Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  • In the fall, DaughterGeeding’s class wrote letters to President Trump. Yesterday, they got a small package in the mail from the White House. It included a signed letter from the President, a copy of the Declaration of Independence, a copy of the Bill of Rights, and red and white “Make America Great Again” rubber wristbands for everyone in the class.
  • Okay, that last item wasn’t included. I totally made that up.
  • DaughterGeeding was in amazement that President Trump actually signed the letter. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that’s not his actual signature. It would have been too much, considering two days earlier she found out the Easter Bunner isn’t real.
  • Okay, I made that Easter Bunny thing up. She actually never believed in the Easter Bunny, at least I don’t think she ever did.
  • I mentioned way back when that DaughterGeeding isn’t a fan of President Trump ever since the “No More Oreos” speech, and later, other things. Since she was so impressed with his signed letter, I asked her if she was now a fan of the president. She told me no, that she could appreciate the letter and respect his leadership role but still didn’t have to like the guy.
  • It is believed that Harry S. Truman was the first president to make use of the autopen. Also, the “S” in Truman’s name doesn’t stand for anything other than just the letter. There’s some proper grammar debate as to whether or not a period should be included after the “S” when referring to the former president’s full name. Since Truman included it in his signature, most editors agree it should be included in an official capacity. As for why his parents gave him that initial for his middle name, he said it was a compromise between the names of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young.
  • I’ve never watched Footloose, the original or the remake.
  • GIF – This dog seems like he heard a funny joke.
  • Why would a band named “Alabama” sing a song about how to play and Texas and that a fiddle must be included?
  • I don’t like how Dr. Green advertises his lawn care service.
  • CBS News recently interviewed MLK’s children. Two things stood out:
    • MLK III said, “We’ve sort of dumbed down Dad to some degree.” It was neatly strange to hear someone refer to such an iconic figure simply as “Dad”.
    • If you watch the video and see her eyes, you just swell up with sorrow for her:
      • “What I vividly remember is the day of the funeral,” Bernice said. “I’m sitting right on the corner here at Ebenezer, I’m in my mother’s lap, and mom said he couldn’t speak to me, but a child knows the dad’s voice and if you look at the film I’m looking around like this, like where is he? So I remember that to this day, in this sanctuary.” 
  • One thing which always stood out to me about that iconic MLK assassination photo, both his feet were under the railing. Here are other pictures from that night, the most macabre would be the man cleaning up King’s blood and saving some in a jar.
  • Early morning evening April four
    Shot rings out in the Memphis sky 
    Free at last, they took your life 
    They could not take your pride…
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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  1. Bryan says:

    You need to watch the original “Footloose.” It’s classic 80’s.

    • Gabe Waggoner says:

      Neither have I. Or Sixteen Candles or Pretty in Pink or any of the Back to the Future films.

  2. Nathan Hart says:

    DaughterGeeding for President! She’s very discerning. 🙂

  3. Michael K says:

    Who is Dr. Green? Never heard of him. That is a seriously obnoxious way to advertise. I’d shove that sign up his…

  4. Alec666 says:

    Keith: I visited the Lorraine Motel on our way back from a family vacation in Washington DC, it was awesome a must see for any American. On an onnoxious side note, the bbq place across the street was pretty great.

  5. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    That is still one of my favorite U2 songs.

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