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• Mercedes Ruehl (Married to the Mob, The Fisher King) is 76 (in 2024)

• Bernadette Peters (Oscar for Pennies from Heaven) is 76 (in 2024)

• John Turturro (The Batman, Severance) is 67 (in 2024)

• Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) is 54 (in 2024)

• Tasha Smith (Empire) is 53 (in 2024)

• Ali Larter (Heroes, Final Destination) is 48 (in 2024)

• Melanie Chandra (Code Black) is 40 (in 2024)

• Jonathan Daviss (Outer Banks) is 24 (in 2024)


• 1854: The Republican Party of the United States was organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.

• 1935: Nylon was discovered by Wallace Carothers.

• 1940: Basketball is televised for the first time. Fordham University played the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden.

• 1953: James D. Watson and Francis Crick announced to friends that they had determined the chemical structure of DNA. Formal announcement would come on April 25.

• 1983: The final episode of M*A*S*H was broadcast in the U.S., becoming the most watched television episode in history, with 106–125 million viewers in the U.S.

• 1996: Britain’s Princess Diana agreed to a divorce from Prince Charles, ending a marriage that began in 1981. She said it was “the saddest day of her life.”

• 2007: Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Mee of St. Petersburg, Florida, stopped hiccuping for the first time in more than a month. Jennifer’s hiccups began January 23 during her first period science class, and did not stop until late on February 28. No one could explain or cure the problem. At times, she hiccuped as many as 50 times a minute.

• 2013: In North Carolina, a neuroscientist at Duke University announced he has successfully connected the brains of two rats in such a way that they share information.

• 2013: The brains of two rats were successfully connected so that they share information.

• 2019: YouTube announced it would stop all comments on videos featuring children because of pedophiles leaving inappropriate comments.

• 2023: According to Bloomberg, Elon Musk reclaimed his position of richest man in the world.


• Floral Design Day

• Chocolate Soufflé Day

• National Science Day

• Tooth Fairy Day

• Public Sleeping Day

• Science Day

• Inconvenience Yourself Day


375: Approximate number of landings a passenger jet can handle before being replaced. Most a retreaded about seven times before being retired.


Apple has changed its mind and won’t be building an electric car. [The final decision was made by Siri.]

Apple has changed its mind and won’t be building an electric car. [I was looking forward to a car that crashes less than Windows.]

Experts say that despite that look on their faces, dogs actually feel no shame. [Similar to the Kardashians.]

Consumption of orange juice is down 40 percent from 2010. [Apparently, these days we much prefer our morning vodka straight.]

A study found that that women are often more religious than men. [If cheese and beer came with the Eucharist cracker, it might be a different story.]

People are mocking the CEO of Kellogg’s for the company’s push to get families to eat more cereal for dinner. [So Kellogg’s wants to turn “What’s for dinner?” into “Which box are we opening?”]

People are mocking the CEO of Kellogg’s for the company’s push to get families to eat more cereal for dinner. [I can’t wait for their suggested wine pairings.]

A study finds the more you exercise the happier you are. [To fall onto the couch and eat a Big Mac.]


THE COST OF POPPING THE QUESTION IN 2024 _ In 2024, the tradition of marriage comes with a hefty price tag that many couples are navigating with a blend of tradition and modern financing methods. The journey begins with the engagement, where the average cost of popping the question doesn’t come cheap.

… The average price of a wedding hovers around $33,000, showcasing the significant investment couples make in their special day.

… The engagement ring, a symbol of commitment and love, costs about $7,000 on average.

… To accompany the engagement ring, couples spend around $1,700 on wedding bands.

… The bride-to-be’s most researched item, the wedding gown, stands at an average cost of $1,500.

… Amidst these expenses, credit cards remain a popular financing option in 2024. However, there’s a growing trend towards alternative financing methods, including personal loans or crowdfunding, as couples seek creative ways to fund their nuptials.

THE SECRET TO A LONG-LASTING MARRIAGE _ What’s the secret to a long-lasting marriage? According to a survey it’s a two-year age gap, four kisses a day and sex three times a week.

… Also: Sharing two hobbies, having three cuddles every 24 hours, saying at least one ‘I love you’ a day, and enjoying two romantic meals a month could also help ensure a lasting liaison. Researchers also discovered the husband and wife who will stay true to their ’til death us do part’ vow will likely have met through friends and tied the knot after 3½ years together. The study found the longest-lasting marriages involve a man who walked down the aisle at the age of 31 — two years and three months older than their partner.

… The first child will arrive two years and two months after the wedding.

… They will also keep in regular touch — even when they are at work.

BEST AND WORST DAYS OF THE YEAR TO HAVE A BIRTHDAY _ A poll of adults revealed the days we would most — and least — like to be born on. The best day to have a birthday is June 15. A January birthday is considered one of the worst times in the calendar to come into the world. Christmas Day was voted the worst day of the year for a birthday, followed by a leap year day on February 29.

… In a survey of those born on February 29 the disadvantages of being born that day are not knowing what day to celebrate on (48 percent), and tiring of jokes about their unusual birthday (32 percent).

THE INFOMERCIAL IS 75 _ The infomercial turns 75 this year. The first infomercial is widely recognized as the one for the Vita-Mix blender, which aired in 1949 on a local TV station in Ohio. This 30-minute program was designed to demonstrate the features and benefits of the blender, educating viewers about how the product worked and what it could do.

… Over the years, TV audiences have been treated to some iconic infomercial products:

• Thighmaster

• Sweatin’ to the Oldies

• Snuggie

• OxiClean

• Ped Egg

• ShamWow

• Showtime Rotisserie

• Bowflex

• George Foreman Grill

• Total Gym

• P90X

• ProActiv

HOW MANY GUYS CAN YOU DATE AT ONCE? _ A survey asked women, “How many guys can you date at the same time?” Two seems like a lot to juggle but 11% of women can date three or more.

• 55% – Only one
• 34% – Two
• 11% – Three or more

LOTTERY JACKPOTS INCREASE _ Still no winners in the Powerball and Mega Millions. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is $563 million; Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot is $412 million.

MOST MEETINGS ARE FROM 2 TO 6 PM _ After the office break room being out of coffee, there’s no worse way to start the workday than an 8 AM meeting. Fortunately most offices wait until the afternoon to gather in a group to waste everyone’s time. According to Calendly, the bulk of meetings take place in the afternoon, with 43 percent scheduled from 2 to 6 PM, and only 3 percent of meetings take place between 8 and 9 AM.

WENDY’S TO INTRODUCE SURGE-PRICING _ Get ready for some changes at Wendy’s. The fast-food chain announced that it will be implementing surge-pricing on its menu items by 2025. This means that your favorite Wendy’s meal could cost more or less, depending on the time of day you order.

… Similar to ride-share apps like Uber and Lyft, Wendy’s prices will fluctuate based on demand. So, if you’re craving a Baconator burger at 6 PM during the evening rush, you might end up paying more than the standard price of $9.79.

LIVING NEAR BARS, FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS CAN BE COSTLY FOR YOUR HEART _ Living near bars and fast food joints may seem convenient, but a recent study (Tulane University) reveals the serious impact it can have on heart health. Research shows that those living in close proximity to these establishments face a 16 percent higher risk of heart failure.

THREADS OVERTAKES TWITTER _ As Threads continues to add new features, Meta’s new microblogging app is gaining popularity. The latest data (from AppFigures) shows Threads’ global daily downloads tripling those of Twitter.

… Threads launched in July 2023, branding itself as a safer and more friendly alternative to Twitter. In five days, Threads hit 100 million sign-ups, allowing Instagram users to efficiently transfer their username and all of their data directly to the new microblogging app.

WASHINGTON WOMAN FORGETS LOTTERY TICKET, WINS $135,000 _ A woman in Lynnwood, Washington, had quite the surprise when she realized a lottery ticket she had bought months earlier was actually a $135,000 winner. The woman, only identified as M.B., purchased her ticket from a vending machine at her local grocery store while running errands to pick up dinner groceries.

… It wasn’t until her husband reminded her to check the ticket several months later that she scanned it at the vending machine and received the message to visit the lottery office. A printed receipt from the machine revealed she had won $135,000.

HAWAII TOURIST SURVIVES AFTER RENTAL JEEP PLUNGES INTO OCEAN _ A tourist visiting Hawaii’s Big Island had a harrowing experience over the weekend when his rental Jeep went over a cliff and into the ocean. The man miraculously survived the fall with just a few scratches and mild hypothermia.

… The survivor told firefighters that he had driven to a cliff near the island’s southernmost point to watch the sunrise, despite the area being off-limits to rental vehicles due to rugged terrain and lack of cell service. Spear-fishermen who were also waiting for sunrise reportedly witnessed the Jeep tumble down the cliff amid strong winds, landing on a rock in the ocean.

… The man had to crawl out of the Jeep through the passenger side and swim against ocean currents until a rescue helicopter arrived with a tactical rope to pull him to safety. Authorities credited the fishermen who witnessed the incident and called 911 for saving the man’s life.

DOG’S BRAVE JOURNEY TO SAFETY AFTER CAR CRASH _ In a heartwarming tale of canine intelligence and loyalty, a Detroit area woman, Melissa Fickel, experienced a rollercoaster of emotions following a car crash that led her beloved pit bull mix, Aries, to flee the scene in search of help. Adopted in 2020, Aries has always been quick to learn tricks and enjoys park visits. The accident occurred while they were en route to a local park, causing Aries to panic and leap from the car window. Despite fears of the worst, Aries demonstrated her remarkable intelligence by navigating over a mile to Hounds Town Metro Detroit, a familiar doggy daycare. Recognizing Aries immediately, the daycare’s owner and his team were astonished to see her at their doorstep, safe but for a small cut on her paw.

MISSING DOG LOST IN AVALANCHE SPOTTED ALIVE 11 MONTHS LATER _ In a heartwarming turn of events, after being lost in an avalanche 11 months ago, Ullr, the Border Collie-Rottweiler mix, has been spotted alive and healthy. The beloved dog went missing during a tragic avalanche near Colorado’s Chair Mountain in March, which resulted in the death of a skier.

… The search for Ullr has been ongoing since the incident, with volunteers dedicating countless hours to finding him. After months of uncertainty, hope was restored when Ullr was caught on game cameras on February 17 and 18. Ullr’s owner shared the exciting news on a GoFundMe page that has raised over $41,000 for the search effort.

… While Ullr has not been brought home yet, the discovery has given new hope to the search mission.

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA NAMED HAPPIEST CITY IN AMERICA _ According to a recent study by WalletHub, Fremont, California has been crowned as the happiest city in America. This Northern California city boasts the highest share of households with an income above $75,000, contributing to its overall happiness ranking. Fremont also has the lowest separation and divorce rate in the country, along with the lowest percentage of adults reporting 14 or more mentally unhealthy days in the past month.

… The study examined various factors that contribute to happiness, such as a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction, and financial well-being. Location also played a role, with Fremont ranking at the top due to its overall positive environment.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TWO ARRESTED FOR BRAWL AT BUFFET OVER CRAB LEGS _ I shared this with you all five years ago and found it again when I was looking at old show notes. It’s too good not to share again. Five years ago this week, a fight at an Alabama buffet restaurant turned into a wild brawl where hungry diners jousted with tongs and smashed plates — and ended with two of the customers in cuffs. Tensions at the Meteor Buffet restaurant (in Huntsville) boiled over when the customers waited in line for at least 10 minutes for crab legs to hit the smorgasbord. When the crab legs arrived things got heated and fists began flying.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MUGGER’S FINGER TIP GIVES HIM UP _ In the Netherlands, a suspected mugger tried to rob another man, so the man bit off the tip of the mugger’s left ring finger. The print from the fingertip matched prints on file with police. The cops picked up the mugger at his home address, which was listed in that file. Unfortunately, the fingertip was too deteriorated to reattach, but the rest of him was taken to jail.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BOMB SQUAD CALLED FOR PASTRIES _ In Portugal a woman reported a suspicious box beneath her car. The bomb squad was called, and nearby homes were evacuated. After several hours, the cops came close enough to X-ray the box. It turned out to be filled with… chocolate pastries.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN TOOK NOISY, SEXED NEIGHBOR TO COURT _ In Germany, a woman took her male neighbor to court for noise pollution after his loud sex repeatedly kept her awake through half the night and had at least one four-hour session. The judge dropped the case after learning that the man had since moved out of the apartment.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: RAT CAUSES PLANE GROUNDING IN SRI LANKA _ A SriLankan Airlines plane was grounded for three days in Colombo, Sri Lanka, after a rat was spotted aboard the aircraft during a flight from Pakistan. Officials took quick action and grounded the plane so that it could be sprayed with poison to get rid of the unwanted passenger. Technicians also checked to ensure the rat hadn’t caused any damage by chewing through important wiring on the plane.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN DRIVES ON 2 FLAT TIRES _ A 27-year-old Nashville man drove with two completely flat tires early Monday morning. Officers observed this and initiated a traffic stop. After stopping, the man exited his vehicle, grabbed an air pump, and attempted to fill his tires, disregarding the officers pulling him over. Cops say he showed multiple signs of intoxication as officers asked him how much he had to drink that night, causing him to become angry. Then, the man made an angry face and clenched his fists, so they detained him.


SEASON PREMIERE: SURVIVOR (8p ET, CBS) – New. Eighteen new castaways are left stranded on the islands of Fiji. Tribes must be the first to crack the code to earn essential camp supplies.

SEASON FINALE: WE ARE FAMILY (8p ET, FOX) – New. In the 2-hour finale, the final six singers of the season perform solos and duets with their hidden famous relatives.

SERIES PREMIERE: IWAJU (Disney+) – This new animated series is a coming-of-age story set in the future in Lagos, Nigeria. Presented in a comic book-style, the story follows Tola and Kole, two best friends with a strong bond despite coming from different class systems. Their friendship is tested by a tech guru who uses his expertise to distract from a secret criminal underworld.

AMERICAN CONSPIRACY: THE OCTOPUS MURDERS (Netflix) – This new docuseries is about the death of investigative journalist Danny Casolaro. Decades after Casolaro died while looking into a political conspiracy about a hidden organization related to government spy software, new facts begin to emerge.

CODE 8 PART II (Netflix) – Robbie and Stephen Amell reunite for the Code 8 sequel. The new installment takes place five years after the first. Connor (Robbie) is fresh out of prison and on a mission to help a teenage girl get justice for her dead brother. He has no choice but to seek assistance from his frenemy, Garrett (Stephen), who has now become a kingpin in Lincoln City.

DEAD IN THE WATER (Prime Video) – This new docuseries follows the long hunt for a brutal killer that spans four decades. Junior doctor Chris Farmer and his girlfriend, law graduate Peta Frampton, set out on a backpacking adventure in the late 1970s but their dream soon turned into a nightmare when they were brutally murdered, and the trail for their killer quickly went cold. Four decades later, failed by law enforcement, their families take up the manhunt, beginning their own online investigation and making a shocking discovery.


TAYLOR SWIFT MADE CHIEFS PLAYERS HOMEMADE POP-TARTS _ Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed that Taylor Swift made boyfriend Travis Kelce and his teammates homemade Pop-Tarts throughout the 2023 NFL season.

… Taylor appears to be quite the home chef. A retired NFL star previously spilled that she made him homemade cinnamon rolls while he popped by Kelce’s home once.

SAG AWARDS ON NETFLIX FAIL TO CRACK STREAMER’S TOP 10 SHOWS OF THE WEEK _ Despite its star-studded lineup and prestigious reputation, the 2024 SAG Awards failed to break into Netflix’s top 10 most-watched TV programs for the week. The live stream of the awards show, which aired on Saturday, fell short of the mark, trailing behind popular shows like The Tourist Season 1 and stand-up special Mike Epps: Ready to Sell Out.

EUGENE LEVY JOINS THE CAST OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING _ Actor and comedian Eugene Levy has signed on to join the star-studded cast for the upcoming fourth season of Only Murders in the Building. The show already boasts big names like Eva Longoria, Molly Shannon, and Meryl Streep.

… Details about Levy’s character on the show are still under wraps, as are plot details for the new season. However, it has been revealed that the main characters — played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez — will be heading to Los Angeles in the upcoming season.

MATTHEW PERRY’S TWITTER ACCOUNT HACKED BY SCAMMERS _ Fans of the late Friends actor Matthew Perry may have been swindled. Scammers reportedly hacked the actor’s Twitter account, encouraging followers to donate at a fraudulent site. Taking to Instagram, the Matthew Perry Foundation warned followers not to fall for the ruse. They revealed that scammers hacked the account.

JOSEPH DAVID-JONES TO PLAY JACKIE JACKSON IN UPCOMING BIOPIC MICHAEL _ Joseph David-Jones will be taking on the role of Jackie Jackson in the upcoming biopic Michael. The film will explore the early career of the legendary Michael Jackson and the rise of the iconic Jackson 5.

… Michael features a talented ensemble cast, including Jayden Harville, Jamal R. Henderson, Jaylen Lyndon Hunter, Tre Horton, Judah Edwards, Rhyan Hill, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre, and Jaafar Jackson as Michael.

… It’s scheduled for release on April 18, 2025.

ADELE ANNOUNCES BREAK FROM VEGAS RESIDENCY _ Adele announced she is taking time off from her Las Vegas residency. The hitmaker revealed that she is resting her voice as it feels like her “chest is on fire.”

GARY SINISE MOURNS SON MAC AFTER CANCER BATTLE _ Actor Gary Sinise has announced the heartbreaking loss of his son Mac after a long battle with cancer. In a moving statement shared on The Gary Sinise Foundation’s website, Sinise opened up about his family’s journey through two cancer diagnoses.

… Mac, a talented musician and songwriter, faced a rare form of spine cancer known as Chordoma. Despite undergoing multiple surgeries over two years, Mac ultimately lost the ability to move anything below his chest. However, his spirit remained strong, and he continued to pursue his passion for music until the very end.

DISNEY WORLD RAISES PRICES ON 2025 TICKETS _ Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World in 2025? You might want to budget a little more for your tickets. The theme park has recently put tickets on sale for the upcoming year, and prices have gone up for many options.

… For example, some single-day, single-park tickets have seen an increase of $5 to $10 compared to 2024 prices. On certain high-demand days, you can expect to pay even more. The maximum price for a single-day ticket in 2025 is $189.

YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS RENEWED THROUGH 2027-28 _ CBS has renewed its longest-running scripted series, The Young and the Restless, for four more seasons. The popular daytime soap will continue airing until at least its 55th season in 2027-28.

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL COMES TO THE RESCUE OF TEEN _ Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has once again proven he’s a real-life superhero after sending nearly 20 pairs of his own shoes to a Missouri teen struggling to find footwear that fits his size 23 feet.

… Jor’el Bolden, a 16-year-old standing at 6’5”, had been facing challenges finding shoes that were suitable for his large feet until Shaq stepped in to help. O’Neal, known for his size 22 feet during his basketball career, has always been an advocate for those with similar-sized feet who have trouble finding shoes.

… Last year, Shaq helped another young athlete by providing cleats, and now he’s come to Jor’el’s aid with a care package that also included shirts and other items. The teen was thrilled to receive the shoes and even got the chance to chat with O’Neal via Facetime.

ALAN RITCHSON COULD HAVE PLAYED THOR _ Alan Ritchson, known for his role in Reacher, recently shared his experience of auditioning for the role of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a candid interview with Men’s Health, he admitted that he didn’t take the craft of acting seriously at the time, thinking that his superhero looks were all that mattered.

… Despite losing out on the role to Chris Hemsworth, Ritchson has continued to pursue superhero roles. He expressed an interest in playing Batman in the DC Universe, saying it would be an honor and a privilege.


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Women on social media shares their icks for men. Some are common sense, like he chews food with his mouth open or doesn’t keep his fingernails and toenails looking good. This guy has what he thinks should be a big ick.

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🗣 PHONER / SOCIAL TOPIC: Ladies, what are your icks? What do you think about a guy not having a passport?

The guy points out that it’s easy to get a passport and that it’s a sign of laziness and no ambition if a guy doesn’t have one. It should also be noted that not being able to get a passport is a way to flag guys with certain felony convictions, child-support deadbeats, and tax cheats.


What are some of the funny things you’ve heard a kid say? This file has one caller clip.


Ryan Gosling will sing I’m Just Ken from the movie Barbie at the March 10 Oscars. Here’s the ending of the song.


A woman on TikTok asked what word people use for their partner… instead of boyfriend-girlfriend.

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• January is traditionally the highest sales month for frozen pizza.

• In Missouri, Texas, Arizona and Arkansas judges cannot legally finalize a divorce if a woman is pregnant.

• The State flag of Alaska was designed by a 13-year-old boy.

• UPS delivers approximately 27 million packages per day worldwide.


We know a lot about the planet on which we live — from the tiniest of sea creatures to the largest of volcanoes, and everything in between. Including navel lint.

• A chemist in Austria discovered a type of body hair that traps stray pieces of lint and draws them into the navel. He made his discovery after studying 503 pieces of lint from his own belly button. Chemical analysis revealed the pieces of lint were not made up of only cotton from clothing. Wrapped up in the lint were also flecks of dead skin, fat, sweat and dust.

• Scaly structure of the hair enhances the “abrasion of minuscule fibers from the shirt” and directs the lint towards the belly button. The hair’s scales act like a kind of barbed hooks. Abdominal hair often seems to grow in concentric circles around the navel.

• Contrary to expectations, navel lint appears to migrate upwards from underwear rather than downwards from shirts or tops. The migration process is the result of the frictional drag of body hair on underwear, which drags stray fibers up into the navel.

• Women experience less navel lint because of their finer and shorter body hairs. Conversely, older men experience it more because of their coarser and more numerous hairs.

• Navel lint’s characteristic blue-gray tint is likely the averaging of the colors of fibers present in clothing — the same color as clothes dryer lint.

• The existence of navel lint is entirely harmless, and requires no corrective action.


🗣 TOPIC: Launch this on social media, gather the best comments to discuss on-air, then open the phones: What’s the worst thing you’ve seen at a wedding?

What the internet shared:

• Outdoor summer wedding in Texas. The groom’s 90-year-old grandmother died during the reception.

• The pastor went through and updated the bride’s name in her script, but didn’t accurately change the script for the groom. Sometimes he was John, others Matt, occasionally Mike.

• Bride gently fed wedding cake to her new husband. Groom shoved cake at his new bride’s face so hard that it broke one of her teeth. He kept pushing her until she tripped and fell over backwards. She broke her wrist when she tried to stop the fall. There was blood dripping from her mouth.

• During the best man’s speech, he proposed to the maid of honor. Totally stole the night from the bride and groom. Now the best man and maid of honor are in the process of divorcing.

• Went to a wedding and they ran out of food for the last two tables. We had to order pizza delivery and the bride’s family didn’t offer to pay.

• For the bouquet toss, a middle-aged guy forced his middle-aged girlfriend onto the floor, then stood by her so she couldn’t leave. The bouquet was caught by an excited little girl. The guy proceeded to yank the bouquet out of the little girl’s hands, gave it to his middle-aged girlfriend, then ran off the floor cheering loudly to high-five one of his buddies.

• Instead of playing music, they used one of their aunt’s to sing. She was not a good singer.


TRIVIA: According to a recent survey, this is the number one thing your neighbor has that you want. (A greener lawn)


Q: If one guy leaves Nashville for Dallas at noon in a pickup truck traveling at 70 miles per hour, and at the same time another guy leaves Dallas headed for Nashville in a Corvette at 80 miles per hour, who will be closer to Nashville when they meet?

A: Neither will be closer. They’ll be at the same point when they “meet”.