Show Notes for Friday, June 02, 2023

Today we visit with actor Steven Krueger (Roswell, New Mexico, The Originals, Good Trouble, NCIS, Pretty Little Liars, Hawaii Five-O, and Columbia Pictures’ “Goosebumps) Currently, Krueger stars as Ben Scott in Showtime’s critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated series Yellowjackets ... second season on Showtime streaming and on Showtime. The show is available in Europe via NOWTV as well as Showtime’s YouTube channel. The series is already renewed for season 3.

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June 02

International Volkswagen® Bus Day

National Rotisserie Chicken Day

National Bubba Day

National Leave The Office Early Day

National Doughnut Day

National Rocky Road Day

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Are your kids on social media? Chances are, you said “yes”, and chances are also that if you said “no”, you’re just not aware of it yet. That said, it might be better for them if they WEREN’T on Twitter, or TikTok, or Instagram, or whatever else kids are up to these days, according to the US Surgeon General. A new advisory from the government agency says that social media presents a “profound risk of harm” for kids. But on the other hand, no one is completely sure that the usage of social media is harmful at all, due to a lack of research on the matter. The advisory, released this week, notes that although there are some benefits, increased research into social media’s impact on youth mental health, as well as action from policymakers and technology companies, is needed. The report notes that a study of 6,595 adolescents found that those who spent more than 3 hours a day on social media had twice the risk of symptoms of depression and anxiety as non-users. Up to 95% of US teens and 40% of children between 8-12 are on social media.

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A new Philadelphia restaurant is serving hamburgers with a $700 price tag. The delicacy — on the menu at the DBG, the Drury Beer Garden, and nicknamed the “Gold Standard” — is made of A5 Wagyu beef, caviar, truffle, lobster flambeed with Louis XIII cognac, gold leaf and Wexford aged Irish cheddar. But don’t forget the accompanying French fries – they’re drizzled with rare and potent 1500+ Manuka Honey, produced from the nectar of the mānuka tree that is native to New Zealand. DBG’s expensive entrée is also served with a 1-ounce side of Louis XIII cognac, which costs about $4,100 per bottle. If a $700 burger sounds like a lot, you can justify it by knowing that the world’s most expensive burger, currently sells for $5,964.


It’s only been days since “NCIS: Los Angeles” aired its series finale, and LL Cool J has already made the switch to “NCIS: Hawai’i”. The 2-part season finale of NCIS: Hawai’i saw Jane Tennant and Kate Whistler receive some help from Special Agent Sam Hanna as the 2 were under attack. While some may have initially thought that the surprise cameo was a one-and-done, it has been confirmed the rapper will be appearing in the upcoming 3rd season of the newest NCIS iteration in a recurring guest role.

There’s even more reason to anticipate the release of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” movie. The bonafide blockbuster already boasts a star-studded cast that including Margot Robbie as the iconic doll and Ryan Gosling as ‘Ken’. Now it’s been revealed that the upcoming film also features a killer soundtrack produced by musical heavyweight Mark Ronson. It’s a pop extravaganza featuring new music from mega-stars like Dua Lipa (with the newly-dropped lead single ‘Dance the Night’), Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, Tame Impala, The Kid Laroi and more. Also among the eye-catching names on the setlist is Gosling, who hasn’t contributed to a movie’s soundtrack since 2016’s Oscar-winning “La La Land”. Other big names on the soundtrack include Haim, Ava Max, Charlie XCX, Ice Spice, and Khalid. The soundtrack drops the same day as the movie, July 21.

Pedro Pascal has become “the internet’s daddy” — and he doesn’t mind one bit. The star of “The Last of Us”, said he’s “having fun” with the fact that his face has become meme-worthy, and many people on social media look to him as a sort of father-figure. Quote: “[The daddy thing] seems a little role-related. There was a period where the Mandalorian is very daddy to baby Grogu, and Joel is very daddy to Ellie [in ‘The Last of Us’].” But while he has no problem with his moment in the spotlight as “The internet’s daddy”, he has no plans to make it literal. Pascal said: “These are daddy parts….I’m not a daddy and I’m not going to be a daddy.”

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Research shows marijuana smokers tend to be skinnier.


Conversations that were too good to keep private, so people posted them on Twitter…

In SuperValu, as 2 women say a quick “hello” to each other, a little girl asks loudly: “Mammy, is that the lady you don’t like?”

On a flight, middle of safety instructions, “In case of water landing”, 5-year-old boy to his dad: “ARE YOU GETTING ALL THIS?”

Overheard 15-year-old niece fighting with her friend: “You think I can’t live without you? Who do you think you are? My phone charger?”

☞ “It is so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It is like the trash took itself out.”

I was at a party and a drunk girl passed me, on the phone, crying, “I’m trying to find Marco, but people keep yelling back ‘Polo’”…

Overheard a teenage boy buying a Valentine’s card that said ‘we are the same kind of weird’. Shop assistant said ‘is this for your girlfriend?’ and he said ‘no, it’s for my grandma’

I once overheard the cop who pulled me over whisper into his radio: “not our guy. This one’s got pants”

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Your mouth produces a quart (946ml) of saliva every day.

In 1900, if a family had 2 servants or less, US census takers recorded them as “lower middle-class”.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, if you regularly fall asleep in less than 5 minutes, you’re likely sleep-deprived.

The ashes of the average cremated person weigh 9 pounds (4.1 kg).


Question:Forty percent of us have never visited what?

Answer: A dentist

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A Reddit user posted a photo of a sign that indicates that hospital workers at an undisclosed location are being charged…to use the break room microwave oven. Reddit user Berezis, a native Floridian, uploaded the photo to the forum “Mildly Infuriating”, which has more than 5.7 million members. The pic shows a sheet of white printer paper taped to a wooden surface, claiming that a single microwave use is $2. A monthly, unlimited microwave pass reportedly costs $30. Berezis wrote in the caption: “Sign posted at my friend’s job (hospital behavioral health unit)”.

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The average person spends about 7 hours a day on screens connected to the internet. If you’re “above-average” in this regard, or simply feel that tech is ruling your life, these should help…

Practice putting down your digital devices consciously: Keep them out of sight and put them away when you aren’t using them, especially at night. Get an alarm clock and keep your phone out of the bedroom.

Set screen time limits: Too much screen time can give you headaches. Be mindful of the way your use tech, and use features like voice notes, which allow you to stay up-to-date with communication without staring at a screen for a long time. (And that’s EXACTLY when you’ll remember something that you “meant to look up”!)

Stop allowing digital distractions: Constant interruption can bring stress. Turn off notifications when you want to fully focus on a task. And keep your phone off your desk. Having it nearby, even if it’s not buzzing or ringing, can hurt your performance.

Schedule proper digital-free time: Getting away from your digital world for a while is important, and can help with anxiety and depression. Take a walk in nature, read a book, go for a bike ride – just get away from screens for a while. (I do – ‘cept I call it sleeping!)

Make screens easier on the eyes: Screen overuse can strain your eyes and affect eyesight. Don’t squint at tiny screens to do work that should be done on a laptop. Reduce the blue light, and make use of other helpful accessibility features. And beware of screen glare.

Take control of info overload: Organize your phone, computer and tablet so you can use them more efficiently. Some apps really do help you take charge of your life and work more calmly and effectively. Time-tracking apps measure how much time you’re spending (or wasting) on your screen – prepare to be horrified! (Yeah, not gonna use that to check TikTok…)

Sit well when you’re digitally engaged: Slouching over a phone or hunching over your laptop will harm your neck and your back. Sit upright, stretch regularly and exercise often – without your phone.

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