Show Notes for Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Today we have a #ComedyCall with the very funny Dan Cummins about the release
of his 4th comedy special “Trying To Get Better”


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December 13th

National Cocoa Day

National Day Of The Horse

National Violin Day

National Cream Cheese Frosting Day

U.S. National Guard Birthday

Pick A Pathologist Pal Day

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You know the type: The guy who is the first to the office in the morning, and the last to leave. The guy (or girl) who worked on a new proposal all weekend, and is always reachable, even when on vacation? The person about whom everyone says: “That dude loves his job WAAAY too much”? Well, it turns out he (or she) doesn’t actually love his job that much. He’s just an addict. New research from the University of Bologna shows that the mood of workaholics (those who suffer from an addiction to their work) is actually generally worse than that of others, even when they are doing something they are passionate about — like their dream job. They concluded: “As in other forms of…addiction, the initial euphoria gives way to a negative emotional state that pervades the person even while at work.”

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Losing can definitely bring out the worst in some people — especially sports fans. And a new study suggests that sports team losses can trigger violent and irrational behavior among fans. Conducted in South America, the research analyzed the brain activity of soccer fans, and found that victory activates the brain’s reward systems. Defeat? That can impair a fan’s cognitive control, raising the likelihood of violent or disruptive behavior.

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The house from “A Christmas Story” apparently didn’t sell to a private owner after all — the group managing it has just announced a new owner – and it’s one of their own. The property operates as a tourist attraction in Cleveland, giving people a chance to tour it and stay overnight. But last year, the company announced its plan to sell it, and find an owner who could either continue running it as a museum, or live in it as a regular home. That sparked interest from a group of actors from the 1983 film, spearheaded by Yano Anaya. It appeared that that group would acquire the place, but that deal must have fallen through, because the business page for “A Christmas Story House” now says the new owner is current CEO, Joshua Dickerson.

Audiences have a renewed interest in “Squid Game”, thanks to the release of Netflix’s reality competition series based on the hit Korean show. “Squid Game: The Challenge” debuted at #1 among the streamer’s English-language programming last week, with 20.1M views. That’s a big showing for a TV series in its first week, especially with only 5 episodes available. The remaining episodes will roll out over the next 2 weeks. Squid Game, Netflix’s most popular series of all-time, also benefited, returning to the Non-English TV list, where it landed at #6.

The Kardashian/Jenner clan are definitely one of the most famous families in Hollywood, but according to Kim Kardashian, their success was a total fluke. On the season 4 finale of “The Kardashians,” which aired yesterday, the family gathered to celebrate Scott Disick’s 40th birthday. Kris Jenner noted that she’s known Disick for “most of [his] adult life.”, pointing out that he was “literally here episode 1” of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Didick joked in response that he felt the show was “going nowhere”. To which Kimmy K reponded by saying: “Guys, we scammed the system. We did it! Whatever it is, we figured it out and did it!” But she hastened to point out that the family also “put in some hard work.”

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One in 3 people admit they’ve lied to their relatives to avoid having them over for the holidays.

It’s December. Get set to see a lot of red and green this month – and pink? And you can blame the “Barbie” movie for that. Barbiecore seems to be spilling into the holiday season as some fans are ditching the traditional colors of the season for all things pink. Unifury, an online shop that sells customizable gifts, says it analyzed Pinterest Trends data, and found that searches for “pink Christmas tree” have spiked 286%. The gifting experts said: “A pink Christmas tree is the perfect, fun centerpiece for Christmas, offering a different touch to a traditional color scheme and is perfect for photo opportunities.” Searches for “pink Christmas decorations have also increased by 198%. They’re warning us to “Prepare for pink baubles, tinsel and lights bringing a vibrant holiday atmosphere that’s bound to delight.” By the way, Amazon offers a selection of pink trees, starting at $40.

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Elvis Presley owned $60,000 worth of prescription sunglasses when he died.

Giraffes are the only animals born with horns. (Ouch!)

Nintendo’s first products were playing cards.

The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.

Google got its name from the word ‘googol’, which refers to the number 1 with 100 zeros after it.

The human brain is composed of 60% fat, making it our fattiest organ.


Question: In a survey, 23% of people admitted they get a bit tipsy before going to THIS event. What is it?

Answer: The office holiday party

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On Wednesday, Japan held the first garbage collection world championship. Named the “SpoGomi World Cup”, a combination of the words “sport” and “gomi,” the Japanese word for garbage, it featured teams of 3 from 21 countries, which took to the streets of Tokyo to grab as much rubbish as they could within one hour. Britain made history by taking home the first-ever title, after earning 9,046 points for collecting 126.2 pounds (57.2kg) of trash. In total, all the teams picked up 1,208 pounds of garbage and were assigned points based on what kind of junk they found.

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• “Just how much liquor is considered ‘drinking on the job’?”

• “At what point in facial hair growth have I crossed the line into ‘pornstache’?”

• “Can we swap shoes? I think I hear the cops.”

• “Do you want to wear my ski mask for a little bit?”

• “For insurance purposes, which of us do you think will be the first to catch fire?”

• “Can you show me on this doll where HR would allow me to do massages?”

• “How much wood would a blah blahdy blah woodchuck you know the drill. Question mark?”

• “What’s the capital of Paraguay?”

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I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ’em later.” ~ Mitch Hedberg

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This Teen Is Bringing Some Color And Fun To The Elderly This Holiday Season