Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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  • There’s absolutely no room for it at GeedingManor, but I want this huge (BoyGeeding for scale) scoreboard I found at Nebraska Furniture Mart. It was listed for $1,000, which doesn’t seem all that bad.
  • The kids are now dressing BunnyGeeding up as a shark.
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  • I got a letter in the mail from the U.S. Office of Personal Management stating that I was one of the government employees/contractors whose personal information was compromised by hackers. This goes beyond DOB and SSN, my fingerprints were listed as possibly compromised.
  • There’s so much in this GIF, and I think it adequately shows what’s going on at the Democratic Convention

  • At a delegate breakfast, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed off stage, not before asking everyone to “settle down.” She wanted to be heard, yet she was caught red-handed helping rig the nomination process, basically silencing Bernie Sanders and his supporters. It would have been more appropriate if Septa Unella from ‘Game of Throne’ made an appearance and made her do a walk of atonement. I give Bernie a lot of credit though – as an act of grace, he’s taking one for the team to try to unite the party, even going as far as asking his supporters not to protest.
  • I thought actress and activist, Eva Longoria, had a clever line at the DNC yesterday, ” I’m from South Texas, 9th gen. Mexican. My family never crossed a border, the border crossed us.”
  • Per last night’s CBS Evening News, only 22 percent of Americans had a favorable view of Michelle Obama in April 2008. Her approval rating as First Lady is now 68 percent.
  • Marijuana activists march with 51-foot joint during DNC
  • I was reading a story about the USS Gerald R. Ford and a funny thought/bit came to my mind – anytime a ship or a sub named after a president sets sail, the body of said president must be on board. That article included this pretty picture of a rainbow which formed over the bow of the USS John C. Stennis.
  • My biggest concern with Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo! is what will happen to Flickr. It’s a great place to store photos in their original size for free. Google Photos is great, but their free service decreases the size or the original photo. There was a lot of expectation for the young and attractive Melissa Mayer, I wonder where she’ll land yet.
  • An interesting piece of sports and political trivia from the Miller Center at the University of Virginia
  • Business Insider – The incredible life of Melinda Gates — one of the world’s richest and most powerful women
    • I guess I totally forgot she grew up in Dallas.
  • GIF – Something for those of you who enjoyed the movie Idiocracy and imagining what a State of the Union by President Trump would look like.
  • Buzzfeed – A “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Ride Will Replace Tower Of Terror At Disney’s California Adventure
  • The picture of the band might haunt you forever – McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath cover band Mac Sabbath announce Clown Power tour
  • This Reddit shower thought actually made me turn my laptop upside down – The word “suns” is the same upside down
  • TIME – Here’s How Much Doctors Make
    • A survey released by Medscape of 19,200 doctors in about 26 medical specialties reveals that orthopedists are the top earners in the medical field, at an average annual salary of $443,000. That group is followed by cardiologists at $410,000 and dermatologists at $381,000. The lowest earners were pediatricians with an annual salary of $204,000, followed by endocrinologists at $206,000 and family physicians at $207,000.
    • I’m reminded of this gaffe by former President George W. Bush back in 2004, “Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country.”  (Wish I could have found a better video that didn’t say “Sicko” in the title, it was just a goof.)

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

  1. DF Dr. Red Duke says:

    I think "Sicko" was the name of the Michael Moore documentary on healthcare.

  2. Triple Fake says:

    The Navy should be more specific in their requests – they asked for a Ford and got a Pinto.
    One of the most spectacular things I've ever seen in nature was at sea, in the far south Pacific. With a perfectly blue sky for an easel, a rainbow that was visible from horizon to horizon. Not a small one that was up close like the one in the article. It was immense. Semper Paratus!

    That line from Eva Longoria isn't new, it's been used lots of times before. A variation of the "We didn't land on Plymouth Rock. The rock was landed on us!" quote from Malcolm X. Would it be preferable to still be living on the other side of the border?

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