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    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Tuesday Talkback

    "One of our meteorologists stands out in the cold, shivers like crazy from the wind and the snow and refuses to wear a hat. It's really annoying. We all know we should wear a hat. Does he care that much about his hair?"
    -- Avon

    Funny thing about vanity -- strange that he might care what the likes of you might think about his hair.

    "Again, leaders of the county transition team are meeting behind closed doors. Seems as though the more things change, the more they stay the same. Or is it business as usual?"
    -- Middleburg Heights

    Or meet the new boss, same as the old boss? Six of one, half dozen of the other? Pithy sayings and cliches instead of actual original statements and thoughts?

    "Why don't the credit card companies stop sending all the advertising, blank checks and such in the mail? If they would stop wasting paper, and the ink to print, maybe our interest rates would go down. That would be saving a lot of money."
    -- Cleveland Heights

    If the credit card companies stopped marketing, your interest rates would not go down. Why don't you worry about saving your own money, instead of giving the credit card companies unsolicited advice on how to save their money? They seem to be doing quite alright.

    "On the morning drive show on WMJI, why do they call it 'Lanigan and Malone' when Lanigan is never there? I've never seen anybody with that much vacation time in my life, so they shouldn't give him top billing on the show."
    -- Brooklyn

    People still listen to Lanigan? I guess not, if he is "never there."

    "I thought Dan Gilbert was an OK guy before he took out the water fountains from The Q to sell us $4 bottles of Aquafina. Now he's in the same class with Dolan and Shapiro. I can't wait to see what his casinos have in store for us."
    -- Bay Village

    Gilbert has a long way to go to be the kind of cheap bastard that puts him in a class with Dolan.

    "Why aren't the FBI and the attorney general cracking down on the corruption in Cuyahoga County? Why are they leaving the criminals in office and not doing anything about it? Are they waiting for them to retire and move to Arizona?"
    -- Brecksville

    Damn good question. What are they waiting for? And why doesn't this story get any national attention?

    "My first thought that it wasn't such a bad idea that Tom Ganley was running for Senate. But after thinking it over, I don't think I want someone representing me who makes his living by selling foreign cars."
    -- Middleburg Heights

    Dis redd bluded 'merkin onlee voatz 4 teh 'merkin cah sellin polytish'ns. Hey, Middleburg, your local election is being held on Wednesday this year.

    "I want the people who run the movie theaters to know that if it's too much trouble to advertise, I'll wait for the DVDs to come out and watch the movies at home."
    -- Cleveland

    Another person who can't be bothered to look up the movie times online. DVDs? What is this, 1999?

    "To the gentleman who risked me T-boning him in the parking lot of Baker's Square in North Olmsted in order to beat me to a parking spot and then proceeded to cuss me out: Nice way to talk in front of your wife and two young children. Furthermore, how would you feel if someone talked to your daughter the way you talked to me? Karma, my friend. Karma."
    -- Fairview Park

    Did you go inside and smear pie in his face? Set his car on fire? OK, I can't recommend that you actually do that. But did you even say one word back to him? No, you called Monday Moaning. Instead of waiting for karma, you take care of it next time.

    "There are no civil liberties being violated by traffic cameras. The only civil liberties that are being violated are by the drivers who run red lights, drive over the lawful speed limit and tailgate so that collisions occur when the vehicle in front follows the lawful traffic safety signs. My civil liberties are being violated every time a driver passes me going 15 to 20 miles an hour over the speed limit that I am driving. The ones I really hate are the ones that I see in my mirrors practically pushing me when I am already over the speed limit and in the right lane."
    -- Richmond Heights

    Another fine discourse by what certainly must be a Buick driver. Government monitoring is not a civil liberties issue, but you passing my pokey ass is.

    "I'd like to thank the Ohio EPA for closing all of the E-check stations Saturday due to the weather. We got two to three inches of snow, not feet. It's winter in Cleveland, duh."
    -- Lakewood

    I'm flummoxed. If we're going to have the GD things, they ought not close them for much of anything.

    "Regal Theaters by not advertising in PD have decided to discount the convenience and simplicity of publishing their programming. They have ignored the general public for money. We won't see their savings at the box office."
    -- Olmsted Falls

    I'm starting to think its the PD's ads dept that is moaning this week! See, look, the people are moaning, because you stopped buying ad space in our paper...

    "RTA extends Euclid Avenue health line to University Circle. In other words, to where it serves people going to University Hospitals (and Case Western Reserve), not just the Cleveland Clinic and its parking lots, and will connect with two bus lines that end there, i.e., the way it used to be."
    -- Tremont

    Is this even a complete thought? Half a moan? A grunt? A digestive gurgle?

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    Comments on "Tuesday Talkback"


    Anonymous thebeautyblogs said ... (11:17 AM, February 16, 2010) : 

    Very clever. I look forward to your blog every tuesday. People should moan more often so we can have more, "talkback"!

    And I love the word, "flummoxed"!


    Blogger Kate Anne said ... (6:12 PM, February 16, 2010) : 

    The movie ad talkbacks were well said and do give us cause to wonder. (And the final gurgle was quite apt -- perhaps it was a suggestion??) Thanks for being there talking back to the moaners for us all.


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