Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • I’ve never wanted a mug so much in my life.
  • My favorite cereal is Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch. However, it was recalled back in November due to a potential presence of salmonella. I haven’t been able to find it on shelves since and I’m going through withdrawals. The company did answer my tweet asking for an ETA, but they didn’t provide an ETA. In the meanwhile, I’ve supplemented my cereal intake with Honey Combs and Golden Grahams.
  • I’ve only had milk with my cereal once in my life. It happened a Saturday morning during a ‘Super Friends’ commercial break in which I saw some kid do it, it may have been Mikey. I simply have never been a fan of milk, even as a child. I thought it was weird drinking any bodily fluids, but my taste buds reasoned ice cream was perfectly fine.
  • I never thought about it before, but it appears a lot of folks use Easy-Off oven cleaner to remove paint, decals, window tint, and other stuff.
  • Is it unmasculine to sit with one foot tucked under the other leg? I do this often and probably causes poor spinal alignment. Usually, it’s the right foot tucked under the left thigh. This all came about after looking up Cal Ripken Jr. stats and landing on November 2009 post on a quilting message board.
  • For you readers out of state, a lot of us Texans have been running our air conditioning units this week.
  • Those Virginia state Democrats need to get this S together. Sheesh.
  • I’ve really enjoyed watching the ESPN ’30 for 30′ on Deion Sanders, but still haven’t finished it. It’s always neat to look back on things with double the life experience and realize how my initial perceptions were mostly emotionally based and how I tried to discount his feat of playing two professional games in two different sports in a 24-hour period. So far, the coolest thing, which I never put together, was the time he was a Yankee and they played against the Royals and Bo Jackson. Both combined for four home runs. Bo hit three out of the park. Deion scored on an inside-the-park-homerun, which was almost stopped by a diving Bo Jackson who separated his left shoulder on the play. That’s so neat, how those two two-sport athletes were connected on such an amazing play.
  • With former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Wade Wilson passing away last week and this Deion Sanders ’30 for 30′, I’m reminded of a piece of advice Wilson gave Chan Gaily, at least I think it was Gaily. I can’t recall the player, he could have been on the roster or someone the team was thinking about getting, but the Cowboys were considering having him play both offense and defense, but Wilson said it wasn’t until Deion started to play receiver more often that the toe problems and injury started. At the time, I thought it was pretty insightful of Wilson.
  • I also forgot how good Deion was in that 92 World Series. He had a team-high eight hits with 15 at-bats, a Series-high .533 batting average, and five steals on five attempts.
  • In case you were wondering who was that girl in the NFL 100 Super Bowl commercial,  it was Sam Gordon, a viral-video football star of a few years back.
    • As a 9-year-old, she throttled the competition in an almost all-boys tackle league, scoring 35 touchdowns, amassing almost 2,000 rushing yards on 232 carries and, just to round out her game, making 65 tackles. She’s since worked with her father to help create an all-girls tackle league. At last year’s Super Bowl, she won the NFL’s first “Game Changer” award, honoring people who seek to move football forward.
  • Cookie Monster did a Reddit Ask Me Anything yesterday to promote a chance to eat cookies with him and Oscar the Grouch in an effort to raise money for charity. I donated in hopes of winning, it’s always been a dream to interact with Muppets. I thought this was his most creative and funny answer to a question.
  • The main child actors of ‘The Wonder Years’ had a reunion yesterday. I always got a kick out of that urban legend that the child actor who played “Paul” grew up to be Maryiln Manson.

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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 7, 2019

  1. RPM says:

    Good news Keither, MaltOmeal makes peanut butter cookie and peanut butter cup cereals. They’re both mighty tasty. Speaking for all Mikey’s… Try it, you’ll like it.
    Deion was unquestionably talented. Unfortunately, he knew it and made sure everyone knew it. Whereas
    Bo was less of a showboat.

  2. Gabe Waggoner says:

    When I was a kid, I loved Cap’n Crunch, Life, Honeycomb, and Frosted Flakes. (And the oddly named Grape Nuts.) I used to like milk in my cereal, but only a little. I didn’t like soggy breakfast foods. Later I switched to almond milk for my favorite adult cereal (Shredded Wheat, the plain kind—I have no self-control with the frosted variety). Now I eat one serving of Total flakes either dry or mixed with oatmeal and berries.

    I know you like your Whoppers dry, too. Good times.

  3. Bryan B. says:

    I sit with my foot tucked under like that at home all of the time. Yeah, I have back issues and it’s probably terrible for that, but it’s comfortable sometimes.

    The Deion inside the park home run is epic. Not only do you have the missed diving catch and the run for home to beat the throw, but you also have all of the chaos with the throw home and the tag at the plate.

    I get a kick out of the Josh Saviano-Marilyn Manson urban legend too. If I remember right, he quit acting and got his law degree just like his character on the show. It was a shame the show had the abrupt ending it did. The epilogue to the finale was thrown together to cap it off since they decided not to continue through Kevin’s senior year in high school. I rewatched the entire series when it came out on Netflix. It’s a shame that it has completely disappeared from streaming services.

  4. Jason A says:

    Your tucked-foot bullet point made me laugh. I occasionally sit like that when alone. But yesterday, I caught myself shifting into that position while meeting with a client. I paused briefly and listened to the panicked voice in my head, which was saying something along the lines of, “What are you doing, you idiot?! You can’t sit like that with a client!” But because I was already halfway there… butt off the seat, left leg on the move… I decided it would be better to just go ahead and sit that way, albeit briefly. It was a real man-child moment, akin to sitting “crisscross applesauce” (or “Indian style,” as we called it as kids) during a business meeting. But hey, if grown men can openly discuss their fondness of kids’ breakfast cereals (I’m a fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch), then I guess we can occasionally sit like kids during “adult” situations. Ha!

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