Show Notes for Monday, December 04, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit Marcus Scribner, star of ABC-TV's BLACK-ISH & GROWN-ISH. We'll talk with him about his powerful new film HOW I LEARNED TO FLY


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December 4th

National Dice Day

National Cookie Day

Cabernet Franc Day

Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day

International Cheetah Day

International Day Of Banks

Santa’s List Day

Wear Brown Shoes Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day

National Sock Day

National Reconciliation Day

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A recent survey asked about the annoying things that parents do. Actually, it was probably more concerned with the irritating things that NEW parents do. And 69% of people agreed: It’s annoying when parents use “baby talk” to speak to their children. You might not really want to hear ‘em, but here are some examples of what they mean…

• “Cuddles,” “dolly,” and “night-night” are America’s favorite baby talk words.

• “Night-night,” “tummy,” and “binky” are the top baby talk words people hear young parents say.

• “Boo boo,” “tummy,” and “wuv” are the top baby talk words people use with a romantic partner.

Nearly half of pet parents admit they use baby talk with their pets.

Other annoying things that parents do: 70% said it’s when parents keep bringing the conversation back to their kids. And 72% are sick of hearing about kids’ bodily functions. The top phrases that non-parents find annoying were found to be: “You’re not a parent, so you wouldn’t understand,” which 68% identified as a sentence they don’t want to hear, followed by, “You think you’re tired now, just wait until you have kids!” (51%).

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Heinz has dropped a new ad, claiming that many people these days are using the company’s ketchup packets as their workout supplement of choice. Traditionally, athletes have relied on specialized energy gels for a quick and easily digestible source of carbs during extended workouts. We don’t know how practical it is for a jogger…or a swimmer…or a cyclist…to try to rip the tiny, tearable corner of a ketchup packet mid-competition, but experts agree that the science is sound: Having a readily available option like ketchup packets could offer a crucial energy boost during training or competition. LINK:

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The upcoming 14th season of “Blue Bloods” will be its last. The CBS police procedural, starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan and Vanessa Ray, will get a 2-part final season consisting of 18 episodes. The first 10 will air this midseason, kicking off on Feb 16 on CBS and Paramount+. The second half consisting of 8 episodes, will debut next fall. CBS also recently announced the end of “Young Sheldon”, following a final season of 14 episodes.

Jim Carrey is NOT planning on returning to Whoville anytime soon, contrary to recent online rumors. The reports claim a sequel to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is in the works with Carrey attached to return, but his rep has gone on record as saying: “There is no truth to Jim reprising his role as the Grinch in a sequel to The Grinch”. Carrey starred in the live-action 2000 adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s 1957 book, released by Universal Pictures. Universal has not responded to a request for comment.

Two worlds will collide in the next “Karate Kid” movie, which will star both Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan and is set for release Dec. 13, 2024. Sony has dropped a YouTube video announcing a global casting search for the next would-be Karate Kid. Jonathan Entwistle will direct the new film, which will be both a sequel to the original 80s theatrical series and the blockbuster 2010 remake. Macchio will reprise his role as ‘Daniel LaRusso’, whom he played in the original film trilogy and brought back on Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” series. Chan will return to the role of ‘Mr. Han’, a kung fu master based on ‘Mr. Miyagi’, which he played 2010 remake. LINK:

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A study says fear of the dentist may be linked to the sound of the dental tools, not the pain.

Retailers say sales of ’90s-era clothing are staging a comeback.

A good Samaritan who has been surprising strangers with acts of kindness every day for 3 years has been honored with a statue. 20-year-old Sebbie Hall, born with a rare chromosome anomaly, works tirelessly to help others, and has founded his own charity to encourage others to follow his lead. Since dedicating his life to helping others at age 17, he has donated 400 coats and blankets to homeless charities, gifted 800 toys to children’s homes, raised money to buy computers for underprivileged classmates, and even used his own pocket money to pay for stranger’s coffees. Following a search for the UK’s kindest people by KIND Snacks, he has been crowned the UK’s 2023 Kind Hero and honored with a statue near Tower Bridge in London, alongside the likes of Captain Cook and Winston Churchill.

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Assuming Rudolph was in front, there are 40,320 ways to rearrange the other 8 reindeer.

The only word in the English language with 3 consecutive sets of double letters is “bookkeeper”.

Monkeys only smile when they are scared.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

Scientists don’t know what causes the “shower-curtain effect”, where a shower curtain gets blown inward during a running shower.


Question: About 40% of all of THESE bought today will get thrown out, unused. What are they?

Answer: Potatoes

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So…now vaping is a sport. Although “cloud chase” contests date back a decade, now, the games are “blowing up” in popularity. Competitive vapers stand back-to-back as they inhale as much vapor as their modified device and lungs allow. Then, they exhale before crowds of “cloud gazers.” Wire gauge, battery and juice utilized all affect the size and density of the cloud. Enthusiasts travel the world to compete for cash prizes, endorsement deals and custom gear in the competitions, put on by vape companies. And blowing out the biggest cloud isn’t the only way to win. Some competitions focus on vaping tricks, like making the cloud of smoke into different shapes, or moving it in intriguing ways.

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As we begin to get serious about holiday shopping, the group “World Against Toys Causing Harm” (W.A.T.C.H.) has unveiled its annual “10 Worst Toys” list for 2023. According to W.A.T.C.H., here are the toys that parents (and Santa) should avoid getting for kids, due to potential hazards…

Disney The Little Mermaid King Triton’s All-Powerful Trident: (potential blunt force and eye injuries)

Original Squishmallows-Raisy (potential for suffocation)

Soccer Boppers (potential for blunt force and impact injuries)

Diecast Fast-Food Truck (potential for choking injuries)

Our Generation Hop In Dog Carrier (potential for choking injuries)

Orbeez Seeds- Rainbow (potential for choking and ingestion injuries)

Splat-R-Ball Dude Perfect Blaster (potential for eye injuries)

B Toys Make A Melody Musical Instrument Set (potential ingestion and choking injuries)

Zoom-O Turbo Disc Launcher (potential for face and eye injuries)

Carve Pro Stunt Scooter (potential for head and other impact injuries)

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When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.” ~ Jane Wagner

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A Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Successfully Gives Birth In Indonesia