12.14.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • The "Elf On The Shelf" has made an appearance at the house. I had never heard of this thing/concept until a couple of years ago, and the book I read last night (which I believe it is based upon) was copyrighted in 2005. Is it that recent?
  • He was up on a ledge this morning about 12 feet high. This whole concept kind of creeps me out. It feels more like Chuckie instead of an elf.
  • The dress code for the club that Josh Brent was in before the fatal crash is unusual. I support the "no Ed Hardy shirts" but the code for women seems pretty strict for the club scene. And, of course, I know club scenes.
  • I would support a "no Ed Hardy shirts" policy for the planet Earth.
  • Up at the courthouse yesterday, I heard someone mention they had received duplicate charges for a credit card transaction at Walmart. I looked at the bagofnothing.com blog this morning and he mentioned he had been double charged there as well. What's going on?
  • Mitt Romney's "47 Percent" gaffe tops Time's Top Ten Quotes of the Year
  • The "no parole" aspect for the Continuous Sexual Abuse law in addition to the 25 year minimum is truly insane. Those that practice criminal law understand this, but it's almost impossible to get the public to agree unless a specific case were to be analyzed. 
  • Fox 4's Clarice Tinsley really irritates me. 
  • The Ranger's first home game next year will see Josh Hamilton return as a member of the Los Angeles Angels. The boos will come pouring down. I think. 
  • Who would have the lower SAT score: Josh Hamilton or Dez Bryant?
  • The Freshman-In-The-House has to read Animal Farm for school. I kind of want to read it since it's been decades since I last have. I might actually understand it this time. 
  •  But I did remember and proclaimed in the house, "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." I got a lot of stares.
  • How many people attend a function for the Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society? Seriously.
  • Saw someone comment to the effect of, "The less you are attached to things the less suffering you will have when those things change."  
  • I don't know deer, but that looks like a big deer shot in Wise County.



29 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
1 out of 5
No comment

Middle
1 out of 5
Not Good

Right
1 out of 5
Not good

Very bad start to my day.....

Anonymous said...

"no Ed Hardy shirts"
Kinda defeats your Man Love for Ritchie Whitt????

Anonymous said...

Lighter Fluid works great on Elf on A Shelf

The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society is actually a fairly vibrant groop. Last time I went there were between 15 & 20.

Tough to follow up yesterday's RTG trio, and these girls ain't even close.

Anonymuos said...

Who would have the lower SAT score: Josh Hamilton or Dez Bryant?

What was your SAT score? Don't lie.

Anonymous said...

Bacon..you just go get you some popcorn and I'll take care of this.

Anonymous said...

Fox 4's Clarice Tinsley really irritates me.

ME TOO!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

re: Elf on Shelf -- A very old, traditional German/Scandinavian folk tale that was captured in the 2005 book. We did elf on the shelf years ago with our child. Amazingly, the elf we used looked pretty much like the one that is sold today.
What goes around comes around...

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the "no parole" aspect for the Continuous Sexual Abuse law being analyzed, a perfect case to study would be the 189 criminal complaints that have been filed against the Los Angeles school system that no one in the liberal media is talking about. I wonder why that is? Get on it Skippy!

Anonymous said...

I saw where "Lincoln" nabbed 7 Golden Globe nominations. Lincoln up to now hadn't done well in the theater.

Anonymous said...

Clarice makes over 300 thousand dollars a year to read a teleprompter. Remind you of anyone else?

Anonymous said...

What is a "liberal media"? Is that a purveyor of information who thinks about what they say as opposed to the conservative ones who just say the same thing over and over? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

The Walmart website was reportedly down for quite awhile yesterday. Perhaps the duplicated charges are related. Maybe the Mayan calendar doesn't predict the end of the earth; maybe it predicts the end of Wally World.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I agree with you on the sexual abuse thing. Just medically castrate them and set them free. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Nice shelf on that middle elf.
No one will care about Hamiliton
after the All Star Break.
Is it union thugs or union goons?
Nothing on them trashing some
old dude's hot dog stand? Classy

Anonymous said...

That definitely is a big buck deer for Wise County, both in antler size and in actual body size too. Looks more like one shot up in a northern state.

Those that commit sexual abuse crimes against children need to be locked up for life, or at least a minimum of 25 years. Good law!

HarveyLee said...

I have no idea who Ed Hardy is/was/wants to be.
Is he/she a designer, pro athlete, or maybe a space visitor?

Anonymous said...

perhaps the worst girls ever posted here. You've lost a voyeur....

Anonymous said...

With estate taxes going to 55%
and the exemption dropping to
one million, remember to kill
off those aging relatives before
the new year.

Anonymous said...

I was just telling my coworkers a while ago that the elf on the shelf sounded creepy in an alive doll chuckie kind of way. I totally agree with you!

Anonymous said...

10:05

No, that is not an accurate definition of "a liberal media". Not even close.
Just answering.

Anonymous said...

The truth when told is not a gaffe....100% of the time. Romney was exactly right...and it will only get worse as we all go down the tube together with this ridiculous burden of debt and freebies.

Anonymous said...

RTG: YUCK!! I hate barflies!

Anonymous said...

I like hangin out at the Mineral and Fossil club.It's a good place to get your rocks off.

Anonymous said...

If you point to the general concept of us trying to prove that we're tough on crime by increasing the penalties, and putting determinate sentencing, then yes, I agree that we're being dumb.

If you're saying that Continuous Sexual Abuse Of Young Child Or Children is bad law because it demands that a person convicted has to do a real, honest-to-Gawd 25-to-life, then I disagree. There are crimes for which we lock people up, and throw away the key. The State Of Texas is willing to foot the bill for this.

Maybe you don't remember talking to victims.

Some of us do, and have the criminal justice education and experience to challenge your claim that it's insane.

--EmmGee

Anonymous said...

We don't need Unions, only more walmart's and low wages. I

Anonymous said...

The deer is held much closer to the camera, using a long depth of field focus. Thus you get a forced perspective, like these.

Anonymous said...

These RTGs are better than some lately. Skippy Bubear BG is in full on bit mode. Maybe it's a phase.

Anonymous said...

Romney hates the middle class people. Especially Wise County type.

Anonymous said...

Thanks goodness that deer was "taken"....it was really getting dangerous out there in the pastures and woodlands; and thank goodness there are big brave men with guns to keep us safe from the vicious deer.