Show Notes for Wednesday, February 15, 2023

For nearly four decades, Los Angelenos came to know and love Fritz Coleman through his gig as the weather reporter on KNBC, where his affable demeanor (honed in his early years of stand-up comedy) made him a staple of local news. But when he retired from his weather gig two years ago, Coleman knew he wasn’t done working. “That 11 o’clock news kept me from a lot of things,” he recalls. “Now I could do all those things that massage my soul, be curious more, and discover more.”

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February 15

National Gumdrop Day

National Wisconsin Day

Singles Awareness Day

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Three in four of us still feel an obligation to come to work when we have a cold, according to a new survey – even though 57% would prefer our sick co-workers just stay home. A recent poll of 2,000 US adults finds that many still feel the need to “power through,” our illnesses, similar to our mindset before the pandemic. Interestingly, when sick, 38% make it a point to come in just to prove to their colleagues and boss they are genuinely unwell. Other top reasons for showing up sick include a fear of co-workers seeing them as “unreliable”, leaving others in the lurch, and simply having too much work to do. 21% said they show up to demonstrate how dedicated they are, and 18% don’t trust others to do their work properly.

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Workers get itchy feet around 18 months into a new job. A study of 5,000 employed adults found that’s the average point when employees come to realize exactly what their job prospects are — and whether it’s time to start thinking about finding something new. The leading causes for those itchy feet? Not being valued for their contributions, feeling like they’re underpaid, and deteriorating working conditions. And 18% said they experienced job doubt when they found themselves working too many hours. The workers reported that once they started feeling frustrated, they started looking for new work, on average, within 4 months — and it typically took just over 3 months to land a new position.


Call it the “Sex Files”? Gillian Anderson is inviting people to write letters detailing their wildest sexual fantasies for her new book on the female sexual experience. “The Crown” star wrote in an op-ed for “The Guardian”: “I want women across the world…to write to me and tell me what you think about when you think about sex. Whether it’s when you’re having it by yourself or with a partner, or with more than one. Tell me.” The “Sex Education” star plans to document the sex lives of women around the globe to help shed light on “women’s sexuality and what it means to be a woman today.”

Austin Butler said he’s trying to lose the “Elvis accent” he developed to play the King of Rock and Roll — which he couldn’t seem to shake during the press tour. On the “Graham Norton Show” Butler spoke about the physical toll his performance took on him. Quote: “I am getting rid of the accent, but I have probably damaged my vocal cords with all that singing.” Butler says that in some cases, his film performance of a single song “took 40 takes.” Since the film premiered at Cannes last summer, social media users have hotly debated the authenticity of the “accent” he’s displayed in public appearances, saying he’s still trying to sound like Elvis.

Netflix is heading back to Point Place for more of “That ’90s Show”. The “That ’70s Show” spinoff has officially been renewed for a 16-episode Season 2. That ’90s Show Season 1 premiered on Jan. 19 and skyrocketed to the top of Netflix’s most popular English television show list in 35 countries, with more than 41 million hours viewed.

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A 5-year-old girl’s act of generosity was rewarded in spades – 13 years later. Juliette Lamour won Ontario’s second-largest lottery jackpot in history, $48 million. Local reporters in her home city of Sault Saint Marie revealed a touching side-story. When Juliette was 5, the island nation of Haiti had just been ravaged by an earthquake. At the local arena, the Canadian Red Cross had set up a table to help raise money, and Juliette and her sister Sophie were determined to help. They emptied their big pink piggy bank that day, out of which came $61.38. Then early this month, Juliette stepped forward as a young woman to claim the $48 million prize – and it was the first time she had ever bought a ticket. She had called her grandfather to find out what flavor of ice cream he wanted her to pick up, when he said: “You just turned 18, go buy a lotto ticket, test your luck.”

The board game “Monopoly” first went on sale on this week back in 1935.

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The mathematical symbol for division (÷) is called an “obelus”.

The brightest star in the sky, Sirius, gives off 26 times more light than the sun.

In ancient Greece, comets were called “hairy stars.”

Alaska has a longer coastline than the other 49 US states put together.

Shoes that were specific to left and right were not made until the US Civil War.


Question: About 35% of us will go through life without ever having one of THESE. What are they?

Answer: Wisdom teeth

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A new range of ‘garish’ clothes claims to “hide” you from surveillance cameras. The knitted garments (and they ARE garish!) use tech-derived patterns to fool A.I. into thinking the wearer is an animal. Italian fashion-tech startup “Cap_able” describes their line as a “wearable algorithm to protect our identity.” It uses a technological system capable of transposing images onto a knitted fabric that can be used to deceive so-called “people detectors” in real time. Wearing an item in which one of the images is woven can protect the biometric data of a person’s face, making the individual is indetectable, or causing them to be associated with an incorrect category such a dog, zebra, or giraffe. The garments are on sale, priced at $311 for a T-shirt, sweaters for $450 and bottoms for $300. LINK:

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Why do we always ask babies and pets the same question twice?

Why does one recite at a play, but play at a recital?

Why is it that people will buy anything that’s ‘one to a customer’?

Is cheese the plural of choose?

How can the weather be ‘hot as hell’ one day and ‘cold as hell’ another?

Why is it that if you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will definitely have a flat tire?

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Be yourself” is about the worst advice you can give some people. - Thomas Lansing Masson

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