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3.21.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • So we went to the Dallas Arboretum on Friday -- my first time to ever go there. Verdict: Beautiful place situated right along White Rock Lake. You'll never see so many tulips in one place.
  • But combine beautiful weather, spring break, and an art show on the premises, and you've got traffic Armageddon. We ended up having to use a shuttle about a half mile away. (But it wasn't as big of a beating as you would think.)
  • For lunch we went to go to -- get this -- Crystal's Pizza.  I used to go to the on in Fort Worth all the time as a kid, and I had noticed the one along 183 in Irving. It was just like I remembered, and that might have been because the video games and the carpet look like they hadn't been replaced in a couple of decades.
  • A great portion of Saturday was dedicated to digging a hole for a weeping willow tree. Clay soil and rocks made that a joy. (And I fear death for the tree.)
  • Charlie Sheen putting on a show at the American Airlines show in Dallas is ridiculous.
  • AT&T buying T-Mobile for $39 billion is mind blowing.
  • As to the bombing of Libya, is there some secret and arbitrary list of "acceptable" and "unacceptable" leaders in the world that we don't know about?
  • And I've had Dr. Emmit Brown's voice from Back to the Future in my head all weekend saying, "Marty! It's the Libyans!"
  • Tiger Woods has a 22 year old girlfriend
  • The end of the Texas game yesterday was a disaster for them. Who know you couldn't call time out when throwing the ball in when the referee's count got to four. Edit: Seth Davis said that was the rule on TNT but later retracted it.
  • The standings for the Liberally Lean Tourney sponsored by Mark "The Decatur Hammer" Howell and myself are here. (Funny: "Triple Fake LL Family Cat" is in second place.)
  • Trying to teach the younger kid in the house how to bat when she suddenly went from hitting little dribblers to almost taking my head off with a line drive. Her laugh was more one of fear than humor. 
  • I got confronted by the Neighbor Boys and their big brother on the street. Thankfully, the older brother had some common sense and decency about him. (When I asked the littlest hellion what he had done with our ball that had gone over the fence he said, "We took it inside and the next morning when we woke up it was gone.")


43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry:

There is no rule that you can't call timeout after the four count. That rule was abolished decades ago.

On the replay, the official is clearly on the count of four when the UT player calls the timeout. The ref blew the big call in a big game.

Anonymous said...

Glad to seee the Babe in the photo is practicing "Safe" Boating,them some NICE Personal Flotation Devices she has!!!!!

And YESSSS I'd hit that!!!!

Anonymous said...

They call her Flipper Flipper da da da daaa da.

That makes my snorkel stick up.

Double fake and old Farts Bud and Sandy.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else having trouble with connecting to the Messenger today? Frustrating. I guess I didn't pay for my subscription.

wordkyle said...

I wonder which list Obama is on, himself? I know what at least 40% of Americans think.

Anonymous said...

"You'll never see so many tulips in one place."
Around these parts...probably. Ever heard of the Netherlands? Tulips are so abundant there, they were once used as a form of currency

Are you saying that you'll soon be weeping for a weeping willow tree?

I agree with the Charlie Sheen observation. But, I bet there are plenty of Idiocrats willing to see that train wreck first-hand
WINNING!

Triple Fake Tyger's Blood
(not associated with the Triple Fake LL Family Cat - that's just somebody trading on the popularity of my as-yet unregistered Triple Fake moniker)

Anonymous said...

It is looking more and more like Obama may have an easier reelection than GWB or Clinton faced. At a Republican gathering this weekend, most were clinging to hope that Michelle Bachman could catch lightening. Oww.

Anonymous said...

Mess still down this AM and We do have a subscription! Glad I am getting my monies worth.

Arthur said...

So Eldrick got younger at that position? I wouldn't say better.

As for tree planting here you go:
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garden/view_question/id/1941/

You need this for your "Neighbor Boys:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGCFmSFvIZw

Michael Nesmith is an effing genius.

Love the NY Post front page. Always Dad-joke Central.

Keep hope alive?

Remote Controller said...

Thank goodness Tiger is gettin' dirty again!!!

Now let's play so real golf....

House of York said...

Weeping Willow = water..water...water...

Sorry, I fear death too.

House of York said...

Here's some info I found.

Weeping willow is probably the most well known of the weeping trees. Great for use as a focal point and in areas that are moist. They love water, so do not plant them near sewer or water lines, or there may be problems.

Dig it up and take it back to the nursery. HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that Crystals Pizza is still open. I took my family there for lunch last spring on a Saturday afternoon. The place was deserted: we were the only family in there. They had a stage set up and there was a magician performing. He got off the stage and did his little gig right in front of our table: we had a private performance! The place was dirty and run down. How depressing.

Anonymous said...

Why are all you people so obsessed with Obama? You lost. Get over it!

Anonymous said...

Tiger's got a new girlfriend? Well--"Lahti" dah!

I know--a shameful pun, but I couldn't help it.

June FN Cleaver said...

No decent man would introduce his daughter to Tiger Woods. That man isn't her stepfather; he's now her pimp! So sad.

wordkyle said...

1010 - It's our duty to try to keep the weak-minded from making the same mistake twice.

Anonymous said...

"1010 - It's our duty to try to keep the weak-minded from making the same mistake twice."

So you only voted for Bush once, right?

Anonymous said...

How many ways can the dictator's of Libya name be spelled?

Jarhead said...

Just for the record: my goal in the LL bracket was to get all of my picks wrong and come in last.

Kicking ass so far.

wordkyle said...

1034 - Nice try. The weak-minded might infer that voting for Bush was a mistake. While he might not have been the single best person in the entire world for the job -- that titleholder still remains unknown -- he was the best of those seeking the job.

Obama's disqualifications for the job, which unfortunately became apparent to many people only after the fact, include original blunders (Obamacare, taking over the auto industry, and a complete fiasco of a foreign policy,) broken promises
(to his supporters only; he's managed to make the situation as miserable as promised for those who refuse to be assimilated,) and continuation of previous mistakes (government overspending, aggressive antipathy to border security.)

It's our duty to help Americans remember those points, rather than be hypnotized by his talented teleprompter work and "historic significance" -- again.

Anonymous said...

Like OJ Simpson, Tiger Woods is a racist. He thinks blond white women are superior to black women. I guess Barry is also since he never posts pictures of beautiful black women in bathing suites.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

You know, I think I am good now on all the rampant "I HATE THE PRESIDENT" comments. Sheesh.

They got old in a hurry when W was President. They are getting just as old now.

The Secret Police said...

To 11:14
I haven't seen pictures of any color women in bathing suites here.
What's your point bro?

Anonymous said...

Wordklye, what is pathetic is that you are largely on point with Obama's drawbacks. Yet nobody in the putative field of Republicans looks any better than Obama. So you can't blame the "weak-minded" if Obama cruises to reelection.

Romney is the only candidate in the likely field that presents a credible alternative to middle America. But he will be kneecapped in the primary because he is Mormon and proposed an earlier version of "Obamacare."

el chupacabra said...

Sorry my friend, but the willow tree is doomed. The only hope it has will involve a jillion gallons of H2o and eleventy thousand dollar water bills and it will still probably die especially in the compacted soil you mention.

Anonymous said...

With regard to Mitt Romney, I will never, ever vote for a Mormon for higher office.

Anonymous said...

11:37
the difference between Romney's plan for healthcare and the one currently at issue on the federal level is that Romney believes it is up to individual states to determine if the plan is viable for them

wordkyle said...

1137 - After Obama's nomination and election, there is no such thing as a candidate who is not credible. The Republican field is wide open. It depends on how good a campaign Obama's eventual challenger runs. (Including countering/controlling the media's bias.)

If someone votes for Obama because they believe in his policies, then fine. If they vote for him (again) because he's black, or because he uses soaring rhetoric, or they still believe he will slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet, then yes, they are weak-minded. The American voters are not the Nobel Prize committee. They should look at what Obama's already done.

Anonymous said...

Like OJ Simpson, Tiger Woods is a racist. He thinks blond white women are superior to black women. I guess Barry is also since he never posts pictures of beautiful black women in bathing suites.

11:14 AM

It may be because there AREN'T any pictures of black women in bathing suits. All the ones at the beaches have 200lb. butt cheeks and leave tracks in the sand where their butts drug.........
get real 11:14, accept relatively pretty white women in bathing suits. If you want black women in bathing suits, start your own blog and put them there. some will be fat and skanky like most BG puts on here and some may be attractive...even pretty.

Anonymous said...

I'll most likely vote for Obama because I think he has done a credible job considering the situation. Has he done everything to suit me, no.

I would like to see a credible Repub candidate and would consider that one.

We need pragmatic leaders, not idealogues and it wouldn't hurt to throw in a little honesty too. Obstructionist have to go!

Anonymous said...

I say watch out for Newt Gingrich in 2012. Sure, I'll get villified by the libs on here, but then, the majority of Americans are figuring out that you libs are on the wrong side of the fence about most things!

Gern Blansten

Anonymous said...

Mitt and all the rest of the political assholes of this planet and all those who think they have some connection to politics can lick my Shitsu.

Rage said...

More people will vote against obama because he's black than will vote for him.

Get over it.

KatyDid said...

Hey, glad to see that New York Post front page.

It's been hours since I've seen another alternate spelling of Qaddafi's name.

The Post always keeps it highbrow...

Anonymous said...

You are right Rage.

Get over it.

LEL

Ricardo Perry said...

Wow Wordie... I think you may be delusional... Bush Jr. wasn't the right man the first time around, McCain was. But because of dirty politics during the primaries, in particular in S Carolina (talk about weak minded folks), The wingnuts handed Bushie the crown. And if you are quating Rasmussen Stats, you have even less credibility than before.

The weak minded, as you call them. infest the so called "conservative party".

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice your ABhancer today???

wordkyle said...

Given McCain's demonstrated "appeal to the media and Democrats first" philosophy, I disagree with your assessment of his suitedness for the office. As for Rasmussen, Democrat campaign consultants disagree with your assessment. ("...an unchallenged record for both integrity and accuracy" is how they describe that pollster.)

Earlier I started to link to a bunch of videos, but I held back. Those interested can go to YouTube and search "Obama supporters" for a taste of civic excellence in action.

Anonymous said...

Re the Pict of the Day:

Man, she sure has some mighty fine water-proof mascara. I don't think you could wash it off with a fire hose.

My Other Brother Darryl

ps - What everyone else said about the weeping willow. Dig it up & do a Bradford Pear.

Anonymous said...

Rage, I sure hope you are right for once.

Anonymous said...

"More people will vote against obama because he's black than will vote for him.

Get over it."

Another ridiculous statement from Coach Rage.

What do you have to back up this claim?

I can't get over how incredibly stupid you sound.

Anonymous said...

Do you think she will improve his stroke?I don't blame him for his choice of women.If I had his money the only time you saw me with a black woman I would"ve lost a bet or be trying to change my luck.