Show Notes for Monday, October 09, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Janine Turner. The star of the long-running popular series Northern Exposure and from films such as Cliffhanger. She has a new book The Pivot Principle: Finding Joy in Despair

This book is a selection of essays illustrating her transformation from desperation and despair into joy – all from her personal experiences. She is also the founder of Constituting America and has given over 500 lectures on the United States Constitution across the country. She educates our nation’s

citizens on the elements of our Constitution and what it can and should do for all of us. Here is a link to her organization:

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October 9th

Curious Events Day

Fire Prevention Day

International Beer And Pizza Day

National C60 Day

National Digitool Day

National Sneakers Day

Nautilus Night

Pans/Pandas Awareness Day

Scrubs Day

Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day

World Post Day

National Moldy Cheese Day

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A new study says that free internet should be a basic human right, along with food and shelter. The report, published by the University of Birmingham in England, reasons that if only a certain percentage of the world’s population has access to the internet, while others, particularly those in developing nations, do not, it undermines these peoples’ basic human rights and ability to live “minimally decent lives.” It says that not being afforded free access to the internet is akin to taking away an individual’s freedom of expression, right to information, and freedom of assembly.

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Teens get as many as 237 notifications each day on their smartphones, according to a new report by Common Sense Media. The research says adults often turn off their notifications, but teens usually keep alerts on — and impulsively check their phones throughout the day — even when they feel bombarded. About one-fourth of notifications came during school hours, and researchers said phones and apps could improve on cutting down unnecessary alerts at times when teens shouldn’t be disrupted.

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True Blood” star Joe Manganiello will host “Deal or No Deal Island,” a new spin on the game show, NBCUniversal has announced. In the competition show, 13 players are transported to a private island to compete for cash in a season-long competition. They’ll have to tackle “thrilling challenges, mind-bending dilemmas and the classic game of ‘Deal or No Deal’”. Several briefcases will be hidden on the island with millions in prize money split between them. No word on a premiere date.

Long Island medium Theresa Caputo is returning to TV for a new Lifetime series. “Theresa Caputo: Raising Spirits,” is set to premiere next year. It follows her as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, including an international tour with sold-out shows in London, as well as shifting family dynamics as she goes through a divorce and becomes a grandmother, “and channels her share of spirits for others”, according to the show’s logline.

Tom Brady and Kim Kardashian both dropped $2 million at a charity auction for Jay-Z, Meek Mill and Michael Rubin’s Reform Alliance gala on Saturday night. Brady and Kardashian were among a roomful of VIP guests at an all-star blackjack party in Atlantic City to raise funds for the charity. During auction, a painting by artist George Condo came up for sale, and when Brady and Kardashian each bid $2 million, the artist agreed to create another work for Kardashian as a commission. Also up for sale was the jersey that Brady wore when he completed his 700th NFL touchdown in 2021, which he claimed he never even washed. It went for $1.2 million, and came with a dinner with Brady.

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Researchers believe that the ‘popularity of the internet’ has distracted people from voting in our elections.

A 10-year-old has been reunited with his beloved ‘Lego man’ after creating a “missing person” poster. Jack Steel was devastated after he lost the figurine, because it was specially designed – and based on Jack himself. To find the missing Lego man, the British schoolboy created a ‘LOST’ poster—offering a reward of £2 for whoever found it. The poster begins: “Has anyone seen this Lego man? “He is very special to me.” Alongside a drawing, Jack wrote: “Light brown quiff (a hair style) with matching eyebrows. Hawaiian Shirt (blue with palm trees and an orange stripe on the bottom. Dark green pants.” Luckily, Jack’s Lego man was found in the local park by a schoolgirl. The girl’s mom then contacted Jack’s mom after seeing his missing poster on Facebook. The family was so relieved it all worked out that they gifted the girl an extra box of chocolates for finding the missing Lego man.

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Mark Twain was born when Halley’s comet was visible; he died when it returned 75 years later.

China censored the Chinese word for ‘censorship’.

The first-ever online e-commerce transaction was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.

For 5 years, Webster’s Dictionary accidentally included a word that doesn’t exist: “Dord.”

Before the switch to digitization, a 2-hour movie used about 2 miles of film.


Question: 36% of adults say they’ll do THIS in preparation for Halloween. What is it?

Answer: Watch scary movies

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Season 34 of “The Simpsons” premiered recently, and one word popularized by the legendary 4-fingered family also premiered last week in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The word “cromulent” was added to Merriam’s as part of its most recent update. That term that first appeared in a 1996 episode of The Simpsons, used as a synonym for ‘acceptable’ or ‘satisfactory’. Cromulent joins 689 other popular slang and social media terms in having become “official” words, according to Merriam. Among the words that the cool kids are using are: “doggo” (dog), “rizz” (appeal or charm) and “GOATED” (considered to be the greatest of all time). TikTok terms that made the cut include: “thirst-trap” (desperately seeking attention), “finsta” (secret or incognito account on Instagram) and “grammable” (suitable to be posted on Instagram). Sports-related new additions include: “beast mode” (an extremely aggressive or energetic style or manner that someone adopts temporarily to overpower an opponent), and “Bracketology” (predicting the outcome of elimination tournaments or competitions, especially in NCAA college basketball). Other additions: “smashburger”, “chef’s kiss”, “rage quit”, “jump-scare” and “jorts” (look ‘em up). And as for new abbreviations, Merriam-Webster has added “TFW” (that feeling when), “ngl” (not gonna lie) and “TTYL” (talk to you later) to the vocabulary.

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I’m giving dirty looks to this dad at the cafe whose kid is being obnoxious but he’s not doing anything about it so I guess I’m going to have to deal with it because he’s my kid too or whatever – I Hide From My Kids

Took my 6 y/o daughter to a college football game and my dream of turning her into a fan quickly faded when she asked to go home in the first quarter because “we just watched this game on TV last week.” — NicholasG

I’m directing a psychological thriller called my twins are running against each other for student council. – itssherifield

Wife: You sure you got all 4 kids while I head out tonight? Me: Yup, easy peasy. Narrator: But things were NOT lemon squeezy – Dad PickupLine

I’ve been texting with “Isla’s mom” for 3 years. When is a good time to ask her her name? – I Hide From My Kids

Me: Hey, am I too wrinkly? Child: You’re old, that’s going to happen. Me: I MEANT MY SHIRT. – RodneyLaCroix

Why would I pay for an escape room when I can be trapped in a school pickup line in the boiling heat with a bunch of entitled parents who think they can cut in line and a kid in the backseat screaming and kicking my seat for free – Maryfairyboberry

Sex ed for teens should include loading kids, stroller, and groceries/sports equipment into the car while it’s pouring rain. – One Awkward Mom

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