5.26.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • It's one thing to be involved in a hit and run, it's another when the victim was in a wheelchair. (But I'm not sure what a 50 year old woman is doing out in her wheelchair at 3:00 in the morning in Dallas).
  • Dang Mavericks. But I wish I had seen Mark Cuban's post game celebration and his proclamation of, "There are 20,000 people in this building who believed in us when no one else did." Well, make that about 5% of that number who would have bet money they go back to the Finals. And that number might be high.
  • As unpredictable as it is that the Mavericks are in the Finals, the Rangers making the World Series is a far more shocking accomplishment.
  • And I still can't get past the on-the-street fan interview when they proclaim, "I knew we could do it!", "We played fantastic tonight!", "We're coming after ya Miami!" We? 
  • Mrs. LL last night: "I thought basketball was over." That was just a dream, baby.
  • The Hangover 2 plot looks exactly like the first one. They can't do that, can they?
  • And to support my continuing thesis that there are no real movies made anymore: There will be 27 sequels released this year -- an all time record.
  • The Prada Shops in Decatur are holding a "Grand Opening."  What am I missing? That place has been there for years.
  • I've got a feeling that girl above is a repeat.
  • I'm proud to say that this morning that not only do I not know who won American Idol last night, but I can't name the two finalists.
  • The Second Grader In The House Softball Season is over. I'm proud of myself for not saying a word when the coach yells at the girl to "Get the force at home!" when the bases are loaded. Yeah, that's technically the correct strategic play but the chances of an 8 year old girl cleaning fielding a ball, making a dead on throw to home, and the catcher catching that ball with her foot on the plate before the runner gets there has a success probability rate of about 3%.
  • Then again, the Mavs made the Finals. 
  • I've probably only seen a handful of Oprah episodes over the years, but her interview of a Texas DWI victim whose burned and disfigured face became a DPS poster was one of them. (That girl made the list of "Oprah's Favorite Guests.")  I remember her as being very honest. She wasn't a peppy "I'm going to make the best of it" kind of girl at all. Even after 12 years, she seemed understandably bitter, angry, and in despair.
  • Of all ways to make money, bake sales seem a little dubious. I would like to see a picture of the persons kitchen before I buy any food made there.
  • Ok, Ok, President Obama screw-ups while overseas: He signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey and dated it "2008". Then he continued to say a toast for the Queen even though protocol says to be quiet once "God Save The Queen" begins to play.
  • The defense in the Casey Anthony trial is bizarre if it is not true: The child drowned in the back pool, her dad was there and blamed her, so she panicked and didn't tell authorities. (I think I just heard Nancy Grace scream in the back of my brain.)
  • The Fort Worth Court of Appeals is here today hearing oral arguments out at the Civic Center. [Edit: lunch at Civic Center; Court held in district court] They do that about once every five years or so. If I told you it would be boring to watch them, I think they would agree.





46 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
2 out 5
She is ok.
The girl butt in on the left side of pic
2.5 out 5
That is a large butt and I think you can balance a glass on that thing.

Anonymous said...

Keep that Mav hate going Barry! Lebron will prove you right eventually.

After each game I still have to get up and go to work......but I console myself that it isn't Jerry Jones who owns the Mavs.

Anonymous said...

yep... she is a repeat from feb.

Anonymous said...

Today's pic. Rerun

Anonymous said...

If someone drowned, how can they panic and not tell the authorities?

Anonymous said...

"what a 50 year old woman is doing out in her wheelchair at 3:00 in the morning in Dallas" -- there are many poorer neighborhoods in Dallas where it seems like every single person has a "Rascal"-type motorized wheelchair and uses it for primary transportation. I'm certain that some medical supplier came through with a medicare scam. It's surreal to drive through those places as both sides of the road are full of people zipping up and down the street in their wheelchairs -- with no indication that there's any handicap except an unwillingness to walk a block.

Anonymous said...

"Ok, Ok, President Obama screw-ups while overseas: He signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey and dated it "2008". Then he continued to say a toast for the Queen even though protocol says to be quiet once "God Save The Queen" begins to play."

Hmm......Well, I guess awkwardness and political screw-ups are what you get when you elect someone as politically inexperienced as Obama to be your president!

Anonymous said...

I'll never understand how 20,000 white people can get excited about 4 overpaid africans and a German playing african handball.

wordkyle said...

I see complaints all the time about today's movies not being "original." But that's been going on since the medium started. Bogart's The Maltese Falcon was a remake of a movie which was based on a novel. Gone With the Wind was based on a novel. All of this is nothing new, there are just more films, and we have more leisure time to carp about "unoriginality." (Take a look at Everything's a Remix.)


And I knew the public pressure about Obama's "Bungle Across Europe" tour would get to you.

Anonymous said...

Barry:
I think that now we finally get it: You're not a sports fan. Why else would you try to pooh-pooh everything-Dallas-sports-related. It's as though you're honestly trying to suck the fun out of their success for the rest of us. You sound like the jealous college professor who flunks the star basketball player just because the coach pulls in $2 mil a year.

I enjoy reading your blog. You are an intelligent, insightful, humorous person. PLEASE PLEASE get off the sports stuff already. It really makes you sound petty - something I really don't think you are!

Respectfully,
Gern Blansten

Anonymous said...

Why the hell are you such a mavs hater...go back north you commie.

Anonymous said...

"Of all ways to make money, bake sales seem a little dubious. I would like to see a picture of the persons kitchen before I buy any food made there."--Thank you, finally somebody agrees with me on this. I will not eat the food that random folks bring to the office either. I will buy from a bake sale for the donation, but I always trash the goods.

Anonymous said...

Why did the band start playing when Obama was in the middle of his toast? Didn't they hear the man speaking? THEY interrupted our president. I'm not an Obama backer, but this time, I believe it was they who were rude. No reason they could not have waited until his toast was concluded.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't call that a wheelchair so much as a rolling recliner, made so that fat and lazy people can get even fatter and lazier. Ten-to-one she was headed to the 7-11 to buy cigarettes and lottery tickets.

Triple Fake... said...

Your swelling up with pride at not knowing who won Idol reminds me of a Chris Rock bit, railing against brothers taking credit for expected accomplishments: "You're supposed to take care of your kids, you dumb" em-effer!
Ordinary guys aren't supposed to know the details of Idol (although you may suffer some collateral damage from a significant other's involvement). Why are you crowing about it?

How is it more shocking that a hit-and-run victim is (already) in a wheelchair? Hit by a car is hit by a car, regardless of your condition. It would seem to make more sense that somebody in a wheelchair gets run over - because they are less capable of getting out of the way, not because they are deserving of it, so save the indignation

Food made by anyone (including yourself) is a gamble...a crapshoot, perhaps. I've eaten mystery meat on a stick from a street vendor in Panama - with no ill effects, but the sickest I ever got was in Bandera, TX. I didn't check, but I assumed that little Mexican-food cafe had a valid health inspector's certificate.
I'll roll the dice any day at a bake sale if it snags me some killer oatmeal raisin cookies or banana nut bread. Live a little!

wordkyle said...

949 - Hmmm...coordinating the music with the toast...that would be almost impossible for anyone to do! What could Obama have been thinking in attempting such a feat??

This is the kind of gaffe that a Republican would be roasted, drawn, quartered, and removed from office for. Obama doesn't get off the hook that easily.

Anonymous said...

9:57...I have never sickened myself, if you have any knowledge of food you can easily prepare a meal without it being a gamble...as for eating anywhere else that is the gamble.

Anonymous said...

Random Thoughts Girl=Jacket Off

Anonymous said...

BG...I am dissapointed you made no mention of the capture of Ratko Mladic, an man who is at least as evil as bin Laden, but probably direclty responsible for more deaths, pain and suffering. I thought with your obvious anti-Christian stance you would take up the opportunity to at least mention this. I personally feel this mans capture does much more for the world than the death of bin Laden.

I understand his capture does not give you the opportunity to plug Obama, but come on man! We should have been hunting this man all along and just as hard as we went after Osama.

Anonymous said...

10:17
You are living in a fool's paradise to think that the redneck republican racists on here care about capturing a man that killed thousands of Muslims. The world might really come to an end when that happens.

Anonymous said...

Just as you are proud of not knowing about American Idol, I pride myself for not knowing anything about the 'Mavs'. Don't know any players, don't know where they play, don't know who gives a damn about them. It's all in your individual perspective as to what constitutes entertainment.

Anonymous said...

10:49...You must not read the blog too often then! Antagonizing the "redneck republican racists" as you call them, is a favorite pastime of the blog author! I think you are the one living in a "fool's paradise"! That is the problem with the liberal mindset, you get too caught up in the politics of the moment to realize the difference between right and wrong.

My point was, that as a predominately Christian nation, we should care much more about atrocities carried out by so called Christians...besides this guy hated the west almost as much as bin Laden. Killing this man would go much farther to repairing ties with Muslim nations than killing radical Muslim terrorists.

Triple Fake... said...

Commenter @ 9:33 - you're kind of an a$$! Buying food and then summarily tossing it is wasteful, and insulting. Why not just give them a cash donation? That makes more sense than paying for something and then not eating it

Oh, and 10:05 -
Congratulations on your success rate! If you have food knowledge and have never made yourself sick, then the implication is that all other food preparers have little to no knowledge, because "as for eating anywhere else that is the gamble."

I'm not saying that I've ever made myself sick from improper food preparation, but there is an inherent risk (although small) with any food you ingest, even at home. Washing fruit and vegetables may not remove all harmful bacteria. Meat may not have been properly handled or stored before it got to your oven. Tests have shown that dishrags and sponges are crawling with germs. And while there is little nutritional value in sponges, they are used to clean kitchen surfaces, so...
I doubt there is any zero-risk food on the planet

Bon Appetit!
Triple Fake Julia Child

Anonymous said...

I have waited behind a rascal going through the brew cruise on vickery near como. It was about midnight and she got a 40 oz malt liquior.

Would she get a dwi.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake...Is it being more of an ass to make a donation and tell them I don't want the food or just take the food and they will be none the wiser?

Your the one that made the implication that preparing your own food was just as much of a gamble as eating out, I disagree. Not implying that no one else has knowledge of food preparation, but I think I am a little more picky about the quality of what I eat and the cleanliness of the kitchen than the guy making $7.50/hr. working a prep station or cleaning the kitchen at most eateries. This is why I rarely eat out or take food from random people. Many people are just way to lax about cleanliness.

Horn Dog said...

9:17
Barry keeps score for a second grade softball team. You have to be a sports genius to qualify for that!!! Do not question him again.
That is all....




GO MAVS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is the Prada store in Wise County similar to the one in Marfa?

http://www.eartharchitecture.org/index.php?/archives/746-Prada-Marfa.html

It is only 100 days till college football season!

Football guru

Tater Salad said...

Anybody else ever notice what a friggin' Douche-Wagon that WordKyle feller is...?

Anonymous said...

11:21
My sarcasm was not aimed at you, go back and re-read 10:49

wordkyle said...

TS, I'll give you credit for originality -- I've never been compared to a Honda Civic before.

Anonymous said...

11:21...You need to re-read my original comment!

Tater Salad said...

@WK
Touche'...

Anonymous said...

The Random Thoughts lady sure resembles the ex-Mrs Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod). With her money from the divorce, I don't think she would have to use a public beach now, though. Private island all the way.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Bake sales are now illegal in Texas thanks to a new law.

Triple Fake... said...

Okay,
you don't have to lawyer up and present an argument when donating money at a bake sale. If they insist that you take some food, take your money back. Hell, tell 'em you're diabetic! It is possible to do something nice without turning up your nose at other folks' baked goods

I never said that the risks were equal for eating in versus eating out. I said there were risks involved for both, and they vary.
And I've already stated that a government-issued piece of paper does not sanitize the minimum wage worker. It's not a bacteria barrier.


I'm gonna go get a burger now...

Anonymous said...

BG - how does the crow taste today? You are simply a downer and know absolutely ZERO about sports (most nerds don't)! Laughable! You believe it is a fluke the Mavs are in the FINALS! You might want to try a different subject in which you could actually educate your bloggers...and good luck with that!

Bahahahahaha!!!!!!!

GOOOOOO MAVS~!!!! "WE AIN'T DONE YET!

Anonymous said...

Barry, please don't stop all bake sales! I do buy from charities I know and bakers I know.

However, you might work on bake sales inside churches on Sunday morning....even Easter.

Triple Fake... said...

Yeah, Green! What's the big idea - trying to put a stop to all the bake sales.
Don't make me come down there!

Triple Fake Misinformed Rumormonger

Anonymous said...

we need more of those "special" brownies (wink...wink)....gawd wheres the doritos im starvin.

Anonymous said...

Hey weaslegeek...maybe if you would take off the penny loafers and cardigan sweaters from the 80s and step into 2011 then you could provide better sports predictions...lemme guess you were a band nerd right?

Anonymous said...

Man, buying at a bake sale is crazy. Sometimes the people at my work bring in food to share. There is NO WAY I would eat any of it. Nasty cook = nasty food!

Anonymous said...

Nice repeat pic she was ugly the first time around

Anonymous said...

I make a really nice red velvet cake. I use a secret ingredient.

Double Fake "Booger Red"

Anonymous said...

Most people donate a store bought bakery item for the bake sales. So go ahead enjoy the bake sales Barry.

Anonymous said...

Too bad about the bake sales. I think most of the people that make things for bake sales are not as germy as most of people that cook your food at restaurants.

Anonymous said...

wordy boy, I don't think he was refering to definition number one.