Bag of Randomness for Monday, March 21, 2016

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, March 21, 2016

  1. John Mackovic says:

    Keep it up!

  2. Ben W. says:

    I haven't given up on the new Indy film yet. If they keep Lucas away from it, or at least away from the story, it stands a better chance than The Film Which Shall Not Be Named.

    One of the benefits offered by my wife's employer is a "Tele-Doc" service, that essentially allows you to phone or even Skype with a doctor rather than going to urgent care (or worse, the emergency room) for minor illnesses that occur after hours. We used it several weeks ago when my son started running a fever with a sore throat on a Saturday afternoon. Rather than go to urgent care, sit in a waiting room with other sick people, and pay an inflated copay, we simply placed an online request and received a phone call from a doctor within 10 minutes. After some questions and discussion of his symptoms and medical history, the doctor called in an antibiotic, and he was good to go. He never had to get out of his pajamas, and we had zero out-of-pocket expense. Of course, there are limitations – they're not going to write you a prescription for Percocet over the phone – but for minor issues, it was fantastic.

    The inspiration/process of composers fascinates me. I'm definitely saving that for a listen later.

    The photos of River Country aren't necessarily creepy. But what's creepy is that it sits within a few dozen feet of bustling activity, so the speakers are all still turned on. Which means: that omnipresent background music that Disney uses to set a mood everywhere you go? It's still playing, but there's no one there to hear it…

    What IS creepy, though, is the abandoned Discovery Island at WDW. It was a wildlife habitat that eventually closed when Disney's Animal Kingdom opened. Some intrepid explorers have gone over there, which is enormously risky, as you can only reach it by boat (or swimming) in waters that are not exactly free of snakes and gators. Here are some pictures from the only story I've seen where someone was willing to talk about it:

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