(1) Craig "Junior" Miller was on fire this morning. He played the race card explicitly (even used the phrase "I'm going to play the race card") in arguing that the Rangers wouldn't give a black player the same chance after chance that they are giving Josh Hamilton. Then he called Sooner quarterback Baker Mayfield a "spazz" and "spastic," not just once, but several times. Not disputing the point -- just a little startling to hear while I'm shaving.
(2) I haven't heard much of Monty + The Machine (i.e., "Not a Podcast") lately. I did hear some of Mike "The Machine" Marshall's post-game Mavericks work and thought it was pretty good.
(3) We now have some theories on the ubiquity of those unlistenable Meador ads. (i) A couple of posts ago a Confessor advised that Meador had fallen off a list of -- I forget exactly, maybe the Confessor can re-post, but the thought was that it had lost a spot on a list of quality or trustworthy dealers, or something like that. Accounts for a million ads that say nothing about the products or the price, but are all about honesty, transparency, and the like. (ii) General Sales Manager Charlie Gray, I'm guessing, is doing all those voices and, I'm also guessing, writes the copy. Remember the one where Charlie is talking and all of a sudden, without an obvious edit, "Bob" begins to talk?
(4) I owe Emmitt Smith an apology. For weeks I drove by the digital billboard going north on the Tollway not far from downtown, and I would see this ad for PlainsCapital bank. It showed a photograph of Emmitt and what I took to be a computer-generated image of a very beautiful young woman. I mean, I thought she was a product of the animator's art, I really did. The legend was "Our Bank Has Swagger." Why, I thought, would they generate some fake image to show with Emmitt? I thought maybe she was supposed to be his banker. Here is the photo, without the PlainsCapital logo.
Go forth, Confessors.