Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, August 5, 2015


  • Yesterday I realized that the namesakes for my children have birthdays two days apart, Aug 2 and Aug 4.
  • I’ve heard Bartley’s BBQ in Grapevine was a hidden gem so I gave it a try.  WifeGeeding took advantage of their free BBQ sandwich, all you have to do is text “BBQ” to 56274.  I’ve heard they are hit and miss, and yesterday wasn’t one of their best days.  The meat cutter didn’t really seem to care that we were there and he trimmed off too much char on the sliced brisket.  The ribs also seem as if they weren’t cooked long enough as some of that connective tissue proved troublesome.
  • Yesterday is was announced that Darren Woodson would be inducted into the Cowboys Rings of Honor.  During his press conference, he talked about how Jimmy Jimson brought all the rookies out to the star at Texas Stadium and talked about the history of the Cowboys.  That’s something all Cowboys fans love hearing and gives you an idea of why he was protective of it when TO celebrated on it.
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Re-Enact the Dez Bryant ‘No-Catch’
  • GIF – Well I wasn’t expecting that!
  • I’ve noticed that funerals and memorial services are turning into a “celebration of life” which makes things less grim.  For instance, I learned that the owner of the escaped anaconda recently died, so I decided to look up his obituary.  It mentions that after the service, the public is invited to a swimming party at the neighborhood clubhouse.
  • My pastor, who grew up in Chicago, thinks us Texans are too gentle when it comes to death.  He likes to stress that people don’t “pass away”, they “die”.  I find this odd from a Christian perspective.  The Jewish faith doesn’t really believe in a heaven or an afterlife, but the Christian faith does. So I could understand a Jewish person saying that people don’t pass away but die.  For a Christian, at death, a person passes on from life on Earth to some other existence in Heaven, Purgatory, or the Ice Capades.
  • Buzzfeed – A Paralyzed Woman Has Done A Lingerie Photo Shoot To Prove Disabilities Don’t Limit Sexuality
  • Buzzfeed – Here’s The Stone Mormons Believe Joseph Smith Used To Translate The Book Of Mormon
  • Mark Hamill provides humor with his autographs.
  • Recently I mentioned how my father used to carry a pocket knife.  I now kinda do the same since I bought a pocket knife that looks like a key, and now it’s on my key ring.
  • Gov Scott Walker news from Vox – According to his financial disclosure forms, he’s carrying $10,000 to $15,000 in debt on a Barclays credit card that charges him a staggering 27.24 percent interest rate.
  • Gov Bobby Jindal was in a Buzzfeed push-up competition.
  • 92-Year-Old Registers To Vote For First Time To Cast Her Ballot For Trump
  • Chinese Winter Olympics anthem is rip-off of Frozen song, say online critics
  • I don’t know why I don’t have ‘Drunk History’ set on auto-record because everytime I catch it, it’s funny as all get out.  I love how they get mainstream actors to portray characters and lip synch what the drunk person telling the history lesson.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, August 5, 2015

  1. Jason says:

    You know, even Christianity's version of heaven and hell are greatly manipulated by the early Catholic church and literature. For instance, I don't believe that there is a "place" called Hell. Hell is just an eternal separation from God. So, when you die, if you are not a Christian, you don't go somewhere and get poked by a red guy with a pitchfork and burn in flames forever, you;re just nowhere, alone. And Purgatory is an absolute fictional construct. That I know of, it has no basis in the gospels.

  2. The Donald says:

    …I bought a pocket knife that looks like a key…

    Since it's SOG, I won't make fun of it, but…do yourself a favor and invest $25-30 in an Uncle Henry 807U. It is the perfect gentleman's pocket knife: Three blades to accomplish many small tasks, inconspicuous enough to wear with dress slacks (just not on the airplane or in the courthouse). I don't know the build quality since the Schrade name was acquired by Taylor Brands, but it is a venerable marque, and someday you can give it to little Geeding.

    For about $50 the Hen & Rooster HR303D is also an excellent choice, or, for a couple dollars more, the made-in-USA Case CA31736 Small Stockman.

    I think your Dad would be pleased.

  3. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    Kudo's on carrying a knife. Like others recommend, find one that one day you can pass on to your son. Its rewarding.

    I love Kershaw's… I carry a Kershaw Ken Onion Whirlwind Serrated 1560ST and the same knife in a blackout version. These are one handed openers and have proven themselves many times over.

    For small "in-the-pocket" carry, I have an Old Case "Small Pen" with dark bone inlays that was my Grandfather's. It is well, well worn. And a treasured gift.

  4. The Legend says:

    Spyderco makes a good knife. They have thumb hole in the blade so you can open it with one hand and a pocket clip to keep it anchored and streamlined in your pants pocket. I carried a stainless steel one in my front pocket for many years, so light I hardly knew it was there.

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