Bag of Randomness

  • Now that the Cruz and Dewhurst runoff is over, what is television going to fill all their air time with?  Oh, yeah, the Olympics are on.
  • Russian Larisa Latynina held the record for winning most Olympic medals for almost half a century until Michael Phelps broke that record yesterday.  She attended last night’s race to cheer him on and had a cute response saying it was time for a man to be able to do what a woman had done long ago.   She actually wanted to present Phelps with the record breaking medal, which I thought was a very nice gesture, but Olympics rules forbade that.
  • Another intersesting fact about Latynina, she won five gold medals while four months pregnant, it’s mentioned on the second page of that article above.
  • During the mix and mingle between Norm and Bob and Dan on The TICKET yesterday they hit a tangent and started to power rank the cast of “Major League.”  And that my friends is another reason why I love this radio station.
  • I dunno why, but I found it interesting that Interstate 30 only goes from Little Rock to Fort Worth.
  • I went into a Christian bookstore with the men I have a Tuesday night Bible study with to find a new study guide as we recently finished the one about the Sermon on the Mount.  Those kind of stores make me feel uncomfortable . . . on one hand I see the message of Christ being spread and encouraged, and on the other hand I see so many people just trying to make a buck off of God without any sincerity for the faith.
  • As well intended as my Baptist friends are, there are too many issues I have with the SBC, and since they own Family Christian Stores LifeWay, I won’t even step into one. NOTE: Edited
  • But if the SBC owned Chick-fil-A, I would still probably eat there.
  • NFL player O.J. Murdock killed himself in the parking lot of his old high school, but before doing so, he tweeted a reporter.   I wonder how the reporter is taking his death.
  • “Newsroom” is finally getting better . . . I think they figured out the more they stay away from the love stories the better the show.
  • I found a new shoe that airs the same time as “Newsroom” but I think I enjoy even better . . . “Political Animals” on the USA Network.  The cast is great, it stars Sigourney Weaver, the acting is better than expected for a USA show, and the writing is actually great.
  • I just finished watching my first season of “Louis” and looking forward to the second.   I noticed in one episode he was on a date with a girl, and later that actress played his mother in a different episode.
  • I love what Microsoft has done with upgrading Hotmail to something new called Outlook.
  • Interesting news for those of you that like to tether your device.
  • Those claw machines are rigged, that isn’t a surprise, but here’s how.
  • Fun in space - The Apollo 12 lunar checklist had small pictures of Playboy models [Wikipedia]. But don’t worry, one of the men dedicated himself to Christian ministry.
  • 2 year old narrating an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine [Thanks Andrew!]
  • More pianos are going to the dump
  • The Commodore 64 turns 30 years old, and the BBC has a video of a bunch of today’s kids trying to use it.
  • America’s Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. MToots says:

    Pianos going to the dump saddens me! I agree that the new high tech selections are more "cost worthy" and have some "fun" features, BUT to a pianist, there is much to be said for a REAL piano! And, there is more to playing my piano(inherited from my grandmother and MUCH OLDER than 80 years!!) than simply making music! There are countless memories and emotions that come about every time my fingers touch the keyboard!

  2. David Bryant says:

    Geeding, the SBC owns Lifeway, not Family Christian Stores. Family Christian is not affiliated with the SBC. While I respect your right to boycott, you should boycott the right company! :-)

    • Geeding says:

      Dang it, I KNEW that. You are absolutely correct, David, and thanks for pointing that out so I can update/edit my mistake. I can try to blame my mistake on typing this while pretty groggy, but that would be a lame excuse, I just goofed.

  3. George says:

    The Commodore 64 kicked off my interest in computers. Sitting in front of that computer with a tape drive, 300 baud modem and a collection of magazines (with BASIC programs in the back) is how I spent my after school hours from 2nd grade until middle-school. Reminiscing about that computer with a department head while applying to college led to a Computer Science degree and career in software development.
    Now, I have a C64 emulator on my phone and when I'm bored I can tap out:
    10 PRINT "Hello, ten year old me!"
    20 GOTO 10
    RUN

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