Friday, December 09, 2011

Curmudgeon in the Wry 516

Friday, December 09, 2011---531 Words---Average Reading Time: 1 Minute, 53 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.

If you want this in a different language…move to a country that speaks it!

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Rave: Suzannah McCorkle.

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Reading: “The Drop” by Michael Connelly. {All superlatives}

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On the Hi Fi: “Mood Indigo” by Frank Morgan.

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Under rated: Thelma Ritter.

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I miss: “Friday Night Lights,” Peter Lorre, Artie Shaw, Chico Carrasquel.

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Rave: Laura Nyro inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. What morons those voters must be to have waited this long. She should have been in the first class of inductees.

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Hmmm: Miley Cyrus looks like she’s getting to be Lindsay Lohan on training wheels.

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Rant: The Syracuse basketball team is one of the best in the country…sadly for the kids playing on the team; their exploits this year will be little more than a footnote.

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Quote: “ Ever notice that the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?”—Anon.

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Rave: New Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine…someone everybody has an opinion on, one way or the other.

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Truism: Urban Meyer to Ohio State was a no brainer.

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Rave: “LeBron” jersey sales are down nearly 40% this season.

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Hmmm: What’s the difference between consecutive and concurrent?

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We report, you decide: Well, they decided to watch. In the just completed November ratings month, Fox News Channel has the top 13 shows in cable news among Total Viewers and 9 of the top 10 in younger viewers.

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Rant: I still don’t get the “Black Friday’’ thing, but then again there’s a lot of things I don’t get these days.

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Hmmm: Will we ever again believe in love everlasting when Demi and Ashton have called it quits?

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Truism: It used to be if you didn’t read the newspaper you were uninformed; then once you read it you, of course, became misinformed. Now if you read the newspaper you’re just old.

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Rant: I would pay NOT to go to an NBA game.

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Quote: “Hollywood is wonderful. Anyone who doesn’t like it is either crazy or sober.”
—Raymond Chandler.

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Rave: Fare thee well to Regis Philbin, who logged more hours on television than the test pattern.

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Rant: Gee, and all this time I thought Demi and Ashton were, like forever.

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Truism: Rex Ryan is funnier when his team wins.

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Rant: It took Kim Kardashian’s quickie divorce to give us a clue that the entire Kardashian phenomenon is based on nothing?

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Rant: Parents of young children will recognize what happened when the NCAA allowed UCLA to accept a bowl invitation with a 6-7 record. It’s the collegiate version of giving out trophies for participation.

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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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