the last straw was you standing him up for lunch...
Paul has been busy. He had a few messes to help clean up in Libya and now he is serving as special attaché to DeLoss Dodds to get this realignment thing licked. He did work in 18 the other afternoon, carded a 75 with a smooth 32 on the back.
Don't worry, you've taken his place quite nicely.
Just don't say his name three times.
I wonder what misfortune has befallen our intrepid hero?
Helping Tiger get his swing back.
With the ladies
someone broke into his house (well just walked in, grendel doesn't lock his doors) and grendel kicked his ass with only a putter as his weapon (the intruder had an ak-47) then took him out to lunch (where he got a discount by ordering in spanish).
i'm sure he's on an epic party binge...
He's busy scripting Rick Perry's debate responses.
Is Grendel dead?
I just happened upon an old Grendel post and clicked on his profile to see when he last logged in (6-26-2011.) For an international man of mystery such as Grendel, this isn't total surprising. He could possibly be hunkering down in a Panamanian border town, making friends with town folk and charming the pants off the chicas. But I glanced over to the right on his profile and noticed that he had three visitor messages on his profile, and they were all by made by Grendel himself. The last visitor message is timestamped one minute before he last logged out. It reads:
Was he preparing to die? Did he have some disease and didn't tell any of us? Am I completely misinterpreting this?As far as listing books that I'm glad that I have read before I die: It's #X and #XX If I listed the titles, I would just be talking about what has been important to me. I suppose I could step outside myself and list some other #X or #XX books that have contributed to social and political change or self-realization, universality, truthfulness, etc. and acknowledge their importance.
Sad. Has he at least been able to tweet?
Last edited by Mr. Furley; 11-01-2011 at 08:31 AM.
Funny, looks like old Grendal stepped down from politics in June and now runs a newsletter for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association. Maybe the pressure got to him.
Do we need to send a wreath?
Accused tire slasher gets 10 years in prison
By Steven Kreytak AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Updated: 11:19 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
Published: 8:29 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
A homeless man who prosecutors say punctured hundreds of vehicle tires in Central Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood over several years was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, the maximum sentence.
The Travis County jury that sentenced Tommy Joe Kelley, 54, had earlier in the day convicted him of unlawful use of a criminal instrument — a small metal rod. Prosecutors said police caught Kelley on Dec. 31, 2010, sharpening that piece of metal on a street curb to make a tool to puncture tires.
Police said Kelley had been found on other occasions with a similar tool, and he remains indicted on four additional counts of the same charge. Prosecutor Jason English said a decision would come later on whether to pursue those charges and additional prison time.
"We would hope for 20 years," said neighborhood resident Heather Freeman, who was in court for the verdict and estimates that Kelley caused $60,000 a year in damage. "We do believe that if he is released, it will happen all over again."
Kelley, who represented himself during the trial, called the evidence against him circumstantial and said he had been unfairly targeted by police and neighborhood residents because of a 2006 American-Statesman article noting an arrest for criminal mischief.
"Ever since that point, I've been under real tight scrutiny," said Kelley, also known as Tommy Joe Adams.
During his rambling testimony, which was uninterrupted by questioning, Kelley told jurors about what he described as numerous assaults on him that went unpunished and improper arrests by police.
At one point, he said: "I don't walk around carrying a (expletive) knife. I can't. I get stopped so much. I tell you, I get stopped so much I quit buying weed."
Under cross-examination, English suggested that Kelley was angry with his neighbors and asked the defendant: "Are you damaging people's property in Hyde Park?"
"No, sir," Kelley said.
Kelley told English that he had been homeless and living in Hyde Park for about 30 years until he was arrested. He said he had lived in an alley between Guadalupe Street and Avenue A, near 40th Street.
Kelley, who according to court documents has been arrested more than 50 times since the 1970s and has been convicted of numerous crimes, admitted that in the past he had stolen copper from air conditioners in the area.
English asked Kelley about Dec. 31, 2010, when he was arrested by a police officer who saw Kelley sharpening a metal rod on a curb at 44th Street and Speedway.
English suggested that Kelley was sharpening the rod to puncture tires with it.
"I think I had just started" sharpening the rod, Kelley said. "There ain't no way."
"How did you know it can't stick a tire?" English asked. "Have you ever stuck a tire before?"
This site really isn't the same without him.
Dammit LHG. Thanks for making me cry.
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