Skattershooting while wondering whatever
became of film director John Hughes (you know, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Some
Kind of Wonderful, Ferris Buller, She's Having a Baby):
like The Swan have to be a
boom to plastic surgeons everywhere.
of The Swan, the show final
episode was a pageant of all of those that had a dramatic makeover.
When they were about to announce the winner with the two finalist
clutching hands, my wife said "And if in the following year the
winner's chin should drop, the first runner up . . . ."
- This pic is of A-Rod on his return to Arlington. He
caught the foul ball and did not fall down.
- How much
is Mike Myers worth at the box office? Shrek 2 earns $102 million in its
opening weekend and every Austin
Power's movie makes a fortune. He, for whatever reason, is box
- Of all
mortgages created during the week of May 16th, 25.2 % were adjustable
rate instead of fixed rate. (Dallas Morning News 5/24/03 p. 4D)
Woods, the defense lawyer in Indictment: The
McMartin Trial said at the very
beginning of the movie as he watched the McMartins' arrest: "I
want that case". I feel that way all the time. And then sometimes I
wish I hadn't got what I wished for.
going to send you to bed without supper" seems like a very odd
currently watching a very old movie, The
Lost Weekend. It won an academy award for best picture so I
thought I would give it a shot. So far so good.
- I have
never seen an episode of CSI.
becoming a documentary freak and a great one I just watched was One Day in September about the 1972
Olympic tragedy in Germany where 11 Israelis died in a
terrorist/hostage takeover. I never knew much about it, and the
documentary was fantastic. The most amazing aspect is that one of the
actual terrorists (the only surviving one, provided some narration but
never got to see his face). He is said to be living in an
undisclosed location in Africa.
- That was
the same Olympics where Mark Spitz won seven gold medals in swimming.
He was rushed out of the country when the hostages were taken. Why?
Because he was Jewish. I never knew that.
interesting fact about the crisis was that there was basically no
security in the Olympic village because the Germans were trying to live
down World War II. The remaining terrorist said that when they
were scaling the fence to get into the village, they ran across some
drunk American athletes that were sneaking in late. They then helped
each other over the fence.
- If there
were no photos of the Iraq prison scandal no one would care. Take a few
digital pictures, and it might cost the president the election.
- One of
Jerry Seinfeld's best lines concerned pro sports and how athletes jump
from team to team every year. It has become so bad that you can't even
keep up with who is playing for your favorite team. "When it's
all said and done, we're just cheering for laundry," he said.
- You can't
show the Nick Berg video to a high school class but it's ok to show the
Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination?
- By the
way, I put up a link to the Nick Berg video on Wise County on the Web
and was bombarded with emails telling me to take it down. Hey, you
don't have to click on the link. And it was conservative Rush
Limbaugh who told me "everyone should see it".
- When on
the road, MLB players get $77.50 a day to eat
- The Secret Lives of
was a strange movie. The middle 30 minutes of it was consumed by
showing how a family copes when all of them catch the flu.
- Director M. Night Shyamalan has a cool name.
generally think Mark Cuban is a goofball, but his "blog" is pretty
Benavides, city manager of Dallas, announced his retirement at age 53.
His pension will be $173,600 per year for the rest of his life.
- One out
of every 75 men in U.S. living in prison or jail. (per The Drudge
- How many
times can a three year old say, "What you doin'?"
- I thought
it was a sure thing that Firestone would go out of business after it
recalled 65 million tires in 2000 and became the target of multiple
what's the difference between the Taliban and Al Quida? I honestly
- The Virgin Suicides was great. (And not
a bad cast: James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, and Josh
Jessica graduated from Greenwood High School near Midland this week
- A 2,182
square foot condo (that's a condo) across from the new Radio Shack
building in downtown Fort Worth is going for $435,000
- One of the Yahoo co-founders, Jerry
Yang, has announced he will sell 8 million shares of the stock this
year. He dumped 3 million in 2002 and 3 million in 2003. His net worth
is estimated at $2 billion.
- This is crazy: Last
weekend Alberta Martin, the "oldest living widow of a Civil War
soldier", passed away. Before you do the math and consider the Civil
War ended in 1865, the lady actually married the soldier after the war
ended. Much later. They were married in 1927 when he was 81 and she was
21! Get this: they also had a son so we still have a guy walking around
that can say "my daddy fought in the Civil War." But get this: the
marriage lasted only four years because the former soldier died of,
ahem, old age. However, the widow then married the soldier's grandson
and they continued to be married for 50 years!
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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