Show Notes for Monday, July 08, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC, Bruce Almighty) We will visit about his new show “RZR”

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July 8th

Be a Kid Again Day

Lego Minifigure Day

Math 2.0 Day

National Blueberry Day

National Chocolate With Almonds Day

National Freezer Pop Day

National Ice Cream Sundae Day

National Love Your Skin Day

National Video Game Day

Oneofusismissing Day


International Town Criers Day

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What makes you click on a news article? According to new research, it’s the headlines that use simpler language that lead to more people clicking and reading the story. Researchers from Ohio State University, Michigan State, and Harvard partnered with The Washington Post and Upworthy to analyze tens of thousands of real-world headline experiments. They discovered that headlines using simpler, more readable language consistently garnered more clicks than their more complex counterparts. This was true of traditional news sites (like Washington Post) and lighter-content sites, such as Newsworthy. They concluded that by prioritizing clear, accessible language, journalists might be able to cut through the noise and connect with a broader audience.

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The Japanese have a work philosophy called “kaizen,” where people constantly seek ways to improve methods instead of just doing it the same way.


Eric Dane has a theory about his exit from “Grey’s Anatomy.” He appeared on Dax Shepard’s podcast last week and opened up about why he was fired from the hit ABC series in 2012, saying: “I didn’t leave so much as I think I was let go”. According to him, he was “struggling” with drugs and alcohol at the time that he was written off the show. He said: “They didn’t let me go because of that, although it definitely didn’t help.” In addition, Dane pointed out that he “was starting to become…very expensive for the network.” Dane, who played ‘Dr. Mark Sloan’ for 7 seasons, also pointed out that he “wasn’t the same guy they had hired”, so he understood the network’s move.

Michael Jackson was reportedly drowning in a mountain of debt when he died in 2009. Court documents filed in Los Angeles on June 21, and obtained by People last week, claim the King of Pop owed more than $500 million to more than 65 creditors just before he passed. Jackson had “more than half a dozen lawsuits pending worldwide”, plus the creditors’ claims, which spawned “additional lawsuits,” the petition states. Jackson’s executors were able to “renegotiate and restructure financing”, including a $750 million deal with Sony, but his estate still reportedly owes a significant amount of money.

“Beetlejuice Beetlejuice,” the long-time-coming sequel to Tim Burton’s cult classic, will open the 81st Venice International Film Festival out of competition on August 28. The film reunites Burton with Micheal Keaton, who reprises his role as the mischievous title character. The cast includes Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and newcomers Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, Willem Dafoe and Jenna Ortega. Ortega stars as Lydia’s daughter, ‘Astrid’, who inadvertently reawakens ‘Beetlejuice’. The film will hit theaters on Sept. 6 in North America, with international releases beginning September 4.

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A report found that not eating, but SMELLING green apples can help you lose weight.

Today, many are concerned about the risks involved in the use of AI, and probably rightly so. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be used for good. A new AI tool – Rapid-RO – could help people avoid unnecessary hospital stays, by rapidly ruling out heart attacks in people who visit the emergency room. In a study, the tool successfully ruled out heart attacks in 36%, compared to 27% for the current standard test. Another new AI tool was found to be able to predict who is at risk of developing heart failure by identifying tell-tale patterns in a person’s medical records. Spotting people at high risk would enable them to begin treatments earlier, when heart failure symptoms can be managed more effectively. Researchers hope the algorithm could be available to GPs in as few as 3 years. And it was recently reported that in Denmark, radiologists have been able to use AI to improve breast cancer screening performance, and reduce the rate of false-positives.

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It’s a scientific fact that chicken noodle soup helps relieve symptoms of the common cold.

Sylvester the Cat has won 3 Academy Awards.

The magic word “abracadabra” was originally intended to be spoken to cure hay fever.

It takes food 7 seconds to travel from the mouth to the stomach.

Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees.


53% of kids will need to be reminded to do THIS over the summer. What is it?

Answer: Go to bed

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A Cleveland grandmother was stunned when she received a $105 speeding ticket – especially considering the picture with the ticket clearly shows her van being towed when the alleged violation took place. She had been on the way to her daycare center when her minivan gave out, and called a tow truck to have it brought in for service. A few weeks later, the notice of a $105 fine came to her home. As you can imagine, fighting a ticket, especially as a grandmother, isn’t easy, but she showed up in person to discuss things. But her statement seemingly fell on deaf ears, as at the police station, she was told she would need to contact the third-party company that handles their speed-cam tickets. As she said to a reporter: “What are they doing?…my car is on a flat bed, I’m not driving that truck.”

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Finland and Denmark hold the top spots on the World Happiness Report’s ranking of the happiest countries in the world. Here are 3 phrases to add to your vocab if you’d like to live a happier life, according to a group of business leaders from those countries…

1. “Whatever you leave behind, you will find in front of you”: In Finland, this phrase implies that leaving an issue unattended will only result in a bigger issue. So, the way to handle a problem is to address it when it comes up.

2. “Pyt med det”: People in Denmark use this phrase, which roughly translates to “Don’t worry about it”, to remind themselves that people can get stressed to the point of harming their mental health and productivity, often about circumstances outside of their control. For them, this phrase is a reassurance that things will be okay, even when they seem not to be.

3. “Some have happiness, everyone has summer”: Remember this one when it seems like all your social media connections have fabulous lives. This phrase reminds us that no matter what you’re dealing with, better days will come. And tomorrow, someone else might comes across a rough time, while something wonderful comes your way.

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