Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, July 22, 2015


  • I bet Donald Trump is that one friend that could never keep a secret.
  • I’d enjoy all this Trump drama more if SNL was in season.
  • The kids wanted to get the toy out of the new box of Golden Grahams, but I told them no. They were going to have to learn to eat through the contents bowl-by-bowl until they reach the toy just as I did when I was a child.  But then WifeGeeding informed me the toy is no longer inside the cereal, but in between the box and the cereal package.  Personally, I think that takes some of the fun out of it.
  • DaughterGeeding’s bicycle tire was flat and airing it up wasn’t doing the trick, so for the first time in about 25-years I changed the tube on a bike tire.  Some things are pretty easy to pick back up after many years, it was like riding a bike.
  • I saw some special on television state that the spikes on the crown of the Statue of Liberty aren’t actually spikes, but light rays shining from the crown.  Per the National Parks Service – The rays represent a radiant halo, also called an “aureole.”
  • I do get a kick out of when people try to use the height of the Statue of Liberty to compare it to how tall other objects are.  When the plans for Cowboys new stadium was released (pdf) it stated, “The entire Statue of Liberty and its base could fit into the stadium with the roof closed.”  At first that sounds impressive because many think she’s very tall, but the Statue of Liberty itself is only 151-feet tall. Many will leave out the pedestal and/or foundation Lady Liberty stands on. If they were to include them, she would total 305-feet.  From floor to roof, the stadium is about 300-feet.
  • I think the first time I saw real-life news media people make a cameo in a movie was Dave and at the time I thought it was pretty cool.  Now, I find it distracting and annoying in television and movies.
  • Some of my conservative Christians friends often tell me that the local news has an agenda against the Christian faith, and usually I just kinda nod my head and not say anything.  But I tend to see a lot of positive stories about the Chrisitan faith that’s not exactly newsworthy make the news.  For instance, yesterday CBS11 aired a story, before the first commercial break, about a group of missionaries from different parts of Texas replacing a roof of an elderly woman in my hometown of Mineral Wells who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
  • Benjamin L. Corey- 10 Ways To Determine If Your Christianity Has Been “Americanized”
  • ABC News – Meet the Guy Who’s Eaten Chipotle for the Last 103 Days … and Counting
  • “Agent Gomez” from ‘Breaking Bad’ is running for county commissioner in Albuquerque.
  • I wonder if our new WNBA franchise will lead any of the local sports broadcasts and how much time The TICKET will give them on the radio.
  • Handgun-firing drone appears legal in video, but FAA, police probe further
  • London has a place in which you can walk through a cloud of alcohol – So much booze will be in the air (it’ll be 140 percent humidity) that you’ll be able to see less than a metre in front of you, although they reckon that after an hour, you’ll only absorb one shot’s worth of booze. 
  • Wired – Hackers Remotely Killed A Jeep On The Highway – With Me In It
  • io9 – Here’s Where The Marvel Movie Characters Stand, Now That Phase 2 Is Over
  • Wired – Physics Says Tiny Ant-Man Should Be Running Weirder
  • Amazing that you can buy a Lamborghini in Vietnam – NY Times – Capitalist Soul Rises as Ho Chi Minh City Sheds Its Past
  • I checked out Amazon’s new rival and wasn’t particularly impressed.  Off and, I don’t like the idea of having to pay about fifty bucks for a membership.
  • Buzzfeed – This Amazing Tree Can Grow 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit
  • Buzzfeed – 22 Pieces Of Disney History You Can Own


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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  1. Tim says:

    Regarding news media in movies, I find it to be very unsettling. Movies require acting, and if you appear in a movie you are acting. How is delivering fake news about an alien invasion or sum such with the same seriousness and style not any more damaging to that newsperson's trustworthiness when it comes to delivering real news than any story Brain Williams concocted?

  2. John Mackovic says:

    On that note about real journalists in movies, I love how the movie Contact did some creative editing with a real Bill Clinton press conference to make it look like he was commenting about events in the movie.

  3. The Donald says:

    Lorne has got to be praying that Trump will still be in the race at least until Fall.

  4. John Mackovic says:

    More capitalism in Vietnam news:

  5. Ben W. says:

    To be fair, I really enjoyed JFK's acting in Forrest Gump.

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