Saturday, January 10, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 419

Saturday, January 10, 2009--509 Words---Average reading time: 1-minutes, 44 seconds (time frittered away) (a pointless waste of time)
A Life in the Slow Lane production.
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: Jean Harlow.
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On the Hi Fi: “Knowing You” by John Pizzarelli.
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Reading: Stephen Hunter’s excellent “Night of Thunder.”
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Under rated: Chester Morris.
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Must see TV: “Burn Notice” returns to the USA Network on Thursday, January 22nd. “Psych” returns the next day…same network.
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Rave: The stunt work and horsemanship in the 1937 Republic Pictures’ serial, “Zorro Rides Again” is the equal of any you see today. Now, the miniatures are a bit cheesy.
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Listening Pleasure: “Stars in Alabama” by Jamey Johnson.
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Free Advice: Put your blue socks on the opposite side of the drawer from your black socks.
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Hmmm: The difference between eating and dining is about a hundred bucks.
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Full disclosure: I never “got” Lucy, Red Skelton, The Three Stooges or The
Marx Brothers. However, I loved Groucho on the 1950’s TV Quiz show, “You Bet Your Life.”
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Rave: It is amazing how well “The Rockford Files” holds up. James Garner is a man for all seasons.
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Question: So does anyone actually buy anything that Billy Mays is selling?
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Rant: Harry Reid is a troll.
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Rave: By a landslide, Fox News has the best-looking news bunnies…why do you think they call it Fox News.
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American History: The renaming of the AFL's Dallas Texans to the present Kansas City Chiefs had nothing to do with Indians. In May 1963, Texans owner Lamar Hunt struck the deal with Kansas City Mayor Harold Bartle, known as "The Chief" with the final piece of the agreement being the team be renamed after him.
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Quote: “Congress could take 30 days to make instant coffee.” —Anon.
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Stats: Davidson’s Stephen Curry is on a pace to become only the ninth college basketball player to score 3,000 points---if he returns for his senior year. That is a pretty exclusive club. The leader (most likely who will never be passed) is Pete Maravich with 3,667---and he did it in three seasons without the three point shot.
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Rave: The first AFL player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was San Diego WR Lance Alworth who once caught a pass in a record 96 consecutive games
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Truism: The next episode of “24” I watch, will be my first.
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Irony: The Troubled Asset Relief Program, a boondoggle if ever there was one, gave our dough to GM, GMAC and Chrysler in order to produce more troubled assets.
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Memo to Brett Favre: If you do actually retire this time, no more news conferences. Just do it.
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Truism: The better the player you are in the NBA, the more steps you can take to the basket.
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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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