Bag of Randomness for Thursday, August 24, 2017
- I donated an old Hardin-Simmons alumni t-shirt a few months ago and yesterday I saw a laborer working at a nearby house wearing it. I could tell it was my shirt because of a certain bleach stain. He said hello to me as I walked by and asked him about the shirt, not leading on that I ever owned it. He said he never heard of the school before so he looked it up and then proceeded to tell me more about the university, its history, and sports teams that I ever knew.
- Google says 20 percent of searches conducted on smartphones these days are done by voice.
- The asterisk on Madden’s annual release legacy – Back in the mid-’90s, EA bit off a bit more than it could chew
- 11 “Game Of Thrones” Characters That Look Very Different Now, Because They Were Re-Cast
- BuzzFeed made a smart hot plate that syncs with its viral cooking videos
- Regarding the book I’m reading about the relationships amongst presidents, I’m reading about Ford and Reagan’s rocky relationship. I knew President Ford offered Governor Reagan the chance to run as his VP and four years later Reagan offered then former President Ford the spot. But I didn’t know that Reagan tried to sweeten the deal by offering Ford a chance to serve as both VP and Secretary of Defense.
- Random quote from Ford while campaigning for Reagan, “Elder statesmen are supposed to sit quietly and smile wisely from the sidelines. I’ve never been much for sitting and I never spent much time on the sidelines. This country means too much to me to comfortably park on the bench. So, when you field the team for Governor Reagan, count me in.”
- La Vernia, TX – ‘This Is Not Hazing. This Is Rape’: Inside a Texas Town’s Football Nightmare – How a varsity sex-abuse scandal threatened to tear apart Small Town, U.S.A.
- Republicans hire mariachi band to welcome Dem senator
- Republicans have taken to calling Donnelly “Mexico Joe” over a report last month that his family’s arts and crafts company, Stewart Superior Corp., manufactures some of its products in Mexico. Donnelly announced shortly after the report that he was selling his stock in the company.
- The New Yorker’s Comma Obsession
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