Monday, August 19, 2013

Scattershooting 8-18-13

by Bill Holmes

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the great Blackie Sherrod - Sunday's Summary

My incomplete recap of the week

I have a dirt stripe down my back. Got caught by a rain shower on the way home from the store. Refreshing but my clothes, bike and grocery bags are muddy. Guess a bike washing is now on the agenda for tomorrow. 8/14

Does anybody else think the Justice Department filing suit against the US Air/American merger is pretty chicken shit timing. The merger and bankruptcy have been in motion for months. Did Justice just now notice? 

Worth a look. Very funny and very encouraging.  -  

Stephen Colbert's 'Best Segment Ever' Will Make You Feel So Many Things

The lead story on the local news tonight (8/16) was that the number of measles cases in Tarrant County (Ft. Worth) had doubled this week. Sounds bad until they showed the numbers. The number doubled from 3 to 6. An update later in the newscast said there were actually 9 cases. There are close to 2 million people in Tarrant County. How times change. When I had the measles there were probably 6 or 9 other kids in my class with the virus. That did not make the TV news back then.

Who knew? While scanning today's (8/17) TV guide I noticed that there is arena football on CBS today. It is Arena Bowl XXVI, that's 26 for you non-Romans. They've already had XXV of these things? I've missed every one of them. No need to break my streak by watching today.

So, in tonight's (8/18) game Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster hits A-Roid with a pitch. It was on purpose. Umpire warned both benches and Yankee skipper Joe Girardi got tossed for arguing. Shouldn't every pitcher be throwing at A-Roid. He's a disgrace to the game. Good job Ryan.
Ryan Dempster


  1. I agree on hitting A-Roid, but it's baseball. Unless his head looks like Placido Polanco's head, it's not ready for the hit it will take. Honestly, most Yankees fans want him gone anyway for his cap hit. Great ball player, it's just too bad that his head is so far up his rear to atone for what everyone already knows. Interesting about the measles. If Jenny McCarthy (now on The View ...shudder) didn't spout nonsense about being vaccinated, the new generation wouldn't have a worry. But she's a celebrity and knows everything. Scary.

  2. Dempster didn't hit A-Roid in the head despite the large target. He was hit in the upper ribs under his left arm. No real damage. Pitchers should probably aim at his ass. Might be tender from all the injections. Jenny McC is one of our more dangerous citizens. And yes, Philly was in the Arena Bowl but they lost.