Born on this day!! Sportscaster Brent Musburger is 84. Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 78. Singer Stevie Nicks is 75. Actor Pam Grier is 74. Actor Philip Michael Thomas (“Miami Vice”) is 74. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 74. Actor Margaret Colin is 65. Singer Dave Robbins (BlackHawk) is 64. Actor Doug Hutchison (“The Green Mile”) is 63. Actor Genie Francis (“General Hospital”) is 61. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait is 61. Singer Lenny Kravitz is 59. Actor Helena Bonham Carter is 57. Drummer Phillip Rhodes of The Gin Blossoms is 55. Actor Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love”) is 53. Singer Joey Kibble of Take 6 is 52. “South Park” co-creator Matt Stone is 52. Singer Lauryn Hill is 48. Bassist Nathan Cochran of MercyMe is 45. Actor Elisabeth Harnois (“CSI”) is 44. Actor Hrach Titizian (“Homeland”) is 44.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1521 – Martin Luther’s writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.
1868 – President Andrew Johnson avoided conviction for impeachment charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors” by one vote.
1940 – Allied troops began the massive naval evacuation of troops from Dunkirk, France, during World War II.
1959 – Pittsburgh Pirates’ Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves before losing, 1–0, in the 13th.
1977 – George Willig, “the human fly,” scaled the World Trade Center in New York City by attaching himself to the window washer mechanism and walking straight up until falling into police custody when he reached the top. It took Willig three and a half hours to make the climb, and $1.10 in fines—a penny per floor.
1978 – The first legal casino to be operated in the United States outside of Nevada was opened in Atlantic City.
2003 – Rwandans voted to approve a new constitution that instituted a balance of power between Hutu and Tutsi.
2011 – Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general responsible for the massacre of over 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995, is found and arrested in Lazarevo, a farming town north of Belgrade, Serbia.
Today Is: Don’t Fry Day, Heat Awareness Day, National Chardonnay Day, National Cooler Day, National Paper Airplane Day, National Polka Day, National Road Trip Day, National Title Track Day, National Wig Out Day, World Lindy Hop Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Star Trek Into The Darkness
NBC – 8:00 – That’s My Jam / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – The New Face of Hollywood — A Soul of a Nation Presentation / 9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Penn and Teller / 9:00 – Whose Line Is It? / 9:30 – The Great American Joke Off
TV Talk Shows
Live with Kelly and Mark: Sebastian Maniscalco
Jennifer Hudson: Issa Rae, Bill Bellamy
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: When was the last time YOU had an on-air Freudian Slip? This MLB announcer TRIED to say, “You can’t turn the clock back,” but what came out…??
QUESTION: How do we KNOW people really loved her??? TINA TURNER’S music SPIKES online after news of her death hit the airwaves!! Music lives forever!!!!
QUESTION: Can you read this without CRINGING?? He was having sex when he heard a loud SNAP! That’s right: he broke his thingy in THREE PLACES!! Ouch!!
QUESTION: How do you TURN UP THE HEAT on your online DATING PROFILE?? She posted her excellent CREDIT SCORE.. and it really, really worked!!!!
QUESTION: How did they get it THAT wrong?? She ordered a cake with balloons and “Happy Birthday Zayeem!!” Instead, she got THIS!! Those aren’t balloons!!
Kim Kardashian Breaks Silence About Her Breakup With Pete Davidson On Season 3 Premiere of “Kardashians”
******THANK GOD she FINALLY opened up!!!!!
********Basically, she said, “Blah blah blah Pete, blah blah Kanye, blah blah blah Omigod, blah blah blah (crying)..”
****She wouldn’t need to have all these problems if she didn’t need to fill up all the episodes of the show!!!!
******The girls draw straws to see who needs to have a relationship problem for the next episode!!
See the video HERE.
******We used to think that Ken having a smooth plastic crotch instead of a wiener was weird.. but in 2023, NOTHING is weird!!
****In the movie, they leave Barbieland and head into the “real world!” But… L.A. kinda IS “Barbieland!!!”
*****They’ll be debuting new “Divorcee Barbie,” the one who has all of Ken’s stuff!!
**********The auction house more than 40 items of Tom’s clothing, including jackets, bags, boots, hats and t-shirts!!
********They claim they got the items when Tom’s first wife lost her house to foreclosure and the bank wanted to dispose of the contents! The family says, “BS!!”
*******They say the items were stolen out of storage. The company says they’re trying to work it out.. so stay tuned!!
******So, to sum up: the family says “Don’t Do Me Like That,” while RR Auctions replies, “We’re Running Down a Dream!!”
********Lisa Minnelli has more talent in her little finger than Kris Jenner and her big-ass daughters have in their whole bodies!!
*********Some fans also mentioned she looks a lot like Michael Jackson… only blacker!!
*******Her face looks completely smooth and poreless.. and there isn’t enough Botox in the world to do that!!
Drake Playing Flip or Flop-(Globe)
Trading spaces: Drake, 36, is uprooting from the $75 million Beverly Hills pad he picked up from Brit rocker Robbie Williams a mere year ago. The rapper now asking $88 million for the post Mediterranean-style digs, which feature lots of eye-popping perks, like panoramic city, canyon and ocean views, a tennis court, an orchard, a “salon-style bathroom bigger than some houses” and an 11-car garage. The Canadian-born hitmaker also owns a 50,000-square-foot mega-mansion in Toronto.
PHONE TOPIC STARTER
You’re in Rock and Roll Heaven and you’re getting a band together!! Who’s in your band??
What’s your side hustle??
Animals in the pool!!!!
How did you injure yourself during sex???
*********How did a herd of water buffalo wind up in ENGLAND??
*******When the wife got up to make tea that morning, she saw eight water buffalo in the swimming pool!! (It looked the Kardashians)
*******The insurance company hassled around for 10 months before agreeing to pay $31,000!! That’s a shock!! (not)
*******Their insurance was through “NFU Mutual,” which stands for “No! F**K U!!”
TOPIC: Ever wind up with animals in your pool?? We had a skunk in ours!!
**********They caught him when the birds began to chirp in his luggage (true)!
******The smuggler was actually changing planes in Miami to go home to Taiwan!!
****Now the birds are being raised by a foundation In Florida!!
*****They’re adapting, too.. they’ve already learned the word “redneck!!”
*********We call that “justifiable homicide!!” (Except he only shot him in the butt!!)
********You gotta make a stand for your Hot Pockets!! Otherwise, what’s next?? Your Pop Tarts???
*****It’s good to see Kentucky getting some Florida-style action!!
*********It was made of recycled material, and will be worn by Chrissie Metz!! Just kidding!!
********They could use this in Britain, what with all the beer guts!!
****The shirt will now be used to make 12,000 t-shirts for needy kids (true).
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: RABBIT HELPS YOU FIND THE RIGHT PILLOW.
VIDEO: HOW PHIL COLLINS CAME UP WITH THE DRUM SOLO FROM “IN THE AIR TONIGHT”
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
The Rudest Things You Can Do At The Beach
Encroaching On Others’ Space
“Find a spot that is at least three paces from other’s belongings,” suggested Jodi R.R. Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “The idea here is to give others a bit of personal space. The spacing should allow for beachgoers to walk between your towel and the other towel without kicking up sand on either.” If it’s too crowded and you have to be a little bit closer to others, be extra careful as you walk by to avoid kicking up sand or otherwise disrupting their beach time. “Don’t assume other people want to talk,” said Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert, author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder of The Protocol School of Texas. “Watch their body language and if they engage, feel free to continue. If they put their ear buds in, it’s a sign they want to be left alone.”
Be mindful of the people behind you as you set up your area as well. “Many beachgoers like to bring all the comforts of home,” Smith said. “This is fine so long as it does not prohibit others from enjoying the sights. Your umbrella or tent should not inhibit other people’s ability to view the water.”
Ignoring Smoking Etiquette
Continue to be mindful of the people around you if you decide to smoke at the beach as well. That includes paying attention to where you smoke and what you do when you’re finished. “If you are at a beach that still allows smoking and you want to light up, you will need to head way down the beach,” Smith said. “Do be sure to dispose of your butts appropriately. It can be quite dangerous for birds, dogs and children to ingest cigarette butts they have found ‘buried’ in the sand.”
Not Respecting The Local Wildlife
Of course, every beach is different, but as a general rule, it’s best to avoid feeding birds and other animals along the shore, as this can impact the local ecosystem. Take care not to disrupt them in other ways as well. “Beaches allow us to connect with nature ― fish, snails and other living things,” Smith said. “While it is fun to pretend that starfish is your pet, it needs to be returned to the water before you go home.”
Shaking Sand On People
“It’s rude to shake your towel or sandy clothing near others or toward the direction of the wind,” said etiquette expert Juliet Mitchell, also known as Ms. J. “Sand in your mouth, in your eyes and on your body doesn’t sit well with others.” Smith echoed this rule ― recommending a “gather, then shake” approach to the conclusion of your beach day. “Walk away from the people before shaking any of your blankets and towels that have collected sand,” she said. “The windier it is, the further you need to go. This does make packing up a two-step process, but waving sand in people’s eyes is not a good way to end a great day.”
Playing Games By Others
“For any games, find a clear area away from other people,” Leighton advised. “Frisbees going overhead can make some people nervous.” In the interest of respecting people’s space, establish some distance between your activities and other beachgoers ― both to avoid balls and other items whizzing by and for sand purposes. “Set up your volleyball net away from other people,” Gottsman urged. “Same goes for playing games in the sand that involve kicking up sand.”
Another reason to set up your game far from others, cutting down on disruptive noise. Many people go to the beach for peace and relaxation. “Things like music and loud cellphone conversations easily travel beyond the boundaries of your blanket and affect other people, so be mindful of what’s escaping your bubble,” Leighton said. Pay attention to the volume and content of your conversations with your group as well. “Watch your language, especially around children,” Mitchell advised. “Be respectful, be considerate and be civil. No profanity and no fighting.”
Leaving A Mess
There’s no excuse for leaving your beach area in a worse state than you found it. Littering is not just rude (and illegal), it’s dangerous. “Please do not litter, especially purposely, and clean up your area before you leave,” Mitchell urged.
Not Following The Rules
Both public and private beaches have listed rules and guidelines, and it’s important to heed them. “Follow the signs that act as warnings for your safety and the safety of others,” Gottsman said. Familiarize yourself with different flags and what they mean. Don’t venture beyond the permitted limits. “Boundaries are set for a reason,” Mitchell said. “Stay within the ‘swim boundaries’ or other boundaries that could cause harm to yourself or others.” And don’t just adhere to the explicitly written rules. “All etiquette is local and it’s important to learn and follow the local customs,” Leighton said. “Every beach has its own.”
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