Bag of Randomness for Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • There should be a SiriusXM channel that plays nothing but music from ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’. Better yet, make it AMC centric and include the music from ‘Mad Men’.
  • This guy’s Nest doorbell wouldn’t unlock for him because it thought he was Batman.
  • Pompeo cracks down, on improper use, of commas at State Department
    • The Secretary has underscored the need for appropriate use of commas in his paper (both their inclusion and omission),” the email declares. It also notes that Pompeo prefers adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style, which states “effective use of the comma involves good judgment, with the goal being ease of reading.
  • I either have a very bad memory or simply never knew that Mexico sent troops to assist Louisiana residents during Hurricane Katrina.
  • Next year Gillette will be selling a heated razor.
    • The Heated Razor by GilletteLabs – thoughtfully crafted to deliver the comfort of a hot towel with every stroke. Featuring warming technology that heats in less than a second to provide continuous soothing warmth on your skin.
  • Mr. Rogers vs. the SuperheroesOne of the few things that could raise anger — real, intense anger — in Mister Rogers was the willful misleading of children. Superheroes, he thought, were the worst culprits.
  • Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow
    Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow
    Heigh-ho silver, away
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, September 20, 2018

  1. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    I remember the Mexico assistance story during the Katrina tragedy vividly. Then Governor Perry wanted to make sure the Mexican soldiers came un-armed, which caused a kerfuffle. I think there was some final negotiations permitting sidearms. DPS troopers escorted the military caravan from the border to San Antonio, where they set up food kitchens for evacuees. Extra law enforcement guards were added at the Alamo, in case the Mexican army personnel had some crazy idea of capturing it again (shades of the old movie, Viva Max!). Seriously, it happened. The nut-job Jade Helm type of conspiracy devotee was out in full force that this was a cover for a Mexican Army invasion. After all the Fox News sturm und drang, the Mexican relief force just served thousands of free meals from their portable kitchens and helped build temporary shelters for evacuees, then quietly packed up their trucks and returned to Mexico. I’m not sure we Americans ever even told them thanks for the help. Another sad story in the whole Katrina mess.

    PS – Keith, great picture of the retro sign out in front of the bowling alley in your old hometown. I even noticed you include an homage to a certain Decatur attorney blogger with a well know fast food sign tucked in the right side of the frame. Good job!

  2. AndreaJN says:

    Now I’ve got Elvira stuck in my head! 🙂

  3. Ben W. says:

    Hmmm…I could pay a ton of money for a self-heating razor, or I could just continue to use my $1 disposables with hot water. Tough call.

  4. RPM says:

    Is that the bowling alley in Mineral Wells? Haven’t bowled there in 40 years.

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