Show Notes for Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Today we visit with Patty Lin (Friends, Desperate Housewives, Breaking Bad, etc) End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywood


TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thanks to

November 15th

America Recycles Day

American Enterprise Day

Day Of The Imprisoned Writer

George Spelvin Day

I Love To Write Day

National Bundt (Pan) Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Drummer Day

National Family Civility Day

National Philanthropy Day

National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day

Pack Your Mom’s Lunch Day

Raisin Bran Cereal Day

Steve Irwin Day

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When was the last time you tried a new restaurant? According to a new poll, it might be about 5 months. And choosing a place to eat isn’t the only situation where we tend to stick to the same old, same old. The OnePoll survey looked at how open 2,000 adults in the US are to trying new things — and…yeah…we’re boring. The average person also hasn’t found a new song they liked — or watched a new TV show in 4 months. 56% of respondents said they identify as “creatures of habit,” while only 38% prefer to venture out of their comfort zone. And why are many of us hesitant to try new experiences? Those who stick to their comfort zone said they know what they like (64%) and they enjoy the comfort that comes with familiarity (60%). On the other hand, those who like trying new things say that doing so satisfies their curiosity (53%) and helps them keep an open mind (52%).

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The heart may be known as the “love muscle,” but a new study found that the feeling of love is mostly all in the head. Aalto University researchers were able to identify where in the body people feel various types of love and the intensity with which they experience the emotion. They found that love forms a spectrum, with some types felt more intensely than others, and that the sensation of love tends to center in a person’s head. However, some types of love were felt only in the chest, while others radiated throughout the entire body. The more intense the love, the more widespread the feeling was in the body.

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Meg Ryan says her new rom-com with David Duchovny might not be for younger demographics. The flick follows 2 exes, who are stuck together for the first time in years after they are snowed in overnight at an airport, leaving them hours to discuss why they didn’t work out. During a Q&A after a screening of “What Happens Later” in New York, Ryan said she became interested in the idea that the characters are “trying to make sense of a life not lived together”, and the unresolved issue of ‘Why didn’t you love me enough?’”, and then 20 years later, they have “this (one) magical night.” She told an interviewer: “That’s a mature issue,” It’s not something I think 20-year-olds think about.” What Happens Later opens today.

Most of the “Mean Girls” cast — including Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried — held a super-fetch reunion for a new Walmart commercial that serves as a mini sequel to the 2004 teen-comedy classic. The clip, plugging the upcoming Black Friday extravaganza, stars the trio reprising their Mean Girls characters, but taking on new duties as grown-ups. Lohan leads off, saying: “At North Shore, some things never change. On Wednesdays, we still wear pink.” Next, Chabert appears in a convertible and urges a new group of teens to “get in,” recalling an iconic scene from the flick. Next, Seyfried recreates her character’s legendary newscast, quipping that there’s “a 30 percent chance that it’s already Wednesday.” LINK:

Five Nights at Freddy’s” had no trouble staying atop the domestic box office, despite projecting a big drop from its hefty Halloween weekend opening. It earned an estimated $17.8 million in its second weekend, a tumble of 78% from its $80 million debut. It is the beneficiary of an overall quiet moviegoing weekend otherwise. Of the 3 new releases “Priscilla”, the Meg Ryan-directed rom-com “What Happens Later” and “The Marsh King’s Daughter”, only “Priscilla” is projected to nab a spot in the top 5. Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” held on to the #2 spot with a take of about $12 million.

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X, formerly Twitter, will launch 2 new subscription tiers, Elon Musk says.

If you’re looking for a stronger password (and who hasn’t been asked to create a stronger password?), try using emojis. That the advice from a computer security expert. It turns out that on a computer, emojis are considered a symbol, which means you are able to incorporate them into your passwords, making them more secure when used alongside letters and numbers. Stan Kaminsky, with the cybersecurity giant Kaspersky, explains: “When intruders try to brute-force a password containing letters, numbers and punctuation marks, there are fewer than a hundred variations for each symbol they need to pick. But there are more than 3,600…emojis…so adding one to your password forces hackers to go through around 3,700 variants per symbol.” He said that a password with 5 emojis is equivalent to a traditional password with only 9 characters. Seven emojis would be equal to using 13 “regular characters.”

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Cats adapted to living with humans by hunting rodents in grain stores, and basically domesticated themselves.

There is a sound effect called the ‘Wilhelm Scream’ that has been used in over 400 movies and TV shows since 1951. (LINK:

Walt Disney’s autograph bears no resemblance to the famous Disney logo.

On average, males spend 11.4 minutes in the shower, females spend 13 minutes.


Question: When it comes to raising kids, almost one-third of dads say they can’t do THIS. What is it?

Answer: Pull a tooth

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Ontario SPCA registered veterinary technician Jocelyn Rutgers says that many owners of finicky pets may have found them extra ornery when daylight saving time came to an end. That’s because, like us, pets have natural circadian rhythms and internal biological clocks tuned to cycles of light and dark. So, from their perspective, everything in their routine happened an hour later than usual on Sunday, and they still haven’t fully adjusted to the new schedule. The most important thing, now that it’s too late to have started adjusting their routine in small increments last week, is to establish the new routine, and stick to it.

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Forbes has published its annual list of the highest-paid dead celebrities. Here is what the top earners are making from…wherever they are now…

1. Michael Jackson — $115 million in the past 12 months

2. Elvis Presley — $100 million

3. Ray Manzarek — $45 million (The Doors keyboardist, whose estate sold his music rights)

4. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) — $40 million

5. Charles M. Schulz — $30 million

6. (tie) Prince — $30 million

6. (tie) Whitney Houston — $30 million

8. John Lennon — $22 million

9. Bob Marley — $16 million

10. Bing Crosby — $14 million

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