Bag of Randomness for Friday, October 7, 2016


  • DaughterGeeding like to read, she even reads on the way to school each morning. Yesterday, she looked up and asked, “Daddy, have you heard of the Titanic, the unsinkable ship?!”. I replied, “Yeah, you mean the ship that’s so unsinkable it sank,” and then she yelled, “HEY, NO SPOILERS!” with a huge look of disappointment on her face. I’ve got to remind myself she hasn’t been exposed to as much history and pop-culture as I.
  • Lately, I’ve really been valuing hugging my kids. In particular, being able to put my arms around them and noticing how much I can wrap them up, how I envelop them. The thing is, I know one day they aren’t going to want to be hugged and since they are growing, the hugs I share with them now will fade away and all I’ll have left is the memory of what it used to feel like.
  • I caught a little bit of the Rangers game on the radio. Chris Berman was doing play-by-play, and unlike the rest of America, I like him behind the microphone.
  • Rangers fans, step back from the ledge. Remember, last year they won the first two games of the series and we saw how that turned out – there are more games left to play.
  • I’m guessing this hurricane will be a setback for Zika control.
  • Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ gets new special
    • The network has announced Thursday it will air a commemorative half-hour special in honor of the show’s 30th anniversary, featuring behind-the-scenes content, vintage footage, and a look at new games taped earlier this year. Host Marc Summers, co-host Robin Marella and announcer John Harvey are expected to appear.
  • The Rock seems like a nice guy and all, but we’ve reached the point of him being over-exposed.
  • TxDot’s social media is getting into the Texas/OU rivalry spirit
  • I was surprised at how many people fell for this “trick” question. I guess a lot of folks was thinking “Who will win the election 5 weeks from now?”
  • Clowns Will March in Tucson to Prove They’re ‘Not Psycho Killers’
  • D Magazine – How Much Dallas CEOs Earn
  • Joe Buck reveals that his vocal cords were damaged due to his hair plug addiction
  • He just wanted to be a YouTube star – Teenager Confuses Google AdWords With AdSense, Ends up Owing Google $120,000 in Ads
  • I don’t think Ted’s heart is in it when it comes to campaigning for Trump.
  • Doesn’t seem like a good idea for Kodak – Kodak teases a new phone for an October 20 reveal
  • What old is new again – Lewisville drive-in to open at the end of the month
    • Coyote Drive-In, Denton County’s first drive-in theater since the 1980s, will open Oct. 21.
    • The five-screen theater, which will expand to six next year, is centered around a 10,000 square foot pavilion that serves as a full-service bar and restaurant.  Crews are building a fenced-in playground near the pavilion for children. The complex will also serve as a live music venue.
    • The movies themselves will be digitally projected from as far as 650 feet away onto 36-by-75-foot theater screens raised 20 feet off the ground. The screens have been wrapped in a special reflective surface that will help the light scatter more. Coyote Chief Operating Officer Steve Winn said the result would be images as bright as a controlled indoor theater.
    • Winn also said the theater will screen local sports events for free. Depending on demand, it could be Cowboys games or local school games, or something else entirely, he said.
    • This may be a good place to have a BagOfNothing gathering.
  • Most Distinctive Last Names by State
    • “Jensen” was a surprise to me.
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One Response to Bag of Randomness for Friday, October 7, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    Not sure if her book covers it but you should ask Daughter Geeding if she knows Titanic had 2 sister ships and what happened to them.

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