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This is day 156 of 2018. There are 209 days remaining.


• Kenny G is 62

• Ron Livingston (Office Space, Sex and the City, Boardwalk Empire) is 51

• Mark Wahlberg is 47

• Navi Rawat (Numb3rs) is 41

• Sophie Lowe (Once Upon a Time In Wonderland) is 28


• 1783: The first public demonstration of a hot-air balloon flight took place at Annonay, France, where brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier succeeded in launching their 33-foot-diameter balloon. The unmanned balloon rose an estimated 1,500 feet and traveled about 7,500 feet before landing after a 10-minute flight.

• 1851: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, started a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

• 1956: Elvis Presley introduced his new single, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

• 1968: Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy died the next day.

• 1977: Singer Alice Cooper’s boa constrictor was bitten by a live rat it was being fed for breakfast. The snake died.

• 1981: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what became known as AIDS.

• 2001: A burglar fell asleep after taking sleeping tablets to calm his nerves during a raid on a hospital pharmacy in Amman, Jordan. The raider took three tablets from the haul of medication he had stolen. He then fell asleep and was later awakened by police.

• 2002: Elizabeth Smart, 14, was kidnapped from her bedroom in her family’s Salt Lake City home. (She was found alive in March 2003; two people accused of abducting her have been found mentally unfit to stand trial.)

• 2004: Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died in Los Angeles at age 93.


• Baby Boomers Recognition Day

• Beer Pong Day

• Hot Air Balloon Day

• Veggie Burgers Day


• June 10: Tony Awards
• June 14: World Cup begins
• June 14: US Open (golf) begins
• July 4: Independence Day (Wednesday)
• September 3: Labor Day
• September 22: Oktoberfest in Munich begins
• October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)


20,000: Visits to the emergency room each year (U.S.) related to energy drink consumption.


Have you seen that video of the crayfish that’s about to be cooked? To prevent going into a pot of boiling water, it amputates its own claw and scampers away. [I can definitely relate. I’ve been tempted to do the same to avoid going into another staff meeting.]

Reports are emerging that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has fired his top three military leaders. [It appears that they were fired by Kim filing official government paperwork rather than the usual way that they’re fired which is by cannon.]

An Ontario judge has ruled in favor of a police officer after he ticketed a woman for distracted driving with a handheld device. She kept checking her Apple watch at a traffic light and didn’t realize the light was green. [She didn’t help her case when the judge twice had to bang his gavel to get her to stop reading her Twitter feed.]

A San Diego police officer shot himself in the leg while pursuing a suspect. [He said he looked into his own eyes and he feared for his life.]

A company is recalling its packages of birth control pills because some of the pills are placebos, fakes. [This is what companies calls a PR nightmare, and what injury defense lawyers call winning the lotto.]

The first 10 women in Saudi Arabia were granted their driver’s license on Monday. [And already, they’re being pestered to help drive their kids’ classroom on its next field trip.]

The first 10 women in Saudi Arabia were granted their driver’s license on Monday. [The biggest celebrity in Saudi Arabia is now Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials.]

Queen Elizabeth has given a country home as a wedding gift to Harry and Meghan. [It’ll look great with the blender I sent them.]

Reese Witherspoon is making Legally Blonde 3. [But she’s not saying a word about which Avengers die at the end.]

Volkswagen has agreed to stop using animals in experiments. [It’s morally wrong plus it’s proven way too time-consuming to train chickens to drive stick shifts.]


WE HAVE 157 NEW EMOJI TODAY _ The organization that makes all of our favorite emojis is releasing 157 new ones today (Tuesday). We get cupcakes, superheroes, lobsters, goggles, a raccoon, hippopotamus, brick, DNA, safety Pin, roll of Toilet Paper, and more.

… According to Emojipedia, we’ll now have access to a grand total of 2,823 emoji.

… Companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung tend to have their own schedule for making new emoji available to the public, with most likely to support these new emoji by the end of the year.

TRUMP DISINVITES PHILADELPHIA EAGLES _ Donald Trump on Monday abruptly announced the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles would not visit the White House on Tuesday, citing the team’s participation in national anthem protests. Trump said in a statement: “The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated [Tuesday]. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”

… This marks the second time Trump has disinvited a championship team from the White House. He rescinded an invitation to Golden State Warriors last year after star player Stephen Curry said he probably would not attend.

… Some players, such as safety Malcolm Jenkins, are more interested in more fair justice system for minorities: “Over the last two years, I have been meeting with legislators, both Republican and Democrat, don’t matter. If you want to meet to talk about advancing our communities, changing our country, I am all for that. But this isn’t one of those meetings.”

SPACEX WON’T TAKE TOURISTS AROUND THE MOON THIS YEAR _ In February of 2017, SpaceX announced that it would send two private citizens around the moon this year. While the two individuals paid a “significant” deposit, their trip is apparently postponed until 2019. There’s no specific timetable for any new moon orbits, which could mean that they may be delayed even longer.

GUY GAVE WOMAN A SPENDING LIMIT ON OUR FIRST DATE _ Writer Theresa Ukpo shared on a website the story of a first date with a man who gave her a spending limit. Theresa wrote: “Recently I was asked to go on a date by a man I’ve been getting to know. Whenever I’m asked on dates, I usually inquire where we’re going just to get a proper sense of dress code. Our date happened to be at a fancy restaurant I had mentioned wanting to go to in passing and, to my surprise, this guy managed to swing a reservation on a Friday night. I was over the moon at his attention to detail and extremely excited about our outing. And on that Friday night, everything went well, up until we were seated for our reservation.”

… “After the waiter brought us the menu, and we made small talk about what we were going to order, my date proceeded to ask if he could make a request. I obliged playfully, thinking his request would be something cheeky or a little corny, maybe even romantic … But it was at this point my date mentioned he had a spending limit for dinner and that ‘it would be best if I stuck to a few appetizers as opposed to an entrée.'”

… “I’ve never been so confused in all my life. Here I was sitting with a man who did well for himself and yet somehow treated me like a child whose only option was to seek sustenance on the kid’s menu at your local drive-through. Perhaps I was naive to think that if someone extends an invitation to you for a date, they’ve budgeted enough to cover the cost of a fairly decent time for two (an appetizer perhaps, the main course, dessert and maybe drinks) because that clearly was not the case here. Needless to say, I was put off by this request I didn’t have much choice but to adhere to, and both my appetite and attention checked out of that date pretty quickly. In the interest of fairness, after we left the restaurant, I did ask why my date why he had imposed a spending limit so impromptu at dinner. He replied, ‘I’m someone who’s money conscious. I don’t believe you have to spend a lot to have a good time, plus we’ve only just started dating.'”

… “Honestly, setting a budget is just cheap and certainly not a good foot to start off any relationship. I never got back to this guy about a second date. I did, however, take myself on a date to that same restaurant with a reservation for one and had everything I wanted, with dessert.”

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: So she met a super frugal guy — who probably shouldn’t have taken her to the fancy restaurant in the first place. Did he mislead her by taking her there, or was he right to treat her to a nice place and request she stick to a budget? Ever have a guy go super cheap on a first date?

PIT LIQUOR IS BOOZE FOR YOUR ARM PITS _ Erica Feucht used to put hand sanitizer in her armpits before she left for the day. Now, she and her husband Jason spend all their time making toxin-free, natural deodorant from a mixture of tea, whiskey and vodka. They call their concoction Pit Liquor.  Jason spent months reading medical papers and textbooks to find the right mix of alcohol, and natural antimicrobial products to make the best deodorant. They started an online campaign to raise money through Kickstarter and got $20,000.

… Pit Liquor has become so successful for the Feuchts that they’ve taken some of the profit and they’re sending money back to Guinea-Bissau, a small country on the west coast of Africa, where they used to live. Pit Liquor is helping to support on small business loans and medical bills in the country.

DOG EATS BUTTERFLY RELEASED BY FAMILY _ It’s an Instagram video that’s both touching and hilarious. In the video, from a New Jersey backyard, we see a mom and her kids about to release a butterfly raised in captivity from its caterpillar stage. As mom tries to release the butterfly it flaps it’s wings a couple of times and then the big family dog gulps it down in its big, slobbery mouth. • VIDEO

PEACOCKS ATTACKING VEHICLES IN CANADA AUDIO  Car owners in Surrey, British Columbia, are watching as their cars are attacked by feral peacocks. For years, residents in the Sullivan Heights neighborhood have complained about the noise and property damage caused by the feathered vandals during mating season. And now the peacocks are causing mayhem again, inflicting thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to expensive cars parked in the area. The peacocks use their sharp beaks and talons to lash out at their reflections in cars — believing them to be be rival peacocks. The standoff can sometimes go on for hours. The peacocks’ mating seasons runs from March to October, and to make matters worse their loud shrieking has caused plenty of sleepless nights for locals.

MOST AMERICANS SAY ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA USE MORALLY OKAY _ Most Americans said in a new poll that smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol are morally okay. In the Gallup Poll 78% of Americans surveyed said that drinking alcohol was morally acceptable and 65% said that smoking marijuana was.

… Other practices also tied record highs or set new records for more permissive views this year, including birth control, divorce, sex between unmarried people, gay or lesbian relations, having a baby outside marriage, doctor-assisted suicide, pornography and polygamy.

… Meanwhile, moral acceptance of medical testing on animals at 51 percent was at a record low.

DETROIT IS THE WORST CITY IN WHICH TO LIVE _ 24/7 Wall Street loves to rank cities — and it’s latest list is sure to rankle the residents of Detroit, which has been named the worst city in which to live. 24/7 Wall Street created an index with measures in eight categories: crime, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure, and leisure. Not confined to a single region, the worst cities span the country from the South to the Midwest and from New England to the Pacific coast. The Top 5 Worst Cities are:

5. Memphis, Tennessee
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
3. St. Louis, Missouri
2. Flint, Michigan
1. Detroit, Michigan


ITALIANS SHOCKED BY MAN’S SELFIE AFTER TRAIN ACCIDENT _ When a Canadian woman was hit by a train and badly injured in northern Italy, rescue services quickly went to her aid on the tracks. But as they treated the victim a young man captured the scene from the station platform in a selfie — and it’s provoked widespread anger. The man’s act of taking the selfie was captured by a news photographer who complained “we have completely lost a sense of ethics”. Police caught the young selfie-taker and forced him to delete his picture. The young Canadian woman caught up in the accident late last month was taken to hospital and had a leg amputated.

76% OF US HAVE THE SUNDAY SCARIES _ Psychologists say we’re afraid of Sundays. “Sunday scaries” is that anxious feeling of dread many of us experience the night before the work week starts, or following a long holiday weekend. Psychologist Dr. Matthew Lorber (Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan) says the “transition [from weekend to work week] tends to be too abrupt for people who don’t give themselves enough time off. Some people will report headaches or nausea. There’s a legitimate physical reaction to the stress and anxiety.”

… A global poll conducted by career site found that 76 percent of people in the U.S. report having “really bad” Sunday night blues compared to only 47 percent of people in other parts of the world.

YOUR ACHING KNEES MAY BE TELLING YOU ABOUT THE WEATHER _ If your grandmother says her aching knees are proof rain is coming, you’d better listen. A group of Pennsylvania doctors said that our joints know a lot about the weather. Joints have sensory nerves called baro-receptors which respond to changes in atmospheric pressure. Like when the barometer moves from dry to rain. One doc says: “When the pressure in the environment changes, either the amount of fluid in the joint or the pressure inside the joint fluctuates with the environment.” Arthritic joints feel it more because they have less cartilage, which cushions the joint.

JIMMY JOHN’S GETS PAID FOR STOLEN FOOD _ The Jimmy John’s sandwich headquarters recently received a hand-written letter in the mail along with $40. The letter read: “To whom it may concern. Back in 1995 I worked at one of your stores in Illinois. I am writing today to give you $40 owed for food that Is tole, including bread, ham, cheese, mustard. I think that’s all I took but it’s been so long that I can’t remember. Please accept this money and my deepest apologies for my actions.”

DAYS ON EARTH ARE GETTING LONGER _ If it feels like your days are getting longer, you’re right. Days on Earth are getting longer as the moon steadily drifts away from Earth. The further the moon drifts, the less gravitational pull it exerts on the planet and the longer days on Earth will become. The weakening attraction between the Earth and the moon has resulted in the planet’s spin slowing, taking it longer to complete a 360° rotation.

… A new study reconstructing the history of Earth has found that 1.4 billion years ago the days on Earth lasted just over 18 hours.

… The length of our day will extend to 25 hours — in about 200 million years.

ANTI-ALLERGY TOOTHPASTE _ For people with severe allergies, relief can cost a lot of time. They can literally make life miserable and wreck and entire day. Popular Science reports that there’s a new method for administering long-term allergy medicine that could prove a whole lot more convenient for patients, and it doesn’t involve lots of pills or shots. Allerdent is a specially formulated toothpaste that can be customized to treat particular allergies. Typical allergy shots contain very small amounts of the allergen you’re trying to desensitize your body to. With Allerdent, instead of putting that allergen extract in a shot, the doctor mixes it into a toothpaste base. Patients can take that toothpaste home and use it daily, rather than coming in for a weekly allergy shot.

… Allerdent isn’t easy to obtain at the moment. Your doctor has to order it, and because the FDA hasn’t approved allergen extracts in toothpaste, your insurance company might not pay for it. As research into Allerdent and other oral allergy medicines progresses, though, the product might become easier to access.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: WHY WE STALK OUR EXES ON FACEBOOK _ Are you a Facebook stalker? Nearly everyone has indulged in the secret satisfaction that comes with spying on a life that no longer has you in it. In fact, a study (University of Western Ontario) shows that 88 percent of Facebook users fessed up to spending time creeping on someone else’s profile. Why do we do it?

… One of the researchers explains that “even if we broke something off, we want to fundamentally believe that no one can replace us. We want affirmation that we’re valued or a good person, so we’re hoping that without us they’re going to be a little bit sad or suffer a little bit.”


WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ATTEMPTING TRANSATLANTIC ROWBOAT VOYAGE RESCUED 20 MILES OFF COAST _ A man was rescued Monday morning off of the coast of New Jersey after attempting a transatlantic rowboat voyage. The captain of the rowboat radioed very late Sunday night that he was experiencing bad weather. He’d recently left New York for a journey to Scotland. A member of the rescue operation said, “We highly recommended always checking the weather before departing on any ocean excursion because conditions can change instantly.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BABY’S FIRST WORD WAS ‘ALEXA’ _ It’s not a classic baby’s first word, but it was one-year-old Joe Brady’s pick. The British baby was trying to activate Amazon’s virtual assistant and said “Alexa” as his first word. Joe’s parents admit they use Alexa enough that it’s not surprising that the little guy would make that his first word.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DON’T WASH HANDS WITH GAS _ A Minnesota man was burning incense and candles in his bathroom when he decided to wash his hands with gasoline. Gas vapor was ignited by the open flames and a few windows in the home blew out.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BURGLAR DIED IN VENT _ Gross. A would-be burglar died in North Carolina after getting stuck in a restaurant’s vent. The eatery owner knew something was wrong when he spotted blood dripping down his kitchen wall. He investigated and saw legs and feet sticking out from a vent opening. The man was already dead. At no time did blood get near the cooking area.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TRAFFIC TICKETS ON WEDDING DAY _ In Italy, a traffic cop watched a wedding party drive through town from the church to the reception hall, honking their horns along the way. He followed them to the reception, and once everyone was inside he put tickets on the windshields of all the cars. When some of the guests saw him, they confronted the cop, who explained that they had all breached traffic laws about the use of car horns in a populated area. A police supervisor explained that, “In theory, the officer was right to hand out the tickets … However, in this case, as it was a wedding and a special occasion, I’m sure we can overlook the tickets.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ATTACKED BY FALLING CHAIR _ Authorities in Germany had an odd interview with a man being treated by emergency personnel. When they first asked what was wrong, the man said he had nothing to say, but tacked on a few vulgarities for good measure. When pressed for more information, he told officers that a chair fell from the sky and hit him on the head. Sure enough, when cops looked around the area where they were standing they saw a chair on the sidewalk which had apparently been dropped from a third story apartment. It hit the man on the head, which is what probably caused him to be a bit belligerent.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DOCS REMOVE TOWEL FROM INSIDE MAN _ Surgeons in Japan thought they were removing a tumor from a 49-year-old man who was suffering from abdominal pain. Instead, they found a surgical towel that had crumpled into what looked like a softball-shaped tumor. The patient apparently had been carrying the cloth for years after surgeons left it in him after minor ulcer surgery.


AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (8p ET, NBC) — The auditions continue in this new episode.

NCIS (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat

THE MIDDLE (8p ET, ABC) — Repeat


THE FLASH (8p ET, CW) — Repeat

THE FOSTERS (8p ET, Freeform) — In part 2 of the series finale, the family travels to Turks and Caicos for Brandon and Eliza’s wedding.

THE MIDDLE (8:30p ET, ABC) — Repeat

BULL (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat

BLACKISH (9p ET, ABC) — Two repeats back to back


THE 100 (9p ET, CW) — New

SEASON PREMIERE: FACE OFF (9p ET, Syfy) — The special-effects makeup competition is back for a 13th season.


48 HOURS: NCIS (10p ET, CBS) — New

SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (10p ET, ABC) — Two repeats back to back

CHOPPED (10p ET, Food Network) — Martha Stewart joins the show as a recurring guest judge with this new episode.

SEASON PREMIERE: YOUNGER (10p ET, TV Land) — This Sutton Foster comedy returns for a 5th season. The Season Premiere of Teachers follows.


NEW ON DVD _ Released June 5. • LINK

• Death Wish
• A Wrinkle in Time
• Gringo
• Game Of Thrones – Season 1 in 4K
• Jericho: The Complete Series
• The Last Ship – Season 4
• South Park – Season 21

REESE WITHERSPOON ONBOARD FOR LEGALLY BLONDE 3 _ Reese Witherspoon is close to signing a deal to play Elle Woods again in Legally Blonde 3. Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah, who adapted the Amanda Brown novel for the 2001 first film, are in final talks to write the script.

… It has been 17 years since the original, and the sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde came out in 2003. The original grossed $141 million worldwide and the sequel brought in $124 million.

HUGH DANE, HANK THE SECURITY GUARD ON THE OFFICE, DIES AT 75 _ Hugh Dane, who played no-nonsense security guard Hank on The Office, has died. He was 75. The actor portrayed characters in memorable films and series such as The Office, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Bridesmaids.

OPRAH BUYS HUGE ISLAND ESTATE _ Oprah Winfrey is now a Pacific Northwest land owner. O.W. just bought a sprawling 43-acre estate on Orcas Island tucked away in an inlet, north of Seattle. The property she purchased is known as Madroneagle, and she spent just over $8.2 million to have it all to herself. The estate comes with a main house, a guest house, a gazebo with glass walls, a barn and workshop, a sauna and a craft shed. The main house is 3 stories with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The guest house is also a 4 bed, 3 bath, but significantly smaller in square footage.

… The island is known as a hot spot for whale watching.

JON HAMM AND HIS TAG CO-STARS CRASH WEDDING _ While on the road promoting their new flick Tag, stars Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner and Jake Johnson took one unsuspecting couple by surprise when they dropped in on their nuptials. Held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Sunday evening, the groom’s Best Man was giving a speech during the reception when Jeremy stole the mic. Telling attendees that he was in the midst of a game of tag with his co-stars, the entire wedding party interrupted into applause when Hamm, Helms and Johnson walked in without any warning. The newlyweds welcomed the celebs with open arms, and the men of Tag gladly posed with Mr. and Mrs. Thompson in their photo booth. • VIDEO

DISNEY PRINCESSES DOMINATE NEW WRECK-IT RALPH 2 TRAILER _ We now have a second trailer for Walt Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. The big coup for this flick, even if it’s presumably just a cameo appearance, is the teased bit with all of the Disney princesses in the same room and interacting with each other. That’s been the big no-no ever since Disney began turning the various female leads of their princess fairy tale movies (Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Moana, etc.) into a merchandising juggernaut. They may share the same T-shirt, but they will never look at each other or otherwise acknowledge the other’s existence. But they essentially make up the bulk of the trailer. • VIDEO

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S GIRL CHILD WON’T BE ROYALTY _ Royal watchers can’t wait for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — to have a child or three. Unfortunately, according to a new report from People Magazine, any future girl children that the duo will have will not be bestowed with any royal titles. People reporting that the titles that they currently have can be passed on to any boy children they have — meaning that their sons will be princes or dukes — but their girl children will not be princesses or duchesses. Part of the reason that their daughters have no royal claim is due to antiquated laws that are currently in place, which several royals have been working on changing.

… Specifically, The Daughters’ Rights organization in Britain has been working with lawmakers to change their antiquated inheritance laws. The most prominent example of how the current inheritance laws work against daughters has to do with the case of Lord Baron Braybrooke, who left behind a 6,000-acre estate upon his death. But, none of his eight daughters — including 55-year-old Amanda Murray, who lived and worked on the estate for her entire life — could inherit titles or the property of the estate, and the title went to a distant male cousin of Braybrooke. At the time Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes spoke out about the unfair treatment of women in cases like this.

MEGHAN MARKLE HAS A LOOKALIKE IN ARIZONA _ A 33-year-old Arizona woman named Danielle Harris bears such an uncanny resemblance to the Duchess of Sussex that she gets mistaken for her multiple times a week. In addition to the obvious resemblance apparent to anyone who’s familiar with what Meghan Markel looks like, there’s also the fact that both women have freckles and are mixed-race. • IMAGE

FAN STARTS PETITION TO STOP DANICA PATRICK FROM HOSTING ESPYs _ A racing fan has created and online petition (on Care2Petition) to make sure Danica Patrick doesn’t host the EPSY awards on July 18. Robert Durkee writes: “Dear ESPN, The ESPY’s are an event designed to honor those who have excelled in some way in the world of sports. In considering whether Danica Patrick meets this criterion, we should not omit these facts: 1. She has never won a professional auto race in the entire Western Hemisphere. and, 2. She has never won a full-field auto race (because her single, solitary, and only race win came in a very small field of 18 racers). Conclusion: Danica Patrick has NOT excelled in the world of sports, and she therefore does not meet the standard for hosting the ESPYs. We, the undersigned, believe that Danica Patrick is unqualified to host your upcoming ESPY’s. We therefore request that your network replace Danica Patrick with someone else. We thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.”


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PEACOCKS: Peacocks attacking cars in Canada – June 5 News & Nuggets

DROP: Wow big shot, big shot.

AVENGERS 4: Directors Anthony and Joe Russo say Avengers 4 — the sequel to Infinity War — has had a name for quite some time.

FATHER’S DAY: Father’s Day clip package.



5,000 – Aircraft in the sky at any given time.

15,700,000 – Flights handled by the FAA each year.

43,000 – Average daily flights handled by the FAA each year.

521 – Airport traffic control towers.

65,000 – Pieces of equipment and systems operating 24 hours a day.

14,050 – Air traffic controllers.

164,200 – Fixed wing non-military aircraft in the U.S.

10,500 – Non-military rotorcraft in the U.S.

35,300 – Experimental/light sport aircraft

5,116 – Public airports

14,485 – Private airports

19,601 – Total airports

2.6 million – Passengers every day

26,600 – Average daily scheduled passenger flights

41 billion – Pounds of freight flown annually


Making new friends isn’t always easy, but here are some ways to break the ice.

• Next time you’re at a gathering, look for an approachable person. In a room full of many, you’re bound to see at least one person standing alone.

• Find common ground. Ask how she knows the host, or ask about her family.

• Be a good listener. People are most comfortable when talking about themselves, so be sure to ask open ended questions and then look interested in the answers.

• Suggest lunch, but be sure to get a number or email so you can set a date. “Let’s do lunch sometime” gets you nowhere.


TRIVIA: In the U.S. 100 people choke to death on these every year. (Ballpoint pens)

TRIVIA: 1 in 4 adults say they’d do this for $10 million. (Abandon our family)

TRIVIA: What’s unique about the word bookkeeper? (It’s the only word in the English language that has three consecutive sets of double letters.)


Goat vs. cow.


This is day 157 of 2018. There are 209 days remaining.


• Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger) is 71

• Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein is 66

• Sandra Bernhard is 63

• Colin Quinn is 59

• Max Casella (Analyze This, Doogie Howser, M.D.) is 51

• Paul Giamatti is 51

• Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) is 11.


• 1833: Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. President to ride a train.

• 1844: The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.

• 1933: The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.

• 1944: World War II D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force landed in Normandy, France.

• 1944: Honoring the D-Day invasion, baseball canceled all games.

• 1969: The first Internet connection was created.

• 1990: U.S. District court judge Jose Gonzales ruled that the rap album As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew violated Florida’s obscenity law. He declared that the predominant subject matter of the record was “directed to the ‘dirty’ thoughts and the loins, not to the intellect and the mind.”

• 2002: A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter exploded over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion was estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

• 2012: A solar plane, called The Solar Impulse, landed in Morocco after completing the world’s first intercontinental flight powered by the sun.

• 2014: World leaders gathered in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.


• Drive-in Movie Day

• Atheists Pride Day

• Global Running Day

• Yo-Yo Day

• Gingerbread Day


• June 10: Tony Awards
• June 14: World Cup begins
• June 14: US Open (golf) begins
• July 4: Independence Day (Wednesday)
• September 3: Labor Day
• September 22: Oktoberfest in Munich begins
• October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)