1.19.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I think it's silly when any pro athlete says, "We shocked the world today!" after an upset victory. I don't think a couple of guys in Sudan really care that much.
  • Double motorcycle death in Dallas last night.
  • The Pittsburgh Steeler coach just looks cool. Now think about Wade Phillips.
  • I'm a fan of Obama, but the man sure does like pomp and circumstance.
  • I understand "pomp" but not so sure about "circumstance" in that phrase.
  • My weekend was filled with turmoil.
  • I had no idea that the celebration at the Lincoln Memorial was going on yesterday. But someone emailed so I was able to TIVO a replay of it on HBO. But what was it doing on HBO?
  • If McCain had been elected, the Lincoln Memorial would have been very quiet yesterday.
  • So how is Washington paying for the beefed up security for the inauguration? President Bush declared it an "emergency" so as to to tap into FEMA funds. That's kind of funny.
  • Video on relationships.
  • What the heck is Hannah Montana wearing?
  • If you are hanging out at the ZaZaZa Sports Bar (Google street view) in Fort Worth, and a gal starts flirting with you: Be Careful.
  • Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger has a pretty hot wife. (I saw her in an interview in her driveway but couldn't locate a picture of her this morning.)
  • Too young to have really accomplished anything? The new coach at Tampa Bay is 32 years old.
  • I feel stupid. American painter Andrew Wyeth died last week, and I heard several reports that his "Christina's World" painting was the second most recognizable painting (behind American Gothic.) I'll swear I had never seen it. Ever.
  • I bought my nephew an autographed photo of Kurt Warner back when he (uh, Warner) was the quarterback of the St. Louis Rams who won the Super Bowl. Now that Warner is headed back to the championship game, I wonder if the photo is in a safe place or lost.
  • The Wise County Courthouse is closed today for MLK day. I'm reasonably certain that no African American has officed in that building.
  • There are a lot of people in this world that need to talk less and listen more.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I disagree that the Lincoln Memorial would be that quiet yesterday at the celebration had McCain been elected (other than media ignoring it). After all, history does teach us that Lincoln was the first Republican president. Yes, Obama loves the adulation and pomp, unfortunately we are under his cirmcumstances.

Anonymous said...

yea Berry,so true...thats why we were given two ears and one mouth...so we could listen twice as much as we talk.Keep the hot pics coming we all could use a little.."take me away" during the day!

hope everyone has a great week!

uncle fester

Anonymous said...

We be paying for all that poop and hull-a-baloo

Anonymous said...

The Wise County Courthouse is closed today for MLK day. I'm reasonably certain that no African American has officed in that building.
Yeah, well you get Christmas and Easter off, and I bet none of you is Jesus. And the ones named Hay-soos don't count

Anonymous said...

I really don't mind the cost of the inauguration. I DO mind the amount of money that has been, and will continue to be, thrown at the economic woes.

And, BG, you make my head spin. You've indicated that you don't like the way the government is spending money like water, but you do admire President-elect Obama. I'm not sure how you reconcile those feelings...

Anonymous said...

I wonder if any other wise county schools were closed today? Boyd parents got called this morning to be reminded to send our kids to school today..

Anonymous said...

Barry, are you working today? I figured you'd be riding in a purple car in a parade somewhere.

Bigwillie02 said...

I predict by Dec. 21, 2012 Hannah Montana A.K.A ( Mylie Cyrus ) will be completely cracked out and won't even care that the music world has truly died.


Mark that down.

Triple Fake - Annoying Anonymous Guy.

Scott said...

I find it interesting that four years ago for Bush's second inauguration, everyone was all over him for spending $ 50 million on it. Now, we have Obama spending $ 150 million and our economy is like it is. I have yet to hear any of the media complaining about Obama spending all of this money, and I seriously doubt that I will.

Who really believes the story that all of this money was raised from "individuals." The truth is that all of the companies gave this money to buy Obama for the next four years. I also heard that George Soros gave $ 50,000.00 and four other family members also gave $ 50,000.00. He wanted to make sure that Obama would be there to do his bidding for the next four years.

wordkyle said...

I have my doubts about the claim for "Christina's World." I daresay "Arrangement in Grey and Black" by James Whistler is more recognized. And most Americans could identify Warhol's soup cans or Marilyn Monroe as his work.

And what can I say about Obama that would surprise anyone? Anything and everything he does for the forseeable future will be marvelous and historic, according to the media and the polls. Obama is being given a lot of acclaim for someone who -- up until he won the election -- had never actually accomplished anything.

Anonymous said...

When MLK made his famous speech, little did he know that at that moment America WAS a country where a black (OK, half white, half black) person could grow up to be president. Obama was a little kid then, so there's the proof. MLK might have been dreaming it, but it was already real, even back then.

Anonymous said...

The Denver Broncos' new coach is also 32. I wonder how they coach players that are older than they are.

Anonymous said...

9:38 I figured he'd be on a bus with all the rest of them heading to Washington for the big tadoo tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle..Amen to your second paragraph!

Obama is a good orator, no doubt, and after tomorrow, it's time for some action and not just a good talker. Let's see how he does with that part of the job.

I did not vote for him, but unlike all the screaming liberals who constantly bashed Bush over the last 8 years, I'm willing to acknowledge that he is our President and willing to give him a chance. One good sign already is that Obama, Pelosi and Reid are already fighting and power positioning. At least he's not just caving in to the FAR left nut jobs!! We'll see from this point on though.

Anonymous said...

yea Barry that coach looks real cool ...... can you say "Man crush". Come on Barry climb on out of that dark, lonely closet your in. Maybe you can post us some more pictures of super hot girls to prove that your not flaming.

chupacabra said...

I've never seen or heard of Christina World though I can ID other Wyeth paintings on sight- weird.

Anonymous said...

MLK's dream was about equality. That means equality for everyone including women of all races. Bet there's women officed in the court house as well in your Wise County Schools. Northwest has several schools in Wise County and they're closed.

Anonymous said...

What the heck is Hannah Montana wearing?
A better question would be: What the heck are you doing looking at a pic of 16yo girl? Ya perv

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow begins the Port-A-Potty administration. Flush twice.

Anonymous said...

from Wiki:
"The title is taken from Act III, Scene iii of Shakespeare's Othello:

Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife,
The Royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, Pomp, and Circumstance of glorious war!"

That doesn't explain it, but if you read the page, it might give you a little more info

Triple Fake Desdemona

Anonymous said...

10:41
it's not about womens day off.
how many blacks are employed by Wise Co?......................

Anonymous said...

I've seen that painting and find it hard to believe you hadn't.

I'm sick of the hype and the hypocracy. I'll be glad when the inaugeration is behind us. I hope he lives up to the divinity he's been endowed with by his followers, sycophants, and the media.

Anonymous said...

I'm now an Eagles fan.

Anonymous said...

Don't you think Gruden (former Tampa Bay Coach) would look cool on the Cowboys sidelines?? Heck - he'd look good anywhere:)

Anonymous said...

9:30
Alvord ISD was in school today, too!

Anonymous said...

Alvoid was in school?

Anonymous said...

I betcha Ol' Jonny Boy has taken that pic of Warner and placed it over his bed.

chupacabra said...

"There are a lot of people in this world that need to talk less and listen more."

My ex wife used to say something like that, I'm not really sure I wasn't paying all that much attention.