Monday, March 15, 2010

Curmudgeon in the Wry 470

Monday, March 15, 2010---518 Words---Average Reading Time: 1 Minute, 54 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.
+++++++
Rave:
Conway Twitty.
+++++++
Reading: “
Kisser” by Stuart Woods.
+++++++
On the Hi Fi: “Poetics of Sound” by
Miles Davis---a Starbucks compilation.
+++++++
Under rated:
Little Peggy March.
+++++++
Truism: Civil servants are neither.
+++++++
Factoid: Las Vegas takes bets on Women’s Basketball only during the NCAA Tournament.
+++++++
Rant: The definition of “irrelevancy?” Spring training standings.
+++++++
Going rogue:
Patrick Kennedy…embarrassingly so.
+++++++
Rave. The high holy days of the sporting scene are from Selection Sunday to the Championship game…March Madness. Excitement for the tournament peaks during the first week. It’s the only major event where interest wanes the closer the sport gets to crowning a champion.
+++++++
Hmmm: You know the sixties are over, when Harvard is considering bringing back ROTC.
+++++++
Rave:
Julie Banderas is one tough cookie.
+++++++
Hmmm: Why are Senators referred to as Senators and Representatives called Congressmen? They all are members of Congress.
+++++++
Déjà vu: Another baseball spring training and the feds want to speak to A-Rod about a controversial doctor.
+++++++
Quote: “Ordinary people know little of the time and effort it takes to learn to read. I have been eighty years at it, and have not reached my goal.” -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
+++++++
Truism: Wethern's Law: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.
+++++++
Common Sense: “A study some years ago found that Mormons live a decade longer than other Americans. But nobody believes that Mormons’’ doctors are that much better than other doctors. When you don’t do a lot of things that shorten your life, you live longer. That is not rocket science.” —Dr. Thomas Sowell.
+++++++
Rave: It’s March---the high holy season for college basketball. Go Duke!
+++++++
Didjaknow: In a Harris Poll last year John Wayne still ranked third amongst America’s favorite movie stars…is the only deceased actor on the list…and the only one who has appeared in the top ten every year since Harris started the poll in 1994.
+++++++
Stats: This season Minor League Baseball has increased the per diem road allowance to $25 a day. Most college Division I baseball players receive $35 a day on road trips. Just another reason to hone your skills in college.
Sidebar---the Major League per diem is $89.50.
+++++++
Quote: Commenting on the possibility of expanding the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament to 96 teams, Tracee Hamilton of the Washing Post said, “This is the worst idea in the history of ideas.”
+++++++
Name game: Is it true that this season, the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament is being renamed the UConn Invitational?
+++++++
Quote: “The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.” —
Albert Camus.
+++++++
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.

No comments: