Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • TIME magazine should just go ahead and name James Comey their Person of the Year. It doesn’t matter how things turn out.
  • The batteries for my power tools were dying so I ordered a replacement pair of lithium-ion batteries from Amazon. That is, two batteries come in one single package, I didn’t just order two individual batteries. One of the batteries was defective but the other was fine. I wasn’t sure how to go about returning a single battery and couldn’t find anything on Amazon’s website about it, so I gave them a call. The phone rang twice and a real human answered the phone (no phone tree, no pressing one for English) and the associate told me to keep both batteries and she would just refund me half of the total cost. Actually, she added an extra five bucks for my inconvenience.
  • Yesterday was BoyGeeding’s last tee-ball practice for the season. Practices are already fun, but the coach decided to use water balloons as balls and placed them on the tee for the kids to hit and then allowed them to have a water balloon fight at the end.
  • Former neighbor who recently retired from the NFL
    • Time flies. I did the math, he was our neighbor for over nine years.
    • The first day the house was on the market, I saw a plethora of potential future neighbors. One man was huge and on crutches. He looked like he plays in the NFL, but it wouldn’t make any sense since the Cowboys are no longer in Valley Ranch.
    • WifeGeeding was talking to one of her friends in the neighborhood and he was brought up. Her friend didn’t believe WifeGeeding when she said he was moving back to Wisconsin, stating he was from Illinois. He actually played college ball at an Illinois college but grew up in Wisconsin. She then said he couldn’t retire because he signed a contract and it’s similar to the military, that you just couldn’t quit when you want to. Then she went on to say that if he is indeed gone, it was because he got cut.
  • One of the Von Erich brothers wrestling in Dallas Cowboys pants.
  • Woman Carries Twins for Her Sister, Who Had 9 Miscarriages
  • Silicon Valley has idolized Steve Jobs for decades—and it’s finally paying the price
  • U2 stuff:
    • Ten days until the concert.
    • Here’s a video of how U2 opened their concert in Seattle. This fan got chills down his spine. What’s old is new again.
    • Ticketmaster’s FAQ’s on their credit card as venue tickets system.
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9 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  1. Ben W. says:

    Sounds like WifeGeeding has made friends with the smartest person in the neighborhood, since clearly she knows everything about everything.

    • Mike Honcho says:

      Everyone has a family member or neighbor like that. *Sigh*. WifeGeeding might mention to her that all contracts are not the same and there are a multitude of exit clauses for both parties that could apply. And then tell her she isn't invited to the neighborhood block party.

      Comey might not be a bad pick. But Trump 2017 > Trump 2016 for Time Man of the Year. The guy is a headline machine.

  2. LL Research Lab says:

    RE: Doug "World be" Free

    Technically he retired because the Cowboys made it clear they were going to cut him and he decided it was time to hang it up.

    He made the announcement on March 11th.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Free

    • Geeding says:

      I don't think you are correct about the Cowboys making it clear he was going to be cut or forcing him to retire. I didn't see that referenced in the link you provided or its citations, and a cursory Google search didn't yield any supporting results. If memory serves me correctly, his retirement and departure from the team was a surprise, especially since they lost Ronald Leary to the Broncos.

    • Bryan says:

      "Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want, so you know you are getting the best possible information." – Michael Scott

  3. Bryan says:

    Love the video and review of the Seattle U2 show. I watched a little of both shows on Periscope. I held off on watching any video of any Innocence/Experience shows until after I saw one in person. I told myself I would do the same thing this time, but I couldn't help it.

    That pic of the setting of the Seattle show makes me wish I had sprung to go to an out of town show again to see them in an open air stadium. There's zero chance of any of the Death Star being open next Friday and, even if it was, you would get a great view of the sky or the Arby's across the street.

    • Geeding says:

      I do get a kick out of the fact there's a Wal-Mart directly across the street. I always wondered how they handled parking at that Wal-Mart.

      • Bryan says:

        I drove for Uber part time during the 2015 Cowboys season and, from that and going to a lot of Ranger games, I know that they have security that monitors their lot pretty closely. All of the news stations ran with a story a few years ago about dozens of cars being towed during a high school playoff game. The businesses around there are tough and the lots are all clearly marked. There's no such thing as free parking south of 30 on event days and, even if parking is free, they get you for the cost of a shuttle ride.

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