Show Notes for Monday, September 04, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with actor Josh Plasse (The Resurrection of Charles Mansion and Wildflower) but e're not talking about any movies or TV shows... we will tlk about Operation 22. His amazing effort to help Stop Soldier Suicide.

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September 04

National Spice Blend Day

National Macadamia Nut Day

National Newspaper Carrier Day

National Wildlife Day

Labor Day

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Have you ever told a guest to “make yourself at home” and regretted it later? Two-thirds of us have, according to a new survey. The poll of 2,000 Americans also asked these genial hosts what regrettable behavior caused problems for them. The more common one involved guests expecting more meals than planned (54%), overstaying their welcome (45%) and making a mess (39%). Friends were found to be the worst guests, mentioned by 42% of survey respondents. They were closely followed by siblings (39%) and in-laws (37%). Just over a third of people in the OnePoll survey admitted that, at some point, they have had to tell someone they’re a “bad guest”.

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You may be able to pick your vaccine, but don’t pick your nose. A new study conducted at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers reveals a surprising link between the habit of nose-picking and the risk of contracting COVID-19. The research team surveyed over 400 healthcare workers about their personal habits, such as nose-picking, nail-biting, wearing glasses, and having a beard. About 85% confessed to picking their noses regularly, ranging from monthly to daily. Strikingly, the data revealed a significant increase in COVID-19 infections among those who picked their noses, compared to those who refrained.


The Idol” Season 2 isn’t happening. HBO has canceled the lackluster drama after just one season. The series starred Lily-Rose Depp as a pop star who enters a strange relationship with a nightclub owner/cult leader played by ‘The Weeknd’. The show got abysmal reviews and drew mockery from viewers, putting its renewal status in question. While HBO had previously shot down rumors about the series’ demise, the network has changed its tune. The Weeknd’s poor acting abilities, in particular, drew ire from HBO viewers, as did Sam Levinson’s scripts, which leaned hard on attempts to shock the audience.

Hannah Brown’s journey to find love has taken a rosy turn. The former “Bachelorette” star is engaged to Adam Woolard, she announced on Instagram. She captioned pics from the proposal: “so happy. i love our steady love.” This comes 2 years after the reality star and the model first sparked romance rumors. Bachelor Nation first met and fell in love with Brown during Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor” before she scored her own season of The Bachelorette in 2019.

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Researchers say women will stay married longer to a short man than a tall one.

Eye doctors in Taiwan have discovered a natural solution for nearsightedness. With half of the world anticipated to be unable to see across a room without glasses or surgery by 2050, they say their simple solution to prevent childhood myopia, or nearsightedness is: spending more time in the great outdoors. In Taiwan, around 90% of high schoolers have already developed blurry vision—compared to just 50% of all age groups in Europe and the US. But in the few years since Taiwan launched a program to get young school children outside for 2 hours each day, myopia rates among primary school kids steadily declined from a peak of 50% to 46.1%.

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Question: A statistical study shows we’re most likely to do THIS in January, least likely in August.

Answer: Die.

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A ‘su-paw-market’ in Finland is welcoming canine customers, with specially-adapted carts that allow dog owners to bring their pooches grocery shopping. The Kesko grocery chain has introduced the “Koirak√§rry” – dog cart – as a way to welcome in more dog-owning customers at its store in Tampere, where usually only service animals are permitted. The carts have a dog bed in the bottom, and a clip for leads or harnesses. Owners are encouraged to pick up their pups and put them inside – although a future version of the cart might include a small ramp so the dogs can walk in themselves.

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A new analysis by car rental company Nationwide Vehicle Contracts found that Toronto drivers spend approximately 199 hours per year in traffic, and the top speed reached during rush hour is 25km/h (15mph). Here are the worst 15 cities in the world for traffic . . .

1. Brussels, Belgium

2. Mexico City, Mexico

3. Manila, Philippines

4. Dublin, Ireland

5. Jakarta, Indonesia

6. London, UK

7. New York, USA

8. Krakow, Poland

9. Paris, France

10. Rome, Italy

11. Bangkok, Thailand

12. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

13. Toronto, Canada

14. Zurich, Switzerland

15. Tokyo, Japan

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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” ~ Dorothy Parker

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