Wednesday August 1, 2018

Show Notes for Wednesday August 1, 2018

Today we talk with STORYTELLER Jim Weiss from

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August 1st
Startup Day Across America – Changes Annually
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
National Girlfriends Day
National Minority Donor Awareness Day

Respect for Parents Day

"Life's like a movie; write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending." --Jim Henson

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A new study of 2,000 wine drinkers showed that the average person will only start to fully appreciate a good bottle of wine toward the tail end of their 20s, but how they get into it, and what they prefer, varies greatly. The most common way we get into wine is from a friend, with 30 percent reporting that’s how they originally tried it.

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Police in Maryland say a man who was being detained told officers he worked at Krispy Kreme and would give them doughnuts if they would let him go. 25-year-old Matthew Tyler Rosenberg and another man were spotted Thursday by an officer who suspected they were peering into vehicles for anything worth stealing. Authorities say a search of Rosenberg yielded an air pistol and marijuana. It was then that Rosenberg began offering officers doughnuts. Rosenberg faces charges including resisting arrest. (
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Nick Jonas got engaged to actress Priyanka Chopra over the weekend after
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Mila Kunis told a podcast that she blames herself for her breakup with Macaulay Culkin seven years ago.(
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A truck on a California highway overturned and spilled 40,000 pounds of sunflower seeds.

The Big Mac rolled out to McDonald’s customers nationwide 50 years ago this summer, although the sandwich made up of two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, onions, pickles on a sesame seed bun was actually introduced by a Pennsylvania McDonald’s franchisee in 1967 — 51 years ago.

Have you ever opened your pizza box, discovered the tiny protective table in the middle and thought, wouldn’t it be nice if those tiny pizza people had somewhere to sit? Canada-based Boston Pizza is on it with the Pizza Patio Set. While the table has been there all along, the added plastic chairs complete the set.

Facebook’s stock fell by twenty percent last week, causing Mark Zuckerberg to lose $18 billion dollars in less than two hours at one point. (

Facebook stock has dropped by over $100 billion dollars in the past week. (

A new survey found that 43% of Millenials plan to leave their job in the next two years. (

A Gallup Poll found that that the smoking rate in the United States has hit an all time low of 16%. A lot of the drop off is attributed to people vaping instead. (

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The Grandiloquent Word of the Day

LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words

-A self-important little man.
-A boastful and self-important person.
-Boastful talk

Probably modification of obsolete Dutch dialect kockeloeren to crow like a cock, of imitative origin. First Known Use: circa 1715

Used in a sentence:
"Why is it that every person that they promote into that leadership position is such a cockalorum? 

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A man was arrested after he allegedly tried to break into a police headquarters in London, Ontario. Roger Marchand was tasered by officers when they say he refused to drop the bicycle chain he had used to smash a glass door on Thursday morning. Earlier in the night, police say the 42-year-old was seen breaking the front window of a store, before moving on to another address where he was observed hitting the front door. Damages are estimated at approximately $3,000. The Stratford man has been charged with breaking and entering with intent, possession of a weapon, and mischief under $5,000. (

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An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport so he would avoid missing his flight was sentenced Thursday to four months in prison and ordered to pay a fine. Dana Carter of Dayton made a series of calls to the airport claiming there was a bomb on a Dallas, Texas-bound United Airlines flight in October. The 40-year-old allegedly made the false reports because he was worried he was going to miss his flight. The original flight ended up being canceled because of the threat and Carter was placed on another flight for Dallas less than two hours later. In addition to jail-time, Carter has been ordered to pay $7,700 in restitution to United Airlines for the canceled flight.(
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A 20-year-old Florida man allegedly punched and kicked two store
employees after stealing a small bag of chips. When deputies arrested the man he told them his mother had predicted that he’d end up behind bars.

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