Bag of Randomness for Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • WifeGeeding was listening to Christmas music on the radio yesterday yet she’s the one who rolls her one good eye into the back of her head when Christmas decorations go up so early. I keep Christmas music away from my ears until the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Kids today won’t be able to comprehend we actually needed two keys to a car, one to start it and another to lock it.
  • The only thing I’ll say about President Trump drinking a bottle of water while speaking is he wasn’t drinking water from the U.S.
  • Amazon just revealed the most popular Kindle books of all time
  • A “glitch” on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s website asked for visitors’ Social Security numbers
    • An error on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s website temporarily required visitors to submit a Social Security number in order to send a comment to the Texas Republican’s office.
  • I was sorry to hear the LiberallyLean family lost another dog, that’s two in a very short period. Both George and Corby shared separate stories yesterday of having to put down their dogs. We’ve had OtherDogGeeding for twelve years. He’s a rescue and his eyes were damaged from abuse. He could see decently for most of his life but now he’s always running into things or when he begs for food, he’s close to me, just facing the wrong direction which is equally sad and cute. He will notice when you turn on the light and will quickly flinch. I had to take him to the vet this week for a bad ear infection and also discovered his hair loss is due to a thyroid issue, so now I have to give him medicine twice a day for the rest of his life. The pills are only about ten bucks a month, so it’s very manageable. The thought of having him put down briefly crossed my mind, though WifeGeeding has thought it’s been time for at least the last six month. But as long as he’s not suffering, has some energy, seems to still be enjoying life, continues to show signs of his personality, and care doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, I’m not going to give up on him.
  • This post on Salon may stir things up and reminds me of something similar I wrote a little while back.
  • There’s got to be a funny joke about Trump and the Republican’s mascot to go along with this story but I can’t think of one – Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa
  • How the Science Channel is rebooting MythBusters with a new team
  • Sports Illustrated – Inside the Locker Rooms of Smaller Schools Paid to Take a Pounding From College Football Powers
  • I caught a little bit of a documentary about the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and decided to research the captain, William Thomas Turner. As you may recall, the Lusitania was a British ocean liner that a German submarine sank in World War I. Captain Turner survived that attack but he and his wife separated and lost touch with each other. She and their children emigrated to Australia and then Canada. Ironically, his son killed when at sea by a German submarine during WWII.
  • Another part of the documentary that stuck with me was the butchers who worked three decks beneath the galleys. As the ship begun to sink, most rushed for the stairs, but several of them thought it would be a good idea to use the meat elevator which delivered meat to the galley. During the ride up, the ship lost power and they were trapped to death. That’s a nightmare, especially for anyone who has a fear of drowning and are also claustrophobic.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, November 16, 2017

  1. Alec666 says:

    Re-salon article: I thought I was still on the cop hating lawyer`s blog.

  2. Suzi says:

    Funny thing about how our dogs grow on us. I've had one of my dogs since she was a pound puppy; she's now 16. We got her a couple years into our relationship, then got married and finally separated and she's seen me through the whole thing. Now he joints have gone; I take her for injections every three weeks; she's also on Gabapentin and chewable anti-inflammatories. The costs creep up. They don't bother me. And starting this year, she's been having housebreaking issues (#2), but I just quietly go along behind her and clean up. Doesn't faze me at all. There've been a couple close calls where I thought, "this is it; time to take her in", but she's recovered each time. She's a part of me; since I don't have other significant financial obligations (e.g., kids), I kind of think that I'm willing to do whatever it takes as long as she has quality of life. Two years ago, if you'd said, "your dog will be incontinent", I would have responded, "my dog will be euthanized", but our boundaries expand, contract, and shift over time…

    Here's hoping DogGeeding #215 has a long, healthy, and happy life. DogGeeding #216, too.

  3. Suzi says:

    Also – surprises me that the Nazis favored decaf; I'm pretty sure I've read that Hitler was an avid consumer of amphetamines and/or cocaine (I forget which).

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