Show Notes for Monday, November 27, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit Eriq La Salle (ER, Coming To America)

Eriq is also a best selling author of THREE BOOKS!

TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thanks to

November 27th

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

National Craft Jerky Day

National Electric Guitar Day

National Pins And Needles Day

Pie In The Face Day

Turtle Adoption Day

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According to a new study, men tend to let their female partners win when they’re competing against one another in games and challenges. Researchers at the North China University of Science and Technology determined that men may go easy on their wives and girlfriends in order to avoid conflict and “prevent them from leaving or being poached” by another male. Lead author Shuyu Jia concluded that: “Male partners may be adopting a ‘happy wife, happy life’ mentality…by allowing their spouse to win.” It should be pointed out, though, that the study also found that women were less competitive when playing against their partner than when playing against male strangers.

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A smartphone app may soon be able to tell you if you are too drunk to drive — by listening to you read tongue-twisters. Scientists at Stanford Medicine and the University of Toronto worked together on the premise that built-in sensors in smartphones could gauge a person’s level of intoxication through vocal changes. Study participants read the tongue-twisters aloud while a smartphone, positioned on a table, recorded their speech. Using digital software, the research team examined things such as frequency and pitch, and how those attributes changed with alcohol consumption. Comparisons between the voice pattern change and breathalyzer readings demonstrated a 98% accuracy rate in predicting intoxication. The researchers say that future sobriety apps may incorporate multiple types of sensors, including for detecting changes in gait and texting patterns.

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After much speculation, “Young Sheldon” is officially coming to an end. “The Big Bang Theory” sequel is set to end after the upcoming seventh season, which will premiere on Feb. 15. In addition, CBS has already announced when the finale will air. Young Sheldon will have an hour-long series finale on May 16. The season is expected to have either 14 or 15 episodes to close out the series. It has been reported that creator Chuck Lorre is working on another “BBT” offshoot.

They’re not ‘Movin’ Out’ after all. In a bold move amid the uncertain tides of the real estate market, two iconic New Yorkers, Billy Joel and Alec Baldwin, have opted to retain their lavish estates. The ‘Piano Man’ made headlines in May when he listed his 26-acre estate in Oyster Bay for an eye-watering $49 million. Insiders say that Joel has had a change of heart, and will keep his keys a little longer. Meanwhile, Baldwin tossed his Amagansett estate onto the market in September 2022, with a hefty $29 million price tag. After a series of dramatic price slashes, resulting in a final listing price of $22.5 million, Baldwin has now decided to pull the 10-acre retreat off the market as well. Average mortgage rates stand at 8.07% over 30 years, contributing to the recent shift in the once hyper-competitive housing market.

FX has renewed “Welcome to Wrexham” for a third season — set to premiere in Spring 2024. Season 2 concluded on Monday night, and the entire season is available to watch on Hulu and Disney+. Welcome to Wrexham is a docuseries tracking the dreams and worries of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales, as Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds guide the future of the town’s historic football club.

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Marijuana-based dating sites are growing in popularity.

One in 5 women dreams their man is cheating on them.

Apparently, the word in the retail industry is that stores should tread lightly these days when it comes to self-checkouts. The backlash against it is growing, and many businesses have made moves to dial back on the technology — after it exploded over the past few years. British supermarkets chain Booths recently announced that it is removing self-checkout stations in all but 2 of its 28 stores. In the US, Walmart, Costco, Wegmans and other chains have also revised their self-checkout strategies. Why? They’ve found that self-checkout leads to more losses – through customer errors AND intentional shoplifting. And what scams are people most-often using to beat the system? Common tactics include not scanning an item, swapping a cheaper item (bananas) for a more expensive one (steak), scanning counterfeit barcodes attached to their wrists, or even properly scanning everything — and then walking out without paying.

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The energy of a discharge of an electric eel could start 50 cars.

The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

In 1966, Mercedes invented a car controlled by joystick.

Fall leaf colors are present year-round, but are only visible once chlorophyll — the chemical that makes leaves green — breaks down during autumn.

Babies start dreaming even before they’re born.

If your last name is closer to the end of the alphabet, you’re more likely to be an impulse spender.


Question: This holiday season, men are 3 times more likely than women to get hurt doing THIS. What is it?

Answer: Putting up the tree

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Taylor Swift is a 4-letter word in one Maryland couple’s home. Last month, Dana Rice’s husband said he could “take it no longer” with her very frequent mentions of the pop star, so he created a makeshift “Swift” jar. Dana posted a hilarious video on Instagram capturing her husband, Dan, creating the jar, which said on it: “Any mention of T. Swift and you owe $0.25.” Dana says she had “no idea” what her husband was up to when he asked for a sharpie and started creating the Swift jar right in front of her, but she pulled out her phone to record. She admits that she was taken off guard once she realized what it was – but on the plus side, as she put it, “My husband hooked me up with a roll of quarters right off the bat … And of course, they’re going straight into the jar.” And by the way, as the label on the jar specifies, any mention of Swift’s new beau, Travis Kelce, also applies. LINK:

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I sure have a lot of opinions about cooking shows for someone who’s eating a paw patrol string cheese for breakfast – meghan

Moms be like, “Your cousin’s neighbor’s husband’s aunt died. Just thought you should know.” — Jessie

My neighbors had their entire house decorated for Christmas by the time I got home from work tonight so I have to move – mean things I say to myself

I have to move my car and parallel park it into a spot opposite some workmen and honestly I would rather drive it directly into the sea – Mollie Goodfellow

i love when people are able to introduce me to their grandparents using their insane made-up name in a 100% serious tone: “this is peeps and lolly.” – Emily

I’m “remembers when a 32-in TV weighed 450lbs” yrs. old. – Linda

Every healthy marriage requires compromise. I want to decorate for the holidays this weekend and my husband wants to decorate after Thanksgiving so we compromised and are decorating this Saturday. – sixfootcandy

bill nye’s full name is william new years eve – Kim

Some random lady took down our outside decorations because “Halloween is over,” and now I want to invite her inside because Dinner is over, and I don’t want to clean up from dinner any more than I wanted to clean up after Halloween. – Krista Pacion

When someone asks me why I’m leaving the party early, I say “I’m late for an appointment with my pajamas.” – Lindsay

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Grandma And The Stranger She Mistakenly Texted In 2016 Will Spend 8th Thanksgiving Together