Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 3, 2016


  • That picture reminds me of the childhood story WifeGeeding told me of the time her prosthetic eye fell out after jumping off a diving board.
  • WifeGeeding’s friend and pre-school daughter was at a fast food establishment and noticed a man that looked like Santa Clause. The little girl approached the man and asked if he was Santa. He gleefully replied he was and handed her something similar to a business card that had a picture of him wearing a Santa suit interacting with a little child along with some cheerful messages.
  • I was flipping through radio stations on the way home a “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” was playing on two different stations, which is odd considering how old the song is. That usually happens only with Top 40 hits.
  • I used to avoid any Super Bowl commercials that appear online before the actual event because I like sharing the moment of seeing something new with my friends and family. But now I just go ahead and watch them so I can take a bathroom break when they come on. Yes, I could use the power of the DVR, but when it comes to sports, I have to watch it live and it I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my Twitter feed.
  • DaughterGeeding was ill and I had to take her out of school. After a nap she felt better but I told her she couldn’t do anything “fun” like watch her favorite cartoons because she was supposed to be in school (trying to set a precedent, don’t want her thinking she can get pulled out of school to hang with Daddy anytime she wants), so I had her do her homework. When she was finished I asked what would she normally be doing at school if she wasn’t home, and she mentioned science time, so I had her watch “Bill Nye The Science Guy” on Netflix. When she first saw an episode, months ago, she didn’t enjoy it. But this time, she couldn’t get enough of it and wanted to replicate the experiments after each episode.
  • All I heard last week was that Charlie Strong was about to lose the head coaching gig at Texas because of poor recruiting, then yesterday all I heard was how great a recruiting class he was getting. Typically I don’t care for national signing day because it only inflates the heads of a bunch of jocks with senior-itus. However, I always felt that if Strong got to spend time with a kid and his mother, he’d win her over because of the man he wants to turn her child into. You win the mom, you win the boy. He’s gotten plenty of attention for his stance of respecting women and not making players feel entitled.
  • It has nothing to do with the band – Toyota’s U2 van concept to pop up in Toronto
  • Texas Observer – Democratic Hopefuls Brave Far-Right Prestonwood Baptist
    ‘I will not eat your souls,’ one aspiring lefty state representative advised the conservative congregation.
  • Buzzfeed – The Only Known Jaguar In The U.S. Is Roaming Around Arizona – I like the name El Jefe.
  • The New York TimesGas Eclipses Coal as Source of Power for 5th Straight Month
  • Something (YouTube) for those of you that like Disney love songs and acapella.
  • I love this restaurant logo. It’s clever.
  • Samsung is putting giant screens on the back of big trucks to make passing safer
  • Google will start warning web users about deceptive download buttons
  • ‘Supergirl’ to host ‘The Flash’ crossover in March
  • Texas Monthly – The Science of the Smoke Ring – And Why It Has No Bearing on the Quality of Brisket
  • An excellent looking homemade Big Mac.  Reddit comments here.
  • In a caged fight, I’m certain Dalton from Roadhouse would defeat John Rambo from the Rambo movies. However, if the contest was more of the Hunger Games variety, Rambo would easily win. I’ll go one step further, if Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from Predator was part of the contest, Rambo would defeat him as well. The only problem is, I doubt Rambo (GIF) or Dutch (GIF) could ever find each other.
This entry was posted in Personal. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 3, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    Charlie String pulled of a minor miracle after all the bad press they've had this season. I predict great things in the not too distant future for the Longhorns. You were right about meeting with the Moms. In his press conference yesterday (which was great) he talked about all the home cooked meals he ate during recruiting. Hint: Always ask for seconds. #errbody #letsride

  2. Jason Truitt says:

    Dalton over Rambo? Are you insane?

  3. John Mackovic says:

    What about Jed Eckert from Red Dawn?

    /If you want the ultimate

    • Jason says:

      The one who died? Rambo took on the National Guard and an entire police force and lived, then the Vietnamese Army (now we know why BoN doesn't like him!) supported by Russian special forces and lived, and then Russia supported by Afghan forces, and lived. Then he came back to take on the Khmer Rouge with a bow and arrow and a re-shaped boat propellor, and lived.

      Need I say more?

      Arnold is the only one who would even have a chance against Rambo. Maybe Indiana Jones.

  4. Ben W. says:

    That a capella Disney medley was really well done. Interesting (maybe only to me?) note: the group singing backing vocals is called Voctave. Several of their members perform at the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot with the group Voices of Liberty. If you go to Epcot and miss their show, which is about 10 minutes long and runs throughout the day, you've done yourself a great disservice. They sing a version of Shenandoah that will give you chills. Heck, it seems like at least once every show I've seen it got REALLY dusty in there. Here's a video of a show from a year or so ago. I spot at least 4 people in this video who were also in the medley you posted.

Comments are closed.