Bag of Randomness


  • Last week former Dallas reporter Scott Pelley was anchoring the CBS Evening News and this week former Fort Worth reporter is in the chair filling in.
  • It looks like the sequester will eventually eliminate a lot of civilian jobs in the military and other government agencies, which makes me wonder how that will affect the unemployment numbers.
  • – It’s in real time and breaks it down in all sorts of areas.  I have no idea if it’s correct, but it’s neat to look at.
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Center’s signature restaurant will be named Cafe 43.  I recently read an article on W’s new hobby of painting, and on each painting his signature in the corner is a simple 43.
  • Our master bathroom has a small room with just the toilet.  I’d like to rig it where the toilet flushes everytime the light turns off.
  • I saw the term Texian recently and thought it was a mispelling or typo, but no.
  • After watching so much ‘Parks and Rec’ I thought it might be a good idea to buy a Roomba, but had no idea those things were so expensive.  I was thinking a new one would only run $150 at the most.
  • If 80% of this ‘Breaking Bad’ series ending is true, I’d be happy.
  • I heard Geraldo Rivera interviewed on The TICKET and thought it was interesting how he made reference that CNN plays it down the middle and how that model of reporting isn’t profitable.
  • Yesterday morning Craig Miller of The TICKET stated he could burp on demand and the other hosts were a bit amazed at that ability.  I thought everyone could do that, it’s quite easy.
  • Speaking of CNN, this piece was quite interesting to watch –  Keeping Them Honest: Bachmann vs The Truth
  • ‘Mad Men’ news – The actor that portrays Pete Campbell is now engaged to his costar.
  • An ode to Google Reader – YouTube
  • With the advancement of smartphones and apps, I wonder if graphing calculators are still needed in high school and college.
  • enables travelers to find others who have luggage space available and are willing to carry their items and get paid.
  • Paintings made by injecting paint into bubble wrap
  • ‘The Americans’ sure is good at making the most unsuspecting people into spies.  I mean, they are really good at it.
  • The lead male in ‘The Americans’ has this one common disguise that makes him look like Steve Carell in the Forty Year Old Virgin.  Heck, in the disguise he even sounds like Carell and has some of the same mannerisms.
  • I’m a little tired of who cares for the marriage more yo-yo.
  • This is the first FX series I’ve watched, but I’m surprised at how graphic and risque they show can get.
  • I’m not sure why there’s not a new episode next week, Holy Week I guess?
  • You’re killing me, Smalls! – The Dallas Film Festival is Going to Screen The Sandlot at Klyde Warren Park – That would be a nice place for the fellas to take their Wendy Peffercorn to.  That actress, btw, is now 38-years-old, and that movie is now 20-years-old.
  • I wonder if any couple has gone to a Halloween party as Squints and Wendy Peffercorn?  If not, that’s not a bad idea.
  • Beauty and the Beast = Daughter and Father Dance
  • First Look At Tina Fey Filming ‘The Muppets…Again!’
  • Abby Road’s website has a live camera of the famous crossing.
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8 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. RPM says:

    You simply have to change your mindset when it comes to food. I know people that gag at chicken on the bone, but will eat chicken tenders till they pop. It's a 3 step process to acceptance, Simba. Step one: Animals are tasty. Step two: Eat them. Step Three: Deal with it.

    My personal way of dealing with it was to name the animal I was raising by hand to be eaten. I've always had heifers named Ribeye, T-Bone, Bree (for Chateaubriand), ect. A little thing I picked up when my Granddad started calling one of his old bulls Baloney.

    FX really started pushing the envelope with Rescue Me. That show was pretty graphic and was stuff you never saw on basic cable. The show you REALLY need to watch on FX is Justified! The Americans is good, but it doesn't hold a candle to Justified. Elmore Leonard is pure greatness. Timothy Olyphant was made for the role of US Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens and Walton Coggins steals the show as his nemesis/old buddy Boyd Crowder. The supporting cast is equally impressive. Watch this show!!!

    • Geeding says:

      Lol . . . trust me, I really don't have a problem eating, I just posted that picture above because I never really put together the relationship of coating chicken breasts with egg, that's all.

      • RPM says:

        LOL, I didn't mean you in particular Geeding. Just addressing the food is gross aspect many people have. I caught a chicken, wrung it's neck and plucked it for dinner when I was about 4. I was wiry back then. Well, compared to a hen on a death run anyway. Granny did the gross bloody stuff. That's just the way things were back then. Yeah, Granny came to Texas in a covered wagon and guess what her chore was for Sunday dinner? I learned from a Master. All I was thinking about when I was doing it was some fine crispy fried eatin' in a few hours after I did the deed .

        Today, folks buckle the kids in the Range Rover and head down to Whole Foods for some nice clean organic free range hens. One question, have you ever seen the inside of a chicken processing plant? It takes a strong fortitude my friend. Much worse than the old school way. You want free range natural selection? Turn your kids loose with a dozen hens in a pen. Hatchet, carving knife, skillet.

        We eat animals. Kids need to understand what they are eating. It's the circle of life, Simba.

  2. Paul says:

    The death of Google reader is why I wrote about not trusting Google <a href="http://(” target=”_blank”>(

    I actually think that Google has a huge problem that killing services that people actually use has caused. I'm starting to think I shouldn't trust any service they launch until it becomes one of the core Google services (like search, youtube, or google+), but how would a new service become a core service if no one trusts it? See the problem?

    Twitter and FaceBook have issues of their own, too.


  3. Stefanie says:

    I'll never be able to eat Fried Chicken again without thinking of that pic.

  4. GeedingNation says:

    The marriage yoyo between Phil and Elizabeth on "The Americans" is becoming distracting. I think the idea was if they couldn't trust each other then there was always the possibility of one selling out the other. In addition to constantly looking over their shoulders in their work they would also have to look over their shoulders in their own home. What is hard to accept is that they have been in the U.S. for 19 years, have had two kids together, are both attractive and have slept together for two decades, speak the same language, are fanatically committed to the same cause and yet they've never formed any sort of bond. It's as though they just met.

    I think they will eventually defect and become double-agents. God knows what will happen to poor Stan and his hot Russian informant. That's shaping up to be a disaster for him. He's now ripe for blackmail. And why is he meeting her without another Agent [female] present?

  5. GeedingNation says:

    CNN and Fox News. When comparing viewership, one should compare Fox's against CNN and MSNBC combined because the later two are both part of the "liberal media".

  6. The Donald says:

    One of my favorite experiences was a Cats game a few years ago, followed by a screening of The Sandlot @ LaGrave Field, followed by an overnight campout in the outfield with my sons.

    I was over that way a week or so ago, and noticed they're putting up some drive-in type screens on the north Trinity Bank (south of LaGrave Field, north from TCC/RS) – I guess part of the river re-development project.

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