Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • For some reason, I still have my first library card.
  • NBC executive must be disappointed all of Megyn Kelly’s shows have lost the ratings battle to reruns of ’60 Minutes’ and ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’.
  • I got stuck in Star Blazers nostalgia yesterday and had to look up the backstory on this ship, which I thought had a bigger role in the series.
  • A little taste of Hell – Alarm Clock Stuck Inside of a Wall Has Been Going Off Every Day for 13 Years
  • I am sorry that at a time when Republican leaders are working hard for party unity, TIME would stoop to quoting nameless sources in an effort to destroy that unity.
    • That sounds like something President Trump might say in today’s political environment. However, that sentence was in a letter Governor Ronald Reagan wrote to the editors of TIME back in July 1967 about something he may have said about Richard Nixon.
    • I found that quote from the book I’m reading about the relationships amongst presidents. Also, remember last week when I referenced the current season of ‘House of Cards’ and then linked how “Elysian Fields” was inspired by real-life Bohemian Grove? Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. I never heard of the place until researching ‘House of Cards’ and now Bohemian Grove is referenced in the book. It was there Nixon first met Dwight Eisenhower. Herbert Hoover was the one who introduced the two.
  • The Guardian – What is the future of the Texas cowboy?Being a cattleman is tough, and the job is changing fast: drones are now used, cowhands are hard to find, and Trump’s Nafta plans could harm exports. But bravery, hard work and solidarity still define this line of work
  • If U2 decides to tour again, I’m almost certain I’m going to watch them in a venue other that AT&T Stadium. They recently announced they will be adding Phoenix to their current tour, that would be a nice place to visit.
  • I recently was given a floppy drive which can be plugged into a USB port. I have maybe 15 floppy disks I’ve never thrown away and wondered what was on them. So far I’ve explored what was on three of those disks. Each disk had no more than two files on them. I’ve found an old resume, high school paper, and a spreadsheet which was basically a guessing game.
  • I had no idea Annette Bening was originally cast as Catwoman over Michelle Pheiffer. Bening became pregnant and the rest was history.
  • A Composite Photo Showing Just How Much Airplane Wings Bend During Flight
  • No spoilers – I think Jimmy McGill (Saul Goodman) likes to wear tears with a full Windsor.
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  1. Seymore says:

    I have a library card like that one from N. Richland Hills…1974.

  2. Ben W. says:

    That library card reminds me of my first card – right down to the metal plate. Growing up without a TV, the library was my primary source of entertainment. We went at least once a week, and 2-3 times during the summer. I wish I had my original card.

    Even assuming you didn't want to do the work yourself, how much would it cost to get a contractor to come remove the clock from the wall and patch the vent/drywall? I know he thought it would only last a few months, but at some point I'd have to say enough is enough. Or my wife would.

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