Show Notes for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Today we visit with Mark Critch. He stars as Mike Sr. in The CW's new comedy series "Son of a Critch." Critch also serves as creator, executive producer and show runner for the series. The whole show is based on the award-winning, bestselling memoir from Mark Critch ("This Hour Has 22 Minutes"), SON OF A CRITCH is the hilarious and very real story of a young Mark coming of age in the 1980s.

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January 31st

Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day

Brandy Alexander Day

Eat Brussels Sprouts Day

Gorilla Suit Day

Hell Is Freezing Over Day

Hug An Economist Day

International Zebra Day

National Backward Day

National Hot Chocolate Day

National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

National Plan For Vacation Day

Scotch Tape Day

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Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about the possible negative physical effects of drinking alcohol. With that in mind, a new study suggests the solution to ending problem drinking could be as simple as . . . smaller glasses. Researchers from the University of Cambridge conducted a study involving 21 pubs and bars in the UK, where they removed the option of serving wine in large glasses (250ml, about ⅓ a bottle of wine). What they discovered was this: Eliminating that larger glass option resulted in an average decrease of just under 8% in wine sales. And interestingly, despite this reduction, pub owners did not suffer financially, because smaller glasses typically have higher profit margins. And there was no corresponding increase in beer or cider sales during this period, indicating that people didn’t compensate for their decreased wine consumption by drinking more of other alcoholic beverages. While an 8% reduction in wine sales may seem modest, the researchers say that removing the largest serving size could be an effective strategy for encouraging customers to drink less alcohol.

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A recent survey found that many believe that eating healthy during the day gives us a “hall pass” to overindulge in unhealthy food at night. The poll of 2,000 US residents found the average person overdoes it in unhealthy food 3 nights per week. Six in 10 (62%) admitted they always sacrifice taste over nutritional value when it comes snack time. Snacks are considered a “must” for 83% of people — who say they have “at least” 2 a day.

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Dakota Johnson is setting her alarm—and the record straight. After making headlines for seemingly saying she needs to get 14 hours of sleep every night, the “Fifty Shades” actress explained things on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. First off, she clarified that she “didn’t even say” she ‘needs 14 hours of sleep’, but QUOTE: “I said that I could easily sleep 14 hours. I don’t demand it.” Laughing, she added: “I’m not a monster. I have a job!” She also had some words for those critical of her sleeping habits, asking: “Leave me alone!…I’m literally doing nothing. I’m just sleeping!”

An Australian police department has joked it is “investigating” Margot Robbie’s Oscars snub. Victoria Police is having some fun on social media after the “Barbie” actress – who was born and raised in Queensland – failed to land a nomination in the best actress category for the Academy Awards, while co-star Ryan Gosling did get a nod for his role as ‘Ken’. Alongside a collage of pics of Robbie, the cops wrote: “Police are investigating after a former resident of Ramsay Street was allegedly robbed of an Oscar nomination for best actress.” The force also took the opportunity to encourage local residents to report all non-urgent crimes, such as theft, using an online reporting tool.

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Lindsay Lohan turned down an offer from “Dancing with the Stars” because she says she doesn’t want to do reality TV.

A 20-year-old amateur golfer just won a PGA Tour event, but he’s not allowed to collect the $1.5 million prize. Sunday, Nick Dunlap, a sophomore who plays golf for the University of Alabama, came out on top at the PGA West golf course in La Quinta CA. His score of 29-under par was one stroke better than professional Christiaan Bezuidenhout. But Dunlap won’t be able to take home the $1,512,000 prize, because of his amateur status. That means Bezuidenhout will receive the first-place cash. Dunlap is the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since 1991, when a young Phil Mickelson won the Tucson Open.

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Dolphins literally sleep with one eye open, because only one brain hemisphere sleeps at a time.

Since 1945, all British tanks come with tea making equipment.

Originally, vacuum cleaners were horse-drawn. The horse-drawn buggy would announce to all your neighbors that you were having a special treatment done. Great advertising!

Giraffes are 30 times more likely to be hit by lightning than people.

The word ‘yo’ was first used in the 15th century.

✓ ‘Yoda’ was almost played by a monkey.


Question: 10% of people believe having one of THESE makes them seem more attractive to the opposite sex. What is it?

Answer: A cute dog

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Officials at a British zoo say that a group of foul-mouthed parrots that were isolated from the rest of the flock are being moved back in with the rest of the chatty birds in the hopes of cleaning up their language. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park famously received 5 African gray parrots from different owners in 2020, and the new arrivals spent their time in quarantine teaching each other a variety of profanities. The birds were removed from the rest of the zoo’s flock to keep them from teaching bad words to dozens of other parrots. Now, the recent arrival of 3 more potty-mouthed parrots led operators to make the decision to put all 8 of the cussing birds in with the rest of the parrots. The chief executive of the park said keepers are hoping the swearing parrots will learn better etiquette from the rest of the flock, instead of the other way around. Otherwise, he said, “We might end up with 100 swearing parrots on our hands.”

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Travel company EasyJet Holidays, surveyed 100 European hotels in its network, and shared its finding of the weirdest things that guests have left behind. Here is the top-10, ranked in order of “strangeness”…

1. Dentures

2. Witchcraft paraphernalia

3. Prosthetic limbs

4. A glass eye

5. Grandma’s “lucky” tea cup

6. Thousands of German Mark coins stashed behind a toilet

7. A clown costume

8. An inflatable boat

9. Caviar

10. Rosary beads

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Take a good hard look at people’s ruling principle, especially of the wise, what they run away from & what they seek out.” – Marcus Aurelius

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