Bag of Randomness


  • First off, happy birthday to BibleScholarGeorge and many thanks to him as he took some time this weekend to help fine tune BoN to load faster and to make a few things visually appealing.
  • WifeGeeding the kiddos darted off to East Texas this weekend to visit her parents so I hung out with some of my buddies that wanted to go to Twin Peaks to watch the Stars game (Yeah, I know, my second time in a week, but just my third time in like five years).  Two things stood out, our waitress had terrible posture, but she did provide good service, and a man probably in his sixties with long gray hair in a pony tail dined alone and read a book with a Bluetooth ear piece.  That was just strange for a Saturday night.
  • While in the restaurant I caught the start of the Duke and North Carolina game.  I couldn’t hear the audio, but it looked like Carolina had the longest pregame intro in the history of basketball, which I guess was suppose to intimidate Duke.  But Duke got the retaliation by starting the game on a 15-0 run which I’m sure zapped the energy out of the Carolina crowd.
  • I think I spent a good three hours of my Saturday afternoon sitting on my back porch with my friends just talking and watching the storm clouds roll by.
  • SNL hit it out of the park this week, and it was great to see all those special appearances and to see the resurrection of two classic characters who probably haven’t been seen in over 30 years.  What makes Justin Timberlake such a great host is that he genuinely looks like he’s having fun and enjoying his time.  I think he was the first in show history to introduce himself for his own musical act, and it wasn’t awkward at all.  For a great recap of the show, check out BoN reader RPM’s blog entry at The South 40.
  • WifeGeeding had a conversation with a friend who works for American Airlines.  That friend told her that they were no longer charging for bags.  When asked why that isn’t advertised on their website, she said that never everything is on the website.  Something just doesn’t sound right about that.
  • It’s not what happens, it how you handle it – Ohio teen sets out to do 89 random acts of kindness in memory of her great grandmother’s 89 years
  • Watching a mushroom cloud from downtown of Las Vegas use to be an attraction.
  • A town in the UK publicly weighs their Mayor before and after their term to ensure they haven’t gained weight at the taxpayers’ expense. They are publicly booed if they have gained weight.  Wikipedia
  • I always thought having a family photo on the moon was a cool thing.
  • founder Gary Kremen says he designed the site with women in mind, and he really knew his venture was a success when his own girlfriend left him for another man she met on  Article
  • In case you ever wondered what Hitler would look like without a mustache.
  • A collection of bacon paintings
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Andy says:

    American Airlines' website still shows $25 for the first bag and $35 for the second.

    No employee knows everything about their own company.

  2. RPM says:

    It could be possible AA hasn't updated their website, a lot of corporations are still painfully slow to do that. But if AA has dropped the baggage fee I'm pretty sure it would be all over the news. Corporations are never slow about free publicity.

    Thanks for the h/t!

  3. Uppercase Matt says:

    I flew a week ago. We didn't have to pay for a bag since we bought the ticket with an AA-Citi credit card, but the skycap was absolutely going to charge us until I pointed out that we were exempt.

  4. GeedingNation says:

    ■"SNL hit it out of the park this week, and it was great to see all those special appearances and to see the resurrection of two classic characters who probably haven’t been seen in over 30 years. What makes Justin Timberlake such a great host is that he genuinely looks like he’s having fun and enjoying his time"..

    I'm not sure I care all that much for Timberlake, but he definitely goes all out as a host and that's the reason they have him back so often. Many of the hosts appear as though they never went to a rehearsal.

    I could not get over how fat Aykroid was…he must be 300 lbs. When he was doing the skit on the dating game, his enormous weight kept me from paying attention to the dialog. Of all the old-timers he's really let himself go. I've always read that Chevy Chase is really difficult to get along with and I thought he'd been banned from the show as a result of an altercation he had with a cast member a few years back. He looked pretty miserable during the few minutes he was on stage. Did he get kicked off "Community" for arguing with a co-star?

  5. Stefanie says:

    Dang it. I hadn't watched SNL for *years* and I randomly watched it this wknd. My first thoughts were "Geez, this show has gotten a *lot* better!" Now I learn it was out of the norm awesome. 🙁
    But, geez, that Vegan medley will be a favorite of mine for a LONG time!

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