John Nash – Rudolph – Wedding Registries – Etc

I’ve been reading stuff on, which is where “knowledge junkies get their fix”. I don’t know if I’m a knowledge junkie, but I do like that stuff (knowledge). I came across a few interesting articles.

  • It turns out that Green Bean Casserole, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Wedding Registries all have one thing in common. Are wedding registries a necessity of capitalism? Uh, yeah. That way, we don’t end up with 9 toasters, a condition that puts any new marriage to the test.
  • If you’ve seen the movie A Beautiful Mind, you know the story of Dr. John Nash. But did you know that Nash is part of RAND? Or, like me, did you not know of such a thing as RAND?
  • In unrelated news, I was sort-of running on a treadmill on Saturday and, mid-stride, it stopped. While I didn’t run through a wall (as seen on most any animated media), I was certainly surprised. I was also reminded that putting that kind of stress on any home appliance isn’t fair.

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    I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on
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