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12.13.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • A horrific event: Kid stows away in a jet's wheel well and, oh. no. [Link fixed.]
  • The video inside the Metrodome's roof collapsing was fascinating. Almost as fascinating as Fox Sports thinking is was going to happen and deciding to roll video all night long in order to catch it.
  • I wrote two years ago that it was "just weird" for the Evil Empire to name Will Muschamp as "coach in waiting." I guess he did too since he fled the 2010 train wreck and is heading to Florida. (How did that team go from playing for a National Championship to complete chaos in less that 11 months?)
  • What a funny story: A guy gets arrested in Dallas, handcuffed behind his back, placed in the squad car, and then manages to drive away in it while the cops weren't watching. And he got away with it. For now.
  • CNN had a bit or Idiocracy this morning when they had a "Feels Like Temperature Map" instead of a "Wind Chill Map."
  • I think freezing to death would be the worst way to go. 
  • I ate at Cantina Laredo in downtown Fort Worth on Friday night. I've always liked all the free parking down there and looked online to see if there was some I had missed: Yes and no. The map said the parking garage by The Tower condos was available, but it was a mess with all of the reserved spaces.
  • Cowboy Tashard Choice getting Michael Vick's autograph after last night's game was unstable. But he defended himself this morning on Twitter claiming it was for his nephew and doesn't impact how he plays on "da field." Plus, "ya'll are a trip foreal."
  • DeSean Jackson's fall-backwards-into-the-end-zone score was funny. It happened while I was in the store, but the missus hit pause because she knew I'd get a kick out of it. 
  • Watched the first two episodes of Breaking Bad on AMC. It has potential. 
  • Texas is only one of 16 states that allows "straight ticket" voting. The Morning News criticized the practice in today's edition and pointed out that some proposed bills have tried to ban it. But that's not going to happen when the majority was voted in due to straight ticket voting. 
  • Wheels Off radio interview of Joe Paterno. 
  • I put up (down?) lights to outline the front yard.  You'd think that would be a quick and easy job -- but that would be wrong. (And nothing says Christmas like one particular socket that blows out every light I put in it.)
  • Did I tell you we also had a pet turtle? Did I tell you that we now have a dead pet turtle?


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

the link to the kid the stowed away goes to the roof collapsing story.

Anonymous said...

The first link is the stadium roof collapse instead of the kid in the jet.

Anonymous said...

Totally unrelated to today's thoughts: My girlfriend said she read that cats hate the smell of orange so she sprayed a bunch of pine cones with orange cleaner and mixed them with some orange peels, and hid the whole mess under the christmas tree. Oddly enough, the cat's interest in ornament destruction and tree disassembly has been reduced by a noticeable margin.

Anonymous said...

Getting an autograph from somebody who just beat you is kind of weird, but I don't really have a problem with him doing it. But couldn't he have done that later somewhere off-camera? And changing his story about why he wanted it is dumb

I do have a problem with the Jackson TD end zone fall. A little celebrating after you score is okay - celebrating before you score shows a lack of class. That guy has a history of not following through with crossing the goal line, so you'd think he would have already stopped doing that

Way to go out on a limb there with the praise for Breaking Bad

Seems like the police would have a policy where they take the keys out of the ignition when they leave a perp alone inside. If the cops found your car with the keys inside, they would give you a ticket. They want to reduce auto thefts, right? Welllllll...

Anonymous said...

So let's get this straight. You went to the store while the wife stayed home and watched the game?? If you were not such a big wussy I would just write it off to the "honeymoon" period still isn't over!! Good Lord.....grow a sack dude!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

too much sports today.....snore

Anonymous said...

I would love to be a fly on your wall sometimes when you describe all these Walton Family moments. To go from being a single grumpy picky male to wife 2 kids cat dog and dead turtle ??????????????? I bet there is a lot of eye rolling.

Anonymous said...

Breaking Bad has been on for 2 or 3 years. It is a great show. Talk about falling into the rabbit hole.

Anonymous said...

Darwin Award for the stow away?

Anonymous said...

....."(How did that team go from playing for a National Championship to complete chaos in less that 11 months?)......

Easy....
While Mack Brown was engrossed in getting McCoy his trophy, he completely ignored the rest of the team.
When you are winning 70 to 14 one would think it might be a good time to start slipping some of the 2nd string players into the game for experience. Maybe even put your next years q'back in and let him play some. Not Brown. Knowing he was losing 25 seniors, he had a potentially good q'back with no experience, and basically a "raw" team, he did none of thet. Then gets to the Nat'l. Championship game and his Golden Boy gets hurt. So, bring in the backup who didn't even do warm-ups, couldn't find his helmet, was not preparred to play against the #1 team in the nation, in front of 30+/- million fans, for the National Championship......no pressure there.
This year, Brown has exactly what he preparred for last year.....nada.........
Davis should not have resigned. This season was not his fault.
Brown needs to accept the blame for a piss poor season as much as he accepts the praises for winning seasons.....He is the coach

Anonymous said...

Boy would I like to rock their boat.

The Skipper

wordkyle said...

Regarding straight ticket voting, the power that props up the Congressional leadership in Washington begins at the local level. It can be as obvious as the state legislature redrawing federal voting districts, thus increasing a party's power in Congress. Those state reps come from local candidates. Wanting Democrats (for example) to lose at every level to lesson Democrat power in Washington makes sense.

You can't even simply vote for the most Conservative candidate. (And doesn't that hurt me to write.) Conservative Democrat congressmen were powerless under Pelosi, but their presence gave her power, and they still had to toe the Democrat Party's Liberal line. Their spots would have been better served by less-Conservative Republicans in opposition.

RPM said...

Breaking Bad = Greatness