Show Notes for Friday, October 20, 2023

Today we have a #ComedyCall with Doug Stanhope. Doug is a stand-up comedian, author, award winning actor, political activist and podcast host. His stand-up material favors caustic and often obscene observations of life in the style of Bill Hicks, which he delivers while consuming alcohol.

Doug stars in “The Road Dog”. A film that accurately depicts the life of stand-up comedians.

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October 20th

National Suspenders Day

Chucks-N-Pearls Day

Community Media Day

Information Overload Day

International Chefs Day

Miss American Rose Day

National Call-In Day For Health Reform

National Chicken And Waffles Day

National Day On Writing

National Youth Confidence Day

Office Chocolate Day

The International Day Of The Air Traffic Controller

World Osteoporosis Day

National Brandied Fruit Day

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The more time you spend engaging in a structured exercise routine, such as going to the gym or running, the lazier you are the rest of the time, says a recent study. University of Copenhagen researchers conducted a review of 24 studies that looked at people’s levels of daily physical activity before and while participating in different types of structured exercise regimens. It was found that a person who is more engaged in a routine exercise program is more prone to “lounge around” and avoid other, non-structured physical daily activities, like taking the stairs. This decline in physical activities (which might also include avoiding things like walking the dog, riding a bike to work or standing at the desk at work) could affect people’s ability to lose weight successfully — even if they participate in a routine structured exercise program.

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Now it’s hitting us where it hurts. Extreme weather has dealt major blows to the sugar industry worldwide this year, which could end up costing you more to dish out Halloween treats. Chief Meteorologist at Everstream Analytics, John Davis points out: “If you look at the top ten producing countries this year, 6…have had extreme weather (affecting production levels). And the ramification of that is higher prices for anything that you use sugar for, including candy.” Extreme weather is expected to decrease the global sugar supply by 10-15% over the 2023/24 growing season.

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Netflix has revealed that “The Crown’s” 6th and final season will be split into two parts, with Part 1, consisting of 4 episodes, set to premiere Nov. 16, followed by the 6-episode Part 2, the final batch of episodes, starting on Dec. 14. Netflix also released a brief teaser for the upcoming season, which shows the camera panning into a plush sitting room as a clock ticks. The teaser looks back on the life of the late queen, played by Claire Foy and Olivia Colman in earlier seasons, before settling on Imelda Staunton, who portrays the late monarch in the final season. LINK:

Barbie” stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling have another project lined up together, and its producer wants even more projects from the duo. Their star power helped power Barbie to $1.4 billion in ticket sales, and Warner Bros. is clearly hoping to duplicate that success with its upcoming “Ocean’s 11” prequel movie, which will reunite them on the big screen. Not much is known about the movie, other than the involvement of Robbie, Gosling, and director Jay Roach. When asked about the superstars’ reunion, Roach said: “They’re wonderful together. The more projects, even outside of that, we can have them do would be amazing.”

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Spam on social media has increased 355% in the first half of this year.

Up until now, we’ve mainly been using our doorbell cameras to try to spot porch pirates, and to decide whether we want to answer the door. But now, the maker of “Ring” doorbell cams is hoping someone can use their product to…spot an alien! The company is offering 1 million dollars to the user who films “unaltered scientific evidence of a real extraterrestrial lifeform” using their Ring device. In a statement, Ring said: “Whether it’s a video of an Extraterrestrial walking (or flying?) up your driveway and asking for directions — or an unidentifiable lifeform exhibiting unusual and extraordinary behavior in your backyard — submit your best footage!” Now, the company is fully aware that the chances of someone shooting footage of an ET with their doorbell cam is fairly remote, so they are also awarding runner-up prizes in the Million Dollar Search for Extraterrestrials: An ‘Out of this World’ prize of a $500 Amazon gift card. For that, they’re looking for “alien costumes and accessories, homemade spacecrafts, and Extraterrestrial-inspired communication with your Ring device”. LINK:

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The term “astronaut” comes from Greek words that mean “star” and “sailor.”

Zebras have only one toe on each foot.

Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”.

Ancient Roman surgeons were trained to block out the screams of human pain.

Cats can’t taste sweet flavors.


Question: 53% of us have done THIS for a friend or loved one — just to show they care. What is it?

Answer: Delivered a home-cooked meal

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Yes, I understand that golf membership fees are pretty expensive. But $1 million? The Shell Bay Club in Hallandale Beach, Florida, opened last week — a private leisure and residential development designed for “connoisseurs of life well lived.” In addition to a world-class 18-hole private golf course, designed by 2-time major winner Greg Norman, the facility boasts a racquet center, a private yacht club, and much more – all yours to enjoy, as long as you can come up with the million bucks per year to be a member. By contrast, fees for Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club, host of The Masters, range from $250,000 to $500,000.

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When someone keeps saying “we” when discussing their favorite sports team.

When you see someone eating pizza … with a fork.

People who pretend to listen to you while browsing their phone, only offering the occasional “Yeah?” or “Wow”, but not really hearing what you’re saying.

When you’re waiting for the bus and someone asks “Did the bus come yet?” If the bus had come, would I be standing here, dipstick?

When someone mixes up “you’re” and “your”.

People who ask “Can I ask you a question?” Didn’t really give us a choice there, did ya?

When those texting bubbles pop up … then go away … then come back … then go away.

When you order Diet Coke at a drive-thru, but don’t realize they gave you regular Coke until you’ve pulled away.

People who push both elevator buttons ‘to speed things up’.

And finally…people who DON’T USE THEIR TURN SIGNALS!

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Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”~ Joan Collins

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Man, 72, Graduates College With His Biggest Fan Cheering Him On - His 99-Year-Old Mother!