Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 9, 2019

  • For some reason, the Eames Lounge Chair has caught my attention, I guess I’ve been seeing it in a lot of television and movies. I’d really like to sit in one to see just how comfortable it is considering it’s been around since 1956 and will set you back $5,000.
  • Kentucky middle school teacher accused of telling student she’ll cut off his penis
    • “. . . and at least one student allegedly heard Graham tell the student to get off her player “or I’ll cut your dick off and shove it down your throat,” according to court documents.
      • I’m going to give the teacher the benefit of the doubt since I’m not familiar with Kentucky culture. There’s the possibility “dick” is Kentucky slang for “shirt tag” and “shove it down your throat” is just a Kentucky way of saying “gently place in your backpack.” Not everything in Kentucky is as it seems, for instance – Sen. Mitch McConnell Selling ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts For Campaign
  • The earliest known footage of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash (1955) was shot in Lubbock (supposedly).
  • I’m not a fan of coleslaw.
  • “I refuse to have a terrible death”: the rise of the death wellness movement“Death doulas,” dinner parties, and conversation-starters all have the same goal: to help Americans emotionally embrace their own mortality.
  • This is dedicated to my friend “Adam” who is determined to get kicked off the Nextdoor network – The rise of fear-based social media like Nextdoor, Citizen, and now Amazon’s Neighbors 
  • Archie is a better name than Keith.
  • Amazon’s latest Blink security camera lasts two years on AA batteries
  • White House requires Big Pharma to list drug prices on TV ads as soon as this summer
    • Drugmakers have been resistant to advertising list prices, saying it’s simply the price that’s advertised, and not what consumers actually pay. Pharma executives have instead thrown their support behind a Trump administration proposal that would give consumers an estimated $29 billion in rebates now paid to pharmacy benefit managers.
  • The Woman Who Invented The Modern KitchenThere are “dream kitchens,” and then there’s the Frankfurt Kitchen, designed by architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in 1926.
  • Inside Microsoft’s Vision For The Future Of Windows, Office, And WorkIt’s All About The Web And Lego Blocks
    • It is interesting to see how much technology has changed in the last 25 years when Microsoft was such a behemoth. It’s still a behemoth, but it will be interesting to see how they adapt as Windows and Office products become less and less used by the public. They have moved Office from software which needs to be installed to a version which is exclusively used on a browser. I’m not sure why anyone would personally buy the browser version when GoogleDocs exists and is free. Well, other than power-users.
  • USA TodayThe average adult in the USA spends $1,497 a month on nonessential items. All told, that’s roughly $18,000 a year on things we can all do without.
  • Mathematicians talk chalk – Once upon a time, not long ago, the math world fell in love … with a chalk. But not just any chalk! This was Hagoromo: a Japanese brand so smooth, so perfect that some wondered if it was made from the tears of angels. Pencils down, please, as we tell the tale of a writing implement so irreplaceable, professors stockpiled i
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One Response to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 9, 2019

  1. Towski says:

    I can help you sit in an Eames, and I can get you a discount if you decide you need to lay out the cash. 😉

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