Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 463

Tuesday, December 29, 2009---641 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 20 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:
Kay Kyser
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Reading:
“Stardust” by Joseph Kanon.
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On the Hi Fi: “The
Harry Nilsson Anthology.”
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Under rated:
Ish Kabibble
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Rave:
Dana Perino is one tough cookie.
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Truism: Books are easy to operate and to maintain. No special instructions or tools are required.
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Rave:
VistaVision
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Quote: “No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.” -- Richard Sasuly
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Didjaknow: Duke and North Carolina have made a combined 32 Final Four appearances. They have gotten there at the same time only once—in 1991.
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Quote: “I am not a role model. I am not paid to be a role model. I am paid the wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models. Just because I can dunk a basketball, doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” —
Charles Barkley.
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Truism: Hell cannot be much worse than a mall parking lot a few days before Christmas.
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Hmmm: Shaq is better in commercials these days than he is on the court.
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Hmmm: And, politicians are better when on vacation.
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Truism: Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of the science community.
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Must See TV: Saturday, 1/2/10 at 3 PM on CBS it’s Louisville at Kentucky.
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Quote: “It would have been unprecedented had the president not described the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change summit as ‘unprecedented,’ that being the most overworked word in his hardworking vocabulary of self-celebration.” —George Will.
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Stats: UConn’s men’s basketball team has the second lowest percentage of bench minutes in Division I.
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More Stats: Billy Donovan’s Florida Gators are the SEC’s 11th ranked team in 3-point percentage---yet they have taken 14 more shots from behind the arc than free throws.
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Counter-intuitive Stat: The Kentucky Wildcats are ranked 147th in the nation in tempo, according
kenpom.com. Playing at that average pace, it makes their 15.9 turnovers per game (highest in the SEC) even more troubling. No matter---John Wall is the most exciting college to watch since J.J. Redick graduated.
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Didjaknow: Los Angeles has been without an NFL team since 1994---that truly defies belief, if you think about it. However, some think Pete Carroll’s USC is really a professional team, so what’s the difference.
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Rant: Only one of the college bowl games is anything other than a glorified exhibition.
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Random stats: Purdue is ranked 114th in tempo. #2 ranked Texas is ranked 11th in the Big 12 in three-point shooting {35.8%} and 303rd in foul shooting (62.5%).
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Quote: I wonder if anyone else has noticed that whenever a black conservative voices an opinion, the liberal claque insists that he’s not an authentic black, and when a white conservative voices an opinion, obama’s sycophants insist he’s not an authentic American.” —Burt Prelutsky.
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Didjaknow: Big flops on the field, the Washington Redskins bring in more revenue than do the Yankees. After Manchester United and the Dallas Cowboys, the Skins are third-most valuable sports franchise.
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Rant: When big-sis Janet Napolitano assured U.S. citizens that “the system worked,” I thought a field sobriety test was in order. This, of course, is the same Napolitano in charge of protecting our borders, who doesn’t think crossing the border illegally is a crime.
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Quote: “Family and traditional values of personal behavior—once the moral glue holding us together—are now mere life style options.” —
Star Parker.
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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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