Sunday, November 14, 2010

Curmudgeon in the Wry 490

Sunday, November 14, 2010---652 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 7 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: Gregory Peck.

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Reading: “Moonlight Mile” by Dennis Lehane.

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On the Hi Fi: “New Standards” by John Pizzarelli.

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Under rated: The Poni-Tails.

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I miss: Billy Pierce, Anita O’Day and Jean Harlow.

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Rant: The baseball season is too long…NBA, ditto

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Quote: “Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side.”—Anon.

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Truism: At airports, TSA now stands for "touching sensitive areas".

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Hmmm: If there is "no inflation" and, therefore, no COLA for Social Security recipients - again, then why is obama proposing a pay raise for federal employees?

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Smooth Move: Lou Dobbs to Fox Business Network!

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Quote: “When you’re through learning, you’re through.”—John Wooden.

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Rant: Very disappointing to see AMC canceling “Rubicon.” It was a thoughtfully made conspiracy thriller, a beautifully filmed story with an atmosphere, well written, with a look and vibe all its own. It was a tense, witty brain-teaser. I am unlikely to forget the quirky characters and complex (and oft-times) Byzantine plot twists. One had to pay attention to keep up with the flow. Not that it matters, but I was not enamored with the season finale. Would it seem paranoid to say I suspect a conspiracy was involved in the cancelation? I suspect the news was delivered to the producers via coded crossword puzzles, posted in all of the major newspapers.

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Happy Birthday: Robert Louis Stevenson was born yesterday in 1850. Arguably one of the great storytellers of his generation, he was the author of (Treasure Island, Prince Otto, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).

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Quote: Burt Prelutsky on negative political ads…”If you don’t have bad things to say about your opponent, you not only shouldn’t be running, you should probably stay home and vote for him.”

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Truism: NPR is a solution in search of a problem.

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Pop quiz: It has been 40 years since the merger of the NFL and AFL. Name the ten AFL teams.

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R.I.P.: Mr. Goodwrench, the iconic mechanic who, for more than three decades, promised owners of General Motors vehicles that he'd keep their cars running. He's been laid off.

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Rave: On Veteran’s Day, Applebee’s offered free meals to active and retired military personnel. Over one million service men and women took them up on the offer.

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Truism: If you have to buy something to get something else for "free" - the something else is not "free."

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Didjaknow: In the 21st century, George Mason has played in one more Final Four than Kentucky.

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Quote: “Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.”--Rita Rudner

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Hmmm: Remember when the whole world stopped for the World Series? No longer. This year matched the lowest TV ratings ever

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Surprising: CNN's Parker/Spitzer is still on television. Predictable: it's dying a slow and painful death.

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Hmmm: Rule of Defactualization: Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies.

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Quote: ''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"—Oscar Wilde.

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Hmmm: Conan O’Brien’s appeal has eluded me.

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Truism: They didn’t make two of Rex Ryan.

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Just asking: Can stupid people use smart phones?

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Hmmm: Did you ever think you’d see the phone book as an endangered species?

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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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