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3.23.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Elizabeth Taylor has died. I honestly don't recall ever seeing one of her movies, but she's probably more famous for eventually just being Elizabeth Taylor than for being an actress. (Nope, haven't seen Giant, Cleopatra, or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.)
  • Nothing like walking out to the car first thing in the morning and seeing a flat tire. Beating. 
  • I did yard work last night for the first time this year. Amazingly, the lawnmower and the weedeater cranked up with little problem. I was prepared for Tired Arm.
  • And I'll be mowing until late September.
  • The Update today says that Decatur ISD has a teacher buy-out program where it is possible for some of them to get $10,000?
  • Cowboy Dez Bryant gets banned from Northpark Mall because he wouldn't pull his pants up and was cussing?  That's Boy Scout conduct compared to Michael Irvin back in the day.
  • Then Bryant tweets that he's going back to that mall today. I hope that's true.
  • Radiation in the water supply in Japan is bad news. Very bad news. 
  • Some lady on WBAP this morning asked a national reporter in Japan if she had noticed a decline in tourism. Really.
  • The kid and his parents who are promoting on national shows their best selling book, "The Boy Who Went To Heaven", are liars.
  • I was watching Baylor's women's basketball team last night (fantastic, by the way) and I noticed that one of their players closes one eye when she shoots free throws because she has been having vision problems. Uh, something called "depth perception" tells me you can't do that and be successful.
  • Chris Brown gets asked on Good Morning America about assaulting Rihanna so he assaults his dressing room after the interview. 




44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard that kid and his dad being interviewed yesterday about the book. I have serious doubts that their claims are true also.

Anonymous said...

Good looking gal, all but the arm...

Anonymous said...

Todays pic is GREAT GREAT
5 out of 5 on bacon scale.
I love the tats

el chupacabra said...

Liars who have watched waaaaay too much television.

Anonymous said...

For a top caliber basketball player, free throw shooting is more about muscle memory that depth perception.

Anonymous said...

I read "The Boy Who Went To Heaven" and yes, I am very sceptical. But, why call them "liars"? I have not seen any of the interviews, but the statement sounds harsh.

Anonymous said...

Barry, the buy-out program is based on Step Level. You go up in steps based on seniority and degree of education. Those being offered the max amount of 10K will be the ones who have been there the longest and have the most education, because they COST the most to keep around. They can fire one senior teacher who makes 60K, or they have to lose 2 classroom teachers who are just starting out at a little more than 30K. Class size is a huge issue here, because the more teachers you lose the bigger classes you have, and then performance will drop and teacher morale will too.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Taylor in "Giant."
Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

You're asking Dez Bryant to deliberately break the law? sheesh

Anonymous said...

BEST

PHOTO

EVER

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you never saw an Elizabeth Taylor movie. I guess she outlived her legend. All us old folks who loved her are dead or dying. You should really do your homework, or don't say anything at all.

Anonymous said...

WHY do people get those awful tatoos? I will never understand. Especially females and all over their body! Gives me the creepy jeebies.

Anonymous said...

If the district didn't pay for resognations.....couldn't employees be released and those dollars go toward keeping teachers, programs, and services for our students.

It is confusing to give money away when you need it.

I am just saying.

KatyDid said...

I realized the same thing about Elizabeth Taylor this morning: Although I can name big movies she appeared in, I've never actually SEEN any of those movies.

I think the only things I've seen her in are:
a) Tabloid media defenses of Michael Jackson;
b) Tabloid discussions about celebrities who have married multiple times; and
c) That episode of “The Simpsons” where she voiced Maggie.
R.I.P. anyway, Liz.

Anonymous said...

You MUST see Butterfield 8 and Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf, Ms. Taylor at her finest.

Anonymous said...

Too bad!

I am a man in my early 40s and was hoping to be Elizabeth Taylor's 10th husband!

Anonymous said...

Pic of the day? Tit for "Tat"

Jack Daniels said...

If the girl in today's pic were to get her right arm caught in a band saw, she would be ok!

Anonymous said...

9:14 - If districts just release people, the districts have to pay unemployment. If the employees choose to leave, the district doesn't have to pay unemployment. That offsets the cost of buy-out program.

School leaders across Texas (who know how to spell) have weighed the costs and have determined that it is more cost effecient to give incentives for resigning.

House of York said...

HAHAHA I thought the same thing.
Some lady on WBAP this morning asked a national reporter in Japan if she had noticed a decline in tourism. Really.

And, I'm sure Chris Brown is sick of hearing about his mistake.

Anonymous said...

Holy Fun Bags and Body Art Batman,that babe is Sssssssmokinn!!!

Anonymous said...

Who would have the most insight on liars?

Defense attorneys or politicians?

Anonymous said...

Not sure what you people are looking at but the girl today is made horribly trashy and nasty due to the tat on her arm. Why anyone would maim their body like that is just beyond me and how anyone would want a woman tatted up like a pro wrestler is confounding.

As for Liz, she was a woman of beauty, style, and grace. I have always thought she was the epitome of Hollywood beauty and she put the young chicks of today in the shade, even at 79. What a wonderful icon...she will be missed.

Unfatcat said...

Not harsh at all 8:52. I applaud you Barry, I actually thought for a while there that you were getting soft on liars. These are the garden variety liars that have a kid with a vivid imagination and parents that want to capitalize from it.

Anonymous said...

LMAO - the person at 9:43 a.m. who is commenting on spelling can't spell efficient....Pot and kettle and all that.

Anonymous said...

Confrontation with neighboorhood kids = flat tire in the morning.

RPM said...

I was going to mention Butterfield 8. It's pretty dated, but Liz is smokin' hot in it.

Anonymous said...

Liz was still smokin hot at 79. And much classier than today's tatted up 'ho'.

Good thought, 12:26. Bet you're right!

Anonymous said...

Liz in Cleopatra with Richard Burton. Classic big-time Hollywood. That scene when she arrives in Rome on the tower towed by slaves is amazing! And Giant with James Dean & Rock Hudson. Great stuff.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

WTH is up with the Messenger headline? The guy should at least brush his teeth if he is going to be on the front page supporting his town. From what I was told by people living there, even the Mayor resides elsewhere besides Rhome. The truck plaza will turn their town into a dump.

Anonymous said...

If Rhome thinks a truck stop will help them. go look at Alvord's and see what it does for them.

ChicoChicko said...

Barry, You sure are Mr. Doom-and-Gloom today. Why so negative about everything??

Anonymous said...

About the 11 year old seeing heaven...what kid that age says,`publishing industry'? Dad's a minister, mom's a school teacher, and kid has an ongoing imagination.

Rage said...

Who would have the most insight on liars?

Defense attorneys or politicians?


Actually, prosecutors. Although you and I would probably disagree on why.

Anonymous said...

Thought I saw Liz at Love's Truck Stop back in June and she was real pretty and such.

But, she's no Tammy Faye. Bless her heart.

Youth Pastor

Anonymous said...

Crazy Nigras

Arthur said...

@10:36, Don't forget prosecutors in the lying vermin department. The prosecutor's job is to get a conviction not make sure justice has been served. How else would anyone explain the Tulia fiasco or anything Henry Wade or Bill Hill threw out there for a grand jury or a jury of one's peers? Thankfully I'm not a lawyer but Tom DeLay's conviction appears dodgy at best. Same for the late Ted Stevens.

Dorothy said...

Why do you call the kid and his dad liars? I don't understand why you'd say that, Barry.

Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me there is an article that mentions "Lot Lizards" and "Rhome" and BG ignores it? This blog has gone down!

Anonymous said...

ChicoChicko will chase all lot lizards out of town.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson starred in the movie "Giant". The exterior of the Waggoner home in Decatur was copied for the ranch house in the epic film. My favorite movie was "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with Paul Newman.

Anonymous said...

What about her leg?It looks _ucked up also.

Anonymous said...

hoy,
Chris Brown didn't make a mistake. A mistake is when you add and forget to carry the one, or put the milk in the pantry instead of the fridge.
Chris Brown has a violent, uncontrollable temper, that is a major problem, not a mistake.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

Uncle Wally-you are my hero! I get really sick of those who discuss people with bad character and call their choices "mistakes."