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3.14.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • The "Best Maid Pickle Team" will be in Alvord today at the grand opening of some grocery store. I wonder if they had to be on some minor league pickle team before they hit the big time?   
  • If I accomplish nothing else today, I just made you feel better about your job. 
  • Baylor announced a major donation towards its plan for a new footballl stadium yesterday - a stadium that looks fantastic. (Facebook link.) But I hope they realize that the partial roof might make for an irritating field of half bright/half shade for TV viewers. That drove me nuts about Texas Stadium games. 
  • That would-be Paradise model was on 105.3 The Fan's morning show yesterday.  I really don't have an opinion about her performance, but that show in general sounds like a beating. (Oh, that link contains a link to pics.)
  • There was a story yesterday that the theft of boxes of Tide had become a nationwide problem. The basic consensus of why the detergent was the target of thieves was that it is a good black market commodity.  That is, it's fairly expensive for its size, universally recognizable, and would be desired by every household.  That's why convenience store thefts often include cartons of cigarettes. They aren't being stolen to smoke, they are being stolen to sell.
  • Wrong way driver caused a collision on 114 in Irving last night. That led to a limo bus hitting an
    emergency vehicle (but it wasn't a police car.) Edit: There was a wrong way crash in Fort Worth, too.
  • Mrs. LL's niece is staying with us for the week. Yesterday, Mrs. LL kept mumbling, "And it's only Tuesday."
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica announced yesterday that it would discontinue its print version. I'm stunned it still existed.
  • Rick Santorum won both Mississippi and Alabama last night but Mitt Romney was just a few points behind. I bet his "I'm learning to say ya'll" and "I've learning about grits" comments were just goofy enough to cost him the wins with the Southern Man.
  • But it doesn't seem to matter. Those in the know seem to think there is no way that Santorum can catch Romney in delegates so all the hubbub is over nothing. 
  • Mrs. LL tried to attack the meddling neighbor cats last night with a water hose but came back in the house with a case of Slumped Shoulders. One of the neighbors prevented the attack by simply being outside when she didn't expect him to be.  
  • I'm really liking my Manhunt book about the search for John Wilkes Booth. I always thought Dr. Mudd, who set Booth's broken leg, was pretty much just doing what doctors do. Wrong. (Read that in a Dwight Shrute voice, by the way.) He was a huge Confederate sympathizer and had met with Booth the year before in connection with a plan to kidnap Lincoln.
  • Just as I wrote that, Drudge put up a story of John Wilkes Booth bobblehead dolls (complete with him holding a handgun) have been pulled from the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor’s center bookstore. Idiocracy.
  • Some guy named Kevin Rich brought out a "better" video of the American Airlines flight attendant who went nuts last Friday, and he appeared on various local news outlets last night to promote (?) it. I don't understand that. This isn't that big of a story to start with, and why does he want to jump on the pile?
  • I hear birds chirping in the middle of the night. Not a dream. Real birds.
  • We've got a record turnout and record prizes in the Liberally Lean Pick "Em Tourney, and I'm still soliciting more.  (Someone pledged a necklace yesterday but I've got to confirm it's worth more than $50 -- Hey, I'm running a first class operation here!) You have about 24 hours to sign up.
  • Once again, those sponsors are:
  • -Wise Garden Center has pledged a $100 and $50 gift certificate for in-house purchases.
    -Bloomoon Pet Resort in Chico has pledged and delivered a $50 Visa Gift Card
    -Wise Liquors in Bridgeport has pledged a liter of Crown Royal for the last place finisher. (I'm guessing they are serious but am beginning to have my doubts.) Edit: Confirmed. And its 1.75 liters.
    -A signed Lebron James jersey with a certificate of authenticity donated by attorney Paul Belew
    - Edit: $100 Silpada Designs Gift Certificate pledged by April Cowling  
    -A $100 Visa Gift Card has been pledged and delivered by Chris Miller's Farmer's Insurance Agency in Bridgeport.



33 comments:

Anonymous said...

RTG: She ain't no Whistle Stop Girl, but she'll do!

Anonymous said...

Mrs.LL could keep the cats out of her yard or flower beds with moth balls-
the smell drives them nuts--
also put in electric stuff, and fire
ants hate them-- smell is something else-

Anonymous said...

A healthy dose of #8 shot will cure the cat prollem.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, you meant the Idiocracy was the fact that someone even made (and originally put them on shelves to sell) John Wilkes Booth bobble-head dolls. I applaud pulling them off the shelves!

Remote Controller said...

What happened at Imperial this morning? There were fire trucks and rescue vehicles out there.

BigTex said...

"But it doesn't seem to matter. Those in the know seem to think there is no way that Santorum can catch Romney in delegates so all the hubbub is over nothing."


Karl Rove is a scumbag RINO cheerleader for Mitt. He knows nothing.

Anonymous said...

Sprinkle (or dump so to speak) cayenne, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes etc to deter the meddling cats.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Mrs. LL needs a Super Soaker for blasting the neighbor's cats. Since mothballs are highly toxic, go with diluted orange oil as a way to keep cats out of the flower beds. Cats don't dig the smell of citrus.

Everything about 105.3 The Fan is a beating. I can't decide who's worse: those idiots in the morning or Richie Shitt. The Hammer, for all his boneheaded choices, still deserves better.

The renderings for Baylor's new football stadium make it look more like a European soccer stadium than Texas Stadium. The sun-shade issue will be less of an issue than you think.

wordkyle said...

902 - Cayenne, chili powder, etc. will also keep them hounds from catching my boy Luke.

DF Dragline

Anonymous said...

An 8-10 foot python works pretty good as an anti cat flower bed addition.
uncle wally

kim2649 said...

Mockingbirds?

The Devil said...

I played triple A for the Birmingham Bread and Butter, but I never made the big pickle show!

Anonymous said...

I love the would be model interview, didn't take her long to say she would dump her boyfriend for someone else if given the opportunity...she is trash as are her pics.

Anonymous said...

Put some habanero sauce on the items you don't want animals to mess with.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Can a diseased kidney get a couple of rim shots for WordKyle and The Devil?

Katy Anders said...

Wikipedia replacing Britannica, huh?

I once had a professor who tried to demonstrate the problems with Wikipedia.

He posted in the George W. Bush entry that Count Chocula had been nominated by Bush for Secretary of Agriculture, but got bogged down in endless committee hearings after a scandal involving Chocula and Jenna Bush arose.

It took TOO LONG for that to be remoned. At least weeks, maybe months.

I bet Encyclopedia Britannica never printed that President Bush nominated Count Chocula for Secretary of Agriculture.

Anonymous said...

I would say if you are on the Best Maid Pickle team appearing at a store grand opening in Alvord that you are still in the minor leagues.

Anonymous said...

If bacon doens't give this girl a 5 we will know he is a phony.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Baylor Stadium, just what was the architect on when he did the drawings? The Brazos River in Waco has never looked that good and will never look that good.

The stadium looks great though. It is very impressive and Baylor is deserving of a new stadium.

Anonymous said...

I would proudly wear a Best Maid Pickle Team t-shirt, if I had one.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

From the air, the Baylor stadium looks like a beautiful commode by a beautiful river.

Tired As Hell said...

I swear I am dumbfounded on a daily basis at the asinine mentality of the party on the left.

You people have to be smoking crack.

Triple Fake... said...

Before you can get to the big show, you have to pay your dues with the Triple-A Gherkins. I think they're in Madill, OK
~ rimshotx2 ~

I looked up the word gherkin just to check the spelling. Among the words that rhyme with it, they didn't include merkin...mmm!

Triple Fake Corso's Curly Gray One

Anonymous said...

I am dumbfounded by the party on the right...Tom Bishop.

Anonymous said...

She is no Marilyn Belew!

Anonymous said...

At least the pickle team gets to leave the 'Void. The natives have to live there.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Jennifer Anniston had her own newspaper....

Anonymous said...

12:00, at least it's not Rhome!

Anonymous said...

I LIKE MY PICKLE...

DF FRANK ZAPPA

Anonymous said...

Barry, with your recurring references to potatoes in recent days, you might be interested to know that today, March 14, is National Potato Chip Day.

Link:
http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/2012/3/14/national-potato-chip-day

Hopefully you get this message in time to celebrate!

Anonymous said...

The mascot of Madill high school is "Does".

The Madill Does.

Proud to be A Merkin said...

Triple fake

They been tryin' keep me in the dark for ages, but once a year Lee Greenwood throws me a bone...

Anonymous said...

On the cat problem;Iuse a live trap,a Gamo pellet rifle with a supressoron it,a small kitchen bag and a freezer until trash day,That would be mon and thur.Know anyone that wants to buy some bells?