Bag of Randomness for Thursday, June 11, 2020


On Monday, I mentioned I was going to email my pastor. He was gracious enough to meet with me for an hour and a half yesterday. I won’t provide the details of the conversation, but it was constructive and fruitful.


The CBS Evening News had a segment about a black Southwest Airlines flight attendant having an emotional conversation with an older white man. But in the middle of the story, the reporter just casually drops that the passenger is the CEO of American Airlines and never tells the viewer why the CEO of American Airlines was on a Southwest Airlines flight.


Master of None: what I learned from trying all 81 MasterClasses

Armed with a trial media membership, I intended to test out every single class to see if the service is worthwhile and which classes were the best. The main obstacle was the fact that there are 81 of them, and I have zero interest in spending my free time learning poker strategy or gymnastics.


NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races, venues

This is long overdue and I never thought it would occur in my lifetime. One reason I avoided NASCAR was seeing all those flags, but I may be willing to give it a chance now. However, I wonder how they will be able to enforce this. I have a feeling that first race is going to be full of stars and bars.


I’m an ER Doctor. Here’s What I Feel OK Doing as My State Reopens. –
Each person’s calculus will be a little bit different depending on their comfort with risk and their priorities.



A foosball documentary will air on ESPN.


South Korean Baseball Game Uses Stuffed Animals To Fill Up Seats

Apparently, the stuffed animals were sent by Hanhwa Eagles fans as they are set to go up against the NC Dinos according to Stripes Korea.

“Officials said once fans are allowed to return to their rightful place in the stadium, the stuffed animals will be donated to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation,” the website reported.


27 percent of Americans in new poll see Trump as man of faith

The Politico-Morning Consult poll released Wednesday morning found that 27 percent of respondents somewhat or strongly agree that Trump is religious, compared to 55 percent who somewhat or strongly disagree.

Slightly more than a third of self-identified Christians see Trump as religious, pollsters noted, while half say he is not.

Forty percent of evangelicals also agreed that Trump was a man of faith, while 33 percent disagreed.

A total of 23 percent of Catholics and 18 percent of independents supported the statement that Trump is religious.

Only majorities of ideological conservatives — 55 percent — and Republicans — 60 percent — said they see the president as religious.


A Missouri woman asked Merriam-Webster to update its definition of racism and now officials will make the change



Hollywood Prepares for CGI Sex Scenes to Prevent Coronavirus Transmission

A 22-page document from the film editors’ association reveals that these moments, including sex scenes and other intimate moments, must be “either rewritten, abandoned, or [produced using] CGI” in the months ahead.


Footage fromSunday, May 31, 2020, at 2pm, near Grand Prismatic Overlook trailhead parking area between Biscuit and Midway Geyser basins. Shot on an iPhone 11 Pro Max and edited on iMovie. This amateur video and photo compilation is about our day trip to Yellowstone and especially our experience seeing a Grizzly Bear attack a young Bison.


Landing a small plane in a jungle.

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, June 11, 2020

  1. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    Foosball! The bane of my youth. Played more than I care to admit, while enjoying a frosty cold beverage, at Showdown and the demolished Quick Draw. Both were on Camp Bowie back in the day. Wish I had back all the quarters I plunked in that game.

    • Geeding says:

      For some reason, and it goes back to when I was a kid, but there’s something about the name “Camp Bowie” than amuses me. Maybe I thought it was Camp Boo-ey and Caspere was once stationed there.

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