Bag of Randomness


  • I bought something at Dick’s Sporting Goods the other day and during a purchase I provided my rewards card number and then was offered an receipt by email.  I wish more places did that sort of thing.
  • My phone has been acting slow as of late.  I tried several soft resets and that didn’t resolve the issues so I was forced to do a hard reset.  So far, so good, but all my settings and preferences weren’t saved so now there’s a bit of an uncomfortable period going on.
  • For the heck of it, I signed my kids up for the White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery.
  • When my obituary gets published, I hope it doesn’t say who preceded me in death.  I’d prefer it to say something like “those that beat him to death”.
  • I’ve never been much of a red velvet cake person.  Actually, I like to keep my cakes quite simple – white, yellow, chocolate.
  • We saw a special on Robin Roberts’ recovery.  As courageous as she was, it must be nice and a bit of a stress reliever to know you have access to the best medical care in NY and to know you have the funds to pay for it.
  • Sixty-nine-year-old Robert Deniro and sixty-six-year-old Sylvester Stallone are making a boxing movie, here’s a picture of the two fighters.  The ‘good’ news is that it’s a comedy.
  • Hugh Jackman’s wife wore pant suits to the Oscars last night.  Odd.
  • William Shatner is 81, but he seemed quite run down last night.
  • I seriously thought Seth MacFarlane was singing “We saw your boots” when he first started to sing during the monologue.  I also thought his clap throughout the night was too audible, if that makes any sense.
  • I thought it was a bit touching when the first thing Anne Hathaway said was “It came true.”
  • When Barbara Streisand first came out I thought she forgot the words to her own song.
  • Uh, um, why wasn’t Andy Griffith in the In Memoriam tribute?
  • When Spielberg lost Best Director, I wonder if he was trying to get the orchestra to play the Jaws theme early for Ang Lee.
  • There’s no telling how crazy the folks at Fox News went after the First Lady made a surprise appearance at the Academy Awards.  But wouldn’t it have been awkward if Django Unchained won and had to be presented by the first black First Lady?
  • And to think, Ben Affleck use to get on my nerves.
  • @unclebarkycom As tweeted at start, Affleck now has one-upped Spielberg twice. Was in #ShakespeareInLove when it beat #Ryan for Best Pic. Now this.#Oscars
  • Joaquin Phoenix didn’t take losing well
  • A video from The Onion, but it’s really only the title of the video that I thought was funny: Oscars Fashion Report: Kathryn Bigelow Stuns On Red Carpet Wearing Blood-Soaked Rags Osama Bin Laden Was Killed In
  • I haven’t seen Silver Linings Playbook and haven’t planned on it because it focused upon the Philadelphia Eagles (it’s one of those stupid rivalry things) and I thought Jennifer Lawrence was a horrible casting choice because she looks so much younger than Bradley Cooper.  But then again, I really don’t know much about their characters other than them being depressed, so with her Academy Award win, perhaps I need to give it a try.
  • If I was investment savvy, I would have bought into gun and ammo manufacturing stock after Obama was elected or after Sandy Hook.  For instance, Smith and Wesson was trading around $2.30 at the beginning of January 2009, it’s now trading over $9.00 a share.  If I’m reading this Google Finance chart correctly, that’s over 105% return.
  • Everytime I see a commercial for ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” I’m just amazed at how cheep and cheezy the special effects look.
  • One way to spot a new local news anchor is the flubbing the pronunciation of Waxahachi.
  • I you have a messy room, don’t expect the Tooth Fairy.
  • If he wanted to, the Pope could literary fly away on his own.
  • A dog walking himself.
  • Jermaine Jackson Changes Last Name to Jacksun
  • What’s the difference between ‘C’ and ‘CE’ on calculators?


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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. RPM says:

    I predicted greatness for Silver Linings Playbook before it came out. Sweet story with a talented cast.

    Andy wasn't the only one snubbed. Harry Carey Jr, Ann Rutherford, Alex Karras, Larry Hagman, Phyllis Diller, and Gore Vidal weren't mentioned either. I understand there are time restraints and Ms Streisand wants to soak up the clock, but you could spare another 30 seconds to pay tribute to some true Hollywood icons.

    Hagman worked with Henry Fonda in Fail-Safe. Diller was in numerous films with Bob Hope. Karras was Mongo. Ann Rutherford was a true Hollywood legend with a pedigree going back to Gone With The Wind . Harry Carey, Jr was also in many iconic films including Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Mister Roberts.

    Those are some notable snubs.

    I thought Seth did an excellent job as host. He was born for that kinda gig. He's a Rat Pack throwback.
    The Capt. Kirk bit caught me off guard but had me in tears by the end. Brilliant.

    You need to keep an eye out for Blue Bird brand "Bingles". They are red velvet Twinkies and are highly addictive.

  2. Ben W. says:

    I think the Joaquin Phoenix gif is from when they announced his name as a nominee, not after the winner was announced.

    The pacing on the Oscars seemed really weird last night – like everything was moving incredibly slowly for the first 2+ hours of the show. And not just "this is an awards show" slow, but intentionally slow. Maybe it was just me…

    The Sound of Music bit that was used to announce Christopher Plummer killed me. I just had to wonder – how uncomfortable was the actor that had to stand around outside in the hallway and/or backstage in a Nazi uniform?

  3. Del says:

    I can tell you exactly how crazy the folks at Fox News went last night when Michelle Obama appeared on the Oscars because my wife just about hit the friggin' roof when she saw Michelle. She says that she can't stand how much the Obamas try to "get involved" in our lives. I asked her how she would have responded if Laura Bush (during W's administration) had appeared on the Oscars, and she claimed that she still would have found it weird. Sure…

  4. Gracie says:

    "I bought something at Dick’s Sporting Goods the other day and during a purchase I provided my rewards card number and then was offered an receipt by email. I wish more places did that sort of thing."

    Other places ARE doing it. Many others.

    Hope you don't mind that you will now receive their spam and that they will sell all your info (email, phone, purchasing history, info you provided on rewards card, etc) to data mining organizations and others. Gold for marketers.

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