Bag of Randomness

  • Disclaimer . . . I’m not a real estate agent so I may not know the heck I’m talking about here, but I recently took the above picture when taking a walk around my neighborhood and I’m thinking the use of poinsettias may not be the best choice of flowers.
  • I’m the world’s worst at putting something in the microwave that only needs to be warmed for about 20-seconds and hitting the quick start minute button, planning on staying nearby to take the item out after 20-seconds, and then stepping away and leaving said item in their for the whole minute
  • A lot of folks online are trying to get Christian Bale to put on the Batsuit and visit the shooting victims in the hospital.  The intent is nice, but I doubt it will happen because he mentioned how he had to spend time alone in the costume the last time he wore it, but if he where to wear the suit again, I do like this idea better.
  • A single injury is too much, but considering the weapons and how tight people are packed in theaters, I’m surprised the tragedy wasn’t worst.
  • I couldn’t find anything on how the police new shooter’s apartment was booby-trapped, I guess with the loud music blasting they just didn’t want to take a chance and suspected it.
  • Craig Ferguson recorded a show the day before the shooting tragedy that was suppose to air the night of the tragedy, but because the monologue had many Batman jokes, he felt the first part of the show was inappropriate to air and instead gave this message.
  • For the most part, the skinny presidential podium isn’t used anymore, it’s been replaced with something a bit more robust, but it made a reappearance last night.
  • The Spice Girls will reunite to help close the Olympics.  There’s a joke in there somewhere I think.
  • The one downer of the Olympics is all the over exposed coverage by NBC leading up to it.
  • I’m thinking that if a security cam doesn’t’ record in HD, then it’s not really that useful.
  • In an email I noticed I misspelled “cremation” by typing it “creamation” which made me stop to think how sloppy of a process that would be.
  • The NBA is set to become the first major North American professional sports league to allow advertisements on player uniforms.
  • Every Dinosaur’s Kill Count From The Jurassic Park Franchise
  • JC Penny’s is considering getting rid of the check-out counter.
  • Jason Alexander had some rational thoughts on gun control.
  • A lot of Christians often exasperatedly ask why do we care what celebrities have to say, and I often see them be the first to quote and post things that come out of the mouth of Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin.
  • As they have repeatedly done, the International Olympic Committee has rejected a request for a moment of silence during the Opening Ceremony for those that died in Munich when 11 Israelis were killed as part of a hostage crisis back in 1972, despite this being the 40th anniversary of the tragedy.  Bob Costas decided that NBC will have their own moment of silence.
  • I tend to use PayPal when I’m too lazy to get up and get my wallet.
  • I ordered a BLT with cheese
  • Stitches in the eye after a cornea transplant
  • I often hear our local sports talk radio personalities complain how the current crop of Cowboys are living off the past of the 70′s and 90′s Cowboys accomplishments and how the current crop isn’t doing much to work hard and earn success for themselves.  Now that I think about it, as United States citizens, we’re doing the same thing when elitism goes to our head as we live off the accomplishments of previous generations and do little in putting in the the time and effort as well as the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to be elite.
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12 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Bryan says:

    I heard several reports on Friday that the suspect told police that he had booby trapped his apartment.

    Nordstrom does the checkout in the middle of the store with smart phones. It is wonderful.

  2. larry says:

    I find it very hard to believe Jason Alexander's quote of "100,000 domestic gun violence deaths a year". I bet that number is more like 3,000, which is still too many, but way over exaerated. My guns have never committed any crime.

    LEL

    • Geeding says:

      You are correct, Larry, that his numbers were way off. I appreciate you pointing that out. I did a little research and see a lot of stats that states "per 100,000" so I have no idea if he misread, mistyped, or was trying to totally mislead. Here are some results in doing a real quick Google search for some domestic gun deaths. Both numbers vary greatly, so I'm not sure exactly what data is being included and excluded, but it's definately less that 100,000.

      CDC – 31,347 in 2009 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/injury.htm

      Guardian Article – 8,775 in 2010 http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jan/

      • larry says:

        I checked as well and found the same results. It is because of this deliberate misleading of the public that "gun lovers" cling to their guns so pasionately. Give an inch to the gun ban nuts and they will take a mile. The gun ban lobbists have stated that all they want is their foot in the door, then the total ban will be next.

  3. tommy says:

    I will own my guns the rest of my life…

  4. tommy says:

    I'm am supporting the "assault rifle" ban. I have a bunch I will sell for a huge profit… I won't make it safer but it will make me richer. I love America.

  5. Gracie says:

    Since the shooting, politicians have been warning that we must not allow our rights be diminished by these mass shootings. They argue that thousands of Americans own guns, even assault weapons, but do not commit horrific acts of violence. Gun ownership must not be restricted in any way. It is about protecting our rights.

    Why doesn't that same logic apply to voter's rights? The media and politicians have greatly exaggerated voter fraud. Millions of Americans vote, but the number of actual voter fraud cases are very very few. Yet, the same politicians who are so protective of our gun rights are ready to overturn parts of the Voter's rights act and enact laws to diminish our voting rights.

    Seems more likely that it is more about getting reelected than protecting our rights.

  6. larry says:

    I don't see how showing an ID is restricting your voting rights. It is more about the party that benefits from illegle votes, want s to keep it going.
    And your math is a little off, millions of Americans own guns, not thousands.

    • dan says:

      I felt the same way, Larry. I normally just show my drivers license when I go to vote. But then I read in the DMN that during a three judge federal hearing, held a few weeks ago on new Texas voter laws, that the State of Texas' most conservative estimate that the number of registered voters being disenfranchised was over 100,000 voters, most of them Democrats. Additionally, the state was unable to demonstrate that there was even a documented problem of voter fraud in Texas. Making it worse is a Republican governor [sorry, can't remember his name now] making a statement at a pep rally that one of the ways the Republicans will be able to knock Obama out of office is by changing voter laws.

      • larry says:

        By changing voter laws, you mean only allowing legal voters to cast ballots, then I still don't see the problem. The Dems know that they benefit from the illegle votes and want to keep it that way.

  7. dan says:

    I found this explanation to the challenge of the Voter ID Law going to court to tomorrow in Pennsylvania. The statistics behind the challenge were revealing.
    http://www.thenation.com/node/169035#

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