Show Notes for Thursday, November 23, 2023


Dear John,

My family is very close and we are planning a big Christmas celebration at my house. It's here because I just had a baby All is good. Except one thing. My sister started telling people months ago that I was going to name the baby Jenn, after her. She told so many people that everyone believes it. In fact, my sister started believing it herself. She visited in the hospital and brought a onesie with the name Baby Jenn on it. The problem is that we had no intention of naming her that and just kind of let it go. But now we realize that not saying anything was like confirming it was going to happen. It's not. The baby's name is Hannah, after my great-grandmother. I still haven't told them. And I know that the longer this goes on, the harder it's going to get. But I don't want to ruin Christmas. And if I tell them now, it WILL. But if I wait until after-and everyone sees this baby they call Jenn-it's going to be so much worse. Please don't lecture at me about how I got into this situation. Just help me fix it. How do we tell her and everyone else?


Hannah's Mom

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November 23rd

Thanksgiving Day

Doctor Who Day

Fibonacci Day

National Cashew Day

National Eat A Cranberry Day

National Espresso Day

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From the department of “Thank-you, Captain Obvious” comes this story. According to a new survey, most of us enjoy the holiday treats and drinks that are so common this time of year, but are dreading what they might do to the waistline. The poll of 2,000 adults in the US found that although 72% of us definitely look forward to the treats around the holiday season, 65% agree this is the worst time of the year for their diet. Three-quarters say they tend to eat more often during the day. Big surprise there? No? Other findings from the survey:

51% said they “often” or “always” feel like they ate too much food during the holidays.

As a result, 56% suffer from constipation, 49% get indigestion, and 45% report getting acid reflux.

I could get into even MORE details about that, but I’ll spare you. Instead, here are the top 3 foods that people said cause “digestive issues” at this time of year:

1. Turkey (reported by 44%)

2. Pecan pie (41%)

3. Potatoes (39%)

and the top 3 drinks:

1. Chocolate milk (45%)

2. Non-alcoholic eggnog (38%)

3. Hot cocoa/hot chocolate (38%)

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Scientists have come up with a toothpaste that could end severe peanut allergies. You may know that for years, doctors have treated allergies by introducing small amounts of the dangerous allergen over time, which desensitizes the patient. Experts at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology say their process, called Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy, involves a toothpaste containing tiny amounts of allergenic peanut proteins, designed to build patients’ immunity over time. In a trial, every participant tolerated the highest dose of the peanut toothpaste without any moderate or severe reaction.

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Twenty years after the release of “Freaky Friday”, Jamie Lee Curtis has reunited with her onscreen daughter Lindsay Lohan — to tease a sequel. On Friday, the Oscar-winning actress took to Instagram to post a selfie with her former co-star. Tagging Lohan and Disney, Curtis: “Too late. YOU GREW UP and SO BEAUTIFULLY!…the strike is over so hopefully, we can switch places again in the near future”. The pair famously switched places as a mother and daughter who swap bodies in Disney’s 2003 comedy Freaky Friday.

With the SAG-AFTRA strike officially gone like the wind, it’s time for the studios to get back to work. The 118-day interruption has caused the delay of some movie’s release dates, including Marvel’s “Deadpool 3”, which will now open on July 26, 2024, instead of May 3rd. The 4th “Captain America” flick, “Brave New World,” will now debut on Feb. 14, 2025 — not in July 2024, as previously planned. And superhero film “Thunderbolts” was set to fly into cinemas on Dec. 20, 2024, but it has been pushed to July 25, 2025.

CBS has moved the 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony — which was initially set to air on June 16 — to Dec. 15. This will be the first major awards show since the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA launched their strikes, and the now-ended labor stoppages are what prompted CBS and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to postpone the event. “Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner will host the ceremony, which will take place at Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, and will air on CBS and Paramount+.

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Two nun sisters are accused of stealing religious paintings from their Convent in Spain.

Good cardiovascular health can knock 6 years off your biological age, says a team from Columbia University Medical Center in New York. The researchers examined 6,500 adults, and found that sticking to the American Heart Association’s “Essential 8” could significantly extend life and reduce the risk of cardiovascular and other age-related diseases. The Essential 8 habits are: healthy sleep, not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet, healthy body weight, and healthy blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure.

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An “ultracrepidarian” is someone who gives an opinion on something they know nothing about.

The sentence “Are you as bored as I am?” can be said backwards — and still make sense.

The term “bank teller” originated in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, when banks began hiring low-paid workers to “tell” throngs of frantic depositors that their money was gone.


Question: In a survey, 35% of people said they would not return to a restaurant because of THIS. What is it?

Answer: The rest room soap dispenser was empty

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Pizza Hut is now s-s-s-s-serving “snake-meat pizza” in Hong Kong. The food chain has teamed up with restaurant Ser Wong Fun to offer customers a pizza combining shredded snake meat, along with black mushrooms and Chinese dried ham. The 9-inch pizza will also come with abalone sauce – not the typical tomato spread. One customer said: “The texture is a bit like chicken and tastes like fish and other kinds of seafood.” Pizza Hut claims the cheese and diced chicken makes the snake meat seem “richer in taste”.

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If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises while wearing their most revealing underwear.

It’s easy for anyone to land a plane, as long as there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.

If being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing St. Patrick’s Day parade – at any time of year.

A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating, but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

If you need to pass yourself off as a German officer, it’s not necessary to speak the language. A German accent will do.

The ventilation system of any building is a perfect hiding spot. No one will think to look for you there, and you can travel to any other part of the building easily.

A detective can only solve a case once he had been suspended from duty.

If you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts, your enemies will wait patiently, attacking you one by one, only after you have knocked out their predecessor.

All single women have a cat.

During a police investigation, it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

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