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Random Blogging For Wednesday December 4th

Happy Hump Day!  I have to say a happy birthday to my buddy Vaughn Mathis today.. Great guy, hope you have a great day!  Here's what you missed on today's show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q.   On Average people burn close to 1600 calories when doing this. What?

A.   Christmas Shopping! 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A fifth grader at an elementary school in Franklin, Tennessee got a hold of an erotic book by accident.

The book was by a British author known for his children's books, but also wrote adult fiction, and somehow one of his more erotic-themed books ended up on a fifth-grade classroom bookshelf.

It was among a box of books donated to the teacher, who in turn put the books on the shelves in his classroom without evaluating them individually.

The child's parents alerted the school's principal, and an investigation took place. The teacher was not terminated but was disciplined.

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The Number Of People Playing Online Video Games Is Over 700 Million

A study found that more than 700 million people are playing online games worldwide. That amounts to about 44 percent of the world's online population.

46 percent of gamers are women and 54 percent are men.

The top categories for boys and men are racing, sports and action games, while the top categories for women are puzzle, quiz, word, matching and mahjong games.

The top categories for girls are cooking, dress-up and pet-care games.

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This Guy Had Such A Bad Experience With Customer Support he Recorded it & Posted Online

A man's problem with Amazon got much worse because of superbad customer service.

He was worried that someone named "Brittni" was "phishing" his email address. So he contacted Amazon's customer support team through its live chat function, to ask Amazon to block an email address that appeared to be associated with his real address. Unfortunately, the Amazon worker on the other end of the chat appeared to not understand English.

He spent nearly an hour with "Farah," trying to explain the problem. She suggested deleting his own email account, resetting his password, and offering to delete his account for him.

At one point "Farah" started addressing the guys as "maam," even though he is a man.

STORY AND CONVERSATION TRANSCRIPT

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Birthdays:

~~Model/Host Tyra Banks is 40 (America's Next Top Model)
~~Actor, Jeff Bridges is 64 (The Mirror Has Two Faces, The Big Lebowski, Arlington Road, Muse, Seabiscuit, The Door in the Floor, Iron Man; True Grits 2010; TRON: Legacy; Crazy Heart)
~~Actress, Marisa Tomei is 49 (A Different World, As The World Turns' Marcy, My Cousin Vinny, Untamed Heart, Only You, The Guru, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead; The Wrestler)
~~"Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is 28
~~Actor/comedian, Fred Armisen is 47 (Satuday Night Live; Portlandia)
~~Britney Spears' former-agent/fiance', Jason Trawick is 42
~~Actor, Orlando Brown ("That's So Raven") is 26 (Major Payne)
~~Game Show Host, Wink Martindale is 79
~~Actor, Donnelly Rhodes is 76 (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Battlestar Galactica)
~~Actor, Kevin Sussman is 43 (Ugly Betty; The Big Bang Theory; A.I. Artificial Intelligence)
~~Actor, Tony Todd is 59 (Candyman; Platoon; Chuck)
~~Actor-producer-director Max Baer Jr. ("The Beverly Hillbillies") is 76.
~~Actress Chelsea Noble ("Growing Pains," ''Kirk") is 49.    
~~ESPN host, Skip Bayless is 62


MUSICALLY:


~~Rapper Jay-Z is 44
~~Guitarist Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rossington Collins Band) is 62
~~Singer-bassist Chris Hillman (The Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers) is 69.
~~Singer Southside Johnny Lyon (of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes) is 65.
~~Singer Vinnie Dombroski (of Sponge) is 51.
~~Singer,  Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon is 77 ("Palisades Park")
~~Country singer Lila McCann is 32.
~~Drummer Brian Prout (of Diamond Rio) is 58

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Spotify Revealed 2013's Most Streamed Songs & Artists

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rihanna and Imagine Dragons were the artists that people were listening to on Spotify, according to its 24 million listeners.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were crowned most-streamed artist worldwide and so was their debut album, "The Heist." "Can't Hold Us" was the most-streamed song, with "Thrift Shop" in third behind Avicii's "Wake Me Up."

In the U.S. Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" was the most streamed track, with Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" coming in second. Rihanna held the title of most-streamed female artist in the world, with Lana Del Rey and Pink in second and third. Lorde was the most viral new artist.

The most streamed tracks in the U.S. for 2013:

1. Radioactive, Imagine Dragons

2. Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

3. Can't Hold Us, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton

4. Get Lucky, Daft Punk

5. Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke

6. Royals, Lorde

7. Ho Hey, The Lumineers

8. Mirrors, Justin Timberlake

9. Wake Me Up, Avicii

10. Sail, AWOLNATION

Most streamed artists (U.S.):

1. Drake

2. Jay Z

3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

4. Imagine Dragons

5. Kanye West

6. Eminem

7. Justin Timberlake

8. Daft Punk

9. Lana Del Rey

10. Mumford & Sons

Most streamed albums (U.S.):

1. Night Visions, Imagine Dragons

2. The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

3. The Lumineers, The Lumineers

4. Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars

5. Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay Z

6. Nothing Was the Same, Drake

7. Born to Die: The Paradise Edition, Lana Del Rey

8. 18 Months, Calvin Harris

9. Good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar

10. Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

SOURCE

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The Latest Trend In Baby Names.. Naming Your Kid After A Duck Dynasty Star

The newest up and coming baby names are those modeled after the stars of "Duck Dynasty".

Korie and Silas are some of the up-and-comers on BabyCenter's annual baby names survey, along with other pop-culture-inspired names like George (after the royal baby), Kanye (yes, seriously), and Marnie and Shoshanna (after the 'Girls' characters).

Korie's popularity was up 89% this year, Kanye was up 38%, and George was up 37%. None of them were so popular that they made the top 10, though.

 

Here's the full list of the most popular names for boys and girls:

Boys

1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Liam
4. Lucas
5. Noah
6. Mason
7. Jayden
8. Ethan
9. Jacob
10. Jack

Girls

1.Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Isabella
5. Mia
6. Ava
7. Lily
8. Zoe
9. Emily
10. Chloe

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Cool or Creapy..  Phone That Can Read Your Mind

 

There are several apps that can predict what you want before you do, and Google leads the way. 

Google's Now, along with other intelligent personal assistant apps including Osito and Grokr can predict what a user will do next before offering relevant help and information at each step without ever being asked.

The apps use an algorithm that combines with location data, taken from the phone or tablet's GPS unit, as well as posts on social networks, email information and more to make the predictions. 

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Grumpy Grub.. What Foods To Eat & Avoid When in A Bad Mood

Certain key nutrients in foods can have an impact on your moods.

Stressed out?  Try having whole-wheat pasta, which contains magnesium and may reduce stress responses in your body. Pair the pasta with salmon, which provides omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown these fish fats may help decrease anxiety symptoms.

Round out your meal with a leafy green salad - like kale - or other fresh fruits and veggies that are full of vitamin C, which is linked to lower levels of stress markers.

Feeling Angry?  Think green. Having a cup of tea to help relax is a common for many people, but next time, make sure its green tea. Green tea contains a mood-leveling antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate. A study found that people who got the nutrient rated their moods as calmer compared to those who took a placebo.

Feeling Down? Eat breakfast! You can reap the benefits of a morning meal without cooking, just reach for your cereal bowl. Having cereal at the start of the day may contribute to an overall feeling of better wellbeing, possibly because of cereal's role in promoting good digestion.

Feeling Negative? Gorging on a tub of ice cream, a bag of potato chips or a whole pan of fudge brownies will only make you feel guilty later. This only leads to more negative feelings and will make your mood worse. Put on your favorite upbeat song. It's a zero-calorie way to instantly lift your spirits.

Feeling Unmotivated? Sipping wine and vegging out in front of the TV may sound appealing when you're battling the blahs, but it's your worst enemy on days like these. Alcohol can lower your inhibitions and lead to overeating. Instead, take a quick stroll around the block. Getting a bit of exercise can actually boost your energy, which can help you tackle your to-do list.

Feeling Sluggish? If you're struggling to make it through an afternoon at the office, your blood sugar level may be the culprit. Keep your energy up by eating fiber- and protein-filled meals and snacks that enter the bloodstream slowly. They also do a better job of controlling your hunger. Stay clear of the sweets because they're full of refined carbs and sugar that will send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride. Also, don't overlook the value of sleep. Sleep deprivation can mess with the hormones that control your appetite and promotes cravings for more carbs and sugar.

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Would You Wear A Mood Sweater?

A new sweater, called the GER mood sweater, is a wearable piece of technology that lets friends know the wearer's mood.

The sweater has technology that looks for changes in the human skin to detect what mood the wearer might be in at any given moment.

The different emotional states range from "tranquil" (green) to "ecstatic, blissful" (yellow).

The technology works by attaching sensors to the wearer's hands that are then hooked up to the collar.

But beware, the mood sweater could also show feelings that you don't want to share yet- it will also glow crimson when you are "nervous" or "in love."

One hundred of the hi-tech custom-sized garments are expected to go on sale in March.

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Top 5 Reasons Women Cheat

According to a new survey… some women cheat on their husband because they wear socks during sex.

A dating website that helps people find extramarital affairs surveyed more than 4,000 women to find the top five bad habits that lead to cheating. 

Being ungentlemanly-- for example, stealing the sheets at night or keeping socks on during sex--- and narcissistic like -- only pleasuring one's self, rather than their partner -- were the top two reasons women cheated. 

Women also say they didn't like dirty talk; it was another reason they cheated. 

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Video Of The Day:

Today's video is another great Ron Burgundy clip.. They are in full promotion mode for the new movie coming out in a few weeks..  Here he is interviewing Peyton Manning on ESPN.. Pretty hillarious!



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