Your Bag of Randomness for Thursday, June 27, 2024

  • Today is the big day for our two presidential candidates. I read one book on presidential history that mentioned that historically, the sitting president usually performs very poorly in the first debate and then listed a sleuth of examples. So, historically speaking, Biden should do poorly tonight. Part of the reason is the “protected bubble” they live in and having experienced deference in the Oval Office; It’s also because, after four years in office, they are playing defense and don’t focus on comparing and contrasting themself with their opponent. Because of a sitting record, it becomes a disadvantage. The trick is to make the viewer see it as a choice instead of a referendum. Maybe it’s because of his age, but Biden’s team appears overly prepared. Trump is not your typical opponent. It shall be interesting, especially with the cut-off mics. For the first time since 1976, the presidential debate was not organized by and conducted pursuant to the Commission on Presidential Debates’ rules which means the debate will not occur in front of a live audience.
  • This isn’t a prediction, but one if I was managing Trump’s campaign and he had a poor debate performance, I’d immediately release the name of the VP to draw away attention.
  • Today is the 26th anniversary of my father’s death. It happened at just about 8:00 PM. I remember telling God that the last thing I want to happen is to be alone with him when he passes, and that’s precisely what happened.
  • It’s funny how the Aggies had nothing but praise for their head baseball coach, Jim Schlossnagle, last week and boasted about the man of integrity and character he is, especially after that incident in which two adult fans got kicked out. Don’t get me wrong; the coach is garbage for going off on a reporter asking him about his job status and leaving to go to their arch-rival less than 24 hours later. But this is college sports today; it’s all about business. Student-athletes are now literally being paid to play, and college coaches (especially football, see Tommy Tuberville and Lincoln Riley) have been shafting their players for years. But this is just further evidence that College Station isn’t home to the top Texas university and Aggies are insecure about it. Heck, they have a fight song about desecrating the other school’s mascot and can only refer to the school in lowercase letters and out of order.
  • I’d like to know what Scholssnagle would have done if his Aggies had won the baseball national championship. Also, I’ve always been confused as to who the University of Texas’s arch-rival is. Is it Oklahoma, or is it that school in College Station? It’s never been clear to me, and you can only have one arch-rival.
  • Something I felt under-reported was Northwestern University performing a kidney transplant with the patient awake, and because the recovery time is quicker, this looks like the future of medicine.
  • I was watching a WWII special last night on the Battle of Berlin. It stated the Soviets lost 81,000 soldiers and the Germans lost around 92,000. That’s a lot of people who die at the end of a war. That made me think about the possibility of invading Japan if they didn’t surrender and the number of deaths that would bring.
  • The German army used around three million horses throughout WWII.
  • I learned the Yemen Houthi rebels have tried to spread a rumor that they have heavily damaged and even sunk the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, an aircraft carrier. One way the captain raises morale is to call random sailors to sit in the captain’s chair and have a cookie and post it to Twitter/X.
  • I was surprised to learn that most self-checkout registers allow you to flip the coin slot up so you can pour in handfuls of coins. The registers will determine if you put in too much and give you change back in dollar bills. Here’s a TikTok of what I’m talking about.

    #lpt #lifeprotip #target #coinstar #sparechange #lifehack #moneysavingtip

    ♬ She Share Story (for Vlog) – 山口夕依

This entry was posted in Personal. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.