Bag of Randomness for Columbus Day 2016


  • This might be the only post you get this week, I’m taking some time off.
  • I’m not condoning what Trump said in that conversation with Billy Bush, but I’m really surprised at the fallout. This is hardly shocking, there’s been ample evidence he’s been like this his whole life in every form of media. That incident happened 11 years ago, he’s said similar stuff to Howard Stern in more recent interviews.
  • A Bush family member continues to be a part of the presidential race since 1980. Granted, there’s not a Bush on the ticket, but Billy is a nephew to 41 and cousin of 43.
  • I didn’t get a picture of him, but one guy in the debate audience looked equal parts Stephen King/Troy Aikman/Ben Stiller.
  • I noticed after the debate when everyone was congregating on stage, the audience members on stage were given disposable cameras to take pictures with the candidates.
  • After the election, there’s going be stories of Republicans claiming they were held hostage in selecting their nominee, even though they elected Trump to represent their party without any party or delegate tricks. Reagan used to be a Democrat and famously said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” This armchair political pundit wonders if Republicans like Ryan, McCain, Cornyn, McConnell, Graham, and others are thinking the same thing. Their most active and vocal supporters and voters whittled their party nomination to Trump and Ted Cruz, a very different brand of conservatism. Two years ago they voted out their House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary because he wasn’t conservative enough. They won’t admit their party is divided, but it certainly isn’t united.
  • I bet the majority of Trump voters aren’t necessarily voting for him, they are simply voting against Hillary, it doesn’t matter who was running against her. To a lesser extent, I was more or less that way voting for John Kerry.
  • It seemed Trump was more interested in appealing to his base last night than winning over anyone else. He certainly gave them a lot of red meat.
  • Washington Post – Donald Trump has created an excruciating moment for evangelicals
    • This opinion piece is by R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
  • I think Trump should be president. With Trump’s history of respecting women and ability to direct attention elsewhere, he’s the perfect candidate to fill the vacancy at Baylor.
  • A news story that serves as a metaphor for this election – Bald eagle rescued from car grille
  • The Onion is a great follow on Twitter during the debates. And yes, he really was in the audince.
  • Pete Delkus had a wheels-off weather segment last night. If there was an “emergency brake of the week” winner for local news, he wins it hands down. There were technical issues, and you could tell he was getting pissed, and right when he threw it to the anchor, you could see he was just waiting to go off on someone. I’ve never seen the guy looked so upset.
  • And yet the sun doesn’t blind the players:
  • When I’m subjected to Phil Simms broadcasting a game, I’m reminded of this tweet:
  • For whatever reason, the Cowboys offensive line didn’t do the Landry Shift on the last play of the game. It’s something they’ve been doing for the last three years when running out the clock for a win.
  • Here’s an old pic of Kerry Von Erich wearing a Q102 shirt with brother Kevin wearing some type of Lewisville shirt.
  • Speaking of Lewisville, the fire department had an “open house” this weekend. On display was a piece of the fallen World Trade Center. Being the cynic that I am, I feel like hauling such a thing around is contrived and has a P.T. Barnum appeal. But then again, it means more to fire personnel than it does to me.
  • The Longhorns lost to their rival Oklahoma this weekend at the Cotton Bowl, and their radio voice was absent from the game as his wife died from cancer.
  • Praying for the oil patch: Oklahoma prayer initiative focuses on energy industry – Hubbard said Gov. Mary Fallin has proclaimed Oct. 13 as Oilfield Prayer Day to raise awareness about the initiative.
  • Man posing as delivery person in San Francisco hides resume in a box of donuts
  • David Letterman On Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon & Why He Doesn’t Miss Late Night
  • Inside the New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments
  • 6 commercial jingles ’80s and ’90s Dallas kids will never forget
    • I was going to throw a hissy fit if 748-1414 wasn’t mentioned as it’s the combination to my luggage.
  • Golden Girls Action Figures Are Here to Shake Up Your Toy Collection
    • This reminds me of this Buzzfeed post and these tidbits:
      • Courteney Cox (who is 52 years old) is now older than Rue McClanahan was when she started on The Golden Girls.
      • She is also now older than Tom Selleck was when he first appeared as Dr. Burke on Friends.
      • and Will Smith is now three years older than James Avery (Uncle Phil) was at the beginning of Fresh Prince.
  • WifeGeeding is supposed to see her ocularist once a year to get her glass-eye polished. Yes, an eye prosthesis does get dirty, and if you are wearing a glass-eye, you can actually feel the difference. During her appointment, she noticed an autographed Baylor basketball jersey on the wall. It was from Isiah Austin, who I’ve written about before regarding his glass-eye and heart condition which was found just before the NBA draft. It turns out they share the same ocularist. Here’s an old article about Austin which includes the ocularist. Austin never revealed his prosthesis until after his playing days were over because he didn’t want opponents to have an advantage knowing that folks who see out of one eye don’t have any depth perception (you should see WifeGeeding try to light a candle or thread a needle). Despite his heart issue, we hear there may still be a chance at an NBA career.  The ocularist also made the eye prosthesis for this former model and attended her wedding. She lost her eye running into a spinning airplane propeller several years ago.
    Oh, and the ocularist has a prosthesis himself.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda was unrecognizable to me when he did his SNL monolog with a fresh haircut and no facial hair, but he hit it out of the park with his opening performance.

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Columbus Day 2016

  1. Triple Fake says:

    Grilled eagle? Tastes like freedom!…and a little bit like chicken

    The model with the prosthetic eye looks as if she could do a reboot of The Bionic Woman, but with a bionic eye similar to Steve Austin's.
    Nah nah nah nah nah nah

  2. John Mackovic says:

    Trump may talk a good game, but there's only one candidate that's had actual experience getting rapists freed and then bragging about it. That is why I official support Hillary Clinton for President of Baylor.

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