Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 30, 2015


  • Tom Landry said teams need to go streaking into the playoffs to have any hope at winning it all.  The Rangers may be in another sport, but they seem to be doing just that with that magic number at four.  They have also won nine straight games in which Cole Hamels have started.
  • I think the new opening of ‘The Daily Show’ has two voices, one for the date, and another that introduces the host.
  • Colbert: “Anyone see the new Daily Show last night? It was great. Jon Stewart is looking tanned and rested.”
  • I never got my invite to upgrade to Windows 10, I’ve been stuck on the waiting list, so I did it myself and it was one of the easiest things I’ve done, computer wise.
  • What it looks like to sit behind Kate Upton at a Rangers game.
  • I came close to investing in this Kickstarter campaign for a shaving razor that uses a laser.  No water is needed, it’s only powered by a single AAA battery that needs to be replaced about once a month, takes the same amount of time as a normal shave, and the life of the laser is 50,000 hours.
  • The electric bill arrived in the mail yesterday, $218.00.  That’s down $55 from the previous month.
  • I’m so bad at current lingo.  While watching my new guilty pleasure, ‘Scream Queens’, they used the term ‘Eiffel Towered’ which lead me to look up the term in Urban Dictionary.  Even I was embarrassed after learning the meaning.  You certainly don’t need to be watching that show with the kids.
  • Someone recently wrote this to me, and since I went to a small Baptist university, I could totally related, “The only real thing that I learned at Baylor is that if people are going to be so judgmental about your faith that you have to watch what you say around them, they’re probably not the best fit as a friend.”
  • Lots of local social media buzz about a 17-year-old in Parkland Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to his anus and penis, but I couldn’t find any legit sources.
  • Vice – The Last Gasps of Texas German
  • Hulu’s adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘11/22/63’ starring James Franco to shoot in Dallas – I wonder if there’s ever been a study done on the financial impact JFK’s death had on Dallas.
  • SMU is now on their 10th major sports infraction, there needs to be a shirt sporting such an accomplishment.  I tend to lean on the side that all universities cheat, but if that’s that case, I can’t explain why SMU is so bad at getting caught.
  • The local housing market is hot, especially in McKinney – Home Buyers Camp Out For First Dibs on Lots
  • Gov. Sam Brownback says Zombie Preparedness Month starts soon in Kansas
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • Made me think of the commercial I posted yesterday – How Volkswagen Just Squandered 55 Years of Great Advertising
  • This Rangers fan must be related to Mary Catherine Gallagher.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  1. Ben W. says:

    11/22/63 was a fun novel, and worthy of an on-screen adaptation. The narrative was really good, and while the ending took a brief turn that was a bit predictable, the entirety of the story made up for that.

    It's rare that I look something up on Urban Dictionary and don't come away from the experience a little embarrassed. Well, embarrassed or intrigued. But definitely one or the other.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    My grandfather was from New Braunfels and German was his first language. None of his descendants learned the language and he's been gone for eight years. I heard him speak it every once in a while, it sounded a bit different than the German I learned in high school and college.

  3. Jason H.G. Truitt says:

    Landry looks a lot like Letterman right there.

    SMU still exists?

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