Show Notes for Monday, July 31, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit Johnny Strong (Black Hawk Down, The Fast and the Furious) He Stars in the Military Action Film WARHORSE ONE. The film will serve as Strong’s directorial debut and will also be available On Demand and Digital.  Trailer:

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July 31

World Ranger Day

National Avocado Day

National Mutt Day

National Raspberry Cake Day

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A new poll says that 58% of parents are already looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year, and 66% feel that it’ll be better than last year. You can decide for yourself what THAT means, but the survey also found that on average, parents are setting aside $225 for back-to-school shopping. Conducted in the US by OnePoll, the survey also found that 39% of parents planned to start back-to-school shopping for their child . . . before July.

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Scientists have come up with a way to make common painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen…from pine trees — instead of from crude oil products. That’s right: various pharmaceutical drugs are created using chemicals that come from crude oil. The researchers say this poses a significant threat to sustainability efforts as the world attempts to reduce greenhouse emissions. The new chemicals are derived from a component of turpentine, which comes from pine trees and is a waste byproduct from the paper industry.

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Peyton Manning and Netflix are searching for more quarterbacks to profile in a second season of their NFL docuseries. Manning, who exec produces “Quarterback”, which starred Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota, has revealed that the streamer has greenlit a second season. On “The Pat McAfee Show”, the Colts legends said, “I don’t want to hear ‘It’s going to be a distraction’ because that’s not true, Patrick Mahomes proved that…We’re hoping that guys…say this is going to be a cool thing that I can show to my kids when I’m older, show to my grandkids one day.”

Jamie Foxx has spoken for the first time about his medical emergency, and says he wasn’t sure he was going to make it. He posted an Instagram video on Friday night, emotionally opening up about the suffering he went through and why he kept the specifics under wraps. Quote: “I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back. I went through something that I thought I would never, ever go through.” Why did he wait so long to talk? He said didn’t want the public to see him with tubes coming out of his body, adding, “I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying…” He also shut rumors he was paralyzed and blind, and said he is now able to work. Still no word on what, exactly, his medical emergency was. LINK:

Star Trek” is no stranger to music. And if you’re a fan, you know that Starfleet officers are not afraid to break into song from time to time — as Allison Pill’s ‘Agnes Jurati’ did in season 2 of “Picard”, for example. But this season, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is going even further — with a full-blown musical episode for the first time in franchise history. The news was announced as part of the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, along with a video teasing the episode — which will be called “Subspace Rhapsody.” That will be episode 9 of season 2, set to premiere Aug. 3 on Paramount+.


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OK, it’s time to answer that age-old question: Which is healthier hot dogs or hamburgers? According to Ben Schuff, a licensed dietitian nutritionist and director of nutrition at BI├éN Chicago, in a head-to-head comparison, “you can much more easily choose a healthier option in hamburgers relative to hot dogs, simply because hot dogs are, by nature, a significantly processed product without quality meats…for the vast majority of products.” A burger made with lean meat and loaded with veggies can offer a better balance of protein, healthy fats and nutrients. But on the other hand, hot dogs are lower in calories and fat. The bad news? Schuff summarized by saying: “Both hamburgers and hot dogs are hyper-caloric foods with a higher saturated fat content relative to other foods or sources of meat.” But most experts agree: enjoying hamburgers or hot dogs as part of a balanced diet and as an occasional summer indulgence is perfectly fine.


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If you could produce a sound louder than 1,100 dB, you would create a black hole and destroy the galaxy.

One in 10,000 clovers has 4 leaves.

On land, a tortoise can move as fast as 1 mph.

The doctor who discovered that hand washing prevents the spread of disease was thrown in a mental institution for his ‘crazy ideas’.

In 75 years, the human heart pumps enough blood to fill an oil tanker 46 times.


Question: Experts say the best time to do THIS is at 8:45am. What is it?

Answer: Mow your lawn

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South Park” watchers will know what I mean when I say it’s time, once more, to “Blame Canada”. A Wisconsin brewing company has created a beer called “Blame Canada”, which is inspired by the wildfires that have caused smoke to billow to the US – and beyond. G-Five Brewing Company teamed up with fellow brewer Rocky Reef to create the IPA. G-Five head brewer Tim Goers said that when it came to choosing a name for the new brew, 1999’s “South Park: The Movie” came to mind. The film featured the anthemic song-and-dance number ‘Blame Canada’, putting the show’s fondness for making fun of Canadians on full display. How are sales? Let’s just say the beer has caught on like the proverbial wildfire. Of 12 available options, Blame Canada is the company’s #3 seller, “and it hasn’t even had a full month of sales.” LINK:

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As many areas experience record-breaking heat this month, it may be an understatement to say that sometimes, emotions can run as high as the thermostat. Psychologist Kirsty Leah from mental health support platform SupportRoom says that while warm weather can make us happier, sweltering heat is linked to greater irritability. Here are some tips on keeping your cool – literally and figuratively…

Make your life easier: Avoid the high afternoon heat, stay hydrated, and invest in lighter sheets or a fan. Remember, getting enough sleep goes a long way in “keeping your cool”.

Be patient: You might be ready to snap at others, but remember that if you are feeling it, they are, too, so try to be extra patient and lower your expectations of people until things are cooler.

Postpone meetings: Whether it’s an important conversation or a routine check-in, consider holding back on work and social meetings until the heat subsides.

Avoid big decisions: You might be prone to making rash calls if struggling in the heat, but it’s important not to make any big decisions until you are well-rested and can focus on the situation in hand to make an informed choice.

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