7.31.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Ok, yesterday's Random Thoughts even had more errors than normal, but you guy's realize I type it and post it, right?
  • Saw most of The Help. Not bad at all. Saw all of Project X. Funny for the first three quarters of it and then it jumped the shark.
  • The Worst-National-Anthem kid was on Fox 4 last night with her dad. Man, daddy is milking this thing for all it is worth.
  • Random sports thoughts: (1) I was back for two days before I learned that Colby Lewis was gone for the season - uh, guys, that might be a lethal loss that can't be casually written off; (2) After basking in the glow of RG3 for months it's beginning to dawn on me that now Baylor has to play without him; (3) I have a mild interest in Cowboys camp but I don't need to see tweets of how a potential third receiver just had "nice separation as he went across the middle."
  • Had a "oh, no, the air conditioning at the house isn't working" moment last night. Fortunately I got lucky and diagnosed the issue after only two hours of rising heat. 
  • The pic of the barracuda yesterday (buried in Random Thoughts) had Mrs. LL in it with a What Would Honey Badger Do t-shirt.
  • I promise to get to my "brush with the Mexican drug business" story in the next couple of days. 
  • The amount of money spent on campaign ads in this Senate race is mind-boggling. I've never seen any race in Texas like this. 
  • Looking back at everything I've written, the first time I called out David Dewhurst as a political fraud was in November of 2001.  Yep, ten years ago. 
  • Former President Clinton will be a big player at the Democratic National Convention. Former President George W. Bush won't attend the Republican National Convention (and will probably rarely, if ever, be mentioned.) 
  • Mrs. LL has found a jogging app that interrupts her music to tell her a zombie is chasing her and that she needs to run at a particular pace to keep him from catching her. That's about all I understand about it. (She ran past me barefoot last night saying, "They zombies are chasing me!" and then proceeded down the sidewalk.)
  • The Fourth Grader In The House came out and asked where she went. Told her zombies were chasing her mother. The kid said, "OK" and went back in the house.
  • I do a lot of head shaking at home.
  • The County Surveyor story in the Update is pretty interesting.  It's an official position in Wise County but no one has ran for the job since the 1960s. At least until this year one some guy figured it out. 
  • So we've had three teenage deaths on the train tracks in Alvord in recent months? That story is eventually going to go national. 



52 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4 out of 5
She is hot.
She has lost a lot of weight. I know this gal is going to get bashed today but she is still HOT!!!

Anonymous said...

It's ironic that you led off with references to grammatical errors. Sort of a forshadowing, if you will.

Yep very sad. We live in a society where people listen to bill Clinton and shun G.W. Bush. We also have mass murderers with Orange hair who escape attention due to gun regulation talks.

Your wife sounds awesome.

Is it bad if I want the parents of the national anthem girl to suffer?

If the DMN or S-T pick up the teen/ train killings, Drudge won't be far behind.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you have to change your a/c filter. Best every two weeks during July and August. Dirty filter = iced up unit. SEER rating of a unit is only with a new filter in the system. As dust builds up it gradually blocks air flow and the efficiency of the system goes downhill.

Energy tip of the day: Don't run your clothes dryer when it is 100 degrees outside. A clothes dryer pumps cool 70-degree air out of your house. The resulting low pressure sucks 100-degree air into your house. 100% of the cool air in an average 1200 square foot house is sucked out every hour the dryer is running. So dry your clothes early in the morning or move you dryer into your garage.

Anonymous said...

I am head shaking at Mrs LL. Please tell her not to run or walk barefoot outside..so dangerous to the health of her feet. And running is not good anyway...a fast walk is much better for your body.

Anonymous said...

Nobody's air conditioners would be running if we relied on wind turbines for electricity. The wind ain't blowing in Texas. It never does when demand for electricity is high.

Anonymous said...

No Barry, not 3 teens have died on Alvord tracks in recent months...2 teens, boy & girl in the same class. The third victim was a suicide almost a year ago..she was in her 50's.

Spell checker said...

but no one has ran for the job

I give up. You are just grammatically challenged.

Fun D. Mentalist said...

I don't think the Honey Badger will vote in the GOP senatorial primary because the Honey Badger just doesn't . . . well . . . you know.

I would like to see what would happen if the HB became locked in a room with the two candidates (who both happen to be slathered in peanut butter).

Anonymous said...

Thanks 9:08 for your contribution to the wussification of America. I've been a barefoot guy all of my 55 years and somehow am not maimed or crippled. There might not be as much mortal danger out there as you fear. And there might be something to be said for being tough.

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to 9:08, tell Mrs. LL to do whatever she's doing to keep those legs looking like that.

Insist on it, in fact. Can't have her getting fat.

Rage

Itchy Blue said...

Fortunately I got lucky and diagnosed the issue after only two hours of rising heat.

Translation:

It took Napoleon Green 2 hours to discover that his A/C unit has its own circuit breaker. haha

Anonymous said...

If you are gay, and you need to think of a name to draw attention and boost self esteem....how long does it take to arrive at "Rage"?

Anonymous said...

I clicked on the link to see your comments about Dewhurst 10 years ago and read the whole page. It was like time travel. I think you should put a link every day for the corresponding day ten years ago. Very entertaining.
uncle wally

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bridgeport ISD school board for the pay raise! We gripe about every trivial issue you have to resolve and even those that are not in your power to resolve, so it's only fitting that we praise this move made by Supt. Eddie Bland and the School Board members.
Pres.: Jim Bost, Place 4
Vice Pres.: Charles Mauldin, Place 2
Sec.: Scott Stowers, Place 5
Assistant Sec.: Tom Talley, Place 1
Member: Ken Kilpatrick, Place 6
Member: Marti Hines, Place 7
Member: Lee Snodgrass, Place 3

HarveyLee said...

I agree with uncle wally. The look back was fascinating.
I really enjoy these days when I have nothing to argue with you about.
Did you say you were going to vote against Dewhurst today? Which means you voted in the R primary?
Surely i misunderstood.

Anonymous said...

yeah, Bport sup and asst sup heard the rumblings about folks getting upset that ipads were bought for kindergartners and up for 1 million and change when teachers haven't had a raise in 3 years...about freaking time they got their raises

Triple Fake... said...

Even more Random Sports Notes Thoughts also (look away if this sort of wreckage makes you squeamish):
Olympics:
1. Is there some sort of rule that says every women's soccer match has to have at least one big ol' blonde Nordic-looking referee?
2. Have Americans dominated beach volleyball to the point that it will be dropped, the way that baseball and softball were, because the world got tired of losing their hind ends to us? But it would open up spots for more weiner sports like badminton and table tennis. That would give the athletes in countries like Turkmenistan and Belize a decent shot at medaling
Other:
1. During any Rangers' game, Tom Grieve will use the term "swung and missed at" at least once, instead of "swung at and missed". Sounds as if his Tex/southern-speak education is now complete, and he can truly lay claim to the title "Mr. Ranger". I think from here he goes on to the semis for a speak-off against Nolan. The winner takes on Wash
2. During any at-bat, Albert Pujols' tongue will hang out of his mouth like an incontinent little Pekingese sitting on an old rich lady's lap
3. Why do ballplayers never use a trashcan in the dugout? Halfway through a game, it looks like a twister has hit. Idea: Cut a hole in the wall, then they can wad up their trash and fire it in there!
4. My campaign against the ESPN crawl has progressed to the point that I took a piece of newspaper and taped it across the bottom of the screen. Much easier to watch a game that way. The only drawback is that it also covers up Tivo's timeline bar
5. If the Rangers could play the Angels more often, Napoli's average would be through the roof!
5a. You know what Mama would say about LA's team..."The Angels are the devil!" (I think she would have also said that about the old Devil Rays)

Triple Fake Bobbie Boucher

Anonymous said...

No It took him 2 hours to figure out that some one switched the thermostat to heat instead of Cool...

Anonymous said...

Is today's RTG a cutter? I've never seen stretchmarks on legs that were horizontal.

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:36 - My ears hear Tom Grieve say, "a swing and a miss." Not that my ears are infallible.... but could that be what he is saying?

Anonymous said...

Just to stir the pot, I want to point out the hypocracy of religous zealots. I was working in a 504 room hotel during the early 90's which rented 95% of its rooms to the attendees of the Southern Baptist Convention. Turned out to be the highest "In-room" alcohol sales in the history of the hotel and also the lowest for our bar.

Anonymous said...

No "Glory Hole" comments

DF J Jones

Darrel said...

Troll Alert: Heavy troll activity spotted at several time slots. Mostly harmless. You know who you are.

Disclaimer: Comfortable with 'takes one to know one'.

Anonymous said...

Rage - She's got em on her what- nots too.

Anonymous said...

I had the same issue with my A/C last night. It was caused by the power surges that we had in our area... Yes, I live pretty much around the corner from you.

Anonymous said...

Daddy milk- eeww.

Anonymous said...

Who IS Barry Green?

Anonymous said...

How about a pic of some nice man-meat like Matthew Mc or Ryan Reynolds for the gayz?
Give us a shout out and throw us a (figurative of course) bone!


Rage

Anonymous said...

Hey Wordbile
Without blaming the "liberal" media or adding a "Yeah, but remember when Obama said...", how do you feel Mitt handled himself overseas. Did he leave any country on a good note?

Anonymous said...

I received an email from a friend this morning: Vote for Cruz today. Vote for Dewhurst tomorrow.
re: former Presidents at the respective party conventions: that's a "party cultural" difference that has long existed. The only former R I remember being mentioned much is Reagan, and only then after a number of years. D's are still allowing Carter to be involved. Mind boggling.

Anonymous said...

12:30, he is the only cool thing in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

"Who IS Barry Green?"

Is he a more enviromentally-concerned Barry White?

Anonymous said...

11:37, that's no pot you're stirring, it's just the way things are in the south.

How do you keep a Baptist from drinking all of your booze at your party?

Invite another Baptist.

Rage

wordkyle said...

12:34 - Why are you afraid of comparisons to Obama?

Triple Fake... said...

@ 11:13 -
"a swing and a miss" sounds like a cliche from the '40s. I doubt many TV announcers use that phrase during a game. Could your ears possibly be attached to one of those 90 year-old fans TAG is always giving a birthday shout-out to?
Yeah, I ended that sentence with a preposition, which is what started this conversation...so what?
I wouldn't stake any bets on my hearing abilities either, but I'm sure he's been using the phrase I cited. It's been kind of bugging me for the past few months every time he says it.

Anonymous said...

triple fake said...
"2. During any at-bat, Albert Pujols' tongue will hang out of his mouth like an incontinent little Pekingese sitting on an old rich lady's lap"

TOO FUNNY!!
uncle wally

Wordkyle, Better question.
Why are you afraid to mention Romney without any menton of Obama?

Anonymous said...

Rage, this proves you are a homo. Or at least a male who's never been close to a hawt woman who spray tanned herself.

Anonymous said...

Play Dead
Northern Pacific
Grace

Anonymous said...

"Who IS Barry Green?"

He's a member of the Peewee Football Hall of Fame, for sure.

He was also known as the most eligible bachelor from Robinhood Lane in Bport, TX, until he messed that scene up by getting married.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Green...allegedly.(Shout out to your bro...the Club is in the house!)

Contrary to popular belief, he was not asked to be a "little person" on the remake of The Wizard of Oz. He actually tried out for a part but was turned away for being too short.

Defender of the common man...however that is defined.

Slum lord.

An uncle.

A flower killer...(rest in peace, tulips)

A savior to lost puppies.(cats are on their own, buddy)

Tickethead.

Cowboy fan.

He has run with the Bulls.(Ok, it was in Bport, not Pamplona but hey.....it counts)

Other than that, I know nothing about him.

Double Fake John Edward

PS...I'm getting a very strong sensation on this one...does the name "Wordkyle" mean anything to anyone on this blog?

Anonymous said...

In regards to your upcoming Mexican drug story:

Tell it to Candance (Crazy Texas Mommy) and let her write it for you. It will be a lot more entertaining and have fewer grammar/punctation/spelling errors.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

I wonder if she's ever seen Moby Dick up close.

Anonymous said...

Or at least a male who's never been close to a hawt woman who spray tanned herself.


Or former fatties, like her.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I wonder of Rage was from Rhome if he would go by Rhage.(?)

wordkyle said...

Sorry, UW, the OP tried to phrase his question to receive only the answer he wanted. He wouldn't like such answers as "In Israel, Romney recognized Jerusalem as its capital (Israel's position) which then-candidate Obama also did in 2008. However, Obama's White House now contradicts Romney's statement (taking the Palestinian position that Jerusalem is disputed territory.)" The media and 12:34 would like to call Romney's comment a "gaffe," and disregard Obama's previous opinion. Romney's position compared to Obama's gives it context.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed no one has pointed out Barry's unnecessary use of an apostrophe to indicate possession not plural without the apost in his comment "...but you guy's realize...." Who was his English teacher in B'port?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Obama will declare victory for the US in the Olympics.(?)

Anonymous said...

Also from 10 years ago you said, "As crazy as it sounds, I think the American public will become bored with the events in Afghanistan." Did anyone think we'd still be there 10 years later?

Anonymous said...

3:15

Oh wait... was she a great big fat person?

Double Fake Jame Gumb

Anonymous said...

12:34 and 2:23 (UW)
I don't know about the "afraid" part, but how 'bout, because they are the 2 names that will be on the ballot for POTUS? And who among us would be interested in either one of them if that were not the case?

Anonymous said...

The Rangers picked up Ryan Dempster. The will make it to the Super Bowl for sure now.

Double Fake Pamela Anderson

Anonymous said...

Dear Newark & Alvord,
Thank you for helping my image.
Signed,
DF Rhome Rhage

Anonymous said...

Glad you mentioned the County Surveyor's position. Please be informed before making any decisions to the fate of this office. It is more valuable to the citizens of Wise County than people realize. Please visit www.facebook.com/WiseCountySurveyor for information about the history of the county surveyor and its role in protecting the cadastral system of Wise County.