Bag of Randomness for Thursday, July 20, 2019

  • I ran across this insightful question the other day and love it. I asked it to a friend. What I appreciated was that he chose not to answer immediately, he wanted to think about for a day or two. Sometimes it’s better to mull over something than to try to find an immediate answer.
    • The 16-year-old version of you just moved in and is now your new roommate. What’s the first thing you two would fight about?
  • Something else I ran across: In England, 100 miles is a long distance… in the U.S., 100 years is a long time.
  • I find it a bit surprising our state only had one vet school, and those Aggies weren’t going to openly welcome it.
    • Texas Tech receives $17 million to build the state’s second vet school
      • Funding for the Amarillo vet school, which was part of the budget signed into law Saturday by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, has long been a source of strife between Tech and the Texas A&M University System. Currently, A&M has a monopoly on training future veterinarians in the state, and advocates of its program have said funding Tech’s will unnecessarily drain limited state resources. Backers of Tech’s initiative have contended that A&M’s program, which has received national recognition, does not train enough large-animal vets to meet the demand in rural areas.
  • How To Prepare for Flat Earth Conference Coming to North Texas in November
    • Note to self: Don’t hang out in Frisco in the middle of November.
  • Estimated 10,000 people in DC are spies
  • 20 of the most Prolific Music Producers – Good to see Brian Eno make the list.
    • Behind all our favourite songs are the music producers – the masterminds that bring the songs to life. But who are the best of the best? We’ve looked at 20 of the most prolific music producers of all time, tracking their impressive careers over the years. Between them they’ve worked on thousands of records, helping produce some of the most beloved hits of the past 60 years.
  • Life In Space, According To 50 Astronauts
  • Here’s a new video about the possible restoration of the Baker Hotel in my hometown of Mineral Wells. It’s a tad too long and the music is a bit dramatic. To borrow a line from a friend, you know it is quality when they use Vimeo instead of Youtube. One of the men in the video was the second boss I ever had. I worked for him first as a busboy, then a waiter, and finally mowing lawns, sprinkler repair, and any sort of landscaping duty a sixteen-year-old boy could handle. Sometimes I miss that work, it built a lot of character and there was a lot of solitude.
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