Bag of Randomness


  • I actually killed a mosquito in GeedingManor last night.  How the heck can they still be alive after all this cold weather?
  • While researching a topic in a technical manual I discovered that PDF stands for Portable Document Format.
  • ‘Modern Family’ made a Caine Mutiny reference which I didn’t connect with.  I’ve seen Brando’s Mutiny on the Bounty and I’m familiar with that as a pop-culture reference, but not the Caine Mutiny.
  • This Bill Cosby story keeps getting crazier.  Now Janice Dickinson come out as one of his victims, NBC and Netflix has cancelled shows on him, and TV Land has pulled ‘The Cosby Show’ from their lineup.  Man, this slope is slippery.  Everything is happening so fast, whether he’s innocent or not, I still think this is some sort of coordinated effort.  My guess, some kind of a social media company that specializes in making things go viral was in charge of that video of little known comedian Hannibal Buress’ routine in a small comedy club.
  • A perfect name for a self-driving car would be “automobile”, but that’s already taken.
  • has redesigned their website.  The message on the screen when I visit it on my work laptop tells me I’m one of the select few to get a special sneak preview, though I doubt it, but my Chromebook still shows the old design.  That surprises me as I only use Chrome as my browser and I thought the cookies all synced.  The bottom of the screen has a scroll, which I find annoying.
  • Per this article, hotcakes are a cornmeal type of pancake, and pancakes are no longer selling like pancakes.
  • For The First Time Ever, Americans Spend More Time Using Mobile Devices Than TV
  • Apps are no longer labeled as ‘Free’ in the App Store
  • I didn’t screen this video, but I know several deer hunters read this blog – You Can Skin A Deer With A Rope, A Golf Ball And A Truck
  • I haven’t used FireFox or Yahoo in years – Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
  • View with caution – A supercut examining Stanley Kubrick’s use of the color red –  Vimeo
  • Regis was on Letterman last night with white hair, the man stopped coloring it gray.
  • Jon Stewart was a guest on ‘The Tonight Show’ and it was crazy to see the amount of people now working for Fallon that either have worked for or with Stewart when he had a show on MTV.
  • Than Bono bicycle crash was much worst than I imagined – Rolling StoneThe singer suffered numerous serious injuries, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye,” three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade and a fracture of his left humerus bone in his upper arm. The latter injury was particularly damaging, with the bone shattering in six different places and tearing through his skin. – The article goes on to say that Bono will “require intensive and progressive therapy,” which leads me think his guitar playing on the upcoming tour will be limited.
  • Even though U2 isn’t performing on ‘The Tonight Show’ this week I still decided to check out some of the uploaded lip-sync videos Fallon asked his audience for, and I think this is the cutest and most creative.
  • Happy birthday, Nathan.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. RPM says:

    If you haven't seen it you really should watch The Caine Mutiny. Legit classic film. Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Bogie and the strawberries. The film is just bursting at the seams with great performances.

  2. Nathan says:

    Thank you for the birthday love, my friend.

  3. Ben W. says:

    I looked at your picture of the day and asked myself, "With one arm on the window and one hand firing a gun, how is President Reagan driving that car?" I quickly decided that I don't want to know.

    That Kubrick video was enjoyable. His films are astounding. Lots of people make movies. He made cinema. It wasn't always fun to watch or easily accessible, but you always knew you were watching something with a purpose, even if you couldn't figure out what that was.

  4. David Bryant says:

    "Americans Spend More Time Using Mobile Devices Than TV" link appears to be broken.

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