Saturday, February 04, 2012

Curmudgeon in the Wry 520

Saturday, February 04, 2012---629 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.

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

Gluten Free.

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Rave: Jay Bilas…meticulous in preparation and fearless in speaking his mind.

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Reading: “Fly Me to the Morgue” by Robert Randisi.

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On the Hi Fi: “The Art of the Ballad” by Art Pepper.

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Under rated: Barbara Stanwyck.

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I miss: The Baltimore Colts, Brad Dexter, Hoagy Carmichael.

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Rant: Attention sportscasters. Stop saying “There is no score.” There is a score; it is zero to zero. There are no points.

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Quote: “Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.” -- Ogden Nash.

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Rant: The only thing missing from the excessive hype of this Super Bowl is a coin toss by the Sisters Kardashian.

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Rave: The best thing ever written about the Super Bowl was Hunter Thompson’s Rolling Stone piece in 1973, “Fear and Loathing at the

Super Bowl.”

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Rave: The new Hawaiian Shirt post card stamp.

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Hmmm: Isn’t it just a bit hypocritical for obama to disparage “millionaires and billionaires”---I mean who does that bozo think can pony up $35,000 a plate to contribute to his campaign war chest?

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Rave: Most TV shows and movies based on a novel take great characters and alter them into a composite character. “Justified,” on the other hand, expands the terrific characters created by Elmore Leonard. That’s simply one reason this show is so spectacular.

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Rave: “Raylan” by Elmore Leonard is a collection of three novellas in disguise…casual threads tie the trio together. Replete with Leonard’s kinetic story telling, razor-sharp dialogue, lively characters, villains motivated by self-interest and greed and dynamic one-liners from Raylan Givens. Magnificent reading.

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Rant: The History Channel is just fabulous when it actually does history.

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Quote: “We could save much more if America assumed a military policy designed for defense rather than for policing the world.”---John Stossel.

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Truism: You’ve just got to love the fact that sports teams always have guys listed as “questionable” and “day-to-day.” Hell, I’ve been both “questionable” and “day-to-day” nearly every day of my life.

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Rant: obama has done nearly everything he wanted. That's the problem.

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Hmmm: Besides professional athletes and musicians is there anyone else with a lot of tattoos that becomes very successful.

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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: Someone else can go to the 9/11 movie “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”---not me.

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Hmmm: We never notice field goal kickers until they miss one.

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Rant: The next low-post-move made by disgruntled Orlando magic Dwight Howard will be his first.

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Hmmm: Why would people who have spent their careers in politics know more about investing than people who have spent their careers as investors?

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Rant: If the NBA All-Star Game were played right outside my window, I wouldn't watch.

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Didjaknow: The Postal Service (there’s a contradiction in terms) is exempt from paying taxes, among other exemptions it has from costs that other businesses must pay.

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One last thing: Postal rates have changed. Forever® stamps will remain valid for First-Class rate. After the rate change, the price of a Forever Stamp will be 45¢. All new First-Class Mail commemorative stamps will be Forever stamps.

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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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