Bag of Randomness for Thursday, July 28, 2016


  • I know the Democrats have many friends in Hollywood, but so far their convention looks very well produced. Well, except for that Al Franklin and Sarah Silverman moment when they were supposed to stall.
  • I wouldn’t say the convention or the party is divided, but there’s a group of those Sanders supporters that sure are cranky, and vocal. You can notice how speakers keep referring to Sanders to court them.
  • I felt like expectations for Tim Kaine were low, he’s not known well outside of New Jersey Virginia and he’s touted as boring, though he publicly embraces it.
  • Armchair Political Consultant – Don’t tell the public to visit a website for more information or clarification. Dumb it down for them and sum it up in a sentence or two.
  • You all know I’m a huge U2 fan, and you know I really like President Obama (I try to be rational and not in your face about it) . So I’ve always thought it was neat that his “intro music” for every convention has been “City of Blinding Lights” by my favorite band. I do like how he kept the convention crowd positive when they started to boo by telling them, “Don’t boo, vote.” It’s a dignified, mature response.
  • I thought this was an interesting camera angle.
    Screenshot 2016-07-27 at 10.47.17 PM
  • Here was another interesting picture from last night.
  • Smithsonian – The Only Time a Major Party Embraced a Third-Party Candidate for President
    • Horace Greeley was the choice of the splinter grip named the Liberal Republican Party and that of the Democrats
  • Longtime local reporter Jim Douglass of WFAA signed off last night with his final report.
  • Texas Tribune – Texas vs. the Feds — A Look at the Lawsuits
    • The state of Texas has sued his administration at least 42 times, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of state data. So far, there have been seven cases in the win column for the state, with 12 losses, nine cases withdrawn and 14 pending.
  • I guess he thought he was Bruce Wayne – Man Arrested After Throwing Batarang at Police Car
  • As long as John Hinkley was told about Jodie Foster’s sexaul orientation while in therapy, I’m okay with him being released. I keep forgetting he’s a Highland Park grad and former Texas Tech student. I wonder if opponents try to use that against them.
  • The guy that repaired our air conditioner looked just like a guy that bullied me through a lot of my days in Mineral Wells. It couldn’t have been him because he died in a car accident which resulted after shoplifting at Wal-Mart trying to flee police.
  • The first time I ever stepped on a dance floor was at the “Teen Club” in Mineral Wells. Within a minute, a different bully tried starting a fight with me. I was told he was drunk, even though we were in junior high. Instead of fighting back, I just walked off and never really tried to dance again. Well, other than slow dancing, and it’s probably one reason why I’ve never been to any club. He’s also dead, drug overdose, I think.
  • GIF – Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • Dirk shows you why he plays basketball over soccer.
  • A woman was told she was breaking the dress code at her place of employment by wearing a ponytail and headscarf, so now she wears cosplay costumes to work.
  • OtherDogGeeding is playing his version of Game of Thrones.
    Screenshot 2016-07-27 at 10.43.55 PM
  • BoyGeeding discovered how to make skid marks using his bicycle, and boy does he think they are fun to make.
  • DaughterGeeding made a lot of progress on riding her bike without training wheels, and WifeGeeding is a great teacher. When I uploaded the video to YouTube yesterday, it gave me the option of using an 8mm effect, so I thought I’d try it out.

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, July 28, 2016

  1. Ben W. says:

    Armchair Political Pundit Response – if you're referring to Tim Kaine mentioning Hillary's website and her detailed plans there, I think the intent in discussing that was not so much that people should immediately go there to get additional info, but more to point out that she has detailed plans, whereas Trump offers lots of promises that things will be better but hasn't presented substantive plans as to how any of that will happen.

    It would seem that anyone who bullies you has met an early demise. I'm not saying you're involved in any way, but……remind me to stay on your good side, just in case.

    The filter on that video is great – I felt like I was watching a scene from Mad Men. Especially since the dad wasn't in the scene. (And isn't that the curse of being the designated recorder? My wife makes a point of occasionally taking the camera to get pictures to prove I exist.)

  2. Nathan says:

    I found this article relevant to your discussion of Obama's speech last night:

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