Show Notes for Thursday, March 17, 2022


Dear John,

I quit drinking for my New Year's resolution and I'm still sticking to it. I've lost weight and saved money. I also fee much better. I have gotten through the hardest part, but my friends want me to join them for St. Patrick's Day. We usually take off early and go bar-hopping all night, then take Friday off. I told them I'm not going to drink, but I'll be the designated driver. I think I'll be fine. My sister told me to avoid this all together. She's afraid I'm going to slip up and drink again. I don't think I really had a big problem before, but it sounds like she thinks I did. I've already taken Thursday afternoon off, but I'm not taking Friday off. I will not have a hangover, so no need to do that. Do you think it's a bad idea for me to be the Designated Driver? Is that a bad plan?

Signed – Alcohol Free For Month Number Three

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It turns out that the old cliché of your life flashing before your eyes as you die just might be 100% true. A team of scientists were measuring the brainwaves of an 87-year-old patient who had developed epilepsy, but the patient suddenly suffered a heart attack and died. Analysis showed that in the 30 seconds before and after passing away, the man’s brainwaves followed the same patterns as dreaming or recalling memories. Dr Ajmal Zemmar, a co-author of the study, said that what the team, based in Vancouver BC, accidentally got, was the first-ever recording of a dying brain. So, . . . are we talking about an episode of “This Was Your Life” featuring mostly happy memories? The doctor said: “I would speculate that if the brain did a flashback, it would probably like to remind you of good things, rather than the bad things. But what’s memorable would be different for every person.


Hulu has released the first official trailer for “The Kardashians”, featuring big moments in the lives of Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner since they ended E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” last summer. The new trailer includes footage of Kim preparing to host “Saturday Night Live” and highlights from Kourtney’s engagement to Travis Barker in October. The Kardashians premieres April 14 on Hulu. LINK:

The biggest addition for this year’s Oscar race is the new ‘Fan Favorite’ category, which allows fans to share their own votes for their Best Picture picks. One film appears to be emerging as a frontrunner, and it’s a surprising one: “Cinderella”, the Camila Cabello-starring musical that debuted on Prime Video last year. Cabello’s Cinderella is currently leading the race in this new category, which allows fans to cast up to 20 votes per day via Twitter.

Daytime TV is undergoing some changes. Sherri Shepherd is officially in full-time and Wendy Williams, host of the long-running “The Wendy Williams Show”, is out, at least for now. Shepherd, who’s been filling in as a rotating guest host amid Williams’s health issues, will launch her own daytime talk show, “Sherri” this fall. She’ll move into the time slots currently held by Williams’ show, with many production staffers moving over. Williams has been on extended sick leave, with Michael Rapaport, Leah Remini and Whitney Cummings among the stars who’ve filled in for TV’s long-running gossip queen.

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A travel security expert says that if you’re staying in a hotel, you should never book a room higher than the 4th floor. In fact, you should also try not to stay anywhere below the second floor. Lloyd Figgins a travel risk expert and former soldier, says the main reason that you should stay between the second and fourth floors is the chance of fire. Those staying at a hotel are usually in an unfamiliar environment, and may not immediately know what to do should a fire alarm go off, or which way to go to find an exit. And, as he points out, fire department ladders “rarely reach above the 4th floor.” OK, fine. No higher than the 4th floor. But why should we avoid the ground floor…it sounds like it would be the safest place to be. Because that’s the one that “is targeted by burglars” most often, according to the expert.

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23 of the luckiest places in the world. (first 11 yesterday.... last 12 today)

Charles Bridge (Prague, Czech Republic)
Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague, offers a chance for good luck with an amazing view. Visitors who touch the plaques on the statue of St. John of Nepomuk will have good luck. If you want a wish to be granted, look for the nearby black grille with five stars and a relief of the drowning of St. John of Nepomuk. If you touch each star and then place your left hand on the cross on the railing under the grate, your wish will come true. Also on the bridge is a statue of St. Anne, the patron of pregnant women who is also an intercessor for a happy wedding and marriage.

Tunnel of Love (Klevan, Ukraine)
A “tunnel of love” was a popular amusement park attraction for couples, but there’s a real-life romantic tunnel in Ukraine that’s not only a magical stroll but will also give you and your partner good luck in love. One of the most photographed places in Ukraine, this natural tunnel of trees has been carved out by a train that has run along this path since the Cold War. If a couple go through it together and makes a wish, it will come true if their love is sincere.

Magic Owl of Dijon (Dijon, France)
The lucky talisman of the city of Dijon, France, has also become it’s unofficial mascot. “La chouette,” or the owl, is a stone figure carved into the buttress of an inauspicious building. The owl has been worn down by passersby touching the bird with their left hand while making a wish.

Fountain of Wealth (Suntec City, Singapore)
Located in the Suntec City shopping complex in downtown Singapore, the Fountain of Wealth was inspired by the design of the Hindu mandala to imbue it with positive “qi” energy. Visitors should encircle the fountain clockwise three times with their right hand stretched out over the water then make a wish.

Il Porcellino (Florence, Italy)
Il Porcellino is a bronze boar statue in Florence, Italy, that draws hundreds of visitors a day hoping some of its good luck will rub off on them. Passersby give the boar’s snout a rub while dropping a coin in the boar’s open mouth. If the coin slides out and falls through the grating beneath the statue, that guarantees good luck.

Madron Well (Cornwall, England)
For centuries, people flocked to Cornwall’s Madron Well for the water’s purported healing properties. Traditionally, visitors would take pieces of rag or ribbon, known as clouties, that were torn from a part of the body where they had an injury or illness. They would tie the clouties in a nearby tree, and as the piece disintegrated, their affliction would also disappear. Today, the tree is still filled with colorful pieces of cloth for blessings and luck.

Wishing Tree (Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, Hong Kong)
The Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in the Tai Po district of Hong Kong are famous for their wish-granting abilities. Originally, the tradition was for locals and tourists alike to write a wish on a piece of paper, tie it to a mandarin orange, and toss the fruit as high as possible into the banyan tree’s branches; if the orange got caught, the wish would come true. The tradition has become extremely popular, especially around the Lunar New Year, and visitors now tie or toss their wishes on nearby racks or throw plastic oranges to help protect the trees.

Ferdinand Magellan Monument (Punta Arenas, Chile)
In the main square in Punta Arenas, Chile, there is a statue of Ferdinand Magellan gazing out at his namesake strait. Along the base, there are multiple figures, including an Indigenous Patagonian whose dangling foot has been touched and kissed to a shine by people heading out to sea. It’s said to bring good luck and guarantee you’ll be back to Punta Arenas.

Stump Pass Beach State Park (Englewood, Florida)
The white sand beaches of Florida’s Stump Pass Beach State Park are a hidden gem for collecting seashells and other beach treasures like shark teeth. Beachcombers often hang their beautiful finds on the beach’s trees and stumps for good luck, creating a truly unique sight.

Schöner Brunnen (Nuremberg, Germany)
The Schöner Brunnen is a 14th-century fountain in Nuremberg’s market square. Its tiers of stone religious figures are topped with a Gothic spire and surrounded by a protective railing. Within the railing is a shiny brass ring that has been replaced several times over the centuries as people believe turning it brings good luck.

The Guardhouse Monkey (Mons, Belgium)
The residents of Mons, Belgium, also have their own famous good luck statue. The Guardhouse Monkey is a small iron statue of a monkey outside of city hall with unknown origins. According to the legends, if you rub the monkey's head with your left hand, you’ll have a year of good luck. Single women looking for love and couples who want to have a child will also have their wish granted with a pat of the monkey’s head.

Xia Hai City God Temple (Taipei, Taiwan)
Back in 2019, about 500 people a day looking for luck in love were visiting Taipei's Xia Hai City God Temple. Those numbers were more like 1,000 on Valentine’s Day or around the Lunar New Year. This small, popular temple has a big track record of singles from around the world finding a partner after praying and making an offering to a statue of the god of marriage and love here. Successful couples are supposed to return and bring cookies or cakes from their wedding as a thank you, and the temple receives thousands a year.

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