Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • I wish there was a standard in which all “Use By” and “Sell By” dates were located, say the bottom right on all packaging.
  • I just can’t delete any deceased person from my contacts list.
  • I throw away the majority of birthday cards I’ve received, but I feel like there’s an appropriate time limit I must keep them before they are tossed out.
  • Yesterday the apps and website for Countable seemed to be real popular on social media. It’s supposed to be non-partisan and advised and respected by folks on the right and left of the aisle.
    • Countable makes it quick and easy to understand the laws Congress is considering. We also streamline the process of contacting your lawmaker, so you can tell them how you want them to vote on bills under consideration. You can use Countable to:
      – Read clear and succinct summaries of upcoming and active legislation.
      – Directly tell your lawmakers how to vote on those bills by clicking “Yea” or “Nay”.
      – Follow up on how your elected officials voted on bills, so you can hold them accountable in the next election cycle.
  • It’s frustrating and saddening when President Trump is compared to Hitler. It’s simply unjust. Hitler was much better at public speaking.
  • In all seriousness, I’m glad to hear Trump was at Dover Air Force Base when the remains of Navy SEAL, Ryan Owen arrived. It was an unannounced visit, and even if it was done with the intention of PR in mind, I hope the enormity and realness sticks in his mind when making decisions that will involve putting lives at risk for any future mission.
  • Judges Thomas Hardiman and Merrick Garland should meet up for drinks. Hardiman was invited to Washington two days ago as one of two finalists to be on the Supreme Court but wasn’t given a rose, and Garland was nominated but couldn’t even get a hearing. Either way, both got invited to DC to basically be the next Supreme Court justice and neither got a hearing.
  • It’s a slippery slope, we might one day end up with a First Lady who posed nude in magazines:
  • Hooters Is Opening a New Restaurant That Will Have Male Servers
  • GIF – Saturn popping out from behind the moon
  • Jon Stewart made a “surprise” appearance on Stephen Colbert’s show the other night. At one point (the 6:09 mark), Colbert made a reference to “sis boom bah”. I’m sure that old Carson reference went over a lot of heads of the younger viewers.
  • Colbert nabs late night’s top spot for 2nd time this week
    • CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” topped the late night ratings for the second time this week bringing in a 2.4 overnight rating on both Monday and Tuesday. This was enough to give Colbert the lead over his competition of late night Jimmys, NBC’s Fallon and ABC’s Kimmel, who came in second and third on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Buzzfeed – How Taylor Swift Played The Victim For A Decade And Made Her Entire Career
  • Speaking of playing the victim – Briles drops libel suit against Baylor, “wants some peace in his life”
    • “I’m sorry we didn’t get this resolved for all the Baylor people, so they could know the truth,” Cannon said. “A man can only carry so much.” “They overloaded him in an endless supply of money, lawyers, resources, and no restraints on anything they’ll do to achieve their goals,” Cannon said. “Art wants some peace in his life for him and his family, and to put as much distance between him and his family and Baylor as he can, and I wholeheartedly agree with him.”
  • Who Were The Cowboys’ Five-Star Recruits Out Of High School?The Cowboys have five former five-star recruits on their roster right now. Do you think you could name them?
    • It’s not Ezekiel Elliott (former 4-Star recruit), it’s not Dez Bryant (4), and despite his high draft pedigree, it’s not Morris Claiborne (3) either. It’s not Zack Martin (4) or Travis Frederick (3) or Dak Prescott (3), so who does that leave?
  • Illinois State was able to successfully recruit a young man named Kobe Buffalomeat, who usually just goes by the name, Meat.
  • Satire – Visa Offers New Dave Ramsey Credit Card With Credit Limit Of Zero
  • Texas bank teller stole $1.2 million over a decade
  • Breaking Elgar’s EnigmaDid a violin teacher from Plano, Texas solve the world’s greatest classical music mystery?
  • General Motors has some fierce (and nerdy) codenames for its self-driving cars
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 2, 2017

  1. Ben W. says:

    The Enigma article is a fascinating look into the mind of an obsessive. Interesting mystery, but most likely nothing nearly as mysterious (or probably even as complex) as Padgett makes it seem. I wonder what Elgar's reaction would have been had he been able to see the lengths to which some people would eventually go to find the "truth" of the mystery? Regardless, I'm now listening, once again, to the marvelous Enigma Variations. And, if I were a betting man, I'd put money on that being what Elgar really wanted.

  2. AndreaJN says:

    I totally agree about the expiration dates. I cleaned out the pantry this weekend, and it was a struggle to find the date on most packages.

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