Sunday, March 9, 2014

Scattershooting 03-09-14

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the great

 Paul Newman

Sunday's Summary

My incomplete recap of the week

You knew it had to happen. The local news after the Oscars opened with "March roars in like a Lion". It was a little nasty with lows forecast to be around 12° and wind chills as low as -7° overnight. So will we now get the "goes out like a lamb" part?

I checked again this morning and once again it appears that I did not win any Oscars on Sunday night. I may have to change my strategy next year and actually do something related to the movies. Glad Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won for Dallas Buyers Club. Their performances were terrific. It is a good movie about a sad homophobic period in our history.

Completely unbelievable but completely engrossing - the web gets more intricate each week.

This is both amazing and inspiring. Former Army Sgt. Brendan Marocco lost all four of his limbs in an IED attack on his vehicle. He has since undergone a double arm transplant. The interview with him and the doctor is at :26 of the video. Also, if you have adblock on your browser, turn it off to see this video. Thanks Brendan.

Looks like Mother Nature got UPS again. I was expecting a package today but now there is no known delivery date. Luckily it doesn't matter for this item.

This looks like fun. There are six interviews tonight (3/4), 12-15 minutes each. I have my DVR set. It will be great to see Johnny again. Coincidentally I just started reading a new book about Johnny. Tuesdays in March on TBS. The first six were James Stewart, Jack Lemon, Sally Field, Diane Keaton, Angie Dickinson and Sammy Davis, Jr. The next episodes on 3/11 are Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Tony Randall, Truman Capote, Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. Very good stuff. Johnny was the best.

Election night in Texas (3/4). It looks like the negative campaigning against Obama was effective. He has not won a single Republican primary election for any state or local office. Despite not winning any primaries, I predict every Republican in Texas will be running against Obama in the runoffs.

Be gentle -

Is this manscaping thing an evil plot by women to get back at us for all the years they've shaved their legs, pits and maybe other areas?

  • Very interesting interview of Henry Kissinger on Charlie Rose (3/4). His views on the current Ukraine situation are steeped in an in-depth knowledge of history and personal meetings with many of those involved. He estimated that he has spent at least 30 hours with Putin. It was nice to hear a very studied, analytical and calm assessment of the situation rather than the saber rattling of the politicians. The show is available at 

In the spirit of ‪#‎TBT‬, here's a little number from Assumption circa 1960. Two words - Butch Wax. There is also the stylish sweater vest.

Looks like idiot Mitch Williams is still employed by MLB.TV this season. I'm sure he'll be commenting on the pitchers. Here's an example of his perfect form when he played. Please don't assign him to any of the Rangers broadcasts.

Adios Gloria - one of the best retires after 30 years on the air in D/FW. Tonight (3/7) was WFAA, ABC8 news anchor Gloria Compos's last night. The first Latina anchor in D/FW. A true class act.

How do you lose a Boeing 777 plane? My phone knows where I am within a couple of feet. Not feeling good about the ultimate outcome of this situation.

I guess Darwin got it wrong.

Apple knows best.

A perfect 18-0 SEC season for the #1 Gators. Now it's on to the SEC tournament and then the NCAA tournament. Destination Jerry World in Arlington, TX on April 5 & 7.
Gators Seniors

Some clocks are harder to set than others. Spring forward.

7:00 is the new 6:00 -


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