Show Notes for Friday, August 12, 2022

Today we visit with PIFF the MAGIC DRAGON (America's Got Talent) to talk about his first comedy special called REPTILE DYSFUNCTION which features a special appearance by Penn Jillette. Since its premiere, the special has already received over a quarter of million views. Piff currently headlines his own nightly show at The Flamingo in Las Vegas and this Fall, he and Puddles Pity Party hit the road for the second leg of their Misery Love Company Tour.

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August 12

National Julienne Fries Day

National Middle Child Day

National Vinyl Record Day

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Have you ever noticed that when pro athletes play against their former team, they often seem to have a “chip on their shoulder” and play better? Well, according to a new study, playing a “revenge game” may actually be a thing. Russian researchers found that athletes’ emotions have a much greater effect on their performance when taking on ex-teammates. For the study, data was analyzed from the NBA, NHL, and 6 European football leagues. It was determined that athletes performed exceptionally better at their former home stadiums against their old teams compared to newer venues. Researchers also found both NBA and NHL players took more shots against their ex-clubs. This also included those who saw little to no playing time with their former teams, with study authors saying these athletes may have felt they had something to prove. The researchers believe their findings could apply to other situations, such a new employee’s performance in competition against their former employer.

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Brace yourself. Fall is coming – and with it, Oreo’s “Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies” are hitting store shelves on August 15, marking their return following a 5-year hiatus. The limited-edition flavor features two golden Oreo cookies with a “festive pumpkin spice flavored cream” sandwiched in the middle. Pumpkin-flavored items have become synonymous with fall. Bud Light Seltzer and Samuel Adams beer have pumpkin-flavored beverages, Cup Noodles sells pumpkin-flavored ramen and Tim Hortons, Starbucks and Dunkin’ all infuse the flavor into drinks every year.


News that James Franco is set to play former Cuban president Fidel Castro in an upcoming film has some in Hollywood riled up, and not because of his sexual misconduct allegations. Veteran actor John Leguizamo posted the news, writing, “How is this still going on? How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well? No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers!” The “Moulin Rouge!” star, who was born in Colombia, added: I don’t got a prob with Franco but he ain’t Latino.” Newly appointed “The View” co-host Ana Navarro commented, saying “no Latino actor worth their salt would sign up to play and aggrandize a murderous dictator who terrorized the people of Cuba for 6 decades.” “Alina of Cuba” also stars Ana VillafaƱe as Castro’s daughter, Alina Fernandez, and follows the true story of her Cuban exile. It is one of Franco’s first major casting announcements since he was swept up in the #MeToo movement in 2018.

The ‘Titanic’ has been sunk again. “Top Gun: Maverick” has flown past the legendary blockbuster on the list of biggest money-makers in US box office history. Tom Cruise’s latest film, which has been on a roll since its release in May, is now in the #7 spot domestically, with $662 million in tickets sold, beating out James Cameron’s 1997 classic by about $3 million. ‘Maverick’ raked in $7 million over the weekend, which might not sound like much, but considering it’s in its 11th week in theaters, it’s pretty impressive. Other films still ahead of Top Gun 2 at the US box office include “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther” which had domestic hauls of $678M and $700M, respectively.

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When it comes to replacing your old toothbrush, you want to be hygienic without being wasteful, so how often should you do it? According to a group of dentists, here are some answers: Manual toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months – and never stretch it past 6 months. Your toothbrush literally brushes bacteria off of your teeth, and germs can stick around even after you’ve rinsed it. Plus, worn out toothbrushes don’t remove plaque well. Electric toothbrushes? 1-2 months, as the vibrating brush heads don’t last as long as standard toothbrushes. And if you’ve been sick with cold, flu, or another virus infection, it’s important to toss your toothbrush and get a new one right away to avoid reinfection.


Welcome back, Johnsons! Are you ready to party?

So, being his 4th wife and all, do you think you’ll be at next year’s reunion?

Let’s pull out the Ouija board to see what Gramps is up to.

Anyone for naked Twister?

How are all you people not dead yet?

If the police show up, I’m not here, okay…?

Sooooo, am I in your will?

When is it OK for me to leave?

Didn’t we used to date?

Who ARE these people?

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America’s first bank robber (Aug. 1, 1798) deposited the money back into the same bank.

You have about 70,000 thoughts a day.

You blink up to 9 million times per year.

Ear wax is actually a type of sweat.

The big toe carries the most weight of all the toes, bearing about 40% of the load.


Question: 32% of parents agree – This is one of the most difficult things about having kids. What is it?

Answer: Potty training

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How would you like a job where you’re not only allowed to sleep on the job – you’re expected to? New York-based mattress brand Casper is on the hunt for “Casper Sleepers”. Those hired will sleep “in our stores, and in unexpected settings out in the world,” according to Casper’s job posting. Now, it’s not all fun and ZZZZs – there is some work required when employees are awake. Casper Sleepers will create social media content, sharing their experience as a professional sleeper. They’re taking applications until tomorrow, and say that the ideal candidate should have an “exceptional sleeping ability,” a “desire to sleep as much as possible,” and of course, the “ability to sleep through anything.” In addition to being paid to sleep, successful candidates be able to wear pajamas to work, enjoy free Casper products, and the flexibility of a part-time schedule. LINK:

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Sure, it lubricates, but if you believe what’s been written online, it can do many other things, such as remove makeup from carpet, unstick Legos, kill weeds, and keep squirrels from climbing into bird feeders. Here are some other uses for WD-40…but we don’t recommend trying them unless you have a way to do it safely and without damaging stuff…

Cleans & protect cowboy boots, prevents mud from sticking to footwear.

Removes marker from dry erase boards.

Removes tough glue from fingers.

Keeps wicker chairs from squeaking.

Cleans chrome fixtures, piano keys, copper pots & pans…and seashells.

Unkinks gold chains.

Prevents mildew on outdoor fountains.

Removes soap scum from tubs & showers.

Loosens burrs and thistles from dogs and horses.

And, if you dare, it eases arthritis pain. Just spray it onto the joint that hurts.

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