Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, November 10, 2015


  • I think it wasn’t until my late twenties in which I realized there really isn’t any ocean front property in Arizona.  It was one of those things were I just got caught up in the melody and chorus of a song and never really thought about the lyrics or the overall meaning.  That then made me think of the USS Arizona and other battleships that have a state name and are landlocked, which is a bit incongruous.
  • I’ve been trying to repair a garage door for over a year now.  It will work, then break, I tweak, it breaks.  I try my best to repair things on my own, but this thing conquered me and now I’m out $285 for a new strut and some adjustments.  The guy kept trying to upsell me on a new garage door saying he could do it at a price cheaper than any other  place, but I had to bite now.  I didn’t bite.
  • WifeGeeding was bathing the kids upstairs and unbeknown to me, started to come back down for something and spied on me.  She may or may not have watched me eat out of a tub of ice cream and passionately sing along to Phil Collin’s Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) video that was being Chromecasted on the television.
  • This shower thought on Reddit put in a reflective spirit – The Simpsons has been on the air long enough that I’ve stopped identifying with the kids and started identifying with the adults.
  • $1.29 as of Monday – ‘Gas war’ brings cheapest gas in United States (by a lot) to Stephenville, Texas
  • Buzzfeed – Some Christians Are Telling Starbucks Their Name Is “Merry Christmas”
  • Buzzfeed – Harvard Is Offering Its Entire Collection Of U.S. Case Law To The Internet
  • Buzzfeed – The World Just Discovered Winnie-The-Pooh Is A Girl And Canada Is Like “Duh”
  • GIF- All of the 007 Gun Barrel Logos at Once
  • GIF – All of the Bonds Shooting at Once in the Gun Barrel Logo
  • She used to be an orthopedic surgeon – Olympic Figure Skater Debi Thomas Reveals She’s Broke, Jobless: “I Can’t Even Pay My Phone Bill”
  • The mention of Debi Thomas makes me think of my childhood crush of Katarina Witt.  Here’s an old magazine ad she did for Diet Coke.  And yes, I know there are other pictures of her in a particular magazine.  Trust me, I know….a good friend told me.
  • Legally blind barber awarded $100k for wrongful termination
  • If you are a fan of both ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Supergirl’, then you appreciate seeing Jack Jackson (Perd Hapley) as a television news anchor.
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • What It’s Like to Bring Your Mom to WorkBring In Your Parents Day is a thing—and it’s all LinkedIn’s fault.
  • Wired – J.J. Abrams, Star Wars Superfan, on Directing The Force Awakens – For some reason, I really connected with this part, “You know the moment when you reconnect with someone after years apart? You see the lines on their face, you think, oh, they’ve lived 10 years! Or when you see someone has a scar they didn’t have—physical or emotional—you recognize it.  Man, when I attended my 20-year high school reunion last year, the lines around the eyes of certain females really stood out, they weren’t there the last time I saw their face 20 years earlier, and I wondered of all the stories that could fill those wrinkles.
  • We all know Han Solo is in the new movie.  We all know he’s older, and expect him to be wiser, but I hope he’s still a smart ass.
  • There’s a Lego type cartoon that is on based on Star Wars and I’ll watch them with the kids, which are a comical summary of what happened in all the movies.  Sadly, those cartoons let loose “the secret” that [spoiler alert] Darth Vader is Luke and Leia’s father.  I guess I shouldn’t have expected the kids to have the same “big reveal” experience I had.
  • I miss those weekend afternoons, before the days of digital television and the Guide menu and when the paper television guide was small, and channel surfing and being delightfully surprised when you land on the USA Network and discover the Star Wars trinity was playing.
  • Mondays are rough on WifeGeeding, which means an early bedtime, which means I have to postpone watching the latest episode of ‘Fargo’ until the next night.  If that ain’t love I don’t know what is.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  1. RPM says:

    [Spoiler Alert]: It just keeps getting better every episode.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    I'm calling for an early end to 'toliet week'

    • Jason says:

      So, people who are mad at Starbucks show it by going and paying them money, and an orthopedic surgeon is now broke, but has voluntarily decided not to go back into medicine?

      Cry me a non-holiday themed river.

  3. Ben W. says:

    The Starbucks cup thing baffles me. I don't know a single person that is offended by that. I guess I run in the right circles. But seriously, if you are offended by the color of a cup that you voluntarily purchase, but aren't offended by the continued existence of starving kids, the homeless population, or the epidemic of suicide among our veterans, you're doing Christianity wrong. Joshua Feuerstein is emblematic of all that is wrong with American "christianity." On the flip side, if your idea of "pranking" a company is giving them your money just so they'll write what you want on your cup, I'm pretty sure the joke is on you. You just paid $4 for an apathetic teenager to say "Merry Christmas." Bravo.

    As for Harvard's case law sharing – Google already has a pretty good case-law resource, which can be found at It's not perfect, but it sounds like the Harvard sharing will only include federal, not state, cases. Google has state, too.

    Re: the shooting Bonds – admittedly, I don't know much about the best form for firing a handgun, but why did Lazenby drop to his knee? And out of the six, it seems to me that Roger Moore has the stance that would be most accurate. Which is funny, because his Bond was literally a clown.

    Katarina Witt. I'll confess that I had a crush on her, too. And we must have the same friend, because I heard about that photo shoot, too.

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