Friday, November 30, 2012

NBA: Not a Fan

Bob, have you an opinion about the NBA game in Miami last night?

Why, yes, yes I have.  Anyone who paid anywhere from seventy to one thousand dollars for a seat got what he paid for-- a seat at a basketball game.  He did not buy the right to coach either team, nor do the people that watched at home have such a right.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Handsome is as Handsome Does

The Missus and I, watching an episode of "White Collar."  I tell her I tune it to that program only so that she has all those handsome men to ogle.
"Yeah?  Well, that one is pretty cute," she says.

A few scenes later:

Mrs. W:  Why is it that the ugliest guys are genius-smart?

I: It's the Law of Compensatory Talent.  It wouldn't be fair, brilliant as I am, if I were good looking, too.

Mrs. W:  Oh, brother.

I:  *raucous laughter*  (I do crack myself up, sometimes.)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Yes, Tw.....s

After hearing "Twinkies" all day yesterday, I open this morning's paper to find Twinkies in a front page headline.  Above the fold, yet.  First thing that came to mind was an old country song, but with new words:

I got over Twinkies so long ago
I'm amazed they're still around today.

Oops, looks like maybe they're not.  All this foofaraw about on over-sweet sponge cake filled with some white frothy chemical conglomeration?  Good night!

Monday, November 12, 2012

To the Third and Fourth Generations

Will the sour grapes we are eating set our children's teeth on edge?
--apologies to Jeremiah

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Senator Who?

Instead of running for public office, both senatorial candidates should be seeking asylum in a witless protection program.

(If this isn't the case in your state, you probably don't have a senatorial election this year.)