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1.16.2012

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Golden Globe observations . . . Woman crush: Kate Winslet. Man crush: Gerald Gerard Butler.
  • The Golden Globes are far more entertaining than the Oscars, and I'm not sure why that's not well known. 
  • I actually caught the end of the San Francisco/New Orleans game on Saturday. Thumbs up for excitement. And Vernon Davis' "catch and cry" seemed almost like a carbon copy of the catch in the playoffs by Terrell Owens in 1998. 
  • I watched 127 Hours (about the hiker who cut off his arm to survive) over the weekend. Good, but not great. I was struck, however, how the decision to cut his arm off was a no-brainer. Now the actual cutting, that's a different story. 
  • Also caught the final of the three part documentary about The Memphis Three. Love that stuff. 
  • Rihanna is in that photo? (Hey, now)
  • It's hard not to smile when you see this dog jumping in a field.
  • I was looking at little seen photos about the MLK assassination (credit bagofnothing.com), and I noticed that the first comment said the "tragic event happened only 5 years after Blacks in America gained the right to vote." Uh, not so much.   
  • 488 homes were sold in Wise County last year with an average price of $135,762
  • If you want me to buy a Toyota, having Chris Berman and Kelly Clarkson in a commercial together is not the way to persuade me. 
  • I was talking to someone about the small number of African-Americans in Wise County. Percentage wise, it has to he one of the lowest in the state. Then someone pointed out that a black guy who hails from Decatur was arrested in a car near Houston late last year with an alleged $37,500 worth of pot. Edit: Wrong, Decatur.
  • A 15 year old fell 18 floors to his death at a downtown Dallas Hilton Hyatt hotel. They are still not sure why.
  • I woke up the house this morning like I always do only to be informed there is no school today. Everyone was so sleepy they couldn't get mad. So I got out of there in a hurry.
  • Edit: My wheels might be off this morning.


24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like he is from
Decatur, Illinois. Need to borrow my glases Barry?

Katy Anders said...

Black folks can vote?

What's next? Women?

Anonymous said...

" a black guy who hails from Decatur"
The article actually says "Decatue, IL.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Kate Winslet used to be a dude. Her knockers on Titanic look like stapled-on sandbags.

Anonymous said...

Nice quick edit job Skippy. That one could have landed you in court.

Anonymous said...

Hyatt not Hilton. Do you have an opening for a full time editor?

wordkyle said...

Not much of a true man crush, BG. Butler's name is Gerard.

Your racial observation (after your edit) seems to be reasonably accurate, but I don't know what conclusions you can draw from that fact. According to the oracle:
Blacks make up 1.23% of Wise County's population;
Jack County: 5.55%
Montague County: 0.18%
Denton County: 5.86%
Lubbock County: 7.67%.
Hidalgo County (McAllen): 0.49%
Webb County (Laredo): 0.47%
Texas statewide average: 11.8%.

Triple Fake... said...

Everybody gets serious for the Oscars, because it's THE OSCARS. The Golden Globes are more entertaining because it's not the big show. It's looser, no pressure, with drinking, you know...no big whoop.
Did I totally imagine that when Jean DuJardin won, his wife awarded us all a special version of her own golden globe on live TV?

Not sure who to root against the most in the AFC game. It would be neat to see the Harbaughs go at it in the SB, though.
Really pulling for the Forty-niners now. Not just for Colin, but because I would hate to see the Giants go again.
How is Jerry smart enough to have made all that money, but not smart enough to recognize that it's a good idea to copy the Giants' model for a successful team?

I'm getting a big Technicolor picture of you strolling down the hallway singing "Oh, what a beautiful morning..." from the musical Oklahoma (right?).
Please make it stop!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.4 out of 5
Todays girls rocks.

Anonymous said...

Happy Nigger Day!

Anonymous said...

leaping dog in grain field = good stuff

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

9:41 really really stupid

RPM said...

Kate Bosworth > Kate Winslet
Are. You. Blind?

Anonymous said...

Using the 2010 US Census web site,(http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48000.html) I found the following info:

Wise, Brewster, Schleicher and McMullen counties have a "black person" population percentage of 1.1%

Astonishingly, at least to me, there are 56 counties(yes, fifty-six) that have a LOWER percentage than 1.1% including 3 counties reporting 0.0%(Loving, King and Borden)

Out of the 254 counties in Texas, 22% have a "black person" population of 1.0% or less.

Double Fake Crack Research Staff

Anonymous said...

Happy James Earl Ray Day!

wordkyle said...

What? Wikipedia was wrong?? Next you'll be telling us that Alvord's not the county seat.

(Nice work, DFCRS)

Anonymous said...

It seems that some folks will never be happy until American society is angrogenous, and racially balanced demographically.
How about if we all just try to live in peace and love the Lord and each other as Jesus asked us to do, and let the numbers fall where they may?

Anonymous said...

11:25 AM

Let us know how that works out for ya...

CT said...

love the dog jumping in the field--yes, I am smiling!

Gerard Butler--HEY NOW!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So is the intent to make all counties exactly 17% black? How will that make things better? I guess we have to divide up the black families so there will be enough to go around.

Anonymous said...

I have tried to live by it all of my life 11:51---no complaints here...I pray to do better at it every day...

Anonymous said...

Saturday Night Live ran a skit last Saturday with some not so subtle racial overtones. The premise was a fake promo for Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes. The DF Ricky was at the podium cracking insults at the stars with a glass of beer at his side. Then they expanded the riff and promoted him hosting a bunch of other award shows--Childrens Choice Awards, Westminster Dog Show and several others. In each DF promo he had a glass of beer at his side. That is until the DF promo for the BET awards. There he had a forty ounce of Natural Light at his side. The shot was only a couple of seconds long and probably not too many picked up on it at first viewing. It made me laugh but I'm wondering if, once it makes the youtube circuit, there will be some grumbling among the PC set.

Anonymous said...

http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/16/10164356-captains-favor-to-head-waiter-to-blame-for-cruise-ship-disaster

Anonymous said...

This just in : John Wiley Price calls for back ground checks on all horses in future MLK Day parades. Says checks would have revealed run-a-way was a "racist" horse !