Saturday, February 23, 2008

Curmudgeon in the Wry 383

Saturday, February 23, 2008---621 Words---Average reading time: 1-minute, 51 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: Lauren Bacall
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On the Hi Fi: “The West Coast Jazz Box”—Volume 4.
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Reading: “The Winter of Frankie Machine” by Don Winslow.
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Rave: Controversy followed Bobby Knight wherever he went. His record speaks for itself with multiple national titles, over 900 victories and the last undefeated season in Division One College Basketball.
Say what you might about him, but his kids graduated and there was never a hint of recruiting violations in his 42-year career.
I feel he jumped the shark when he conducted the press conference with his grandson.
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Rant: There are few things in sports more tedious than the NBA slam-dunk contest. One is the home run hitting contest before the MLB All Star Game.
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Who knew: The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has become just another issue of GQ.
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Rant: Indiana hires a double dealer to coach their basketball team…and, guess what? He is suspected once again. And this comes as a surprise to the school…why?
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Decision 2008: Patience or Prudence.
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I still don’t get: Ankle bracelets, fanny packs, baseball hats worn backwards (except for catchers and SWAT snipers).
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Rant: That wide load in a pants suit will consider garnishing employees’ wages to pay for health insurance. Don’t you think making it affordable in the first place is a better solution?
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Didjaknow: K.T. Oslin was the answer to an entry in a recent Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle.
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The hand of fate: I certainly miss Suzanne Pleshette and Barry Morse (Lt. Philip Gerard on “The Fugitive,” the man you loved to hate). They gave us lotsa laughs and high-tension moments. Rest in peace.
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Rant: Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have become the 3 Stooges of the new Republican left…railing against John McCain. Perhaps they are blathering their way to irrelevance as Senator McCain’s lead in the primaries looks impossible to beat. One can only hope.
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Rave: Mitt Romney’s concession speech was more than gracious and heartfelt…it may well have been his best since declaring for the presidency.
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Hmmm: Does anyone still call Boston, Beantown any more?
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Factoid: In 1970, Pete Maravich once scored 47 points in one half…and that without the advent of the three-point shot.
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Silly me: At first I figured the new movie, “Over Her Dead Body” was about what the wide load in a pants suit really thought of the Obama campaign.
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Rave: The intro to Steely Dan’s “Do It Again” is as good any in rock.
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Truism: Tee shirts get better looking with age---except the white ones.
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Rant: There is a name for men who can pull off wearing sports jerseys. They are called professional athletes.
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Truism: Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee are two of the few people who can make you root for Congress. However, the Congressmen acted like such star struck teenyboppers, it made me sick. For a while there, I thought Clemens was going to take them all to a movie.
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By the way: The combined regular season record of the Miami Dolphins opponents in their 1972 undefeated season was 43-86-3.
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Bumper sticker of the week: “I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy.”
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Rant: Who were the geniuses who conceived the idea of superdelegates? Silly me, I thought this was supposed to be about democracy.
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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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