Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, November 9, 2016


  • Well, that was one heck of a night. And Britain thought they could top us with Brexit.
  • Trumps “Dewey Defeats Truman”?
  • For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
  • Only in America!
  • Like I said before, this will be a great test of how our Forefathers have set up that great balance of powers.
  • You heard it here first, Billy Bush will be the next White House Press Secretary.
  • I wonder how Bernie would have done?
  • It will be interesting to see how Paul Ryan, Lyndsey Graham, and Little Marco work with Trump.
  • There’s no such thing as conventional politics anymore, folks. Simply, amazing. He did it his way and no one other than him believed it could be done.
  • That first Trump State of the Union (which is actually called something like an address to congress since it’s not technically a State of the Union for a new president) sure will be interesting.
  • “This is a moment for people to understand that political involvement is a responsibility… You can opt out of voting, but not the effects”
  • If there’s a lesson here, it’s that a career in reality television can lead to places.
  • Did Baylor not release any information last night?
  • From the time it took me to stand in the voting line, vote, and walk out the building was 57-minutes. A lot of folks in line were commenting on how their precinct was moved or had to drive from one place to another to vote.
  • While standing in line, I noticed a first-time voter, and you could see her excitement and hopeful optimism as the line grew shorter and a proud sense of accomplished civil duty on her face as she left the polling place.
  • ‘I voted from space’: Lone American off planet casts ballot
    • The lone American off the planet has cast his vote from space, keeping with NASA’s motto of “Vote while you float.” A 1997 Texas law allows U.S. astronauts to vote from space. For NASA astronauts, home is Houston when they’re not circling the globe. A secure electronic ballot is forwarded to the astronauts by Mission Control in Houston and returned by email to the county clerk.
  • One of my most loyal readers lives in Toronto, but I finally got to meet him yesterday because he was in town for a business trip. He was kind enough to bring along his son, buy WifeGeeding’s and my lunch, and give us some Canadian maple syrup. He found BagOfNothing over a decade ago all because a Chicago newspaper referenced my little blog.
  • Speaking of Canadians – Canadian man goes diving for sea cucumbers, stumbles across US nuclear weapon missing since 1950
  • I always get a kick out of how NBC will turn the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center into an electoral college map, but I’m not sure they did it this year.
  • Anything Howard Hughes captures my attention. Warren Beatty has written, directed, and stars in a new Howard Hughes movie. Lily Collins, Phil Collins’ daughter, is one of the leading stars, and there are some big names attached to the film such as Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening (wonder how he got her), Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Oliver Platt, Amy Madigan, and Candice Bergen. It arrives in theaters on November 23.
  • Sega Genesis returns to production — in BrazilThe venerable 16-bit video game console is returning to retailers’ shelves in Brazil, complete with an SD card and A/V support.
  • I’m only posting this story because it’s the first place I worked at out of college after leaving Abilene and it’s where we held our wedding reception – Cityplace Tower ownership gets $120M with plans to continue upgrades
  • I’m impressed with this holiday Coke bottle (wait for it)
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

  1. Bryan says:

    I'm sure your Baylor comment was tongue in cheek, however:

  2. John Mackovic says:

    I voted last week in Plano – no line, in and out in less than five minutes.

  3. RPM says:

    Friday I had to wait about 3 minutes for it to turn 7:00 then was the 1st to vote. I'm with you on Howard Hughes stuff. The new movie looks good. Love the Coke bottle!

  4. Bryan says:

    I had no wait yesterday to vote. I generally try to vote on election day unless I have a really good reason to vote early and I've only waited in line twice. Both when I early voted.

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