Show Notes for Monday, April 15, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Aleks Paunovic. You know him from TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” as well as Marvel’s “Hawkeye,” where he played Ivan, leader of the Tracksuit Mafia. Additional credits include 5 seasons on Syfy’s “Van Helsing,” Jason Momoa’s SEE, “Motive,” “Supernatural,” “Continuum,” “iZombie,” “The 100,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Smallville,” amongst many others. Feature film credits include a starring role next to Anthony Hopkins in “Zero Contact”, “Crimson Point,” “Hard Powder,” opposite Liam Neeson, “Siberia,” opposite Keanu Reeves, “Numb,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and the indie features “Volition,” and “Freaks,” and “Chained.”

Aleks Paunovic now stars as Logan Steiger in Amazon’s new original series THE SILENT SERVICE which releases in the US (and worldwide) on February 9th. The series is an edge of your seat, action packed thriller that follows the unpredictable actions of Kaieda Shiro in Japan’s first nuclear submarine as he attempts to realize his ideal world.

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April 15th

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Husband Appreciation Day

Jackie Robinson Day

Mcdonald’s Day

Microvolunteering Day

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

National Griper’s Day

National Laundry Day

National Rubber Eraser Day

National Take A Wild Guess Day

National Tax Day

Purple Up! Day

Titanic Remembrance Day

Universal Day Of Culture

World Art Day

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CBD doesn’t help people dealing with chronic pain, according to a new study – and it may be harmful. A team from the University of Bath in the UK went so far as to call CBD products marketed for treating chronic pain “a waste of money.” CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural chemical compound in the cannabis plant. But this one is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t contribute to marijuana’s trademark “high” feeling. In their study, the researchers found that CBD products may contain other chemicals which may be harmful (including leading to liver toxicity) — and illegal in some jurisdictions.

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Urban legend has it that birth rates increase 9 months after a big championship win that unites the fandom of a city or country. But an investigation by The Athletic found that this isn’t the rule; it’s the exception. For example, Wrexham FC claimed in a recent ad to have caused a 24% spike in births 9 months after a huge win that secured their promotion to a higher league — but the local hospital didn’t report any more babies than usual. Other research has found many instances of lower birth rates 9 months after big sports wins, possibly because of all the communal celebrations, which could cut into intimacy time.


Molly Ringwald believes “The Breakfast Club” “hasn’t aged well”. The 56-year-old actress portrayed ‘Claire’, who was nicknamed ‘Princess’, in the 1985 classic film – which followed 5 very different students in weekend detention. She told The Sunday Times newspaper that she recently rewatched it WITH HER 21-year-old daughter, and quote: “There is a lot that I really love about the movie but there are elements that haven’t aged well — like Judd Nelson’s character, ‘John Bender’, who essentially sexually harasses my character.” Ringwald says she’s glad “things are truly different now.”

That ’90s Show” is bringing back a beloved “That ’70s Show” character for Season 2. The status of the original cast’s involvement in the Netflix sequel sitcom has always been in flux, but a new photo of Laura Prepon on-set indicates that she remains involved. She shared an Instagram photo while working on That ’90s Show Season 2, captioning the image: “Kiddos visiting me at work! It was so meaningful to show them the set where I got my start as an actor when I was a kid, and where I’m currently directing today.” Prepon played ‘Donna Pinciotti’ on That ’70s Show, and reprises the role for That ’90s Show. LINK:

The first installment of Kevin Costner’s Western epic “Horizon, an American Saga” is set to premiere out of competition at Cannes Film Festival. Costner directed the 4-part project, which he also stars in with Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington and Jena Malone. The “Yellowstone” actor will be on the Croisette to present the film on May 19. “Horizon” will be released in theaters in 2 parts, with the first installment arriving June 28, and the second on Aug. 16.

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Now that the hoopla surrounding the Great Eclipse of 2024 has died down (finally!), you’re probably wondering what to do with your very slightly-used viewing glasses. Well, you could recycle them (remove the protective film first). But a much better idea is to donate them. One of several organizations that collects used safety glasses is Astronomers Without Borders. It has a list of drop-off locations listed on its website. That organization, and others, are collecting eclipse viewing glasses to give to children in Latin American nations for an annular October eclipse in the southern hemisphere. Millions of glasses were donated after the 2017 eclipse, including for underserved communities in places like Chile, Argentina, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. LINK:

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1922 Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr was gifted perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.

As a child, Nicolas Cage was convinced he was an alien.

Brad Pitt is banned from entering China because of his role in “Seven Years in Tibet”.

Oprah Winfrey’s first name was originally ‘Orpah’.

Ronald Reagan was denied a movie role of President because he didn’t look the part.


In a survey, passing gas was found to be the most embarrassing thing people have accidentally done in public. What was second?

Answer: Having something in their nose

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In 1978, at age 22 and in his first year of teaching, science teacher Pat Moriarty gave his 9th grade students a list of solar eclipses and told them to circle the one in 2024, expected to pass over their hometown near Rochester NY. He promised they’d watch it together, as he did for students for the next 16 years. Monday, about 100 of his former students reunited on his lawn and completed their 46-year-old homework assignment. LINK:

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A Reddit user asked: “What is the best case of ‘Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean that it’s good?'” Here are some of the best answers…

✗ “Cable TV. They should be paying us to watch commercials, not us paying them.”

✗ “Those damn Stanley cups. I got my wife one when they first became popular, and our generic ones keep ice [colder for] FAR longer.”

✗ “I never understood Twitter [now ‘X’]. The threads and replies are odd to follow. It should just un-collapse like Reddit. I never understood why people love it so much.”

✗ “Starbucks. Burnt beans and crap chemical-filled snacks.”

✗ “Headlights so bright that the owner is the only one on the road who can see anything.”

✗ “The hate for Taylor Swift. It’s super trendy to hate on her, but the gal goes up on stage and actually sings and plays…She writes her own songs……She also single-handedly got young people to register to vote.”

✗ “Sequels, prequels, reboots, reimaginings, etc. Just stop.”

✗ “The Fast and the Furious series. The series had a few great movies early on…but they have gotten progressively ridiculous since then. (Did you actually think the early ones weren’t ridiculous?)

✗ “The answer is 100% TikTok. I don’t get the appeal for it. From what limited I’ve seen of it, it seems like a bunch of shite.”

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