Today's Tids Issue 4,042
For the Pats:
For the Pats:
As my eyelids fluttered open this morn before the weekend, I only had one thing on my mind -- Will the NE Patriots win on Sunday. Yes, my body is already shaking to the rhythms of hyper-nervous energy, with an irritable Rolaids stomach to match. I guess the positive news is that it is good to have serious reason for a mental breakdown. I used to think bouts with depression was because of my shortcomings, until I realized I was just another irrational sports nut.
I see they still have ratings for movies to protect the kids. These are the same kids who can go on YouTube and get hooked on the current popular national craze that says its Ok to eat detergent pods to become popular.
The friars in an effort to raise money to pay for their belfry, opened a flower shop. The local florist was irate and over the months begged them to stop – it was ruining his business. When they didn’t, the florist hired a thug named Hugh MacTaggart. He beat up the friars and trashed their store. Terrified, the monks closed down proving that: Hugh and only Hugh can prevent Florist Fryers.
Who are considered the Most Entertaining celebrity chefs?
Markets Higher As WS Cools To Shutdown Fears.
--Congress Passes Bill To Keep Government Going; Senate Passage Requiring 60 Votes Seems More Difficult; Trump Calls On Moderate Democrats.
--Parents Of Tortured Turpin Children Could Get Life In Prison.
--New Zealand’s 37-Year-Old PM Jacinda Adern Is Pregnant; She Says, “I’m Not The First Woman To Multi-Task”.
--Wall Street Execs Expecting Meager Bonus Checks.
--Chili Priest Abuse Victims Irate After Pope Says Their Attack On Bishop is Slander.
--Putin Cleanses Soul With Dip In Icy Russian Lake.
--Powerful Storm Ravages Europe.
--Amazon Raising Price Of Prime Monthly Memberships By 20%
--Sherriff Killed On Duty In Pennsylvania Latest Victim In War On Police; He And Officer Simply Serving A Warrant.
Ok, we have two petty good games slated for this weekend. The Eagles are in it minus their super young QB Carson Wentz. Minn is in it despite having to rely on their 3rd string QB Case Keenum. What does that tell me? Their lines are good. In fact the teams that make the final playoffs generally have the best “O” and “D” lines. I have to view this game as even. My heart says Philly, but my brain says Minn at home should win it. Now -- The Pats. I have tuned out sports talk shows, who basically try to hype ratings with controversary. I worry a lot about Jax. As I said above lines do it, and Jax has two good ones. Hey also have the “Coughlin Factor”. As many of you may remember, Tom Coughlin is the former NY Giants coach who beat ten Pats 2 out of 2 Superbowl match-ups. He knows where the Pats can be vulnerable, especially when Brady is under pressure. More important he can discredit the so-called invincibility of this experienced play-off team. But, I don’t think the Jags can score enough. I am still, a mindless homer. I pick Pats.
Aunt Jemima gave the eulogy at the funeral of the Pop N. Fresh Doughboy, she opened saying, “He never knew he was kneaded.”
Word of the Day – Calumny: Misrepresentation intended to harm another’s reputation; The making of false and defamatory statements about someone’s character in order to damage their reputation. The sin of the ages abetted by the swift, piercing sword of technological communications.
In case you missed it, Apple once again is atop of the Forbes “America’s Most Admired Companies” list. The rest of the top company list includes Amazon, Alphabet, Berkshire -Hathaway, And Starbucks. Noticeably absent for the Top 10 was Facebook, and of course the Giant that sculpted America – General Electric, which fell from 7 to 30..
Technology is distorting the restaurant business through extortion and more. Millennials who appear hooked on anything tech regardless of other choices, or even if necessary at all, are behind a relentless push that is changing basic ways of life and in particular causing extreme agita in the lives of restaurant owners. Amazon which has sent shockwaves through brick and mortar retail is now focused on Restaurants and the growing trend towards delivered meals. In order to survive, restaurants reluctantly are taking on these techno-middlemen, and that higher cost of delivered meals to customers. The additional delivery cost is not the only money sucking burden. New tech apps like rating, reservation and finding services essentially extort money from the beleaguered restaurant owners for improved recognition on sites. It all looks smooth and forward thinking, but many restaurants are eating their own to survive.
When you think about it, many apps are basically delivery services that require third party companies enduring the cost developing content or preparing food.
Feather dusters are used to clean parakeets.
Just about anything that happens in RI is based on the legislature doing something for unions. Now the state is running out of ways to pay for all of the largess that does not beget an economy that can build upon the success of itself. Latest stopgap desperate measures to raise money are: gambling and expanded interstate pot sales. Get high and give your salary to legal bookies. Need to ease the tension? Don’t worry, legalized prostitution is next.
Why, again, aren’t companies coming to RI?
Pound for pound, RI was and has been perhaps the greatest state in America’s history. One of the first states ever, if not the very first, way back in the 1600’s to offer freedoms for all races and religions; the leader and innovator in world trade and commerce; the creative force behind the Industrial revolution that begat the might of the US economy. What happened to the pride? Where’s the embarrassment?
I mistakenly spelled Boeing, B-o-w-i-n-g the other day. i have no idea why.
Jacinda Adern could become the next US Internet icon.
Some tech company thought it a good idea to install audio warning messages in buses. So now here, every time a bus turns the neighborhoods around it hear a loud spoken message, “This Bus Is Turning”. The towns that used to enjoy their peace and quiet are tired of the unnecessary intrusion and are looking to ban it.
Reading Between the Lines Movie Reviews:
--Call Me By Your Name is a tale First Love set in North Italy where a17 year old American-Italian boy, Elio, enjoys the luxury of his estate the doting of his culturally grounded mother, the brains and friendship of his father, flirtations with a friend Esther and listening to and playing classical music. Then Oliver arrives as an intern to the father. He is a pleasant American working on his doctorate who catches the eye of Elio. The boy and the student discover an awakening desire that will change their lives. Highly rated by critics and audiences. Unless somebody gets murdered, I’m not interested.
#1 is Gordon Ramsay. He is followed by Anthony Bourdain, Alton Brown, Giada De Lautrentiis, Emeril Lagasse, Julia Child, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Mario Batali and Rachel ray at #10. The next five are Nigella Lawson, Masaharu Morimoto, Robert Irvine, Jamie Oliver and Paula Deen.
You can see it in the faces of Pats fans as they wait for the GOAT.
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To get Tom Brady going, here’s a little of the Michigan fight song for ya: