Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 8, 2015


  • As I’m recovering from my illness, I slept in on Sunday and didn’t wake until.  I then ate with the family and went back to sleep waking up around 5:30 PM.  It was everything I hoped it would have been.
  • I got caught up in the NBA Finals and didn’t watch ‘Game of Thrones’ until later in the night which was a major mistake.  The big ending was spoiled for me because I took a look at my RSS feed before rolling tape.  But even with the known ending, it was still darn good.
  • I’ve noticed a few crepe myrtles blooming, but mostly the white ones.
  • GirlGeeding was pretending not to wake up from a nap in the living room, and I put a handful of ice cubes in her underpants to help wake her up.  BrotherGeeding, ever the protector, rushed to her and started to pull the cubes out one by one.
  • I’ve been fortunate to get a merit increase every year from my employer and each year they send me a form letter in the mail stating my new salary and congratulating me.  This year was a bit different because the president and CEO was nice enough to include a hand-written letter along with the form congratulating and thanking me.
  • WifeGeeding dropped a bottle of nail polish in our bathroom that busted and I think our tan colored grout is now forever pinkish-red.
  • I’m probably going to make a mistake commenting on the McKinney Police video without watching the entire thing or even seeing a complete news report on it.  But off hand it looks like the police on the scene didn’t have control of the situation and a bunch of teens weren’t being cooperative by running all over the place and not obeying any commands.  The cop panicked when two male teens ran close to him and then behind his back, which freaked him out, and that’s when he pulled his gun.
  • It was embarrassing how much the jockey for American Pharoah was promoting Monster energy drink.  Right after the race, in his first interview while still on the horse, he talked about the benefits of drinking Monster before the race and hoped it transferred to the horse.  During the trophy presentation, he acted as if he was going to fill one of the trophy bowls up with Monster and drink out of it until someone stopped him.  Hey, I get that Monster is a sponsor and the logo is on his collar, but his behavior, despite his joy, wasn’t representative of the sport of kings.
  • New tapas place in Dallas’ Deep Ellum does hot dog doughnut, waffle burger
  • China is about to get one heck of a glass pedestrian bridgeWhen the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge opens in the fall, it will be the longest glass pedestrian bridge in the world. The engineering plans call for it to be 20 feet wide—large enough to host the fashion shows its developers plan to hold there
  • Say what you will about Kanye and Kim, but I find this photo of them adorable.
  • GIF – Dog impressively runs up a wall
  • The Dallas Obserer has a somewhat interesting interview with TEXAS MONTHLY’s barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn.  When he’s asked for the best BBQ to eat in DFW, his first reply is “When do you want to eat?” since so many places are closed for dinner.
  • Pretty decent driving record – Google Issues First Monthly Report On Traffic Incidents Involving Its Self-Driving Cars – “In the six years of our project, we’ve been involved in 12 minor accidents during more than 1.8 million miles of autonomous and manual driving combined,” Google writes. “Not once was the self-driving car the cause of the accident.”
  • Judge orders mental exam for former child actor, TV voice of Charlie Brown
  • The ‘Daredevil’ season finale was a bit prosaic and didn’t live up to the standards of Marvel.
  • The quick, offstage choreography of SNL costume changes
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14 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 8, 2015

  1. Buddy says:

    The McKinney police like you should get some facts before they act. The incident started with an older white woman making racist comments because there was black kids in her neighborhood pool. The black children were invited. The white lady (I use the term loosely) made comments that the black kids should go back to the projects and stay out of the pool. The lovely white lady then struck a black girl and chaos resulted. The only white person detained was a 14 year old girl who tried to tell your hero cop what really happened.

    • Geeding says:

      Buddy, I doubt you know the whole story, just what's being reported. A few readers of this blog live in that community and have given me more on the story than just what the news is using to bump up ratings. That being said, I don't know the whole story and can't fully trust what my readers are telling me either. However, your use of the phrase "your hero cop" is bewildering. I had to go back and look at what I wrote to see how one could gather that I put that cop in a positive light., and I still can't figure out how you came to that conclusion. I stated he didn't have control of the situation, panicked, and was freaked out. None of those things I mentioned portrays this cop positively, much less any kind of hero.

  2. wordkyle says:

    The jockey you mention is reportedly donating his entire winnings to the City of Hope cancer center, a place that he's donated to and helped for years. So maybe don't judge him quite so harshly. He's not *just* a mercenary jerk.

    • Geeding says:

      A lot of people are nice guys and make bad decisions. I don't know a lot about the jockey's background, but his behavior promoting that energy drink was cringe worthy when it comes to this sport of kings. If you look at my comments, I didn't judge the person, just the way he was promoting the energy drink.

  3. wordkyle says:

    Point taken.

  4. Buddy says:

    But you are making excuses for him. Even his fellow officers seem aghast at his behavior even trying to restrain him, he shoves their hands away and orders them to go get that guy. He is a corporal and probably the ranking police officer ( I use this term loosely in his case) on the scene. His behavior should not be the one running around cursing at children instead been the professional at the scene. If these are the methods he teaches as an instructor we as a society are in trouble and minority youth in particular.

    • Geeding says:

      I'm not making excuses for the cop or saying he was justified in anything he did, I simply stated what happened – he panicked, freaked out, pulled his gun. Just because I stated he may have pulled his gun because a couple of the kids ran behind him, doesn't mean I think he was justified for pulling out a weapon, and I don't think anything in my wording puts the cop in a positive light. You are reading way more into what I wrote than what is actually there.

      • Buddy says:

        But yet you excuse him. How come he is the only policeman physically attacking children? One officer tried to speak calmly and respectfully to people and they calmly did as asked. He on the other went immediately into storm trooper mode. And again I point out he is a training officer and should set a better example. If you can rationalize his behavior in any way then you have the kind of police you desire.

        • Geeding says:

          No, I haven't excused or rationalized his behavior, how you think I have amazes me. Just because I stated what he did doesn't mean I support his actions. All I did was pull a Pat Summerall and provide a play-by-play of the event. You are taking my description of the event as me excusing and rationalizing the cop's action, which isn't justifiable. If Dez Bryant fumbles the ball and I state it's because of the rain, that doesn't mean I'm excusing him for the fumble, that's just me saying why he fumbled.

  5. RPM says:

    I have no doubt those kids weren't supposed to be there according to the HOA rules. But there are some extenuating circumstances like a mass invite sent over social media telling everyone to come, free admission. That's what drew the crowd of kids.

    I have no doubt some white homeowners got in a confrontation with the yoots. However, the situation could have been defused had the police acted more like the officer on the video that was talking calmly and politely to the kids before Casebolt loses his cool and starts treating them like gang members. The two boys that rushed up to Casebolt and he drew his weapon on were reacting to the physical brutality he was applying to the young girl and her screams of pain. He was flat out being a bully to a little girl. Casebolt did nothing but escalate the situation from the moment he arrived.

    For the record, I'm white as white can get. I just prefer my police to be honest and level headed.

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