Bag of Randomness

  • On Aug 15 I totally forgot that marks the seventh birthday of this website.
  • I’m usually a sucker for political convention coverage, but for some reason I’m not feeling it this year.  I think I’m just gonna rely on the Nightline summary.
  • I don’t think there’s much energy at the Republican National Convention, but there was a wedding proposal.
  • Didn’t the major networks use to cover more than just an hour of the convention each night?  Perhaps since the conventions have changed, that is, you know who the nominee is going to be going into them, there’s just not much news to be made.
  • I saw a funny commercial last night with big time liberal James Carville and his big time conservative wife Mary Matalin.  It’s amazing with such differences they got married, and believe it or not, they will be celebrating their ninth anniversary this October.
  • I’m sure Romney is going to take advantage of visiting areas hit by Isaac, if he doesn’t, he ain’t getting good political advice.
  • Mitt Romney helped secure a federal bailout to keep Bain & Company from collapsing, according to government documents obtained by Rolling Stone.
  • Politifact is always worth looking at after a convention speech.  Here’s what they fact checked on Wednesday.
  • When you come from a small school district, stats like these are a bit bewildering – Dallas ISD reported Tuesday that 10,000 more students came to school on the second day of classes — now leaving 7,000 more who have yet to return.
  • Something else education related – After a Year Teaching High School, Tony Danza Says We Owe Educators an Apology
  • The Aggies have a new coach and are now in the SEC, ranked somewhere in the 30’s.  Because of the Hurricane Issac, their first game will now be at home against #23 Florida, who is coached by former UT defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.  That shall be an interesting game, and I think it’s actually will be a close game unlike a lot of other folks.
  • I read one article that stated “Texas A&M will play rival Florida . . .”  I always thought a rival had to be a team you had a long term relationship with, but in this case it just means another team in the conference.
  • Last Aggie football note . . . last night’s preseason game between the Dolphins and Cowboys started the last two staring QB’s for the Aggies.
  • For a Longhorn fan, I sure am focused on the Aggies for some reason.  OK, that was the last Aggie note for today.
  • A Secret Service agent left his firearm in Romney’s airplane lavatory.  Man, that agency just can’t get any positive coverage.
  • It was great that President Obama did a surprise Reddit AMA, but he needed a better verification picture and should have answered some of those non-political questions just to be more relatable, but then again, he only committed to 30 minutes.
  • That Navy SEAL that was part of the Osama bin Laden raid and wrote the book about the event will be featured on 60 Minutes.  In a preview of the interview, he states it’s not about politics.  The man may have served our country honorably and in ways I’ll never imagine nor live up to, but he’s full of crap, especially when I read the end of this article.
  • Vogue is catching a lot of flack for over-photoshopping Lady Gaga on their cover, but I don’t think they were trying to make her look unedited, I think the magazine was trying to be graphically artistic, that parts of the image isn’t suppose to look real.
  • Fresh eggs sink?
  • How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names
  • Something conservatives fear legalizing gay marriage will lead to – Brazil Accepts 3-Person Civil Union
  • It’s a long video, but flying first class on Emirates is something else.
  • And here I thought Hollywood wasn’t being creative anymore – Beached centers on a chubby 4-year-old child who falls overboard during a family outing, is raised by whales and goes on to become an Olympic swimmer.
  • 500-pound Darth Vader cake
  • Human Slingshot Slip and Slide
  • A body tray from a funeral tray would make a good salad bar?
  • Jimmy Johnson stated yesterday he lived in a house just four blocks from Valley Ranch.  Anyone know the address?  I’m awfully curious.
  • I’ve been reflecting upon Neil Armstrong and the moon landing a lot as of late, for obvious reasons.  The 60’s just started and JFK gave that charge of reaching for the stars, and despite a crazy decade (JFK/RFK/MLK assassinations, Vietnam, the fight for civil rights, etc) the moon landing really made us believe that all things are possible.
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Nathan Hart says:

    Happy birthday, Keith!

  2. Amanda says:

    Love all the Aggie notes today! Whoop!

  3. gracie says:

    Happy Birthday to my favorite blog!!!

  4. dan says:

    I use to sort of like to check in on the conventions, but with all of the intense anger out there I'm glad they've cut back. There is really nothing to learn other than Republicans are really, really angry and it's about jobs and the economy.

    That tidbit about Romney getting a bailout for Bain is dynamite because the theme of the convention is "We Built It!"

    The "Daily Show" had an interesting segment about Romney not being totally on board with the Republican Pro-:Life platform. Most of the delegates said they believe in a person's right to be independent in his views and that it was Romney's Choice and that a person had a right to defend his Choice and that neither the party nor the government had no right to dictate a person's Choice. They were talking about Romney's Pro-Life platform opinion with respect to rape or incest but you could have easily and reasonably substituted something else.

  5. Bryan says:

    In the hunt to find a replacement for Jeb Bartlett, Leo McGarry had to strong arm the networks for more coverage of the convention and they were facing quite a messy floor fight.

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