Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 6, 2015


  • Our extended Fourth of July weekend was spent going to the Perot Museum of Natural History, bowling, and watching fireworks from our house put on by the cities of Coppell and Lewisville.
  • Yesterday the family decided to visit the grandparents in East Texas for a few days so I decided to catch up on recorded television and watched 12 Angry Men.  That’s a phenomenal piece of film-making.  It wasn’t until the end that I caught no name was mentioned at all until the last few sentences of the movie.  I suppose there may be some symbolism at the end when the only woman in the entire movie is walking outside the courthouse wearing white.
  • I also watched the pilot episodes of two series that have been highly recommended to me – ‘Orphan Black’ and ‘Humans’.  There was so much hype given ‘Orphan Black’ that I was scared I wouldn’t like it, but I found it creative, unique, and a real sense of it captivating my attention.  ‘Humans’ is every bit a science-fiction show one should be, and I like how it addresses the start of the singularity.  Sidenote: One of my closest college friends goal is to live long enough to witness the singularity.
  • After finally watching the ESPN ’30 for 30: No Más’ episode I’m left with the conclusion that no male or female from the Eighties has aged better than Sugar Ray Leonard and Christie Brinkley.
  • On her way to East Texas, WifeGeeding decided to drop by the new Buc-ee’s just to see what the hype was about and she was highly impressed.
  • I was invited by a neighbor to come by and pop fireworks in his backyard, but I declined as I’m a real stickler for not popping fireworks in city limits.
  • Texas Megachurch Minister Ed Young Under Fire for Inviting Mormon Glenn Beck to Speak at Church
  • I thought it was pretty darn cool of the U.S. Navy to support the U.S. women’s national team in yesterday’s World Cup with this impressive tweet.
  • The Internet can be a fun place, here’s a screen-print I took of Carli Lloyd’s Wikipedia page after her third goal yesterday.  I noticed she scored her first goal with her left foot and the other two with her right, which makes me wonder how many people have scored a goal with both feet in a World Cup finale.
  • A bit of an eww factor – @darrenrovellBrandi Chastain rejected offers in the $200K+ range for her used bra. She told me she’d give it to her son, now 9. 
  • HBO’s ‘Ballers’ has two former ‘West Wing’ cast members.
  • Anonymous donors give $3 million to fund scholarships after Charleston shooting
  • Tennis GIF of the day – The perfect return
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURCIA! World Cup Edition
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURCIA! World Cup Edition Part 2
  • He just wanted a sign
  • Buzzfeed – Where In Texas Should You Actually Live?
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Enjoy Independence Day Weekend



A day after the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2, 1776—yes, July 2 —Adams wrote a letter from Philadelphia to his wife back home in Boston commemorating the day.

His letter to Abigail Adam, dated July 3, 1776, read in part:

But the Day is past. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

The Declaration of Independence was transposed on the next day, which we now celebreate (it would take weeks for all the delegates to sign it).

Why fireworks on the Fourth of July? John Adams, that’s why

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Great White Shark Bites Cage

While shark cage diving, our cage was attacked by an 11.5 foot Great White shark. The round buoy attached to the side of the cage was bent in half. Some of the lining of the outside blue barrier bar was bitten through as well. It was quite the up close and personal experience!

This was a trip I went on during one of my days off from volunteering at Cango Wildlife Ranch. The video was shot with a GoPro Hero 4 wide angle. The shark was even closer than he appears. I apologize for the shakiness.

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Bag of Randomness for Thursday, July 2, 2015


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Stephen Colbert Went To Michigan To Host A 40-Minute Public Access Show

Eminem even makes an appearance, and I enjoyed his reading of the Yelp reviews.

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My stomach turns just watching this new ride

Just give the video thirty seconds and you’ll see why.

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Interesting Church Altar



This is the New Bedford’s Seaman’s Bethel in Massachusetts.  If you are wondering the connection with the ship, it has to deal with Herman Melville.  You can read more about it on the National Park Service website.

Here’s a picture of a wedding taking place in the chapel with the pastor in the boat.

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Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, July 1, 2015


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Creed – Official Trailer 

Apollo Creed’s son takes up boxing and is mentored by Rocky Balboa.

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A different take on the dunk tank

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Alex Trebek Raps To The Fresh Prince Theme On Jeopardy!

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Ted Cruz Auditions for The Simpsons 

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