Bag of Randomness for Thursday, September 10, 2015


  • Savages scrunch their toilet paper, civilized people fold their toilet paper.
  • “From a major review site that you’ve heard of.”  – I hear that line in a commercial on The TICKET all the time and it sounds so odd it stops me down every time.  There’s probably a reason why they can’t state the name of the review site, but it just sounds funny.
  • I enjoyed listening to former President George W. Bush on The TICKET.  The Hardline guys seemed pretty at ease, but I bet it would have been a lot different if he was actually in studio as opposed to talking to him on the phone.  Heck, Corby actually called him “Buddy” at the end.  I don’t think he meant any disrespect, but he just felt really comfortable talking to the former president.  W did sound really at ease, and listening to him in this setting almost made it feel like a real like conversation and not an interview.  The way he told stories about 9/11 and other events in his presidency was in the same manner of talking to a friend about his fishing trip.
  • Ronda Rousey in ‘Road House’ Remake
  • I wasn’t aware county clerks made that kind of cash – Why Kim Davis makes $80,000 a year as Rowan County Clerk
  • First Baptist Church of Bedford has a “worship pastor” that’s in hot water – Investigators indicted Kyle Adcock on 20 counts of rape and 9 counts of sodomy back in January in Alabama. Investigators said the girl involved was 14 at the time.
  • Stephen Colbert Opens Up About His Devout Christian Faith, Islam, Pope Francis, and More – I almost put an asterisk next to “Christian” as some of my Evangelical friends don’t believe Catholics are Christians.  However, here’s one Colbert quote from the article regarding faith, “Faith ultimately can’t be argued, faith has to be felt. And hopefully you can still feel your faith fully, and let your mind have a logical life of its own, and they do not defy each other, but complement each other, because logic itself, I don’t think, for me, and you know—Aquinas might say differently—logic itself will not lead me to God. And, so, hopefully I can use my mind to make my jokes, and not deny my love for God at the same time.”
  • Thinking back to Colbert’s first show, by having Fallon included on two bits, and the manner in which he did them, it sure was a  “setting the tone” moment, and perhaps the final “passing of the torch” for as we forever leave Leno and Letterman behind.  It’s neat to see two friends get along, even though they are competing.
  • For some reason, part of Gov Jeb Bush’s interview was edited, and this part of him making mock Trump statements is actually funny.
  • Last night, Colbert had a segment that was a recycled version of Bill Maher’s “new rules” bit.  I was also surprised he hasn’t really introduced his band leader to us.  I mean, he’s said his name and pointed to him, but there really hasn’t been any back and forth or some kind of explanation on why he chose him and his background – or anyone else in the band for that matter.
  • Alice Walton is selling her Fort Worth ranch, but I didn’t know she sold the one in/near Mineral Wells a while back to a partnership that included a former SMU running back and Senate candidate – In 2006, she sold a ranch near Mineral Wells that she also called the Rocking W Ranch to a partnership that included ESPN sports broadcaster Craig James
  • State Fair of Texas hacks: 9 ways to snag discount tickets
  • – Disorder at the borderMore state troopers are headed south, where they are already tripping over federal agents
  • ESPN’s tweet about Bill Belichick and his use of social media.
  • The one part that stood out to me the most about yesterday’s Apple event.
  • Another “I spent time in Heaven” movie comes out this weekend and is based on a Plano couple, one of which was a Baptist minister.  It stars Kate Bosworth and teen Darth Vadar.
  • iO9 – Everything We Know About Star Wars’ Post-Return of the Jedi Future
  • New owners for National Geographic –  The 127-year-old nonprofit National Geographic Society has struck a $725 million deal that gives 21st Century Fox a majority stake in National Geographic magazine and other media properties, expanding an existing TV partnership.
  • Billie Holiday is returning to the Apollo Theater as a hologram
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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, September 10, 2015

  1. RPM says:

    So Rupert bought NatGeo. Kiss actual science and nature reporting goodbye. Hello to more yellow/tabloid journalism.

  2. Ben W. says:

    Ugh – that article confirms what I feared about Texas "taking control of its own border, since the Feds won't." It seems we've put a lot of well-intentioned troopers into a bad position, with the end result being that they create problems with the practical aspects of actually securing the border. Meanwhile, the politicians get to crow about how "tough" they are on immigration, the stupid voters lap it up, and we all end up paying twice (through both federal and state taxes) for security that is worse than if the state had just left it alone. Great job, Texas.

    I think Colbert mentioned that, not only were they waaay over on time for the first episode, but technical difficulties created problems. I think some portions had to be shot twice, in addition to serious issues with uploading to the network. I'm guessing that's why so much content seemed to have been edited out. I've only watched the first segment from last night, but I'm still giving him time to grow into the job. I wish he'd stand still during the monologue, though. After watching years' worth of shows where the host stands still, you don't realize how difficult it is to watch someone constantly moving around. I'm sure it's just nerves, though, and he'll settle into it.


  3. Alan says:

    I scrunch after folding. Folding adds laminated strength, scrunching adds gripping power. You want both don't you?

  4. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    RE: Folding/Scrunching… neither is as important as a good wet wipe afterwards.

    Re: GWB on KTCK – Best line was the opening… where W wanted to talk about the Rangers. Also, the 9/11 stories he told still have a sobering feel to them. Great stuff.

    For the new iPad pro and its marketing to business crowds, the stylus makes sense. I agree with the top pic though… I never would want a stylus for my phone.

  5. Uppercase Matt says:

    Name Pitre, Felicia A
    Agency Dallas County
    Title District Clerk
    Department District Clerk Administration
    Hire Date 1/1/2004
    Salary/Gross Wage $136,682.04

  6. Jason Truitt says:

    W is always personable. He’s just the kind of guy you’d want to hunt dove with (no VP, please), and have a few beers (no pretzels) with. I’m not a fan of his paintings, but I can’t draw a good stick figure, so I won’t criticize it.

    But he has proven that he should not be in charge of a country. He left it with an enormous deficit, in two wars (we won’t talk about the second one being unjustified), and with an economy that was in shambles.

    I’m not a fan of everything Obama has done, but the economy is undeniably in a better place and millions more people have health insurance, so I’d like more of that, please.

  7. Bryan says:

    I despise the books and movies about people going to heaven and coming back. They're so not-Biblical. Look up David Platt's remarks on these stories.

    I've always thought W would make a better friend than president. I would pay good money to sit with him at a Ranger game. I enjoyed the part of the interview where he talked about being haunted by game 6 of the 2011 World Series. I'm glad it's not just me.

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