Show Notes for Thursday, June 17, 2021


Dear John,

My family is going on two separate vacations this summer and my extended family seems to think that's a bad idea. My husband and I each have vacation time to use. We also have a new puppy and four kids who want to get out and have some fun! We decided to take two different vacations. I'm staying home for the first one to a theme park and my husband is staying home for the second one while we go camping. It's always difficult to try to coordinate with our two different companies. In addition, we have a new puppy from last year, and this allows us to each stay home to watch her too. This plan works for us. We love the idea. I've already had calls from my mom and several of my siblings. They're worried that we're going to be breaking up. That's not what's happening at all. We just think this will allow the kids to have more fun and it allows us to each spend more one-on-one time with the kids doing something we each love to do! What do we say to our family to get the off our backs about this?

Signed – Super Happy Camper

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According to a news release from Vermont State Police, a 23-year-old Canaan man is facing drunken driving charges after he allegedly crashed his car while trying to give the finger to an Upper Valley police chief on Interstate 91 last week. Jordan Deford was charged with driving under the influence following the June 2nd crash. The crash occurred just before 4:00 p.m. when Deford passed Windsor Police Chief Jennifer Frank, who also was driving southbound on the interstate, and lifted a hand to make a “gesture with his middle finger,” at her, the release said. As he did, Deford lost control of the 2014 Chrysler sedan he was driving and went off the road into the grassy median, hitting the curbing on the Bugbee Street overpass. The front end of Deford’s car was damaged, and it had to be towed from the median. Hartford police who arrived at the scene and, during a discussion with Deford and Frank, reportedly saw signs that Deford was impaired. A Hartford officer conducted a breath test, which showed that Deford’s blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. Deford, who was released following the crash, is due in Windsor Superior Court on June 22nd on the driving under the influence charge. (


Filming has been shut down on NBC’s new “Ultimate Slip and Slide” game show after forty staffers came down with diarrhea. (

A new report claims that Meghan Markle was passed over by British Soccer Star Ashley Cole before she started dating Prince Harry. (

Meghan Markle is under fire for charging $15 for an audiobook that lasts just 107 seconds. (

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Amazon auctioned off a seat on its Blue Origin Space Rocket for $28 million dollars over the weekend. (

A Michigan woman was hospitalized after contracting a deadly rare virus linked to the excrement of rodents. Officials say that the best way to avoid the disease is to take safety precautions when cleaning up after rodent infestations.(

New York City is increasing its police presence in Washington Square Park where locals continue to be attacked by junkies, gangs, and drug dealers. Crime is definitely spiking in New York. Shootings were up 177% since last year. (

Doctors are skeptical of a Cape Cod Fisherman’s claim that he was swallowed by a humpback whale but made it out alive without any serious injuries.

A video of a group of hammerhead sharks circling beachgoers partying on rafts near Pensacola, Florida continues to make waves online. (

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The kidnapping of a cafe’s beloved garden gnome in the Portobello area of Edinburgh, Scotland, has locals mesmerized. The gnome went missing in early June from the Butternut Squash Café, which was soon sent a bizarre ransom note demanding no money, but cheesecake. The cafe posted a pic of the note on its Facebook page which read: “We have your gnome. If you want to see him again leave 2 cheesecakes when you shut the cafe, We will be watching.” The cafe refused to bow to the specific demands and instead left two pieces of shortbread outside the eatery with a note on social media that read: “Kidnappers your treasure awaits…” The thieves were not impressed and sent another ransom note threatening: “Shortbread!!!!! We asked for cheesecake!!!!! You have 24 hours or your gnome gets dusty binned.” The cafe held firm and refused to deliver cheesecake. The cafe shared a picture of the note, which also included a picture of a broken gnome, on Facebook noting: “We will not negotiate with gnomenappers.” In the meantime, there is a new gnome in the cafe gardens. The cafe noted: “Even our customers think we shouldn’t be held to ransom… We have a new butternut friend!! Ps cheesecake is sold out for now. #bringbacktheoriginal.” (

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