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Most Fave Summer Smells & The Grossest!
On a 100-degree day, would you rather get a big whiff of a sweaty dude’s BODY ODOR . . . or a hot pile of GARBAGE? A new poll asked people to name the worst smells of summer, and those two tied for first. The summer smells we hate most are: Sweaty B.O. . . . hot trash . . . and lawn mower fumes. The smells we LOVE most are: Barbecue . . . fresh cut grass . . . and beach air. The smell of sunblock ranked high as well. They also asked people to name the best and worst summer FLAVORS. Our favorites are lemonade . . . grilled food . . . and a tie for third between iced tea and watermelon. Our least favorites include artificial fruit flavoring . . . potato salad . . . and lemonade. (???) So lemonade made both of those lists. And a surprising number of people hate potato salad.
Those Gift Cards Tho!
Do you have an unused gift card in your wallet right now? Maybe there are a few buried in a drawer somewhere at home. According to a new survey, 51% of us have unused gift cards, and the average person is sitting on $116. And it might go to waste . . . 73% of those with unused gift cards have been holding onto them for a year or more. The longer you hold onto them, the more likely they don’t get used. Half of us have lost money at some point . . . because we lost the card, it expired, or the place went out of business before we could use it.
Oreo’s & Whut?
Would you give this a try, or would it be a hard pass? There’s a small-but-passionate group of people online who claim the best snack in the world is OREOS WITH SALSA, a writer for the site Delish.com just tried it
People have been hyping it on social media for a while, so it’s not a new idea. But a writer for the site Delish.com just tried it. And their verdict is . . . NOT good. They described the taste as “musty,” and said dunking them in milk is a much better option.
Some people claim it’s great though. If you really want to go all-in, they say to buy a pack of Oreos . . . remove the middle row . . . and fill it to the top with salsa for easy dipping.
Happy National Hot Dog Day
We’re right between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which means its peak HOT-DOG SEASON. In fact, National Hot Dog Day is TODAY . . . so someone looked into which states love hot dogs the most, using data from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and Google. West Virginia is #1 . . . followed by North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Maine, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Nevada.
Among individual cities, Buffalo is #1 . . . followed by Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. In all, Americans will consume 7 BILLION hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day . . . and MUSTARD is the most popular topping.
New Words For 2021
Dictionary.com just announced a huge update with more than 300 new words and revisions of old words. The additions include: Newsworthy things, like “5G” . . . “long COVID” . . . and “domestic terrorism.” Cultural things like: “Deplatform” . . . “minoritize” . . . “side hustle” . . . and “y’all,” which somehow wasn’t already on Dictionary.com. Internet lingo like: “Trigger warning,” abbreviated to “TW” . . . “content warning,” abbreviated to “CW” . . . and “DEI,” meaning “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” And just silly stuff like: “Oof” . . . “silver fox” . . . “yeet” . . . “zaddy,” which is an attractive man who’s also stylish, charming, and self-confident . . . and “snack,” as in a sexy person.
What Is Your Prime Style Age
It seems like women are in prime STYLE mode for DECADES . . . while men go from looking like overgrown teenagers, to wearing jean shorts, denim hats, socks with sandals, and unnecessary belts in NO TIME FLAT. But what does the SCIENCE say? A recent study found that men hit their style “prime” at the age of 30. Before that, the average guy will go through five overall “looks” . . . four hairdos . . . and three different facial hair styles.
Roughly 40% of the 2,000 men surveyed describe their style as “casual” . . . while 10% would call it “smart.” (It’s unclear if any were willing to go for “smart-casual.”) Only 5% would say their style is “cool.” Which, honestly, is a relief. It’s worth pointing out that they didn’t say how long this “style prime” lasts. So it’s possible that on the eve of turning 31, they start rockin’ transition lenses, and a tucked-in novelty T-shirt.
Getaway Tractor Parade
Rockwall, Texas is just outside Dallas, and had a big Fourth of July parade this weekend. And a 61-year-old woman named Laurie Bostic wanted to be IN the parade. She showed up to the staging area on her old, beat-up tractor with a bunch of American flags strapped to it. But they told her she couldn’t take part, so she flipped out. She tried to join the parade anyway, and there’s a video of cops trying to stop her. But she claimed she wasn’t breaking any laws and FLOORED it. (Here’s the footage. Warning: F-bombs!) There were a bunch of kids around, but luckily she didn’t hit anyone. Police were able to force her off the road, and she finally stopped after running over a chain-link fence. She’s facing charges for disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, evading arrest, and interfering with a processional.
And the fast food winner is..
An annual study looks at the big fast food chains, and it ranks them according to customer satisfaction by looking at things like food quality, order accuracy, and how nice the employees are. And for the seventh year in a row, CHICK-FIL-A is #1. The top fast food spots this year are: Chick-fil-A . . . Domino’s . . . KFC . . . Starbucks . . . Five Guys . . . Panera Bread . . . Pizza Hut . . . and then a four-way tie between Arby’s, Chipotle, Dunkin’, and Papa John’s. They looked at over 20 fast food chains, and McDonald’s ranked LAST. Just behind Wendy’s, Sonic, Popeyes, and Jack in the Box.
Round hot dogs! Basically boloney!
A meat delivery service is offering “round hot dogs,” which has launched a debate as to whether it’s something new and interesting . . . or if it’s just glorified bologna. The company is selling eight round hot dogs for $18.00. The meat delivery service Rastelli’s is selling “round hot dogs.” They look like . . . well, BOLOGNA . . . just thicker, and with a bit of a rougher edge. This isn’t the first time someone has made something like this . . . a while back someone was making “Flatdogs” . . . and Rastelli’s has had them for a few years now. But still, the Internet is FASCINATED by it. It even caught the attention of a hot dog expert named Eric Mittenthal, who’s the president of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. He dismissed the round hot dogs as glorified bologna, and called them, quote, “a wonderful sales creation.”
But Rastelli’s says there’s more to it than that. They say their round hot dogs use high quality meats that are chopped, not fully emulsified or liquified “like traditional bologna.” Their dogs are also smoked with a special blend of woods, before being finished in an oven. They sell eight for $18.00, but are currently out of stock.
(Here’s Rastelli’s selling round hot dogs on QVC.)
GOMO during the pandemic
Four in 10 Americans say that watching normal things happen on TV shows and in movies has given them GOMO during the pandemic. Here are the top five things from shows and movies that triggered it . . .
1. People eating at restaurants. 60% of viewers who had GOMO said that triggered it.
2. Characters shopping in person at stores and malls, 52%.
3. Seeing people going to the movies, 52%.
4. People swimming, 44%.
5. Watching people have new experiences in general, 43%.
38% of people in the poll even said they watched shows and movies just to live vicariously through the characters, and feel like they were out socializing too.
Stopping Those Hiccups
Holding your breath is free, so this is definitely more expensive. But if it really does work, it might be worth it. Scientists say they’ve finally come up with a product that cures the HICCUPS. It’s an L-shaped straw called the HiccAway that launched on Kickstarter a year ago. And a new study found it works 92% of the time. Two holes at the bottom of the straw create a small amount of pressure when you drink water through it. And that pressure repositions your diaphragm just enough to stop hiccups immediately. You can get one on Amazon for $15.
Sleepy Lettuce Juice
Here’s a new health tip from TikTok with zero science to back it up: People online claim that drinking LETTUCE WATER can help you sleep. You basically just make tea. But instead of a tea bag, you shove some iceberg lettuce in a cup . . . pour hot water on it . . . and let it steep for 10 minutes. And you can add a peppermint tea bag for taste if you want to. A TikTok video about it has millions of views. And the woman who posted it claims it worked REALLY well. But a sleep expert at Columbia University says it sounds like nonsense. And if it works at all, it’s probably a placebo effect.
Steep Wedding Invite
A bride’s wedding registry is going viral, because it DEMANDS guests spend at least $400 . . . “no exceptions” . . . and she’s specifically asking for: A new car . . . floor tiles for the whole house . . . and Gucci purses. Most of us know the feeling of looking at a wedding registry, and seeing if there’s an option to SORT BY PRICE. Look, we all love our friends . . . but why do we have to buy them a $900 vacuum? Well, be thankful that you don’t know THIS bride. A woman posted a gift list on Facebook, which was packed with luxury items, including: “Gucci or Louis Vuitton purses . . . new floor tiles for the entire house . . . a new car . . . any ‘HIGH CLASS’ paintings or decorations . . . $400 in cash . . . “$400 or more gift cards to the following places: ‘Fifth Sak’s Avenue, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Whole Foods, Sprouts, [and] maybe even JCPenney’ . . . and ‘any KitchenMaid appliances over $350.'” (Yes, she called them “FIFTH SAK’S Avenue,” and “KitchenMAID.”) (???)
She said guests MUST pick off this list, or “consult her first,” and added, quote, “There are no exceptions . . . I am expecting everyone to spend AT LEAST $400.” She said she’ll “accept slightly lower amounts,” but you have to ask her first.
(7News.com has a screenshot of the post, which has apparently been taken down or made private. There’s no word who this woman is. All we have is the screenshot . . . but she’s either rich, out of touch, or a jokester.)
1. PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN MARKLE welcomed their daughter on Friday. Her name is Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor . . . Lili for short. They also have a 2-year-old son named Archie. (Full Story)
2. DRAKE BELL from “Drake & Josh” was arrested and charged in Ohio for a supposed inappropriate interaction with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. He pleaded not guilty and has to show up to court later this month. (Full Story)
3. JOAQUIN PHOENIX won’t force his son to be vegan . . . but he will educate him on the realities of where meat comes from. Quote, “I’m not going to indoctrinate him with the idea that McDonald’s has a Happy Meal because there’s nothing [effing] happy about that meal.” (Full Story)
4. FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. and LOGAN PAUL went the distance in a pretty uneventful exhibition. Floyd pretty much dominated, but he didn’t have to work too hard. The crowd was unhappy there was no knockout. (Full Story)
5. MARIAH CAREY is over JAY-Z and his management company, Roc Nation. After an “explosive” meeting with Jay regarding her future career, she’s decided to leave and find a new manager to release her upcoming R&B album. (Full Story)
Reward The Hobbies
If you have a kid that spends 40 hours a week on their Xbox will LOVE this idea. But the internet is split on whether it’s smart or not. A mommy blogger named Destini Ann is going viral after she got on TikTok and said she doesn’t pay her daughter for chores. Instead, she pays for how much time she puts into her HOBBIES and things she’s passionate about, like gymnastics. She says she wants her kids to feel like their hobbies are their job. And she wants them to associate money with stuff they ENJOY doing, not stuff they hate. So when they’re older, they won’t go after jobs they hate just because they pay well. (Here’s the video that sparked the debate.)
Finally, BSBNSYNC News
BACKSTREET BOYS and ‘N SYNC are FINALLY crossing over. NICK CARTER and LANCE BASS teased that they have a project in the works in honor of Pride Month, featuring JOEY FATONE and maybe AJ MCLEAN.
Frosted tips and butterfly hairclips aren’t the only things that are back. The BACKSTREET BOYS and ‘N SYNC are collabing . NICK CARTER and LANCE BASS broke the news on an Instagram Live that they’ve been working on a special project in honor of Pride Month. JOEY FATONE even joined in on the chat to tease his involvement. They also said AJ MCLEAN might join in. Nick said, quote, “So basically, Lance, Joey, myself, A.J. maybe . . . we’re going to announce it in the next week … it’s going to be huge . . . we’re really excited.” Nick and Lance teased the secret project back in September . . . and now it’s FINALLY happening.
Celebrity Dirty Top 5
1. A source says MATTHEW PERRY was slurring during that “Friends” reunion promo because he’d just had emergency dental work. Quote, “He had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech.”
2. JOHN CENA angered China by referring to Taiwan as a country while he was promoting “F9”. So he posted an apology in Chinese, and now both liberals and conservatives are mad at him for capitulating to China . . . which the American film industry does often, because they want their money.
3. AKON had his SUV stolen while pumping gas in Atlanta. Police used the “Find My iPhone” app to recover it. There are no suspects at this time
4. SAMUEL E. WRIGHT died Monday. He was 74. He was best known as the voice of Sebastian the crab in “The Little Mermaid”. He was also nominated for a Tony for playing Mufasa in “The Lion King” on Broadway.
5.The CW is doing a “Scooby-Doo” cast reunion, where the gang will get back together to, quote, “reminisce about their favorite cases and how they were filmed. They soon discover, however, that the studio has its own monster problem.”
Defeated By Parallel Parking
It’s hard to admit you’re bad at something . . . unless you’re forced to verify it over and over again. One in four Americans admit they’re bad at PARALLEL PARKING, according to a new survey. One in 10 said they’re VERY bad at it . . . 15% said somewhat bad . . . and around two-thirds of us think we’re good parallel parkers. Everyone else wasn’t sure, or doesn’t drive. Men were much more likely to think they’re at least somewhat good at it. Three out of four guys said yes, compared to 54% of women. And men were twice as likely to say they’re GREAT at parallel parking.
Get Outside, Kids
You probably remember your parents telling you to shut down the video games and go play outside. Now, you may be parents yourselves, and you’re having to work even harder to get YOUR kids out of their rooms, because it’s not JUST video games . . . these days there’s also Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, and other social media. According to a new poll, the average parent thinks their child could only keep themselves entertained outside for 32 MINUTES before getting bored. Technology gets a lot of the blame. And we ALL might get too wrapped up in stuff like Netflix and our phones. 72% of parents admit their family as a whole doesn’t go outside enough . . . even though 63% say their kids seem happier after playing outside.And some good ways to get your kids outside include: Planning family outings . . . trading computer or TV time for outdoor play . . . walking the dog together . . . going on nature-oriented vacations . . . and sending them to summer camp.
Gillette Wants The Word Pubic To Be More Comfortable
Gillette’s new ad for its Venus line of products features a cartoon PUBIC HAIR that can SING. It’s actually less of a jingle, and more like a Broadway number. Or a scene from a PG-13 Disney musical. They want the ad to make people more comfortable with the word “pubic” and the, quote, “whole area down there.”
One Crazy Wedding
Does this guy feel burned right now, or like he dodged a major bullet? A 24-year-old woman in Germany named Sarah Vilard is blowing up on TikTok after revealing that she got back at her ex . . . by staging a FAKE WEDDING to make him jealous.She posted fake wedding photos on Instagram three months after they broke up, so it looked like she fell in love and moved on immediately. And she really committed. She won’t reveal how much she spent. But she bought a dress . . . hired a photographer . . . got her hair done . . . bought a bouquet . . . put her friend in a bridesmaid dress . . . and even hired a fake groom. One of the photos shows them walking up a big staircase holding hands. And there’s another one where she and the bridesmaid are inside a reception hall. She says it happened in 2019, but she’s just talking about it now. And even she admits it was a little crazy . . . but it also worked. Her ex sent a bunch of angry texts when he saw the photos. He also called five times, but she didn’t answer, and he assumed she cheated on him. But she told him it just happened really fast. In real life though, she says she’s still single.
The Smelly Side Of Going Back To Work
This isn’t one of the usual perks you hear about working from home . . . but it’s definitely a significant one. You get to use your own TOILET. And now that lots of people are starting to go back into an office for the first time since the pandemic started, they’re really not happy about the whole poop situation. There’s an article on Slate.com all about the issue. Quote, “Maybe your office bathroom has stall doors that reach the knees, or it’s silent, or there’s no ventilation. Your boss might come in and make conversation. You might stink the whole place up.” None of that was an issue at home . . . so it’s affecting how some people feel about working in-person again. One person who was interviewed for the article really summed it up. Quote, “Going to the bathroom at home is a million times more relaxed than in an office.”
That Pet Is Overpriced
All those chew toys your pets love and those Halloween costumes your pets HATE BEYOND BELIEF really add up. A new study found it costs about $111 per month to own a dog or cat. That’s because of everything from food and toys to vet bills and medicine. And since pets live an average of 10 years, that’s $13,320 total. So keep that in mind going in . . . you could get your eighth cat or save for a Kia. The survey also found that unfortunately 26% of people use the term “fur baby” when they’re talking about their pet. And 23% will call their pet their “son” or “daughter.”
What Mom Really Wants For Mothers Day
If you’re still shopping for Mother’s Day, time is running out. But this might help if you need something last-minute. Someone polled over 2,000 moms and asked them what they’d actually ENJOY getting as a gift. Here are the top ten . . .
1. A card. 43% of moms said they’d love to get one. That doesn’t mean they’ll be thrilled with JUST a card. But in general, moms do like getting them.
3. Doing something with the family. Like dinner, or going somewhere outdoors.
4. A keepsake. So something sentimental, like a framed photo that’s engraved.
6. Something homemade. Especially moms with younger kids.
7. A spa day or massage.
9. A day to themselves. So say Happy Mother’s Day . . . and then just leave them alone for 24 hours.
10. For someone else to take care of all the household tasks they normally do.
One in seven moms said breakfast in bed would also be great. 12% want clothes. And one in eight said some BOOZE would be appreciated.
1. JESSICA ALBA’s Honest Company went public yesterday, raising $412 million. Since Jessica owns more than 5.6 million shares, she personally banked around $130 MILLION.
2. To gain weight for an upcoming movie, MARK WAHLBERG is eating 7,000 calories a day, which is about three times what the average American eats. But he’s working with doctors and nutritionists to make sure he’s not killing himself with junk.
3. There have been rumors that a Chinese translator for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation named Shelly Wang broke them up by having an inappropriate relationship with either Bill OR Melinda. She denies it.
4.The upcoming zombie movie “Army of the Dead” is set in Las Vegas, and they actually shot a scene featuring an undead male stripper, nude, with a huge wiener with a bite taken out of it. But the director decided to cut it because it was “too much.”
5. ANGELA KINSEY and JENNA FISCHER from “The Office” revealed that the father of Jan’s baby was supposed to be ANDY RODDICK, the tennis player. The scene didn’t make the cut, and Andy didn’t even know about it. (Full Story)
10. JOHN MAYER apologized to a fan for denying her a photo back in 2005. To make up for it, he did a special birthday song for her on TikTok. (Full Story)
11. In the last interview before he died, DMX said, quote, “I’m going to look back on my life, just before I go, and thank God for every moment. It’s those moments, when they come together, that you see the beauty in who you are and why you are.” (Full Story)
A Real Yawner
thought this only happened with yawning. I guess our tech is a natural extension of our anatomy now: When you see someone yawn, it tends to make YOU want to yawn, right? Well, a new study found the same thing also happens with our PHONES. Researchers in Italy wanted to see how many people would check their phone if they saw someone else check theirs. So they tried it with 184 people who didn’t know they were being watched. And HALF of them picked up their own phone within 30 seconds. Our first question was . . . well, don’t a lot of us check our phone every 30 seconds now anyway? But when people in the study didn’t see someone check their phone, less than 1% picked their own phone up. It’s a phenomenon called the “chameleon effect.”
Today is National Teachers Day
After THIS year, giving your kids’ teachers presents is the least you can do. Well . . . it’s not the absolute least you can do. WE’RE going to do the absolute least: Share some stats.
Here’s National Teachers Day by the numbers for you . . .
1. The average teacher works 10 hours a day and 52 hours a week.
2. 92.4% of teachers spend their own money on things for their classroom or their students.
3. Teachers make an average of 14% less money than other jobs that need the same level of education.
4. The average retirement age for teachers is 59 years old.
5. And 20% of public school teachers have a second job outside of teaching.
So buy a teacher a damn Starbucks gift card today, man.
Are You Cheugy?
Most of us aren’t trendy . . . and it’s really because we don’t WANT to be. So what’s a good way to describe that. There’s a woman who goes by Hal on TikTok who coined a term for the opposite of trendy, and it’s starting to spread. The word is “cheugy” (choo-gee). The definition on Urban Dictionary is, quote, “The opposite of trendy. Stylish in middle school and high school but no longer in style. Used when someone still follows these out of date trends . . . including fashion, habits on social media, slang, etc.” Some of Hal’s other examples are t-shirts with phrases like “Yes way, rosé” . . . Herbal Essences shampoo . . . the wooden signs you see at craft stores that say things like, “Home. Heart. Love.” . . . and “girlboss” mugs. And she also wanted to make sure it’s clear that it’s not a BAD thing to be cheugy . . . we all like what we like. (In the Know)
I Should Have Been A Cop, Because, I had A Hunch
Remember how LADY GAGA’s dogwalker was shot and her dogs were stolen? Well, the police have apparently cracked the case. Five people have been busted . . . including the woman who later “found” the dogs.
Five people have been busted for shooting LADY GAGA’s dogwalker, and stealing two of her French Bulldogs . . . including the woman who later “found” the dogs. According to police, three thieves targeted the dogwalker, Ryan Fischer, after seeing him with the dogs back in February. They did NOT know they were Gaga’s dogs . . . they just knew that French Bulldogs were worth a lot of money. The plan was to steal the dogs and sell them off for cash. But when the story went viral, they tried to cash in on Gaga’s $500,000 reward, and that was their downfall. They recruited a woman to be the “hero” who returned the dogs . . . BUT they chose someone closely connected to themselves. She was the girlfriend of one of the men’s fathers . . . and he must have been in on it too, because he was arrested as an accessory. All four of the men, including the 40-year-old father, are allegedly “documented gang members.” The three thieves were between the ages of 18 and 27. They’re facing robbery and attempted murder charges. Police believe the 18-year-old was the shooter.
Today is National Honesty Day.
And we’re gonna celebrate it the right way: With a survey where clearly a ton of people lied. The survey asked people how often they tell lies. And the top answer is . . . NEVER. 27% of people say they never lie. That is a lie. 18% of people say they lie once a year or less. That’s also a lie. And another 18% say they lie a couple of times a month. On the other end of things, 6% of people say they tell around one lie a day, and 6% say they tell a bunch of lies every day. The survey also found 3% of people say they’re compulsive liars.
Don’t Be A Later Hater
Do you have a friend who’s ALWAYS late? And if you say “no” . . . well, maybe you’re that friend. Seven out of 10 groups of friends say they have a person who’s pretty much always late, according to a new survey. But . . . less than a quarter of people are willing to admit they’re “that friend.” 47% of people say they’ve lied to their friend who’s always late about what time something was starting . . . so that way if the person got there late, they’d actually be on time. The survey also found we’re pretty generous about what counts as “late” . . . we won’t officially say someone’s late until after 13 minutes. The top three things we stress about being late to are: Job interviews . . . doctor’s appointments . . . and the airport. And the top three excuses we use when we’re late are: Traffic . . . the alarm clock not going off . . . and car trouble
Adam Sandler Loves IHOP, But Not Enough To Wait
ADAM SANDLER is going viral for basically just being a regular guy. A TikTok user named Dayanna Rodas was working her shift at IHOP when a guy came in with his daughter and asked how long the wait was. She told him 30 minutes, so he left. The guy was masked, so Dayanna didn’t realize it was Adam. And now she’s freaking. She posted video of the encounter from the restaurant’s surveillance camera, along with a picture of her face with a clown makeup filter on it, and the message, “Not realizing it’s Adam Sandler and telling him it’s a 30-minute wait and him of course leaving because he’s not going to wait 30 minutes for IHOP.”
In the caption she wrote, “Pleaseee come back.” What people are picking up on and giving Adam props for is that he just left, instead of pulling the “don’t you know who I am?” card to get seated ahead of everyone else. Here’s the Tic Toc
Millennials definitely aren’t kids anymore.
Some of them are turning 40 now. But they’re not THRILLED about heading into that next stage of life.
There’s a discussion on Reddit right now where Millennials are sharing the, quote, “most middle aged thing” they recently caught themselves saying. Here are some of the most popular answers . . .
1. “Calling a 21-year-old guy a ‘kid.'”
2. “They just don’t make ’em like they used to” about good wood dressers.
3. “Had a riveting conversation with some friends about the best office chairs for lumbar support.”
4. “I haven’t had a drink in six months, maybe? I’m not sober or anything, it’s just that alcohol makes me sleepy.”
5. “At Home Depot, I said, ‘Oh yeah, that’s some good lumber.'”
6. “You want to go out for dinner? I can’t, I have chicken in the fridge that I have to cook before it goes bad.”
7. “I can’t have caffeine or I’ll never get to sleep . . . and I said that at 1:00 P.M.”
8. “I was venting to a coworker about the noisy people living next to me and I actually said the words, ‘Damn teenagers and their Bluetooth machines
Who Is Actually Listening To The Radio Still? YOU, Apparently!
Edison Research recently conducted a study on radio audiences, and identified six different types of listeners.
They found that approximately 156 MILLION people listen to AM / FM radio daily. That’s 63% of U.S. adults ages 18 and older.
Here’s how that breaks down, across the six types:
“Radio Heads,” which is 9% of listeners . . . They listen for ALL audio needs, and therefore listen to the most radio.
“Connection Seekers,” which is 16% of listeners . . . They listen for company and connection.
“Infomaniacs,” 18% of listeners . . . They listen for news and information.
“Rhythm Rockers,” 27% of listeners . . . They listen for the music.
“Laidback Listeners,” 17% of listeners. . . They listen to radio only in the background.
“Habitualists,” 13% of listeners . . . They listen to radio when it’s the only option available.
Obviously with most terrestrial radio, advertising takes up a chunk of time, and listeners are actually COOL with that.
47% of listeners, across all six types, say that listening to ads is a fair tradeoff to consume the free content. And 46% say they’ve even considered a new company, product, or service after hearing an ad on the radio.
41% of all time spent listening to audio by U.S. adults is on AM / FM radio . . . and 33% of AM / FM radio listeners say the platform is becoming a more important part of their lives, even with the growth in online audio and other options
Bad Friends Need Not Apply
Think about your friends, how many are or would really be there for you. Here’s a good place to start on best friends…
Finally! What Makes Us Happy
During this past year, have you found yourself needing to find little things to make yourself happy . . . and even just to get you through the day?
A new survey asked people what “simple pleasures” in life make them the happiest. And here are the top 10 . . .
1. Listening to your favorite songs.
2. A nice dinner.
3. Watching your favorite movie.
4. Finishing a good book.
5. Doing exercise.
6. Spotting a bird you’ve never seen before.
7. Seeing flowers and trees blossoming.
8. Wearing clothes that make you feel good.
9. Home cooking.
10. Getting a match on a dating site.
Celebrity Dirty Top 5
1. JENNIFER LOPEZ and ALEX RODRIGUEZ officially announced their breakup yesterday, saying, quote, “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so.” (Full Story)
2 On the YouTube show “Hot Ones”, STEVE-O from “Jackass” chugged an entire bottle of sauce, then poured what was left directly into his eye. (Full Story)
3. PRINCE WILLIAM and PRINCE HARRY will not walk side-by-side in their grandfather’s funeral procession, but Buckingham Palace says not to read anything into it . . . quote, “[It was] a practical change rather than sending a signal.” (Full Story)
4. OPRAH is going on tour to promote her new book, “What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing”. (Full Story)
5. MACHINE GUN KELLY is launching a line of unisex nail polish. (Full Story)
Four Ways to Deal with a Co-Worker You Hate
Is there someone you work with that you totally hate? Well, if it’s a long-standing feud, you might just want to avoid them and keep your head down. Or if they’re really harassing you, you might need to go to your boss.
But if you think it’s a working relationship that’s fixable, here are four steps for handling it yourself . . .
1. Start with empathy. Be open to the idea that YOU might be part of the problem. But even if it really is all their fault, think about what’s causing it. We’ve all had a stressful year, and things might be going on behind the scenes that you don’t know about.
2. Decide if you should confront them directly. Some people respond well to it, and some don’t. So before you try to fix anything, figure out how direct you want to be.
3. Look for things you have in common. Anything, even if it’s just a show you both like. Or try to include them in something, like drinks after work. Sometimes extending an olive branch can turn things around fast.
4. If it’s a hopeless situation, make friends with everyone else. It’s a lot harder for them to make YOUR life difficult if everyone else at work likes you.
Morning Sweet Jam Wake Up
It turns out that getting woken up by a horrible buzzing noise ISN’T the best way to kick off a great day. Who could’ve guessed? According to a new study out of Australia, the best way to wake up more alert and less groggy is . . . waking up to a song you like. And it should be an upbeat song, so even if your favorite hot jam is Johnny Cash singing “Hurt”, that probably won’t work. In the study, people had to play a video game involving fast reflexes right after they woke up . . . and the people who woke up to music did better than people who woke up to a classic alarm.
Celebrity Dirty Top 5
1. A great interview for us & showman for thousands too, has passed on Friday. TMZ is reporting that DMX died Friday, a week after suffering an overdose. His brain function never returned, and his organs were failing. DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, was 50 years old, and is survived by 15 kids. (Full Story) Another report from NPR features a statement from DMX (real name Earl Simmons) family here.
2. PRINCE PHILIP died Friday at the age of 99, and PRINCE HARRY arrived in the U.K. yesterday. The funeral is set for next weekend. MEGHAN MARKLE isn’t with him, but only because she’s pregnant and her doctor advised her not to go. (Full Story)
3. JANET JACKSON’S wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl was reportedly JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S idea. A stylist who worked the show says he wanted to one-up Britney Spears, Madonna, and Christina Aguilera. . . who had just made out at the “VMAs”. (Full Story)
4. The tabloids are making a big deal out of the fact that JENNIFER LOPEZ still hasn’t put her engagement ring back on. (Full Story)
5. NICK CANNON already has twins with MARIAH CAREY, and now he’s expecting a pair with his girlfriend. (Full Story)
Sports, Hot Dogs & A New Job
A website called Bonus Finder is looking to pay someone to become an “MLB Food Tester.” If they pick you, you’ll go to a few Major League Baseball parks to watch games, eat hot dogs, and report on how they are. And they’ll pay you $500, plus they’ll cover your travel and food. If you’re interested, you need to apply on their website before May 2nd.
Baggy Jeans Are Back..Apparently
Dig through your closet to find your JNCO Jeans, my fellow sk8tr bois, because they’re cool again. The CEO of Levi’s did an interview last week where he said all sales signs point to this being the beginning of a, quote, “new denim cycle.” Skinny jeans are OUT after dominating for about a decade. Looser, wider legs are IN for both men and women. He says the pandemic really pushed the trend over the edge because now people are, quote, “looking for a more comfortable, more relaxing denim.” So are skinny jeans totally done? Quote, “I don’t think [they’re] ever going to go away completely. But clearly right now we are seeing a very strong demand for these looser fits.”
Sunday is National Pet Day, so that’s a chance to be even MORE obsessed with your pet than normal.
Here are the results of a survey in honor of the holiday . . .
1. The most popular pet in the U.S. is . . . a dog. 45% of people who own a pet have a dog. Cats are second, at 30%.
2. The rest of the 10 most popular pets are: Fish . . . birds . . . hamsters or gerbils . . . horses . . . snakes . . . guinea pigs . . . lizards . . . and tarantulas. Yes, around 1% of people who own a pet have a pet tarantula.
3. 10% of Americans say their pet is their best friend.
4. 11% of people say they specifically “hang out” with their pets.
5. And finally, 10% have conversations with their pets.
Celebrity Top 5
5. There’s a new list of songs with “problematic” lyrics that should’ve “never been recorded.” It includes “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, “Run for Your Life” by The Beatles, and “Jailbait” by Ted Nugent. (Full Story)
4. A previously unreleased PRINCE album called “Welcome 2 America” is coming out July 30th and it was recorded in 2010. In the title track, Prince rants about golden parachutes, social media, reality-TV celebrity culture, and corporate monopolies. (Full Story)
3. The company that made those “Satan shoes” for LIL NAS X now has to institute a voluntary recall, thanks to a settlement with Nike. Meanwhile, Lil Nas X unveiled a free online game called “Twerk Hero”. (Full Story)
2. Peacock has greenlit a “Queer as Folk” reboot. (Full Story)
1. DMX is still alive, but there’s been no improvement in his brain function . . . so things aren’t looking good
Celebrity Dirty Top 5
1. The new cover story on JENNIFER LOPEZ in “InStyle” magazine includes praise from Marc Anthony and Ben Affleck . . . but not a word from Alex Rodriguez. Is it because of their relationship issues? At least one source says it is. (Full Story)
2. Now that he’s a single dad, CHANNING TATUM knows his daughter better than ever. Quote, “I jumped with both feet into this magical world, and I was rewarded with a kind of love that I don’t think I would have ever been able to have otherwise.” (Full Story)
3. Keeping up Thor’s body means not being taken seriously, according to CHRIS HEMSWORTH. He says, quote, “Bodybuilding is seen as vanity, whereas if I put on a bunch of unhealthy weight, or got unhealthily skinny for a role, I’d probably be called a serious actor.” (Full Story)
4. MILLIE BOBBY BROWN says some of her fans don’t want her to grow up. (Full Story)
5. Marvel’s third “Black Widow” trailer got 70 million views in the first 24 hours. (Full Story)
Who watches TV anymore, anyway?
90% of people now say they use their phone or tablet while they’re watching TV, according to a new survey.
And more than a quarter of them are using their phone to text with other people about what they’re watching or check out what people are saying about the show on social media.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
She surprised her husband with this! His reaction was the best!
Loved As A Kid, Hated As An Adult
Right now people on Reddit are answering the question: “What’s something you loved as a kid but hate as an adult?” And it’ll really make you remember how great it was to be an innocent, dumb kid. Here are some of the best answers .
1. “Getting mail. As a kid it was exciting . . . now it’s just bills.”
2. “Growing up. Couldn’t wait to grow up when I was a kid, but dread getting older now.”
3. “Carnival rides. Used to love ’em . . . now I [get] super sick.”
4. “Swimming in public pools.”
5. “Being sick. When I was a kid it meant staying home from school and watching [TV]. As an adult it means no paycheck and shame.”
6. “Lots of sugar.”
7. “Facebook. Used to be great for meeting up with friends or girls . . . now it’s aunts and uncles fighting over politics.”
Celebrity Dirty Top 5
1. JAY LENO is sorry for DECADES of jokes targeted at Asians over the years. He said his attitude was often “Screw ’em if they can’t take a joke” . . . but at the same time, in his heart he always knew that they were wrong. (Full Story)
2. Buzzfeed has a list of actors who had to FIGHT for roles, and they’ve since become so iconic that you couldn’t imagine anyone else doing it. A couple of them include Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born” . . . Aaron Paul on “Breaking Bad” . . . and Patrick Swayze in “Ghost”. (Full Story)
3. Two racially questionable things have been taken off the WWE Network. One involves RODDY PIPER painting half his body black to fight a black opponent, and the other is a “comedy” skit where boss VINCE MCMAHON tries to be hip by calling JOHN CENA “My [N-word].” (Full Story)
4. SARA GILBERT’s first girl kiss was with DREW BARRYMORE during the filming of the 1992 movie “Poison Ivy”. The script called for them to kiss, so they decided to practice in a trailer. Drew admitted it was, quote, “kind of fun.” (Full Story)
5. COLE SPROUSE says he watches “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” when he’s drunk or feeling narcissistic. Quote, “I know it sounds cheesy, [but] I still have a really deep fondness for ‘The Suite Life’.” (Full Story)
A guy named Andreas Flaten gave his two weeks’ notice back in November at Walker Luxury Autoworks in Peachtree City, Georgia. And he says the owner was so upset, he put his hands on his head, walked out, and disappeared for an hour. But the company still owed Andreas $915 . . . and they never sent it to him. He wound up calling the Georgia Department of Labor to complain. And the company finally delivered his paycheck on Friday . . . by dumping 500 POUNDS of PENNIES covered in OIL on his driveway. There was also a note that said, “[Eff] you.” Andreas says he quit the job because it was a toxic work environment . . . and this really backs that up. He shoveled the pennies into his garage and he’s working on cleaning the oil off so he can cash them in. Here’s the video!
For The Love Of Meat
This woman WAS cheating on her boyfriend in a way. Just NOT the way he thought. A 22-year-old woman anonymously posted a story on Reddit about how her three-year relationship ended recently when her 24-year-old boyfriend noticed she was making a lot of suspiciously long trips out of the home. He confronted her last week for cheating on him and dumped her. And she told him what was really happening. He’s a VEGAN . . . and she was sneaking out to go to McDonald’s to eat meat. He didn’t believe her but she swears it’s true . . . and now she’s trying to figure out how to prove it. Quote, “I never thought my relationship would end over something so stupid.”
Celebrity Dirty Top 5
1. JENNIFER GARNER doesn’t have many family photos because her kids were traumatized by the paparazzi when they were younger, and they were afraid of cameras. She also says she’s not one of those women whose body “bounced back” after having kids. (Full Story)
2. BEKAH MARTINEZ from “The Bachelor” is responding to claims she’s not “Mexican enough” after appearing on the cover of “Parents Latina”. She says, quote, “I’m Latina and I’m proud. No one can take that away from me.” (Full Story)
3. WILLIAM SHATNER turns 90 on the 22nd of this month. And he’s reportedly having a party on a replica of the Enterprise. Tickets will be 50 bucks, but special packages go all the way up to $1,500. It’s happening sometime in July. (Full Story)
4. KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST are no longer speaking. Kanye changed all his numbers and only wants Kim to contact him through his security. And when he visits the kids, she’s not at home. (Full Story)
5. Everyone wants to know who in the royal organization was concerned that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children would be too black. But Harry made it clear to Oprah after their interview aired Sunday night that it wasn’t his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. (Full Story)
Burger King Celebrates Women In The Kitchen
Burger King really put the cliché “all publicity is good publicity” to the test yesterday. It was International Women’s Day yesterday, and Burger King U.K. decided to celebrate the day by tweeting, quote, “Women belong in the kitchen.” That’s it. That was the whole tweet. They followed up with other tweets saying, quote, “If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. We’re on a mission to change the gender ratio.” And they talked about a scholarship program for female employees. But it was too late. The first tweet got HAMMERED all day. As one person tweeted, quote, “Please don’t use sexism as clickbait.” And things got toxic when sexist trolls came out in full force to go after people who had problems with the tweet. Burger King U.K. tried to defend the tweet at first, but eventually wound up tweeting an apology, quote, “We hear you. We got our initial tweet wrong and we’re sorry.” They deleted the “women belong in the kitchen” tweet last night.
In their interview with OPRAH, we located a gem! Here’s a bonus clip that didn’t air Sunday night, Meghan discussed her father betraying her and going to the media.
the rest of the interview that aired has PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN MARKLE revealing that there is a person or persons within the Royal organization who was worried about the skin color of their future children. Harry and Meghan declined to name names. But they want you to know who it WASN’T. On “CBS This Morning” yesterday, Oprah said that after the interview aired, Harry told her that it wasn’t QUEEN ELIZABETH or her husband PRINCE PHILIP. Meanwhile, “Us Weekly” spoke to a body language expert who picked up several verbal and nonverbal hints that Meghan was HOLDING BACK when she spoke about the Queen. If you recall, she really had nothing bad to say about her. But the expert says, quote, “Her words came out stilted, almost as if she had rehearsed saying something nice about the queen.” She added, quote, “When asked Meghan about her first meeting with the queen, you could see Meghan’s energy shifted immediately.” Another body language expert says that Harry’s behavior indicated that he has love for the Queen and PRINCE WILLIAM . . . but he showed anger and resentment toward his father, PRINCE CHARLES. Not surprisingly, ratings for the interview were spectacular. An average of 17.1 million viewers tuned in . . . which is more than the “Golden Globes” and the “Emmys” combined.
This is a bold move, that’s for sure. A woman named Alex Coboth from Milwaukee, Wisconsin just tweeted a screenshot of the texts a guy sent her when she ended things after three dates. Quote, “It’s only fair to ask for equal payment from you from the dates we went on . . . I paid for both of us each time. I’d say $35 is more than fair for your food and drinks . . . I view you as a fair girl, I hope you’ll consider reimbursing me.” Now her tweet is going viral . . . and she hasn’t sent him any money.
Multi Colored Hot Goat Alert
A woman in Alabama was arrested recently after she stole a neighbor’s goat . . . PAINTED it . . . and then took a bunch of photos for social media. She’s looking at a FELONY charge for livestock theft. On one hand, this woman’s facing some serious criminal charges. But on the other hand, I bet she got at least 15 likes on Instagram. So totally worth it. There’s a 34-year-old woman named Erica Farmer in Gulf Shores, Alabama. And she recently stole her neighbor’s GOAT . . . PAINTED it . . . and then took a bunch of photos for social media. The goat’s owner figured out what happened and called the cops. They found the goat at Erica’s house. And now she’s looking at a FELONY charge for livestock theft. She’s also looking at an animal cruelty charge.
(Here’s her mugshot . . . plus a few photos of the painted goat.)
Dr. Feelgood In Court
Actual video of the plastic surgeon in California showed up for his Zoom traffic court appearance while he was in the middle of operating on a patient. He swore he could concentrate on the surgery AND the court appearance, but the judge decided to reschedule.
National Tortilla Chip Day
My pro tip, Guac instead if salsa, jussssssssssssayin.. but avoid Nebraska. Today is National Tortilla Chip Day, and somehow none of us got the day off work. What’s up with that? In honor of today’s very real holiday, a new study looked at Google search data to figure out the most popular DIP in every state, for tortilla chips or any other kinds of chips. Salsa won the most states, with 18. It just beat out guacamole, with 15 states. Queso was third, with six states . . . ranch and buffalo chicken dip both won three states . . . artichoke dip took two states . . . then French onion dip, crab dip, and beer cheese dip each won one state. For what it’s worth, the state that picked crab dip was Maryland and the state with beer cheese dip was Wisconsin, so that checks out.
Brushing With A Poohbrush
If you’ve never heard of “toilet plume” before, get ready to freak out for a second. But don’t worry, this is good news . . . “Toilet plume” is the term for tiny, germ-filled droplets that end up in the air when you flush the toilet. And people have been stressing over it for years, because experts said some of that plume can end up on your TOOTHBRUSH. But a new study found you probably don’t have to worry about it. Researchers at Northwestern analyzed the bacteria on 34 used toothbrushes. And they did find a lot of bacteria, but not the type you flush. The vast majority of the microbes they found were the type that live in your mouth or on your skin, not in your gut. Some of the bacteria they found ALSO exists in your gut. But they say it’s much more likely those particles came from people’s mouths than from their toilets. In other words, flushing probably won’t fling fecal matter all over your bathroom. And previous studies have found that even if tiny amounts do get on your toothbrush, it’s not a health risk.
Best Friends Have To Be Great
It’s important to be a good friend . . . even if your motivations are VERY questionable. According to a new study out of Oklahoma State University, the main thing that drives us to be a good friend to someone is . . . jealousy that they might like their other friends more than us if we don’t step it up. The researchers found we’re even more jealous of a person’s other friends than their new significant other, quote, “Which means what makes us most jealous is the possibility that we might be replaced.”
Celebrate National Marg Day!
Today is National Margarita Day, because why WOULDN’T a random Monday in mid-February be National Margarita Day? In honor of the holiday, a new study ranked all 50 states by their love of margaritas based on Google search trends. The five states that love margaritas the most are: New Hampshire . . . Maine . . . Colorado . . . Missouri . . . and Tennessee.
And the five states that love them the least are: Utah . . . North Dakota . . . Montana . . . Michigan . . . and South Dakota. Also, another survey found 15% of people say they only drink margaritas on vacation . . . 5% always get really bad hangovers from the mix of sugar and tequila . . . and 3% judge people who order frozen margaritas
No more hairspray? How about Gorllia Glue?
You know how bad it is when you get gum stuck in your hair? This is, no exaggeration, one billion times worse. There’s a woman in the New Orleans, Louisiana area named Tessica Brown. And about a month ago, she had just finished doing her hair when she realized she was out of her hair spray. So . . . she sprayed her hair with GORILLA GLUE instead. She posted an Instagram video on Friday about how BAD of an idea that was . . . because her hair hasn’t moved in a month. She says she’s washed it 15 times and nothing happens. Her video went viral . . . and Saturday, she decided to get help and went to the hospital. Of course, she documented her trip on Instagram. Her latest picture is a big jug of, quote, “sterile water for irrigation” and medical-grade nail polish remover pads, with the caption, quote, “This is really about to be a long process.” (ABC 2 – Baton Rouge)
Single & 40 Jobs
We’ve got a list here of the jobs where people are most likely to be single at age 40, according to Census data. And it definitely seems like working nights, strange hours, or elbow deep in raw meat are NOT good for settling down. Check ’em out . . .
1. Bartenders, 70% are single at age 40.
2. Hotel desk clerks, 66%.
3. Food processing workers, 66%.
4. Brick masons, 66%.
5. Restaurant hosts, 66%.
6. Agricultural food graders and sorters, 65%.
7. Actors, 64%.
8. Flight attendants, 62%.
9. Vehicle cleaners, 62%.
10. Butchers, 61%.
Super Bowl Sunday is the first big eating holiday of the year, unless you happen to be someone who gorges on roasted groundhog. A new survey asked people what foods they’re planning to eat during the Super Bowl. The top 10 are: Chips and dip . . . wings . . . pizza . . . nachos . . . cheese and crackers . . . burgers or sliders . . . cookies . . . ice cream . . . mozzarella sticks . . . and tacos. The survey also found the five most common things we’ll be drinking are: Soda . . . beer . . . iced tea . . . wine . . . and whiskey. Another survey found 40% of people plan on eating more during the game this year than they did last year. And a quarter of people won’t buy food until Sunday.
Get Chunky, Live Longer
It turns out I’ve been accidentally taking longevity medicine without knowing it. And that medicine is ranch dressing. According to a new study out of Ohio State University, people who chub up as they get older actually live the LONGEST of anyone. The study looked at people in a town in Massachusetts for almost 70 years. And they found that people who start their adult lives at an average weight and then slowly become overweight . . . but not obese . . . live longer than people who stay at an average weight their whole life. They’re not exactly sure WHY those extra pounds help keep you alive but, quote, “the impact of weight gain on mortality is complex.”
The Latest Super Bowl Commercials, Including Cardi B Dropping In on “Wayne’s World”
Other People Besides Me That Aren’t Sports-ing
A lot of us watch the Super Bowl for the ads or halftime show, not the game. And a new survey of NON-sports fans asked people WHY they watch major sporting events. Here are the top ten reasons . . .
1. For the atmosphere.
2. To get together with family and friends.
3. For the social factor. So the first three are all mostly about socializing.
4. To learn about the sport.
5. So they can join in on conversations about the game the next day.
6. For the adrenaline.
7. The food.
8. FOMO, or the “fear of missing out.”
9. To keep up to date with sports news.
10. To impress someone.
And He Gone
KANYE WEST moved his 500 pair of sneakers out of the CALABASAS, CA, manse he shared with wife KIM KARDASHIAN. The two are apparently headed for divorce court. Or as the item put it, “These kicks were made for walking.” KARDASHIAN has been in TURKS AND CAICOS with her family, with a source reporting, “They both felt it would be less dramatic without both of them in the house.” WEST was seen touching down at VAN NUYS AIRPORT in L.A. last week. While on vacation, KARDASHIAN posted a series of INSTAGRAM photos in a brown string bikini and YEEZY CROCS, leading to speculation it could be her way of chiding KANYE for removing the kicks from their home. KARDASHIAN posted another INSTAGRAM of a new showroom in her home for her SKIMS line, which looked suspiciously like WEST’s closet, as seen on a 2019 episode of NETFLIX’s “My Next Guest With DAVID LETTERMAN.” (Page 6)
How Much Dollars Do You Love Your Valentine This year?
If your Valentine’s Day gift gets a bad reaction, blame COVID. 52% of us will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, but spending is down across the board. The average is $165, 31 bucks less than last year. Here are six more quick stats . . .
1. Men will spend an average of $231. Women will only spend $101.
2. The top five people we’re spending on are our significant other or spouse . . . other family members . . . our friends . . . our kids’ classmates and teachers . . . and our pets. And around one in seven people will also buy THEMSELVES a gift.
3. The most popular gifts this year are candy . . . cards . . . flowers . . . and an evening out. But only one in four people are going out this year, which is the lowest EVER.
4. 41% are planning a special dinner or celebration at home instead.
5. 73% of people who are celebrating think it’s especially important to do something for Valentine’s Day this year.
6. And an annual study on the best CITIES for Valentine’s Day found the top five are San Francisco . . . Honolulu . . . Portland, Oregon . . . Seattle . . . and San Jose, California
And apparently your own social media can predict your break up about 3 months in advance.. A new study found that someone’s social media posts can predict their breakup three months before it happens. They found that in the months before a breakup, people start using more self-focused words like “I,” “me,” and “mine” . . . and they start thinking about things less analytically and more emotionally.
Celebrity Dirty At 8:30 Top 5
1. KATE HUDSON has explained why she’s so into musicians. (Full Story)
2. REBEL WILSON and her boyfriend broke up. (Full Story)
3. The “NAACP Image Awards” announced their 2021 nominees yesterday. (Full Story)
4. TINA FEY and AMY POEHLER will host the “Golden Globes” from separate coasts. The nominees will be announced this morning. (Full Story)
5. MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR says the “Saved by the Bell” cast is “pretty shocked” over DUSTIN DIAMOND’s death. (Full Story)
Sreeech Has Passed Away
DUSTIN “SCREECH” DIAMOND died of Stage Four lung cancer yesterday, at the age of 44. I posted my personal experience with him from a year ago when we had him host an event here in Peoria,
All of DUSTIN DIAMOND’s former co-stars from “Saved By the Bell” are paying tribute to him online . . . and MARIO LOPEZ says they had been hoping he could reprise his role on Season Two of the revival. (Full Story)
You have Next Day Anxiety Too?
Life is so stressful now. As soon as we get through TODAY’S stress, we’re already worried about tomorrow . A new survey found the #1 thing keeping us up at night is “next day anxiety” . . . or lying in bed thinking about all the stuff you have to do tomorrow. The top things that keep us up are: Anxiety about the next day . . . replaying TODAY’S events in your head . . . being too hot or too cold . . . too much caffeine . . . and dealing with back pain. Here are four more sleep stats from the survey . Here’s more to give you anxiety
Big Super Game Commerical Debut
See It Here First! The Weekend’s new Super Big Game Commercial THE WEEKND: THE WALK #SBLV COMMERCIAL Catch The Weeknd Performing at the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show on February 7th, 2021
Bad Aim, Dumb Criminal
Two guys tried to break into a house in Indiana last week . . . but as they kicked in the front door, one of them accidentally shot himself in the leg. And the entire thing was captured by a Ring doorbell camera. The guys ran off, but the guy who shot himself went to the hospital later that night . . . and he was arrested. Here’s some video of how to now ‘criminal’.
Who Tryna Get That Sleeping Beauty Job
It’s about time you started getting paid for one of your best talents. The website SleepJunkie.com is looking to pay a, quote, “real-life Sleeping Beauty” to test out three different mattresses over two months and write about how they are. And they’ll pay you $3,000 for your work, plus you get to keep one of the mattresses. If you’re interested, you can apply on their website.
Coca Cola Rush
This drink is either going to be revolutionary or the worst thing you’ve ever tasted, and we really aren’t sure which. Coca-Cola with Coffee just launched nationwide, and so did a sugar-free version. The cans are a mix of Coke and coffee and come in three flavors: Dark blend, caramel, or vanilla. Each 12-ounce can has 69 milligrams of caffeine, which is just over half of a regular coffee or a Red Bull, but more than double a can of regular Coke.
Leg Go Bang!
Last week, two guys tried to break into a house in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the middle of the night by kicking in the front door. But . . . as they were kicking in the door, one of them accidentally SHOT HIMSELF in the thigh with the gun in his pocket. And we know that’s what happened, because the entire thing was caught on video by the Ring doorbell camera at the house. The guys ran off right after that. Later that night, the guy who shot himself went to the hospital . . . where he was arrested. Police are still trying to find the other guy. Here’s the idots!
Ladies Loved Dogs First
Do you feel like your dog is part of your family? Of course you do. Most people do. And a new study out of Washington State University figured out WHY . . . it’s all thanks to women. The researchers found that women formed early bonds with dogs just as dogs were becoming domesticated, and as a result, quote, “[Dogs] were more likely to be included in family life.” Women are responsible for dogs getting names, sleeping on furniture, and getting funerals when they passed away. And that’s how dogs became SO important to people and bonded with us so well . . . which is still going on today. The researchers say, quote, “Dogs are everywhere humans are . . . they have been able to thrive. They have hitched themselves to us and followed us all over the world. It’s been a very successful relationship.
Caught With His Wife By His Wife
The aging process can be tough on all of us, man. There’s a woman in Cajeme, Sonora, Mexico who’s only been identified as Leonora N. And she was recently scrolling through her husband Juan’s cell phone . . . and she spotted a bunch of pictures of him with some younger woman. So Leonora STABBED Juan. He managed to grab the knife from her and then told her the woman in those pictures was . . . HER. He’d digitized some of their old photos together from back when they were younger, and she didn’t recognize herself. We don’t know how old they are now, but from the one photo circulating, I’d estimate late 40s or 50s. Leonora was arrested, and charges against her are pending.
What are the movies that ALWAYS makes you cry . . . no matter how many times you’ve seen it? Someone posed that question on Twitter this weekend, and it went viral. The original poster said these four do it for him: “Apollo 13”, “Big Fish”, “The Green Mile”, and “Saving Private Ryan”. But hundreds of others added THEIR top tear-inducing flicks. For starters, a couple celebrities weighed in. Nancy Sinatra suggested the 1944 movie “Since You Went Away” with Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert. Patricia Arquette added the 1976 version of “A Star Is Born” with Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand, “Splendor in the Grass”, “Sunrise”, and “Reds”. Other highlights from regular people include . . .
“Cider House Rules”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”, “Ordinary People”, “Crooklyn”, “Grave of the Fireflies”, “Beaches”, “E.T.”, “My Girl”, “Titanic”, “Harold and Maude” . . .
The second, third, and fourth “Toy Story” movies, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “The Notebook”, “The Color Purple”, “Moonlight”, “12 Years a Slave”, “West Side Story”, “The Fault in Our Stars” . . .
“Bicentennial Man”, “Up”, “Terms of Endearment”, “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, “Schindler’s List”, “Marley and Me” . . . and someone else said, quote, “Any movie that includes a dog. Any of them. All of them.”
Someone said, quote, “There’s something about baseball movies . . .” and another suggested “Field of Dreams” and “A League of Their Own”.
A Marvel fan added “Thor”, “The Avengers”, “Thor: The Dark World”, “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Avengers: Infinity War”, and “Avengers: Endgame”.
JoJo Siwa Arrives In Her Own Comfort Level
17-year-old singer and YouTuber JOJO SIWA admitted over the weekend that she’s part of the LGBTQ community. Asked what “label” she is, she said she doesn’t know yet.
New Kardashian Show Idea
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN might be dating TRAVIS BARKER, we got he proof right here.
Celebrity Dirty Top 5 Recap
1. Celebrities have had sex in crazy places. Jenny McCarthy did it at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Zac Efron got it on at the prom, and Charlie Sheen got lucky in an Eiffel Tower elevator. (Full Story)
2. MILEY CYRUS thinks women’s bodies are way hotter than men’s. Although she admits, quote, “I like [penises] as art pieces. And sculptural, I love the shape, I think it looks really good on a table.” (Full Story)
3. ROB LOWE thinks America needs a Brat Pack reunion to lighten the mood. He even has some crazy ideas for it, like a “Scooby-Doo”-type cartoon, or a Brat Pack season of “Big Brother”. (Full Story)
4. Along with the presidency, the official presidential Twitter accounts have to be transferred from Trump to Biden tomorrow. Also, a new account has been created called @SecondGentleman, for Kamala Harris husband. (Full Story)
5. No big surprise here: The breakdown of KIM and KANYE’s marriage will be a major “storyline” on the final season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. (Full Story)
Spot If Your Man IS Cheating
Here’s a creative way to figure out if someone’s cheating on you. Plus, bonus, you clean your place in the process. Win-win. A woman named Andrea Lopez is going viral on TikTok for a trick she came up with to catch a cheater. (Here’s the video.) In the video, she runs a lint roller on the carpet in her boyfriend’s room, and it picks up a bunch of long red hairs. Andrea’s hair is black. Lots of people have commented on the video about how impressed they are with this, quote, “FBI level trick” . . . although one cheater took it a different way. Quote, “Clean the floor when you have a girl over. Got it.”
Who’s Hiring Someone To Eat & watch TV
There aren’t many jobs I feel more qualified for than THIS one. A website called BonusFinder is hiring a “professional binge watcher.” They’ll pay someone $500 to watch Netflix and eat pizza, then post reviews of the shows and the pizzas. If you’re interested, you can apply on their website through February 12th. Unfortunately, they’re going to pick the person at random. You know, just like most companies seem to do when you apply for jobs.
Celebrity Dirty Top 5
1. DUSTIN DIAMOND from “Saved by the Bell” was hospitalized after feeling pain all over his body. TMZ is reporting that it could be cancer. He’s currently undergoing tests. (Full Story)
2. BRUCE WILLIS got kicked out of a Los Angeles Rite Aid for not wearing a mask. Which is odd because he had a bandana around his neck that he could have easily pulled over his mouth and nose. He later called it an “error in judgment.” (Full Story)
3. “Frozen 2” tops a list of the Most-Streamed Movies of 2020 on the four main streaming services. “Moana” is second, followed by “The Secret Life of Pets 2”. (Full Story)
4. “The Office” tops a list of the Most-Streamed TV Shows of 2020. “Grey’s Anatomy” is the runner-up. The most-streamed show that’s ORIGINAL to a streaming service is Netflix’s “Ozark”. (Full Story)
5. There’s a video kicking around of a 16-year-old ED SHEERAN trying out for a musical TV series. He ultimately doesn’t make the cut because he can’t dance. One woman even says, quote, “Ed hasn’t a clue what he’s doing. But he’s trying.” (Full Story)
How Gross Are You?
Are you a gross, disgusting, filthy individual? Someone polled over 100,000 people online and asked about different things a lot of us do but never talk about. How many of these habits will YOU admit to?
1. Do you pick your nose when no one’s around? 93% said yes. And 43% have EATEN it before.
2. In the bathroom, do you ever skip the whole hand-washing thing because you’re just too lazy? 69% said yes.
3. Have you ever SOILED yourself, besides when you were a baby? 36% of us have done it as a teenager or adult.
4. Have you worn the same pair of underwear two days in a row? 68% have.
5. Have you ever passed gas and denied it was you? 79% said yes.
6. Do you ever pee in the shower? 83% of us do.
7. Have you ever popped someone ELSE’S zit? 38% of us have.
8. Do you ever stick your fingers somewhere gross and then SNIFF them, just because you’re curious? 74% admitted to it.
Perfect Gift For The Meat Lover on Valentines Day
Who says you have to put chocolate in a heart-shaped box for Valentine’s Day? It’s a weird time right now, might as well get weird with THIS too. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is selling a heart-shaped box filled with BEEF JERKY for Valentine’s Day this year. And the box itself is covered in brown HAIR.
Haircutless In 2021
Without regular haircuts, the pandemic has brought a return of the MAN BUN . . . just when it seemed like it might go away on its own.
Because it’s Monday
The Rock Finds His Favorite Stuffed Animal is probably the cutest video you will see this week!
Carid B’s Butt isn’t a Belly
Throwback Thursday, 20 Hits 20 Years Old This Week
And now, here are 20 songs that topped the charts 20 years ago:
1. “Smooth Criminal”, Alien Ant Farm
2. “Rollin'”, Limp Bizkit
3. “Because I Got High”, Afroman
4. “It Wasn’t Me”, Shaggy
5. “Bootylicious”, and “Survivor”, Destiny’s Child
6. “I’m Like a Bird”, Nelly Furtado
7. “Get Ur Freak On”, Missy Elliott
8. “Ride Wit Me”, Nelly
9. “Thank You”, Dido
10. “I’m a Slave 4 U”, Britney Spears
11. “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”, U2
12. “Ms. Jackson”, Outkast
13. “Hit Em Up Style (Oops)”, Blu Cantrell
14. “You Make Me Sick”, Pink
15. “Clint Eastwood”, Gorillaz
16. “U Remind Me”, Usher
17. “In the End”, Linkin Park
18. “Fallin'”, Alicia Keys
19. “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”, Evefeaturing Gwen Stefani
20. “What It Feels Like for a Girl”, Madonna
Cobra Kai’s Ralph Macchio Youth Secret
As impossible as it seems, RALPH MACCHIO just turned 59 in November. Seriously . . . the guy could pass for 39. And now, he’s sharing the secret to his eternal youth. Unfortunately, it’s nothing you can copy. He says, quote, “I blame my parents. They both look very young for their age. I have a youthful energy about me for some reason. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t hurt. But I think I’ve just gotten lucky in the gene department.”
Eat Your Tree
If your Christmas tree is still sitting in your house, here’s an option instead of dragging it out to the curb: Serve it for dinner. There’s a new cookbook out from a, quote, “artisan baker and cook” in the U.K. named Julia Georgallis called “How to Eat Your Christmas Tree”. And it features dozens of recipes you can make using your tree. For example, Christmas-Cured Fish uses almost a pound of needles for decoration and flavoring. With Christmas Tree Pickles, you throw a handful of needles into a jar with your pickles for a month. There’s even ICE CREAM flavored with blue spruce needles and ginger. Julia says she created the book so people would get better use out of their trees . . . rather than chopping down 30 million trees every year and then throwing them away. Plus, quote, “I don’t know why it’s so weird because we eat and we forage so many [other] plants.”
Some people living in a Queens neighborhood are afraid to leave their homes. That’s because there have been several aggressive squirrel attacks over the last few weeks, CBS 2 New York’s Hazel Sanchez reported Tuesday. Micheline Frederick is still bruised. Her bite wounds are healing after she was attacked by a squirrel one week ago. “You hear someone has been bitten by a squirrel, you’re like ‘Okay, you got a little nib, what’s the deal?’ But this was … this was an MMA cage match! And I lost!” Frederick said. Here’s the video!
Bird Poosicle on Your House!
At some point, you’ve probably cracked an icicle off the gutters and eaten it like a cold, flavorless popsicle. But here’s something you DIDN’T know. That popsicle actually DOES have a flavor . . . and the flavor is bird poop. Katie Nickolaou is a meteorologist in Sioux City, Iowa. And she’s going viral with a TikTok video she posted that explains why icicles are filled with bird poop. Quote, “When icicles form, it’s from water that melts off your roof and runs down the side of a building. You know what else is on your roof? Bird poop. A lot of it.” That’s not to say you’ll get sick from licking the bird poop in an icicle . . . but really, is that something you WANT to lick?
The Perfect Match?
This is about as disappointing as a SOUL MATE gets. A 24-year-old woman named Brooke Averick from Haverford, Pennsylvania posted on TikTok recently about how the dating app Hinge just told her that her perfect match is . . . her BROTHER. She filmed a video about the results WITH her brother . . . who makes her more and more annoyed throughout it as he pretends to kiss her in the MOST brother move ever.
The Things we’ll miss this year!
With so many of the normal Christmas traditions going out the window this year, a new survey asked people: Are there things you thought you HATED about the holidays but you’re kinda gonna miss this year? Here are the top 10 . . .
1. The chaos of the entire family being together.
2. Making fun of . . . or being made fun of by . . . your siblings and parents.
3. The last-minute shopping rush.
4. Pretending you like a gift.
5. Spending time with your in-laws.
6. A lack of personal space.
7. Arguing over Christmas dinner.
8. Wearing ugly Christmas sweaters.
9. Fighting over the TV remote.
10. Dry turkey.
Sleepin Less, Still Tired As F!
Going into 2020, most of us weren’t getting enough sleep already. And this was NOT the year to turn that around. According to a new survey, the average American slept about 47 minutes less every night in 2020 than in 2019. In 2019, we slept an average of six hours and 17 minutes a night. This year it’s down to five hours and 30 minutes. The average person also says they’re going to bed earlier and waking up earlier than they did last year.
Were All Wine-ing this year!
This really ISN’T the New Year’s Eve to be passing around the biggest bottle of champagne you’ve ever seen. Some Costco warehouses have started selling GIANT bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne. The bottle is six liters, which is more than one and a half gallons. And it’s going to set you back $830. That’s actually a pretty bad deal. A regular 750 milliliter bottle of Veuve sells for $60 at Wine.com. So it would cost you $480 to get the same amount of champagne as Costco is selling for $830. You’re REALLY paying for the giant bottle gimmick.
Mario Lopez Makes A Sexy KFC Colonel?
Lifetime will debut a 15-minute “mini movie” this weekend, where MARIO LOPEZ plays a SEXY version of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders. It’s called “A Recipe for Seduction”. (Full Story)
Beibs Stocking Stuffer For $25
JUSTIN BIEBER is doing his first live show in years on New Year’s Eve. It’ll be free for T-Mobile customers, and $25 for everyone else. Justin says he can’t wait to, quote, “give everyone a safe way to kick 2020 out the door, together.” (Full Story)
Megan Thee Stallion SHows Off Her Long Hair And More
MEGAN THEE STALLION wanted to show us how long her natural hair is. And, well, this was a good way to get our attention. (WARNING: The song in this clip contains profanity.)
Christmas Gift Giving Stress
The “Christmas spirit” is about being kind and thoughtful . . . and making everyone else look like they didn’t even try. A new poll found 61% of us see gift-giving as a competition, and will try to “out-gift” at least one other person this year.
The most common people we compete with are our siblings, friends, and significant other. Here are the ten most stressful things about holiday shopping . . .
1. Trying to find the “perfect” gift. Almost 1 in 5 people claim they ALWAYS find the perfect gift.
2. Looking for something that’s sold out. Like the PlayStation 5 this year.
3. Worrying someone won’t like your gift.
4. Worrying it’s something they won’t use.
5. Buying them something they already have.
6. Being “out-gifted” by someone.
7. Worrying your gift won’t adequately show the person how much you love them.
8. Bad weather and driving conditions while you’re out shopping.
9. Being out for long periods of time.
10. Porch pirates stealing your packages.
Celebrity Dirty Top 5
1. ICE-T posted about his anti-masker father-in-law battling a serious case of COVID, and people accused him of enjoying the irony too much. He responded that he loves his father-in-law, and was trying to make a point about how serious COVID is.
2. CARDI B is apologizing after BOASTING about how big her Thanksgiving gathering was. She Tweeted, quote, “12 kids and 25 adults over the holidays. It was lit!! After getting backlash, she said, quote, “Sorry, my bad. [I] wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad. I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good and uplifted me. I spent soo much money getting everyone tested, but it felt worth it. I wasn’t trying to offend no one.
3. According to a poll on celebrity couples, we’re not holding out much hope for Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, or Kim and Kanye. But Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z are looking pretty solid. RIHANNA and A$AP ROCKY are reportedly a couple. They’ve known each other for years. He opened for her in 2013, and this past summer, she used him in her Fenty Skin campaign.
4. FELICITY HUFFMAN has scored her first post-prison gig. She’ll star in an ABC comedy based on Susan Savage, the real-life owner of a Triple-A baseball team called the Sacramento River Cats. (Full Story)
5. TRAVIS SCOTT made serious bank hooking up with McDonald’s this year. McDonald’s paid Travis at least $5 million up front, and his Mickey D’s merchandise brought him another $15 million . . . for a grand total of $20 million. (Full Story)
Avoid Cyber Mistakes today!
Lots of great deals for Cyber Monday this year. But here are five mistakes to avoid if you’re shopping online today . . .
1. Shopping for the sake of a sale. A lot of people buy stuff JUST because it’s on sale. So ask yourself if you’re actually excited about the product, or did they trick you into buying something you don’t actually want.
2. Think about delivery times. There’s still plenty of time for the post office to deliver stuff, but warehouses have had staffing issues during the pandemic. So double-check the estimated shipping dates before you buy anything.
3. Don’t wait until tonight to start shopping. A lot of stuff will be sold out by then. So if you want the best deals, start early.
4. Don’t ignore travel deals this year. Airlines and hotels are offering even crazier deals because of COVID. And you can book way ahead of time for later next year.
5. Don’t get scammed. Remember, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. So make sure you really trust the website before you give them your credit card info.
Celebrity Dirty top 5
1. MEGAN FOX has filed for divorce from BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN. (Full Story)
2 LAVERNE COX says she and a friend were victims of a transphobic attack. (Full Story)
3 JENNIFER LAWRENCE’s family farm in Kentucky burned down. Luckily no one was hurt. (Full Story)
4.KEVIN HART got himself into hot water for joking in his new standup special that his daughter is starting to show signs of being a “ho”. (Full Story)
5. BILL MURRAY’s older brother Ed died last week. “Caddyshack” was partly based on his childhood experiences as a caddy. (Full Story)
Waffle House Beer
Even though Waffle House doesn’t serve alcohol, they serve more drunk people than most places that DO. So I give them the benefit of the doubt when it comes to something like this . Waffle House is about to release its first-ever BEER. They teamed up with Oconee Brewing Company in Georgia to make a red ale called Bacon & Kegs. It’s, quote, “bacon infused” and apparently it smells just like bacon when you crack it open. If you’re interested, it’ll only be available from the brewery . . . not in Waffle House’s stores, unfortunately. It goes on sale on December 18th.
Karen’s would like to speak to the manager…again!
This hasn’t been a good year for the name “Karen” . . . and it seems like quite a few of them are about to call up Tinder and ask to speak to the manager. According to a new study, women named Karen say their name is ruining their love lives. They’re getting 31% fewer matches on dating apps than last year and 33% fewer responses to messages they send. Even women who use a different spelling like C-A-R-E-N or K-A-R-I-N have seen a 22% drop in matches.
We’ve worn sweatpants all year long. Are we REALLY going to switch to form-fitting clothes on the biggest overeating day of the year?
Stove Top has decided to release a CLOTHING LINE for Thanksgiving. But rather than leaning into this year’s theme of comfort, they decided to go the opposite way . . . and create FORMALWEAR. Stuffing-themed formalwear. The line includes five items: A red velvet dinner jacket with stuffing lining . . . cufflinks . . . a reversible shawl with a stuffing print . . . a headband . . . and a handkerchief and pocket square.
Why did they go fancy for this clothing line? Quote, “Let’s face it: The sweatpants fatigue is real, and people are looking for any excuse to get dressed up this year. We hope [this] makes people look and feel their very best this Thanksgiving.” The prices range from $4.79 to $30.
All five items go on sale on a special website Stove Top set up for the occasion . . . LetsGetStuffy.com.
Does Friday the 13th make you nervous?
Or is it just another day? A new poll found 29% of adults believe they’ve been INJURED because they didn’t follow a superstition they should have. Here are the top ten superstitions we believe in .
1. Avoiding walking under a ladder. 62% said they’d never do it.
2. Knocking on wood.
3. Crossing your fingers.
4. Saying “bless you” when someone sneezes.
5. Not opening umbrellas indoors.
6. “Find a penny, pick it up.” But only if it’s heads up.
7. Don’t put new shoes on a table. It’s supposed to be bad luck . . . and unsanitary.
8. Breaking the wishbone on a turkey.
9. Throwing salt over your shoulder if you spill some.
10. Keeping your wish a secret when you blow out your candles.
What About If All Things Can Be Made From Mountain Dew?
New Dating Terms For A New World
The dating app Plenty of Fish puts out an annual list of dating trends they expect to see more of next year. And a few of the trends on their 2021 list have to do with COVID. Here are 11 dating trends they expect to see more of next year.
1. Fauci-ing. Declining to date someone because you don’t feel they’re taking the pandemic seriously enough.
2. Maskerading. Where you PRETEND to care about masks and COVID-19, just so people will date you.
3. Apocalypsing. Treating every relationship like it’s your last, and getting too serious too quick. A third of single people know someone who’s done it.
4. Zoomlander-ing. Like the movie “Zoolander”. It’s people who won’t stop checking THEMSELVES out on camera when you’re on a Zoom date.
5. Sanitizing. This one isn’t a COVID thing. It’s when you delete photos and wipe all evidence of past relationships from your social media.
6. Endgame-ing. Accidentally sending a racy photo or video to someone you’re dating.
7. Folklore-ing. Being so focused on fairytale romance that your expectations don’t match reality.
8. Waldo-ing. When someone only posts group photos on their dating profile, so it’s hard to tell which person they are.
9. Stalk-blocking. When you make all of your social media accounts private, so people who might want to date you can’t research you first.
10. Bradying. This one’s a dig on Tom Brady for changing teams. It’s when you end a long-term relationship even though everyone says it’s a mistake.
11. Hey and Pray. When you play the numbers game on dating apps, and just spam a bunch of people with things like “hi” or “hey there.” Two-thirds of women who use dating apps say it’s happened to them.
Those Dreaded Thanksgiving Days
A survey found the top things we’re DREADING about Thanksgiving include dishes, cooking, shopping, too much noise, and dealing with extended family. It might be tough to celebrate Thanksgiving with your ENTIRE family this year. But not everyone thinks that’s a bad thing. A new survey found that dealing with difficult family members is one of the top things we DREAD about Thanksgiving. Here’s the Top 10.
And Finally A Baby Boy
A couple in Michigan with 14 sons had another baby on Thursday . . . and it’s a girl. There’s no word on whether they’re going to stop having kids now. Maybe this couple can finally take a breather. There’s a couple in Lakeview, Michigan that has 14 SONS. And on Thursday, they had their 15th child . . . and it’s a GIRL. 45-year-old Kateri Schwandt and her husband, 45-year-old Jay Schwandt, had their daughter Maggie on Thursday. Yes, they’re 45 and have 15 kids. Their oldest is 28, which means they had him after they got married right out of high school. They had three sons by the time they were done with college . . . but they both still went on to get advanced degrees. There’s no word on whether they’re planning on having any more kids, or if this daughter is FINALLY their license to stop.
Cheaters Be Alert
If you are going to cheat with a guy in a pick up truck, make sure there are no reflective sunglasses on your face, fella’s !
The Smell Of 2020
A novelty candle company in England called . . . ready for this? . . . Flaming Crap has created a candle called “The 2020 Scent.” It’s a layered candle that will take you through four of the big smells of 2020:
1. Banana bread.
2. Hand sanitizer.
3. Wood, for the DIY project and home improvement phase of quarantine.
4. And, quote, “budget aftershave and earthy essence,” which is supposed to make you think of “Tiger King”.
If you’re interested, the candles sell for $20 on their website . . . order fast to make sure the candle arrives in time for Christmas.
A novelty candle company in England called . . . ready for this? . . . Flaming Crap has created a candle called “The 2020 Scent.”
If you’re interested, the candles sell for $20 on their website . . . order fast to make sure the candle arrives in time for Christmas.
Ten Hilariously bad celeb Halloween Costumes This Year!
A list of this year’s 10 WORST celebrity Halloween costumes includes: Shawn Mendes dressing as a “beat-up” version of himself, Vanessa Hudgens in a lazy sexy elf costume, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt went as a cat . . . with a cardigan and a purse? The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t going to stop Hollywood from celebrating Halloween . . . but in some cases, it probably SHOULD’VE. Buzzfeed.com has a list of celebrities who “didn’t exactly nail their Halloween costumes,” which is a nice way of saying “They’re the worst we’ve seen.”
McRib Makes 2020 better
The people at McDonald’s clearly looked around, saw everything going on, and said, “You know what people NEED? Processed and sculpted mystery meat drowned in mild barbecue sauce.” McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib this year, like they do around this time every year. But this year it’s going nationwide. For the past eight years, they’ve only brought it back to some of their stores, not all of ’em.They’re scheduled to hit all 14,400 McDonald’s stores nationwide exactly one month from today.
Time To Get Ill
In case you forgot to set your clocks back this weekend, you are now late for everything, it seems like even MORE people get on board with never changing the clocks again. According to a new survey, only 7% of people say they like this current system of changing the clocks once in the spring and then again in the fall. 66% of people say they’d like to get rid of Daylight Saving Time, so basically, this coming spring, we just wouldn’t change the clocks. And 50% say they’d like to get rid of Standard Time. Obviously, there’s some overlap between those groups from people who just want to stop the time changes, regardless of whether we get rid of Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time to make that happen.
The average person has four awkward or embarrassing situations a month because we misheard what someone said, according to a new survey. And two-thirds of us have had to PRETEND we understood someone when we didn’t. It was hard enough to always understand everything people were saying BEFORE masks. Now? No chance. According to a new survey, the average person has four awkward or embarrassing situations a month because we misheard what someone said. And here are some of the biggest mistakes people make because they misheard something . . .
1. 20% have asked for directions, not understood them, and gone to the wrong place.
2. 20% have called someone by the wrong name repeatedly.
3. 14% have screwed something up at work.
4. And 5% have worn inappropriate clothes to an event because they misheard the dress code.
The survey also found two-thirds of us have had to PRETEND we understood someone when we didn’t.
Most Popular Celeb Halloween Costumes For 2020
If you’re thinking of dressing up as a CELEBRITY for Halloween, you might want to check out this list of the year’s 20 most popular costumes. So these are either ones to COPY or to AVOID, depending on how unique you’re looking to be. To come up with the list, an Internet data company analyzed Google searches regarding celebrity costumes over the past month. Here’s the Top 20:
1. Ariana Grande
2. Britney Spears
4. Kylie Jenner
5. Heidi Klum
6. Kendall Jenner
8. Cardi B
9. Kim Kardashian
10. Elton John
11. Lady Gaga
12. Taylor Swift
Kanye Gives Kim The Gift Of Hologram Dead Dad
KANYE WEST gave KIM KARDASHIAN a hologram of her dad ROBERT KARDASHIAN for her 40th birthday. And of course, it told her that she, quote, “married the most, most, most, most, most, genius man in the whole world, Kanye West!” KANYE WEST may have reached the height of insanity when putting together KIM KARDASHIAN’s 40th birthday gift. Because he gave her a hologram of her late father, ROBERT KARDASHIAN. Hologram Robert tells Kim how proud he is of the whole family, and how he’s watching over all of them. And he loves the fact that she’s continuing his legacy by studying to become a lawyer. Oh, and he also tells Kim she married, quote, “The most, most, most, most, most, genius man in the whole world, Kanye West!” As tacky and weird as this might seem to a normal person, Kim LOVED it. She posted a video of the hologram and said, quote, “For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. “A hologram of my dad. It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion.”
Robert died in 2003 . . . just shy of Kim’s 23rd birthday.
They Say the Pole Dancing Skeletons Gotta Go!
There’s a woman named Angela Nava in Richmond, Texas. And she’s upset because her HOA is forcing her to take down her Halloween decorations . . . which are POLE-DANCING skeletons. She says she put them up because, quote, “We’ve all been cooped up and it’s a terrible year . . . it’s really been just a great creative outlet.” On the bright side, HOAs are as bureaucratic as they are joyless . . . so they gave her a standard 30-day deadline to remove the decorations, and that means the deadline is well after Halloween
Celebrity Dirty At 8:30 Top 5
1. BRAD PITT and his married girlfriend broke up. (Full Story)
2. Despite dating rumors, ADELE says she’s single. (Full Story)
3. MICHAEL FISHMAN, little DJ Conner from “The Conners” spoke out about his son’s overdose death earlier this year. (Full Story)
4. RON JEREMY was charged with seven additional sex crimes. he’s now up to 20 btw (Full Story)
5. “Bachelor” host CHRIS HARRISON is releasing his own line of wedding rings for men. (Full Story)
Boredest Men Ever
Sometimes clichés are clichés because they’re SO true. And this Instagram account is going all in on one of those . . .The Instagram account is called Miserable_Men. And it’s all pictures of men looking bored . . . or even falling asleep . . . on shopping trips.The account is really starting to get popular now and it’s up to more than 346,000 followers. And if you’ve got a good photo to share, they take submissions. (Instagram)
Behold The Ultimate Pumpkin Is Here
Old Time Rap Dis
BUSTA RHYMES challenged T.I. to a battle on “Verzuz”, but T.I. turned him down . . . because he’s too old. Quote, “It ain’t no disrespect at all . . . Y’all wouldn’t put Brandy up against Dionne Warwick.” (Full Story)
Babycenter.com just released its report on the most popular baby names of the year based on data from more than 520,000 parents. And the names at the top are pretty much the same popular names we’ve been seeing lately.
The top 10 for girls are Sophia . . . Olivia . . . Riley . . . Emma . . . Ava . . . Isabella . . . Aria . . . Aaliyah . . . Amelia . . . and Mia.
The top 10 for boys are Liam . . . Noah . . . Jackson . . . Aiden . . . Elijah . . . Grayson . . . Lucas . . . Oliver . . . Caden . . . and Mateo.
One other result: The popularity of the name “Karen” went down 13% after a particularly bad year for Karens. (Babycenter)