Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I was completely off the grid when the Zimmerman verdict came down which is frustrating because I would have loved to have watched it live. 
  • I read an old Rolling Stones article about the 1979 concert of The Who which left eleven people dead from a stampede/crushing crowd.  A similar tragedy got so close to happening in 1989 when the Rolling Stones came to the Cotton Bowl. Everyone was forced through one gate and the concourse turned into a sea of people packed like sardines. It was scary. I was there. (But the only press I saw about it was one Letter to the the Editor.) 
  • In those situations, it normally is not people being trampled to death but instead bodies are forced so tightly together that people force air in and out of their lungs. (I did a quick Google search and was shocked to see this list of deaths from "stampedes" in the 21st Century.)
  • Jordan Spieth, 19, became the youngest player to win a PGA event in over 80 years. And I didn't see a second of it. (Now he's qualified for this week's British Open as he scrambles to get over there.)
  • I can't imagine the Feds going after Zimmerman. 
  • From Random Thoughts in April of last year: "There are still more facts to learn, but I'm thinking the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case has bitten off more than she can chew."
  • Johnny Football may have had a hangover and got kicked out of a football camp. It will be fascinating to see whether or not he implodes this Fall. 
  • Official Liberally Lean MLB player Chris Davis is now at 37 home runs after hitting four consecutive home runs in his last four games. 
  • We had a record "low high" yesterday of 81 degrees and that occurred at 12:01 a.m. 
  • I watched, again, most of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind this weekend with a twist -- This time I had Mrs. LL explain to me what the heck was going on.
  • Very shocking motorcycle death: A guy in Maine was trying to break the speed record when he lost control at 285 miles per hour. 
  • I watched the pilot of The Bridge on FX over the weekend. Verdict: This has huge potential. (It's a crime drama about Juarez and El Paso.)  And the chief cop in it is none other that Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.