Bag of Randomness


  • I finally got around to watching Iron Man 3 and was pleasantly surprised to see former KDFW anchor Megan Henderson make two brief appearances.  It actually turns out she has ten acting credits.
  • I love how superhero movies can provide an escape from reality and push my imagination.
  • Like everyone else I thought the Longhorns were going to get killed, and when the broadcast started I was surprised that Big Game Brent Musburger was announcing.  Heck, I really only planning just watching the first half and then getting around to some house chores, thankfully I had to put off the house chores.
  • If there’s something I’m learning from Mack Brown, it’s how to deal with adversity.  I did enjoy his interview with Andy Roddick.
  • Of course Adrian Peterson is dealing with quite a bit of adversity right now.
  • Baylor plays a non-high school team on the road and the score is close and they are held under 40 points, go figure.  Watch out Baylor, November is coming.
  • The Houston Texans are consistent with throwing the pick-six.
  • I think House Republicans can get more concessions from the White House if they just agree to kick the can down the road.  On Friday the CBS Evening News had a segment about the number of people that have actually bought health insurance through the exchange website.  The government will provide numbers in November and then on a monthly basis, but so far the numbers they got from talking to people in the industry are pretty disappointing.  If House Republicans wait until some numbers are released they would have some strong evidence to support their claim that people don’t want Obamacare and that it isn’t working.  Of course I have some other thoughts on the matter, but I think that would be a good strategy for the House Republicans to get more leverage.
  • I don’t think a smartwatch is a good idea, but the commercials for the Samsung version are kinda cool.
  • ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ had an interesting feature on the Zapruder film.  Two things really stuck out.  The film gave him a lot of guilt as he dreamed being in Times Square hearing a man yell for people to come inside a theater and see the President killed on the big screen.  The other thing that caught my attention was that he sold the rights to the film to LIFE magazine for $150,000 in 1963.  Adjusted for inflation, that’s $1,146,455 in 2013.  In 1975, LIFE sold the film back to the Zapruder for a dollar.  In 1999 the government bought it from the family for $16 million.
  • Adjusted for inflation, a dollar in 1975 is worth $4.35 in 2013.
  • Tempting GIF of the day – Gymnast breaks both ankles (Slow-Motion)‏
  • I actually caught the first episode of Vanillice Ice show in which he lives on an Amish farm, and it was actually better than expected.  Of course there’s a bit of the pedestrian fish out of water element, but it doesn’t play heavy on it and Ice is very respectful.  I guess there are different variations of Amish and how much modern conveniences they avoid as I was a bit confused at times.  For instance, even though there is no electricity there was a modern refrigerator in the kitchen, but it was powered by gas, natural gas, I think.
  • A behind the scenes look at Erin Andrews’ crazy journey from L.A. to the ALCS
  • Anytime I see a Cowboy wear 83 I automatically think of Kelvin Martin, AKA – KMart.
  • I got to hang out with one of my college friends who I haven’t seen since 1998.  His entire family flew in from Spokane, WA to attend a funeral in Abilene.  I got to meet this wife, kids, parents, and sister.  He like many others asked why I’m not on Facebook.  Well, my Wise County Blogging Lawyer friend pointed out one reason yesterday.  I’m not one to just have superficial friendships, which I think Facebook encourages, and I don’t want to be unwarrently exposed to a lot of nonsensical rants about politics and the like, and for some reason, I don’t like the idea of being easily found.
  • I only had a few hour to hang out with my friend and his family because they were getting up at 3:00 AM to head to the airport for a very early morning flight so the only place we could meet was at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Bedford.  I haven’t been to a smoking establishment in a quite some time, and while it wasn’t bad, I was reminded how much I hate being in a room of smokers.  Most people were there for a boxing match, I’m surprised people still pay attention to that sport.
  • In Pursuit of Tastier Chickens, a Strict Diet of Four-Star Scraps
  • The University of Houston is the only school in Texas that sells beer at games, SMU may soon be the second.
  • I’ve been working on a certification in which I have to take something like four to six different exams.  Yesterday I took my third exam which had 60 questions and I completed it in four and a half hours.
  • Brazilian cop gunning down a man who stole motorcycle, shot from the biker’s helmet camera.
  • Al Michaels actually gave me an LOL moment when he joked that Randy White was in the game last night.
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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. WGII says:

    Not sure the end of the Wright Amendment will affect air fares. Look at the cities where they compete directly (new Orleans, San Antonio, etc.). Not much cheaper! :o(

  2. D.B. Cooper says:

    " I’m not one to just have superficial friendships, which I think Facebook encourages, and I don’t want to be unwarrently exposed to a lot of nonsensical rants about politics and the like, and for some reason, I don’t like the idea of being easily found."

    I also am not on Facebook for the reasons you gave.

  3. Ricardo Perry says:

    Isecond the sentiment on the facebook issue. I get pestered about being on there, but the big thing for me is being found and followed.

  4. Andy says:

    Why do you hate Baylor so much?

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