Show Notes for Monday, May 13, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Peter Macon from Kingdom of the Planet Of The Apes. IN THEATERS NOW!


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May 13th

Children Of Fallen Patriots Day

Cough Drop Day

Feast Of Our Lady Of Fatima

Hummus Day

IEEE Global Engineering Day

International Hummus Day

Leprechaun Day

Martin Z. Mollusk Day

National Apple Pie Day

National Crouton Day

National Frog Jumping Day

National Fruit Cocktail Day

Top Gun Day

World Cocktail Day

National Women’s Checkup Day

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Scientists at Ohio State University say exercise breaks during long lectures can help both professors and students stay focused and energized. Their study determined that 5-minute exercise sessions during lectures were not only feasible but also capable of having a positive impact on students’ attention and motivation, engagement with their peers, and their enjoyment of the course. Some of the exercises performed by students included jumping jacks, lunges, overhead presses (with a backpack), and hamstring stretches. The author of the study feels that it’s impossible for anyone to “stay on task for 80 minutes straight” without their attention span waning, and by giving students an exercise break, “it can help get their minds back to the lecture.”

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Two PlayStation 1 games, FIFA 2001 and Gran Turismo 2, have scratch & sniff discs. The FIFA 2001 smelled like a soccer field, while Gran Turismo 2 smelled like car tires.


Pauly Shore says plans are moving forward for his Richard Simmons biopic. The film about the ’80s fitness guru was announced in January, but the news was met with condemnation from Simmons himself, who noted that he wasn’t attached and didn’t approve. But Shore told a “Netflix Is A Joke” live show audience that it’s “just another bump in the road”, and he’ll “be starring in the Richard Simmons biopic…whether he likes it or not, Richard.” Earlier this year, Shore starred as Simmons in an unrelated short film, “The Court Jester.”

Whoopi Goldberg admits in her upcoming memoir that she once had a serious cocaine addiction. In “Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me”, she writes that after going to rehab in the 1970s before becoming famous, she “stayed pretty far away from drugs, except for pot”. But then, Hollywood and New York redefined the meaning of “recreational drug use” in the 80s. That’s when she started being invited to parties where she was “greeted at the door with a bowl of Quaaludes”, and “Lines of cocaine were laid across tables and bathroom counters for the taking.” Goldberg explains that partygoers knew cops wouldn’t raid the home of a “big-time producer or actor,” so the attitude was “very relaxed” and “everyone partook.”

Captain Kirk’ says he is open to a return to “Star Trek” – if the storytelling is stellar. 93-year-old William Shatner told Canadian Press: “It’s an intriguing idea”, while promoting his new documentary “You Can Call Me Bill”, which drops today. The Captain of the Starship Enterprise said: “If there were a reason to be there not just to make a cameo appearance, but…a genuine reason for the character appearing, I might consider it.” Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, Shatner promotes a company that specializes in technology that “takes years off of your face, so that in a film you can look (up to) 50 years younger than you are.”

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If you fail to return a book to the library on time, you can pretty much expect to pay a fine, right? Well, these days, that concept seems to be catching on. A number of businesses, fed-up with flakes not showing up for appointments, are charging them anyway. A California barber has posted notice that AWOL customers will be required to pay up to $100 – double the price of a normal haircut. A science and test-prep tutor in Pasadena says her policy of charging last-minute cancellations or no-shows 50% or 100% of her normal rate helps keep prices lower for clients who do keep their appointments. Experts say that charging people for missing a scheduled service used to be the exclusive domain of doctors’ offices and the occasional restaurant or hotel, but since the pandemic stretched many businesses’ bottom lines, fees for flaking are spreading to salons, personal trainers and beyond.

It’s the new symbol of “making it” for rich millennial guys. The Herman Miller Eames lounge chair is a bank-busting leather-bound lounger that is said to have reached “meme status” and has replaced the Rolex watch as the current must-have among corporate climbers. But it’s really nothing new. The Eames is an updated version of a 19th-century English club chair with the warm, welcoming look of a well-worn baseball mitt. It was created in 1956, and the current version, featuring black leather and a wood base, with an accompanying ottoman, costs about $7,400. The Herman Miller lounger is said to be an obvious pick among men who are design minded, and of a certain income bracket. It’s especially popular among bachelors.

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All babies are color blind when they are born.

People tend to mimic the actions of the person they are attracted to.

A human-on-human bite will almost always become infected.

The word “nice” originally meant ‘foolish’ or ‘stupid’.

By the age of 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds.

Spread across a lifetime, most people spend a total of one year sitting on the toilet.


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The United Kingdom has enacted a new law that bans generic passwords on smart devices. The purpose of the new law is to protect consumers from increasingly sophisticated hackers and cyber criminals. It requires manufacturers to adopt minimum security standards to prevent hackers from accessing internet-enabled devices such as smartphones, game consoles and connected fridges. Manufacturers are now banned from allowing “weak, easily guessable default passwords like “admin” or “12345”.

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Seuss: Children’s author Theodore Geisel’s college buddy made a rhyme to show how to pronounce Dr. Seuss’s name: “You’re wrong as the deuce, And you shouldn’t rejoice, If you’re calling him Seuss, He pronounces it ‘Soice.’”

Kibosh: Let’s put the kibosh (which should be pronounced “KY-bosh” or “ky-BOSH”) on saying this word “kuh-BOSH” or “kih-BOSH.”

Comptroller: It sounds just like controller. If you’re tempted to pronounce that silent “mp”, please comptrol yourself!

Celtic: A hard “k” sound at the beginning is the standard these days, says Merriam-Webster, but the “s” version technically came first. If you’re talking about the Boston Celtics, though, stick with “SELL-tick.”

Cache: Maybe it’s because it’s one letter short of cachet. But cache should be said just like “cash” — the ‘e’ is silent. (Fortunately, I have no plans to ever use that word!)

Chicanery: The ch- is pronounced “sh,” as in Chicago. The French pronounce the word “shih-connery,” but North Americans tend to pronounce it “shih-CANE-er-ee.”

Banal: There’s more than one way to pronounce this word. The 3 most commonly used options are “BAY-nul,” “buh-NAHL,” and “buh-NAL” (like canal). (Apparently, you can’t go wrong!)

Affluent: The stress on this word is supposed to be on the first syllable — “AFF-loo-ent.” But stressing the second syllable became so mainstream that some dictionaries now say that’s acceptable, too.

Niche: When this word was taken from French in the 17th century, it was quickly anglicized to rhyme with “itch”. But in the 20th century, the true French pronunciation of “NEESH” was embraced. Either is acceptable.

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