Bag of Randomness for Friday, April 8, 2016


  • That’s Ava Gardner, folks.
  • Not only is WifeGeeding unable to properly load a dishwasher, she can’t properly wrap/wind the cord to the vacuum cleaner. Sometimes it looks like a twisted ball of yarn that’s just placed on top. I may have to invest in a cordless vacuum to save our marriage. As for myself, I like wrapping the cord in a figure-eight.
  • I’ve mentioned that DaughterGeeding has had some health problems, nothing really concerning, and we’ve had to see a gastroenterologist a handful of times. One frustrating part is getting her the right medication. In the exam room, the doctor has a computer and will look up and verify if a medication is approved under our insurance plan. However, the last two times, the medication required a prior authorization, and after the doctor follows up, it gets denied and we’re told to try other medication. The latest medication only comes in a pill that can’t be crushed and isn’t available by liquid or another form that’s child-friendly. As children, WifeGeeding and I both had a lot of difficulty swallowing a pill, but surprisingly, DaughterGeeding, a five-year-old, has no problem with it.
  • If R2-D2 mated with the PIXAR lamp
  • Deadline – ‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Starts Shooting “A Story About To Reach Its Climax”
  • Buzzfeed – A high school baseball coach plans to name his unborn son after two characters from The Sandlot after he promised his players they could name his child if they had a winning season.
  • Buzzfeed – Firefighters Rescue Adorable Bear Cub And Name It Smokey Junior
  • CBS News – A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after Wichita police say doctors found a small octopus stuck in the throat of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.
  • CNN – A New Zealand high school production of a musical about a murderous barber had a disastrous opening night when two teen actors had their necks cut by a prop straight razor on stage.
  • School’s new policy bans parents from walking children to schoolThe principal has decided that no matter how close the student lives to the school, the student must either take the bus, or the parent must wait in a long car pickup line. Try to walk your student off the campus and you could face criminal charges.
  • The Greatest Opening Day Lineup in Dallas Baseball History – On April 11, 1950, the opening-day game of the Dallas Eagles drew a record-breaking attendance of 53,578 — there were more spectators in the stands that day than had ever attended a season-opening game for any U.S. minor league team. – Here’s more info if you’re interested.
  • Lifehacker – A Hotel Safety Checklist for World Travelers From a Former CIA Operative
  • io9 – Every Cool Detail We Spotted in the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer
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8 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, April 8, 2016

  1. John Mackovic says:

    We used to have a vacuum with a retractable cord reel, it's a great feature. I'm surprised that the smug Dyson guy doesn't put one on his high-dollar vacuums.

  2. RPM says:

    Can't walk your kid home? We've reached a new level of Idiocracy.

  3. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    Thank you for the Starlet pics. Please. Keep. Them. Coming.

    Agreed on the figure 8 wind. And John M., yes, we had those in the past as well. We now have an iRobot Roomba. Simply Greatness.

  4. Bryan says:

    There's way more to the parents walking kids home story than what that station reported. Do some digging. Nobody has been arrested or cited and they can still walk their kids home. Walkers have a later dismissal time. That's not uncommon at schools. My wife's school has different dismissal times for bus riders, walkers, and kids getting picked up. If I learned anything from being a teacher's spouse for 16 years, it's that every single thing a school does is going to leave someone butt hurt that rushes to social media with half of the story.

    Keith – any word on what's going on with Barry? His blog has mostly been dark save for a couple of cryptic, vague posts.

    • Geeding says:

      As his campaign manager and press secretary, the official statement is, “He’s undergoing tests, taking medication, and is resting comfortably. Barry will be back at it ASAP. Testical transplant procedures take a few days to heal, even for the healthiest of men.” That’s almost word from word from my very inside source.

      • Bryan says:

        Well, best wishes to him for a speedy recovery. My level of lost-ness these last few days is almost at a level as that time you gave up BON for Lent.

  5. Higgs Boson says:

    " Try to walk your student off the campus and you could face criminal charges."

    I propose three strikes and you're out… We've got to stop coddling toddlers in this country.

  6. We the People says:

    Today's column was piquant.

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