Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  • The 1984 film Splash was on television last night. WifeGeeding claims not only has she never seen it, but she’s never heard about it. Sometimes, I think she’s had the most unfortunate pop-culture youth experience of anyone born in the late Seventies.
  • Every date until 9.19.19 is a palindrome.
  • I’m not sure how this man can be in “good spirits” – Testicle shot as man holsters gun
    • The man was conscious, alert, talking with deputies and in good spirits before he was taken by Seguin EMS to San Antonio Military Medical Center, the sergeant said.
  • This is perfect for the student who is trying to gauge the minimal amount he or she needs to write, no more stopping and having to manually select the feature – Google Docs now displays the word count as you type
  • I was introduced to someone yesterday whose first name is “Heinz”. In case you are wondering, he’s not German or European, he’s Asian.
  • Like me, this poor girl will only be remembered by her classmates because of her backside – A ‘curvier’ high school swimmer won — only to be disqualified because of a ‘suit wedgie’
    • The teenager didn’t pick out the swimsuit — her school chose it and issued it to her. But even though all the girls on her team were dressed identically, she was the only one cited for a uniform violation. 
    • It wasn’t the first time the girl had been made to feel that her curvy figure was problematic: Last year, a parent took a photo of her backside and shared it with other parents to demonstrate that girls on the team were wearing inappropriate swimwear. (District officials said Monday that Dimond High School’s assistant principal “indicated to the parent who took the photographs that it was not permissible for him to take pictures of others’ children and that he should stop immediately.”)
  • The New Yorker – The Perils of Semi-Legal PokerBy exploiting a legal loophole, two friends tried to build gambling businesses in Texas. They were dealt very different hands.
  • The Cowboys have a new and cool interactive/immersive experience for their fans. It seems like something Disney would have come up with.
  • Attaching a 1,000W LED lightbulb to a drone and flying it at night will make for a really cool UFO experience. The footage from 1:25 to 2:00 is worth checking out.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  1. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    Friends, take a moment today and remember the 2,977 who lost their lives in the 2001 attacks on this day. And the many who have subsequently passed because of the damage done to their bodies.

    Let us never forget.

  2. AndreaJN says:

    Did I miss the story about your high school backside? Do tell! 🙂

  3. Ben W. says:

    Splash was the first film released by Touchstone Pictures, a studio started by Walt Disney Studios to allow them to release non-G-rated films targeted at adults. Michael Eisner, then only recently named CEO of Disney, wanted desperately to capitalize on the movie’s success with a theme-park tie-in. While an actual “Splash” attraction didn’t really make sense for a Disney theme park, he did the next-best thing: he inserted the title into a ride that was already in development, hoping that guests would (at least subconsciously) connect the successful film with the parks. Thus, Splash Mountain may be based on on the 1940’s film Song of the South, but its name is derived from a much newer film. There truly was no limit to Eisner’s ability to identify corporate-synergy opportunities.

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