2.18.2013

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • For some reason I read an article about the assassination of Robert Kennedy this weekend. I had no idea that NFL star Rosie Grier was the first one to get to Sirhan Sirhan after he open fire. 
  • Per the Update, Rhome has a "Full Armor Biker Church"?
  • Explain this to me: NFL commission Robert Goodell made more than $29 million from the NFL in 2011. 
  • I finally saw Mumford and Sons this weekend when I recorded VH1's Top Twenty Countdown. I'm not sure what I think. They aren't bad but they sure are over-singers. 
  • The prisoner on the run in Grapevine was shot and killed this weekend. The cops justification for the killing? He was armed with "sticks". It was an unnecessary killing by the police that no one will care about. 
  • Mrs. LL eats the potato skin of her baked potato. That's weird, right?
  • Saturday Night Live had a shocking skit this weekend which was a biblical take off of Django Unchained.
  • Danica Patrick won the pole position for Daytona. That is absolute and definitive proof that NASCAR drivers are not athletes. 
  • Mindy McCready dead of suicide at 37. Her wheels have been off for a long, long time. 
  • Mrs. LL and the girls watched a coming of age movie called Sleepover this weekend.  For a movie I would have never have watched five years ago, I was teary eyed by the end of it. 
  • Nothing like spending a Saturday afternoon watching a cup stacking competition.
  • Channel 11: "Good Deed By Boyd Girls Gets Noticed"
  • How in the world could the Die Hard sequel win at the box office this weekend?




59 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is my favorite part of the potato, but with a1!

Anonymous said...

Mindy McCready dead of suicide at 37. Her wheels have been off for a long, long time.

She just went from a 'want to do' to a MUST DO!

EllieGee said...

The skins are yummy! (At home....provided you have scrubbed them properly)! I'm with the Misus on this one!

Anonymous said...

Don't want this posted just mentioned later I set the over under on Danica got the pole jokes at 10 comments. Based on the level of refinement of LL readers including myself I'll take over.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the big deal is about Danica Patrick. It isn't like it's the first time I have seen a woman on a pole?

And I heard the police recording from Grapevine and it went like this.

" KA-POW ... (5 second pause) ... Drop the stick !!"

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
1 out of 5
terrible

Right
4 out of 5
HOT HOT.

GJ BG!!!

Anonymous said...

The Die Hard was super violent......it was fun, and I loved every minute of it.

Between your uncertainty about this movie and your support of Obama, I have to question your man credentials, Barry.

The Jackal

Anonymous said...

BG, you're forgetting the escapee was "unarmed" when he almost killed a cop. He made his feelings pretty clear how he felt about incarceration and cops. It doesn't take a whole lot of guessing to figure out what he was going to try to do.

Anonymous said...

The Florida inmate was guilty of not only aggravated contempt of cop but assault on one. He was Hispanic and had been convicted of a sex crime. There was essentially a 100% chance he was going to die.
If he had surrendered very publicly, on video and with at least a dozen witnesses he might have stood a chance but it would still be very iffy.

Anonymous said...

Full armor biker church in Rhome? It's known to the locals as Rhome City Hall!

Katy Anders said...

Lots of people like Mumford & Sons. I don't get it. They make me want to jab pens into my ears.

Normally, aren't the songs by the bands that the rabble is listening to at least CATCHY?

Anonymous said...

Roger Goodell not Robert

Anonymous said...

He was a convicted prisoner. Escapees are shot. That is why they have the guard towers around prisons.. so they can can shoot them when they try to escape.

HarveyLee said...

Let us see now: you like, " Sleepover " and not. "Die Hard, etc."
no comment

Anonymous said...

RTG's : Beat. Real beat.

Potato : I always heard the skin is the best for you.

Convict : Obviously, Grapevine PD needs a tricked out, mobile command center / urban assault, laser guided satellite missile launcher, SWAT team deployment RV. Maybe the High Sherrif can pimp that baby out to other agencies!!!

Anonymous said...

You killed the scientific side of my over under now all your followers will just sit silent in their trailer house biting their lip

Anonymous said...

BG, before you make a comment that NASCAR drivers are not athletes, go to Texas Motor Speedway and drive one the cars. I would like see you try it before you make a comment like that. I don't care what people say drivers are athletes just like any stupid football or baseball player is.

Anonymous said...

Unnecessary killing? Are you kidding. That man was desperate and had to be shot down. He could have done damage without sticks..he was a mad dog that did not want to go to prison. I am all for cops to shoot first and ask questions later. Guarantee you somebody would have ended up with sticks in their eyes..I would rather he be dead than one of our officers blinded by a mad dog.

Anonymous said...

I love the potato skin if I know I washed it, but not usually in a restuarant.

Anonymous said...

I never heard of Mindy McCready. Another lost soul.

Anonymous said...

I first started eating the skin of the potato when I was pregnant and have ever since. It is where all the vitamins are. I especially love it when the outside is salted like at red lobster!

Anonymous said...

berry, u should have had the escaped convict over fer a sleepover with ur fam.

Anonymous said...

When the prisoner originally escaped in Grapevine, he was armed with "eyeglasses." He might have been able to inflict just as much damage with his "sticks" as he was with his "eyeglasses."

Anonymous said...

The prisoner on the run in Grapevine was shot and killed this weekend. The cops justification for the killing? He was armed with "sticks". It was an unnecessary killing by the police that no one will care about.

Houston has them beat--they shot a guy with no legs in a wheelchair who was waiving a ball point pen at them. Said they were "cornered" by the guy. I think he had only one arm, too.

Mrs. LL eats the potato skin of her baked potato. That's weird, right?

No.

Danica Patrick won the pole position for Daytona. That is absolute and definitive proof that NASCAR drivers are not athletes.

Don't tell wordy. I hear Danica's a conservative, and can see Russia from her back porch.

Mindy McCready dead of suicide at 37. Her wheels have been off for a long, long time.

And of course you mean that you feel sorry for her, just like they escaped prisoner...


Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:24. I did drive one last year at TMS. Was out there with only about five cars out there and did not get anywhere near the 170-180 the NASCAR guys do, and that was a workout just doing the three laps.

Can't imagine doing 500 miles with 42 other cars on the track!

Anonymous said...

Potato skins are a good source of potassium and magnesium. These minerals prevent leg cramps. Oh, and they also help prevent that big cramp in your chest. Get minerals in your diet or they will drip them in you when you arrive at the hospital with a heart attack.

Keith said...

If Mrs LL is weird for eating the potato skin then I'm weird as well. When I was a kid I was told it was full of vitamins and nutrients so I always ate it.

DF AJ Foyt said...

NASCAR is NOT a sport.
NASCAR drivers are NOT athletes.

"Turn Left!", exclaimed every NASCAR fan ever.

Anonymous said...

NASCAR "arranged" for her to get the pole for publicity. That's all she is - publicity. Any bets where she finishes this race? I'll bet worse than 10th. Athlete? Geeze.

Anonymous said...

That is just one more piece of crap out of this world that we have to support with our tax dollars. Or for some defense lawyer to put him back on the street. Hey he stabbed a cop with his eye glasses as far as I'm concerned he was armed with a stick it could be used as a deadly weapon. Good riddance to another human piece of waste we won't have to support. Good for the cop that shot him!

Anonymous said...

potato skins being healthy is an old wives tale and is simply not true. it is the protective covering and contains any toxins the potato comes in contact with during it's short lifespan.
any pesticides or herbicides used in cultivation of potatoes is filtered by the skin.
in other words, dont eat it.

Anonymous said...

Do not forget the upcoming DISD Board election.Recruit and vote if you want change.

DudeWithWater said...

It was an unnecessary killing by the police that no one will care about...You need to re-think that statement. If someone's ready to go all Rambo on my ass, I'm taking him out.

Anonymous said...

Try to eat the potato skin at sweetie pie's...

Anonymous said...

Lisa Blue does not eat Potato Skins

Anonymous said...

Don't eat the skin at Wendy's. I once bit a dirt clog.

Anonymous said...

RE: Die Hard Sequel

Just goes to prove that the American people will spend money to see a crappy movie as opposed to no movie at all.

Confederate Colonel Lingus said...

Most women peel the skin back, don't they?
I'm just sayin.

Anonymous said...

10:42 We need more people on the school board that will vote no to sports spending!

Anonymous said...

First, I'm glad they killed that POS escapee. Now I don't have to worry about him anymore and neither does any other citizen of Texas.

Second, that Saturday Night Live skit about Christ was disgusting to any Christian. Why don't they show some balls and do a skit about Mohammed. Oh that's right, they are afraid to because of brutal retaliation from Muslims!

Anonymous said...

Also needless was the convict's cowardly stabbing of the officer in the back of the head and neck, leaving him to die.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we love TV violence and movies full of mass killing. Wake up in the morning and it's kill, kill, kill, kill....what? There's been a shooting at a school? Why?

Ricardo Perry said...

I'm a life-long resident of Grapevine and am relieved the fugitive has been captured. Unfortunately, I agree that the use of deadly force might not be justified, but I'm more concerned with the arrogance of the Miami PD which contributed greatly to the fiasco. Had they followed procedure, which they have admitted to not doing so, we in Grapevine would not have been put through lock-downs and paranoia. Had it not been for Miami PD, we would have gone on normally with our lives.

Thanks Miami PD.

Anonymous said...

10:59...all the more reason eating establishments should avoid hiring hippies. No one should experience a mouthful of birkenstock.

Anonymous said...

hey DumbAz, I mean 9:22am

Grapevine already has one; if you watched the news like the rest of us, you would have seen it on there.

Idiot

Anonymous said...

The prisoner on the run in Grapevine was shot and killed this weekend. The cops justification for the killing? He was armed with "sticks". It was an unnecessary killing by the police that no one will care about"
Hum, let see, totality of circumstances?

Triple Fake... said...

Well, you've already gotten a load of comments on the escaped convict's death, including one who said he was guilty of "aggravated contempt of cop". Is that some sort of weird Florida law or do you know what the hell they're talking about? Commenter also said the escapee was Hispanic and convicted of a sex crime. Is that supposed to be a one-two punch of super evil or something? AND he's Hispanic? Better call up the National Guard!

You've also found out that lots of folks do eat the potato skin. And one person who says not to. I say go for it, so long as you wash it thoroughly. Wouldn't want to get one of those "dirt clogs".

I listened to the Ticket for only small bits this morning and I thought they went out of the way to avoid the Danica "sitting on the pole" comment. During the Tickers, anyway. Very common to use that phrase otherwise. They might have brought it up during a segment

While scrolling through the TV listings, I noticed that Sleepover movie. Just judging by the synopsis, I know there is no way I would want to watch it.
And your question about the popularity of the latest Die Hard? Well, I was bored enough to watch Battleship yesterday. Jeez! Who keeps thinking that Taylor Kitsch guy can act? (see: Savages - but don't watch it, because it's awful, and he's partly to blame) And the USS Missouri is decommissioned and a floating museum. There's no way it would have live ammunition onboard. And doubtful they would have any stored nearby, not the separate projectile/powder variety. Does any ship in our Navy even use that anymore?
It was simultaneously impressive/goofy. I think that might answer your question. Like I said here not too long ago - big name, F/X, 'splosions.
"A credible plot and decent acting are not necessary to get butts in the seats"

Triple Fake Ed Wood
(he might have said that at some point - you don't know!)

Anonymous said...

Don't some restraurants serve "Potato Skins" as appetizers?

Anonymous said...

A proffesional tone or a role model to the students.

Anonymous said...

McCarroll MS,
If you are going to take the time to address student dress code, make sure your front office gets the memo. The cheetah stretch pants and hooker heels are not professional attire.

Goober said...

Having been "off shore" for several weeks, I'm just curious. Did the Florida escapee turn to the cop and say,"What we have here is a failure to commmunicate" just before they blew him away?

Ratherbesailin' said...

Danica 196.434, Jeff 196.292. Danica was .142 mph faster than Jeff.
I don't think you could measure that with the old fashioned hand held stop watch.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like that Cuban reject brought a stick to a gunfight

Anonymous said...

Where are my clod hoppers...I need to go tater pick'n.

Anonymous said...

10:25

So you think in a timed event, a bunch of egotistical, ultra-competitive white guys, predominately from the South agreed to throw the qualifying session at the biggest race of the NASCAR season and the one event they ALL want to win just to let the one lady in the field win the pole and the extra bonus points that go with it?

You can't be serious!

Double Fake John McEnroe

Anonymous said...

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No..
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law

Anonymous said...

Never eat a potato that has eye growth on it.

Anonymous said...

I thought state law says law enforcement can use deadly force on an escaped prisoner - whether he is armed or not. Some civilians may not like the idea of that but I am sure the residents of Grapevine don't really care.

Anonymous said...

"And of course you mean that you feel sorry for her, just like they escaped prisoner..."

RTWY, 9:46.

BG, if you'll research Texas' PC Title 9, and then too look at the exceptions to Garner, you'll find that deadly force to apprehend an escaped prisoner are acceptable.

A "stick" could mean something like a sharpened pencil, or something like an axe handle. Either could constitute a deadly weapon. So you are in the heavy lakeside brush, with limited visibility, chasing an armed guy who has attempted to kill a cop, who is trying very hard to get away from you. You get the shot. You say that you don't think that it's appropriate to take the shot?

Consider that, if he escapes and hurts someone else (as he has hurt others in the past), you have to live with that.

There are times, sir, where you might want to turn off the attorney part of you, and be a human being. Cops have to. This isn't your case. It's not mine.

Also, notice how N. Texas cops did not go all L.A. cop, and start shooting at everyone who might possibly have been their fugitive.

--EmmGee