Show Notes for Monday, June 17, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit
with Matthew Marsden (Blackhawk Down, Rambo, Transformers) about his new movie “Protocol 7

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June 17th

Bunker Hill Day

Global Garbage Man Day

National Apple Strudel Day

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

National Mascot Day

National Stewart’s Root Beer Day

Nursing Assistants Day

Quote Famous People Day

World Croc Day

World Day To Combat Desertification And Drought

World Tessellation Day

Iceland’s National Day

Ride To Work Day

Take Your Cat To Work Day

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A new survey has uncovered some of the strange ways people “jazz up” their salads – brace yourself. First, though, according to the poll of 2,000 Americans, the most popular salad toppings were found to be cheese (42%), tomatoes (37%), bacon (30%), croutons (28%), and cucumbers (27%). But what odd ingredients do some people add to an ordinary salad to make it extraordinary? How about banana? Meatballs? Marshmallows? Or peanut butter? Fancy some peppermint on top? Or maybe popcorn?

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Katie Holmes is planning a new career as an author. The 45-year-old actress – who shot to fame on “Dawson’s Creek” in the 1990s – has branched out into writing and directing movies in recent years, but told The Sunday Times newspaper that she’d like to “write a few books – fiction”, while continuing her film work. She has also been working on a number of fashion projects — and hopes at some point to branch out by launching her own beauty line.

The egotistical, evil and power-hungry ‘Plankton’ – of “SpongeBob SquarePants” fame is getting his own Netflix movie. In the Dave Needham-directed animated feature, Plankton’s world is flipped upside down when his plan for world domination is thwarted. The movie has been in the works for over 4 years, but was unveiled as part of the streamer’s “Next on Netflix Animation” press drop. “Plankton: The Movie” will come to Netflix next year.

Sir Ian McKellen is open to playing ‘Gandalf’ again – if he’s still “alive” when the next film is made. The 85-year-old portrayed the wizard in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit Trilogies” and he confirmed he has heard of “stirrings in Tolkien land” following the news Peter Jackson will produce and Andy Serkis will direct a new spin-off movie in 2026, called “The Hunt for Gollum”. But though McKellen would be happy to return to the tole, he hasn’t been approached. According to him, so far, There’s “no script, there is no offer.”

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Canada’s first full-scale free grocery store is set to open. Since the pandemic, there has been a spike in food bank users across the country. The new Regina Food Bank Community Food Hub, modelled after a traditional grocery store, is set to open downtown this summer in a former government liquor store. Food bank vice-president David Froh says that giving clients choices, rather than a pre-selected box of food essentials, not only gives them dignity, it also allows the organization to feed about 25% more people, because clients might not always have a use for all the items selected for them by someone else. When someone comes for help and is registered, they will be able to stop in every 2 weeks, and pick about $200 worth of food in the grocery-store styled layout.

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The latest disturbing food trend on TikTok is – get ready for it – slathering Kit Kats with ketchup. But as you might imagine, many people are grossed out by just the thought of this strange combination. Proponents, however, say not to yuck their yum. The trend first made its rounds in 2021, but it’s had a resurgence, with even Heinz and KitKat getting in on it. On Instagram, KitKat posted a video of employees testing the combo…with mixed reviews. One said: “I feel this trend will take some time to ketchup”. Another: “Jail. Now. Goodbye”. LINK:

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iPhone: Debuted in 2007

Post-it Notes: 1980

Sriracha hot sauce: 1980

Remote car door fobs: 1983

Diet Coke: 1982

Starbucks Frappuccino: 1995 (Vanilla Bean and Strawberry Crème came along in 2002)

McFlurry: 1997

USB: 2000

Playstation: 1994

Amazon Alexa: 2014

One more: Sliced bread: Came out in 1928

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