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11.22.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • According to the Messenger, a Newark city council member, upset at the potential recall petition and the allegations that have swirled around it, stood up and broke out in song in her defense at the last council meeting. Sounds normal. 
  • Jon Kitna's 29 yard TD run yesterday tied Roger Staubach's Cowboy record.  Couldn't he have fallen down at the 1? (And if anyone has a link to the video of Roger's run, I'd love to see it.)
  • The Star-Telegram has started a short series focusing on a Keller man who lost his job in his late 40s. Chilling. Edit: Part II released this morning (which isn't near as good.)
  • Tweet from a Wise County church yesterday morning: "If you are discontent with life or what you have, join us . . . ." What you have?
  • A "Jeers" from the ST's "Cheers and Jeers": "To the fan at the TCU-Utah game whose sign read '2 things I hate: Texas and Christians.' - Martha Fikes, Fort Worth."
  • I'm going to kill the Family cat. Who said kittens were adorable? All it does is tear up everything it can get its paws on. I can't wait until that thing turns into a grumpy old pretentious cat. 
  • I'm apathetic to everything John Wayne, but the remake of True Grit looks fantastic.
  • Despite the flags, there are more helmet-to-helmet hits than ever before. Someone crazily suggested that if faceguards were removed, then football would be played more like it was intended (Hey, that's kind of like a Tea Party football argument.)  And, yep, it's crazy but that's exactly right. 
  • A bunch of local hot media gals on a bed before Saturday's "Margarita Ball" in Dallas. Wait, what?
  • And another one from the party. I wonder if NBC 5's Kim Fischer will wear that dress at the next high school pep rally?
  • Idiocracy: Justin Beiber winning a bunch of American Music Awards last night.
  • Still hawt: Christina Aguilera at the AMAs.
  • My turkey trot run in Dallas is looking a little crazy: There's a major front blowing through and, as of now, it looks like it will hit that morning. Running in cold weather can be fun. Running in cold 30 mph winds is not. 
  • The world's most disturbing book-in photo. (And I'm not joking.)
  • Football craziness: A report circulated last night that Nebraska's stud QB Taylor Martinez had quit the team because of his crazy coach. (Video of the sideline incident included in link.) 
  • Weird: Two people have accidentally fallen to their deaths at a high rise downtown Dallas apartment building.







30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sat in a deer blind and watched a doe look over her shoulder at a buck while shaking her tail in a very inviting manner. The girl in the pic seems to be doing the same thing.
I just love nature.

Anonymous said...

As to the story of two people falling to their deaths--I guess alcohol was useful in weeding out the weak and stupid. Alcohol. Good ol' alcohol.

Anonymous said...

There are not more helmet to helmet hits than ever before. It's just that almost each one is now made into a big deal, there are countless camera angles at every game, and we've got 24/7 sports coverage (for some reason) that reinforces it.

wordkyle said...

That "someone" on the faceguard idea was Joe Paterno.

I love The Dude, but The Duke owned that role. But it IS the Coen brothers. (One complaint I read was that it looks too much like No Country.)

Anonymous said...

So, Newark city council meetings have turned into episodes of Glee?

Who knew Kitna was so good at driving the bus? And he's 38, so that makes him a Favreosaurus

The helmet comment IS crazy, and it's not right. That's like saying "Some contact is unsafe, so let's remove this other piece of safety equipment and the game will be safer." Removing the facemask would result in broken noses and missing teeth.
Here's some logic for ya: The players shouldn't wear helmets at all. That would totally eliminate helmet-to-helmet hits and penalties

The Coen brothers are very good filmmakers, but to remake the movie for which the Duke won his only Oscar?! (He should have won loooong before that...for The Searchers)
I won't weigh in on your typically liberal "John Wayne...meh!" comment

Cock-a-doodle-do!

Anonymous said...

8:27 You're right it is nature. All the same, human or animal.

Anonymous said...

John Wayne is irreplaceable! Won't be seeing the "new and improved" (could never happen) TRUE GRIT, Coen brothers or not.

LONG LIVE JOHN WAYNE!!!

America needs a president just like him!

wordkyle said...

939 - While I share your enthusiasm for TG and John Wayne, remember that Glen Campbell played Le Boeuf in the orginal. Matt Damon is a major upgrade. The trailer shows Rooster's charge across the valley with guns blazing in both hands, so at leasst some of the iconic moments are still there.

Anonymous said...

Is it just a coincidence, or are you trying to be morbidly funny, posting a link to a guy missing half his noggin on the anniversary of JFK losing half of his?

Anonymous said...

8:27, Good observation, mammals are mammals when it is time to breed. Even in birds this happens. That is the reason they put on their spring plumage for the nesting season. I think humans are the only animals that have learned to use make up and the effects of provocative clothing. This said, I like todays girl.

Anonymous said...

"I'm apathetic to everything John Wayne, but the remake of True Grit looks fantastic.
Despite the flags, there are more helmet-to-helmet hits than ever before. Someone crazily suggested that if faceguards were removed, then football would be played more like it was intended (Hey, that's kind of like a Tea Party football argument.) And, yep, it's crazy but that's exactly right."

2 most shocking comments in the history of ever, confirming the fact that this blog author has absolutely no hair on his chest or bags to teabag with! Dissing John Wayne and modern football in back to back comments, C'MON MAN!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Barry should defend the guy in the book-in photo, for goodness sakes the guy is missing his frontal lobe, any criminal behavior on his part could surely be explained away!

Anonymous said...

nebraska's head football coach nees his a** whipped!
who in their right mind would want to play for a guy like that. he's like that every game.
i wrote NCAA and University of Nebraska after the game.

PITIFULL!!!!

Anonymous said...

John Wayne movies need to be left alone. They are classics.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Natalie Solis is wearing white underwear; she should have been more careful.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Pic this AM? +10

Anonymous said...

Why am I not surprised that you find nothing special about John Wayne. This is the problem with progressives. They hold nothing sacred.

guinjames said...

the whole deal of no face masks was introduced in the '50's by one of the owners so it is not really new. The problem is leading with your face mask has been coached for many years. My old coach touted it as a way to avoid injury by keeping your head up (not ducking)

Anonymous said...

Years ago John Wayne was being interviewed on TV at a movie set or some show. He was asked what he thought about gun control. He was for it. That was a shocker.

wordkyle said...

1245 - Unless Wayne's comment included something about "gun control means hitting what you shoot at," your quote really is a shocker. Do you have a more precise source for it? In one John Wayne biography, Wayne, upon being told that communist agents were coming to his house to kill him (apparently for real; read "The Bloody Battle of Burbank") Wayne responded, "They so much as show their little pinkies I'll blow them to kingdom come...I've got enough guns to arm the Seventh Cavalry."

Anonymous said...

Sad that people can't distinguish between John Wayne mouthing words from a script and the real man....not nearly the neanderthal as too many of this roles were.

LLDQFan said...

I have always loved John Wayne and his movies. They are classics. It just seems like hollywood is running out of ideas, so they are making a ton of remakes. Leave the classics alone.

wordkyle said...

207 - Neanderthal? True, he did play Genghis Khan -- which, my being unable to distinguish Wayne's movie roles from Wayne the man, made me believe for years that he was actually Asian -- but the vast majority of his roles he chose because he had a chance to exemplify his beliefs. Communism bad, America good -- that sort of thing.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Bridges for John Wayne and Matt Damon for Glen Campbell is almost a push.
Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper as Tom Chaney and "Lucky" Ned Pepper, respectively, is also a push. But I think they should have swapped roles. I don't doubt the ability of Barry Pepper to play Ned Pepper (huh?), but I think Brolin could really put the ornery into that character

And conservatives don't need to use Wayne's characters as a crutch; the evolved person was enough for most of us. He admitted to being a socialist when he enrolled at USC, but not when he left. Plus, he voted for FDR. If the alleged gun control comment is accurate, I would have to see it in context before giving it any weight

Anonymous said...

I stopped at the "Trail Drive" outside the Dallas Convention Center a few weeks back. The bronz steers, horses and cowboys which are work of art by Glenrose artist Robert Summers made me think of John Wayne. I went home and listened to "Ghost Riders in the Sky" on Youtube and really missed my favorite cowboy. I guess these are feelings that Generation Zero does not understand.

RPM said...

While the John Wayne mystique will be impossible to overcome, the original True Grit left LOTS of room for improvement. It will be interesting to see what the Cohen Brothers do with it.

Anonymous said...

I like John Wayne movies too. When he kissed a woman, he didn't fondle her all over and slobber on her, it was a REAL kiss......

...and if we went back to the old west days, we wouldn't have all this boring theatrics in the courtroom......just get a rope and get er' done.

Anonymous said...

John Wayne;Draft dodger,believed in gun control,coined the phrase kill them all and let God sort them out).What a guy!Almost sinks to Stalone's level.another draft dodger;Worked in a girl's school wen he thought he was going to have to get in a real fight.kinda reminds me of Elvis,about ten different drugs in him when he went down.Most of our heros are not much to be proud of.

wordkyle said...

1004 - A mix of truth and not-truth. John Wayne did obtain deferments during WWII. The claim that he "believed in gun control" still lacks documentation, and the phrase you mentioned is attributed to a Cistercian monk 700 years before John Wayne was born.

Sylvester Stallone won a lawsuit in 1991 against a journalist who made the same claim that you made.

If you really want to keep your cynical disdain alive, you need to feed it more nutritional information.

Anonymous said...

Nice job, Workkyle!