Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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  • The doctor I was seeing sold his practice and moved on to other things. One thing I liked about him is that depending on the illness, you could ask for a prescription to be sent to the pharmacist and not have to go in for an office visit. Many doctors to this. The new practice is not a believer in such a thing. Appointments are difficult to schedule, and I’m thinking the only reason they refuse to call in any prescription to a pharmacist without an office visit is purely financial on their part. There’s a part of me that can’t blame them for trying to make a profit, but then there’s another part of me that think they should be flexible.
  • BoyGeeding asked who was stronger, He-Man or the Hulk. I’m going with the Hulk. He-Man may be considered the “most powerful man in the universe,” but, the Hulk’scapacity for physical strength is potentially limitless due to the fact that the Hulk’s strength increases proportionally with his level of great emotional stress, anger in particular.”
  • I would also say the Hulk is strong than Superman, but Superman would in a battle of outsmarting him. See, the Hulk gets stronger the more stressed and angrier he gets, Superman would find a way to keep him from getting too stressed and angry, limiting his strength, and then duping him into something.
  • I miss how cartoons like He-Man and GI Joe would end with some sort of recap detailing a life lesson displayed in the show.
  • If you are familiar with children’s books, this might hit home – Children’s Author, Illustrator of Llama Llama Stories Dies of Brain Cancer
    • And this should pull at your heart strings, and a fitting tribute:
      • In lieu of a funeral, Dewdney asked that people read to children
  • Dallas DA Susan Hawk will finally resign due to mental health reasons. Say what you will, but for her to voluntarily step down takes courage.
  • All the ITT Technical Institutes are shutting down. When I was a kid and was stuck watching old reruns of shows like ‘Get Smart’, ‘Hogan Heroes’, and the like, I used to see their commercials ad nauseam. One that stood out was the guy that graduated from high school, going to ITT, and then moving in his new apartment to start a career when all his friends were drudging through college.
    • Cause you can’t get the jobs of tomorrow, til you get the skills of today.
  • I’ve mentioned how I enjoy watching the CBS sci-fi dramedy ‘BrainDead’ and how I get a kick that every episode starts with a quirky musical recap. WifeGeeding doesn’t watch the show, but she wants to watch and listen to each musical recap before I delete it from the DVR. It turns out she’s not the only one who doesn’t watch the show but watches only the musical recaps. Here’s the latest which has a bit of a ‘Family Guy’ gimmick.

  • A retired aerospace engineer made a roller coaster in his backyard for his grandkids basically using just wood and PVC. Recently, NBC ‘Nightly News’ included him and the coaster in a segment.
  • Troy Aikman sounds off on Fox signing Skip Bayless
    • “To say I’m disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement,” Aikman said. “Clearly, [Fox Sports president of national networks] Jamie Horowitz and I have a difference of opinion when it comes to building a successful organization. I believe success is achieved by acquiring and developing talented, respected and credible individuals, none of which applies to Skip Bayless.”
  • Barry, over at, is standing firm in his belief that Longhorn fans were booing Tyrone Swoopes when he entered the game and not yelling “Swoop” or “Swoopes”. It’s my understanding he thinks it’s because Texas fans have been thirsting for a new QB and they were upset when Swoopes entered the game, but I doubt that since the “18-wheeler” package was used successfully at the end of last year and was hinted at being used again this year. I wonder if Barry thought Dallas Cowboys fans were booing Daryl “Moose” Johnston and not yelling “Moose!” every time he touched the ball upset Emmitt wasn’t getting the carries.
    • [Insert TICKET drop “we’re having fun here, no?” here]
    • [Insert TICKET drop “A shot?!” here]
  • Something for Mrs. LiberallyLean – When will the women of professional softball get the attention they deserve?
  • I skimmed an article about the Miss America pageant and thought this line was ironically funny, “In the bizarro world of Miss America, losers smile and winners sob.”
  • Digg – The First Movie Trailer Created Using Artificial Intelligence Is Very Creepy (In A Good Way)
    • IBM’s Watson analyzed hundreds of horror movie trailers to figure out what makes an audience jump. Editors don’t need to worry about losing their jobs quite yet: The AI system suggested its ten “favorite” clips and a living, breathing human being edited it all together.
  • YouTube – Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens – This video was released by Industrial Light and Magic yesterday.
  • I’ve written about how much I like the new Vikings stadium. On last night’s season finale of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ they gave us some great viewing angles of the field, that place is something special.
  • UFC Fighter Miesha Tate Carries Injured 6-Year-Old Girl Down a Mountain After Hiking Accident
    • I’m not sure why, perhaps I have a learning disability akin to dyslexia, but whenever I see UFC, I see the old television frequency UHF instead.
  • Disney to scan fingers of 3-year-olds to prevent fraud
    • The Orlando Sentinel reports that the new requirement is in place to help block the use of stolen and shared tickets. Older children and adult visitors have already been having their fingers scanned for years.
  • Man Surprises Wife With Pregnancy Despite Vasectomy Months Before
    • Approximately six months after Tim Brummel of Atlanta had a vasectomy, he noticed his wife start showing symptoms of being pregnant.
    • That’s when it dawned on them that after a five-month follow-up examination with the clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, Tim was never called back about the results. When he called them to check, he said they told him there may have been a snag in the procedure.
    • Tim said he then wanted to confirm his suspicions without his wife finding out, so he drained the toilet one night and tried his luck with a urine pregnancy test the following morning. When it came up positive, he decided to surprise his wife with the good news and capture her reaction on camera.
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9 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

  1. SDG says:

    Regarding the prescription- as an MD I can tell you the reason for the office visit isn't to make money (most docs look at it as a wasted clinic spot if someone just wants a Rx) – it's usually to prevent lawsuits. If I prescribed you something without seeing you, and any kind of complication happened – from a rash to ER visit to death – I would be liable and the attorney would roast me for prescribing something without without examining you first. However, when you know a patient and trust them, you may do the pharmacy thing.

    • Geeding says:

      Hey Doc, thanks for taking the time to comment and broaden my perspective, it's much appreciated. Hopefully none of the references I've made about my current health has driven you crazy.

  2. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    Re GI JOE…

    And please, PLEASE, do yourself a favor and google GI JOE PSAs and look for the 30 min compilation. People have taken the originals, recut and overdubbed them to some hilarious results.

  3. Ben W. says:

    You've now posted two stories about pregnancies resulting from failed vasectomies. On a personal level, this seriously troubles me, for reasons.

  4. RPM says:

    I hang out at, a Longhorns fan site. The football forum had a live game thread with posters at the game and they confirmed the call was "Swoopes" when it happened. Tyrone is an inspirational team leader. He's always kept a positive, team first attitude and the fans love him for it. He's very good in the 18Wheeler package. Personally, I'd like to see him line up at TE If he can catch. He'd be murderous.

    Haven't seen you post anything about Discovery Channel's "Harley and The Davidsons". Great story, great show. What a fascinating time to be alive. A cultural, industrial and technological evolution all at the same time.

  5. John Mackovic says:

    – Most current (ATSC) broadcasts are in UHF, since the FCC took the TV's stations VHF channels when NTSC broadcasting was shut down. Locally, only channel 8 still broadcasts on VHF.

    – He-Man is only the most powerful man in _his_ universe.

    – I don't think Troy likes Skip Bayless

    – Great picture, reminds me of some of my school shots.

  6. Dude says:

    In an interview after the game, Swoopes mentioned that it sounds like "Boo" to him, too. I was sure that platooning was a bad idea in those first few series, but like everyone else came to see the wisdom in it. I liked when the ball was on the two and UT lined up with trips and in the shotgun. Swoopes just walked up under center and they quick hiked for an easy score. Should be some quality games in the Big 12 this season.

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