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Roundabouts And Wet Popcorn

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Woman wears hard hat, holds crockpot lid as shield in Clearfield Dollar General – WeAreCentralPA

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World Naked Bike Ride returns to St. Louis streets in 2021 – Fox2Now

If You Say “Open Bunghole” to Your Tesla, It Opens the Charging Port – Teslarati

Nike Will Soon Sell Refurbished Sneakers in Select Stores Throughout the U.S. – FootWearNews

What now? No La Russell residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s election – JoplinGlobe

Louisiana woman refuses to return $1.2M mistakenly deposited into her account – KIRO7

A Woman Tried to Buy Gift Cards at a Dollar General . . . Using a Fake $1 Million Bill – TheDailyTimes

A Guy Who Got Mailed Around the World in a Crate Is Looking for the Guys Who Helped Him Do It – CBC


A Food Network Recipe for Popcorn and Mayo Salad Is Going Viral – Buzzfeed (video)



With the passing of DMX we always say death is good for… book sales.  His 2003  autobiography “E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX” has re-entered Amazon’s bestsellers list. It is top 10 for art and literature biographies and the top 50 of all biographies.  DMX passed away last Friday April 9th at the age of 50.  

RON HOWARD and his brother CLINT grew up in showbiz, so you know they have a ton of stories to tell.  They have a joint autobiography called “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family”.  It comes out October 12th.   Ron spent his childhood on “The Andy Griffith Show”, with Andy and Don.  And Clint did indeed star with a trained bear on the show “Gentle Ben” in the late ’60s. This will be filled with positive uplifting stories of their childhood in Hollywood. Are thre many kid stars today that YOU think will write a glowing account of their childhood in Hollywood in 50 years? 

Who is in this conversation? MACAULAY CULKIN and Joe Rogan on Rogan’s podcast a couple 2 3 years back. His pants are not on fire being he and his girlfriend BRENDA SONG welcomed a baby boy last Monday.  They named her Dakota Song Culkin, in honor of Macaulay’s sister who died in 2008. 

  1. OZ wasn’t a popular choice to guest-host “Jeopardy!”, and now it sounds like he wasn’t too popular with the contestants either.  One of them by the name of Emily Seaman says he actually made fun of them. She says that after she failed to answer a question, she, quote, “heard him making fun of it to one of the producers.  Like, ‘I can’t believe they didn’t get this one.’  I was, like, ‘Cool, bro . . . let’s see you do this.'” She added, quote, “It was just odd.  I don’t think he likes ‘Jeopardy!'” Seaman wasn’t happy when she heard Dr. Oz was going to host while she was on, but obviously, it wasn’t enough to make her give up her dream.  Still, as a “Harry Potter”fan, she had an appropriate quote for seeing him on the podium:  “How dare you stand where he stood?” 

Name the video…I was uploaded to YouTube on September 10, 2007, within 24 hours I had garnered over 2 million views, by 2009 I was the second most discussed video on the platform. I was the first viral video to get mass mainstream coverage… I made this video as a gender-bending teenage high school dropout in my grandparent’s bedroom. I had no idea the impact its message would have, years later, maybe society is finally starting to get it 🙂 Own a part of internet & pop culture history! As of Monday afternoon, a single bid has been placed on it to purchase it at its original listing price, with the auction slated to end on Monday night. ANSWER: Non-fungible tokens are the rage these days, and it has stuff from the past looking for another payday. Enter Chris Cocker who is infamous for the Leave Britney Alone rant in 2007, which was in many ways a precursor to the full-fledged #FreeBritney movement regarding media attention and control of Britney Spears. Which is what I believe Chris is going for timing wise here.  As of Monday, the auction for the NFT is running for about $21,000 in American currency. Leave Britney Alone   

Foo Fighters’ front man Dave Grohl has a film coming on Amazon Prime’s Coda Collection on April 30th. It is a documentary called What Drives Us, on the humble beginnings of bands. From buses to private jets kinda thing. He hung with bands who have had a bit of success like…and I hope you guys recognize the names of these bands… U2, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, AC/DC. Metallica and more about their experiences hitting the road before they were famous. It also follows two up-and-coming bands, Radkey and Starcrawler as the travel the road on tour. Again, Amazon Prime’s Coda Collection will release the documentary April 30th

Social media is putting USHER on blast for handing out FAKE BILLS at a strip club in Vegas recently. The bills had an image of Usher on the front . . . and some people thought that he was trying to pull a fast one on some hard-working women.  But there MIGHT be an explanation. The club says Usher and his crew gave out “thousands of real dollars” to the girls dancing . . . and also left “a generous tip for the staff.”  So where did the fake Usher-Bucks come from?  The club says someone in his entourage left them on the floor to advertise his upcoming residency at Caesar’s Palace. If that’s the case, it only matters WHEN and HOW they were placed there.  If the bills were just left as promo flyers before or after the performance . . . fine.  But it’s NOT a good look if they were tossed out while the dancers were performing. Usher hasn’t commented, but on Sunday he posted a photo of himself wearing a HAT made out of real dollar bills. 

A new study set out to find the most “iconic” movie themes of all time.  To do it, they played audio clips from movie scores for 2,000 participants, and then asked them which movie the music corresponded with.  Here are the 10 that the most people recognized, along with the percentage of respondents who correctly connected the music with its movie. 

  1. “Harry Potter”, 36%
  1. “Titanic”, 32%
  1. “Inception”, 23%
  1. “West Side Story”, 23%
  1. “Gone with the Wind”, 20% 
  1. “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, 19% 
  1. “Jaws”, 18% 
  1. “Psycho”, 18% 
  1. “Star Wars”, 18% 
  1. “Rocky”, 12%


Allison Williams is 33.  Rose, the white girlfriend in “Get Out”, Marnie on “Girls” and Peter Pan in that “Peter Pan Live” musical.  Brian Williams is her dad. 

Rapper Ty Dolla Sign is 36. 

Glenn Howerton is 45.  Dennis on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. 

Lou Bega is 46.  “Mambo #5”. 

Aaron Lewis of Staind is 49. 

Ricky Schroder is 51.  Superstar of “NYPD Blue” and “Silver Spoons”. 

Max Weinberg is 70.  E Street Band and former Conan O’Brien drummer. 

Ron Perlman is 71.  Clay Morrow on “Sons of Anarchy”.  But to me he’ll always be the original Hellboy . . . and Vincent on the original “Beauty and the Beast” back in the ’80s. 

The Reverend Al Green is 75.  Superstar soul singer.  “Let’s Stay Together”. 

Tony Dow is 76.  Wally on “Leave It to Beaver”. 

Paul Sorvino is 82.  Mira’s dad.  Paulie in “Goodfellas”.


Jana Cova 

Today’s birthday girl has been in 355 fine films including:

                             – Arousing Scenes of Chloro Treachery

                             – Back to Chloro Again

                             – Chloroformed and Hogtied

                             – Chloroformed Cuties

                             – Chloroformed Without Clothes

                             – Toe-Sucking Strangers

– And who could forget her role in 2008’s Today’s Your Day to Be Bound and Gagged

Jana Cova is 41 years old.

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The Cardinals started a series with the Nationals last night and unfortunately, it didn’t start out howd they liked.  The Nationals picked up the 5-2 win.  Yadier Molina went Yadios in the 6th in the loss.  Tonight, the Nationals send Stephen Strasburg to the mound and the Cardinals answer with Jack Flaherty.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:45PM.

Minnesota’s sports teams . . . the Twins, the Timberwolves, and the Wild (who were scheduled to play the Blue) . . . canceled yesterday’s games, in the wake of the latest police shooting.  This one happened in Brooklyn Center, just outside of Minneapolis. On Sunday, an officer shot and killed Daunte Wright . . . a man, who was pulled over for expired plates.  The police chief said the officer accidentally drew her gun instead of her taser. The Twins were the first to cancel. In a statement, they said, quote, “The [organization] extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright.”

The NHL Trade Deadline came and went Monday at 2 p.m. without any moves from the St. Louis Blues. The fact that General Manager Doug Armstrong stood silent might surprise some. After a tough stretch in March, the Blues found themselves outside of the playoff picture until Saturday and with several key unrestricted free agents, including Jaden Schwartz, Tyler Bozak and Mike Hoffman. But three consecutive wins – including a 9-1 destroying of the Wild on Friday night – likely changed Armstrong’s approach to the deadline.  He said: “Right now, we’re in a playoff spot and there didn’t seem to be the proper pieces to add to this team and I didn’t see any reason not to keep the team together. When we got Tarasenko back, we got Schwartz back, and our goals sort of dried up. We’re going to need everyone to push through in the last three or four weeks of the regular season.” As of Monday, the Blues had a one-point lead on the Arizona Coyotes for the final playoff spot in the West division.

The Chicago Cubs will be without three relievers for the time being after bullpen coach Chris Young tested positive for COVID. All three are isolating in Chicago, while the rest of the team is beginning a three-game series in Milwaukee against the Brewers. Young is the second Cubs coach to test positive in the past few days. First base coach Craig Driver’s positive test was announced on Saturday. The Cubs were the only team last season to not have a player test positive for COVID-19. The Cubs’ positive tests come at a time when Major League Baseball is attempting to convince players to get vaccinated

Patriots star receiver Julian Edelman, who helped New England win three championships and was the MVP of Super Bowl LIII, announced his retirement in a video posted on social media Monday. The NFL transaction wire released Monday stated that Edelman had his contract terminated by the Patriots, but the roster move is expected to be a technicality as part of his retirement. Edelman, who turns 35 next month, was limited to six games last season because of a chronic knee injury. He spent his entire 12-year career with the Patriots and ranks second in NFL history with 118 postseason receptions, behind only Jerry Rice’s 151.

The reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers have done an impressive job keeping their core together this offseason, but Bruce Arians aren’t done adding to their roster just yet. On Monday, the Buccaneers reportedly made an intriguing move by signing former Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard to a one-year deal. Both Tom Brady and coach Arians recruited Bernard after he was surprisingly released last week despite reports that Bernard was receiving trade interest from several teams. Bernard, who turned 29 in November, is expected to play the role of third-down back and work as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated for his involvement in a car crash earlier this year that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured. The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office filed the class D felony charge Monday, stating that Reid “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed.” If convicted, Reid would face a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. Reid, the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, surrendered to Kansas City police Monday afternoon and was released after posting $100,000 bond. As part of his bond release, Reid was ordered to not consume alcohol or visit any establishment where alcohol is the primary item sold. He also must report to a dependency services clinic for pretrial supervision, is subject to random drug testing and must use alcohol and GPS monitoring devices

The XFL and CFL could be headed for a long-term merger. In the short term, the two leagues are discussing interleague games and a potential championship game. Sources say “Both leagues would play their regular seasons—there could be ‘interleague’ games, similar to MLB — and once the respective XFL and CFL champions are crowned, they’d face off in an interleague championship game.” That followed a press release from the CFL and XFL that the leagues have “agreed to work together to identify opportunities for the leagues to collaborate, innovate, and grow the game of football.”

A former student is suing the University of Evansville, alleging she was sexually assaulted by former men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty and that the school failed to provide a safe environment. The Title IX lawsuit was filed Monday. In it, the former student, identified as Jane Doe and described as a former athletic trainer at Evansville, alleges McCarty sent her inappropriate messages on social media and via text. She said that led to him pressuring her to visit his home, where he allegedly assaulted her on Dec. 9, 2019. According to the suit, the woman three days later sought counseling from a campus counselor and filed an anonymous report online with the university through Crime Stoppers. The woman said she had troubles academically and socially after the alleged assault, and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The lawsuit also claims that the university received multiple other reports of alleged inappropriate behavior by McCarty after he was hired in March 2018. The university fired him on Jan. 21, 2020, amid a university investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct.