Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • U2 will be playing at AT&T Stadium on Friday MAY 26 with The Lumineers as the opening act. The last time they played here, WifeGeeding had bad morning sickness and I ended up taking a blog reader. The tickets were great, we actually touched the stage and just four feet away from the band at times.
  • A question for you automotive experts – How often would you change the oil on an automobile if you only put about 5,000 miles on it annually? I hardly drive our GMC Acadia, and usually change the oil every time I go a little over 3,000 miles. But since I don’t drive it often, should I stick with the three-month/3,000 recommendation or is it okay to change the oil once or twice a year?
  • You don’t hear anything about Emeril Lagasse anymore. For a while, he was all over the place.
  • One of my closest friends is a Baptist minister in our hometown of Mineral Wells. I called him yesterday to wish him a happy birthday and wedding anniversary. Yup, he got married on his birthday. The conversation ended with me playfully telling him to be praying for Trump just as much or even more than he did for Obama. It turns out he’s not a fan of the president-elect for moral reasons, but I also playfully blamed him for being solely responsible for how all white Evangelicals voted.
  • WifeGeeding and I have been watching a lot of  ‘Black Mirror’ episodes. After the last one, she said it wasn’t as “happy” as the others, which made me raise and eyebrow since none of them are happy episodes. It made me think of this Tina Fey and Amy Phoeler moment from the 2014 Golden Globes.
  • Alabama Trounces Clemson and Everybody Else in the College Football Money Game
  • The Quiet Failure of Sony’s Giant Cassette Tape
  • Political humor – Schumer sends McConnell back his own 2009 letter on nominations
  • I drove by the Dallas Cowboys’ old facility in Valley Ranch recently, not a thing has changed. I guess I was expecting the entrance sign to be taken down.
  • I bummed to hear the Pioneer Cabin tree is no more.
  • Thanks to this Reddit post, I finally understand Meatloaf’s most famous song:
    • In each verse he lists two things he will do, then a third thing which he won’t do, that’s what he’s referring to when he says I won’t do “that”

      And I would do anything for loveI’d run right into hell and backI would do anything for loveI’ll never lie to you and that’s a fact

      Those are the two things he said he will do.

      But I’ll never forget the way you feel right now
      Oh no No way
      And I would do anything for love
      But I won’t do that

      That third thing (forgetting the way you feel) is the thing he won’t do.

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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  1. Ben W. says:

    If WifeGeeding thinks most Black Mirror episodes are "happy," then you need to be sleeping with one eye open. On a somewhat related note, my wife has started watching a series called "Wives with Knives." Yeah, it's exactly what you think it is. I'm thinking about purposely letting my life insurance lapse, and making sure she knows…

  2. James J says:

    I would think you would be fine changing oil 2x a yr. if your very seldom driving it anyway. Snapped is another show that sure makes one look at their wife and wonder "what the heck"? Isn't Emeril that guy who used to say "Bam" all the time?

  3. Rick (also from MW) says:

    Modern cars don't require oil changes every 3000 miles (check your manual). Most require it every 5 to 7.5K miles now. The oil change places want you to do it more often for obvious financial reasons (theirs not yours). Oil gets dirty when its cycled thru the engine, so the less its cycled, the less often you need to change it. Once a year is fine for seldom driven cars.

  4. @lablair says:

    I ran across this article this morning.

  5. AndreaJN says:

    We LOVE "Black Mirror". Each episode has so many levels for thought and discussion. Although we were confused about the show at first – we didn't realize that each episode was independent, so we thought the whole series was going to be about that Prime Minister and Princess. 🙂

  6. John Mackovic says:

    I'd switch to synthetic and change oil once a year. GM has warned owners of the early Lambdas that you risk stretched timing chain issues if you don't change your oil enough, but I think it's been proven to be a bad design on their 3.6L engine. You might want to look into it.

  7. DF of LL says:

    RE: Pioneer Cabin tree

    So if no one was there when it fell, did it make a sound?

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