- Let me recount a dream from last night: I see at least a 15 foot alligator in the river by Bridgeport Country Club, our assistant County Attorney jumps into get it because "it doesn't have tusks", he pulls it out and a bunch of us pose for a picture with it, the alligator then clamps down on the nose of my little Yorkie, and after I save it Mrs. LL shows up on the golf course to go through a Catholic christening of some baby she is holding. See what I'm dealing with here?
- Bob Costas interviewed scandal ridden Jerry Sandusky last night over the phone. Immediately afterwards I saw this tweet from a reporter: "Aspiring journalists, take note. Bob Costas knows how to ask a friggin' question. Simple and direct. 'Are you a pedophile?'"
- Sandusky sounded like a hydrocodoned up Michael Jackson talking about his love of kids.
- Then news also broke last night that Sandusky's new lawyer impregnated a teenage client when he was in his late 40s. And then married her.
- Negotiations between the NBA players and the Owners absolutely blew up yesterday and now most people feel the season is in jeopardy. I think the Owners have seriously miscalculated the resolve of the players. And the Owners only have themselves to blame for the financial mess they are allegedly in.
- I'm not familiar with Bridgeport Manufacturing and I'm not quite sure why the California Energy Commission is providing them $320,000.
- One of the gals in our office got a tattoo over the weekend. We're running wild around here!
- A Maria Menounos "Hey, Now"
- American Eagle was fined $900,000 yesterday for violating the relatively new "Passengers' Bill Of Rights". Every time I see a huge fine levied against a corporation I simply expect them to raise its prices to cover the cost of it.
- Running for President looks like it would be a beating.
- I think the Herman Cain "Rick Perry Moment" from yesterday is no big deal.
- I've mentioned this before, but it seems a part of Wise County history that is largely forgotten: 18 people were killed when two planes collided over Bridgeport in March, 1958.
- Larry the Cable Guy was on Fox and Friends again this morning. How was he not limited to his 15 minutes of fame?
- Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave her first interview yesterday and has made tremendous progress after her shooting almost a year ago. I suppose everyone is scared to question how long she will continue to draw her Congressional salary even though unable to serve. (Which is $174,000 a year plus benefits.)
- New York Jets coach drops F Bomb on taunting fan.
- Machine Gun Kelley's grave in Cottondale. (Which was prompted by a reference in the Update which also reminded me of his "appearance" in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and reminded me that I forgot to watch Ken Burn's new documentary on Prohibition. See how my mind works?) Edit: Dang, it. It was Babyface Nelson in Oh, Brother -- which was part of the joke since he hated being called "Babyface." I'm losing it.
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