Bag of Randomness for the last day of November 2016


  • President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be the next transportation secretary, and it makes the choice makes for an interesting piece of political trivia. She will be the second person to have been Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Transportation and be married to a Senate majority leader. The first . . . Elizabeth Dole.
  • I’m curious to know if any future Trump hotels or any going through any remodeling will be getting Carrier air conditioners.
  • The ugly Christmas sweater trend annoys me.
  • It recently occurred to me I haven’t had a really good laugh in a very long while. I used to get those often. I’m talking about the kind of laugh that I have to gasp for air, snort, and can neither sit or stand. I miss those moments and fear I’m now become too reserved around others and just plane surly.
  • Trump’s tweets haven’t caused me any concern, but they will if he starts to consistently use emojis. However, I find emoticons presidentially permissible. Don’t know the difference between emoticons and an emojis? Here you go, or just know emoticons are text and emojis are tiny pictures. (Note: Some apps will change your emoticons to emojis.)
  • A little mood lighting….
  • CBS11’s lead story at 10:00PM last night was about people stealing packages from porches, and referred to those thieves as “porch pirates”. That’s the first I’ve heard of the term.
  • Some are comparing that photo of Trump and Romey with iconic Dallas photo of Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson
  • A Midland, TX restaurant won’t serve people with visible face and neck tattoos and it seems they are basing that on a certain dress code standard for their establishment.
  • Today’s dose of etymology – Groggy
    • Grog is a concoction of rum, water and citrus juice that was originally drunk by British sailors and adopted by the U.S. Navy as a way to make stagnant water more palatable and to fight scurvy. Someone who is dazed or sleepy might feel as if they have had too much grog, making them “groggy.”
  • Bad Turkey – 3 Dead, 5 Others Sickened in Antioch After Thanksgiving Dinner: Health Officials
  • I’m highly curious who will win Texas Monthly’s Bum Steer award, I have a feeling the surprise election results have altered things.
  • The Atlantic – The Understudied Female Sexual PredatorAccording to new research, sexual victimization by women is more common than gender stereotypes would suggest.  
  • Great picture from Monday night
  • Robert Griffin III, girlfriend have money stolen from Browns’ garage
  • I didn’t know Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar is a survivor of testicular cancer.
    • Escobar, who had the tumor removed as an 18-year-old freshman at San Diego State, will wear cleats that have the messages “I survived” and “feeling nuts” on them when the Cowboys face the Vikings on Thursday.
    • It turns out the NFL is allowing players this week to promote a cause on their cleats, other Cowboys notables:
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  • Kindergarteners In Alaska Learn How To Butcher A Moose – For you sensitive folks, you’ll see a picture of kids around a butcher table with a decapitated moose head.
  • Leah Remini did a Reddit Ask Me Anything about Scientology, but I was actually hoping for more questions about her time on “Saved By The Bell”.
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA! – Penn and Teller burn the American flag

They pretty much did the same thing in an episode of “The West Wing” where the staff was concerned they burned the flag in the White House.

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One Response to Bag of Randomness for the last day of November 2016

  1. John Mackovic says:

    Bum steers:

    – Charlie Strong has got to be in the running
    – Mark Cuban turning into an anti-Trump troll while the Mavs are in shambles
    – The Texas Rangers having one of their best regular seasons ever only to lose every playoff game

    Knowing Texas Monthly is run by a bunch of leftists, I foresee them choosing Ted Cruz for finishing in second place for the Republican presidential nomination.

    This may be the first time in 20 years that Jerry Jones is not in the running.

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