Morning Mix Show Notes 9/23
What’s new at Parkwood 18? What other changes are coming to Facebook? Plus, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is in hot water for a death row inmate’s last meal.
New at Parkwood 18 this weekend:
Abduction (PG-13) – Twilight star Taylor Lautner plays a guy who was kidnapped as a child and his dad is a spy.
Dolphin Tale 3D (PG) – A boy rescues a dolphin caught in a trap and then teaches it how to swim with a prosthetic tail. It’s based on a true story, but the boy in the film was actually a girl in real life and all of her scenes were cut of the film.
Moneyball (PG-13) – Another film based on a true story about how the Oakland A’s built a winning team with a small budget by using players the scouts rejected. Brad Pitt plays the team’s manager, Phillip Seymour Hoffman is his co-manager. Jonah Hill is the nerdy stat manager.
Killer Elite (R) – Jason Statham is a former special ops guy who takes on a military organization after his mentor Robert DeNiro is captured by Clive Owen.
Your Facebook has changes and if you’re like most people, you think the changes suck, but Facebook creator/owner Mark Zuckerberg isn’t done with you yet. At yesterday’s F8 conference, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is going to do a massive overhaul of your profile so it will show your entire life on a time line, so your wretched past from 2007 will come back to haunt you. You can also add photos and memories and make your Facebook a scrapbook of your whole life. It will be an option first, but soon it will be default. The “Like” button will have more options. You will also never see Farmville in your news feed ever again. The news feed will show major things like photos and relationship changes and crap like Farmville will be pushed off to the small feed on the side.
Wednesday, the State of Texas executed a man who was found guilty of killing a man in 1998. Before he was executed, he got to order a last meal. His “last meal” was very extravagant with the prison bringing him chicken fried steaks, steamed okra with ketchup, a cheeseburger, sloppy joes with an entire loaf of bread, an omelet, fajitas, root beer, ice cream and fudge. As soon as word escaped that the prison brought him everything that he asked for, Senator John Whitmire immediately wrote to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice saying that the offender’s last meal request and the fact that the TDCJ honored the request is ridiculous and called for an immediate end to the special last meal request policy. The TDCJ actually agreed and issued a statement saying, “Effective immediately, no such accommodations will be made. They will receive the same meal served to other offenders on the unit.”