Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • For the record, and I want to be very clear and put things to rest. I am not a half-whit, I am half-white. Get it right, people.
  • When I first moved to DFW and moved into my own apartment, my first “big” purchase was the largest television I could find, a 35-inch Sony Trinitron (CRT, not HD).  I finally got rid of the thing last weekend by taking it to Best Buy for recycling. They charged me $25 because it was over 25-inches. WifeGeeding has been begging me to get rid of it for years, but I was hesitant since it was upstairs and didn’t want to go through the hassle of transporting the awkward 139-pound behemoth. However, I felt up to the challenge after watching the latest Avengers movie. I’m an oddity in that I like the challenge of moving such objects with no help, usually when no one else is around. This was the first time I did such a thing after my spinal fusion surgery, but I managed and conquered the task. A hand truck (dolly) and a couple of straps greatly aided.
  • To my fellow TICKET listeners, I’m what you call a little slow. It never dawned on me that George DiGianni and the golf show which followed on Saturday mornings were nothing more than paid ads. I always thought The TICKET paid them, but in actuality, they were paying the radio station for air time.
  • Regarding the NFL Draft, I always wondered why the first handful of teams in the first round took so long to make their pick. I found out why in yesterday in Peter King’s weekly article. The NFL asks teams to not turn in their selection until at least five minutes of their 10-minute first-round time limit had passed, so the league could do the TV-presentation stuff and not get the picks all backed up.
  • Poet stumped by standardized test questions about her own poem
    • Poet Sara Holbrook, who often writes humorous verse for kids, had some harsh words for the Texas Education Agency after she discovered she couldn’t answer questions about poems on the its standardized tests — poems she herself wrote.
  • The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years
  • No apologies, but this is going to be Game of Thrones heavy.
  • I have no idea how Ghost survived that last episode of Game of Thrones. But I support the theory he bit off the femur of a Wright, retreated to the forest, and just gnawed at it for the whole battle – just a happy dog with a bone. We know he’s alive because he’s spotted in the preview for next week’s episode.
  • When it first came out, my friends and I use to quote Bedazzled quite a bit, in particular, the post-game basketball interview after major sporting events. That’s why I got a kick out of this version of the quote referring to the most recent Game of Thrones episode.
  • Social media, in particular, Twitter, is great for things like Game of Thrones. Not that it should be used or checked during the episode, but to check out the immediate global reaction and feel a part of one large friendly community.
  • I could never watch a television show in this kind of setting, I need it to be quite so I can hear all the dialog and any hooting or hollering would grind my gears. Yet, watching the reaction of this crowd brought a smile to my face.
  • The moment all Baylor fans have been waiting for. Hey, it’s an honor HSU will never get.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  1. Anonymous says:

    When I got my first place (without roommates 1998) I also bought one of those Sony’s. Thing just refuses to die. I gave it to my parents and it still going strong. Great picture, rivals anything in the market today.

  2. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    I also bought one of the Sony WEGA behemoths. Even though it was only 36 inches (small by today’s standards), it took me and two stout friends to carry it in and edge it into the entertainment center. Weighed 223 lbs out of the box. Oooof! It was so heavy because the cathode ray tube was made out of a composite material akin to cast iron for shielding purposes and to keep the electron gun from flexing. One of Sony’s last CRT models before the LCD screen took over completely. Still has an honored place in our home and going strong in 2019. Hope it outlives me so I don’t have to pry it out of the entertainment center. I’ll leave that to the kids and grandkids.

  3. RPM says:

    I still have my indestructible 27″ Zenith console I bought from Circuit City in ’94. That thing has some miles on it. Haven’t turned it on in years, but it makes a great stand for my flatscreen and DirecTv box in the bedroom. Redneck chic.

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