Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, March 16, 2016


  • Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ “What I Am” came on the radio yesterday morning on my way back from dropping DaughterGeeding off at school. I think it’s been a good decade since I heard that song. And then right before I went to bed, I saw that she and Steve Martin was going to be on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. I don’t know why it always surprises me that she’s married to Paul Simon and a Dallas product.
  • AdvoCare seems to be pretty popular in the area, at least from all the stickers I see on cars, so some might find this ESPN article interesting which starts off with a scene in Fort Worth. – With the Saints QB leading the way, AdvoCare is using its sports ties to build a nutrition empire. But is the company really pushing false hope?
  • I’m looking forward to watching the new season of FX’s ‘The Americans’ tonight.
  • The Republican Convention will be in Cleveland this year, yet Dallas was one of the strong contenders to have hosted the event. That circus could have been in our backyard. And I’m only saying circus if Trump doest get the needed points to win and if there are locked door room conversations going on.
  • I can see Speaker Paul Ryan emerging as the Republican nominee if there’s a haywire convention in ClevelandHouse Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but he declined to rule out accepting it if a deadlocked party convention turns to him this summer.
  • Ryan hosted an Irish event yesterday and President Obama had some nice words to say to himSpeaker Ryan, you and I don’t agree on a lot of policy. But I know you are a great father and a great husband, and I know you want what’s best for America. And we may fiercely disagree on policy — and the NFC North — (laughter) — but I don’t have a bad word to say about you as a man. And I would never insult my fellow Irish like that.
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA! – It is no surprise that 80 percent of U.S. consumers vote for American-made. But over 60 percent of Chinese consumers also say that they are willing to pay more for products labeled “Made in USA” than for those labeled “Made in China,” according to new research released by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
  • Today’s dose of TEXAS! – McKinney ISD moves closer to new stadium with council vote – $50 million will get you a 12,000 seat stadium.
  • Gizmodo – NASA Is Going to Light a ‘Large Fire’ on a Spaceship
  • Deadline – ‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed For Third Season At AMC
  • One of Whataburger’s biggest fans dies of cancer; visited over 730 locations – A Rockport woman who visited every Whataburger location in the country with her husband died of cancer this past week. Carol Hoepfner’s husband Karl Hoepfner had won the title of Whataburger’s biggest fan in 2010 after he wrote on essay about how he had visited Whataburger at least 7,000 times in his lifetime dating back to 1963.
  • @darrenrovell – Flashback: Dallas Cowboys “3D Experience” handout in 1994 when Jerry Jones announced his wish to build a theme park
  • Colt McCoy wrote a piece for The Players Tribune about how he went from a small Texas town to the NFL. Reading his version of his shoulder injury during the championship game against Alabama was most interesting to me. His father also wouldn’t allow him to play football until the seventh grade, an age he thought Colt could finally learn how to properly hit and take a hit.
  • In my world, the last Indiana Jones movie never happened, and my hopes for the just announced new one are pretty high.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    Indiana Jones and the Assisted Living Facility of Doom

  2. John Mackovic says:

    – I really don't want another Indiana Jones movie, and Raiders is probably my favorite movie of all time.
    – That Colt McCoy article is a great read, thanks for posting it

  3. Ben W. says:

    If we can get another Indy movie like the (in hindsight) poorly titled "Last Crusade," I want it. If it's another "4th film which shall not be named," I'd rather not. On the flip side, if it means I get an Indiana Jones ride at Walt Disney World (like they have at Disneyland), I'm in.

  4. The Donald says:

    Is it bigamy for Edie Brickell to be married to Simon and a Dallas product at the same time?

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