Bag of Randomness
- I’ve noticed in the news footage I’ve seen about Newt campaign events, it appears he has Secret Service protection, which kind of surprised me because I have not read about it in the news and it seemed early in the election process, although I know sometimes protection is granted early such as the case with Herman Cain and Obama back in 2008. I started to wonder if Newt was just using his own security to ‘appear’ like Secret Service agents to appear more presidential, and I think I might just be right because this article states that Romney is the only candidate with protection.
- Romney needs to really start to think before he speaks or he’s going to be more gaffe prone than Biden. He recently said “I’m not concerned about the very poor.” Granted he was trying to emphasize that he wanted to improve the middle class, but you gotta be careful how you say things and not make $10,000 bets.
- Bruce Willis’ first name is actually Walter.
- Bill Murray will be playing FDR in an upcoming flick, here are some pics.
- Upon a little presidential research, I discovered that Eleanor Roosevelt’s parents both died before she was ten years of age. Franklin married Eleanor on March 17, 1905, and her uncle Theodore gave her away. Theodore was acting president at the time, as he was in office from 1901-1909.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt III is still alive, goes by the name Frank Roosevelt, and is part of the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. You can view his CV (pdf) here.
- At first I thought it was a bad idea for corporations to release their Super Bowl commercials early, but after some thought, doing so allows them gain more exposure. I mean, they are already going to get the Super Bowl exposure no matter what, the only negative is the element of surprise on the audience’s end.
- ABC has a sitcom name Happy Endings and one subject of the show was this woman’s dilemma dating a man who’s last name is Hitler.
- And now for a little culture – Samantha Bark’s Rendition of Eponine’s Classic “On My Own”
- In reality, dogs are not colorblind.
- Patriots owner Robert Kraft is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, that along with the great weather we are having compared to a year ago has to be driving Jerry insane.
- The other day in our Bible study in which we are looking at the Sermon on the Mount, we examined what Jesus said about divorce, in particular this verse, “But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery.” One friend thought it was interesting how Jesus provided an exception, an ‘out’ I guess. That is, if the wife is unfaithful, then the husband has the right to divorce. Jesus specifically makes this exception, I wonder why no other exception, such as physical abuse wasn’t also stated by Jesus.
- I could have swore I heard a sonic boom last night, and then later in the night I saw the local news reporting others heard the same thing and saw a bright and fast traveling object in the sky. It almost reminded me of when the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas, but that explosion and MUCH louder and it shook the windows in my house in Mineral Wells.
- As much as I haven’t been pleased with American Airlines’ service over the years, my heart goes out to all those that will be losing their jobs.
- David Letterman is now the longest-serving host in late-night television history. I say he’s still going strong, just not as edgy, and I guess age changes a person. But however you look at him, he changed late night, making it savvier, and thanks to him, his comedic style has influenced the likes of Jon Stewart, Louis CK, and even Jay Leno who really got his big start as a recurring guest on Late Night. What Letterman has done well is to keep his public life public, so when he actually opens up his heart about his marriage and infidelity, birth of his son, and heart surgery, it’s genuinely touching. His greatest moment perhaps was his first show after 9/11.
- This was a popular post everywhere yesterday – Ordering at Sonic
- John Lennon’s last words to Paul McCartney, “Think about me every now and then, old friend.”
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