Bag of Randomness for Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Last week I mentioned Admiral William McRaven and former CIA Director John Brennan in a post. I knew McRaven was a graduate of the University of Texas (and later chancellor) but only recently found out Brennan also graduated from there receiving a Master of Arts in government with a concentration in Middle East studies. Brennan is also a Distinguished Non-Resident Scholar at UT, where he also serves as a Senior Advisor to the University’s Intelligence Studies Project.
  • I also mentioned last week that Robert Gates, former President of Texas A&M University, was the Director of the CIA. Man, Aggies and Longhorns are well connected with the CIA.
  • How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children
    • People tend to become atheists at a younger age when their religious parents talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, according to new research published in the journal Religion, Brain & Behavior. The study provides evidence that exposure to religiously-motivated actions plays an important role in the onset of atheism.
  • Anytime I hear a Rotten Tomatoes score I automatically tune out. I’m not sure what I have against them, it feels like they are over-exposed and over-hyped.
  • Dirk throwing (rather, tweeting) a little shade at Dwyane Wade.
  • Our pastor has been preaching a series on mortality. We recently had a married couple (an oncologist and internist) and a social worker, all members of our church, hold a roundtable discussion of sorts about dealing with death from the “professional perspective”. Yesterday our pastor’s sermon was over hospice and euthanasia. Here’s one thing he stated I think is worth repeating, “I never had one person say, ‘I called hospice too soon!'”
  • On another church-related note about yesterday’s worship service, WifeGeeding was ordained as a deacon.
  • This guy recorded everything he drunk for six months.
  • A recent tweet from Warren Buffet:
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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, August 27, 2018

  1. Anonymous says:

    Drank not drunk!

  2. Brent says:

    Funny tweet regarding the 2007 NBA finals but that wasn’t from Dirk. If you’ll look at the handle again you’ll see that it’s a fan account and not Dirk. Just don’t want him to be told to get over it when it isn’t him! Still funny though. And true.

    • Bryan B says:

      Yeah, great tweet, but Dirk’s handle is swish41, not squish41.

      • Geeding says:

        I should have caught that. When I saw Bob Sturm retweet it I thought it was legit. He probably did fall for it like I did and simply retweeted it because he thought it was funny.

  3. Bryan B says:

    Have you been able to find out if that is an actual quote from Warren Buffett? That’s not his verified Twitter account and I saw a lot of people questioning it as it made the rounds yesterday.

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