Bag of Randomness


  • I spoke with my neighbor that plays for our local NFL franchise who happens to be out three weeks with a small fracture in his right foot.  It was basically small talk about the weather, his state of Wisconsin, family, and his foot.  Eventually we got to the topic of the victory formation and the offensive line doing the Landry shift.  When I asked who came up with the idea he just stated that it was an all together team idea and then playfully vented that they just can’t quite execute as much as they’d like because someone is usually talking smack to the opponent.
  • Lakeland Industries (LAKE) is a company that makes hazmat suits and their stock is up 274% this year.  Alpha Pro Tech (APT) is a makes protective gear like facemasks and their shares are up 245% this year. – How you can profit from Ebola
  • I’m surprised at how modern Saigon’s skyscraper has become, check out this link and scroll down to see the pics.  And yes, I know the city has changed names, but my mother and other Vietnamese folks refuse to call it anything but Saigon.
  • GIF – The Reunion Tower fireworks the night before TX/OU
  • U2 did a Q&A on Facebook and I’ve come to the conclusion that they way Adam Clayton styled his hair yesterday, he looked just like Eleanor Roosevelt.  Bono was asked, “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again? It’s really rude.”  He replied in typical Bono fashion with a bit of a sad face, “Oops … I’m sorry about that,” he says. “I had this beautiful idea. Might have gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that thing. A drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess, we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.
  • I find it annoying when “common folk” tweet celebrities asking for a retweet.
  • College kicker kickoffs, recovers fumble, scores touchdown – YouTube.
  • As a father of a daughter, I really like this picture of JFK.  You may be the most powerful man in the world, but you still have to carry you daughter’s doll.
  • When I worked at Fidelity Investments, someone sent some white powder in an envelope and we were quarantined for a while until Boots and Coots (an offshoot company from the great Red Addair) arrived to check things out.  With all the Ebola stuff, I expected them to be on the scene, and after a little research, it turns out they were bought out by Halliburton a while back.
  • The go-to list of every hot Dallas restaurant opening for fall 2014 and beyond
  • I’m confident I could beat both Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn in a footrace, but I’m not so sure about Gov Good Hair with Glasses.
  • Zach Galifianakis was on ‘The Daily Show’ last night and had a story about eating at the White House in which the menu listed a dessert called Chocolate Freedom.  He asked the wait staff if that’s what they call the president.
  • Senator Cornyn is set to become the next Majority Whip and has stated that Cruz will have to change his approach being in the majority party and Washington needs to follow the example set by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., in finding common ground on legislation.
  • Louis Vuitton is selling a $175,000 punching bag
  • It looks like another firm is trying to build an indoor ski slope in North Texas.  That’s something I’ve never done, ski, either on water or on snow.
  • Travel and Leisure ranks Dallas as the seventh most snobbiest city.
  • The World University Rankings (1-400) are out, as far as Texas colleges go: #28 University of Texas at Austin, #69 Rice, #141 Texas A&M, #201-225 (Data rank withheld) University of Texas at Dallas
  • An air umbrella?
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • Letterman is going to be great tonight, Bill Murray is on the show.
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