Thursday’s Bag of Randomness



  • I’m used to taking a proactive role in caring for my sister, a lot of that came with my mother being widowed and raising my sister by herself. But now that she’s married, I know my role and have backed off, it’s her husband’s job to be the primary caretaker. But you know what, it’s a bit hard letting go. She’ll be in the hospital one, maybe two more days.
  • My mind was in a thousand places yesterday and I just couldn’t think clearly, I even forgot to eat lunch. For me, that’s very strange.
  • I know they brought in a new producer or whatever for Colbert’s show, but I’ve noticed a few things – his hair is shorter on the sides, the show starts with a brief sketch, the intro music has been slightly modified, and he’s doing some awkward bits that Dave used to do, especially with the audience. And I’m not certain, but I think the stage background has changed when he does the monolog.
  • Clickbait for loyal reader, Ben – Buzzfeed – Only A True Fan Of Disney Parks Can Get More Than 15/20 In This Quiz
  • But I like the simplicity of Craig’sList – The Internet’s 10 “Ugliest” Websites
  • The last season was so bad it became extinct – True Detective is probably dead
  • So happy this show will get a proper send-off and the writers know what to work with – The Americans gets to end on its own terms with two-season final renewal‏
  • GIF – I’m highly impressed with the soccer drill these two women are doing, it takes some serious hand-eye-foot coordination to toss and catch a tennis ball while kicking a soccer ball to one another.
  • Granbury ISD superintendent fires back at officials over transgender directive
    • “I would urge our political leaders to concentrate on issues they directly control, like the billion + dollars they have spent on a failed testing system, why Texas is near the bottom in the nation in funding public schools, or why we have one of the highest rates of poverty and uninsured children in the country. If they will address and solve those state-wide problems, I feel certain that we can handle the local issue of where our students go to the bathroom.”
  • The Star Wars Episode VII vinyl soundtrack has 3D holograms carved into the records
  • I never knew Ronald Reagan and Bobby Kennedy participated in an organized televised debate here’s a picture – @BeschlossDC – Robert Kennedy’s TV debate with Ronald Reagan on youth & Vietnam War, this month 1967, drew 15 million viewers: #CBS
  • I’m intrigued – Mozzarella Stick Onion Rings
  • It’s hard to think of a better name than Slim Whitman.
  • On track to be Dallas ISD’s youngest teacher, teen had one big hurdle – and it’s not her age – Here’s how the 17-year-old is making it happen: She completed requirements for her associate’s degree this month from Eastfield College. She will graduate on June 2 with her high school diploma. In July, she’ll start a program through Texas Tech University that will allow her to obtain a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification in one year. She’ll be turning 19 when she begins as a bilingual elementary teacher in August 2017. 
    • I’m sure this part will upset some folks: She’s also an undocumented immigrant, crossing the U.S. border from Mexico with her family at age 3


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4 Responses to Thursday’s Bag of Randomness

  1. Ben W. says:

    Only A True Fan Of Disney Parks Can Get More Than 15/20 In This Quiz
    You Got: I got 85% right!
    Impressive! You really know your Disney Parks!

    The questions on the foreign parks are more difficult for me, since I've never been and haven't spent a great deal of time learning about them.

  2. RPM says:

    Glad they are going to end The Americans properly and not string it out until it loses viewers. Knowing there's a fixed point where the story ends they can plan out how it ends instead of a hurried wrap up episode. The ending of last night's episode certainly ramped things up.

    Hope your sister gets well soon.

  3. slimshady says:

    In reference to Slim Whitman how about he opposite,,,,Fats Domino…. have a good day…..

  4. John Mackovic says:

    Glad to hear that your sister will soon be out, hope she feels better.

    I don't care if a website is pretty, I want something usable. Craigslist and Drudge are both great about this.

    Somebody needs to send a link to that Mozzarella Onion Rings web page to Sonic corporate.

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