Here are seven reasons why I — and many, many others — love baseball:
• They say that during sex you burn as many calories as running five miles. Who the heck can run five miles in less than a minute?
Parents, this one’s for you. While everyone else is wasting ink and air time bemoaning the quality of our presidential candidates, my compass is stuck on the tragic and senseless murder of UT freshman Haruka Weiser. If you have a daughter, and/or a brain, you should read on.
Typical of politicians to stick their worthless noses into something that is none of their business and of which they know nothing about — operating a business within a strict budget.
Maybe you first encountered it at the grocery store. Or at the department store. Then the drug store. That was the day you realized it was pretty much everywhere.
My wife is not much of a honker. If a driver in front of her fails to hit the gas when the light turns green, she patiently waits. Eventually the driver notices the signal change, or the cars behind begin to lay on their horns. Traffic proceeds. But no thanks to my bride, she’s just not much of a honker.
Wow, when did our current political process evolve into a Jerry Springer Show?
•Today’s new word: Hillionaire — a person who claims to struggle financially but is worth $80 million.
Good Lord, what has happened to us as Americans? So many of us seem to be so unappreciative — unthankful if you will — about so much these days.
Malapropism is defined in Webster’s as: The habit of unintentionally misusing words ridiculously, especially when the words are similar in sound. The English language is chock full of words that are mispronounced or misused on a daily basis by many people, such as my friend Bob. Here are a few examples of malapropisms that are butchered on a daily basis:
• Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28 percent. Percentage of the United States that is wilderness: 38 percent.
Forget about terrorism, car accidents or being murdered. You are far more likely to have your life ruined by a lawyer these days.
OK, I’m going out on a limb here but it won’t be the first time. So, here goes:
It’s pretty easy to sit in our comfortable, warm homes and watch the news each night knowing our future, and the future of our children, is secure for the time being. We live in communities with little crime, predictable futures and with reliable municipal infrastructures and superior school systems.