Show Notes for Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2024

This weekend we visit with Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) about her latest film “The Bad Orphan”. The psychological drama centers on Jessica (Brandt) and Karl (Taylor), loving parents to Rhiannon (Edwards), who after years of trying to add to their family are elated to adopt Gabby (Chapman), an 8-year-old orphan born with personal challenges. Their ideas of a perfect family come into question when they discover that Gabby is a troubled little girl, and the family begins to believe things aren’t what they seem.

As the unsettling behavior of their “child” worsens and lies are uncovered, cracks in the family dynamic form with Jessica increasingly becoming concerned that adopted daughter Gabby is a threat to their family. Is Gabby just an innocent little girl? Or is there more to her story?

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June 22nd

B Kinder Day

National Chocolate Eclair Day

National HVAC Tech Day

National Kissing Day

National Limoncello Day

National Onion Rings Day

Positive Media Day

Stupid Guy Thing Day

World Rainforest Day

Global Smurfs Day

Great American Campout

International Ragweed Day


June 23rd

International Olympic Day

International Widows’ Day

International Women In Engineering Day

Let It Go Day

National Detroit-Style Pizza Day

National Family Owned & Operated Business Day

National Hydration Day

National Pecan Sandies Day

National Pink Day

National Porridge Day

Pink Flamingo Day

Runner’s Selfie Day

SAT Math Day

Typewriting Day

Un Public Service Day

Luxembourg’s National Day

National Fatherless Children’s Day

National Parent’s Day

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Healthy choices at the grocery store inevitably lead to unhealthy ones, and vice-versa. Research published in The Journal of Retailing details how the relative healthiness of an initial product choice was inversely related to the relative healthiness of the next choice when shopping. In other words, a healthier food choice was typically followed by an unhealthier one, and an unhealthy choice is generally followed by selecting something healthier. While the researchers didn’t assess why we seem to feel the need to go through this “balancing act” at the supermarket, they did say that being aware of it could help shoppers make more consistently healthy choices.

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lbs” comes from the Latin word “libra,” which means “pound.”


Deadpool & Wolverine” looks set to be a major box-office superhero when it opens next month. Film tracking site The Quorum has forecast that the third outing for Ryan Reynolds’ anti-hero will have an opening above $200 million. That would be the best opening for an R-rated movie ever, exceeding the record currently held by the first “Deadpool”, which nabbed a $132 million opening in 2016. For recent comparisons, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” opened to $187 million, while “Spider-Man: No Way Home” did $260 million.

Gordon Ramsay says he’s lucky to be alive after a scary bicycle accident. The “Kitchen Nightmares” star took to Instagram on Saturday and implored his more than 17 million followers to “wear a helmet!” when cycling. The famed chef shared that he badly bruised his body after “a really bad accident” while riding in Connecticut. He says he’s doing OK now, with no broken bones, but he did lift his white chef’s jacket to reveal the massive bruise covering his torso. He stressed that the incident “really shook” him, and thanked the “surgeons, doctors and nurses” who looked after him. LINK:

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And now, a little good news: White collar workers say they are overwhelmingly happy in their current jobs. A new survey of 1,000 white collar workers in the US conducted by Talker Research found that 9 out of 10 (89%) are somewhat satisfied or very satisfied with their position. White-collar workers in hybrid roles are more satisfied than those who work entirely in-person or fully remotely. It was found that human resources employees are the most satisfied with their current role, and those who work in technology (tech industry, not I.T.) are least-satisfied, among white-collar workers. Survey respondents were found to be overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality of their leadership, work-life balance (both 81%), job security, their time-off police, advancement opportunity, benefits, and their workload.

The Edmonton Oilers’ hopes of winning the Stanley Cup rest on Connor McDavid’s shoulders. But McDonald’s is trying to give him a little extra incentive. The fast-food chain took to X to make a deal with McDavid. McDonald’s Canada tweeted at the hockey superstar: “ok @cmcdavid97 how about this… if you bring the cup back to Canada, we’ll turn an Edmonton McD’s into a McDavid’s. Deal?” That was followed by the “handshake” emoji. McDavid’s Oilers are down 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. ( LINK:

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During the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to set aside their differences if the world was ever invaded by aliens.

During WWII, novelty toilet paper was printed with images of Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini.

Pope Francis used to be a nightclub bouncer.

Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground.


8% of adults do THIS every single morning. What is it?

Answer: Weigh themselves

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A 6-year-old tabby cat has officially received his honorary degree from Vermont State University. Max was given the distinction as part of the institution’s Class of 2024. Max has been visiting the Castleton campus ever since his owner began letting him out of the house, which is nearby. Maurice Ouimet, the dean of admissions and enrollment services, said the “very affectionate” Max is usually the first to greet him in the morning, and comes inside during winter. Max’s daily routine also includes parking himself outside an academic building as students come and go, purring and climbing on their backpacks as they take selfies. Max also greets visitors who come for tours, as if he “has a job to do in welcoming people to the campus”, Ouimet said. An Instagram post says “The Board of Trustees of the Vermont State Cat-leges has bestowed upon Max Dow the prestigious title of Doctor of Litter-ature, complete with all the catnip perks, scratching post privileges, and litter box responsibilities that come with it.” LINK:

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You can give your dad credit…or blame…for these:

Your gender: If you paid attention during biology class, this won’t be news to you. But, yes – it is men who are 100% responsible for the gender of a baby.

Crooked teeth: Studies show that if a child is prone to crooked teeth, gum problems, cavities, or even early tooth decay, this can all be traced back to the father.

Height: It is determined by about 700 genetic variations inherited from both parents. But the father’s height genes are the ones charged with stimulating the growth of the baby, which is why they determine our height.

Dimples: As adorable as they are (especially on babies), scientists describe dimples as a defect caused mainly due to shortened facial muscles. And you guessed it: that’s a genetic trait inherited from dear old dad.

Sneezing (!!): If you’re the type of person who sneezes first thing in the morning or when you look at the sun, or the second you step outside, guess what? You got it from your dad! Sneezing is a genetic trait that the father is responsible for.

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