Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Curmudgeon in the Wry 375

Wednesday, December 12, 2007---654 Words---Average reading time: 2-minutes, 42 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: Laura Ingraham
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On the Hi Fi: Miles Davis, “The Jazz Biography.”
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Reading: “Stripped” by Brian Freeman.
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Didjaknow: That between 1853 and 1870, Charles Dickens gave more than 400 readings across the US and Europe. The first author book tour!
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Rave: I am looking forward to the movie version of James Lee Burke’s “In the Electric with Confederate Dead.” Tommy Lee Jones will play Detective Dave Robicheaux.
Levon Helm, Ned Beatty and John Goodman are in the cast as well.
Coming in 2008.
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Rave: The Frank Sinatra postage stamp coming this spring. Ring a ding ding!
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My two cents: If you believe one word that comes out of the mouth of Barry Bonds, be certain to schedule the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus for a Christmas visit. Oh yes, Bonds was against the war before he was for it.
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Rave: Even with my inferior eyesight, there is a huge difference with HD TV---especially when watching Duke Basketball.
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Rant: Drivers who pull into the right lane when the sign says-“right lane ends” and then expect to be let right back in ahead of you. No way do I ever let them in.
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Rave: Bombing at the box office are the latest round of anti-patriotic movies (“Lions for Lambs,” “Rendition” and “In the Valley of Elah”) so happily touted by the Hollywood elite.
I, myself am hopeful these same Hollywood elites have misjudged the wishes of the American voter with their support of left wing candidates.
If they missed the mark in their area of expertise, there is reason to be encouraged that they are just as far off base in their political picks.
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In the true spirit of Christmas: When you bump into a cop, soldier, marine, EMT or other first responder be certain to thank them for all they do to keep you out of harm’s way.
Never forget: you run from danger, they run to danger and the ACLU causes danger.
These are the folks that keep you safe, not left wing organizations like the ACLU.
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Rant: The use of “X” as a substitute for Christ in Christmas is just a repulsive display of slothful behavior. How can any thinking person be this lazy? Inexcusable.
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Quote: In the wake of Steelers safety Anthony Smith's "guarantee" that Pittsburgh will beat the undefeated Patriots, quarterback Tom Brady replied: "Well done is always better than well said." Cool, isn't he.
Anthony Smith is just another sports nitwit saying something stupid, nothing more.
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Rant: The ’72 Dolphins should worry less about the Pats and more about the fact the franchise has become a scorched earth zone
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Quote: “There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”---Anon.
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Rave: The “Pinheads and Patriots” feature on Bill O’Reilly’s Factor.
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Rave: You have to love Wagner basketball coach Mike Deane, who wears a seat belt to keep him on the bench.
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Truism: The new Hell is a rappers’ oldies show.
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Rant: Unveiling its new logos, updated versions of "W&M," the College of William and Mary is moving forward after a contentious episode with the NCAA that still burns me up, and I didn't even attend the school. Whoever ruled that the old logo - two green-and-gold feathers - was "hostile and abusive" to Indians obviously isn't smart enough to attend W&M.
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Just checking: Everybody understands, right, that every bowl game but one is an exhibition.
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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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