Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, January 9, 2017

  • I think it’s cool anytime a sitting president visits a championship event and is front and center for the national anthem. However, could you imagine President Trump doing this at the Super Bowl when players are on the field? For certain there would be some players taking a knee directly in front of him.
  • I enjoy the Nissan commercials with the former Heisman winners. I hope they keep up the bit. There are a few Heisman winners I’m surprised who haven’t made an appearance.
  • One of WifeGeeding’s coworkers is married to a high school football referee. He was the head official for an Allen High School football game and earned $500.
  • Jeff Pearlman is the author of many sports books. Last night he tweeted an interesting factoid. He spent $4,000 on a pair of fact checkers to comb through his book. I had no idea what the market rate was.
  • I’m surprised at how fax machines are still utilized. There’s been a handful of times in the past year in which I had to fax something and didn’t have the option of email.
  • Obviously, no one at Pizza Hut or Toyota watched the new season of ‘Black Mirror’ – Pizza Hut working with Toyota to test driverless pizza delivery
  • While working on an issue a coworker sent me the following instant message, “touch wood”. I asked her what that meant and she told me it was another way of saying “to knock on wood.” I think this was just a translation hiccup from her native language.
  • Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout?
  • The wife of my college pastor was a regular reader of my blog but I have no idea if she is anymore. If you are still a reader, I just want you to know I think of you often and have very warm memories.
  • I think it’s a no-brainer that President Trump’s library will be the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Dick Van Dyke’s brother, Jerry Van Dyke died recently. Dick recently changed his Twitter name to JerryVanDykesbrother.
  • I don’t know –  The One Phrase Disney Theme Park Characters Aren’t Allowed to Say
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, January 9, 2017

  1. Anonymous says:

    I heard the phrase “touch wood” recently. I think it was in the film The Trip to Spain, so it’s maybe a British variation?
    Funny bits in that. They nailed impressions of Sir Anthony Hopkins with a mashup of his characters from The Bounty and Surviving Picasso. “You’ve turned the crew against me. !@#$ your eyes, sir! For that I’ll put both your eyes on the same side of your face, and a nose on your bottom! Then we’ll go ’round the Horn!”
    And doing Roger Moore every time somebody mentioned the Moors

  2. Bryan says:

    Deadspin has run a couple of pieces over the years about “Coach” and they did a great tribute to Jerry Van Dyke the other day. It included a You Tube video of his first appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show where he played Rob’s chronic sleepwalking brother Stacey. It was hilarious.

  3. AndreaJN says:

    LOVE Black Mirror!

  4. AndreaJN says:

    And now we are watching Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on Netflix, which is a similar format to The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror. All great!

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