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Dine at Your Own Risk

We are 99-57 with 6 left. We won 101 games last season and 102 games in 1998. What was our record after 156 games in those 2 seasons?

Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife got the business at a restaurant last night in DC. Commentary hates to say this, but we are in a political climate that folks like Sen. Cruz helped create. Folks have had it. Dine at your own risk these days.

There are a couple of articles I read today about D.C. Dems not too keen on Michael Avenatti’s tactics. Avenatti has another Brett Kavanaugh witness waiting in the wings. Settle down, D.C. Dems. Think about it. D.C. Dem tactics or Avenatti tactics? That’s all I have to say about that, for now.

On the local news front, see these tweets:

Bill King‏@BillKingHouston 21m21 minutes ago

 

Bill King Retweeted Jim Bigham

An individual that works for a board that is appointed by Turner wants to raise property taxes. I’m shocked.

And this:

Jim Bigham‏@JimBigham Sep 23

Southwest Mgmt District Chief asks Turner to lift property tax cap- Claims they can no longer afford to fund public safety in Southwest Houston. @southwestMD

I have lost power in my neighborhood a couple of times the past few months. When we lose power, we get an email from CenterPoint saying they are aware of the outage and they give you a timeline when power will be restored.

Yesterday, we lost power but this time it was planned. They replaced a pole around the corner. You would think if it was planned, CenterPoint would send us a notice ahead of time. Nope!

Yeah, what is that? Can’t folks have an Alex option or a Siro option? See this tweet:

Evan 20XX liked

Lydia DePillis‏Verified account@lydiadepillis 2h2 hours ago

Oh good, another female virtual assistant for people to order around.

“The Wild Bunch” is a film classic. It is as good a western as there is. Up there with “The Searchers”, “High Noon”, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “Unforgiven”, “Cat Ballou” and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” There is no need to remake “The Wild Bunch.”

Here is from The Hollywood Reporter:

Mel Gibson to Direct, Co-Write ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake

Bryan Bagby will co-write the script with Gibson, who will also executive produce the movie.

The Wild Bunch will ride again.

Warner Bros. has set Mel Gibson to co-write and direct a remake of the violent and influential Western, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Bryan Bagby will co-write the script with Gibson, who will also executive produce the movie.

Sam Peckinpah, known for his action and macho-fueled movies, directed the 1969 original, which told of aging outlaws trying to live out the final days of the Wild West even as the 20th century has no use for them.

The Wild Bunch starred William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, among others, and was nominated for Oscars for original screenplay and score. But it was in its action set-pieces and imagery that the film made an impact, with the picture also dividing audiences and critics over its depiction of violence.

The Wild Bunch is considered the zenith in the filmography of Peckinpah, who also helmed such pics as Straw Dogs and The Getaway.

Here is all the story: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/mel-gibson-direct-write-wild-bunch-remake-1146622?utm_source=twitter&utm_source=Direct.

From Edward Ybarra on my Texans take yesterday:

I was a season ticket holder for the first three years of the Texans. I finally came to the conclusion that the owner did not care if the Texans won when they lost game 16 that would have given them a .500 record if they won. The owner has a fixation with coaches that are using Houston as a training ground. They will all achieve success after they leave Houston. I seem to remember a former Texan coach that won the Super Bowl a few years ago for Denver.

After 156 games in 1998, we were 98-58. After 156 games last season, we were 96-60 of course.

Our magic number is down to 2 and all five AL playoff teams have been decided. Congrats to the Astros, A’s, Cleveland, Red Sox and Yankees!

 

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