Bag of Randomness for Friday, March 1, 2019

  • That’s a picture of me, probably around the first grade. I don’t remember ever owning or wearing a Scooby-Doo shirt.
  • Jason Witten is leaving the ESPN ‘Monday Night Football’ booth to return to play for the Cowboys. I’m not sure who broke the story, but shouldn’t it have ESPN? I think he would owe that to them for backing out of his contract.
  • I wish I had video evidence of this, but DogGeedingII moved the big fluffy dog pillow across the living room to directly in front of the fireplace and proceeded to take a nap in front of the fire.
  • Not too long ago I posted about ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create human faces which look like the real thing. There’s a new website which uses those AI created faces and lets you choose if you find them attractive or not. It reminds of that old timewaster of a site back in the late Nineties called HotOrNot.com. However, since this is based on AI, I can’t help but think there’s a conspiracy theory behind all of this. Like, maybe AI has advanced so much that computers want to collect data on what humans find attractive and use that information against us.
  • Local broadcasting legend John McCaa will call it quits at the end of the 10 p.m. newscast tonight. After 35-years working at WFAA and living in the Dallas area, he and his wife will be moving to McAllen, Texas where she has family. Believe or not, the straight-laced McCaa used to be an R-rated comic.
  • My pastor will preach his last sermon on Sunday and will officially retire after preaching in the area close to the same amount of time McCaa has been at WFAA. Both of my parents have been gone for over a decade, Mom for 13 and Dad for 20 years, and I’m still in my early forties. But these two men are about to retire and both of their fathers are still living. That amazes me.
  • It’s going to be a big weekend for SpaceX and for Americans and this will get us really, really close to no longer having to rely on the Russians. This article is pretty concise and informative.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, March 1, 2019

  1. Ben W. says:

    HotOrNot.com – now that’s a name that I’ve not heard in a long, long time…

    I was never brave enough to put my picture on there. But it was certainly the predecessor to people posting Instagram selfies, wasn’t it?

  2. RPM says:

    I’m not 100% convinced ESPN didn’t heavily endorse Witten unretiring. I love the guy, but he wasn’t exactly tearing it up in the booth.

    Got to watch part of the Space-X launch yesterday. The 1st stage was on it’s 4th launch. Watching the Dragon launch now. Perfect landing!

  3. John Mackovic says:

    That’s a pretty sharp-looking kid.

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