Show Notes for Wednesday, August 02, 2023

Today we visit with Alan Barinholtz. He's part of the fun new show “Jury Duty” available for free streaming on Amazon Freevee. Jury Duty is a documentary-style comedy series that chronicles the inner workings of an American jury trial through the eyes of one particular juror. What that juror doesn’t know is that the entire case is fake, everyone except him is an actor, and everything that happens — inside the courtroom and out — is carefully planned. We absolutely LOVED this show... I'm excited to visit with Alan again!


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August 02

National Coloring Book Day

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

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Interesting: A new study found that exercising only on weekends —being a “weekend warrior”—is still good for your heart. The study, which was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, determined that weekend warriors have similar heart health to those who work out more regularly. Data from more than 89,000 people was analyzed, and it was found that those who concentrated their exercise efforts on the weekend had the same lowered risk of a slew of heart conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. The researchers concluded: “Increased activity, even when concentrated within one to two days each week, may be effective for improving cardiovascular risk profiles.”

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A marketing expert says that parents can use artificial intelligence (AI) to make their lives easier — by getting their children to bed on time, planning birthday parties, and even helping with their homework. Her parenting secret? ChatGPT. Celia Quillain says she helps parents use the AI chatbot to make “parenting easier.” She teaches moms and dads to use ChatGPT to write a bedtime story, to ease nighttime routine, to complete school assignments, and help with plans such as play dates and big family gatherings.

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Barbenheimer” just keeps on growing. Greta Gerwig’s very pink fantasy-comedy “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s extremely dark historical drama “Oppenheimer” powered to bigger opening weekends than originally reported. Barbie ended up with $162 million domestically in its first weekend of release, higher than Sunday’s already record-breaking estimate of $155 million. That ranks as the biggest opening weekend of the year — beating The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s $146 million. “Oppenheimer” also beat expectations with $82.4 million, slightly higher than Sunday’s huge $81.5 million projection.

One of the last surviving Stormtrooper helmets worn in “Star Wars,” Luke Skywalker’s blaster from “The Empire Strikes Back,” and a treasure chest of other prized props from the film series are up for auction in Dallas. A memorabilia collector is selling his one-of-a-kind Star Wars props on Saturday, but online bidding has already begun. There are 31 items from the space film franchise, including Carrie Fisher’s Snowspeeder and a cache of prop weapons, including what the Heritage Auctions calls the “Holy Trinity” — 3 lightsabers from “The Phantom Menace,” used in the famous bridge fight scene with Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul.

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Apple’s iOS 17, for iPhone, will launch this fall, and one of its most interesting new features is “StandBy, which turns your iPhone into a bedside alarm clock or a fun desk companion. Users will be able to prop their phone up beside their bed, and with a swipe, see upcoming calendar events, check the day’s weather or view notifications at a glance. Or, if you’re more of a traditionalist, you’ll be able to let it sit on your bedside table showing off various clock faces. Users can also set it up on a desk, where StandBy mode can display stocks, weather, or a rotating array of photos from the image library, much like smart home hub devices from Amazon or Google.

Last week, an unopened first-generation iPhone sold at auction for a record US$190,373, almost 380 times its original price of $499 in 2007. LCG Auctions said the 4GB iPhone model was 20 times rarer than the 8GB model released at the same time for $599. That’s largely because the 4GB model was discontinued 2 months after launch, given customer preference for the larger memory size.

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A “jiffy” is a proper unit of time, measuring exactly 1/100th of a second.

A computer search program determined April 11, 1954 to be the most boring day in the world. No significant occurrences happened that day.

The average adult has 4 dreams a night, and 1 nightmare a year.

On any given day, half of the world’s population will eat rice.

The FBI got the idea for the “10 Most Wanted” list from the fashion designer who invented the “10 Best-Dressed Women” list.


Question: Men are 11 times more likely than women to brag about THIS. What is it?

Answer: Their lawn

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Burger King assistant manager arrested after serving fries from trash to customers. The Union Police Department said the assistant manager of an Upstate Burger King was arrested after she served dirty fries to customers. According to police, on Sunday, July 9, officers were called to the restaurant located on Duncan Bypass in reference to a disturbance. Once on scene, officers heard two women arguing with the staff, making threats and using profanity. Police said an officer asked the women to calm down, but they were still being loud and boisterous. The officer then arrested the women on disorderly conduct charges. Two days later on July 11, police received a complaint from headquarters with accusations being made that fries were thrown into a trashcan and then served to customers. Officers said 39-year-old Jaime Christine Major took fries from the trash and put them in the fry dump where freshly cooked fries were placed on top. Major was then arrested and charged with malicious tampering with human food. If convicted, the charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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Memoir & Autobiography: While autobiographies follow chronological order and are heavily rooted in facts from the subject’s life, memoirs are less formal. They give authors a chance to speak their emotional truth and ‘pick and choose’ which events they want to discuss.

Jelly & Jam: Both are fruit preserves. Jelly is smoother and translucent because it is made from fruit juice. Jam is made of crushed fruit or pulp cooked with sugar – which makes it looser than jelly.

Grilling & Barbecuing: These 2 techniques achieve very different results. To grill, you should not use a lid. Grilling is done with direct heat on the bottom of the meat, while barbecuing requires heat all around it…with the lid closed.

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