Show Notes for Thursday, April 11, 2024


Dear John,

This summer, the company I work for is giving everyone a week off. We need to have some work done on our building and it made the most sense to just close for a week and let them get it done more quickly. I'm excited that I have the week off, but now my husband is asking me to take another week off right after that for a family trip. I've tried to convince him to move the family trip to the week that works better for me, but he seems to not really care. He said it would be nice for me to have two weeks off. Yeah.. that would be nice, but I am going to feel like a heel asking for another week off, when we're already getting a week. I have some vacation time saved up, but does that seem like a bad idea? I don't even know if it will be possible, since we're all going to be learning some new equipment that week. How do I convince my husband to adjust his schedule to fit better? Should we take separate vacations this year?


Trying to make this work!

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Jeff Bezos has scooped up a third property on Miami’s elite Indian Creek Island — for a staggering $90 million. The Amazon founder, who was recently named the 3rd richest person in the world by Forbes, purchased the waterside mansion in the ritzy neighborhood, nicknamed “Billionaire Bunker,” in an off-market transaction. The resort-style manor features a plush yard overlooking the ocean with several manicured gardens, a large driveway, and a beautiful swimming pool and guesthouse. It is being reported that Bezos plans to live in the home while completing the demolition of his 2 other island abodes. Indian Creek is already home to A-listers, including Tom Brady, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. The tech titan purchased his other 2 neighboring Indian Creek residences for $147 million.


Lucas Partridge, dust off your buzzer, because it’s finally time to defend your record-setting reign as “Jeopardy!” champion. Jeopardy! producer Sarah Foss confirmed on the latest episode of the “Inside Jeopardy!” podcast that the quiz show will return with regular episodes next week — with Partridge returning as reigning champ — following 8 months’ worth of tournament-style play, a result of the Writers Guild of America strike. As Foss pointed out in the podcast, even though Partridge was only a 3-game champ, he now holds the record of longest-reigning Jeopardy! champion, ever.

Bob Iger teased new details for the “Avatar”-themed land coming to Disneyland during a shareholders’ meeting. In a video filmed, naturally, at Disneyland, the CEO mentioned several theme park expansion projects, including the new Avatar attraction, and a new “Frozen”-themed land headed to Disneyland Paris. He showed a concept image of the Avatar project, which builds off of the success of “Pandora: The World of Avatar”, a highly immersive land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which opened in 2017. The new image shows a lagoon with a boat-like attraction, and several large show buildings, which could include Flight of Passage.

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Dogs can understand that certain words refer to specific objects, suggesting they may understand words in a similar way to humans, a recent study from Hungary found. It has long been known that dogs can learn commands like “sit,” “stay,” or “fetch”, but proving their understanding of nouns is more difficult. The scientists observed that brain activity in 14 of the 18 dogs studied was different when they were shown an object that matched with a word they knew, compared to one that mismatched. They said that the resulting brain activity was the same as those produced by humans in similar experiments. The researchers say this is the first evidence of brain activity for this comprehension in a non-human animal.

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A Reddit thread was started with the question: “What is your ‘boomer’ opinion?” And it turns out that some complaints common to the older generation are shared by people of all ages. Here are some of the best responses…

☞ “People share way too much on social media. You don’t need to record every second of your life. Live in the moment every once in a while.”

☞ “Screw touchscreens. I want physical buttons…especially in the car when I don’t want to take my eyes off the road. Physical buttons are more accessible for people with disabilities, and they’re just generally more satisfying to push.”

☞ “TV is getting too dark and too quiet. I swear we have to turn the volume up twice as loud…to watch Yellowstone. You better believe the commercials have plenty of volume, though…” (Now, where’s my back medication, Irma?)

☞ “I hate going to concerts and seeing everyone with their phones up…recording the whole thing. What’s the point in paying for a concert ticket if you’re not going to dance or actually enjoy it?”

☞ “Paying good money for a product that doesn’t do the thing it says on the box until you install their (bleep!) app on your phone. This makes me want to start a fight.”

☞ “Music in bars is too loud! I want to find just one bar where I can talk to my friends without screaming.”

☞ “You should really put your phone down when you’re out to eat with people.”

☞ “I like CDs better than digital music. I just think they sound better, and they’re way easier to play in my car than having to screw around with an aux cord or bluetooth connection.”

☞ “Paper menus are far superior to QR codes. Half of the time, the menu won’t even load.”

☞ “Why would anyone really want a smart fridge or toaster? I don’t want the new, shiny thing. I want something that works and lasts a long time.”

☞ “I just want to speak to a real person on the telephone when I have to call a business.”

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