Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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  • I’ve mentioned we’re a one-car family and it works out quite well for the most part since I work from home. However, our the car has been in the shop since Friday. A neighbor was nice enough to loan us her SUV during this time. When she dropped it off at our house and handed me the keys, she said she set the radio station to The Ticket because she knew I’m a P1.
  • Something that drives me crazy – when a tiny speaker on a device is on a very high volume level it’s really not meant to be on.
  • I love the comedy you’ll find in the Airplane!, Hot Shots!, and Nake Gun movies, so I’ve taken a huge liking towards the TBS series ‘Angie Tribeca’ which had its season premiere last night. Jon Hamm had a bit part, and I mean it was a bit part. He wasn’t even on screen for 30-seconds and his only line had three words.
  • I’m a big fan of illusionist David Copperfield and The Daily Beast has a good interview with him. A few tidbits:
    • He states Leonardo da Vinci co-wrote the first book on magic.
    • Speaks about having a personal relationship with God.
    • Considers David Blane a buddy and “the real deal”.
    • States Houdini as a role model but not a great magician.
    • He holds 11 Guinness World Records but I can’t find what specific eleven, even on Guinness’ website.
  • Arkansas Judge Accused Of Making Male Defendants Pose Nude, Spanking Them
  • Ever wake up to a numb, dead arm? Here’s what’s happening. – Dyck explained there’s a common misconception that pins and needles and numbness are caused by a lack of blood flow to the nerves. “The more likely thing is nerve compression — nerves are being pushed on and squashed, and that causes these symptoms,” he says.
  • Atlas Obscura – The Incredible Coincidence of a Poisonous Tree Growing Next to Its Antidote
  • For my fellow ‘Game of Thrones’ fans who was curious as to why the show started non-traditionally with a cold open (spoiler warning if you haven’t seen the latest episode) –  Why the cold open? The production has to put The Hound actor Rory McCann’s name in the opening credits and, as GoT writer Bryan Cogman explains, that would have spoiled the reveal if fans saw his name before his character appeared.
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, June 7, 2016

  1. Ben W. says:

    I love Angie Tribeca, too. I only discovered it after it had aired its full first season, so I binge watched all 10 episodes in about a day and a half. I love seeing Jon Hamm pop up on random comedy shows, because his comedic skills are so great. He's well overdue to host SNL again, IMO. (FWIW, Jon Hamm's John Ham is one of the 2-3 best "commercials" SNL has ever created.)

    I was just thinking about Mad Men the other day. I am seriously considering re-watching the series. Maybe I just miss Jon Hamm.

    Random David Copperfield/Disney connection (because of course one exists and I know about it): In the late '90s, there were plans to open a themed restaurant (think Rainforest Cafe or Planet Hollywood) at the then-named Disney-MGM Studios theme park. The restaurant, Copperfield's Magic Underground, was going to include live, automated illusions that took place periodically throughout the restaurant and include, of course, a large retail store selling Copperfield-branded merchandise and tricks/gags. Construction actually started on the first location in Times Square, but was eventually abandoned when investment money ran out. Copperfield was not an investor, just the creative director. Would a teenage me have loved a magic/Copperfield-themed restaurant? Heck. Yes.

  2. df of ll says:

    Blaine dang it…..BLAINE!!!

    Double Fake David Blaine……or am I

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