Show Notes for Friday, May 31, 2024

Today we visit with Scott Valentine, he played the part of Nick Moore on the hit series, Family Ties (1982).

We will talk about his new OTT streaming platform, Red Coral Universe, an AVOD service that caters to the independent film, tv and music world with a business model that essentially gets artists paid quickly and directly and offers a bigger slice of the financial pie. Founded by Oscar winning producer Larry Meistrich (SLING BLADE, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME) and actor/producer Scott Valentine (Family Ties), Red Coral Universe is free to use and available on all phones, computers, tables, smart tv’s, and online.

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May 31st

National Autonomous Vehicle Day

National Fisherfolks Day

National Macaroon Day

National Meditation Day

National Save Your Hearing Day

National Smile Day

National Speak In Sentences Day

Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day

No Tobacco Day

Tulsa Race Massacre

Web Designer Day

What You Think Upon Grows Day

World Parrot Day

European Neighbours’ Day

National Heat Awareness Day

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It’s definitely important to learn from our mistakes. But according to a new “study of failure”, even the most dedicated surgeons, at some point, stop benefiting from the knowledge that comes from their own mistakes. Awkward — especially when you are a surgeon! Researchers Sunkee Lee and Jisoo Park studied 307 surgeons performing coronary artery surgeries over a 16-year period. Initially, as expected, surgeons’ performance improved as they experienced and learned from failures. Each time a patient was lost, it provided valuable information that could be applied to future surgeries. The problem? There was a tipping point where the learning effect tapered off — and eventually reversed. That means surgeons who had experienced a high number of failures actually performed worse than those with fewer failures under their belt. The researchers think this may be because repeated failures take an emotional and psychological toll, and as failures accumulate, these negative emotions can start to drown out the motivation to learn.

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Some cat breeds (called “puppy cats”) are bred specifically to exhibit dog-like behavior.


Britney Spears says she was robbed at home. In an Instagram video, she alleged that “all” her jewelry was stolen. The clip shows her opening and closing a jewelry box that was mostly empty. She explains: “There’s nothing. Well, there’s a Mother Mary. … I’m scared. It’s all gone. All my jewelry is gone.” A spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday that they hadn’t “received any calls for service regarding any reports of theft from Spears’ residence.” Despite the alleged burglary, Spears posted a video shortly afterward in which she appeared in good spirits, claiming in one that she “dropped 12 sizes” and wrote in another that she wants a tongue piercing.

Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg has applied for Polish citizenship. In an interview with a Polish publication, he said he applied for it 9 months ago and is now “waiting for the final signature.” Eisenberg explained that his family is from Poland, and so is that of his wife Anna Strout, and they want to “have a greater connection to Poland”, and he’d like to do more of his work there.

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A recent study found that food seems to taste better when it’s more expensive.

Those who claim to know, say that one of the growing wedding trends these days is to ban the use of cell phones. Many couples are said to be enforcing a ‘no-phone’ mandate at their wedding as a way of focusing “the entire energy of the whole ceremony onto what’s actually happening and that sacred moment of the actual wedding,” according to Toronto-based photographer Jennifer van Son. That way, the couple can look out at their guests and see their actual faces, and maybe a few tears of joy, rather than a bunch of phone cameras staring back at them. But oddly, it isn’t the screen-obsessed Zoomers ruining the fun by holding their phones up. It’s the “boomers” who have become notorious for snapping grainy pics that they’ll probably post on Facebook after the reception — even at the risk of ruining the professional photographs — which cost a pretty penny. Younger generations are said to “get” phone etiquette in a way that older generations just don’t, sometimes.

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The Chinese words for “crisis” and “opportunity” are the same.

The most-common given name in the world is believed to be Muhammad, with an estimated 150 million men sharing the name.

Mercury thermometers are useless in Antarctica because it is so cold that the mercury freezes.

Besides black and yellow, bees can also be red, green and blue.

Australia’s tallest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko, and largest city, Sydney, are both named for men who never visited Australia.


Studies show most people remember THIS more vividly than their first kiss. What is it?

Answer: Their first car

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In Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a guy had a little start-up drug business outside a casino in Calgary and sales weren’t as good as he had hoped. So, he did what any bozo would do, he decided to advertise by handing out business cards…with a small baggie of cocaine attached to the back of the card. It didn’t take long before the cops got wind of his little operation and, since his phone number and contact information were right there on the card, he was pretty easy to track down. They found him in possession of 50 baggies of cocaine, a digital scale with drug residue, and $1280 in cash. Cops also seized a box of business cards with the name “Alex Lee.” Busted! Charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

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Some of the oldest rock stars on tour this summer . . .

Nancy Wilson of Heart and Neil Schon of Journey: 70

Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Pat Benatar: 71

John Mellencamp and Doobie Brother Michael McDonald: 72

Ann Wilson of Heart and Joe Perry of Aerosmith: 73

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Bruce Springsteen: 74

Robert Plant and Billy Joel: 75

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Carlos Santana and Stevie Nicks: 76

David Gilmour and Neil Young: 78

John Fogerty: 79 today

Rod Stewart: 79

Steve Miller, Roger Daltrey, and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones: 80

Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys: 81

Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, and Mike Love of The Beach Boys: 83

(These are the oldest ROCKERS out there. Meanwhile, 91-year-old Willie Nelson is on the road again this summer!)

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