Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 9, 2015
One of my neighbors asked if I could watch his house for two weeks when he goes back to Mexico for two weeks to visit family. Yesterday I noticed his sprinklers were running, but one of them was a geyser. I examined the broken unit and realized I had a spare part that would fix it, and in five or so minutes with just a little digging, it was as good as new. I don’t expect anything in return, except maybe a thanks, but it’s just my idea of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
We playfully call that neighbor and his wife NAFTA, since she’s from Canada.
If I were to advise or provide counsel to Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was held in contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, I’d tell her to resign her job, sign a book deal, and go on the speaking circuit. Resigning would show respect for law but show she’s taking a stand against a conflict of her faith, and she would be financially set for life. She probably wouldn’t be a millionaire, but she’d be comfortable and considered a hero in her circles.
I got some comments yesterday about what I wrote regarding TCU girls using Uber, and those comments broadened my perspective and now see how they may be more beneficial from a cost and safety perspective. Using Uber eliminates the cost of a car, high insurance because of their age, and no parking costs, which can be crazy at college. It also prevents them from driving while intoxicated, and I think it leaves a transaction trail of where the student is traveling. Thanks to those that helped widen my view.
I caught ’60 Minutes Sports’ last night on Showtime and they had a segment on the main characters of the Friday Night Lights book, 25 years after its release. Boobie Miles is now a rather large man serving time in prison, but his son is a really good player for one of the Irving schools.
I’m four episodes in watching ‘Mr. Robot’ on the USA Network and I now understand the hype. I remember the lead actor as a very creepy soldier in HBO’s ‘The Pacific’ and was surprised he hasn’t been in more roles since that fantastic performance.
Within the last year, Jon Hamm has checked into rehab and split with his girlfriend of 18-years. Method actor?
Stephen Colbert recently changed his Twitter avatar to a picture of him and his wife kissing.
I thought the opening skit could have been better, but I loved the Jon Stewart cameo. He also serves as an executive producer.
The new set is bright, patriotic, and tall, as in it looks like it will get two story use. Dave had the performance area stage left with his desk stage right, Stephen has it the other way around.
He does the voice over for his opening credits, which I’m uncomfortable with, and the opening music didn’t do much for me.
He seemed a bit uncomfortable with the monolog, but I’m sure he’ll get the hang of it. His comfort zone is behind the desk, and that was noticeable. Dave was also not great with the monolog and excelled at the desk. I think Carson, Leno, and Conan were the best when it came to the monolog. The Les Mooves/Mentalist bit was good. I’m also glad Stephen still has a bit of a fake format to his after commercial bit, it a strength and kinda trademark. But he probably should have use that time to interact with his band leader, Jon Batiste, and introduce him to us.
It was very cool to see he and Fallon do a bit. If you watched until the closing credits, you got to see Fallon appear again in a cute lockerroom bit.
I’m not a fan of the lighted background behind his desk, it’s a bit distracting. I also think the band area looks clumsy and unorganized. The music had too much of a New Orleans jazz feel. I can understand that to an extent, but it seemed to be present all the time.
I was surprised his first show ran long, and the show certainly is geared towards a younger audience.
I miss having a top ten list, even if they sometimes sucked.