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.