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Born on this day!! Jazz pianist Dave Grusin is 89. Singer Billy Davis Jr. of the Fifth Dimension is 85. Singer Georgie Fame is 80. Actor Donald Sutherland is 88. Bassist Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath is 74. Actor Lucie Arnaz is 72. Actor David Hasselhoff is 71. Bassist Fran Smith Jr. of The Hooters is 71. TV producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”) is 63. Actor Nancy Giles (“China Beach”) is 63. Singer Regina Belle is 60. Country singer Craig Morgan is 59. Bassist Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) is 57. Contemporary Christian singer Susan Ashton is 56. Actor Andre Royo (“The Wire”) is 55. Actor Bitty Schram (“Monk”) is 55. Actor Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty,” ″Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) is 54. Director F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Furious 8″) is 54. Singer JC of PM Dawn is 52. Rapper Sole’ is 50. Country singer Luke Bryan is 47. Actor Eric Winter (“Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”) is 47. Actor Mike Vogel (“Under the Dome,” ″The Help”) is 44. Actor Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”) is 38. Actor Brando Eaton (“Dexter”) is 37. Singer Jeremih is 36. Actor Billie Lourd (“Scream Queens”) is 31.


1821 – Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
1898 – Spain surrendered to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War.
1917 – The British royal family changed its name from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor amid anti-German senitment during World War I.
1938 – “Wrong Way Corrigan” took off from New York, purportedly aiming for California and landing in Ireland.
1945 – President Harry Truman, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet at the opening of the Potsdam Conference.
1955 – Disneyland opened in Anaheim, Calif.
1975 – The American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft linked up for the first time.
1998 – The last Russian Czar Nicholas II was buried 80 years after he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

Today Is: Disneyland Day, Global Hug Your Kid Day, National Get Out of the Doghouse Day, National Hot Dog Day, Record Store Day, Victims of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Attack Day, World Day for International Criminal Justice, World Emoji Day, Wrong Way Corrigan Day, Yellow Pigs Day

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  /  9:00 – The Wall  10:00 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – Claim To Fame  /  9:00 – The Bachelorette
FOX – 8:00 – Stars On Mars /  9:00 – Crime Scene Kitchen
CW – 8:00 – The Rising / 9:00 – Nancy Drew

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 YOUR retirement plan??? Dolly Parton says she would rather “DROP DEAD ON STAGE” than give up!! And she MEANS IT!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is YOUR dog on the “World’s Naughtiest List??” Yes, there IS a list, and you’ll never guess which breed is the naughtiest! (Terrier is #6!)


QUESTION: How do you tell how “big” a man is?? You look at his HANDS!! But NOT in the way you think! This Brit doctor says it’s all about FINGER LENGTH!


QUESTION: Is it time to LIVE OUT your Barbie (or Ken) fantasy?? This Long Island surgeon can make it happen for you.. for the low, low price of $120,000!!!!!
A Long Island surgeon is offering a special "Barbie package" for $120K.

QUESTION: Why not just call it something ELSE? Disney’s live-action remake of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” has Latina lead and ONE DWARF!!
The merry band follow behind Snow White as they make their way across the idyllic Berkshire scene - and she serenely strides ahead

Prince William Tells The King He Must Pay Him Rent For His Beloved Holiday Home

******Altogether: HOW DARE YOU???
******Bottom line: the property is in Wales, and Prince Williams is now the Prince of Wales, so it’s his property now!!
*****Charles bought the holiday home in 2007 (while he was still Prince of Wales), after searching 40 years for the “perfect house.”
*****He planted the garden and had the doorways enlarged so his ears would fit through!!
******Wills is making the king pay rent, and renting it out to others for about $3,000 a week when the king isn’t there!!
*******Look kit up on Airbnb under “Chuck’s Love Shack!”

Lisa Marie Presley’s Cause Of Death Revealed: Bowel Obstruction From Weight-Loss Surgery

********It was from bariatric surgery, which sometimes results in adhesions in the small bowel years after the operation.
****On top of that, she was popping Oxycodone, forgetting that she had already dosed!!
*****It’s sad, but kind of in keeping with her father’s legacy..

“Botched” Doctor Gives Warning About Extreme Weight Loss, Including Ozempic, After Lisa Marie’s Death

********We’ll sum it up for ya: It’s no good!! Try diet and exercise!!
****Side effects of Ozempic include “putrid belching,” diarrhea, sagging skin and suicidal thoughts!! Sweet!!
******Lisa Marie also had Oxycodone, Buprenorphine and Quetiapine (an anti-psychotic) in her bloodstream. So she was kinda like a walking pharmacy!!
*****Let’s review: Eat less. Move more. 

The Federal Reserve Says That Taylor Swift’s Tour Is Good For The Local Economy

*******Thanks a lot, Pancho!! Now stop inflation!!!
******Speaking of inflation, have seen what those tickets are going for??
*****Is “the local economy” code for “local ticket scalpers??”
********The USA used to have manufacturing plants, making steel, cars, medicine and other industrial goods. Now.. we have Taylor Swift!!

Disneyland Lists The Haunted Mansion On Zillow; The Price: A Human Soul!

********And… no parking!!!
******It’s over 13,000 square feet, or as Hollywood calls it, a “teardown!!”
*****It’s all hype for the movie, which opens July 28th, starring Tiffany Haddish, Danny Devito and Rosario Dawson!
********We wouldn’t buy it.. who wants to evict all those squatting ghosts??

James Cameron Shoots Down Offensive Rumors About OceanGate Film

*******Cameron says he has NO PLANS to make a movie about OceanGate’s Titan submersible.. and HOW DARE YOU!!
********Of course, the rumor was that a streaming network had “approached him” about making a film. THAT we believe!!
*******Cameron had been active, along with other engineers, in urging OceanGate to slow down and get approval for their craft. They ignored him.

ABC To Announce “Golden Bachelor” This Morning!

See the posting HERE.
******That’s assuming he’s still ALIVE this morning!!
********”After more than 20 years of fostering young love on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, The Golden Bachelor showcases a whole new kind of love story — one for the golden years,”
*******But wait.. there’s more!! “On this all-new unscripted series, one hopeless romantic is given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities.”
******This proves that horny women come in all shapes, sizes and ages!!
*******The show will have a chiropractor stationed outside the “Fantasy Suite!!”




Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“According to a new study, dogs can smell when you’re stressed out.  For the record, so can cats-they just don’t care.”-Stephen Colbert.

“If you saw a Transformers movie, you are legally required to shut your mouth about the Barbie movie.”-Ali Barthwell.

“According to experts, the friendliest city in the U.S. is Honolulu.  Unfortunately, because aloha means goodbye, Honolulu is also the least friendliest city.”-Jimmy Fallon.




What are you forbidden to do in YOUR OWN HOUSE?
Ever get into a fight over how to load the dishwasher?
Do you like to combine soda flavors? Like chocolate Coca-Cola??




Burning Bananas On Highway After Fruit Truck Catches Fire!

********He was trying to “peel out!!”
****It was a slippery situation!!
******The other drivers were going bananas!!
****Cops rushed a truck full of ice cream and chocolate sauce, but it was too late!!

Burger King In Thailand Offers A 20 Cheese Slice Burger!

*****We hope an “ass plunger” goes with it!!
******By the way, it’s all cheese, no meat! (true)
*****And we thought Thai food was healthy!!
******If you’re lactose intolerant, you’ll go 80 mph all the way home.. without the car!!

Teen Uses Metal Detector To Help Find Engagement Ring On South Carolina Beach

See the teaser HERE.
*********The ring was dropped right before the proposal!!
******A police K9 couldn’t find it, but this teen tourist from Ohio had a metal detector!! Less than a minute later? Problem solved!!!
******He asked the couple to name their first child after him.. but since his name is Isaiah Krekeler, that’s probably not gonna happen!!

Canadian Website Will Pay You To Watch A Bunch Of Barbie Films

********How many?? There are 16 animated Barbie movies (who knew?)!!!!
*****The website is and they’re offering $1,000 for someone to view the movies and rank them!!
******They also want you to see the new Barnie movie and rate it!! That’s where they lost us!!









What Oldest Siblings Bring Up Most In Therapy

Huffington Post


Struggles With Perfectionism

With the oldest child, there is a lot of trial-and-error parenting — new parents are learning how to raise their firstborn and don’t yet have the knowledge that they’ll bring to raising their younger children, said Altheresa Clark, a licensed clinical social worker and the founder of Inspire4Purpose in Florida.  This may mean oldest children have to deal with extreme parenting styles, like a strict upbringing with lots of rules and expectations. “So, how that translates to the oldest child, they now have to grow up and there are a lot of expectations. A lot of times [this creates a] Type A personality where they become perfectionists,” Clark said.  Clark said she helps her oldest-sibling patients connect the dots and dismantle the perfectionist belief systems that have been with them for decades. “We’re helping them say, well, your parent was hard on you as the oldest child, which then translated as you had to be the best, you’re a perfectionist, you’re very self-critical.”  It’s important for oldest siblings to realize this connection to be easier on themselves when they don’t meet their high expectations, she said.  “If they don’t show up the way their parents enforced in them, they’re very, very hard on themselves,” Clark said.

Feelings Of Imposter Syndrome

When you’re very self-critical and constantly striving for more, it can be hard to ever feel like you’re good enough, which can lead to imposter syndrome, according to Clark.  When it comes to success or recognition, firstborn children may feel they “don’t deserve it because of this harsh self-critical analysis … because of their strict upbringing or the expectations that their parents had [for] them,” Clark said. She added that she especially sees this in her high-achieving Black clients.

Experiences With ‘Parentification’

According to Sagaram, many oldest children dealt with “parentification” starting at a young age. This means they were given adult responsibilities to help their parents who either worked a lot, were emotionally unavailable or physically unavailable.  “So, having to take care of younger siblings, prepare their meals, put them to bed, watch them” are all examples of parentification, Sagaram said.  What’s tough about this, though, is in many cultures, helping your parents out is innate, Clark said. Especially in BIPOC communities where “you are supposed to help your younger sibling — it’s just expected of you to serve in those roles,” Clark added.  Sagaram said children who are parentified grow into adults who aren’t able to fully relax, constantly worry about other people and always feel like they have to be caretakers for their loved ones. And this shows up in both men and women, Sagaram said.

Jealousy Toward Younger Siblings

Sagaram said oldest siblings often feel like they had to pave the way for their younger siblings and can feel like their little sister or brother has it easier.  For older siblings, both Sagaram and Clark noted, this can lead to feelings of jealousy or resentment.  Oldest siblings may be jealous of the ease younger siblings feel around certain situations — like bad grades or breaking curfew — and may wish they got to experience life that way, too.  In the end, it can feel like unfair treatment for the oldest sibling.

Trouble Asking For Help

“Oldest siblings feel like they can’t rely on others for support, or they feel like they have to have it all figured out on their own,” Sagaram said.  This affects work, relationships and all parts of an eldest child’s life, she said.  “When I’m working with oldest children, it’s something we try to unlearn. Asking for help is OK; it doesn’t mean you’re weak in any way,” Sagaram noted.  What’s more, oldest siblings who outwardly seem to have a handle on their professional and personal lives have a hard time expressing when they are feeling down, Clark said.  Oftentimes, when they do share their struggles, they are met with responses like “but you make good money; why are you upset?” This further forces eldest children to hide any mental struggles.

You Can’t Change Your Birth Order, But You Can Treat Your Struggles

“Birth order is definitely something a lot of people talk about on social media, and it does play a role in how we are as people and especially the relationship with our parents,” Sagaram said, but “it’s definitely not the only factor.”  If you have a strained relationship with people in your family and you want to blame your birth order, you can do that, but there are also ways to heal the relationship, she said.  “We can’t change birth order. It’s something that we were born into — to dwell on something like that can cause more harm,” Sagaram said.  Regardless of your birth order, it’s possible to have good and healthy relationships with your parents and your siblings, she said.

If You’re Struggling, Therapy Is A Tool For Healing

“I would definitely say if [you] are an oldest sibling and [you’re] experiencing some of those things — being a perfectionist, imposter syndrome, feeling immense amounts of pressure to perform … going to therapy is helpful,” Clark said.  Therapy can help you deal with unhealed trauma, connect your behaviors to things in your childhood and uncover patterns in your life that need to change, she said.  If you come from a family with broken bonds and toxic relationships, family therapy is an extra tool that can help improve your relationships with your loved ones, Clark added.


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