Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, March 29, 2016


  • The Flash made a guest appearance on ‘Supergirl’ last night, and the cross-promotion may have worked on me. After I finish with ‘Daredevil’ on Netflix, I might give ‘The Flash’ a try.
  • The woman that places Supergirl is gosh darn cute.
  • Speaking of the DC Comic universe, I enjoyed Batman v. Superman so much, it’s one of the few movies that I want to watch again in the theater. Star Wars The Force Awakens didn’t even do that to me.
  • Though I don’t believe it, I get a kick out of the conspiracy theory that Disney (which owns Marvel) paid off a bunch of critics and bloggers to write negative reviews of Batman v. Superman as a way to challenge their chief competitor in the superhero and comic business. I don’t prefer one over the other, I just want to be entertained in such a way that I can escape the reality of everyday life for a few moments.
  • Speaking of conspiracy theories, I don’t think Ted Cruz has ever cheated on his wife. But the one thing that would lead me to do so is the time she was found alongside a road with her head in her hands late at night and police thought she was a danger to herself. That seems like the kind of thing a woman would do if she found out about her husband’s infidelity. I know she just postponed a New Jersey event, but I doubt it has anything to do with all the drama.
  • ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ had a segment on jelly beans. To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never eaten a jelly bean.
  • It’s been a bad season for them anyways – Picking bluebonnets isn’t chill, but it’s legal
  • Go ahead and laugh at this, Rev. Hart, you Yankee – Dallas-area apartment rents set new record with $1,083 average in February – In February, rents topped $1,000 for the first time, according to research firm Axiometrics. That’s an average of $58 more a month and almost 6 percent more than a year earlier. Dallas renters paid an average of $1,083 in February. In the Fort Worth area, rents averaged $974.
  • io9 – All the Ways Batman v Superman Sets Up a Future DC Universe
  • Even though ‘Better Call Saul’ is itself a flashback, I really enjoy all the flashbacks of Jimmy/Saul. Also, Kim Wexler is so very well cast.
  • Never would I’ve thought I’d hear Whataburger mentioned in ‘Better Call Saul’. Damn, now I’m craving Whataburger.
  • I love how certain buildings have a mail slot that’s see-through and goes starts from many stories on high.
  • When I put my head on my pillow each night, I wish my mind would stop racing with thoughts of what happened and what’s to come.
  • Interesting fact I heard on the radio yesterday about the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University – Despite carrying the name Carrier (an HVAC manufacturer), there is no air conditioning in the dome.
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9 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  1. John Mackovic says:

    I'm not sure I understand your mail slot "many stories high" comment. 😉

  2. Ben W. says:

    I don't think Disney needs to pay anyone off to "win" this box-office battle. I think DC is just a little too late to the game, and suffers from a lack of an overarching, unifying vision that is being used to control the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I'm guessing that the overall box-office numbers for superhero movies is going to start tailing off a bit in the next few years, which is going to adversely affect both universes and we'll ultimately see the number of new films drop off. But since Marvel has already put out nearly a dozen movies, DC has a huge hill to climb in order to catch up.

    I'm guessing your see-through mail slot comment comes from seeing the mail slot over Jimmy's shoulder last night on Better Call Saul. I agree – those are really cool. I work in a high-rise and, sadly, we don't have those. When we traveled to NYC last summer, I thought it was neat to see those in the Empire State Building. I wonder what happens if they get jammed?

    Better Call Saul had me wanting Whataburger last night, too. It also made me wonder when Whataburger expanded to New Mexico, and if it makes sense in the Better Call Saul timeline.

    Sleep tip: avoid screens for at least an hour before bed. If you are having trouble getting your mind to settle, meditate on a calming word (like "peace" or "contentment") and use that to push negative energy out of your mind.

    • John Mackovic says:

      The conspiracy theory I've been hearing is that Marvel has been deliberately screwing up their X-Men and FF comic story lines because they don't want Fox to have good stuff to base their movies on.

    • Geeding says:

      Yes, you guessed where I got the mail slot comment.

      I don’t have numbers to back this up, but from my perspective, I felt that Marvel was playing catchup to DC since DC was so successful with the Superman and Batman movies that ran from the 70s to the 90s and was also successful in creating television series such as Smallville and Lois and Clark. During that time period, I think the only successful Marvel project was The Hulk television series, but I’m just going off the top of my head. X-Men is hard to categorized since Sony does their movies. Marvel seems to have the momentum now though I still think DC has the market for television (Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl) but then again, those Christopher Nolan Batman films kept them competitive.

      • Ben W. says:

        Yeah, I definitely see your point, and I think you're right. I was looking at it from the perspective of the Marvel strategy of creating an overarching cinematic universe – combining movies, TV, and Netflix. By ensuring that all these properties both know of and reference the others (even if only very tangentially), Marvel has created a multi-platform, multi-faceted "world" that DC has, until now, not really attempted with any success. It remains to be seen how successful DC will be at following this model (and they're still keeping TV as a separate "universe," if I understand correctly), and that's what I was getting at.

        So, in short, we're both right! 🙂

    • Mr. Mike Honcho says:

      Also, if you have an IOS device, consider the latest update with its warm color hues that will automatically come on during resting hours. Used it for a week now and it makes a very big difference to me.

  3. RPM says:

    The Flash is very good. I think it's one of the best superhero series made. Not sure why they came up with the multiverse explanation. Didn't Superman and Flash meet several times? I seem to remember something about a race between them.

    I really like Kim Wexler. Makes me wonder what Jimmy finally does to make her disappear before the BB timeline starts. Only 3 more episodes left this season. C'mon Vince! You gotta do more than 10 episodes a season!

    I trust Ted Cruz about half as far as I can throw him. I wouldn't rule out anything shady or unethical. People are saying the story isn't legit because the National Enquirer broke it. They also broke the story on Rush Limbaugh's drug abuse and it was completely true.

  4. DF of LL says:

    The bluebonnets are coming. I drove from Southlake to Denton Sunday afternoon. Cars were pulled over on the shoulder of 114 in the Roanoke/West Lake/Trophy Club area and the families were taking pictures in the bluebonnet patches between the main highway and the access road. It was actually causing a traffic hazard because so many cars were pulled over on the shoulder.

    We saw another group doing the same thing in the Argyle area off of 377.

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