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Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • It was probably 10 years ago, but on one snow/ice day Fox 4's morning show just locked onto a TxDot camera showing an overpass in Fort Worth where almost every car would slide or almost slide off the road. So silly. So entertaining. 
  • And what's up with this new technology of trucks spraying some kind of brine solution two days before the ice? I need sand trucks! I need sand trucks on standby!
  • The Messenger posted a "man on the street" video this morning about the weather conditions on Facebook. I follow that guy of Twitter and I was disappointed he didn't do a bit. 
  • New Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson had a case she resided over as a judge reversed on Thursday for the most basic of reasons: She refused to allow an attorney defending his client to speak during a hearing before she sentenced his client to prison. Excerpt: "Defense counsel: Can I make a closing statement when the time comes? The Court: I don't need one." Think about that. After I got over what an amazing basic legal error that was, I became more amazed that she didn't want to listen.  Heck, I wouldn't say that to a waiter who asked, "May I make a suggestion?"
  • A high school student went viral last year when he tried to get his yearbook picture to include his cat. He has now committed suicide
  • We need more laws: A legislator (who has no idea how laws are written) wants to make it a crime to go into the public bathroom designated for the opposite gender. As written, it would include accidentally doing so.
  • I love you NASCAR fans, but I stumbled upon the last laps of the Daytona 500 yesterday and I just don't get it. 
  • I've developed this weird fascination with Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman over the last few years. So it stopped me down when Dallas music/movie guy Bob Wilonsky said on The Ticket on Friday that it might be his favorite song ever. Paraphrasing, he said, "It is an incredible song about yearning". (I heard on NPR a fantastic background about the writing of the line, "And I need you more than want you, And I want you for all time" but I can't find it for the life of me.)
  • Anyone else have a little uncomfortable with Chris Kyle's widow attending the Academy Awards in the middle of his murder trial? 
  • And the Academy Awards show is a major beating, but I watched almost all of it. Mrs. LL and I were fearful that Lady Gaga was going to butcher her Sound of Music medley but it was great. 
  • I told Mrs. LL that I was going to look like Jared Leto once I retired.
  • I made Mrs. LL watch Hot Tube Time Machine after she proclaimed it to be stupid before ever seeing it. She laughed. Almost too much. 
  • A commercial came on last night which had ELO's song of "Oh Ho Ho It's Magic" and the Junior In The House began singing it. How does she know the lyrics to that? Edit: Dang it. I just thought is was ELO. Wordkyle called me out. 
  • Channel 5 has a "Thunder Truck" right out of Idiocracy.