Saturday, November 03, 2007

Curmudgeon in the Wry 371

Saturday, November 03, 2007---515 Words---Average reading time: 1-minute, 53 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: Steely Dan
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On the Hi Fi: Miles Davis, “The Jazz Biography.”
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Reading: “Protect and Defend” by Vince Flynn.
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Factoid: According to delanceyplace.com, Chuck Berry learned to write narrative songs by listening to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights.
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Rant: I am certainly a member of the anti-Barry Bonds contingent---however, those most vocal Bonds’ detractors are going to make this jerk a sympathetic figure if they do not tone it down.
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Admit it: You always try to figure out the message when you spot a vanity plate…and are frustrated when you fail to “get it.”
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Rant: In today’s politically correct world, moonshiners would be referred to as undocumented distilleries.
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Hmmm: Why is it that there are no plastic bags open from the end on the first try? And why do Ziploc bags come out of the box closed?
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Rant: A week or so ago we had United Nations Day. I celebrated by sending a stern letter to someone.
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Rim shot: An agnostic-dyslexic with insomnia lays awake at night pondering whether or not a dog exists.
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Hmmmm: I never got the whole Croc thing from day one…still don’t. Then again, a lot eludes me these days.
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Truism: Driving or waiting to check out at any store---if you change lanes the other one will always start to move faster.
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Rant: Since giving us the Statue of Liberty in 1886, the French have given us nothing else of value.
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In you’re scoring at home: Red Sox starting pitcher, Dice-K has two RBIs in World Series competition, compared to A-Rod’s zero.
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Rave: Joe Torre will have the last laugh on the Brothers Steinbrenner.
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Hmmmm: Hollywood used to glorify cowboys. Now it glorifies gangsters.
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Give me a break: All those teams whining about the Patriots rolling up the score---too bad! Try stopping them…if you cannot…keep quiet about it.
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Retraction: Last issue I was critical of Hillary Clinton’s double speak. I guess it was my conservative nature. Her obfuscations are more like triple talk with a fancy dance on top.
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Quote: “Political correctness has gone beyond anything benign. The victims are the victimizers now because they have everyone’s sympathy from the get-go.”—Debrah Correll.
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Rant: With his boorish “state of me” address during the World Series, Alex Rodriguez retires the trophy as the planet’s most self-absorbed athletic diva. His agent, Scott Boras, joins my personal axis of evil along with Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Nancy Pelosi.
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Eye sore: The Oregon Ducks have an electrifying football team…a national title contender. But, who designed those uniforms--- Kermit the Frog?
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Hmmm: Why is it that slim chance and fat chance are the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites.
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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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