Bag of Randomness for Thursday, October 26, 2017

  • I wrote a Bag of Randomness for yesterday but forgot to publish it, so today you get a two-for-one deal.
  • October 26 Is Official Texas Chicken Fried Steak DayCelebration that started in Dallas spreads across the state
  • Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on
    • For the sprawling effort to restore Puerto Rico’s crippled electrical grid, the territory’s state-owned utility has turned to a two-year-old company from Montana that had just two full-time employees on the day Hurricane Maria made landfall.
    • There’s a bit of a local tie with this story. When you go to the company’s website it provides two phone numbers with a 214 area code for the media to contact.
  • I watched some of the World Series last night. Fox played a lot of U2 music before commercial breaks. I like the thin outline of the strike zone Fox provides. I had no idea outfielders use a cheat sheet, or a card they carry around, to tell them where to position themselves when a certain player comes to bat.
  • I enjoyed every single second of how the Dodgers used Vin Scully for the ceremonial first pitch. It might be my favorite sports moment of the year, I smiled the whole time.

  • Jenna and Barbara Bush Reveal the Bush Family‘s Favorite GIFs
  • Former President George H.W. Bush’s spokesman released a statement strongly denying a sexual assault charge yesterday.
    • President Bush would never — under any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind.
    • My first reaction was there was no way this could be true. I know he’s always flirted with the Houston Texans cheerleaders (pic1, pic2) and there were times I wondered where his hand was placed (pic1, pic2). And there was that pic of a girl in a bikini sitting in his lap I simply laughed off. But now a second woman has accused him of sexual assault and also said the former president joked his favorite magician was “David Cop-a-Feel”. Now Bush’s spokesman released a second statement which wasn’t as strongly worded as the first.
      • “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.
    • Andrea Mitchell of NBC News (and wife of Alan Greenspan) tweeted support for the former president. In case you are wondering, Greenspan is 91 and she’s 70.
  • Presidents Obama and Trump were both in town this week, and Bush43 lives here, that’s a lot of presidents in one week for Dallas.
  • Armchair Conspiracy Theory – Trump is allowing the JFK files to be released to finally prove Senator Ted Cruz’s father was Lee Harvey Oswald’s accomplice and Cuba was complicit, which would destroy relations with country again and make Obama look bad for re-establishing relations.
  • I know there’s a possible serial killer in Florida but did they ever find the Scranton Strangler? I don’t think there’s definitive proof he’s been captured.
  • United Airlines is selling passenger plane seats, like literally, you can take them home. At a later date, you can buy an airplane window, tail number cutouts, and other items.
  • Because of the recent death of Robert Guillaume, I thought of his show ‘Benson’, in which he was a butler to a governor, which lead me to wonder if our governor has a butler. Surely, not all governors of each state have a butler, right? It just sounds a bit pretentious and I have a feeling some governor mansions just aren’t mansion enough to warrant one.
  • I had a weird dream in which I met the guy for the first time. He appeared at my front door on Saturday morning with two tickets to the Texas/Baylor game at Waco and said, “Let’s go,” nodding his head in the direction of his running car parked curbside.
  • Karate Kid sequel series: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka reunite in BTS photo

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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, October 26, 2017

  1. John Mackovic says:

    Toby did it.

  2. Seymore says:

    If your visiting kin this weekend in East Texas, then you should check out the Alba-Golden Sweet Potato parade on Saturday at 10:00. Nice small town gathering.

  3. Bryan says:

    The Vin Scully first pitch ceremony was brilliant. I wish I had taken more time to appreciate his work while he was still active. My favorite broadcast call from him in recent years was the one where he told the story of Jonny Gomes being attacked by a wolf as a child, all while never missing a step in calling the action on the field.

    The Karate Kid sequel series sounds an awful lot like the plot to Karate Kid 3.

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