Saturday, December 5, 2009

News fodder.

Men of a certain age are probably not going to watch Men Of A Certain Age...

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Chris Telfer's "Untapped Millions," in the state budget. Hey, magic money is always good.

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You can't walk up Mt. Bachelor? I thought this was Forest Service land. Seems Unamerican. (Besides, you can't tell me it's that big a problem....)

I mean, god forbid people should get some exercise and save money.

But you know what? I think they've stumbled across the solution to the Bend Area Transit budget shortfall. If we ban all walking and bike riding, they would get all the ridership they need! And car dealerships would love it too!!!

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Hubble space photo's. They could hire a fantasy artist and get pretty much the same view. I mean, the color enhancement is pretty much fantasy...

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The Senator Baucus scandal. Pay back? A warning to other Blue Dog Democrats? I mean, the administration has seemed strangely confident when the numbers seem against them. Does Obama play hardball?

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Yes, sir. Destination resorts are the answer to all our problems. Except for bankrupt Tamarack, in Idaho. Or Moonlight Basin, in Montana. Or the Yellowstone Club. Or....?

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Really, Bulletin. You're starting to get a little out of control with your headlines again. I mean, today Mt. Bachelor not only got your editorial support, but you gave them top of the front page, to with a "Other people do it, too!" argument. As my Mom would say, "If other people were jumping off a cliff, you would too?" When every other news outlet reported that 13 people were indicted in a real estate scam, you headlined "10 locals". I think that's slicing your slant a little finely.

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The article on old surfboards reminds me of the last time I went skiing -- years and years ago, as it happens. But the only skiis I could rent were dinky little things, and I found myself going in circles because I learned to ski on much, much longer skis. Don't actually know if this is still true, or not. Besides, I do like my speed, and longer skiis are better for that.

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I can remember a time when there was a serious discussion whether Oregon and Oregon State should be dropped out of the Pac 10 for not being competitive. It was asserted that it was a downhill slide that couldn't be reversed, and the state schools needed to quit embarrassing themselves.

Hah!!!!!

Double Hah!!!!!!!!!!

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It looks like CACB has survived another week, despite falling 8.79% on Friday. I wonder how the money raising is going....?

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R. Crumb's Book of Genesis is the 1# bestselling graphic novel. And I haven't been able to order it for weeks....If it's unavailable, how can it be #1? Huh?

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Christmas Parade Downtown...sorta. I mean, it goes down Wall St. Not that I'm complaining....

4 comments:

Michele said...

There are couple copies of Genisis on eBay for $15.25 once you get past the people selling signed ones for $300 and others charging more. The book company only made 100,000 copies at first. They didn't know it would sell so well.

Duncan McGeary said...

Yeah, but I, me, myself, should've known better. I thought it would sell, but the first two took longer than I expected, and by the time they sold, it was too late to get more...

blackdog said...

"Does Obama play hardball?"

I sure as hell hope so but I have seen distressingly few signs of it so far.

blackdog said...

"I can remember a time when there was a serious discussion whether Oregon and Oregon State should be dropped out of the Pac 10 for not being competitive. It was asserted that it was a downhill slide that couldn't be reversed, and the state schools needed to quit embarrassing themselves."

There's a fun article in the WS Journal about how the Ducks and Beavers turned their football programs around. The secret: Recruit lots of talent from out of state, especially (shudder!) CALIFORNIA.

What do our local "Calibanger"-haters have to say about that?