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1.14.2013

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I woke up 15 minutes late this morning. Man, that messes up my routine which I have down to the minute.
  • Mrs. LL's Gangsta Mobile might be having transmission problems or, hopefully, computer problems that control the transmission. She lost power on the highway but it's now running smoothly. If it's a transmission problem it's not going to fix itself, right? We'll find out today.
  • Was that sleet? Tiny hail? 
  • The Golden Globes was/were on last night, and I say this every year: It is 50 times better than the Oscars.
  • I can't stop laughing at this: Tommy Lee Jones was not happy last night at the Golden Globes and someone compared him to "grumpy cat". 
  • And Jodie Foster's speech last night after receiving some lifetime achievement award was confusing and almost indescribable  I think she said, "I've been doing this all my life, it has been so hard, I'm done." Cry me a river.
  • Sports: (1) That may have been the best NFL weekend ever, (2) the touchdown pass by the Ravens with about 30 seconds left truly had me saying, "You've got to be kidding me", (3) the 49ers put in the option read for QB Colin Kaepernick and he turned into a bigger and (maybe) faster RG3, and (4) Mrs. LL was yelling at the TV yesterday because her grandparents are huge Seattle fans -- she now has a hot sports opinion about trying to "ice the kicker", (5) did you notice that Fox's Second team (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa) were demoted this weekend and didn't announce a playoff game?
  • Mrs. LL told me on Friday evening that she was going on a Girls Night Out on Saturday. Hey, I've seen Magic Mike, what the heck was going on?  But I learned it involved thirty (!) women who went out to eat and then to see a play based upon Footloose in the mid-cities. 
  • My favorite Wise County pastor went on a rant about gays yesterday on Facebook. It's amazingly entertaining. (He later complained that his church attendance was as low as it had 
  • An internet genius, who was only 26, has killed himself
  • I really don't follow the "controversy" over the current Secretary of Defense nominee but I did love this comment this weekend: "He's nominated for Defense Secretary of the United States -- not Defense Secretary of Israel."
  • I've always found it odd how the Right Wing will go the mat over Israel but also believe no Jew will get into Heaven. 
  • I'm still on my X-Box kick.  Bought a family oriented sports game which caused me to yell at some little cartoon girl who was killing me in tennis. 
  • Mark Cuban inherited Dirk. If you think Jerry Jones doesn't know what he's doing, just wait once Dirk is gone. You are beginning to see the fraud that is Mark Cuban. 

37 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3.7 out of 5
Very Cute
GJ BG

Anonymous said...

Snow Pellets, not sleet or tiny hail.

Anonymous said...

On the Right Wing and Jews. REALLY? You think it is funny? I don't get that at all. Basically, it is an acceptance of the entire Bible, not just snippets. The entire Bible says, among other things: a. if you want to get through the pearly gates, you believe that your sins against the Father are foregiven by virture of the blood spilled on the cross by His son, Jesus; and b. any nation that does not support Israel is doomed. So the Right Wing, comprised mostly of Christians, believes that the Jewish people, who do not accept Jesus Christ as anything more than an interesing fellow, won't get into heaven, but also, that the Jewish people deserve our support because God said so (like he says not to murder or steal of desire your neighbor's wife). What's funny about that? And for the guy/gal who typically refers to the Bible as a collection of fairy tales, please, you're not in my target audience here as far as a response is concerned. I understand the nature of your viewpoint, and, sad as it is, that doesn't address why someone would say these two positions = funny.

wordkyle said...

I think it's odd that even after all these years of arguing about it, you still don't understand the "Right Wing" and religion. Not agree with it, just understand it. That's a blind spot for you, counselor.

Anonymous said...

Snow pellets. They explained the difference on the weather this morning.

Anonymous said...

Obama's treasury pick should kick up some good stuff as well.

Anonymous said...

As is often the case, I am torn between wanting to know how bacon comes up with his rating, and being scared to know how bacon comes up with his rating.

Not much bacon there, but then I like them lean.

Triple Fake... said...

Your "...no Jew will get into Heaven" comment isn't quite correct. I'm fairly sure most Christians (including right wingers) believe that Jesus is the original Pearly Gates-crasher. But he's only half-Jewish, right?

the precipitation question -
graupel: granular snow pellets —called also soft hail.
This was mentioned on a couple of local TV stations this AM. I had to look for the word @ Merriam website, couldn't tell exactly how they were pronouncing it

Watched part of GG last night. I guess it's impressive to have a win on your resume, but the ceremony is way less nerve-wracking and more fun than the Oscars. Jodie Foster's speech kind of rambled, but she was very coherent in her plea for privacy, and her words to her mother.
If you want to see an awards show even looser than that, watch the Independent Spirit Awards show on IFC, usually the night before the Oscars. Language warning - not censored!

Can't remember which game it was, but did you see where the kicker went out onto the field during a time-out for a practice FG kick? I was thinking the same thing as the announcers: "Never seen that before, and the officials must have been okay with it." Will that become commonplace, and will some rules be adopted to regulate it?

Anonymous said...

Weird form of moisture (tiny round ice pellets) this morning is evidence of global warming.

Anonymous said...

Israel attacks U.S. ship, then covers it up. Why support them?

Anonymous said...

Where is the idiot that proclaimed the second amendment was written so that our military may be armed without question?

You're an idiot and nothing more. Stupid idiot. Thanks for the demise of our country, idiot. Dumbass idiot.

Anonymous said...

It is rare that I agree with you on much, BG, but you are right as you can be on Cuban.

The Devil said...

"Mark Cuban inherited Dirk. If you think Jerry Jones doesn't know what he's doing, just wait once Dirk is gone. You are beginning to see the fraud that is Mark Cuban."

It is unfair to Cuban to make that statement given the major changes in the NBA over the past few seasons, beginning with the "Decision". To compete for a championship you have to have the cash under the current financial system to put together a stacked team. You also need the benefit of the lottery if you want to start young. He knew that reloading their championsip team with Chandler would have never earned them a repeat and would only delay the inevitable. I hated this decision as a fan but understood it.

There are only so many superstars in basketball, if you cannot find 2 or 3 to join you, no sense on spending like you are competing for a championship, because...well your not. This is today's NBA. Smart thing would be to transition to a young team until you can put something great together in a trade, or getting a superstar through the lottery and surrounding him with young talent.

He may very well be a fraud, but I think it is only fair to wait and see how he adapts, which by all accounts, he has already been doing...it is all about the money.

Anonymous said...

How many miles on Mrs LL's Gangstamobile?Trans should be serviced at 60k. pull the dipstick and inspect fluid. If its red and does not smell burnt it is a electronic issue. if it is dark and smells burnt you have bigger issues.

Anonymous said...

Right wingers hate Christian liberals but love Israel, the biggerst deniers of Christ. Go figure...

The Devil said...

10:39, That is pretty much the same system I use when deciding to switch to a new lady.

Anonymous said...

8:55

I laughed at your post, it was funny.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu....you DO know where the dipstick for the transmission is located....right? Please tell me you do.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an O2 sensor.

DF Andy Granatelli

Anonymous said...

Just remember your Obammy gangsta mobile was made by union workers that smoke and drink during lunch but got their jobs back after they were exposed on TV.

Anonymous said...

Hello expert auto mechanics,
The're isn't an accessible dipstick to check the transmission fluid on that car.
It has a lock on it with a label that states, "to be opened by dealer only".
That gangsta car isn't your momma's mini van.

Anonymous said...

RTG: DAMN!!!! Hot hot hot! yhanks BG

Anonymous said...

What? I'm a right winger that believes jews will go to heaven. They are god's chosen people oh clueless one. It's those catholic's who are going to have a problem.

Poor lefties.

Francine Fishpaw said...

Come on Barry. That is not what Jodie was saying. She was promoting the value of having some privacy...no matter what job you do. Some people will sell all of their secrets for a little money or some spotlight time.
I'm sick of it. I think a lot of people are.

Anonymous said...

@11;51 yo momma rides a broom

Anonymous said...

"It's those catholic's who are going to have a problem."

And why would that be...?

Anonymous said...

Tommy Lee has always been known for his frown not his smile.

SailorMoon said...

Good point about Cuban and Dirk. Think you are spot on.

Anonymous said...

I am concerned that a bunch of "Right Wing" Christians are going to have a problem. But then it is not my place to judge.

Anonymous said...

"pull the dipstick and inspect fluid. If its red and does not smell burnt it is a electronic issue. if it is dark and smells burnt you have bigger issues."


That's what she said.

Anonymous said...

Actually, 1:48, I believe Tommy Lee is known for his drumming.

Anonymous said...

If you are an internet genius, it might be wise not to criticize Obammy's kill list or you might find yourself on it.

The Donald said...

RTG = Yowza!

Oh, yeah, and I agree with you on Cuban, too.

Anonymous said...

4:02

No, Tommy Lee is known for his "dip stick".

Anonymous said...

He wasn't too bright if he killed himself...

Anonymous said...

What about car shows? Aren't vehicles the weapon of choice for careless killers?

Anonymous said...

Have always supported the state of Israel. And have NEVER forgotten the savage attacks (plural) on the USS Liberty. Just because they are friends doesn't mean they get to live in my house, date my wife, whoop my kids, or beat my monkey. Only I get to do that. Right, Cheeta?

DF Newark Unpaid Firefighter moving to Rhome.