Show Notes for Friday, February 17, 2023

Today we visit with Kate Chastain (Below Deck) about a the new Peacock competition series “The Traitors”


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February 17

National Cabbage Day

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

National Caregivers Day

No One Eats Alone Day

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Scientists say that men may be able to tell whether or not they will someday go bald by looking at the length of their fingers. In a study conducted in Taiwan of men had who had been diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), researchers found that male baldness is 6 times more likely to occur if a man’s ring finger is longer than his index finger. The scientists believe that a longer ring finger may be a sign of high testosterone exposure that occurred within the womb.

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The safest place to be in the event of a nuclear apocalypse is Australia – or New Zealand. In a report recently published in the journal Risk Analysis, New Zealand-based scientists concluded that their country, and its continental neighbor, “might survive a severe sun-reducing catastrophe such as nuclear winter and be well placed to help reboot-collapsed human civilization.” The authors also pointed out that the island nations of Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Iceland also make the list. Australia leads the pack, though, thanks to its distance from the northern hemisphere, where nuclear fallout is more likely, as well as its defense budget, energy surplus, quality infrastructure and food supply.


John Cena is rocking high heels and a skirt for good reason. The WWE Superstar was recently photographed in Australia looking nearly unrecognizable in makeup and an outfit that included a black T-shirt, a black-and-white plaid short skirt, thigh-high stockings, and black leather heels. That raised some questions, but it turns out that Cena was sporting the new look for his upcoming film “Ricky Stanicky”. Though his role remains unclear, we know he’s in Melbourne shooting the film under director Peter Farrelly. The comedy’s cast also includes Zac Efron, Jermaine Fowler, and William H. Macy.

Bryan Cranston would love to star in a music biopic, and has a good idea of which music star he’d like to play onscreen – Willie Nelson. When asked about it, he pointed out some similarities he shares with the country music legend, saying: “The hair and the beard. I think there’s some physical resemblance. He’s very old and wrinkled, and I can relate to that. So I wouldn’t have to wear a lot of makeup.” Cranston is also a big admirer of Nelson, saying “Willie’s had a fascinating career — as a writer and as a performer, and as a free speech person…and on the forefront of hemp [culture]”, although the “Breaking Bad” star added that he’s not a big weed smoker himself.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have FINALLY found their dream house. The couple has agreed on a deal for an incredible $34 million property in the Pacific Palisades area of L.A. — a super exclusive neighborhood only for the uber-rich. The mansion, built just last year, is a Hamptons-style traditional, with 7 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. It sits on one acre, which is enormous for that area. JLo just listed her Bel Air home for $42.5 million.

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People who perceive themselves to be less attractive wear protective masks more often, according to a new report. A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology found that those who are not particularly confident in their looks were more willing to wear a mask, particularly in situations where they are motivated to make a good impression. The study’s authors, from Seoul University, wrote: “Our findings suggest that mask-wearing can shift from being a self-protection measure during the COVID-19 pandemic to a self-presentation tactic in the post-pandemic era.”

NOW they tell me. A survey says only 4% of women think flowers are the best present for Valentine’s Day.

I just read that sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.

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No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second.

There are more than 70 species of mushrooms that glow in the dark.

The first telephone answering machine was 3 feet (92cm) tall.

The ‘tuatara’, a lizard native to New Zealand, has a third eye on the top of its head.

Crows can not only remember the faces of individual humans, they can also hold a grudge.

Researchers believe that our skin gets wrinkly when soaked as the body’s biological way of gripping in slippery conditions.


Question: What food came in second on the list of foods most likely to wreck your new year's diet?

Answer: 1 pizza. 2 Chinese food

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MSCHF, an art collective specializing in unique products, has announced a new cologne inspired by — WD40. And while the makers of the world’s most popular lubricant spray specifically advise against applying it to your skin, the new “Smells Like WD 40” cologne is made for exactly that. The smell of WD40 is almost as famous as its versatility, and people have been making joke memes about WD40 perfumes for years. Unfortunately, the WD40 cologne is currently sold out on its official website. And no wonder – at only $48 per can. LINK:

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An AskReddit thread posed the question: What careers would you advise young people to AVOID? Here are some of the answers…

Cook/chef: “Unless you like (crap) pay and long hours of sweaty work on your feet under extremely high pressure and ridiculous deadlines. Also, good luck getting any respect from people older than you.”

Teaching: “Having homework for the rest of your life is nightmarish, not to mention all the other (crap) wrong with it. Thank god I got out. I taught at community colleges…so in a way I had the “easy” version…Can’t imagine how anyone deals with parents and public school (crap).”

I.T.: “Don’t do it. If you like computers, be a coder. You’ll make 5 times as much, and you won’t have to deal with 3 am calls because some (idiot’s) router needs to be restarted.”

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We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together. - Rodney Dangerfield

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