Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • With Michael Avenatti being arrested, this might be the greatest week in Trump's life.
  • Well, it begins: You want to see the Mueller Report? You've been McBlocked
  • I wanted to hate this guy for "bragging" on Twitter by posting a video of him walking up to a piano player and singing at a hotel at Disney World. But I can't. 
  • Maybe one of the best things about Twitter is that any video posted on it runs quickly, flawlessly and without ads. 
  • If you have a vague recollection of a brief cartoon that freaked you but which ran only one time in the mid-1970s on Sesame Street which featured a "Crack Monster," NPR has tracked it down
  • Speaking of memory, something that has stuck with me was a podcast from Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History last year called "Free Brian Williams." It's is a fascinating look, with examples, of how we don't even realize how our memories fail us. That is, you just know that something happened in your life in a particular way when it didn't.  (Audio / Transcript.)
  • He's out there spreading Christian Love again. 
  • According to the Dallas Morning News, the House Bill 63 which lowers the penalty for minor marijuana possession in Texas to a civil fine only passed out of committee late yesterday. Phil King, who is on the committee, was absent for the vote. 
  • I started the new season of Arrested Development. It's may be the most clever show ever written. 
  • The New York Times and Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for their investigations into "Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration." Trump has already started his Fake News rant about it. Here is a list of the stories that were honored (partial list below). Every one of them was spot on accurate reporting. His base, like their leader, won't care about this fact.
  • I told you last week I heard a rumor about Chico ISD athletics. The agenda was posted and on Wednesday the school board will consider the resignation of the the AD and head football coach. 
  • One thing I said in a room full of smart people that still haunts me, "If we do that then we'll open up a can of Pandora's boxes."
  • He ain't wrong.
  • And he's not the only one who thinks so . . . .