Monday, February 10, 2014

Scattershooting 02-09-14

by Bill Holmes

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the great


Sunday's Summary

My incomplete recap of the week

Sad but true.

Is this legal? I just realized that I'm watching a Gators basketball game on TV while wearing an FSU sweatshirt. The shirt is from the 1992 Cotton Bowl which the #5 Seminoles won over #9 A&M. It was called the Mobil Cotton Bowl back then. Before Exxon & Mobil merged. The sweatshirt is older than my youngest son and my oldest son was attending FSU at the time.

  • Good line - Dyslexics Against Fuddruckers
It's almost time for baseball. I thought I'd finally release my 1948 rookie card. I made the big leagues at 17 months. NY Giants infielder. A few years before Willie Mays.

Sharp & cold - not a good combo.

Rangers Ballpark new name. Not crazy about the logo.

Another beautiful day in the neighborhood. It's 19° now, wind chill of 4°, with a predicted high of 27° with snow flurries. I'm thinking about skipping the bike ride today. (2/6)

The end of an era. Tonight is Jay Leno's last night as host of the Tonight Show. Never my favorite but he was the top late night dog for 20 years. Jimmy Fallon takes over after the Olympics. (2/6)

In an effort to distance themselves from controversy and a redneck image, the spring NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway has changed sponsors. The NRA is out and Duck Dynasty is in.

The local morning news show that I usually watch has new music for the lead-in, lead-out for commercials. It had some notes that sound like an alert on a phone, tablet or PC. It gets my attention, but not for the TV. Aggravating, it is kind of like those radio ads that had a siren in the background during your morning commute.

This should be interesting. A liberal jerk joins all the conservative jerks at Fox.

James Carville joins Fox News as contributor

New Olympic logo. Four rings and an asterisk. Probably Putin's idea.
Putin fixed it for Russian TV.

Completely pissed at AT&T U-verse. I wasn't able to watch the Beatles 50th anniversary special live. So of course I set my DVR to record it. I even checked my scheduled shows on Saturday and it was in the queue. So, late Sunday I was ready to watch and guess what. No recording. There was another show recorded on Sunday night so I'm assuming the DVR was working. I'm hoping CBS puts the show on their website so I can see it, better late than never. Until then, #ATTSUX


1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure if the media/competitors are making Sochi out to be as bad as it is, but it's not doing well with our media. Several Twitter moguls are killing Russia. I can't even imagine how the Rio Summer games will go. I have a friend at work who's brother runs and knows Usain Bolt well (we've had their relay gold medal from the Olympics up at work a few times). Between hosting FIFA and the Olympic Games, I don't see that one going down well either.