Monday, December 30, 2013

Welcome to Bracketville--Conference Play Begins Edition

The non-conference part of the schedule allows teams to take inventory of their roster…conference play truly defines you as a coach, player and program. Let conference play begin.
Raise your hand if you had Villanova doing this well…no takers…didn’t think so. Point guard Ryan Arcidiacono averaged three turnovers a game last year…this season, just 12 in his first 11 games.
If North Carolina makes their next 106 straight free throws, they will reach 70%.
I certainly expected big things from BC this season…maybe even third place in the ACC. Not to be, even with a pair of possible all-conference players {Oliver Hanlan and Ryan Anderson}.
Giving up an average of 1.1 points per possession is not good for business.
In their loss to VCU on Saturday, BC had 23 turnovers and 17 field goals…and went 3-for-18 from three.
It doesn’t get any easier as BC plays at Harvard on Wednesday prior to their conference opener.
St. Mary’s is one of my perennial favorites. They were undefeated going into the Diamond Head Tournament…then lost three in a row {by a combined 11 points.}
As Florida gets healthier, they become more and more dangerous.
Arizona may not have enough depth for a title run. They share the ball excellently and take good shots. Their top five scorers are all shooting at least b50% from the field…can anyone keep that up?
Duke’s Jabari Parker says, “Rodney Hood has that sneaky bounce.” On Hood’s first half dunk against Eastern Michigan, his head was above the rim.
Eastern Michigan employed a 2-3 zone---but Duke found one way to get the better of the zone is ball movement. They had 19 assists on 24 field goals.
Larry Brown’s SMU team was sneaky good in non-conference play. Will that hold up once conference play starts?
Jumpin’ Jehosophat: Wisconsin committed just two turnovers and eight fouls in their weekend victory over Prairie View A&M.
If you thought that Louisville missed the presence of Gorgui Dieng…what is going to happen with the departure of Chane Behanan?
If Kentucky had just a couple of role players, I think they would be a better team.
Do you think that Kentucky coach John Calipari regrets saying, “We don’t just play college basketball, we are college basketball?” Me neither!
Before the home victory over Louisville, UK’s most notable attribute was being extremely tall.
Wisconsin is 101-7 at home under Bo Ryan.
Louisville needs to get more from players other than its dynamic duo of Russ Smith and Chris Jones.
Louisville, Ohio State and Wichita State are the only teams in the Top-25 without a victory against a Top-25 team.
Belmont played six consecutive games against teams that made last season’s NCAA Tournament…going 1-5, including five straight road games.
Cincinnati has held opponents to under 70 points for 20 games in a row.
UMass is averaging 15 turnovers per game. Remember that come March.
Gonzaga started conference play with a victory…but zero impressive wins. This year, David Stockton is my favorite player to watch.
North Carolina State has just three players back from last year’s team.
Raise your hand if you knew that Niagara’s Antoine Mason is the nation’s leading scorer. Doug McDermott is second…almost five ppg fewer than Mason.

Not so fast: As of now, Louisville’s best win is against Southern Miss. Ouch!
One more thing: Joel Embiid’s rapid development is going to be big for Kansas going forward. KU’s front line is as good as anyone’s. A little more consistency in the backcourt [especially Naadir Tharp] and they will appear in the Top-5.
Congratulations! You made it to the end -- celebrate by watching some basketball. 
 Tuesday, espn2 goes from 1 PM to 11 PM featuring Ohio State, Purdue, Indiana, Louisville, Memphis and UConn.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Curmudgeon in the Wry 558

Sunday, December 29, 2013---799 Words---Average
Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 44 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: Robert Ryan.
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Reading: “Going Dark” by James W. Hall.
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On the Hi Fi: Dean Martin, “The Capitol Years.”
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Under rated: Bobby Day 
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Quote: From Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks—“Pay off your debt first. Freedom from debt is worth more than any amount you can earn.”
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Rave: I will sure miss reading Walt Mossberg’s weekly technology column in the Wall Street Journal. I learned a lot from him.
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Rant: Ronald Reagan would have the Iranian mullahs eating their centrifuges for lunch.
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TV Time Out: Count me as a fan of “Mob City.” It surely gave us some shocking closure.
Mickey Cohen took over Bugsy’s mob, Lansky is out for blood and Stax seems completely done his old Gunnery Sgt. Teague.
Still lots of questions and history to play out.
Here’s hoping the show comes back.
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Ever notice: Ads for CNN programs on Fox News…but never the reverse.
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Didjaknow: The Dolphins have not won a playoff game since 2001.
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Truism: All the words that precede the word “but” mean absolutely nothing.
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Rave: Christmas brings us the Cranberry Bliss Bar and Egg Nog Lattes at Starbucks and Santa’s White Christmas Special Edition Ice Cream at Publix…big treats.
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You can never go wrong: Accusing the NFC East of being overrated.
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TV Timeout II: When “White Collar” returns on January 9th, there will be just four episodes remaining…with no word yet on a season six. Hmmm!
Some of truth has come out…but not the whole truth.
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Didjaknow: The city of Cleveland is nearly at 50 years without a pro sports championship. That’s even more difficult than picking up at least one championship in that amount of time.
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Truism: Robert Griffin III, Derek Jeter and Kobe Bryant all came back too soon.
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Quote: “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”—George Orwell.
Pretty much sums up the mantra for the obama regime.
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Rant: With the abundance of sports cable networks, it is just a matter of time before we see the Geico gecko behind a desk breaking down NFL game film.
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Ever Notice: Fruitcake doesn’t taste like either fruit or cake.
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Hmmm: Why is it that the person you know in a divorce is always the one getting screwed.
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Rant: Is there a more helpless feeling than that moment when the batteries in your electric toothbrush run out of juice?
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Ever Wonder: Why Evelyn Woods was in such a big hurry?
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Riddle me this: Why does sour cream have an expiration date?
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Truism: You can never figure out a hotel clock radio.
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Rant: For approximately the 250th time, the obama regime has pivoted back to the economy…an economy, we are told, that has been recovering for four years now, without actually getting any better.
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Exercise in futility: Rotating bald tires.
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Hmmm: When was the last time you believed an airline when they said, “Comfortable seats,” “easy check in,” “a slight delay,” “we’re sorry for the inconvenience” or “every effort is being made”?
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Pop Quiz: Who was the second man to set foot on the moon?
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Beware: When you are told, “There is nothing to worry about.”
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Truism: There is no such thing as a single call to a federal agency.
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Drives me mad: People who think that it is really clever to say “hashtag” in front of everything.
To those who think it is clever: hashtag shut up!
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Often exaggerated promise: “Express checkout.’’
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Department of Redundancy Department: Same exact, front windshield, commuting back and forth, grand slam home run, two way dialog, cash money, exact same.
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Famous Last Words: When the auto mechanic says, “You won’t have any more trouble with that.”
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Be prepared: Once you overcome your fear of public speaking, you will never be asked to speak again.
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Pop Quiz Answer: Buzz Aldrin.
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Conspiracy theory: The later you are, the heavier the traffic.
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Business 101: Never forget---the boss always has the correct answer.
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Final Thought: I am well aware of what I am good at, as well as what I am bad at…it’s all that stuff in the middle that confuses me.
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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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Welcome to Bracketville---Christmas Break Week Edition



Duke’s victory over UCLA at MSG was the 223rd consecutive game the Blue Devils have played as a Top-10 team in the AP Poll.
Duke point guard, Quinn Cook had eight steals in the game…he had just eight thefts all season coming into the game.
Duke had only one free throw in the first half…a result of 18 attempted threes and just 16 tries inside the arc.
Jabari Parker has sure lived up to the hype. He continues to look like the best of this year’s freshman class to me.
Every time I hear UCLA Coach Steve Alford talk about how young his team is, my hair hurts. His starting lineup for the Duke game included two fifth-year seniors, a junior, and two sophomores who combined for 61 starts last year. That's ancient by today's standards.
Still think Kentucky has the best recruiting class of all time?
Michigan State gets to the foul line most infrequently…remember that in March.
In their upset loss to Stanford, UConn scored a mere 13 points in the second half…at home!
Purdue has won five of their past six games.
As they coasted to an 82-52 victory over Virginia Tech, VCU pulled off a 31-0 run…think about that---31-0.
Louisville’s Russ Smith is most likely the best two-way player in college ball this season.
He has had at least eight assists in three of the Cardinal’s last four games. In his previous 108 games he never reached eight assists.
Baylor is not great in the post…remember that in March. However, I have liked their zone defense.
Unbeatens: Wisconsin, Toledo, Ohio State, Arizona, Syracuse, Villanova, Wichita State, Iowa State, Oregon.
Syracuse sophomore center Dajuan Coleman is ranked eighth on the team in average minutes. But he's first in total offensive rebounds.
NC State held Tennessee to a 3-24 night from three at Tennessee.
Among the many things working in Wisconsin's favor is the unbalanced Big Ten schedule. The Badgers only have to play Ohio State and Michigan State once each, and both games are in Madison.
Kansas State’s weekend victory over Gonzaga was their first meaningful win of the season.
K-State had just four turnovers in the game.
Gonzaga had yet to commit more than a dozen turnovers in a game this year.
UNC is simply awful at shooting foul shots. In the loss to Texas (at Chapel Hill) they made only 24 out of 47 from the line…10 of 25 in the second half. That’s a junior high stat.
In their first loss of the season, UMass was one for fifteen from three.
Princeton is the only team in the country to have taken more three-point shots than twos.
Cornell is 0-11…going 6-for-31 from three while scoring a mere 54 points versus Stony Brook can do that.
In Wichita State’s road victory over Alabama, Cleanthony Early went 11 for 11 from the foul line.
This year’s version of the Shockers may be better than last year’s Final Four squad.
Might they be the Midwest version of Gonzaga?
There were only 48 possessions in the Pittsburgh/Cincinnati mud-wrestling match. Pitt made one field goal in the final 14:54…another junior high stat.
South Dakota vs. Morehead State produced 83 possessions as Morehead State scored 120 points in a regulation game.
The Duke women have been walloped by an average of nearly 30 points in all seven of their meetings vs. UConn during Coach Joanne P. McCallie’s tenure. The lady Blue Devils have yet to get further than the Elite Eight in her time at Duke. Coaching big games is not her forte.
In Ohio State’s last minute victory over Notre Dame…the Buckeyes scored 17 points in the first 19:10 of the second half…followed by 14 in the final 50 seconds.
Kansas had 46 free throws attempts in their win over Georgetown.
Pitt wasn’t called for a single foul in the first half in their win over Cal Poly.
Duke has spent the last 119 weeks as an AP Top 10 team…that accounts for 223 straight games.
The next closest teams with active streaks in the AP Top 10 are Michigan State (12) and Louisville (11).
Miami holds the record for most consecutive weeks as an AP Top 10 football team…137 from 1985 to 1993.
Virginia has zero notable wins…SMU is their best.
The best win for Indiana thus far---Stony Brook.
Kentucky has no floor leader, no one who makes other players better and dribble way too much.
Not so fast: After breaking their 32-game losing streak, Grambling’s one-game winning streak was immediately broken by TCU.
One more thing: In losing to Miami by 17, Savannah State used 15 players…the Canes put just seven players on the floor.
Congratulations! You made it to the end -- celebrate by watching some basketball.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Must See TV


After being humiliated by the #1 UConn Women on Tuesday, the #2 Duke Women travel to a sold-out Rupp Arena to take on #5 Kentucky tomorrow (Sunday 12/22 at 3:00 PM). Fox Sports South will televise.
The last time these teams met, No. 10 Kentucky beat No. 6 Duke 72-65 on Dec. 8, 2011 in Lexington.
The Wildcats feature five double-digit scorers on the season…same for the Blue Devils.

Duke returns all five starters, 93.7 percent of their scoring and the top seven scorers from a year ago.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Curmudgeon in the Wry 557

Wednesday, December 18, 2013---860 Words---
Average Reading Time: 3 Minutes, 3 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: Del Vikings.
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Reading: “Odds On” by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange.
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On the Hi Fi: “Phil Woods Live.”
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Under rated: Deana Martin.
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Rave: As usual TCM’s “TCM Remembers” is beautifully done and quite moving. I am most saddened by the loss of Annette and Dale Robertson. 
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Thought for the day: A compromise is never a permanent fix for anything.
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Didjaknow: Anchovies are what give Worcestershire Sauce its distinctive flavor.
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My word: Never believe any ad that contains the phrase, “it pays for itself.”
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TV Time Out: “Mob City” got much better in episodes three and four. Robert Knepper as Sid Rothman is superb…just an incredible villain…a standout performance. Looking forward to episodes five and six tonight.
The Merry-Go-Round shootout was simply spectacular.
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Just asking: When was the last time you checked the pressure in your spare tire?
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Truism: If Lenny Bruce were alive today…nobody would even notice.
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Hmmm: Ever noticed that the more things that get deregulated, the more regulated we become.
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Hmmm: Ever wonder who wore those bowling shoes before you?
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Truism: Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
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Rant: It’s impossible for me to take a grown man with an earring seriously.
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What say you?: I continue to do it, but do you think it makes any difference when you keep your batteries in the freezer? Or is that just another old wives’ tale? What about storing unexposed film in the freezer?
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TV Time Out II: Anything is possible on “The Blacklist.” I would love to see more of Mr. Kaplan.
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Rave: Every Christmas song sounds better when Dean Martin is the vocalist.
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Moron of the month: Scientology poster child, Tom Cruise, recently disclosed that his job (acting), is every bit as tough as being a soldier in Afghanistan.
Earth to Tom: Not even close.
Now, what’s really tough is sitting through a Tom Cruise movie.
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Ever wonder: Why are atheists always angry with religious people…but the reverse isn’t true.
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Truism: Veronica Lake never had a bad hair day.
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Quote: “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”—Will Rogers.
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TV Time Out III: I find myself drawn into all the webs in “Person of Interest” and gladly suspend disbelief. The plot twists are set up magnificently. The Machine is a mysterious intelligence with plans uncomfortably beyond the understanding of its creator.
With the murder of Detective Carter and the police corruption story line solved…Shaw, Root and the Machine should gain bigger roles. There will be greater conflict from the various factors that would want to control, liberate or destroy the Machine.
The return of former enemies and characters is always a treat.
Just who is a bigger threat to The Machine: Control or Vigilance?
Minus the homicidal streak and borderline insanity, Finch actually does have a lot in common with Root.
Next new episode comes up on January 7, 2014.
“POI” is one smart show that keeps getting smarter. It never settles on standard…it keeps you excited and eager to see what’s next.
“If they don’t want you to get inside, they ought to build it better.”
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Rave: Girls with guns are very sexy.
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Quote: “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”—Oscar Wilde.
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Rant: The only time obama is the smartest guy in the room is when he’s locked in a closet…alone.
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I still say: The Lottery is a tax on people who are poor at math.
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Hmmm: Has anyone you know ever worn out a hammer?
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Rave: The YoshiBlade is far and away the finest knife I have ever owned.
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Quote: “Nelson Mandela is a leader who obama should try to emulate. He could start by spending 27 years in prison.” — Don Imus
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Rant: 35 Bowl games are many too many. How about that Gildan New Mexico Bowl, featuring Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6)…that’ll be a grabber.
All but a handful of the 35 games are carried on an ESPN channel…not a good time of the year to be a college football fan without cable.
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TV Time Out: If I have no rooting interest in either team when watching a college basketball game, I cheer for the team with the fewest tattoos.
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Truism: Ice tongs are nowhere near as good as fingers.
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Final Thought: When asked what he learned from Jim Leyland in Detroit, new Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon replied, "I learned how to smoke cigars in my underwear."
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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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Curmudgeon in the Wry 556

Wednesday, December 11, 2013---853 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 54 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: Chet Baker.
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Reading: Michael Connelly’s latest Mickey Haller novel, "The Gods of Guilt."
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On the Hi Fi: “Bix Lives” by Bix Beiderbecke.
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Under rated: Harry Guardino.
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Thought for the day: Time is precious, waste it wisely.
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Truism: I can barely imagine a world in which Jay Carney would not be considered superfluous. He certainly seems like a non-essential government worker to me.
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Rant: American TV has done a demonstrably poor job of resurrecting classic series---Ironsides, Charlie’s Angels, Knight Rider, The Night Stalker, Bionic Woman are just a handful that come to mind.
Thank goodness The Rockford Files remake died early.
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Truism: Most successful people became that way by doing just slightly more than others.
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Numbers Game: Statistics show that at the age of seventy, there are five women to every man.  Isn't that an ironic time for a guy to get those odds? 
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Paraphrasing: “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to keep electing liberals.”—Santayana.
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TV Timeout: With Lydia Davis returning from the dead, Revenge has officially jumped the shark.
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Pop Quiz: What is the difference between a Congress on vacation and one hard at work?
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Quiz Answer: Trick question. There is no such thing as a congress hard at work.
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Never forget: It is what people think that you are saying is all that really matters.
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Rave: Among those things I love most about Christmas--- Pfeffernüsse, marzipan, Bobby Helm’s Jingle Bell Rock on the radio, other people’s Christmas decorations, sending Christmas cards. Almost forgot---Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt!
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Won’t hold my breath: Waiting for truly precocious three-year-ago who asks while God gave left-wingers brains if they are never going to use them.
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TV Timeout II: The flashbacks in the final episode of the first half of this season’s Person of Interest were astounding. Really loved discovering why Shaw “dropped out” of med school. Flashbacks can be great for giving deeper context to the present day story line. Amy Acker’s certainly went total badass firing two guns.
Finch’s team is growing…and they all wear white hats, just in different shades.
Root’s closing remarks to Finch, “We have a larger fight ahead of us. I think we should be together when that begins. Don’t you?” opens great possibilities for the second half of the season. Is it against Control and the mystery woman in the government? Is it against the hacker collective? Or something else?
This is just about as good as TV can be.
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Rim Shot: When chemists die…they barium.
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Irony alert: Thanks to all the smart electronic gizmos and gadgets available, never have so many dunderheads had the opportunity to let the entire world know just how stupid they really are…140 characters at a time.
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You Know You’re Old: When you have a choice of two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home earlier. 
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Business 101: If you have to solve the same problems repeatedly…it should be obvious {even to an MSNBC viewer} you have not found the proper solution.
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Rant: Compared to disastrous rollout of obamacare, the introductions of New Coke and Ford’s Edsel were resounding success stories. I am just surprised obama is yet to blame the poor rollout on George Bush.
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Truism: Deniability is the Red Queen of American intelligence.
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Quote: “One of the reasons it has taken so long for some people to finally see through barack obama is that people do not like to admit, even to themselves, that they have been played for a fool by a slick talking politician.”---World acclaimed economist Thomas Sowell.
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Hmmm: I may know a little about a lot of things…but I sure don’t get Pajamagrams.
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TV Timeout III: Spectacular two-part episode to end first half of season one for The Blacklist. Both Red and Agent Donald Ressler have the same rare blood type---where will that connection lead?
Nothing is ever as it seems in The Blacklist.  
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Hmmm: Is it against the law to use a poetic license if one is not a poet?
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TV Time Out IV: Mob City is a big bloody, flashy, violent and pulpy exercise that builds slowly into some solid entertainment…it’s a fine, identity-bending effort.
Jon Bernthal as Detective Joe Teague, Neal McDonough as Chief Parker, Ed Burns as Bugsy Siegel, Ned Stax as the mob lawyer and Robert Knepper as hitman Sid Rothman are especially captivating in their roles.
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Final Thought: Conventions of society are also known as civilization.
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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.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Curmudgeon in the Wry 555

Sunday, November 24, 2013---889 Words---Average Reading Time: 3 Minutes, 3 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: Pied Pipers
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Reading: John Grisham’s “Sycamore Row.”
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On the Hi Fi: “The Essence of Billie Holiday.”
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Under rated: Bobby Vee.
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Rave: Nothing says it better than a gift card.
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TV Time Out: Each week on “The Blacklist” brings new questions about Red with no answers in sight. Things that we think are true are shown to be lies. The show shows little interest in obvious answers…and requires some willing suspension of disbelief. It doles out info in very small doses.
By the way---what’s with that dopey topcoat Red wears?
James Spader is sinisterly charismatic.
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Thought for the day: I know a little about a lot of things. But two things I could not begin to explain to you are fantasy football and electronic cigarettes.
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You Know You’re Old: If you remember advertisers referring to you as a “young modern.”
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Rant: There are more tattoos per square foot at Whole Foods than anyplace other than an NBA court.
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Quote: “One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.”—Lou Reed.
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Rave: Bumper sticker of the month—“Don’t Steal. The Government Hates Competition.”
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Truism: Jay Carney, the bland face of progressive coercion.
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Quote: “Persistence is doing something again and again until it works. It sounds like 'pestering' for a reason.
Tenacity is using new data to make new decisions to find new pathways to find new ways to achieve a goal when the old ways didn't work.
Telemarketers are persistent, Nike is tenacious.”—Seth Godin.
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TV Time Out II: “Person of Interest” just gets better weekly. It is pure entertainment. The last two installments were flashbang episodes…loud, dizzying and stunning.
The way the writers have created a variety of forces is brilliant.
The good-guys/bad-guys paradigm is nearly three-dimensional.
Just one more show before season three break. HR went down…the Simmons resolution remains.
Is it just me…or does Robert John Burke’s character Simmons look more like RoboCop than he did when he played RoboCop?
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Truism: Those who know the most achieve the most.
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You Know You’re Old: If you remember pulling into the gas station and asking for “a dollar’s worth”---and it moved the needle on your gas gauge.
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Quote: “There are people in dialysis less dependent on machinery than obama.”—Dennis Miller.
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Update: OK! The 3 Lies Have Been Updated For 2013.
1.The Check’s in the mail.
2. I gave at the office.
3.You can keep your current health plan.
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TV Time Out III: “Revenge” could wear the balls off a pool table. The lies perpetuated not only by Emily, but also by every person coming in and out Emily’s life, have become an escalating stack of crazy.
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Lesson learned: Never buy Halloween candy in advance.
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Truism: Whatever most of America doesn’t want America’s gonna get!
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Rant: Political correctness removes the opportunity to convince someone that their thinking is misguided.
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Quote: “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”—Plato.
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Rave: Can’t help it…I love coeds.
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Hmmm: You can always tell the philosophy major behind the fast-food counter…he's the guy who asks why you want fries with that.
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Truism: We make mistakes a whole lot faster than we make corrections.
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TV Time Out IV: “Blue Bloods” is different from anything else on TV.
The personal and the professional have a way of merging for the Reagans.
The Reagan clan provides a powerful demonstration of love and faith in action and the sacrifices to preserve both.
“Blue Bloods” tackles the quiet moments in a way that sets it apart from the rest of what is on the tube. The dialog is eloquently written.
It’s a special show.
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You Know You’re Old: If you remember Dynaflow.
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Rave: Outstanding billboard I spotted on Southbound I-95 in South Carolina---“Our state is not an ash tray.”
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Dell & HP Customer Service: When things go wrong you never get to complain to the people who made them go wrong or can do anything about them.
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"Well, let's just be clear,": What White House spokesman Jay Carney and his boss announce when they're about to turn on the fog machine.
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Rant: For just the second time our nation’s history we have elected three consecutive presidents to second terms.
The first time we elected Jefferson, Madison and Monroe.
This time we got Clinton, George W. Bush and obama.
Does anyone require a clearer picture of America’s decline?
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Quote: “It's disappointing, but not surprising: In labor's political campaigns, truth is always the first casualty.”—Michael Saltsman, Wall Street Journal.
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Final Thought: Voter IQ worries me as much as Voter ID.
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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.