Show Notes for Thursday, January 06, 2022


Dear John,

My girlfriend and I have been together for a few months. I met her family and she met my family during the holidays. Everyone tells me we're such a great couple. I like her, but I don't think I love her. I was feeling quite a bit of pressure with our families both talking about “wedding plans”. I'm not even close to ready for that. We talked about that conversation on our way home. I feel bad because I think she is ready to think about that. I'm trying to decide if I need to find a way to fall in love with her, or if I should break up with her to give her a chance to find someone who loves her as much as she deserves to be loved. She's great, she'd nice, she's cute, she's successful! I just don't know if this is love. Maybe it is. I just thought it would be like you see in the movies. It's not that at all. What do you think? Should I tell her about this? Please help!

Signed – Befuddled Boyfriend

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Dogs are supposed to be a man’s best friend, right? Well a study conducted by Craigslist asked single men and women which pet would make them “less inclined” to date someone. Coming in as the least likely to throw a wrench in a potential love connection: hamster owners. Yes, you read that correctly. Of those polled, only 10 percent said that a pet hamster could stand in the way of dating someone. A hamster? Who the heck over the age of 10 owns a hamster? 28 percent wouldn’t date a dog owner and 25 percent wouldn’t date a cat owner.

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On Nov. 2, police were dispatched to a Royalton Road gas station regarding a woman passed out behind the wheel of a silver Nissan. The caller said the woman woke up and had just left the parking lot. An arriving officer spotted the Nissan as it entered Interstate 77 southbound without using a turn signal. While talking to the woman, the officer observed a faint smell of alcohol. She denied drinking, and told the officer that she had just dropped off her grandchild in Independence. The driver was slurring her words and acting confused. After failing a field sobriety test, during which she lost her balance multiple times, the woman was arrested for drunken driving. During a search of the Nissan, police found an open bottle of vodka, as well as two straws with a white powdery substance, which tested positive for cocaine. The grandmother was charged with drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, not using her turn signal and open container.


Spider-Man: No Way Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers clarify Uncle Ben's backstory in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The screenwriting pair have penned all three movies in the MCU's Spider-Man trilogy from 2017's Homecoming to No Way Home. The highly-anticipated Sony-Marvel collaboration debuted in theaters on December 17, squaring Tom Holland's Spider-Man off against various villains from past franchises, including Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), and Electro (Jamie Foxx). Peter Parker's Uncle Ben has been a central figure in past origin stories. Portrayed by Cliff Robertson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002), Ben is killed by a carjacker, who turns out to be the same thief Peter (Tobey Maguire) allowed to escape earlier in the film, leaving him riddled with guilt. Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man introduced an Uncle Ben played by Martin Sheen who suffered a similar fate, as he is shot and killed by a thief that Peter (Andrew Garfield) allowed to escape from a convenience store. Since the MCU famously omitted Spider-Man's origin story, audiences have always wondered what role Uncle Ben might have played in Peter's life offscreen

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Human hands evolved the way they did not so we could use tools but so we could punch each other better (University of Utah study). The lead researcher argued that we could have ended up with any of several different shapes if it were just about holding tools. But only one variation would allow us to make a fist and beat the snot out of each other. And that’s the one we got. Our fingers are short enough to curl into our palms, unlike other primates, and our glorious opposable thumbs can reach across the fingers to buttress the fist itself for maximum punching power.

A new analysis of data from bakeries (compiled by Square) reveals which baked goods got hot in 2021 and which ones crashed out of style. The hottest cookie was the triple chocolate cookie, which saw 2021 demand 5,393 percent higher than demand in 2019. Other hits were raisin loaf (up 4,791 percent since 2019), cake popsicles (up 3,060 percent) and white cake (up 2,361 percent since 2019). Other confections have crashed out of favor: demand for plain cowboy cookies was down 41 percent, plain doughnuts down 47 percent, spice cake down 61 percent and frosted doughnuts down 67 percent. One baked good in particular has been burned since 2019: packs of macarons, which saw demand collapse by 75 percent.

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A woman in German left a $250,000 inheritance to her cat.

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The biggest shopping season of the year isn’t over, as retailers try to grab more money from our wallets with after-Christmas sales. FUN RETAIL FACTS!

Sears (now only 21 stores in the continental U.S.) used to sell build-your-own homes in its mail order catalogs.

The first shopping cart was a folding chair with a basket on the seat and wheels on the legs.

In the late 1800s in Corinne, Utah, you could buy legal divorce papers from a vending machine for $2.50.

The Chinese invented paper money.

Shopping online is not necessarily greener. A study at the University of Delaware showed that “home shopping has a greater impact on the transportation sector than the public might suspect.”

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