Bag of Randomness


  • One of BoyGeeding’s Christmas gifts was a Batman costume as he’s very fond of the 1960’s Batman television show.  He was wearing the costume when he got in trouble and WifeGeeding was talking quite sternly to him using his name often to maintain his attention.  Every now and then he’d try to stop her by saying “Mommy…” and she’d reply with a serious face, “BoyGeeding, I am talking, do not interrupt me, wait until I’m finished speaking.”  When it was his time to talk he said, “Mommy, I’m not BoyGeeding.  I’m Batman.”
  • I had no problem whatsoever with Jason Garrett leaving his starters in for as long as he did.  That club has had an entitlement and country club atmosphere for way too long and he’s trying to break free from it.  But I did feel uncomfortable with that onside kick, that’s something you do when you’re the underdog.
  • JJ Watt is certainly deserving of the MVP but putting him in offense to catch passes makes it a bit gimmicky, as if the Texans are campaigning.
  • Romo finished the regular season leading the league in quarterback rating, but when your running back makes up 35.5% of your total offense, that takes you out of MVP consideration.
  • Dez Bryant broke the team record for touchdowns receptions in a season which was held by Terrell Owens.  What’s interesting to me is that you have to consider the quarterback for both of those record breaking receivers was Tony Romo.
  • Ndamukong Suh is one dirty player.
  • The NFL Network will have ‘A Football Life’ episode on the 2006 Texas/USC national championship game on Friday.  That link provides a two-minute clip and looks like it will also focus on the expectations of Matt Leinart and Vince Young and their short NFL careers.  As a Texas fan I always felt biased calling it the greatest college football championship of all time, and of course it helped having the game called by the great Keith Jackson.  It’s still unbelievable that Texas beat a team with two consecutive national championships and two Heisman winners on it.
  • For some reason, I think Rex Ryan would be a good fit in Atlanta.
  • Hey KLUV, you can stop playing Christmas music 24/7.
  • The mom in the John Hancock ‘The Call’ commercial does a little something for me.
  • I drove by a Lexus dealership and noticed they had a bunch of cars with those big red bows on top, just like the commercials.  A few days later I was in a conversation with one of their employees and learned those bows cost the customer $500, though in a lot of cases they are just thrown in as part of the purchase.
  • I guess it was some sort of pricing error, but WifeGeeding had a friend that was able to fill up for $0.86 a gallon in the middle of Collin County.
  • I have a lot of trouble with being haunted with the past, unable to let many things go, and fretting about the future.  For instance, it’s hard for me to watch a movie, workout, or have family time because all I’m thinking about is what I need to do once I finish or how I could have done something differently in the past instead of just being in the moment of whatever I was presently doing.  I was talking to a church friend about this one day and he suggested reading a relatively short book called The Power of Now, but warned me “don’t get too into all that New Age bulls—“.  Those were his exact words.  About a week after that conversation I heard some of the guys on The TICKET talk about it so I picked up the digital copy.  Most people seem to be able to finish it in a couple of days, but it was a bit deep for me so I read a snippet at a time, digested it, tried to apply this and that, and repeated the pattern for the whole book.  There was about third of it I found very helpful thinking it’s stuff I want to revisit again, a third of it that was a little too out there, and another third that just schlepped through.  Overall I’m happy I read the book and found it helpful for the most part, and even though it broadened my perspective on things, I thought it would be more impactful.
  • Newsweek gave 1,000 Americans the U.S. Citizenship Test – and nearly 40% of them failed.
  • Newsweek – The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin‏
  • Ex-Pastor Ryan Bell Hints At Leaving Christianity Permanently Following ‘Experiment’ With Atheism
  • While eating at Chick-fil-A I noticed the marquee said “Holiday family night every Tuesday in December”.  Out of all businesses, I’d expect to see “Christmas family night” instead of “Holiday family night”.
  • German Christian school news via the NY Daily News – Porn star who lost job as teacher appeals ruling, saying she can still ‘promote Christian values’ to her students
  • An interesting picture I found on Reddit – My friend and his brother meeting with obama [sic] after heckling him‏ – Reddit thread – Article –  I’ll say one thing, and it might just be good PR by his staff (though I doubt it because I’ve seen them screw many things up that look like a cakewalk), but he seems to handle heckling well and open to engage those that disagree with him.
  • President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds
  • NBC 5 has a new meteorologist (he’s so new he’s not even on their profile website page) who looks like a younger and thinner Sen Ted Cruz named Andy Wallace.
  • Adolf Hitler look-a-like Emin Djinovci travels everywhere with a copy of Mein Kampf
  • Here’s how AirAsia’s CEO is handling his airline’s first major crisis
  • I never heard the term “hen’s teeth” until this weekend.
  • This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone – Most American kids are now growing up without landlines
  • Not a proud moment for journalism – ‘Meet The Press’ host Chuck Todd admits he can’t do tough interviews because otherwise “nobody will come on my show”
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. RPM says:

    I like Rex Ryan, I think he would play well in Chicago if they dump Marc Trestman. But I think he'll be Defensive Coordinator somewhere for a few years before he gets another Head Coaching gig.

    Channel 5 used to be my 'local' weather, but after NBC took over it became unwatchable. CBS11 is my 'go to' now.

    I'm shocked that many people passed the citizenship test. I would have put the failure rate closer to 60%. I question their sample.

    I've heard of people getting super cheap gas by using grocery points, but .86 is crazy. Would like to know more. It cost more than that to produce and transport. Adjusted for inflation, this may be the cheapest gas since the 1940's. If shippers pass along the fuel savings, we should see prices start to fall across the board and the economy boom.

    Hen's teeth are pretty doggone tough to come across.

  2. Jason says:

    I follow a guy on Twitter with some excellent points about faith and Christianity. A recent on e that stuck with me is "Christianity has become so incomprehensible that millions think they can be Christian and support torture."

    Boom. Headshot.

    And what gets me are all the Twitter profiles of people who "Love guns and love Jesus!"

    Those two things simply do not go together.

  3. John Makovic says:

    USC's didn't get the BCS championship in '03, just an AP championship. It's 2004 one was vacated due to Reggie Bush's cheating.

    If USC had beaten Texas, it wouldn't had counted either.

    And, of course, Reggie Bush is no longer a Heisman winner.

  4. Grizz says:

    I enjoyed reading the Newsweek article on the bible. I was aware of most of it from my own research into the origins of Christianity; however, the piece is an excellent summary of historical biblical analysis. I bookmarked the site so I can read through it a second time; there was a lot there.

    It bothers me that so much of this was well known and generally accepted for centuries and yet is never talked about. You really can’t say you are sincere believer until you’ve done your own study of the history of the bible and its many contradictions.

    Although theologians will not disagree with the facts and conclusions in the story, they will also never teach it or address it. If Jesus, in his infinite wisdom, had written down his teachings and a formulation of what believers should accept, all of the slaughter over doctrine and heresy, discussed in the article, would have never occurred…and we wouldn’t have TV preachers and politicians interpreting bible for us.

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