Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 15, 2024

  • We romanticize the past too much. Sometimes I hear older conservative women tell me they miss the good ol’ days. Outwardly, I half-smile and nod my head. Inside, I wonder if they want to go back to a time in which spousal abuse was permissible and glorified on television on those good old shows a whole family could watch together.
  • Sometimes it’s best to not reply to a particular email until the next day. Sometimes it’s best not to reply. Sometimes you just have to say the hell with it and burn bridges.
  • In that last bullet, I debated on whether or not to use a comma and quotations with the last three words.
  • It just dawned on me that I don’t always need to explain or justify myself.
  • I found this on LiberallyLean’s blog and can’t believe this story hasn’t gotten any national coverage. An acorn falls on a cop’s car. He misinterpreted it as a gunshot and thought he was hit. He then rolls on the ground and fires his gun several times at nothing. No need to watch the entire video, just the first 25 seconds, make sure to have your volume. Here’s the link to TwitterX in case it fails to embed.

  • This tweet poll and its thread caught my attention. Some folks commented on the absurdity of the poll, and the author responded even if that’s the case, can you back it up and cite your sources. I mean, if you are going to say the Bible does or does not support something, you ought to be able to back it up with biblical reasoning. Especially in an election year. I also thought the I Love Lucy angle was interesting and did a little research. It happened four times and this guy on YouTube broke them down.
  • Huh, I used “ought” in that last bullet. I have not said, read, or heard that word in a long time.
  • I’ve always wanted to try my hand at being a football or basketball play-by-play announcer, and I think I’d be good at it. That’s why I keep up with news about people in these positions and everything that goes into their jobs. I was thrilled to find this recording, and I’m grateful to the person who put it all together.”

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Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, February 14, 2024

  • Sometimes I look at food and wonder how humans ever thought this was edible or could be prepared in such a way to taste good.
  • I’m not sure if my old friend Brent reads this blog anymore, but his wedding came up in conversation yesterday. It was the most unique wedding I ever attended. The preacher actually made the bride walk up and down the aisle twice. I wrote about it back in September 2011. I wrote with more enthusiasm back then, hopefully I can do so once again.
  • Okay, it’s time for the Kelce brothers to go hibernate and leave the public eye until the next football season. However, I did hear Jason talk about how his brother had to move out of his house because of all the Swifties peeking and knocking on his windows. I haven’t really thought about it, but Travis has certainly made a lot of sacrifices to be in this romantic relationship. Sure, he was already a celebrity, but this sort of celebrity is much more than what he even bargained for.
  • Dolph Lundgren, who is fighting a form of kidney cancer, and his wife recently became U.S. citizens. He’s 66 and his wife is 27.
  • I saved this one question for the last bullet because I have a feeling it’s what you will remember most about this post and something you’ll contemplate all day.
    • If you spoke to your friends the way you spoke to yourself, would they hang around?
  • Here’s the four-minute version of the Ben Affleck Dunkin commercial. My favorite part is when he’s talking to a social media influencer who doesn’t know who he is and he says, “I’m kind of a influencer of sorts. I do some acting and writing and directing of movies which are a long-form of entertainment that was popular in the 20th century.”
  • On my way home from trivia night I heard a radio personality state that the Canadian broadcast of the Super Bowl is different than how it’s broadcast in the U.S. I did a quick search and found this:
    • Canadian broadcasts only feature Canadian commercials. This is due to a 2019 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that aims to protect Canadian broadcasters and keep advertising dollars in Canada.
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Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, February 13, 2024

  • It was so great watching Jon Stewart host The Daily Show again.
  • I never heard of the word bougie until watching a Kevin Hart video about a Michael Jordan charity event auction he hosted.
  • I thought military flyovers at sporting events were no big deal, easy peasy stuff. But, yesterday I watched a 22-minute video about all the work that goes into it. For instance, the Air Force had these two guys with “light guns” on top of the stadium in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl.
  • Last Tuesday, I stated big hair was making a comeback. Yesterday on social media and the radio I heard Blake Lively getting a lot of compliments on her big hair. She must be a reader of my blog.
  • I thought this was a good story in Peter King’s latest weekly article. In 1980, Andy Reid blocked for Jim McMahon at BYU. In 1996, McMahon backed up Brett Favre with the Packers. Reid was on the staff as tight ends coach, and he was promoted to QB coach in 1997. McMahon, 37, decided to retire after the ’96 season. Said Reid: “His classic line was, ‘I know it’s time to retire when one of my linemen’s coaching me.’”
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Bag of Randomness for Monday, February 12, 2024

  • There’s no better-looking trophy in professional sports than the Lombardi Trophy. I like the tradition of the Stanley Cup and all, but the Lombardi just looks sharp, simple, and dignified.
  • Well, at least the Cowboys have won a Super Bowl more recently than the Niners. I think I’d rather my team not make the dance in three decades than make the dance three times and lose every time.
  • I wonder how the Kennedy family Super Bowl party was going until RFK Jr’s ad aired.
  • A man in Indonesia playing in a soccer game was struck by lightning and it was caught on video. I often get frustrated when football officials make players get off the field during a storm, but I now regret feeling that way.
  • Because I know faith in Christ is important to a lot of my readers, I thought they would appreciate this answer by Brock Purdy when asked about his faith.

  • Somewhat along those same lines, I recently read as a devout Catholic, President Biden has attended church more while in office than any president in at least 70 years.
  • I think Jesus wouldn’t appreciate the money that could be used for the poor and immigrants being spent for millions of dollars of Super Bowl ads.
  • Trump took a shot at Nikki Haley’s husband for not being at her events even though he’s on military deployment. Haley righteously defended her husband and spoke highly of our military, but I can’t overlook that she supported Trump after he mocked John McCain, attacked a Gold Star family, and called fallen military heroes “losers and suckers.”
  • An odd tweet I read yesterday and I couldn’t tell if the person was serious or not, “President Biden sent military jets to escort Taylor Swift across the Pacific from Japan.”
  • Governor Abbott’s campaign sent me a spam text during the second quarter.
  • Someone pointing out Andy Reid flashing the shocker gave me a good laugh. If you are unfamiliar with that, don’t look up the urban dictionary definition.
  • I wonder how much Taylor Swift spent flying from Japan and on her Super Bowl suite. Talk about a supportive girlfriend. I also wonder how much adrenaline she was running off of at the end of her performance, the flight, the jet lag, and just getting to her seat. Meanwhile, I debated on doing the dishes.
  • Supportive wife.
    https://twitter.com/JoePompliano/status/1756773504018452517
  • One of the better tweets I saw last night was, “I wish 1983 Jerry Falwell was around to see this halftime show.”
  • Good for her. But, it doesn’t matter what she does, someone is going to rip her.

  • Mitt Romney extending grace to both of our elder presidential candidates, “I’ve worked with the president and I haven’t seen anything that’s abnormal before. It was like President Trump saying Niki Haley three times instead of Nancy Pelosi; sometimes you say the wrong word… He said Mexico instead of Egypt. Everybody knew what he was saying and that’s not an unusual thing.”
  • And to think ESPN laid Merril Hoge off in 2017. If I owned an NFL franchise, I’d hire him as GM based on this one video alone.

  • Today marks the anniversary of one of the darkest days of my life.
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