Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Barnes and Nobles in downtown Fort Worth is closing. I'm not sure there will be any physical book stores in a few years. 
  • "Hundreds" of Texas judges were evacuated at a judicial conference last week after a threatening note was found. The evacuation occurred in the last two hours of a week long conference -- I'm stunned "hundreds" were still there. 
  • Sports: (1) Everyone is freaking out about a Sports Illustrated five day report about corruption in the Oklahoma State football program. So far I haven't heard anything that we all didn't suspect was going on everywhere. Here's the cover of the new issue. Here's part one. (2) RG3 was awful in the first half last night but better in the second. Maybe not playing at all in the preseason wasn't a good idea after all. (3) Texas wasted another great pitching performance from Yu Darvish last night.  Since the ballpark opened, The Rangers have lost 16 games by a 1-0 score. Three of those are this season with Yu Darvish starting.
  • The President is backing off his desire to bomb Syria but is still going to address the nation tonight. What in the heck for? 
  • Had an appearance in the comments section yesterday by Double Fake Speaks Volumes Guy. That's funny. 
  • Jenny McCarthy was (awkwardly) interviewed by WBAP's Hal Jay and Brian Estridge this morning. Estridge asked if she still believes that her son was "cured" of autism. She says she has never used that word in any of the books or newspaper columns she has written. Once the interview was over, Estridge said, "She's said her son was cured of autism." He either wasn't listening or didn't have the courage to challenge her. 
  • Names on the North Texas delinquent tollway fare violators list: Dez Bryant ($162), Tony Romo ($1632), and Deion Sanders ($1035). When "fees" are added, they owe many times more than that. 
  • Miley Cyrus releases a new music video and she's even crazier than before. 
  • I've long been irritated about the cops/media using the term "person of interest" because it is just code for "suspect" with the hope that a defamation claim can be avoided if they are wrong. Now we've got a great example of Alan Mason who was named last week as a person of interest in a series of south Dallas rapes. Uh, he didn't do it
  • "As many suspected but few wanted to believe, the 'Worst Twerk Fail EVER' video that went viral last week—including airtime on ABC's The View, CBS' The Talk and countless others, along with more than 9 million views on YouTube at last count—was a hoax. Watch Jimmy Kimmel and stuntwoman Daphne Avalon [who were responsible for it] with the big reveal."