Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 28, 2016


  • He does have a punchable face
    • Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacking up the price of a life-saving drug more than fiftyfold, says he’s auctioning off a chance to slap/punch him in the face to benefit a former friend.
  • Christian high school soccer team refuses to play team with female players
    • “It is based on a religious perspective that God created guys and girls differently,” he explained. “The difference physically, there is a strength advantage that men have over women. We want to teach our men that honor of ladies is just not in sports. We struggle how to teach that if we’re allowing them to play against young ladies in a competitive game. “We’re the ones harmed because we’re giving up a game. We think it’s better to do that than give a mixed message,” Mr. Buckingham added.
  • Gregg Popovich on anthem protests: ‘Ignorant’ to tell players how to think
    • “My players are engaged citizens who are fully capable of understanding what their values are, and what they feel is appropriate or inappropriate, what they feel strongly about, and whatever actions may or may not be taken are their decisions,” he said. “I’m not going to tell anyone ahead of time, if they don’t do A, B and C, they’re going to be gone, or traded.“I think that’s ignorant.”
  • The Salt Lake Tribune – LDS feminists applaud as church removes troublesome Book of Mormon verse on rape from youth book
    • Moroni 9:9, which says, “For behold, many of the daughters of the Lamanites have they taken prisoners; and after depriving them of that which was most dear and precious above all things, which is chastity and virtue — “This Book of Mormon passage was the first LDS verse Mormon girls were required to study under the value of “virtue” in their Personal Progress workbooks.
  • You can vote online for potential presidential debate questions
    • For the next presidential debate, you’ll be able to vote online for questions that could be asked of the candidates. The debate’s organizers announced this morning that they’re working with the Open Debate Coalition to source questions online through the new site At the site, people can submit and vote on questions for the candidates. The top 30 questions will be eligible for consideration — although there’s no guarantee that even a single question from the website will make it on air.
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  1. ALEC says:

    Why would a boy? (man?) want to wrestle, play a basketball game, soccer game against girls(s)?. You will lose either way, if you win, well…you beat a girl, if you lose, you lost to a girl…

  2. blurdo says:

    That first one reminds me of one of my favorite German words – Backpfeifengesicht. It's definitely an apt descriptor for Shkreli. Explanation at the link below.

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