The Campaign For DA

11.15.2013

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Saw most of Killing Kennedy last night. Rob Lowe as JFK? OK. Not bad. Overall, I really liked it, but it also felt like reading Cliff Notes instead of the novel. (Does anyone know what Cliff Notes are any more?)
  • Random odd thought: What ever happened to iron lungs?
  • Another JFK documentary I saw last night was one on CBS Sports, Marching On: 1963 Army-Navy Remembered, about the decision to play the Army/Navy game after the President's assassination. Fantastic. Four things: (1) The Army quarterback interviewed for the show looked and sounded so much like Dick Cheney that I actually thought it was Dick Cheney, (2) footage of Roger Staubach playing reminded me of Johnny Manziel, (3) the last play of the game was beyond wheels off - I'm trying to find a video of it - so much happened, and (4) It used to be commonplace to see a quarterback get an official timeout if the crowd was so loud that the team couldn't hear the snap count. When did that end? 
  • I saw the story of how the Star-Telegram will now be printed at a plant owned by the Dallas Morning News but I missed this last sentence: "More than 75 full-time and 200 part-time employees in the Star-Telegram production operation will lose their job when the transition occurs in early 2014."
  • I've always hated Star Wars and I finally figured out why: R2D2 and C3PO. Those guy irritated me to no end. 
  • UT is in big trouble in light of the lawsuit filed by women's track and field coach Beverly Kearney. If I understand it correctly, she was forced to resign after having an affair with a student. Meanwhile, football offensive coordinator Major Applewhite, who also had an affair with a student, remains on staff. 
  • I'll be stunned if the Star-Telegram doesn't run something about the judge chastising the jury about a not guilty verdict that I wrote about yesterday.  I've been in the law business for over 25 years, and I've never seen anything like it. 
  • Random obscure local traffic note: The road striping under 287 on FM 730 by James Wood Motors is dangerous. You have vehicles traveling 40 mph in opposite directions who both have the right to simultaneously go into a "left turn only" lane. It's a recipe for head-on collisions. 
  • BagofNothing guy and I both posted the Noah trailer and the Volvo commercial yesterday. I have no idea who did it first but it might have been almost simultaneous. We think oddly alike. 
  • "If you look down on me because I'm young I'm going to look down on you for being ignorant.....and I'll still respect you." - Tweet last night from Uncle Nate (the college dropout spare who hangs with Johnny Manziel as his pseudo manager).   Now that's an example of passive-aggressive.  
  • My favorite Gordon Keith bit: The Ed Carter Sports Line.
  • My favorite mayor: Toronto's Rob Ford. (You can Google him and have high entertainment. That man is full throttle.)
  • Amazon leased a 1.1 million foot warehouse on 68 acres near Haslet for 15 years. Now a pension fund has bought the property. And I get nervous about buying a dishwasher. 
  • Hey, that ID theft suspect pictured in the Update is wearing an Evil Empire shirt.