Show Notes for Monday, April 08, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Rory Culkin about his new movie “Five Pounds Of Pressure" 


TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thanks to

April 8th

Baby Massage Day

Buddha’s Birthday

Dog Farting Awareness Day

Draw A Picture Of A Bird Day

International Feng Shui Awareness Day

International Kids Yoga Day

International Romani Day

National All Is Ours Day

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

National Empanada Day

National Zoo Lovers Day

Pygmy Hippo Day

Rex Manning Day

Step Into The Spotlight! Day

Trading Cards For Grown-Ups Day

World Pageant Day

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I’ve heard of leaving your smartphone on ‘silent’ in order to avoid interruptions, but it seems that now, a large number of Gen Zers (and, yes, also some millennials) are utilizing the “Do Not Disturb” mode on their phones – in some cases, all day long. That’s right: Going on vibrate or silent isn’t enough anymore, it’s DND 24/7. On TikTok, videos tagged “DND” and “DND 24/7” show teens and 20-somethings sharing how peaceful and productive they’ve felt since changing their notification settings. A story in Huffington Post quotes a 21-year-old explaining that when it comes to studying, “a new Snapchat notification or Instagram message can often send me into a downward spiral of scrolling through my social media accounts for several minutes.” A 2005 study found that, on average, it takes around 23 minutes for most people to get back on task after an interruption. Other Gen Zers go incommunicado for different reasons, like “peace of mind” for a while during the day. And it’s a bonus that going on DND also means avoiding the spam calls and texts that they would otherwise be receiving. LINK:

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All Japanese citizens will have the same surname 500 years’ time — unless married couples are permitted to use differing last names, a new study says. The report, from Tohoku University, found that if the country does not update a civil code dating back to the late 1800s which insists that couples select a single surname, every single Japanese person will be known as “Sato-san” by 2531, and people may “have to be addressed by…first names or by numbers.” “Sato” already tops the list of Japanese surnames, accounting for 1.5% of the total population.


Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Road House” remake debuted to a record-breaking 50 million worldwide viewers on Prime Video over its first 2 weekends. That’s the best movie debut for an Amazon MGM Studios-produced original in the streamer’s history, according to Amazon. The movie premiered to a raucous reception at Austin’s SXSW Film Festival in March, and was marketed heavily in the sports world, as Gyllenhaal’s character is a washed-up UFC fighter.

The Matrix” just celebrated its 25th anniversary. And now, Warner Bros. has announced a new installment in the franchise. Drew Goddard, screenwriter of “The Martian”, who also directed “The Cabin in the Woods” will write and produce the new movie alongside his partner Sarah Esberg, with original Matrix writer/director Lana Wachowski executive-producing. Details are scarce, but reportedly, the 5th film is set in the “Matrix” universe, but is not a direct sequel. The last Matrix film was 2021’s “The Matrix Resurrections,” which followed the original trilogy.

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The percentage of the world’s elderly is expected to double by 2050.

A robot dog in Massachusetts is a hero after it was shot multiple times while searching for an armed suspect who was barricaded inside a house. Controlled remotely by police, Roscoe was able to locate the suspect in the basement, allowing officers to arrest him safely. State troopers credited Roscoe with potentially saving human lives. But even though he was a very good boy, poor bullet-ridden Roscoe the robo-dog was shipped back to its maker, Boston Dynamics, which will send the police a new model to replace him.

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According to Guinness, the heaviest dog on record was a St. Bernard named Benedictine, who weighed 162 kilograms (357 pounds).

Scientists concluded that the chicken came first, not the egg: because the protein which makes egg shells is only produced by hens.

Weeks have 7 days because the ancient Babylonians had one day for each known celestial body: the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn.

NASA estimates that the value of minerals in the asteroid belt equals nearly $100 billion per person alive.


Parents say their kids do THIS 50% more in the summer. What is it?

Answer: Snack, or eat junk food

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Tattoos sometimes cause regret – but not usually like this: Filipino Ramil Albano had local tattoo parlour Taragis’ logo tattooed on his forehead and commented on the post – just like it had suggested he do, in order to win a prize worth about $2,400. But the shop had presented the challenge as an April Fools’ joke, not expecting anyone to fall for it. Now, the good news: In the wake of the terrible life decision, other local businesses have stepped up to offer to overeager contestant with the fresh forehead tattoo some cash, to help sooth his wound. Food stand ChizMozza offered Albano the equivalent of $240, writing” Your dedication to win” makes you a winner for us”. Then, health and beauty brand Project Glow Up offered to give the entirety of the original prize money to Albano, only this time the cash would be real, “for being dedicated to taking up the challenge full-heartedly!”

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According to a consultation with 10 expert TV websites…

1. “The Sopranos” (1999-2007): It felt cinematic, complex, and engrossing in a way very few – if any – other TV shows had ever managed.

2. “Breaking Bad” (2008-2013): The blistering journey of Walter White and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman delivers tension, explosive drama, comedy, and its fair share of emotional moments. (Plus, tighty-whities!)

3. “The Wire” (2002-2008): A raw, gritty series which offers an unflinching look at the drug trade and its impact on urban America.

4. “Mad Men” (2007-2015): It provided viewers with enough indelible images and fascinating characters to populate entire novels. Haunting and often very funny.

5. “Game of Thrones” (2011-2019): The show that inspired an entire generation of babies to be named “Khaleesi”, this historical fantasy series truly had it all. From dragons and ice demons to sinister monarchs and brave warriors, it brought the books of George R. R. Martin to life in spectacular fashion.

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