Show Notes for Friday, March 31, 2023

Today we visit with Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow) about his latest film “Heart of a Champion” starring Casper Van Dien, Edward Furlong and YaYa Gosselin.


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March 31

National Bunsen Burner Day

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

National Crayon Day

National Prom Day

National Tater Day

Take Down Tobacco Day of Action

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A new study says reducing your social media use by just 15 minutes a day can not only improve your general health and immune function, but also can improve symptoms of depression and loneliness. Professor Phil Reid of Swansea University, which conducted the study, said: “These data demonstrate that, when people reduce their social media use, their lives can improve in many ways—including benefits for their physical health and psychological well-being.”

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A British designer has created a $2,500 pair of boots in the form of a Teletubby. Christian Cowan’s latest footwear are an homage to ‘Dipsy’, the bright green character from the 90s children’s show. The New York-based designer, who is known for his celeb clients including Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell and BeyoncĂ©, recently posted a photo of the boots on Instagram, writing, “No caption necessary.” Also available: A denim jacket emblazoned with ‘Po’, for $595, a hoodie featuring ‘Laa-Laa’, going for $395, a white T-shirt emblazoned with an image of ‘Tinky Winky’ for $195, and a pair of wide-leg jeans showing ‘Dipsy’ – for just $495. LINK:


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have pulled the plug on yet another real estate deal … and they’re once again on the hunt. Sources say that Bennifer has fallen out of escrow on the $64 million Pacific Palisades mansion they had their sights set on earlier this month. No word on why, but for those keeping count, this is the 3rd home they’ve fallen out of escrow on in the past year – including a $55 million Bel-Air estate in April, another Pacific Palisades palace last month, worth $34.5 mil – and this latest false start. And there are reports that the two were scooping out real estate again over the weekend.

Andy Kaufman is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He’ll be inducted alongside this year’s other honorees that currently include Rey Mysterio and The Great Muta. Kaufman is known for his career on stage and screen, most famously starring as ‘Latka’ in the hit sitcom “Taxi”. But he also made his mark on the world of wrestling, when he declared himself the Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World, offering money to any woman who could pin him, as part of his act.

Cameron Diaz is no longer “back in action.” She’ll reportedly retire from acting for good after she wraps the Netflix film “Back in Action” with Jamie Foxx, so she can focus on being a mom to her 3-year-old daughter, Raddix. The Daily Mail quoted a source “close to Diaz” as saying: “These back-to-back 10-hour workdays have been a lot on her and she hates being away from Raddix.” While Diaz’s husband, Benji Madden, is supportive of her acting career, her time on set has apparently “been a lot on him.” As well.

Nick Lachey has been ordered to attend anger management classes and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after accosting a paparazzo. The 98 Degrees singer was charged with assault and battery against Jody Santos in March 2022 but did not receive formal punishment until the photographer hassled the Beverly Hills Police Department for months. Santos now says the “Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica” reality star “has to complete [anger management and AA] within a reasonable time…If he fails to do so, they will move forward to prosecute him.”

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Experts say our reliance on computers is making us dumber.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his kids “no longer access TikTok”, due to recent concerns with privacy and security.

If you go to one of Jean Bailey’s fitness sessions, be ready to move. Four times a week, the 102-year-old puts her neighbors at a senior living community in Omaha through their paces. She’s been running fitness classes for the last 15 years, and started offering them more often in the last few years to help her community stay active during COVID. She encourages her students to do what they can, understanding that some have health issues. Quote: “I just tell them I don’t care what they do, but move.” Her classes usually attract about a dozen participants, and Bailey makes them all feel welcome with her positive attitude, according to Elk Ridge Village operations director Sean Tran. He said: “You can’t help but want to hang out and spend some time with her.”

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The earliest pacemakers required a wall outlet.

Women cry, on average, between 30 and 64 times a year.

Men cry, on average, between 6 and 17 times a year.

Kissing someone is more sanitary than shaking hands, if you want to avoid a cold.

In Italy, there is a fountain that flows red wine 24-hours a day. It is free to everyone, except for “drunkards and louts”.

Only 4 days of every year are exactly 24 hours long.


Question: Over 80% of us have at least one of these and we don't fully appreciate it until we turn 28 years old.

Answer: A sibling

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Disney debuted a “real” lightsaber at the South by Southwest festival in Texas this month, during a presentation by Disney parks chairman Josh D’Amaro. The device, a real-life version of the iconic special-effects weapon used in the “Star Wars” franchise, was unveiled as part of Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience. Calling it “a true wow moment” for both guests and himself, D’Amaro activated the saber, which extends out and makes all the noises and sounds Star Wars fans would expect. Alas, hardcore Star Wars fans are a tough crowd, as evidenced by the comment posted by one Twitter user, who wrote: “The hilt is too bulky and the blade is too short, so you unfortunately will not be allowed to release this, but keep up the great work!” LINK:

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Cats and dogs (English)

Old ladies and sticks (Welsh)

Like a peeing cow (French)

As from Esteri’s butt (Finnish)

Female trolls (Norwegian)

Chair legs (Greek)

Tractors (Slovakian)

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