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12.06.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • There's a boy on a Mesquite high school drill team? (Photos.)
  • The national Fox News, as predicted, jumped on the Southlake Chase Bank Christmas Tree Scandal this weekend. (Which really wasn't a scandal at all.). But did you see the hairstylist who donated it? For the life of  me I couldn't determine what sex he/she was. 
  • Introduced the Family Unit to Kincaid Hamburgers over the weekend (Did you know there's one in the new shopping center at I35 and Heritage Trace?)  Verdict: They loved them. 
  • The Star-Telegram had a retrospect on Amon Carter Stadium yesterday and highlighted a "low point" when only 11,400 showed up to see the final game  of a winless season against Baylor. I was there as a high school student and remember looking at the empty stadium like it was the Roman Coliseum: In some ancient time, this used to be a big deal. 
  • I'll do a separate post on the White Rock Half Marathon, but I'm sad to report that Barron Green beat me by five minutes. This epic saga continues. 
  • But I'll mention I stood by former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller for the national anthem. Two observations: (1) She talked the whole way through it, and (2) She's pretty hot. 
  • Contagious yawning is still a bizarre concept.
  • President Obama released his first pardons, and its a weird list of old crimes. 
  • Tap the brakes on the Cowboys. Yesterday just proved that Peyton Manning is cable of giving you the game if he tries hard enough. 
  • Oregon opened up at a three favorite against Auburn in the National Championship game? No way. (And I haven't seen a line on the Wisconsin/TCU Rose Bowl game but I bet Wisconsin is favored. Oh, and there was a brawl outside of the Rose Bowl this weekend. ) 
  • Beautiful Christmas decorations at places we always forget to visit: Nice hotel lobbies. 
  • Mega church pastor Joel Olsteen was on Fox and Friends with his wife this morning discussing the "war on Christmas". Oh, yeah. At the end of the segment he promoted his new book and his book signing today in New York City.
  • And if that wasn't enough, I saw an SUV driving like an impatient nut this morning only to find out it had a "Keep Christ In Christmas" bumper sticker. 
  • Norah Jones and Willie Nelson teamed up to sing "Its Cold Outside"? Not bad





27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you have stuffed Jalepeno at Kincaid's ? They are execellent as well as the deviled eggs

Anonymous said...

Love me some Willie and Norah Jones. Both are awesome.

Anonymous said...

I saw on the news that Chase bank said the guy could put the tree back up. He said no, they had their chance..

Anonymous said...

Introduced myself to Five Guys Burgers & Fries during a shopping trip to Denton last week. Verdict: way, WAY overrated. Especially with all the self-back patting on the walls. Extraordinarily average. And with the stripped down industrial cafeteria motif, you'd think they could charge less for their food. $11.00 for a reg burger, fries and drink
The best I can say for it is that they give you enough fries (reg. size - not large!) to feed at least three people, which is nice if there are three people eating together. Otherwise, it's just a waste of food.
Kincaid's is much better than that place

If the former mayor of Dallas actually did talk during the entire national anthem, why didn't you shush her half way through it? While it's not illegal to disrespect the flag during the anthem, that doesn't make it okay. No level of hotness trumps that

Norah needs to be careful. Singing an entire song next to Willie could result in a contact high

Anonymous said...

That is the worst rendition of that song!! Willie ruins it!! My ears burn every time I hear it!!

Anonymous said...

The upper deck at Amon Carter always gave me the wobbles. Just sitting there & you still felt like you were about to fall over the edge. A little steep.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Today's pic, please start over.

Anonymous said...

Barry, nobody is perfect...there was only one perfect person in the history of ever...we mere humans are not, stop trying to say that since someone claims to be a Christian, they should be...

RPM said...

I heard that song last night at work. Good stuff.

Arthur said...

Arlington Sam Houston had two boys in the Tex-Annes Drill Team a few years back. Dallas Carter had a cross-dressing cheerleader the past two basketball seasons. In this era of identity politics, I'm for whatever gets you through to the other side of the day with the least amount of angst.

That goes for the Johnny Mathis starter kit hairdresser, too. Good Lord, he's got bad taste. That tree was so over the top, Liberace would have begged him to dial it back a notch or 50.

Norah Jones has got something. Love her work. Willie, too.

Anonymous said...

10:28:

It is not that people should be perfect, but they should be trying to be . . .

Jarhead said...

Kincaid's ain't what it used to be. Ever since they started adding locations their quality has diminished exponentially. Still good, but not like the old days.

Best burgers in FW: Pappas Burger [believe it], M&O Station and Flip's.

Anonymous said...

I'm not crazy about the Norah/Willie song. Their voices don't mesh well together. His halting talk/sing seems to be disrupting her flow, but it did sound a little better in the second half of the song
I like Norah, and I like Willie - just not together on this song

CF said...

That chick's got one mean Gunt...

Anonymous said...

Barry, why do you always throw the christian card into everything. Typical liberal progressive. You seem to be obsessed with finding fault in christians.

Anonymous said...

About the bumper sticker--I like to think I'm a Christian and that people will know I'm a Christian (or person of God) by my actions, not my bumper sticker. I maintain that the worst drivers (RUDE) have a fish on their car. It's like that have to announce their faith because no one will believe by their driving etiquette.

Liz said...

1:09


Isn't that kinda like calling the kettle black?
Many Christians seem to be very judgemental of other people and other religions for that matter.

Brewcrew said...

I agree on Laura Miller. She's also tall for a chick. She came to my company for a ribbon cutting or award or something and she is hot. But I will never forgive her for giving away the Cowboys. Very short-sighted and chickish.

Anonymous said...

I love Willi's singing, no matter who he sings with. this little song is heavenly.

Anonymous said...

Is that a chick or some new species of upwright beach walkin whale or somethin?

Anonymous said...

I agree, Jarhead - Pappas Burgers are hmmmm-hmmmm good!

Anonymous said...

11:37 I bet it sucks to be you! I gave up on perfect years ago and am happily aging doing EXACTLY what I feel like, and it's the best time of my life. Perfection is not all it's cracked up to be!

4:48 i hope you die in traffic. You are a complete and total a**hole.

Anonymous said...

Anyone that thinks Laura Miller is hot is quite possibly blind...

Maybe she's hot for a dude...

Dorothy said...

Barry, it's bad enough that non-believers are always watching Christians for "fault." You do it, too?

I am Christian, I strive to be Christ-like, but fail miserably.

Anonymous said...

You need to do a post on that awful billboard coming into Decatur with President Carter thinking "I'm no longer the worst President." Maybe he is think of W.

Anonymous said...

Al's Hamburgers in Arlington. Way better than Kincaids IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you need to edit. There is a queer on Poteet High Schools dance team not Mesquite High School. Big difference to your local Mesquite alumni.