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  • The Gov Rick Perry mugshot really bothered me – the lighting was all wrong.  Travis County needs to get better photography equipment, there’s too much shadow on the left side of his face.  I’ve seen iPhone selfies better than this.  Maybe they don’t need new equipment, but just move the flash to the middle of the subject.  At least the hair looked good.
  • Politically, I thought Perry handled the event extremely well.  He scheduled the event right when all local news started their evening news, show humility, respect, and confidence.  He was even smart enough to compliment the employees of the courthouse for their professionalism, then he topped it all off with ice cream.  I bet the ice cream event trended more on Twitter than the mugshot.  The more I think about it, none of this is going to hurt his chances at running for president.  The thing that will hurt him is what rests between his ears.
  • Buzzfeed – Rick Perry Has An Aggressive New Video Out In Response To His Indictment
  • The background music or musical score of ‘The Knick’ is just amazing, especially for a period piece.  Here’s (Soundcloud) an example if you are interested, of course without any scene to go with it, it’s not as impressive.  I really like how it picks up at the 1:20 mark.  It’s almost like the Blue Man Group decided to help out with the music.
  • Out of the blue and for no reason at all, WifeGeeding decided to hand write a letter to her father.  I was really proud of her.  If I were to guess, it probably started off “Dear Daddy, you were so right about Keith.”
  • WifeGeeding is very trusting, she let me have lunch with two single very attractive women yesterday, former coworkers of mine.  But then again, she probably realizes that I have no game left in me whatsoever so there’s nothing to worry about.
  • Two things stood out on ‘Hard Knocks’ last night.  The opening scene in the surgery room followed by the operation, and one of the players that friended linebackers coach Bryan Cox’s daughter.  Also, Mike Tice is a better coach than I ever gave him credit for.
  • DaughterGeeding’s pre-school called and gave us an option of placing her in an older class so she can be challenged, but WifeGeeding nixed the idea for several reasons.
  • Letterman had a pretty good zinger towards Johnny Manziel last night saying his new nickname will end up being Johnny Bench.  Dave also joked that he changed his mind and is not retiring, but I have a feeling there’s a bit of cognitive dissonance going on.
  • If you ever wanted to know how your prescription glasses are made in under an hour, here’s a descriptive photo album of 88 pictures.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt was one of those actors that I just couldn’t stand but I’ve totally come around on him.
  • I didn’t know that Google’s driverless cars are designed to exceed the speed limit.
  • According to this article I found on Reddit, Japanese prisoners on death row are only told when they will be executed just a few hours before they are hanged, and their families aren’t notified until after the execution.
  • 10 things you probably didn’t know about Whataburger - Mike Judge, the man behind “Beavis and Butthead”, “King of the Hill”, “Office Space”, and “Silicon Valley” was once employee of the month.
  • Buzzfeed - A Texas Man Suffering From ALS Created His Own Ice Bucket Challenge Video And It’s Amazing
  • Burying Your Dead Without Religion
  • A redditor posted a picture of his grandmother and nephew who fell asleep in the back of a car holding hands.
  • In the fourth picture, this cat is trying to scratch himself with his missing leg.
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Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Real-time face tracking and projection mapping

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.

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John MCCain does the robot dance at Apollo in the Hamptons

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Richard Marx Video of the Day – Right Here Waiting

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  • The family was about to go for a bike ride when I realized I forgot my helmet.  The garage door was closing and I grabbed the door to stop it from shutting thinking it would recognize an obstruction and reverse itself, only it didn’t which caused some bending on the panels.  I tried to fix it myself to no avail and then called someone for a quote.  The first repair guy said I needed to replace the top two panels and that would cost $350, but I’d be better off buying a whole new door for $550.  I didn’t think anything needed replacing, so I sent him on his way and called someone else.  The second guy added some braces and did a lot of adjustments in about two-and-a-half hours and it’s working as good as new for $175.
  • Now with the garage door fix, I’m out the money I was going to spend on a smoker.
  • Four-year-old DaughterGeeding asked what I was doing and I told her I was looking for something.  She responds with, “Daddy, I can help, I’m an excellent good finder of things.”  Right then and there my bad case of the Mondays went out the window.
  • Letterman was back from vacation and his Robin Williams piece wasn’t as I expected, but I guess for someone that really was his friend, there aren’t words.  Dave basically talked about their days starting out in stand-up and showed a video clip of Williams’ appearances on the show.
  • I learned from Reddit that Vermont has been free from billboards for 45 years.  It’s also my understanding that Maine, Hawaii, and Alaska are also billboard free.  If this happened in Texas, how would strip clubs advertise?
  • I’m kinda looking forward to FXX airing every Simpsons ever starting on Thursday.  If I can’t find anything to watch or need yet another reason to procrastinate, I have this for 12 straight days 24-hours a day.
  • I’m surprised no one had died from a heart attack or some kind of shock from these ALS ice bucket challenges.
  • Richard Marx was married to the girl in Dirty Dancing that was Johnny’s (Swayze’s) regular dance partner, Penny Johnson.
  • Once again the world’s highest paid model is Gisele Bundchen.  In second place is Doutzen Kroes who/whom I’ve never heard of.
  • In a conversation with a friend the topic of Bob Hope introducing the All American college football team came up.  My gosh I haven’t thought about that in a while and we were showing our age.
  • Johnny Manziel flipped off the opposing team last night which means he’s living up to that bad guy professional wrestler image I gave him and everyone is falling for it.
  • I expect SNL to have some sort of major tribute on the season opener - Don Pardo, Longtime Saturday Night Live Announcer, Dead at 96 - He also did the open for Jeopardy! and the Price is Right.
  • Nigerian Minister Sent Sierra Leone 4,000 Bottles of Holy Water to Cure Ebola
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A dog taking baby for jog or a baby taking dog for jog

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Done Right – Charlie Sheen Ice Bucket Challenge

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Richard Marx Video of the Day – Endless Summer Nights

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Little Person Wears A Hidden Camera To Record People’s Actions and Discrimination

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  • With the blister on my foot I switched to bike riding, but on my last bike ride I had a blowout and had to walk back which made the almost-healed blister painful again.  When the blowout happened halfway on my ride I wasn’t even upset.  For split second I thought about calling WifeGeeding to pick me up, but I thought the walk would make for some good exercise.  All I did was switch the workout on my smartwatch from Cycle to Walk.  On my bike ride yesterday two of the paths were closed due to flooding from all the rain we got.
  • My pastor sent me a letter asking me to be at yesterday’s service so he could recognize me in front of the congregation for the time I served as a deacon and the deacon moderator.  I attended the service yesterday and he forgot.
  • The storm disrupted the power at our church and there was only limited air conditioning in the building, and because of that, Sunday school was canceled.  It’s funny the lengths Christians around the world will go to to learn and worship, and when a modern convenience affects us we tap out quite easily.
  • About two months ago our local McDonalds had a massive renovation, then about three weeks out the neighboring Wendy’s closed for two weeks for their major renovation.  For some reason, the Wendy’s has about a ten foot long virtual fireplace that just looks like a waste of money.
  • I was concerned at all the businesses closing in my area along I35 but this weekend I learned they were all closing because of the I35 expansion.  Those buildings will be torn down; some have closed up for good, but others are moving to my side of the highway such as Pier One and Salt Grass.  Speaking of Salt Grass, I learned this weekend that the Lewisville location was the first DFW location and the sixth overall.
  • I was looking at Netflix and Google Play to stream Aladdin to watch with the family, but the Disney Channel was nice enough to run it commercial free in the wake of Robin William’s death.  They even added a nice little tribute at the end before the credits rolled.
  • When the heck did they remove the ice rink from Stonebriar Centre?
  • I’m certainly not a fan of Gov Good Hair With Glasses but those charges seem pretty mild.  Whatever the case, I still want him to run for president, we need the humor he’ll bring.
  • Five myths about presidential vacations
  • I wonder if the Brittney Griner engagement will make it in the Baylor magazine that appears in our mailbox.
  • I felt like another version of me with greater writing and grammar skills wrote this - Christianity Can’t Replace My Zoloft - But I can still hear in the back of my mind some Christians telling me that I only suffer because my faith/salvation isn’t genuine.
  • I think an important quality in a pastor is his or her ability to use current events to reach their congregation.  Robin Williams’ suicide is a huge opportunity to reach out to the congregation and reach those in depression.  I think if a pastor doesn’t take these sort of opportunities, they are either self absorb or lack the ability to relate to things outside church walls.
  • A man in South Korea was Baptised by Pope Francis and that man took the baptismal name “Francis”.  Until yesterday, that was the first I heard of the term “baptismal name”.
  • I think I hear something similar once a month - Irish Times: U2 Album Finished, Band Has OK’d Tour Schedule‏
  • From across the pond – Travelodge removes the Bible from every room: No one had complained… but chain ‘doesn’t want to discriminate’
  • For those interested in the light technology of the Dallas Omni, here you go.
  • IFC has been playing all the 60′s Batman shows and I caught one in which Gomez Addams  (John Astin) played the Riddler.  I was use to only seeing Frank Gorshin in the role.  Watching those episodes in syndication was great as a kid, but now as an adult I actually get and appreciate the humor so much more.
  • I finally watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier and that was the best action flick I’ve seen in a long time.  Seeing some of Paul Newman’s products in Robert Redford’s character’s fridge was a really cool way to pay homage.
  • Houston Mother Created An App That Makes It Impossible For Kids To Ignore Their Parents’ Texts
  • Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL | TechCrunch
  • Star Wars fans rejoice -  Original, Unaltered Cut Of Star Wars Trilogy To Be Released On Blu-ray By Disney
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Nike creates first full-size LED basketball court in Shanghai

Sports brand Nike has created a full-sized basketball court with motion-tracking and reactive LED visualisation technology built into the floor to help American star Kobe Bryant teach his moves to young players in Shanghai.

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