Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-week musings

- What is it with family members who are on Facebook and use that forum for online PDA? Uh, people--this is the sort of sentiment best expressed in person and privately.

- Conversely, here is where Facebook is used for good things. A Missouri man received some bad news earlier this summer--his kidneys were shutting down. So, he went on Facebook and began posting about his condition. A fellow classmate and Facebook friend saw the news and ultimately donated a kidney.

- Well, I sure know how to pick 'em. Lone Star, a new show on FOX, has already been cancelled after two weeks of the new season. I thought it was one of the better new entries on TV.

- A 98 year-old man passed away recently in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, leaving behind quite a legacy. The man had 10 children, 61 grandchildren, 130 great grandchildren, 162 great-great grandchildren, and 26 great-great-great grandchildren. Wow!

- According to an ABC News/Yahoo News poll, just 50% of Americans still believe in the American dream, i.e., "you'll get ahead by working hard." 43% say that the dream was once true, but now no longer is.

- The Chiefs bye week is coming at a good time for Kansas City as the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is this Sunday.

- An early prediction: Tony Stewart and his team right the ship this weekend at the Speedway and repeat last year's win at Kansas.


  1. 6 generation man who was "only" 98? Goodness! Let's say his son was 78, and his grandson is 58, his great grandson is 38, his great great grandson is 18, and, uh, his great great great grandson was just born to the 18 year old...and that's just my crazy assumption! Holy cow there must have been some "uh oh's" in there...

  2. I'm bummed about Lone Star also -- we watched the first episode and really liked it!