Show Notes for Monday, February 20, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with three-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton and her actor/husband, David Hunt. Patricia is a best known for her long-running roles on Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle. David is a Julliard -trained actor who has appeared in films both in the US and his native UK.

We will visit with them about their new film “Unexpected” which was released on iTunes, February 1st.

Together they have produced (Patricia) and directed (David) a touching and sometimes offbeat feature comedy, Unexpected. Centered around a young couple and their desire for a family, music critic Bob, is struggling with a demotion, addicted to Zoloft and trying to wrangle the menagerie of animals that his wife Amy has accumulated. They face a crossroads. Will adopting a baby cure their existential angst? Or should they rescue another duck?

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February 20

National Cherry Pie Day

National Comfy Day

National Leadership Day

National Love Your Pet Day

National Muffin Day

Presidents Day

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Being at the top end of the income scale doesn’t necessarily mean you’re much smarter than the average person, according to a new study. And ever MORE interestingly, those in the top 1% of the earnings scale score lower in cognitive ability tests than those earning slightly less. Swedish researchers based their findings on data from 60,000 Swedish men who completed a military conscription test aged 18 or 19. They found no evidence that those with top jobs that pay extraordinary wages are more deserving than those who earn only half those wages. The researchers concluded that when it comes to very high earners, the resources available due to someone’s family background — plus lucky breaks in careers — carry more weight than overall intelligence.

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An unopened first-generation iPhone from 2007 has hit the auction block — with an estimated value of $50,000. Originally sold for $599, the first iPhone offered a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It had no app store, ran on a 2G network and was exclusive to AT&T’s network. LCG Auctions, which is handling the sale, sold a similar unopened first-generation iPhone for over $39,000 in October. Apple enthusiasts have until February 19 to bid. LINK:


Danny Trejo is filing for bankruptcy — but he says it’s not because he’s broke — it’s just the best way to resolve a nagging bill with the IRS. The 78-year-old “Machete” actor told a reporter that he planned to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as way way to reorganize his assets to help deal with a tax bill of about $2 million.

I love you, you love me, Barney’s back on your TV. A reboot of “Barney,” the 1990s children’s show featuring the famous purple dinosaur, is officially in the works. Set for next year, the relaunch will see ‘Barney’ getting a new look as an animated series. Mattel also plans to roll out films and YouTube videos starring Barney, plus a line of kids’ merchandise – AND a line of adult apparel and accessories featuring the original Barney design.

If you’re looking for a unique piece of showbiz memorabilia, consider adding THIS to your collection. A pair of tighty-whitie undies worn by Bryan Cranston on “Breaking Bad” is hitting the auction block along numerous other sweet pieces of Hollywood swag. Propstore, one of the biggest film and TV entertainment memorabilia auction specialists, is selling off the iconic undergarments worn by the show’s meth-making family man. The all-white briefs are expected to fetch around $5,000. The online auction is open now through the end of the month.

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Nine-year-old David Balogun is not only one of the youngest-ever high school grads – he’s already finished a semester of community college. The young brainiac, who lives with his family in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, began high school just before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and took specially-designed classes remotely, graduating with an over 4.0 GPA before the end of 2022. David’s mother, Ronya Balogun, says her son was tested for giftedness in first grade. He skipped several grades in elementary school and has a particular interest in science and computer programming, but also loves sports and piano playing. The youngster, who is already a member of hi-IQ group Mensa, says he wants to be an astrophysicist who studies black holes and supernovas. He’s already obtained a few credits at college, and his family is currently searching for other colleges or universities that may be a good fit. LINK:

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Question: In a survey, fully half of employees surveyed said that they don’t have THIS at work. What?

Answer: Friends

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And you always thought beautiful people get all the breaks in life. An employment expert says that if you’re searching for a job, and you’re drop-dead gorgeous, you’d be wise to downplay your good looks for the interview. In a viral TikTok, career coach Mandy Tang describes the typical reaction to a beautiful job applicant from a hiring manager: “Oh, she’s, like, phenomenally beautiful? That’s annoying. And I bet she’s a (female dog), too”. The clip is titled: “What to do when you’re really hot during the interview process,” and Tang captioned the clip: “If you’re hot, you’re not that smart or nice, is what people are thinking.” She suggests downplaying your good looks, because “There’s actually going to be a bias against you.” LINK:

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Whyzit ‘medium’ is the only size that doesn’t come in ‘extra’?

Whyzit people look up when they think?

Whyzit the road signs that say ‘SLOW CHILDREN’ have a picture of a running child?

Whyzit the severity of an itch is proportional to your inability to reach it?

Whyzit women marry men hoping they will change, but men marry women hoping they won’t?

Whyzit when you stand on your head your face turns red, but when you stand on your feet your legs don’t?

Whyzit when a lawyer writes a 10,000-word document, it’s called a ‘brief’?

Whyzit biker gangs chain their wallets to their pants? Is anyone really stupid enough to try and pickpocket a biker?

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Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get. - Robert Orben

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