Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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  • I binge-watch a lot of the second season of USA’s ‘Mr. Robot’ and I think it’s just as good as the inaugural season. Going into it, I was wary it was going to be hard to follow as many have faulted character hallucinations and flashbacks confusing, but I’m able to follow easily. Craig Robinson, best known from ‘The Office’, is surprisingly convinceable in his role.
  • I’ve never been a best man in a wedding, and only once have I been a groomsman, but I put an asterisk next to that because the bride had so many bridesmaids I feel like I was only included to fill up a slot. Yesterday my cousin called and asked for me to be a groomsman, it felt nice he would even consider me. But then again, I don’t know how many bridesmaids there are, so I may just be taking filling a slot again.
  • A couple tidbits about Miami’s stadium from Peter King’s MMQB:
    • 92 percent of the seats will be shaded by a giant canopy, as opposed to 17 percent in the past. And the grass is new for a pro football field. It’s called Paspalum Platinum grass. The Dolphins say it grows well in shade and in hot, humid climates, and is thicker than normal turf grasses.
  • Yesterday on ‘CBS This Morning’ was a segment on the bison, or American buffalo. To my surprise, it was stated that some bison were crossbred with cattle. The segment wasn’t about the crossbreeding but that’s what caught my attention. Such an animal is called a beefalo. Here’s a picture of one.
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  • ‘Stranger Things’ humor
  • Crikey – Steve Irwin’s Family Posted Messages On The 10th Anniversary Of His Death
    • The letter he penned to his parents is what got me.
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!….A freedom duck!

    Video source -looks like he caught himself a fish and was swimming it ashore.
  • Somewhat related….I had no idea bats could do this.
  • The state of Washington is tough on kids – 2-year-old girl gets $75 fine for littering
  • The Atlantic – Reimagining the Modern ClassroomThe seats, space, and stuff that idyllic learning environments are made of
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  1. John Mackovic says:

    Isn't there an issue with bovine DNA existing in a lot of the remaining buffalo, and that are very few "purebred" herds left?

    • Geeding says:

      Good question. And here's a portion of the segment that lead to the post and may answer your question:

      "Most of America’s roughly half million bison today are managed as domestic livestock. Many have crossbred with cattle, but not Yellowstone’s herd.

      “Yellowstone bison probably represent one of the only populations that truly have all of the ecological and evolutionary drivers that shaped the species. This is as good as it gets,” Wallen said."

  2. David Bryant says:

    Groomsmen are ALWAYS just taking up a spot…

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