Show Notes for Saturday, April 08, 2023 & Sunday, April 09, 2023

Today we visit with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Stapleton, director of Showtime’s Shut Up and Dribble. Her latest project is out now on Amazon Prime. REGGIE is a new documentary streaming on Prime Video. It examines the career and legacy of MLB Hall of Famer and activist Reggie Jackson


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April 08

National Empanada Day

National Zoo Lovers Day

National All Is Ours Day

April 09

National Unicorn Day


National Former Prisoner Of War Recognition Day

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

National Winston Churchill Day

National Name Yourself Day

National Cherish An Antique Day

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Middle-aged millennials have arrived – and they are changing travel as we know it. Millennials are generally defined as those born between 1981-96, and as more and more of them turn 40, the research company Morning Consult says they are bringing their tech-savviness, social consciousness and spending habits in tow. Experts say they are traveling more often than other age groups – for example, 18% of millennials have taken 3 or more domestic flights in the past year, compared to 10% of Gen Xers and 6% of baby boomers. And they’re also traveling differently from generations before them. Although money worries have caused millennials to delay home and car purchases, they see travel as a right, not a privilege, and although they’re willing to spend, they aren’t willing to splurge. That means they may not be looking for top-of-the-line options when traveling. But they’re not looking for ‘spring break’ type getaways anymore, either. Millennials are more likely to seek trips that focus on mental health and relaxation, and tend to want to stay in hotels with spas and wellness services, and travel sustainably.

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Thanks to the wonders of virtual reality, you can now experience what it’s like to…die. An Australian artist is bringing (ahem) death to life via a participatory VR simulator. Shaun Gladwell’s show, “Passing Electrical Storms,” at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, conjures the process of dying through “medical technologies”. The interactive work “guides participants through a simulated de-escalation of life, from cardiac arrest to brain death,” says the exhibit’s page on the gallery website. Gladwell described the experience as “moving away from yourself and then floating off into the giant universe”.

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There’s a new version of “The X-Files” on the horizon, from Ryan Coogler, according to series creator Chris Carter. On a podcast, Carter said that Coogler “is going to remount The X-Files with a diverse cast. So, he’s got his work cut out for him because we covered so much territory.” Most recently, Coogler co-wrote and directed the “Black Panther” follow-up “Wakanda Forever”.

Ben Affleck is clearing the air on what he says is a widely held misconception — that he’s miserable most of the time — even though he’s actually a pretty happy guy. While on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday to promote his new movie “Air,” he and Kimmel chatted about a number of things, including his totally-bored-looking expression at this year’s Grammys, when he was photographed looking very unamused as his wife Jennifer Lopez danced alongside him. Affleck told Kimmel that he has “a very unhappy-looking resting face”, saying: “That’s how God made me, you don’t have to punish me for it!”

Fans of “South Park” went wild after the show revealed Kenny’s face for the first time in more than a decade. In the episode, Kenny is seen briefly without his iconic orange hoodie during a montage in which he and ‘Cartman’ dream of opening a restaurant. He was shown with perfectly styled blond hair. The legendary cartoon character also wears a pair of aviator-style shades and a T-shirt that reads “restaurant owner.” The last time fans saw underneath Kenny’s hoodie was in 2012, so naturally, it sent the internet into a frenzy, with several Twitter users equating the experience to “seeing a unicorn.”

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Twitter made its debut 17 years ago. Nearly a third of Americans use it.

50% of women say they would dump a guy if he hadn’t proposed after 5 years of dating.

It’s that time of the year again but, as far as we can determine, this is the first known instance of someone blaming his crime on Spring Break,. It seems Craig Fletcher, of Missouri, was taking a spring break trip to Florida when he decided to pay a visit to the Toasted Monkey restaurant. The wait was long and he got frustrated. It was then that, for reasons known only to him, he decided to take a butter knife and do significant damage to a vehicle in the parking lot. When confronted by the vehicles owners, he reportedly laughed and ran off down the street. A couple of problems. One, security cams got a good picture of Fletcher in action. And, second, he had left his name and phone number on the restaurant’s wait list. Oops. When confronted by the cops, he offered up this lame Excuse of the Week. He told the cops it was “A spring break mistake.” He’s been charged with felony criminal mischief.

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On Mars, sunsets are blue.

The original fire hydrant patent (from the 1880s) was lost in a fire.

Because gelatin is made from animal skin and bones, gummy worms technically have more bones in them than actual worms (which don’t have any).

A city in Belgium, tried to use 37 cats to deliver mail in the 1870s. THAT didn’t work.


Question: THIS is the item that people are most likely to buy in the wrong size. What is it?

Answer: Gloves

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A European brewery says it has created “powdered beer”. Neuzeller Klosterbr√§u claims to have revolutionized the way carbonated beverages are made by concocting a powdered lager that mimics the look of beer on tap, just by adding water. The company says you’d make beer in the same way one would make instant coffee or a protein shake. By simply adding a couple of spoons of powder into a glass, adding water and giving it a stir, beer enthusiasts can make their favorite drink without having to open the fridge. The development is intended to help reduce the heavy carbon footprint beer exports generate.

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Why does the word “monosyllabic” have 5 syllables?

If poison is past its expiry date, does it become no longer poisonous, or more poisonous?

How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the morning?

The only time “incorrectly” isn’t spelled incorrectly is when it’s spelled incorrectly.

Why do they call a building a “building” when it is already built?

If honesty is the best policy, then is dishonesty the second best policy?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Can you still cry underwater?

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

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