Saturday, November 28, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 459

Saturday, November 28, 2009---568 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 29 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:
John Scheyer.
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Reading: “
Pirate Latitudes”--- Michael Crichton
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On the Hi Fi:
Johnny Hodges and Wild Bill Davis---“In a Mellotone.”
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Under rated:
Brad Dexter.
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Rave:
Phyllis Schlafly is one tough cookie.
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Quote: “About himself, the president speaks loudly. For America, he carries a small twig.” —
Mark Styne.
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Truism: Every generation thinks it invented both sex and Christmas excess.
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Quote: “There are worlds of money waster, at this time of year, in getting things that nobody wants, and nobody cares for after are got.” —
Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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Rant: Why can’t television reporters to deliver a news story without using the word actually?
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Quote: “When it comes to winning in college basketball, I think good recruiting is probably more important than prayer.” —
Will Blythe.
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Rant: If I ever see Adam Lambert again, it will be too soon.
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One to ponder: The NY Mets have introduced a
“new retro” uniform that will be in home game rotation for 2010---just in time for Christmas shopping. Now, if they only had some better players to put in those uniforms.
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Idle thought: “New retro” sure seems like an oxymoron to me.
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Factoid: There is no such thing as a toll free number…somebody is paying for it.
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Pop quiz: Name the team that won the Major League Soccer title game.
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Who knew: It was the Real Salt Lake…a team with a regular season record of 11-12-7. And, they wonder why soccer is such a losing proposition.
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Quote: “There’s nothing wrong, for instance, with The Associated Press assigning a crack team of investigative journalists to sift through every word of Palin’s book, “Going Rogue” for inaccuracies. You only wish similarly methodical muckraking was applied to President Barack Obama’s two self-aggrandizing tomes—or even the health care or cap and trade bills, for that matter.”
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David Harsanyi—Denver Post.
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Hmmm: Outside the box? We’ve got an entire culture outside the box.
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Stats: The Cleveland Browns would have trouble qualifying for the BCS.
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Rant: I am certain there are worse movies than “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” but it is impossible to think of one at the moment.
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Truism: The world will never run out of vampire movies.
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Rant: Still cannot figure out why blabbermouth Keefe Overbite is a panelist on NBC’s Sunday night NFL show. If any cable news magpie should be talking football, it’s Wolf Blitzer---he’s got the name for it.
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Truism: Dogs have owners; cats have staff.
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Quote: “Loyalty is no small thing, as I learn in my declining years.” —Ben Stein.
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Rant: The world will end before I stand in a parking lot waiting for store doors to open on Black Friday.
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Hmmm: Someone once said that the problem with the future is that it’s not what it used to be. Sounds like something that ought to be attributed
to
Yogi Berra.
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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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