Bag of Randomness for Friday, July 13, 2018

  • I took BoyGeeding to get a haircut yesterday. Or as my father would say, he got them all cut. His stylist said she takes her kid to Six Flags at least once a week. I told her that sounds like a beating especially waiting in lines. She said she’s never waited for more than fifteen minutes for any ride. I found that surprising. Back in the day I remember waiting for over an hour for certain rides, and back then I didn’t have a smartphone to entertain me, I was forced to interact with friends and take in the surroundings.
  • It’s about time President Trump gave Putin a nickname.
  • If you are local and a fan of NPR’s “This American Life”, Ira Glass will be in town this Saturday.
  • According to his former classmates, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh puts ketchup on his pasta. I’m okay with this, but putting ketchup on a chicken-fried steak is where I draw the line.
  • A Family Of Woodchucks Ate Paul Ryan’s Car
    • House Speaker Paul Ryan explained Thursday that a family of woodchucks moved into his Chevy Suburban recently, eating the wiring, and rendering the car useless.
    • As a top congressional leader Ryan has a security detail and hasn’t been allowed to drive in three years.
    • The Verge takes a deeper dive into this phenomenon.
  • On the way back from East Texas we dined at a Furr’s Cafeteria. Well, I guess they are called Furr’s Fresh Buffet now. I decided that everything right with America was being viewed in front of me. I also decided that everything wrong with America was in front of my eyes.
  • GIF – Plywood bending
  • Beck remix U2’s “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” and there’s a new stop-motion animation video for it.
  • The man is simply a great actor, and I had no idea how well he’d do after ‘Cheers’. Sure, he’s great in dramatic roles, but there’s no beating his Zombieland performance. Well, maybe Kingpin  – Vulture – Every Woody Harrelson Performance, Ranked
  • Vulture has also updated their ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ rankings. I love hearing how these comedians, artists if you will, go about their craft. And one thing that I never tire of is them telling their stories of their first ‘Tonight Show’ appearance.
  • DFW comes in 13th, aided by WifeGeeding’s sense of humor – America’s Robot Geography
  • DFW Airport and Love Field routes that generate the most cash for airlines
    • DFW – L.A., Chicago O’Hare, Sydney
    • Love – Atlanta, L.A., NY LaGuardia
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, July 13, 2018

  1. AndreaJN says:

    Glad you are posting again. I was a little worried when you weren’t. When you came back you said you had tweeted you’d be taking a break, but I don’t use Twitter.

    What is that picture on top of today’s post? It looks very interesting!

  2. Jason A. says:

    I respect your dad’s humor. That “dad joke” is my passive-aggressive response to what I consider a silly question:

    Random Acquaintance with an Uncanny Grasp of the Obvious: “Did you get a haircut?”

    Me: “Yes. I got them all cut.”

    (This is occasionally followed by a palm-to-forehead moment when the questioner responds with, “What’s the mall cut?”)

  3. RPM says:

    I’ve had a squirrel take up residence in my F350 when it sat for a few weeks. Fortunately I’m good friends with an ASE Master Tech. Took him 2 days to get all the wiring and vacuum lines fixed. Needless to say, he now has lifetime hunting privileges at The South 40. I can just imagine what multiple woodchucks would do.

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