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May 31 Oklahoma weather

I know it is tornado season. I grew up in Dallas. I’ve seen tornadoes up close and personal. As a matter fact, a tornado ripped through my high school back in 1976 or 1977. It is still sad when an area that was just hit with a devastating tornado is hit again in such a short time. Oklahoma City, just a few miles north of Moore, Oklahoma, was hit with a series of devastating tornadoes. Currently, the news media’s reporting that five people are dead and scores are injured.

The Weather Channel crew was caught up in a tornado that broke out in EL Reno, Oklahoma. Thankfully, everyone is safe.

One thing is clear. As we pump more common dioxide into the atmosphere, the atmosphere heats up. This means more energy for more violent storms. (more…)

By |2013-06-02T22:16:25-04:00June 1st, 2013|Environment, Party Politics|2 Comments

Sherlock Holmes: A Fun Game

There was a time long, long ago when it was fun to go to movies. The movies weren’t that expensive. They were easily available. If you lived in a big city, like Atlanta or Dallas, as I did, there was a huge variety of movies. Now, with expensive movie tickets, even more expensive concessions, irritated and downright rude patrons, moviegoing just isn’t as fun as it used to be. Also, we now have high definition TV at home with the movies of DirecTV and Netflix. It is almost more comfortable stay at home. So, I don’t go to movies is much as I used to.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was worth seeing. It was fun. Fast-paced. The script was well written. Robert Downey, Jr. has really found his stride and become the megastar we thought he would be over 20 years ago. The one thing that I will tell you is that in the many iterations of Sherlock Holmes, his chief nemesis Professor Moriarty is never seen. You’re always left wondering whether he is real or an intricate concoction of his imagination. In this movie, the professor is very much real. Because of my knowledge of previous movies, TV shows and books, I was wondering for most the movie whether the “good professor” was really as bad as Sherlock Holmes thought he was. By the end of the movie, it is clear that the professor is really, truly evil.

If you’d like to see a movie that is fun and that doesn’t have a bunch of cursing and nudity, then Sherlock Holmes is a great movie for you. You can take a date. I give the movie a solid A-. Enjoy.

By |2012-01-18T12:51:19-04:00January 18th, 2012|Movies|Comments Off on Sherlock Holmes: A Fun Game

Cowboys roll over for Cards

Congratulations! Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals. They played some football Sunday afternoon.

I have DirecTV and the NFL Sunday ticket. With this combination of wizardry, I am able to see a good portion of most of the games. I have seen the Arizona Cardinals play some solid football for the first time since early in the Buddy Ryan era. They have simply been getting after people. Now if I knew that the Arizona Cardinals were going to play good football, you’d think the Dallas Cowboys would also know this.

From the opening kickoff, it was clear who came to play. The opening kickoff was run back 93 yards for a touchdown. To my count, there were at least three missed tackles. If you are an elite team and if you plan on going deep into the playoffs, this cannot happen. The Dallas Cowboys looked as if they were sleepwalking! The Dallas defense did show some signs of life in the first half but that quickly faded.

Football is about domination. For the most part, the Arizona Cardinals dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage. More later…

By |2008-10-13T08:09:20-04:00October 13th, 2008|Sports|Comments Off on Cowboys roll over for Cards
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