Bag of Randomness for Monday, February 22, 2016


  • While driving home on Saturday, I was behind a large pickup truck which had a home beer kegerator with a triple faucet in the truck bed, and it was set up kind of high. As the truck accelerated to get on the highway, the force of the wind caused the dispensing handles to engage and beer started to spray all over SUVGeeding and the highway. I wasn’t upset, if anything I got a good laugh out of it. I pulled up next to the passenger and she thought I was going nuts with my hand motions, but after she rolled down her window and found out what I was telling her, she was extremely thankful. It would have been funny if they were going to a party and were responsible for bringing the beer only to show up empty and then arguing if they loaded an empty unit, though I’m sure the truck bed had plenty of beer residue for them to figure out what happened.
  • My alma matter is a small Southern Baptist university. My professor who taught business law and marketing only referred to beer as “effervescent malt beverages” to poke a little fun at how Baptists aren’t fond of alcoholic beverages.
  • We visited Whole Earth Provision Co. in Southlake and I was reminded of a scene out of Miracle on 34th Street when an employee was talking to a customer. The customer wasn’t satisfied with a product selection, and the employee told the customer she’d be happy to call the REI across to street to see if they had the product he was looking for.
  • Nietzsche Family CircusRandomized pairings of Family Circus cartoons and Friedrich Nietzsche quotes
  • Now that former Gov. Jeb Bush is out of the race, perhaps his son will spend more in Texas performing the job he was elected to do instead of working on a campaign.
  • Newsweek – Glenn Beck To Fast For A Ted Cruz Victory In Nevada
  • Gawker – Here Are the Handwritten Edits to Ted Cruz’s Victory Speech After He Lost South Carolina
  • Speaking of Cruz, I saw a local campaign commercial for a conservative but I can’t recall the name or office he’s running for. However, in one scene, there’s a bookshelf behind his desk and you can’t make out any of the titles except for one that has “TED CRUZ” prominently displayed.
  • GIF – Snow Tank – I really like their dedication, go as far as making shade so the sun wouldn’t melt their massive project.
  • GIF – This boat owner has a well-trained dog.
  • GIF – Their basketball coach might like the team building aspect but he won’t like the result.
  • GIF – The chillest arse dog I’ll see all year. Normally I’ll say give this dog to that blogging lawyer in Wise County, but he looks like Coast Guard material , so give him to RPM. Here’s another great picture of him, you gotta love the shoes.
  • I was listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” in the car. Towards the end of the song he starts to woot or howl, and BoyGeeding said, “Daddy, I know who’s singing, that’s Bono.” I hated to tell him he was wrong, but he replied by telling me the song sounding fancy and he liked it.
  • This picture reminds me of the “Hardcastle and McCormick” intro (29-second mark).
  • ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ interviewed BJ Novak, which you may know best from ‘The Office’. They stated his father was a ghostwriter, most notably for Nancy Reagan and Lee Iacocca.
  • Utah news – Sex offender returns to prison for trying to pick up kids in stolen school bus
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA! – US Marines Annihilate School Children In Nerf Battle‏
  • The top 15 D-FW venues in alcohol sales – Only one “adult” business is on the list, here are the top five: 1. AT&T Stadium, 2. Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, 3. Hilton Anatole, 4. Omni Dallas Hotel, 5. American Airlines Center
  • The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells made the list – Buzzfeed – 16 Of The Creepiest Places In Texas That’ll Forever Haunt Your Dreams
  • No matter how much I watched ‘Get Smart’, the “Cone of Silence” bit never got old.
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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, February 22, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    That dog is definitely Semper Paw-ratus!

    • Triple Fake says:

      He's a whirlybird-dog!_
      They could do some promo work on the Barque Eagle_
      That slow head turn at the end of the GIF is awesome. Like he's saying "Ain't no big thang!"

  2. Ben W. says:

    The Ted Cruz speech is fascinating. Being a politician requires such a sense of personal aggrandizement that you have to be a borderline psychopath to be one, right?

    Re: Bush's son – I had the same thought when I saw Dan Patrick lurking around behind Ted Cruz on Saturday. Doesn't he have a job to do in Texas? And then I realized – the less time he's in Texas, the less he can do in Texas, and I felt better.

    • Drama says:

      " Being a politician requires such a sense of personal aggrandizement that you have to be a borderline psychopath to be one, right?"

      The Dallas Morning News this morning reported that on a Sunday talk show Cruz proclaimed, "We effectively tied for second" in South Carolina. The DMN noted that by Cruz's reasoning Al Gore effectively tied George W. Bush in 2000.

  3. Drama says:

    I normally don't watch the Sunday morning talk shows but I did catch the last part of the BJ Novak interview. He really is a talented person. I thought the commercial he did to sell his new book was funny. He did it in black and white and the characters spoke only in French with English subtitles. At the end his girlfriend asks, "Does the world really need another book?"

    Also the children's picture book with no pictures that he just published was very clever.

  4. Michael Willoughby says:

    The Snow Tank link redirects to the Nietzsche Family Circus.

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