6.18.2009

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • I get confused by housing news because of all the variables: New/Existing/New Construction/Local/Nationwide/Monthly/Quarterly.
  • Had a couple of cavities filled yesterday but, once the novocaine (?) wore off, I was in excruciating pain for two hours. I mean, it was a I-can't-do-anything-but-try-to-stay-still-and-I-may-die kind of pain. Then it simply went away.
  • I thought about Tom Hanks' character in Cast Away where he knocks a bad tooth out with an ice skate blade in order to stop the pain. I finally understood.
  • Whenever I'm sick or suffer an injury, I realize it is my health that I value above everything else.
  • I keep hearing the phrase "tipping point."
  • Three black bear cubs are orphaned in Wyoming and end up in Boyd?
  • Crazy thought: If I could suddenly be 18 years old, speak English first but be fluent in Spanish, look like Antonio Banderas, and know what I know now, I'd be President before I was 40.
  • I splurged and ordered the new iPhone 3G S. It should arrive tomorrow.
  • This dress is showing up on a variety of celebrity babes. I support this.
  • If I could time travel, it would be simple to accumulate money by sports gambling and stock trading since I would know what was going to happen.
  • Scanned the channels last night and found the NCAA National Women's Rugby Championship on EPSNU. I didn't even know the sport existed. Tough women. Crazy, tough women.
  • I love maps. Especially looking at them after going somewhere I was unfamiliar with.
  • I continue to shake my head about how the cartoon character that is Mark Levin has a book that remains at the top of best seller list.
  • I have this weird feeling I'm going to win the lotto some day. But that's hard to do since I play it about two times a year.
  • Cheaters is full of bad acting. And I went to law school with the executive producer who acted like he was starring in his own movie every time I saw him. Funny, but obnoxious.
  • If it wasn't for football season, I think I'd be perfectly happy without TV as long as I had high speed Internet. I could watch whatever I wanted on Hulu.com and have my movie urge satisfied easily thought Netflix.
  • Update from yesterday's Random Thoughts about how motorcycle deaths had suddenly stopped: There was a motorcycle death yesterday afternoon. (I saw the link but can't find it now.)
  • Update #2 from yesterday's Random Thoughts: Now they are looking for a second body in Lake Lewisville.
  • I pointed out the crazy fact that Wise County has the State's youngest mayor (Chic0) and probably the oldest council person (Newark) about two weeks ago. This week the Messenger makes it their front page story.
  • Sixty year old Billy Joel and his 27 year old wife are getting divorced. That's understandable. She's just not the vibrant 22 year old she was when they married. Poor guy.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are all still shaking our heads that an unaccomplished zero like Obama would write two books about himself. You well know Barry the only thing wrong with Mark Levin is that he is a constitutional lawyer. We have many lawyers that you and I would consider cartoons.

wordkyle said...

A couple of points. First, how much do you really, really know about sports scores from the past without looking them up? Sure, the '69 Mets and the Jets beat the Colts in the Super Bowl. But are you enough of an expert to remember more than a few scores from three or four decades ago? I think you'd need Gray's Sports Almanac.

Regarding Levin - His radio on-air persona is one thing, and the validity of his ideas is another. The book doesn't have his high-pitched nasal tone. What it does have is a well thought out series of essays that scares Liberals to death. Perhaps the American public is learning something they should have known last year.

I also love maps. It puts the world in perspective.

wordkyle said...

829 - There has been some discussion as to whether Obama wrote his books at all. Bill Ayers has been mentioned legitimately as his ghostwriter.

Anonymous said...

Baaarrrryyyy, who's gonna be there at Wally World lined up for the phone with me if you've already ordered one?

I was unaware you needed a compass for going to FW.

Anonymous said...

As to Billy Joel--the article quotes a friend as saying "it was the age difference" as the cause. Well, no duh!

Anonymous said...

So, if you could time travel you'd use it to make money ???!

But if you could be young again (and good looking and hispanic), you'd try to be President !!!?

Tough choice, that "money or power" thing.

Anonymous said...

barry, google reversible pulpitis.
double fake dds.
ps: sorry

Anonymous said...

Hint: If you look at a map FIRST, you decrease the odds of finding yourself in unfamiliar places

If you were 18, bilingual, and looked like Antonio Banderas, you would never make it to forty without major sex scandals bringing you down.
Plus, nobody would take your run for president seriously after doing those goofy bumblebee voice-overs for the nasal spray

Anonymous said...

Hey Bart,I like looking at maps and reminisce about places I made sweet love to women on my many travels.

Double fake Dan Juan (Don's Cousin)

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't have a chance at president. Obama has run that course. America has satisfied the "I want somebody different for president" itch and it is rapidly biting us in the butt.
All Muslims, mexicans, blacks, and jews all don't stand a chance now.

Anonymous said...

You'd think that Billy Joel could hook-up with a hawt 60 year-old woman.

On second thought, Billy its time to pick-up the bottle again.

S. Hagar

Anonymous said...

I would love to see Michelle Obama try to squeeze her big fat ass into that dress.

Anonymous said...

Maybe when Michelle Obama is trying to squeeze in that dress, Mr. Prez will swat her on the butt, like he did that fly. That was a bad move, he now has PETA after him.

Anonymous said...

The picture makes me crave a "sandwich"

Anonymous said...

Barry, take a lesson from Billy Joel. Old men and young women don't mix for very long.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Too bad we can't equalize the strikes and give the Parker Posey-lookalike some of her sidekick's boobage.

Double Fake Stuart "Angel" Margolin

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of time travel! Two great books: The Time Traveler's Wife & Time and Again.

Anonymous said...

"Crazy thought: If I could suddenly be 18 years old, speak English first but be fluent in Spanish, look like Antonio Banderas, and know what I know now, I'd be President before I was 40."

Rent the movie "The Final Countdown". The theme is a modern day aircraft carrier goes through a time warp back to WW II. A couple folks get left on an island. They come back at the end of the movie and are super rich.

I know, I was in the movie.

Double Fake Kirk Douglas

Anonymous said...

No comment about good-guy and Ranger fan favorite Pudge Rodriguez breaking the record last night for most games caught - in the history of ever? That's quite an accomplishment considering the grind a catcher goes through in a career.
However, he allowed 3 stolens bases and committed 2 throwing errors. I wish the best for him, just not at the expense of the Rangers

Plus, Rhyner did some play-by-play last night in the 5th inning. Good stuff (I know...Rhyner's dead!)

Anonymous said...

If you were 18 and looked like Antonio Bandaras I would be one of your cougar sex sandals! LOL

Anonymous said...

Ditto to 11:13!!!!! Antonio Banderas is hawt!

RPM said...

My favorite episode of Cheaters was when the guy burst into his apartment to find his girlfriend nude, tied to their bed and surrounded by 3-4 clowns. Real clowns. Wigs, makeup, big red noses. She kept screaming "It's not what you think!"

Anonymous said...

PETA is full of blithering idiots.

Anonymous said...

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals

Anonymous said...

We are not suppose to swat flies. According to PETA, we are to catch them and put them back outside. Bring on the Raid!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 12:36. They are idiots.
Flys carry lots of germs and I will kill every one that I can. They are nasty.

Anonymous said...

PETA should boycott itself, because they just did a major amount of harm to their own image and reputation.
Did they all convert to Buddhism?
When did we start calling flies animals?
If this is their solution for something as benign as a housefly, what is their stance on the insects that bite and sting and kill? Have these gentle souls never experienced fire ants?

A catch-and-release program for houseflies! How about little GPS units on each one so we can track their movements
Ridiculosity?! Ridiculocracy?

Anonymous said...

Why do I get the feeling those two chicks will be doing things that don't involve the participation of men later on or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Is that a very old picture of Heart? ;-)

Anonymous said...

First off for $1700.00+ they should fix the holes in that dress and second a fly is not an animal. it is a nasty insect and I will take up my fly swatter in defense of Pres.O.
OMG! I can't believe I just defended the Pres.
Peta needs to get a life!
There is too much other crap going on in the world to waste it on a fly.

Anonymous said...

2:45 - yeah, we've seen pics like this before. Barry seems to like them.

Bet he doesn't take this one to Sunday school.

:-O

Anonymous said...

PETA had a reputation to damage?

Anonymous said...

You aren't worthy to utter the Great One's name. Cease and desist.

Anonymous said...

Peta kills 98% of the animals it receives.A Korean takes the other two home.

Anonymous said...

i had a dream where these two chicks had me tied up and were forcing oral copulation on me...only to wake up and find my new puppy trying to find something to eat.

Anonymous said...

It is the self-proclaimed/self-named "The Great One" that Levin bestowed upon himself. Any radio talk show nut can use any flattering handle they want. Names like "The Right Shit Head For The Time" or "The Radio Nutty Buddy Republican Cuddy Cuddy" just don't have the same impact. Just like Micheal Savage. "The Savage Nation" has a lot more impact than if he used his real name: The Weenie Nation" so he had to come up with a more right-wing slanting and appealling name. We all know "Weenie" is reserved for the description of the left-wing dems anyway.