Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

 
Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

Random Blogging For Monday October 28th

Good Morning!  How was your weekend?  I had a busy, but fun weekend.. Hung out with Friends on Friday night, Saturday had the Costume Contest at Winnavegas, and then got some housework done on Sunday after hanging out at an open house for a bit.  Hope your Monday is as easy as a Monday can be..  Here's what you missed on today's show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q.   In 1998, 1 out of 10 teens had one of these devices. What?

A.   A Pager!

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A 55-year-old New York man got caught after robbing banks 37 times over the last few months.

The guy didn't steal money, he stole those little rugs inside the front doors. He'd sell them to bodegas for $30 a-piece and up.

Sometimes he did it during busy times and in broad daylight.

When he needed to get into the lobby late at night he used a stolen debit card.

Cops used surveillance video to track him down and then got lucky when a security guard called right after one of the rugs were stolen.

A cop nearby saw him walking down the street, carrying the rug, and arrested him.

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Fan Or Fanatic?  Boy Has Worn The Same Aaron Rodgers Jersey Every Day For Nearly 3 Years

A boy in Holmen, Wisconsin has worn his Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers jersey for three years. 

The boy got his first Packers jersey for Christmas a couple of years ago and hasn't taken it off since.

He's worn it for 1,034 consecutive days.  He is trying to set a record for the most consecutive days wearing a Packers jersey, which is four years. 

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And Now.. A Folding Car

Some folks in South Korea have created a car called the Armadillo... the car that folds in half after you park it.

And.... you can operate it from your SmartPhone.

The Armadillo-T, named after its design for its rear looks like a South American armadillo shell, shrinks from 110 inches to 70 inches. The rear shell kicks upward covering over the front, taking up only one-third of a typical Korean parking space. The micro car has a maximum speed of 37 mph and can travel 62 miles off a 10-minute fast charge.

According to a a professorwho led the project:  "We see cars as a complicated machine. But it is now time to start thinking new. Cars will be handy and convenient in the future. In other words, it will be more of a consumer electronic product."



 

 

Scrabble Secrets Revealed:  How To Always Win

A Scrabble expert (Barry Grossman) says there are at least 100 different tips players can use to win, or at least boost their overall score.

These include how to remember unusual words, why two-letter words, especially involving the 'X' tile, are so important and when it is acceptable to use proper nouns, which are usually banned.

He suggests adding unusual words to your vocabulary, such as "epopoeia," "psst," "qat," and "barry."

He also explains that two-letter words are important because they can be used to get rid of tiles towards the end of the game, but they can also be used to connect words.

He shares that another way to steal points is to take advantage of prefixes and suffixes, and warns against using the letter 'S' and the blank tile without careful thought.

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Voice Of The Simpsons Mrs. Krabappel Dead At 70

Actress Marcia Wallace, best known as the voice of Springfield Elementary teacher Mrs. Krabappel on "The Simpsons" and wisecracking secretary Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show," has died. She was 70 years old.

Her son tells TMZ the actress passed away due to pneumonia complications.

Simpsons producer Al Jean said, "She was beloved by all atThe Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character."

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Birthdays:

~~Actress, Julia Roberts is 46 (Flatliners, Sleeping With the Enemy, Dying Young, Renegades, Hook, The Pelican Brief, I Love Trouble, Ready To Wear, Something To Talk About, Everyone Says I Love You, Michael Collins, My Best Friend's Wedding, Conspiracy Theory, Stepmom, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Erin Brockovich; first woman on G.Q. mag cover; Eric's sister, The Mexican, Ocean's Eleven, Full Frontal, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Mona Lisa Smile, Closer, Ocean's Twelve, The Ant Bully, Charlotte's Web, Charlie Wilson's War, Duplicity)
~~Retired Microsoft guru, Bill Gates is 58
~~ Actor-comedian Andy Richter is 47. (Conan)
~~Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 39. (Gladiator; Signs; Walk the Line; The Village; more)
~~Comedian, Sheryl Underwood (The Talk) is 50
~~Actor, Dennis Franz is 69 (NYPD Blue's Det. Andy Sipowicz; movies: The Fury, Dressed To Kill, Popeye, Psycho II, Body Double, Die Hard 2)
~~Actress, Jami Gertz is 48 (The Lost Boys; Less Than Zero; Twister; Still Standing)
~~Actress, Lauren Holly is 50 (Dumb & Dumber; Picket Fences)
~~Original 'Bachelorette', Trista Rehn is 41
~~Actress, Annie Potts is 61 (Designing Women; Ghostbusters movies; Toy Story)
~~Actor Nolan Gould ("Modern Family") is 15
~~Actress, Dayanara Torres is 39 (former Miss Universe; Marc Anthony's ex-wife)
~~Actress, Daphne Zuniga is 51 (Fly II, Spaceballs; Melrose Place)
 ~~Actress, Jane Alexander is 74 (The Ring; Kramer vs. Kramer; The Cider House Rules)
~~Actress, Chris Bauer (the cop on 'True Blood') is 47
~~Actress-singer Telma Hopkins (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 65
~~1976 Olympic Decathlon winner, now reality star, Bruce Jenner is 64 (Keeping Up With The Kardashians)


MUSICALLY:

~~Singer-rapper Frank Ocean is 26
~~Singer Ben Harper is 44
~~Country Singer, Brad Paisley is 41
~~Country Music Legend, Charlie Daniels is 77
~~Fiddler Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown) is 45
~~Singer, Ricky Lee Reynolds (Black Oak Arkansas ) is 65
~~Guitarist Dave Tirio (of Plain White T's) is 34
~~Singer Justin Guarini ("American Idol") is 35
~~Singer-guitarist William Reid (of The Jesus and Mary Chain) is 55
~~Drummer Stephen Morris (of New Order) is 56
~~Singer Wayne Fontana (of Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) is 68

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Bad Grandpa Tops The Box Office!

"Bad Grandpa" knocked off "Gravity" from the top spot at the weekend box office.

Johnny Knoxville's "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" opened in first with $32 million. 

The Sandra Bullock and George Clooney space thriller fell to second with $20.3 million after three weekends in the top spot.  "Captain Phillips" fell from second to third with $11.8 million.


Top 10 Movies

1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: $32 million

2. Gravity: $20.3 million

3. Captain Phillips: $11.8 million

4. The Counselor: $8 million

5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: $6.1 million

6. Carrie: $5.9 million

7. Escape Plan: $4.3 million

8. 12 Years a Slave: $2.1 million

9. Enough Said: $1.5 million

10. Prisoners: $1.1 million

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The Most Popular Halloween Candy is...

A recent survey shows that most people favor chocolate Halloween treats.

According to Forbes, only 12 percent of Americans claim candy corn to be their favorite Halloween candy, compared to 72 percent who prefer chocolate.

Reese's is the most popular chocolate treat, with sales of around $510 million in the past year alone.

Gummies, chewy and hard candies, lollipops, mints and gum are our least favorite Halloween treats, scraping up a combined 16 percent of the votes.

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Visualize This..  Spray On Clothing

Someday, packing for a trip might be as simple as throwing spray cans into your luggage that allow you to make your own spray-on clothes.


A British designer has created a spray-on fabric that can form a t-shirt or even evening attire.

Once sprayed onto a surface, the instant fabric forms a nonwoven material that dries almost instantly.

It can be easily peeled off, and can even create a shape—such as a flaring skirt—if sprayed correctly.

After a person is finished wearing a spray-on garment, it can be recycled by dissolving in a solution.

It will be ready to hit the market once all testing has been completed.

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Bonehead Of The Day #2

After a South Carolina man helped his family get out of their burning home, he ran back inside to grab some beer.

The guy admitted he is an alcoholic.  He said he was dumb for going back into the burning house but he needed the beers.

The house's new water heater was the reason for the fire starting.

No one was injured in the fire.

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Video Of The Day:

Who doesn't love a PB&J From time to time.. Here's a way to make it better!

 


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