Friday, October 02, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 452

Friday, October 02, 2009---737 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 25 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:
Orson Bean
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Reading: “Ties That Bind” by
Phillip Margolin.
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On the Hi Fi: “Anita Sings the Most”—
Anita O’Day.
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Under rated:
Richard Jaeckel
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Quote: “There are no ordinary cats.” —Colette.
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Truism:
Tammy Bruce is one tough cookie.
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Quote: “Political correctness remains the handmaiden of terrorism.” —
Michelle Malkin.
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Hmmm: What are shadows made of?
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Conventional wisdom: If you see your name on a yellow stickie on a conference room wall, something very good or very bad is about to happen to you.
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Factoid: The Boston Red Sox are the American League Wild Card team for the seventh time…a major league record.
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Identity theft alert: The 2010 Census Workers are allowed to contact you by phone, mail or in person…but not via email. So---be on the lookout for email scams impersonating the US Census Bureau. Play it safe and never click on a link or open any attachments in an email that purports to be from the US Census Bureau.
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More Census info: Ask to see their badge and ID before giving them any info. Do not give your Social Security number, credit card numbers or banking info to anyone…no matter what they tell you. Make certain not to tip them.
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Rave: With the Bosox in the post-season, I have a rooting interest…for as far as they go.
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Stats: Sarah Palin’s book, “
Going Rogue” is number one on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble Online bestseller lists---and release date is mid-November.
Glenn Beck has the #1 Hardcover Non Fiction (“
Arguing with Idiots”) and the #1 Non Fiction Paperback (“Common Sense”) on the liberal NY Times lists. The irony is that the NYT has yet to review any of the #1 best sellers written by conservatives…leading me to conclude that you can’t fool all the people…just the easily fooled.


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Truism: Political correctness and truth are not the same.
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Stats: In international comparisons, American 12th graders rank in the 14th percentile in math and the 29th percentile in science. That’s how great a job our government schools are doing.
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Truism II: I could have had a career in major league baseball had I not lacked size, speed, hand-eye coordination and talent.
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Quote: "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem." --
Ronald Reagan
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Truism III: Not matter how much I practice, it still takes me 45 minutes to swim a half hour.
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Blame it on Rio: Well, I guess hubris, smugness and serial narcissism were not enough to enchant the IOC voters for the 2016 games. Perhaps, had presbo not spent his first eight months apologizing and putting down the USA; and proffered speeches of
American Exceptionalism, the voters might have thought awarding the games to our great country a good thing. obama reaped what he sowed. Sometimes those self-congratulatory trips just don’t pan out. Too bad, so sad.
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Rio Redux: I myself will prefer the cut away shots of the beaches of Rio where we can see the
tanned girls from Ipanema in their string bikinis to those shots of the shores of Lake Michigan filled with obese, fish-belly white, beered up White Sox fans.
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Factoid: One size fits all is never true…especially in hats.
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Hmmm: The best thing about creating a “to-do” list is the ability to cross things off.
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Follow up: Should you accomplish something significant not on the list, write it down so you can cross it off.
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English 101: “Okay” is not a punctuation mark. It should not be substituted for a comma, a question mark, or the question “Are you with me?’
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Rant: Business buzzwords are like Top40 songs. At first, they bring a smile or capture a thought, but you are soon sick of them…think “value added paradigms.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you can’t, thank the teacher’s union.
If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.

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