Bag of Randomness for Thursday, June 23, 2016


  • I’m not sure if I’ve ever hung anything from my rearview mirror, including any graduation tassels. It’s just too much of a distraction.
  • A full-service gas station in Weatherford that’s been operating over 40 years is about to be sold. I still remember going to the one in Mineral Wells that was owned by my cousin’s in-laws. In a way, I think they could make a comeback if marketed and operated in a manner that appeals to the wealthy or to the hipsters. Who would have thought beverage companies would make profits selling bottled water, or companies that do nothing but pick up dog waste in your own backyard?
  • I didn’t catch it, but Bill Simmons’ new HBO debuted last night and Twitter had favorable things to say.
  • Standup desks, that is, desks that make you stand instead of sit, seem to be popular nowadays, but the New York Times reports – someone who stood up while working instead of sitting would burn about 8 or 9 extra calories per hour.
  • Aaron Sorkin will teach you screenwriting for $90His MasterClass online course launches later this summer
  • Screenshot 2016-06-22 at 11.21.58 PMKia Tops J.D. Power’s Car-Quality Survey

    • The annual survey of new-car buyers gave high marks to Porsche AG, Hyundai Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG.
    • Detroit’s three auto makers collectively had fewer problems than their foreign counterparts for just the second time in the 30-year history of the study.
    • GM had seven models that ranked highest in their segments
    • Other brands performing poorly included Volvo, Land Rover, Mini, Mazda and Jaguar
  • Burger King will begin selling deep-fried sticks of macaroni and cheese encrusted in Cheetos-flavored breading.
  • The other day I posted a Benjamin L. Corey post about him becoming more Calvinist in his beliefs and my good friend Brent commented that Corey’s post should probably be titled “I Think I’m Becoming a (Christian Universalist)”. Well, just to follow up, Corey’s latest blog post is – Is Christian Universalism Compatible With Free Will? Justice? Hell?
    • As I’ve stated before, I don’t post Corey’s stuff (as well as a lot of BoN content) because I endorse or reject it, it just provokes thought and is stuff I think you may or may not find interesting.
    • As for my friend Brent, I think his doppelganger is the actor that plays Petyr Baelish on ‘Game of Thrones’. When Brent isn’t pastoring, he should be the actor’s stunt double.
  • I don’t look through my spam comments often, mainly because I receive anywhere from 30 to 600 a day. But I looked through them yesterday and saw one comment that looked like it shouldn’t have gone to the spam folder. It complimented on the blog but wondered if I ever took time to proofread. The answer, no, not really, why start now.
  • Someone also stated they didn’t like how I used “hey now” the other day because they thought I was trying to copy or step down to the levels of LiberallyLean. In this particular case, I used it because I often hear it on The TICKET and love the way Jeffery Tambor says it. So I’m only stopping down to the levels of The TICKET and Jeffery Tambor.
  • Robert Griffin III gets caught ripping off the Cavaliers’ championship photo
  • Buzzfeed – Uber Data And Leaked Docs Provide A Look At How Much Uber Drivers Make
    • Uber data suggests that drivers overall in three major U.S. markets — Denver, Detroit, and Houston — earned less than $13.25 an hour after expenses in late 2015, according to calculations based on more than a million trips.
    • Buzzfeed – Slain Cop’s Young Son Cried At His Coffin And The Picture Is Heartbreaking
      • Texas police officer Endy Ekpanya was killed in a crash with an alleged drunk driver.
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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, June 23, 2016

  1. towski says:

    I believe there is a direct correlation between the amount of junk hanging from your rear-view mirror and how terrible a driver you are.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    You work at a library?

  3. joe says:

    Thanks for the clarification on the "hey now" comment. Just could not imagine that you would stoop low and start to act like him. This blog has been classy and always has better images. Jeffery Tambor or the TICKET is ok,,,, but not LL.

  4. Brent says:

    I don't see the resemblance myself but I'll take it as a compliment! My wife is of Irish ancestry so I'm sure she'd love it if I had an Irish brogue. As for being a stunt double, I don't know…does having a "dad bod" gain me any cred?

  5. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    Hey Now: I assumed everyone knew that was a Ticket reference? (Disclaimer, longtime P1 here.)

    Christian Universalism: I have to admit that I know very little about this topic. Have to read up a bit.

  6. Bryan says:

    I'm starting to think that the "Hey Now" commenter was feigning misunderstanding in the name of taking an oddly-placed shot at Barry. Just a hunch.

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