Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Random Thoughts 4/17/12

  • Whew! I've been pretty busy lately but here we go…
  • Happy birthday, Dad!  65!
  • Best Buy is closing their store in our neighborhood.  At first I was shocked and upset… then I couldn't think of anything I'd actually purchased there… and I realized that I could probably buy most stuff cheaper online… and get it delivered… and their location was the worst one at the Legends.  Still, I hate to see businesses close around here.
  • I told Shannon that Ann Romney, a mother of five, was accused of never working a day in her life.  We laughed. 
  • KU freshman Merv Lindsay is transferring away from Kansas.  "Who is he?", you ask.  He was the late addition to a recruiting class that had an inauspicious start last year.  Braeden Anderson didn't qualify and went somewhere with lower admissions standards.  Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor didn't qualify and had to sit out their first year.  Naadir Tharpe was the one of the five that actually saw the court (briefly); he was the scared, skinny kid that tried not to do too much damage while Tyshawn Taylor got a rest.  And then we had Merv Lindsay, a shooting guard way down at the end of the bench.  Merv was not going to move up the line anytime soon, so, after talking to coach Self, he kindly freed up a scholarship for someone else.
  • Andrew White, a blue chip 6-6 shooting guard who some compare to Brandon Rush, officially signed with KU yesterday.  Merv's locker wasn't even cold yet.
  • Everything else you need to know about KU hoops right now
  • After the 100th anniversary this last weekend of the Titanic sinking, the news reported on people who didn't realize the 1997 movie was based on a real event in history.  …these are the people that give me those migraines.
  • The centennial for World War 1 is just two and a half years away.  Time to start "edjumacating" those young skulls full of mush.
  • Remind me sometime and I'll give you a top-20 WW1 movie countdown.  Better yet, go visit the National World War 1 museum, right here in Kansas City at the Liberty Memorial.
  • The NFL will release it's 2012 schedule tonight.  Only four and a half months until pro football!
  • According to Gallup, 72% of black Americans think George Zimmerman is guilty and 85% think it was racially motivated.  The race-baiting has been especially effective in this case; you'd have to wonder if he can even get a fair trial now.  Sadly, a lot of people don't want to see a potential acquittal, they want a lynching.

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