Bag of Randomness for Monday, 13, 2017

  • Property values on the block dropped this weekend as we no longer have a neighbor who plays in the NFL. I wish him well in this new chapter in his life and hope his body isn’t too damaged. Every time I’ve gone to his house, which is nothing more than a handful, he gets up from his seat with a noticeable limp to the door. Not that I have any inside info, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him become a member of the coaching staff. He wasn’t the most talented or strongest member of the offensive line, but he was always referred to as the undisputed leader of the group.
  • With all the attention on Dirk Nowitzki last week, I forgot I never took the time to watch his documentary, which was put together with Mark Cuban’s Magnolia Pictures.
    • I loved it, but a lot of it is in German, so be prepared to read a lot of subtitles.
    • He drives a Cadillac, I would have thought he’d drive something with German engineering.
    • Everything you’d like to know about his relationship with Holger is answered.
    • I thought the film would steer clear of his convicted former fiancée, but I thought it was well addressed.
    • I know of someone who often states Mark Cuban got lucky by buying the Mavs with Dirk already on the team. But I think you also have to give Cuban credit for never trading the guy and rebuilding with a bunch of draft pics and whatnot. But then again, Cuban has a GM and is willing to take their counsel as opposed to another owner of a sports franchise in town.
    • Everyone loves a redemption story, and that is certainly true about Dirk’s career. The franchise was the considered the worst in the league for a long time, his team can never get past the Spurs, a 2-0 lead in the Finals is blown, the next year wins the MVP but gets knocked out of the playoffs in the first round, and then he finally wins it all against a team that was stacked with talent which just happened to be the franchise that stopped him a few years prior.
    • He’s often made fun of how he looked, haircut and earring, when he first arrived. This past weekend, the Mavs held a Dirk Rookie bobblehead night.
  • Sarah Palin isn’t happy with the new American Health Care Act
    • “I don’t know why we’re still even giving an inch on aspects of socialized medicine via this new RINO-care proposal.”Is that okay with conservatives, with Republicans in office?”
      • If I were a Republican, I’d agree with her and express the same dissatisfaction. Conservatives have been upset and voted against the ACA a plethora of times, and they have the numbers without any threat of a filibuster. As a Democrat, I’m surprised they aren’t more aggressive with a more conservative plan.
    • “He will step in and fix it,” Palin said. “I have great faith that President Trump is one who will fulfill campaign promises.”
  • I’ve finally gotten used to Darrell Hammond being the opening voice for SNL. Or he’s gotten better. Or perhaps it’s a bit of both.
  • GIF – Tiny snake enjoys his tiny turtle sandbox
  • Marvel Universe TV pilot will start shooting in Dallas this month
    • “Untitled Marvel Action Adventure Drama” will start shooting this month in and around the city. The cast for the pilot contains several notable names, among them Dallas native Amy Acker (Angel); Coby Bell (Burn Notice, The Game); and Stephen Moyer (True Blood). And the pilot will be using local crews, according to Fox publicity exec Chris Alexander.
  • Woman finds boy who left $5, heartbreaking apology note
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Rocks: 25 Greatest Musical Performances
    • I’m glad to see U2’s November 2004 performance made the cut. They were the first musical act after the Ashley Simpson lip-synching debacle, which is why Bono starts off the performance by saying “live” several times. This was also the first time I saw SNL not end with the traditional end credits with hugs all around on stage as U2 played a third song as the credits rolled leaving me yelling at the screen when the show went off air. I’d kill to see the whole performance. They ended up playing two additional songs after the end credits.
  • In other “old” U2 news, Pete Souza, Reagan and Obama presidential photographer, posted a picture of Obama having lunch with Alicia Keys and Bono in a room next to the Oval Office, sharing a story of why Obama picked up a guitar and started to sing a song by the Beatles. Speaking of Bono and Obama, I saw he and Michelle ate with Bono in NYC on Friday.
  • Where fake news goes to die – How Snopes battles Bigfoot rumors, Facebook fibs and other made-up news
  • Buzzfeed – Someone Has Edited All Five Seasons Of “Breaking Bad” Into A Movie
  • Buzzfeed – A Former Mormon Launched A Wikileaks-Inspired Site. Now It’s Trying To Expose The Church
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ creators: Final season will only be six episodes
  • Someone on Reddit visited First Baptist Dallas a while back and snapped this photo. One person referred to the church as “Six Flags Over Jesus” which made me laugh.
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, 13, 2017

  1. AndreaJN says:

    "Snopes is one of my favorite websites and a must follow on Twitter. I promise this is a hidden paid advertisement." How much did they pay you? 🙂

  2. Bryan says:

    Love the SNL list from Rolling Stone. I remember watching so many of those performances from the early '90s live. Nirvana trashing their equipment was by far the most memorable.

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