Show Notes for Monday, August 28, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit
with actor, writer, and director David Henry. He's noted for playing Ted Mosby's future son Luke on How I Met Your Mother and Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place (with Selena Gomez) as well as starring in the films Little Boy and Walt Before Mickey plus much more!

We'll talk about his newest project “Underdeveoped” which will premiere globally September 8 on Fox Entertainment’s free streaming service Tubi.

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August 28

International Read Comics In Public Day

National Thoughtful Day

National Red Wine Day

National Power Rangers Day

National Bow Tie Day

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

National Cherry Turnover Day

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Remember when if you saw someone watching TV with the subtitles turned on, you immediately assumed they were hard of hearing? Well, that’s not the case any longer. Possibly thanks to the fact that TikTok has helped normalize captions for young media consumers, a UK survey found that 80% of people aged 18-25 “use subtitles all or part of the time” when watching TV. And a poll of TV viewers in the US found that 70% of Gen Z respondents rely on captions “most of the time” compared to only 35% of Baby Boomers [those 59-77].

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If your child plays football, and you’re worried about concussions, don’t let them play quarterback. Researchers at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center and Penn State University came up with a system to rate which positions face the highest risk of brain injury through brain biomarkers, and determined the chance of sustaining a concussion to be much higher for players in “speed positions” such as quarterbacks, wide receivers, defensive backs, running backs…“and other players who build up momentum prior to tackling…or being tackled, compared to non-speed positions like offensive and defensive linemen who engage other players before significant momentum can be generated.”

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Drew Barrymore faced a scary situation on Monday night. The daytime TV personality hosted a Q&A with singer ReneĆ© Rapp in New York when the event was interrupted by a man rushing the stage. Video posted to TikTok showed Barrymore and Rapp caught off guard by the man, who shouted “You know who I am…I need to see you at some point while you’re in New York.” He was swiftly blocked by security as the pair were escorted off the stage to safety. They later returned to the stage, after the man was removed. The original TikTok post alleged that the man who rushed the stage was a known stalker, though that has not been confirmed. LINK:

Sylvester Stallone is set to deliver a keynote speech at the Toronto Film Festival as part of the “In Conversation With…” series where the “Rocky” and “Rambo” writer-actor-director will discuss his long Hollywood career. The action icon’s discussion of his film industry longevity coincides with “Sly”, Stallone’s career-spanning documentary for Netflix from director Thom Zimny, being tapped to close TIFF on Sept. 16 with a glitzy world premiere at Roy Thomson Hall. The Toronto Film Festival will run Sept. 7-17.

The mirror ball is back! The first poster and promo have been unveiled for season 32 of “Dancing with the Stars”, with host Alfonso Ribeiro and new co-host Julianne Hough. In March, it was announced that Hough will be joining the show as co-host, taking over from Tyra Banks. In a video promo for the new season, Ribeiro and Hough show off their dance movies, as an announcer promises “a new spin” on the reality competition. Since the vid was posted, it has been announced that “Bachelorette” star Charity Lawson will appear as a for the upcoming 32nd season. LINK:

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The very thought was laughable just a few years ago, but Gen Z has canceled the fan-favorite acronym “LOL”. Instead, the slang-savvy generation has coined a more complicated term: “IJBOL”. Guessed it yet? It means “I just burst out laughing.” Admittedly, IJBOL isn’t quite as catchy as millennial terms like “LMAO” “ROFL” or “LOL”, but “IJBOL” — pronounced “eej-bowl” is more closely associated with “Gen Z humor”, which , if you ask any Gen Zer, is funnier.

Honest Paws is offering up a job that pays $100 an hour – for dogs. The pet wellness company is looking for canines that can be ambassadors for its peanut butter. The job description includes strutting about local dog parks, canine events, and pet stores, as well as “showing off your love for our yummy Honest Paws Peanut Butter”, and being “the star of live treat-tasting shows.” Job requirements include “bark-tastic social skills” and a tail that “won’t stop wagging.” Successful applicants must also have a human who can accompany them to events, and help with “tricky stuff” — like opening peanut butter jars. Applications close on September 1. LINK:

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Wearing headphones for an hour can increase the bacteria in your ear by 700%.

Only one out of every 3 people has 20/20 vision.

The flashes of colored light you see when you rub your eyes are called “phosphenes.”

Disney World is roughly the same size as San Francisco (43 square miles).


Question: Men spend about 42 minutes more on THIS task each week than women do. What is it?

Answer: Eating

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Eggo Waffles has introduced a new brunch-flavored liqueur. The waffle-maker partnered with Sugarlands Distilling on the new boozy concoction, called “Eggo Brunch in a Jar Appalachian Sippin’ Cream”. The taste is inspired by the “classic brunch flavors of toasted Eggo waffles, sweet maple syrup, and rich butter, with a hint of smoky bacon.” The drink contains 20% alcohol, so you won’t be serving it to your kids for breakfast, but the companies say it pairs quite nicely with Eggo waffles. LINK:

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Some wise-guy used AI to create “The Most Unhinged State Fair Food imaginable”, and I don’t think I’ll ever be the same…

Root Beer Float Ravioli: Semisweet pastry raviolis filled with vanilla gelato and smothered in root beer–cherry syrup. (Tell me more…)

Cornhusker Candy Corn: Homemade candy corn infused with sweet corn flavor and dusted with sea salt.

Spicy Unicorn Horns: Rainbow-colored twisted breadsticks, sprinkled with spicy “unicorn” seasoning and served with a magical color-changing slushy.

Biscuit and Gravy Ice Cream Sandwich: Butter pecan–flavored ice cream with swirls of savory white gravy, served on a warm vanilla biscuit and topped with chunks of fried sausage and pecans. (OK, so we’ve got breakfast covered…)

The Churroctopus: An octopus-shaped churro where each tentacle has a different flavor: chocolate, caramel, strawberry, matcha, blueberry, coconut, almond, and cinnamon sugar.

Pecan Pie Poppers: Miniature pecan pies deep-fried and drizzled with bourbon caramel.

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Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed. ”~ Albert Einstein

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Louisiana Girl Embarks On Nationwide Journey, Spreading Love One Hug At A Time With Police Officers.