10.08.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Ugh: I accidentally scheduled this for 8:35 PM which caused the delay. Sorry. 
  • Bad way to start off the day
  • My movie watching has fell off a cliff. Edit: Ok, I sounded like Ron Washington on that one.
  • Heck of a Brett Favre scandal that broke on Deadspin yesterday (and it ain't family friendly).
  • The neighbor kid who is now hanging around asked me if my new car was "a rental". What's your dad been saying kid?
  • Dish Network and Fox Southwest are in a standoff and the channel (and some others) haven't been available for two or three weeks. That would drive me nuts.
  • The Tooth Fairy came to my house last night and I learned of a tradition: She typically leaves a door unlocked and one of the pictures on the wall slightly crooked. (Uh, creepy.) 
  • The two games won by the Rangers is amazing. I remember watching them at the old Arlington Stadium when I was a little kid and, unless they screw this up  -- which is possible, we're about to see them play in the American League Championship Series. I never believed it was possible. 
  • But the Florida governor did a horrible job on the first pitch.
  • "Hey, now"?
  • Two Baylor receivers were arrested last Sunday on misdemeanor marijuana charges. Yet another reason it needs to be legal. (And it'll be interesting to see if that conservative school will suspend them for the most minor of crimes.)
  • Read that one of the pigs in the pig races at the State Fair was named Amy Swinehouse.
  • I hate the word "supper". Mrs. LL says "supper" a lot. We compromise: She tries not to say it, and I bite my tongue when she does.
  • Does the "Battle of the Big Sandy" still generate as much excitement as it used to? I'm not so sure. 
  • Parking Hades in Arlington this weekend. Saturday: Aggies/Arkansas at the Death Star starts at 12:30 p.m. and Ranger game starts at 4:07 p.m. Sunday: Ranger game (if necessary) starts at 12:07 p.m. and Cowboy game starts at 3:15 p.m.
  • If I find myself with an extra 10 minutes in the morning, I clean and straighten stuff up. Something is definitely wrong with me. 
  • Motorcycle death in Irving shutdown 183 in Irving all morning. 
  • Victoria's Secret has launched a Halloween line. What took them so long?



39 comments:

Anonymous said...

My movie watching has fell off a cliff.

So has your verb usage.

Anonymous said...

From left to right.
Skank,skank,skank. Gay guy from H.G. T.V.

Anonymous said...

Battle of Big Sandy ....

Generate excitement....

What ya think!

At least the Bulls have four feet on the ground!

Anonymous said...

The 5th quarter is when the fun really begins!

Anonymous said...

We have dishnetwork, and it is about to drive the husband crazy...therefore, driving me crazy. He wants to switch providers but I don't want to go through all the crap that takes and told him it will all end okay. I really hope I don't eat my words on that one!

Anonymous said...

More not-so-random Rangers thoughts:
- Another questionable call that went the Rangers way - Michael Young's check swing and subsequent HR. Man, the Rays' dugout was PO'd! And the announcer says the deciding factor in a check swing is intent to swing. I've never heard that. They always say "Did the bat move past the foul line?" Could have gone either way
- And James "panty" Shields was really upset, but he had himself to blame. He hit Treanor - twice! In the same spot! Wonder what that bruise is gonna look like? Wild throw to first resulted in a run. Gave up a HR. Even without Young's shot, the Rangers had a 2-0 lead and the Rays could barely get on base
- Nice to see Darren Oliver playing a pivotal role (at 40!) since he was on the team when they won their only other playoff game.
- Cool stat: teams leading a five game series 2-0 have won the series 54-5. But...one of those five times it was the Rays
- Josh Hamilton is really putting everything into his game. You can see him wincing after every great or almost great play - banging into walls, belly-sliding into second, diving for catches
- CJ Wilson was awesome. He and Cliff Lee provide a powerful one-two punch. Now, if Colby can just deliver a solid shot to the gut...
Claw and Antlers, baby!

Candance said...

The steroids I'm currently on for my cooties says to take one after lunch and one after "supper". It made me giggle cause I love that word so much.

Anonymous said...

Another 3 pack.. I'm Happy

wordkyle said...

Not sure of your line of reasoning that two Baylor players being busted for marijuana is why it should be legal. And "most minor of crimes?" How about "most stupid of crimes?" (Paying ATM fees is a close contender.) Illegal to buy, illegal to sell, illegal to possess, illegal to use -- what part of illegal did they not understand?

Anonymous said...

Barry, Was it called, "The Last Dinner" or "The Last Supper"? I rest my case!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! You have to put up with your wife saying "supper"? You are one tough SOB!

Anonymous said...

Breakfast, lunch and supper! On that note...EAT MORE BEEF! GO EAGLES!

House of York said...

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I haven't said "Supper" since I was a kid on the farm.

Now watch....I'll say it forever now.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing as wordkyle. A couple of moronic Baptist basketball players is supposed to tip the scales?

You did sound like Wash on the movie watching/cliff comment. But the question is: How do your hair grow?

10:19
biblical reference...hard to argue with that

10:22 = funny


SUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPER...SUUUUUUUPERRRR!

Anonymous said...

Whoops
I said basketball players, but it was football. Big difference. If Baylor FOOTBALL players are smokin' the ganja, mon...then the war on drugs is over!

Triple Fake (I've lost Cronkite!) LBJ

The Devil said...

The Brett Favre story has been around for several months, I read about it a good while back.

You can whack that bell at dinner time but any man with any sense t'all can tell when it's supper time without you ringin that damn bell!

Arthur said...

"My movie watching has fell off a cliff."

That's the way blogging go, BG.

Anonymous said...

OK BG, what kind of a spin can you put on the jobless rate situation now? Kinda flat, right? Stimulus a joke. Blame on Bush again? When will you liberal weiners quit blaming, and start taking some of the responsibility? Works both ways you know..............

Kat said...

Dangit Arthur!

I read that "...has fell.." and I was going to comment that exact same line!!!!

I actually laughed out loud!

Anonymous said...

Both are sophomores, under 21, passed out in the drive thru at a Taco Bell, obviously driving under the influence. They would have been in trouble if it had been alcohol, is that a minor crime as well that should be made legal. I really hope your are just trying to stir things up or you just did not read the article. You may not agree with the law but it is still a law, maybe we just need to follow the ones that are of no imposition.

Anonymous said...

Will the Eagles grab a victory from that smaller school (enrollment) from Bridgeport.

Heck!

One of the largest 3A schools in the state and can't seem to win .....


Whats it say....

Anonymous said...

House of York is correct. The meal terminology has its roots in country folk culture. I grew up with breakfast-dinner-supper. And dinner/lunch at noon was a heartier meal because of the working folk (punching cows, plowing, cutting brush, etc). Never heard the lunch term until I was in college. But now we are all more genteel. Pass the eggs benedict & mimosas.

My Other Brother Darryl

wordkyle said...

"Jobs report is bleak news for Democrats." That kind of makes your talk of an economic turnaround a week ago sound like whistling past the graveyard, don't you think? Democrats adjourned Congress and left Washington, "failing to decide what to do about wide-ranging Bush-era tax cuts that are due to expire on Jan. 1. Uncertainty over those tax cuts itself is contributing to the lack of hiring as businesses, especially small ones, attempt to figure out what their tax burdens will be next year."

Anonymous said...

My take on the Dinner/Supper controversy is this: If you biggest meal is the last one, you have eaten Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. If your largest meal is at noon, you have eaten Breakfast, Dinner, and Supper. It all depends on the relative size/importance you place on the last two meals. Wow, was that hypertechnically geeky, or what?

Frustrated "Miss Manners"

Anonymous said...

WordKyle,
I bet you are the life of the party.I think you need to go smoke a joint and relax.

wordkyle said...

331 - Assessing someone's real life personality based on comments on an internet blog? Make sure you answer that Nigerian e-mail, too.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle oversimplifies the economy - again. The fact is the economy is recovering from the mess of the early 2000's. Most American corporations are sitting on BIG profits and bank accounts. They are buying back their own stock to push share prices up - rather than investing in additional employees. Maybe they are actually trying to make the employment situation look worse than it is - till after the elections. Then they can extract more benefits from congress to pad their own pockets while continuing to squeeze the workers.

Anonymous said...

1:18 what do you mean? One of the largest 3A schools in the state and can't seem to win .....

Last I looked Decatur has a winning record, and own Friday night!

Where ya' been?

Arthur said...

@Kat, Thanks but you could have gone with this:
"You can't control what the blog do. It's crazy, man."

I miss JHo just for the witticisms. JHo grew into his role. He was no Steve Kerr but he did alright.

wordkyle said...

Well, the conclusions I presented were from economists and economic reporters, so your beef about oversimplification is with them. But let's recap the two points of view, yours and mine:

Mine:
Businesses are not hiring because they don't know what to expect with taxes next year, as Pelosi & Co. adjourned without addressing the Bush tax cuts.

Yours:
* American businesses are buying their own stocks to drive stock prices up;
* They are purposely (and coordinately!) not hiring to make Democrats look bad; so they can
* "Extract more benefits from congress to pad their own pockets;" so they can
* Continue to squeeze workers they're not hiring.

You may be right; I'll have to ask the guy who owns the dry cleaning shop down the street why he's doing that.

Anonymous said...

Word Kyle -- comes down to this -- I don't know a soul that benefitted from Bush's bailouts of the banks and AIG. I know that the top people got huge bonues in those companies but since I don't know anyone that sells yatches or private jets that whole stimulus missed my neighborhood. Then President Obama comes along and guess what...I know at least 15 people that are working because of the stimulus package he and those damn democrats passed! So even though I've heard The Fox news slant I gotta ask... I am I going to vote for those that give to the rich or those that actually tried to help out the middle class? I know you're gonna a post a bunch if stuff that I am not going to agree with. I'll read it but theni gotta say I believe my reality more than any press release.

Anonymous said...

Must be a lazy tooth fairy to leave the picture tilted.

I have been corrected to say supper for the last 5 years, also icebox instead of refrigerator.

wordkyle said...

724 - As you wish. What it "comes down to" is my version of why businesses are not hiring versus yours. We could discuss Obama's effect on the economy, but what's the point, right? You're belief that someone receiving a government handout is better than the thought of the guy who owns the dry cleaners doing well and hiring people won't be changed.

The Democrat stimulus did not stimulate. Without the federal government's interference, this economic downturn might not have been as severe or as long. Democrats have used stimulus legislation as a giant slush fund to repay their political allies. (And traditional Democrat voting constituencies such as dead people and felons.)

mzchief said...

To anonymous 7:24...
If by "Bush's bailouts of the banks and AIG" you mean TARP, then surely, even you are aware of the FACT that the Democrats controlled both the House and Senate and it was the DEMOCRATS who passed TARP just as it was DEMOCRATS who, against the will of the majority of Americans, passed ObamaCare, Stimulus and the Union Payback aka Auto Bailout .

Just a reminder, the POTUS can only suggest legislation. It is Congress that votes on and makes laws/legislation.

Anonymous said...

Is mz and word married??

mzchief said...

To anonymous 5:41...
I am waaaaayyyy too liberal for wordkyle and me to be married to each other. I am certain, wordkyle's spouse uses perfect punctuation and would proofread comments prior to posting.

Anonymous said...

wordy, It must be a strange world you live in where your twisted observations and selective perceptions result in illogical conclusions based on your own invented "facts." I realize you actually believe yourself - and that you are not alone. It's just unfortunate that there are so many deluded as yourself.

wordkyle said...

I read the previous comments to the missus. She shook her head, laughed, and said "You guys are all nuts." I started to argue with her, then realized I couldn't.

wordkyle said...

1000 - Deluded, twisted, selective perceptions -- plus I "invent facts?" I must have hit a nerve. I go to a lot of trouble to link information so that readers can see the facts for themselves. (Even the blogs I link to -- my own included -- almost always have links to source material.) Did I invent out of nowhere that the Obama administration illegally (or at least breaking with legal precedent) gave 55% of Chrysler to their union buddies? Am I inventing this 10% unemployment rate? Did I invent the fraud perpetrated as a 'stimulus bill?" With more of the truth coming out about the real cost and effects of Obamacare, who is guiltier of making things up, me or your Democrat President?

Usually when someone in this forum starts attacking me personally it means that they've run out of valid arguments. A frustrated Liberal is not a pretty sight.