Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Stuff I don't care about that other people do: Radio stations 93.3 and 94.5 switched to "Classic Hip Hop" format over the weekend.  I'm just disturbed that Hip Hop has been around so long that there are now "classic" songs.  
  • Currently, Bridgeport ISD has 161 students in its English as a Second Language Program with "five denials" which, I think, means the parent wants the child in English only classes regardless of language proficiency.  
  • By the way, the Junior in the House received a 95 on her catapult project (actually, yes, a "Trebuchet" project). I learned two things: (1) Hitting the target on a bounce was acceptable, and (2) There might be some pretty laxed grading going on in public schools.
  • Charles Manson is getting married to a 26 year old. (Photos). We all support love, right? (And the funniest comment I read yesterday was: "Charles Manson is getting married? What is he, crazy?" ) No word yet on where they are registered. [Inappropriate locations considered as a joke were typed here and then deleted.]
  • Is it OK if I support that marriage more than the marriage of the parents of Honey Boo Boo?
  • Had someone call me this week who I know only because they were involved in a criminal case I tried 21 years ago this month. And it was about the case. 
  • A Miami Marlins player signed a contract yesterday for a $25 million a year for a guaranteed 13 years. Holy cow. Get this: This comes out to a little over $68,000 per calendar day
  • Has anyone ever compared professional sports to drugs? I mean, the American public will spend a great deal of valuable money and time to enter into an altered mental state for a few hours. 
  • The Junior in the House came up to me last night and asked me to name a "nonconformist song". I told her there's a million of them, but nothing was jumping into my head. She told me to cheat and use the Internet. I did and the first one that popped up was My Generation by The Who. "Yeah, that's definitely one." She asked intently: "Is that your choice?" Me: "Uh, yeah." And then she walked off. I wonder if that will come back to haunt me. 
  • I'm not all that interested about the allegations of Bill Cosby drugging women back in the day for sex, but someone dug up an old standup routine where he joked about women being drugged with the "Spanish Fly" and how excited he was to know of its existence. 
  • "Incoming [Texas] AG Ken Paxton returns another lawyer's $1,000 pen he picked up at courthouse metal detector." Dang it. He could have used it to sign a lawsuit to challenge that crazy federal law that tries to bring healthcare to the poor. 
  • This morning it was announced that Vikings' Adrian Peterson would be suspended for the rest of the season. I mention this only because I've held on to him all year long in my fantasy football team!!!!! I knew Roger Goodell should have been removed. The man is out of touch with my needs. 
  • Wouldn't there be less chance of violence in Ferguson if the Governor had not declared a State of Emergency before the grand jury's decision on whether to indict the officer?