Bag of Randomness


  • I almost took advantage of the new Amazon one-hour delivery option yesterday.  Our dryer, which I’ve had since 1993, started to smell as if it was burning rubber.  A little investigative work lead to the conclusion that the rear drum seal was coming apart.  The only place within a 25-minute drive that had it in stock was going to sell the part for four bucks more than what I could purchase it for at Amazon with the one-hour delivery.  But I went the cheap route and ordered the part off eBay and saved about sixty-five-percent, though I’ll have to wait a few days for it to arrive in the mail.
  • I got a new debit card in the mail to activate, and I’m use to either calling in or using the institution’s website, but this one also provided ability to forego those options and use at the ATM with my PIN.
  • Jimi, I was tempted to annoy you in that last sentence by using “ATM machine with my PIN number”.  See RAS Syndrome.
  • When I activate a new card, very soon after I want to make a small test purchase just to make sure it’s working and I won’t be caught in a jam later.
  • Overly obvious product placement kills me, and it was in ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ last night.  For a science fair project, a kid poured Dr Pepper from a can, with the label strategically facing the camera, into his science fair project that broke down the 23 flavors.
  • Jemma Simmons, in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has some really mutant eyebrows.  I don’t recall them being so thick and bushy last season.
  • ‘Better Call Saul’ Producer on Jimmy’s Tragic Betrayal, “Epic” Finale
  • As if this movie wasn’t going to sell enough tickets on opening day – New Star Wars Trailer Will Play in Front of Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • ‘Price Is Right’ April Fools’ Day Exclusive: Bob Barker Is Back (and Possibly Pulling Pranks)
  • I’m a huge Walter Payton fan and I ran across a great article about his menrtoring ability.  It focuses on a 17-year-old football player that decided to workout around midnight, and interestingly enough Walter Payton was the only other person at the gym.  Payton approached the guy and they hung out until three in the morning, and from there their relationship turned from workout buddies to a life-long friendship.  The young man is now a scout for the Chargers.
  • In this Google Maps link, if you stand in one place but look around 350-degrees, you’ll see the same guy six times in several different shirts.
  • He gets better with age – Hugh Jackman’s physique in the 7 movies he played Wolverine
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA! and TEXAS
  • Alabama lawmaker tries to repeal law named after patient who died in his care
  • All 40 Runners Fail at 100-Mile Tennessee Mountain Race
  • Last night on WFAA’s newscast they stated John McCaa earned a Ph.D., though they didn’t state in what.  Per his Facebook page, Humanities-History of Ideas from UTD.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. The Donald says:

    Today’s dose of ‘MURICA! and TEXAS

    That is a cool PX-4.

  2. Upgrayedd says:

    40 runners Fail at 100-Mile Tennessee Mountain Race: When I saw the picture at the top of the story with the scroungy mountain man posing with his collection of license plates I started to think the runners had all disappeared "Deliverance"-style.

  3. Jimi says:

    RAS Syndrome is redundant!!!

  4. The Donald says:

    Good for you for repairing the dryer.

    Fixing things is becoming a lost art.

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