Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Mrs. LL found a lost dog yesterday -- it had a collar but no tags. She took it to the vet and no chip was found. Sigh.  On a long shot, I pulled up CraigsList last night to look under lost/found and, with the first click, boom! Found him! I felt like I had just won big at a slot machine. Her owners came over and picked him up in thirty minutes. But get this: They weren't the owners. They were dog-sitters. (Apparently very bad dog sitters.) 
  • I'm not making this up: I just looked at my Twitter feed and she found another one this morning. 
  • "If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I'll move to the other side of the street." - Mark Cuban.  Yeah, it's a little out of context, but The Smartest Man In The Room is going to receive lots of blowback today. 
  • Remember the Texas Supreme Court Justice whose tweeting I find a little odd? Here's and example from last night: "♫ Hey I just met you /and this is crazy / But here's my judicial philosophy / So RT me maybe. ♫" It just weird. 
  • "The tea party is running the state. This is not an election about issues. This is an election about our side versus their side, 'our' Republicans versus 'their' Republicans. In other words, it's the Republican civil war." - Texas Monthly on the worst primary season in history
  • All Ten of the thirteen American Idol winners have been from the South. 2002: Kelly Clarkson-Texas, 2003: Ruben Studdard-Alabama, 2004: Fantasia Barrino-North Carolina, 2005: Carrie Underwood-Oklahoma, 2006: Taylor Hicks-Alabama, 2009: Kris Allen-Arkansas, 2011: Scotty McCreary-North Carolina, 2012: Phillip Phillips-Georgia, 2013: Candice Glover-South Carolina, 2014: Caleb Johnson-North Carolina. What does that mean? I'm not sure.
  • Soccer referee is a "Hey, Now."
  • I missed Sarah Palin on Hannity last night. If it's online, I'll find it. It's a borderline train wreck every time. 
  • The Ticket had a World War II veteran on this morning and Gordon Keith asked the guy, somewhat inappropriately, "Do you remember the first guy you shot?" He answered but he had a hard time doing so. I learned that the hard way a long time ago: The old vets don't like talking about that. I suspect the newer ones don't either. 
  • "Slidell High School junior Morgan Barnes clinched a bronze finish in computer applications at the UIL 1A Academic State Meet Wednesday." In all seriousness, does anyone know what's involved in that competition? I'd really like to know.
  • Golf fans only: How did this occur in 2010 between Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus and no one has ever seen it until this week?