Bag of Randomness for Thursday, October 12, 2018

  • I was stuck in a moment of nostalgia when I stumbled upon some Chirggerex the other day. I had no idea that stuff was still around, it was a staple at my house when I was a child.
  • I was checking DaughterGeeding’s homework last night and tried to keep from laughing. She had to use the word “prison” in a sentence. Her sentence, “I’m not in prison, yet.”
  • I guess we wear deodorant (or antiperspirant) for those around us more than we do ourselves.
  • You often hear how a certain type of fashion will go out of style and come back again, bell bottoms for example. I’m surprised the bullet bra, those pointy brassieres popular in the 50’s, never came back into style.
  • Eerie headline –  Teen burned alive named killer before dying, firefighters testify
  • ‘Modern Family’ is in its ninth season, and the actress who plays “Lily” is still the worst actor in television.
  • After watching ‘Modern Family’ I caught just a little bit of ‘American Housewife’. The teenage boy had an embarrassing moment during a ballet class when he uncontrollably became aroused and couldn’t hide it in front of his peers. Those teenage years are an awkward phase. You girls may not understand but all guys know what I’m talking about. There’s a reason a lot of boys carried their books in front of them with two hands. I remember a similar event happening to a friend during our junior year in high school. The school had a special assembly to watch a student production of “Alladin”. The poor guy had one of those moments during the play and I can still remember certain people yelling and making fun of him.
  • Kate Bennett is a reporter for CNN and loves fashion. She frequently tweets about the wardrobe of the First Lady (current and former), often listing the price and where you can buy it (Example1, Example2). It’s superficial, yet I enjoy those tweets for some reason. I’m guessing it has to deal with my fascination of presidential history and such.
  • This was a better than expected read. NBC News’ Katy Tur covered Donald Trump on the campaign trail and he called her out many times in speeches and on Twitter. She wrote about the experience and is pushing a book, here’s an excerpt(strong language warning).
    • This is about when they first met:
      • “Don’t you want a picture?” he asks me, as if he doesn’t know why I haven’t suggested it yet. “Come here, Katy.” OK, this is awkward. I don’t want a photo. I know that our every move is beaming live into 30 Rockefeller Center, NBC News headquarters, and that my bosses, watching in real time, will cringe to see me smiling like a fan girl next to my interview subject. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to tell him no but at the same time … why in the world would he think I want a photo? I’m not a fan. I’m a journalist. This is a network news interview. So I say yes. Maybe this is a mind game. Maybe Trump is trying to charm me, knock me off balance, confuse the point of this interview. Or maybe he just figures he’s a bigshot celebrity and pre-interview photos are routine.
  • Restored Prisoner’s Letter Uncovers Horrific Details of Life at Auschwitz Death Camp
  • An Extremely Tense Battle Between A Moose And A WolfA drone pilot got one hell of a show while filming in Ontario recently.
  • I never really thought it about before, and maybe it’s because I lack it, but this coach is totally right – you earn confidence, nobody gives it to you.

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One Response to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, October 12, 2018

  1. Ben W. says:

    Now THAT is a random picture I can love – no reverse-image search needed. (If you ever want to see more photos of EPCOT Center under construction, check out @TomKMorris on Twitter. He's a former Imagineer who worked on EPCOT and has posted a ton of construction photos, especially lately since EPCOT just celebrated its 35th anniversary.)

    Pretty sure I wear deodorant for me, too.

    My wife and I have a running joke – any time we see kid actors on other shows, we comment, "wow, another kid who is better than Lily." Even the kid playing Joe on Modern Family is better, and he's 4 years younger. They had to switch kids with Lily back in season 2 (or 3?) because the original twins who played Lily didn't like doing it and their parents didn't want to force them to continue. I wonder how they would have done?

    "C'mon, it's time to head to class." "Um, I'm going to stay here for just a minute. I, um, need to finish reading this chapter. Or something." God, being a teenager sucked.

    I like Katy Tur, and as much as I'd like to, I just can't read her book. The daily news cycle just exhausts me at this point.

    That moose/wolf battle will be the most stressful thing I see all day. At least I hope that's true.

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