Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 6, 2015


  • Our extended Fourth of July weekend was spent going to the Perot Museum of Natural History, bowling, and watching fireworks from our house put on by the cities of Coppell and Lewisville.
  • Yesterday the family decided to visit the grandparents in East Texas for a few days so I decided to catch up on recorded television and watched 12 Angry Men.  That’s a phenomenal piece of film-making.  It wasn’t until the end that I caught no name was mentioned at all until the last few sentences of the movie.  I suppose there may be some symbolism at the end when the only woman in the entire movie is walking outside the courthouse wearing white.
  • I also watched the pilot episodes of two series that have been highly recommended to me – ‘Orphan Black’ and ‘Humans’.  There was so much hype given ‘Orphan Black’ that I was scared I wouldn’t like it, but I found it creative, unique, and a real sense of it captivating my attention.  ‘Humans’ is every bit a science-fiction show one should be, and I like how it addresses the start of the singularity.  Sidenote: One of my closest college friends goal is to live long enough to witness the singularity.
  • After finally watching the ESPN ’30 for 30: No Más’ episode I’m left with the conclusion that no male or female from the Eighties has aged better than Sugar Ray Leonard and Christie Brinkley.
  • On her way to East Texas, WifeGeeding decided to drop by the new Buc-ee’s just to see what the hype was about and she was highly impressed.
  • I was invited by a neighbor to come by and pop fireworks in his backyard, but I declined as I’m a real stickler for not popping fireworks in city limits.
  • Texas Megachurch Minister Ed Young Under Fire for Inviting Mormon Glenn Beck to Speak at Church
  • I thought it was pretty darn cool of the U.S. Navy to support the U.S. women’s national team in yesterday’s World Cup with this impressive tweet.
  • The Internet can be a fun place, here’s a screen-print I took of Carli Lloyd’s Wikipedia page after her third goal yesterday.  I noticed she scored her first goal with her left foot and the other two with her right, which makes me wonder how many people have scored a goal with both feet in a World Cup finale.
  • A bit of an eww factor – @darrenrovellBrandi Chastain rejected offers in the $200K+ range for her used bra. She told me she’d give it to her son, now 9. 
  • HBO’s ‘Ballers’ has two former ‘West Wing’ cast members.
  • Anonymous donors give $3 million to fund scholarships after Charleston shooting
  • Tennis GIF of the day – The perfect return
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURCIA! World Cup Edition
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURCIA! World Cup Edition Part 2
  • He just wanted a sign
  • Buzzfeed – Where In Texas Should You Actually Live?
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 6, 2015

  1. Ben W. says:

    Glenn Beck has made numerous speaking appearances and attended many services at Gateway Church in Southlake, FWIW.

    Glad you enjoyed 12 Angry Men. Some films are classics only because the critics said they should be. Some films are classics because they are timeless masterpieces of art. 12 Angry Men definitely falls into the latter category (well, and the former, too).

    I'm glad you like HUMANS, too. I haven't watched the second episode yet – Sunday night TV is too busy.

  2. Dude says:

    Lloyd was a beast, alright, she could have had a fourth of her header's aim was better. Japan's defense was horrible, that first corner was on the ground for goodness sakes. But Carli finished when she had to and the USWNT deserved to win.

    To answer your question about scoring goals with either foot…. Sir Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick for winners England in 1966, 1st with his head, 2nd with his right (or DID he?) and 3rd with his left. In 1978 Mario Kempes scored two for Argentina in their victory over Holland, first with his left foot and 2nd with his right.

    In 1998 Zinedine Zindane scored two in the final but they were both headers off of corners. 2002 saw Fat Ronaldo score two against Germany in the final with his right foot.

    Michelle Akers scored two for the US in 1991 final, header and right foot.

    My vote for the BEST goal ever in the World Cup? Dennis Bergkamp for Holland v Argentina in 1998 Quarterfinals 90th minute…

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