Partly Nonsense

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JOEL KLAASSEN
We recently went to see “Catch Me If You Can,” and thought it was a decent movie. We hadn’t been to a movie in a theater since we saw “Gone With the Wind.”

Actually that’s not true, but it has been a while.

It’s too easy to stay home and order a pay-per-view with the push of a button while resting comfortably on the sofa.

I wonder if Jerry Schmidt, the retired police officer we profiled last week, has seen the movie, “About Schmidt”?

Are there people who still listen to LP records? Someone recently said she would like to go to Willie Nelson’s night spot in Dallas. I thought of the time years ago when had been there and heard a band by the name of Calico. This, in turn, prompted me to look through my record collection, dig out an album by that group and cue it up on the old turntable.

LPs still put out a great sound, but are not quite as convenient as a CD or DVD. At least you can pick the spot on the vinyl where you wish to set the needle down. Cassette tapes are the hardest to deal with when trying to find a particular song quickly.

From a 1921 Phillips University college yearbook….

Professor: “You shouldn’t swear in front of me.”

Student: “How could I know you wanted to swear first.”

I’ve always said basketball is just a game and the outcome isn’t that big of a deal. Well, I found out firsthand it must be a big deal while attending the KU/K-State battle in Manhattan this weekend.

My palms were sweating and my mouth became dry, and then I started getting irritated with a fan who kept jumping up in front of me while it was still a close game. Truth is, I didn’t go there to see a close game.

KU’s win streak will end someday. I just hope it happens after I am no longer living.

Looks as though sales-tax exemptions are on the table in Topeka this year. So is the idea of publishing legal notices on the Internet. All in the name of raising additional money or saving money now being spent.

These ideas are either good or bad depending upon how it affects one’s livelihood. When laws are changed to benefit one group, other people will be affected in an adverse way. It has always been that way and always will be.

Rule No. 1: Life isn’t fair.

Rule No. 2: See Rule No. 1.

From Steven Wright: “Always borrow money from a pessimist. They don’t expect to get paid back.”

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