New officers of the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce had recently assumed duties in that organization. Bob Dunn, right, was president; Troy Castleman, center, vice president; and David Impey, secretary-treasurer.

There are some things in life that will never be determined or explained, and some that just don’t make any sense.

• Don’t look now, but we could have an all-celebrity presidential race in 2020. Although she has publicly said she won’t run, there seems to be somewhat of a groundswell of support for Oprah Winfrey to seek the nation’s top office. And following Winfrey’s speech at last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards, her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told a reporter that her candidacy isn’t all that far-fetched.

“It’s up to the people, Graham said. “She would absolutely do it.”

Wow, Trump vs. Oprah in 2020. Just the fact that it’s a conversation is an example of where society is at.

Before you go and scoff, consider that Oprah’s close friend, Gayle King, said Winfrey is “intrigued by the idea.”

Since we’re on the subject, maybe you’ve heard that Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, might have a go at the presidency, too. Unlike Oprah, he makes no bones about it and has clearly stated he’s considering the notion.

The Rock currently claims to be an independent, so the question is, would he challenge Trump or Bernie (or whoever it is instead of Bernie)? Then again, maybe staying in the middle would be D.J.’s ace in the hole.

And not to be outdone, Rosanne Barr has stated publicly (although maybe tongue-in-cheek) that she would make a better president that Oprah. Whether or not that’s true would be a silly (but interesting) debate, but one thing is for sure: Barr already has a campaign under her belt. She ran in 2012, remember?

I didn’t make any of this up. Google it.

• When I put a sock on, there’s often this one thread that latches on to a toe of a piece of my foot and won’t go away unless I take the sock back off and start over.

Sometimes the culprit gets between my toes (usually the big one and the next one) and won’t easily come out when I back off the sock.

More often than not, I’m able to put on a pair of socks without such difficulty. But it happens with enough frequency that I sometimes wonder if it’s just me.

But I’m sure it’s not. I figure those threads are just a part of having human feet and toes.

• Speaking of feet and toes, they don’t get nearly as much attention as hands and fingers – or respect.

I mean, fingers have names (like “index,” “ring,” and “pinky”). But only two toes are ever really referred to and they’re just called “big” and “little.” The other three are just kind of there, even though they’re integral to the way billions of people walk, stand, swim and try on shoes.

Here’s to toes.

• There are several television commercial series that I just don’t get.

• There are several television commercial series that I just don’t get.

Like the Diet Dr. Pepper clips with that little guy with the long hair and high voice. They’re not funny or cute and have no redeeming value I can identify.

Actually, my wife and I find them altogether weird, and kind of creepy.

On the other hand, there are several commercial series I find quite entertaining, like the Gecko, “Mayhem” and Larry Culpepper, to name a few.

• Have you ever noticed how dogs love to eat cat food but cats don’t like dog food?

So, are cats “finicky” or are dogs insatiable?

• Last Sunday night, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Northrup Grumman satellite called Zuma that was reportedly part of a highly “classified” mission.

By Monday, there were reports swirling around that Zuma had in some way been lost, perhaps being dead in orbit or maybe having fallen back to Earth along with a spent upper stage of the rocket.

Let’s see – it was a highly classified mission which nobody from Northrup Grumman or the U.S. government would even offer hints about, and we’re supposed to readily accept that it simply failed.

I have no way to prove or disprove any of it, and I’m not prone to believe in a lot of “conspiracy theories,” but I’m thinking Zuma is just fine and will be circling the planet for a long time (doing who knows what).

Just sayin’.

• Why do prospective employees and workers frequently have to submit to drug testing, but chronic welfare recipients don’t?

Basically, you have to prove you’re clean to earn money but it’s OK to be a meth addict and get free money from the government. Momma always told me life was largely unfair, but that’s not just unfair, it’s stupid.

Doug Davison is a writer, photographer and newsroom assistant for the Houston Herald. His columns are posted online at Email:

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