Bag of Randomness for Friday, February 23, 2018

  • I don’t have to cough often, usually just to clear my throat, but when I do, it hurts my surgically repaired back like all get out.
  • I thought I was making a lot of progress with my energy level but yesterday I was extremely tired and slept most of the day and had some very weird dreams. Basically, I couldn’t tell if I was dreaming or awake and started to panic when I couldn’t wake up and then a new dream would begin and I was left questioning again. The only way I could find out if I was dreaming was to ask either WifeGeeding or my friend, Jimi, questions they would only know the answer to. I woke up in a cold sweat.
  • It’s been a while since I’ve checked President Trump’s Twitter account, how many gold medals has he claimed responsibility for? If he hasn’t, he’s going to, and I’m going to take the over.
  • When I watch the Olympics games, sometimes a very beautiful from another country will catch my eye, and they seem to either be from Italy or Canada.
  • Last night an “Olympic Athlete of Russia” skater was clutching a Garfield stuffed animal as her results were announced. It made me smiled. And this arm chaired ice skating judge thought she should have won.
  • The possibility of arming teachers with firearms is in the news. I’m not going to take a side other than to life is different in the city than very rural areas. The CBS Evening News had an insightful segment about a high school science teacher in rural Colorado who already conceal carries. Offhand, when I hear the topic, I  think about the teacher always carrying an armed weapon. However, in this case, the school district won’t allow anything to be in the chamber and a loaded clip is kept elsewhere. Also, armed teachers in the district are required to pass a three-day firearms and trauma response course, which includes a simulated school shooting scenario. If you are interested in the segment, I’d recommend watching the video instead of the transcript because the transcript is truncated.
  • Pa. church plans blessing ceremony for AR-15s
  • That’s about 881 pounds – Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found inside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires
  • How ‘This Is Us’ Unwittingly Reinvented The Humble Crock-Pot
  • Wired – Airlines won’t dare use the fastest way to board planes
    • This staggered setup may be efficient—it gives everyone space and time to get their bag in bin and settle in their seat—but it’s folly to expect passengers to board in an exact order, especially one that looks random and (temporarily) separates families.
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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, February 23, 2018

  1. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    Faster loading of planes? Palletize seating. Seats will be mounted on movable pallets in 18 seat modules (9 on one side and 9 on other with center aisle). Have all flyers seated in terminal staging area in seat number order, strapped in, then the pallet is slid into large cargo door opening at rear of plane and then slid to front of cabin and locked in place. Then the next pallet, and the next pallet, etc. All pallets align creating center aisle for service and accessing restrooms at front and back of plane in flight. Arrive too late to get your seat in the pre-loading process? Wait until next flights. For leaving the plane, the process happens in reverse at destination. If airlines treat passengers like cattle, might as well load us like cattle.

  2. RPM says:

    “and a loaded clip is kept elsewhere. ”

    It’s a magazine, not a clip. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman would not be pleased.

    400 kilos was probably the weekend order for eastern Europe.

  3. Alec666 says:

    I went Rome this past summer and Paris….Keith, Italian women are incredible…

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