Bag of Randomness for Monday, March 26, 2018

  • WifeGeeding asked if we had an atlas laying around. She needed one for a school project. I dug out my old atlas my father gave me when I was a child and was surprised to find some notes inside from 1990, probably the last time I opened the book. Desert Storm hadn’t started but things were ramping up. I asked Dad if Texas was bigger than Iraq, and he wanted me to clarify if I meant by population or area. I told him by area, and then he pointed at the atlas on the bookshelf and told me to write down my findings and report back to him. I wrote my answer on a napkin. I note that because I still use napkins as scrap paper today. He then pressed me for more and asked me to find the difference. The other piece of paper you see are findings Dad wrote down about other countries for reasons I do not know. It’s funny as I look back and remember how Dad made me research an answer, actually work for it, and today my kids can simply ask Siri, Alexa, or Google and get the answer instantaneously.
  • I had another back recovery achievement this weekend, I mowed the lawn. Granted, I didn’t mow and trim all in one day, I did have half the yard one day and the other half the next. To be honest, I might have pushed myself more than I should have, the next morning I was pretty sore and achy.
  • A lot of engaged teenagers were marching in Washington and other major cities this weekend over gun violence. The local news reported the only counter-protestors in Dallas were a small number of anti-abortion or pro-life demonstrators. I wonder if they confused their schedule with another date or showed up to the wrong address.
  • New England Patriots lend team plane to take Parkland students, families to Washington for March for Our Lives rally
    • Each seat was like “first class” and had a gift and a letter from Kraft in it, Barry said. Food and drinks were served, and a Patriots senior operations manager aboard the flight passed around the team’s Super Bowl LI championship ring for everyone to see, Barry said.
  • Student suspended for cursing at congressional staffer
    • Noah Christiansen returned to class March 20, 2018 at McQueen High School in Reno, Nevada after a suspension took him out of school for two days. The junior made a phone call to Congressman Mark Amodei’s office March 14, saying to a staffer that he wanted a ban on bump stocks and for the legal age to buy a guy be raised. During the phone call, Christiansen cursed at the staffer. “I totally understand that’s not the wording I should have used, but it’s still my right to use that word,” Christiansen said.
  • Pennsylvania Superintendent Says Students Are Armed with Rocks In Case of a School Shootiing
    • “Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone. If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and they will be stoned,” said Dr. David Helsel.
  • Ten years ago, ‘Fox and Friends’ said Mr. Rogers was an evil, evil man.
  • Christians Boycott ‘Blasphemous’ Sweet Jesus Ice Cream Chain
    • Some Christians are calling for the boycott of a Canadian ice cream chain called “Sweet Jesus,” saying it mocks the Christian faith in its ads and uses upside down crosses on the labels of the ice cream cups. The chain is expanding to the U.S.
  • Proposed development of Dealey Plaza, October 1930
  • GIF – Failed front flips are better in slow motion.
  • The South Korean government will shut down employee computers so they leave on timeBut over two-thirds of government workers have asked to be exempted from it
  • Why Do Christians Respond So Poorly to Tragedies Like the Parkland School Shooting?
  • In last night’s ’60 Minutes’ segment with Stormy Daniels, I’m a bit surprised they didn’t mention anything about the polygraph she took. If anything, just add a little detail to the story and her testimony.
  • “I’m seeing the terms “whore,” “slut,” etc. being thrown around a lot. Look, call him what you will, he’s still your president.” – @keatonc33
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