Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • I don’t know what was more shocking to me. Robert Kraft going to that massage parlor or Hugh Grant dating Elizabeth Hurley and hiring a prostitute.
  • I thought Jon Bon Jovi died earlier this week. In a 40-minute drive, I heard “Livn On A Prayer” on three different radio stations.
  • When we take our six-hour road trip next month for DaughterGeeding’s state competition, I hope we see a lot of bluebonnets. I’m also willing to bet WifeGeeding is going to make us stop at a burger place called Health Camp.
  • BoyGeeding has perfect attendance this year but will most likely miss a day as we’ll be traveling for his sister’s competition.
  • I took BoyGeeding to get a haircut yesterday. About 30-seconds after using the clippers on him, the stylist asked if I could pay with cash because the card machine was broken. That put me in an awkward situation, I didn’t want to leave my son by himself as I walked across the street to the ATM.
  • You’ll never hear me refer to it as an “ATM machine” because the redundancy kills me. In essence, “ATM machine” means “automatic teller machine machine. And this is where I go on my rant many of you long time readers will recognize:
    • I won’t say “cheddar cheese” because there’s no other type of cheddar.
    • The same pretty much goes for “tuna” and “tuna fish sandwich”. No one really knows there’s a prickly pear which is rarely referred to by the same name. You don’t hear anyone state they are going to eat “salmon fish” or “tilapia fish”.
    • A “hot water heater” is simply a “water heater”. If the water is already hot, you don’t need to heat it.
    • There’s no need to say you are going “down South”. Hey, you, yeah, you, get your head out of the gutter.
    • “A free gift” – Aren’t all gifts free?
    • It’s okay to say “ink pen” because in the south and southwest, “pen” and “pin” sound the same. I’ll also excuse “PIN number” but not “HIV virus”.
    • I don’t find “frozen tundra” redundant, maybe dramatically descriptive, but not redundant.
  • Must have been mild salsa – Tennessee man accused of dipping testicles in customer’s salsa
  • I never really thought about it before, but sleep is a form of surrender.
  • This CNN list is broken into Delux, Moderate, and Value – The best Disney World hotels, ranked
  • When Topher Grace’s wife was out of town for a weekend, he edited all 10 Star Wars movies into one super trailer called “Star Wars: Always” and I think it’s great and posted it below. He also has an 85-minute edit of the prequels which is rumored to be exceptional.
    • What’s most shocking is that with only 85 minutes of footage, Topher was able to completely tell the main narrative of Anakin Skywalker’s road from Jedi to the Sith. It should be noted that the Star Wars prequel trilogy is almost 7 hours in total length. What’s better is that the character motivations are even more clear and identifiable, a real character arc is not bogged down by podraces, galactic senates, Jar Jar Binks, politics or most of the needless parts of the Star Wars prequels.
    • And this Topher Grace tidbit from the IMDB Trivia section of BlacKkKlansman
      • Actor Topher Grace said in an interview with IndieWire, that portraying David Duke left him feeling depressed, so as an act of catharsis he took on the project of editing Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based on The Hobbit into a single two hour movie.
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 28, 2019

  1. Ben W. says:

    That CNN writer is either a Disney fan or got info from one – most of those types of articles get a lot wrong, but that one was not only accurate, it included some stuff only Disney fans pay attention to (e.g., the creepy clown slide and chairs at the Boardwalk).

    “PIN number” kills me. But “frozen tundra” is okay, because “tundra” doesn’t mean frozen – it’s a defined biome. (And in the NFL Films usage, it’s referring to the playing field, so it’s like saying “frozen playing field.”)

    That Star Wars trailer is phenomenal. I grew up with the original trilogy, so the prequels were very “meh” for me, but I’d love to see his trimmed-down version.

  2. Jason A says:

    Keith, the Department of Redundancy Department has released a statement about your post today:

    “You can say that again!”

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