Saturday, September 20, 2014

Curmudgeon in the Wry 568

Saturday, September 20, 2014---825 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 52 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.
If you want this in a different language…move to a country that speaks it!
Gluten Free.
Completely biased.
Don’t forget to floss.
Low carb.
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Rave: George Raft.
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Reading: “Street Level” by Bob Truluck, an Orlando author.
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On the Hi Fi: “De Lovely, Music from the Motion
Picture.”
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Under rated: Marie Windsor.
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Hmmm: Does anybody today know any phone number other than their own? 
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TV Timeout: Cullen Bohannan obviously leads “Hell on Wheels,” and without his presence, I would be hard pressed to keep watching.
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My word: It seems like ages ago when NFL officials thought their biggest distraction this season would be Michael Sam.
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Food for thought: Take away the gambling and fantasy football, and the NFL’s popularity would be quite different.
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Show of hands: Do you recall when Radio Shack was perceived as the new frontier?
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Reminiscence: We always used to remember summer songs. No longer.
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Quote: “What is there in obama’s background that would justify the assumption that America’s best interests are his goal? Everything in obama’s history suggests that he is going to leave the job half done, so long as that gets the issue off the front pages.”—Thomas Sowell.
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Didjaknow: Ilorida State University was an all women’s college until shortly after WWII.
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Pop reference: Just like Cary Grant never said, “Judy, Judy, Judy.”---James Cagney never said, “You…you dirty rat.”
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TV Timeout II: “Manhattan” is most intriguing. It has a couple of big mysteries and questions larger than one episode.
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Didjaknow: Catfish Hunter was the last pitcher to win 20 games five years in a row (1971-1975). You will not see that again.
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Good advice: Never try to outwit your cat!
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Factoid: Before Trigger and Roy Rogers hooked up in 1938; Trigger was ridden by Maid Marian (Oliva de Havilland) in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
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Pop Quiz: Recite the first five letters of the Greek alphabet.
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Rant: Nancy Grace is repulsive!
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Pop Quiz II: Name the first five books of the Old Testament. Now, the New Testament.
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Random Thought: Should the Orioles and the Nats make it to the World Series, it cannot be a “Beltway Series.” The two cities do not share a beltway…they each have their own.
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Factoid: Tim Stoddard (NC State & Baltimore Orioles) and Kenny Lofton (Arizona & Cleveland Indians) are the only two athletes to play in both the Final Four and World Series.
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Quote: “Three announcers in a sports booth is one too many.”---Frank Deford.
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TV Timeout III: Sure hope USA Network renews “Royal Pains” for season seven.
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Hmm: What is with these “next generation” claims on various products? If they are truly “next generation,” why are here now?
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One to ponder: If it is not the height of irony, it is at least perfect symmetry that both the launch of Sputnik and the first episode of “Leave It to Beaver” occurred on October 4, 1957.
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Stop the Presses: While he continues to perform in concert, Chuck Berry hasn’t released a major studio album since 1979. “Little Queenie” (1959) is still my favorite Berry tune…”She’s too cute to be a minute over seventeen.” 
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Truism: You seldom regret what you never said.
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Picture this: Season six of “White Collar” returns November 6 to the USA Network.
“The Blacklist” returns September 22nd at 10 PM on NBC. Nothing is ever as simple as it appears.
“Person of Interest”: September 23rd on CBS at 10PM. POI thrives on intrigue and mystery…and many unanswered questions will continue to smolder. More Fusco please!
“Blue Bloods” returns September 26th…CBS, 10 PM. Can’t wait for more Reagan family dinners.
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Good call: Only the people who are behind you need to learn patience.
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This and That: The classic noir structure is two seemingly unrelated cases that soon become intertwined.
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Quote: “I want to make mysteries that have a dimension other than whodunit.”---Michael Connelly.
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Rant: How did we get to this point where everybody has all these rights, but no one, it seems, has any responsibility?
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Fun Fact: “If you watch CNN, you could become impotent.”---Bill Bartlett.
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Mgt 101: Great leaders realize that most people need reminders a lot more than they need new instructions.
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Quote: “Biden shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office, even as a member of a tour group.”---Burt Prelutsky.
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Final Thought: There are no sidelines…only sides.
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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.
And, for everything else you have, thank God.
That is all.
As you were