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Born on this day!! Actor Ronnie Schell (“Gomer Pyle, USMC”) is 91. Actor Frederic Forrest (“Lonesome Dove”) is 86. Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) is 82. Actor-comedian Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”) is 79. Actor Susan Lucci (“All My Children”) is 76. Musician Adrian Belew (King Crimson) is 73. Guitarist Dave Murray of Iron Maiden is 66. Actor Joan Severance (TV’s “Wiseguy”) is 64. Singer Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is 58. Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield is 45. Actor Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (“Hannah Montana,” ″Camp Rock”) is 32. Actor Spencer Daniels (“Mom”) is 30. Actor Caleb Foote (TV’s “The Kids Are Alright”) is 29.


1823 – The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (“‘Twas the night before Christmas”), written by either Clement C. Moore or Maj. Henry Livingston, Jr., was published in the Troy Sentinel of New York.
1783 – George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army.
1788 – Maryland voted to cede a 100-square-mile area for the District of Columbia.
1913 – President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the Federal Reserve System.
1947 – The transistor was unveiled by American physicists John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain, and William Shockley.
1948 – Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed.
1986 – Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager completed the first non-stop, around-the-world flight without refueling aboard the experimental airplane Voyager.

Today Is: Family Roots Day, Festivus, Human Light Celebration, Metric Conversion Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Home For The Holidays /  9:00 – Christmas Takes Flight
NBC – 8:00  – How The Grinch Stole Christmas  /  8:30 – 5 More Sleeps til Christmas /  9:00 – Dateline NBC  /  10:00 – The Wheel
ABC – 8:00 –  Mickey Saves Christmas  /  8:30 –  Olaf’s Frozen Adventure  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  The Chosen  /  9:00 – Masters Of Illusion

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: RuPaul, Ed Sheeran (R 12/13/22)
The View: Mindy Kaling, LeAnn Rimes (R 12/1/22)
The Talk: Jason Ritter (R 10/17/22)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Josh Groban, the Radio City Rockettes, Steve Patterson, the Northwell Health Nurse Choir (R 12/22/21)
Tamron Hall: Kathie Lee Gifford, Tamela Mann, David Mann, Irene Rollins, Nicole Lapin (R 10/12/22)
Drew Barrymore: Michelle Obama, Antoni Porowski, Zooey Deschanel (R 10/17/22)
Jennifer Hudson: LL Cool J, Michael R. Jackson (R 10/4/22)

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: Did the CHICK Fil-A manager CALL THE COPS just because they tried to get too many sauce packets?? That’s what they claim.. but it doesn’t add up!!!!!


QUESTION: Think YOU’VE gotten some bad gifts?? This teacher thought it was a joke when the school gifted her with a RAPID COVID TEST!!! (Very thoughtful!!!!)


QUESTION: Do you REALLY know the rules of UNO?? You may be playing it ALL WRONG!!! So check this rule, and be ready when the family gets together!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Can you figure THIS out?? Research shows that cheaters buy their wives and mistresses the SAME PERFUME for Christmas!!! Think you know why???
Shannon Hill, who has more than 574,000 followers on TikTok, opened up about her experience working at the Chanel counter in college in a recent video

QUESTION: Maybe he should just stick to DELIVERING TOYS??? Santa Claus sings the national anthem at an FSU game, and the results would make a reindeer cringe!!!
santa sings anthem at FSU

NFL Coming To YouTube

The NFL and Google reached a multi-year agreement to grant YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime Channels the rights to broadcast NFL Sunday Ticket to U.S. customers in 2023, the companies announced Thursday morning.  “We’re excited to bring NFL Sunday Ticket to YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime Channels and usher in a new era of how fans across the United States access, watch and follow the NFL,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a news release.  NFL Sunday Ticket, which allows fans to watch their favorite teams from any U.S. city, will be available as an add-on package on YouTube TV and as a standalone, a-la-carte option on YouTube Primetime Channels.  NFL Sunday Ticket, which launched in 1994, had been distributed on DirectTV since its inception. The NFL and YouTube said they will “work together” to determine additional ways to distribute the service at commercial establishments, including bars and restaurants.
********That means “Ka-Ching!!”
*****The sound you hear is the money leaving your wallet!!!
******Meanwhile, broadcast execs are lining up to jump out of a window!!!

King Charles To Host Big Parade

Buckingham Palace announced the Trooping of the Colour, King Charles III’s birthday parade, will be held on June 17, 2023.   Since King Charles III took over the throne after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, the new British monarch is continuing royal traditions and will host the Trooping of the Colour not on his actual birthday.  Charles will turn 75 on Nov. 14.   King Charles’ parade will boast more than “1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians,” according to Buckingham Palace.  The streets of London will be filled with crowds waving flags as the parade traditionally moves from Buckingham Palace down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade.  In addition to the birthday parade announcement, King Charles III has given several royal family members new titles. Kate, Princess of Wales, was appointed colonel of the Irish Guards. The title previously belonged to Prince William.  The Prince of Wales now holds the title of colonel of the Welsh Guards. The monarch additionally announced that the queen consort will be switched to the colonel of the Grenadier Guards. This title was previously held by Prince Andrew.
******He’s gettin’ a little old. How about the “Drooping of the Colour??”
********Prince Andrew has now been given the title “Prince of the Perverts!!!”
*****He didn’t leave Harry out!! He’s now the “Royal Pain in the Ass!!”

Tori Spelling Hospitalized

Tori Spelling is in the hospital while having a “hard time breathing.”  She shared a since-deleted Instagram Story selfie from a hospital bed on Wednesday, flashing a peace sign and smiling at the camera. “Here I am in [the] hospital since late last night,” the “BH90210” alum, 49, wrote (via Us Weekly).  She noted that she was experiencing “high blood pressure and crazy dizziness,” with doctors running a “battery of tests.”  She went on to slam haters who “gas lit” her when she felt “too sick to work” this week.  “How about next time [you] take someone at face value and show kindness instead of doubtfulness,” Spelling added. “Remember, for people like me, NOT working is a nightmare. I’m a hustler and a workaholic. I always choose work.”  She told her followers that she wanted to “get home to [her] kids.”
*********Why is she conversing with Internet trolls???

Wednesday Breaks More Records

Netflix’s Wednesday made its debut on Nielsen’s U.S. ranking of streaming originals with the Top 10 chart’s second-largest tally ever. For the Week of Nov. 21, the Addams Family offshoot amassed just shy of 6 billion minutes viewed across a mere eight episodes, a total only bested by the 7.2 billion minutes that Stranger Things 4 drew this past Memorial Day weekend (for 32 available episodes). Nielsen notes that Wednesday‘s performance was driven largely by multicultural viewers, a quarter of which were from Hispanic households. Over half of the series’ viewers landed in the 18-49 age range, and about 60% were female.  Placing a distant second was Netflix’s Dead to Me, with 1.5 billion minutes viewed across 30 total episodes, followed by another three Netflix offerings: 1899 (1.1 billion minutes/eight episodes), The Crown (1.1 billion minutes/50 total episodes) and Manifest (988 million minutes/52 total episodes).
*********We just realized: America will never get those billions of minutes back!! They’re gone forever!!
*****Just to screw with Netflix, we should never watch the show on Wednesday!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“The price of ham has increased by more than 9 percent.  But eventually it’s supposed to start spiraling.”-Seth Meyers.

“Pepsi wants you to drink soda mixed with milk this holiday season  That is disgusting.  Pepsi?”-Stephen Colbert.

“New York has been named the most expensive city in the world.  Things are so expensive, NBC can only afford to plug in the bottom half of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.”-Jimmy Fallon.



Kangaroo Seen In Missouri

Authorities in a Missouri county confirmed a kangaroo was recently spotted roaming loose around a road.  Jefferson County Services Director Eric Larson confirmed a kangaroo was spotted near a High Ridge road recently, although animal control was not contacted in the incident.  At least one local resident captured the animal on camera during its time on the loose.  Larson said the kangaroo is believed to have escaped from S and S Farms Exotic Petting Zoo in High Ridge.  Officials with the petting zoo confirmed the kangaroo seen on the loose is named Rueben and was safely returned to the facility after only a short time on the loose.  See the video HERE.
********He broke out to go to the local IHOP!!
*******He called the local radio station and requested “Jump” by Van Halen!!

Bear Steals Bagels!

A North Carolina woman’s home security camera was recording when a bear wandered onto her porch and stole a package filled with bagels.  Mary McClear said her doorbell camera captured footage of the bear when it wandered onto her Hendersonville porch, apparently tempted by the smell of the bagel box and a box of snacks she leaves out for delivery drivers.  The footage shows the bear taking snacks from the treat box before fleeing with the box of bagels.  McClear said the package was filled with bagels, cream cheese and salmon sent to her by a friend in New York City.  See the video HERE.
*********Uh… bears love salmon!! She didn’t know that???

Sign Hack To Say “Smoke Weed”

Officials said the message “smoke weed every day” on an LED display sign at the side of a road in India’s largest city was the result of a “technical glitch.”  Akshat Deora posted a video to Twitter after spotting the unusual roadside message while traveling on Worli-bound Road in Mumbai.  The message “smoke weed every day” can be seen scrolling by on the sign, which had been placed on the road to give traffic instructions amid construction.  Pravin Padwal, joint commissioner for traffic with the Mumbai Police, told India Today that L&T, the company responsible for the sign, blamed “some technical glitch” for the “wrong message.”  Padwal said the sign was shut down while L&T’s information technology team works on the issue.
**********Sure… it was a “technical glitch!!”
******Here in California, we don’t need that sign. We already smoke pot every day!!! It would be like having a sign that says, “Breathe!!!”









This is the 39th year PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index has done the math. In most years, the price of each item goes up.

See the chart below for the 2022 prices.

Cost of all the items in 2022 is $197,071.09

Day of Christmas Gift to True Love 2022 Costs 2021 Costs 2020 Costs
First Partridge in Pear Tree $280.18 $222.68 $210.18
Second Two Turtle Doves $600.00 $450.00 $450.00
Third Three French Hens $318.75 $255.00 $210.00
Fourth Four Calling Birds $599.96 $599.96 $599.96
Fifth Five Golden Rings $1,245.00 $895.00 $845.00
Sixth Six Geese-a-Laying $720.00 $660.00 $470.00
Seventh Seven Swans-a-Swimming $13,124.93 $13,124.93 $13,124.93
Eighth Eight Maids-a-Milking $58.00 $58.00 $58.00
Ninth Nine Ladies Dancing $8,308.12 $7,552.84 $7,552.84 in 2019; not available in 2020 because of COVID-19
Tenth Ten Lords-a-Leaping $13,980.00 $11,260.00 $10,000.00 in 2019; not available in 2020 because of COVID-19
Eleventh Eleven Pipers Piping $3,021.40. $2,943.93 $2,748.87 in 2019; not available in 2020 because of COVID-19
Twelfth Twelve Drummers Drumming $3,266.93 $3,183.17 $2,972.25 in 2019; not available in 2020 because of COVID-19



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