Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • That eight-foot bear was on sale for under $100 and the shipping was free, I couldn’t resist. Heck, it was fun taking it out of the vacuumed sealed packaging and watching it “grow”. One unexpected joy was watching BoyGeeding place the rectangle box upright and using it as a phone booth as Superman would. But the joy of the evening was watching them haul it upstairs, working together, and then fighting whose room it would go in.
  • At some point in my life, the word “router” no longer meant a woodworking tool but network computer device.
  • I’m certain if the government kept secrets about aliens or extraterrestrial contact, President Trump would have accidentally let it slip by now.
  • The last time U2 was in town was back in October 2009. I paid a premium to be next to the stage and WifeGeeding couldn’t attend because FetusGeeding was causing her massive morning sickness. All my friends already had tickets and it was a scramble to find someone to take. I ended up contacting a loyal BoN reader who was living in Lubbock, a person I only met one time prior. I recall him emailing me with a very open mind asking what was it I liked so much about the band and if I could provide him with a “U2 Starter Kit” of songs. Hoping to “convert” him, I burned him a CD and he and his wife became hooked. As a pastor, he loved all the biblical imagery and the sincerity of the testimony told in their lyrics. Since I “won” him over, I didn’t allow him to pay me anything for the tickets. He was also the first BoN reader to know WifeGeeding was expecting.
  • I had to dig in the closet to find my official U2 concert shirt which says “Bono is my pastor.” It still fits, and thankfully, it’s a bit looser. I’ve worn it to two other U2 concerts. Funny to think the last time they came to town and the last time I wore it, I wasn’t a father had more hair and weight.
  • YouTube – Baking and Eating Carol’s Beet & Acorn Cookies
  • New York Times Op-Ed – Monica Lewinsky: Roger Ailes’s Dream Was My Nightmare
  • Jalopnik – A Design Engineer Explains Exactly Why Your Car Is So Boring
    • Sometimes I’ll look at a car and wonder how could a company make something so blah or ugly, and wonder who the heck would buy that thing. I mean, I know Walter White drove a Pontiac Aztek all, but sheesh.
  • What I Learned Talking People Out Of Suicide
  • The huge plot points teased in Game of Thrones’ season 7 trailer
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 25, 2017

  1. faithful reader says:

    OMG! My daughter (who is a few months shy of 14) wants one of those huge bears and I keep telling her no! But I do have to admit seeing the picture of the kids try to get that ginormous thing up the stairs is cute.

    • Ben W. says:

      See, in my mind the stair picture looked like a scene from a horror film for furries. To each his own, I suppose…

  2. Suzi says:

    Keith –

    Have you heard of/seen the documentary The Bridge? The Golden Gate Bridge was filmed from multiple angles for – I want to say six months – and the behavior of people who consider and attempt suicide is discussed. There's at least one interview with a survivor, too. I know you get suicidal; I have a few times as well. I hope you believe the truth, which is that many people would be sorry if you died – most of all your lovely family.

  3. uxperience says:

    I've seen that "Bono is my pastor" t-shirt years ago. Do you know where it is sold?

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