Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  • I was certain that was a doctored photo, but Snopes says it’s real.
  • I asked one of my coworkers in D.C. if she took time to see the eclipse. She said she couldn’t because it would go against the Hindu tradition.
  • I think my friend Andy missed the eclipse because he had to take his wife to the ER. I hope she’s recovering well and glad to hear his priorities are straight.
  • Dallas will be in the path of the next total solar eclipse which happens in seven years. I wonder if Pete Delkus has tried to make a forecast for that date as a bit, which he seems full of.
  • GIF – Satellite Imagery of 2017 Solar Eclipse
  • Traffic during the eclipse.
  • This guy on Reddit had one of the more impressive eclipse photos yesterday.
  • I didn’t get to see much of President Trump’s address to the nation, so I don’t have any comment on the content, but he seemed to deliver it well.
  • Police called as activist blots out swastika in park west of Montreal
  • Confederacy-loving student shown in viral flip-off photo kicked out of Christian college
    • Armentrout was told that his final year of enrollment at Pensacola Christian College was being terminated. “I have been released from my school and will be unable to return to college to finish my senior year,” Armentrout told WXII in an interview. “I’m processing this and making adjustments to my life to compensate for this scrutiny.”
  • Matt LeBlanc: I could have been Phil Dunphy on ‘Modern Family’
    • “I remember reading it thinking, this is a really good script, [but] I’m not the guy for this,” LeBlanc said. “I’d be doing the project an injustice to take this.”
  • Here’s another picture of that gas station with all the Tesla charging ports, but this time full of Tesla cars.  It will be interesting to see how gas stations adapt and evolve. In case you are wondering, this is in southwest Missouri.
  • A lot of Trump fans in Kentucky – Poll: McConnell’s approval in Kentucky at 18 percent
  • Samuel L Jackson and Magic Johnson mistaken for ‘lazy migrants’ by Italians after shopping in Tuscany
  • The Secretary of the Treasury’s wife appeared to be endorsing fashion products on his Instagram. But once she was called out on it by a reporter, she edited the post. , but not before lashing out:
    • Linton responded with a tirade in which she told the woman, “Your life looks cute” and urged her to “Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones.” Linton set her page to private after the outburst, but not before screenshots of her comments were picked up by The New York Times and other outlets. “Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?” she wrote. “Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours.”

  • The secretary visited Fort Knox yesterday.
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