Show Notes for Monday, June 12, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Gianni Russo (The Godfather) we will visit about his new book "The 6th Family" AVAILABLE NOW:

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June 12

International Cachaca Day

International Falafel Day

World Day Against Child Labor

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

National Jerky Day

National Loving Day

National Red Rose Day

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So, for how long will you fight symptoms before finally admitting that you’re officially sick? According to a survey, more than one in 4 of us sort-of believe we can will our sickness away. A poll of 2,000 adults in the US found that until they have cold sweats or chills (48%), a fever (46%) or see green when they blow their nose (21%), they won’t admit they’re sick. Usually, that means it takes about 2 days of symptoms before they admit they’re unwell. And almost 60% said they have, at some point, used the excuse that “it’s just allergies” (‘tis the season…) when someone asks if they’re feeling OK. The OnePoll survey also found that more than one-third (36%) said they are more likely to carry on and go to work on the first day they feel under the weather, rather than take a sick day. But their healthy co-workers aren’t too impressed: 71% said they feel it’s rude to come to work when you’re sick.

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Check out the latest fitness trend – walking backwards! Experts are increasingly convinced that we should be walking backwards to reap a host of health benefits – both physical and mental. Jack McNamara, lecturer in clinical exercise physiology at the University of East London, explains that walking backwards can improve your balance, gait, provide relief from foot and back pain, and expend more energy than walking forward. Walking backwards also forces the brain to work harder, and that’s where the mental health benefits come in.


According to an explosive upcoming book, the behind-the-scenes environment on the TV show “Lost” was just as dramatic, toxic and cutthroat as the series itself. Ahead of the release of “Burn It Down” by Maureen Ryan, Vanity Fair shared an excerpt highlighting racist comments and behavior as well as the “abusive” environment of writers, cast and crew, as recounted by those who worked on the show. The author says that while conducting interviews, she kept a word cloud for descriptions of the work environment. The words “cruel, brutal, destructive, racist, sexist, bullying, angry, abusive and hostile” all appeared.

Succession” fans have created their own memorabilia, now that the series has come to an end — flocking to Walmart to buy the same T-shirt Kieran Culkin wore in the finale. In Sunday’s final episode, Culkin’s character ‘Roman Roy’ rocked a baby blue tee with stripes on the sleeve — a complete switch-up from his usual look, and after it went viral, fans quickly found the same $13 shirt in the kid’s section at Walmart, and began scooping them up. At last check, they were pretty much sold out.

As “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” finally hits theaters this weekend, the producers behind the trilogy have their attention set on the third installment, next year’s “Beyond the Spider-Verse.” But that’s not the only web-slinging project that’s coming up. Producer Amy Pascal says a ‘Spider-Woman’ and live-action Miles Morales movie are in the works. At the “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” premiere in LA, she said: “It’s all happening”, AND that a 4th “Spider-Man“ movie with Tom Holland and Zendaya is still in the works. Producer Avi Arad teased that moviegoers will see a “Spider-Woman” movie “sooner than you expect.”

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” has become Sony Pictures Animation’s biggest box office hit ever (by far), earning $51.7 million on its opening day, and an estimated $113 million-plus opening weekend, more than triple the $35 million launch of its 2018 predecessor, “Into the Spider-Verse”. Before release, Across the Spider-Verse had been projected for an $80 million-plus opening, but that got thrown out the window and into an interdimensional portal when the film earned $17.3 million from Thursday previews alone, the second highest ever total for an animated film.

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People who work in the banking industry are most likely to cheat on their spouses.

Cultivated meat is closer than ever to your dinner table, with a Dutch startup reporting a massive increase in efficiency — that means pork can be grown in just one week. That’s much quicker than on the farm, where a pig is reared for at least 8 months. The people at Meatable say they have smashed their own record of growing pork in 2 weeks, and they’ve “created a product of the highest quality with the expressions of proteins and long fatty acid chains which are essential to give meat its unique pork sensory experience.” That means it has good “mouth-feel”. Meatable creates cultivated meat from just a single animal cell, and the company expects to reduce the time required even further.

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There are more Lego mini-figures than there are people on Earth.

Nutmeg is a hallucinogen.

Competitive art was an Olympic sport from 1912-48.

Baby robins eat 14 feet (4.3m) of earthworms every day.

The bigger an animal’s brain, the longer it yawns.


Question: 90% of this year’s college freshmen have never used one of THESE machines. What are they?

Answer: Typewriters

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If high gas prices have you hunting for new modes of transportation, perhaps a rideable robotic goat is what you need. While Spot the Boston Dynamics robot dog regularly makes headlines, Kawasaki has gone next-level with a robotic, rideable goat. The goat has been named Bex, because it’s really supposed to be an ibex, which refers to certain species of wild goat. It has horns that light up, and delicate legs that can be lowered and then sprout wheels. And it’s strong enough that a full-sized human can mount it like a horse and ride it around.

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How come you see an awful lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy?

Isn’t the word ‘queue’ just 1 letter followed by 4 more silent letters?

What exactly is ‘midair’? Is there some other part of air besides the ‘mid’ part?

If you get cheated by the ‘Better Business Bureau’, who do you complain to?

If work is so terrific how come they have to pay you to do it?

Do you agree that clapping is really weird when you think about it? Literally slapping your hands together to honor someone else?

Can a women’s prison be called a ‘penal colony’?

When will all the rhetorical questions end?

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As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. - Norm Crosby

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