Thursday, May 25, 2006

Curmudgeon in the Wry 321

Thursday, May 25, 2006---537 Words---Average reading time: 2-minutes, 4 seconds (time well spent)
Offending readers one issue at a time since 2001.
Rant: On the clock. How long does it take to complete the NFL draft's first round, about six hours? That's just too much Chris Berman. Six minutes is too much Berman. In reality, six seconds is more than enough to last a lifetime.
Truism: The world will run out of oil before it runs out of groupies.
Hmmmm: At what point did a bunch of gun-toting thugs become an “entourage” instead of a gang? I missed the memo.
Truism II: Friends don’t let friends sear Speedos. Ever! Case closed!!
Rant: The real Mission Impossible III is whether we ever again look at Tom Cruise and not see a smarmy, self-absorbed Hollywood jerk.
In a perfect world, we would never have heard of the increasingly annoying Tom Cruise, never mind the endless drivel about his new kid.
Bottom line: A dozen major league players are making more money this season than the Florida Marlins are spending on their entire roster.
Joseph Finder is at the top of his game with his new business thriller, “Killer Instinct.”
Entronics salesman Jason Steadman is busy multitasking on his commute home when he drives into a ditch.
Jason assists the tow-truck driver, Kurt Semko (an ex-Special Forces soldier); in getting a security job at Entronics.
Then the rollercoaster ride begins…proving once again, that no good deed goes unpunished.
Kurt uses his Special Forces Operations skills to perform various acts of skullduggery that advance Jason’s career.
Strange things happen to those (both inside and outside of the company) who appear to
hinder Jason’s sales goals.
Jason learns that business is war when people turn up dead.
And, he wants out…but there is no escape from his fiendish benefactor. Jason is ensnared in the life Kurt has set up for him.
Jason must figure a way to outmaneuver his malicious patron.
He employs double-crosses, duplicity, corporate politics, deceptions and corruption as he attempts to take his life back.
Joseph Finder is a wonderful storyteller. “Killer Instinct” keeps you glued to the page. It is a remarkable tale of how an ordinary individual manages to extricate himself from a dilemma of substantial proportions after he is pushed to extremes.
Rimshot: What tribe does a “Chief Meteorologist” lead?
Rant: I think I stopped caring about The Boston marathon when the Kenyans started treating it as if it were their invitational meet…or maybe it was when I could not name an American contender anymore (the days of “Boston” Bill Rogers are long gone…or maybe it was when I could not remember who won a half hour after it was over…or, all of the above.
Rave: Funny sports headline from The Onion, the fake news site on the Web: Roger Clemens' Family Offers Him One-Year, $10 Million Contract
Rant: The USA was once the “home of the free”---now it is the “home of the freeloaders.”
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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