2.18.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • We never had "crisis counselors" show up at my high school whenever some tragedy happened to a classmate
  • Lindsey Vonn won the gold medal yesterday in the downhill. Yep, that stuff about her injury a week ago and "I might not be able to compete" was nothing but a publicity stunt. But no one is really calling her on it.
  • Tiger Woods is holding a "press conference" on Friday but won't allow questions and the only reporters in the room will be handpicked. That's silly, but at least he is coming out of hiding. Although it'll be the ultimate Orchestrated Generic Speak.
  • And Woods just "happened" to be photographed yesterday jogging. Let the PR Rebuilding campaign begin.
  • Watched some of the old Ali G Show on DVD this weekend. Funny stuff.
  • I've been holding the movie called Seven Pounds for three months and can't bring myself to play it.
  • One week ago today it was snowing like crazy outside. I miss that.
  • It's a lot easier for America to win gold medals with the Soviet Union no longer around.
  • Do we really know who the greatest snowboarders are on the half pipe? Raise your hand if you've tried it. Raise your hand if you know someone who has tried it.
  • The Dalai Lama visits President Obama today. I've never really understood the Dalai Lama (outside of Caddyshack.)
  • If a relatively popular Kay Bailey Hutchison can't beat Rick Perry, who can ever beat him?

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Nolan Ryan or Roger Staubach could beat Tricky Rick. Hutchison is just another career politician just like Perry.

Anonymous said...

it's the 1/2 negro that makes tigger think he can control the media, i wonder if'n he'll use a teleprompter...hmmmm..

Anonymous said...

who the f is roger stauback..he couldn't beat his meat.

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry - Governor-for-life.

Anonymous said...

If you've been holding Seven Pounds for three months, it must feel like it weighs a ton by now!
And how much does seven pounds weigh, anyway? (inside joke...verrrry inside)

I disagree with the Soviet Union comment. The competitors are still around, but instead of competing under the unified flag of CCCP(O), they might be competing for a dozen different countries

And I think some folks are making too much about the Lindsey Vonn deal. I mean, there was a doctor who confirmed that she had a deep bruise on her shin. Imagine skiing on that leg over a very bumpy course and how painful that would be. I'm not saying NBC didn't trump it up a bit, I'm just sayin'...

And what more do you need to know about the Dalai Lama than the gems which are imparted by the genius that is Carl the Groundskeeper?
"Hey Dalai, how about a little, you know, something for the effort?"


"...so I got that goin' for me."

Anonymous said...

had you actually watched ms. Vonn race you would have seen the slow motoin footage of her skiing on one leg for part of the race. but I am sure blanket skepticism helps you make sense of the world.

Anonymous said...

CITY RESPONDS TO COMPLAINTS – After hearing complaints Tuesday from residents about the city’s electric utility service, the City of Bridgeport announced a plan Wednesday to address those concerns. According to a news release, the city plans to create an Electric Utility Advisory Committee consisting of local residents, staff and a council representative to provide direction and suggestions to the city council on electric utility issues; send two electric department employees to energy audit training, and then offer free energy audits to Bridgeport customers; direct an engineering firm to conduct a system loss study; project anticipated savings for the city by implementing an electric distribution line extension policy for development to bear some of the costs related to the installation of new electric infrastructure; and implement a meter testing program to intermittently check meters throughout town to ensure meters are reading accurately. The City will also begin a pilot program where, at a utility customer’s request, meter readers will begin writing down the readings and placing the information on door hangers at residents’ homes.

Anonymous said...

Seriously Kay Bailey is still alive! Her cheerleading outfit is older than the Alamo.

Davey C

Anonymous said...

Racing on one leg?! Really?! Are you talking about the fraction of a second before the other leg touches down after a jump? I watched Vonn race and never saw her ski on one leg. While winning the gold with half the legs of other racers would be impressive, I think your comment is asinine...but I'm sure being stupid helps you make sense of the world.

Anonymous said...

I guess because you didn.t see it it must not have happened, even though NBC slowed it down and replayed for everyone who was watchin, but go ahead and agree with BG that it was "nothing but a publicity stunt". I'm not trying to take it to some extreme that she was practically dead, but she certainly wasn't "nothing but a publicity stunt", was she!!

Anonymous said...

As much as I dislike Rick Perry,
Kay Bailey Hutchison won't beat him and neither will the Democrats.
Guess we are stuck at least for four more years.

Anonymous said...

Crisis counselors / Ha Ha they still had town criers in your day

Anonymous said...

I am sitting in a cubicle at my shitty job and felt like picking a fight. It really has nothing to do with BG, you, or Vonn. Just felt froggy and decided to vent some vitriol. No hard feelings and congrats to the US for more or less dominating yesterday. Stay classy Wise County.

Anonymous said...

This might help some of the people in Bridgeport who are having issues with their electric bills. "TED (The Energy Detective) is a simple, yet extremely accurate, home energy monitor that allows you to see electricity usage in real-time. You no longer have to wait for the 'electricity bill surprise'! TED will accurately tell you what your bill is going to be long before the electric bill arrives. Meanwhile, you will learn more about conserving energy, saving money, and helping save the environment."

Anonymous said...

Candice and Julie better step up to be on the council, dont talk the talk if u cant walk the walk

Anonymous said...

Someone tell Kevin Smith to shut his FAT pie hole, loss 200 pounds, and then ask to buy ONE seat on a plane! Do any of you want to sit next to that person on a cramped plane and his fat is hanging over on you for 4 hours! NO WAY!!!

Anonymous said...

Can I put my hand down now?

Anonymous said...

A two of the more famous dalai lama comments:

"Gunga glunga...."

"On your deathbed you will have total consciousness...."

--Double Fake triple real Ted Knight

"You will get nothing and like it"

Francine Fishpaw said...

Neither Ryan or Staubach can beat Perry. First, I can't understand what in the hell Ryan is saying most of the time. I wish he would spit those marbles out of his mouth. Good ole Roger is not going to open himself up for a close look at his conduct, so forget that.

Anonymous said...

Crisis counselors are the new thing...we just dealt with life; now the kids need debriefing and antidepressants...ridiculous...**it happens.

Miss the snow terribly...wish I lived in Alaska.

Anonymous said...

The Dalai Lama visits Obammy today. I've never understood the Obammy.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me how many coaches there are on the Decatur ISD payroll and of those, how many are female?

THANKS!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS B.G. 2 1/2 DAYS OFF THE BOOZE!!!!!!
NICE RANDOM THOUGHTS

Kids are whimps today. All the huggy-kissy feel my pain B.S. I feel the loss if a young aduld is injured or killed ia an accident, but, the media has to take all these pics of kids hugging each other and have "grief counselors"..BARK
SUCK IT UP AND DEAL WITH IT......may be a new experience but IT'S CALLED REAL LIFE.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

ahhh yes, 8:55am, I do know. I also know how much 5 pounds of... ah well, you know. "No, its a sack of cement!" LOL, *winks*


Re: Ryan for Govern-er. I am pretty sure he bring all those Snow Monkeys with him to Austin if he was elected. It would be an improvement.

Re: Vonn skepticism... do we detect some serious old man, jaded, grumpy, glass half full coming out of you on the blog, BG? You need a trip to Mexico and some sun!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 11:43. Kids have to learn to deal with real life. I, too, get sick of the media's whiny-sappy coverage with the vigils and the bawling. I lost severeal high school friends, said "too bad" and moved on with life.

Anonymous said...

CRISIS, what the F*@#. I helped put out the fires of the 2 living and the 2 dead in the Chico tradedy in 1982. The funerals the next week were........ you know.

Anonymous said...

11:36, the answer is TOO MANY!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes some of us know who the grestest snowboarders on the half pipe are. Shawn White is suppose to be worth 10 million a year, has video game and countless endorsements. Barry - the ski slopes have changed since 1980...there are more snowboarders than skiers.

Anonymous said...

2:05 PM

Let's not compare our childhoods to our kids. Theirs is very different. Most of us had both parents in the home. One car for the family and had to share a room with a brother or sister. We had alot of support. Many of us had a mom at home when we got out of school or for sure had a friend's mom at home after school. We were fine playing down the street because ALL of the neighbors watched out for us and told our parents when we were up to no good. If we mouthed off to a teacher at school we got licks. All of this together means that we felt loved and that what we did mattered.

Only about 1/4 of the kids today in high school are with their original parents. They travel between homes. Most have parents that started a new family. Not many consequences for bad behavior unless it is really bad. Usually no one home after school. Teacher and administrators aren't supposed to physically discipline our kids and they aren't supposed to hug them either. But most of the kids have really nice cars, have ipods, cell phones,computers. Alot of material things but not alot of support that they can count on EXCEPT for their friends. Many think their "Facebook friends" are real friends...it is sad. So when they lose a friend it is devastating because most already know loss and it just reminds them how shaky it all is.

Oh and Barry your school was much smaller then but I bet the baptist or methodist preacher or somebody probably "just happened to stop by the school" during those times to see if the school counselor needed anything:)

So the Kids are learning to deal with disappointment in life. This is the reason the parents march up to the school the minute their kid is wronged instead of telling them to suck it up...life isn't fair. They feel guilty because they know their kids have already had to deal with too much that they have no control over...just my opinion...Now you can yell at me:)

Anonymous said...

11:36 too many coaches or too many females? lol

Anonymous said...

Can you say Medina?

Anonymous said...

Still no freaking Turf football field!
Thank You Joey Luttrel Please stay strong I don't care how many Coaches we have or how much money we have to give away < No Turf >
I just had to bring this back up.

Anonymous said...

RTMT = Beads for everybody!

Anonymous said...

11:36---you can request that info from the admin. building--Open Records Act! You can also request to know how much $$$ each makes! Go for it! You'll be sick at your stomach!

Anonymous said...

530 i always like getting licks from my teacher..

Anonymous said...

9:01 The City of Bridgeport needs to do one thing to solve the problem of high electric bills. Stop spending the revenue from electricity. Bridgeport has always spent revenue from the sale of utilities; but in recent years since 2007 they have gone wild with spending.

An outside audit is needed to see how much has been spent and where the electricity revenues went.

Anytime your bill nearly triples in one month when nothing has changed for a year, something is wrong. And if every one in your office building bills goes up, there is something wrong.

And when you complain at City hall, you get no where.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we have it "easier" winning gold without the Soviet Union around. But that was also the time when the Olympics required everybody to be "amateurs"--we struggled on time after time with true, starving amateurs, while the USSR and all its cronies put up professionals. Yeah, I know, they weren't "paid"--but what ARE you if all your meals are provided, your housing is provided, your clothes are provided, your entire "everything" is provided, but just no money changes hands? A Paid Professional. I can't believe we went on so many years with such a "DUH" rule.

Anonymous said...

9.5, 4, 6.5
The one in the middle could be a dude.

Anonymous said...

"Candice and Julie better step up to be on the council, dont talk the talk if u cant walk the walk"

They'd be a hell of a lot better than what we have presently...

Anonymous said...

6.75, 5.5, 6