Bag of Randomness for Monday, September 12, 2016


  • One of DaughterGeeding’s friends had a birthday party yesterday. It was scheduled for 3:00 PM. Kickoff for the Cowboys first game of the season was scheduled for 3:25 PM. There weren’t many dads that attended the party.
  • I like to eat peanuts, I just prefer for them to be inside an M&M.
  • I prefer to watch all sporting events live and not recorded on the DVR. But if Fox is going to ruin my day by promoting Skip Bayless, I may start using the DVR to skip through all the commercials. Even one commercial of him is one too many.
  • Is it odd or uncommon to eat tamales sans chili or sauce, because that’s how I prefer them.
  • Three Joe Bucks of interest:
    • A picture of his game notes for Cowboys/Giants for each player and position
    • Troy Aikman driving him to the game
    • Buck referenced the glaring sun being a factor for the Cowboys dropping passes. I have a feeling Jerry is finally going to put a curtain up on that thing. For those of you unaware, unlike most stadiums, AT&T does not have a north/south orientation. It’s rumored that it was done so there wouldn’t be a glare on the big screen above the field.
  • Terrance Williams made two dumb plays for a third-year veteran yesterday. One was catching the ball beyond the first down mark on a third down, and then running in the opposite direction enough to turn a first down to a fourth down.
  • As for the second boneheaded play….Jason Garrett normally says what he can to support his players or keeping things positive, but even he was publically disappointed in Williams, “Really, what he needs to do there was simply run out of bounds, and it’s a well-practiced situation.
  • Our kids like to try to spot our neighbor who plays for our local NFL franchise on the television during games. During the game, WifeGeeding asked, “What’s his number again, 88?” I told her “No, it’s 68, they haven’t moved him receiver and take Dez’s spot. Yet.”
  • Demi Lovato was at the game yesterday wearing a Dak Prescott jersey.
  • George W. Bush looks rested and healthy, but every time I see him I’m surprised at the amount of hair he’s losing up top.
  • There wasn’t one college game I was interested in watching this past weekend.
  • GIF – I love this Eagles lineman caught the running back in the endzone.
  • Because of the rain, BoyGeeding’s first soccer game was canceled.
  • Donald Trump to Discuss ‘Personal Health Regimen’ on Dr. Oz Show
    • A teaser for the interview says that Trump “addresses why the health of the candidates has become such a serious issue in this campaign” and “reveals his own personal health regimen.” The interview is scheduled to air next Thursday.
    • The timing of this couldn’t have been better for him with Hillary’s fainting/over-heating spell yesterday.
  • GIF – A man sneaks up and scares a tiger, tiger looks amused.
  • Ever since this GIF of Peyton Manning licking the wrong finger, I’ve noticed the commercial has been edited.
  • I thought fantasy football would have been a fad by now – ESPN’s fantasy football app crashes on 1st Sunday of NFL season
  • I didn’t know the Fort Worth had an airport called Greater Southwest International Airport, which was originally called Amon Carter Field. Someone recently posted some pics on Imgur, it looked like the places was a bit swanky. Those murals look like a great piece of art, I hope they were saved, but most like, they were trashed.
  • Retired Gen. James Mattis says civilians know little about the military – Most Americans greatly admire the military — but they actually know almost nothing about it.
    • This is so sadly true. Most civilians wouldn’t know the difference between the role of a lance corporal and lieutenant colonel or between a platoon or brigade.
  • A conversation with Shel Kaphan, Amazon’s first employee.
  • The Mysterious History of the Male Crop Top in College FootballWere it not for college football, the male midriff would be virtually absent from the culture
  • An ode to Tom Hanks’ upper lip
  • BBC – The pilot who stole a secret Soviet jet – When pilot Viktor Belenko defected 40 years ago, he did so in a mysterious Soviet plane – the MiG-25. BBC Future investigates the far-reaching effects of one of the Cold War’s most intriguing events.
  • WifeGeeding and I watched episode nine of the first season of ‘Game of Thrones’ last night. She went to bed very sad. If only she knows of what’s to come.
  • She was one cute kid – ‘Where Am I Now?’ Mara Wilson Explains What Happened When Matilda Grew Up
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, September 12, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    Great Southwest International is sort of a hobby of mine. The runway used to cross 183. The freeway had a tunnel. The murals were the story of Texas and made with 24K gold leaf. There was a B-36 bomber parked in front of the terminal. There's still a tiny piece of the runway left north of the freeway. The restaurant had a huge observation window and was known for fine dining. For years you could still see the outline of the terminal and entry that was tree lined. When KXAS built their new studios there, the trees got bulldozed. We had a set of 1962 World Book encyclopedias that proclaimed GSW as "the most modern jetport in the world". It was closed 12 years later for being obsolete.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    – So they served peanuts and dry tamales at the birthday party?
    – Terrance Williams pulled a Baylor
    – Back when I was in college, one my CS professors mentioned the incident with the "borrowed" Mig-25. (The U.S. did return the plane after they took a long look at it) He said one of the interesting discoveries was that the plane's avionics used miniaturized vacuum tubes instead of integrated circuits.
    – Heck, the current CiC doesn't even know how to pronounce the word "corpsman"

  3. Tad Billmire says:

    Football games are the best to watch on a DVR. You can watch a 3 to 4 hour game in an hour to an hour and a half. Dish and Direct have a button that advances about 10 or 15 seconds and is perfect to hit right at the end of a play and it advances and stops with the offense ready to snap the ball 90% of the time. Penalties and time outs of course need regular fast forward.

  4. The Donald says:

    GSW soldiered on as a general aviation airport for awhile until D/FW opened. When I was in college, the runways were being used for drag racing. The alignment (and possibly some of the actual pavement?) of Amon Carter Boulevard is the north-south runway that crossed 183 as RPM said, and is home to American Airlines' headquarters.

    I can remember looking at the B-36 on a 4th grade field trip in 1970. It got pretty well ravaged by vandals in that decade. It was later rescued by some retired 'bomber plant' employees and moved to await restoration as a key piece of Fort Worth's military aviation history, but it languished and was subsequently moved to Tucson's Pima Air & Space Museum, retaining the moniker City of Fort Worth.

  5. John Mackovic says:

    You can see it here:

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