Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

While praising Jimmy Johnson on Instagram, “I’ve learned though in [sic] life is we remember those who make us better.” I agree with that, but one would also have to realize those who make us better are not always our friends or cohorts, often they are those we loath or fight against.

One major reason college football has an attendance problem is that their games are too damn long. Not only are the games too damn long, but their season is too damn on. The first FBS team kicked had their first game on Aug 24, 142 days ago. That’s pretty demanding for a ‘student-athlete’. You might as well tack on another 23 days since most of the SEC had players reporting to fall camp on Aug first. And to think there was a time when no student had to miss any school because any bowl game or championship was played during winter break.

Governor Abbott Says Texas Is Finished Building Highways

“The bottom line is this: The way people get around, the way people live is going to change,” Abbott said, according to the Rivard Report. “As a result, this generation of roads that [Texas Transportation Commission Chairman] Bruce Bugg is in charge of building is probably the last major buildout of roads we’ll have in the state of Texas, even considering the fact that Texas is the fastest-growing state in America.”

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The Most Popular Memes of the Decade (2011 – 2020)

Space Force Bible blessing spurs protest

Here’s an under-rated cartoon character – Hippety Hopper.

In a recent interview, Burt Ward, who portrayed Batman’s sidekick “Robin” in the old television series, stated ABC pointed something out to him.

Apparently, the snug-fitting costume worn by Ward’s Robin — the sidekick of Adam West’s Batman — on the ’60s TV show drew the ire of the Catholic League of Decency. “They thought that Robin had a very large bulge for television,” the actor said in an interview with Page Six. As Ward tells it, the issue became such a concern for ABC that the network had him go see a doctor, who prescribed pills “to shrink me up.”

I’m not one to trust fair rides, the “malfunction” starts at the 1:26 mark.

Here’s your next internet challenge.

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  1. Bryan B. says:

    I’m with you on college football and that’s one of the reasons why I stay away from it for the most part. I can’t find any official exact number, but that game last night clocked in at over 4 hours. The NFL has plenty of problems of their own, but they’re not dragging games out like that. Again, no official numbers, but I believe the Vikings-49ers game on Sunday came in under or at least very close to 3 hours. And 16 days between games is nuts. Do the teams really need that much prep time for the last game, especially when they had at least 2 weeks off prior to the semi final games?

    “Group criticizes blessing of ‘official Bible’ for Space Force” – You just can’t make this stuff up.

    I’m not too keen on traveling carnival rides outside of the fair in Dallas (I know people in charge there and trust that they wouldn’t let something unsafe operate there), but I would especially steer clear of them in other countries. Not saying we haven’t seen our share of accidents in the US, but I’ve seen video of some pretty horrific ones on foreign soil.

  2. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    New Jewish General of Space Force taking the oath at some date in the future:
    You guys want me to put my hand on the official King James Version Space Force Bible (KJVSFB) and take my oath of office? You folks do realize that I don’t buy into that whole New Testament malarkey, don’t you? Just checking.

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