Monday, April 10, 2006

Curmudgeon in the Wry 319

Monday, April 10, 2006---594 Words---Average reading time: 2-minutes, 2 seconds (time well spent)
Offending readers one issue at a time since 2001.
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Rave: Willie Nelson.
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Mea Culpa: I am on record as saying that Florida, Tennessee and Ohio State were the three most over rated teams in the NCAA tournament. Two out three!
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Rave: The DUKE Women’s Basketball Team. ..Win or lose in the Final Four in Boston. As a season ticket holder, I think that they are playing their best basketball since mid-January.
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Hmmmm: Does the Department of Corrections allow inmates to watch “Prison Break”?
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Rant: Do I have this right? Barry Bonds says he is not going to read “Game of Shadows,” but he is going to sue the writers for what is in it.
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Hmmm: Robinson Cano is the only Yankee starting pitcher under thirty.
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However: Sharon Stone proves you can be over thirty and still play, right?
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Truism: The Knicks would have been no better than a twelve seed in the NCAA tournament.
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What a joke: George Marshall is the definitive baseball insider (a director for the Red Sox). Does anyone really think he is going to investigate that Bud Selig horrid stewardship of the game?
This is all spin and damage control.
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Rave: Floridian Florence Horvath’s body washes ashore in the harbor of Paradise, Massachusetts to open up Robert B. Parker’s fifth Jesse Stone novel, “Sea Change.”
The town is jammed with yacht and sailboat racing fans, partiers and participants.
Paradise’s Race Week, ironically lasts an entire month giving Police Chief Stone plenty of time to ferret out the person or persons responsible for Florence’s death.
The chief is a former burned out LA cop, highly qualified, extremely motivated and enjoying his new surroundings. His staff is experienced and competent…and he can count on the Captain of the State Police to supply what his office lacks.
Florence liked kinky sex and video tapes and that revelation leads Stone to any number of suspects who are all “guilty of something.” The two prime suspects are at least good for statutory rape. The strange combination of money and corruption is a key to the clarification of the murder.
Florence’s daffy twin sisters arrive on the scene and muddy the waters…but through an excellent Ft. Lauderdale detective Stone pieces the fragments of the puzzle into a complete picture.
Fast paced, written in a simple and tight prose with a succinct plot, this could be the best entry thus far in the Jesse Stone series.
A most entertaining weekend read!
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Rant: Maybe the cell phone companies should drop video from their phones and replace it with a turn signal activator.
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Truism II: Luggage gets better treatment from airlines these days than passengers.
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Imagine that: For a group that claims it doesn’t care what Middle America thinks about their films, Hollywood sure does grumble when box office receipts are down.
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Just asking: In what conference is the University of Phoenix and what is their mascot?
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Perplexing: Did a higher power create evolution, or did evolution just evolve?
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Hmmmm: Any truth to the rumor that our baseball players are going to start defecting to Cuba to play against the real players?
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Rant: There is no more annoying TV commercial than those two clowns standing in the water singing gibberish for Applebee’s.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.









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