Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • I bet most folks think President-Elect Trump will wear a red tie for his inauguration, but I’d put money on a silver tie. However, if any part of his wardrobe has red, it will only be the sash which has “PRESIDENT” embroidered in gold.
  • Per last night’s ‘CBS Evening News’, three times in our nation’s history the out-going president boycotted his successor’s inauguration: John Adams didn’t attend Thomas Jefferson’s, John Quincy Adams didn’t attend Andrew Jackson’s, and Andrew Johnson’s skipped Ulysses S. Grant after Grant refused to ride with Johnson to the capitol.
  • The role of White House Press Secretary has always fascinated me. In many ways, it’s a thankless job, having to be in the direct line of fire for all the press while maintaining composure. There’s even a silly tradition of the out going one passing down a flak jacket to the incoming one. I say all that because I never put together that the current White House Press Secretary has the last name of “Earnest”, which as Obama put it yesterday when publically thanking him, is a good name to have for that particular role. Sure, you may think he’s rotten as all get out, but the name itself for that role is unique. It’s akin to Usain Bolt being a sprinter, Quentin Jammer playing cornerback, or if someone with the last name Cook was a chef.
  • The ‘Magnum P.I.’ Ferrari has been restored and is for sale. This might be my Hollywood dream car, I’d take this over the Adam West Batmobile.
  • Drew Barrymore has a new series on Netflix, it’s a zombie comedy, and judging from this trailer (language warning), I’m totally in.
  • Philly newspaper enjoying a Cowboys loss
  • Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is leaving Crackle for Netflix
  • We watched the first episode of HBO’s ‘The New Pope’, here are some spoiler-free thoughts:
    • It’s slow, in the same style as ‘Rectify’ and maybe a tad slower than ‘Breaking Bad’ when it first started out, but I’m totally cool with that.
    • James Cromwell is typecast as a man of the cloth. I took a quick glance at his IMDB page, and since 1999, he’s played that role at least eight times.
    • One quote that really stood out, “Rumors fly so quickly here that sometimes they arrive before the event has taken place.”
    • I done learnt me a new word:
      • calumny – 1 : a misrepresentation intended to harm another’s reputation <denounced his opponent for his defamatory insinuations and calumny> 2 : the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another’s reputation
    • I forgot Pope Benedict XVI is still alive, he’s 89 right now with a birthday this April. I didn’t think he’d live this long.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  1. Bryan says:

    Isn't the show called "The Young Pope"? I'm going to try to watch the first episode at lunch today. I've always thought James Cromwell was brilliant. As good as he is as a priest/minister, he's equally as good as a cop or as a politician/military officer. I'll forever remember him for his creepy role on Six Feet Under and as Mr. Skolnick in Revenge of the Nerds.

    • Geeding says:

      Yes sir, you are correct, I goofed up the name.

    • Keli says:

      For normal users of Vista, Windows 7, and so on: the Google Translate extension only crashes the new Dev Chrome on Windows XP, so please don't be afraid to install this new 4.0.302.2 version is you have a newer system than XP (or MaLucin/x).I am using Vista, 4.0.302.2 Chrome, and Google Translate is turned on, and it works just fine.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    – I'm hoping Blade Runner 2 can be as good as The Force Awakens, but it'll probably be Kingdom of the Crystal Skull terrible.
    – I'd choose Magnum's Ferrari over just about anything, though as a kid, I really loved Bandit's Trans Am.

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