Monday, October 21, 2013

Scattershooting 10-20-13

by Bill Holmes

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the great 

Hoyt Wilhelm 

Sunday's Summary

My incomplete recap of the week

This seems more than fair. If you filed a federal income tax extension in April, your tax return and payments are due today (10/15). Problem is there are no IRS employees available to help you and no refunds are being processed due to the government shutdown. Our government NOT at work.

A hungry visitor on a rainy day. (10/15)

Shelter from the rain. (10/15)

Yes, technically the US government is open for business. Mark your calendars though because it's only temporary. Congress kicked the budget can all the way down the road until January 15th and the debt ceiling can until February 7th. So enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas then get ready for the BS again in 2014.

Sad day (10/17) - Nolan Ryan resigns as CEO of the Texas Rangers and sells his minority stake in the team.

According to CBS Evening News one of the most important results of the government reopening is that the DC Zoo Panda Cam is back online. FYI the newest cub gained 2 lbs. during the shutdown. Vital stuff.

Did you forget you had that small cut on your hand? Just get some lemon juice on it. You'll remember that cut immediately.

Saw a hot chocolate vendor in the stands at Fenway. That's not a big seller at Rangers Ballpark. Temp 59 in Boston.

Looks like an all red world series. Cardinals vs Red Sox.

Congratulations to all my family and friends who are FSU Seminole fans. The Noles are ranked #2 in the first BCS poll of the season. Is there a national championship game in their future? I'll be pulling for them now that the Gators are toast this year. Gotta support the home state schools.

Go Noles!

Just watched "Frontier Marshall" a 1939 movie starring Randolph Scott as Wyatt Earp. Historical accuracy was not the film's strong point. In the movie Doc Holliday (renamed Halliday) was an MD, not a dentist. He was killed in Tombstone before the gunfight at the OK corral. The gunfight took place at night with just Wyatt against a bunch of bad guys. None of Wyatt's brothers were anywhere in the movie. I like old westerns and Randolph but it's sometimes hard to overlook the complete disregard for history.


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