Bag of Randomess

2014-10-21 11.39.16

  • I had a great day off of work yesterday.  It started with a discounted brunch thanks to Groupon, Top Golf with WifeGeeding and BoyGeeding (DaughterGeeding was in preschool), bowling, and then a trip to the pumpkin patch.  The night was capped off with all of us watching ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’.
  • While at Top Golf I noticed special parking for Purple Heart recipients, something I’ve never seen before.
  • While at the pumpkin patch I noticed a lot of moms wearing sweaters and boots in eighty-degree weather.  Girls will do the silliest things when it comes to fashion, even if it means sweating profusely just to look seasonal.
  • The boys on BaDD radio was talking about college football and how a lot of times fans take more pleasure in seeing their rivals lose than their team win.  I guess I never really thought about it, but I think that’s true and isn’t really part of professional sports fandom.  Along with that thought, Longhorn fans must have been on cloud nine on Saturday.
  • Alabama beat Arkansas 14-13 and then beat Texas A&M 59-0.  I bet until that pounding A&M took, Kevin Sumlin was on top of many lists for a head coaching job in the NFL, but no more.  Losing is one thing, getting pounded is another, getting pounded and being held scoreless is on another level.  But this is probably a good thing for the Aggies as Sumlin is pretty solid other than that game, which means he’ll stay put in Aggieland.
  • A guy on Reddit posted a picture of his car tire that had a huge and scary bubble on its side.  It looks like it might explode at any second, and the guy even drove on it (GIF).
  • Adrianne Palicki was suppose to be the next Woman Woman until NBC decided to not even pick up the pilot that was already filmed.  Last night I saw her on ‘Agents of Shield’ as Mockingbird.  She’s been rocking dark hair for a while now, but I’m just use to her with blonde hair since her ‘Friday Night Lights’ days.  Next week’s episode will feature the trailer for the next Avengers movie.
  • The Simpsons World app is pretty impressive [GQ]: “Simpsons World” takes all five-hundred-and-fifty-freaking-two episodes and makes them accessible to you, all at once, right now. And that’s not even the best part: It cross-references those episodes by character, quotes, scenes, guest stars, songs, everything. It lets you create playlists of all the Bumblebee Man episodes, look up all the Albert Brooks appearances and read full episode scripts.
  • I wonder how much elections as a whole help the economy.  For instance, they hire staff and consultants which means people are employed, and they have to produce commercials and all sorts of signage and bumper stickers, so that means companies are paid to produce such things.  That’s just hitting the surface, if you look into it further, mobile phones and computers are purchased, security is hired, there’s a significant amount of travel, and whatever else you want to throw in there.
  • I saw a lot of articles condemning the public’s reaction, or shock, of Renee Zellweger’s plastic surgery.  Two thoughts, when did going under the knife become the norm and what’s wrong with aging gracefully like Audrey Hepburn or Katharine Hepburn?  There was even talk of a double standard.  Trust me, there have been plenty of Bruce Jenner, Wayne Newton, and Kenny Rogers jokes out there.
  • When I was a kid I’d use to eat at Jack in the Box and I really enjoyed their secret sauce, but they stopped putting it on their burgers many moons ago.  I recently read they still have the sauce, it’s just available on request.
  • I enjoy ‘Person of Interest’ but I’m beginning to think “The Machine” is going to turn into Skynet.
  • I crack up everytime I see that commercial where Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price says, “It’s definitely…Fort Worth it!”  It makes me want to set her up with Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe.
  • I caught Bill Murray on Kimmel last night and he was surprisingly mellow.
  • Montreal teacher, 73, loses job over film nudity more than 40 years ago
  • GIF – The launching of the USS Detroit
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomess

  1. RPM says:

    Saturday was a great day for Longhorn fans and upright citizens everywhere. A&M got exposed for the hypeola team they are and Oklahoma got whooped yet again.

    I don't understand people that get facial plastic surgery that aren't disfigured and are doing it for vanity only. Can't say I've ever seen one that looks right. You can add Jerry Jones to that list of jokes.

    I wore my black felt Resistol instead of my straw hat today because it's after Labor Day. I was questioning my fashion slavery as I sweated my head off. Speaking of hats, I'm itching to check out Beggar Handmade Hats in Decatur.

    I know media makes a killing during election time. When I worked in radio the smaller stations relied on them to stay afloat. The commercial load would triple or more depending on the election.

  2. Warren says:

    The Montreal teacher has been re-instated by the school. They realized that this has nothing to do with her job performance. She’s waiting until next week to decide if she’ll go back…making them sweat.

  3. Ben W. says:

    How much of the added economy from elections is balanced out by a sluggish/hesitant stock market, though? It seems like every election cycle I hear stories about how the stock market is being super cautious because of the election. And what do all those people do when the election is over? I know – they keep working on getting people elected, which is why we only get about 6 months off after an election before we starting hearing more election hype. :-[

    Great photos from TopGolf – my boy is 7 and we've already had 3 birthday parties for him there. Golf is a wonderful way to spend quality time – we've just started playing on "real" courses and it's a great time of being out there together with each other. He's having a blast, and I'm making precious memories that will stick with me forever.

    I had forgotten the announcement of Adrianne Palicki's addition to the SHIELD cast. Boy, was I excited when she showed up last night, and especially after [SPOILER ALERT, kind of] the "twist" revealed that she'll be sticking around for a while. That show is definitely coming into its own and getting better.

  4. Hash Brown says:

    " Renee Zellweger’s plastic surgery" The problem for me is that she didn't do it to appear more youthful, but rather she altered her image so radically that she isn't recognizable any longer. It's as though she never liked the face that made her popular with her own audience. I hope it works out for her, but it's discomforting to see. Imagine if you voluntarily changed your face so much that your kids hardly recognized you…eerie.

  5. Buddy Patton says:

    I had a large knot on a tire years ago, it was causing a vibration so bad I took out my pocket knife and deflated it. I expected to have to change it so I drove to a service station (remember them) to have it changed. When I got there the tire was still up and the pressure was unchanged. I drove home and put another 10,000 miles on it before I replaced it. It never lost any air.

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