Show Notes for Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Yvette Nicole Brown ( DRAKE & JOSH, ABC sitcom THE MAYOR, the NBC hit comedy series COMMUNITY and much more) We will talk about her NEW series 'Act Your Age' which premiered on March 4. The multiple-camera, half-hour comedy tells the story of three vibrant, successful Washington D.C./Northern Virginia-area women in their 50s who are each at a personal crossroads and who decide the best way forward in life is together. In addition to Bounce, viewers can also watch "Act Your Age" - along with all Bounce original series - anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce's subscription video-on-demand service, with episodes dropping the day after their Bounce premieres. Visit for more information.

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May 24

National Yucatan Shrimp Day

World Schizophrenia Day

National Wyoming Day

Brother’s Day

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

National Escargot Day

National Scavenger Hunt Day

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A new survey has found that 73% of Moms feel they are they best in the world. In the poll of 2,000 moms, 8 in 10 said they believe that they are the driving force of their family and that the family would be lost without them. And what are Mom’s “superhero traits”? 52% said they are most confident in their problem-solving. That was closely followed by nurturing (50%), multitasking (41%), organization/time management (36%), and communication (34%) skills. The OnePoll survey also found that 83% of moms look to other moms for support and advice.

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Eating a Michelin-star-level meal on the “edge of space” could be a thing next year, if French company Zephalto has its way. The space tourism venture is currently selling “pre-reservation tickets” for trips in a pressurized capsule, named Celeste, attached to a stratospheric balloon. The capsule will ascend to an altitude of 25km (15½ miles), allowing guests to marvel at the curvature of the Earth, while being wined and dined in style. The plan is to ferry 6 passengers and 2 pilots to maximum altitude in 90 minutes. The capsule will then float above Earth for 3 hours – plenty of time to enjoy a multiple-course meal and several glasses of fine French wine. Pre-reservation tickets are going for 10,000 euros (US$10,900)…but all in, a trip on Celeste will set you back 120,000 euros ($131,100).
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Jimmy Fallon’s successful “Password” revival will return for a second season soon. Production was postponed as the “Tonight Show” host continued to show support for the Writers Guild of America’s strike. He hasn’t hosted a new episode of The Tonight Show since May 2, when the strike began. NBC renewed Password, with Keke Palmer returning as host, and filming was expected to start on the Universal lot, but Fallon is among the stars refusing to cross the picket line.

Kate Winslet has won the coveted Leading Actress award at the BAFTA TV Awards for her performance in “I Am Ruth”. She has won 3 BAFTA Film Awards during a stellar career but this is her first TV win. Winslet’s heart-wrenching drama, which also won Best Single Drama, explored a relationship between a mother and teenage daughter experiencing severe mental health issues in the social media age

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You know how it goes: You’re spending time with a new acquaintance, and after covering the basics (the weather, your jobs, your kids…), you sort of run out of things to talk about. Yes, the dreaded awkward silence. On the other hand, a lull in conversation with a close friend never feels quite as…awkward. Why is that? A recent study from researchers at Dartmouth University delved into this phenomenon. The researchers found that although long gaps (lasting more than 2 seconds) were a sign of disconnection between pairs of strangers, they had the opposite effect between friends, marking “moments of increased connection”. Plus, friends were discovered to have more of these gaps in their interactions. The researchers wrote that between strangers, a long gap tended to signal a change in the subject of a conversation, but between friends, they provided spaces for reacting and reflecting on what was just said.

Google has announced that it will look different in the near future. And the look isn’t the only thing that’s changing. The search engine plans to bring AI chat features to its main page, as it works to keep pace with a wave of artificial intelligence tools that could threaten the company’s dominance. The company says it is introducing the next evolution of Google Search, which will use an AI-powered chatbot named “Bard” to answer questions “you never thought Search could answer” and to help get users the information they want quicker than ever. Google’s new look and feel will definitely be noticeable. After typing a query into the search bar, you’ll see a pop-up with an AI-generated response, in addition to a display of the traditional results. If you’re interested, you can sign up now for a waitlist for the new Google Search. A limited number of users will have access to it in the coming weeks.

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The Olympic world record for the longest human long jump is greater than the world record for longest horse long jump.

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Question: 92% of us have at least one kind of THIS in our fridge right now. What is it?

Answer: Cheese

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A trio of thieves knew something wasn’t ‘right’ after pulling off one of the dumbest heists in history – 220 sneakers of various brands, all for the right foot. The misstep occurred on April 30, at a sports goods store in Peru. At around 3:30 am, the men managed to cut the padlocks at the back of the store and steal 3 large crates filled with sneaker boxes. What the thieves didn’t realize was that all the shoeboxes they took only contained sneakers for the right foot, because the owner had prepared the crates to have the footwear displayed at a local sports goods fair. Police suspect the thieves have hidden their haul, as there’s no way they can sell the sneakers on the black market.

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Here are the movies being released to theaters this summer that are vying to be “THE” blockbuster of the year, à la “Jaws” or “E.T.” or “Independence Day”, etc…

✪ “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3” (released May 5): What better way to kick off the season than with the gang of Marvel-ous misfits known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Millions already agree…

✪ “Fast X” (May 19): This installment will not only welcome back Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris, it’ll welcome Jason Momoa, Rita Moreno and Brie Larson into the furious fold. Jason Statham, John Cena, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron are also back from earlier adventures. (But really, are we there for the stars…or the cars?)

✪ “The Little Mermaid” (May 26): There’s quite a buzz for this latest Disney live-action “reimagining”. But one thing’s for sure – people will turn out to see it in droves. (And some will even bring their kids!)

✪ “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (June 2): This sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning “Into the Spider-Verse” will expand upon the story of Miles Morales — with Spider-Gwen’s help.

✪ “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (June 9): We can only hope that the latest in this franchise, featuring animal-like Transformers known as Maximals, doesn’t run too long, and makes at least the tiniest bit of sense.

✪ “The Flash” (June 16): This one just might be the one to beat this summer, with DC bringing its universe of superheroes to an emotional and action-packed crescendo, led by embattled star Ezra Miller’s Flash.

✪ “Asteroid City” (June 16): Wes Anderson takes on the sci-fi genre. The film follows stargazers who are visited by aliens in a place in the desert called, you guessed it, Asteroid City. Incredible cast, too.

✪ “The Blackening” (June 16): This slasher comedy-horror hybrid looks like it will be a crowd-pleaser and then some, featuring an all-Black cast and hinging on the premise that, as the tag line says, “We can’t all die first.”

✪ “Elemental” (June 16): An original story from Pixar, featuring a world in which the elements must learn to live together in the same crowded urban environment.

✪ “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (June 30): This 5th adventure from Indy (Harrison Ford) brings back John Rhys-Davies of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” fame, and also welcomes “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and “Legion’s” Dan Stevens.

✪ “Joy Ride” (July 7): This takes the girls’ trip idea, and tells the story from an Asian American perspective, letting some gifted actresses, including Ashley Park and Stephanie Hsu, have what looks to be the best and wildest time ever.

✪ “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One” (July 14): Tom Cruise is back as ‘Ethan Hunt’, faced with yet another impossible task that, somehow, you know he’ll be able to pull off. (We just hope the movie isn’t as dense, or as long, as the title.)

✪ “Barbie” (July 21): NOW we’re talkin’. Everything we’ve seen about this makes it look huge…including Ryan Gosling’s hilarious observations on harnessing his “Ken-ergy” at CinemaCon. The movie’s tongue-in-plastic-cheek feel surely has a lot to do with its director and co-writer Greta Gerwig.

✪ “Oppenheimer” (July 21): If Barbie’s subject matter is a bit light for you, try this very serious film from the very serious Christopher Nolan, who promises the movie – about the inventor of the atomic bomb – captures the story of “the most important person who ever lived.” (Bono disagrees…)

✪ “Haunted Mansion” (July 28): Disney continues its” let’s-turn-our-theme-park-rides-into-movies” tradition, after the successful “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and somewhat less-explosive “Jungle Cruise”. This adaptation follows a 2003 version with Eddie Murphy.

✪ “The Meg 2: The Trench” (August 4): For those looking to get their creature feature needs met, hopefully this sequel improves on the strangely lackluster first film from 2018 about an insanely large prehistoric shark.

✪ “Gran Turismo” (August 11): This flick, based on the auto racing game, stars David Harbour, who pointed out at CinemaCon that that the game is essentially a racing simulator and that there was no real storyline to work with. Oh, no…

✪ “Blue Beetle” (August 18): Initially meant for streaming platforms, this flick marks the cinematic arrival of DC’s first Latino superhero, played by Xolo Maridueña of “Cobra Kai” fame.

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