Skattershooting as I wonder why my Achilles Tendon ruptured like an old rubber band.
Isn't the Quizno's commercial with the man "raised by wolves" one of the oddest things you've ever seen?
- Let me predict failure for Infone. The service that claims you can call them and ask for anything: "Need a restaurant reservation? A hotel room? A taxi? Flowers for your
anniversary? Where is that concert? And when? Where is your favorite radio
station? Event times and locations, etc., etc., etc. Even the weather, a stock
quote...or maybe your horoscope. We've got what you need." All for 89 cents a minute. Failure. Failure. Failure.
- Another service bound to fail is the Dallas Morning News'
new fee based web site (CowboysPlus.com) for Dallas Cowboy information.
You mean they've been holding back on us in their sports section?
- The President's new press secretary, Scott McClellan, is not near as smooth as the man he replaced, Ari Fleisher.
- How has Michael Irvin gone from criminal
defendant to ESPN pre-game show host? Where's the stigma associated
with a drug related probation?
- I've always liked the song "Tempted By the Fruit of Another" by Squeeze which is now associated with a GAP jeans commercial.
- Texas has slightly over 24% of its residents that do not have health insurance coverage.
- I personally would like to strangle TV advertising lawyer Jim Adler, "The Texas Hammer".
- The time it has taken to extradite ex-Baylor player Carlton Dotson is ridiculous and very unusual.
- Microsoft Corp. announced on September
24th that it would shut down its Internet chat rooms in 28 countries,
saying the forums had become a haven for peddlers of junk e-mail and
sex predators. Seems to be a bit dramatic.
- Every time I see the photo of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed I think of John Belushi in Animal House. (But I'm not the first one to think of it).
- Every year at this time you will see
news reports about the opening of the Texas State Fair. That is
followed by some boring banter amongst the anchormen about how they
"can't wait" to have a "Fletcher's Corny Dog". I bet they've never even
seen a Fletcher's Corny Dog.
- Every time there was a news conference
about Congressional Redistricting, state senator Jane Nelson always
seemed to be in the background mugging for the camera. I've always
found her to be naive. Case in point, she sponsored senate bill 433
which entitles alleged sexual assault victims to get a Protective Order
against the alleged attacker. Oh, yeah, that will solve a lot of
- Attorney General John Ashcroft is a nut. He has now issued a memo to
all United States Attorneys that they should no longer engage in plea
bargaining. Most U.S. Attorneys aren't smart enough to use any
discretion, I suppose.
- And it was funny to see NBA Commissioner
David Stern take a shot at Ashcroft when asked if Kobe Bryant would be
allowed to play this season. "Absolutely," Stern said. "We don't have a Patriot Act in the NBA. That means that you're innocent until proven guilty."
- One thing that confuses me is ads for
medicine on television that don't tell you what in the heck they do
(i.e. Levitra). I suppose the reason is some FDA regulation that
requires a disclosure of side effects if you state the purpose of the
- NBC's Dateline had a segment on a shocking development: "College Binge Drinking". I think I had heard about that somewhere before.
- Jim Rome on his ESPN show on OSU’s Rashaun Woods catching seven touchdown passes against SMU – “Maybe SMU needs the death penalty again just for that”
- It's wierd how much actress Leelee Sobieski looks like Helen Hunt.
- The city of Dallas has a budget of two billion dollars. That's with a "B".
- From the Dallas Morning News on
9/26/03, at p. 3B : "Narcotics officers went to the roots of Denton
County’s drug problem this week, seizing 79 cultivated marijuana plants
from area lakeshores." “We’re probably saving lives and families by
keeping these drugs of the street,” said Kevin Patton, spokesman for
the Sheriff’s Depratment and the narcotics task force. " Yes, the world
is a lot safer now.
- Speaking of illegal drugs, Rush Limbaugh
may very well be guilty of obtaining pain pills without a prescription.
After he announced last week that he was addicted to painkillers, the
"liberal media" quickly found this quote from Rush in 1995:“Too many whites are getting away with drug use. The answer is to ... find the
ones who are getting away with it, convict them, and send them up the river.” And this quote about Jerry Garcia: “[He’s] another dead drug addict.”
- One odd lawsuit was
that brought by Karen Sawyer against B.I. Inc. who manufactures ankle
monitors for the criminal justice system. Her ex-boyfriend, Joseph
Whitlow, slipped his off without the device detecting it, and went to
her house and killed her. Federal Judge Terry Means found that
responsibility for Sawyer's death should be broken down this way:
Gunman Joseph Whitlow 70%, the victim 10% and the company 20%. The
judge wrote that the company bore some responsibility “even though
Sawyers’ front door was unlocked and she was drunk and on
methamphetamine when she was attacked by Whitlow, BI’s marketing
defects gave her a false sense of security.” Huh? The victim is at
fault for being at home? And the shooter is just 70% responsible for
- Rocker Robert Palmer is dead at age 54.
He is most famous for his "Addicted to Love" video with the hot girls
in the background making up his band. Did you know they did not record
the video together? The girls were superimposed behind him after the
- A $70 million traffic study reveals that traffic is getting worse. Please feel free to fill in an obvious comment.
- From Time magazine's 10/6/03
issue on page 93: "Bruce Willis entertained the troops in Iraq last
week. 'If you catch him, just give me four seconds with Saddam
Hussein,' Willis said." Calm down, Bruce.
- Get this lead sentence from an AP story
on 10/1/03: “OAKLAND -- After four weary months of deliberations, the
jury in Oakland's police corruption trial on Tuesday acquitted three
former officers of eight counts including kidnapping and assault and
said they were hopelessly deadlocked on 27 other charges.” It was the
longest jury deliberation in California history.
- Did you see this photo of
another galaxy as taken by the Hubble Telescope. Amazing. And to think
a galaxy is made up of millions of stars like our sun. Kinda makes you
- Everyone goes crazy when the Paris marching band displays a Nazi flag during a halftime presentation about World War II. Hey, everyone calm down. It was like a performing mini museum.
- I'm half asleep the other night watching
some baseball playoff game when I see Julio Franco come to bat for the
Atlanta Braves. Yep, that was 42 year old Julio Franco who once played
for the Texas Rangers.
- The University of Louisville has a 6'2", 300 pound defensive tackle. No big deal, you say? What if I told you he was sixteen years old?
- I like high school football games but
any television coverage of it drives me crazy. Why? Because every time
the video footage is taken from ground level.
- Did you catch the amount of the new
contract of Minnesota's Kevin Garnett? That's $100 million over five
years. And that was a pay cut!
- Five teens died in a car crash when another car swerved to
miss an ice chest in the road in Caldwell County near Austin. Their ages were
15, 15, 15, 18 and 19.
- Kansas City Chief return man Dante Hall
is setting records left and right in the NFL. You might recall he was
kicked off the team at Texas A&M.
- Last month I wrote that Haley Joel
Osmont played the young Forest Gump in the movie. Two faithful readers
quickly pointed out that I was wrong. Osmont played the role of Jenny's
- Doesn’t a page on the Star Telegram's web site take forever to load?
- For the first time in history, the Top
Ten of Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles music chart last week was occupied
solely by African-American artists. Nine of the songs were rap, and one
was reggae. And I remember a time when Donny Osmond’s Puppy Love
reached number three.
- One of the craziest stories over the last few weeks was the tiger found inside of a New York apartment. I have soooooo many questions about that.
- Did you notice the huge water pipe being
laid between Bridgeport and Decatur along highway 380? I have a
question. How are the pipes put together to form a waterproof seal? PVC
- Did you know Google can serve as a quick
calculator? Just type something like 35400 / 5.54 in the search
box and see what happens.
- The University of North Texas played
Idaho in Moscow, Idaho in the Kibbie Dome last night. I didn't know
there was a Moscow, Idaho and I dang sure didn't know there was a domed
- OU and the University of Texas are
threatening to move out of the Cotton Bowl for the annual Red River
Shootout if they don't receive an extra $350,000 to cover expenses. It
would be the smartest $350,000 the City of Dallas ever spent.
- Speaking of OU/Texas, how long do you think Head Coach Mack Brown has left?
Green served as District Attorney for Wise and Jack Counties from 1993
through 2000. He is now a partner in the Decatur law firm of Smith
& Green, P.C. and is Board Certified in Criminal Law.
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