Show Notes for Monday, February 27, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Katee Sackhoff (Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Batman ,Halloween & more) We'll chat about the THIRD SEASON of The Mandalorian premiering on Wednesday, March 1.

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February 27

National Kahlua Day

National Polar Bear Day

National Retro Day

National Strawberry Day

Anosmia Awareness Day

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A Canadian study has found that smoking weed is more harmful than smoking tobacco. Researchers from University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital evaluated chest scans of marijuana smokers, non-smokers and tobacco-only smokers over age 50. They determined that 75% of cannabis smokers had emphysema — compared to 67% of heavy tobacco smokers and just 5% of non-smokers. The scientists say that “may be due to the…fact that marijuana smoke enters the lungs unfiltered.”

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The Iowa State Fair holds quirky competitions like a beard-growing contest and a husband-calling contest. If you've ever been to the Iowa State Fair, you've experienced the sort of carnival-based fun that it's been providing since 1886. And if you've never been to the annual event, then you should know that you're missing out on quite a few quirky competitions, including cow-chip and rubber-chicken throwing contests, a husband-calling contest, and a beard-growing contest.


Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” is officially set to resume production this spring, over a year after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in an on-set shooting. Rust Movie Productions said in a press release that director Joel Souza, who was injured in the shooting, is among at least 4 original crew members who will return to complete the film. Hutchins’ widower Matthew will serve as an executive producer. And cinematographer Bianca Cline will work in Hutchins’ place and donate her salary to charity in her name. There will be no working weapons or ammunition allowed on set.

In the first major casting announcement for “Deadpool 3” aside from the 2 leads, “The Crown” breakout Emma Corrin is set to star opposite Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. Reynolds announced Corrin’s casting on Twitter, writing: “New addition to the family! The Deadpool family, for clarity. Which is just like a real family except with less swearing. Welcome, Emma Corrin!” No word on what character Corrin will play. Corrin played ‘Lady Diana Spencer’ in Season 4 of the Netflix’s “The Crown.”

The career of John Madden will be the subject of a limited series. The series, to be directed by Gavin O’Connor, with the involvement of Tom Brady’s 199 Productions, will chronicle the life and career of the NFL icon and his rise from humble beginnings to leave an indelible mark on football, broadcasting, video games, and pop culture. Brady’s presence as Executive Producer was particularly important to Madden’s family as they committed to the project. The filmmakers say they will find a broadcast partner once they’ve finished the scripted episodes — and then find someone to play the larger-than-life Madden.

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A Tulsa Oklahoma couple says Starbucks charged them $4500 for 2 cups of coffee.

Alright! New ways to communicate without using words are on the way! Apple has revealed the 31 new emoji (that’s the technically-correct plural of emoji) that will soon be available. The new emoji designs have arrived as part of the first iOS 16.4 beta, and include the highly anticipated pink heart. The new emoji also include: light blue heart, shaking head, gray heart, donkey, moose, goose, wing, jellyfish, black bird, hyacinth, pea pod, ginger, folding hand fan, hair pick, flute, maracas, khanda and wireless. There will also be a rightward pushing hand and a leftward pushing hand in a variety of skin tones. No official word yet on when the new emoticons will be available to all iOS users, but they are expected to be released in the coming months.

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Bananas are curved because of how they grow — toward the sun.

If you play tennis at Wimbledon, swearing is not allowed. Therefore, judges have to learn swearwords in different languages in order to enforce the rules.

Since 1962, the official sport of Maryland has been jousting.

Finland has more saunas than cars.


Question: In a survey asking people to name the top ways they waste time, THIS came in at #4. What is it?

Answer: Sitting in traffic

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Pepsi is bringing back its Peeps-flavored soda, and promises this time, it’ll be easier to find than an Easter egg. For the first time, “Pepsi x Peeps” is available for sale at retailers in the US, a change from its debut 2 years ago, when only a few thousand of the sodas were given away in a contest. At that time, it became an online trend, prompting people to resell the novelty product for hundreds of dollars. The drink mixes the taste of Pepsi with the “pillowy-soft and sweet” marshmallow flavor of Peeps.

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These are the occupations in which people report the highest levels of satisfaction at, according to career experts…

1. Physical Therapist

2. Firefighter

3. Teacher

4. Teaching Assistant

5. Quality Assurance Analyst [Those who test products and systems to make sure they meet companies’ standards].

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I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. - Steven Wright

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Family Raises Over $263,000 For 72-Year-Old Domino's Employee Who Fell Delivering Pizzas.