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8.23.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • 106? It's going to be 106 today?
  • It's the first day of school. Normally, I wouldn't have known. Boy, do I know it this year.
  • My favorite radio station reflected upon school years this morning: "It was like going to prison."
  • Texas high school preseason football brawl.
  • Rick Springfield is 61 today. Not sure of the age of Jessie's girl. (Rimshot)
  • There's an egg recall going on. I don't eat eggs. Ever.
  • We had our fantasy football draft on Friday evening -- with our own Vanna White. (There was a run on quarterbacks and I ended up with Jay Cutler. I'm in trouble.)
  • I've got a game room that was pretty much vacant for the last five years. No longer. As of this weekend, it's been resurrected: Furniture, new carpet, paint, TV.
  • Picked the Family Unit up at Love Field on Saturday night. I love Love Field. 
  • Sean Hannity had his spare "Freedom Concert" this weekend in Dallas and put on a cowboy hat to patronize those dumb enough to support him.
  • That Heidi Montag gal in a bikini. Hey, now
  • A 25 year old was death was listed in the Update this morning. I wonder what happened.
  • The parents of the Southlake "teen punished with babysitting" case were on the news over the weekend. That dad was weird. Very weird. 
  • At this time last year, the Rangers had the very same record. 

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Omar, 25, had leukemia. He was a great kid. RIP

Anonymous said...

so there is 30 or so people in your fantasy league and you could only get Jay Cutler? Pay more attention next time, geez! also, whos the chick doing the vanna white for yall?

Anonymous said...

If Sean Hannity is dumb so am I. I am proud to be a member of the ignorant masses. The power elite intelligent liberals like Barry do not believe in the American democracy. They believe that, just like a dominating parent, they should make decisions on what THEY think is right, not on what the ignorant citizens want for their country. Maybe that is why so many lawyers are politicians?

Anonymous said...

If Hannity is dumb, then I am PROUD to be dumb with him! He gets alittle fanatic at time, but would have been proud to stand with those people.

Anonymous said...

We saw REO Speedwagon in concert a few months back. It was a GREAT show. But I did wonder how many Aleve they took the next day. The whole band was jumping and hoping around the whole time. You would have thought they were in their 20's.

wordkyle said...

Speaking of cowboy hats and patronizing, there's no reason to single out Hannity.

The "dumb enough to support him" remark was a bit much. Insulting the intelligence of Americans who hold views that differ from yours? You're living up to the Liberal label with that comment.

The Devil said...

Right on WK, keep chipping away with facts, well formed opinions and supporting documents and maybe, just maybe some of the "feel good" liberals that comment on here will be swayed by the truth.

Anonymous said...

Random Monday morning thoughts, following a weekend trip to Sheridan, Wyoming
* It's a small world-wide-web dept: out of the blue, a cousin asked if I knew Barry Green ("not personally, no. But I am familiar with his (blog)work"). Said cousin lives in Idaho or Montana. I can't keep it straight who lives where up there. Probably learned of your blog thru law enforcement. She used to work for a sheriff's dept, I believe (Hi, Nik and fam!)
* Other cousin's son lives in Sheridan (Hey, Tim!). Man, that entire area is so clean! We drove from Billings to Sheridan and barely saw any trash on the interstate. No bottles, cans, fast-food wrappers. Not really even any road debris. Of course they have less traffic, and they have way fewer miles to maintain than here, so...
* He lives about 7 miles outside of town. Deer everywhere! Standing in his front yard we saw two about 50 ft away. They were all over people's yards, and we would see 10-20 standing out in fields
* It was kinda like being on the set of the movie Fargo. Lots of "You betcha!" and "Oh, geez!" from waitresses and clerks
* You can learn a lot about a town/area by visiting a local Wal-marts. After a stroll thru the one in Sheridan I said: "This place is whiter than Wise County!"
I saw one black man working at our hotel. I think taking my brother's Korean girlfriend there may have doubled the ethnic population. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but maybe not that far from the truth. There were five Hispanic guys laying carpet in the hotel. But for some reason, they worked at least a couple of 12-hour days and seemed to keep laying and pulling up the same several hundred yards of carpet. And no, they weren't getting paid by the hour. Our family contracting expert asked (Hi, Jim & Joyce!)
* Another cousin lives in Scotland. I am sooo going there one day! (Hi Randy and fam!)
* If you ever get the chance, fly Great Lakes airlines, just so you can see the expression on people's faces when you tell them you did. Rode a 20-seat turboprop from Denver to Billings. It was interesting flying just above the clouds, which were sparse and cotton-bally. Got bored and started Rorschaching the shadows they made. There were the standard fluffy sheep and cute bunnies. But most of them resembled escaped deathrow convicts stabbing railroad hobos with pitchforks. Now, you might think that says something about me, but I'm not the one projecting grisly crime scenes onto the ground with meteorological superpowers. There is now a precedent to claim that the clouds made me do it!
* I can barely understand a thing that's said on an airplane intercom
* When the plane touches down and you start taxiing toward the terminal, people get annoyed/amused when you exclaim in a somewhat loud, childish voice: "Yay! We made it!"
Yes. Yes we did

That Triple Fake relative in Wise County

M-M said...

9:56 Geez, what's with the travel log?

Arthur said...

Jay Cutler = Jeff George for the new millennium. He's got a 5-cent brain controlling a US$25 million arm. I'm sure Bears fans rue the day that lunkhead came to town. Barry, maybe you and Lovie Smith can cry in your beer together. You with a Shiner and Lovie with an Old Style.

Anonymous said...

I guess I am "dumb" too. That is the typical liberal way - insult anyone who doesn't agree with you. I see you have learned a good lesson from your commander-in-thief. Typical liberal progressive.

Cousin Eddie said...

9:56...Ever consider starting your own blog so you can possibly direct your family vacation posts to those who might give a damn?

Anonymous said...

You do eat eggs.
Many breads, pancakes, waffles, fried rice, noodles, cookies, cream sauce, mayo......

It is not just Sean Hannity. Why are any of those talking heads respected and adored? Some have journalism backgrounds, some hardly have any background but being DJ's or celebrities, yet the "unwilling to read the news" crowd, drinks at their trough all day long. Weird...why are those talking heads any more qualified than I am to come to my own conclusion based on facts. I think that is what Barry is referring to the "dumb enough to follow".

Anonymous said...

Random First Day of School Thought:

How did the first day with Laptops go at DHS?

Is Mr. H ready to go on a firing spree or is Bagwell and company safe until tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

I believe the Freedom Concerts benefit the Wonded Warrior Project. The money goes to help out our soldiers that have given so much to our country, and to help educate the children of those who gave all.

Perhaps BG should check his cheek.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Triple Fake... thanks for the trip report. I was jealous of you heading up to cooler weather!

Anonymous said...

I am guessing the 25 year old is Silicone Alleys cousin. (Read her blog post)

Anonymous said...

M-M & Cousin eddie:
sorry about that
most people with reading skills beyond third grade level should get thru that entire post in a couple of minutes, max. I apologize for ruining your entire morning.
What's the diff between my post and 64 posts by folks arguing about turf, or laptops?
Now leave me alone, or I will have to invoke the hobo-stabbing cloud defense

Anonymous said...

The 25 year old who passed away was Sili's cousin. She has a post about it.

Anonymous said...

i enjoyed the travel post...wishing i was there not here at 106

Anonymous said...

11:13...Didn't take me a couple of minutes. I realized it was a long-winded bloviation that I really didn't give a rat's ass about. Made it to "You betcha..." before I quit reading your pompous post.

Anonymous said...

Throughout history there have been men in charge of countries who thought they knew what was best for the masses. They were willing to force their will on the people regardless of what a majority of the citizenry wanted. Then there was the Boston Tea Party. We may be stupid and uneducated but we are the majority.

Anonymous said...

i skipped it too....way boring to read about others' travels. But I don't mind you posting it in case someone cares....I just skipped it like I do all posts regarding sports.

Anonymous said...

Okay, maybe I bloviated just a bit, but I'll clean it up - promise.
At least I didn't use the word "bloviation".

Triple Fake Noah Webster

RPM said...

Hannity lemmings are only 1/2 a notch smarter than Beck lemmings. A cantaloupe is 47 notches smarter than a Hannity lemming.

Anonymous said...

Your Heidi Montag link is busted, but it did lead to another link for the 08/12/10 exercise chick with 50 photos of her, and in some, she's nekid.

Thanks for the error.

Lemming Lemming said...

What notch rating is a watermelon on the lemming scale?

Anonymous said...

awww.....isn't that special. What's the approval rating for OBAMA again?

I bet Sean and the bunch have a better rating. LOL

Anonymous said...

Glancing at the Freedom Concert pics I can tell that they probably don't meet the LL "diversity" quotas.

I'm hoping LL will champion legislation that will ensure a representative racial/religious/sexual preference cross-sampling at each and every meeting, assembly, camp-out, hang-out, and BBQ pit in the land.

We must achieve perfect homogenization in these here United States, even if we have to club and cuff people to do it.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Southwest Airlines and Love Field--if at all possible, I use them if they go where I'm going. Love Field is SOOOOO easy to get around in.

Anonymous said...

Don't eat eggs, EVER? Nothing made with eggs?

Humpty Dumpty said...

9:09...yeah, we don't care either!