Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008---616 Words---Average reading time: 2-minutes, 15 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.
Cynicism is my beat.
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Rave: Peter Lorre
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On the Hi Fi: “It’s De Lovely, the Authentic Cole Porter Collection” on the Bluebird Label.
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Reading: “Hollywood Crows” by Joseph Wambaugh.
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Decision 2008: Stevie or Christine
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Rave: If the opening credits tell me it is an RKO Radio Picture, I am usually there until the end.
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Quote: “Why do they (TV golf announcers) say: ‘That’s a great golf shot?’ What did we think it was? A basketball shot? With all due respect, you dimwits with the microphone, we’re watching golf.” —Frank Deford.
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Rant: Crying children in a restaurant are like good intentions...they should be carried out immediately.
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Hmmm: Why is it that some people can walk around a store for hours with a shopping cart, but when they get out to their car, they cannot walk ten feet to put the cart away?
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Quote II: “If you have to have a policy manual, publish the Ten Commandments.” ---Robert Townsend.
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Rave: The Sinatra commemorative stamp just issued by the Post Office is terrific. The stamp uses the same picture as the recently released CD---looks to me like it is from the “Pal Joey” period. Ring-a-ding-ding!
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My-oh-my: Sometimes President Bush does something that makes me remember why I liked him. He has come out against
appeasement and in the process has sent the Democrat Party into convulsions of incoherent rage
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Why-oh-why: We used to cal them used cars…now they are merely pre-owned. Huh?
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Truism: There are thousands of books to get to before Tonya Harding’s new one. Like Jose, she should have been required to have read a book before writing one.
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Rant: The reason the Democratic Party is so focused on getting an Obama win is that they want somebody to finish Jimmy Carter's second term.
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Rave: Turner Classic Movies has been having a Saturday morning double feature this month with movies from “The Saint” series. They are most entertaining. The plots make you think and George Sanders is spectacular.
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Truism: People who use cell phones in public places have relinquished their right to privacy.
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Hmmm: If you are surprised with the allegations that O.J.Mayo had been given money both in high school and at USC, you probably still believe in the Easter Bunny too.
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Quote III: “Basketball is the money-maker at far more schools than football, regardless of what you hear from the football apologists.” —John Feinstein, Washington Post.
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Why Not?: Here is an idea for getting rid of all those annoying magazine postage-paid, return-address inserts urging you to subscribe. Return these one by one. Fill them in with fictitious names (Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, and Groucho Marx come to mind) and real addresses (probably of stores, banks, and lawyers' offices) – and send them back to the magazine. Check the "Bill me later" box. Since they automate everything, they will start sending out magazines to all these fictitious people and will be trying to bill stores, banks, and lawyers' offices for subscriptions they did not order.
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Court manners: I find myself warmed by the
California Supreme Court decision on gay marriage for two reasons. One, gay marriage is not a dealer breaker for me. Two, I'm in favor of social conservatives being annoyed enough to turn out to vote for conservative candidates
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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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