Show Notes for Friday, March 24, 2023

Today we visit with Steve Zirnkilton. He is the voice of Law & Order (and much more) Steve narrates Dick Wolf’s new crime doc-series Blood & Money, which premiered on CNBC on March 7th and on Oxygen on Saturday, March 11th. New episodes air weekly on CNBC (Tuesdays) and Oxygen (Saturdays).

Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime airs Thursdays on NBC 8/7CT. season premiered on March 23rd

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March 24

National Cheesesteak Day

National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

National Cocktail Day

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According to a new study, it doesn’t hurt to be a little mean if you’re looking to save more money. Why? Because nice people finish last when it comes to managing their finances, since they don’t value it as much. Researchers from Columbia University found that that those who are more agreeable are the least likely to save money, because they prioritize hanging out with people over material wealth. Meanwhile, highly conscientious people may be more motivated to plan for the future and save funds.

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The old saying is that “money can’t buy happiness”, but that’s not necessarily true. According to a recent study, money CAN buy happiness…but it depends on the person. Researchers from the universities of Pennsylvania and Princeton found that on average, larger incomes are associated with increasing levels of happiness. But that happiness peaks at US$100,000 a year and then plateaus, according to the study. The researchers said: “The exception is people who are financially well-off but unhappy. For instance, if you’re rich and miserable, more money won’t help. For everyone else, more money was associated with higher happiness.” Oh, and for the happiest people – their happiness kept right on growing with their income – even above $100,000.


The Flintstones” fans finally have an update on the long-awaited reboot/sequel series “Bedrock”. Fox TV has announced the voice cast for the Elizabeth Banks-produced comedy, including Banks, as ‘Pebbles Flintstone’. Stephen Root will play ‘Fred’, while Amy Sedaris provides the voice for ‘Wilma’, Nicole Byes plays ‘Betty Rubble’, Joe Lo Truglio plays ‘Barney’, and Manny Jacinto stars as ‘Bamm-Bamm’. The new show is set 20 years after the original series. No premiere date has been set.

After working with Tim Burton on “Wednesday”, Jenna Ortega is reportedly in talks to star in the long-planned “Beetlejuice” sequel. Ortega would star as the daughter of ‘Lydia’, the character played by Winona Rider in the beloved 1988 film. This news comes as Ortega is starring in “Scream VI”, which just had the highest-grossing opening in the franchise’s history. Ortega’s reps have not commented on the reports, but The Hollywood Reporter says production could start as early as late May in London. Burton and star Michael Keaton are both expected to return.

From “Desperate Housewives” to… “Real Housewives”? Nicollette Sheridan claims Bravo producers are going all out to cast her on the 13th season of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She tweeted: “Knocking at my door…how desperate are y’all to have me?” She sent the tweet “@BravoTV@Andy#RHOBH.” She also replied to her own tweet with a GIF of Jack Nicholson knocking on a door in the “The Shining.” Sheridan has some interesting ties to the reality show “Housewives.” She was married to Lisa Rinna’s husband Harry Hamlin from 1991-92, and was also married to Denise Richards’ husband Aaron Phypers from 2015-18.

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A survey found that 1 in 10 people have had sex at the office.

You know how it goes: You text someone, and it takes forever for them to reply. You wonder if they didn’t receive it, or maybe they’re mad at you…or maybe they’re just being rude. Well, fear not, because a therapist says she know just what you should do when someone doesn’t text you back. For starters, says UK-based Kelly Armatage, we should “never chase” — and instead practice “self-love to heal your inner child.” She says people can enter into a period of psychological turmoil and become obsessive when someone doesn’t text back, particularly a romantic interest which hasn’t been confirmed. Those who are anxiously attached or have abandonment wounds can be particularly susceptible. She says: “When you feel like this, it’s an opportunity to heal your triggers.” According to Armatage, you should soothe yourself straight after rejection by reciting affirmations. These could include: “I am lovable, I am amazing, I am good enough, I don’t want someone who isn’t present”. This helps to regulate the nervous system to bring peace and calmness. She also advises to stay away from coping mechanisms such as alcohol, and to meditate, have a bubble bath or go to a therapy session instead.

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A ‘second’ is called a second because it is the second division of the hour by 60, the first division being a minute.

Bill Gates’s house was designed using a Mac Computer.

Temperature affects your attitude toward others. For example, if you hold a warm coffee as opposed to a cold drink, you are likely to be more selfless towards others.

85% of people have experienced a dream so real that they were not sure if it happened in real life or not.


Question: The average person will do THIS 2 million times in their life. What is it?

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A New York City tech worker has gone viral after applying for her own job. Kimberly Nguyen learned that a role with her job title was being advertised, offering up to $90,000 more per year. She is a writer on a contract basis for Citigroup saw the job opening on LinkedIn, so she decided to apply. She earns $85,000 working as a contractor with Citi, and the job posting said the full-time position pays $117,200 to 175,800 per year. After seeing the listing, Nguyen posted the link in a group chat to coworkers, which prompted an emergency meeting with HR. She says she was told that the company has “no control over contractor salaries.”

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

If a dentist makes money off people with bad teeth, why would I use a toothpaste that 4 out of 5 dentists recommend?

If ‘love is blind’, how can we believe in love ‘at first sight’?

Do sore thumbs really stick out?

If someone ever gets addicted to counseling, how can they be treated for it?

Is ‘cheese’ the plural of ‘choose’?

Why do women always ask questions that have no right answers?

Do cannibals get engaged to be marinated?

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