Bag of Randomness


  • Our pastor started yesterday sermon with reference to the Abilene Paradox and even played this clip from an Abilene station.
  • After watching the series finale of ‘Breaking Bad’ at the end of September and admiring how much Walter White grew his beard and just kind of let himself go, that’s when I stopped shaving and keep an ungroomed beard.
  • Interesting Tulsa news – Man found decapitated, police suspect suicide
  • This picture of this high rise apartment fire in NY caught my attention.  A man living above the fire live tweeted about it.
  • We keep a childlock on our halfbath downstairs because BoyGeeding will go in and leave the faucet running, and when DaughterGeeding needs to go she’ll ask us to open the door for her.  Yesterday I found her using the toilet in our masterbath, something she never does.  When asked, she said she saw us enjoying the football game and didn’t want us to miss any of it.
  • The Olympics start a month from now but the high for most of this week in Sochi will only be in the 50’s.
  • I caught the the latest episode of ‘Sherlock’ and it is fantastic, I may have watched it five times now.  I’m not going to give anything away, but there’s a bit of a reunion show feeling at parts, the chemistry is better than ever, and it will meet all fan expectations.  If you haven’t caught the mini-episode that doesn’t spoil anything for the first episode of the third season, you can watch it here.  I won’t post any links/videos now until the show officially airs in the U.S., but the people behind the show threw out some great red herrings.
  • A Cracker Barrel waitress not only got a $100 tip from a customer, but also her tuition and living expenses.
  • The Longhorns have a new coach in Charlie Strong and I’m sure there will be a play on his name and the university that will turn into a beating, things like Texas Strong and The University of Texas Stronghorns.
  • I think there are a lot of similarities with the Strong hire and when Mack Brown was first hired, the major being that both came from schools with a strong basketball tradition in which football was basically an after thought, and turned their football programs into ranked bowl eligible teams.  Overall I think it was a smart hire, that it’s better to hire someone unproven (like no championships on their resume) who will feel driven and pushed by the pressure to excel, and those kind of guys stick around for a while if successful.  For the critics that are concerned he’s at a major disadvantage with recruiting, I’m sure Coach February will be more than happy to help him out in one fashion or another as he’s still on the payroll.  But I wonder if Texas has learned their lesson that they can’t expect their coach to be at two places at once, coaching and among the media.
  • AT&T Stadium will host the NCAA Final Four and the new NCAA Championship Football game within nine months of each other.  I bet Dallas County wish they could have a do-over and try to woo Jerry all over again when he wanted to build in Fair Park.
  • I thought the Philadelphia Eagles would play sub par this year and Chip Kelly would end up drafting Johnny Manziel to fit his kind of offense, but it looks like the Eagles have their quarterback f
  • I was watching the ‘Michael J. Fox Show’ and it was a bit weird seeing Malcolm Jamal Warner as a guest star.
  • The ‘Mythbusters’ Star Wars episode was better than expected.
  • Utah is trying to end homelessness by 2015Utah calculated the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail stays for an average homeless person was $16,670, while the cost of providing an apartment and social worker would be $11,000. Each participant works with a caseworker to become self-sufficient.
  • You can’t hold hands with God when you’re . . . .what? (PG13ish)
  • BibiloTech in Bexar County, Texas, is the nation’s only bookless public library
  • A slim Nebraska mother ate a 12-pound sandwich, one pound of French fries and a large soda in an hour.
  • Canada is experiencing something called frost quakes.
  • A Utah based gun manufacturer turned down a $15 million deal to supply Pakistan with fire arms concerned they could eventually be used against U.S. troops.
  • A car ‘painted’ with duct tape.
  • There’s a new popular diet in which you basically just diet two days of the week.
  • A man that fell 47 stories and lived now walks for charity.
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. bob says:

    When you wake up, you are the type of man who will regret all the time you wasted- literally pissed away watching football that you could have spent with your children.

  2. towski says:

    When you wake up, you are the type of man who will regret being an a-hole.

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