Biblical Rap Battle – Noah vs Moses

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Marine Survives Taliban Headshot

Language Warning

The hit occurs around the 45- second mark.

A Taliban sniper managed to get a non-fatal headshot on a Marine’s helmet while the Marines were conducting a joint helicopter raid in the Now Zad district, Helmand Province in 2013.

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A Poop Bank in Massachusetts Will Pay You $40 Every Day

Are you under 50 years old, willing to make daily trips to Medford, and have regular bowel movements? You, my friend, could be earning $40 a day—just for pooping.

All you have to do is visit OpenBiome, launched in 2012 as the only independent nonprofit stool bank in the country. The brainchild of MIT postdoctoral associate Mark Smith, OpenBiome collects, tests, and provides fecal samples to 122 hospitals in 33 states for one of the most interesting medical treatment innovations today: fecal microbiota transplantation.

“Think of us as a blood bank, but for poop,” said Smith, who developed OpenBiome when he saw the gap in the medical structure to provide many patients with the life-saving fecal samples. “You shouldn’t have to fly across the country to get poop.”

Full Boston.com Article

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That spider wraps his food up pretty fast

The good stuff starts around the 37-second mark . . .

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Bag of Randomness

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  • Cupcakes never live up to the hype.
  • Bill Murray was on Letterman last night and at one point just started to run outside.  There was this couple who weren’t paying attention to their surroundings and Murray took the guy’s bottled water and took off.  He then went back to the couple and the man had a WTF face going on and then he swiped the girl’s pretzel to her astonishment.  Sometimes those things are scripted, but this look totally improvised.
  • I’m not sure what surprises me more, how Texas Healthcare Presbyterian Dallas has bungled handling things or the fact they were a finalist for a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  I once wrote a research paper for that award in grad school, and it’s pretty high praise just to be nominated.  But seriously, I had more faith in ‘Western’ medicine than what’s been displayed.
  • Of all the stuff I saw on the Internet yesterday, I most enjoyed this article that utilized 29 eye-tracking heatmaps on advertisements, webpages, grocery stores, models, and other things.  Men tend to focus more on a woman’s face than one would think, but they also tend to focus on other men’s packages more that one would think.
  • These pictures of the only airline in North Korea are quite interesting.  It kind of reminds of pictures of Cuba and seeing old cars that have been well kept or restored.
  • Local Food Network NewsOn Oct. 18, the network will be holding an open call for home cooks with no prior culinary education to compete in the channel’s newest culinary competition featuring some celebrity chefs from the franchise.
  • An interesting article on how certain Democrats and Republicans are actually trying to court Muslim voters.
  • We haven’t even reached the midterm election yet but all news reports seem to think it’s going to be a Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton race in 2016.  Normally I think it’s nuts to think that far out because so much can happen, but I really don’t see it any other way.
  • Lubbock County Judge Tom Head on why he accepted his pay increase, “If I refuse it, it goes to the secular government, then God’s kingdom is not going to be advanced.”
  • A ‘Breaking Bad’ political ad voiced by Agent Steve Gomez.
  • Popular Halloween costumes so far deal with Ebola, Joan Rivers, and Mork and Mindy.
  • Dave Grohl is just a really cool dude.
  • Local talent Erykah Badu decided to sing in Times Square to see how much money she could make if she didn’t flaunt her fame, she came away with $.3.60.
  • Release dates set for Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Justice League movies
  • Maybe it’s because I had a military officer for a father, but being on time for anything meant being there 15-minutes early.  But in today’s world and everywhere I’ve worked or volunteered, meetings don’t start until about five after.
  • HBO will fulfill cord cutters’ dreams and launch a standalone streaming service next year
  • GIF – Bugs Bunny is fearful of the Ebola in Texas
  • GIF – A pedestrian saves a bike rider from traffic
  • I caught the Eric Dickerson ‘A Football Life’ on the NFL Network the other day, actually I missed the first ten minutes, but here area few things that stood out or I totally forgot about:
    • He did a Playgirl photoshoot.
    • He played for the Raiders.
    • When he broke Jim Brown’s rushing recording as a Colt, the Indianapolis booed him.
    • He broke the single season rushing record the same season Walter Payton broke the all-time rushing record.  Payton was presented a Lamborghini from his shoe sponsor Roos, and Dickerson was peeved when his sponsor, Adidas, gave him a large carrot cake.  But here’s the kicker, he’s allergic to carrots so he couldn’t even eat it.
    • He’s inducted into the Colts and Rams Hall of Fame despite having bad relationship with both clubs.
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10 Year Ago Today Jon Stewart Attacked CNN (or the media) On Their Turf

I only planned on watching a few minutes but got caught up watching the whole thing because of the comfortableness.

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Insane Local Lawyer Commercial

[Credit: LiberallyLeans.com]

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Bag of Randomness

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  • I spoke with my neighbor that plays for our local NFL franchise who happens to be out three weeks with a small fracture in his right foot.  It was basically small talk about the weather, his state of Wisconsin, family, and his foot.  Eventually we got to the topic of the victory formation and the offensive line doing the Landry shift.  When I asked who came up with the idea he just stated that it was an all together team idea and then playfully vented that they just can’t quite execute as much as they’d like because someone is usually talking smack to the opponent.
  • Lakeland Industries (LAKE) is a company that makes hazmat suits and their stock is up 274% this year.  Alpha Pro Tech (APT) is a makes protective gear like facemasks and their shares are up 245% this year. – How you can profit from Ebola
  • I’m surprised at how modern Saigon’s skyscraper has become, check out this link and scroll down to see the pics.  And yes, I know the city has changed names, but my mother and other Vietnamese folks refuse to call it anything but Saigon.
  • GIF – The Reunion Tower fireworks the night before TX/OU
  • U2 did a Q&A on Facebook and I’ve come to the conclusion that they way Adam Clayton styled his hair yesterday, he looked just like Eleanor Roosevelt.  Bono was asked, “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again? It’s really rude.”  He replied in typical Bono fashion with a bit of a sad face, “Oops … I’m sorry about that,” he says. “I had this beautiful idea. Might have gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that thing. A drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess, we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.
  • I find it annoying when “common folk” tweet celebrities asking for a retweet.
  • College kicker kickoffs, recovers fumble, scores touchdown – YouTube.
  • As a father of a daughter, I really like this picture of JFK.  You may be the most powerful man in the world, but you still have to carry you daughter’s doll.
  • When I worked at Fidelity Investments, someone sent some white powder in an envelope and we were quarantined for a while until Boots and Coots (an offshoot company from the great Red Addair) arrived to check things out.  With all the Ebola stuff, I expected them to be on the scene, and after a little research, it turns out they were bought out by Halliburton a while back.
  • The go-to list of every hot Dallas restaurant opening for fall 2014 and beyond
  • I’m confident I could beat both Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn in a footrace, but I’m not so sure about Gov Good Hair with Glasses.
  • Zach Galifianakis was on ‘The Daily Show’ last night and had a story about eating at the White House in which the menu listed a dessert called Chocolate Freedom.  He asked the wait staff if that’s what they call the president.
  • Senator Cornyn is set to become the next Majority Whip and has stated that Cruz will have to change his approach being in the majority party and Washington needs to follow the example set by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., in finding common ground on legislation.
  • Louis Vuitton is selling a $175,000 punching bag
  • It looks like another firm is trying to build an indoor ski slope in North Texas.  That’s something I’ve never done, ski, either on water or on snow.
  • Travel and Leisure ranks Dallas as the seventh most snobbiest city.
  • The World University Rankings (1-400) are out, as far as Texas colleges go: #28 University of Texas at Austin, #69 Rice, #141 Texas A&M, #201-225 (Data rank withheld) University of Texas at Dallas
  • An air umbrella?
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • Letterman is going to be great tonight, Bill Murray is on the show.
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Drum Battle: U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band vs. Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band

A friendly drum line competition between the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band.

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Ex-VP Alben Barkley’s poignant final words and fatal collapse while giving speech

Alben W. Barkley was the senior senator from Kentucky who later became Truman’s VP.  When Truman decided not to run again, he successfully ran and became the junior senator of Kentucky.

It’s not often the entire public gets to hear the final words of an elected official, but for a Christian, he did pretty well.

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McDonald’s hires a former Mythbuster to prove they use nothing but pure beef

“Pink slime”? Worm meat? Fillers? You’ve been talking about McDonald’s beef so we’ve opened the doors to Cargill, one of our U.S. beef suppliers. Follow Grant Imahara as he gets answers about the beef we use for your burgers.

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Bag of Randomness

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  • This Halloween in the Dallas area you’ll see a whole lot of hazmat and Ebola referenced costumes.  Almost all of these folks will think they came up with something totally original.
  • A joke I heard in church: During the Sunday morning worship service the children all come forward for children’s part of the service where the pastor speaks directly to them.  He asks if any of them have heard of the resurrection, and one boy replied, “I know if you have one for four hours that you have to go see the doctor.”
  • I wish Southwest would have gotten more attention for the expiration of the Wright Amendment yesterday, but the media was pretty focused on Ebola, the Cowboys, and the very windy weather.  It was pretty cool seeing Gary, Herb, and Colleen helping with boarding passes.
  • I’m quite certain I can beat Kim Jong-un in a footrace, but I’m not so sure about Putin.
  • Such a great Cotton Bowl moment between a then powerful Rice and Alabama, and he blamed it on being too full of Alabama – Tommy Lewis, tackler in infamous 1954 Cotton Bowl off-bench play, dies –  It makes me wonder if someone came off the sidelines to tackle a player enroute to a touchdown, how would it be called today?
  • This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person
  • This is probably a repost, but here’s a fun little site where you plug in your date of birth and it gives you all sorts of fun related times.
  • Yup, I bought and downloaded the new U2 album last night, which is the same one that was provided for free but with extra tracks and alternate versions.  I still love that “Song for Someone”, it just pulls me in everytime.  It makes me want to remarry my wife and make it our first dance song.
  • Backpacker brings back three-inch leech from Vietnam – up her nose
  • GIF – Dogs use teamwork to get ball out of a pool
  • GIF – A dog uses a float to get a ball out of a pool
  • The end of the Internet.
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