Show Notes for Thursday December 13, 2018

Show Notes for Thursday December 13, 2018


Dear John,
I have a sad letter for you. Since we don't have a large family, we have a Christmas tradition with our neighbors where our children buy gifts for each other. We have been doing this for a few years now. Sadly, their daughter was killed in a car accident last week. When my husband and I were sitting in our living room last night, he noticed that I had already gotten her a gift and it was sitting under the tree. He said we should give it to them anyway. I think that would be really hard for her parents right now. I'm not sure what the etiquette is for something like this. I don't have family to ask and I think it might be helpful to hear someone's opinion, so I hope you can help.

Signed – SadNeighbor

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Thursday December 13, 2018

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Sheriff's deputies are hoping someone can help them find a man wanted for stealing a truck and motorcycle. But deputies say the man's girlfriend is also in trouble for trying to hide a meth pipe in her baby's dirty diaper. According to the Limestone County, Alabama Sheriff's Office, 34-year-old Timothy Dewayne Cline ran from deputies, leaving his girlfriend, 33-year-old Jessica Nicole Young, and their five-month-old child sitting in a stolen rental truck. Authorities say they went to a home to check on a report of a stolen motorcycle in the area. Once there, authorities located the motorcycle and also noticed a U-Haul rental truck that they knew was stolen. Authorities say Jessica Young was in the passenger seat of the stolen vehicle with a baby. A deputy ran her information and learned she was wanted on outstanding warrants. Authorities say they caught Young trying to dispose of a used meth pipe inside the baby's dirty diaper. Young was charged with receiving stolen property, chemical endangerment of a child, and possession of drug paraphernalia. (

The full list of Nominees have been released for this year’s Golden Globe Awards and “A Star Is Born” is leading the way. Lady Gaga was nominated for Best Actress. Bradly Cooper was nominated for Best Director & Best Actor

The producers of “Game of Thrones” have partnered with the New York City Subway to issue “Game Of Thrones Metrocards.” The Final Season of “Game of Thrones” is expected to arrive in April of 2019. (

Aquaman earned $94 million dollars during its opening weekend in China. (

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Facebook is banning users from talking about their sex lives in an effort to cut down on sexual encounters. (

NASA’s Insight Lander released an audio recording of the sounds of wind blowing on Mars. (

TESLA CEO Elon Musk says he has no respect for the Securities and Exchange Commission and that he will not censor his tweets in any way. (

A survey by England’s National Police Force found that half of all drivers on the road in the UK have failed a drug test. (

Walmart is testing a robot fry cook named “Flippy” at its delis. So far he's working great. (

A video has gone viral of a Baskin Robbins employee pummeling a thief who tried to rob the store. (

Traffic was delayed in Houston on Monday after a giant spool rolled off a truck and made it’s way down the highway. Nobody got hurt. (

A Taiwanese man wiggled his way inside an electronic claw game so he could win prizes. Unfortunately he got stuck.(

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The Queen is a total wedding crasher!
If you invite the Queen of England to your wedding, even if you’re not royalty, there’s a chance she might show up anyway, as she did with one unsuspecting couple in Manchester in 2012.
Mataeology (MAT-tay-AHL-uh-gee)
-A useless or pointless discourse; worthless conversation.
-A discourse that is fruitless or in vain.

So, most meetings in the corporate world...

From Greek “mataios” - pointless, + “logia” - words.

Used in a sentence:
“Poor Cordelia, suffering through yet another blind date, has grown weary of the droning mataeology.”

Noun form - Mataeologian
Adjective form - Mataeological

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An Iowa man is now facing charges in the theft of pigs from a Minnesota farm. 35-year-old David Cortez Jr. is charged with 1st degree theft and 3rd degree burglary. Authorities say he and Robert Lee Morales of San Benito, Texas, stole 150 pigs from Christensen Farms in Sleepy Eye, MN in November 2017. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says it found about fifty pigs in a snowmobile trailer on November 5th, 2017. A deputy left the scene and returned ten minutes later to see the trailer was still there but two other vehicles and the pigs were gone. Court documents say one of the vehicles belonged to Cortez and he borrowed the other for the evening. Christensen Farms says it has trail camera video of a vehicle belonging to Morales and a trailer belonging to Cortez at the site where the pigs were stolen. Morales was arrested, pleaded guilty to 1st degree theft, and is due to be sentenced on December 18th. Cortez was finally picked up on a warrant in Glenco, Minnesota and has not yet entered a plea. (

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A 21-year-old was removed from a Jet Airways flight and detained Monday after he was caught by other passengers covering his face with a handkerchief and typing a message about terrorists. Yogvedant Poddar was observed by others on a domestic flight in India taking a picture of himself on Snapchat with his face partly covered with a caption that read, “Terrorist on flight, I destroy women hearts.” The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said in a statement that the man was taken off the Kolkata-to-Mumbai flight for questioning. Security officials boarded the flight and removed the young man, who insisted he was innocent of any malicious activity and called the Snapchat photo a prank for his friends. The man’s bags were re-examined and the CISF confirmed “no suspicious or objectionable item was found.” Poddar reportedly was handed over to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport police station for further investigation. (

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A Broward County woman was arrested after she pulled a knife on a man who 
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