Bag of Randomness for Friday, May 6, 2016

Screenshot 2016-05-05 at 8.37.50 PM Screenshot 2016-05-05 at 8.37.02 PM

  • Yup, that tiny hole is gonna cost me around three grand. Others have had it worst, much worst, and in worst places.
  • On the plus side of having a leaky slab repaired, I got to use a jackhammer for the first time in my life.
  • We had to go without hot water last night but I decided to shower anyway for several reasons. I never took a cold shower before and thought it would be humbling to go without an everyday modern luxury, though I’m sure those without hot or warm water use other means. Also, I heard cold showers help increase metabolism, and now I can certainly understand why.
  • The murdered Midlothian mother that was a fitness instructor took a more bizarre turn yesterday when it was revealed by the police that she “was allegedly having marital and financial struggles at the time of her death and had been involved in an intimate relationship “external to the marriage.” The public will be branding her husband guilty if it hasn’t already.
  • Medical Equipment Crashes During Heart Procedure Because of Antivirus Scan – Medical procedure continued without harm to the patient
  • Variety‏ – Jon Stewart May Be on HBO Before November Election
  • There’s just something about seeing an overly bearded David Letterman that gets my attention. Here he is with the First Couple last yesterday.
  • SpiroCall measures lung health over any phone — no app necessary – Users call a 1-800 number and, when prompted, simply exhale hard, emptying their lungs of air. This sound is analyzed at a central location and the necessary statistics are returned to the phone in the form of a text. That’s really all there is to it.
  • Buzzfeed – KFC Is Making An Edible Nail Polish That Tastes Like Chicken
  • @wacotrib – Former #Baylor tennis player is lone suspect in alleged 2015 sexual assault. Is 6th BU athlete accused since 2012:
  • South Carolina news – Tow Truck Driver Says He Thinks God Told Him Not To Help Disabled Sanders Supporter – “Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and he just said get in the truck and leave,” said Ken Shupe of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, S.C. “And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed.”
  • Have you ever needed to convert all caps text to lower case or something like title case or vice versa? If so, may come in handy.
  • Boring Conference sells out – London’s annual Boring Conference has sold out, with this year’s speakers set to give talks on East German pedestrian crossing signals, paper bags, lamp posts, toilet roll quality control codes and bricks.
  • First, there were wearables. Now, there are swallowables – The innovation at the heart of it is an FDA-approved ingestible sensor housed in pills, designed to help patients adhere to the medications their doctors prescribe. Except the sensor isn’t powered by a battery, it’s powered by the gut of the patient swallowing it, using technology discovered two centuries ago.
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  • Mythbuster Adam Savage in his shop as a 19-year old
  • “It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique.” – Conan O’Brien, 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement
This entry was posted in Personal. Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, May 6, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    “Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and he just said get in the truck and leave, and when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed.” – That wasn't God speaking to him and he shouldn't be proud. On the other hand I bet he truly believes it to justify his actions. Hopefully karma will pay him back in spades.

    • John Mackovic says:

      Well if Karma is like a typical Bernie supporter, he won't have to worry about being paid back. 😉

  2. Ben W. says:

    Bearded Dave looks like a Happy Dave.

    Why are there more people than ever in the US who choose not to affiliate with any religion? Because of the witness of "Christians" like that tow-truck driver. When your version of Christ tells you to leave a disabled person stranded and that you should feel proud of yourself for doing so, your version of Christ will be repugnant to the world around you. But this country has so commodified Christ that not only does he think he's in the right, there will be thousands of "good Christians" who support him.

    Hey – that's my name, too!

  3. John Mackovic says:

    I just use .upper() and .lower() methods.

  4. Triple Fake says:

    toilet roll quality control codes?
    I'm in! That's the kind of stuff that hits really close to home. But is that for the paper, or just the roll?
    the Boring Conference might not be that bad. The subject matter is irrelevant if the speaker delivers it in an interesting manner

    I assume the nail polish is for folks (women) who bite their nails? Why else would nail polish be edible? Hey KFC, here's a free marketing tip – nail polish flavors in chicken, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, biscuit…and a big ol' co-o-okie (for the thumb). An entire meal on one hand!
    It's finger lickin' good! I guessed that would be the tagline before I even looked at the link

  5. alan says:

    That looks like a pipe manufacturing flaw, not the smooth friction against a stone after 40 years pinhole leak like I had.

  6. DF of LL says:

    I assume you've filed a claim with your insurance company.

  7. John Mackovic says:

    BTW, I like the fallout shelter sign. Having it hang at an angle is a nice touch.

  8. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    …his name is my name too. And whenever…

  9. AndreaJN says:

    Oh man! Now I can't stop hearing "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"!

    I always copy and paste text into Microsoft Outlook or Word and change case on the Format Text menu.

Comments are closed.