Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • The third annual Flat Earth Conference will start tomorrow in Frisco at the Embassy Suites. So, if you are looking to start an interesting conversation, that’s the place to be.
  • The New York City Ballet has a shoe budget of about $780,000.
  • From the Ann Richards play, I learned there’s a tradition in which the outgoing governor dedicates a Bible verse to their successor. The tradition started in 1925 and you can view the complete list here, but here are few of the more recent ones:
    • Bill Clements for Ann Richards 1-15-91
      • Ecclesiastes 3:17 –  I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
    • Ann Richards to George Bush 1/17/95”
      • Amos 5:15(a) – Hate the evil, and love the good,
        and establish judgment in the gate:
        it may be that the Lord God of hosts
        will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
    • GW Bush for Rick Perry 12-21-00
      • Isaiah 40:28-31 – Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard,
        that the everlasting God, the Lord,
        the Creator of the ends of the earth,
        fainteth not, neither is weary?
        there is no searching of his understanding.
        29 He giveth power to the faint;
        and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
        30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
        and the young men shall utterly fall:
        31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
        they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
        they shall run, and not be weary;
        and they shall walk, and not faint.
    • Rick Perry for Greg Abbott 1-19-15
      • Matthew 20:25-28 – But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
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