Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • A 14 screen movie theater is coming to north Fort Worth at 287 and I-35. That's pretty close. 
  • Fort Worth ISD high school baseball players sacrifice chickens to improve performance? Makes sense. That's what a guy wanted to do in the movie Major League which happened to star Charlie Sheen.
  • I forgot to mention last week that Baby Jessica (who was a toddler who fell down a well over 20 years ago and gave us our first "reality TV"), turned 25 and gained access to an $800,000 trust fund. I suppose that sounded like a great idea by donors back in the day. Now, not so much.
  • A ticket scalper service ranks (pdf) each baseball team's average opening day ticket price on the secondary market and the Rangers are #2 ($173.82) with an increase of over 100% from last year.
  • By the way, MLB moving opening day to late in the week, and especially the Rangers moving the game to a Friday for the first time ever, is a great idea. I'll be enjoying it .......by checking in online.
  • I don't know why some of you think my brilliant sports predictions of failure means I don't like a particular team. I predict Baylor football failure every year.
  • As for the Mavericks, in the next couple of weeks I'll post the link of my prediction from last Fall of them getting knocked out in the first or second round.
  • Mrs. LL demands that we watch Black Swan. I'm in. 
  • I don't care if Barry Bonds took steroids or that he lied to a grand jury about whether he took them. That federal trial is a waste of taxpayer money and much ado about nothing.
  • Lately I've been catching the Family Cat just staring at me intently from across the room. 
  • Obama is no better than Bush when he feeds us this crap of bombing Libya for the sake of freedom and democracy for their people. If that's the case, let's go get a map of the eastern hemisphere, throw a dart, and then go invade that country as well.
  • And the rebels in Libya are getting crushed. 
  • Mrs. LL says that if she sees the "talking twins" one more time on the news she's smashing the TV.
  • WBAP's Hal Jay said this morning: "That's the craziest name I've ever heard of" before confirming that he had never heard of The Screwtape Letters
  • If you ever want to know how dishonest Sean Hannity and Fox News are, you just had to watch last night. On his "Great American Panel" segment he played the Great Texas High School Hockey Brawl clip and then they all  talked about how sissified America is because you can't fight to protect yourself anymore. Problem: The video clip was outrageously edited to show only the brawl on the boards (which looked like a typical hockey fight) and  blocked out the vicious hit that broke the kid's jaw. Not only did they cut the clip down in length, they enlarged it so the audience could only see 1/3 of the original version.
  • I knew John Hinkley, Jr. was fascinated with Jodie Foster but I  never knew he wrote this letter to her on the day of his assassination attempt on President Reagan. 
  • There was a no-body-murder-conviction in Oklahoma this week. (But the defendant admitted to killing her spouse, and her computer had searches for “easy murder,” “murder methods,” “spousal murder,” “quick kill,” “strangulation,” “execution methods,” “human torture methods” among other things.)
  • Note to self: Clear internet browsing history. (Edit for a couple of you:  You see, putting this bullet point right after the above bullet point makes for, uh, comedy.)