Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 25, 2016

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Reporter gets called out for playing Pokemon during State Department briefing

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Jon Stewart Takes Over Colbert’s Late Show Desk

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Bag of Randomness for Friday, July 22, 2016

  • I can’t believe Trump didn’t make one comment about Big XII expansion.
  • After his speech, I was expecting “I Am A Real American” to start playing from the speakers.
  • Ivanka Trump came off as very polished and poised. That has to be a very neat moment for both father and daughter to share. Politics aside, they should be proud of each other.
  • I expected Donald Trump to have a grander entrance, at least have the house lights cut.
  • After some reflection, I think Ted Cruz’s lack of an endorsement of Trump would have been more sincere (that’s not the right word I’m looking for) if he would have refused to make a pledge to endorse the eventual nominee.
  • I thought Trump played it smooth when the crowd started to chant “Lock her up, lock her up” and he simply responded by saying “Let’s defeat her in November.” It showed he actually has some restraint. And even though his LGBTQ line (“As a Republican, it’s so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said.”) might come off as disingenuous, that was a significant moment for the Republican party.
  • The first Trump -Clinton debate is 66 days away – September 26 at Wright State University.
  • A perfect score for a cardiac calcium score screening is zero, and thankfully that was the score presented to me after my test yesterday. I’m also thankful that my heart isn’t enlarged because that was actually a concern, for various reasons, going into it. However, they did raise an eyebrow that my resting heart rate during the screening was 90 beats per minute. Throughout the day it’s usually around 82, which is still high. High blood pressure appears to be the culprit and they gave me advice on how to control it, although you know that’s something I’ve been working on. While they didn’t recommend it, they said a cardio stress test should be considered to see how hard my heart is working. I may end up doing that before the end of the year. If anything, I’ve been “enjoying” being proactive about my health, give me further peace of mind and knowledge about the best way to prevent heart disease, and I just kinda want to see what it’s like.
  • I’ve always had bad feet. I seriously cannot remember, and this goes back to when I was a child, the last time I went to bed without my feet aching in some form or fashion. You name the shoe or arch support, and I’ve tried it, and visits to a couple of podiatrists haven’t helped. I’m envious of runners.
  • For the longest time, I’d confuse podiatrists and proctologists.
  • Dallas Morning News interactive – Tour Jerry Jones’ Valley Ranch office‏
  • Dallas Morning News – It’s been 40 years since a member of the Bush political dynasty didn’t attend a Republican National Convention.
  • The ‘selfie war’ by EMS paramedics: ‘Sick, juvenile game
    • SHALIMAR — Two Okaloosa County EMS paramedics face multiple felony charges after an investigation revealed they used their personal cellphones to record and photograph patients inside ambulances as part of a “selfie war” competition.

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How to shrink a quarter with a high voltage electromagnet

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The Daily Show Interviews Evangelical Trump Supporters

Jordan Klepper speaks to Pastor Mark Burns, one of Donald Trump’s religious supporters, to find out how the GOP presidential hopeful stacks up as a Christian. (4:52)

Source: The Divinity of Donald Trump-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Video Clip | Comedy Central

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$250,000 car gets windshield smashed by kid on a skateboard

Language warning.

I was catching a video of the sunset saw this McLaren run a stop sign and make a kid fall off his skateboard. You can hear the skateboard in the video. The passenger of the McLaren yelled something at him and the next thing I heard was a SMASH! The windshield was completely shattered. Kid took off running and the passenger ran after him. No idea what ended up happening after the car drove off. I guess the lesson here is DON’T RUN STOP SIGNS!

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Bag of Randomness for Thursday, July 21, 2016

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“Melania Trump” appears on Colbert

This gave me a good laugh. Good stuff starts right at the one-minute mark.

In case you are wondering, that’s Tony Award winning actress Laura Benanti.

 

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I would have never found this fuel tank

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Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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  • Yes I’m sick, but I’m not referenced in this article – First human case of Zika virus in Lewisville prompts spraying
  • I wonder what happens to prizes won by contestants on ‘The Price is Right’ if they don’t want them. For example, if they won a bookcase and a sewing machine but don’t want those items, is there an option to donate them directly to charity or do you have to accept them and then donate or sell them.
  • I can’t figure out what’s a bigger small victory in life, when your checkout balance at register contains no cents (such as $44.00 or $5.00) or switching lanes in a car and not running over any of those Botts’ dots.
  • I wonder if Roger Ailes is out at Fox News, will one of Murdoch’s sons take over.
  • Report: George W. Bush is worried he’ll be the last GOP president
  • I was trying to find the meaning or significance to Captain James T. Kirk’s middle name, Tiberius. I was certain Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, was aiming for some sort of symbolism. All I could find was that was his grandfather’s name. I did find a few references which state in several Star Trek stories, none by Roddenberry or part of Star Trek canon, that say many Kirk first born males were given the name of Roman Emperors with the hope that they would achieve greatness.
  • To clarify my Star Wars comment from yesterday (spoiler alert) – I took the director’s comment very literal (which maybe I shouldn’t have), that the next film would start at the exact point Rey meets/finds Luke and she presents him his old lightsaber, and the film just carries on from that moment. If that’s the case, and unlike the other films, literally no time would have passed, so there wouldn’t be need for a crawl to catch us up on anything. But I’m very prone to misinterpret things, and I guess the crawl could catch us up on other things going on in the galaxy during the time it took Rey to find Luke.
  • Everytime Baylor has a chance to move forward it seems like they purposely want to take a step back, their interim head coach had some odd answers and statement. And with no other coaches let go, the school is making it looking like Art Briles was solely responsible and at fault, like he’s Colonel Nathan Jessup ordering the Code Red.
  • WifeGeeding asked me why I keep a certain old Polo shirt around. I reminded her it was the shirt I was wearing when she told me, “I love you.” It was at the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor, and I showed her the picture to prove it. She states she’s never said that to any other person outside of family, and you have no idea what that means to me.
  • Colbert has had some really solid shows this week.
  • Google has a new app for museum lovers
    • It’s called Google Arts & Culture, and it’s a tool for discovering art “from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries,” Google writes on its blog. More than just an online display of art, though, it encourages viewers to parse the works and gather insight into the visual culture we rarely encounter outside the rarified world of brick-and-mortar museums.
  • Connecticut man that suffered heart failure returns to bodybuilding training with backpack heart
    • As there were no organs available, he was fitted with a pacemaker and an artificial heart – which he now carries around in a bag on his back. Despite his brush with death, he is now back to the gym and said he cries after workouts as he feels so ‘thankful to be alive’.
  • A 91-year-old woman finished a crossword puzzle that was actually art in a museum
  • GIF – I’ve never seen a cucumber peeled like this.
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Paintball gun wired to the Milton Bradley game of Operation

I just scanned through the video, but I don’t think there’s any cursing.

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