Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • It's Presidents' Day and the courthouse is closed, but I'm here proving, once again, I'm the hardest working man in show business. (I write that as I think, "Good lord, I'm up and writing this junk?")
  • I heard that parts of highway 287 froze over in the very early morning hours. 
  • Do I dare say that Miley Cyrus performing "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" on the SNL 40th anniversary show was really, really good? 
  • The Junior In The House  received for Valentines a great perfectly folded paper rose along with a hand made matchbox containing one match with a message of "If you don't want the rose, you can burn it." Hey, what did that kid do in Endless Love?
  • The mass beheading of 21 people by ISIS over the weekend is beyond words. And a bizarre aspect of all of these horrific videos is how the victims never seem to struggle, panic, or fight.
  • 50 Shades of Grey made over $80 million over the weekend. Most of the reaction has been: "Everyone was getting bent out of shape over that?"
  • There is no less used tool than the government Open Records Request. Want to know how much and where a Wise County employee spent on his last convention trip? Just ask. 
  • Co-Official Liberally Lean Girl, Christina Aguilera, sang the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game last night. Hey, Now
  • The lead item in the Update is about a wreck on Friday that killed one teen and hurt another. "Names of the two men are not available at this time . . . ." Not available? On Monday?
  • My administrative-assistant-in-charge-of-keeping-me-out-of-trouble has seen Sting, Bob Seger, and went to Chicago to see the art exhibit David Bowie Is. All in the last six months. I'm jealous. And I'm jealous that I don't have that desire to get off my arse in my free time. 
  • "7 heinous lies 'American Sniper' is telling America." Preach on.
  • Is there any less bang for the buck than a restaurant? 
  • Mark Cuban's brother, Brian, has written another book about "living with, and recovering from, eating disorders, drug addiction and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)." At some point you just need to let it go, right? (That link takes you to a horribly written passage from the book of his previous experience of being in a strip club.)
  • The GOP golden boy of the moment, Scott Walker, had this answer as to whether he believed in evolution: “I’m going to punt on that one… That’s a question that a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or another.” Why is he scared to answer that?
  • How do people in the Northeast not wake up today and say, "Screw this, I'm moving South even in that means living in the South"?
  • The Cindy Crawford unaltered photo is all the rage. Still pretty hot.