Show Notes for Thursday, November 09, 2023


Dear John,

My 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. She will be 18 by the time she gives birth. She's not in a relationship with the father and the father wants nothing to do with the baby. She has decided to keep the baby, even though every adult in her life has advised her against it. I've had several serious conversations with her about how she plans to raise this baby, and she said she would get a job. So I asked who was going to watch the kid while she was at work. And my daughter has maintained that "when I see my grandchild, I should want to be involved and this is a way I can help and bond with him or her." Here's the thing. Hell no. I'm not raising another baby. My daughter is my youngest and I'm done with raising children. But then I realized that if she has a job and is still living with us, there's going to be no choice. I'm going to practically raise the baby. This is so not fair to us. So, I told her she has until the baby is born to find a place to live. My husband is not on board with that at all. He says we need to help her and be compassionate. But why should we let her take advantage of us? I will help her get a job, find affordable housing, and be there for her in every way. I just will not raise this baby. That's reasonable...right?


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You definitely can’t just kick your feet up while inside a driverless car (even though a glance at the news will tell you that some people do!). Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology delved into the hazards of engaging in certain distracting activities while inside autonomous vehicles. Their research aimed to understand the challenges of suddenly having to retake control during an emergency. They tested people’s response time in emergencies after engaging in activities such as writing business emails, watching videos, or simply resting with their eyes closed. They found that all of these tasks “worsened the takeover and led to a period of poorer driving.” Resting resulted in the worst takeover response, followed by working. Social media was less disruptive – but the longer the participant engaged in an activity, the worse their response was to an emergency.

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Apple iPods are making a comeback — as the discontinued models are being sold on Urban Outfitters as ‘vintage’ — much to the horror of millennials. From classic to mini, different types of the MP3 player are available to purchase on the fashion website, tapping into the Y2K trends that Gen Z is loving these days. Some of the models for sale include iPod Color (4th generation), iPod (4th generation), and iPod Classic (5th generation). But nostalgia has a price. A sky-blue Apple iPod Mini (1st Generation) costs $199. Back in 2004 it sold for $249 – new.

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Daniel Radcliffe is exec-producing a documentary about his former stunt double, who was left paralyzed following an accident on the “Harry Potter” set. “David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived” is the coming-of-age story of a talented teenage gymnast who formed a bond with ‘Harry Potter’ star Radcliffe. Holmes was working on “Deathly Hallows: Part 1” when an explosion that was part of a planned stunt sent him plummeting to the ground, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. It’ll air Nov. 15 on HBO.

John Stamos says that his alcoholism got so bad that he actually doesn’t remember being on set to film his role in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” He appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” to promote his new memoir, “If You Would Have Told Me,” saying he forgot he even booked a part in the film — and was reminded the day after his arrest for driving under the influence that he had to go to Toronto for filming. In previous interviews, Stamos has said his 2015 DUI arrest convinced him it was time to get sober. But it didn’t happen instantly. He told Stern that after he got home from jail, he “drank another bottle of wine by myself.” He entered rehab after completing shooting on the movie, and says he has “not had a drink since — 8 years ago.”

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Some fed-up renters are calling out a landlord online after spotting a strange requirement on one listing. A “designer micro apartment” is advertised for rent, but guests are not permitted overnight. The one-bed unit is up for $370 a week in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. According to the ad: “Guests are permitted to visit but are not able to stay overnight.” The strange requirement prompted a hysterical reaction on social media, with a TikTok user saying: “Australian landlords are literally banning sex in their apartments.” True or not, the owner of the apartment building claims “each apartment is for single occupancy only due to council and fire restrictions”.

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Blockbuster is finally being removed from Calgary phonebooks — over a decade after the last store closed in the Alberta city. Each year on social media, locals have been sharing the annual reappearance of the retro video store in their phonebooks every October. When asked for comment, Yellow Pages, which prints the local phone listing, explained: “This team is sent telephone information from…telephone companies…In this specific Calgary phonebook example, our partner is Telus. After reaching out to them, they confirmed that the telephone number listing is still active in their systems and this is why it was included…However, Telus agreed that they can de-activate this number so that it does not continue to print.” The next edition of the Calgary phone book, scheduled for October, 2024, is not expected to include a phone number for Blockbuster Video.

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Sure, every year, we see the list of the most popular baby names, and every time, the ones that make the top 10 aren’t very surprising. We love you, Emma and Olivia, and you too, Liam and Noah, but we see you all the time! But in taking a closer look at data from the US Social Security Administration, you’ll find some interesting stuff. Here are some 2022 baby name stats that might surprise you…

Maverick is more popular than Christopher: There were 6,991 babies named Maverick, and 5,535 Christophers.

Brynlee is more popular than Brittany: Yup. Brynlee was the 204th most popular girls’ baby name, and Brittany was #329

Messiah is more popular than Patrick: Patrick came in as the #218 most popular boys’ name. Messiah? #188

Wrenlee is the fastest-rising name for girls: It jumped 708 places from 2021 to reach #712. What’s more, Wrenly rose from #497 to #284.

Promise is more popular than Kelly: In 2022, 363 baby girls were named Promise, making it the 782nd most popular girl name. Kelly is #805.

Leonardo is more popular than Adam: Adam peaked at #18 in the 1980s, but now it’s down to #97. Leonardo ranks at #75.

Fewer than 80 girls were named Tracy, Gretchen or Lacy last year: There were just 75 newborn girls named Tracy, 52 Gretchens and 68 Lacys.

Oakley, Oaklee, Oakleigh, Oaklynn and Oaklyn are each individually more popular than Meredith: Meredith rose from #570 to #549 last year, but the name was still far below all of the Oak-names.

Axel is more popular than Robert: I did not see that coming. 4,318 boys were named Axel in 2022, ranking it #77. Robert came in 84th, going to 4,051 baby boys.

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