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12.26.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • A decent snow falling on Christmas Day in Wise County was a sight to behold. Absolutely picture perfect.
  • And as much as we dog on weatherman, it was about ten days ago they predicted the possibility of snow on Christmas. I find that amazing. 
  • At my parents house yesterday, I found a few rolls of developed 8 mm home movies from 1957. Now I'm going to try and find a place that can convert fragile film to a DVD. This could be incredible.
  • I also found this camera (close if not exact) that took those movies. It was basically in pristine condition. (Compare that to a movie shot on your phone and this mini projector connected to it as reviewed by the NY Times.)
  • I've been tormented by the worst dreams lately. Incredibly intensive. A theme of losing everything. It's bad enough to consider going through some type of sleep study.
  • I turned on the TV early this morning expecting to see traffic carnage but there wasn't much going on.
  • Django Unchained, released on Christmas Day, doesn't seem to be the "feel good movie of the year" but it does look bizarrely good. 
  • Character actor Charles Dunning died over the weekend. For those O Brother Where Art Thou? fans, he's the guy who uttered the line, "Is you is, or is you ain't, my constituency?" while playing Gov. Pappy O'Daniel.
  • Alabama dad gets tickets for National Championship Game for Christmas. What's not to like about his reaction?
  • Mrs. LL saw about five minutes of Caddyshack as I forced her to be introduced to Bill Murray's character Carl. She actually laughed when he explained his new grass he had developed to Chevy Chase but also added, "I can hardly understand a word he is saying."
  • Sad news of the passing of Wise County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Bo Wright. I heard in the courtroom about three weeks ago that he had been diagnosed with cancer with only weeks to live. I couldn't believe it then. I believe it now. What a horrible disease. It's never a fair fight. 

37 comments:

Hank the Cow-god said...

I can't think of nuthin' to say. I think I miss 2012 already. Or I juat need a beer

Anonymous said...

Charles Durning was a hoot as Governor in the movie Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Still chuckle at his dance around the Texas Capitol rotunda. Little did I know that Rick Perry would use that characterization as his guide when elected to the real thing.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Another shooting using the same type rifle as at the school. Shooter was a convict and had this gun. Obviously he had gun illegally. Just too many guns that are too easy to get by unstable/insane people.

Anonymous said...

You should go through an unwanted divorce at the hands of one of your blood thirsty colleagues and you will have the opportunity to live out your nightmare.

I still say there should be a season on lawyers just like deer, turkey and dove. You bast%#ds need to be thinned out at least once a year.

Anonymous said...

Go here and read about why a person has recurring dreams. Maybe you can figure out why you have them.

http://www.dream.net.au/library/recurring_dreams.cfm

Anonymous said...

That is Charles Durning, not Dunning.

Anonymous said...

Contact Wolf Camera. I've had good experience with them in the past. I didn't convert film to digital with them. However, they should be able to do it or recommend a company who can. Good luck!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
I am just going to pick out my favorite.

Second from the left
4.6 out of 5
HOT HOT

GJ BG.

Anonymous said...

Costo did a great job with our 1960 movies recently.

Anonymous said...

8:58,
If I knew who you were I would put out an alert to law enforcement that you are the next possible shooter and should be locked up asap.

Scott said...

Such great words about Bo Wright. He was a truly special person and I had the pleasure of knowing him.

You are right. Cancer is never a fair fight. Have lost too many friends and family members to the disease.

Anonymous said...

Awww...did somebody get dumped this year? Wonder why? You sound like such a treat.

Anonymous said...

rtgs looking mighty firm, maybe it is the cold...

Anonymous said...

Dream about losing everything?
Waking up to four more years of
Obama?

Anonymous said...

LOL your dreams could be based on the fact that you voted for the left and now subconsciously you realize it was a huge mistake.

DF Clark Griswold said...

Looks a tit nipley

Triple Fake... said...

a sextet of snow bunnies - nice!

A sleep study will only study your sleep, not what's going on inside your tortured brain while you're asleep. Sounds like you need a therapist - or a priest, to hear your confession. If dreams are haunting you that badly, you may need to clear a guilty conscience (the holiday is over, pal. Get back to your whipping post)

You might get a reprieve though, if you can convert just one female to the Church of Caddyshack. But don't fixate on just Carl - there's also Ty and Al, and of course, the greatness of Judge Smails. "Wel-l-l-l-l-l-l-l, we're waiting!"

Charles Durning wasn't just a great character actor. He was a decorated veteran of D-Day and beyond, earning three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. That's more than enough to be remembered for
You could borrow a line of his for the blog: "We ain't one-at-a-timin' here. We're mass communicatin'!"

Triple Fake Pappy O'Dan'l

Anonymous said...

The traffic carnage all happened last night and was cleared up by around 2:00am.

Anonymous said...

8:58 - Git your ass dumped did ya?

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Charles Durning and Ossie Davis always were the highlights of the National Memorial Day Concert. They are missed.

"Shake a leg, Junior! Thank God your mammy died givin' birth. If she'd have seen you, she'd have died o' shame."

- TF Pappy O'Daniel



el chupacabra said...

"Is you is, or is you ain't, my constituency?"

It wasn't he what uttered this line but another character actor Wayne Duvall playing Homer Stokes.

Anonymous said...

I went to the police academy with Bo. We called him Pork and Provisions because he drove a panel truck with that printed on the side. He was doing what he wanted to do and I cannot think of a better way to live.

Anonymous said...

If you steal a car and plow into a family, do we blame the automaker? Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

8:58, His first weapon of choice to kill his grandmother was a hammer. They still haven't concluded if it was an assault hammer or not. The head of the National Hammer Association is being very quite on the subject for some reason.

Anonymous said...

I spent a couple of days in your fair county last week. Decatur is bigger than I remembered. Still a nice part of the state, though. You'd never know how much latent racism and bigotry was running around just by looking.

Rage

Anonymous said...

we mainly hate niggers,queers and messkins in the wc..

Anonymous said...

We don't advertise our racism and bigotry like liberal weenies.

Anonymous said...

12:51 and others who attempt to make silly analogies - try this one: since most mass murders are committed by males, let's outlaw males.

See how stupid the false equivalence is? And by extension, how stupid those making the statements are.

Anonymous said...

We are not half as racist as we would like you to think we are Rage. ;) Get a grip, it's the internet for heaven sakes!

Anonymous said...

3:36, Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with the concept of pointing out absurdity with absurdity.

Anonymous said...

constitchensee

Anonymous said...

2:17 is from out of state.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you why you're having such nightmares,BG. You are happy! You are finally enjoying the fruits of family existance that is your own. Welcome to the reality of responsibility due to love!
Keep your wife happy, enjoy the heck out of the kids and even the family pets. You are in Utopia and you don't have to lose it. Rest easy. Happy for you!

Anonymous said...

I think 3:36 fully understood the absurity of the analogy and others used in the gun argument.

Anonymous said...

I'm just now reading this one day late.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but this picture is a repeat, although I grant it was posted back in 2010 or so.

The Jackal

Anonymous said...


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a man opened fire in a San Antonio movie theater parking lot, wounding one person before an officer shot him inside the theater.

Continue reading
Bexar (bayr) County sheriff's spokesman Louis Antu says the incident started about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when the man fired shots inside a nearby restaurant. It's not clear what led to the shooting.

Antu says the man headed toward the theater and shot a male in the lot. The age and condition of the victim wasn't immediately known, but Antu says his injuries did not appear life-threatening.

The gunman entered the theater. Antu says the man fired a shot but struck no one. An off-duty sheriff's deputy working security then shot the gunman.

The suspect was taken to a hospital and not immediately charged.

You didn't hear about this on CNN, not a big enough body count, due to an Deputy working security, thank God.

Anonymous said...

You can buy a working projector on Ebay for cheap then project the film onto a screen or even a clean flat wall and use a video camera to record the projected image. A lot of places actually do it that way now instead of running the film through a converter machine. Makes for a fun weekend project.