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12.19.2014

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • To me, there's a distinct difference between the hacking of Sony and the threats if the movie was shown. The Interview was pulled because of the threats, not the hacking. The killing of the movie could have occurred because of the threats alone. 
  • But all of this North Korea controversy reminded me how shockingly funny Team America: World Police was. I remember talking to a Wise County prosecutor shortly after it came out. He thought the movie constantly made fun of liberals. I thought it constantly made fun of the Right Wing.  It actually did both.
  • The way ISIS has been quickly beaten back, they really were the J.V. A vicious little J.V., but the J.V. nonetheless. 
  • My outdoor Christmas lights have yet to  blow a single fuse or trip a single breaker. It only took me five years and a billion extension cords to get it right.
  • Mark Cuban is spending 90% of his time on social media this week promoting a silly app called Cyber Dust which is destined to fail. 
  • I get Slumped Shoulders when anyone involved in American sports yells "We just shocked the world. baby!" after a win.
  • The Star-Telegram has an editorial today encouraging a smooth transition between the outgoing and incoming Tarrant County DAs. What's the point of an editorial like that? Is there someone who desires the opposite? It's like encouraging civility during Christmas, respecting your neighbor, or safe driving. Not exactly a hot opinion. 
  • The Junior In The House had a female friend over last night and then two boys showed up.  (Ugh.) I was feeling pretty good about them until I went outside and realized they had arrived on skate boards. 
  • I'll be throwing up later after I read the new Texas Monthly article on Joe Jamail entitled, "The Greatest Lawyer Who Ever Lived."
  • Sports (1) Evil Empire news: I don't know who those two high school kids are, but the fact they announced they were signing with Texas caused my Twitter timeline to blow up this morning. (2) It looks like all the remaining Texas high school championship games will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest, (3) The Mavs trade for Rajon Rondo is the equivalent of going all in. If they don't win this year, it will be considered a stupid move. And they only win if Tyson Chandler stays healthy and Dirk doesn't peeter out. Good luck with all that.  (4) Watched the end of the Notre Dame/FSU again last night. Notre Dame got screwed. The announcers even incorrectly guessed at who was called for interference. Edit: The penalty wasn't on the receiver pushing straight back. It was on the receiver running the slant
  • Hey, they stole my catapult!!!! (If my catapult had turned into a functional monster)  . . .


49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look at Barry claiming Mission Accomplished defeating Isis.

Anonymous said...

A self-ordained professor's tongue;
Too serious to fool.

Anonymous said...

So how much longer do you get to post a random girl picture until we just see you as a dirty old man? Might want to start thinking of your future.

Anonymous said...

Texas HS Football. Why can't NCCA be like us and have a playoff system where there is one true champion? Oh wait, we have 11 champions? Never mind.

DF Emily Litella

Anonymous said...

Re Christmas lights--going with LEDs made a HUGE difference in the number of extension cords--they pull WAY less amps, etc.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport vs Peaster tonight. Come on over and see these overrated boys play. Peaster beat Decatur by one. I'll take Bridgeport by 20+.

Ernest T said...

So the battle with ISIS is over huh? Might want to tell the government and ISIS because they are still battling.

You would do anything to make sure that your buddy Barack looks good!

Anonymous said...

So is it only JV that kills innocent people?

Anonymous said...

U.S. military leaders are saying that it will take at least 3 years to defeat Isis.

Barry has been watching too much MSNBC.

Anonymous said...

I heard on WBAP the other day a US military person said the fight with SISI's will take 30 years and the cooperation of every country.

Anonymous said...

Went to Texas Monthly to read the article. I found it interesting but then I'm not a lawyer. But found this article of the day...thought you would appreciate it.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/daily-post/oil-field-worker-odessa-looking-homeless-lady-indentured-servitude-and-bedroom-fun

Anonymous said...

ISIS reminds me of the kid in school who had no problem making fun of people, but the minute someone made fun of him, he retaliated with force.

The world is so afraid of retaliation to call these terrorists out.

Anonymous said...

The ISIS as JV analogy only works when you think about the JV's real job -- to practice with the Varsity and to make them better. Now that ISIS has proven exactly how far they can and will go, the Taliban (Varsity in this analogy) goes all out in a Pakistani school. ISIS just makes Taliban worse - or better in their view.

jon spencer said...

Team America: World Police.
Parker and Stone make fun of anybody / everybody and anything.

Anonymous said...

Don't be a skater-hater. I'm 40 and still like to cruise down big hills occasionally. The whipper-snappers think it's pretty cool, and actually show a little respect to this old geezer.

You're never too old to skate.

Anonymous said...

Karen Borta is moving to mornings on CBS 11? What's happening to the best looking morning in town....Adrienne Bankert?

Anonymous said...

As much as I wish Notre Dame had beaten Florida St.... that was an easy call.

The receiver reached out and pushed the corner back to clear out the defensive player prior to the pass. That is an easy call.

Anonymous said...

ISIS Defeated? Wake up Barry the movies not over.

Anonymous said...

I'll be throwing up later after I read the new Texas Monthly article on Joe Jamail entitled, "The Greatest Lawyer Who Ever Lived."

That's ok Barry...we all know you da best"

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the guys arriving on skateboards?

Anonymous said...

I always liked the Texas Monthly photo of Joe Jamail stepping on a can of Havoline (Texaco) motor oil. That photo must be nearly 30 years old.

Yeah, I know more than anyone reading or making comments here. Just get over your ignorant self and carry on.

Anonymous said...

"We just shocked the world. baby!"

Just as bad, college coaches proclaiming, "No one ever believed in our kids!"

ISIS...from what I've been reading in the WSJ, ISIS is being pummeled by the Kurds, with our support. Wasn't the the original idea? That Iraq was supposed to do their own fighting? Shouldn't Fox News be happy about this?

As I recall, the guys calling the game and the analysts on ESPN opined that it was a good call. Notre Dame set an illegal pick, or as they called it a "rub". The player setting the pick has to make an effort to at least "appear" to be a receiver, for example looking back a the quarterback, before throwing the block. The ND player just ran out and blocked the defender. It's sort of technical but the analysts, including one former ND player, thought the call was a good one.

Anonymous said...

Equality, I spoke the word as if a wedding vow.

Anonymous said...

Are you profiling Skater boys? I know some that turned out really really good, shame on you

Anonymous said...

That is technically a trebuchet, no?

Anonymous said...

RTG: Good job BG.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with them arriving on skateboards?

It shows the low intelligence of the visitors.
It show that the boys on the skateboard would rather smoke dope than be responsible.
It shows that, instead of having a ride, a kid doesn't have the resources to procure one and spends money on skateboards.
It shows the kid is unathletic.
It shows that the boys have to form a skating club because they've been cast out by the general population.
It shows that the kids literally have nothing else in life going on and are trying to find a way to fit in.
It shows that their parents(most likely a broken home) don't give then enough positive attention do they ride skateboards to fill in the gaps they are missing.
Really, the next step, if skating doesn't work out for them, is homosexuality.
That is another tool kids use to find attention.
It shows that instead of looking to the future and studying in school, they'd rather play video games instead being productive.

What wrong with the arriving on skateboards?

It shows that he has trash in his house. It shows that he needs to keep an eye out on his valuables.
It shows that the lowest for of government-sucking trash has now arrived at his house.

Great question.
Now you know the answer.
But the most disturbing part is that someone asked the question.

Anonymous said...

Barry, speaking of Team America and fun poking, ie. the actors guild? Is Matt Damon one of your favorite, in the whole wide world actor"s?
I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham...

Anonymous said...

@12:26

I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not.

I'm 39 years old with a stable, high-paying job and I've been skateboarding since I was 12. It's great exercise.

If you aren't being sarcastic (and I hope you are) then you are very judgemental... so, probably a Christian.

But, the part about homosexuality... man... I just can't tell.. someone needs to come up with a game called: "Are you sarcastic or ultra-religeous."

I'm choosing sarcastic, because then it's one of the best comments of the year!

Anonymous said...

Scratching 12:26 off the good list.

Double Fake Santa Claus

SpanishWarDonkey said...

12:26

Take it easy Francis... You judge mental douche bucket. No go back outside all Clint Eastwood-like and yell at the minority kids to "Get off my lawn". Dick.

Anonymous said...

No.
I'm not being sarcastic.

I've only given skater dudes credit because I figured they would grow out of it.
You're 39 and still.....well... I guess I can't say it because you seem sensitive. Typical skater.
But I so have this question.
How can you look your family in the eye knowing they've seen you on a skateboard?
I'm only 36 with a high paying job so maybe I'm just too young to know.

Do you worship that guy.....what's his name. Tony hawk?
Do you play video games too while pretending you're tony hawk.

I just don't get it.

Every guy I've known that was lazy enough to ride a skateboard was also a thief and worthless.

You tell me I'm wrong.

Why else would a liberal like Barry be concerned?

Anonymous said...

12:26

I could've have that any better.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Every skater I've ever been associated with also was a feminine "boi" who spent a lot of time out in the barn.

Spanishwarmule...it's "lighten up , Francis".

Sheesh. It's not funny when you misquote it.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 12:26/1:05
Congratulations.
You are the official winner of the
2014 Liberally Lean Troll of the Year Award.
Trust me, that's quite the accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

How bout if the boys show up in "Better call Saul" T shirts?

Does that work for you?

wordkyle said...

mzchief - Is BG himself ineligible for that award? Anti-skateboard dude is pretty good, but c'mon -- nobody does it like our host.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, mischiefs a skater!

Anonymous said...

Obama spends most of his mornings watching ESPN.

HarveyLee said...

Thanks to Obama I can now buy $1.95 gas and go to Havana instead of OK to play poker. I won't have to go by boat as the Pope and Obama are building bridges with Cuba.

Anonymous said...

3:02, You'll have to go to Havana for your healthcare too.

Anonymous said...

@1:05

39-year-old sensitive skater here.

Ok, now I know you're doing a bit! But I'll play along anyways.

Yes, I do play video games. One of them is actually a game where you play as Tony Hawk.

How do I look my family in the eye? Behind a rad pair of sunglasses, brutha!

Anonymous said...

Wow anti-skater guy @12:26.

You know you're a complete douche when you make wordkyle seem cool!

Anonymous said...

Remember, there is no "I" in "Team America".

DF Spottswoode

Anonymous said...

HarveyLee said...

Thanks to Obama I can now buy $1.95 gas and go to Havana instead of OK to play poker. I won't have to go by boat as the Pope and Obama are building bridges with Cuba.

Obammy has nothing to do with gas prices.

He's way to busy watching ESPN

Anonymous said...

To those defending the dope head skater dudes....

When was the last time you heard "that guy on the skateboard must be a stand-up, responsible guy."?

You've NEVER heard that.
Promise.

Now go beat your kid in your cool video game.
You rock.

Anonymous said...

4:51

You have a very strange system for evaluating groups you have nothing to do with.

Anonymous said...

Obama watches ESPN while the world burns.

Anonymous said...

System?

I observe them stealing.
I listen to them talk about smoking pot....dude.
I watch them not give flip in the classroom.

I try hard to find some worth or potential.

System?
I guess if observing a Muslim behead a journalist is a bad system for making a judgement on them, so must skater dude system must be flawed.

Have a happy hannakuh!