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Archive for August 25th, 2009

Commentary caught H-Town Mayoral candidate Peter Brown’s first ad this morning during “The Today Show.” It’s a nice ad for an intro. Peter now has the airwaves to himself which is always advantageous. Now the clock is ticking for the other candidates…tick, tick, tick, tick.

Peter Brown also sent out a press release on the Ashby High Rise deal. He didn’t send one on Big K Environmental though.

In today’s Austin American Statesman there is a story about the City of Austin thinking about making texting illegal if you are behind the wheel. There is nothing weird about that. They must have seen that powerful and graphic British PSA about the lethal consequences texting can produce while driving. I couldn’t even finish seeing the PSA – it is that graphic. You can probably go fetch it at You Tube.

I think H-Town is ready for a texting ban while driving. I wonder where the mayoral candidates stand on this.

At Sunday’s game, in between inning they ran this jumbotron deal involving a ‘Stro player where they ask him some question about overexposed celebrities. I asked Dante who he was tired of hearing about. You guessed it – Michael Jackson. Speaking of, when I’m having a hard time sleeping, I just count how I caught all my foul balls.

One of Commentary’s favorites – Sean Connery – is 79 today. One of the all time lines from movies comes from his “Jim Malone” character in “The Untouchables” that I sometimes keep in my desk drawer. “They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue.” Great line! Happy Birthday, Bond, James Bond!

A little bit of trivia. He and Kevin Costner were in “The Untouchables.” In the 90s, Costner played Robin Hood in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” Connery had a bit part as “King Richard” at the end of the movie. In the 70s, Connery played an aging “Robin Hood” in “Robin and Marian.” “Lady Marian” was played by the great Audrey Hepburn who never needed touching up.

DeLay’s dancing partner was announced yesterday. Cheryl Burke also don’t need touching up.

In order to reach Cecil Puede’s goal of 90 wins, we’re going to have to go 29-9 the rest of the way which is going to prove difficult since we still have six left against the Cards and seven against the Phillies – both first place teams – yikes! It ought to be worth watching as Wandy goes against Adam Wainwright this evening to start three against the Cards in San Luis.

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