Show Notes for Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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October 31st


Books For Treats Day

Carve A Pumpkin Day

National Doorbell Day

National Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

National Knock-Knock Jokes Day

Reformation Day


Scare A Friend Day

Sneak Some Of The Candy Yourself Before The Kids Start Knocking Day

Trick-Or-Treat For Unicef Day

World Cities Day

World Savings Day

Dark Matter Day

National Caramel Apple Day

National Knock-Knock Jokes Day

National Magic Day

Girl Scout Founder’s Day

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Black Cats are popular this time of year, but don’t bother worrying if one crosses your path – chances are, it’ll bring you GOOD luck…at least according to cat lovers. In a survey of 2,000 American cat owners, only 21% said they believe that black cats bring bad luck, while nearly twice as many (41%) associate them with good fortune. At least one black cat stereotype does hold true, though: black cats love to talk. Half of black cat caretakers describe theirs as “extremely vocal” (48%), compared to only one third (36%) of other cat owners. And people with black cats consider them just as “affectionate” (63%) as the average cat. The OnePoll survey also found that, perhaps unsurprisingly, those with a black cat are more likely than other cat owners to list Halloween as a favorite holiday (25% vs 21%) – although Christmas and Thanksgiving still took first and second place.

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A pair of hot-rod honeys created some noise online recently, when they added the cost of hubby-to-be James’ $231 speeding ticket to their wedding gift registry. Regarding the ticket, Oklahoma bride-to-be Annabelle wrote sarcastically on her trending TikTok: “Wedding in 26 days, timing couldn’t be better.” The clip offers online audiences a glimpse at the request in the “cash fund” section of their digital gift wish list. And despite the bold ask, social media supporters showered the lovebirds with praise for their slick trick to avoid paying out of pocket — and some even offered to donate. LINK:

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Every Halloween, celebs love to show off their elaborate costumes, often based on TV shows and films. But this year, things will be different, because actors have been warned that dressing as characters from major shows and movies would break the rules of the strike. That means outfits based on ‘Barbie’, ‘Wednesday Addams’ and superheroes – as well as many others — are banned, and wearing one would promote content made by the studios the actors are in dispute with, their union said. SAG-ACTRA advised its members to “Choose costumes inspired by generalized characters and figures”, such as ghost, zombie, or spider outfits, or characters from content that does not fall under the strike rules, such as animated TV shows.

For the first time since the last time, “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” is coming back to the big screen. In December, the beloved (and completely ridiculous) film, which was released in 1975 by the esteemed English comedy troupe, will return to theaters for a limited-engagement run to celebrate its 48½-year anniversary. A release says: “This cinematic event kicks off in over 500 (US) theatre locations nationwide on Sunday, December 3rd with encore screenings beginning on Wednesday, December 6th. Select theatre locations will also be offering a Quote-A-long version of the film for audiences to experience the joy in sharing together, as you quote your favorite lines with the characters.” LINK:

Mayim Bialik is not too happy about a “Saturday Night Live” parody that mocked her nose with a fake prosthetic. The “Jeopardy!” host recalled feeling “ashamed” of the 1994 sketch in a new interview. Long before she stood behind the hosting podium, she was a child star on the sitcom “Blossom”, which was parodied in a SNL sketch featuring Melanie Hutsell, wearing a prosthetic and playing Bialik’s character. Although she admits: “The actress portraying me…was hilarious…but…she wore a fake, big nose. The “Big Bang Theory” alum says that struck her as odd, because “no one else on the show was parodied for their features.”

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A report says that Americans will spend over $8 billion celebrating Halloween.


3 Musketeers: In 1932, the 3 Musketeers bar was originally 3 smaller pieces, with individual chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry mini-bars. As a result, it was given the name of the Alexandre Dumas novel. In 1945, it became a single, chocolate nougat candy bar.

Milk Duds: Intended to be balls of caramel covered in chocolate, in 1928, Hoffman and Company of Chicago struggled to create perfectly-shaped spheres. They eventually stopped trying, and the treats were given the name Milk Duds for the milk in the chocolate and caramel — and for the “dud” of their irregular appearance.

Snickers: When introduced around 1930, it was named for one of Frank Mars’ family horses. When Mars looked to export the Snickers bar to the UK, they learned the word “snickers” rhymed too easily with “knickers” – slang for underwear, so it was marketed as the “Marathon” bar – until 1990.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: Harry Reese, a farmer and employee of Hershey, began selling his own chocolate and peanut butter treats (made in his basement) in 1928. He called his candies Penny Cups, and sold them for 1 cent. The name changed, presumably, when the price did.

Tootsie Rolls: Leo Hirshfield named his pseudo-chocolate candies after his daughter, Clara, nicknamed “Tootsie.” Hirshfield had a candy shop in Brooklyn, first making his hand-rolled chewy candies in 1896, with the idea of creating a form of chocolate that didn’t melt.

Jolly Ranchers: Created in 1949, they were first sold by the Jolly Rancher Company near Denver. The name symbolized friendliness and the spirit of the American West. Because they could be sold all year, Jolly Rancher hard candies became the focus of the company by the early 1950s.

Starburst: Starburst candies were first made in 1960 in the UK, and were known as Opal Fruits. Introduced in the US in 1967, they were renamed “Starburst” to reflect their juiciness and burst-like flavor. They became Starburst in the UK during the 1990s.

Butterfinger: Created by the Curtis Candy Company in 1926, the candy bar was named by the winner of a contest. With its peanut butter innards and chocolate coating, it is said to have been named after Nikola “Butterfingers” Jovanovic, a self-identified klutz. The term was used to describe someone who was clumsy.


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In the 13th century, Europeans baptized children with beer.

The term “footage” comes from the early days of movie-making, when films were measured in feet while being edited.

Harbro, the toy makers behind Power Rangers, Furby, Nerf, Twister, and My Little Pony, owned Death Row Records (home of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, among others) from 2012-21.

Deep-sea fish can explode when brought rapidly to the ocean’s surface.

There are 2 rivers in Florida named “Withlacoochee”.


Question: In a survey, 19% of women said they find THESE men mysterious and attractive. Who are they?

Answer: Jailbirds

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Washington State Police say a driver was pulled over in the high-occupancy lanes of a highway – and his passenger turned out to be a dummy. A creepy clown dummy, actually. The driver was in the HOV lanes on Interstate 405 in Renton when a trooper noticed the unusual-looking passenger. Once stopped, the cop was able to confirm the passenger was indeed a Halloween dummy, and not a real-life creepy clown. The driver was assessed a fine for improper use of HOV lanes. Washington State Patrol wrote on Facebook: “Love the Halloween vibe, but still doesn’t count”. LINK:

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A LinkedIn survey found that workplace jargon is like a “different language” to Gen Z, and many people in that demographic are turning to TikTok to mock common corporate phrases. Here are some of the most “cringeworthy” workplace phrases that they are laughing at you for using…

☞ “Blue-sky thinking”: Used to describe a form of creative brainstorming. It encourages people to think creatively without being inhibited by existing beliefs or ideas.

☞ “Boiling the ocean”: Business speak for taking on an impossible or unnecessarily difficult project. It is usually considered a negative phrase to describe a task.

☞ “A quick flag”: When a manager says this, they either want to raise something important or something that’s potentially an issue.

☞ “Ducks in a row”: It’s all about making sure that you’re properly prepared and organized for a task or project.

☞ “Herding cats”: In the corporate world, ‘cat-herders’ are those who can organize different people to come together and complete a difficult task, despite possible conflicting views.

☞ “Low-hanging fruit”: Refers to tasks that are the easiest to accomplish. The fruit that hangs lowest on the tree is easiest to pick, after all.

☞ “Singing from the same hymn sheet”: It refers to people having the same understanding of something or saying the same thing, often publicly.

☞ “Move the needle”: In business speak, “moving the needle” is about completing tasks that have a noticeable impact — or enough of an effect that people notice.


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Medical Breakthrough Cures 5-Year-Old Boy Of Sickle Cell Anemia

Show Notes for Monday, October 30, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam Sorbo. They've been married for 25 years and met on the set of "Hercules" which was the No. 1 show around the world (ran '94-'00) - the success created the spin off "Young Hercules" with Ryan Gosling. While filming "Hercules" Kevin suffered an aneurysm that led to several strokes. It took three years for him to learn how to walk again and regain his vision.

They're in MIRACLE IN EAST TEXAS. Inspired by a true story. The film stars Kevin and Sam Sorbo, John Ratzenberger (Cheers and TOY STORY) and Lou Gossett Jr. (AN OFFICER & A GENTLEMAN). Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future. In 1931, a pair of con artists, Doc Boyd and Dad Everett (Sorbo, Ratzenberger), blow into the small Texas town during the Great Depression targeting the savings of lonely widows with an oil scam. The vulnerable widows quickly fall prey to their romantic gestures and promises of profits. Then, miraculously, the unthinkable happens and they literally strike oil. That's just the first of many miracles that start popping forth from the dead soil of East Texas. Will these miracles make honest men out of these swindlers and change their larcenous conniving ways? This tall tale inspired by a true story comes from a time when bums became billionaires and sinners became saints.

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October 30th

National Candy Corn Day

Buy A Donut Day

Checklist Day

Create A Great Funeral Day

Haunted Refrigerator Night

Mischief Night

National Text Your Ex Day

National Treat Your Pet Day

Pumpkin Bread Day

Sugar Addiction Awareness Day

National Speak Up For Service Day

National Publicist Day

Checklist Day

World Audio Drama Day

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You may have caught this info late last week – but to me, it’s news best suited to a Monday. It turns out that if you hit snooze, you don’t lose. A new study by scientists in Sweden suggests that snoozing your alarm has no impact on sleep quality. What’s more, for some, hitting the button multiple times over 30 minutes may spark alertness more quickly than sleeping through without a break. The study found “that snoozing for 30 minutes in the morning does not make you more tired or more likely to wake up from deep sleep,” said the study’s lead author, Tina Sundelin, an associate professor at Stockholm University. According to her, “For those who usually snooze, it might even be helpful with waking.” Among those participating in a study group, 69% said they hit the snooze button at least sometimes, and 60%, said they generally fall asleep between alarm

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You might think that with the recent popularity of appetite-supressing drugs, candy-makers could soon be feeling the crunch, due to a corresponding drop in sales. But Nestlé isn’t going down without a fight. The company has announced it is working on “companion products” for weight-loss drugs like Ozempic, and Wegovy. Nestlé claims there is a market for products that will allow those on weight-loss drugs to get the nutrients, minerals and nutrients they need — while still supporting their goals.

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Gwyneth Paltrow will soon be ready to live the goop life—out of the public eye. She has shared that she plans to sell her wellness empire Goop in a few years — then retire from the spotlight. But she has “no idea” who may buy her company. Paltrow told Bustle that she’d be “happy” with the idea of making a big exit for her 55th birthday in 2027. Then what? Quote: “I will literally disappear from public life. No one will ever see me again.” Paltrow also admitted she doesn’t find pleasure in her celebrity status, but does enjoy “creating, collaborating…innovating…strategy, vision, that kind of thing.”

Martin Scorsese has often found his onscreen hero in Leonardo DiCaprio — but for “Killers of the Flower Moon”, the actor wanted to take on a different role. DiCaprio was originally slated to portray FBI lead investigator ‘Tom White’ a white man who is brought to Oklahoma in the 1920s to investigate murders in the Osage Nation. But when Scorsese’s story changed, DiCaprio was quick to suggest a personal recasting. Scorsese hoped to avoid the white-savior trope, and ultimately decided against anchoring the film around the detective’s perspective. It was DiCaprio who suggested he could instead play ‘Ernest Burkhart’, a man who marries an Osage woman (played by Lily Gladstone) but ultimately gets involved in schemes to kill the Osage people for their oil money. White is now portrayed onscreen by Jesse Plemons.

Netflix has announced a debut date for its new Kevin Hart and Chris Rock tour documentary. In July 2022, the 2 comedians embarked on a stand-up tour together. The duo did 5 across New York and New Jersey. The documentary of the tour, “Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only” will debut on Netflix on December 12.

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A southern Minnesota teacher just grew a record-breaking 2,749lb pumpkin.

It’s a hot new Halloween trend that has some young candy-lovers seriously spooked. But others love it. Some parents are taking part in “Switch witch”, where their kids are encouraged to trade their trick-or-treat candy for toys. Why? To discourage excess sugar consumption, and the health concerns that go along with it, like obesity and tooth cavities. To take part in Switch-witch, parents still encourage their children to enjoy a night of trick-or-treating, but when they return home, they pick out a certain number (5 or 6) of their favorite candies to keep. The rest? It is placed in a special spot, and during the night, the Switch witch comes to collect the candy, leaving a gift in return. Some parents say their little ghosts and goblins are just as excited for the Switch witch to come as they were for Halloween.

Google has released its list 2023 list of the “Frightgeist” Halloween costume searches. The search engine says that this year’s top Halloween costume is – of course – ‘Barbie’. It’s the first time in 3 years that ‘witch’ isn’t in the top spot. The Frightgeist index, which analyses search data throughout the US and locally, shows that following Barbie, the most-searched Halloween costume searches are ‘princess’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘witch’, ‘fairy’, ‘Wednesday Addams’, ‘dinosaur’, ‘cowboy’, ‘ninja’ and ‘bunny’. Top couple’s costumes? ‘Barbie and Ken’ (of course), followed by ‘Mario and Luigi’, ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, ‘Cosmo and Wanda’, and ‘Lilo and Stitch’. For family costumes, the top picks are, in order, ‘Addams Family’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Mario’, ‘Flintstones’ and ‘Monsters Inc’. And for babies, you can’t go wrong with a ‘Slinky dog’ costume. That one is followed by ‘Pebbles’ and ‘Bam Bam’, ‘Chucky’, ‘Barbie’ and ‘Theodore Chipmunk’. LINK:

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The typewriter was invented before the fountain pen.

The Sun makes a sound in the form of pressure waves, but it is beyond the range of human hearing.

There’s no mercury on Mercury — most of it is solid iron.

There are 2 mountain volcanoes in Hawaii, which are more than twice as high as Everest. But they aren’t officially considered the tallest mountains because 4.2km of their heights are underwater.

It is possible to die laughing, and a number of people have, typically due a heart attack or suffocation.


Question: A survey found THIS is the most disappointing item you can hand out to trick or treaters on Halloween. What is it?

Answer: A toothbrush

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It won’t be here in time for Halloween, but Britain’s Exeter University has announced it’ll offer an unusual postgraduate course next year for those looking to score a master’s degree in magic and occult science. The program will analyze the history of magic and witchcraft, as well as give an analysis of the occult in literature, philosophy, archaeology, sociology, psychology, drama and religion. Modules offered to students in the program will include dragons in western literature and art, the legend of King Arthur, paleography, archaeological theory and practice, the depiction of women in the Middle Ages and the philosophy of psychedelics.

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Delivery service Uber Eats has released its 5th annual “Cravings Report”, detailing the most popular, and more interestingly, the weirdest and most unpredictable special requests that customers have made so far this year. Among the highlights:

A customer asked that a restaurant put her order into a box rather than a circular container, saying: “I refuse to eat any food if presented in a circle container. Please don’t ruin my meal for me.”

Another demanded this: “Please drench the whole bowl in white sauce with a spiral of red sauce!!!! Thank you so much!!!! Just do what I ask.”

Probably at the end of a night out, one customer asked for “Extra cheese sauce please 🙂 I’ll pay for it. I’m also drunk as f so if you load it up, you’d make me the happiest drunk girl ever.”

A chicken lover specified: “Please fry my chicken VERY hard. Very very crispy. Almost burned!”

Another ‘chicken orderer’ said: “My cats think your chicken is crack, so this is for them!”

And this person must have had a craving: “Long time no order! Breasts please! Please fry me up some big ‘ole breasts! Thank you, so excited!”

And by the way, Uber also reported that the “wildest” food pairings of the year are: Cottage cheese & mustard, steak & jelly, condensed milk & avocado, seaweed & pasta sauce…and butter & pickled onions.

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Instant gratification takes too long.” ~ Carrie Fisher

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'She's My Hero': Quick-Thinking School Bus Driver Saves Choking Child

Show Notes for Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 2023

Today we visit with author Karen Pierce - Recipes for Murder: 66 Dishes That Celebrate the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

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October 28th

National Chocolate Day

Statue Of Liberty Day

Honoring The Nation’s First Responders Day

International Animation Day

National Immigrants Day

National Internal Medicine Day

Plush Animal Lover’s Day

Separation Of Church And State Day

St. Jude’s Feast Day

Vote Early Day

Wild Foods Day

October 29th

National Cat Day

Hug A Sheep Day

International Internet Day

World Psoriasis Day

World Stroke Day

National Oatmeal Day

National Hermit Day

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Your parents were onto something when they told you to eat your veggies first. Referencing a study that appeared in the journal Nutrients, Alabama dietitian Carolyn Williams says veggies can act like weight-loss drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy, which signal to the body that it’s full. Scientists found that eating fiber-rich vegetables before carbohydrates makes you feel full longer, improves your blood sugar and could increase weight loss. This practice is called “meal sequencing”, and the study showed that even if someone ate faster, those who ate vegetables first had lower blood sugar after their meal than before – and lower insulin than those who began their meal by eating carbs.

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The NFL is serious about expanding its influence to the international market. So serious, it’s considering holding a Super Bowl in London. Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to a fan forum there last week to promote the Baltimore Ravens/Tennessee Titans regular season game in the city. While admitting such a move is not imminent, he said it has been considered. The league has featured regular season games in London, Germany and Mexico — and is said to be considering Spain and Brazil. A league official said it is also considering staging a game in Australia, although time zone constraints are a concern.

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FX released the trailer for “American Horror Stories” Season 3, the spin-off of “American Horror Story” that features a different story in each episode. The clip revealed that “Real Housewives” star Lisa Rinna will star in the “Tapeworm” episode of Season 3, which premieres Oct. 26. The logline says: “An up-and-coming model will stop at nothing in her hunger for success.” In the trailer, Rinna’s character says: “Smize for the camera, sweetie.” She later responds to a young patient’s concern about a monster inside of her with the question, “But are you hungry?” LINK:

The cast for the all-Canadian spinoff of the “Law & Order” franchise, titled “Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent”, has finally been revealed. The crime drama will feature Aden Young, known for his role in “Rectify”, plus Kathleen Munroe (“Patriot”), “Schitt’s Creek’s” Karen Robinson, KC Collins from “The Cleaning Lady”, plus Nicola Correia (“Resident Alien”) And Araya Mengesha (“Nobody”). Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent will premiere on Citytv in Spring 2024, with 10 one-hour episodes.

Kanye West wants the public to know he’s not bipolar, as he’s previously claimed — but he has “signs of autism” caused by his car crash in 2002. In a text-rant to Elon Musk, Kanye states: “You never have to speak to me again. But if we do speak. The nature of the relationship has to change. I’m not bi polar. I have signs of autism from my car accident.” The texts were posted by Ian Connor, who has run in Ye’s circle for years. He was apparently instructed by West to get the message out, as most of his social media accounts have been suspended. In another text to Musk, West wrote: “You can’t watch Kim keep my kids from me. And not say anything publicly, then call yourself my friend so I can bring my audience to your struggling platform.”

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Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu, is under fire for allegedly lying about graduating from Chicago State University.

Alaska Airlines says it has created an in-flight brew that actually tastes good to those in flight. In collaboration with Portland-based roaster Stumptown, the airline has developed a custom blend that it claims stays flavorful at cruising altitudes, where the cabin pressure and air dryness can diminish our ability to taste.

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Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.

Chickens can see daylight 45 minutes before it is visible to humans.

Horror is the only movie genre in which more women appear than men.

There is no evidence that stretching before exercise reduces the risk of injury.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

Wearing a tie can reduce blood flow to the brain by 7.5%


Question: 8 out of 10 men prefer to leave THESE intact, while about half of women take them apart. What are they?

Answer: Oreo cookies

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A scorching new South Carolina chili named Pepper X has captured the Guinness World Record for the world’s hottest pepper, beating out even the legendary Carolina Reaper. Created by Ed Currie, the founder of the PuckerButt Pepper company, the greenish-yellow Pepper X packs a sweltering 2,693,000 Scoville Heat Units. Former champ the Caroline reaper, also created by Currie, clocks in at 1.64 million on the Scoville scale. For perspective, pepper spray has a score of 1.6 million SHU – and jalapeño peppers between 3,000-6,000.

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My wife was trying to tell me a quick story and after the umpteenth time our kids interrupted her, she said, “Nevermind, maybe we can talk again when they’re grown up,” and that about sums up being married with kids. — NicholasG

Saw an Amazon truck drop a kid off at school this morning. Didn’t know that was an option. — Henpecked Hal

Have the kids put away the groceries so you can play hide and seek with your own food for a week. — krista pacion

3yo: Why do we have a room just for the toilet and the bath? Me: So people can have privacy when they’re going to the bathroom or taking a shower. 3yo: Why would someone want that? I think I’m beginning to understand the root of much of our disconnect. — Kristen Mulrooney

Toddlers be like, “excuse me madam that’s my emotional support Walmart receipt” — Amy Colleen

Showed my 7 year-old an Etch-a-sketch and said this is what Daddy played with growing up and this little angel asked me if it was a ‘caveman iPad’ and I am still in shambles — Graham Kritzer

Friday the 13th has got nothing on parents who’re dealing with 3rd grade math homework — Vinod Chhaproo

I told my 12yr old she wasn’t allowed to make pancakes without supervision. So I come back and she’s making crepes. — MonsterKing

On the ride home from school my 6-year-old and I were chatting about his day when he said, “well if you don’t mind, I’m going to make a really cool paper airplane right now so if you could not talk that would be nice.” Which is my new favorite way to end conversations. — sweatpants cher

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Show Notes for Friday, October 27, 2023

Today we visit with Jake Tapper, the chief DC anchor and Washington correspondent for CNN, host of The Lead with Jake Tapper and cohost of State of the Union. He is also a bestselling author and his latest book is All The Demons Are Here, a thriller that takes us back to the 1970’s with two unforgettable characters encountering many real-life figures and events that defined one of the wildest and most dangerous decades in American history.


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October 27th

Navy Day

National Black Cat Day

Boxer Shorts Day

Cranky Co-Workers Day

National Civics Day

National Henry C. Ramos Day

National Mentoring Day

Sylvia Plath Day

World Day For Audiovisual Heritage

World Occupational Therapy Day

National American Beer Day

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According to the old saying, the camera adds 10 pounds. But while that might be true for television cameras, a new study says it’s definitely not the case when it comes to your phone camera…especially selfies. In fact, selfies make people appear “significantly slimmer” than other camera angles, according to researchers from the University of York and York St John University. But that’s not really good news. Why? In the study, test participants with eating disorders were even more inclined to perceive women as “significantly slimmer” in their selfies compared to a general participant group. The research team concluded that these women are at a greater risk of negative impacts from viewing other peoples’ selfies, as opposed to other photographs.

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Atari is now taking preorders for a physical cartridge for the company’s classic 2600 console. You heard that right. A gaming console that was hottest in…1982 is releasing a new game. The game-in-question is called “Save Mary”, and it was developed during the console’s golden years, before being shelved when the 2600 went the way of the dodo. Preordering one of these cartridges for $60 gets you a silver collector’s edition box and a full-color manual, in addition to the game itself. There are only 500 available.

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It could be a magical moment. Danny DeVito has confirmed plans to reunite with Mara Wilson, who played his telekinetic daughter in 1996’s “Matilda.” “Matilda in Concert” has DeVito and Wilson narrating the cult classic with composer David Newman playing his score. DeVito revealed that he and Wilson “were planning to perform Matilda live with the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra just before the strike hit”. But DeVito said they’ll still try to do it “sometime soon, as it seems the strike may be coming to an end — I hope!”

Frasier” is back on TV after 19 years, but Kelsey Grammer’s character doesn’t return to the iconic Cheers bar in the series premiere. Instead, when ‘Frasier Crane’ comes back to Boston, he and his Harvard colleagues head to a bar called Mahoney’s, named after late Frasier star John Mahoney. But there’s still a chance Frasier could return to the bar where he made his debut almost 40 years ago. Executive producer Chris Harris says: “We would absolutely love to explore that. What is the bar now? Are [the Cheers characters] still there? Does everyone know his name still?” But on the other hand, co-executive producer Joe Cristalli joked that “Cheers is a Fuddruckers now.”

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler just added new 2024 dates to their “Joint Comedy Tour”.

Taco Bell has added “premium chicken nuggets” to its menu in Minneapolis. In a direct swipe at competitor McDonald’s, Crispy Chicken Nuggets are now being test-marketed at 83 Taco Bell locations for a limited time. A spokesperson said: “This is like truly a very premium nugget. It’s not a chicken nugget patty you might get at some fast-food restaurants. This is very much more elevated.”

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Identical twins don’t have the same fingerprints.

Costco sells 700% more hot dogs annually than all Major League Baseball stadiums combined.

Vatican City could fit inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dead people can get goose bumps.

Cows have best friends.


Question: 16% of us say we exercise for THIS reason. What Is it?

Answer: To socialize

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You’ve heard of self-driving cars, but have you ever had one delivered – by mail? A Swedish start-up is looking to turn IKEA’s flat-packed furniture design into cars. Luvly has developed its first model, the “O”, which is so light and modular that it can be flat-packed to save thousands of tons of emissions when it comes to shipping. Designed for urban commuting, the Luvly O has two 35-pound (16kg) battery packs that can be switched out to extend its range of just 62 miles. With a top speed of 55mph (89kph), the car is 37 inches (94cm) shorter than the already-compact Fiat 500. And check this out — It also comes with a key safety feature. Inspired by Formula-1 cars’ light but rigid aluminum chassis, Luvly’s cars have a dual layer of foam on the outside and inside of the vehicle’s skeleton to help absorb potential impact. Priced at $10,500, the car isn’t flat-packed and shipped to the customer, but to an authorized dealer for assembly. The company also plans to offer its flat-packed technology to major automobile manufacturers.

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It’s the question that singles hate to hear. In 1899, a Victorian magazine asked women why they aren’t married. Here are some of their hilarious answers…

⇒ “Because (like a piece of rare china) I am breakable, and mendable, but difficult to match.”

⇒ “Because I have other professions open to me in which the hours are shorter, the work more agreeable, and the pay possibly higher.”

⇒ “Because I am an English lady, and the Americans monopolize the market.”

⇒ “Because I am like the Rifle Volunteers: always ready, but not yet wanted.”

⇒ “For good men are scarce, but fools there are plenty, that’s why I am single at seven-and-twenty.”

⇒ “Like the wild mustang of the prairie that roams unfettered, tossing his head in utter disdain at the approach of the lasso which, if once round his neck, proclaims him captive, so I find it more delightful to tread on the verge of freedom and captivity, than to allow the snarer to cast around me the matrimonial lasso.”

⇒ “…I do not care to enlarge my menagerie of pets, and I find the animal man less docile than a dog, less affectionate than a cat, and less amusing than a monkey.”

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