SisterGeeding’s birthday was on Saturday and I was able to give her a gift that was about six years in the making. Little by little I scanned every single picture I could find, along with non-picture stuff that was sentimental or family historical, and every piece of paperwork from lawyers and embassies that dealt with her adoption (she’s actually my cousin from Vietnam). I can across some pretty interesting stuff that dates back over a hundred of years, so I might be posting some here and there since I no longer have to keep these materials a secret as to not spoil her surprise.
While watching the beginning of the Cowboys game I thought it was pretty cool of the NFL to wear remembrance poppies on their uniforms in honor of Remembrance Day, but it’s also good marketing as they try to grow the sport. But when our national anthem was sung, it seem a bit ironic since that song is referencing our war against England and here we are singing it on their land promoting our national sport.
It’s really fun watching TCU play this season, and in my opinion, I think Trevone Boykin’s flip touchdown will make him one of the two Heisman favorites doing down the stretch. The funniest part of the game was listening to one of the announcers make a comment about a Ron Burgundy poster and mistake him for Ron Jeremy.
Another funny goof was made at the TCU game. Local NBC reporter David Watkins saw TCU alumnus and Ebola survivor Nina Pham on the field and tweeted a pic with the caption, “Ebola survivor Nina Pham is in the house at TCU and throwing up the Go Frogs sign.” Considering how much the media people freaked out about the virus and that it’s contagious by bodily fluids, he probably should have left out the symptomatic description of “throw up”.
I have a friend that coaches his son’s flag football team, who lost to a team coached by a ‘Fox and Friends’ host’s husband.
I watched the ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Jon Stewart interview and thought his comments on how Bush43 is spending his retirement was too harsh. And a scene in the interview lead me to believe that ‘The Daily Show’ filmed in Austin so he could be a part of the Austin Film Festival with his new movie.
‘Sunday Morning’ also had a segment on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It mentioned this satellite photo of modern Berlin, where you can still see the divide because of the color of street lights.
If you watching a movie based on actual events and ever wondered how it holds up to what really happened, you should check out ChasingTheFrog.com.
If you are a fan of CBS New’s Steve Hartman and his heartwarming stories, you can head his recent Q&A here.
The Futurama/Simpsons episode was okay, but they pulled on my heartstrings when they showed Fry’s dog. I do think the saddest moment in cartoon history involved Fry’s dog in the pilot episode, you can watch that scene here. You just have to keep in my that Fry was sent to the future and his dog wasn’t.
I flipped over to the Broncos/Raiders game and was surprised that the seats on the top level of the stadium was covered up, as if they aren’t able to generate enough sales. And then I ran across this article – San Antonio gaining ground in bid for Raiders – I said it before but I don’t see Jerry letting that happen, and it makes more sense for that team to return back to LA.
John Oliver had the most cameos in a bit I’ve ever seen in a bit last night.