Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Curmudgeon in the Wry 368

Wednesday, October 24, 2007---478 Words---Average reading time: 1-minute, 44 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: The Boston Red Sox.
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On the Hi Fi: Best of Ricky Nelson. “Poor Little Fool” (1958) is still my favorite. And, I sure do miss those two and a half minute songs. Shorter records make longer play lists.
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Reading: Ken Follett’s “Lie Down with Lions.” (1986)
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Curiouser and curiouser: Last issue it was noted that Kenny Lofton and Tim Stoddard are the only two athletes to play in both the Final Four and World Series. Turns out they both attended the same high school in East Chicago, Indiana.
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Rave: Listening to Jon Miller and Joe Morgan on ESPN Radio and turning off the sound of the monotonous Joe Buck and the tedious Tim McCarver on Fox TV is the only way to enjoy the World Series.
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Rave: We all realize that Manny is as goofy as the day is long, but not only is he a great hitter---he may be the most disciplined hitter playing today. However, his nickname will never be Manny Ballgame.
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Rant: If you are old enough to remember Groucho Marx, you realize the current crop of comedians are just faking it.
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TV Time Out: This is the 60th anniversary of the initial televised World Series game. For that Yankee/Brooklyn Dodgers series, TV used exactly one camera. This year Fox is using 24 cameras---22 seem to be for crown and dugout shots.
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Factoid: More people died from the influenza pandemic of 1918 than in all of World War One.
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Rant: Why is it that people whose seats are farthest from the aisle are the last to arrive at sporting events?
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Hmmm: Whoever has the concession for those orange barrels used by highway transportation departments has to be approaching Bill gates as America’s wealthiest billionaire.
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Didjaknow: Billionaire T. Boone Pickens donated $265 million to his alma mater, Oklahoma State University---earmarked solely for the athletic program.
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Colorblind: The “green card” all those illegal immigrants try to filch is actually pinkish in color.
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Duly noted: Jason Kidd’s recent troubles allege that a woman charged him with harassing and groping her at a “trendy” Manhattan nightclub. I guess Kidd would feel true remorse if he had to defend himself versus charges that he appeared at an untrendy nightclub.
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Hmmm: Why do steam irons have a permanent press setting? And, how did they describe counter-clockwise prior to the invention of the clock?
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Utopia for liberals: One-third of the population on welfare, one-third working for the government and the other third paying all the bills.
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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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