Quite Possibly The Most Confusing Article I’ve Ever Read

Here’s the article itself if you want to see it live, but it’s not an article so here it is:

LOS ANGELES (AP)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes has been released from jail after being arrested on suspicion of threatening a police officer who stopped him for a traffic warrant.

Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Paul Ford says Barnes posted $51,000 bail and was released shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, some three hours after his arrest.

The 32-year-old Barnes was walking in the Los Angeles suburb when he was stopped and arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for driving on a suspended license.

Ford says Barnes allegedly made a verbal threat to the officer and was arrested for that as well.

A call to the Lakers seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned early Tuesday.

Barnes was the Lakers’ top-scoring reserve this past season, averaging 7.8 points per game.

Ok, let’s start with this part:

“The 32-year-old Barnes was walking in the Los Angeles suburb when he was stopped and arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for driving on a suspended license.”

Sooooo he was arrested for driving with a suspended license while walking? That’s what it sounds like to me. Sure, a warrant had been issued so I get it was from a previous incident. But shouldn’t the article say when? From what? Journalism 101? Didn’t he have a DUI recently? No mention of that at all.

Then:

“Ford says Barnes allegedly made a verbal threat to the officer and was arrested for that as well.”

Sound to anyone else like he was arrested twice at the same time? Like maybe they cuffed him, put him in the back of the car, took him out of the car, took the cuffs off, then put the cuffs back on and put him back in the back of the car, then probably added ‘take that you heathen’?

Just a stab in the dark here, but perhaps what they should have said was that he was CHARGED for the verbal threats as well.

Then again, what do I know? They’re the professionals.

Jewels of Wisdom From A Wise Man

Sometimes I marvel at how often something you view as either routine or trivial can end up affecting you much more than you imagined.

I’ve recently discovered my passion for writing and I am currently writing a screenplay (movie script). In the books I’ve been reading on the subject of screenwriting, one of the recommendations is to do research on what you’re writing about and the suggestion is not to do your research on the internet, but go out and experience it or speak to someone who has.

My screenplay centers around two brothers (related, not brothas from another mother) who are cooks in a country club.

I’ve never stepped foot in a country club before and found it difficult to write scenes in a place that I’ve never been to.

Then I had a brainstorm. I went home, grabbed a pen and a notebook and drove to my Great Aunt Mae and Uncle AJ’s  House.

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A Letter To Laker Fans

Dear Laker Fans:

Let’s make a few things clear.

First off, the management and ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers will never pay you a dime for being a fan of our team. We thank you, but that’s it.

Furthermore we will never comp you tickets, parking, a beer or even a bag of peanuts based on your loyalty level to us. This is not a club membership to a casino. There are no fan rewards. We thank you, but that’s it.

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Compound Traffic

An interesting concept.

Stay with me on this one.

It hit me this morning. Sometimes there are things that have nothing to do with each other, but if you think about it hard enough (or if your brain is whacky like mine) you’ll find it.

I’m going to start with a concept you may or may not be familiar with. It’s called Compound Interest.

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