1. Here’s Mario Tarradell’s review of U2’s show last night at Cowboys Stadium. Skip to the last paragraph for the only thing he had to actually attend the show to write. Skip to another review if you want to learn anything about the show, beyond generic platitudes and boiler-plate. Seriously, guys: Hunter Hauk. He’s right there in the same building.
2. A Fort Worth man was sentenced to 25 years in the fatal beating of his 18-month-old stepson. Why did he do it? The boy — who, again, was 18 MONTHS OLD — spilled food on the carpet. I’m sorry. Did I wake up in an alternate universe where the phrase “life in prison without the hope or prayer of parole” is pronounced “25 years”? Because if I didn’t, then I’m confused as to how a man with a history of violence could punch an 18-month-old child to death for spilling food on the carpet and get 25 years, with a shot at parole in half that time. I don’t care if he’s remorseful. I don’t care if it was an accident.Â You can explain it to me however you like; not bending on this.
(Sorry. Got off on a bit of a rant there. Let’s all take a moment and catch our breath. I’ll try to leave you with something a bit more positive.)