Show Notes for Thursday, August 03, 2023


Dear John,

I was supposed to go on a date this weekend, but I canceled the date when I found out he just wanted to meet for coffee. I told him that I deserve better and I would wait for him to ask me out on a proper date. He told me coffee dates are much easier, he said they are more casual and it will allow us to get to know one another without all the fake stuff. I told him that planning that kind of date shows very little effort and is cheap. Some of my friends agree with me, but others, including my brother, completely disagree with me. Am I wrong for canceling this date? Is he wrong for planning such a lousy date?


I Deserve More

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August 03

National Hair Gloss Day

National Ipa Day

National Georgia Day

National Grab Some Nuts Day

National Watermelon Day

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A veterinarian is warning dog owners not to let their pets sleep with them. I know! But Dr. Faith Coleman, medical expert for Study Finds, writes that despite all the supposed benefits to sharing a bed with your furry friend…those include:

Creating a comforting routine…for them and for you, and increasing the bond between you.

Sleeping deeper and longer.

A built-in alarm system, and keeping your dog from getting into trouble at night.

Bringing your dog joy and happiness to be with you as much as possible.

Dr. Coleman also has a list of the negatives of sleeping with your canine, including…

Poorer sleep quality, due to kicking, scratching, or snoring.

Infectious diseases. Yup. There is the possibility of your dog transmitting bacteria or parasites to you. Because not only do they sometimes “step in it”, they sometimes also “eat it”!

Can worsen allergies or asthma.

Sleeping with you can make a dog’s behavioral problems worse – and can cause behavioral problems where there were none.

The good doctor suggests that rather than allowing your dog on the bed, if you still want to share a bedroom with your mutt, put a dog bed right next to your bed, and train him/her to sleep there.

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He may be back on Twitter…er… “X”, but Kanye is still persona non-grata to Adidas. The sportswear brand is releasing a second batch of high-end Yeezy sneakers after cutting ties with the rapper, as it seeks to unload the unsold shoes, while contributing to groups fighting antisemitism. The online sale, starting tomorrow, follows an earlier sale in May. Models that will be available include the Yeezy Boost 350 V2, 500, and 700 as well as the Yeezy Slide and Foam RNR. The company cut ties with Ye in October after he made offensive remarks online and in interviews. That left Adidas holding US$1.3 billion worth of unsold Yeezys and searching for a responsible way to dispose of them.

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Dan Aykroyd wants to appear in a “Ghostbusters” sequel after he dies. The 71-year-old shot to stardom after playing scientist ‘Ray Stantz’ in 1984’s “Ghostbusters”, and is currently filming a follow-up to its spin-off movie “Afterlife”. He told a reporter that he believes future filmmakers will use technology to resurrect his character in more sequels once he’s passed away. He said that once someone “comes up with a story” to incorporate his character, “as long as my family gets a healthy fee and it’s a good story, I’m fine with that.

Apparently, there are quite a few actors who have that “Ken-ergy”. Though Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu and Kingsley Ben-Adir are among those who ended up making the cut as ‘Ken’ dolls in “Barbie”, the movie’s casting directors have revealed that there were a few others who had to bow out due to the cast requirement of spending 3 months filming in London. Among them: “SNL” star Bowen Yang, “Schitt’s Creek” alum Dan Levy and “Dear Evan Hansen” actor Ben Platt. Casting director Allison Jones says they were “really bummed they couldn’t do it.”

Films directed by actors Michael Keaton, Chris Pine, Viggo Mortensen, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ethan Hawke, Tony Goldwyn and Anna Kendrick will screen at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF organizers have announced. Films making their world premieres will include Craig Gillespie’s “Dumb Money,” with Paul Dano and Pete Davidson; Ellen Kuras’ “Lee,” with Kate Winslet; David Yates’ “Pain Hustlers,” with Emily Blunt and Chris Evans; Michael Winterbottom’s political thriller “Shoshana”; and 2 music documentaries, Alex Gibney’s “In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon” and Leigh Brooks’ “Hate to Love: Nickelback.” TIFF runs Sept. 7-17.

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National Clown Week is Aug 1 – 7

Barbie blonds definitely have more fun – and the hair color is catching on. Celebrity stylist Aura Friedman has transformed her chair at New York’s Suite Caroline Salon into the ultimate “Barbie Dream Salon” for those who are thinking pink — and platinum. She has noticed that many clients have been inspired by the movie, with “Barbie blond” fast becoming summer’s hottest hair trend, despite earlier declarations that platinum hair was “cheugy,” as Gen Z says. Friedman says that “Barbie” star Margot Robbie is the “perfect blond,” which makes her the “prototype” for the sparkling shade. Beauty marketplace platform Fresha reports a 508% uptick for Barbie-inspired hair salon services and an 83% spike in requests.

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Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix for US$50 million in 2000, but turned it down to go into business with Enron.

In 1987, a man convinced 2.8 million people to send him a penny each to pay for his college education. (Total: $28.000)

It takes one 15-20-year-old tree to produce 700 paper grocery bags.

When wolves howl together, they harmonize, rather than sing on one note — to give the illusion of greater numbers.

Sea lions can dance to a beat.

A study found that people interrupt close friends or family more than they interrupt strangers.


Question: A survey says that if you have 5 of THESE, you’re about average. What are they?

Answer: Friends

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Today’s the day, if you’d like to be named ‘Subway’. Subway restaurants is seeking a sandwich lover to legally change their first name to “Subway”. And exactly what would entice someone to do something like that? How about…a lifetime of free food and beverages from the world’s second-largest restaurant chain? Hold on, though…don’t file the paperwork to change your name just yet. First, you have to submit your current name to Subway (which you can do starting today, through Friday)…then be chosen to get the “golden ticket”. The company will cover the winner’s $750 legal fees for the name change, “making it easy and effortless to become ‘Subway’ and enjoy a lifetime of delicious subs.” The winner will have 4 months to make the name change legal, at which time they will be able to collect their prize. According to the fine print, free Subway “for life” equals $50,000 worth of gift cards. LINK:

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Blizzard & Snowstorm: The difference is the strength of the wind, not the amount of snow. A snowstorm can involve snow, sleet, ice, or freezing rain. A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong winds sustained at 35mph (56kph) or more, causing low visibility and lasting a few hours.

Disinterested & Uninterested: They are often used interchangeably, but shouldn’t be. Being disinterested in something means you don’t have an interest in it. That is, you are uninvolved. Being uninterested means you are bored.

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Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for our families.” —Anonymous

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