Show Notes for Monday, July 17, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Glynn Turman ("Gremlins" "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" "Men of Honor" also on TV with "A Different World" "The Wire")

The documentary THE LEGEND OF GLYNN TURMAN is on all major platforms including Roku, Tubi, Peacock, Crackle, Sling, Prime Video, Vudu, Hoopla and many more. You can check out the trailer here:

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July 17

Day For International Criminal Justice

National Get Out Of The Doghouse Day

National Lottery Day

National Tattoo Day

World Emoji Day

National Yellow Pig Day

National Wrong Way Corrigan Day

National Peach Ice Cream Day

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If you feel like your mental health needs a boost…don’t follow the current trend of “bed-rotting”…get up and dance! University of Exeter researchers examined reviewed 171 studies on participants from 9 different countries, all diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression. The studies looked into the effectiveness of group-based performing arts therapies when it comes to easing symptoms. Five studies investigated the impact of dance on mental health, and all found significant improvements in depression and anxiety levels. Significant benefits were also found in art therapy.

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It’s not just people: Affairs and being apart for long periods can be relationship dealbreakers for birds, too. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society shows that birds with higher ‘divorce’ rates tend to migrate longer distances or be more promiscuous. Researchers compared “divorce rates” and behavior of 186 species of birds, and found that sexual conflicts and environmental stresses, not just sexual selection, contribute to the breakups. About 90% of birds are considered monogamous.


If you ever wanted to dress, ski, or tell the time like ‘James Bond’, now’s your chance: a selection of items including dinner suits, silk bowties, Lamborghini skis and a special edition Omega Seamaster watch are up for auction, all from the personal collection of 007 himself, Roger Moore. Moore, who died in 2017, played Bond in 7 films between 1973 and 1985. His family is selling 180 lots of Moore’s memorabilia, with part of the proceeds going to the United Nations Children’s Fund, which appointed Moore as a goodwill ambassador in 1991. Two double-breasted dinner suits, used in “Octopussy” and ‘A View to a Kill”, are expected to fetch US$25,000-40,000 each, with the same value affixed to a “50 Years of James Bond” anniversary Omega watch. The skis are set at $600-1,000, and if you want to rattle your cuffs like Sir Roger, a pair of Aspreys cufflinks are estimated at $1,000-1,500.

Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb thriller “Oppenheimer” is set to leave a lasting impression. Lead by the filmmaker’s regular collaborator Cillian Murphy, who first worked with Nolan on “The Dark Knight” trilogy, it charts theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s contributions to the Manhattan Project during World War II. When asked if he is pleased with the final cut of the movie, Murphy told The Guardian: “It’s an extraordinary piece of work. Very provocative and powerful.” The actor said it “feels sometimes like a biopic, sometimes like a thriller, sometimes like a horror. It’s going to knock people out.” Oppenheimer, also starring big names like Robert Downey Jr, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Rami Malek, opens July 21.

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A report says that jogging through a forest is twice as good for those suffering from mental health problems than working out in a gym.

A dog expert says that your pupper probably not only knows your name, he/she also knows the names of the other members of your family…and the other pets in the household. Deanna Euritt, who write the Dog Tales blog, points out that it’s only natural that dogs notice that certain words go with certain people…and pets. Because dogs are highly attuned to human behavior and communication, and they can easily learn to recognize their names for people and animals that they often come into contact with.

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Jogging is considered running when it exceeds a speed of 6mph (9.7kph).

Video games train the human brain to make faster real-life decisions.

Less than 1% of Antarctica is ice-free.

There’s a mountain in Australia named Mt. Disappointment, because the explorers were unimpressed with the view from the top.

The term “riding “shotgun” comes from the sitting position of the guard on a stagecoach.


Question: 65% of women in a relationship say they don’t believe their man when he tells them THIS. What is it?

Answer: That he’s sick

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Chalk up another thing that Chat GPT can do…possibly better than people can: Officiate a wedding. A Colorado couple were married in a historic church, using ChatGPT to oversee their wedding. Reece Wiench and Deyton Truitt planned their wedding in just 5 days, because Truitt was about to deploy for the Army — and Wiench wanted to join him after basic training. Colorado doesn’t require a licensed marriage official for weddings, so the bride’s dad came up with the idea to use the “easier and cheaper” officiant. When asked, the bot initially refused, saying: “I can’t do this, I don’t have eyes, I don’t have a body. I can’t officiate at your wedding”. But after being fed info about the couple to weave into its remarks during the ceremony, Chat GPT agreed. The couple sent out a message written by the bot to their 30 guests, explaining AI would be officiating the wedding. It said: “During the ceremony, I will eloquently express the significance of this historic moment and the limitless possibilities that arise when love and technology intersect.” Not bad. The couple didn’t know what exactly the bot would say during the ceremony, and placed a robot mask over a speaker to make it appear as if someone was talking. They did, however, write their own vows.

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LawnStarter sniffed out 2023’s Best Dog Park Cities.

We compared 98 of the biggest U.S. cities based on Access, Quality, and Climate. More specifically, we factored in the number of dog parks per 100,000 two-legged residents, visitor ratings, and historical weather data, among eight total metrics.

See the 10 dog park cities that are up to snuff — and the 10 on a tight leash — below, followed by key stats from our report.

Best Dog Park Cities

Rank City

1 Boise, ID

2 San Francisco, CA

3 Henderson, NV

4 Tampa, FL

5 Arlington, VA

6 New York, NY

7 Sacramento, CA

8 Las Vegas, NV

9 Portland, OR

10 Norfolk, VA

Worst Dog Park Cities

Rank City

1 Garland, TX

2 Cleveland, OH

3 New Orleans, LA

4 Laredo, TX

5 Columbus, OH

6 Kansas City, MO

7 Arlington, TX

8 Santa Clarita, CA

9 Newark, NJ

10 Irving, TX

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