Show Notes for Thursday, September 28, 2023


Dear John,

I'm 17. My mom listens to your show every day and loves you guys. So I'm calling her out about what she did on our recent vacation. Our family went on a vacation together. It was a great trip, but when she booked our flights, my mom and dad were in first class and she stuck me and my 9-year-old brother in back with strangers. It's not like we can't afford it. My dad makes a ton of money and we have always flown first-class before. I asked what was up with this, and mom said it's time I learned not to be so elitist. She says I don't appreciate how the real world works. And I'm not happy. I think this is ridiculous. And I told her. She did not react well. What's going on here? Am I wrong in thinking this is simply cruel?


Distraught Daughter

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September 28

National North Carolina Day

National Drink Beer Day

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

National Good Neighbor Day

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It may not come as a surprise to you to hear this, but according to a poll, a majority of young adults think proper spelling just doesn’t matter anymore. Nor does punctuation, it would seem, at least when using social media and messaging platforms. In the survey of 2,000 Gen Z, it was found that less than a quarter use periods, commas, and quotation marks in their casual communications. For comparison, more than half of people (55%) over the age of 65 say they’re very conscientious about using proper grammar while texting or posting online. The younger adults were found to be likely to use correct punctuation in text messages (69%). But on social media platforms like Snapchat and TikTok, less than 10% bother with that stuff. Just a quarter of those between 18-24 use capital letters correctly, compared to 61% of seniors. And just 16% of Gen Z always use periods at the end of sentences.

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The vibrant colors that leaves turn in the fall are their…actual colors. It’s true: leaves that change are naturally those orange, red and yellow shades, but during half of the year, those hues are overwhelmed by green chlorophyll. As chlorophyll goes away in autumn, the other pigments begin to show their colors.


Leslie Jones says that her friend Chris Rock sought counseling after being slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars. The “Supermarket Sweep” host told People that the incident “was humiliating” to Rock and “it really affected him. People need to understand his daughters, his parents, saw that.” She also revealed that Rock’s daughters received counseling as well. Rock shares 2 adult daughters — Lola, 21, and Zahra, 19 — with ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is celebrating 4 decades as an American citizen with a heartfelt Instagram video. The former California governor, originally from Austria, commemorated his journey with pics from his citizenship oath in 1983 and a clip from his 2004 speech at the Republican National Convention, highlighting America’s immigrant dream. He passionately expressed gratitude, reflecting on his boyhood daydreams of coming to the US, and a message to fellow immigrants, welcoming them and encouraging their dreams. He credited America for his career and success, underscoring the significance of becoming a citizen. LINK:

Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” has is now the 11th highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office, after overtaking Marvel’s 2012 blockbuster “The Avengers” over the weekend, and bringing its total take to $626 million. In order to crack the top 10, “Barbie” will need to nab another $27million to outpace 2015’s “Jurassic World”. Barbie is already the highest grossing domestic release of the year, and has earned $1.4 billion globally, making it the 14th-biggest movie of all-time.

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From the “Forever Fall & Halloween” Facebook page, someone posted this review of the new pumpkin Spice Frosty from Wendy’s. Beautiful description…

Just a little PSA style testimony here- the Pumpkin Spice Frosty I was so excited to try at Wendy’s is absolutely revolting. I’ve had some time to think about this whilst power washing the inside of my mouth, and the best way I can describe the flavor is this: melted dollar store pumpkin candle, spritzed with 65-year-old Avon perfume, and stirred with the leg of a haunted Victorian doll. Try if you must, but I do not recommend. LINK:

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About 40% of the ants in a colony are “lazy” and spend most of their time just sitting around.

Workaholics generally get less work done because they take on too much, and tend to be disorganized.

Professional baseball players have an average visual acuity of 20/12, much better than 20/20, which is considered “good”.

Honeybees keep their hives at 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35C)

The word “broadcast” originally referred to farmers casting (or scattering) seeds over a broad area.


Question: 77% of us say we feel less-stressed after we clean THIS. What is it?

Answer: The kitchen

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A fake sign that designated Loyola Beach as a nude beach was removed by the Chicago Park District over the weekend. Rogers Park beach goers, heading to the lakefront over Labor Day weekend, spotted a new sign that read “nude beach past this sign.” The sign also included the official Chicago Park District seal. The Park District replied to a tweet about it by confirming the sign was not official, and pointing out that unauthorized use of the district’s seal is “strictly prohibited.”

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According to US Social Security Administration data showing what parents were naming their newborns 75 years ago…


1. Linda                    1. James

2. Mary                    2. Robert

3. Barbara                3. John

4. Patricia                  4. William

5. Susan                    5. David

6. Sandra                 6. Michael

7. Nancy                  7. Richard

8. Carol                      8. Thomas

9. Sharon                  9. Charles

10. Kathleen              10. Ronald

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