Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 25, 2018

  • I’m picky about opening envelopes, I never rip them open and always use a letter opener. I still use the same two letter openers given to me in college so they are about twenty years old. One looks like a knife and is engraved and was given to me as a gift since I served as an usher in a wedding. The second was given to me by my university’s school of business and it says “Taking Care of Bidness”.
  • I tend to glance over news headlines instead of actually reading them, so I thought this was another story about the adult actress, the president, and immigration – Tropical Storm Daniel forms far off Mexico’s Pacific coast
  • Sam Elliot is in an interesting new movie:
    • Sam Elliott (TOMBSTONE, ROAD HOUSE) stars as a legendary World War II veteran who many years ago assassinated Adolf Hitler – an incredible secret that he’s frustratingly unable to share with the world. One day, just as he’s coming to terms with rounding out his life, Calvin gets a visit from the FBI and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They need him to take out Bigfoot.
  • Recent Pew Center Research Data:
    • Voters trust Republicans more on terrorism, the economy, the budget deficit, taxes, and trade
    • Voters trust Democrats more on the environment, immigration healthcare, foreign  policy, and gun policy
  • Short answer, the state – Who Owns the New Land Created By a Volcano in Hawaii?
  • Short answer, they work really hard at it – Why There Are No Mosquitoes at Disney World
  • Air Force veteran MJ Hegar is running as a Democrat in the 31st Congressional District in Texas. Her campaign created an impressive campaign video and is getting a lot of buzz. Even if you disagree with her political stance, I think you’ll still agree it was well produced and put together.
  • Just outside Austin, you can watch JAWS as the sun sets while floating in a comfortable inner tube on a lake.
    • This year’s inner tubes are specially designed for Jaws On The Water, with headrests and cup holders to ensure maximum comfort (though, as chum for unseen marine beasts, you’ll never be THAT comfortable). You’ll even get to take them home, should you survive.
  • Last week a billboard in West Texas encouraging liberals to leave Texas made the news. A more positive one was spotted in Amarillo recently.
  • Saudi Moves Forward With Plan to Turn Qatar Into Island
    • Saudi Arabia is moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would physically enshrine its yearlong rift with Qatar by turning the emirate from a peninsula bordering the kingdom into an island, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.
    • This gives me an idea. Maybe the U.S. should do something like this, widen the Rio Grande by about ten miles and divert the water to become a physical border all the way to the Pacific Ocean making it the world’s largest canal.
  • 13-year-old LeBron James Jr. just inches away from throwing down first in-game dunk
  • What a glorious way to leave the world – ‘Teacher to the end’: Family, friends fulfill educator’s final request at funeral

    Per RedditAbout 100 teachers who had worked with Tammy over the years served as honorary pallbearers and carried the backpacks full of supplies back to their schools.

  • One in three American drivers can’t tell if their tires are bald
  • The kid has some high standards

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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 25, 2018

  1. AndreaJN says:

    My husband and I saw Jaws on the Water a couple of years ago. It was a lot of fun!

  2. Anonymous says:

    If Texas is a place for EVERYONE, doesn’t EVERYONE include bigots?

  3. Bryan B says:

    Hey Keith – I know you posted about Mr. Rogers last week and I highly recommend seeing Won’t You Be My Neighbor?. We saw it Saturday night and it was wonderful.

    You had me hooked on the Sam Elliot movie until that last line.

    I want something similar done in lieu of flowers for my own funeral. I understand that most grieving family members need and expect funerals for any number of reasons, but I am not a fan of the traditional funeral. I’ve told my wife that I want something non-traditional – a simple graveside service and some way of remembering me that’s outside of the box. I’m not even sure I know what that looks like, but I hope I have awhile to figure it out.

    • Geeding says:

      WifeGeeding’s coworker recently saw the Mr Rogers movie and highly recommended it as well. I’ll need to check it out, I bet I’ll tear up.

  4. RPM says:

    I use an old nail file. I used to do the old Carnac The Magnificent method to open envelopes but it’s too hard to get things back in the envelope and nobody gets the gag anymore. Sis. Boom. Bah.

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