Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Curmudgeon in the Wry 527


Tuesday, July 17, 2012---695 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 38 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.
Why waste your time anywhere else.
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Rave: High School Reunions.
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Under rated: Dabney Coleman.
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You Know You’re Old: If you can remember when getting a tattoo was a sign of rebellion, not a sign of conformity. Either way, they are hideous.
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Didjaknow: In their 13 years in Kansas City, the Athletics (Philadelphia - Oakland) never had a winning season.
In their 13 years in Milwaukee, the Braves (Boston - Atlanta) never had a losing season.
Thanks Carl.
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Truism: Cream always rises to the top…so does hot air.
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Rant: Whatever happened to just walking to the net and shaking hands after winning a tennis tournament? I could even live with them racing to the net and jumping over it to greet the loser. But from Andre Agassi to Rafael Nadal, these modern "champions" now collapse to their knees, stomachs or backsides like they've been shot by a sniper.
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I’ll Miss: Celeste Holm. Most likely her roles in “Gentleman’s Agreement” and “All About Eve” are judged her finest. For me, “High Society” was her finest moment. She held her own with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra…not an easy gig. Via con dios.
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You Know You’re Old: If you still consider “Occupy” to be a verb, not a noun.






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Didjaknow: Walter Johnson of the original Washington Senators is the only MLB pitcher to obtain more than one hundred shutouts in his career (110). In fact, the shutouts comprised more than a quarter of his 416 total wins.
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Didjaknow: A period is a stop sign. A semicolon is a rolling stop. A comma is an amber light.
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Rant: Interviewing coaches on their way to the locker room at half time. It is a painful exercise for reporter, coach and viewers. Even worse are the interviews in MLB dugouts during a game.
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Hmmm: Ever notice that when people say, “that’s a good question,” they never have a good answer.
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You Know You’re Old: If the phrase “turn of the century” makes you think of the year 1900.
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Rave: After the latest NBA draft, Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski now has produced more first round draft picks than any other coach in ACC history.
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Truism: Luck never gives; it only lends.
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Just asking: Does anyone still own an electric knife?
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Hmmm: Only in obama’s America could the people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their fair share by people who do not pay anything at all.
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Just wondering: Why do relief pitchers warm up when they come into a baseball game? What the heck have they been doing in the bullpen for the past 10 minutes?
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You Know You’re Old: If you can remember when a sex scandal would ruin a starlet’s career.
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Think about it: Major League Baseball teams paying millionaire players meal money.
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Rant: It's ludicrous that, in MLB, the league that wins the All-Star Game - an exhibition - gets home-field advantage in the World Series.
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Hmmm: If MLB's All-Star Game had ended in a tie, would the seventh game of the World Series been played at a neutral site?
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Truism: The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time.
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You Know You’re Old: If you remember when a browser was a casual shopper.
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One Final Thought: In tennis, scoring goes 15, 30 . . . 40? Why is the third point less valuable than the first two?
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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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