Show Notes for Monday, May 08, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Tacoma FD, Beerfest)

They made global news during Super Troopers 2 when they crowdfunded 4.6 million dollars from fans to help get the film made with Fox Searchlight. Since, two of the Broken Lizards, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, created the hit TruTV scripted comedy Tacoma FD now into season 4, and Jay Chandrasekhar has directed many well know comedic TV and film projects, most recently Universal’s Easter Sunday with Jo Koy and Tiffany Haddish.

Their new film, Quasi, available now on, is the story of a hapless hunchback yearns for love but finds himself in the middle of a murderous feud between the Pope and the king of France when each orders the hunchback to kill the other. One unique (and funny) part is that each of the Broken Lizards play two different characters.

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May 08

World Ovarian Cancer Day

International Thalassaemia Day

World Red Cross Day

Time Of Remembrance And Reconciliation

National Student Nurse Day

National Women’s Checkup Day

National Have A Coke Day

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

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A poll found that 1 in 6 people do not know their next door neighbor’s name.

New research shows that TikTok has both positive and negative impacts on users’ mental health. A study by the University of Minnesota says the platform provides a sense of community and self-discovery but also “repeatedly” exposes users to harmful content. TikTok is run by a recommendation system displayed on a “For You Page” instead of showing users posts from accounts they follow. While this personalized approach is helpful for some users to find positive content about mental health and avoid feelings of loneliness, it can also lead users down a “rabbit hole,” according to the researchers, “and that’s when it can go from being helpful to being distressing and triggering.”

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Even worms get the munchies from marijuana. Cannabis has a reputation for causing users to crave tasty, high-calorie foods. And now, researchers at the University of Oregon have determined that worms experience cravings, or “munchies,” when they encounter the same chemical compounds in marijuana. The report, published in the journal Current Biology, says, in part, “Upon cannabinoid exposure, (the worm) becomes more sensitive to favored food odors and less sensitive to non-favored food odors. This helps explain changes in the worm’s consumption of food, and it is reminiscent of how THC makes tasty food even tastier in humans.”

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After 3 decades, Nintendo has decided to change the controversial name of one of the villains from “Super Mario Bros” ahead of the movie’s official release in Japan this week. The Japanese video game giant made the announcement in a tweet. A translation says the foreman character ‘Blackie’, who appeared in the 1980s computer game “Wrecking Crew,” will have his name changed to ‘Spike’ in Japanese. That’ll take place in both the games and the “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” which remains at the top of the box office for the third week running. While Nintendo didn’t provide a reason for the decision, the character’s former title is considered a racial slur in Western countries.

Harrison Ford says the upcoming “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will mark his final outing as the globetrotting archeologist, which means fans shouldn’t expect to see him in the “Indiana Jones” TV series that’s currently in development at Disney+. Ford said to Total Film: “This is the final film in the series, and this is the last time I’ll play the character.” He also indicated he believes it’ll be the last time the character ever appears in a film. (We’re pretty sure he said the same thing in 1984…and ’89…and 2008…)

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC have announced. This marks the third year the Academy Awards ceremony will be held in March after seeing steady viewership bumps the past 2 years. The Academy set the submission deadline for general categories for Nov. 18. The nominations voting period will run from Jan. 11-16, 2024, with the official nominations announcement on Jan. 23.

ABC has been making a lot of renewals, including the drama “Will Trent”, medical drama “The Good Doctor”, and most recently, “Station 19”, but its only new fall series, “Alaska Daily”, may be headed to cancellation. The Hilary Swank-led series hasn’t done well ratings-wise, nor has it made a lot of noise, and Deadline says it’s very likely the network won’t go through with a second season. In the show, Swank stars as a New York journalist seeking a fresh start in Anchorage, Alaska. The series has averaged about 3 million viewers in its first season.

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Kim Kardashian says she would never use ‘Privilege’ to get her kids into college.

A so-called “name expert” who helps parents pick their children’s names says upcoming trends include gender-neutral monikers and using last names for first names. Colleen Slagen, who started offering parents consultations on names following a lifelong “obsession” with baby names, now receives up to 5 requests a day for naming assistance, and charges $175-250 for her expertise. She feels that name trends in the US for 2023 will include surnames such as Sutton, Miller and Brooke. Some go-to tips for people searching for a perfect name include:

Looking at what retailers name their products.

Using public records to see how common a name is.

Look at baby-focused companies that name products after kids.

Slagen also suggests observing what others are naming their children, or observing social media or discussion boards for ideas. Other trends she has noticed: “With girls we’re seeing a lot of feminine, vintage names like Margot or Eloise. With boys…parents are keener to have nick-nameable names like August which can be shortened to Gus or Augie.”

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✓ “Dessert stomach” is a real thing. Your gut expands upon contact with sugar, making room for dessert, even after having the feeling of being full.

King Charles & Prince William never travel in the same plane. That’s because if there is a crash, one needs to survive.

Brass objects, including doorknobs, sterilize themselves after about 8 hours because bacteria have a hard time surviving on brass.

15 minutes of shivering from cold temperatures can be the metabolic equivalent of 1 hour of exercise.


Question: 22% of people on spring break have had to buy THIS while on vacation. What is it?

Answer: Underwear!

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A Dutch court has banned a man from donating any more of his sperm after he fathered at least 550 children in the Netherlands and other countries — and misled prospective parents about the number of offspring he helped to conceive. The donor, identified as ‘Jonathan M.’, provided sperm to several Dutch fertility clinics and to a clinic in Denmark as well as to many others he connected with through ads and online forums. The court noted that under Dutch guidelines, sperm donors are allowed to produce a maximum of 25 children with 12 mothers.

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A Reddit user asked: “What bit of common knowledge did you learn embarrassingly late in life?” Here are some of the more memorable answers…

☞ “There’s no such thing as “feeling like an adult” I’m 34 and still forget I’m an adult sometimes lol” Similarly, another wrote: “Everyone is just (freaking) winging it.”

☞ “HR is there to protect the company, not you. HR is not your friend.”

☞ “That just because two people are in love doesn’t mean they should be together.”

☞ “That my height shapes how people perceive (me). I’m a 6’4 male with a deep voice. I learned it at 40 when I had a boss who was 6’6. I was suddenly aware of my own height and the power position, looking up to him.”

☞ “‘The rules’ do not apply evenly.”

☞ “You know metal? that genre of music that’s loud and yelly? It’s called metal because it’s harder than rock.”

☞ “It never made sense to me that we would go under tables during an earthquake, because wouldn’t the ground (still) crack open?…It wasn’t until last year I realized that it was to stop debris from falling on us.”

☞ “That we should shake the CEO’s hand with the exact same enthusiasm and firmness as the janitor’s hand.”

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