Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, April 6, 2016


  • I finally repaired our oven. The cooling fan for the control panel would start to whine and it was easily “fixed” by just hitting it like The Fonz used to do to turn on a jukebox, but after a while, the power of The Fonz started to fade so I ordered a replacement fan. The fan in question must have felt intimidated and started to work fine again for about two months so I just put off replacing it until it started whining again last week. The repair would have cost about $300 if someone came over to do it, but I did it myself and the part cost only about $80 on eBay and my labor is cheap.
  • One of my neighbors got on the Rangers jumbotron on opening day. The next day Knoxie interviewed him. If this keeps up, he’ll be GM by the end of the season.
  • While watching ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC last night, it was abruptly interrupted with breaking news. All they said was that Ted Cruz won Wisconsin with 5% of the votes being reported. I believe Cruz was forecasted to win, so that’s hardly breaking news, especially to interrupted a show. They then returned to the show but started it a few moments before the interruption. One reason I like superhero stuff is that it’s a break from reality, and here they pull me right back into it.
  • Mental Floss – Is It Illegal to Fake Your Own Death?‏ – Pseudocide—faking your own death—is not technically illegal. However, to fake your own death, you’d most likely need to break several laws.
  • 9-year-old reporter breaks crime news, posts videos, fires back at critics
  • It’s almost like owning your own magazine with you always being on the cover, but not quite – Taylor Swift to receive first-ever Taylor Swift Award
  • George Mason tweaks name of Scalia law school to avoid ‘Ass’ acronymThe Virginia college announced on Thursday that the school’s new name would be the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University. The name change spurred a fair amount of ridicule accompanied by the hashtag #ASSLaw on Twitter. The official name remains the Antonin Scalia School of Law, although the school’s website and marketing materials have recently been tweaked to the Antonin Scalia Law School, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • I caught the HBO ‘VICE’ segment about restoring eyesight to cataract sufferers in Ethiopia. Each “kit” to perform the surgery, which takes only about five minutes and requires no stitches with a 24-hour recovery period, costs less than twenty bucks. It was amazing to see the patients’ reactions after the bandages were removed. I, thankfully, will probably never experience such an amount of relief in my life. I can only imagine what it must be like to have something you take for granted every day, think it’s forever lost, and then have it gifted back.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  1. John Mackovic says:

    Well, I guess Taylor Swift is the most Taylor Swift person of all time.

  2. Ben W. says:

    I was annoyed by the SHIELD interruption, too. Normally something like that is just handled at the next commercial break. And I agree, it was a weird thing to interrupt programming for: BREAKING – that thing we thought was going to happen is probably going to happen, we're predicting. Sheesh.

    There's just something satisfying about the acronym ASSLaw, right?

  3. Higgs Boson says:

    I'm reading the new book "Dark Money" and George Mason University is mentioned a lot.

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