Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

  • When reading a book, it described editing a paper as “blue penciling”, which caused me to raise an eyebrow. I’m used to only seeing a red pen used to edit a paper, and trust me, my papers bled (yeah, I know, no surprise). Upon further research, this is what I found:
    • The color is used specifically because it will not show in some lithographic or photographic reproduction processes; these are known as non-photo blue pencils. For similar reasons, sometimes red pencils are used since their pigment will not reproduce by xerography.
  • U2 added two cites to their upcoming tour, Omaha, NE and Uncasville, CT. I haven’t a clue nor have I ever heard about Uncasville, but as for Omaha, I’m guessing Bono has a meeting with Warren Buffet. Hey, Bono’s going to be in Dallas to be awarded a medal by former President George W. Bush in April, which is a month before the tour starts.
  • When referencing the Statue of Liberty, DaughterGeeding will only call it “Lady Liberty”.
  • A lot of folks have been criticizing and poking fun at Barbara Streisand for cloning her dog. There’s a bit of Texas news attached to this story, the cloning was done by a company named ViaGen Pets located in Cedar Park, which is north of Austin.
  • I thought the Amazon NFL series “All or Nothing” with the Dallas Cowboys was going to be for the upcoming year, but it’s about the previous season.
  • I thought this was a pretty cool article and it caused me to immediately look at the bottoms of my shoes and compare it to the pictures in the article –  What Wear Patterns Mean for Walking Shoes
  • I took one for the team and checked the article to see if the photo was attached, it’s not – The Utah State Bar emailed a photo of a topless woman to lawyers — and now it is investigating how it happened
  • Millennials more likely than seniors to fall for online scams, research shows
  • Hey JB, remember our communications class with Dr. Collins and Mr. Armstrong? Whenever she would say “regulators” we’d all respond in unison with, “Mount up!”  Good times.
  • This mural was recently removed from a Tennessee elementary school.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

  1. RPM says:

    A quick look at Uncasville, CT and I see it’s home of Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort. That place is huge and well located just north of New London. You can drive, fly or train from NYC to there easily. Think Mineral Wells to Abilene, but with better infrastructure.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    Spoiler Alert:

    The result was “nothing”

  3. Bryan says:

    I like that I’m old enough to appreciate and laugh at the “Mount up!” response.

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