Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • What an incredible screw up. You are reading this headline correctly: 
  • Ticket fans of Wise County: On the football "pick 'em" segment this morning, the Musers picked against a guy named Derrick, a coach, from Bridgeport. Sounded like a funny guy.
  • A police chase through the stockyards during the middle of the day yesterday left an innocent woman dead after a seven car wreck. It was right in the heart of the area at Main and Exchange.
  • Bridgeport's Colin Jones will be a captain for the Carolina Panthers this year. They open with Dallas on Sunday.
  • Huh?
  • "JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (Reuters) - The leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed by an assailant at a campaign rally on Thursday." There is video of it, but I'll let you find it. 
  • No radio commercial should ever include a siren or a car horn. No TV commercial should ever include a door bell ringing. 
  • I was trying to explain "competitive video gaming" to my dad, and I did a horrible job because I think the concept of thousands of people coming to watch others play a video game is incomprehensible. Now Mark Cuban has opened a 20,000 square foot gaming complex in Deep Ellum. (This comes on the heels of Arlington announcing it will create a 100,000 square foot esports "stadium".)
  • For the Press Secretary to issue this, using words like "gutless" and "failing", and printing the phone number which was done only for harassment purposes, is a new low.  Sarah Sanders wouldn't have sniffed a job under any former Republican President. Where have you gone (the late) Tony Snow or Dana Perino? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. 

  • Just do it.

    • The death of Burt Reynolds was jolting. My favs: Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, and Boogie Nights. Here is a fantastic clip of him from the WFAA archives when he was at the Cotton Bowl promoting Semi-Tough.   And that voice is that of Bill O'Reilly when he worked for Channel 8.
    • The University of Texas almost had a disaster on its hands:
    • I just learned there is a Denton Braswell High School.
    • There was an issue brewing in the Kavanugh hearing as to whether he had spoken to a lawyer in a particular firm about the investigation of Trump by Mueller. The managing partner of the firm issued the following statement. Dude, you have over 350 lawyers in your firm spread out over nine locations across the country. 
    • Trump trying to say "anonymous" at one of his therapy sessions rallies last night was funny.