Bag of Randomness for Monday, November, 18, 2019

  • BoyGeeding has just been introduced to paper football and he loves it. It was fun spending about an hour with him on Saturday teaching him how to fold one and flick it. I have to admit it took me a few tries to remember how to make a decent paper football. Later in the day, I wandered off to accomplish some chores and couldn’t find a certain cardboard box I wanted to store some stuff in. Lo and behold BoyGeeding bogarted it and made his own football stadium. What I love about this is that a good portion of his Saturday afternoon was spent using his imagination, paper, cardboard, markers, and a few straws – he was thoroughly entertained without any screentime or any toy bought at a store.
  • I mentioned WifeGeeding recently visited the Biltmore Estate. I’m certain a decent chunk of that place (along with similar mansions which offer tours) which is closed off are empty and unfurnished rooms. The place has 250 rooms in the house, including 35 bedrooms and 43 bathrooms. Surely, over the years, furniture was sold and sections of the house were simply closed off.
  • I mentioned the kids are on an Addams Family kick and that led me to research the actor who played Lurch, Ted Cassidy. I was surprised to learn the job he had prior to going on the show was working at WFAA radio in Dallas, that was during the time that it and WBAP would swap frequencies with each other on 570 and 820 every few hours. One one of the radio shows, he played a character named “Creech”.
      • Cassidy was 6’9″.
      • He played, or shall I say his hand, played “Thing” on the tv series.
      • He was the narrator in CBS’s The Incredible Hulk.
      • In 1979, Cassidy underwent surgery for a non-malignant tumor passed away at age 46 due to complications from the surgery.
      • Without makeup, I think he could pass for Tony Robbins’ father.
      • He had a Batman cameo.
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1 Response to Bag of Randomness for Monday, November, 18, 2019

  1. RPM says:

    Many, many hours of study hall were filled playing paper football. That and rubber band artillery with paperclips.
    Knew about Ted Cassidy’s stint as a DJ. Can you imagine his deep bass voice over AM?

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