Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • I think I root against a lot of people, like famous athletes, because everyone else seems to like them.
  • While watching Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys’, Dak Prescott said something that caught my attention. He said the only thing superstitions do is give you an excuse. I like that. What I don’t like is how much Jason Garrett repeats himself when he talks, it’s almost like he’s a redheaded NFL version of Rainman.
  • Local reporter Saul Garza is leaving the news reporting business and I can’t blame him, it sounds like it would get old after a while.
    • “I’m just tired of the hours. Tired of the news grind. Covering the same story year after year. Standing at the ‘Hi-5’ during ice storms telling people to stay off the roads. I want to try something else. I have made a ton of connections and I want to use my talents elsewhere.”
  • BBC – The woman who watched 300 executions in Texas
    • This one sentence stood out because I feel so many of us can relate, “And because I was young and bold, everything was black and white.”
  • Dallas Named America’s Best City For Jobs For Second Year In A Row By Forbes
    • When I see a headline like this, I feel like I’m shortchanging myself by not exploring other jobs and maxing out my potential income. But I really love the people I work for, feel like I’m more than adequately paid, enjoy the challenges and exposure to new technology, and love the balance of my work and professional life.
  • Oliver North to be NRA’s new president
    • My high school football coach (I graduated in 1994) had a framed photograph on his desk of Oliver North being sworn in before his Iran-contra testimony. I can’t recall if he had a photo of his wife and kids, but I can certainly recall the Oliver North picture. Back then, I knew who the man in the photo was but wasn’t really familiar what his role in history was. I was too intimidated by my coach to ask him why he had that photo of him on his desk, but he had it placed in such a way that I think he wanted to be asked about it. I think my coach had the distinction of being the last quarterback for the University of Texas at Arlington (1985).
  • ‘Arrested Development’ returns to Netflix on May 29thThe first season five trailer reveals Lindsay is running for Congress.
  • GIF – That time Donald Trump motor boated Rudy Guliani dressed in drag.
  • Is MoviePass the greatest deal in entertainment or the most astonishing scam in years?
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  1. Ben W. says:

    Wow, Saul Garza was apparently miserable. Good for him for finding something else. And, according to Uncle Barky today, Jen Myers is leaving Fox 4, too. Barry has said it over on his blog – something must be going on. I get that local news has turnover, but they’ve seemingly lost a lot of people in a short amount of time.

  2. Bryan says:

    I watched the first episode of All or Nothing last night and I’m already beaten by him repeating phrases. His overuse of “atta baby” grates on me too.

    Thanks. I’ll never be able to un-see that Trump GIF.

    • Geeding says:

      I’m tempted to write a Bag of Randomness in the spirit of repetitive Jason Garrett, minus the cursing, minus the cursing.

      • Bryan says:

        I might not have noticed it if not for the captions being on while I was watching. That made it more obvious for some reason. I immediately thought of Johnny Two Times from the introduction scene in Goodfellas.

        If you wrote a Bag of Randomness in that spirit, I would fully support it, fully support it.

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