Show Notes for Monday, April 01, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with
Tim Blake Nelson (Oh Brother Where Are Thou, Holes & Much More) and his son Henry Nelson about their new film “Asleep In My Palm” TRAILER:

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April 1st

April Fools’ Day

Assyrian New Year

Boomer Bonus Day

Fossil Fools Day

Fun Day

International Fun At Work Day

International Tatting Day

Lupus Alert Day

National Jump In Muddy Puddles Day

National One Cent Day

National Sourdough Bread Day

National Trombone Players Day

Reading Is Funny Day

St. Stupid’s Day

Us Air Force Academy Day

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If you’re one of those drivers who experiences an anxious moment of “should I stay or should I go” when you come upon an amber traffic light, then you’ll be interested in this. Traffic experts at North Carolina State University say that it would be a good idea to add a 4th, white-colored traffic signal to the classic red-yellow-green pattern. Why? Well, for a number of reasons. After conducting a number of tests, the study authors say that adding a 4th white light to traffic signals would shorten wait times for pedestrians, and improve traffic flow for cars. The 4th traffic signal, called a “white phase”, would take advantage of increasingly popular autonomous vehicles’ ability to communicate wirelessly with each other, and the computers in control of traffic signals. When enough AVs approach an intersection, this would activate the white light. The white lights tell human drivers to simply follow the car in front of them, signaling that AVs are coordinating their movement to facilitate efficient traffic flow through the intersection.

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Berlin’s legendary techno scene has been added to the German national registry of “Intangible Cultural Heritage”. It recognizes creative and diverse cultural expressions and their wealth of traditional knowledge,” according to the German Commission for UNESCO’s website states. The German capital city has long been known for its vibrant techno club scene, which originated in the early 90s and signified a resilience and return to optimism following the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Scarlett Johansson is in talks to star in the new “Jurassic World” sequel. “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards is set to direct. Although plot details are being kept under wraps, apparently the film will start a new story, separate from the trilogy of “Jurassic World” films that starred Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, which saw the eventual inclusion of Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and B.D. Wong.

Sam Levinson is moving the “Euphoria” storyline away from high school into early adulthood, and HBO has agreed to give the showrunner more time to get it right. The racy teenage show was already delayed because of last year’s double strike. The decision to make the characters older will also serve to make the show’s edgy themes of sex and drugs less risqué. HBO announced Monday that filming for Season 3 of the Zendaya-led drama will be delayed, and gave its star-studded cast permission to pursue other projects in the meantime.

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In an interview, Gwyneth Paltrow once said she’s “incredibly close to the common woman.”

Dollar Tree has announced it plans to close 1,000 stores.


Put a bowl of your kid’s favorite cereal and milk in the freezer overnight, then watch in the morning as your unsuspecting kid clanks a spoon against the frozen milk.

Put a twist on a sunny-side-up egg. A halved peach in yogurt not only looks like an egg, but also makes a delicious breakfast.

Stuff toilet paper into the toe of your kid’s shoes. Especially fun if you casually mention first thing in the morning that her feet look bigger.

Put a ‘For Sale’ sign in your front yard.

Confuse your kid on the ride to school by sticking a sign on the rear of your vehicle reading: “Honk and wave and yell at my kid [name] … he doesn’t know it’s April Fools Day!”

Make –ahem — ‘chocolate chip cookies’ out of mashed potatoes and black beans.

Put a photocopy of your face under the toilet seat and close the lid.

Make candied apples with onions. Your kid will find it hilarious … in a decade or two.

A mashed potato sundae also makes for quite the surprise.

Serve up a glass of juice that is really Jell-O. That first sip will be classic.

Tell your kid you bought her a new iPad. Give her a pirate’s eye patch from a Halloween costume. “I’m sorry, did I say iPad? I meant I bought you an eye pad.”

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Ulcers are more aggravated by decaf than by regular coffee.

Giraffes were originally known as “cameleopards”.

Contrary to popular belief, blowing into old video game cartridges did not fix them by removing dust. Reinserting the cartridge fixed the connection.

The modern “popped collar” originated as a way to keep tennis players’ necks from getting sunburnt.

People fluent in multiple languages almost always swear in their native tongue.


Only 8% of women say they own 10 or more of THESE. What are they?

Answer: Perfumes

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I never though I’d say this, but the latest social media trend among 20-somethings is on…Facebook. And it actually involves the resurgence of a charming old feature that you might have forgotten about. Young people have apparently been very into “poking” each other on Facebook lately, ever since a design change made the button more visible to users. Meta reports that pokes have increased 13 times since the change, and more than half of pokes are by users aged 18-29. The funny thing is this: Facebook has never actually specified what the poke is for: Some use it to say hello, others to digitally flirt, or to annoy their enemies. We’re not sure what Zoomers are using it for these days, but chances are that Meta is just thrilled that Facebook is part of something “cool” again. Or, at least “ironically cool”.

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The 2024 World Happiness Report is out, and once again Nordic countries are coming out on top. The #1 country, Finland, has now held onto its top ranking for 7 years straight. The report draws on global survey data from people in more than 140 countries. Here are the world’s top-20 happiest countries . . .

1. Finland

2. Denmark

3. Iceland

4. Sweden

5. Israel

6. Netherlands

7. Norway

8. Luxembourg

9. Switzerland

10. Australia

11. New Zealand

12. Costa Rica

13. Kuwait

14. Austria

15. Canada

16. Belgium

17. Ireland

18. Czechia

19. Lithuania

20. United Kingdom

[Other countries in the top 100: UAE (21), USA (22), Singapore (30), Thailand (58), Malaysia (59), South Africa (83), Hong Kong (86)]

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