Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Curmudgeon in the Wry 360

Tuesday, September 11, 2007---573 Words---Average reading time: 1-minute, 47 seconds (time frittered away) (a pointless waste of time)
Offending readers one issue at a time since 2001.
Almost completely free of original ideas.
Often wrong…never in doubt.
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Rave: Santo and Johnny
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On the Victrola: RCA Victor Jazz/The First Half Century: The Twenties Through the Sixties.
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Reading: “Out of Sight” by Elmore Leonard (1996)---rereading actually. It is the book that introduces Karen Sisco, and was a wonderful TV show that was cancelled way too soon.
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Rave: So glad to see that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is competing in the next "Dancing with the Stars." It might help him overcome his shyness.
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Rant: In a world that made more sense, the first college football rankings would not be released until the first week of October
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Didjaknow: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers first danced together on screen doing “The Carioca” in 1933’s “Flying Down to Rio.”
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Hmmmm: I noticed that Alberto Gonzales timed his resignation to coincide with Jon Stewert’s vacation.
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Rave: Britney Spears still look better than 99% of the women in America.
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Rant: If the feds are going to bail out people who can’t afford to pay their mortgages, would someone please notify me ahead of time so I can go buy a house I can’t afford?
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Hmmmm: What is so practical about a practical joke?
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Rant: Remember when tennis players all wore white? Now they wear anything but. In fact, half the men at the US Open looked like they were auditioning for the Village People.
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Rant & Rave: I really enjoyed the US Open tennis I saw on USA Network and CBS. There are a number of exciting players in both the men’s and women’s divisions. I love John McEnroe’s commentary and his American Express ad was a treat.
Great to see Venus and Serena more or less healthy and playing the majors this season. They have the best pair of smiles in sports.
However, Serena’s “she made a lot of lucky shots” sour comment after losing to Justine Henin in the quarterfinals was rather boorish and classless---and has no basis in fact.
No one wins seven majors with lucky shots. Justine is a remarkable athlete who was overwhelming in the Open.
My question is where does someone 5’6” get that much power? She is a great champion.
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More US Open: Watching on TV it is not difficult to determine the advertiser’s target audience. Almost every commercial was for something I could not afford.
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Hmmm: Is it true that if J.D. Drew does not start hitting, the Red Sox are going to put him on the “3:10 to Yuma?” At the moment, he is hitting more like Nancy Drew.
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Follow the money: You want to sit behind home plate for the MLB post season? $350 a shot for the first round, $400 for the ALCS and $450 will get you a ducat for the World Series.
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Hmmm: Why do more people find Jesus more often in the courtroom and prison than in church?
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Rant: People who feel they must carry on a cell phone conversation in their car should be mandated by law to drive in the right-hand lane. Then the rest of us with a brain can go around them.
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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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