able to "hear" Austin implode too!

Anonymous said...

Gordon Keith made a good choice. Never heard of her before now. You are right. Very touching.

Abortion Couple:

Idiots that they would have strangers determine the fate of THEIR baby! They dont deserve to be blessed with a child. Attention Whores!

What they are doing is sick.

Anonymous said...

Pros - bake sale:
home-baked goods (usually by sweet little elderly ladies that know their way around a kitchen)
nice assortment
usually supports a worthy cause
Cons - bake sale:
no chance of a refund if the product is not to your liking
limited window of opportunity for purchase

Pros - walmarts bakery:
money-back guarantee - even for a half-eaten item
low price (siempre?)
Cons - walmarts bakery:
items in glass case not individually wrapped, thus: flies; kids poking their fingers in product (I've seen that happen)

I'll take the cons of the bake sale over the pros of the bakery any day. The biggest problem with a bake sale is deciding what to get, so I usually end up getting several things. Bad for the waistline!

Anonymous said...

One more poll should have been listed for this abominable couple who are just plain sick.

Permanent sterilization for both.

Anonymous said...

Gordon Keith is a sophisticated brilliant mind with a depth in his heart that many people don't recognize.

If I had to choose 5 people in the world to spend a day with, he would be one of them. Simplistically funny with a deep understanding of life.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else play the “fly game” at Wal-mart bakery with the kids? You know the first to find a fly in a box of pre-boxed donuts wins. Kids and I always find at least one box that has a fly in it. Awesome game!!

AL

Anonymous said...

What a great nomination by Gordo! I have heard the story and saw it on WFAA. It was hard not to get a little misty when Taylor's mom listened to her late daughter's heart beating in the other woman's chest.

As for the couple with the abortion, what idiots. CPS in Minnesota needs to get involved in this. These two don't deserve to have children!

Remote Controller said...

To abort or not? WTF?!

There should be a law against bottom of the barrel people like this. I say that the law would allow us to hunt them and then give out service awards to the person who brings the city their head.

BTW, which one is pregnant? Even more, which one is the guy?

Anonymous said...

You've posted these triplets at least twice before...

Anyone who volunteers to run is nuts. My plan for t-day is to eat, sleep, and get ready to shop on friday

AnObiter said...

That abortion poll couple is disgusting. Absolutely sickening. To put a Life on the (presumable?) line by way of a "public" poll??? That's a slap in the face to the countless couples who struggle with infertility.....

Anonymous said...

A large group of people running together just creates global warming! Not very green Green!

Anonymous said...

I vote for abortion, for the parents that is, deliver the baby and then off with the parents heads!

Anonymous said...

Everything y'all post is soo boring to me.

el chupacabra said...

"I suspect the competition will be dominated by some kid whose dad is an engineer."
And whose child may have not have SEEN the finished product until the competition...

Anonymous said...

With respect to the couple and the abortion poll, in as much as I despise the thought of aborting a child they need to go for it as this is an example of a couple that clearly do not need to procreate........ignorant fools!!!!!!

mzchief said...

Based on what I know of the Abort or Not to Abort couple, making the choice to abort was a generation too late.

Anonymous said...

This time they only gave me 20 years. Helluva lot better than crucifixion.

DF Jesus

Anonymous said...

Boring ^

CT said...

Feel your pain on the project. It was a catupult at our house last night.

CT said...

**catapult... crap!!! damn computer lol

House of York said...

Winner of the funniest comment response on the link about the "Birth Or Not Parents" is.....


"I say let the baby live, then he can start a website
"keepmyparentsornot.com".

Anonymous said...

How bad is Bridgeport getting beat? Oh the game not started yet I see. Willing to trade the Decatur coach for Bridgeport coach and the turf field.

Anonymous said...

How is a "poll" on whether or not to abort any different than a Supreme Court taking a poll of its members to determine whether it's OK to do so?

Anonymous said...

Only non-aborted people can decide to abort, or vigorously support abortion, or for that matter weigh in with an opinion at all. We never hear from all the aborted people on the abortion issue.

know nothing said...

Gordon Keith has transformed himself into a sappy, Kidd Kraddick like personality. The one time station cancer, student of eros, and the devil's own is no more. At most he was a PG-13 rated shock jock I would say. I wonder if the Nasty Nestor incident changed him.

Anonymous said...

Triplets (double posted or not) = S. K. A. N. K. S.

Anonymous said...

The Longhorns are not dominating the Big 12 this season, but I think it's hilarious that they are still dominating you!

The fans in Austin, Texas will not implode over this losing season...we know the Horns will prevail again and you know it too! That's why you are always hatin' on them!

Hook 'em Horns!