Bag of Randomness for Thursday, July 27, 2017

  • We ate at Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville last night. True to the name, they served chicken and had a prohibition theme. If you go into a phone booth there’s a secret door to a speakeasy. But I had some weird taste confusion yesterday as I tried their smoked fried chicken. My taste buds were overwhelmed tasting smoked chicken and fried chicken in one bite.
  • After A Year In Space, The Air Hasn’t Gone Out Of NASA’s Inflated Module
    • What I find most interesting is the company which put that module together, Bigelow Aerospace, was founded by current company president Robert Bigelow. If you have ever seen a Budget Suites, that’s how he made his fortune and the reason why Bigelow Aerospace exists today.
      • In 2013, Bigelow indicated that the reason he went into the commercial real estate business was to obtain the requisite resources to be able to fund a team developing space destinations
  • You can see the new White House Communications Director’s finger prints yesterday at Sarah Huckabee Sander’s first press conference as the new press secretary. I’m certain this was more a Scaramucci thing than a Sander’s thing.
    • Opening her first press briefing as White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders answered questions posed by a nine-year-old named Dylan in a letter to President Donald Trump.
  • Armchair Political Pundit – There’s nothing President Trump can do to scare off his base. It doesn’t matter if he fires Session and panned by conservative pundits and Session supporters. He can always rally the base by doing things they love. He proved that yesterday. Anything to improve their image of what the military should be will bolster him. It’s why I still think he’ll eventually send ground troops somewhere, maybe even North Korea, because spreading freedom and democracy increases political capital.
  • I’ve been thinking about this moment between the former presidents which happened about two weeks ago in Dallas. Trump has been “consistently underestimated” as a candidate and president, and it’s only served him well. 
  • I bet there are a lot of military readiness folks who now have to pay attention to every single tweet from the president like they never did before. There were a lot of reports that the Pentagon was caught off by several of his tweets yesterday.
  • Wouldn’t it be funny if someone like Mark Cuban or Warren Buffet decided to buy Twitter and simply shut it down to keep Trump from tweeting? But I guess President Trump would just use Instaface or Snapgram or whatever to express random unexpected thoughts.
  • I may or may not be stealing a bit from another blog, but this “And Another” took things to great heights – Female physics teacher, 28, banned after drunken sex with pupil in plane toilet
  • All supermarkets should have this.
  • Why Expensive Oil Is A Waste Of Money
    • Blackstone Labs analyzes the contents of used motor oil to check how well engines wear over time. Earlier this month, the lab used its vast database of used oil analyses to study whether certain oil brands tend to contain more metal wear particles; the results might make you think twice before throwing down cash on performance racing oil.
  • Since Jay-Z put out an album called 4:44, Jersey prog band 4:44 put out an album called Jay-Z
  • Jon Stewart’s first stand-up special in 20 years will air on HBO
  • Divorce Rates By Profession
  • Game of Thrones’ Hot Pie Opened a Bakery to Sell Direwolf Bread
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