Bag of Randomness for Monday, January 31, 2022

  • I have great memories of watching football with my father. Last week I was fortunate enough to watch some great NFL playoff football with my son and make some lasting memories. Because of the stupid divorce, I’m robbed of watching football and making memories with my son with the NFC and AFC championship games yesterday. When it came to the divorce decree, I wasn’t able to negotiate much, but I do get the kids for every Super Bowl Sunday.
  • The NFL playoffs have been fantastic, and is testimony to why I prefer it over the college game. People used to be able to argue to the like the college game because players played for the purity of the sport, but the way the landscape has changed, that’s no longer a valid argument. Some folks are upset about the difference in pass interference penalties, but one rule will not sway me one way or another. If you like bands and school pride, then go for it. But I like how the NFL unites an entire city and community rather than a select group of people who chose to attend an institution. Also, games in the pros are more competitive and you don’t have those crazy blowouts when Oklahoma decides to play North Texas.
  • Some days/weekends, the divorce hurts more than others. I’d deal with it better if the marriage gradually fell apart, but her darting off and alienating the kids from me was totally unexpected and such a shock to the system.
  • My date on Friday night was pretty meh. I have a feeling a lot of them are going to be like this. You like each other on an app, and messages back and forth for a while. Then, you decide to meet only to realize you don’t click and never message or meet one another again. I guess meeting up is better than staying home by myself on a Friday night.
  • I used to tell people how thankful I was marrying when I did, as I just avoided the start of dating apps and couldn’t imagine what it would be like to have to use those things. Now, I’m eating humble pie.
  • ‘I’m really just high on life and beauty’: the woman who can see 100 million colours
    • Antico is a tetrachromat, which means she has a fourth colour receptor in her retina compared with the standard three which most people have. While those of us with three of these receptors – called cone cells – have the ability to distinguish around one million different colours, tetrachromats see an estimated 100 million.
  • China says United States plans to pay athletes to ‘sabotage’ Beijing Olympics
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas invested in electric cars after bashing Democrats for being ‘obsessed’ with themRep. Dan Crenshaw recently invested in Tesla and Rivian Automotive stock. He’s on a key committee that regulates EVs but has voted against expanding access to the vehicles. Crenshaw’s office says the congressman supports banning stock trades in Congress.
  • Suicide hotline shares data with for-profit spinoff, raising ethical questions
    The Crisis Text Line’s AI-driven chat service has gathered troves of data from its conversations with people suffering life’s toughest situations.
  • Xylyl – You’re not a true ‘Wordle’ connoisseur until you start with the scientifically proven worst word
  • He Spent 25 Years Infiltrating Nazis, the Klan, and Biker GangsScott was a top undercover agent for the FBI, putting himself in harm’s way dozens of times. Now, he’s telling his story for the first time to sound the alarm about the threat of far-right extremists in America
  • Oddly specific.

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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, January 31, 2022

  1. John says:

    The FBI has created or fostered every right wing hate group over the past 30 years. They also foil terrorist stacks they created. The CIA creates international strife and the FBI is responsible for the domestic.

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