$250,000 car gets windshield smashed by kid on a skateboard

Language warning.

I was catching a video of the sunset saw this McLaren run a stop sign and make a kid fall off his skateboard. You can hear the skateboard in the video. The passenger of the McLaren yelled something at him and the next thing I heard was a SMASH! The windshield was completely shattered. Kid took off running and the passenger ran after him. No idea what ended up happening after the car drove off. I guess the lesson here is DON’T RUN STOP SIGNS!

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Bag of Randomness for Thursday, July 21, 2016

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“Melania Trump” appears on Colbert

This gave me a good laugh. Good stuff starts right at the one-minute mark.

In case you are wondering, that’s Tony Award winning actress Laura Benanti.

 

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I would have never found this fuel tank

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Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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  • Yes I’m sick, but I’m not referenced in this article – First human case of Zika virus in Lewisville prompts spraying
  • I wonder what happens to prizes won by contestants on ‘The Price is Right’ if they don’t want them. For example, if they won a bookcase and a sewing machine but don’t want those items, is there an option to donate them directly to charity or do you have to accept them and then donate or sell them.
  • I can’t figure out what’s a bigger small victory in life, when your checkout balance at register contains no cents (such as $44.00 or $5.00) or switching lanes in a car and not running over any of those Botts’ dots.
  • I wonder if Roger Ailes is out at Fox News, will one of Murdoch’s sons take over.
  • Report: George W. Bush is worried he’ll be the last GOP president
  • I was trying to find the meaning or significance to Captain James T. Kirk’s middle name, Tiberius. I was certain Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, was aiming for some sort of symbolism. All I could find was that was his grandfather’s name. I did find a few references which state in several Star Trek stories, none by Roddenberry or part of Star Trek canon, that say many Kirk first born males were given the name of Roman Emperors with the hope that they would achieve greatness.
  • To clarify my Star Wars comment from yesterday (spoiler alert) – I took the director’s comment very literal (which maybe I shouldn’t have), that the next film would start at the exact point Rey meets/finds Luke and she presents him his old lightsaber, and the film just carries on from that moment. If that’s the case, and unlike the other films, literally no time would have passed, so there wouldn’t be need for a crawl to catch us up on anything. But I’m very prone to misinterpret things, and I guess the crawl could catch us up on other things going on in the galaxy during the time it took Rey to find Luke.
  • Everytime Baylor has a chance to move forward it seems like they purposely want to take a step back, their interim head coach had some odd answers and statement. And with no other coaches let go, the school is making it looking like Art Briles was solely responsible and at fault, like he’s Colonel Nathan Jessup ordering the Code Red.
  • WifeGeeding asked me why I keep a certain old Polo shirt around. I reminded her it was the shirt I was wearing when she told me, “I love you.” It was at the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor, and I showed her the picture to prove it. She states she’s never said that to any other person outside of family, and you have no idea what that means to me.
  • Colbert has had some really solid shows this week.
  • Google has a new app for museum lovers
    • It’s called Google Arts & Culture, and it’s a tool for discovering art “from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries,” Google writes on its blog. More than just an online display of art, though, it encourages viewers to parse the works and gather insight into the visual culture we rarely encounter outside the rarified world of brick-and-mortar museums.
  • Connecticut man that suffered heart failure returns to bodybuilding training with backpack heart
    • As there were no organs available, he was fitted with a pacemaker and an artificial heart – which he now carries around in a bag on his back. Despite his brush with death, he is now back to the gym and said he cries after workouts as he feels so ‘thankful to be alive’.
  • A 91-year-old woman finished a crossword puzzle that was actually art in a museum
  • GIF – I’ve never seen a cucumber peeled like this.
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Paintball gun wired to the Milton Bradley game of Operation

I just scanned through the video, but I don’t think there’s any cursing.

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Melania Trump’s RNC RICKROLL

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Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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  • I can’t believe Donald Trump’s speech to introduce his wife was so short, I would have certainly taken the over. It was so short, I’m wondering why even bother, especially if a presumptive nominee has never spoken on the first night. But then again, Trump is unconventional.
  • Mrs. Trump’s small impersonation of her husband gave me a chuckle. She speaks five languages: Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German. And many thought her speech was strikingly similar to Michelle Obama’s speech eight years ago.

  • I felt sorrow looking at Senator Bob Dole yesterday, they literally propped him up last night. I guess he’s the closest thing to a former president or statesman, or just the most respected person, at the convention.

    Edit: Correction, there was a former president in the audience.
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  • Hypercriticism exists on all sides of politics, and everyone is entitled to change their opinion, but it wasn’t too long ago many Trump supporters were knocking Obama’s “elitism”.
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  • On last night’s ‘CBS Evening News’, correspondent Major Garrett was talking about Melania Trump’s upcoming convention speech and stated she was Trump’s third wife. Part of me thinks there was no need to include the detail that she is his third wife, something almost everyone knows. I don’t necessarily think it was biased reporting, just something noticeable. I’m not sure Nancy Reagan was referenced as “Reagan’s second wife, Nancy” at the 1980 convention, but then again, I wasn’t even five. That’s a little bit of presidential trivia for ya, Reagan is the only U.S. president to be divorced.
  • I suppose it’s tradition for Texas Republican delegates to wear cowboy hats and a dress shirt which resembles the state flag at every convention. Part of me thinks it’s good fun, another part of me worries about the stereotype, and another part makes me think they all want to be Big Tex.
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  • Obama has issued a record 69 proclamations lowering flags at federal buildings, according to a count kept by USA Today.
  • Last night on Colbert, Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance, and then so did Colbert’s old character. The regular Colbert then teased Stewart would make another appearance this week during his live shows.
  • Yesterday, Gordon Keith of The TICKET stated the hands of seated statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial were making an “A” and “L” in sign language. Per the National Park Service website, that is a myth. You can find other links they debunk about the Lincoln Memorial on that website. Here’s another myth:
    • Some assume the 57 steps leading to the chamber equal his age at his death; however, Lincoln was just 56 years old when he was killed in April 1865. There is no significance to the number of steps.
  • Netflix stock price tanks as customers quit over higher prices
    • On another TICKET note, I recall Corby stating the price increase would not have any effect on customer retention.
  • Game of Thrones: HBO announces summer return, 7 episodes
  • An interactive Game of Thrones map
    • I like how you can click on a character and it shows you the path they have traveled per episode. It was quite surprising to see how far Samwell has traveled, had no idea it was that long of a journey. It was also neat to see how much ground and sea Daenerys and Tyrion have covered.
  • While looking for a new breakfast place to try out, I found this old D Magazine article which states the Dream Cafe is a favorite of Bono’s. I wonder if he just happened to wonder in there once and by word of mouth, it’s turned to it becoming one of his favorites. But then again, I head that U2 occasionally eats at Snuffers when in town.
  • “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.‏”
  • Judge for yourself – Best paper airplane ever
  • The best emulators for old-school gaming
  • CBS Sports – Baylor’s relationship with the Big 12 is strained, potentially beyond repair
    • It was revealed Monday that Baylor officials had flown to Indianapolis to meet with the NCAA months ago to basically throw themselves on the mercy of the court, according to Garland.
  • Star Wars director Rian Johnson confirmed the next film will begin right where the last one left off. If this is literally true, there wouldn’t be a need for the traditional story crawl at the beginning of each film.
  • I’ve got a sore throat and body aches and just want to lie down.
  • Black Lives Matter protest in Wichita changed to cookout with police
  • I’m not posting this video in support or against anything, I just know Don Lemon didn’t expect to lose control of it.

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Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 18, 2016

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  • There’s been an internet outage in my area for most of Sunday, and as of 11:59 PM, it hasn’t been restored. So I’m just going to try to wing it and see what I can do with my phone. Most of you are already used to typos, misspellings, and bad grammar, just expect it to be ramped up this morning. Sorry for the lack of links to this and that, today is basically just going to be a rehash of the weekend.
  • It was one busy weekend for FamilyGeeding. WifeGeeding’s birthday was on Sunday but we basically made it a birthday weekend for her. Funny thing, nothing really was planned, all of this was pretty much done on the fly.
    • Once the kids were put to bed on Friday, I decided to surprise WifeGeeding. A few months ago I found a new massage table for sale for $50 and have been hiding it. When she walked into the master bath after saying one final “good night” to the kids, she found a candlelit room, massage music playing, and the table all set up for her for an hour-long massage, provided by me, of course.
    • I woke up earlier than normal on Satuday morning and decided we all should go visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. We drove LeafGeeding and took advantage of their electric vehicle parking, which means free charging, closer parking, and free parking. After a few hours at the museum, we left with a full charge in search for brunch.
    • We ate at The Common Table which was less than a four-minute drive away from the museum, and that place rocked. The weather was nice enough to eat outside on their large and lots of customers had their dogs with them. The waitstaff would bring out water bowls for the dogs that said things like “Vodka” on them and 90’s hip-hop was playing the entire time. The crowd was young and preppy, and I couldn’t figure out if I felt out of place or “cool” for being amongst them. The food was beyond excellent, and all made from scratch. WifeGeeding thoroughly enjoyed the Skittles Sangria. Here’s a picture of a breakfast flatbread entree I ate. The bottom layer was covered with white country gravy, with scrambled eggs, grilled onions with green and red peppers, cheese, and skillet potatoes.
    • Saturday afternoon was spent at a local theater watching “The Wizard of Oz”. The performers were available for pictures after the play, but stated they had to remove some makeup and parts of their costumes to avoid some sort of copyright infringement.
    • When we got home, a parent of one of DaughterGeeding’s classmates invited us to their lake house on Lake Grapevine for a swim. I was out of my element at this three-storied house.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen chickens roam free on a property.
    • On Sunday morning I woke early again thought I’d take WifeGeeding and the kids to Hash House A Go Go in Plano for a birthday breakfast. It’s another one of those trendy places with huge portions made from scratch that’s been featured on Food Network, and it didn’t disappoint. Here’s a pancake the birthday woman ate.
    • On Sunday afternoon we decided to take advantage of the Medival Times special where kids get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket, and they loved it. I was too much of a cheapskate to pay $18 extra per person so WifeGeeding could get her name announced for her birthday. The kids loved the idea of no utensils being provided, “There were no utensils in medieval times, hence there are no utensils AT Medieval Times.” Surprisingly, our kids didn’t ask for one single souvenir and the food portion was large and quite good. They had a bad guy as “The King in the North” and some ‘Game of Thrones’ fan sitting near us kept screaming “The King in the North” every opportunity he got. Dude, I get it, you watch ‘Game of Thrones’, so does the rest of the world.
    • Since we were just a few miles away from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and members, we thought we’d visit again. Remember, it’s huge, 180,000-square-feet, and the kids have a few favorite interactive sections they love to visit over and over again. Once again we took advantage of the free parking and free charge.
    • After the museum visit, WifeGeeding decided she wanted some birthday cake, so we made the four-minute drive to the Cake Bar at Trinity Groves a half-hour before they closed. She got some cake to go and then we walked over to Offsite Kitchen for dinner.
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New York police officers overwhelmed by Texas hospitality

During their stay in Dallas, the New York officers went to dinner at a steakhouse to eat as a family and celebrate the memory of their fallen brothers. 

People at the restaurant came to their table to take pictures, give thanks and share their condolences.

When the officers picked up their tab, they were overwhelmed by Texas hospitality. Each table at the restaurant had tried to cover the officer’s tabs, the Bronx officer told News 8.

“Honestly, when we learned people in the restaurant (each table) attempted to pay every portion of our tab my eyes started to water,” said Donato.

Donato said that he appreciates everything this state has shown him as a visitor over the past couple of days.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Celebration Reel

Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Bag of Randomness for Friday, July 15, 2016

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  • Another week, another tragedy. Actually, it’s more than just weekly.
  • I was watching the ‘CBS Evening News’ when the French tragedy in Nice was developing. I have to hand it to Scott Pelly for stating several times that “the information is not as reliable as we’d like‏.” Too often, it seems the news, especially CNN, likes to roll with whatever they get and throw it out there.
  • I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t like wearing sandals when I got out in public. I tend to make sure I wear good shoes that give me the ability to quickly move around if something crazy should happen.
  • This may be a first for product placement, but DC Comics threw in a Snickers in the middle of a Batman and Superman fight against Doomsday.
  • It wasn’t until earlier this week that I knew what to call that thing when people stick out their tongue and blow to make a sound of flatulence causing saliva to spray. I was informed it’s called a “raspberry”. It never occurred to me it had a name. I also thought a “raspberry” was when you press your lips on a kids belly and blow, tickling them and making the sound of flatulence.
  • The more I look at this picture of the Bushs and Obamas, the more I smile and laugh.
  • Well, I was totally wrong about Trump picking Newt for his VP. Overall, I think he made a real solid choice in Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. I’m not saying I endorse the ticket, but with Pence’s experience in Congress, as a governor, a  calm demeanor, and a Tea Party like candidate before it blew up, it’s good politics. It was also good politics, and simply the right thing to do, for Trump to cancel the announcement with the tragedy in Nice.
  • I’m curious to know if Pence is required to wear the red “Make America Great Again” hat or if that was a potential sticking point.
  • A new Pew Research Center survey conducted June 7-July 5 finds that about six-in-ten Americans (59%) feel exhausted by the amount of election coverage, while 39% say they like getting a lot of coverage about the election.
  • How the Windy City became the doughnut capital of the country
  • The folks at Comedy Central must be depressed – The Daily Show Fails to Net Emmy Nomination For First Time in 15 Years‏
  • Homeless teen bikes 6 hours to get to college, sleeps in tent
    • Officers found the teen sleeping in a tent over the weekend outside a local college. Instead of giving him a ticket for trespassing, the officers listened to his story – and that’s where this amazing story begins.
  • When It Comes To Sports, Photographers Train Almost As Hard As The Athletes
  • On the local news, I saw that one of the slain officers will be buried in Detroit. The news stated Southwest Airlines was going to add an extra flight from Dallas Love Field to Detroit, and any police officer that wanted to attend could fly for free. They also allowed cops in other cities to fly to Dallas for free to attend any local funeral. Gosh, I love that company.
  • After the Orlando shooting, JetBlue and Southwest Airlines both offered free flights to Orlando for families of victims.
  • Bereavement fares have disappeared on most U.S. airlines
    • Among the largest U.S. airlines, only Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines still offer so-called bereavement fares. Those tickets, however, come with a big caveat.”They are a very small discount off the walk-up fare” — a costly unrestricted ticket, said George Hobica, founder of the airfarewatchdog.com site. “Even if you can find one, they are not any cheaper.”
    • A spokesman said Virgin America offers 40 percent off, but the policy is not listed on the website of the smaller carrier, which flies to only 21 U.S. airports.
    • American Airlines and United Airlines ended bereavement fares in 2014. Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air don’t offer them.
  • I miss those old cartoony looking maps you’d see of cities and amusement parks, here’s one of Dallas from 1985.
    • The map shows two Cityplace towers so I’m guessing it’s a map of what was projected to be.
    • Before Hurricane Harbor, there was Wet ‘n Wild, before that there was White Water.
    • The map was from the Old San Francisco Steakhouse, which I hear was quite a thing back in the day, something about a trapeze performer while you ate.

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