Roman Candle Attack Drone 2.0

So we attached 2 Roman Candle’s to the Drone and sent the guys running. 1 hit and many close calls. Lots of fun in Danger Bay

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Bag of Randomness for Monday, May 25, 2015

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  • I mentioned early last week a female church member died, perhaps I could have better described her as a fairly young (57-ish) matriarch of our church.  For reasons unbeknown to me,  her funeral or memorial service will take place next weekend, many thought it would have been towards the end of last week.  Yesterday’s normal worship serviced was something like a “pre-funeral service” as her life and how people of faith deal with death were the subject.  I’ll share two things our pastor stated.  (1.)  Don’t say anything akin to “she was needed more in Heaven than on Earth.”  That’s bad theology, just stop it. (2.) Be careful not to share war stories saying that you either understand or that you’ve been through something similar or worst.  Each case is specifically unique.
  • While watching National Lampoon’s Vacation yesterday I noticed the skeleton that Clark fell down next to had a spring at the back of the jaw.
  • It seems the area around the Shockwave roller coaster at Six Flags of Texas floods a lot, and it makes me uneasy seeing how much of that coaster is underwater when you consider how long that thing has been around.
  • It’s bigger than a football field and looks great from a bird’s eye view – Trekkie CEO Builds USS Enterprise HQ for Software Company
  • New Tool Reveals Searchable Pay Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers – Visa Explorer is built on data submitted to the government during applications for foreign worker visas. It’s one of the most detailed and comprehensive views into wages in corporate America currently available.
  • Watch U2 Play Super Rarity ‘In God’s Country’ With Fan On Guitar
  • GIF – An alligator attacks a truck
  • GIF – Toytanic – More realistic than I expected
  • Randy Moss attended the graduation, well, actually he handed the diploma to a girl he met in 1998 as she battled leukemia and lost her father to a car crash in 2004.  He promised he would be there for the moment and he delivered.
  • David Letterman’s first appearance after retirement was with his son at the Indianapolis 500.
  • A picture inside of the Ed Sullivan being renovated.
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ – Finally, a little bit of direwolf action and some poetic justice for Cersei.
  • Mother agrees to son’s circumcision in exchange for release from Florida jail
  • NASA astronaut records stunning view as he flies across the night sky
  • I never heard of the famous Pac-Man glitch until I read this article yesterday.
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CBS Sunday Morning’s U2 Segment

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Johnny Carson visits David Letterman 05-16-1985

  • This isn’t just the interview, it’s the entire show.
  • If you thought Dave declined in the quality of his monolog, you couldn’t be more wrong.  This is Dave three years into his ‘Late Night’ gig and it’s horrible.  He’s always been bad with the monolog, but that’s not what defined him, it was his interviews and bits, and later on, his ability to talk from the heart behind his desk.
  • Johnny jokes about how Dave must want a Sparklet’s water truck to run over him so Dave could take over ‘The Tonight Show’.  He also tells Dave how he’ll end up having his desk after another twenty years.
  • Dave asks Johnny if it’s tough being interviewed as opposed to being the one that asks the questions, and he honestly says it is.
  • Johnny calls Dave’s “mom”.
  • This is pretty cool.  Just like today, ‘The Tonight Show’ airs first and is followed by ‘Late Night’.  However, in this case, ‘Late Night’ was taped before ‘The Tonight Show’.  Just for kicks, Johnny tells the punchline to a joke on ‘Late Night’ but will later tell the first part of the joke on ‘The Tonight Show’, so you have to watch both shows to actually get the joke.  I wish I knew the whole joke.
  • Eddie Van Halen is sitting in with the band.  It’s funny how “keyboard-y” the show music sounds.
  • This show is part of a week-long L.A. visit, which made it convenient for Johnny to visit.
  • The late, great, Lee Marvin seem to be friendly but doesn’t really give an rip being there.
  • I forgot how his old viewer mail segment use to have a section crayoned which always confused me as kid.  Why use a crayon of all things?
  • Larry “Bud” Melman makes an appearance.
  • Dave does a bit at a hair-piece shop.
  • I miss the TRIO channel.
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Major League Pay Stub

Deadspin has a story about Pirates outfielder Andrew McCuthcen’s latest pay stub.

Source: Let’s Take A Look At Andrew McCutchen’s Pay Stub

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Delta’s new safety video is full of memes

We see you’re on the Internet. That’s great, because we made a safety video starring the Internet. Now, there’s a lot of Internet out there, and, as such, you might not be familiar with every character in our film. That’s why we’ve included the list below to help you figure out what’s what.

0:03 Keyboard Cat
0:18 Double Rainbow Guy
0:26 Annoying Orange
0:30 Roomba Cat
0:45 Rahat’s Prank
1:05 Evolution of Dance
1:25 Slow Mo Guy
1:43 Harlem Shake
1:51 Deltalina
1:52 Screaming Goat
2:02 Internet Browser
2:23 Peanut Butter Jelly Time
2:31 Dramatic Chipmunk
2:48 Charlie Bit My Finger
3:23 Clicking Finger
3:51 Overly Attached Girlfriend
4:02 Ice Bucket Challenge
4:09 Dancing Baby (Dancing Baby Animation provided courtesy of Autodesk, Inc. © 1999)
4:15 Hamsters Eating Burritos
4:25 Nyan Cat
4:32 Doge
4:48 Mentos & Coke

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Bag of Randomness for Friday, May 22, 2015

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Johnny Carson as Tarzan and actress Betty White as Jane during the 'Tarzan and the Apes" skit  on August 14, 1981 -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: (l-r) Host Johnny Carson as Tarzan and actress Betty White as Jane during the ‘Tarzan and the Apes” skit on August 14, 1981 — Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank

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Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 20, 2015

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  • #ThrowBackThursday – That picture was taken in May 1998.  I signed up for a week-long semester of classes in which all you had to do was go to NYC, visit a bunch of financial institutions, and write a couple of papers.  Part of me didn’t want to go because my father was already in the hospital for a month, and he ended up dying a month later.  I remember him telling me that even though it’s May, I should take a heavy jacket because it gets pretty cold in New York at night.  I just kind of agreeingly nodded at my father thinking he might be high on painkillers and didn’t take a jacket.  Well, that was a mistake because I was freezing most nights, and the jacket you see in the picture is borrowed from a friend.
  • Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see a show but checked out the street they blocked for some sort of bit they were doing outside the theater.  I did catch a Conan taping that week.
  • I think one reason so many friends of David Letterman are tearing up when talking about him is that they know he’s a bit of a recluse, a real private person, and despite what he says, there’s a 98% probability we’ll never see him in public again, so all of this is like a living wake for them.
  • So Dave is gone. You can’t feel sorry for the man, he’s had a legendary career, rich beyond dreams, and it seems he’s finally happy.  But it’s hard to let go because doing so means something that was there for most of our life is gone.  A constant is no longer there.  It brings to realization that life changes and everything in it is fragile.  So it’s not so much that Dave is retiring, it’s that we don’t like letting go.  The door is slamming on our youth.
  • I’m so grateful that CBS let the show run 17-minutes long, and how they handled Dave’s retirement.
  • Man, that opening with all the living presidents (sans Carter) was beyond fantastic, very classic Letterman and what a great way to set the mood.  And I love how he was introduced . . . from a small town in Indiana.
  • I remember the studio audience for Carson’s last show was only for family and close friends of his and his employees, but I think Dave just let in a regular audience.
  • Dave has always acknowledged his monolog was never his strong suit.  It’s his bits, interviews, and the rare confessions of the heart that made him unique.
  • I was ecstatic they brought back the old school commercial cards.
  • Dave didn’t need to mention his successor Stephen Colbert at all, especially in his last show, but he took the time to do so, which I thought was classy.
  • I wonder how many total hours I’ve spent watching Dave.
  • Funny that Dave joked about wanting to become the face of Scientology and then they actually ran two commercials during his final show.
  • I liked how Jerry Seinfeld wore a tux, and I think Chris Rock wanted to take in the moment by taking a picture behind Dave’s desk.
  • Of all the things I really enjoyed, it was that behind the scenes video.
  • “Of all the nice things said, merited or not, do me a favor, save a little for my funeral.”
  • We don’t get to see much of his son, Harry, but that was a nice moment seeing him sitting in the audience.  It was a better moment hearing Dave talk about how much his family means to him.
  • I think Dave is at his best when he’s just sitting behind his desk yacking without any guests, and it was cool seeing that last night at the very end.  It’s off the cuff and genuine with sprinkles of funny.
  • The Foo Fighters were solid last night, and as much as I enjoy seeing them play, in tuxes no less, I really enjoyed all those pics and clips.
  • I think I counted a total of four Jay Leno pictures displayed in the show.
  • Mission Accomplished – “I want it to be upbeat, and I want it to be funny, and I want people to be happy that they spent the time to watch it,” Mr. Letterman said of his last “Late Show” in an interview with The New York Times.
  • James Corden had a good bit with Sting to start off his show with a hat-tip to Dave, and had his band play Dave’s song as he walked out.  And to top it off, he had a Top Ten list of things we’ll miss about David Letterman.
  • I can see Dave hosting the Kennedy Center Honors with a laid back approach.
  • 23 Things That David Letterman Invented
  • Back in the day, there was a local rumor that Paul Shaffer attended the University of North Texas.  While that may not be true, two members of his horn section are from the university.
  • In a Touching Farewell, Conan Shared the Story of How Letterman Changed His Career
  • I got an eye exam yesterday, probably my first in seven years.  I thought with 40 fast approaching, staring at a computer screen every day for at least 8 hours, and a sensitivity to light, my eyes would be in bad shape.  Nope, I still have 20/20.  But because I was driving a rental and left my sunglasses in the vehicle we actually own, I had to sport those flimsy shades so I would be able to see outside.  Without any shades, your are easily blinded by sunlight.
  • I forgot how long it takes for your eyes to adjust after getting examining drops put in. Since my job entails working on a PC and sometimes having to look at lines of code, I wasn’t really productive yesterday after the appointment.
  • Because of the tornado, Mineral Wells made the ‘CBS Evening News’ last night.  They referred to as “the resort town of Mineral Wells”.  Well, it used to be a resort town.
  • Malls in the U.S. may be going extinct (No new enclosed mall has been built since 2006), but not in Canada – Montreal Is Building A $1.7 Billion Mega Mall
  • An entertainingly long read on how Captain America was probably defrosted.
  • Tech-steeped U2 leverages gadgetry to touch fans
  • America’s biggest ranch, which is larger than New York City, goes on sale for $725million in Texas
  • Dallas: America’s friendliest city for business
  • A non-Texan tried Whataburger for the first time, and it was heaven
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • Pete Delkus ‏@wfaaweatherIn 2014 North TX had 4 tornadoes all year long. Just this month we’ve had 24…and the season isn’t over yet!

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Conan Says Thank You To David Letterman 

Conan will even tell his audience when to turn the channel from his show to catch the start of Dave’s last show.

Source: Conan Says Thank You To David Letterman @ TeamCoco.com

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Seth Meyers Recreates David Letterman’s Late Night Opening Package

I do miss how Dave’s old show use to have those commercial cards when they returned from break.

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Plane Drops Feces Onto Sweet 16 Party

It reminds me of this scene from Kingpin (language warning).

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Propane Rifle 

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