Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The Baby Jessica 2.0 event was not a TV ratings blockbuster.
  • This mannequin in a window in Decatur, right off the square, is one of the creepiest things in the history of ever.
  • It drives me crazy when announcers in the football booth butcher the standard for overturning a play on the field when a play is under video review. You'll hear them say there must be evidence "beyond a reasonable doubt" or "absolute evidence" or "overwhelming evidence." Nope. They are making stuff up. In the NFL it is "clear and obvious evidence"   (recently changed from "incontrovertible visual evidence.") In college it is "indisputable video evidence." In sports and law, unlike politics, words have meaning. 
  • Baylor and Tech abandon Jerry World starting next year and return to campus play in 2019 (Waco) and 2020 (Lubbock.)
  • Attorneys not eligible to practice in Texas sorted by last name and county. (I don't know the majority of the names associated with Wise County.)
  • Trump was off the rails last night at another rally -- this time in Montana. As people with a soul wait to figure out what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, he voiced support for violence against journalists. You might remember the crime he is referencing.
  • Despite people telling me for years that I would have loved The West Wing, I had never seen an episode. Until last night. I watched the twenty year old premier, and I might just watch the whole series.
  • Out of nowhere, the Fox News and Republicans are parroting a talking point that "Democrats are mobs." In other news, a White Nationalist Proud Boy was arrested in D.C. for mob violence.
  • I was curious how Wise County voted in the 2016 Republican Primary for President since I had forgotten, so I looked it up: Cruz, 49.7% and Trump, 31.4%.
  • That's a depressing photo.
  • I had forgotten that Herschel Walker used to return kickoffs for the Cowboys. Here he is returning one but being run down by kicker Adam Vinatieri . Uh . . . Vinatieri is still playing in the NFL today.
  • I've got a crazy idea: How about plea the case or try her?
  • The Chief of Police for Fort Worth is quitting to take the top job in Baltimore. He has obviously not watched The Wire.
  • Front page from Black Monday on October 19, 1987. That would be a drop of 5,583.46 points today.
  • I turned on Dennis Prager for the first time in a couple of weeks and heard him say " . . . well that just goes to the moral state of the Left." Who knows what he was talking about. Five minutes later he had Bill O'Reilly on to promote his new book. You know, that O'Reilly who paid $32 million to settle sexual harassment claims and was fired from Fox News.
  • Mark Cuban says don't take the lump sum if you win the lottery. Remember, this is advice from a guy who took $3 billion in 1999 and has parlayed it into the same $3 billion today.