Bag of Randomness for Monday, November 20, 2023

  • Just a reminder: Letterman returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater tonight.
  • For the first time in a very long time, like six or seven years, I felt chipper. I can’t explain why, but it was a great experience and I accomplished a lot during that time.
  • I recently learned the origin or etymology of “OK.”
    • On March 23, 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll korrect,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.
    • I discovered that because I follow @ollkorrect0 on Twitter who explained her user name: “OK” stands for “oll korrect.” Editing notes are traditionally spelled wrong on purpose to make them stand out, so copy doesn’t go to print with them. I’m a nerdy writer and I like shit like that.
  • From the BBC – Fewer cousins marrying in Bradford’s Pakistani community
  • Mississippi man buried without his family’s knowledge had ID in his pocket, attorney says
  • I had no idea that visiting fans at BYU football games get free ice cream after the first quarter.

  • Well, it’s about time Jerry lets Jimmy into the Ring of Honor. Now everyone is questioning if either of them has a health concern. Cowboys fans think it’s going to lift a Super Bowl curse. We shall see.  The NFL on Fox crew and Jerry tried to surprise Jimmy, but I had a feeling he knew something was up. Here’s the entire segment if you missed it or wanted to see it.


  • If you haven’t heard of hip-drop tackles in football, you will because I’m confident the NFL and NCAA will ban it next year. A week ago, I couldn’t tell you anything about it or how to spot it. Heck, once you see it, it becomes easy to spot. When I first viewed it, I thought nothing of it. But after some research, I learned how dangerous it can be. It’s so dangerous, that rugby has ever outlawed it. It became a huge topic of discussion since Thursday’s Ravens game and the gruesome injury (video below) during the Florida State game on Saturday.It’s described as, “a tackle in which a defender encircles his opponent and then drops his weight down to bring him to the ground.”
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