Thursday July 19, 2018

Show Notes for Thursday July 19, 2018


Dear John,

I have a crush on a guy I work with but I don't know how to tell him. I have been giving some subtle hints to get him to ask me out. So far that has not worked. I'm wondering if you have any ideas that may be a fun way for me to see if he's interested that will still allow me to show my face at work if he says no. I just don't want to look desperate and I don't want to look like a fool if he's not interested. Any ideas?

Signed – Shy And Single

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A Wyoming city has discovered its potted plants have literally gone to pot. Officials in Powell believe pranksters planted marijuana seeds in city-owned flower pots this spring, leading unsuspecting city workers to water and care for them. The Powell Tribune reports city Parks and Recreation staff noticed the unauthorized greenery late last month while watering the pots, including one not far from the police station. Parks Superintendent Del Barton says workers pulled two plants on June 29 and took them to police. Another was found a couple days later. Barton says workers suspect there may be others. Police Chief Roy Eckerdt believes the clandestine cultivating is "somebody's sense of humor." After learning about the "weeds" in the city pots, he quickly checked the planters in front of the police station.

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Police say a Pennsylvania man suspected of drug offenses who tried to hide
his identity was given away by his tattoo, which spelled out his name. The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reports the man, identified as Chad Stitch, was riding inside a car that was stopped in Greensburg on the suspicion of being involved in a drug deal. Police say the man identified himself as “Chad Majors,” but the officer recognized him from an arrest in 2012. The man denied giving the officer a false name, but the officer could see the man's actual last name tattooed on his neck. Police seized drugs and cash from the car, and the man has been charged with drug offenses and false identification. Stitch remained jailed Friday, as he was unable to post bail. (

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Comic Book fans are furious that Joaquin Phoenix has signed on to play the lead in a new movie about the Joker.

Demi Moore was the victim in a major credit card fraud case. Her American Express card was stolen and the criminal, David Matthew Read, racked up $169k at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Ave. (

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Union employees picketed in front of several prominent Las Vegas Casinos on Friday in demand of higher wages and fears that robots could do their work. (

A South Carolina family vacationing at a Gatlinburg cabin got a little closer to a black bear than they might have preferred.
Tabitha Nickerson said the encounter happened Friday morning at their cabin off Alpenrose Drive. Her daughter, 16-year-old Chasity Hazel, said her father and brother were sitting on the balcony when they heard what they thought was a truck door opening and closing. "They thought it was my younger brother so they didn’t say anything, but quickly noticed it was actually a bear," Chasity said. Her brother can be heard on the video calling the family to the balcony, saying "Bro, on everything I love, this bear just opened my dad's door." The family could be heard gasping as it walked over to Nickerson's car and opened the door. "My mom freaked out," Chasity said. "We started yelling and trying to scare it off. When that didn't work, my mom threw a can at the car and it walked away."

A hotel manager in Vermont posted a video of a wild bear that got into the hotel and wandered the hallway in the middle of the afternoon.

While your social media profile can be a great asset in your job search, a CareerBuilder study shows it can also end up costing you the job. Around 70% of hiring managers who currently research candidates using social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate.

In Maine, dog owners of certain breeds will now have to pay an additional registration fee beginning August 1st.
According to affiliate WAGM, the new law states that owners of dangerous dogs will now pay a $100 annual license fee, and owners of nuisance dogs will pay a $30 annual license fee. The law states that anyone "assaulted or threatened with imminent bodily injury by a dog," can make a written complaint to their local law enforcement that the dog in question is dangerous. This applies to aggressive actions by a dog toward another person's pet as well. The law says an investigation will take place, and if the information is accurate, the new label will be placed on the dog. Dogs labeled as "dangerous" will have to wear a tag that indicates them to be dangerous, and the owner will have to pay a higher license fee. The law also states that depending on the severity of the crime, the dog could be put down. State officials say every case will be investigated, but some dog owners worry some dogs may be wrongfully labeled, especially breeds that are typically considered aggressive.

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The Grandiloquent Word of the Day

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Hark or Harken
(HARK or HARK-in)
-To give heed or attention to what is said; to listen or hear.

Use instead of:
Listen up buddy!
Did you hear that?

From Middle English “herken", earlier “herkien", Old English “heorcian"; cognate with Old Frisian “herkia" or “harkia"; akin to Middle Dutch “harken”, Middle High German - German “horchen”. Used 1175-1225.

Used in a sentence:
“Only don't'ee let it go for more drink'; and, hark 'ee, remember it's no bribery money o' Mr. Trenchard's, its mine.”
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Police recognized a Utah man fleeing from them on a stolen motorcycle, dumped out of the subsequent car chase, and waited for him at his house to make arrest. A man is facing charges after fleeing from police on a stolen motorcycle during a traffic stop for what police said was a “simple traffic violation.” Police said they made the stop around 8:00 p.m. Saturday night and the motorcyclist quickly took off. However, officers decided not to follow the man, because they recognized him. Instead, officers went to 38-year-old Brandon Briggs’ home and waited for him to return. About an hour after the stop, police said Briggs showed up at his house and was taken into custody without incident. Police later found out that the motorcycle had indeed been stolen. (

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“Purchased Friday. Totaled Saturday,” the Fairfax County Police Department wrote in a Facebook post Saturday after a Virginia man crashed his $300,000 car. The man totaled the car after driving too fast into a tree. Police shared a photo of the destroyed McLaren 720S, described on the McLaren website as a “ferociously fast” vehicle that also “gives you the ultimate balance of power with control.” Unfortunately, it seems the vehicle’s owner had neither when he hit the tree just off the road in Great Falls, Virginia. The driver was taken to a hospital after the accident, with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police told The Washington Post that the crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. (

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