Show Notes for Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Today we visit with Lydia McLaughlin (Real Housewives of Orange County) She has a new book “Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith and Happiness” AVAILABLE NOW:

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December 27th

National Fruitcake Day

International Day Of Epidemic Preparedness

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day

Visit The Zoo Day

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A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …

86% of adults eat ice cream all year round.

48% of us sing in the shower.

40% of us never give or receive flowers.

18% of adults brush their teeth 3 or more times a day.

75% of women make their bed every day. Only 40% of men do.

29% of us will consume eggnog over the holidays.

8% of workers have stolen a stapler from work.

30% of adults say their most embarrassing moment happened at their wedding.

10% of people bring their own bed sheets when they check into a hotel.

29% of us don’t like our neighbors.

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Stress eating”, such as the act of scarfing down a donut as you rush to meet a work deadline will only make your stress worse, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that eating fatty food before or during a stressful event reduces the functioning of your heart AND your brain, and it slows your body’s recovery from stress, too. Not only that, fat consumption negatively affected test participants’ mood both during and after the stress episode.

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Jennifer Lopez admits not everyone in her camp initially supported the idea to document her romance with Ben Affleck in her upcoming “This Is Me…Now” album and companion film, but says she “had to do it”. She told Variety: “As artists, we have to follow our heart and this is me following my heart.” She also copped to the fact that she has some worries about putting her and Affleck’s life in the spotlight, because they “both have PTSD” from the media scrutiny they endured back when they first dated, but said “we’re older now. We’re wiser. Lopez will drop This Is Me…Now, marking the 20th anniversary of “This Is Me…Then,” on Feb. 16.

A brand new “South Park” special has dropped on Paramount+. “South Park: Not Suitable for Children” spoofs OnlyFans. In the trailer, ‘Mr. Skinner’ bursts into his classroom and exclaims they have a problem. The parents of South Park then assemble for a meeting. They shout out, “We’re talking about someone who influences our children!” The official logline reads, “After it’s discovered that a teacher at South Park Elementary has an OnlyFans page, Randy is compelled to take a closer look at the seedy underbelly of the world of on-line influencers.” LINK:

Ryan Gosling hasn’t had (K)enough of showing off his musical chops as ‘Ken’ from “Barbie” just yet. He teamed up with the film’s composers, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, to release an EP with 3 new versions of the Grammy-nominated song ‘I’m Just Ken’. The re-worked songs include ‘I’m Just Ken (Merry Kristmas Barbie)’, ‘I’m Just Ken (In My Feelings Acoustic)’, and ‘I’m Just Ken (Purple Disco Machine Remix).’ The original mix is up for a Grammy Award in February for best song written for visual media. LINK:

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Nichelle Nichols — who played the ‘Lt. Uhura’ in “Star Trek”, said that creators originally wanted Spock to be female.

A report says that running marathons can cause permanent heart damage.

It seems like they come up with a new style of Doritos every other week, but this one definitely wasn’t expected – or was it? Frito Lay announced last week that it has teamed up with Empirical to create a liquor that tastes like its Nacho Cheese-flavored chips. It will be available for a limited time starting in January. The companies are inviting adventurous people to try the “Doritos Nacho Cheese Spirit” over ice, neat, or in a variety of cocktails, including the “double triangle margarita,” the “mary mary” and the “red bag old-fashioned.” The liquor is made using real Doritos chips and alcohol. LINK:

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The sun is white, not yellow.

Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upward, not from the sky downward.

An elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as 12 pounds.

Lying children tend to grow up to be more successful.

If you take a plant with you on a long airplane flight, it, too, will suffer from jet lag.

For ideal moisture content, a snowman is best attempted when snow is around 30°F (-1.1°C).


Question: Only 1 in 8 people will NOT do this between now and the end of the year. What is it?

Answer: Gain weight

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Two men convicted of theft from a Kohl’s in Colorado tried to get a lesser punishment — because they stole stuff that was on sale. Lawyers for Michael Green and Byron Bolden, nicknamed the “KitchenAid Mixer Crew” by the DA in reference to the kitchen appliances they stole, cited discounts on the sticker prices, and Kohl’s coupons they had, hoping to bring the items down below the threshold for felony theft in Colorado, which is $2,000. The value of the items stolen was $2,094.98 before the sale prices. The argument failed to sway the judge, as both men received felony convictions after prosecutors argued that sales and discounts only count if you actually pay.

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According to industry publication “Variety” critics Owen Gleiberman and Peter Debruge…

Magic Mike’s Last Dance: It’s a let’s-put-on-a-show movie that feels like Chippendales by way of Disney.

Heart of Stone: Gal Gadot plays a rogue agent out to save the world in a joyless, sludgy-looking diversion that’s as convoluted as it strives to be, in no small part because it’s built on MacGuffins no one can pretend to care about.

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey: This gimmicky cash-grab unleashed a horrifying precedent…popular creations fall into the public domain 95 years after they were first copyrighted…(this shows) what irreverent bottom feeders eventually have in store for Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Superman (when theirs) expire in 2024.

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