Yesterday a coworker brought her daughter to work to sell Girl Scout Cookies. That in itself isn’t anything special, but it was the delivery that cracked me up. Her daughter read off index cards, which was darn cute, but the words on the cards were color coded dependent upon the yes or no answers that I gave her. Cute and creative, I tell ya.
My coworker was hoping that her daughter would get several no answers, so that her daughter could learn how to deal with rejection. That’s a great move on her part, but she underestimated just how hard it is to say no to that little girl.
A lot of talk radio here in Dallas didn’t have a problem with the Vikings running up the score, because their attitude is that the Cowboys should have been playing better defense anyways. I get that, but I think they miss the point that the Vikings could have simply kicked a field goal on fourth down to increase their lead from 27-3 to 30-3, which still would have put the score out of reach. Going for the endzone on fourth down was just a way to rub the Cowboys’ noses in it. It seems like any other team would have kicked the field goal, heck, I’m pretty sure 999 out of a 1000 times the Vikings would have kicked, but there’s something going on that the public doesn’t know about why Childress decided to go for that touchdown.
I’m not sure if I should be impressed that Avatar has now made more money at the box office than Star Wars because I don’t think they take into account movie ticket prices from today and the late 1970’s. I wonder why they just don’t use numbers of tickets sold as opposed to dollar amounts.
I heard Leno try to explain his side of things yesterday, and he seemed sincere, but a few things aren’t adding up for me, like the fact that he took the executives word instead of talking to Conan about this very sensitive subject. Again, what he should have done if he didn’t want to leave The Tonight Show was to negotiate his contract five years ago. If NBC didn’t want to negotiate, then he should have finished his existing contract and left to go to another network.
Another reason I don’t quite believe Leno is that he keeps complimenting Conan but keeps taking shots at him in his monologue. And if my memory serves me correct, Leno started the mudslinging at Conan.
As much heat as Leno has been taking, he was pretty much forced to say something last night.
The LA Timestalks about that U2 song in that NASCAR commercial.