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More thoughts and ponderings

Published July 30. 2011 09:01AM

I read somewhere this week that Judge Judy of television fame works five days a month, and makes $45 million a year. Now that's nice work if you can get it.

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

A recent survey says 80 percent of Americans are unhappy with the way Wahington is handling our nation's economy. My question is, what's wrong with the other 20 percent?

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

In case you missed it, last Saturday was National Hot Dog Day. Don't lament. It's never too late to celebrate with a dog hot off the grill.

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out'?

I can't understand why former pitcher and TV analyist Jim Kaat isn't in the Baseball Hall of Fame. All the guy did in his long career was to win 285 games, along with 14 gold gloves recognizing him as the best fielding pitcher in the league. Compare his stats to some of the players already in the Hall of Fame. You'll find out he matches up very well.

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Now that the NFL lockout is over, does the Bret Favre watch begin? Does anyone really think he's retired?

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

In all my years in this profession, I never remember anything as gruesome as the tragedy that unfolded in Norway a week ago Friday. What punishment is just for a radical responsible for the deaths of 100 people, most of them children?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

I saw on TV last week statistics that said if every American spent just an additional $3.33 on purchasing goods made in America, instead of foreign imports, it would equate into 150,000 new jobs. Now, go out and try to find something American and buy it.

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

There were four gun-related homicides in the city of Reading last weekend. The city is getting to be more like the old west town every day.

Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

Listening to the afternoon rain last Monday, as it beat down on my sunporch roof, was the nicest sound I heard during the entire heat wave.

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

I'm not a fan of Major League Baseball adding two more playoff teams to the equation next season. I like the post-season format the way it is.

Do you ever wonder why you gave me your email address?

Every bad play, and every injury, made in the NFL this year, will be blamed on the 4 1/2 month lockout that prevented teams from staging early workouts. And one thing I wish the owners would have gotten in the settlement is a move to expand the regular season to 18 games while slashing the number of pre-season games from four to two.

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