Bag of Randomness for Friday, December 13, 2019

  • A new Nothing Bundt Cakes opened in the neighborhood and I thought I’d be a good husband and buy a small snickerdoodle cake and drop it off at her school. My mom used to do that sort of stuff for my dad and it rubbed off me. The clerk placed the cake in a bag and I asked if she included any forks, she oddly replied, “We don’t carry any forks but you can walk to Sonic to see if they have any.”
  • Last night, Troy Aikman pointed out that Baltimore Raven QB Lamar Jackson is likely to win the NFL MVP award and LSU QB Joe Burrow is favored to win the Heisman Trophy. If that happens, the NFL MVP would be younger than the Heisman Trophy winner. Jackson is 22 (January 7, 1997) and Burrow is 23 (December 10, 1996). He also mentioned this has happened several times.
  • The Heisman Trophy isn’t what it used to be, at least for me. I’m not sure when that happened. It might have been when they moved the ceremony from the cramped New York Athletic Club or when college players started to leave for the NFL after two seasons and winners became younger. I think the last ceremony I watched was when Sam Bradford won and was totally turned off when Sooner alumni and past winner of the Heisman, Billy Sims, continuously screamed “Boomer” after Bradford’s name was announced, selfishly drawing attention to himself instead of letting the young man have his own moment in the spotlight. It’s one thing to cheer for your school, but don’t be an ass about it. It pains me to say that because I met Mr. Sims once and he couldn’t have been kinder, he even let me pick up his Heisman and it’s as heavy as you’d imagine. Oh, and one of his daughters lives in our neighborhood.
  • My alumni newsletter highlighted a lecture named “Women of the Old Testament“. In an effort of transparency and an admission my mind is always in the gutter, I immediately thought of those old Playboy special editions. For you local folks, I did some very limited and restrictive research and saw the last “Girls of the Southwest” was in 1988, which means all those women would be in the fifties now and possibly grandmothers.
  • All employees of my wife’s and children’s school must cover any visible tattoo. Some have a very small one, like on their wrist, and cover it with a band-aid every day. A few students will ask their teacher why they are always hurt.
  • OK, I have to admit, I thought they had more than one aircraft carrier – Russia’s only aircraft carrier catches fire; 1 dead and 2 missing
    • Why does Russia only have one aircraft carrier? The best answer I could find comes from The National Interest. In short, it came to money, and Russia preferred to spend it on their army, air force, and nuclear weapons.
    • In case you were wondering
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA! – An octopus caught a bald eagle in a death grip. Thanks to some salmon farmers, the eagle survived
  • Nature is brutal and I can’t help but think of Austin PowersThousands of ‘penis fish’ appear on California beach – 
    Fat innkeeper worms typically burrow under the sand but recent storms have swept away layers, leaving them exposed

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, December 13, 2019

  1. AndreaJN says:

    Love the Star Trek Christmas sweaters!

  2. JayF says:

    Trust me….Sooner fans cringe every time Billy Sims yells that! Yes, he is as nice as can be and has some great BBQ joints in Oklahoma but damn man… Shut Up!!

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