Bag of Randomness


  • I heard kale chips are healthy and easy to make so I thought I’d give them a try.  They were actually pretty good, and DaugterGeeding said, “These are delicious, Daddy.”
  • The Stockton Thunder hockey team let their fans paint the ice and the team will play on that surface.  Check out some pictures and a news segment here.
  • During the Sugar Bowl a commercial aired in which a child said there are poisonous snakes in 49 of the 50 states.  He couldn’t be more incorrect, snakes are not poisonous, but venomous.  But in case you are wondering, Alaska is the lone state without any venomous snakes.
  • The guys on KTCK The TICKET state that the reasons so many of them vacation in December and other radio stations play non-stop Christmas music is because ratings for that time period are taking into consideration regarding advertising and such.
  • We’re getting to a point in which we can use technology to examine the reflection of a person’s pupil in a photo to view what the subject is seeing.
  • Over the last several years I noticed college football teams that were ranked in the top two of the nation but later knocked out play poorly in a bowl game, as if they feel they aren’t playing for anything unless it’s for the national title.  That’s what Alabama looked like last night, like they really didn’t care. Like Ricky Bobby and his father said, ,”If you aren’t first, you’re last.”
  • Last night I was told that I’m Josh Huepel‘s doppelganger.  In high school and college, I was told Luc Longley.
  • The state trooper that protects Bob Stoops always gets my attention, here’s an article about him.
  • I saw the headline “Priest found slain in church rectory” and instantly had to look up what’s a rectory.
  • The first baby of 2014 born in Lubbock was named So’Unique Miracle Randle.  That name makes me think of something that annoys me, that is, when people are explaining something and they just end it with “so . . .” as if what was said makes perfect sense.
  • This six-year-old is a great multitasker.
  • Someone took a cardboard cutout of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and took a bunch pun photos.
  • I’m not saying Art Briles is going to be the next coach of the Washington Redskins, but when RGIII was on the sidelines with him at the Fiesta Bowl you know they had to broach the topic at least once sometime prior or after the game.
  • ‘Left Behind’ Fans Question Nicolas Cage’s Faith, Wonder About Actual Rapture Before Film’s Release
  • Elderly Couple Ran a Marathon Every Day of 2013
  • Republican Sen Mark Kirk’s Friendship With Jackson Cunningham, 11-Year-Old Stroke Victim, Inspires Others
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Baylor Too says:

    Baylor gets beat and you say it proves that they were overrated, but Alabama gets beat (by a team that Baylor beat, btw) and it doesn't mean they are overrated, they just weren't motivated—-got it.

    • Geeding says:

      I understand the argument from those wearing the green and gold tinted glasses that Baylor beat OU and that OU beat what many consider the best team in the country being Alabama. There's no denying Baylor played exceptionally well against OU. With that argument, one would also have to consider that OU played with two different quarterbacks against Baylor and Bama, so it's not exactly apples to apples. But I still stand by my statement that after being ranked in the top two spots all season long with a chance to contend for a championship and then getting knocked out at the last game of the season, Bama just wasn't motivated to play their best and I think it showed. I also think Stoops has a strong dislike for the SEC and was able to get his team motivated and had a great gameplan. For OU, this was their Super Bowl or shining moment, they had more to play for than Bama. My argument that Baylor has been overrated doesn't rest with just one game but the fluff schedule they've had all year, and I think their losses to OK State and UCF only enforces my point.

      • Baylor Too says:

        Dude, take off your Baylor-hating glasses. Baylor got beat by 10-points, and it was tied as late as the third quarter: hardly an ass-whoopin'. And UCF is no slouch: the only team that has beaten them this year is #9 ranked South Carolina, who won that contest by 3 points. The fact is, it was a good matchup, regardless of the fact that Baylor was heavily favored.

        And Baylor had a fluff schedule? Early in the season, yes, just like any other big team; but they won the Big 12 Conference!

        Baylor was favored by 17 and lost by 10; Alabama was favored by 17 and lost by 14.

        Why is there any difference? Neither Alabama nor Baylor were overrated; they just weren't mentally ready to play.

        • Geeding says:

          I don't hate Baylor, the love of my life is a Baylor bear and I have many dear friends who attended that fine institution, in this case I'm just being critical of their football team which I think has been over-hyped this season. As a Baylor fan, there's no way for me to expect you to agree with my points of view, whether or not your passion for the university is clouding any of your judgement, and you should cherish this unforgettable season as a Big 12 champion. I don't think Alabama was overrated, just that they weren't motivated to play in the Sugar Bowl for the reasons I stated earlier. Historically the Big 12 has been a strong conference, but this year the conference was weaker than usual as their teams weren't ranked as high and Baylor got to take advantage of a weak conference and a weak early schedule, and I think it showed when they actually played decent opponents. Personally I think the finale score of UCF's victory wasn't as close as it indicated as Baylor scored with about a minute to play when the game was already well out of hand. But hey, those are just my thoughts as an outsider. In the end, it's not going to matter if they were overhyped, overrated, ran up points, or had an easy schedule . . . the record book and history will show a record breaking season as Big 12 champs and you'll always have that, and there's no taking that away.

  2. warren says:

    Re: that image of the bible fashioned into a gun. What would Jesus say about it?

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