Show Notes for Thursday, March 14, 2024


Dear John,

My boyfriend is a good guy but he has a problem. He bought a new video game system and is addicted to it. He started playing with it day and night. I mean, all the time. Lately, he has been calling in sick to work so he can stay home and play. Then he was out of paid leave, so he started lying to his boss about why he couldn't come in. Well, the boss rightfully is not paying him for time he's taking off. Finally, he got one last warning. The boss called...and I picked up the phone. He asked where my boyfriend was and whether he was coming to work. I straight up said no, because he was up all night playing video games. She told me to tell him to not bother coming back and his final check would be arriving in the next 48 hours. Two hours later, he woke up and called me...I was at work...and said he got a text from his boss saying he was fired. I said, "Yeah, I know. She called for you and I talked to her." He's furious and says I didn't have his back and that he had it all under control until I screwed things up. This is going to be a big problem because losing his paycheck is going to hurt. But this is not my fault. He has to take responsibility, right? What should I do?


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March 14th

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This may not come as a surprise to you, but researchers have determined that when it comes to sports, when parents behave badly, their kids do, too. Scientists at the University of South Australia say that moms and the dads cheering on their kids from the sidelines need to be mindful of their own behavior. Comparing their findings to the old saying “monkey see, monkey do,” study authors found that when parents behaved well at their kids’ youth sport activities, by doing things like applauding good play, encouraging players, and enjoying the game, their children were more likely to display similarly positive behavior. On the other hand, you guessed it, if a parent behaved poorly, by being overly critical, second guessing the referee, and yelling, it correlated with greater antisocial behavior among their kids. The researchers pointed out that children look to their parents to learn about acceptable behavior. Their suggestions for parents include:

Being a positive role model for kids

Avoid shouting instructions

Keeping comments about all children positive

Prioritizing fun

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A University of London report says that 90% of young women say they filter or edit all of their photos before posting them online. This includes evening out skin tone, whitening teeth, reshaping jaw or nose lines, and even shaving off some weight. A professor involved in the project said he had some of the young people involved in the survey tell him that “they feel overwhelmed by images that are ‘too perfect” and too obsessed with “narrow definitions of beauty.”


Angel Studios’ CABRINI Opens with $7.5M!! With a 98% Audiences Score and 90% Critics Score on RottenTomatoes, CABRINI is primed for a long theatrical run. Angel Studios—a platform and studio empowering filmmakers to crowdfund, create, and distribute films—is announcing its projected weekend results for its empowering dramatic biopic CABRINI. Angel Studios is projecting a weekend cumulative box office of $7,565,038. CABRINI scored an impressive A+ CinemaScore from women, and an A CinemaScore from men. “With a weekend crowded by massive franchise releases, this independent film about a woman who became a saint is beloved by audiences and critics alike and we are confident that this film will continue to grow for weeks to come,” said Brandon Purdie, EVP and Head of Theatrical Distribution at Angel Studios. Film Synopsis: From Alejandro Monteverde, award-winning director of Sound of Freedom, comes the powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society's most vulnerable. With broken English and poor health, Cabrini uses her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world had ever seen. For more information, go to

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A Wisconsin man was arrested after he walked into a Denny’s, claimed he was the new manager, and cooked himself a cheeseburger.

Anyone who is into cycling, hiking or long-distance running would be familiar with the fitness app Strava. It is used to track outdoor activities using GPS, and also incorporates social networking features. Well, soon, many dog owners will be familiar with it as well. That’s right: Strava for dogs is here. Owners can now show off their canine companion’s athletic feats on the same platform they do their own accomplishments. The fitness platform has partnered with the smart dog collar brand “Fi”. Fi collars have built-in satellite positioning systems, just like in a sport watch. They’re designed to help find lost pets, and monitor a few basic health metrics. And now, the same tech can be used to log dog exercise. Users are able to keep track of distance traveled and number of steps taken, and track Fido’s progress towards goals, such as activity streaks and daily step totals. The app will also upload a route of your dog’s walk or game of fetch onto a map that you can see. 76% of Strava users with pets say their dogs motivate them to get outside when they otherwise wouldn’t.

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A whole orange will float, but a peeled orange will sink.


Question: According to a survey, THIS is the #1 thing people eat on dates. What is it?

Answer: Cookies

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A town in West Virginia held candlelit vigil for a local Hooters that was set to be demolished. The restaurant, in Kanawha City, a neighborhood in Charleston, got a proper farewell in late February from its customers, who held on to hope for years that it would re-open, after closing 4 years ago. The memorial began on Facebook, where people — locals and visitors alike — shared their memories of their favourite hangout. Outside the closed restaurant, organizers made chicken wings with Hooters wing sauce and served up helpings of its famed Strip Cheese Sandwich. LINK:

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The way a person treats service workers reveals their true character. This is especially true of those with more money.

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