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Random Blogging For Wednesday October 16th

Random Blogging For Wednesday October 16th

Good Morning!  Happy Hump Day!  Hope you have a great day!  Here's what you missed on today's show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

1/4 of us are so impatient we've done this. What?

Answer: 

Eaten food in the grocery store before paying for it.

 

The Bonehead Of The Day:

A Washington state psychologist was suspended after a prostitute stole his laptop with the health information of all of his clients on it.

At first, he told cops the computer was stolen out of his car when he left it unlocked.  He eventually admitted that he had given the laptop to a prostitute to hold while he ran to the ATM to get some cash to pay her. It was collateral.

The laptop had personal health information on 652 clients and he didn't tell anyone it was missing for 3 days, which is a violation of his contract.

He's been suspended and could have his license revoked for life.

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Why You Should Wait Til December To Buy Toys For Christmas

Don't buy toys before December. To get better prices, watch and wait.

Wal-Mart and Toys R Us both released their hot toy lists about a month ago. The LeapPad Ultra from LeapFrog starts at $149, Zoomer the interactive dog is $79, Furby Boom sells for $59 and Big Hugs Elmo is $49.

Stores do this every year to get us to shop early. They try to create a sense of urgency that these toys are hot and may not be available later on.

The editors at DealNews just ran the numbers for the last year and found that it pays to wait. The best prices were not on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but during the first two weeks in December.

DealNews analyzed the price histories of items on the 2012 Toys R Us "Fabulous 15 List" and found that almost all of them that were discounted on Black Friday were reduced again in the first two weeks of December.

The bottom line is ....  if you skip Black Friday and shop the two weeks before Christmas, you will save the most amount of money on toys.

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First Samsung Now Sony Releasing Smart Watch

Samsung just released a smartwatch and now, Sony is doing the same.

"SmartWatch 2″ was available in Europe and Asia, and now, the wrist-worn computer is available in the U.S.

The SmartWatch 2 is the first smartwatch on the planet to include water resistance and dust resistance. It also features a solid build thanks to its aluminum case and silicon strap. The device works with most moderns smartphones, unlike Samsung's Galaxy Gear, which only works with one for the time being.

The Sony watch costs $199.95 from Sony's online store.

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(Double Standard?) High School Student Sent Home For Wearing Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt, While School is Selling Version Of Their Own.

A high school student in Oklahoma was sent home for wearing a breast cancer awareness shirt.

The shirt read, "twin peaks, save the scenic views."

The principal said the shirt was offensive. BUT.. the school is selling shirts that say, ""big or small save them all" and "save second base."

The student said he wore the shirt to support breast cancer awareness and only wore it to support a good cause. The shirt was designed by a senior who teamed up with a local restaurant to sell the shirts.

Even though the shirts are banned from the school they can still be purchased at the Twin Peaks restaurants with all the money going to Oklahoma Project Women.

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Caught!  18 Foot Sea Creature Off California Coast

An 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish was caught off the coast of Catalina Island near Los Angeles.

A marine science instructor snorkeling found the oarfish and got 15 others to help him bring it to shore.  The fish apparently died of natural causes.

Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet deep, sightings of the creatures are rare and they are largely unstudied.

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Birthdays:

~~Actress Suzanne Somers is 67.  (American Graffiti, Three's Company's Christmas "Chrissy" Snow, She's the Sheriff's Hildy Granger, Step by Step)
~~Actress Angela Lansbury is 88. (Dear World, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Murder She Wrote's Jessica Beatrice Fletcher, Beauty & the Beast's Mrs. Potts)
~~Actor Barry Corbin ("Northern Exposure": "War Games") is 73.   (The Closer; Anger Management (TV); No Country for Old Men)
~~Producer-director David Zucker is 66. (Airplane!; The Naked Gun movies; many more)
~~Actor-director Tim Robbins is 55. (The Shawshank Redemption; The Player;  Bull Durham ; Mission to Mars, Mystic River, Code 46, Catch a Fire, The Lucky One)
~~Actress Terri Vaughn ("All of Us," "The Steve Harvey Show") is 44.  (Friday)
~~Actress Kellie Martin ("Christy," "Life Goes On") is 38.
~~Actor Jeremy Jackson ("Baywatch") is 33.
~~Actress Brea Grant ("Heroes") is 32.
~~Actress, Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff is 50 (David's ex-wife;  The Young and the Restless)
~~Actress, Caterina Scorsone ("Private Practice") is 32
~~Baseball analyst Tim McCarver is 72
~~Baseball star Bryce Harper is 21


MUSICALLY:

~~Singer-songwriter John Mayer is 36
~~Bassist Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 51
~~Singer Chad Gray (of Mudvayne) is 42
~~Guitarist Bob Weir (of the Grateful Dead) is 66.
~~Singer Wendy Wilson (of Wilson Phillips) is 44

~~Bassist C.F. Turner (of Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is 70
~~Guitarist Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) is 54
~~Singer Bob Mould (Husker Du) is 53
~~Rapper B-Rock (of B-Rock and the Bizz) is 42
~~Musician, Tony Carey (Rainbow) is 60
~~Singer, Abel Talamantez is 35 (Cruz Martínez Y Los Super Reyes;  Menudo, MDO, A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings)

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The Highest Paid Sitcom Stars Are:

"Two and a Half Men" may not be the highest-rated comedy anymore, but it still employs the two highest-paid TV actors — and three of the top 10 earning television stars of last year. Make that four, if you still count Charlie Sheen.

According to Forbes, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer made around $24 million and $21 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Kutcher stands to bank even more money once his episodes go into syndication. Coming in at No. 7 is their "Men" co-star Angus T. Jones, who pocketed $11 million.

This is the second straight year Kutcher has topped Forbes's list.

Just a little perspective for you: In 2011, when Sheen still had the lead role, he came in at No. 1 on the Forbes list with $40 million. Charlie, who now fronts FX's "Anger Management," slides in at No. 9 this year with $10 million.

Here's the full list of TV's top-paid actors:

(1) Ashton Kutcher, $24 million
(2) Jon Cryer, $21 million
(3) Ray Romano, $16 million
(4) Neil Patrick Harris (tie), $15 million
(4) Mark Harmon (tie), $15 million
(6) Patrick Dempsey, $13 million
(7) Tim Allen (tie), $11 million
(7) Angus T. Jones (tie), $11 million
(9) Michael C. Hall (tie), $10 million
(9) Charlie Sheen (tie), $10 million

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New Angry Birds Game Coming Soon

A new Angry Birds game is coming out in December. 

Angry Birds Go! places the Angry Bid characters behind the wheel of go-karts, as players race down tracks collecting coins and power-ups.

Players can also choose between a variety of karts with different powers.

Angry Birds Go! will launch on December 11th.

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Newsflash..  Taste In Music Does Change Over Time

Your taste in music changes as you get older. 

Researchers studied more than a quarter of a million people over 10-years to see their taste in music. 

They found as people got older their taste is music changed to meet their social and psychological needs.

Even teens who listened to punk rock changed and listened to classical music when they got to their middle ages. 

 

** Researchers divided musical genres into five broad categories they call the MUSIC model - mellow, unpretentious, sophisticated, intense, contemporary - and plotted the patterns of preference across age-groups.
 

THE FIVE STAGES

    The first is the 'intense' period when punk or metal dominates adolescence as teens explore their own identity.
    After that listeners gravitate towards 'contemporary' electronic and R&B music which reflects the autonomy of early adulthood.
    That phase of 'romantic, emotionally positive and danceable' music gives way to a 'Mellow' period as listeners search for love and start families.
    Following that is the 'sophisticated' age of jazz and classical pieces.
    And finally as we mature and lose the need for peer approval we become more inclined to 'unpretentious' music such as country and folk.

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How Much Money Does It Really Take To Raise A Child?

A recent study from the Fraser Institute calculated the cost of raising kids at about $3,000 a year.

A MoneySense article in 2011 put the number closer to $250, 000 to get them from birth to 18 and legally allowed to leave the house.

It's expensive, but when you do the *real* math and take into account opportunities that are missed because of the spending you make on kids, the numbers get ugly.

Maclean's Magazine did the harder math. They put the number at $700,000 to get a kid to 18, and make it $900 000 if they do the predicted and live at home into their early 20s.

And that's for one kid. You're looking at over $1 Million if you have more than one kid.

A study from the University of Waterloo showed that when parents were only presented with the costs of raising kids, they valued the time they spent with their kids more. The more they cost, the more we love them.

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Fact Or Fooey..  Where You Sit In A Movie Theater Says Alot About You

Psychologists say where you sit in a movie theater can say a lot about you. 

They say if you sit in the back corner, you likely lack self-confidence... while those who choose a seat in the center of the cinema directly in front of the screen are confident and decisive.

Those who sit in the back of the cinema with the screen directly in front of them are calm and collected.

And they say people who love sociable activity and being around others select a seat on the front row with the screen directly in front of them.

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Confirmed!  Your Knees Can Predict The Weather.

Some studies have linked changes in temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure to pain from arthritis, headaches, toothaches, and more.

If you're one of those people, there are a few tips to help you get through the weather changes and the aches and pains that come with it.

-Take a pain reliever or anti-inflammatory in advance if a storm or cold weather is forecast.

-Dress warmly in the cold, including thermal socks, gloves and a vest.

-Keep out drafts at home by sealing doors and windows and carpeting floors.

-Apply heat to aching joints.

-Use a dehumidifier to avoid spikes in dampness.

-Stay active, keeping muscles strong around damaged joints.

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19 Reasons Why Being Single is Awesome

Here's 19 reasons why being single is actually pretty awesome.

 

1. You can do socially unacceptable things without anyone seeing.
2. No one can get in your way when you're trying to do things at your house.
3. You can watch whatever you want whenever you want.
4. You don't have to share the popcorn.
5. You can decorate however you want.
6. You don't have to hang out with people if you don't want to.
7. You can do what YOU want with your night.
8. You can test out new talents without anyone judging you.
9. You can dance around your house like a crazy person.
10. You can buy whatever you want at the grocery store.
11. Your place can be as messy as you want it to be.
12. You don't have to worry about who will pick up the dinner check.
13. You don't have to worry about the check up texts.
14. You can party it up with your friends without worrying where your significant other is.
15. You can be independent.
16. You can experiment with your wardrobe.
17. You can jump into your bed and take up the whole thing.
18. You don't have to try and share a hammock.
19. You can LIVE THE DREAM.

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Video Of the Day:

A year ago, Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a spaceship and landed safely on planet Earth.

Red Bull recently released a point-of-view video of his dive complete with mission data. A few things to keep in mind: Baumgartner hit speeds of around 830 miles per hour. He started his jump at almost 128,000 feet above sea level (around 24 miles).  And yes, he did break the sound barrier.

 

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