Bag of Randomness for Thursday, January 23, 2020

We’re looking at installing a butcher block countertop on a kitchen island, but I’m having trouble finding any person or business which makes or sells butcher blocks. Do y’all have any local suggestions?

I’m just having an off week. Some weeks, things seem out of synch, and despite my best efforts to tackle as many tasks and take things in perspective, or attempts to reset or reboot my day, those tiny hurdles are still hard to sprint over and more seem to pop up.

An XFL rule which caught my attention was the ability to throw two forward passes on an offensive play. The caveat, the receiver of the first pass can only throw if he catches the ball behind the first down marker and can’t throw once he crosses that marker.

Rotating Water Slide

DirecTV satellite is at risk of explosion due to battery issues It has to move the satellite out of geostationary orbit, where most telecommunication satellites are, ASAP.

A wolf pups first howl.

Here’s how Mike Bloomberg is luring 2020 campaign staffers with lavish perks

  • Every Bloomberg staffer gets a MacBook Pro and an iPhone 11 on day one. They also enjoy three catered meals daily.
  • Bloomberg is paying state press secretaries $10,000 a month, compared to the average going rate of $4,500 for other candidates and state political directors are making $12,000 a month, more than some senior campaign advisers earn, sources said.

Ted Cruz now has an impeachment podcast, tooIt was recorded in the middle of the night

A father recorded a bunch of baby sounds from his son and arranged them to the tune of the song Thunderstruck.


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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, January 23, 2020

  1. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    Great GIF of Texas topography. From the Coastal Plains, to the Caprock, to the Davis Mountains of West Texas. Fantastic!

  2. AndreaJN says:

    I had no idea El Paso had mountains! I did know the rest of Texas is mostly flat. West of Austin, where I live, is called the ‘Hill Country’, but it is only ‘hilly’ compared to the flatness of the surrounding Central Texas! 🙂

  3. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    AndreaJN –

    One of the neat things when I have visited El Paso in bygone decades was the Franklin Mountain Tram that carried you to the peak of the mountain overlooking and bisecting metropolitan El Paso and giving a good view of Juarez across the river on a non-hazy day. The tram has been shut down for a while by Texas Parks & Wildlife and its future is uncertain. When it was active, it was a nifty touristy thing to do. Hope it comes back in my lifetime.

  4. DF of LL says:

    When I’m out of sync, I make myself a nice bloody mary. I’m still out of sync but I don’t care as much.

  5. Bryan B. says:

    I may have a source for your butcher block. I’ll email you.

    I would love to see the double forward pass in the XFL on one of those new fangled extra point plays.

    The Bloomberg campaign gig pays pretty well. I’m obviously in the wrong business.

    I have no idea what the Chief Justice thinks of the impeachment, but calling a total sh*tshow would be pretty disrespectful toward sh*tshows. I fired up The West Wing season 1 this week as my show I watch in the background when I’m not ready to engage in something new and it made me want to cry.

    And the Thunderstruck video is everything.

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