Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008---537 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: Barbara Stanwyck.
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On the Hi Fi: “De Lovely” Soundtrack.
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Reading: “Hollywood Crows” by Joseph Wambaugh.
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Decision 2008: Stevie or Christine
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Must see TV: “Burn Notice” returns on the USA Network at 10 PM on July 10 (Thursday). It is a tightly written comedy-drama about a fired (“burned”) spy who ends up in Miami Beach. Great cast and second banana Bruce Campbell steals lotsa scenes. Better than anything on network TV.
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Rave: To Charles Barkley, I say---don’t go changin’. He is one of a kind.
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Useless factoid: Today’s average bra size in 36C---ten years ago, it was 34B.
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Quote: “A great Democratic secretary of state, Dean Acheson, once warned ‘no people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.’ This is a lesson that today's Democratic Party leaders need to relearn.” ---Joe Lieberman
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Anatomy lesson: Obama has the backbone of a banana.
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Didjaknow: The Bible is both the best selling and most shop lifted book.
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Rant: When some fool says, “it is what it is”---don’t you think the appropriate reply should be, “well, what is it?”
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Rave: The duet with Sinatra and Ella in the 1967 TV special, “Frank Sinatra, A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim” is about as good as music gets. It will be a long time before another duet reaches that height. Kudos to TCM for treating us to it last Sunday.
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Another useless factoid: A 2x4 is actually 1 ½ x 3 ½.
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Quote II: “The least surprising aspect of the lumbering production (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) is its abuse of computer-generated images -- what were generally called special effects until they stopped being special. Even in that department, though, the banality is striking.” —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal Film Reviewer.
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Appeasement: Call me un-American, but the needle on my interest gauge never moved for the new Indy flick---even before reading Mr. Morgenstern’s critique.
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Hmmm: Is it only me, or does it seems like the media people’s favorite subject is media people?
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Ho-Hum: It sure is difficult to get electrified about the NBA playoffs when the final three minutes of a game consume half an hour. In addition, why do the announcers wear you out with, “you are not going to get that call on the road?”
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Quote: “As they say about soccer: why do so many American kids play it? Because then they won’t have to watch it.” —Frank Deford.
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Hmmm: Why is the driver’s side windshield wiper always the first one to go bad?
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A final useless factoid: Each king in a deck of card represents a great king from history. David for spades, Alexander the Great for clubs, Charlemagne for hearts and Caesar for diamonds.
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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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