Saturday, January 24, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 421

Saturday, January 24, 2009---531 Words---Average Reading Time: 1 Minute, 59 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
A Life in the Slow Lane Production.
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
Virtually free of original ideas.
Often wrong…never in doubt.
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Rave: The Chordettes
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Reading: Andrew Klavan’s “Empire of Lies.”
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On the Hi Fi: Lee Ann Womack’s “Call Me Crazy.”
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Under rated: Harry Morgan.
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Must See TV: #2 Duke at #1 Wake Forest on Wednesday, January 28th at 7 PM on ESPN
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Rant: What idiot decided several years ago that spectators at almost all major league, minor league and college sporting events should be assaulted by ear-splitting music and sound effects? What is it about silence that some people fear?
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Rave: “Burn Notice’s” return for season three is a treat.
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Truism: The 330.54 drop in the Dow Jones Industrial average on January 20th, 2009 was biggest inaugural day decline in 133 years,
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Rave: God bless North Carolina State Woman’s Basketball coach Kay Yow…she personified courage, excellence and inspiration. RIP.
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Just asking: Is it okay if I delay paying my taxes until I am nominated to be Secretary of the Treasury?
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Didjaknow: The last college basketball team ranked #1 at the end of the season to win the national championship: the 2000-2001 Duke Blue Devils.
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Freak show: Whom were you supposed to cheer for in the Jose Canseco-Danny Bonaduce pay-per-view fight?
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Rave: Michael Steele. My choice to head the Republican National Committee.
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Rant: Do all NBA teams have a tattoo artist on staff?
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Here’s a thought: When it comes to stimulating the economy, what better way to inject money than not taking it out to begin with. Lower my taxes!
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Truism II: I cannot pinpoint the time where CNBC’s Jim Cramer jumped the shark, but I know he has.
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Pop Culture revived: AMC has archived all episodes of the exquisite 1967 show, “The Prisoner.” I forgot just how bizarre and eccentric it is. It is inspired and has lotsa Fellini touches. The shows can be viewed at:
http://www.amctv.com/videos/the-prisoner-1960s-video/
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Quote: “Any new government program, agency or entitlement will always outgrow whatever narrow purpose it was created for. That is why small government types are wary of creating them in the first place.” ---Rich Lowry
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By the way: It is not the job of the government to help the downtrodden. That is why we have charities and they do a much better job at getting help out than government.
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Rave: Love the Glenn Beck Show on Fox News. Far better production values than he had while on the Communist News Network Headline News
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Better late: Great to see President Bush commute the sentences of the patriotic border agents Compean and Ramos.
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Bumper sticker of the week: “Question O-thority.”
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Rave: It is wonderful to have the return of “Friday Night Lights.” Casting, writing, acting---all first rate. The fact that it is on NBC proves the axiom that “even a blind squirrel can find an acorn.”
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Programming idea: The inaugural poet’s awful performance is prime material for Saturday Night Live.
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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.

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