12.15.2010

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was announced as Time's Person of the Year this morning. Here is the list of past winners. Here's the frightening Zuckerberg cover that was just released.
  • In 2006 the winner of Time's award was "You" as social media began to blossom. We all laughed at the time, but Facebook and Twitter are revolutionary. I learn of more breaking news from Twitter than any other source. 
  • One final note on the Time announcement (that you probably don't care about): Zuckerberg, 26, is the youngest person ever named other than Charles Lindbergh. 
  • I attended a middle school Christmas band concert last night. Not saying a word. 
  • The Family Unit does not understand my objection to a turtle as a pet. It's really not worth watching, it doesn't really move (even when the last one was alive), you feed the thing and it might get to the food in the next two hours, and it obviously shows no emotions. Why do we have to have one? 
  • And the oldest girl was obsessed with where we put the turtle's body after telling her of its death. I told her she's been watching way too much vampire stuff.
  • Baylor's men's and women's basketball teams are both in the Top 10 (with the Lady Bears thrashing #9 Tennessee last night.) 
  • The Ticket boys were lauding this morning the practice of Dallas Police in creating decoy cars with Christmas gifts plainly visible so as to videotape, track, and arrest those who burglarize those cars.  I think it's dumb to facilitate new fake crime when there's enough of the real stuff going on. 
  • Noticed the obituary announcement of Josh Wood, the son of car dealer James Wood, in the Update this morning.
  • I'm absolutely insane now: Jerry Falwell's conservative Liberty University has an a capella group that sang the Antoine Dodson inspired "Bedroom Intruder Song" live on stage at a Christmas pageant. But I've got to admit, it was fantastic. (But notice how the edit out "rapin'".)
  • I've always thought the Seinfeld episode of "Festivus" was stupid. 
  • Mrs. LL never goes into funks. She'll normally laugh out loud about something within five minutes of waking up. 
  • At the American Airline Center this weekend, there's a doubleheader basketball game with A&M v. Arkansas and Baylor v. Gonzaga. They must be struggling to sell tickets because it's being advertised everywhere. (And I think I know why because the tickets are a bit pricey for a run of the mill and meaningless regular season game.) 
  • A bandit walked into the Las Vegas Bellagio and stole $1.5 million in chips from a craps table and then fled on a motorcycle. But since they have to be redeemed, I wonder if they have any system in place to prevent that from happening. 
  • Universal complaint of criminal defense lawyers: When the prosecutor goes on a moral rant during plea negotiations. Hey, we didn't commit the crime.
  • Almost every New York tabloid has a "Serial Killer" headline this morning. I don't recall hearing anything about that.


30 comments:

Scott said...

Please explain to me just how what the Dallas PD is doing is "creating fake crime?" If I am at a mall and walk by a car loaded down with gifts, my first thought is not to break into the car and steal the gifts.

The people that they catch, I am sure, already have long records of robbery. They are not first-time criminals who did this solely because the police department tricked them.

Anonymous said...

Great set of man-boobs today

Anonymous said...

Useless information to the general public.

Anonymous said...

I don't display my C cups very often but when I do...

Double Fake World's Most Intresting Man

Anonymous said...

The bullet point about the disposal of a turtle's body and vampires leaves us with way too little information. The implication is that somebody in the household believes that the turtle is going to return as the undead. Sounds like a plot for one of those cheesy made-for Syfy Channel movies: "Turtacula! This hardshelled hybrid bloodsucker will have you slowly walking away in terror!"

I dare ya to stick your tongue to the Festivus pole! I double dog dare ya!

There's gotta be a way to fence stolen casino chips. C'mon, is there somebody that dumb who would steal that amount of chips without thinking first what his next move is? Never mind...I already know the answer

The idea of decoy cars is fine with me. The problem you have with "the real stuff" is that you are dealing with the crime after the fact. You rarely catch them in the act - or catch them at all. If the crooks do it with bait, they'll do it with the real thing. Might as well get them off the street

Anonymous said...

Barry,
the turtle is a mirror image of you!

Anonymous said...

Looks kinda like her head was shopped onto the body and couldn't you have cropped the guy outta the pic for Gods sake?

Anonymous said...

the best way to catch them would be to use bait cars with i-pods left in plain view..

Anonymous said...

Where did you get that picture of Saddam Hussein hanging out at the beachh?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know cause of death for Josh Wood?

So sorry for his family.

mzchief said...

* Among the creepier things about Zuckerberg's Time cover photo are the bronze lipstick and sienna lip-liner.

* A middle school band concert leaving you speechless is far better than it leaving you deaf.

* I have never understood people who go into a "funk." If you live in the US, have reasonably good health, work daily to improve yourself and your lot in life and/or have people you love and love you who are just as fortunate as you, there is NEVER a viable reason to be in a "funk." Just think about the 3/4s of the world who are worse off and will forever be worse off and being in a "funk" assures a person, in the US, a spot at the top of the Whiny Douche Bag List.

Anonymous said...

I'd much rather have criminals caught stealing gifts in a "fake crime" than have them get away with a real one. You can be certain that anyone who steals fake gifts and gets caught won't have the chance to steal someone else's real stuff.

And getting a "funk" isn't a sign of weakness. Some people have emotional highs and lows, some people don't. Personally I'd rather have the occasional low spot, because then my highs feel that much higher. And also feeling the same way all the time would be BORING.

Anonymous said...

Everyone goes into a "funk" at some point in their lives - or is fake and puts on a show for others. Mrs. LL is young and busy - give her time and let her be in a funk when it happens and just be supportive.

The man in the picture looks like he should be arrested. VERY creepy!!!

If you have no comment about attending a middle school band concert, just think how the band director feels day in and day out. They do improve though and it is wonderful to watch and listen to them get better with time and practice. My mother used to send me out of the house to practice my horn - and I ended up going to State - so you never know.

Anonymous said...

10:41
i believe it was an overdose

Jack Daniels said...

MzCreep - Go funk yourself.

AnObiter said...

I suspect the lack of "funks" to be a good balance to a Chronic Funker.

Your "hey now" for today is like an editorial for you pre-Mrs. LL; bravo to the new Mr. Green....even if you do insist upon sticking those T&A pics up there daily!

I'm with you on the turtle -- but then again, I've got those fish and a tadpole/frog.

What happened to Woods Jr?

Anonymous said...

10:41 - Based on what?

LLDQFan said...

Pass on those basketball games at the AAC and go watch the state championship football games Friday and Saturday at the new Cowboys stadium. Better entertainment.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the connection is between the dead turtle and vampires????

Don't get the "funk" people feel in the mornings. I have always awakened fairly chipper and ready for the day....we "morning" people don't get you groggy morning grouches either.

Prosectors lined up would make great target practice. I can think of a few I'd like to see for starters...

Anonymous said...

Universal complaint of prosecutors: When the defense attorney goes on a rant during plea negotiations that what his client did wasn't that bad, that he is dumb, that he is poor, that he didn't have a chance because of his upbringing, that the prosecutor is being to hard, that he has family or friends who will make sure he won't do this again, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.

RPM said...

Isn't the mortality rate among those pet turtles around 98%? You might mention the part about it being a death sentence and see how that goes down.

Free the Turtles!

Anonymous said...

R -
is it okay if I call you by your first initial?
Considering that the mortality rate for all living creatures is right at 100%, a 2% survival rate for turtles is excellent. Maybe that's where the vampire connection comes in...

they.just.won't...DIE!

Screw the Turtles - Free the Cougars!
- or -
Free the turtles - well, you can finish the rest!

Anonymous said...

You don't have to be from Decatur or Wise County to recognize the James Wood name. RIP.

Anonymous said...

10:41
based on what his sister told me...

Anonymous said...

You mess with the turtle, you mess with us.

Double Fake Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Anonymous said...

Free your mind.....and your ass will follow.

Double Fake Funkadelic

Anonymous said...

What's so bad about being a funk?

Double Fake Chris F.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bubear, play that funky music white boy....

Double Fake Wild Cherry

Ashley said...

The NY police were looking for a missing prostitute (I didn't know they noticed missing hookers) and they came across a decomposed body on Jones Beach on Long Island. When they recovered the body, they found three more decomposed bodies near the area. Now, they think a serial killer dumped the corpses in the area. Very interesting...

Anonymous said...

Get a water turtle. They move around a lot and eat their food quickly