Friday, August 21, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 446

Friday, August 21, 2009---556 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 04 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
Virtually free of original ideas.
Warning: Contains unsound bites from the apple of life.
Often wrong…never in doubt.
Being wrong is the risk you run by thinking and acting.
A Grumpy Old Man Production.
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Rave: Barton MacLane.
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Reading: Laura Lippman’s “Another Thing to Fall.”
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On the Hi Fi: “This Is June Christy.”
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Under rated: Allen Jenkins
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Rave: The “Early Memories” commemorative stamp set features shots of twenty shows from television’s youth…all in living black and white. I was a fan of most of them---but never loved Lucy, didn’t get Red Skelton and was bored stiff by the Honeymooners. Missing (in my memories) are “Leave It to Beaver,” “Bachelor Father” and “My Little Margie.”
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Rant: I don't know about anybody else but I'm tired of paying for everyone's down payment on a new car.
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I wish: There was a sarcasm font.
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Great movie line: “Tell me the story of your like…skip everything, but the last two minutes.” Luke Matthews (James Coburn) to Carbo “The Kid” (Jan Michael Vincent) in 1975’s “Bite the Bullet.” Candice Bergen never looked better than she did as Miss Jones.
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I miss: My 1975 Buick LeSabre convertible.+++++++
Truism: When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
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Hmmm: When did "went missing" replace the word disappeared?
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Truism: If you remember Woodstock, you probably weren’t there.
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Rave: First round draft picks---western movies division. Joel McCrea, Ben Johnson, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Jimmy Stewart, James Garner, James Coburn, Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck, Robert Duvall, Robert Ryan, Tim Holt, Gary Cooper, Strother Martin, Bruce Cabot, Ward Bond, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, William Holden, Jack Elam, Gabby Hayes.
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Rave: And the coaches---Budd Boetticher, Henry Hathaway, John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, Howard Hawks, John Sturges, John Huston.
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TV Timeout: “Psych” (USA Network, Fridays at 10) is engaging entertainment. The self-deprecating humor and goofiness of the two leads more than offsets the oft times incredulity of the plot.
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Wedding bells: Rumor has it that after 67 years Archie and Veronica are getting married. The September First issue of Archie Comics is “The Proposal.” It will take six issues to learn whether either Veronica or Archie get cold feet.
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Rant: I think all the commercials with doorbells should be aimed toward people with dogs, since that's whose attention they get.
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Quote: “Freedom is about self-determination. Obama’s health care scheme would undermine both.” ---ABC’s John Stossel.
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Truism: MapQuest needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure, I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
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Hmmm: Is there ever a time when some Law & Order episode isn’t playing?
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Didjaknow: The original “Law and Order” has been running for 19 years.
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Truism: The transition from feel-good slogans to specific plans always increases public controversy.
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Rave: Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
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Rant: michelle my belle obama has a larger staff of courtiers and ladies-in-waiting than Madame Pompadour and Madonna put together.
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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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