Show Notes for Friday, November 10, 2023

Today we visit with Rick Harrison, star of History Channel’s long-running hit series, Pawn Stars. With more than 600 episodes since 2009, Rick has taken viewers inside the pawn business from his Las Vegas shop, revealing some of the historic or just plain bizarre items they receive, while amassing a worldwide fanbase along the way. Now the Pawn Stars are hitting the road once again as Rick, his son Corey and Corey’s buddy Chumlee kick off a new season of Pawn Stars Do America. In each episode, the guys visit a new city – including Tampa, Dallas, Louisville, Boston, Minneapolis, Detroit, Phoenix and more – in search of rare collectible and historic items.

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November 10th

Area Code Day

International Accounting Day

National Forget-Me-Not Day

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Sesame Street Day

World Immunization Day

World Keratoconus Day

World Science Day For Peace And Development

World Top Up Day

United States Marine Corps Birthday

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According to a new poll, we’re getting a little tired of seemingly being asked to tip in unconventional situations. In a survey of 1,000 adults in the US, 3 in 4 respondents said they think the practice of tipping for service is simply getting out of control. 56% feel pressure to tip when the option pops up on a screen during cashless checkout. And 47% said that these days, they find themselves tipping for services they normally wouldn’t, because the screen told them to. What’s more, 3 in 5 said they’d be willing to pay more for their goods just so they never have to tip again!

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Collins Dictionary has named “AI” as its word of the year, defining it as an “abbreviation for artificial intelligence: the modelling of human mental functions by computer programs.” The UK-based dictionary said in a statement: “Considered to be the next great technological revolution, AI has seen rapid development and has been much talked about in 2023.” Other words considered for the title this year included “de-influencing,” when a social media influencer uses their popularity “to warn followers to avoid certain things, as well as “nepo baby,” and “ultra-processed”.

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There was “never” a moment in which “The Crown” was going to show the car crash that led to Princess Diana’s tragic death. In a new interview, showrunner and executive producer Peter Morgan said: “Oh, God, we were never going to show the crash. Never.” In fact, he admitted that he “dreaded writing Princess Diana into the series, and even considered avoiding her entirely.” The last season of “The Crown,” covering the years 1997-2005, will be split into 2 parts. The first half drops Nov. 16.

Disney Branded Television has set the premiere dates for its 3 upcoming “Doctor Who” 60th anniversary specials. “The Star Beast,” “Wild Blue Yonder” and “The Giggle,” will debut globally on Disney+ everywhere except in the UK and Ireland, on Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. The projects will see David Tennant and Catherine Tate reunite for another adventure as the 14th Doctor and ‘Donna Temple-Noble’, coming face-to-face with a new adversary known as the ‘Toymaker’, played by Neil Patrick Harris.

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Scientists have discovered that in every cubic meter of air, there are between 1.6 million and 40 million viruses — and between 860,000 and 11 million bacteria.

A car dealership in Australia has backpedaled after its $35 surcharge to pay in cash went viral, sparking outrage. A man named Peter was shocked to see the list of transaction fees at Sydney City MG dealership. The list, which he shared, included surcharges of 0.5 to 2% to pay with various types of credit cards. But what sparkplugged online backlash was the final surcharge – of $35, if the buyer wanted to pay in cash. Some noted that the maximum cash transaction allowed at the dealership was $3174, which works out to be a 1.1% surcharge – more than it would cost you to pay with a MasterCard debit card. The company says it will now absorb the cost.


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Dogs tilt their heads when you speak to them to better pinpoint familiar words.

There’s a reply to the saying “Liar, liar, pants on fire”: “I don’t care, I don’t care, I can buy another pair”.

Usually, Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth.

Movie theaters make roughly 85% of their profit off concession stands.

✓ “Tater Tots” originally failed because people thought the product was too cheap. Popularity rose after the price was raised.


Question: If you’re average, you’ll do THIS 20 times today at your house. What is it?

Answer: Open the refrigerator door

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Motorola has unveiled its innovative “e-bangle” smartphone that wraps around the user’s wrist like a slap bracelet. The latest prototype of the phone boasts a 6.9-inch HD+ display when it’s laid flat — and a 4.6-inch display when it is folded to stand by itself like a tent. The flexible device is backed by an orange fabric that connects to a magnetized wrist strap. The company says that its revolutionary technology “molds” to its consumers’ needs. It made its debut at the Lenovo Tech World conference in Texas, but is not available for purchase yet. LINK:

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Experts say that in the interest of your mental health, you shouldn’t ‘put a filter on’ your true feelings when someone innocently asks how you are. Here are some excellent responses for when you aren’t OK (but consider your relationship to who’s asking, before you use ‘em…)

One minor inconvenience away from crying in public.

The emotional equivalent of that tangled mess of headphones and trash at the bottom of your tote bag.

Filled with caffeine and existential dread.

Just ordered ice cream and tissues on Postmates.

Retail therapy-ing so hard I need a basket at Sephora.

Like Mercury has been in retrograde for the last 38 months.

Just waiting for that spin class to kick in and cure my anxiety.

Incredibly unchill.

Panicking at the disco and also everywhere else.

In desperate need of puppies, cheese, or a 6-hour nap. Or all three.


My emotional-support water bottle is all I have right now.

One stubbed toe short of giving up.

They don’t have an emoji for me lying on my kitchen floor blankly staring at the ceiling, but…picture that.

One 2-factor authentication pop-up away from burning it all down.

My anxiety has anxiety.

I’m not OK. But I will be.

Had a few minor breakdowns today, but really hoping this oat milk latte fixes my entire life.

Having a bit of a menty-b.

Currently scrolling through random Twitter beefs just to feel something.

Hard pass. Next question?

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Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.” ~ Dorothy Parker

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