Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The Decatur girls softball team will remember that state semi-final forever. Outhit their opponent 15-4, left the bases loaded with one out in the final inning, committed six errors, and lost by two runs. 
  • UNT will have four football games airing on Facebook this season. A decade ago we would have thought that was insane. What's it going to be like in 2029? Virtual reality 50 yard line seats on pay-per-view seems to be very likely.
  • If you're an assistant U.S. Attorney and your wife threatens to call your boss about you consuming edibles so you freak out and decide to go ahead and confess to your boss about the marijuana use as well as lying about it on federally mandated forms, you won't get prosecuted. (Probably fired, but not prosecuted.)
  • You see that guy in the background in this pic from the Oval Office this year? Well, we just learned Kim Jong Un executed him because the summit in Hanoi didn't go well. 
  • From a school in El Paso:
    This is the heritage of which they speak.
  • I saw an acquaintance at the courthouse yesterday talking on a cellphone in a prohibited place. I faked taking a picture of her and jokingly threatened to make her a bullet point to publicize the error of her ways. Her response? A very dismissive "I don't care as long as I don't look fat."  We need more attitude like that in this world. 
  • If I had moved a bit this morning, I could have captured chicken tenders or a Whopper at the end of the rainbow in Decatur.  
  • The National Spelling Bee (which ended in a weird eight way tie) was on ESPN last night but one of its alternate channels had a "play along" split screen where multiple choice answers were given. You could watch how the nation was voting as the time was running down. Even with Google, the nation was often wrong.
  • A guy set himself on fire near the White House this week. I'm not sure you want to Google the name Arnav Gupta. It's the craziest fire image since the monk set himself ablaze in Saigon in 1963. 
  • Trump has announced new tariffs on Mexico so we'll all be paying a new tax to the treasury.  We've gone so far off the rails no one even cares. 
  • "Uber posted losses of $1 billion on revenue of $3.1 billion for the first quarter of 2019 in what was its first earnings report as a public company." For the life of me, I don't understand this. Doesn't this mean they had $4.1 billion in expenses?  How? They don't have stores. They don't have cars (or the accompanying insurance and maintenance.) They don't have factories. Every driver is an independent contractor responsible for their own cars, maintenance, insurance and gas.  How does Uber have that much in expenses?