Bag of Randomness

  • I think I’m the last person on my neighborhood to know that Doug Free, starting offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, lives across the street from me.  I mean, I’ve seen and talked to him, but never put together who he was.  He’s actually a pretty down to earth kind of guy, he drives an old dually and has roommates.
  • Megan McCain was recently interviewed by Playboy magazine and said, “I always say repression breeds obsession.”  The more I think about it, the more I agree with her.
  • There’s a CNN article about former President Jimmy Carter regarding a new Bible commentary he has out, a few things in the article stood out:
    • He’s always referred to as the peanut farmer turned president, but many forget that he attended the Naval Academy and was a nuclear engineer on a sub.
    • He referred to both his presidential opponents as “my distinguished opponent,” I wish that kind of respect from people in both parties would be evident today.
    • He, like I, are big believers of what Jefferson coined “a wall of separation between Church & State.”
    • He didn’t want to have Billy Graham to come to the White House and have worship services, which was done with previous Republican and Democrat presidents, but did talk and meet with him often.
    • He and his wife take turns reading a passage of scripture to one another every night, once they finish the entire Bible, they start over again.  To keep up their language skills, they are doing the same practice again except in Spanish.
    • Carter taught Sunday school 14 different times during his term as president.
    • When you call his current church home, the answering machine message states the times and dates he will be teaching Sunday school.
    • The only time people are guaranteed a photo with him is after Sunday school.
  • A picture of how packed Lower Greenville was on St Patrick’s Day.
  • One medically backed cure for the hiccups includes sticking a finger where the sun don’t shine.
  • As good as an outside shoot Brady Heslip is for the Ken Starr Baylor Bears, his hand gestures after sinking a three are beyond annoying.  He stand out enough being the only white person on the court.
  • Every Itchy and Scratchy episode from The Simpsons
  • Val Kilmer looks very much like Mark Twain
  • Thank you Walking Dead for finally providing plenty of action and zombie killing last night.  Next time, don’t wait until the least three episodes of the season for all the good stuff.
  • Less than a week until Mad Men, a year-and-a-half is much too long of a wait.
  • Those Walking Dead/Mad Men commercials are pretty funny.
  • Since everything is going 4G and high speeding Internet is the norm, and since we have video sharing capabilities like Google Chat and Skype that work rather well, I wonder if customer service calls one day will be a video chat, where you actually get to see your representative eye-to-eye.  I’m not sure if the consumer would want such a thing, but the use of video could be use for some problem solving issues.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Bill says:

    Regarding the hiccup cure, it really makes you wonder how they came up with that idea for treatment. I can only imaging three doctors standing in a corner: "Let's try scaring him.". "No, let's make him hold his breath and drink a glass of water." "Hey, why don't we try sticking …"

  2. Stephen says:

    I was of the same thought on TWD and the lack of zombies up until the last part of the season but after reading this interview <a href="http://(,” target=”_blank”>(, I can understand why they didn't have as many.

  3. dan says:

    Former President Carter has written several dozen books, I believe more than any other president. He has a woodworking shop he goes to early each morning to make furniture. I'm not sure, but I don't believe he uses any tools that are electrically powered, they appear to be 18th and 19th century devices. Every piece of furniture has a book, which authenticates that he made the item, along with pictures documenting how it was created.

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