Sunday, January 12, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2583, January 12th, 2014

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MAYBE I’M AMAZED………..that plants like humans can get a fever.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that of all the things to try and mess with, why would Chris Christie’s operatives mess with such a thing like traffic?!!?  Especially around that Fort Lee area where that roadway is only the gateway to all of New England. Again, quoting my all time favorite political movie, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. “I don’t object to you being a bastard, I object to you being such a stupid bastard!”. Christie should have prospective staffers watch the movie for that quote alone.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…that Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre got all the votes of the 16 member Hall of Fame expansion era committee. The three managers have 7,555 wins combined with La Russa having 2728, Cox, 2504 and Torre 2326. With the dearth of Hall of Famers last year, 2014 will more than make up for that slack with this trio as well as Tom Glavine, Greg Maddox and Frank Thomas entering that hallowed hall.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…… just how raunchy CBS’ “Two And A Half Men” has become. It is  a really bad show. To call it a parody of a soft porn movie would be an insult to the words parody and porn. Was channel surging the other night and there appeared to be an orgy party going on. Yikes. This is not Paul Henning’s CBS. Plus the jokes aren’t even funny, just gross.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that in Switzerland it is illegal to own only one guinea pig because they are prone to loneliness.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that in Duryea a fight broke out between two dudes in their twenties over an argument about bowel movements and passing gas! Even more amazing is that an elderly woman was trying to break up the fight between the frying pan warriors . Imagine sitting in jail next to a burly hood. “What ya in for man?” “Murder, you?” “Hitting my buddy with a frying pan because of the way he broke wind!” Yeah that’ll go over big.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…but really not at what happened with Governor Chris Christie and his staff. Too many staff people are too young, politically tone deaf, strategically ignorant and only have a political and pop cultural frame of reference of about 20 years. Anything before that, it wasn’t important they weren't alive to see it. The successful politicians have an old time pro who has seen it all. It isn’t rocket science and if they need help watch old episodes of The West Wing or some old movies. I’d bet a hundred bucks that if you asked the two staffers the Republican Christie fired who Haldeman and Erlichman were they couldn’t tell you.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…… that retiring Phillies Roy Halliday pitched 67 complete games in his career. His win total was 203 so you do the math. Halliday will be on the Hall ballot in 2018 and it will be interesting to see if he goes in as a Blue Jay or a Fightiin’ Phil.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that the top tanked and best selling sports book of 2013 was “Francona” by the former BoSox manager. Former Packer Donald Driver’s book sold well and the number 1 Sports Movie of 2013 was “42”.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that the last two pure play callers in the NFL were Terry Bradshaw and Jim Plunkett. Manning does his own thing on audible but the game is so controlled right now, (and I don’t have a problem with that per se, just pointing it out) you have to wonder how smart those guys had to be from an instinctual point of view as athletes.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…that Ariel Sharon was in a coma for eight years. Ain’t no death panels with Israeli Health care I bet! At least for former war heroes and Prime Ministers. On a serious note though, Sharon is the last surviving politico and military official that was involved in the 1948 founding of Israel. Sharon also was noted as a hardliner who if given the chance might have made an accommodation with the PLO.


At 7:39 AM, Anonymous Junction said...

Dave, I am amazed that you did not comment on the latest goings on with A ROD.
I can't wait to read your thoughts on all that mess.

At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

Right on target concerning kids today and their lack of historical knowledge.
I heard some girl (about 17) speaking to a friend about some song that she heard which she wanted played at her future wedding.
"It was before I was born, but still a great song" was the quote.
I do not recall myself or my peers ever "not" knowing about basic American history, classic films or classic pop/rock music, even when we were in junior high.
One wonders how it came to this lack with the present generation of young people.
I kind of feel that this lack of knowledge can be somewhat dangerous.

At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAYBE I’M AMAZED………..that plants like humans can get a fever.


At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at what happens when a President holds over an appointee in the interest of continuity and gets slammed for the effort. I thought Gates was a better man. There should be a provision upon accepting top level government appointments whereby
appointees are duty bound not to write a book about their experiences until 5 years after leaving office. Usually by then the interest is fading among the public and the big advance money publishers. Everybody has a right to publish their story, just hold off a couple years after top secret has passed thru your hands.


At 6:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I deemed 2.5 men unwatchable years ago. Thanks for letting me know I was right. Being right makes me happy.


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