Good Morning! Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend.. I'm lookin' forward to enjoying a relaxing weekend at home.. Whatever you're doing hope you have a great time. Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. This board game dates all the way back to pre-civil war times and was know as
A. The Game of LIFE!
Bonehead Of The Day
A janitor for an elementary school in Michigan was fired after she paid two fourth graders to beat up another student.
The woman gave the two fourth graders $1 each to beat up a student who made fun of her.
The janitor was fired on Monday after it was reported by another person at the school. The mother of the kid who got beat up said the two fourth graders were bullying her child.
No word if the two kids who accepted the money got in trouble.
Drunk Dial Congress.org.. Drink, Get Drunk, then Dial
DrunkDialCongress.org wants people to complain to a Congress member about the government shutdown.
Once people get to the site, they have to type in their phone number. An automated message then says, "is this government making you want to drink? When I drink I like to tell people what's on my mind."
The call is then transferred a random member from the House of Representatives.
Paging Tony Stark.. Iron Man Suit Under Development By US Army
The Army is working on an Iron Man suit.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and other groups are joining forces to create a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.
(Allegedly).... The suit will include integrated 360-degree cameras, sensors that can detect injuries and apply a wound-sealing foam, and a bulletproof exoskeleton made of fluids that can change from liquid to solid in milliseconds when a magnetic field or electrical current is applied.
Obie Is No Longer The Obese Dachshund.. He's Dropped 50 Pounds
Obie, a dachshund that tipped the scales at 77 pounds has dropped 50, after more than a year of strict dieting, a tummy tuck surgery and lots of long walks.
The pooch, living in Portland, Oregon, is down to a healthy weight of 27lbs.
High School Rule.. You Can't Graduate Unless You Get Accepted To College
The Corbett, OR school district wants to make it a requirement that you get accepted into college in order to graduate from high school.
The principal of the high school says they wouldn't have to actually follow through and attend the college, but he wants it to be part of the requirement.
If the kids can't afford the application fees, the school has grants that can cover the costs.
The new regulations wouldn't start until 2017.
~~Actress Emily Deschanel (Bones) is 37.
~~Actress, Michelle Trachtenberg is 28 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Gossip Girl; Weeds)
~~Actor, Stephen Moyer (True Blood) is 44
~~Actress, Constance Zimmer is 43 (Boston Legal; Entourage)
~~Actor, Luke Perry is 48 (Beverly Hills 90210's Dylan McKay, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; The Fifth Element; Jeremiah)
~~Actress, Joan Cusack is 51 (John's sister; Saturday Night Live member 1985-86; Addams Family Values, Broadcast News, Married to the Mob, My Bodyguard, Sixteen Candles, Working Girl, Toys, In & Out, High Fidelity, Where the Heart Is, School of Rock, Ice Princess; many more)
~~Pro rodeo/bull rider, Ty Murray is 44 (Jewel's hubby)
~~Actor Trevor Donovan ("90210") is 35
~~Actress, Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) is 45 (Ally McBeal; Ice Age)
~~Actor/comedian, Artie Lange is 46 (MAD TV, The Norm Show)6
~~Actor, David Morse is 60 (St. Elsewhere; The Green Mile; The Rock; The Hurt Locker; Treme)
~~Actor Stephen Spinella ("24") is 57
~~NFL legend, Steve Young is 52
~~NFL star, Terrell Suggs is 31
~~Golfer, Michelle Wie is 24
~~Singer, Daryl Hall is 67 (Hall & Oates; solo)
~~Guitarist Scott Johnson (of Gin Blossoms) is 51.
~~Rapper, M.C. Lyte is 42
~~Rapper U-God (of Wu-Tang Clan) is 43
~~Country Singer, Gene Watson is 70
~~Country Singer, Paulette Carlson is 62
In Theaters This Weekend
Captain Phillips (PG-13)
Tom Hanks stars as Captain Richard Phillips whose container ship was hijacked (in 2009) by a crew of Somali pirates. Also stars Catherine Keener, Max Martini. (PROJECTION: $18-$20 MIL.)
Machete Kills (-R-)
Stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba. (PROJECTION: $8-$9 MIL.)
** "Gravity" is expected to gross $28 million or more in its second weekend.**
Would You Bring Your Parents To Work? Linkedin Thinks So
LinkedIn has created a bring your parents to work day.
The social network for professionals has designated November 7th as Bring In Your Parents Day in which employees are encouraged to invite their mother, father or grandparents into the office.
The company hopes the day will help explain what people do at work better: Research finds one in three parents don't understand what their children do for a living.
Life Hacks For Cheap Skates
-- If you don't throw away your Starbucks cup, refills are only 50 cents.
-- In fact, reloading and reusing your Starbucks gift card can qualify you for free refills.
You have to register and use the card a few times beforehand, but you will unlock special instructions for free coffee and tea!
-- If you have cool neighbors, share Wi-Fi and split one bill.
-- Reasonably threatening to leave your cable company can compel them to give you an "exclusive" discounted rate.
-- If your original discounted cable/internet rates will expire, cancel your account and have your roommate re-sign up.
-- You can buy retailer gift cards online for cheaper than their loaded value.
Either at the company website, or specialty gift card outlets.
-- Use Google Voice to call people on your computer.
-- Be a "hair model" for stylists-in-training at trendy salons. Your cheap cut will look über-expensive.
-- Join "For Sale" Facebook groups to nab freebies or steals. It has better stuff than Craigslist and it's less creepy.
Find completely random *AND FREE* things.
-- Heading home for an extended holiday? Sublet your apartment when you're gone.
-- Leave Tupperware at work so you can take those free company meals home.
Everyone might judge you a little bit, though.
-- Get free week gym passes. At different facilities. Every week. Until you can't.
-- Coffee shops and bakeries usually give out their baked goodies at the end of the day.
-- As do pizza places and movie popcorn stations.
-- Local gallery openings usually serve free wine and a classy environment to get tipsy.
Also, free food (sometimes)!
-- Arrange clothing swaps with your most fashionable friends.
-- There are a thousand ways to effectively clean household things with vinegar.
Video Of The Day:
This video is pretty funny and true.. It would be creepy if a guy did these things. Enjoy!