Born on this day!! Aug. 7: Singer Dash Crofts of Seals and Crofts is 85. Country singer Connie Smith is 82. Actor-musician Steve Martin is 78. Actor Antonio Fargas (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 77. Bassist Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone is 77. Actor Susan St. James is 77. Romance novelist Danielle Steel is 76. Keyboardist Terry Adams of NRBQ is 75. Cartoonist Gary Larson (“The Far Side”) is 73. Actor Carl Lumbly (“Alias”) is 72. Actor Jackee Harry (“Sister, Sister,” ″227″) is 67. Actor Marcia Gay Harden is 64. Singer Sarah Brightman is 63. Actor Susan Olsen (“The Brady Bunch”) is 62. Actor Halle Berry is 57. Actor Ben Bass (“Rookie Blue”) is 55. Actor Catherine Bell (“JAG”) is 55. Keyboardist Cody McCarver of Confederate Railroad is 55. Guitarist Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind) is 54. Actor Lalanya Masters (“Barbershop”) is 51. Actor Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty”) is 49. Actor Mila Kunis is 40. Actor Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”) is 40. TV personality Spencer Pratt (“The Hills”) is 40. Actor Marsai Martin (“black-ish”) is 19.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1900 – International forces entered Beijing, China, in an effort to suppress the antiforeign uprising known as the Boxer Rebellion.
1935 – The Social Security Act became law.
1945 – Japan surrendered to the United States, ending World War II.
1947 – Pakistan became independent of British rule.
1951 – Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst died in Beverly Hills, California.
1995 – Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet at the Citadel, the state military college of South Carolina.
1997 – Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2003 – The largest blackout in North American history hit the northeast. The blackout spread so far due to a software bug.
Today Is: Military Marriage Day, National Lizard Day, National Navajo Code Talkers Day, Romance Awareness Day, Social Security Day, V-J Day, World Calligraphy Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood / 8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola / 9:00 – NCIS / 10:00 – NCIS: Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – American Ninja Warrior / 10:00 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette / 10:00 – Claim To Fame
FOX – 8:00 – Stars On Mars / 9:00 – Crime Scene Kitchen
CW – 8:00 – Son Of Critch / 8:30 – Run The Burbs / 9:00 – Children Ruin Everything / 9:30 – Bump
TV Talk Shows
**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: What’s a weekend in SoCal without another SMASH AND GRAB?? About 50 looters hit the Topanga Mall NORDSTROM and pretty much cleaned it out!!!!!!
QUESTION: Ozempic or NOT Ozempic? Heather Dubrow says, “BACK OFF celebrities using it for weight loss!! It’s a miracle drug!! Like, it’s the next BOTOX!!!!!!”
QUESTION: Isn’t this the kind of song Springsteen used to LOVE?? An off-grid farmer vents in a new protest song that’s been viewed over 5 MILLION times!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Remember that AI Beatles song Paul was promising? Somebody BEAT HIM TO IT!! They recreated JOHN’S voice and produced a song that sounds real!!
QUESTION: What do you mean, “Elon’s not serious??” The Mighty Mark Zuckerberg says he’s pulling out of the proposed match!!! Besides, it’s election-rigging season!!
*****The announcement was made an hour after the show was supposed to BEGIN!!
*****The announcement said that he couldn’t fly in due to “sever weather conditions,” and that the show would be rescheduled for tonight!!
***Fans who shelled out for tickets to see Lionel and Earth, Wind and Fire were P.O.’ed!! Many had gotten the weekend off work and couldn’t return on Monday!! Not to mention hotel rooms, meals, etc.!!
*****One woman summed it up: “Get a f-king limo!!! He can afford it!!”
********Beyonce was in a very young girl group called The Dolls, and Usher was three years older, so he chaperoned them!!
*****But did he tuck her into bed???
*****Hollywood loves divorce drama.. and Kevin is delivering!!
******His wife, Christine Baumgartner (who wisely chose not to change her last name), has thrown up “roadblock after roadblock!!”
******Isn’t that called “negotiating?”
******At issue whether she “did or did not” understand the prenup when she signed it!!
*****Maybe it’s starting to sink in that she’s never gonna get half!!!
*********How much is “huge?” Try $100 million!! (And free “Prime” memberships, we think!)
********Of course, it’s gonna take a few $billion to really make it right.
*******Many relief funds have been established. Bezos’s is called the Maui Fund. The Red Cross is also very involved.
*********The job pays the equivalent of $63,000 a year!! How do we apply!??!
********The job description: “Collect data on a family that does nothing and report on how was can sustain that!!!”
****Charles wants to track his carbon footprint!! Basically “The heel is in Scotland, and your big toe is right over Buckingham Palace!!”
******He wants to be known as the “Climate King,” which means he’ll be floating above the earth, telling people what to do!!
*********A movie about dinosaurs.. that truly IS a dinosaur!!!
********The 3D version will be in theaters starting August 25th. Nothing like seeing a guy eaten by a T Rex in three dimensions!!!
**********Uh, oh… it’s the first time she’ll miss episodes in over 30 years!! “Contract negotiations!!”
*******Of course they’re saying “It’s Covid,” but you know how they lie!!
********We think she’s catching the “Seacrest Flu!!” And there may be no cure!!
Spidey’s Swinging Days with Zendaya-(Globe)
It’s a hole in one for avid golfer and Spider-Man star Tom Holland, 27, who’s gotten his onscreen, as well as offscreen, sweetie Zendaya, 26, to finally joining him on the course! “I’ve given her a few lessons,” admits the euphoric A-lister, who’s now boasting about the Dune/Euphoria actress’ swinging aptitude like a true superhero! “She’s very naturally talented, a real athlete, so she picked it up really quickly.”
*******The dad said, “You’re gonna eat that salad, warts and all!!”
******They returned it to the store and got a refund (duh)!!!!!
******The frog, meanwhile, was relocated to IHOP!!
See the video HERE.
********It was modeled after the governor!!!
*******A lot of cows had to get squeezed to make 800 pounds of butter!!
*******After the fair, the butter cow will be melted down and sold to movie theaters for use in popcorn!!
********He picked up $50,000 in the Pick 5 contest!!
********Her plate number is 42525, in case you wanna try it!!
****We can’t play our plate… because it reads “RADIOG0D!!”
See the video HERE.
******Yeah. we’ve all crapped an iguana before, right guys?? Guys???
*******If you’re in Florida, you should NEVER sit on a toilet until you’ve checked it out!!!
******That iguana was so big, there was no room for the snakes to get in!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: SMASH AND GRAB FLASH MOB AT LOCAL L.A. AREA MALL
VIDEO: WOMAN FROM AIRLINE FREAK OUT POSTS APOLOGY VIDEO.
A LIST FOR MONDAY
The Rudest Things You Can Do At The Pool
THE HUFFINGTON POST
Jumping In When You’re Dirty
“Regardless if it’s your own pool, hot tub or someone else’s pool, always jump in clean,” said Diane Gottsman, the author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder of The Protocol School of Texas. “Avoid getting into the pool covered in sweat or over-lathered up in suntan lotion.” If you’re sweaty, she recommended toweling yourself off before entering the pool. To avoid putting excess sunscreen into the water, make sure you rub it in properly and give yourself at least 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the sun protection before getting wet. Personal hygiene is important in and out of the pool. Many cultures take this very seriously, as the pre-swim shower is mandatory in places like Japan. “Be sure to shower thoroughly before entering a community pool,” Vernon-Thompson advised. “I
Showing Up With A Contagious Condition
“Don’t use a public pool if you have a contagious condition — for example, a foot or toenail fungus,” said Tami Claytor, the etiquette coach behind Always Appropriate Image & Etiquette Consulting. Be mindful if you have an open wound as well. “This is where your humility and integrity shines brightest,” Vernon-Thompson said. “You do not want to subject anyone to an infection or rash that you may have. Don’t have the mindset that the chlorine may keep it from being transferred. Simply refrain from entering the pool. There are times when our desires are secondary to the health and safety of others. This is one of those times.”
Using The Pool As A Toilet
Also related to health and hygiene, remember there are restrooms nearby for a reason — to be used. “Dare I say, do not urinate in the pool,” Vernon-Thompson said. “There has always been a restroom nearby every pool I’ve been in. Yes, chlorine may be in the pool. However, that is not an excuse for you to exhibit such poor behavior. Remember, integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” This rule applies to adults and children. Consistently check your baby’s swim diaper and institute bathroom breaks for your older kids.
“Don’t bring glass anything to the pool area,” said Nick Leighton, an etiquette expert and co-host of the “Were You Raised by Wolves?” podcast. This is not just a matter of rudeness — it’s a serious safety hazard. “Bring your favorite poolside beverage in your own plastic or thermal container,” Gottsman said. “Avoid using glassware that will break and cut other swimmers’ feet. If you break a glass, let the pool attendant know ASAP so they can clean up the shards of glass.”
Hogging Lounge Chairs
“Please do not get up at the crack of dawn, go to the pool deck, spread out towels, books, floaties and then disappear until 2:00 in the afternoon,” urged Jodi R.R. Smith, president of Massachusetts-based Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “Especially in locations where pool chairs are in short supply.” It’s important to save chairs respectfully. One per person should be sufficient. Remember, other people would like to enjoy the sun as well. “It’s inconsiderate to others to monopolize multiple lounge chairs for your personal use,” Claytor said.
Leaving Kids And Pets Unsupervised
“Remember a lifeguard, when present, is not a babysitter,” Smith said. “You are still responsible for your children’s behavior and their safety.” Keep an eye on your kids, especially at a crowded swim location. Parental supervision should be constant. “Lifeguards are responsible for the safety of many people and can’t focus on each individual simultaneously,” Claytor said. “Dangerous things can happen in a split second.” The same goes for your dog if you’re at a pet-friendly pool. “Watch your pets and children to make sure they are safe and supervised,” Gottsman added. “Don’t leave it up to older kids who are not there as official life guards.”
“When you are in public, don’t take liberties to get a full body tan,” Gottsman advised. “People will pretend to be OK but most of the time they really are not and would prefer not to see your bare chest or bottom.” Unless you’re at a clothing-optional resort, swimsuit coverage is expected. Try to respect the dress code rules and norms, especially if there are children around. “Dress appropriately,” Claytor said. “Always learn the country’s culture. For example, if you are in Dubai, it is acceptable for women to wear bikinis at the hotel’s pool but swimming attire alone should never be worn in the hotel’s common areas or on the city streets.“
Splashing And Jumping Around Strangers
“Look before you leap,” Leighton urged. “Be aware of where other people are before you jump in.” Limit your swimming activities to the appropriate areas and respect those doing the same. Look out for signs with instructions about jumping or diving. “Only dive in the pool’s designated diving section,” Claytor said. “Look before you dive to ensure you don’t unintentionally fall on and potentially injure someone.” Remember that your playful joking with friends can also affect others as well. “Be mindful of splashing,” Leighton added. “Not everyone around the pool wants to get wet.”
Ignoring Lap Pool Protocol
If your pool has lanes for lap swimmers, remember to follow the proper etiquette around things like entering, passing, pausing, lane-sharing, exiting, etc. There are usually lanes designated for slow, medium and fast swimmers, so choose the appropriate lane for your ability. Don’t just jump in anywhere and start swimming however you’d like with no regard for others in the lane. Calmly enter the lane feet-first at the end, give other swimmers space and follow the same swimming pattern.
“Be respectful of other people’s boundaries,” Gottsman said. “Too close, too loud and too personal are all things to keep in mind when swimming in a pool with others.” Give people their space in and out of the pool. Remember this is a shared amenity. “Even though you are outdoors, do not smoke near the pool unless in a designated area,” Smith said. Patience and courtesy are the key to ensuring everyone has an enjoyable time.
Making Excessive Noise
“Like other shared spaces, be mindful of the amount of noise you’re making,” Leighton said. “And wear headphones if you want to listen to music. Not everyone has the same taste in music.” It’s understandable that you want to have fun at the pool, but your enjoyment should not hinder others’. Keep screaming and boisterous conversations to a minimum. “This also applies to children watching movies or cartoons on iPads,” Claytor said. “Avoid long cell phone conversations. Most people go to the pool for relaxation. Overhearing someone else’s conversation can be a bit annoying.”
Not Putting Your Shoes Back On To Go Inside
“No shoes, no shirt, no service” is not just a cute saying. “Wear shoes in the hotel,” Gottsman said. “If you are swimming in the hotel pool, that does not mean you should traipse through the lobby wet and shoe-less. Dry off with a towel, put on your flip flops or sandals and protect your feet.”
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