Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, November 11, 2015
I’ve identified one of my major problems with life, I want to police the world. If I’m driving down the road and someone didn’t use their turn signal, I wish I was an undercover cop that could roll down my window and put a siren on top of my car to pull over the offender and write a ticket. Or if I’m in the grocery store parking lot and see someone not properly return their cart, or if I’m at Jason’s Deli and see someone return to the salad bar with a used plate – I want to them to be penalized in some way or write them a demerit. I just gotta learn to chill on some things.
Speaking of rolling down the window and putting a siren on top of the car, I don’t think that’s done nowadays. I wonder what’s the last television show or movie to include a cop putting a siren on top of their car in which it was still in vogue.
Nick Offerman will play Ignatius J. Reilly in the off Broadway play A Confederacy of Dunces, which is, of course, based on the book. I don’t think they could have cast it better. Bryan Cranston did a broadway play on LBJ and HBO will be airing a movie version with Cranston as the title character. Here’s hoping HBO will do the same with Offerman.
This CNN article states the CEO of Playboy has the last name of Flanders. As a longtime fan of ‘The Simpsons’, I find that amusing.
I saw a story on CBS11 yesterday about some Thanksgiving charity associated with Central Market. I only mention it because included in the footage was the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy band.
They also had a story about construction on Highway 360 in Arlington which will finally allow you to access it without going through stop lights. About. Damn. Time.
The password for the media to log onto Wi-Fi at last night’s Republican debate was “StopHillary“.
I woke up in the middle of the night and thought WifeGeeding was doing a bit of a Jessica Rabbit bit in her sleep with her hair over her eye.
The U2 behind the scenes concert special didn’t air last weekend, which was a bummer. Supposedly, it’s still in development, but the live concert is still scheduled to air this weekend.
Buzzfeed – This Guy Spent Over 25 Years Taking Photos Of Himself With Celebrities As An Art Project – I like this Jack Nicholson story – “I was in LA in 2007 and walked around the back of a restaurant. When I got around the back, which was in a dark lane, I noticed Jack Nicholson having a cigar by himself. We got chatting about various things but he wouldn’t give me a photo as he didn’t have his trademark sunglasses on, but he told me that he liked me and when he was leaving after dinner he would give me a photo with him.” After waiting two hours in front of the restaurant with paparazzi and a group of other fans, Richard was the only one who got a photo with Jack Nicholson that night.”
The beginning of ‘Scream Queens’ cracked me up last night. Jamie Lee Curtis recreated her mother’s famous shower scene, from what I think, exactly as it happened, and even had a line making fun of the iconic movie. But I really laughed when she called 911, “Welcome to the new 911 automated service, please listen carefully as our menu options have changed.”
I like how FX has given ‘Fargo’ creative control and the ability to extend episodes past the traditional hour time frame and even wrap up an episode at a non-half-hour timeframe. But then again, it screws with my “schedule”. I also like how the story and characters in this season, based in 1979, are connected to the first season. But I do have a question. How did Governor Reagan know the state trooper served in Vietnam, was it something on his uniform?