Sunday, April 17, 2011

Random Thoughts

To all those complaining about cuts in federal spending to get the country off the road to ruin, there is an amazingly simple solution for making up the losses. Get a job.

They just opened up the ninth sneaker store in our local mall. How we ever squeaked by with only eight I'll never know.

Ever wonder what happens to 3-year old magazines? Doctor's offices.

It's been tough, but I gave up watching "The View" for Lent. Just one more week and I get all the Joy Behar and Whoopi I can stand.

Great show on PBS...MI-5...about British Intelligence operations. It will have you on the edge of your seat and scare the crap out of you.

Can they make the plastic that bottled water comes in any thinner? In the name of saving the environment, the material they now use is so flimsy it barely qualifies as a solid.

Don't you love that commercial where that dilligent, caring pharmacist discovers the error in grandma's medication and calls just in time to save her life. I just left the winning crew at my local pharmacy...wonder how many people they've killed over the years.

Never take good pizza for granted. Ask people living any place other than New York City. Same for Italian bread and pastry.

Nicolas Cage arrested for spousal abuse and disturbing the peace in New Orleans. He's got a modicum of talent and has made millions on bad movies, yet the feds are after him for millions in back taxes; ex-wife suing him for millions; his accountant says he refused to heed warnings about living way beyond his means. Just another Hollywood ego about to be deflated.

Hard to line up behind NFL players in the impending strike. These guys, most of whom have s**t for brains, make seven-figure salaries for playing football. Take the money and shut up.

I'm watching a TV series called "Human Planet" about folks who eke out an existence in the harshest regions of the world. Compared to what they endure, we are such weenies.

My opinion about the younger generation not being as strong as past generations has two notable exceptions...parents of special needs children, and service men and women risking their lives to keep us safe.

Every time we lose a legendary movie star like Liz Taylor I wonder who will be the film icons of tomorrow. Meryl Streep is the only legitimate actress I can think of worthy of that mantle. Maybe Jack Nicholson for the guys.

Some Staten Island bimbo, who was collecting a nice monthly alimony check and living in her ex-husband's house because she said "injuries" kept her from seeking work wins this week's Jimmy Award. She posted videos of herself belly dancing and bragged on her Facebook page about how dancing kept her body so young and healthy. Hubby saw the videos, took them to the judge...now she loses the alimony and has to move out of the house. Duh.

Mets have lost 7 straight. My predictions of their success this year are not looking good. Is there no one who can breathe some life into this team?

Just starting Hockey playoffs in April. Why not just play year round. Sports seasons are just too damned long.




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3 comments:

The Whiner said...

Oh I LOVE the Jimmy Awards! I think it should be a weekly event. I bet there's lots of worthy recipients. I especially love this week's winner.

Joseph Del Broccolo said...

You think pizza is tough outside NY, you should see what they do to bagels!

Jim Pantaleno said...

Joe: It's the water they use to make the dough for pizza and for bagels. One bagel place in Phoenix owned by an ex-New Yorker has NYC tap water delivered to Arizona to beat the problem.