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Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • For some reason I watched the San Antonio/Miami game last night even though I constantly rant about how I hate the NBA. Verdict: That was fantastic. That was epic. 
  • It was funny to go back and see all the tweets and Facebook posts by Spurs fans celebrating the certainly-sure-to-happen-championship when San Antonio was up 5 with 28 seconds left.
  • Mrs. LL is on her way to Garner State Park to visit with some of her family.  It looks pretty cool.
  • That DirectTV ad of the lawyer's house exploding because of an angry ex-client seems to cross the line. (I just saw it for the first time last night but apparently it has been around since 2012.)
  • Another ad thought: Any one catch the Beats Pill speaker ad from Radio Shack mimicking the Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" video? I'm so proud that I understood everything from the music video (shocking on youtube for a while) to the subtlety of the speaker size. 
  • Richie Whitt's RAGE autopsy Part III. This one is long and I'll read every word. (He'll be on Mike Doocy's sports show on Sunday night to talk about the series.)
  • The U.S. said it would have peace talks with the Taliban within days and now news comes they just killed four U.S. soldiers with a rocket strike. 
  • Do kids still have to pass a driver's test with a trooper/grader in the car with them before they get their license? Where is this done in Decatur? When I took mine, they had the parallel parking cones up by the old Decatur College building. 
  • I remember to this day that after I attempted my parallel parking part of the test the trooper turned to me and said, "Why don't you try that again." He still gave me a passing grade. 
  • I had heard about the protests in Brazil, but when I saw this picture my jaw dropped. That's a lot of people. That a pretty unstable environment for the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016.
  • An 11th grader in Dallas was sentenced to 30 years in prison for statutory rape (underage sex regardless of consent.)  When the case was reversed for a new sentencing hearing, the  Dallas DA's office decided to simply free him because they thought the prior sentence was too harsh. That office is famous for helping to free wrongfully convicted individuals. But this is the first time I've seen them free a guilty man simply because they disagreed with a prior sentence. 
  • UTA was shut down shortly after 8:00 a.m. this morning after reports of a man heading to campus with a gun.
  • Bridgeport passed an ordinance last night prohibiting "dumpster diving." That was a problem?