Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Curmudgeon in the Wry 376

Tuesday, December 18, 2007---521 Words---Average reading time: 1-minute, 42 seconds (time frittered away) (a pointless waste of time)
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
Almost completely free of original ideas.
Often wrong…never in doubt.
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Rave: Brit Hume
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On the Hi Fi: Michael Bublé, Self-Titled.
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Reading: “Luck Be a Lady, Don’t Die”—the second wonderful Rat Pack novel by Robert Randisi.
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Must see TV: Basketball--Thursday, December 20 at 7 PM, #7 Duke and #9 Pitt at Madison Square Garden (ESPN). Saturday, December 22nd at noon, #4 Georgetown at #2 Memphis on ESPN. At 6:30 #5 Texas at #10 Michigan State on espn2.
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Quote: “A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.”-- G Gordon Liddy
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Smooth move: Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl says he is installing more zone defense to prepare for next season's extension of the college three-point line.
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This Just In: News you can’t use---The new AMERICAN GLADIATORS have just been announced. They are Fury, Helga, Justice, Mayhem, Militia, Stealth, Titan, Tor, Venom, Wolf, Crush, Siren, and Sanjaya.
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Rave: I, for one, like the new Georgetown home white basketball uniforms. Always thought the home grays were pretty dull. And, while it is early and I will change my mind many times; right now Georgetown is my pick to win the NCAA Championship come that first weekend in April.
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Rant: From the department of double standards. College coaches can switch colleges and begin coaching and recruiting immediately after the press conference, if not sooner. However, when a student athlete transfers he/she must sit out a season. There is something intrinsically iniquitous about that. A great injustice to the student athlete.
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A couple of quotes: “The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half inch eraser---in case you thought optimism was dead.”—Robert Brault.
“An optimist is someone who thinks the future is uncertain.”—Anon.
“An optimist is one who believes marriage is a gamble.”—Laurence J. Peters.
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Rave: The UPS “white board” TV ad campaign.
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Rant: During his press conference on Thursday, December 13th, Bud Selig looked so clueless; one could almost feel sorry for him. However, he has been a do-nothing de facto head of baseball from day one…so having any sympathy for him means the terrorists have won. You put a used car salesman in charge of MLB---you get what you deserve.
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Rave: Why was I not surprised by any of those named in the Mitchell steroid report?
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Truism: Jose Canseco was not lying when he wrote his book. I do not want to glorify the guy, but he did a lot more than Bud Selig to raise awareness of steroids in baseball.
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Rant: Memo to the Milwaukee Brewers----Eric Gagne is not he answer, no matter what the question is.
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Rave: Among my favorite things that make their appearance at Christmas: Pfeffernüsse, marzipan, eggnog, the Starbucks cranberry bliss bar.
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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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