Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • I’ve mentioned I’ve been watching ‘The Crown’ on Netflix. After watching most episodes, I’ll look for stuff online to compare factual history with the dramatic version. The last episode dealt with John and Jackie Kennedy visiting the Queen and Prince Phillip and the president’s death. In 1965, the Kennedy family was invited to Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215, for a John F. Kennedy memorial dedication ceremony. An acre was gifted to the United States so that the memorial would stand on American soil. I found these photos of the event and was touched by Prince Phillip holding John Jr.’s hand. The character in the series has annoyed me and there are things I read about him historically which hasn’t given me a good impression of the man, but these photos humanized him for me. A pompous royal simply doing a kind and fatherly thing, an act of tenderness.
  • I had no idea Daisy Fuentes is married to Richard Marx.
  • For my handful of Canadian readers, you may get a kick out of the Canada study guide the third-grader in GeedingManor is using to studying for a test. I think it should include “U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was born in Canada.”
  • I needed to run a quick errand and DaughterGeeding tagged along, bringing with her the new pup. As soon as we exited the alley and hit the road she lifted the pup up to the window and said, “Look out the window, little puppy, that’s the world!”
  • Juan Pujol García has been described as the greatest double agent of WWII.  He was awarded the Iron Cross by Hitler for his “extraordinary services” to Germany and an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from Britain.
  • TIME names Frisco, Texas as the best place to live in America.
  • The New YorkerThe Unlikely Endurance of Christian Rock –  – The genre has been disdained by the church and mocked by secular culture. That just reassured practitioners that they were rebels on a righteous path.
  • Deadpool 2 – A Blockbuster Store Has Popped Up In London And It’s Only Renting Out One Movie
  • Spiders blamed after broken siren played creepy nursery rhymes randomly at night to UK townsfolk
  • “When you think you are alone, you are not. You bring all your memories, relationships, advances, and setbacks.”
  • Old but interesting article – The Unexpected Agony of Recording Your Own Audiobook
    – I thought I had processed the emotions in my memoir. Then I read every word aloud to a stranger.
  • I wonder how Bob Barker is doing. Which makes me wonder if it’s possible for anyone to become famous for hosting a game show anymore. Ryan Seacrest and Tom Bergeron have become famous for hosting talent competitions. Game show hosts today are former actors or comedians like Drew Carry, Wayne Brady, or an athlete like Micheal Strahan. I doubt we see the likes of a Bob Barker, Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek, or a Chuck Woolery ever again. Woolery, btw, hosted ‘Wheel of Fortune’ right before Sajak.

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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  1. John Mackovic says:

    My favorite Christian rock song is Metallica’s Creeping Death.

  2. Heather says:

    Heh, now I know why so many Americans are surprised when they cross the border in the summer and don’t find snow. 😉 PARTS of Canada are cold and snowy *in the winter*. Other parts — like southern Ontario this summer — could give Texas a run for its money! 🙂

    • Geeding says:

      That was the same reaction I got when I showed it to a Canadian friend. 🙂 I told him that a lot of folks in the U.S. thinks most Texans ride horses to work and school. Also, this is just third-grade material. But I’ll make sure to talk to DaughterGeeding for the both of you and let her know what the climate is really like.

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