Sunday, November 12, 2006

Curmudgeon in the Wry 335

Sunday, November 12, 2006---524 Words---Average reading time: 1-minute, 52 seconds (time frittered away)
Offending readers one issue at a time since 2001.
Almost completely free of original ideas.
Often wrong…but never in doubt.
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Rave: Coach K.
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Currently reading: “Wild Fire” by Nelson DeMille.
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Rave: Good for Wal Mart to go back to using Christmas during the Christmas season.
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Rant: One of my neighbors has now reached the five week mark with his Christmas lights.
And, it is still way too early for these radio stations to go all Christmas music, all the time.
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On the Victrola: “Swing” by Rupert Holmes.
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Factoid: Once upon a time Red Auerbach was a color analyst for the University of Rhode Island games.
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Hmmm: John Kerry must have thought he was auditioning for “Jackass Number Two.” I guess liberals just cannot be funny.
Perhaps he meant to say, “Stay in school, study, try to get smart, and if that fails, find some rich women to marry. Worked for me!”
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Rant: Aah, the NBA---where rappers want to be players and players want to be rappers. What a mess.
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Rant: The Knicks owe $49 Million to guys who will not play for them this season. Time for Isiah Thomas to buy a clue.
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Rave: “Hundred Dollar Baby” is Robert B. Parker’s 34th Spenser novel---consider that number for a while. Thirty-four Spensers plus 21 other novels, sort make him a one man writing franchise.
Hell, I know people who have not read 34 books in their life time.
“Hundred Dollar Baby” is great escapist reading…taking no more than a weekend.
Fast paced and breezy, chock full of snappy and witty dialogue; it is a relaxed read.
A minimum of Susan and Pearl the wonder dog enhance the reading enjoyment factor.
If you are looking for a brisk, lighthearted read with colorful characters with a plot peopled by high priced call girls, some mob figures from Boston and New York, smart cops and a scam artist with an intriguing con, you cannot go wrong here.
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Hmmmm: “Lost” is “Gilligan’s Island” on meth.
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Rant: There should be a standard for all the credit card swipers we encounter at super-markets, etc. Is it to the right or left, magnetic strip up or down?
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Just Wondering: Maybe I missed it, but has anyone explained why Tony La Russa wears sunglasses for night games? Other than to make himself look really dorky.
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Rant: Is true that if you dial 1-800-NITWIT, Terrell Owens will answer?
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Truism: Political campaign season occurring the Halloween season makes sense since the pols get dressed up and pretend to be someone they are not.
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Just wondering again: Does anyone with a remote actually watch political campaign ads? If so, why?
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Hmmmm: If you have to go to the grocery story for a flu shot, does that mean you have to go to the doctor’s office for groceries?
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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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