10.15.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • India's richest man has built a new home. He's a regular Purebred Billionaire. (rimshot . . . groan).
  • One of the two Baylor players caught with weed (after falling asleep in a Taco Bell drive through) has been kicked off the team. One of them? Yep. Cause he got arrested again for weed. Sheesh. He's worse than Jay and Silent Bob.
  • Should a high tone Dallas restaurant turn away a handful of World War II vets if they want to dine in baseball caps and shorts? I guess the answer is "no" based upon the uproar.
  • I've seen several news stories refer to the Chilean miners as "heros." Uh, no. We throw that term around way too easily.
  • The Bill O'Reilly/The View/Walk Off drama yesterday beat me down. 
  • That pic looks familiar.
  • There's too much stuff on TV that I want to watch. There are too many books that I want to read. There are too many places that I want to see.
  • Good news for Ranger fans: I'm picking the Yankees in 5.
  • Whatever happened to Helen Hunt?
  • There's a 10 minute video of an openly gay Fort Worth city councilman addressing teenagers about bullying and being different. I haven't watched it but it's apparently gone viral. I did click right in the middle of it only to hear him tear up and say, "It will get better." Looked pretty good. 
  • Of all the Yankees I dislike, Mark Teixeira is at the top of the list. I think he's as dumb as a box of rocks.
  • A day in the life of the Internet commenter.
  • Mrs. LL is convinced she can train the family pooch to ring a hanging bell with her nose to alert us that she needs to go do her business. 
  • Blog favorite Christina Aguilera has filed for divorce. Ugh. And right after I get married. 
  • Try solving a 7th grade Algebra problem when you haven't picked up an Algebra book in decades. 
  • Another dumb segment on Fox and Friends this morning: They had some math genius on to suggest ways to trim the $1 trillion federal deficit. After 5 minutes, he had pointed out $7 billion in waste so everyone was patting him on the back like he was Einstein. Uh, what about the other $993 billion?
  • If I still hand my Friday Morning Dance Off I would enter this lady at some church. Wait, what? 


53 comments:

wordkyle said...

Whoopi and Joy try to shout down or shut up O'Reilly and when they can't, they have a tantrum and storm away. A lot like Obama and the Citizens United case.

Anonymous said...

This is what happened to Helen Hunt:

http://procrast-nation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/helen-hunt-nomakeup.jpg

http://procrast-nation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/helen-hunt-042308-0001.jpg

There are far worse ones of her in a bikini (recently) that you may not want to see. Ruined many of my fantasies, for sure.

Anonymous said...

Go Rangers!
And the FW councilman....well his message is about gays and bullying because that was his experience---Really, it's about ALL bullying that needs to stop!
So tired of hearing about parents and kids hwo have talked to school officials (teachers, admin, etc) only to be ignored!
I have known Joel Burns and his parents for many, many years---he graduated with my younger sister from Crowley High.

mzchief said...

* What does having fought in WWII have to do with whether or not someone should be required to adhere to the dress code? As retired military personnel they should, more than most, respect the necessity of a dress code.

* Do that many people REALLY care what the band of hormonal harpies on The View think/say/do?

*Really!!! Really??? There are people out there who honestly believe my avatar is a REAL photo of ME??? Do a Google image search of "butterfly eye" and there it is on the first page.

I guess House of York thought she was pulling one over on the Interweb when she used a photo of a green parrot as her avatar. FYI for House of York, the avatars used by wordkyle, Denny Crane, Jack Daniels, Propagandist, Silicone Alley, Abbey Normal and the VAST majority of commenters using an alias on Barry's Blog are not using their actual photos.

* I have never understood people who complain about the content on a blog and keep returning. I get a real laugh at the commentater who throws down the "I am never again reading your blog." kiss off. Like anyone writing/reading the blog cares if that random anonymous reader/commenter never returns.

Anonymous said...

go to Helen Hunt for the answer!

Bill O'Reilly is an a$$, but he won that staring contest. His goal is to flabbergast his opponent, and get the last word in. Why didn't they counter his comment with an intelligent, measured response?

Mark Teixeira is disliked in these parts because of the comments he made after he was traded. Very classless to torch your teammates and your club after you're gone.
"Hey Tex, the Jerk Store called...they're out of you!" (nod to George)

I gotta side with the upscale restaurant turning away somebody without proper attire. They should have called ahead to check the dress code. But the hostess could have easily avoided a flap by asking her manager for an exception to the rule, and she says she would have if she had known who they were. Wouldn't the caps they were wearing , combined with their ages, be a giveaway?

from Merriam-Webster online:
Definition of HERO
1a : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
b : an illustrious warrior
c : a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities d : one that shows great courage
2a : the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work
b : the central figure in an event, period, or movement

The closest the Chilean miners comes to any of those definitions is maybe 1d and 2b. But you're right - the word has been co-opted lately to mean "anyone who survives an ordeal and doesn't cry like a little girl."

Anonymous said...

Your Christina comment made me laugh!

Anonymous said...

The house in India proves you can't buy taste. That's the ugliest monstrosity I've ever seen.

As for the C.A. comment, you probably shouldn't expect to get any lovin' tonight, BG.

wordkyle said...

mzchief, I'm afraid that my avatar actually is a genuine, recent photo of me. Life size. In color.

As for the Chilean miners being heroes, they survived a horrendous ordeal against tremendous odds. In some cases, not dying is a good enough reason to call someone a "hero." (As in the Bataan Death march survivors. Ironically, the Alamo defenders are considered heroes for dying.) My opinion is that we can cut these guys some slack and be a bit flexible in the definition.

House of York said...

-Either those WWII vets didn’t know places like that have dress codes or they were expecting to be treated differently than everyone else.

-So....I guess your doggie hasn't learned to simply jump up and down with excitement when it needs to go outside. Maybe, it's not old enough?

-Has anyone ever used Algebra in their everyday life after high school/college? OK a rocket scientist might. LOL

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know whatever happened to Mike Hunt.

Anonymous said...

I don't care how well she can dance, those are still pants and not a dress. The shame.

--Fake Barry Green

Anonymous said...

I watched the video of the gay Fort Worth city councilman. It was pretty intense.

Hopefully it will help other young gays deal with the mean spiritedness and abuse heaped upon them.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

The Bill O'Reilly/The View/Walk Off drama yesterday beat me down --Me, too! Those two ladies (?) were out of bounds. Trying to improve their horrible ratings, maybe??????????????

mzchief said...

To wordkyle...
*LOL*
You sneaky dog you. Shame on me for not having figured out a LOOOOOONG time ago that you are REALLY J.R. "Bob" Dobbs of The Church of the Subgenius.

*;)

The Devil said...

I have not logged when I comment for a while, but thought I better do so that way everyone could see my actual photo!

House of York said...

The parrot is a pic of my actual bird Moses, Mzchief. Not a "fake" pic off the web. I've used my own picture most of the time while I've had a blog. I used some flowers once too.

Puleeezzz... I realize alot of bloggers use "fake" pics. I simply thought yours was an actual pic of you. Duh... I should have known there is no way that could be you. LOL

Maybe, it was because of a post made on this blog a while back.

Anonymous said...

-I never thought that was mzchief's picture. I also don't believe she has a BS from Harvard, either.

-I use algebra almost every day, but I still wouldn't want to help someone with it.

-I appreciate veterans' sacrifices for our country. I also would have turned them away. Next, people will wear shorts to weddings and funerals. Oh, wait...

Anonymous said...

Barry...we've been waiting on your typical local sports doom and gloom....thanks for the update with your Yankees / Rangers prediction.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get the point of the dancing in church. IN CHURCH? But that crowd of about three people did look like they were in rapture...or maybe praying for the Rapture to take them away

Sista did bust a move, though. Go girl!

Anonymous said...

Put in a pet door flap and the little goober can come and go as he pleases.

Ref said...

House of York, you're not very smart and come across like you're real jealous of MzChief. You even had to do a blog about MzChief.

Anonymous said...

oh my god mzchief is up to making posts defending herself again. sad sad life. funny how she tries to disguise them as well. and she so was hoping that people thought it was her and everyone knows it. if you have ever seen her you would know better just like you would know she has made up nearly everything she has spewed on here. she has no degree from harvard and doesnt do any of the things she talks about. she just sits out at the bay wishing that she had the life she describes on the internet. sad sad life.

Anonymous said...

Decatur Football Begins its Playoff Run Tonight!

Win your way into the playoffs or lose your way to field turf.

CF said...

Some of you people make me sick. These men fought for our country in one of the most horrific air battles in WWII (Black Thursday,I believe). They paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country and should be allowed to eat wherever they want, IN whatever they want.

AND.... If your child is getting picked on, then teach the little pussy how to throw a punch!!! Bullying only happens if you let it. Don't blame the teacher, principal, or school district for your child being a puss. Blame YOURSELF for not teaching him/her to stand up for themselves!!!

mzchief said...

To House of York...
In the past, I have used three original photos of myself when commenting on Barry's Blog. When I stopped using an actual photo of myself and opted for an avatar of a random photo, I briefly used a black and white gothic scene, blue fairy in the same style of Van Gogh's Starry Night and then switched to the butterfly eye. Within the week of having used the butterfly eye photo I was asked if it was me and answered, HONESTLY that it was not me. Sorry you missed my PUBLIC announcement that the image is not me. Clearly, I have NEVER pretended that the butterfly eye image was of me.

For obvious reasons, I have never felt it necessary to question if the photos of a woman you have used were actual photos of you.
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To anonymous 10:40...
Along with the BS, I also have a MS from Harvard University and JD from Harvard Law School. Now you have two more things about me to not believe.
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To anonymous 12:19...
Wrong again. I NEVER anonymously post comments. See comment addressed to 10:40. I am still in Colorado but should be back in RAB in a few days. Obviously, you do not know me.

Anonymous said...

CF--you are a moron! Just what we need in school--more violence.

AnObiter said...

House of York merely had an "oh, wow!" moment...big deal. I just wow'd with her in reading the post. I thought it was a real pic too. Ah well, the joke's on us.

My pic is of a butterfly I saw on the rock bed during our house inspection. My face actually has softer angles than that....lol.

And I love Ward Cleaver's pic. =)

mzchief said...

To CF...
Soooo, from what other rules/laws do you believe veterans should be exempt? Perhaps, they should be exempt from driving the speed limit, wearing ANY clothing. Oh, let them have cuts in line to buy tickets, pay for groceries or buy stamps at the post office.

As for your equally moronic statement that all a parent needs to do is "teach the little pussy how to throw a punch" to deal with being victimized by a bully. Assault/violence is NEVER a justifiable response to verbal harassment/bullying. The mass murder at Columbine High School happened because two students who had been bullied decided violence was the answer.

People/parents with your Neanderthal approach to teaching children proper behaviour is among the the chief reasons there is so much bullying going on in schools.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to Sea Hunt?

DF Mike Nelson

Jarhead said...

My avatar is a "real" pic of me.

That gun is real too.

Anonymous said...

Yes, MzCreep, ALL VETERANS deserve our respect no matter where they are or how they are dressed. They deserve free food, cuts in line, tickets to anywhere, etc., etc. It's because of these brave HEROES that you are allowed to spew your venom on this blog. When is the last time you were shot at, took a bullet for your buddy, stepped on a mine, lost a limb, got captured, had to live in filth, clean beans out of your own poo just to eat(look that up about POWs), drink your own urine to stay alive, etc. all in the name of freedom for you and your fellow man? You should know that since you say you have military men in your life. Shame on you! Stay in Colorado, this blog and Wise County do not need and/or want you here!!!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 1:57...
Veterans do indeed deserve our respect and, more than most, realize they are not entitled to anything more than respect for their service. Free stuff and exemptions from social rules do not equate to respect.

My birth father served in Korea. He became a KIA during his second tour to Vietnam while I was a toddler and prior to the birth of my younger sister. My adopted father retired as a Brigadier General, US Army. My brother is a Colonel in the US Army and has served 3 tours in Afghanistan and 1 in Iraq. My father-in-law was a WWII vet. Lt. Col. US Air Force. The thing I know about ALL of them is that NONE of them believed they were entitled to anymore than any other US citizen and certainly not entitled to a special dispensation when it came to following rules/laws.

Climb down off your high horse and stop frothing at the mouth, you git. Next time you decide to spew some mindless rant just stop and realize, you are an IDIOT.

FYI...It is the US Constitution that grants me the freedom of speech, NOT the service of military personnel. If you REALLY want to honour military personnel, at the very least, get right the reason you believe veterans are entitled to RESPECT. Get away from your computer and do something that actually benefits a veteran.

Anonymous said...

1:57 you know mzchief's response will be that she's done all those things.

Anonymous said...

I don't have anything against veterans - I am one - but I already stated earlier that I agree with the resaurant about enforcing their dress code. If you want to give them "free food, cuts in line, tickets to anywhere, etc.," who makes the determination on the veracity of military service? A hat or some other item is not proof. And don't tell me it won't happen, because it has. And does a clerk who spent all his time stateside between wars deserve the same consideration as the men in question? Who makes that determination and provides proof of same?
Free meals for the men mentioned in that story is fine with me. But does it have to be at that restaurant? The story says the men didn't mind being turned away. It was all the other people with them who got upset. If those men survived all the hardships described in 1:57's post, how can a small offense like being denied admission to a restaurant, based on a reasonable dress code, have any effect on them?
You folks are getting bent out of shape over an insignificant matter. They weren't starving and they weren't forced to sift through their own feces to survive. They went somewhere else to eat

CF said...

mzchief... Jesus Tap Dancin' Christ lady, you make my point for me you IDIOT. The Columbine wussies picked up guns because they didn't know how to pick up their fists. Furthermore, people like you NEED and DEPEND on people like Jarhead and every other fearless veteran that has ever spilled a drop of blood to guarantee shitbags like you the right to spit out your senseles grovel... You and your type will always be pushed to the back of the line, and for sweet Jesus' sake- please don't breed. The weight of having to carry people like you is wearing us all out. It's a cold hard world out there and you have to have a little grissle on ya to survive, and you're obviously not fit to reproduce that need...

Anonymous said...

To Mzchief..
Luv ya,,,I just realized that you remind me of Foamy the Squirrel when he's responding to fan mail.

The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

Mz - 1:57 here. I just spent 4 days with WWII Vets. They are very gracious people who don't feel ENTITLED to anything more than the common person. WE as collective AMERICANS should just automatically do those things for them because of their service. You see anyone in a WWII hat/shirt you do the proper thing by allowing them to go first, cut in line, buy them dinner, etc. They deserve it as do ALL our military personnel. Any small gesture as a way of thanking them.

Who the hell do you think is protecting our Constitution for you? Certainly not our President!

mzchief said...

To CF...
Were you born this big of an IDIOT or did you achieve your current level of idiocy due to practice or a head injury? The first lesson in self defense my father taught me was to NEVER use my hand/fist to hit someone, pick up something and smash them in the face/head. Unlike in the movies or your make-believe world, hands/fists break when they hit a hard object like a face.
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To anonymous 2:58...
I absolutely adore, Neurotically Yours.
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To anonymous 3:08...
See the BRILLIANT comment posted at 2:40 and then try to pretend you are not an IDIOT.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mzchief
I didn't expect you to know Foamy.
You made my day..

The Secret Police

CF said...

Mztwit- If you were a man, I'd let you be my guinea pig, to test that theory...heh heh.

Anonymous said...

RFMT = 6.75, maybe a little higher

Anonymous said...

I've no clue who these two folks are but my guess is that in the bottom of the ninth CF is losing badly to Mz. Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

MZDimwit----------

Do you really believe that comment (the first part) that you made at 3:24?

You apparently don't know much about Navy Seals (my son is one),or Green Berets (two of my uncles) These guys don;t stop to pick up a hard object to kill someone. Bare hands will do fine.

And your confusion about the role of violence in human interaction is not shared by our esteemed enemies. The Muslims are gonna kick our pansy asses from here to Mecca when the time comes because your panty-waist (waste) philosophy doesn't really work very well in real life, though I do recognize that it aids you and your keyboard enormously in your mutual masturbation.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, so your father was a coward? Who would teach their children to bludgeon a simple minded bully with objects that could do enough damage to ruin a childs life? There are many techniques in which you can use your hands to defend yourself or inflict harm safely with little risk of injury to yourself. Your statements about your father's teachings make you appear more like the Columbine attackers and contradict your earlier stance against violence. I only teach my children to fight if there is no other option, and to never retaliate or continue violence once the situation is under control.

We cannot be with our children at all times and that is the only reason to teach them self-defense against bullies. The first answer is to teach them to seek out the closest adult, and I never allow my children to be anywhere a responsible adult is not in charge. Your stance that it is ok to bash people in the head with objects is extremely disgusting! Your father was a fool and obviously raised his own little bully!

wordkyle said...

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers....Heed the words of Master Kan:

Avoid, rather than check.
Check, rather than hurt.
Hurt, rather than maim.
Maim, rather than kill.
For all life is precious, nor can any be replaced.

Anonymous said...

Guys leave poor mzchief alone. Your all just jealous!! She lives a life of misery in a county she hates. Where all the people are narrow minded and don't like her because they are so jealous of her. She has an unbelievable education that she's never needed/used which has left her unsatisfied and bitter. I mean think how you would feel if you had all those fancy degrees and the best job you could find was as a substitute teacher. I think she was interviewed for some positions but wasn't hired cause uh they were all jealous of her. She probably wanted to be a junior leaguer but wasn't welcomed in cause uh they were jealous of her.

Really do you think if she had all the things she boasts about she would continue to live in a place that is obviousily below her? She is pitiful so

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:43...
You are comparing a 10-year-old little girl to a Navy Seal and Green Beret and you are calling me a dimwit. You need to take a long hard look in the mirror. Oh wait, you will not see a dimwit looking back you will see an IDIOT.

As for you comparing school bullying and schoolyard violence to the threat to civilization presented by Radical Islamic Fundamentalists proves, YOU ARE AN IDIOT.

FYI...My brother IS a Green Beret and was trained to KILL a foe prior to them getting close enough to engage in hand-to-hand combat and that H2H combat was the LAST RESORT.
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To anonymous 12:28...
You must have missed the comment I made at 12:53, where I said, nearly 12 hours prior to your rant, "Assault/violence is NEVER a justifiable response to verbal harassment/bullying. The mass murder at Columbine High School happened because two students who had been bullied decided violence was the answer.

People/parents with your Neanderthal approach to teaching children proper behaviour is among the the chief reasons there is so much bullying going on in schools."


My father taught me to pick up something and bash someone as a response to my being physically threatened and just like every decent parent taught me how to diffuse a situation PRIOR to it becoming physical which explains why I have NEVER been in a physical altercation. If someone attacks me it is NEVER going to be my intention to inflict minimal damage on my attacker which is why I have a license to carry a 9mm Glock.

Here is a reminder for IDIOTS like you. It is NEVER a good idea to teach children to fight even with their fists. It is a good idea to teach children self-defense. My father taught me self-defense.

You calling my dead father a "fool" puts YOU in the category of being a bully. However, I believe you to be more an IDIOT than a bully because you have proved incapable of following and COMPREHENDING a written conversation on a blog.

Go away. Self righteous IDIOTS like you annoy people like me.
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To anonymous 10:14...
Obviously, you do not know me. I have not been in The WC since the first week of July. I have worked, using my degrees, for the past 20 years. Due to my education, I have been able to work at my own pace, typically, from my home. I have never interviewed for any position in The WC. As a matter of fact, I have never interviewed for a position for which I was not offered the job. That is the beauty of having 3 degrees from Harvard.

A few years ago we sold our farm in The WC and currently have the RAB home on the market. When the RAB house sells, I will no longer be required to live among jealous gits like you.

Thank you, ever so much, for validating my opinion of the VAST MAJORITY of Wise County folk.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure I know why you work from home. If you had to be in a place if employment you'd only last a day cause no one could stand to be in the same room with you or as you would say they would a be so "jealous "of you. LOL!! You just keep right on telling yourself that!!! And hate to tell you but everyone gets offered the "get rich while you stuff envelopes from home" jobs! But really, good for you! You may have 3 harvard degrees but your posts indicate you are socially retarded.
So on behalf of everyone that you have pissed off and slammed please accept our wishes for a quick sale and
speedy farewell!

Just Jealous!!!

mzchief said...

To wordkyle...
I will keep that in mind the next time someone attempts to kick my arse in television land.

*;)

Anonymous said...

mz stuff is monotonously self-righteous.
She is one unpleasant person - surely she is not as bad in person or who could stand to be in the same room with her?

Anonymous said...

Barry & Mrs. LL -
Get a doggy door - it will change your home life (after you teach the little doggy to use it).

12:28 said...

Chief, 12:28 here.. The topic was schoolyard bullying, not an adult attacking another adult or child. If what your father taught you was in response to a real threat I stand corrected. However, by your comments it appears you are ok with the idea of bashing a bully to death when a schoolyard bully is rarely a real threat. I think you got a little off topic in response to my comments. I only teach my children to fight (self defend) if faced with being attacked or abducted, not to fight bullies at school, as I stated previously. You were just trying to twist my words. I hinted in my previous comment that I couldn't understand how you could be against violence and make the latter statement about bashing bullies, I followed the conversation just fine, you contradicted youself.

I could care less that you would shoot an attacker, this was never a part of my initial comment.

I am not sure what self-defense classes you have attended but part of self- defense is using your hands and fighting an attacker,you may not always have your precious Glock or attacker bashing equipment handy!

Call me an idiot all you want but your comments show your stupidity, I mean for real, self-defense does not involve some fighting....do everyone a favor and realize you were wrong on this!

12:28 said...

...and by the way chief, if you ever bashed a person over the head as a means to diffuse a situation you have obviously been in a physical altercation. You are exposing yourself as a childhood bully and apperently you did not get enough so as an adult you have turned to Internet bullying. So sad to be you...seek help, happy people do not spend the time you do shouting at the masses!