Saturday, October 11, 2008

Curmudgeon in the Wry 408

Saturday, October 11, 2008---568 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.
Cynicism is my beat.
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Rave: Barry Fitzgerald
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On the Hi Fi: “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” by Paul Desmond.
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Reading: “The Given Day” by Dennis Lehane.
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Under rated: Joseph Cotton
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Must see TV: The baseball playoffs with the sound off. Being able to watch the Red Sox/Rays and listen on radio to the Rays broadcast was a treat.
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Quotes: “Momentum in sports is something like UFOs — people say they see them, but nobody has ever actually proved they exist.” --- “If Andruw Jones hadn’t gotten hurt, they (the Dodgers) wouldn’t have made it this far.” ---Dwight Jaynes.
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TV Timeout: Sarah Palin identifies herself as a hockey mom, but by the look of NHL ratings each year, she must be the only one.
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Hmmm: Is OJ now going to subcontract out the search for the real killers?
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Rave: Yesterday (10/10) marked the 50th anniversary of “77 Sunset Strip.” That’s where you met “the highbrow and the hipster.”
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Didjaknow: The three most popular betting sports on the Internet are horse racing, soccer and tennis.
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Rave: Say what you must about him--- Manny Ramirez is something to behold with a bat in his hand.
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Rant: Tim McCarver is the lamest baseball broadcaster the world has ever produced.
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Rave: Any day is improved when you hear a Bacharach/David song.
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MLB on TBS: It is nice of TBS to slip in a little baseball between those “Frank TV” promos.
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Rant: Thus far, the announcing on both TBS and Fox during the MLB post season has been boring. Why not use the team broadcasters? How about using the home team play-by-play guy and the visiting team color-man? It would give much more insight and provide a bit more inside info for the viewer.
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Rave: “An American Carol” is hysterically funny, wonderfully politically incorrect and skewers those who have so deservedly earned it.
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Bet ‘em Dano: Before the season, you could have gotten 75-1 odds in Las Vegas on the Tampa Bay Rays winning the American League pennant. The Rays are the 1967 Red Sox!
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Truism: Being televised on ESPNU is the TV equivalent of the Federal Witness Protection Program
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First law of the universe: Everything takes longer than you think.
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Didjaknow: Farrah Fawcett played David Janssen’s girl friend in the 1974-1976 TV series, “Harry O.”
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Stats: Out of 120 Division I-A schools, only 11 head football coaches have held their current jobs for 10 years or more.
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Quote: “ACORN is where Sixties leftovers who couldn’t get tenure at universities wound up.” ---Mona Charen.
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Hmmm: Consider this: the World Series winner participates in four clubhouse champagne celebrations. That is three too many wine spritzers.
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Rant: obama told Pastor Rick Warren that defining when a baby gets human rights is “above my pay grade.” Apparently, it is above the pay grade of mainstream media reporters to press obama on his abortion record.
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On this day: In 1950, the Federal Communications Commission issued CBS the first license to broadcast color television.
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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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