Bag of Randomness

  • I have a busy week.  There’s a project I’m working on that will require over-time and I have to prep for my Thursday night class.  Teaching four to five chapters in four hours takes a lot of prep work.  All that to say there will probably be little posting this week, maybe just a bunch of bag of randomnessesssesssesse.
  • Oil prices are dropping, but gas prices are rising, here’s an explanation why.  Well, sorta.
  • I always enjoy watching the live musical performances of best song for motion picture or whatever the real name for that category is during the Oscars telecast, but it appears this year all the songs will be shortened to 60 seconds in a melody.
  • Rhyner and Corby came pretty darn close to leaving Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket.  Link
  • My office building overlooks Love Field and from the lunchroom I saw the new Sports Illustrated cover model plane.  What was hilarious was all the men going towards the closest window pulling out their camera phones to snap a pic.
  • On the way back from lunch I saw one of those duck crossing signs, but what caught my attention and boy do I wish I had a camera at the time, were ducks under the sign waiting to cross the street.  They were looking both ways as if they were human.
  • Interesting death in the paper yesterday, someone died after crashing into a church sign.  Article
  • I had a friend tell me that as a child growing up on a U.S. military base in Germany during the 70’s they use to throw rocks at the German kids and yell, “We won the war . . . . we won the war.”  It’s something now as an adult she regrets.
  • I’ve discovered that a common typo for me in my inter-office emails is typing “think” when I meant to type “thing.”
  • I still haven’t lost any weight but I did have to tighten my belt one more notch.
  • My friend Barry posted one heck of a vehicle prank.  Pic
  • Beliefnet has a bunch of interesting Lincoln quotes, this one stood out, “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
  • Religion answers the ‘Why?’ while science answers the ‘How?’ OpEd Henry G. Brinton is pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Virginia and author of Balancing Acts: Obligation, Liberation, and Contemporary Christian Conflicts.
  • Theistic evolution
  • The McNuggetini: A McDonald’s chocolate milkshake with vanilla vodka, rimmed with BBQ sauce and garnished with a chicken McNugget.
  • Channel 5 is getting a new weather girl.  EdBark
  • Gatorade sure does have an interesting ad campaign.  First they come out with those impressive G commercials , and they have taken those commercials to the next level by having ordinary people on the radio talk with that music in the background.  Now they have commercials that are the total opposite with some kind of fairy tale.
  • A polar bears sticks his head in.
  • I’m pretty impressed with this new transparent display from Samsung.
  • Darth Vader kills George Lucus tattoo.  Link
  • Speaking of Lucus . . . here’s an interesting Trilogy Meter of movie trilogies.
  • Have you seen Mel Gibson’s new facial hair?
  • A New Jersey library starts to lend out kindles.  Article

Kittens Inspired by Kittens

How rude . . . especially the second time around

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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Brent says:

    The G commercial is “some kind of fairy tale?” I guess you’ve never seen the great Monty Python and the Holy Grail (which you should), as the commercial is loosely based on a scene from the film. The film scene is the famous “What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color?” riddle.

  2. dan says:

    •Maybe your belt tightening means you are re-positioning your weight instead of losing it…a very good sign…the glass is half full!
    •Interesting article on the price of gasoline, although I don’t see why the standard for a price of a barrel of oil relates to type of oil most gasoline refiners don’t use [WTI]. I’m also thinking of a 60 Minutes episode a few weeks ago explaining how gasoline prices sky rocketed during the summer even though supplies were abundant and demand went way down. They traced the cause to hedge fund trading. A segment on Jim Lehrer last night described how Ethanol manufacturers and corn producing farmers are going bankrupt because of the low demand for ethanol.
    •I’ve been transitioning my sports listening to ESPN [103.3] for over a year now because The Ticket spends so little time talking about sports, other than an occasional reference to some Cowboy scandal. I find the Hardline to be “unlistenable”. An entertaining sports show from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. is Mike and Mike on ESPN.
    •The Pastor Brinton OpEd was right on point.

  3. sister says:

    oh how i love that sandcastle picture… I wanna pet a polar bear.

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