Show Notes for Thursday December 12, 2019

Show Notes for Thursday December 12, 2019

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Dear John,

I just got a Christmas gift from a neighbor. We have lived next door for several years and we have ever given one another a gift. I felt really stupid when she dropped it off. I didn't have anything to give her in return, and I don't think she expected anything. Should I get her something or would that seem weird, since I never have in the past. My husband says that would look even worse, since it would be pretty obvious that it was just because she brought me a gift. I've gone over this a dozen different times... I decided to ask you and Heidi to see what you think!

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TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thank you to
December 12
National Ambrosia Day
National Ding-a-Ling Day
Gingerbread House Day
Poinsettia Day

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A new study finds that children read more when they’re in the presence of dogs. (

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Police in Florida tased a man after he crawled up into the ceiling space of a Walmart and refused to come down. Pasco Sheriff's deputies said they were called to a store on November 19th after the suspect, who may have been facing mental health issues or “under the influence of an unknown substance,” climbed into the ceiling. Police said in a statement that the Walmart was temporarily evacuated while deputies worked with the man to try and persuade him to come out of the crawl space. “This is the type of thing where you never know what you're going to get in a day our deputies never know what they're going to face," spokesperson Amanda Hunter of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office told Fox News. After the suspect continued to ignore the officers and refused to come down, Tasers were deployed and he was detained. The suspect, who has not been identified, was then sent to a nearby hospital for evaluation. Officers want to determine if the man was suffering from any mental illness or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (


Disney has become the first studio to ever hit $10 billion at the box office in one year.“Frozen 2” just made $34 million in its third week. (

“The Irishman” swept all its categories in the Golden Globe Nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Two Supporting Actors, and Screenplay.

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Mattel is now taking pre-orders for Baby Yoda plush toys, which won’t be available until 2020. (

A video of Elon Musk trying to explain Twitter in Court has gone viral.

For the food lover on your Christmas list who has everything, the people at Hot Dog on a Stick have a new line of California inspired lifestyle apparel and merchandise. Hot Dog on a Stick’s “vintage flair and famous stripes” are on display in a variety of offerings such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, shoes, water bottles, cell phone cases, pillows, and even skateboards.

Police discovered an open door at the Honey Baked Ham store in suburban St. Louis last week. A search of the building led to something unusual. The burglar left a note and a sum of cash as a justification. The note read: “Happy Thanksgiving! No one was here and we were in desperate need of pies. Left money, took pies. Thanks!”

Police arrested a woman in Tennessee after she pointed a gun at McDonald’s employees because they gave her ketchup instead of jelly with her order.

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A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate! Not only do they make plates out of wheat, but spoons, bowls, and chopsticks as well. The dishes can be kept for months as long as they stay dry!


Dateline.... RussiaRussia will be banned from competing in next year’s Tokyo Olympics because of a massive steroids scheme. (

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A Christmas prank was taken to extremes when an English man got a little bit carried away with a roll of wrapping paper. Nichola Mullen-King from Newcastle got a shock when she returned home on Monday and walked into the kitchen. That's because her husband Carl had covered the entire room in Christmas wrapping paper - including the fruit, chopping board, and utensils. The amusing act took him around two hours to complete and it's fair to say Nichola wasn't all that impressed with his work. Sharing snaps of her “new” kitchen on Facebook , she wrote: "My a-----e of a husband came up with the bright idea to wrap part of the kitchen for elf on the shelf…Two hours later and a divorce on the cards, it’s done including the fruit, eggs, utensils and chopping board. Idiot even plugged the air freshener back in.” Her post quickly went viral, garnering over 28,000 likes and more than 44,000 shares. A whopping 47,000 people have also commented on the post so far, with many people branding her husband a “legend.” And, of course, other users slammed the couple for wasting so much paper. (

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The defense attorney for an Anchorage dentist who was captured on video pulling a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard apologized Wednesday during trial for his client’s “idiotic” behavior. “I want you to know that as his lawyer, I apologize for what he did on that hoverboard,” said defense attorney Paul Stockler. “It’s unacceptable and you can be assured that when I agreed to represent him, I got in his face and told him what I thought about him for doing this, which I think needed to be done.” Seth Lookhart’s bench trial began Nov. 12th. He’s facing forty-two charges, including allegations that he unnecessarily sedated Medicaid patients in order to maximize Medicaid payments and rode a hoverboard while extracting a tooth from patient Veronica Wilhelm while she was sedated. According to charges, Lookhart “scheduled procedures that could have been completed in a single day over the course of multiple visits so they could bill for additional IV sedation procedures.” Lookhart is also facing several civil lawsuits. (

I read a headline and Heidi (and you) need to guess if the story is FAKE NEWS or something that really happened in the state of FLORIDA.

A St. Petersburg man was busted for soliciting a prostitute after he offered to pay an undercover cop with a hamburger for sex ….. FLORIDA

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New Jersey Woman Crochets Blankets For Sick Kids