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7.28.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Craziest anti-drug poster ever?
  • Mrs. LL went to IKEA yesterday. It sounds like it is laid out like a haunted house. But I'm proud to announce she didn't buy anything because I really didn't have a week to be involved in "some assembly required." 
  • Trophy Club is getting a liquor store. Who knew Jeterville was so much before its time?
  • I still laugh whenever I hear Jerry Jones say, "In my mind . . . . "
  • University of North Texas cheerleaders.
  • The family of the 16 year old who was killed in the multiple fatality in Wise County last weekend is trying to raise money to get his body back to their town near Houston?
  • I never hear much about a pretty big motocross track in Wise County. 
  • I didn't care much about the story about Fuzzy Tacos suing some guy for opening up (allegedly) similiar taco restaurants. But I did cock an eyebrow when the story said that guy worked for Fuzzy's for a couple of days in Southlake in July, 2010 then "abruptly quit" and opened up three taco restaurants in the same month. 
  • The Family Unit had an abrupt ranch dressing taste test the other day between the Kraft brand and the generic Walmart brand. Verdict: The generic brand won. That led to an overly complicated discussion about the hidden costs associated with brand names vs. quality vs. status. 
  • Hot Radio Opinions: (1) WBAP's morning news guy Brian Estridge needs to remember that he's not on Fox News and is supposed to be objective, (2) The Fan's Chris Arnold (heard Saturdays) is shockingly horrible -- I don't remember him being that bad back in the day on The Ticket, (3) Why Tony Romo randomly called The Fan's Gavin Dawson the other day is a head-scratcher. That guy could teach Bad Radio 101: "Make a shocking statement you don't believe just to get people mad and call you up." 
  • The Females-In-The-House (that's everyone but me) are now obsessed with Toddlers & Tiaras. Yeah, it's pretty entertaining but how many times can you recycle the whiney-dolled-up-kid-with-crazy-momma theme?
  • Lake Bridgeport is now nine feet low but it has increased its drop rate to almost a foot a week. I think it got about 18 feet low in the late 1990s. 
  • You would think that the metroplex cyclist getting run over in Runaway Bay would make at least one of the DFW newscasts or newspapers, but I don't think it did.  Throw in that he was a Tech student riding back from Lubbock and you'd think someone would be interested. 
  • I watched Jeopardy for the first time in a while yesterday and was feeling average to above average about myself until the category of "The Franks" was hit. Uh, should I be ashamed of not ever having heard of "a West Germanic tribal confederation first attested in the third century AD as living north and east of the Lower Rhine River"?
  • Fox 4's Lari Barager turns 40 today. She got married a year or two ago to a guy with the last name of Laredo but kept her maiden name. I think "Lari Laredo" is a perfect TV name. 


36 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't comprehend news stories, do you? It's one taco shop and it was three days, not two.

Anonymous said...

You had to "cock an eyebrow"? Damn skippy you make this wayyyyy to easy you know.

Anonymous said...

I looked real hard trying to find a defect in that RT girl:

There ain't none

Anonymous said...

Isn't the closest Ikea in Frisco? maybe you should sit Mrs. LL down and explain to her to either 1) get a job or 2) quit wasting all of your hard earned money on gas. Jeez grow a pair why don't you?

Anonymous said...

Good Lawwdd, LOOK AT THEM PUPPIES!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

IKEA has good presentation but their stuff SUCKS. Don't buy it.

Triple Fake... said...

Watching Jeopardy! has a cumulative effect. You don't have to be an expert on any one subject, and those little factoids will leap out of your brain with some prompting
But, watching Toddlers & Tiaras - or almost any of those type programs - will probably cancel out any gains you make from watching Jeopardy!

If a guy can pick up all he needs to know in two days, then "abruptly quite" to start his own chain of restaurants, how complicated is your business model? It's tacos, not rocket surgery

Lari Laredo!?!
That's sounds totally made up

Triple Fake Ron Burgundy
"Stay Classy Metroplex"

Anonymous said...

EL Mixmaster Tejano DJ at thr reunion tonite!!! Thats whatim talkin bout,breakout the accordian beat boxes!!!!!! Heck im in!!!

Arthur said...

Rocket surgery? Nice one, Triple Fake, nice.

"Lari Laredo" can join Rameisha Shade and Ashanti Blaize on the list of DFW reporter/anchors who have the names of dancers at The Lodge. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL is correct about the layout of Ikea - and it is on purpose - read some story a while back about how confusing it is to get people to buy extra stuff they don't need.

Also, and kind of ironic given our current economy and how Americans feel about outsourcing US jobs, we are becoming a source of cheap labor to Ikea. Swedish Ikea workers enjoy a very high standard of living, high minimum wage, lots of time off, unions etc. - but not the same here in the US.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/10/business/la-fi-ikea-union-20110410


Gorilla

Anonymous said...

Toddlers & Tiaras = Society Approved Child Abuse. We're doomed.

Anonymous said...

We need Slayer at the Reunion.

The Devil said...

"Swedish Ikea workers enjoy a very high standard of living, high minimum wage, lots of time off, unions etc. - but not the same here in the US."

Sounds like auto workers in the US, low to medium skilled workers making lots of jack for doing a simple job. Too bad we can't litter Sweden with massive GM dealerships loaded with assemble your own cars!

Anonymous said...

So you've never heard of Charlamagne; know nothing of how the Moorish Islamic invasion of Europe was halted at the Pyrenees; and know nothing of the roots of the national structure of modern Europe (hence modern Western civilization)?? Well, yes. I think you ought to be at least a little ashamed.

(And since you have professed such ignorance, the Pyrenees is the mountain chain which forms the boundary between Spain and France.)

Anonymous said...

The only reason she should be going to Ikea is to apply for a job. Let's go Green put yo foot down.

Anonymous said...

whiney-dolled-up-kid-with-crazy-momma theme

Made me laugh. Sounds like most households including your own Green.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:05. Mrs LL needs to quit shopping. Beginning to think she was a little "high maintenance" girl for you. In your defense, some don't show that until after the marriage license.

CT said...

I have seen clips of Toddlers and Tiaras on The Soup. Looks like mommas, most of them fat mommas at that, trying to live through their little girls. They need to get their own lives.
Run, don't walk, away from the TV when tahst show is on.

Anonymous said...

Nine foot down isn't even close to how low Lake Bridgeport has been in years past. In 80-81, it eventually dropped to 33 ft. below normal pool level before a tropical system moved in and dumped over 15 inches of rain all over the North Central part of the state over a three day periodand filled the lake to 4 1/2ft over the emergency spillway. But that wasn't the lowest the lake has been. Prior to May of 1957, when another tropical system dropped about the same amount of rain over a very large area of this part of the state ending a drought that had lasted about 7 years, the lake got so low that the only body of water in the lake was directly in front of the dam and you could walk down to the river bank from where the emergency spillway is today.

Anonymous said...

Little known fact....IKEA is Swedish for cheap crap you have to put together yourself. Look it up!

Anonymous said...

Throw out the top row and bottom right of the UNT cheerleaders and then you've got something.

Anonymous said...

The IKEA Corporation is set up as a charity so that it doesn't have to pay taxes. I don't tolerate tax cheats.

Anonymous said...

Oh no-- leave in top right.

The Secret Police said...

The lake has been on a three year cycle for the last 15 years. Every third Spring we get good rain and the water comes back up to normal from 18-20 feet low. It filled up last year, so I figure it will fill back up in 2013. I sure do hope I'm wrong and it comes back up earlier. I'm tired of extending my water line into the wet part of the lake.

Anonymous said...

I tink I'll go to the reunion tonight just so I can see all the Taco Shaped cowboy hats and pointed toe boots that the Messican wil be wearing. 90% of the women will have 3 kids and the mom will be about 8 months preggers with a anchor baby to keep them here and on welfair for at least 18 more years.

Anonymous said...

it's really none of anyone's business if Mrs. LL works or not, if Mr. LL doesn't mind supporting her it's between them. He is a lawyer after all. For all you know she may make more than him in child support alone

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

That was Pacific Hurricane Norma that blew into Wise County in 1981. She was a bad storm...

"October 12-13, 1981: The remnants of Pacific Hurricane Norma came across central Texas. Torrential rain fell and a few weak tornadoes were spawned. In Tarrant County, five people drowned. Ten to thirteen inches of rain fell between Denton and Bridgeport. One to three inches fell over Johnson and Ellis counties. Also, ten to twenty inches fell from Abilene to Gainesville. High winds damaged buildings and trees near DFW. Total damage was around 50 million dollars."

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=texashurricane

Anonymous said...

The Fuzzy's deal sounds like he was there to steal info. Why would a guy who is a Chicken Express franchisee with several stores go to work as a kitchen employee at Fuzzy's?

Anonymous said...

DUDE I HAVE SEEN MOTOCYCLES RACING BEHIND THE ONE STOP IN MY YOUTH...RUNAWAY BAY NEVER RECOVERED

Anonymous said...

I am interested in the school district ratings due out Friday.
Last year Decatur isd was Recognized and all the campuses were too. Pretty impressive! I expect the district to go up a level. I feel fairly confident the board does too.
Should be an exciting day and big celebration at Reunion once the result are announced!

Anonymous said...

Ranch dressing=Hidden Valley.

Anonymous said...

The Franks have their own country now, it's called France.

Anonymous said...

Student must be through the roof based on the gigantic pay raise given to the super. I think Luttull would make sure that is the case.

Candance said...

T&T is a big ole crockpot full of crazy hot mess. My girlfriends and I meet up and do commentary on the crazy each Wednesday night. The other occupants of my home find a place to hide until it ends. Sometimes, it makes me wish I had a toddler, one of those tanning guns, a flipper and some travel hair.

Anonymous said...

GOTTA LOVE THAT GAL CANDANCE, TOO FUNNY

Anonymous said...

are the unt cheerleaders tcu fans? they seem to have the frog hand sign going on???