4.21.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • The "remains of the day" is a cool phrase that is never actually used.
  • There has to be a a great number of people that know beyond a doubt whether Bank of America and Citigroup will survive.
  • Seeing some of the Columbine survivors, now 10 years older and young adults, was pretty inspiring.
  • I had a friend call me on that day and tell me, "You have got to find a TV and watch this."
  • I think this is horrific: 21 fancy polo horses drop dead in Florida.
  • But there are few things more pretentious than polo.
  • I had completely forgotten that tennis legend Monica Seles was stabbed by a fan while playing a match. (She's hawking a new book on TV and radio.)
  • The Boston Marathon was yesterday and I have no idea who won. Let me guess: An Ethiopian?
  • I'm getting serious about driving across the South this summer. (Which is dumb because it'll be the South in the freakin' summer.) But I've actually begun to research this potential disaster.
  • Still one of my pet peeves: The media reporting someone was arrested "on suspicion of [insert crime]." If someone was only arrested on a "suspicion", and nothing more, that case won't be around very long.
  • There is no question in my mind that Sean Hannity spends hours determining what the Right Wing wants to hear and then says it. He's so predictable.
  • Hey, you guys want to see some more posts involving hot girls, religion, teacher sex scandals, sexual orientation and race?
  • Good grief. How much money can be spent on the for/against campaign for the proposed city owned hotel in Dallas?
  • USC Song Girls go swimming. All is right with the world.
  • The more I watch that guy fainting on the Glenn Beck show, the more I laugh. His last word before he goes down is, "Gone." Good times.
  • Good point I read: Fox News throws it's massive power behind promoting the Tea Parties and then calls them "grass roots" when they happen.
  • Ted Nugent wasn't the lead vocalist on "Stranglehold."
  • In the above sentence, is it correct to put the period inside the quotation mark?
  • The famous point which connects four states: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico is in the wrong place by about two miles. I say "famous" although I've never even remotely thought about going there.
  • A Southlake volleyball coach is caught getting very frisky in a public park. Shouldn't the cops just knock on the door and tell them to move along?
  • My mom used to hang out the laundry on a clothesline. I just love that memory. Do people still do that?
  • It might be a little slow around here today. I'll be in a DWI trial beginning at 8:30 a.m. --- wish me luck (Riiiiiiiiight.) I may try and do some updates on the Twitter thingy.

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

She teaches a "Teen Leadership Class" Wow,that could be interesting

Anonymous said...

can anyone doubt that the captains and the kings have total power over our financial system and our government..??

Anonymous said...

SOOO WRONG to arrest those two. I mean really, it's a parked car. The cop didn't even know she there until he walked up. Had they been say on a blanket in the middle of the park or on a picnic table or something, then fine.But geez, she works for a school district she will probably be fired. This is just stupid.

Anonymous said...

Pet peeve indeed. Clearly, the justice system works like this. You are guilty until proven innocent instead of the way it's suppose to be.

Anonymous said...

You are more pretentious than polo.

Anonymous said...

The guy the Southlake volleyball coach was pleasuring is named "Barry Luckie." I guess he was until the officer came along? Just sayin

Anonymous said...

She stuck in her thumb and pulled out a ahhh set of car keys...oh that was dumb.

chupacabra said...

No- outside the quotation mark since there isn't a period in the word/phrase you are relating. Or another way to look at it- the period completes your thought so it goes outside the mark.

Anyway the room is spinning. Ted DIDN'T do the vocals? My whole life has been a LIE!

Anonymous said...

It was an innocent mistake. She thought the sign said "foreplay park" not fairplay park.

Anonymous said...

Yes they made a stupid mistake but it would have been better if the cop had just told them to move on and not to let him ever see them again instead of making such a big deal of it and ruining their lives.

Anonymous said...

Just another reason surgeons are getting rich with breast implants.

Don't we know dear old daddy is proud of this pic?

Dear old Barry is!

:-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, the period goes inside the quotation marks. Doesn't look right. Doesn't feel right. I never do it. But that is the official "rule" from the books.

Atticus said...

The volleyball coach and her friend should have found a better place to enjoy the "remains of the day"

Anonymous said...

No, the period goes OUTSIDE the quotation marks.

Anonymous said...

What all do you want to see on your trip around the South?

Anonymous said...

listen to cross canadian ragweeds version of stranglehold. it rocks my socks off.

Anonymous said...

I just passed by a house right off main st. yesterday 'n they had a bbbuunnnccchhh of clothes hangin' on a line.. 'n i thought huh.. ppl still do that.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you will see clothes on clotheslines in the poor neighborhoods and slums. They dont' have dryers like we "civilized" folk. I miss those days! The linen always smelled so fresh...dryer sheets don't do the same.

Anonymous said...

your girl today has boobs WAY too big for her body. why do people DO that?

wordkyle said...

I think the Liberal deniers of the grassroots-ness of the "Tea Parties" are engaging in wishful thinking. (Sort of like voting for Barack Obama.) CNN, no friend of the tea parties, reported the origins of the tea parties: "Bloggers in Seattle, Washington, were the first to bring conservatives together for a rally on February 16 against what they saw as too many government handouts to banks, the auto and mortgage industries. Protests followed in Colorado and Arizona....The outrage spread, prompting rallies in the Midwest and the South." (More detail here.) If anything, Fox jumped on the bandwagon when they saw what was happening.

Anonymous said...

We are certain that Sean Hannity says what he believes. He is neither a politician or a lawyer.

Silicone Alley said...

Fairplay Park....lmao!

Anonymous said...

Funny you should mention hanging clothes out. Just the other day at the trailer park in Bridgeport next to the Automotive there were clothes hanging on the fence. I thought it was pretty funny. I didn't have my camera with me to take a picture of it.

Anonymous said...

PROBABLY MORE AT THE 4 CORNERS TO SEE THAN TOURING THE SOUTH.

Anonymous said...

whats up with the english teachers today how bout they all study my finger and I will continue writing this long sentence with no periods or anything else just to annoy the hell out of them...........????????////

wordkyle said...

Good grief. Both the Chicago Manual of Style and Strunk & White say to put the punctuation inside the quotation marks.

Anonymous said...

I don't live in the slums and I hang clothes on the clothes line. There is just something about that fresh smell, but I do live out in the country.

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what's predictable: TurdBile's bloviating. Without fail, despite multiple random thoughts on a variety of diverse subjects, with only a small fraction devoted to political comments, TurdBile has to chime in every time to let us all know how the Dittoheads feel about things, complete with hyperlinks. Never even so much as a tip of his pointy white cap to the hotties in the photos, either. That's just sad.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle! Shut up! No one obviously wants to talk politics today.

This was a good blogday till your a$$ said something.

Gone!

Anonymous said...

libs never want to talk politics when theyre Guy looks like an ass.

wordkyle said...

Wow. Maybe you kids should turn some of your tantrums toward Barry for posting the political comment to which I responded.

As for the "hotties," I became uninterested when my daughters reached that age.

I'll make you a deal -- I won't post any more if no one else posts anonymously. Deal?

Anonymous said...

Here's somethin I was just thinkin about a little earlier:

Wordkyle,you are really a TARD in the worst way.

Anonymous said...

Why would you want to got the the 4 Corners, isn't it the home of 4 Corners Disease (haunta virus)?

Anonymous said...

I wish I could find a woman that would risk getting arrested and fired for giving me a BJ. Just saying, what a woman.

Anonymous said...

............Walling is accused of performing a sex act on Luckie while they were in the pickup at the Fairplay Park...........
Personally, I think it was just a minor mistake on their part. They may have thought it said....Foreplay Park......
Just a simple misunderstanding that's all...........

DOUBLE FAKE LINDA LOVELACE

Anonymous said...

My next door neighbors hang their clothes on our common fence line. Can't imagine what some of the look like later - it is a barb wire fence!

RPM said...

A liberal lawyer touring the south.

Why do I get visions of Jack Nicholson in Easy Rider?

Double Fake Captain America

Jarhead said...

The people that put the period outside the quotation marks are the same hillbillies that don't know the difference between their, there and they're. Oh yeah, and they use an "apostrophe s" for plural but not possessive. Arrrrgh.

Sorry Chup. Love ya, babe.

Anonymous said...

If the tea party is not grass roots because Fox supported it, what does that make our president after having been marketed wholesale by every other media outlet?

You may call me Your Majesty. In fact, I insist. said...

I lived in the four corners area. It's beautiful there. If you don't like the desert you're mere miles away from the mountains.

And it's a dry heat, actually cooler in the shade & absent the humidity you will "enjoy" on your the south.

Anonymous said...

Only Republicans hang out their laundry. Democrats like Al Gore, with his 225,000 kwh electrical bill are too busy melting the polar ice caps and trying to tell us how wasteful America is. (Sort of like our new Treasury secretary owing back taxes). Gore may be doing us all a favor. Antarctic ice shelves are at the highest level in over 30 years. Also, sea levels are several centimeters below the benchmarks inscribed in rock by English ship captains in the mid 1800s. Global warming is the greatest fraud in the history of man.

Actually a clothes dryer exhausts 55 cu.ft. of air-conditioned air per minute from your home. If it is 100 degrees outside, then the dryer is sucking in a houseful of hot air (make-up air) every hour that it is operating. It is pretty stupid to use an air conditioner to cool air down to a comfortable level and then suck it into the dryer, heat it up and exhaust it. You are paying twice. If you must use this wasteful machine, then try to schedule it in the early morning when the outside air that is pulled into your home is cool.

I hang my clothes out until they are almost dry and then put the in the dryer to soften them.

Anonymous said...

So the former volleyball coach's currrent name is Wyvonne Walling, wonder what she's going to change it to?

I understand since Al Gore invented the Internet that there's been a spike of those seeking new names (insert the name of any female teacher caught doing the dirty deed with a 12-year-old male).

I'd like to see the folks in that line....

L.Ron

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh 2:16. How very boring. Who cares what you do??? Clothes on a line are the epitome of trashiness.

Anonymous said...

I would be SO PISSED if someone hung their clothes along a common fence line! That is just trash at its ultimate level. Agree that I'm sick of Wordie's politickin, but have to agree that for grown men to fantasize over women their kids' ages or younger is really really sick and a bit disturbing.

mzchief said...

The American Style of writing dictates that the period goes inside the quotation marks.

I have a retractable close line so, on breezy sunny days, I can line dry bed linens and acquire that crisp, fresh, outdoor smell to my linens that cannot be achieved in the dryer. Line drying bed linens, without concern for fading, is one reason all my bed linens are white, the other reason is because coloured bed linens look trashy.

Anonymous said...

Lay off 2:16.

These are valid points that are in front of a serious new hidden tax being developed. Any mention of cap and trade to meet self imposed green standards should be met with a full assult of facts, just like those 2:16 mentioned.

The world wants to be green, start by picking up your stupid cigarette butts. Maybe we start by having Al Bore move into a house with only solar or wind power. Watch him sweat his large ass off when the wind does not blow during the heat of the summer and the piss amount of energy generated from solar can barely turn a 12 inch fan.

Last night the new "Green Czar" was on tv with Robert Redford. May gawd, lets see what business tax those two will impose.

Keep on hanging clothes 2:16, your doing more for the environment than 3:26 can imagine.

Anonymous said...

No, Hannity does not spend time deciding what the far right wants to hear. He is spoon fed the message of the day from think tanks, Rove's PR firm etc. The Republican echo machine was conducted top down from Rove and company when W was the White House. Not sure where it originates now. Good book-The Republican Noise Machine, illuminates how the same talking points appear in local and national talk radio, print, blogs, etc.

English is one of the few languages in which the period is inside the quote marks.

Anonymous said...

Mz--

You failed to mention what your line was close to.

Oh wait, miss perfect, perhaps you meant "clothes line"

Anonymous said...

On the HEAD coach deal;does ones vehicle become his castle when he is in it?I would say more but I'm late turning myself in.

wordkyle said...

If you kids will ever pay attention, you'll notice that when Barry doesn't post something political attacking Conservatives, I don't post political comments in response. (Or is it that you're just sick of me posting my Conservative political opinions? Hmmm?)

If you'd prefer, I can start posting anonymously, just like you. Want to put it to a vote?

Anonymous said...

If you take that driving tour of the South don't get caught up in those Kudzu vines that grow everywhere.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 5:07...Thank you for the vocabulary correction. However, shove your petty name calling up your puckered arse.

Anonymous said...

The volleyball coach or the partner is probably married (not to each other) and should not have been in the park to start with.

Anonymous said...

They still lynch people in the old south. Please take that trip Barry.

Anonymous said...

Good heavens, I'd vote for anything that would make Wordie shut up. Jarhead is still sorta funny and pathetic, kind of like the simple rednecks in my family who like to hear themselves talk all smart at our family reunions, but Wordie is just a broken Hannity record these days. Sorry, old bean, but your schtick is getting tiresome.

wordkyle said...

Sorry, old bean, but your reference is wrong. You probably listen to Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh more than I do. I don't listen to talk radio while I'm working. Since you guys always reference them, I assumed you listen to them personally to see what they were actually saying.

As for my "shtick," blame Barry Green. He knows what he's doing when he posts political comments.

Anonymous said...

Could there be anyone more annoying on this blog than wordkyle?

Barry - please - make him go away....

And a close second is mzchief. Colored linens look trashy? Who cares? She goes to great lengths to not look trashy (in her own opinion). WHO CARES????

You judge someone to be trashy because they have colored linens?
Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Mz---------------

5:07 here

Gawd but you're predictable

Do you mind much if I lodge a complaint against the quality of your retort?

I thought my dig deserved a more intelligent rebuttal. As it turns out, all people's arses are in fact puckered affairs. Surely I deserve more abuse from the queen of noxious response than such boring drivel as that.

Hey, when your husband inevitably offs himself, think we could hook up maybe? Pretty please?

Anonymous said...

The period always goes inside the quotation marks.

Anonymous said...

Jarhead, for once I agree with you.

The rest of you may want to invest in a usage dictionary or simply find the answer online.

Or, ask your kid's English teacher.

Anonymous said...

Every time I encounter a period I just skip the quotation marks and look for another girl to.....

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:27...I did not say anything about anyone being trashy. I said coloured linens look trashy. YOU are the one who postulated that people with coloured linens are trashy. It seems you are projecting, perhaps, you have coloured linens and feel trashy.

Since I have a competitive nature, I am a wee bit saddened that I come in second as far as being the most annoying person on Barry's Blog. Just a reminder, since you do not like my comments make sure you AVOID reading comments posted by my alias, mzchief. It will take self control on your part NOT to read my comments so most likely you will continue to read and comment on my comments.

just sayin'

Anonymous said...

When MZ. is absent, the blog is more pleasant. When WK is absent, the IQ here drops 20 points.

Anonymous said...

I would never avoid your comments any more than a devout Muslim would avoid self-flagellation.

Just saying

Anonymous said...

Jeeze, MZ,

Is this fun, or what?

Anonymous said...

Jeeze, WK

Is this fun or........

oh, never mind

Anonymous said...

Colored Linens? WTF?

Time to merge the blog with one of Martha stewart's endeavors. Or just shut it down as a lost cause.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 5:07/10:00...Your mindless, petty comment at 5:07 was not worth anymore effort then I expended in my 6:25 comment. My specifying your arse is puckered in no way indicates all asses are not puckered. Again, you being petty only serves to further prove your ignorance.

As for you begging me for a "hook up;" even on your best day, you are so devoid of integrity, honour and character thus rendering you incapable of ever crawling up from the abyss of your own excrement you call your life to shake my husband's hand thus making it an impossibility beyond human calculation that you would, even upon my husband's death, have the opportunity to "hook up" with me. However, thanks for asking. It's always a kick to know that someone like you has goals and aspirations outside the realm of human possibility.

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Anonymous said...

Why 2:16, thought a hard core Right-Winger like you would want them scratchy a little so you could feel the pain. Otherwise, just put'em in the dryer to begin with and be done. What is the point of drying most of the way on a line then sticking them in an electric dryer to finish anyway. Dittohead logic I suppose.

Anonymous said...

WK is a Hannity Parrot. Some of his quotes are close, or exactly, to what Hannity blathers on his radio show.
Squawk! Squawk! Wordie wants a Hannity Cracker!! Wordie loves crackers. ...

Anonymous said...

10:59, I dry my clothes the way I do because I do not have as much money to waste as you do. Nor do I have as much as Al Gore has so he can waste energy and melt the polar ice caps.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:18...
According to you, WK and I merely impact Barry's Blog. Unfortunately, people like you screw up the world for everyone you encounter. Sooo...do the world a favour and kill yourself, NOW!

Anonymous said...

If I can't be her whole left hand,I wish I was at least that thumb.

Anonymous said...

Back in my dating days, periods always fell between Thursday and Sunday night.

Double Fake Monthly Visitor

Anonymous said...

MZ, please take your own advice. Please. For everyone's pleasure. Do it. Do it. Not that kind of Do it, but the other Do it. Just Do it!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:53...You do realize, YOU have the means to "kill me" but clearly not the ability because it would involve YOU exercising self-control and NOT READ my comments. All you have to do is alter YOUR behaviour to make me go away.

You are the typical loser. You blame other people and/or the world for the mess in which you find yourself.

SUCKS TO BE YOU!

Christine said...

kind of old, but i love how glenn beck is totally wearing a really nice jacket and tie over jeans and canvas keds. didnt expect them to get a shot of his literal 'business casual' did he?