4.30.2012

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I mentioned prescription pain killer addition last week and last night 60 Minutes mentioned there were 210 million prescriptions written last year in America. That's enough for every adult. 
  • I watched some of the original Indiana Jones last night. It's still great but far more campy than I remember. 
  • The Redskins took RG3 with the first pick in the draft and mortgaged the farm to do so. So they take another quarterback in the third round? That makes no sense.
  • The NFL needs to add on more round to the draft and let fans make the picks. Seriously.
  • I never saw this in a college women's softball game this weekend: An outfielder let a foul fly ball intentionally drop so that a runner at third couldn't tag up an score. It makes sense, but I've never seen it. 
  • Who would have thought that a planned condo project off the banks of the Trinity in downtown Fort Worth where the average cost would be $875,000 would fail?
  • Mrs. LL chewed me out after I admitted I watched Modern Family.  Then we sat down and watched it and she told me it was a repeat that she had already seen.  Say what?
  • There were at least two motorcycle deaths in the metroplex over the weekend, but haven't found any links to them yet. Edit: Found one. The other was at Beach Street and Loop 820 in Fort Worth.
  • Regional track results: 400 relay — 1. Mineral Wells, 41.82; 2. Estacado, 42.41; 3. Andrews, 42.83; 4. Castleberry, 43.53; 5. Hirschi, 43.98; 6. Decatur, 54.44. That's a dropped baton, right?
  • Nolan Ryan poses with the couple involved in the Foul Ball Scandal last night. They were supposed to get married over the weekend (the couple, not all three.)
  • When I walked through the Texas Capital the other day I kept saying, ""Is you is or is you ain't my constituents?" (Movie reference.) 
  • I wondered last week why no one has thought about rebuilding the Titanic. Well, someone is.
  • Holding onto a thin retractable leash as a dog takes off causing the leash to zip through your fingers is not a pleasurable experience. Dumb dog. 
  • The Dallas DA's office will announce the 31st and 32nd DNA exoneration today. Incredible. They seriously need to consider taking former DA Henry Wade's name off  that juvenile justice building that was names after him. 


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

one of Decatur's runners pulled a mussel in the race.

Anonymous said...

a dropped baton is a DQ

wordkyle said...

Raiders of the Lost Ark isn't as good the 140th time you watch it. You can, however, appreciate it on a different level when you discover that it was never anything more than an homage to earlier adventure movies. (Or ripoff. Take your pick.)

Anonymous said...

We thought you was a toad!!!

Delmar

Anonymous said...

That motorcycle death you linked happened Thursday night..no over the weekend.

Anonymous said...

I would love to take that cruiz on the Titantic replica!!!

Anonymous said...

If our justice system had just gone ahead and executed those criminals we would not be going through all the hassle of releasing them.

Anonymous said...

Did you visit Phil King?

Triple Fake... said...

A false start is a Carl's Jr. Wait...what are we talking about?

Rangers talk (punch out now!):
They finally lost a series. I attribute it to the ESPN broadcast. Here are my problems with baseball on ESPN -
* The infinite crawl at the bottom of the page. Too distracting, and it keeps repeating the same info. They should limit that to every 20 minutes. It even plays during the commercials. Seems like the advertisers would complain about that
* The three man announcing team - ugh! Way too much talking for a baseball game, but keep bringing the Tito talk, that's cool. The commentary should be as sparse as the action on the field, but these guys jabber on like old hens at a mah jongg game
* Play-by-play guy Dan Shulman talks way too fast for baseball
* No Knoxie, no food talk, and no sweet sweet Emily Jones
* On the plus side, there's no Anthony "Ambien" Andro

Anonymous said...

8:37

I heard he clammed up.

WIll C. said...

O Brother Where Are Thou ?

Triple Fake... said...

Your disparaging of Raiders is almost inexcusable. Bad dates for you! The campiness is part of its charm. Like Word says, it's an homage to the Saturday serials.
You get a reprieve with the nice O Brother reference


"...a 21st century version of the Titanic to be built in China, with its first voyage from England to New York..."
Uh, by definition, wouldn't the first voyage be from China to England??
The guy footing the bill is a billionaire, but he should pick up a few non-food items at Walmart before he lets the Chinese start construction. I don't recall hearing about their renown for shipbuilding, and the Titanic name doesn't inspire much confidence either

Anonymous said...

"Holding onto a thin retractable leash as a dog takes off causing the leash to zip through your fingers is not a pleasurable experience. Dumb dog."

Is it the dog that's dumb, or the person letting the leash? I know what I think.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

That HOT randy girl of today sure looks like Abbey Brooks enjoying a different kind of ride...

Anonymous said...

Dallas County has been through three district attorneys since Henry Wade left in the early 1980's. I have not checked dates on these exonerations but I'm betting a lot of them are crimes committed and convicted after he left office. Check it out.

HarveyLee said...

Where did you find that beautiful view for the background of the RMMT girl?

Anonymous said...

BG, your kind of on a roll with the RT girls lately.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3 out of 5
She is cute.

Anonymous said...

i seen that RT girl at wise co. park this past weekend.

Anonymous said...

Nice movie reference, why so obsessed with motorcycle deaths and letting fly ball go is common ploy if it is past a certain distance,depending on out fielder's arm strength and accuracy.

Anonymous said...

pulled a mussel?

Holy hell, the ignorance on this blog is off the charts.

Anonymous said...

1:23

No, he clammed up.

Anonymous said...

The runner injured his hamstring the nite before during a pre-lim race. The 4x100 came in 3rd during pre-lims. They worked on it and he attempted to run on it for the finals. Gave out again. Looked very painful. He hopped skipped across the finish line......but he finished none the less. Proud of him!

Anonymous said...

So...he pulled a muscle. Oh wait...I misspelled that.

He pulled a mussel. That's better.

Anonymous said...

....today I saw a Tarrant County Sherriffs patrol on 287 at the county line where the speed changes from 70 to 65....in twenty years, never saw a T County Sherrif this far north......so who in Wise County has irriated Tarrant county now????

Anonymous said...

9:04, you can bet it was either Tom Bishop or the city of Rhome !

Anonymous said...

Why not mention the good Regional news from Alvord. Four girls events going to state and it doesn't get a blurb????? - you're falling down on the job BG.