Sunday, August 15, 2010

Curmudgeon in the Wry 483

Sunday, August 15, 2010---623 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: Angie Harmon.

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Reading: “Masquerade” by Gayle Lynds.

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On the Hi Fi: Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits.

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Under rated: Aldo Ray. If there ever was an actor made to play a soldier, it was Aldo Ray.

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I miss: Ted Williams, Count Basie and Robert Montgomery.

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Rave: Crunchy peanut butter.

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Didjaknow: Atlanta Brave Jason Heyward, who turned 21 and hit his 12th home run of the season as the Braves lost to Houston, 10-4. He became the fourth player to homer on his 21st birthday, joining Ted Williams (1939), Frank Robinson (1956) and Alex Rodriguez (1996) according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Quote: “After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.”-- Mickey Mantle, #7.

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Strike Out: The NFL exhibition between the Cowboys and Bengals on NBC routed ESPN's broadcast of the Yankees-Red Sox game.

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Rave: No one could play the debutant role better than Deanna Durbin.

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Rant: These obamas take more vacations than there are blonds on Fox News.

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Thank you: As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory in Japan)…we should all pause and give thanks to all the men and women of The Greatest Generation whose courage, valor and sacrifice made that victory possible. Who can forget what is arguably the world's most famous kiss that day in Times Square?

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Rimshot: Now that Shaquille O'Neal will be wearing Celtics colors, Boston can claim to have two Green Monsters.

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Quote: “God could come down from heaven and He couldn’t throw it past me.”—Ted Williams, #9.

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Rant: The NFL plays way too many preseason games.

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Truism: The Knicks and Isiah Thomas deserve one another.

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Stats: According to Sports Illustrated, in the 37-year history of the ATP tennis rankings, this is the first time that no American man is in the Top 10.

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Boring: Raise your hand if you’re on the edge of your seat about what Brett Favre is going to do in his soap opera this year.

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Polling Data: According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News (two definitive liberal news organizations) poll, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy.

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Full disclosure: To this day, I do not “get” The Three Stooges.

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Quote: “ ‘Waiting for Godot’ is a play in which nothing happens, twice.”—Anonymous.

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My take: In “Mad Men,” the moment the characters leave the office, it starts to feel static, as if the series does not know where it’s going.

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Just the facts: “It was Thomas Edison who brought us electricity, not the Sierra Club. It was the Wright Brothers who got us off the ground, not the Federal Aviation Administration. It was Henry Ford who ended the isolation of millions of Americans by making the automobile affordable, not Ralph Nader.”—Thomas Sowell.

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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.

I miss my 1975 Buick convertible.




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