Sunday, March 22, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 427

3/22/09---721 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 39 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: Michael Tomlinson
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Reading: “Hey There, You with the Gun in Your Hand”—Robert Randisi. (A Rat Pack mystery)
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On the Hi Fi: Tommy Dorsey---“In the Still of the Night.”
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Under rated: Restless Heart
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Must See TV: The NCAA Tournament on CBS.
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Rant: Morgan State's Ameer Ali wants us to believe that he did not intentionally throw Oklahoma's Blake Griffin over his back in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Kansas City. Really? To everyone else, it looked like Ali was auditioning for Wrestlemania.
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Hmmm: The NCAA Tournament would be even better with Stephen Curry in it.
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Rant: I stopped going to movie theaters when they became giant multi-user cell phone booths
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Double standard: Ron Silver said he couldn't get work in Hollywood after he left the Democratic Party, the party that shoves equality down everyone's throat.
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Play Ball: The World Baseball Classic should be held in November, not the middle of spring training.
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Pop Quiz: Name the two largest recipients of political contributions from AIG.
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Free advice: Tip jars temp me to leave a note saying TIP: Go to College / Get a Better Job.
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Bumper sticker of the week: “Honk if I’m paying your mortgage.”
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Rant: presbo’s press secretary Robert Gibbs has the intellectual acuity of Homer Simpson.
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Just Wondering: How often does CBS return from commercial, only to switch to a different game just in time for another break in the action and another commercial? Uncanny or premeditated?
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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: An Irony Free Zone. A treasury secretary who fails to pay his taxes. The head of homeland security who feels there “is no need for border fences.” You can’t make this stuff up.
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Truism: No one knows what constitutes traveling in basketball anymore…including the refs.
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Ironic Quote: “Over the next several months, the President will propose a series of legislative and enforcement measures to reduce such U.S. tax evasion and avoidance.” -- Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, who recently had to pay $34,000 in back taxes.
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Please: Dontcha just love those spring training stories about pitchers who had a good side session.
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Top three most inconsiderate people: 1. Dog owners 2. Cell phone users 3. Tobacco users
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Play Ball II: The top price for a ticket at the new Yankee Stadium is $2,625, which will get you a single-game ticket in the front row of the field-box section.
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Pop Quiz Answer: presbo and Chris Dodd---Hmmm.
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TV Timeout: If you have seen one cheerleader pyramid, you have seen them all.
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Just asking: Why wasn't presbo irate over the billions of dollars put into support pork in the stimulus bill and SO irate publicly now over AIG?
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Words you hate to hear, "Please enjoy the music while the person you are calling is located."
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Pardon my laughter: Congressional outrage at wasteful bonus spending. People who live in glass houses...
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Economics 101: GM is a welfare project masquerading as an economic activity.
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Manny BIZ: In “Becoming Manny,” he says that going to malls is one of his favorite things in life. Foolish me…all this time I was certain it was reading Shakespeare.
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Hmmm: presbo and family are expecting the arrival of the first dog in April. Reason for the delay---the initial choice was not able to make the final cut…something about unresolved tax problems.
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Pop culture: You know life is passing you by when you look at the celebrity photos in the Sunday magazines and you do not know half of them…and do not like the other half.
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No surprise here: AIG is throwing taxpayer money around, something the congress and senate have been doing it for years
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Math 101: The lottery is a tax on those that are poor at math.
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Rant: C’mon, people! How complicated is a 4-way stop?
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Hmmm: It would appear some voter’s remorse is setting in. Hoo-ray!!!
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Ever wonder: Why you never see a two pack of AA or AAA batteries?
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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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