Show Notes for Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Today we visit with Rob Reiner & Soledad O'Brein. Who Killed JFK? For 60 years, we are still asking that question. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination, legendary filmmaker Rob Reiner teams up with award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien to tell the history of America's greatest murder mystery. They interview CIA officials, medical experts, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, eyewitnesses and a former Secret Service agent who, in 2023, came forward with groundbreaking new evidence. They dig deep into the layers of the 60-year-old question 'Who Killed JFK?', how that question has shaped America, and why it matters that we're still asking it today. LISTEN NOW - Who Killed JFK

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November 22nd

Go For A Ride Day

Love Your Freckles Day

National Cranberry Relish Day

National Larimar Day

Start Your Own Country Day

Humane Society Anniversary Day

National Stop The Violence Day

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It seems that many of us are delaying our holiday shopping this year, in hopes of scoring better deals later on. A survey of 2,000 adults in the US found that almost everyone (97%) has plans to holiday shop, but nearly half (47%) haven’t started yet. And of those who haven’t finished their holiday shopping, 8 in 10 are waiting for better bargains. And what kind of bargains are people hoping for? In the OnePoll survey, 64% of respondents said interest-free promotions that allow them to pay over time with no late or hidden fees would be an ideal incentive. Discounts and sales (54%) and buy now, pay later (54%) were tied as the next most desired options. 75% of consumers indicated they plan to spend the same amount or more than they did last year.

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Would you deactivate your TikTok for a month if you were paid $59? What about Instagram? Would $47 cut it? In a study, the National Bureau of Economics Research found that social-media users would be willing to break their scrolling habits on these platforms – for a fee. The report says that users would “require (that) substantial compensation to stop using social media when others in their network keep using it.” Interestingly, the same study found that users would be willing to PAY $28 and $10 to have their friends, and themselves, all deactivate TikTok and Instagram, respectively. The researchers say that’s a sign that social media could be a “product market trap”.

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Don’t expect to see Jack Nicholson pop up in a movie anytime soon. He’s enjoying retirement too much, says his longtime pal, Lou Adler. On the “WTF With Marc Maron” podcast, the music and film producer said that Nicholson, who is 86, recently turned down a role, because he’s simply “doing whatever he wants to do…He wants to be quiet, he wants to eat what he wants, he wants to live the life he wants.”

Gordon Ramsay has become a dad for the 6th time. The TV chef – who has been married to Tana Ramsay since 1996 and celebrated his 57th birthday last week, took to social media on Saturday to announce the birth of his new son – and, it would seem, his last child. He shared pics, and wrote on Instagram: “What an amazing birthday present please welcome Jesse James Ramsay, 7lbs 10oz whopper!! One more bundle of love to the Ramsay brigade!! 3 boys, 3 girls…. Done”. LINK:

The Marvels” has set a new record for the worst opening weekend in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to the latest projections. The sequel to 2019’s “Captain Marvel” posted an anemic $21.3 million Friday total, for an estimated $48 million domestic launch. For comparison, The Marvels has fallen below even the $55 million opening earned in the summer by DC’s “The Flash,” which went on to gross just $270 million, and is regarded as one of — if not THE biggest box office bomb of 2023.

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There are about 30 million dead people on Facebook.

Even though 2023 has been, for many, a tough year, “hope does remain.” That’s what Prince William said last week, as he announced the winners of the 2023 Earthshot Prize, a competition he launched to help find solutions to environmental problems. Five eco innovators were awarded 1 million pounds each to develop their ideas at a star-studded event in Singapore. Winners included a firm making batteries for electric vehicles using easier-to-recycle components, a community initiative protecting Andean forests, a scheme helping farmers to cut food waste, a non-profit with a plan to support the planet’s ocean conservation needs, and a team with a plan for removing emissions and boosting farmer profits and land restoration. Prince William called the recipients “architects of change towards a healthy and sustainable world.”

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In 2007, a filled, 1000-gallon inflatable swimming pool was stolen from a New Jersey backyard without a single drop of water being found.

Most tropical marine fish could survive in a tank filled with human blood.

During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

Most of the clocks shown in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are set to 4:20.

The last letter added to the English alphabet was ‘J’ (1524). Prior to that, the letter ‘i’ was used for both the ‘i’ and ‘j’ sounds.

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson”.


Question: 30% of us do this at home, 65% do it somewhere else — and 5% don’t do it at all. What is it?

Answer: Wash their vehicle

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Well, despite the fact that he starred in the biggest movie of the year, the ‘Ken” doll didn’t make the cut. But the Fisher-Price Corn Popper HAS been voted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, alongside baseball cards, Cabbage Patch Kids and NERF foam toys. The Toy Hall of Fame, in Rochester NY, announced Friday that the Fisher-Price popper, a push toy that encourages babies to walk, was chosen by fans who were invited to celebrate the Hall’s 25th anniversary by voting for one of 5 toys that had made it to the finals more than once, but were passed over. The rest of the so-called “Forgotten Five” included the pogo stick, My Little Pony, PEZ dispensers and Transformers. LINK:

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One in 6 older adults admits they are baffled by the next generation of digital terms. A survey of senior adults found that terms like “hyperlinks,” “phishing,” and “The Cloud” (and many others) are likely to confound them. Here are the top 20 most “dadgum” digital terms, which sound like nothing but “tomfoolery” to those over 65 . . .

1. Smishing (Don’t worry – I had to look it up too: Sending texts while pretending to be from reputable companies in order to steal personal information)

2. Vishing (a type of cyber attack that uses voice and telephony technologies to trick people into revealing sensitive data)

3. Hyperlink

4. USB-C

5. Ransomware

6. URL

7. Phishing

8. QR code

9. Cloud

10. Malware

Bonus: Numbers 11-15…are Malware, IP address, Cookies, Streaming, and Tabs.

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When I’m in social situations, I always hold onto my glass. It makes me feel comfortable and secure and I don’t have to shake hands.” ~ Larry David

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Kenyan Holiday Devoted To Planting 100 Million Trees