- If you get a chance to see either the President or Mitt Romney's comedy routines at the "Alfred E.Smith Dinner" last night, do so. Both guys were really, really funny. I actually stumbled upon it live and I had no idea what was going on when Romney zinged the President and then they cut to the President laughing.
- I stumbled upon Guys With Kids on NBC this week and it was absolutely awful. There are some comedy shows that seem written by really unfunny people. It's night and day when compared with "Modern Family" and the like.
- The district judge in cheerleader-religious-banner case yesterdat said the banners could stay. What did you expect in that small county? The judge was appointed by Rick Perry last year after trying to unseat the sitting district judge who thereafter died before his term expired. There's no way the new judge is angering the conservative voter base. That case needs to get in federal court.
- Before this week, the Northpark Mall area was getting a reputation for being dangerous despite being next to Highland Park. Two days ago, a lady was allegedly kidnapped from its parking lot, put in a trunk, and driven to Nacogdoches (see story below). And the murder/robbery at Shamrocks early yesterday morning occurred right across North Central Expressway from Northpark Mall.
- I didn't get a full physical yesterday, but the beginning of it has begun. It started off badly when I think I gave the nurse a heart attack when she saw my high blood pressure. Is 162/96 bad? Apparently so. I'm now on blood pressure medicine.
- In case you didn't see, they found the boy's body in Eagle Mountain Lake. Edit: Ugh. Wrong lake again.
- Tom Hanks dropped and F Bomb on Good Morning America this morning and was really embarrassed afterwards.
- Got a call from Citibank (my credit card company yesterday shortly after 5:00 p.m.) The computerized message said my account had been frozen until I called in because of possible fraudulent activity. I went on line and found a new charge of around $1,100 to woot.com out of Carrollton and a small $3.50 charge out of Canada. So I called and verified the woot charge was unauthorized -- the live person on the other end said it had been made at 5:03. No problems, they would reverse the charges. But one thing I didn't get an answer to: How in the world did the woot charge get flagged? I've had that card for over 15 years and have made purchases bigger than that without an issue. So how did they know there was something wrong with that one? Anyway, kudos to Citibank security.
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