Bag of Randomness for Thursday, December 14, 2017

  • My internal clock has been off this week, I’m a day ahead. On Monday I felt like it was Tuesday and so on and so on.
  • One of my coworkers is married and have three kids. From oldest to youngest, their first initial spells MAGIC. It wasn’t planned that way, it just kinda sorta happened.
  • Two of BoyGeeding’s classmates have a confirmed case of the flu and a total of eight kids were home sick yesterday.
  • I don’t think teens or young adults appreciate an album like most older folks because they tend to listen to individual tracks in random order instead of an entire album throughout. Many albums tell a story from song to song and they are connected and feed off one another. But then again, newer artists probably have that in mind and aren’t writing an album in that particular way.
  • Fragrance commercials don’t make sense and you know it.
  • For you fellow TICKET P1s who are looking for recorded audio other than their website or The Unticket – SportsGreek. But I actually think it’s related to The Unticket.
  •  Somewhat interesting local news – Lewisville ISD board of trustees voted to approve a new policy that will give students who are not in the top 10 percent of their class a choice to opt in or opt out of having their class rank on their transcript.
  • Tony Romo is Sports Illustrated Media Person Of The Year.
  • ‘She-Ra’ Returns As DreamWorks Announces Six New Netflix Toons
  • Meet The Grass That’s Eating Southeast Texas – Two Kinds Of Bluestem Grasses Are – Taking Over Pasture Land They Once Saved From Drought
  • Mark Wahlberg Is The Most Overpaid Actor Of 2017
  • A British surgeon admitted that he etched his initials on the liver of two patients using a laser during surgery.
    • Liver surgeons use an argon beam to stop livers bleeding, but can also use the beam to burn the surface of the liver to sketch out the area of an operation. It is usually not harmful and the marks would normally disappear. But the female patient’s liver did not heal itself in the normal way and the initials were found in a follow-up operation, it is alleged.
    • That story reminds me of the lawsuit against a surgeon accused of branding the initials of his alma mater, the University of Kentucky, on a patient’s uterus.
      • Dr. Guiler has defended the practice, saying letters marked the organ’s midline. ”Not only am I always able to remain oriented for the patient’s safety,” he said, ”I felt this was honorable since it made reference to the college of medicine where I received my medical degree.”
  • I caught a little bit of ‘The Goldbergs’ last night and part of the subject matter was Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. If you were ever curious about the references in the song, this nifty interactive tool will help you out.
  • Another part of the show focused on Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s on First” comedy routine. To my surprise, WifeGeeding never heard of the bit and didn’t have a clue who Abbot and Costello was. WifeGeeding is a lot of things, but a good Trivial Pursuit player she is not.
  • Dallas Cops Can Now Have Beards
  • Target buys same-day delivery service
    • The traditional brick-and-mortar retailer announced a $550 million purchase of Shipt, which it said will bring same-day delivery to about half of its stores by early 2018. By next year’s holiday shopping season, Target expects to offer same-day delivery from a majority of its stores and in all major markets.
  • Here’s a weird story about Trump, a pastor, and a spider
    • In Burns’s account, he was standing behind Trump, who was seated at the Resolute desk in the Oval Office, when he noticed a white spider the size of a half-dollar making its way up the president’s back. Before the spider got to the president’s neck, Burns whacked it — and Trump — with his bare hand. “It made such a loud noise, and I think people were bewildered and were like, ‘What did you just do?’” said Burns, who then quickly tried to explain himself: “Security, please don’t shoot me! He had a spider on his back.”
    • The pastor kept the dead spider as proof of his good intentions. Burns said he sent a picture to experts, and they had identified it as a “yellow sac” spider, a species found in the District (and in much of the United States), which is common indoors in winter months.
  • The most looked over member of U2, Adam Clayton, does a solo interview, which I found deep and insightful – YouTube – U2’s Adam Clayton on Songs Of Experience, bass guitar and listening to albums in full
    • He thinks “You’re the Best Thing About Me” sounds like the title of a country song.
    • Longtime fans know the band formed because they could play any instruments. Adam reluctantly accepted to play the bass guitar and thought it was a bit of a demotion but eventually embraced it saying it defines the melodic territory of a song.
    • He answers a question I long wondered about, how they go about designing a concert stage.
  • Delorean driver pulled over for going 88 mph
  • Don’t be the principal and interest.
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, December 14, 2017

  1. Bryan says:

    My wife and I are friends with a couple whose first names both start with A and all 3 of their daughter have first names that start with A. My wife and daughter have the same three initials and we have continuing the trend with a second daughter or having a son with the same three initials as me. The wackiest offspring naming trick I’ve heard of was a lady my wife worked with that named all of their kids after real places that started with the letter D. Their kids were Dallas, Denver, and Dakota.

    I fear the flu this year because it seems to be running rampant. I had my shot later than normal this year (on Monday).

    I’m not surprised to hear that Mark Wahlberg was the most overpaid based on Patriots Day. That was perhaps the worst movie based on a true story that I’ve seen and maybe one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Instead of focusing on an ensemble of incredibly interesting people involved in the bombing and investigation, they instead made Wahlberg’s fictional character the Forrest Gump of police officers and made sure he was always where the action was happening.

  2. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    “Fragrance commercials don’t make sense and you know it.” Hmmm, just seen the new Johnny Depp ad for ‘Sauvage’ perhaps? Cuh-ray-zee.

    Albums – the album, and even the concept album are still alive and well, but I think it is much, much less a part of the casual music listener. Digital music and streaming services are awesome, but have created an “A La Carte” approach to many fans.

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