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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