Monday, July 6, 2009

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I was too tired last night to put together a post covering the 4th of July activities in Harding and points south so look for that tomorrow, or maybe tonight if I can get the lawn mowed early enough. Suffice to say you can look forward to pictures of parades, picnics and me ruling the gridiron. I still have the Prime Time gene.

In the meantime, here's some stuff that has nothing to do with the preceding paragraph:

* Remember when playing golf was a terrible thing for a President to do? Now, it apparently displays "calm confidence". Personally, I don't care if the President plays golf a few times a week. One needs a break of the hardest job on the planet. Clinton didn't have an outlet; he spent all his free time at McDonalds and look what happened to him. Reagan spent all his free time wrestling communists and punching union bosses. I can't find the link, but I think Eisenhower was into puppetry. You need an outlet. I just wish the coverage didn't depend on party affiliation.

* Remember in the movie Tombstone when Kurt Russell brought down all kinds of wrath on the Cowboys, the rowdy lawbreakers led by Powers Boothe? Russell (as Wyatt Earp) declared, "I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it!", referring to the accessory the Cowboys wore to announce to the world, "hey, I'm a Cowboy and red is the new black". That was awesome, right? Would anyone seriously have a problem if America made the same sort of declaration about the Taliban? Shouldn't every country that claims to care about the rule of law sign off on that?

* Considering I have the word "poker" right up there in the banner, I sure don't talk about poker much do I? Well, here's a list of the most ridiculous poker hands in the movies. Some are ridiculous because of the statistical improbability involved (Casino Royale, The Sting) and some are just funny (Oceans' 11, Stripes). I've played in games like the one Brad Pitt oversees. They're not as fun as you might think.

* Inner workings of blogdom dept.: Here are the top ten searches that return links to my blog in the results:
  • Pocket Jacks (makes sense to me)
  • myconids
  • bifida regularis
  • pvc bazooka
  • bottle rocket bazooka
  • back pocket bottle rocket (I'm sensing a trend)
  • 16 horsepower, folklore
  • alien nazi transvestite republican stripper furries

Just kidding about that last one. Or am I?

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