Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 444

Tuesday, July 28, 2009---798 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 58 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
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.
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Rave:
Lou Dobbs.
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Reading: “The Defector” by
Daniel Silva.
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On the Hi Fi: “At Long Last Love” by
Larry Clinton.
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Under rated:
Ruby Keeler.
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Ever Notice: That those who endorse higher taxes and those who pay those taxes are not the same people. Geithner, Daschel, Sibelius and Rangel come to mind.
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Must See TV: Only two more episodes of “
Burn Notice” remain on USA Network at 9 PM on Thursday. “Monk” at 9PM and “Psych” at 10 PM return on Fridays beginning August 7th. AMC’s “Mad Men” returns Sunday, August 16th at 10 PM.
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Irony: Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
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Hmmm: "Savings will pay two-thirds of cost!" Sort of like proper tire inflation to reduce foreign oil dependence. You don’t have to be the head cashier at Wal-Mart to know that’s bogus.
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Hmmm: Have you ever imagined a world without hypothetical situations?
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Lest we forget: The leaders in the obama administration have never run a business or met a payroll.
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Didjaknow: The New York Yankees were the last of the original 16 major league teams to travel by air (1946).
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Truism: It is appropriate that Franken represents Minnesota…its state bird is the loon.
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Rant: Now that 59-year-old
Tom Watson, coming off hip replacement surgery last year, nearly won the British Open, do we need to hear anymore about Tiger Woods having knee surgery last year?
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Hmmm: What does one do with an honorary doctorate? If you had a leaky faucet and a plumber showed up with an honorary wrench, would you still want him to work in your kitchen?
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This just in: “The more we inspect the House bill (Health Care Reform), the more it looks to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever introduced in Congress.” ---Wall Street Journal editorial, 7/21/09.
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Didjaknow: It wasn’t called the Super Bowl until the IVth edition.
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Quote: "Get a reputation as an early riser and you can sleep until noon.” —Irish Proverb.
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Quote: “The stimulus package hasn’t stimulated anything but the National Debt.” —
Marco Rubio.
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Didjaknow: More than half of all living Americans were born after 1966.
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Truism: There is obviously a law that prohibits trash collectors from picking up anything they drop.
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Rant: The Nanny Dims want to ration health care for everyone in America---except for those who break our immigration laws.
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Didjaknow: Prior to portraying old men in the movies,
Walter Brennan was a stunt man. As a stuntman, he had his teeth knocked out.
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Just asking: Where do you suppose Dr. obama got his MD? University of
Pinocchio?
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Didjaknow: Roller skates originated in Holland.
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Stats: On average, you will take 50,000 car trips in your lifetime.
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Another stat: It takes about 45 minutes for a spider to weave an average round web.
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Quote: “Anything that is primarily steered by the hand of government rather than the price signals that free markets so efficiently process on a daily basis, would be an agency of the state.” —
Investor’s Business Daily.
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Didjaknow: The term “white shoe” for describing a socially secure firm derives from the WASPy habit of wearing chalked (white) bucks in the summer.
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Now you know: The clavichord was the first stringed instrument with a keyboard.
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Yet another stat: Most who order eggs request scrambled.
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Rant: I am sure tired of presbo whining about the financial mess he inherited. He would sound less disingenuous had he not voted for every spending bill that added to the deficit during the 150 days he magnanimously showed up in the Senate.
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Truism: In a public restroom, the sink furthest from the towel dispenser will always have the most soap.
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Rimshot: Is it possible that “Memorex” is the name of an all-mime band and those tapes aren’t blank after all?
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Truism: There are more people who understand English outside the United States than inside the United States.
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Rant: presbo’s health care plan will put a Federal Health Board between the elderly and their doctors.
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Hmmm: Income tax = Capital Punishment.
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Didjaknow: In a typical day, a professional typist’s fingers can travel 16 miles.
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Rant: Too bad presbo is not as tough on the Castro brother, Chavez, et al as he is on radio talk show hosts and the good police officers of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Letter to congressmen on health insurance legislation

To: Senator Bill Nelson

I am a constituent and have a number of questions on the proposed health insurance bill.

Are you planning to read the bill prior to casting your vote?

Will the bill increase the deficit…how much?

Will the bill increase taxes…how much?

What new fees and fines does the bill initiate?

How does the bill make the health insurance marketplace freer or better?

How will the bill improve the economy?

Why are illegals given coverage? Should I do something illegal, I go to jail. Illegals break our laws and are rewarded with health care. How is that justified?

Entering these illegals into the health insurance system without a simultaneous increase in health care professionals will strain the system. This will make it increasingly difficult for legal U.S. citizens to obtain the level of care we enjoy now. This leads to rationing. How do you propose entering these illegals into the system without more doctors and nurses?

The clause in the House bill that mandates end of life counseling for Medicare recipients (pages 425 to 430) on such matters as resuscitation and life extending treatment is an assault on the elderly. It is a ghoulish, macabre, Orwellian proposal. Where do you stand on this portion of the bill?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 443

Tuesday, July 21, 2009---602 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 29 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
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.
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Rave:
Joan Blondell
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Reading:
Joseph Finder’s “Vanished.”
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On the Hi Fi: “Bigger Hands” by
John Anderson.
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Under rated:
Shelly Winters.
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Rave: Baseball may be the only human endeavor with statistics that are interesting.
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Must See TV: Wednesday, July 22nd---Turner Classic Movies will show seven of the nine movies in “
The Saint” series---including all five that starred George Sanders. The fun begins at 11:15 with 1938’s “The Saint in New York.” A good day to play hooky.
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Truism:
Walter Brennan was born old---as was I.
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This just in: Over 30,000 are expected to compete in
The Yoyo Open this August in New York City. Life has its little ups and downs.
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Rave: My favorite cover of a Beatles’ song is “
Fool on the Hill” by Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66.
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Pop quiz: Do you believe your personal medical decisions should be made by you in consultation with your doctor…or by some unaccountable bureaucrat?
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Hmmm: Waiting for the computer to warm-up is reminiscent of waiting for the TV to get started way back when.
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If you are scoring at home: I give Sorta-Mediocre an A+ for "
brazen doublespeak."
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Rim shot: Old accountants never die---they just lose their balance.
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Hmmm: Jordan almonds actually come from Spain.
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Webster’s unabridged: Loophole = To liberals, any provision of the tax code that fails to claim money earned, inherited, saved or otherwise pocketed by known taxpayers.”
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Rant: Whoopi Goldberg has the IQ of a slug. Same degree of talent.
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Could be:
Pig Latin was the first encryption system.
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Surely was:
The Mercury Seven astronauts were the original dream team! "No bucks---no Buck Rogers!"
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Quote: “Furthermore, Mr. president, when you with your very modern brain, read the Constitution in this very modern form, do you ‘download’ any grounds, basis, authorization, sanction, warrant or reasonable excuse for the interfering, imperious, arbitrary, confiscatory, socialistic, busybody pettifogging you’re doing in Washington.” ---
P.J. O’Rourke.
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Truism: India Ink originated in China.
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Factoid: The standard two by four is actually 3 5/8 by 1 5/8.
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Stats: It takes 4,000+ coffee beans to make one pound of coffee.
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More Stats: IBM’s first floppy discs were eight inches in diameter.
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Quote: “Frankly, though, his (michael jackson) talent in dancing backwards didn’t seem like such a big deal. Unlike Ginger Rogers, who, as they used to say, could do everything Fred Astaire did, but do it backwards and in high heels, jackson only managed to do it wearing a lady’s glove.” ---
Burt Prelutsky.
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Time warp: The computer replaced the abacus for totaling the Chinese census in 1982.
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Not so geographic: Great Danes were originally bred in ancient Egypt for royalty---then in Germany as guard dogs. They have no connection to Denmark.
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Didjaknow: The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after the daughter of President Grover Cleveland. Yankee slugger Babe Ruth sued for compensation---unsuccessfully.
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Quote: “"Today we’re spending like we’re Paris Hilton, regulating like we’re Ralph Nader, nationalizing like we’re Hugo Chavez, printing money like we’re the Weimar Republic.” ---
Zell Miller.
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Hmmm: Often, I mistake
Royal Dano for Victor Jory---same with Debra Paget and Rhonda Fleming.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

presbo first pitch poetry

There once was an All-Star named Barack
Whom no one could manage to mock.
It must have been fate
His pitch reached the plate,
But his pants did not reach his socks!


By Mary Katharine Ham

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You Know You're A Floridian If...

You know you're a Floridian if....

Socks are only for bowling.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

Your winter coat is made of denim.

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

Houses in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004.

You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

You dread love bug season.

You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley , Frances , Ivan, Jeanne & Wilma......

You've seen a snowbird.

You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

'Down South' means Key West .

Flip-flops are everyday wear.

Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

You've hosted a NASCAR party.

The only ice you've ever slipped on came out of your own drink.

You use local hotels as your guest room and have them on speed dial just in case.


You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee and Micanopy.

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.

You not only forward this but you understand it!

Letter to my congressman, Alan (dis)Grayson (D)

To: Alan Grayson---

As a constituent, I feel that I deserve an answer to a couple of questions due to your vote in favor of the Cap & Trade bill.

1- How much more should I expect to pay for my electricity as a result of this bill?

2- What companies/industries lobbied you to lower the bill’s cost for them, and what did you give them?

3- What are you going to do with all the money raised by these new taxes---reduce the deficit or spend it on other big government projects?

4- When can we expect “global warming” to end as a result of this legislation?

5- Did you read the bill before voting for it?

6- Will you have the courage to sign the pledge to read the Health Care bill and have it available on the Internet for the voters to study before voting on it?

The cap and trade bill you voted for seems to me like another new tax and one more example of the government picking winnings and losers.

Curmudgeon in the Wry 442

Wednesday, July 15, 2009---582 Words---Average Reading Time: 1 Minute, 49 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
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.
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Rave: Lloyd Corrigan.
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Reading: “Dead or Alive” by Michael McGarrity.
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On the Hi Fi: “Atomic Basie” by Count Basie
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Under rated: Eugene Pallette.
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Play Ball: At the All Star Game, presbo’s first pitch came from the left, was weak and off the mark. Sort of a metaphor for his presidency.
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Earth to Fox Sports: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver do not need any help in ruining a baseball game…so, no need to put presbo in the booth.
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Must See TV: Four Dick Tracy black and whites from 1946 and 1947 with Morgan Conway
and Ralph Byrd playing Tracy. On Turner Classic Movies this Saturday starting at noon.
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Truism: It is always better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
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Stats: Sherlock Holmes has been featured in 211 films with 75 different actors playing the Great Detective. ---So far.
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Hmmm: Do people still have a card table in the house?
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Rave: Alfred Hitchcock used music to heighten the suspense in his films as much as plot and acting. “Foreign Correspondent” is probably my favorite Hitch movie.
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Waybackmachine: Remember Conelrad? 640 and 1240 on your dial.
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(Dennis) Miller Time: “You know the left-wing media is desperate when they trot out Levi Johnson as their ‘deep throat.’”
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Rave: We all know the great ending lines in “Casablanca” {Rick (Humphrey Bogart) “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”} and “The Maltese Falcon” {Sam Spade’s “The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.”}
Here are a couple more.
As Randolph Scott is leaving Agry after cleaning up the town in “Buchanan Rides Alone,” hired gun Craig Stevens tells Scott (Buchanan), “Agry is my town now”---Scott replies, “Mr. Carbo, you can have it.”
At the conclusion of 1939’s “Stagecoach”---Marshall Curley Wilcox offers Doc Boone (notorious for his love of booze), “Doc, I’ll buy you a drink.” Doc (Thomas Mitchell in his Academy Award winning role) wryly replies, “Just one.”
In “The Blue Dahlia,” Alan Ladd (Johnny) leaves with the girl. His two pals from the Navy, Buzz (William Bendix) and George (Hugh Beaumont) are about to enter the Blue Dahlia (a bar). George suggests they wait for Johnny. Buzz, a man who enjoys bourbon, with a bourbon chaser, replies, “Wait for Johnny! What do you think I am? A camel.”
And, my particular fave---“Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown.”
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Hmmm: Rollo Tomasi.
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Rave: The NFL season will be without John Madden’s non-sequiturs and without Tony Kornheiser, period.
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My take: I always cheer for the bulls during the Pampalona Run for the Bulls.
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Just say no: Judge Sorta-Mediocre would never get my vote.
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This just in: Michael Jackson is still dead.
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Truism: This season, World Series games will start and end 40 minutes earlier…so you can fall asleep in the 7th instead of the 5th.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 441

Thursday, July 09, 2009---651 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 19 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
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.
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Rave: Elmer Bernstein.
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Reading: “The Water’s Edge” by Daniel Judson.
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On the Hi Fi: Stan Kenton, 1940-1944.
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Under rated: Leo Forbstein.
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Must See TV: This Saturday on Turner Classic Movies at 4 PM is The Magnificent Seven”---followed at 6:15 by “Vera Cruz.”
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This just in: From P.J. O’Rourke, “The subjunctive mood is indicative of a supposition contrary to fact. If that were what you liked, you’d have switched columns by now and would be reading Paul Krugman.”
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(Dennis) Miller Time: “”Gore’s so drab and boring that his personalized license place is just a series of random numbers and letters.”
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Rave: Every sandwich is improved with a healthy slice of Bermuda onion.
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This just in: From the Wall Street Journal---A recent poll found that 42% of teens can text with their eyes closed.
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Advice: To keep kitty off the furniture, scatter aluminum foil on the furniture where you do not want the cat to land.
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Quote: “When a subject becomes totally obsolete, we make it a required course.” —Peter Drucker.
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Stats: Only 22% of people polled can name the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, while 66% can name at least one celebrity judge on American Idol. More people can name all five members of the Simpson family than can name the five freedoms protected under the First Amendment.
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Quote: “I’m wondering when the Mafia will officially ask for a government subsidy. Yes, I know it’s a criminal organization, but so is ACORN, which faces indictments for voter fraud in several states, and yet obama and his Democrat cronies are funneling them millions of dollars.” --- Burt Prelutsky.
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Kitchen helper: When storing hard-boiled eggs, write the date on the shells to keep track of their freshness.
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History: I think things started falling apart in the USA when tail fins began shrinking.
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Didjaknow: Once upon a time Bill Mahar was actually funny.
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Rant: How many professional people do you know, who have recorded menus on their business phones…menus with lengthy subsets that suggest everything you might want to know with the exception of what you really want to know?
These are followed by more subsets that may or may not wind their way to a human who, more often than not, sounds disappointed that you finally discovered their hiding place.
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Furthermore: How many people waiting behind the counter of a store you would like to spend some dough in are truly helpful?
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Hmmm: I have yet to “get” preheat. Either you have the oven heating or not.
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Gotta love them: Those presbo town hall meetings with about 100 of his closest friends.
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Way over-used: The word “issues”---why can’t we call a spade a spade and say problem, trouble, predicament or difficulty.
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Truism: If your kid is majoring in something that ends in “Studies”, you better not turn their bedroom into a den…because that one is coming home after college.
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Rant: Watchdogs are an endangered species in this Marxist age of obama.
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Truism: More books have been written about chess than any other game.
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Rant: A government bureaucracy controlling your medical care is likely to combine the efficiency of the post office with the compassion of the IRS. Imagine a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles---but to secure life-saving treatment, rather than to get a driver’s license.
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Didjaknow: Caffeine is virtually odorless and tasteless.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 440

Thursday, July 02, 2009---667 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 8 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
A Life in the Slow Lane Production.
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
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.
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Rave: A Quinn Martin Production. (The Fugitive, Twelve O’Clock High, The FBI, The Invaders, Streets of San Francisco, Cannon)
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Reading: “The Water’s Edge” by Daniel Judson.
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On the Hi Fi: The Andrews Sisters’ Greatest Hits.
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Under rated: Desilu. (Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Untouchables, I Spy, Mannix, Wyatt Earp, Our Miss Brooks)
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Must see TV: The Serena and Venus Wimbledon Finals on Saturday at 9 AM. Possible Federer and Murray Final on Sunday.
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Pop Quiz: What was the name of the USA’s answer to Sputnik?
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Which is harder: Baseball or cricket; radiology or pathology; PC or Mac; physics or calculus; spending or saving; raising girls or raising boys; buying or selling a home; sitting thru the Academy Awards or the Super Bowl.
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Hmmm: I find 1-0 baseball games very exciting---1-0 soccer games I find boring.
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Rave: I agree with John Feinstein when he said, “There are few things in this world I enjoy more than sitting in a ballpark and keeping score. Now, as when I was a kid, there’s no purpose to it, I just like doing it.” I wish John a speedy recovery from his recent open-heart surgery.
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Didjaknow: Dade County (Miami), Florida is larger than Rhode Island.
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(Moving) Picture this: Among the Hollywood greats who never won a competitive Oscar---Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Tyrone Power, Alan Ladd, and Marilyn Monroe.
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Update: Michael Jackson is still dead. And yes, the cable news networks are still talking about it.
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RIP: Karl Malden…an actor’s actor. My three favorite Malden characters: as Shooter in “The Cincinnati Kid”---as pure evil portraying Sheriff Dan Longworth in “One Eyed Jacks”---and as Shoemaker in “Birdman of Alcatraz.”
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Bravo!!!: The Supreme Court overturning the egregious decision that discriminated against the New Haven Fire Fighters who took the advancement test seriously and prepared for it diligently. This is a victory for the good guys. They never had feelings of entitlement.
Don’t know about you, but if the building is on fire, I want the top of the class responding. After all, this exam is to promote people who deal in life or death situations…it’s a little different than advancing at the post office.
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Hmmm: if violence on TV is supposed to make kids violent, why don’t comedies make them funnier?
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Rant: I still have a difficult time getting into the College World Series. The metal bats just don’t do it for me.
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Quote: “Men don’t care what is on TV---they care about what else is on TV.” ---Anon.
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Truism: As soon as you get a watch that tells you the day and date, you will never go back to a watch that does not.
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Hmmm: Nowadays, it seems like you have to get to the end of many commercials to find out what they are selling.
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One to ponder: If it takes four men, four days to dig four holes---how long would it take one man to dig half a hole?
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Stat: Marlon Brando lost Best Actor Oscar three years in a row before finally winning for “On the Waterfront in 1954. 1951 nominated for “Street Car Named Desire,” 1952 for “Viva Zapata!,” 1953 for “Julius Caesar.”
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Quote: “It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.” ---Oscar Wilde.
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Truism: A mediocre worker is always at his best.
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Grammar and syntax: It is not who you know; it is whom you know.
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Quiz answer: Explorer T.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 439

Wednesday, July 01, 2009---734 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 29 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
A Life in the Slow Lane Production.
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
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.
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Rave:
Frank Lovejoy
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Reading: “The Water’s Edge” by Daniel Judson.
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On the Hi Fi: “The Best of
Harry James
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Under rated:
Brian Donlevy.
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Rave: Looks like we will have a
Venus and Serena final in singles at Wimbledon this weekend. That will be both great tennis and great theater.
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Hmmm: Trying to fold a fitted sheet is just that----trying, very trying!
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Rant: In “
The Usual Suspects,” it was Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint who said the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist. I think of that line every time I hear liberals claim the press isn’t biased.
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Quote: “Politics is show-business for ugly people.” ---
Christopher Hitchens.
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Stats: A Freddie Mac study found that only 10% of the people who ended up with subprime loans could have qualified for prime ones.
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Didjaknow: For the smoothest airline ride, pick a seat over the wing.
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Rant: I have not read the entire Waxman-Markey knee-cap our trade bill, so I should not comment on it at length. Then again, neither has any congressman read the 1200 page plus atrocity. Therefore, they should not have passed it.
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Truism: Airlines routinely add a half hour or more to the flying time so it will appear they are more on time.
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Rant: Most ex-jocks add little or nothing to the radio or TV broadcast.
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Rave: The ex-jocks that contribute to the education, information and entertainment are very, very good. Those who float my boat:
John McEnroe in tennis, Doris Burke in Women’s Basketball, Jay Bilas in Men’s College Basketball. I thought Harold Reynolds did a great job on MLB for ESPN. In his brief stint as a baseball analyst, Jim Palmer, set the curve for intelligent commentary.
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Truism: When an airport shuttle says it will be by every ten minutes and you believe it, you’re dumber than the guy who didn’t know he has to take off his shoes in the security line.
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Hmmm: Have you ever been in a taxi that didn’t have at least one warning light on the dashboard?
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Quote: “obama apparently speaks no foreign language, yet he deplores the lack of foreign language fluency on the part of less sophisticated Americans. He is unable to quit smoking, but emphasizes the role of preventative medicine and healthy lifestyles in his radical health-care reform initiatives.” ---Victor Davis Hansen.
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Advice: Cut your state tax bill…don’t buy a lottery ticket.
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Advice you can rent: Book the smallest rental car you need and hope for a free upgrade.
Never buy gas from a station close to an airport. They jack up prices knowing people with rental cars need to get them refueled.Not all rental car companies start you off with a full tank of gas anymore. Check before you leave.
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George Will quote of the week: “’In the beginning,’ says a character in a Peter De Vries novel, ‘the earth was without form and void. Why didn’t they leave well enough alone?’ When Washington is finished improving health care, Americans may be asking the same thing.
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Truism: Isn’t it amazing how many folks offer to help right after you finish the project.
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Another truism: The surest way to lose something is to put it in a safe place.
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More Stats: From renowned economist
Thomas Sowell---In Canada, 27% of the people who have surgery wait four months or more. In Britain, 38% wait that long. But only 5% of Americans wait that long.
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Yet another truism: The flight only leaves on time when you are late to the airport.
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Final truism: No conversation that begins with “this will only take a moment” does.
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Rant: obamacare will usher in the age of the ten-month wait for the maternity ward.
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Hmmm: The grass that springs up in your driveway is healthier than the grass in your yard.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.