Random Greatness, by Rich Paschall
How many random and unconnected thoughts can you come up with in one week? Just how random is your life anyway? If I keep writing random statements, does that indicate a failure to focus? Uh…what was I saying?
Since I received 15 calendars in the mail from various organizations, down from almost twice as many a few years ago, I had no need to buy calendars for 2016.
I bought two calendars for 2016. One is the Tom Daley calendar and one is Chris Mears. Chris’ calendar is autographed, although I can not make out the signature anyway.
You don’t know who Tom Daley and Chris Mears are?
If I was going to the Olympics, I would want to see diving and my friend would want to see basketball. I guess we will stay home, in our respective countries.
If my friend from Colombia comes to visit I plan to take him to the nearby Colombian restaurant to see how authentic it really is.
When we go to German restaurants, I compare the food to the memory of my grandmother’s cooking, or her sister’s.
When my friend from France visits we do not go to a French restaurant because he can get that at home. Besides, he says, the French charge too much here for food and wine.
Eat local, drink local.
I did not find any Andes candies in the Andes.
Do you think any Eskimos go to Arizona or Florida in the winter?
My yellow tortilla chips are yellow. So are the white ones.
The spicy guacamole from the local store is too spicy and the regular is too mild. We need a medium.
There is a big difference between currency exchanges here and currency exchanges in other countries. The ones here do not exchange one currency for another.
I think I will have to go back to the airport in Miami if I want to exchange Colombian pesos.
This is not a new story but I just ran across it. It seems a man practicing his right to “open carry” his brand new gun was robbed of it, at gunpoint. I guess the thief was glad the other guy displayed the gun openly because he told the victim he liked his gun. KOIN news story is here.
Every now and then the line from Forest Gump comes to me. You know the one. “Stupid is as stupid does.”
There is something called the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act that will never pass Congress. The NRA is against it.
If an organization supports the right of terrorists to buy weapons (as a second amendment right), does that make them a terrorist organization?
How many people still think Mark Zuckerberg is going to give them a lot of money if they share some Facebook post?
OK, everyone, repeat after me, “I will check Snopes.com or responsible websites before reposting stuff on Facebook, twitter and other social media.”
By responsible websites I do not mean FOX News.
All followers of the news channel whose name should not be mentioned should watch the movie Citizen Kane and keep watching it every week until they get it.
Followers of so-called Patriot radio should watch A Face In The Crowd and should keep watching it every week until they get it.
If you have not heard of Senator Joseph McCarthy, you should definitely read up.
Is it just too random if I switch from politics back to entertainment?
British musician and YouTuber Tom Law says he is moving to Croatia.
Having missed him at least twice in 2015, I think I will definitely catch MAX Schneider in March.
Sometimes I catch myself randomly watching popular You Tube personalities and saying, “I don’t get it.”
What is your favorite Humphrey Bogart movie? If you do not say “Casablanca,” don’t even speak to me. How can you possibly say something else?
I was disappointed to read that George Lucas does not like the direction of Star Wars under Disney. I guess he should not have sold it.
How many Congressmen have ever visited the Library of Congress?
If the band Chicago is from Chicago and the band Kansas is from Kansas, where did UFO come from?
Resolutions? What resolutions?