Show Notes for Thursday, May 7, 2020


Dear John,

I'm a small business owner. We have been very careful over the last few months to continue to operate in a very safe way. I'm not sure how to respond to some messages I've gotten lately. I've been called out for not closing down. We had every right to stay open, we followed the CDC guidelines. We restricted some things and made many concessions to even stay open, but we had rent due and many other bills. We applied for the PPP thingy but never even heard back. Also applied for the Small Business Administration loan, also never heard back. My neighbors are never going to be able to re-open. They are so far behind on everything now. We spoke this morning and it made me very sad. Then I open facebook and get these rude messages. I'm not sure how to reply. Or should I even reply at all? They say they will no longer support us, but I don't even recognize them as a customer. I want to be kind, that's just who I am. What do you think? Reply or delete and move on?

Signed – SufferingSmallBusiness

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May 7th
National Packaging Design Day
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A welcome mat at the front door of a Florida home read “come back with a warrant” and that’s just what deputies did before finding drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the home in Palm Coast was part of an investigation into illegal drugs. After seeing the doormat, authorities say the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office got the warrant. Deputies found fentanyl and drug paraphernalia inside during a search late last week. Investigators say there were four people inside but no arrests were made immediately. The Florida Department of Children and Families was contacted regarding a child at the home. (


AMC movie theaters released a statement saying it will no longer show any movies by Universal Pictures after the production company released “Trolls World Tour” online during the lockdown. (
The new Trolls movie has made more money for Universal Pictures in three weeks of renting on TV’s than the original did after five months in theaters. (

The Parks and Recreation reunion special did more than just entertain Americans hungry for some new entertainment. The creators of the half-hour television special that aired last week announced that they helped to raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Amy Poehler and the cast of “Parks and Recreation” raised $3.5 million for charity with last week’s reunion special. (

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A woman on reddit recently asked for advice on whether or not she should change her daughter’s name because it sounds like “lasagna.” Her daughter’s full name is Elizabeth Anya Jane, but they call her Liz Anya — and her family has been making fun of her for her name choice.

Research shows smartphones are one of the most common distractions for parents and caregivers to overcome while supervising children at playgrounds. When caregivers were observed at playgrounds, phones were involved in about 30 percent of distractions. But phones weren’t the top distraction. That designation goes to talking to other people — with phones just a fraction behind.

Richard Hamilton was having a bad day Thursday. He didn’t want to work. That’s why, according to investigators, he called in a bomb threat that morning to the Wellington, Florida, water treatment center, where he was working with a construction crew. Authorities arrested Hamilton on a charge of making a bomb threat during the coronavirus pandemic, a national emergency.

The FDA has approved a Coronavirus antibody test that reports nearly perfect accuracy. (

A tattoo artist in London has regularly been getting inked himself since he turned 18. But during the COVID-19 lockdown Chris Woodhead has taken his love for inking to the next level by tattooing himself every day. The 33-year-old said, “I started tattooing myself every day to create some kind of structure to our now seemingly aimless days. It feels special that my body is evolving so much through the process. I will continue until I run out of space completely.”

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America's first bank robber deposited the money back into the same bank. At the Bank of Philadelphia on August 1, 1798, a sum of $162,821 was stolen from the vault. There was no sign of forced entry so it was thought to be an inside job. Patrick Lyon was imprisoned as the prime suspect, as he had been the carpenter that worked on the vault doors. But then, they realized a man named Isaac Davis had been depositing large sums of money into the Bank of Philadelphia. It turned out, he was one of the robbers involved. In 1799, Lyon was freed, and Davis only ended up repaying the money without serving a day in jail.


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In Germany a man offered assistance to a guy whose car had broken down on the side of the highway. The man offered to attach a tow rope to the other guy’s car to get him to a service station. Sounds like a pretty nice offer. The German guy then proceeded to zip down the highway at up to 100 miles per hour. The guy being towed was trapped in his towed car, and all he could do is flash his lights and honk his horn. Eventually he caught the attention of other drivers, who called police, who forced the tow guy to slow down.

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A dark, hooded figure may soon be descending on Florida beaches. And he hopes to scare away beachgoers flocking to the sand amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Daniel Uhlfelder, an attorney in Santa Rosa, plans to dress up as the Grim Reaper. Shrouded in a black robe and wielding a terrifying scythe, Uhlfelder is hoping the menacing getup will ward off visitors as parts of the Sunshine State - including beaches and parks - begin to reopen. “Many of you have asked if I am willing to travel around Florida wearing Grim Reaper attire to the beaches and other areas of the state opening up prematurely,” Uhlfelder said on Twitter. “The answer is absolutely yes.” According to the latest available data from the Florida Department of Health, the state has more than 33,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 1,200 deaths and more than 5,400 hospitalizations. (

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An Idaho man who turned his quarantine fatigue into the need for speed was arrested after driving on a closed Florida beach during the coronavirus lockdown, authorities said last Saturday. 25-year-old John McGarry led police on a 35-mph chase across the empty beach at Sand Key, a vacation spot that’s part of Clearwater Beach, after bystanders spotted him taking a spin on the sand. Officers eventually arrested McGarry when he tried to flee the beach through a hotel parking lot. Clearwater Beach and other Pinellas County beaches have remained closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even when open, it is illegal to drive on the beaches. But that didn’t deter McGarry from taking the apparent joyride. Embracing his inner "Florida man," the Idaho native told officers he did it because he was “bored.” McGarry was booked in the Pinellas County Jail and charged with reckless driving, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with a suspended license. (


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A Florida man was arrested for trying to quarantine on a private Disney Island.
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