Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Eight people were killed by a legal immigrant in New York City yesterday. Don't forget that a white American citizen killed 58 in Las Vegas a month ago.
  • I'm a huge fan of Pulp Fiction, but I learned something at the courthouse yesterday about the movie. After the "Gimp Scene", where Marsellus Wallace is letting Bruce Willis go, and he's looking at the guy who did something, uh, bad to him, he says he is going to call a couple of "pipe hitting [n word]" to mess that guy up. For 20 years I've thought that meant people were coming over with pipes. Nope, "pipe hitting" is referring to a crack pipe. I had no idea.
  • Watching experienced civil trial lawyers who know what they are doing is a thing of beauty. It makes me realize what a sorry state the criminal bar is in. (There's a trial going on in Wise County.)
  • After I made my Bannon joke at the Brock Smith luncheon this week, I have received notices of  "You are my hero" to  "That was the greatest speech I've ever heard" to "Are you OK?" The last one was from someone who didn't understand what I did. I swear everyone of those are exact quotes. And I can't reveal some of the others.
  • Halloween was great last night. I've told this story many times before, but my buddy Kevin Clark, many years ago, ran out of candy and some straggler came up and rang the doorbell. He goes to his change jar, grabs a bunch of coins, and dumps them in the kid's basket. The kid turns around and screams, "He's giving away money!" and Kevin was suddenly inundated with kids. 
  • No one got crushed more than Junior on Twitter last night after he posted this. For example, someone pointed out that all the candy came from going door to door and asking to get it for free.  Junior has been acting strange lately. I suppose the thought of going to jail will do it to you.
  • Everyone realize this is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas who people rely upon for spiritual guidance. This is strange.

  • I can't wait to read this just released by Texas Monthly

  • I stumbled on Jaws last night. It holds up.
  • I'm not a baseball fan, but even I'll watch a Game Seven of the World Series where Yu Darvish is a starting pitcher.