Bag of Randomness for Monday, February 20, 2017

  • I hear American Airlines will take out their tablet like devices which are set on the back of each seat’s headrest because passengers usually just rely on their own devices. However, I was really impressed with them. Not only could you track all sorts of cool flight data such as your current location, altitude, and speed, but the entertainment offering was great. There were plenty of sitcoms from various networks to choose and a decent amount of movies about to leave theaters. However, I was really surprised they showed them in their original unedited versions. For instance, I watched the first two episodes of HBO’s “Westworld” and was surprised and a bit embarassed at the amount of nutidy and sex which displayed on my screen. The viewing angles of the device don’t allow for the person sitting next to you to see your screen well, but it’s easy to see what the folks in front of you are watching.
  • A lot of folks enjoy or put up with traveling for work, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it often. The airlines pack you in like sardines more so than they used to. I also don’t understand how people can sit down for more than three hours straight without getting up at least once.
  • A lot of local folks are a fan of DFW Airport’s Terminal D, but I’m not a fan. It’s not as easy to navigate and baggage claim is much further than it used to be.
  • One of the most unfavorable things about landing at DFW is the amount of time it takes after landing to arrive to the gate. I timed it on Friday, it took 23-minutes and that doesn’t include the time the plane door opened.
  • I guess all the airlines which offer first class have to appease those customers, but wouldn’t it make sense to board the passengers who sit in the back first?
  • One thing that’s a bit of a bummer is driving down a street in the surrounding D.C. area and noticing it looks almost like your place at home with all the commercial franchises. I miss the uniquness of a community.
  • BoyGeeding had a Star Wars themed birthday party on Saturday. Our neighbor who is “currently” employed by our local NFL franchise was nice enough to give him an autographed football. Where ever he may end up, we’ll always be thankful for his time in the neighborhood.
  • Too soon? – The film Saved From the Titanic was released a month after the sinking. It starred survivor Dorothy Gibson who wore the same clothes in the film that she wore on the ship.
  • “You have no idea how many objectives can be obtained by humiliating one’s fellow man. But there’s a secret to it. A person humiliated can’t realize they’ve been humiliated.” –  Pope Pius XIII from HBO’s “The Young Pope” finale.
    • I finally got a little time to watch the finale and was a bit disappointed, and you could almost see the ending coming a mile away.
  • Prestonwood Baptist will withhold Southern Baptist funds as it mulls organization’s direction
  • I’ve been thinking about Gov. Greg Abbott’s comments about the NFL (see previous Bag of Randomness). I think he’s taking a page out of the Trump campaign book and will continue to make extreme comments.
  • Troy Aikman posted a picture to Instagram yesterday with the caption “My girl” and I’m not sure if it means he’s engaged or he’s just dating.
  • Food date clarification on the horizon
    • Where manufacturers now use any of 10 separate label phrases, ranging from “expires on” to “better if used by,” they’ll now be encouraged to use only two: “Use By” and “Best if Used By.” The former is a safety designation, meant to indicate when perishable foods are no longer good. “Best if Used By” is a quality descriptor — a subjective guess of when the manufacturer thinks the product should be consumed for peak flavor.
  • This guy had one heck of a DIY project. He took a shipping container and turned it into an underground party bunker.
  • Armed man carjacks Tucson mayor’s Prius
  • Brothers Jesse James, Billy Kidd arrested after disturbance at Lubbock bar
  • GIF – Failed bowling attempt
  • U2 Will Release New Version Of “Red Hill Mining Town,” Rework Songs Of Experience With Steve Lillywhite
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, February 20, 2017

  1. Ben W. says:

    I've been flying out of Love for 4-5 years now, and managed to avoid DFW. We're taking a Spring Break trip in two weeks, and flying out of DFW. I think I know what the worst part of the trip will be. #ThanksGeeding

  2. RPM says:

    Very cool of your neighbor. I like that guy and always thought he was getting a raw deal from Jerry. 23 minute taxi to the gate? Where did they land, Alliance?

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