Saturday, April 21, 2012

Curmudgeon in the Wry 523


Saturday, April 21, 2012---600 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 1 Second. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
Why waste your time anywhere else.
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: Charles Payne…one smart dude.
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Reading: “Hit Lit” by James W. Hall. A tour de force.
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On the Hi Fi: “Phil Woods Live.”
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Under rated: John Payne.
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I miss: Miles Davis, Ava Gardner, Barry Fitzgerald.
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Rave: Turner Classic Movies has named Joel McCrea Star of the Month. Two nights (May 23 and 30) are dedicated to his incredibly authentic westerns
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Quote: “The only place people read books they are not interested in is college.”—Les Standiford. To that I would add English class in private schools.
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Quote: “When you think about it, every photo of everybody is from when they were younger.”---“Pickles” comic strip (4/21/12).
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Rimshot: Mandate = Two guys watching ESPN.
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Hmmm: The Chevy Volt is just as unappealing as was the Edsel in its day. The major difference is that Ford created their lemon on their own dime, and that the Volt’s $40,000 price tag costs several times as much as the Edsel.
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Rave: Burn Notice returns with all-new episodes, June 14th, 2012.
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Guess What: Half the glass is empty.
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Factoid: “Since 2009, there have been twice as many dropouts from the economy as jobs added.”—Fred Barnes.
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Quote: “If I’m a lousy writer, then a hell of a lot of people have got lousy taste.”—Grace Metalious, author of mega-bestseller, “Peyton Place.
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Didjaknow: 85% of the workforce in the construction industry is nonunion by choice.
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Rave: I like it when filmmakers run credits at the beginning, mainly telling you who's in it. A lot of directors no longer do that.
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Rant: Meanwhile, movie sound effects are out of control.
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Quote: "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what barack obama does with mine."-- David Burge
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Quote: "The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." - Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981).
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Truism: The mainstream media will give obama more publicity than Mitt Romney can ever purchase.
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Rave: Due to all the titles she won and her place in women's basketball, no coach has ever been more fittingly named than Pat Summitt.
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Another Truism: The “secret” ingredient is usually either sugar or butter.
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Quote: “ Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.” -- Laurie Anderson.
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Yet another Truism: After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.
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Huh?: SMU, still located in Dallas last I checked, joins the Big East Conference in 2013. Makes about as much sense as most conference moves these days.
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Hmmm: obamanomics = If it doesn’t work, then double down.
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TV timeout: I'm not interested in NFL mock drafts, but every chance I get, I like to mock ESPN's predraft hype.
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One last thing: Everything that is central to you is peripheral to everyone else.
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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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