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4.06.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • In light of suspended defensive coach Gregg Williams being caught on tape telling his players to target body parts of particular players, The Fan's Richie Whitt said yesterday that his pee wee football team would chant, "Kill. Kill. Blood makes the grass grow." So did mine.
  • When I can, I like sitting down for Opening Day. Then I get bored by inning number two.
  • Did that Arkansas coach really think no one would find out? That no one would request a copy of the accident report?
  • I don't think I ever had the Easter Bunny come visit me at night when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure my house wasn't going to trick up a religious holiday.
  • I used to think it was silly when a governor toured the site of the disaster. I still do, but I also understand how I'd feel if I perceived state government as not caring at all. All in all, I'd rather him show up.
  • There were a lot of kids in my house for a sleepover last night. 
  • I think everyone in the world has lost interest in the Republican primary process. 
  • When I'm in line at the grocery store, I always think the person behind me is looking at my items and making a judgment about me. 
  • I got to watch Ann Curry on The Today Show this morning. Man, I miss the joy of head shaking that she gave me. 
  • Whatever happened to Suzy Bogguss?
  • There will be free wifi at DFW Airport beginning on September 1st. That's hard to believe.
  • The story of the 80 year old lady landing the plane after her husband/pilot collapsed and died is really amazing. (Audio was released yesterday of the event.)  I'd have to tell the control tower my experience consisted of playing Microsoft Flight Simulator for about two hours without one successful landing. 
  • Video of hail destroying a car in this week's storms.
  • Breaking: The unemployment rate fell to 8.2% last month. Remember, that's good news for your country. 
  • Joe Avezzano's death while running scares me senseless.
  • Dallas Cowboy first round bust Bobby Carpenter was signed by the Patriots yesterday. That will be the fifth NFL team he has spared to death. 
  • I saw a Wise County pastor on Facebook cheering the fact that JC Penny laid off 14% of its staff at its Plano headquarters yesterday -- he attributed it to the "protest" of the company having Ellen Degeneres as a spokesperson.  I'm speechless.
  • A drunk guy showed up at an Austin Walmart last night and police were called. The result: An Austin police officer was shot dead.


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good God, that woman's pontiac is ruined...Good God!

Anonymous said...

Cannot believe somebody stated they felt safe at Walmart. Honey, I don't feel safe anywhere!

Anonymous said...

Nice camel!

Anonymous said...

Barry I'm sure I know who your talking about, Wise county Pastor post on Face Book. Let me just say this he does NOT represent the other 99 % of Pastor's in this County! I being one myself...

The Devil said...

"When I'm in line at the grocery store, I always think the person behind me is looking at my items and making a judgment about me."

Probably because you are looking at the items of the person in front of you and making judgments about them. We all do it, just don't be caught at the counter with rope, duck tape, a butcher's knife, plastic gloves, a shovel, and trash bags.

Anonymous said...

I like looking at the purchases for the person in front of me in line. I can sum up their life if they buy 20 items.

The Devil said...

"There will be free wifi at DFW Airport beginning on September 1st. That's hard to believe."

About time, tired of the T-Mobile beat down. I spend half my work days going through airports, makes it nice when you can plop down and get some work done without the hassle.

wordkyle said...

Again with bragging about the artificially low unemployment rate? From MSNBC:"The drop in the unemployment rate, to the lowest level since January 2009, reflected a drop in the labor force." That drop would be 164,000 fewer people in the workforce from February to March. Obama's "drop" in unemployment somehow correlates to 31,000 fewer people employed in March than in February.

You'll likely once again argue that "it's the same calculation used during the Bush administration" -- without acknowledging that the calculation is using different numbers. Here's what the difference looks like.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3.5 out of 5
I would have went higher but no woman looks good in a tube top. This could have been better BG.

Anonymous said...

JCP ....... The beginning of the end of an American icon....

Anonymous said...

There is hope for you people and your diet of Mexican food. Lund University in Sweden has developed a vaccine that stimulates the production of antibodies to fight the fat in arteries. It has been tested successfully in rats.

There is another cause of heart attacks. I recall that Barry was complaining about leg cramps in the past. Leg muscles are not the only muscle in the human body that cramps due to poor nutrition. Do some research about the heart attack rates in Finland and the relationship to magnesium and you will understand. Meanwhile take the reverse osmosis filter off of your sink and start drinking well water that still has the nutrients in it that prevent muscle/heart spasms. You can get magnesium, potassium, etal from the food you eat and the water you drink or you will receive them in a drip when you go to the emergency room with a heart attack.

Anonymous said...

When I can, I play golf on opening day. I never get bored.

Triple Fake... said...

I think that woman's pontiac looks purty dang good!
Wait...are we talking about the same thing here? The gal in the bikini, right? Isn't a pontiac like, a lady part or sumthin'?


The Rangers' game is being rebroadcast tonight on Channel 21. In the TV grid, they've listed the starting pitchers, and how about this for a co-inky-dink? They both have 0-0 records and 0.00 ERAs!

"Whatta ya got for us, Knoxie?"

Anonymous said...

If you want good news for the country, and you are going to lie about it, why not just say the unemployment rate fell to 4 per cent?

Anonymous said...

that girl needs to iron her paints ... I see some wrinkles

Anonymous said...

Just heard the tape of the New Orleans Saints coach telling his players to hit the 49ers players in the head. Maybe he should have implored them to just tackle since the 49ers kicked their ass in that game..

Anonymous said...

Didn't want to trick up a religious holiday? Like the birth of Jesus, otherwise known as Christmas. That's usually tricked up a little.

Anonymous said...

The AD should (after the investigation) fire the Arkansas coach & the staffer. Office relationships poison the well. That is why most places of employment have rules against them. On another note, does the girl still have her fiance? Doubt that wedding will happen now.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

So if you have been unemployed for the last three years and finally gave up looking for a job, then Obama does not consider you unemployed?

wordkyle said...

1123 - You are correct. In fairness, that's how the official unemployment rate has always been calculated. Under Obama, however, there are four million more Americans in that statistic than when he took office -- and not included in his "improving" unemployment figures.

Anonymous said...

Suzy is touring.

April 14, 2012 7:00 pm
Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
click for more info

Anonymous said...

Check out the mooseknuckle!

Anonymous said...

Don't blame Obama for Unemployment, blame Wise County Patsors!

Anonymous said...

Pastors like that Jackass need to be kicked out of the church business.

Anonymous said...

Ultra runner Micah True-died running
Jogging craze father Jim Fixx-died running
Joe Avezzano-died on treadmill
I've been trying to tell my wife that exercise is dangerous

Anonymous said...

I'm old and fat. The 5 guys I ran around with most of my life were fit.(yes, I was the token fat kid in every group). I have attended each of my friends funerals. I'm going to go get another beer.

Anonymous said...

You only have so many beats in the heart you are born with. It is like a machine, some last longer than others. I don't waste my limited heart beats running. I use mine to drink scotch and watch TV.
If you run, I will lift a glass at your funeral.
uncle wally

Anonymous said...

Aren't all religious holidays tricked up since there is no such thing as Jesus or God?

Bfg.

Anonymous said...

3:27
You are correct.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised to see the large viagra bottle in your cart!
I might have stared but I did not judge you!
Atta Boy!
Boy!

Angela said...

If you feel anxious about dropping dead while running, I recommend getting an exam called a calcium score. It is a simple CT scan from radiology to see if you have any hard plaque in your heart arteries. It's cheap and a potential life saver. It will at least put your mind at ease while running.

Anonymous said...

My allergies were kicking my butt, so I reached for an Allegra. I accidentally took a Viagra. Every time I sneezed,I poked myself in the eye.

Anonymous said...

6:33
"If you feel anxious about dropping dead while running, I recommend getting an exam called a calcium score."

Didn't you read what uncle wally said? Screw the exam, when you get an urge to run lie down on the sofa until it goes away.

Anonymous said...

There are only a few reasons to run.
1. You are hiking in the woods and a mountain lion gets after your ass and your carry is in the glove box back at the F-150.
2. You are walking out of a bar and a 6' 6" 270 pound zombie dude gets after your ass and your carry is in the glove box back at the F-150.
3. You are walking through the pasture and 1,000 pound bull gets after your ass and your carry is in the glove box back at the F-150.

Candance said...

OMG, I think the same thing at the grocery store. Probably because I'm doing the same thing to the person in front of me. Sometimes I see someone with like 400 cans of cat food and I bet they are lonely due to being pet hoarders.

Oh, and not to freak you out, but my cousin had a heart attack while jogging. Almost killed him, but he survived that one. I think he was just chilling out when he had the one that killed him.

And thanks for the awesome comment over at my place. I seriously sound way more country in person, especially if I'm all bent out of shape about something. Or have been enjoying adult beverages.