Random Ramblin’s: Thoughts from the commute

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Driving past the second of two liquor stores within a half-mile of my house (and literally a few hundred yards from each other), I noticed that the lights were on and the place was open for business.

At 8:27 a.m.

For that busy commuter who just has to get that case of beer and a bottle of vodka first thing in the A.M.

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I have a new appreciation for Greek and Roman mythology (not that I didn’t back when I took that course in college) after seeing lightning so up close and personal here in Texas. With all the open spaces, you can really see how amazing lightning is from a hundred yards or several miles.

Because before us humans put up all dem buildings, our ancestors probably took a look at the incredible spectacle of lightning, got really really skeered, and started coming up with stories about it. “The gods are angry at us!” And some enterprising copywriter said, “Yea, verily, it musteth be Zeus, God of Thunder!” (And then some cheesy Roman hack said, “Yea, verily, it musteth be Jupiter, King of the Gods!”)

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Speaking of the true sport of kings, let’s turn to baseball. Mike & Mike were talking about Johan Santana of the Mets this morning, and how he’s basically the best pitcher in the game but gets no run support from his offense.

And I’m scratching my balding head, thinking: Jose Reyes. David Wright. Carlos Beltran. Carlos Delgado. How is this team not killing the ball every night and crushing the division?

Because the names after those guys are weak weak weak. And the starting pitching after Santana is mediocre at best. And that allegedly fantastic bullpen that they spent $478 million on last winter? Doesn’t really matter how great your relievers are if you’re losing big.

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There’s got to be a way to “beat” the Zip Cash cameras on some of these toll roads. Maybe if I go 88mph, like Marty McFly in the DeLorean in Back to the Future, that’s the perfect speed to fool the cameras.

Now that you’re deep in thought, I’ll take my leave of you.

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One Comment

  1. On Roman VS Greek… Rome is actually the first and ONLY country to commit religious copyright infringement. So I guess plagearism comes from the latin plagare which means to change subtext and names and claim as one’s own.

    In regards to the licor store, there is no better way to kill morning breath than a shot of jäger stomped with a Vodka Tonic.

    In regards to the Mets, I honestly can’t remember the last time I was pumped up in regards to that team that didn’t have the word HoJo associated with it. For some reason it was just a team that never got me tingly though I’d love them to deal Aces against the Yankees a few times just to piss on the black and white parade for once.

    And remember, don’t forget the plutonium or the harnessed energy of a lightning bolt to pull it off. Wouldn’t want you to JUST plow into a run down theater.

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