Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Curmudgeon in the Wry 474

Wednesday, April 28, 2010---565 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 2 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:
“The Invaders.”
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Reading: “
White Horse, Black Hat”---C. Jack Lewis.
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On the Hi Fi:
Les McCann’s “Listen Up.”
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Under rated:
Simone Signoret.
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Truism: First law of bicycling---No matter where you're going, it's uphill; and against the wind.
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Rant: One of the two new bowl games approved by the NCAA is the Dallas Football Classic on New Year's Day, pitting the seventh-ranked team from the Big 12 against the sixth-ranked team from the Big Ten. I can't imagine anyone wanting to miss that.
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Hmmm: Why are there so many orange traffic barrels sitting around?
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Quote: “The word sexist doesn't just pertain only to men, just as racist doesn't pertain only to white men.” —George Johns.
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Truism: The current economic downturn shows that when the rich get poorer … everybody gets poorer.
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Hmmm: Goldman Sachs contributed about 7 times ($1,007,370.85) as much to obama’s campaign as Enron ($151,722.42) did to George W. Bush. Goldman also donated $415,595.63 to Hillary Clinton.
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Rave: “The Co
wboys of the Silver Screen” commemorative stamps.
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Rave: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is one tough cookie.
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Rant: Shouldn’t we stop tipping valet parkers at hotels that charge $14 for the convenience?
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Didjaknow:
June Havoc was Gypsy Rose Lee’s younger sister.
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Rant: Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes “Celebrity Rehab,” the new reality TV freak show.
Then again, where else was Dennis Rodman going to end up?
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Rave: I hope the Arizona Illegal Immigration Law becomes the template for the other 49 states.
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Quote: To paraphrase
Truman Capote---“It is now apparent that you lose a point of your IQ for every day you spend at PMSDNC.”
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Rave: Central Florida’s azaleas were brilliant this year…mine never looked better. Same goes for the bottlebrush trees currently ablaze in all their scarlet finery.
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Rant: One would like to think that when you call yourself the Atlantic Coast Conference that one prerequisite would be that your state is actually on the Atlantic coast.
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Duh: You know that baseball games are too long when even Bud Selig has figured it out.
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Didjaknow: A pound of hundred dollar bills is worth $48,000.
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Rave:
Burn Notice returns to the USA Network on Thursday, June 3rd. New time---9 PM. Two additional seasons have been ordered.
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Rant: If someone had told me a generation ago that much of youth culture would mirror prison culture, I would have thought I’d been transported to Mars.
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Truism: Any word other than yes, still means no.
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Movie BIZ: The Writers Guild of America picked its best 101 screenplays of all time---the top five are:
Casablanca, The Godfather, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, All About Eve.
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Hmmm: I'm told a spoonful of honey a day keeps the allergies at bay…it has to be local honey. Don’t have any idea of the veracity of this thesis…however, I can accept it intellectually.
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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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