How long has it been in between Tiger’s PGA tour wins? For one, LeBron returned to Cleveland and left again. If you are a fan of Tiger and Jesus you might appreciate this blog post – Tiger Won And I Cried
That Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke debate was more competitive than I expected. I may despise Cruz, but he’s smart and skilled. He’s argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and has all that experience debating during the last presidential election, I thought he was going to mop the floor with Beto.
Halloween is coming up. I’m certain the most popular costume, at least for adults, will be Toad from Mario Kart. And if I happen to see any kids come to my door dressed like him, I’m just going to assume his or her parents don’t keep up with the news.
I wonder how common it is for a former governor to leave his or state, other than to work in Washington. Offhand, Mitt Romney comes to mind. It looks like they will end up in New Mexico or Arizona.
“We were anchored here for the kids. Now our youngest daughter is going to be out of school — she’s going to go to nursing school — she’ll be taken care of,” Palin said in an interview with the Daily Mail published on Wednesday. “And we’re ready to do a lot more.” “We’re not going to be holed up in Wasilla, Alaska, the rest of our life,” the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate continued.
I think the president has a new limo. I suppose it’s time for a new one, that one has been around since Obama’s first inauguration.
If you had to guess what U.S. president presented the Pope with a bust of himself, many of you would have probably guessed it was Donald Trump. But it was actually LBJ who gave a bust of LBJ to the Pope.
A small reflection in the middle of BETTER CALL SAUL’s new seasson: I like it even more than BB, not to be a contrarian but because the evident stakes seem smaller but the moral downfall strike me as deeper, more poignant…
With Walter White (who turns Black) you were tracking a massive downfall/transformation. BCS takes you by the hand as Jimmy becomes Saul Goodman (No Good in him) in small painful tumbles.
Twenty-five years after the film’s debut, Spin spoke with several of its key players—including Fox, producer Rob Fried, and co-stars Nancy Travis, Matt Doherty, Anthony LaPaglia, and Cintra Wilson—to find out how this unlikely classic came to be.
Prediction – In the next ten years, the Super Bowl halftime show will be a WWE wrestling match.
The NFL Network is airing ‘A Football Life: Lawrence Taylor’ tonight, which I think is definitely worth rolling tape on.
I’ve always wondered how the media decide what picture to use of a person. For instance, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser. The only picture of her floating around is a somewhat off focus one of her wearing sunglasses which makes it look like a vacation photo. She’s a college professor, surely there’s a better picture of her around, something more professional looking. Especially in today’s world with social media and such, I’m sure there’s a better existing picture.
Does everyone get spam/scam calls? For instance, do “important” people like the Secretary of State, Generals running NORAD, or Tony Danza get such calls?
Why, yes it was. Yesterday’s Bag of Randomness did indeed display a picture of the bowling alley in Mineral Wells. I was surprised some of you recognized it. I got a kick out the comment that the background gave a shoutout to that former D.A. in Wise County. If memory serves correct, that DQ used to be a KFC, that old classic structure they used to have.
It’s an old video, but it’s the first time I noticed how the catcher was uncertain about the ball.
“The Secretary has underscored the need for appropriate use of commas in his paper (both their inclusion and omission),” the email declares. It also notes that Pompeo prefers adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style, which states “effective use of the comma involves good judgment, with the goal being ease of reading.“
The Heated Razor by GilletteLabs – thoughtfully crafted to deliver the comfort of a hot towel with every stroke. Featuring warming technology that heats in less than a second to provide continuous soothing warmth on your skin.
Mr. Rogers vs. the Superheroes – One of the few things that could raise anger — real, intense anger — in Mister Rogers was the willful misleading of children. Superheroes, he thought, were the worst culprits.
Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow Heigh-ho silver, away
I should not have watched the Emmys. My time would have been better spent watching ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Elementary’. The former was solid as always, but the latter, a season and perhaps series finale, was much better than expected. Usually, those CBS shows have a pretty soft storyline, very formulaic, but I felt that episode one of the best of the series. I like the series because I like Sherlock Holmes stuff, and have put up with more stories than I’d like to admit which lacked any sizzle, but this one exceeded expectations.
Take some notes, Pastor Jeffress – [Article] – George Mason, a prominent and longtime senior pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, challenged white Christians on Sunday to help seek justice for Botham Shem Jean, the black man who was shot dead in his home by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.
Cruz has this one in the bag. If for any reason it’s one I stated many times – conservatives show up to vote, liberals are vocal but stay at home.
Elizabeth Smart was recently interviewed on ‘CBS This Morning’. I think she speaks in a very Jackie Kennedy sort of way, and that is no way meant as an insult. It’s soft, slow and measured, very articulate, and with a bit of breathlessness. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who thinks this.
“Every single time off camera, he gave the exact same performance as you’re seeing now,” Reiner told Ogunnaike as they watched the scene. “We did it five, six, seven times, and I kept saying, ‘Jack, why don’t you save a little bit for when we come around?’ He said (impersonating Nicholson), ‘You don’t understand Rob, I love to act. And I don’t get that much of a chance with great parts like this.’ It was exactly the same performance.“
Raising Arizona has been on my “To Watch” list for the longest time.
The rarest fabric on Earth – The once-endangered vicuna is thriving in the Peruvian Andes, thanks to a bold plan to sustainably gather and sell its valuable fleece – and give locals a stake in its survival.
I think when it comes to Eric Clapton, most people favor “Layla” or “Wonderful Tonight”. I think “Change The World” is under-rated, not a big fan of “My Father’s Eyes”, but I’m a sucker for “Tears In Heaven”. The lyrics are inspired by the death of his four-year-old son who fell from an apartment window 49-stories up. With that in mind, this line about entering Heaven and seeing your child and wondering if he will even remember you chokes me up.
Would you know my name, If I saw you in heaven?
Long rally: 84 shot exchange between Nicolas Mahut and Marcel Granollers
Nicolas Cage Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ
I’ve mentioned I’ve been watching ‘The Crown’ on Netflix. After watching most episodes, I’ll look for stuff online to compare factual history with the dramatic version. The last episode dealt with John and Jackie Kennedy visiting the Queen and Prince Phillip and the president’s death. In 1965, the Kennedy family was invited to Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215, for a John F. Kennedy memorial dedication ceremony. An acre was gifted to the United States so that the memorial would stand on American soil. I found these photos of the event and was touched by Prince Phillip holding John Jr.’s hand. The character in the series has annoyed me and there are things I read about him historically which hasn’t given me a good impression of the man, but these photos humanized him for me. A pompous royal simply doing a kind and fatherly thing, an act of tenderness.
I had no idea Daisy Fuentes is married to Richard Marx.
For my handful of Canadian readers, you may get a kick out of the Canada study guide the third-grader in GeedingManor is using to studying for a test. I think it should include “U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was born in Canada.”
I needed to run a quick errand and DaughterGeeding tagged along, bringing with her the new pup. As soon as we exited the alley and hit the road she lifted the pup up to the window and said, “Look out the window, little puppy, that’s the world!”
The New YorkerThe Unlikely Endurance of Christian Rock – – The genre has been disdained by the church and mocked by secular culture. That just reassured practitioners that they were rebels on a righteous path.
I wonder how Bob Barker is doing. Which makes me wonder if it’s possible for anyone to become famous for hosting a game show anymore. Ryan Seacrest and Tom Bergeron have become famous for hosting talent competitions. Game show hosts today are former actors or comedians like Drew Carry, Wayne Brady, or an athlete like Micheal Strahan. I doubt we see the likes of a Bob Barker, Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek, or a Chuck Woolery ever again. Woolery, btw, hosted ‘Wheel of Fortune’ right before Sajak.
We walked into our local Whataburger for lunch on Saturday and while waiting in line struck up a conversation with two members of the Black Daggers, one of the Army’s parachute demonstration teams. The guys were beyond friendly and started to banter with the kids, and on the whim, I bought their lunch. The guys decided to sit next to our family and we peppered them with all sorts of questions about jumping out of planes. They were kind enough to show us pictures and videos on their phones from previous jumps and from a jump earlier that morning for a local event. When asked about the coolest place or event they jumped into, they said landing at Arrowhead Stadium for the start of a Chiefs game was pretty dynamic. One of them said the most jumps he made in a day was fourteen.
Even though we drive an electric car, it still has a standard 12-volt car battery. The one in our car recently died.
I skimmed First Baptist Dallas’ Dr. Robert Refress’ Twitter feed and noticed he’s mentioned his appearance on Fox News, disagreeing with Bob Woodward, the hurricane, and plugging his own book, but hasn’t mentioned anything about the tragedy of the off-duty Dallas cop who shot a man in his own apartment thinking it was her apartment – something in his own backyard. Talk about a missed opportunity to minister to those in your own community who are questioning what’s right and just in a complex situation. The scene of the crime/accident is less than 1.5 miles from his church.
At an Ohio event where Obama made an unannounced stop on Thursday on his way to his Cleveland rally, one of the state’s biggest GOP donors announced he’d quit the party and likes what the former president has been saying lately about civility
All presidential administrations stage photos, but this one released by the White House is a bit ostentatious. I wonder what was going through Vice-President Pence’s mind? “He’s not wearing a tie, so I’ll take mine off, Mother told me to mimic him. I’ll also strike the arms-crossed pose that he likes.”
Someone who shall not be named likes to dress up OtherDogGeedingII. It would be funny if either I or BoyGeeding could find a matching outfit.
To answer a question from yesterday – Yes, WifeGeeding has been to George’s in Waco but no, she has never had the Big O, she claims.
Sears did an odd thing, they stated they were going to report earnings before the market opened on Thursday but missed its own deadline and reported after the closing bell instead. No surprise, they reported yet another huge loss in the second quarter — $508 million, about twice as much as it lost a year earlier.
Note: The audio is pretty loud so you may want to lower the volume on your speakers.
This ocean cam is affixed to the Frying Pan Tower, 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. The tower was built in the 1960s to warn ships of the shallow waters nearby. Though GPS navigation technology means this tower is no longer used for its original purpose, it’s an important ecosystem for marine wildlife (check out the underwater shark cam to see what we mean) and provides a beautiful view of the sun rising and setting over the Atlantic Ocean.
Windy.com also provides some cool interactive data and shows you the location of the cam in relation to the hurricane. This is from the time of this posting.
Texas State University’s Transportation Services has announced that a charter bus will begin providing weekend transportation from San Marcos to Austin, Grand Prairie, Waco, Dallas and Houston for students, faculty and staff. The service starts this weekend and will run each weekend through Nov. 18. The shuttle will have on-board restrooms, reclining seats, and free Wi-Fi.
It’s my understanding Ted Cruz’s campaign has plenty of funds, so I’m surprised (though not complaining) at the lack of Ted Cruz television commercials. I haven’t seen a single one. I’m guessing the public will a plethora of them starting in October. Speaking of campaign funds, Beto O’Rourke was in New York for an appearance on Colbert’s show but also hosted a fundraiser in the city. Offhand, I’m not a big fan of out-of-state dollars influencing a state election.
For way too many years now, my brother and I (with the support of our awesome family and friends) have been working on a shot-for-shot recreation of Toy Story 3. This project has been an incredible undertaking, and we’ve made the decision to have this complete by 2019. At this time, I’m not quite sure what a release will look like, but I do know that this has to be done by next year. We’re both pursuing college and full-time careers right now, and it’s time to wrap this side-project up.