Saturday, May 16, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 435

Preakness Saturday, May 16, 2009---742 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 34 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.
Warning: Contains unsound bites from the apple of life.
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Rave:
Tim Holt.
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Reading: "Road Dogs" by Elmore Leonard.
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On the Hi Fi: "The Nat King Cole Story."
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Under rated:
Edward Everett Horton.
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Truism: A watched phone never rings.
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Rave: Bond girls.
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Hmmm: Remember when Michelle Wie was supposed to be Tiger of the women’s tour? Not yet.
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Truism: The problem with most summer movies is you have to lower your IQ 50 points to be admitted.
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Bijou Biz: Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away when the USA went to war, Hollywood went as well. USO tours, the Hollywood Canteen, Savings Bond Drives, training films, stars like Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin and Clark Gable enlisted…and Hollywood made some fantastic movies. Of course, that was before people like Sean Penn and Jane Fonda crawled out from under their rock.
Among my favorite war films:
The Longest Day, The Great Escape, The Guns of Navarone, Hell Is for Heroes, Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Dirty Dozen, Big Red One, Black Hawk Down, Pork Chop Hill, Where Eagles Dare, Sahara, Battleground, Objective Burma, Twelve O’Clock High, Never So Few, Bridge on the River Kwai, Bridges at Toko-Ri, A Bridge Too Far, Midway.
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Memo to Dwight Howard: Before you call out your coach, how about making a few free throws first?
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Pop quiz: Where did Dwight Howard go to college? Answer below.
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Rave: Hubie Brown is still an excellent NBA analyst. And Reggie Miller is awful.
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Just asking: What were the odds back there in the early ’60's that Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons would be touring in this summer of 2009?
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Quote: “So Ford is like a homeowner who planned prudently and can pay his mortgage, while his spendthrift neighbors get their mortgage reduced by some new federal program.
Ford executives are probably fretting about this, but there isn't much that can be done. They already have exchanged some of their debt for equity, and might do more of that. But the bottom line is that we live in a world where wisdom can be punished and where foolishness can be rewarded.” -- Paul Ingrassia, Wall Street Journal
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Rant: Most owners of four-wheel drive vehicles never get out of two-wheel drive.
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Silly me: I thought the President of the USA was supposed to keep terrorists out of this country…not bring them here.
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Quote: “I didn't graduate in the top half of my class; however I graduated in the group that made the top half possible!” ---Coyote Calhoun, Legend, Baseball Fan and good friend.
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Seems to me: That our Homeland Security Department requires urgent adult supervision before it becomes Homeland Insecurity.
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But who’s counting: How many of your New Year’s Resolutions are you still keeping?
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Truism: The USA already has the best medical care in the world…so how does someone who has never run so much as a lemonade stand think he improve the quality of medicine? Especially when that someone is one whose life is based on style rather than substance, on rhetoric rather than reality
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Rave: Very few shows on the tube today are as good as was
“Buffalo Bill” with Dabney Coleman. +++++++
Beyond Belief: I heard three NPR newscasts today (one mid-morning and two mid-afternoon). Not one word about pelosi’s deceitful obfuscation of the truth regarding her knowledge of EITs. Not a word about the peaceful demonstrations at Notre Dame against the pro-abortion presbo. They don’t report---so you can’t decide. That’s government radio for you.
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Rant: The Notre Dame protesters are real threats since, for the most part, they are members of the clergy and senior citizens.
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Truism: Once you put something in a kitchen drawer, you never change its location.
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Quiz answer: He never went to college…yes, it was a trick question.
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Metaphor of the day: If the way to a man’s heart is thru his stomach; isn’t the way to a woman’s thru the door of a restaurant?
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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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