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6.07.2012

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • "Almost 1/3rd of law school grads aren't working as lawyers. Salaries are shrinking, while tuition is soaring."  There's just a weird atmosphere out there.
  • Dallas ISD has a history of screwing up who it picks for superintendant. It seems like it has happened again. The new hire has decided to bring along a "spokesperson" (PR gal) from his past district. That's fine. Until you learn he wants to pay her $185,000. She made $87,000 in her current position and the old Dallas ISD spokesperson made $133,000. (And they might want to check into that relationship. She's smokin' hot based upon the photo in the above link.) Edit: She's only 31.
  • The author of Farhenhit 451 died yesterday. I've never read it.
  • My book on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is good but not great. But I did learn something yesterday that I should have already known: That guy was the one who personally beheaded New York Times reporter Daniel Pearl. Vicious.
  • "It's D-Day and the History Channel has a Pawn Stars marathon and Google honors the drive-in theater." - Tweet from bagofnothing guy last night. 
  • I'm in:  Quentin Tarantino is directing a new movie, Django Unchained,  a western about a bounty hunter who needs the help of a slave, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, and Jamie Foxx.
  • I've got a T-shirt of Travolta and Jackson from Pulp Fiction holding bananas instead of guns.
  • Fox 4 had a reporter out at DFW Airport this morning to cover plane delays. What would normally be a throw away segment was pretty interesting. There were hundreds of people sleeping and standing in line all night (with no ticket agents even on duty.)
  • The would-be Paradise model is Miss June on HowardTV.
  • A fascinating trial in Houston right now where a man shot a party-goer from his neighbor's house and it was all recorded on tape.
  • I would write something about the agg sex assault trial going on in Wise County but it is not fascinating. Thirty-something year old allegedly had consensual sex with a 13 year old which is a crime because she can't consent. 
  • Dear Mrs. LL: Sorry I told you the final game of the College World Series was rained out. They actually played the game last night and it ended after midnight. The good news is that your prediction came true: Alabama won.
  • Get me this pig!



44 comments:

Upstairs said...

Farebgeit 451 is a must read. Especially for anyone who values thought, books, and independence.

Anonymous said...

I love the pig!! Too CUTE!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I only made it two bullets point so far, and already I have to say... Man, I should have changed my major to "DISD Spokesperson!!!" This is also similar to traffic reporting jobs on tv. Dang!!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
2 out of 5
Not my type

Miss june
WOW WOW
that girl is hot.
I bet she is a hand full.

DF Harvey Keitel said...

What? A QT movie without me? You gotta be eff'n joking.

Anonymous said...

I hope the duties of the Dallas ISD PR lady do not include motorcycle rides with the boss. That never turns out well (see Arkansas folks about that).

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Travolta gay? Duh.. Urban cowboy? Grease?

Anonymous said...

Farenheit 451 is the world people like wordkyle and Big Tex would have us live in. You need to read it, and it's a quick enough read.

Skip anything written by Vonnegut and HST, and read Orwell and Bradbury. Skip Catcher In The Rye, too.

Today's RTG is built exactly like my girlfriend. Except for the attention whoring, I would have thought at first glance that that was a picture of her. Bacon, you don't know what you're missing if that's not your type.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Typical jealous zealots upset about what someone gets paid.

Anonymous said...

I read in the Update that there will be a couple of cemetery homecomings this weekend. Is that like a zombie recall or reunion? I always get the two confussed.

Anonymous said...

Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows:

Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

Travolta is not gay!!

Anonymous said...

Farenheit 451 is the world people like wordkyle and Big Tex would have us live in.- Rage

Wow, Rage hits a Jimmyjack!

I'm waiting for the Paradise Model/NBA spare sextape. It's coming soon to a website near you.

Anonymous said...

I like the quote by the new DISD spokesperson telling us that Dallas people will have to "come around". She's in for a rude awakening.

Triple Fake... said...

We already knew that book-learning - literally - wasn't your strong suit. It's Fahrenheit (not Farhenhit) 451

How do you justify paying that much money to someone for that job - in a school district? It's $500 a day, year round! At best, she shouldn't get any more than what the last person in that position made. Does the DISD board have any say in this?

You're sending The Waltz?! Sh1t, Negro - that's all you had to say!

Triple Fake Jules

Anonymous said...

PR girls almost always score high on the hot scale.

1. PR girls often come from the world of TV news. TV tends to hire hotties.

2. Hot girls are attracted to the pr profession. They get to talk a lot, talk about relationships, win over people, be seen on TV while pretending to be smart, etc.

3. PR is one of the few semi-respectable professions where you blatantly use your looks to your advantage. (Others include waitress, modeling, politics and lobbying.)

epic said...

From Fahrenheit 451: "Don't step on the toes of the dog lovers, the cat lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchant, chiefs, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians, second-generation Chinese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, Texans, Brooklynites, Irishmen, people from Oregon or Mexico The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy."

Now go read the book.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

RIP Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 is a classic. He also wrote 'Something Wicked This Way Comes,' which is also great.

Both were made into movies... and I have fond memories of the '66 English film version of Fahrenheit 451. Saw it as a kid and it really stuck with me.

Anonymous said...

Machinists file complaints of unfair labor practices against Lockheed

*rolling eyes*

Can you union losers look any worse than you already do?

Anonymous said...

I hope the number of law grads not being lawyers goes up! Too many of the slimeballs out there already. (by the way, good job on the RTG)

Anonymous said...

"Almost 1/3rd of law school grads aren't working as lawyers.

Yea that is the 1/3 that actually have a have a conscience. The rest with a conscience are prosecutors. Then you have to rest that have none and they are called defense lawyers.

BigTex said...

"Almost 1/3rd of law school grads aren't working as lawyers. Salaries are shrinking, while tuition is soaring." There's just a weird atmosphere out there.


Criminal lawyers seem to be doing ok. It takes a lot of crime to support all of them though. That would explain why most of them are liberals and love the gangsta thug culture.

Anonymous said...

Lockheed must have turned you down as a pilot.

Anonymous said...

did you see a sign coming into wise county saying "dead nigger storage", no I didn't think so, you know why...?

Anonymous said...

Bacon Scale is broke again, this girl is a solid 4.

Triple Fake... said...

Think I saw one of them unemployed lawyers the other day - he was standing on a corner, holding a legal pad (natch) that said: "Will present evidence for a non-negotiable fee, billable by the hour"

"First thing we do, let's..."

Triple Fake William (call me "Bill") Shakespeare

Anonymous said...

Lockheed turned Big Tex down as a nut.

Anonymous said...

omg, michael moore died really, i will miss him.

wordkyle said...

LOL @ my name being mentioned as an "example" of someone who would prefer a Fahrenheit 451 world. Goes to show that having a world full of books doesn't make everyone more knowledgeable.

Bradbury's novels were fine, but I preferred his short stories, especially his earlier ones. I won't bother mourning his passing here.

Anonymous said...

BigTex said...



Criminal lawyers seem to be doing ok. It takes a lot of crime to support all of them though. That would explain why most of them are liberals and love the gangsta thug culture.

They are doing great because they get them off and put them back on the streets to commit crime after crime after crime. Hey repeat business. Scum......

Nosealot said...

Is the RTG at the Repub. convention?
Why is KSM still alive? Those virgins are going to dry up.

Anonymous said...

So you say a 13 yr old can't consent. Think you should have said can't legally consent. Truth is some little girls not only consent but somewhere along the line have learned to seduce. Unfortunately, some adults will not or cannot control their horrible, sick brains...so I am glad there is a law to punish them, but sometimes the child never received the help to overcome these experiences...sad, but a very old story that will not end because humans have choices.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the lawyers are scum and I also love how defense attorneys become judges and we call them "honorable". Sheesh, there is nothing honorable about any part of the Wise County Courthouse or the honorable scum that slithers around there.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake, if you learn that passage the way Shakespeare meant it, you'll see that it's high praise for lawyers.

A world without lawyers is the world wordkyle and Big Tex would have us live in.

/until they need one

Rage

Anonymous said...

You would love F 451- read it homes.

People who keep pigs in their houses have problems.

I doubt that chick is all that hot- that pic has the look of a well chosen, flattering pic of an OK looking person.

Candance said...

You would love Fahrenheit 451! It's greatness Bradbury's description of his future world is eerily accurate. It's one of my faves! Then you need to read Pat Frank's Alas Babylon. Also greatness!

Sorry for giving you a summer reading list.

wordkyle said...

What a great concept! I'll call it "Fahrenheit §8.04(a)"!

Anonymous said...

I'm with Candace on Alas Babylon. It would make a great movie, too, if it had a substantive ending.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage -- the only reason someone needs a scum-sucking lawyer is because someone else has already hired a scum-sucking lawyer.

Anonymous said...

451...452...whatever it takes.

Double Fake Ray Bradbury

Anonymous said...

The Amateur is also a good book.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage -- the only reason someone needs a scum-sucking lawyer is because someone else has already hired a scum-sucking lawyer.

Yeah, I totally get that. Fortunately, I have never sucked scum and you probably couldn't afford me. So you'll get the representation you deserve when the state, who has hired many scum-sucking lawyers, comes after you some day.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Now, now Rage at 1:09 - Wordy DOES need a lawyer. If it weren't for Barry Green's blog, the guy wouldn't have any place to post his ramblings.

Anonymous said...

I like it when Hot Texas Mommy makes an appearance!