5.14.2012

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I moved my pitchback backstop further away to make it a little tougher. I've lost three balls over the neighbor's fence already.
  • I went to the Ranger's game last night. That new video board has changed the feel of the place -- it is much more alive. But much more Idiocracy.
  • And all the road construction because of Cowboys Stadium has made getting in and out of there a lot easier.
  • That being said, I remain stunned by the number of people who put up with the hassle and high prices of going to a game when watching the game at home on today's TVs is a better experience. Maybe once or twice a year I can understand, but more than that makes no sense. 
  • The stadium has, thankfully, taken affirmative actions to kill "the wave." The video board even had a "no wave" message when the crowd made a half hearted effort to start it.
  • They played a clip from The Blues Brothers on the board and, I swear, I noticed Donald "Duck" Dunn in the background. Little did I know he had died earlier that day.
  • Some of the Texas Rangers had their mothers introduced at the game. Dereck Holland's mom is smokin'.  (1:50 mark if interested.)
  • Mother's Day brunch followed by a late Ranger game on a school night makes for a long day.
  • "I was up here at 8:00 a.m. dragging fields, so don't tell me that I don't care." - Softball commissioner's retort to an angry parent who didn't like the rules that allowed his daughter not to play at all during a playoff game.
  • Newsweek cover today: "The First Gay President"
  • Mitt Romney speaking at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University over the weekend is a weird mix.
  • A convenience store off of Western Center Boulevard has sold a $28 million lottery ticket. 
  • There was a remote place in my guest bathroom that needed some cosmetic repair that I didn't know if I could fix. After 30 minutes, I fixed an eight year old issue. 
  • I know of a Decatur lady who got a ticket for an inspired inspection sticker from a trooper after she was leaving the cemetery on Mother's Day.
  • If you were an incumbent with an opponent in one of the Wise County races on Saturday, you stood a good chance of being beaten. That's unusual.
  • I watched a documentary this weekend about a kid on death row in Texas. Into The Abyss is directed by the guy who made Grizzly Man. Verdict: It's worth it just for the interviews of Texas country folks by a high tone director. 
  • After this weekend, The Avenger's is up to $373 million in box office receipts. 


57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Voting out the incumbents happened Saturday in school and city elections because they had better choices in the elections! If you want to keep your elected position, govern better!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
WOW WOW
4.8 out of 5
Hot hot GJ BG!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've never seen an inspired inspection sticker. Now an expired one, I've been there before.

Anonymous said...

An "inspired" inspection sticker? I'd like one of those!

Ranger game in person is WAY more fun than at home!!! Plus, you don't have to listen to the idiot announcers (and I don't mean Tom Grieve!) when the network guys are carrying the game. I must disagree with the video board being the source of the "alive" feeling. I do believe it's the FANS who make it feel that way because they LOVE a winning team!

Anonymous said...

"I know of a Decatur lady who got a ticket for an inspired inspection sticker from a trooper after she was leaving the cemetery on Mother's Day."

So what was the sticker inspired to do?

Anonymous said...

I'm not gonna shut up until you see the Avengers. Jump on the bandwagon for once.

Anonymous said...

Shame the two DISD ladies didn't find a third to run with them....now that would have been change!

Anonymous said...

Where do ya get one of them thar "inspired" inspection stickers?

Anonymous said...

"inspired" sticker?

Anonymous said...

Good job BG I needed a Monday Morning get me going!

Anonymous said...

Good thing my inspection sticker is very uninspired.

Anonymous said...

Bout time some of those folks got uprooted.

Now for the rest....

Anonymous said...

Barry, how can you call another woman "smokin" when you have a wife (in her 30's) that you love? Have you ever thought about how she would feel about that?

Triple Fake... said...

Regardless of the subject matter, Werner Herzog makes really good, visually striking, thought provoking films. Throw in the fact that Conroe is the booger-picking-moron capital of southeast Texas and you've got cinema gold! Plus, the sound of his slow, crisp Teutonic voice is hypnotic, so any documentary he narrates is a must-see
In addition to Grizzly Man, check out these:
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (the inspiration for Rescue Dawn)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Fitzcarraldo
anything else with Klaus Kinski

The 'Dutch-stache's mom is very nice-looking, but keep in mind that he's still a kid. What really shocked me was how good Mike Napoli's mom looks

The circumstances of the "inspired" inspection sticker are immaterial. Not that big a deal - get your car inspected and they dismiss the ticket.
Troopers don't quit patrolling the inkerstate highways on the day we celebrate the birth of dear sweet 8lb, 6oz baby Jesus, right? Leaving an over-booked inn on December 25 might not get you a free pass (well, maybe if you're "great with child"!)

Anonymous said...

I really need some inspiration, can I get it at an inspection station? I would let them stamp the sticker anywhere they wanted to if it would work.

Anonymous said...

WOwzer! Thats alot for one inspired sticker......move on people! Its Monday for Petes sake!

Anonymous said...

Re:But much more Idiocracy; OBAMA.

Anonymous said...

Matthew Mcconaughey for the first Gay Vice President!

Anonymous said...

Some Troopers have no couth.

DF Navin Johnson said...

There is no way he could hate those cans.

Anonymous said...

"Softball commissioner's retort to an angry parent who didn't like the rules that allowed his daughter not to play at all during a playoff game"

Excellent use of a double negative...very inspired.

Anonymous said...

Napoli's mom is hotter. Would be even better if she got rid of some of the eye make up. I like the way Holland's mom wiggles, but she's pretty homely looking.

The Avengers is as cliche as it gets. It should be seen, but clapping at any point would be gay. I gave it a couple of giggles, but it didn't make me want to go out and enlist (again).

Bacon's on the money today. And is that Big Tex looking out around his dad in that bottom picture?

Rage

Anonymous said...

You must not have been inspired to correct the mistake.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't leave an inspection sticker inspired for too long. Pretty soon we'll be paying extra for the smog check and all those exhaust repairs. Better get your inspections up to date.

Anonymous said...

WOW check out how many idiots their are who couldn't figure out what you mint when you typed "inspired" instead of expired.

Anonymous said...

More info please on the bathroom remodel. Sounds more involved than two tubes of DAP and some Brillo Pads.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

I knew what he MEANT...I mean mint.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if the previous members on the board had LISTENED to teachers, people in the community and had more of an open door policy they may have been reelected. Maybe other board members should remember WHO elected them and listen to the public.

Anonymous said...

LOL 10:50 check out your spelling..there..meant. We knew what he meant by inspired...just joking with him and your typos.

Anonymous said...

It's just a water heater. Not a hot water heater. The water becomes hot in the heater.

Rage

Anonymous said...

12:13

Hook Line and Stinker.

Thanks for the big catch.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

I know a lot of vetrans, but no one "name-drops" his former service more than Rage.

Anonymous said...

Whatever that girl is sellin', I'm buyin'. Did you notice the sign on the bikini's behind her say 50% off. I'd like her to take 50% off. Now that would be a nice random thought pic.

Anonymous said...

1:30, I got one too.

Rage

Anonymous said...

2:27

Remember the one that went by Jarhead? I'm thinking that was obviously obvious.

Anonymous said...

Got my inspection sticker today, I'm good for 14 more months.

Anonymous said...

Hey Honcho--you forgot to thank rage for his service!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

I'm diggin randy girls upper bitties.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

The RTG girl inspies me!

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys on the DISD school board y'all better hurry and spend some more money on sports I think your time is about up. It's for the kids!!!

Anonymous said...

The two guys who were voted off the DISD Board are both of good character and worked hard to make the best decisions for the kids.
The banter about C-Scope..well it is regarded as the best curriculum available in the State at this time. Curriculum like any other program is only as good as the implementation, maybe the unhappy teacher should look in the mirror before downgrading a program developed by someone smarter than them developed. A question that was never answered by any of them was what would they do to improve it ?
Rather than use this format as a place to degrade the guys voted out, why not thank them for the countless hours they served.

Anonymous said...

Did you mean to say an inspected inspirational sticker, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this made it on, LL, but this might explain why Torii Hunter's been batting .053 over the last week, per ESPN...breaking news from Prosper that's not about Deion and the jezebel

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/05/14/five-young-people-charged-in-prosper-sexual-assault/

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I look at girls like today's RTG, and I wonder why that does nothing for me. But knowing that my President and personal Idol understands my sexual being helps me cope on a day to day basis with this burden that I carry.


Rage

Brandon said...

HEY HEY, DID ANYONE NOTICE THAT BARRY PUT "INSPIRED" INSTEAD OF "EXPIRED?" THAT'S FUNNY RIGHT THERE, EVERYONE SHOULD SEND IN A COMMENT LETTING HIM KNOW HE SCREWED UP.

DO IT.

DO IT NOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you think now that Melonie Christian's brother is off the school board that she will be gone soon too?

Anonymous said...

He shold have NEVER been on it to start with with her working for the school

Anonymous said...

Bye Joey

We're going a new direction

Anonymous said...

All the people that sawed off their exaught systems are going to be unhappy at their next inspection.

Anonymous said...

Just put it in a sock aready, Agnes

Anonymous said...

What you may not know is that C-Scope is the ONLY curriculum in the state. And you're right, it's only as good as it's implemented, which is why Decatur should have never crammed it down its good teachers' throats, but rather give them some leeway, and teach them HOW to use it instead of forcing them to use it.

Anonymous said...

SHOUTING hurts my eyes...........

Anonymous said...

This blog is such an inspiremint to me...

Anonymous said...

For the record....
Lowery did a good job as a board members
Not so much with the other guy

Anonymous said...

I've never felt such pain as when I cut off my exaught system.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

"Why are you yelling? You're a foot from me." - DF FIGJAM Phil Mickelson

Anonymous said...

I'm headin home to Gainesville!