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12.16.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • One thing about Lady GaGa, who broke into the Top Ten Highest Grossing Concert Tours this year, she is willing to work. Her tour played 122 dates which far and away leads everyone else.
  • I attended a middle school cross country meet recently - a first for me.  I found myself shouting words of encouragement to those at the back of the pack who were struggling to finish .
  • Also recently  found myself caught up in the highway 114 area north of the airport. Traffic in that area is now beyond ridiculous. How do people do that everyday?
  • That Florida school board shooting video was all over the news yesterday and might be one of the creepiest things I've ever seen. But I still watch it ever time it comes on. 
  • I'm  a sucker for year end Top Ten Lists.
  • Remember when ATM's were called "MPact" (sp?) machines and Decatur's first Internet provider was Webfire? 
  • The Tea Party had a float in the Grapevine Christmas parade that irked some people. I guess that's OK, but I suspect a Tea Party member wouldn't want to see an Obama Float, an Immigration Reform Float, or an Islamic Alternative Float. 
  • I've actually enjoyed Christmas this year. But I wonder if my traditional post-Christmas depression will be worse? 
  • Larry King does his last show on CNN tonight, but I don't think a soul is noticing.  He gets a lot of criticism but I've always thought he was a great interviewer because he listened to the answer and followed-up. 
  • A P Diddy (or whatever his name is) model's hair caught fire as she sat in a bathtub while he was promoting something on U-Stream. (Short video. Language warning.) 
  • If I'm not rubbing the Family Pup's belly, she has no use for me. 
  • Hey, long time Aggie fans, you'll get a kick out of these old pics of former coach R.C. Slocumb.
  • A site that collects crazy comments posted to FoxNews.com.  I wish they would come here. 
  • Maybe the best sports photo of the year was taken on accident. 


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Pic.

I drive to Irving on 114 every day from Rhome. I Leave early and I usually do not have any problems. But if there is a wreck then be prepaired to sit for a long long time...

Anonymous said...

In Cross Country it is very common to cheer the "participants". While the running sites focus on the "elite" those fans that go out to meets cheer for everybody.

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

Rooting for the kids struggling to finish, shows that you were raised right. You come from a good family with the possible exception of your brother (lol, he and I are friends).

I predict no post season depression for you because of your new family.

Anonymous said...

That 114 traffic on a daily basis makes you mean!

I did that commute to Dallas everyday for a couple of years--finally got a job here in Decatur because I was so stressed out everyday. You don't realize it's doing it to you but when you leave home at 6:30 and sit in traffic for an hour plus and spend an hour and a half getting home at night (on a good traffic day) it makes you a little edgy!

Anonymous said...

If I'm not rubbing the Family Pup's belly, she has no use for me.

We have a yorkie that is just the same.

Anonymous said...

I worked for the company in town that hosted Webfire's local systems. Things have sure changed for the better since then. The thought of going back to 28.8 Kbps dialup makes me sick.

wordkyle said...

Ask Jerry Seinfeld what he thinks of Larry King's interview technique. King reputedly bragged that he never prepared for interviews. His calling Ringo Starr "George" verified that and should certainly make the LKL highlight reel. King's show was good 20 years ago, but has has suffered from accelerating orbital decay since. The last several years have been a joke.

Anonymous said...

Oh, some people are 'irked' by the float that was saluting our military and at Christmas, of all times!?!? I feel sorry for such -- tell them to go to another country and celebrate those freedoms! sheesh

Anonymous said...

9:08 Shut.....up

Anonymous said...

I guess that was P. Dummy sitting on the tub... who ever it was, it was shocking to see them not react to help but to laugh. Nothing funny about burned scalps.

Anonymous said...

The Wise County Courthouse is the ONLY courthouse I have visited since 9/11 where I wasn't required to walk through a metal detector in order to get it.

Maybe the powers that be should spend some tax dollars to get one to avoid what happened in Florida.

Anonymous said...

My house and job are both one block off hwy 380, so that ten mile trip takes about 10-12 minutes. All those metropolitan folks who like to trash Wise County can suck on fumes because my commute is AWE.SOME.
In ten years, traffic has been delayed (for me anyway) only once, when the two rock haulers collided near Sand Hill

If your hair catches fire, a bathtub full of water is an excellent place for it to happen. The guy talking was sorryness - his first thought was "did the camera get that?" and then started to laugh

I agree that your post-holiday depression won't happen this time. Sounds like you are too busy for that. Loneliness and lack of activity are probably the two main reasons for letdown after the holidays

Anonymous said...

Obama float will be in Anti-Christ parade.

Fox News Comments said...

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Dean Martinez said...

I saw the parade in Grapevine. I have been going to the Christmas parade for a long time, and have never seen anything so blatantly political from any group left or right.

There was a rather beefy woman shouting about the tea party and a group of kids and old people holding signs of different city names.

No one around me voiced support, in fact a couple of boos and many comments of the inappropriate nature of the float was heard.

Hiding behind the "support our troops" sign is one of the most distasteful development in politics and then trying to abduct a holiday parade for children... shameless.

Anonymous said...

Well said 10:19.

Anonymous said...

Eeeeeewwwww that chicks naval is U.G.L.Y.

Anonymous said...

That is one ugly belly button on a really cute girl

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many of those "tea baggers" were armed? ...just so much violence at Christmas parades now days. All those people waiting to intrude on there “rights”. I’d be afraid to tell them that political floats don’t have anything to do with the holiday.

“tea-bagger” thought for the day “….if you don’t believe what I believe or govern the way I want. I have the right to shoot you! It’s in the Constitution look it up.”

AL

Anonymous said...

I generally accept that the "Tea Party" people mean well, and that their heart is in the right place. But sometimes listening to them I am reminded of the line from the old (original) Flight of the Phoenix movie, where the young German model plane designer responds to a complaint made by Jimmy Stewart's character, "Captain, you behave as though ignorance were a virtue."

Anonymous said...

I wasn't at the Grapevine parade, but the article I read seems to indicate that there was no political agenda "hidden" in the Tea Party float. There were seven complaints - what political persuasion do you suppose they belonged to?

Dean:
you didn't really convince me of the distasteful or shameless nature of the float. But why did you feel the need to refer to the woman as "rather beefy"? What does her shape or size have to do with anything?

Anonymous said...

I've never been to a Tea Party but I went to a Garden Party.

The Still Dead Ricky Nelson

Anonymous said...

I like the pic of RC Slocum with DKR, Mack Brown and Matthew McConaughey.

I miss those old coaches like DKR (we pronounced it Deaker) and Slocum and Grant Teaff.

Anonymous said...

For all of those against the Tea Party, I guess you want a float depicting the virtues a a woman's right to chose to kill her unborn child, instead. That would make a great Christmas float.

Anonymous said...

First off that belly button ring looks awful. Second off the photo of james and wade doesn't top the tiger woods photo.