Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Curmudgeon in the Wry 495

Wednesday, January 12, 2011---696 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 16 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)

Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.

Continuing to call them as I see them.

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: Susannah McCorkle.

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Reading: “Savages” by Don Winslow.

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On the Hi Fi: “West Coast Jazz, Disc Two.”

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Under rated: Mike Nesmith.

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I miss: Lawrence Sanders, Paul Desmond, Gary Cooper, and Hank Bauer.

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Didjaknow: Both Fanny Flagg and Stewart Granger needed to adopt screen names because their real names were already taken. Their real names: Patricia Neal and James Stewart.

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Via Con Dios: Major Dick Williams died earlier this month. He was the leader of the 101st Airborne’s Easy Company in World War II…the “Band of Brothers.” A truly humble man, hero and patriot. We need more like him, not less. Men like Dick Williams are why we are a free people today.

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Quote: "A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellowman, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."—G. Gordon Liddy.

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Hmmm: You know that you are getting up in age if you remember when [parsley was the only garnish used in restaurants.

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Rave: Among the things I liked about 2010 was Tiger Woods not winning a single golf tournament anywhere, anytime, anyplace all year; the New York Yankees targeting a big-money free agent and NOT getting him; it was wonderful to see Air Force and (especially) Army win their bowl games; Duke winning national titles in both Men’s lacrosse and Basketball.

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Truism: Of all the 35 bowl games, no result makes more sense than Army winning the Armed Forces Bowl.

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Quote: “A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project will take only twice as long.” -- Unknown

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Hmmm: Who among us knows when the college football season ends?

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Rant: I find it disturbing that presbo had no moment of silence after an islamist terrorist killed soldiers at Fort Hood…selective mourning?

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Truism: Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

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Didjaknow: The state of Florida alone has produced more college football national champions since 1980 than the entire Big Ten conference (even if you count Nebraska.)

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Rave: What’s more satisfying than crossing items off your “to-do” list?

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Free Advice: Never use your cell phone in the bathroom unless you need to cal 911.

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Truism: Don’t spend a lot of time telling people what they already know.

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Rant: A health care bill was passed that was written by a committee whose head said he didn’t understand it; passed by a Congress that did not bother to read it, but exempts them from abiding by it; signed by a president who smokes and is also exempted; with funding administered by a treasury secretary who is a tax cheat; overseen by a surgeon general who is obese; and financed by a country that is very nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong?

This bill is something only the obammysoxers could love.

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Truism: Show me a meeting that ends early and I’ll show you a bunch of happy people.

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Stats: Top three colleges in the bowl wins category: Alabama (32), USC (31) and Penn State (27).

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Trust Me: Never tuck your shirt into your underwear.

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Rant: Writing down a phone number without putting a name next to it…you’ll never remember whose number it is.

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Travel Tip: Two of the most dreaded words in the English language are “shuttle bus.” If you know the shuttle is part of the routine, see if there is an alternative.

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Truism: The quality of a hotel can be determined by its coat hangers.

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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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