Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Curmudgeon in the Wry 413

Thursday, December 04, 2008---531 Words---Average reading time: 1-minute, 49 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: Joel McCrea.
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On the Hi Fi: Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits.
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Reading: “Hit and Run” by Lawrence Block.
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Under rated: Jack Carson.
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Must see TV: On Saturday, December 13th at 9 PM, ESPN will present “The Greatest Game Ever Played” to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the December 28th, 1958 NFL Championship game. It was the first overtime game in playoff history and won by the Colts (23-17).
It will be great to see this game again, but be prepared to go with the sound off as the buffoon Chris Berman is the narrator.
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Hmmm: Is there anything more ridiculous in sports than seeing NHL players stand around and watch two guys fight?
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Factoid: In 1959, Chicago Bears owner, George Halas told George Blanda, age 32, to retire and promptly released him. He played another 16 seasons....Blanda's so old he played for Bear Bryant at Kentucky...And he's the only NFL player to play in four decades - 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's..
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Didjaknow: The Planters Nuts logo known as Mr. Peanut cost the company the princely amount of five dollars. That was the first prize money in a 1916 logo contest.
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Pop Quiz: Does Mr. Peanut wear his monocle over his left or right eye?
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Net results: The off-season for professional tennis began this weekend. It ends, me thinks, in approximately 36 hours.
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Q & A: What’s the difference between a drug dealer and a mortgage broker? Interest.
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Rant: Standing in line waiting for a store to open on the day after Thanksgiving…I don’t get it.
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Quote: “Life is one long process of getting tired.” ~Samuel Butler.
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Truism: In Detroit, the Lions are the only business run more poorly than the auto companies are.
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Changes: You know things are changing out there when General Motors dumps Tiger Woods as one of its spokesmen.
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Silver lining: At least Tiger no longer has to pretend to drive a Buick.
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More changes: A Keith Olbermann would not have been allowed to do commercials in the 1950’s.Chet Huntley, Eric Sevareid, et al must be turning in their graves.
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Hmmm: Is there any truth to the rumor that one of the growth industries on the horizon will be tattoo removal?
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Give me a break: Kanye West recently said he wants to be the next Elvis. Memo to Kanye: OK, and I want to be the next Raymond Chandler, but so what.
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Rant: Time Magazine does a cover comparing obama to FDR before he has been sworn in. Of course, this is the same prescient Time Magazine that comically portrayed the ineffective Jimmy Carter as Gary Cooper in “High Noon” during the Iran hostage-crisis in the spring of 1980. We know how well Carter handled that one.
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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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