Show Notes for Monday, April 29, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Joel Smallbone (For King And Country) about his new film from Lionsgate's UNSUNG HERO.

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April 29th

Bob Wills Day

International Dance Day

National Do A Kickflip Day

National Peace Rose Day

National Shrimp Scampi Day

National Supply Chain Day

National Zipper Day

Viral Video Day

We Jump The World Day

World Wish Day

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Solitaire Bliss surveyed 1000 Americans about what hobbies they love, why they love them, and which are the best for their finances.

Key Findings:

-Music production, comedy groups, and meditation have the best bang for your buck.

-Cooking and baking, car repair and maintenance, and bowling are the hobbies with the worst bang for your buck.

-The top 3 most expensive hobbies monthly for Americans are traveling, collecting and cooking.

-The average American devotes 9 hours per week to their hobbies.

- Stress relief is the #1 desired outcome for engaging in hobbies.

- Over half (55%) agree that inflation is making their hobbies less accessible to them.

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Americans spend so much time on their phones that, in a lifetime, they will spend as much time on their phone as in school. Did you have a moment to check out the new report by Harmony Healthcare IT chronicling screentime addiction among Americans? It found that over 1 in 3 Americans can’t go 24 hours without their phones, and a full 45% say they’re addicted. For Gen Z, this increases to 56%. With the average American spending over 4.5 hours a day on their phone, that amounts to 12 years in a lifetime. While most use their phones for entertainment, 52% still feel they’re too dependent on their phones.


After landing 10 Oscar nominations for last year’s historical crime epic “Killers of the Flower Moon,” 81-year-old director Martin Scorsese has mapped out his next several projects. And if sources are correct, he plans to shoot 2 films back-to-back: one about Jesus, the second a Frank Sinatra biopic. In fact, Scorsese would like to reunite with “Silence” star Andrew Garfield for the Jesus project, though it’s unclear if that would be for the title role or to play one of the disciples. As for the Sinatra project, Scorsese is apparently working to put together a killer cast that would see frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio playing the singer — and Jennifer Lawrence portraying his second wife, actress Ava Gardner.

Family Guy” may have a whopping 25 years (22 seasons) under its belt, but creator Seth MacFarlane sees “no reason to stop”. In a recent interview, MacFarlane was asked if the show could last another 25 years. The executive producer (who also voices many of the show’s characters) said he is good with it, as long as the audience doesn’t “get sick of it.” And he doesn’t see that happening any time soon. Quote: “People still love it. It makes people happy and it funds some good causes. It’s a lot of extraneous cash that you can donate to Rainforest Trust and you can still go out to dinner that night.”

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Greedflation, girl dinner, bed rotting, range anxiety, Barbiecore, slow fashion, fire tornado, sound bath, skiplagging, and superfog are among the new terms, the leading online and mobile English-language educational resource, today announced 327 new entries, 173 new definitions for existing entries, and 1,228 revised definitions, as the dictionary works to keep pace with the galaxy of modern life and ever-changing nature of the English language.

The intersection of language, learning, and culture is boundless, and we recognize that words have the power to shape thoughts, bridge gaps, and reflect our ever-evolving society,” said John Kelly, vice president of editorial at “Our semi-annual New Words announcement is meant to support a greater understanding of where language is, where it might go next—and why the constantly expanding universe of words matters for our everyday lives.”

Some of the key themes and words for the winter 2024 update include pop culture and slang (girl dinner, bussin’, the ick); science (fire science, stellar nursery, geoglyph); fashion (slow fashion, sustainable fashion, Barbiecore, shacket); entertainment (cozy, Bechdel test); sports (Tommy John surgery, turf toe); health and wellness (sound bath, VO2 max, keto flu); economics and finance (greedflation, bag holder, dry powder); climate, weather and environment (climate breakdown, superfog, fire tornado); and more.

While this update includes words that are new to the dictionary altogether, several entries have newly revised definitions, including the added senses of existing words like mid and squish. is also making language connections for modern concepts that many may not realize have a name, with additions like skiplagging, range anxiety, and bed rotting, proving that—yes—there is a word for that!

In an era of relentless language change, documenting such shifts is crucial, whether new words that enter swiftly like Barbiecore or those that quietly build over time like sound bath,” said Grant Barrett, head of lexicography at and co-host of the public radio show A Way with Words. “Our lexicography team captures the nuances of the living, breathing English language and shares English-speakers’ creativity and ingenuity.”’s newest list of terms can be found at


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A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.

Although getting a single tattoo can temporarily weaken your immune system, receiving several tattoos over time can strengthen it.

The word “girl” was originally used to refer to any small child, regardless of gender.

The phrase “head over heels” was originally “heels over head,” which makes more sense, literally.

The dark side of the moon is actually turquoise.


Question: Almost 40% of people agree that THIS instantly makes someone more attractive. What is it?

Answer: Wearing sunglasses

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A high school student in Baldwinsville, New York has been arrested after he allegedly sent a fax to school officials that appeared to be from the principal announcing that he was resigning. Our brilliant student even went so far as send the fax on what looked like official school letterhead. What tripped him up was that cover sheet. On the phone number line, he included his own cell phone number. Oops. Busted! And charged with criminal impersonation.

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Where can you rent grass-grazing ruminants like goats and sheep to keep your lawn from looking unruly? (Yes, this is a thing.)

As the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment is banned across parts of the U.S. like California, Lawn Love ranked 2024’s Best States for Animal Lawn Mowing.

We compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on access to “animal mowing” companies, average yard sizes, as well as local interest in sheep and goat rentals.

See the 10 best (and 10 worst) states for animal lawn mowing below, followed by key takeaways. (Don’t see your state below? Check out the full ranking.)

Best States for Animal Lawn Mowing

Rank State

1 California

2 Wisconsin

3 Minnesota

4 Iowa

5 Georgia

6 Pennsylvania

7 Texas

8 Missouri

9 Virginia

10 Kansas

Worst States for Animal Lawn Mowing

Rank State

1 District of Columbia

2 North Dakota

3 Rhode Island

4 Hawaii

5 Montana

6 Wyoming

7 Delaware

8 Nevada

9 New Mexico

10 Nebraska

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According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” —Jerry Seinfeld

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