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10.11.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Tech vandalized the Aggie bus? The Tech administration says, "Not so fast, my friend." And they might be right. 
  • I appreciate the ol' "Do what you love" career advice. Unfortunately, it's given by the .00001% of people who actually can make a living following that advice. 
  • Dirty Muslims are killing good, clean Christians in post-Arab Spring Egypt. Or something like that. 
  • There was a horrible wreck in Arlington yesterday killing three young people, and the Star-Telegram linked to some of their Facebook pages next to their story about the incident.  They debated this on WBAP this morning which seems like a silly debate.
  • The Softball Experiment Season is winding down and we've got a game tonight against a team that might have beat the Texas Rangers last night.  I'm practicing my "Believe You Can Win" speech when I'm not sure I believe we can win. (Their catcher has a stronger arm than Pudge Rodriguez.)
  • Actually used Facebook yesterday to research a very iffy sexual assault allegation in Wise County which has landed a kid in jail (without even being interviewed before a warrant was issued.). There it was on the alleged victim's digital wall on the day after the alleged assault: "I have no idea what happened last night." 
  • I don't have any problem with pink being everywhere in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. I'm just not sure why it gets a whole month. 
  • A Decatur graduate is doing pretty well as a soccer player at Midwestern State.
  • I mentioned last night that the Ranger game ended with the first ever "Walk Off Grand Slam" in the playoffs. That's barely true: Robin Ventura did it in 1999 but it didn't count because he never made it to home plate because of being mobbed. 
  • Ok, I'll admit it: My sports predicting has become horrible. I'm thinking of going to Vegas to bet the opposite of what I think. It would be like the "Opposite George" Seinfeld episode.
  • But wouldn't that be hard to bet the opposite of what you think? Once you choose the opposite, wouldn't you fear that's what you really believe?
  • TCU joins the Big 12 with play to start in 2012. I guess they'll just take the Aggies conference schedule. 
  • Random old shows I thought were funny: Mystery Science 3000 and Space Ghost: Coast to Coast.
  • Alliance Town Center (the one that Sam Moon is in) says the Velvet Box is a "sexually oriented business" and wants to shut it down. (Although it's been open since 2009.)


31 comments:

Anonymous said...

That article about Sam Moon/Velvet Box is awesome publicity. Worth $50,000 in advertising. That store is about to be packed by curious readers. #greatforbusiness

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the ol' "Do what you love" career advice. Unfortunately, it's given by the .00001% of people who actually can make a living following that advice.

I take issue with your statement in that far too many have simply settled and have bought in to this type of defeatist attitude such as yours. It's all about passion and giving it everything you have to pursue that passion. Many of us serve a mighty big God for which nothing is impossible. This may even include providing us with a job in which we have passion. He has done far greater things since the beginning of time. Do you not think He can do something such as giving a person passion for what he/she does with his/her life?

Anonymous said...

Dirty Muslims are killing good, clean Christians in post-Arab Spring Egypty. Obammy tells Christians to use self restraint?

Anonymous said...

If you will check, you will see that Obammy has recieved more donations from Wall St. than any other President. Obammy don't like the 99ers.

Anonymous said...

Mystery Science 3000 was great!

Their presentation of Manos: The Hands of Fate (filmed in El Paso by a manure salesman) was comedy gold!

I think those same guys make fun of mainstream movies online now.....but it aint as good as watching them trash old cheesy Ed Wood-type movies, LOL!

aroundthecorner said...

Ryan Spence, son of Kathy and Cliff Spence(great people by the way), continues to dominate the Lone Star Conference. Hopefully a pro team will see his abilities and sign him up quickly.

Anonymous said...

The lovely and talented Diane Sawyer from which you liberal weenies get your news, last night said that the OWS love ins had spread to more than a thousand countries!!

Anonymous said...

Ryan Spence, now a soccer star at Midwestern, holds the Decatur record for distance on field goal. Somebody remind me just how far it was(?). I know it was over 60 yards.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Barry, you are spot on about the "Do what you love" career advice. I would estimate well less than 1% of the people I have met in my life can actually pull this off. As a matter of fact, I can only think of two individuals that I know that made it happen. Work usually isn't a joy. But most of us grow up and realize that and go get it done to pay the bills.

Francine Fishpaw said...

So it was fish bait instead of poop. That makes it okay? Tech ought to control their "I am bitter because I was turned down by UT and A&M" students and not worry about tweets.

Adios classless jerks. We will enjoy being your bosses if and when you graduate....

Anonymous said...

"The Muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world." Obammy

Anonymous said...

It is insane to hold an entire university responsible for what one or two immature people do to another team, if that's what really happened. It goes on all the time.
Almost 100 years ago, A&M stole the UT Longhorn. Branded him with the numbers 13-0. UT turned that into BEVO which is how the mascot got his name. It's been going on forever.
Also, a comment on doing what you love. Sometimes, it isn't your career, but perhaps a job that has enabled you with time and/or money to follow a hobby.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the ol' "Do what you love" career advice.

Guess I need to be a hooker!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

What's wrong the the random honey of the day? I'll bet my pringles can would put a smile on that face.

Anonymous said...

I, too have wondered why breast cancer gets so much press. There are lots of other forms of it that are just as devastating and get nothin'. I think a DAY is fine, but a month? Geesh!

Anonymous said...

A Self-Employed individual would more than likely be doing what they love.

I know lots of people who are doing what they love in the job catagory.

1% is way to low.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear...

Many of us serve a mighty big God for which nothing is impossible. This may even include providing us with a job in which we have passion. He has done far greater things since the beginning of time. Do you not think He can do something such as giving a person passion for what he/she does with his/her life?

I'm a non-believer of the cult you so happily speak of. I will give myself all the credit for what happens in my life because I'm the one who functions everyday.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wait. You said, "Do WHAT you love?" I thought you said, "Do WHO you love!" My bad!

Triple Fake... said...

Rangers notes - Denny's Grand Slam edition:
~ I recall the "almost a grand slam" by Robin Ventura. Although, I seem to recall the reason he never made it to home plate was because Nolan got him in a headlock and gave him a nice brain massage! Then Pudge came out and they all had ice cream. Am I remembering that one correctly?
~ I predict several Rangers' players will go deep in the big yard at Detroit over the next couple of games. You can't keep most of those guys down for too long. Let's say Beltre and Nap...it is the Anno di Napoli, after all
~ History would seem to indicate that Dutch's next outing (if he's allowed to have one - ugh!) will be a complete game shutout
~ The Rangers are still getting no love from the networks/league office regarding start times. A 3:00 start for a LCS game!? C'mon, not everybody in Texas owns an oil well. Some of us have to actually be at work

CT said...

Francine--YOU ROCK!!!


hahahahahhaha

GIG 'EM!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Get your hands off me you damn dirty Muslim".

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 11am. I made the CHOICE to get an education, then made the right decisions to get to the level of leadership in my job that I have attained. I did this by making good choices and hard work, and I deserve what I earn and the freedom that I have. You get what you work for, not what you pray for.

Anonymous said...

Re: Velvet Box, if they are forced to close, where will you buy Mrs. LL's stuff at ?

Anonymous said...

Do we have occupancy limits like Denton http://www.wfaa.com/community/Denton-man-who-houses-the-homeless-cited-131491143.html ?

Anonymous said...

I am leaning towards the A&M officials thinking it was Tech related vandalism on the mentioned vehicles. Unlikely that Sooner fans would drive that far into the desert to vandalize the vehicles. if that is a condemnation of all Tech students everywhere...someone is a bit paranoid.

Anonymous said...

i think it was 56 yards by the way his baby brother kicks for decatur now. hes just a bit smaller than his older brother but still has a big leg

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Decatur has occupancy limits, but often, university towns do so to protect landlords. Kids will pack so many roommates in to save money and usually trash a house, or not pay rent, etc. This puts a limit on how many kids live there.

Anonymous said...

12:19 Agreed!

Actions speak louder than words!

Anonymous said...

213. You have obviously never been to a aggie game in lubbock when the ass clowns throw koolaide etc on you.

No class is exactly what you get in lubbock.

Francine is both hot and brilliant.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

You never liked Mystery Science 3000? Man that was a Hilarious...you must have never passed the joint before watching it.....good times my friend

Anonymous said...

4:45--the same back at ya in Aggieland, or UT or any other college. Don't just single out Tech.There are classless people everywhere you go, just as there are people with class everywhere you go. One university cannot be held responsible for the childish actions of a few. Unfortunately, that is not part of the application process--weeding out classless people.
For the most part, people in West Texas are the friendliest, nicest people in the world.