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12.30.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • Brett Favre's silly $50,000 fine in the Jenn Sterger case for "not cooperating" amounts to 3 minutes of football based upon his pro-rated salary. And that was a convenient way for the NFL to punish him without finding him guilty of sexting. 
  • Funny line from Dale Hansen in the Pony Excess documentary: "Some parents say they don't believe in corporeal punishment. Yeah, well, that's why you got a mouthy kid."
  • News today of some hospitals considering the banning of video in the delivery room due to the potential documentation of malpractice. I've always wondered why they have allowed it. 
  • Monkey Bread is pretty good. 
  • I wonder if Dick Clark will struggle through New Year's Eve again?
  • I like the NYE scene in When Harry Met Sally where Billy Crystal is running through New York to get to Meg Ryan. 
  • That Baylor game didn't go to well -- but a slow start and three turnovers will do that to you. And that running back I was worried about? 181 yards and three TDs. Once again, I'm a sports genius. 
  • [Only for people that watched the game: The official box score has Baylor with two turnovers. But there were three, right?: The backwards pass on the first drive, the screwed up hand-off between Griffin and Finley, and then Griffin dropping the ball when he tried to scramble.]
  • My sinus problem continues but is almost gone. Then just when I think that, it fires back up again.
  • I won't use a shopping cart with a jacked up wheel.
  • There was an "expert" lawyer on WBAP talking about "the cost of DWI" and, after saying his firm doesn't handle DWI cases, said that the average legal fee for defense is "$10,000 on the low end and $25,000" on the high end. I promise you, everyone of my lawyer friends just spit out their coffee. 
  • That double murder/single suicide that cost the life of the young Arlington officer got more horrific yesterday: There was an 11 year old girl in the apartment. 
  • I saw that an Assistant DA was indicted yesterday in Collin County for Tampering With A Governmental Record. If you've been following the situation over there, it is easy to conclude that one of the most conservative counties in Texas is being run by a bunch of nuts. 
  • Troy Aikman uttered the words "Tired Head" while doing his broadcast gig for the NFL on Sunday. 
  • I've never Skyped, but that's not surprising since I never talk on the phone.



36 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL! I hate getting the shopping cart with the "crazy" wheel!

Anonymous said...

I work in a hospital and I agree that video should not be allowed. Too many idiots out there just waiting for their 5 min of fame in a court room.

What's up with the girls today? Did they decide to swap swim suit bottoms? Gross!

I Skyped this holiday for the first time...not that impressed.

Anonymous said...

I read the Collin DA v. The World story--WHAT a witch hunt that's turning into--IDIOCRACY!

Anonymous said...

You should have your own Sports betting line in Vegas. But then again, you would probably drift off drunk and mutter something about genetics (which you are a drunk expert on as well)and get fired from your CBS Sports gig. Phyllis George will leave you and you will be left to practice the rest of your life in Wise County....wait that was the twelve year old BG fantasy.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

She must have borrowed her little sister's bottoms.

CF said...

Muffin-tops are NOT sexy, Cochise. Redeem yourself...

Jack Daniels said...

Them there are some convenient love handles

Anonymous said...

When your sexting do you get a phoner?? Just asking

Anonymous said...

Shout out to Cecil from Decatur for telling us on The Mark Davis Show what he would say to the president if they were on an elevator together.

Anonymous said...

I like how you conveniently omitted the part where the deceased officer had put herself in the line of fire to PROTECT the 11 year old. Being anti-law enforcement, that doesn't surprise me.

Anonymous said...

9:09 I think she switched bottoms with the other girl in the pic who is obviously a tad bit smaller. Not a good look!

mzchief said...

* After 70+ years of wobbly wheeled shopping carts you would think someone would have come up with an improvement to the design of the casters/wheels.

* I have never liked the mismatched bikini top/bottom combo.

wordkyle said...

Solution to your sinus problem, two words: Neti pot.

Interesting perspective by hospitals in banning video cameras. I suppose to prevent malpractice, prohibiting the gathering of evidence is one solution. Another solution might be to not practice malpractice. Police officers have cameras in their cars for a reason -- to document wrongdoing. Shouldn't healthcare professionals be in favor of that same idea?

Doc Logic said...

I get tired head from shopping cart crazy wheel.

And... from my first person account.... there were 2 turnovers for Baylor. The lateral pass and then Griffin dropping the ball were the only two... the other we got back. But they certainly were the difference in the game. Score on that opening drive and I believe the game would have turned out different.

Anonymous said...

I don't know which is worse, a shopping cart with a flat tire, or one with a bad alignment. I once got a cart that had a marshmellow stuck on the back weel.

The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

Why don't you tell all the shopping cart companies how to do it? I am sure you know. You know every other f**king thing.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE when Harry met sally!!!

Anonymous said...

mzchef, shut up and go look fer tinkerb

Anonymous said...

Shout out to Alan White!
I hear you are the leader of the Decatur ISD School Board!
Good Luck with that!

Anonymous said...

9:33 What surprises me about it is that an officer actually did something noble. Will wonders never cease?

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the NWISD Person and possible suicide?

Anonymous said...

10:30 - Please remember not to call 911 when you are in a crisis. You are an idiot.

Anonymous said...

I beginning to think that is only a rumor, 10:54. There is no record other than here of it happening.

Anonymous said...

DUH! My bad @ 11:18. It's in the update.

Anonymous said...

Ditto X 100 on the Neti Pot. It will change your life.

Man up and try it!

Anonymous said...

Wordy, many people are sue-happy and will do anything to make something out of nothing. that includes the public and prosecutors. Hospitals police their own, and if malpractice occurs, there are internal processes to correct the issue without involving the ignorant masses and a court of law. Hence, the argument for banning videos. If you don't work in a hospital or in the health care community, you have NO idea what is standard practice so shouldn't be judging those who do.

Anonymous said...

Mr. White is a figure head that responds to directions for the former bored president. The guy from Gainesville.

Anonymous said...

The former president was bored? Maybe he needs a hobby.

wordkyle said...

1241 - As it turns out, I have two very close relatives who are in the medical profession, so I'm pretty conversant with how sloppy and inexact medical treatment can be. That having been said, I recognize that most medial personnel are competent professionals who are accomplishing miracles with an imperfect science.

I don't approve of people who file lawsuits as a roll of the dice to get rich. But the cameras can only record what actually happens. To ban them is to say, "We don't want you to see what we really do." That implies that there is something to hide, which competent, caring professionals should reject. The problem is not with cameras, it's with the lawsuit industry.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the NWISD Person and possible suicide?
He is still dead.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the Turf battle at DHS.

Anonymous said...

Turf is coming.
Topic of future board meeting.

Anonymous said...

My wife suffered from a local surgeon's ineptness and had to wear adult diapers for almost 2 years. The first words out of every Dr. we went to was "you should not sue over this". Several turned us away saying that they could not fix the problem. We never said anything about a lawsuit and never tried to sue. We finally found a surgeon that said he would try and thank God he was successful. Most were only trying to cover their own buts instead of willing to help. That "surgeon" still practices and still is a quack.

Anonymous said...

Wordy, I am 1241 and I concur with you completely. The problem is indeed the public who want to make a buck over something they have absolutely no knowledge about and the "lawsuit industry". It's far too easy to just sue the doctor or hospital instead of accepting that it was momma's time to die, etc. Everyone wants to find someone to blame. That being said, yes, there are instances of malpractice as there are in all businesses. That's the nature of human error. Once you find a way to insure perfection, please let the medical professionals know and we'll be the first to sign up.

Anonymous said...

"genius" = used kinda freely...

Anonymous said...

No cameras in my surgery room please.
Thank you,
Dr. Nick Bowel