The Campaign For DA

6.20.2014

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Jimmy Buffett played in Fort Worth last night. In the early 1990s, I proclaimed my head would explode if I ever heard Margaritaville again. He's like a musical demon to me who won't leave.
  • 193 pics in the Star-Telegram of the Miss Twin Peaks contest held in Dallas this week. (Ticket fans will see a familiar face on #84)
  • The O'Bannon vs. NCAA trial is going on and it is putting a huge and fresh spotlight on how crazy the current system is in allowing schools to exploit athletes.  The immense financial impact that RG3 was to Baylor, Johnny Football to the Aggies, or Vince Young to the Empire, yet none of those players could receive a dime. We'll look back one day and be in disbelief that the current system existed at all. 
  • Pete Sessions gave an answer to a question while visiting a high school class which makes you think he's a 9/11 Truther. 
  • Any radio or TV ad which has a theme of "we accidentally over-purchased from the factory and now we've got to clear out warehouse space" tells me the company not only lies but also doesn't think its customer base is very smart.
  • I slowly drove through the remnants of the gravel spill mentioned in the Update during the clean up stage and, because I was behind a rock truck, I couldn't see more than five feet in front of me. It was amazing. I can't imagine what it was like immediately after the spill. (And we don't know who spilled it.)
  • I've never met the BagOfNothing guy but we share a weird sense of similar interest. Last night I teared up while watching the NBC Evening news when it showed footage of when the President called the most recent Medal of Honor recipient to tell him he would be receiving the award. (It was filmed from the vantage point of the honoree with his mother in the background.) I just looked at Bag's blog and he wrote about the same thing (although he prefers the CBS Evening News.)
  • We may be the only two people left who actually watch the national evening news of one of the big three.
  • I've never had a desire to see The Jersey Boys.
  • TV shows I don't know if I'll ever get around to watching in their entirety (number of episodes I've watched in parenthesis): The Americans (2), Game of Thrones (0), Rectify (0), Fargo (0), Dexter (0), Sons of Anarchy (0), Mad Men (3), Veep (2), 24 (0), Orange is the New Black (0), and House of Cards (5). I've heard they are all great. How do people have the time? 
  • There's an 11 year old girl who is competing in the U.S. Women's Open in golf this week, and she's fantastic. But I'm a little suspicious that her PR team might be a little out of control when they had her show up for her post first round press conference eating ice cream.