Bag of Randomness for Friday, September 20, 2019

  • Within a month, two of my friends have moved to the Austin area for different reasons. I’m a bit envious, a new chapter in life and a change in setting sounds fun and adventurous.
  • It always throws me off when the drive-thru speaker with a peppy American accent greets me and after I place my order it’s followed by a person with a foreign accent. I don’t understand why those restaurants simply don’t let the person wearing the headset do the greeting. But, I guess the actual human taking the order at the drive-thru will be replaced by some sort of AI within the next ten years.
  • It’s gonna cost about $12,000,000 to convert the Rangers ballpark, Globe Life Park, into an XFL stadium. Renovations on Globe Life Park will start on October 10th with a completion date of February 14th. The XFL season starts Feb 8th. It appears the renovation will add 4,000 bleacher seats, two new locker rooms, and an upgraded broadcast suite. I have a feeling Randy Cody could do this for half the price and get it done before the start of the season.
  • September 21, 2019, is Museum Day, which means many museums are free to visit with a Museum Day ticket, more details at Smithsonianmag.com.
  • Twitter rolls out ‘hide replies’ to let you tame toxic discussions
  • A fun question on Twitter – @Rev_Norespect: What’s the craziest committee you’ve seen in church?
    • I got a kick out of some of the answers, like the ones below, but I was annoyed by the prosaic response of the “Committee on Committees” but they do exist.
      • Parking lot committee. They wrote “tickets” for cars that were not parked between the lines. This was to make sure there were enough spots for all the cars. It worked because many people didn’t come back.
      • Fried Chicken committee. Their job was to make sure there was enough chicken at all the church fellowships.
      • Carpet committee. They were tasked with “updating” the look of the sanctuary by replacing the cardinal red carpet. A few families left because they couldn’t bear to see the red carpet go.
      • Cemetery Committee
  • Google offshoot Wing is teaming up with FedEx and Walgreens for drone deliveries
  • Logarithms explained Bob Ross style (with a pretty Australian accent)
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