Saturday, October 31, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 456

Saturday, October 31, 2009---616 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 9 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:
Ben Stein
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Reading: “Total Immunity” by
Robert Ward.
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On the Hi Fi: “
The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook”—Various Artists such as Eartha Kitt, Dinah Shore, Della Reese, June Valli, Gogi Grant and Frankie Carle.
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Under rated:
Roy Thinnes.
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Quote: “Political correctness remains the handmaiden of terrorism.” —
Michelle Malkin.
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Rant: I cannot remember a World Series I had less interest in than this Yankee-Phillies match up. I would much rather see the black and white films of the
1950 Yankees vs the Philadelphia Whiz Kids.
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Good advice: Don’t rub your eyes after reading the newspaper.
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Truism:
Michele Bachmann is one tough cookie. I wish she was my congressional representative.
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This just in: PMSNBC’s Chris Mathews beat the Sham-Wow guy in the coveted 18-54 demo.
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Sapphire Anniversary: 45 years ago this past Tuesday,
Ronald Reagan’s “Rendezvous with Destiny” speech for Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater was broadcast.
While I could not repeat it word for word, I can remember precisely how powerful the speech was. Had it been made three months before the election instead of a week before…who knows what history would have been made.
As it was, sixteen years later Ronald Reagan became the finest President of my lifetime.
That speech was inspirational, prescient beyond words, timeless in its wisdom, and a stern warning about the government's infringement upon our freedoms.
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Beware: Look out for those who drive by steering with their elbows.
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Didjaknow: The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
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Doppelganger alert: White Press Buffoon, Robert Gibbs reminds me of Sgt. Schultz of “Hogan’s Heroes” fame.
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Rave:
“The Invaders” was a big favorite for me. A Quinn Martin Production…under rated cast, nifty special effects (especially for 1967) and intriguing plots. Among the high profile guest stars were Roddy McDowell, Ed Asner, a young Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Suzanne Pleshette, Diana Muldaur, Will Geer, Sally Kellerman and Burgess Meredith. Raise your hand if you know how to identify those aliens.
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Truism: With each passing day, I find there are fewer things worth waiting in line for.
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Idle thought: Looks like your swine flu shot will be put in your Christmas stocking. Just a precursor to health care rationing the obamapelosireidcare bill will feature.
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Rave: Speaking of
Joe Namath, you can make the case that athlete-as-celebrity started with him.
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Rant: Lindsay Lohan has become the perfect celebrity: in the news all the time for not doing much of anything.
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Truism: Those who think there is good in everybody, haven't met everybody.
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Free advice: Assume no one can or will keep a secret.
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Hmmm: Written visions, missions, and goals are not as important as knowing what you are supposed to do when you show up for work each morning.
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Rant: In the NBA, the New Jersey Nets are offering four courtside seats for ten games along with the opportunity to have a player come to your kid’s birthday party---all for the princely sum of $25,000. My take: For $25,000, the Nets should lets you play in the game
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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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