Skattershooting 2000 (1/2/00)
Skattershooting while pondering
whether the Y2K bug had a bug of its own:
Barry Green is the District Attorney
for the 271st Judicial District.
For all those convinced that the
Dallas Cowboys are still a good team, have you realized that over the past
41 games, the 'boys are 19-22?
We all know kids are smart, so why
then do weather reporters during Christmas time depict Santa's sled on
the radar which, if drawn to scale, would make it about 100 miles long?
Of all the school courses I've taken
over the years, I'm most grateful that I took Typing 101 as a sophomore
at Bridgeport High School.
Why anyone would ask Dr. Laura Schlessinger
for advice is beyond me (arrogant, abrasive, condescending, and photographically
hypocritical), nor do I understand the appeal of Rush Limbaugh (simply
Why is it every time I switch over
to MTV, CMT, or VH1 there seems to be a commercial playing?
Who do you think it was at Microsoft
that decided that the best possible message for a computer to display when
a program crashes is: "This program has performed an illegal operation"?
I keep waiting for the cops to come crashing through the door every time.
Once the federal judge in Washington
declared Microsoft a monopoly (I guess that is an illegal operation),
Janet Reno declared "It's a great day for American consumers". What's so
great about the federal government declaring that capitalism failed?
Dell was declared the most lucrative
stock of the 1990s. Get this: from 1/1/90 through 12/31/99, the stock rose
90,772%. A $100 investment would now be worth over $9 million.
Do you think it would too much to
ask for Texas A&M to put a fresh coat of paint on their helmets before
a bowl game on national television? Chico High School's helmets are in
better shape than what I saw.
I quit caring about the Dallas Cowboys
when it dawned on me that I cared more about the team than the team did.
Allegedly because of "costs", Dockers
announced that it will shut down its online store after the first of the
year. I happen to recall that Dockers initially told all retailers it did
business with (i.e. Foley's) that they were not to sell Dockers on their
own online stores. Now, with www.dockers.com closing, retailers will
be allowed to sell the product on its web sites. One has to wonder
whether those giant retailers turned to Dockers and said "You either stop
selling them directly to consumers or you can stop selling them to us altogether."
Babe Ruth was named ESPN's second
greatest athlete of the decade. Yeah, I know about the home runs and even
his pitching accomplishments, but there's just something about the old
footage of him waddling around the bases that just doesn't scream "athlete".
Pet peeve #1: I hate it when the
press refers to an individual being arrested "on suspicion of drunk driving"
or being in jail "on suspicion of murder". No one, and I mean no one, can
be arrested or placed in jail on a charge of "suspicion".
Pet peeve #2: I also hate it when
some would be Plaintiff tells the media "we'll take this case all the way
to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary". Note: it is the Supreme Court,
and not the litigants, who decides which cases will be placed on its docket.
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