Monday, March 31, 2008

Curmudgeon in the Wry 386

Monday, March 31, 2008---498 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: Ralph Meeker
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On the Hi Fi: Nat King Cole, “10th Anniversary.”
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Reading: “Three Shirt Deal” by Stephen Cannell.
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Quote: “That's what the Bosnia story was about. Her fictions about dodging bullets on the tarmac -- and we have to hope they were lies, because if they weren't, if she thought what she was saying was true, we are in worse trouble than we thought -- either confirmed what you already knew (she lies as a matter of strategy, or, as William Safire said in 1996, by nature) or revealed in an unforgettable way (videotape! Smiling girl in pigtails offering flowers!) what you feared (that she lies more than is humanly usual, even politically usual).” “It was as if she'd watched the movie ‘Wag the Dog,’ with its fake footage of a terrified refugee woman running frantically from mortar fire, and found it not a cautionary tale about manipulation and politics, but an inspiration.---Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
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Truism: You know it’s a strange, strange world when Jose Conseco now has written more books than Harper Lee (“To Kill a Mockingbird”).
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More Jose: There ought to be a law that says before you can write a book, you should have at least read one.
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Just perfect: Conseco’s book is being released on April Fool’s Day.
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Would you believe: No kidding! New York will shortly be the first state in the USA to have its own “Govs Gone Wild” DVD.
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Rant: Given some of his statements about being unaware of Rev. Wright’s anti-American views make me believe Obama hides his own Easter eggs.
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Irony: Irony is hard to define, but you know it when you see it. To wit: Michael Irvin counseling Pacman.
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More Irony: The Republicans were working so hard to bloody Clinton, and then a Dem comes along and does it for them.
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Duh: Why are so many people shocked that Clinton lied about being under sniper in Bosnia? I, myself, will be shocked if she ever tells the truth.
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Cost of living: Box seats at the new Yankee Stadium will go for as much as $2,500 a game. I am certain P.T. Barnum is laughing somewhere.
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High Finance: A penny minted prior to 1982 is 95% copper or 2 ½ cents worth. Post 1982 is 97.5% zinc. Nickels are 75% copper and cost about a dime to produce. Your taxpayer dollars at work.
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Didjaknow: The average person does 56% of typing with the left hand.
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Hmmm: Is it true that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals have already been eliminated from pennant races?
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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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