Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Caution: It is the beating that is April Fool's Day. 
  • So the Rangers gave up an opening day record for them of 14 runs, combined with the Phillies to give up 24 runs -- almost a major league record, and the game took over three and a half hours. And we get 161 more of them. 
  • It's hard to believe The Ballpark is 20 years old. I went there for its first "open house" before a game was played there. 
  • Yeah, we got the Beagle back to its owner. We probably would have kept it before we would take it to a shelter. 
  • If you ever wondered what it's like to go to a soccer game in Europe (stay with me here), you should take a listen to the Ticket's Bob Sturm on this podcast.  He's been to multiple games and makes it sound like attending an NFL game is like going to the opera in comparison. 
  • Ouch! The Angels hitting coach broke his femur of the ceremonial first pitch. 
  • I keep hearing a radio commercial for the band Boston coming to the Allen Events Center in June. But their lead singer committed suicide in 2007.
  • Is Syria still having a civil war? It dominated the news and now we hear nothing about it. 
  • "Forestburg woman wanted by Crime Stoppers." I assume she no longer lives in Forestburg because it would be really hard to hide in Forestburg. 
  • The Morning News has a story about elevated levels of cancer in Forestburg possibly related to fracking. Well, maybe.  It's the most confusing story ever -- see the third paragraph here
  • The Decatur Main Street website has some pretty cool old photo's of the courthouse square -- one of them is a movie marquee advertising the movie "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now". I'd never heard of the movie but since it was released in 1947, it does give us a time stamp for the photos. 
  • "FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting 'Ft. Hood-inspired jihad'".  Both Hal Jay and Brian Estridge said on WBAP this morning, in all seriousness, that the military should never recruit anyone named "Mohammed". 
  • Barring a last minute resolution, I'm out of pocket today trying a State Jail Felony case. (Some of you will know how crazy that sounds.)