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RANDOM THOUGHTS: MOST INTERESTING MAN

Jonathan Goldsmith, Most Interesting Man in the WorldSomeone sent me a chart to show relationships, including cousins and showing what it means to be a cousin once removed, twice removed and so forth. I had a cousin who was several times removed, usually at the request of a bar owner or relatives. ... Kim Kardashian's recent selfie was interesting but it could have benefitted from some advice about photography. A wide-angle lens would have helped to better capture her best-known attribute.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: MARCO RUBIO

Marco RubioTechnology terms can show off anyone's ignorance. Somebody next to me was talking about the impact of Hadoop and I said "gesundheit" ... With the yo-yo-ing of temperatures from freezing to the 60s, birds have been found exhausted on the ground. Scientists theorize they have been in a loop flying north and then return south as the weather oscillates. ... A man who was taking selfies of himself holding a gun, ended up shooting and killing himself.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: SANDERS

Bernie SandersAccording to some news reports, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was with a secret society of hunters when he died. Hopefully, they don't follow the Dick Cheney Hunting school. ...My theory of effective communication generation starts with this principle: Shut up while the other person is talking. ...  For every Internet troll, there is an equal and opposite troll. ... FIFA, the body governing international soccer, has just elected Gianni Infantino president. Ever vigilant, Las Vegas bookies are already setting the over/under on official bribes.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: RYAN REYNOLDS

Ryan Reynolds by Gage SkidmoreKanye West's rants back stage on the TV show "Saturday Night Live" are unfortunate as he may not be in the running to be named Mr. Congeniality for the next Grammy awards. Of course, if you have seen the movie Amadeus, you realize that a great musician isn't necessarily a nice person. Now, I'm not comparing West to Mozart, because I just don't know what he would look like in a white wig. ... I figure the real reason West gets uptight is he can't hang onto his wife.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: COLDPLAY

Coldplay By Nababan - Own work, CC BY 3.0One of my friends gave his opinion about cats recently. "Why should I feed and take care of something that has nothing but disdain for me? I have my relatives for that." ... A recent conference promoted that there would be a Navy Seal appearing. Well, the little hat was cute, but I thought balancing the ball on his nose was kind of passé ... Something I ate last week at the Acumatica conference disagreed with me. It won.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: IVANKA TRUMP

Ivanka Trump at the Tribeca Film FestivalI suspect that having it announced nationally that the Microsoft tablets are not working on the Patriot's sideline in last Sunday's playoff game is not the publicity the company was seeking. I can see the messages: "Your computer should work all the way through, not just on the surface. Get an iPad!" Or "Don't Just Scratch the Surface of Computing Power": From the Bob Scott Fake Ad department.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: DEEP SPACE NINE

Avery Brooks, Deep Space Nine's Captain SiskoI saw a man standing at a checkout counter at a local supermarket, with a beautiful picture mounted on a placard hung around his neck and the word "Life Magazine" on another placard balanced on his head. "Who's that guy?" I asked the lady at the checkout. "Oh, you've heard of him." "No, I haven't." "Of course, you have. That's Art." "Art who?" "Art imitating Life." ... On the updated $10,000 Pyramid—A group of people ambling about aimlessly.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS CAITLYN JENNER

Caitlyn JennerChristmas is a magical time of year; my money disappears like magic. But in New York City, it's especially magical with the winos and their brightly decorated bottles of Thunderbird. And as I was walking along I heard one young woman say to the other, "Times Square is where all the prostitutes used to be." You know, it's so nice to see young people with a concern for the rich traditions of this city.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: SANTA

Santa Claus, the Thomas Nast image"Do you think the reindeer games Rudolph couldn't play were anything like the hunger games?" a friend asked. "Yeah, the reindeer battle it out and the last one left alive gets to pull Santa's sleigh," I responded ... There must have been a millennial putting together one of those pictures features to scroll through on the web. It was promoted as "Rarely Seen Historical Footage" and photograph of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's casket.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: MICHAEL J. FOX

Michael J. FoxWho is this guy Ben Gazi and why are they so worried about his hearing? Didn't he star in the TV show "The Fugitive"? .. ... My voice teacher tells me it is decidedly not true that "What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas. "I was married there. Believe me, it was legal in all 50 states. ... Recently I went to Reno, the discount gambling center of the West Coast. I noted the billboard at the airport advertized "Welcome to Reno. You Can Afford Us."

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