4.04.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Did you know Windex takes out fingernail polish out of the carpet? Did you know we found that out during a state of carpet emergency yesterday?
  • Weird: Charlie Sheen is royally booed in Detroit on Friday but gets a standing ovation in Chicago last night.
  • On Friday, a Southwest Airlines plane developed a hole in the passenger compartment at 36,000 feet. I always thought the chances of someone being sucked out of the plane in a situation like that was almost a given. 
  • Some news organizations are recalling an incredible story (and photo) from 1988 when an Aloha Airliner lost part of its fuselage -- and a flight attendant -- midair.
  • Highway 114 is getting a bridge at FM51 per the Update. I like the concept since it will provide entrance and exit ramps, but aren't there other places in the county where such a design could be used?
  • The Lady Aggies are going to the National Championship game. They are a scrappy bunch. (And they'll avoid two time defending champ Connecticut who lost last night.)
  • From the "How did I miss this?" Department: Former Mav Steve Nash made waves last December when he filed for divorce one day after his wife gave birth because, uh, the baby didn't exactly look like him
  • Wow: A random lawyer I keep up with who blogs in Harris County wrote in 2008 about an old and mentally disturb friend of his who showed up looking for him at the courthouse. The blog post was basically a "how can I help him?" story.  Flash forward three years and miles away: That same man walked into his parents' house and shot his father dead on Sunday in San Antonio. (Links.)
  • Uh, if we are so worried about "spreading democracy and freedom" we might want to pay attention to 1,000 civilians being killed in the Ivory Coast over a three day period.
  • What's left of the Liberally Lean Tourney Pick 'Em is here. The Wise County Attorney will win it all if UConn wins tonight -- and he'll never let me forget it.  If Butler wins, someone named "SweetGRubes" wins (that's a Ticket reference, by the way.)
  • Before you jump me about my prediction that the Rangers won't make the playoffs (they went 3-0 over the weekend), there are 159 more games left. (And did you see that Former-Rangers-Rent-A-Pitcher Cliff Lee pitched seven innings, struck out eleven, and walked none. That's how you win.)
  • Outside of Rangers' Manager Ron Washington's modest house in New Orleans is the word "NIGGERS" which has been etched into concrete on the sidewalk. He said it was there when he bought the house in 1986 and has never spent the couple of hundred of bucks to replace it. (Story).




45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here we go with the crappy pics again!

Arthur said...

Next year when it's Bracketville time, I believe I'll let Family Cats 1 and 2 choose my brackets. Each gets to choose a side of the bracket. It makes as much sense as my doing it.

As for Wash's home, that's the way sidewalks goes (sic).

I've haven't heard whether Chelsea FC center forward and Cote d'Ivoire BSD Didier Drogba has weighed in on the post-election violence. He's had a hand in talking his countrymen back from the edge once before. Let's hope he can do it again.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Texas A&M won't have to face Connecticut. Instead, they have to face the team that whipped Connecticut. Not sure I see the upside for the Aggies.

Anonymous said...

That girl's a "Hog Hunter's" dream.... Is that considered bullying....?

Anonymous said...

So...what color nail polish do you like to wear?

Curious Fake Adam Lambert

Anonymous said...

I remember that airplane incident in 1988. I was wondering when someone was going to bring that up in relation to this latest airplane accident.

Oh.......and that girl in today's pic is not up to your usual standards. She's the kind of girl I have dated and could be happy with, but I don't come to your page to look at women I could already get.

Anonymous said...

Yes, there are other bad intersections in Wise County. However, let's get that one done and see how it works first.

Anonymous said...

If you must post scantly clad girls in your "Today's Pics," could they at least be slim?

The two in todays pics look like they giggle when they walk.

Anonymous said...

Today's pic...this is a belated April fools joke....right?

Anonymous said...

Just proves that Obammy is invading Libya for oil. The Ivory Coast doesn't produce oil. Hey you liberal weenies, kinda sounds familiar doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with a little jiggle when you walk.

Anonymous said...

Well raising 114 is a good thing; but, some people don't do well with exit and entrance ramps either. People kill themselves on the road, roads don't.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the windex tip. That stuff works on a lot of cleanups.

As for Nash, we have a lot of that in Wise County. Guess it is everywhere. Morality in the world is going down the tubes.

Anonymous said...

A high percentage of children are unrelated to the person they believe to be their father.

Anonymous said...

A high percentage of children are unrelated to the person they believe to be their father.

Anonymous said...

Yeah guess Obammy is saying one thing and really doing something else--huh, imagine that!

Anonymous said...

There were three troopers on 287 yesterday afternoon between Decatur and Alvord. Five more between Alvord and Vernon. With all the wind, I wouldn't be surprised if they found a few trooper hats north of the Red.

Anonymous said...

You can't get a divorce if the wife is pregnant. Maybe that's why he waited until the birth. Maybe they had been separated and he knew all along it wasn't his child.

Anonymous said...

10:07
you can say that again!

Anonymous said...

Well, Chicago is Obama's backyard so Sheen getting a standing O there does not suprise me!

Anonymous said...

I love Adam Lambert!

The "N" in Wash's Sidewalk said...

"And did you see that Former-Rangers-Rent-A-Pitcher Cliff Lee pitched seven innings, struck out eleven, and walked none. That's how you win.) "

Matt Harrison pitched 7, 8 SO's, 2 walks and 1 Run against the best lineup in all of baseball and he is the number 3 man in the rotation. Cliff Lee is a top rotation guy and should win! A team wins over the course of a long season by having their 3-5 guys pitching well, not just the staff aces. Also what you failed to mention about Cliff Lee is that he gave up 3 earned runs and a home run against a a no-name lineup, and did it with plenty of run support!

Anonymous said...

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Arthur said...

@9:31, Probably a better reason for POTUS and the Pentagon sitting out the civil war in Cote d'Ivoire is that it's a former French colony. That's something for President Sarkozy to take the lead since they have a better idea of who the players are. Both the Netherlands and France trade more with Cote d'Ivoire than the US. The Germans and Nigerians almost match our trade so let the Euros handle this one.

Now let's move onto your no oil comment. Cote d'Ivoire is an oil producing and exporting country according to our friends at the CIA. The scale of production is nowhere near what Libya achieves but it's nothing to sneeze at.

The CIA's World Factbook supplies these numbers for 2007-2009. They extract nearly 59k bbls a day which is good for 60th place in the world. Oil imports run about 81k bbls a day for 70th place and they consume 24k bbls a day for 117th. Cote d'Ivoire exports about 116k bbls of oil a day (64th place). They produce as much natural gas as they consume.

Anonymous said...

Yea, lets do the Ivory Coast next. But before we do lets take a look at Dylan's "Masters of War".

Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks.

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly.

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain.

You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion'
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud.

You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins.

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
That even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do.

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul.

And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand over your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead.

Anonymous said...

Arthur, You just don't get it. Obammy said that helping the thugs against Khadafi was the humanitarian thing to do. But we all know now it was for the oil. So why is he not using the same excuse to invade the Ivory Coast? I was just proving the hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Seeing the lyrics of that song is almost as annoying as listening to the nasaly Dylan mumble through them

Anonymous said...

Which 114/51 intersection is being revamped? The one going north to Decatur or the one going south to Springtown?

Anonymous said...

Now that you've posted the BEFORE picture, would you please post the AFTER!

Anonymous said...

I would hate to be anywhere near the one on the right 10 years from now...whew!!!

Anonymous said...

I am quite sure it is the 51 going south to Springtown. that is where most the wrecks happened. I think it's because of the hill going west on 114. People coming so fast they can't avoid people coming off 51. But then some people have just plain ran the stop sign on 51 and hit the ditch.
dummies

Anonymous said...

I heard Windex was good for cleaning feathers off of a Brazilian womans buttocks!

Anonymous said...

The attorney's (Murray) blog about the mentally ill friend was sad. Did you see that the man was found with a list in his pocket? 1. Dad 2. Brother, 3. Murray. Very scary.

Arthur said...

@Anon 9:31/1:58, I am shocked, shocked to learn that any politician would be a hypocrite! Thanks for pointing that out. How will I ever listen to any political speech and believe the speaker?

What I don't get is why Obama suddenly advocated for the Bush - Palin Doctrine, especially when the US electorate always punishes the incumbent for higher oil and gas prices unless it's part of his evil plan to make your brain explode from the irony.

Anonymous said...

Bob Dylan sux.




-Hank Williams Jr.

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Anonymous said...

Hank Williams Jr. sux, his dad was the greatest. You can find a very young Bob Dylan and Joan Baez on Youtube singing Hank's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" while they were in London. You may not like Dylan but his music, along with that of Pete Seagar, caused a movement that brought an end to the Vietnam War. What we need now is another hell raising at the next Democrat National Convention.

House of York said...

3:05 did you know there are specific turn lanes to turn onto 51and coming off of 51?

Anonymous said...

Southwest's Maintenance sucks!

Anonymous said...

Only in Wise county would a fat chick with her pants undone be seen as enticing. Way to go, BG.

Anonymous said...

Yes, HOY, I know their are turn lanes, but stupid is as stupid does, especially in Wise county.
I have traveled it many times. When you enter from the south to head west, you better excel your speed for a car going 65 from the top of the hill from the west.

Anonymous said...

Re the Steve Nash checkout:

Ask Eva Longoria about marital stability in the NBA. Even a sizzling lady like her could not keep her SA Spur faithful.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Fat chick needs to starve for about three week.
Bridge at 51 and 114 won't help much unless they cut a hole in the bank on the east side for those that don't slown.
Ivory Coast does not have oil.
Watced a new visitor to a home in Bport who was stoned whatching two old men on tv riding a buckboard.The TV had no sound but Dylan was singing that on the record player.After watching for several minutes he said;they talked about some real revelant sh-t back then,did'nt they.True story from the good old days!

Anonymous said...

me loves me some fat chicks..

The Donald said...

Aaaargh!

What has been seen cannot be unseen.