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4.17.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • I was just going to go with the bodybuilder, but I panicked at the last second. 
  • Pilot/Hero Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is releasing a second book. I've got a short hero's list, and his profiting with the first book was almost enough for me to kick him off it. The second book will do it.
  • Notre Dame will play Navy in Ireland on September 1st. It'll start at 8:00 a.m. here. Cool. Very cool. 
  • "Why?" - WBAP's Hal Jay after hearing their Sports Director say that "The White House will welcome defending NASCAR Champ Tony Stewart today."  (Shaking. Head.)
  • The Anderson Cooper giggle fits are funny. 
  • I always file a federal income tax extension (which is the easiest form in the history of ever.) Today is the deadline in case you didn't know. 
  • My dreams continue to exhaust me. Last night I'm in a river. I see a fish. Then I see a bear come up out of the water to snag the fish. Then he looks at me. 
  • If you drive on I-35 south of Fort Worth you'll see a restaurant called "The Rig" which has, uh, a big fake oil rig in front of it. It had a trailer in its parking lot which caught fire last night killing a homeless man who was inside.  I don't think that will help its Zagat rating. 
  • Caught the premiere of "Girls" on HBO -- the new edgy series. Meh.
  • The "60 Minutes" special on Mike Wallace on Sunday was great. That's a lot of tension between he and a translator when he asked the Ayatollah Khomeini during the Hostage Crisis if he was a lunatic.
  • I don't care about the Mavericks and it wouldn't bug me if they missed the playoffs. But I get interested when one player got a technical foul last night for giving a Utah Jazz player a violent "Wet Willie." 
  • I find it bizarre that a tremendous athlete died in a "Mud Run" in Fort Worth while trying to cross the Trinity River. Channel 8 had a great segment on it which had video shot from the water of people trying to cross it. It was chaotic. Since there was a rope from one short to the other, the organizers told participants they didn't need to know how to swim. Oh, my.  I predict that will be the last "Mud Run" at the Trinity. (The Dallas Observer has a pretty good story on it.)
  • Bridgeport had one of those runs about three years ago. I prefer pavement. 
  • Mrs. LL is a huge "The Office" fan and we've watched a ton of them with her in syndication. An oddity: One of the first ones I ever saw began with Dwight dressing up as The Joker. I've never seen it again despite rerun after rerun. 



60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Body builder is but ass ugly. Looks like she came out of new Fairview. One ugly women

Anonymous said...

Wet Willie - The nuclear option in polite human discourse.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Dream Analysis (no charge):

The River is your Life.

The Fish is your Manhood.

The Bear is Mrs LL.

Double Fake The Amazing Kreskin

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re:Mud Runs...

Yes, they had one in Bridgeport three years ago. Then Two more the next year. And two more last year. And another one is planned for this year. Its called Caveman Crawl and is scheduled for June 16th.

You need to do this. Trust me. Check it out on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Having participated in an area annual "mud run", I can speak to the fact that they are "chaotic". The organizers are ill equipt to manage high volumes of runners. The make their money on muddy and not safety. It doesn't matter to them if you are diving into brain eating amoeba infested waters, they already have your money.

Anonymous said...

9:12 Why should they when the participants sign releases?

Surely, you knew this.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
4 out of 5
Love her background pictures. I am a huge fan

Right
Fail
1 out of 5
She is scary.

Junior Mudder said...

There used to be a mud run at NAS Fort Worth.

You could see the mud portion of the run from Alta Mere since the mud pit was next to the perimeter fence.

Anonymous said...

Good God...a trainey the first thing in the morning? I'm gonna lose my Post Toasties!

Anonymous said...

9:41

Touche.

9:12

Anonymous said...

Tony Stewart at White House cause
he can take a car in a circle fast
as obama can take a country down hill.

Must have been a small fish!

Cleverly Disguised said...

The only thing that would help the RIG’s Zagat rating is if IT caught fire and burned completely.

Anonymous said...

My name is Ricky Vaughan. I am running for city council in Rhome, Texas. This lady had a couple of magnetic car door signs on her car, to show her support to me. I found them this morning on my porch with a note attached. I took pictures. If you would like to see them send me an e-mail to rvaughanCC@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thought it was interesting how the Chico HS principal was bragging on himself in the Update! Nice of him to point out the failure of the hs for the last 4 years! Funny how he didn't mention that over half of those 32 seniors are enrolled in online credit recovery courses to make up the credits they don't have to graduate! But boy, I'm sure looking forward to hear him sing!!

Anonymous said...

That episode where dwight,kevin and creed dress up as the joker is from the cold open of episode 5 season 6 called employee transfer.

Anonymous said...

Normally, I'm right there with you when it comes to so-called heroes writing books. But there are a few exceptions for me, and I give Sullenberger a pass. I mean, the guy landed a passenger jet on a river! Sheesh! If he's able to cash in by writing a book(s), more power to him. (I think the passengers on that jet would agree.)

Anonymous said...

I was taught to stay out of mud puddles...people need to find another hobby.

I doubt the bear is Mrs LL...is prolly unforeseen or imagined enemies..you feel threatened about it. Give your fears to God, Barry and you will sleep peacefully.

Anonymous said...

Always a sour puss in the bunch isn't there? One that always blames everyone else for their problems. Wah Wah Wah

If your kid is a loser don't be blaming the school. Blame yourself, the parent.

Anonymous said...

Ricky Vaughn needs to be on the Rhome City Council. The current council is harassing the citizens over fences, grass, signs, cars, and speedbumps. Do not elect anyone who was on there in the past...period! Clean slate all the way. We need a council who wants get Rhome a grocery store, quick lube, Bono's type bar and grill, and a Whataburger.

Mama Mia said...

I don't even have my glasses on and I can tell that THAT IS A HESHE GONE BAD in pic number 2.

Barry, That visor is squeezing your head too tight. Where on earth do you come up with such trash?!

Anonymous said...

Ricky Vaughn needs to get off his ass and put some signs out and meet people if he wants to get on the city council. No one knows who he is. He has not visited anyone in Ellis, Old Town, or By Well. All we ever see is the old lady with the daughter campaigning, and not Ricky. Many Rhome residents read this blog Ricky but don't have a clue as who you are! They like your willingness to revamp Rhome and it's current mess, but have not seen you campaign. That lawn mowing guy has done more of your campaigning and he's not even running, he just mows all the yards in the subdivision!

Anonymous said...

Show us the picture Mr Vaughn!

Stop messing around.

Anonymous said...

If Obammy had a brother, he would look like Delonte West.

Anonymous said...

11:37, only trailer trash are opposed to speed bumps, regulating trash, cars parked and up on blocks in front yards, etc. These characteristics destroy property values and the tax base, and the net worth of the people who live in those conditions. Some people are where they are because they make those choices.

Anonymous said...

Give your fears to God, Barry and you will sleep peacefully.

Yeah, but won't God start to lose sleep? Last thing we need is a grumpy God stompin' around. He might forget that rainbow thing, or throw some brimstone at us. I say let Barry worry about his own damn dreams.

Rage

Anonymous said...

This is Ricky Vaughan.
Check the blog for 3/23.
I have been around Crown Point several times, Hit Ellis on 4/7 in the afternoon, done a couple of drive thrus on By Well Estates. Plan a mail-out to all registered voters in the city prior to 4/30.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mr. Vaughn for the truth!

One can always depend on the other side of a "complainer's" story for the truth.

Anonymous said...

iPhone app aims to program your dreams ('Inception' anyone?)

Story on CNN.com today. Maybe "programming" your dreams will help you.

Anonymous said...

Ricky Vaughan
12:27

You can't attach a picture that will actually be viewable on this blog. Send me an e-mail to see the picture. I can write what was on the note...

RICKY- WE ARE BEING BULLIED BY THE RHOME PD & CITY WORKERS - CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!! SORRY-DON'T WORRY YOU WILL GET OUR VOTE!! JUST CAN'T ADVERTISE - I thought we were free!

That is what the note said.

Anonymous said...

Tax base in Rhome? Surely you jest! Overregulation is what has killed anyone from doing business here besides truck stops and the trailer trash you belittle that shop at the dollar store.

Anonymous said...

You need to call the chief of police and ask him if the council are pressing them to get tough on whatever the issue is. They are probably being instructed by the council to enforce the issue.

Anonymous said...

STAY HARD RICKY VAUGHAN!! whoever the F*** you are

Anonymous said...

My dreams continue to exhaust me.
(GAY)
Last night I'm in a river.
(GAY)
I see a fish.
(GAY)
Then I see a bear come up out of the water to snag the fish. Then he looks at me.
(GAYER)

Triple Fake... said...

"We'll be right back with more of the Ricky Vaughan Show after a word from our sponsors."

How did this blog become a cog in the Ricky Vaughan political machine? And why does the rest of Wise County have to be ground up in it - like pink slime?

This blog should concentrate on three things:
1. Oddities from the interwebs that we're too lazy to go find ourselves
2. Self-deprecation from our blog host (I said deprecation!)
3. Pix of hot to moderately attractive ladies in various poses wearing bikinis or other form-fitting/revealing outfits

Anonymous said...

Fire, police, and EMS are against speed bumps, because they slow down their response times in cities. I guess the first responders in Rhome are trailer trash also. The only cars on blocks in the city are old fire, public works, and police cars on city property, so in reality the city is ruining it's own tax base, property values, and net worth with its own vehicles that are no longer in use.

guinjames said...

9:12 I would assume you had a brain eating amoeba hard at work long before you signed up for such shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake

You may not be aware that Rhome is one of the fastest growing cities in Wise County. The blog is "A look at the news from the humble confines of Wise County, Tx." Don't be so lazy, go buy a Playboy Book.

Anonymous said...

Ricky Vaughn is the most interesting man in the world.

Anonymous said...

The gentleman on the right is quite fetching

Anonymous said...

3:23 What are you, STUPID?

Have you looked around Rhome lately?

Please step out of the closet.

Anonymous said...

There are inoperable cars in driveways and by the curb all over Rhome. Just drive around and take a look. I am unaware of the city ever taking serious action against any of the owners of such vehicles.

For some reason, city leaders seem to get blamed (by some) for the fact that there is not a grocery store in Rhome. There is not a grocery store in Rhome because no one wants to build a store in a city whose population cannot support an actual grocery store.

Carry on.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the city should clean up their own junk cars before they go after others. Ricky Vaughn will fix it!

Anonymous said...

Newark is smaller than Rhome and they had a store before the thugs torched it. They also had more junk cars than the city of Rhome and it's citizens. They still have more business than Rhome. Sad. Rhome has curbs??? Must be in Ricky Vaughn's neighborhood cause he wanted it that way. He is Chuck Norris tough!

Anonymous said...

Chico, Newark, and even Greenwood support grocery stores and have for many years. They are smaller than Rhome. Newark lost their store to a fire but had one for over 30+ years. The inoperable vehicles didn't seem to hurt them any in that respect.

Anonymous said...

Those vehicles are not junk, that's what most people drive in Rhome. It's not Southlake.

Anonymous said...

A candy-colored clown they call the Sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper
"Go to sleep, Barry, everything is all right"

DF Roy Orbison

Anonymous said...

THE FISH LADY FROM GREENWOOD WILL FIX ALL

Anonymous said...

Good point, 4:56. Curbs in Rhome are but a dream. Kind of like that damn grocery store many Rhomans keep begging for... (It's interesting that, so far, no one who can afford to build a grocery store agrees with the argument that Rhome can support one.)

Anonymous said...

Ricky Vaughn is the "Wild Thing".


JoeBoo.

Anonymous said...

They don't want to build one because the city made them angry years ago when they had the land where the gravel is by dq. They knew cheap ass Rhome shoppers would go to Saginaw for Walmart prices.

Anonymous said...

Ricky Vaughn will bring fine dining and whole foods to Rhome. He is the wild thing!!

Anonymous said...

4:10 must live in the double wide district of Rhome and think everybody should drive an Audi. Must be nice to be the south wise 1%.

DF Rhome Rockefeller.

Anonymous said...

Greenwood has a Grocery Store???

Anonymous said...

Ricky Vaughn for Prezident!

Anonymous said...

Ricky, you should send the picture to barry@wisecounty.com so we can see the picture of nazi oppression in rhome

Anonymous said...

Greenwood has live music in the store on weekends.

Anonymous said...

THATS a STORE?!

Anonymous said...

THATS a STORE?!

Anonymous said...

By Greenwood standards, yes! Chico has a small grocery as well, but you can't hear live music there.

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of the ladies, are you, Cooper?