Saturday, February 23, 2008

Curmudgeon in the Wry 381

Saturday, January 26, 2008---534 Words---Average reading time: 1-minute, 52 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: Jane Greer
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On the Hi Fi: “The West Coast Jazz Box”—Volume 1.
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Reading: “Beverly Hills Dead” by Stuart Woods.
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Decision 2008: Jennifer or Bailey
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Didjaknow: Johnny Crawford, Mickey Ronney Jr. and Don Grady were Mouseketeers in the 1950’s. Singer/songwriter Paul Williams and Candice Bergen were rejected.
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Rave: Jordan Almonds.
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Rant: I say bring back the rotary phone…then we will not have to “press 1 for English.”
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Quote: “A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.” --Fred Allen
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Rave: The MasterCard TV campaign featuring the “Priceless Pep Talks” from Peyton Manning.
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Just curious: Do you chew your M&M’s or let them dissolve in your mouth?
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Still curious: Do you prefer your Snickers Bar frozen?
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Rave: Changing my mind on March Madness. I now think the Kansas Jayhawks will cut down the nets. I get dizzy watching them pass. Their passes are like a Nolan Ryan fastball. It is like watching those great McEnroe/Conners volleys in the 1980’s.
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Didjaknow: Prohibition lasted fourteen years.
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Bumper Sticker of the Week: “I want my mommie. Hillary 2008.”
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Rave: “The Wire” on HBO got an incredible amount of ink and hype to start its fifth season.
It exceeds all the expectations. This is one incredible show from every aspect. It is must see TV every Sunday at 9 PM and as many repeats as you can catch.
You will discover something new with each repeated viewing.
There is nothing on TV other than Duke Basketball that gets my attention 100% like “The Wire.”
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Factoid: The last time a team from Philly did not go to the NCAA basketball tournament was 1977.
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Hmmm: Just when it seems things are about to get boring, O.J. does something else stupid.
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Quote: “Our Founders drafted the Constitution with fewer than 5,000 words; with later amendments it is about 8,000 words. The federal tax code is more than 9 million words. So the document that created the government is less than 0.1% as long as the tax code that funds it. Such is the state of Washington today.” —Steve Forbes
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Rave: NPR’s Weekend Edition.
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Rant: This quote from former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D): "I think it's not Presidential," he said, about Mr. Clinton's steady barrage against Barack Obama. "It's not in keeping with the image of a former President, and I'm frankly surprised that he is taking this approach."
Earth to Tom: when has Clinton ever acted Presidential?
Ike was Presidential…so were JFK, Bush the First and Ronald Reagan…even LBJ and Nixon had Presidential moments.
This is simply business as usual for the Clintons.
Better late than never for Mr. Daschle to see the light.
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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.
We return you to your regular programming

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