Born on this day!! Actor George Takei (“Star Trek”) is 86. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 85. Actor Ryan O’Neal is 82. Bluegrass musician Doyle Lawson of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver is 78. Keyboardist Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad is 75. Actor Veronica Cartwright (TV’s “24: Legacy, film’s “Aliens”) is 74. Actor Jessica Lange is 74. Actor Clint Howard is 64. Actor Crispin Glover is 59. Actor Andy Serkis (“Lord of the Rings”) is 59. Country singer Wade Hayes is 54. Actor Shemar Moore (“Criminal Minds”) is 53. Actor Carmen Electra is 51. Actor Joey Lawrence (“Blossom,” ″Brotherly Love”) is 47. Multi-instrumentalist Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band is 45. Actor Clayne Crawford (TV’s “Lethal Weapon”) is 45. Actor Tim Jo (“The Neighbors”) is 39. Actor Carlos Valdes (TV’s “The Flash) is 34.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1841 – The first detective story, Edgar Allen Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue was published.
1769 – Ottawa Indian chief Pontiac murdered.
1902 – Marie and Pierre Curie isolated radium.
1912 – The Boston Red Sox played their first game at Fenway Park. They beat the N.Y. Highlanders (who in 1913 would become known as the Yankees) 7-6.
1971 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the practice of busing for racial desegregation.
1999 – 14 students (including killers) and 1 teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in the nation’s deadliest school shooting.
2008 – Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar race.
2010 – An explosion on a BP oil drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana kills 11 people and injures 17. Experts estimate that 13,000 gallons of crude oil per hour are pouring into the Gulf of Mexico.
Today Is: Chinese Language Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, High Five Day, International Cli-Fi Day, National Cheddar Fries Day, National D.A.R.E. Day, National Pot Smokers Day or National Weed Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon / 8:30 – Ghosts / 9:00 – So Help Me Todd / 10:00 – CSI Vegas
NBC – 8:00 – Law and Order / 9:00 – Law and Order SVU / 10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 – Station 19 / 9:00 – Greys’ Anatomy / 10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 – Next Level Chef / 9:00 – Animal Control / 9:30 – Welcome to Flatch
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – Superman and Lois
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Ray Romano, Zoe Lister-Jones, Flo
Stephen Colbert: Rachel Weisz
Seth Meyers: Jason Bateman, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Brann Dailor (R 4/4/23)
James Corden: Billy Porter, Lisa Kudrow
Watch What Happens Live: Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio
Daily Show: Guest host Jordan Klepper
The Talk: Bridget Everett
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jane Krakowski, Monica Mangin
Kelly Clarkson: Julianne Hough, Michael Carbonaro, Danielle Kartes, Mckenna Grace
Tamron Hall: Anthony Chin-Quee
Jennifer Hudson: Vice President Kamala Harris
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Should a grown man throw a SCREAMING FIT over a CRYING BABY? This one did, on a flight to Orlando!! So… was he right or wrong???
QUESTION: Should they call it the “Kelly and Mark Cringe-a-thon?” They do YOGA together, and she says “I’m just so tight!!!” Is it just us??????????
QUESTION: Does making your “guilty pleasure” food TINY actually make it more appealing? That’s what these companies think!! “It’s like eating dust!!!!!!”
QUESTION: Hey Rachel McAdams, did you FORGET SOMETHING? She poses with UNSHAVEN PITS, and her fan base is NOT HAPPY! “I don’t care!”
QUESTION: As NETFLIX ends its DVD Mail Service (see below), what are their MOST-RENTED movies of ALL TIME?? Check it out.. #1 will SURPRISE you!!!
OTHER CELEBRITY NEWS
*******Wait. They still have a DVD MAIL SERVICE?? Why? Just in case streaming goes out of style???
*******Remember their biggest selling point? NO LATE FEES!!!
THROWBACK THURSDAY TOPIC: Remember going to the Blockbuster store on Friday night and looking through EVERY VHS tape in the store?? Remember “Be Kind and Rewind?”
WE HEAR that Blockbuster is coming back!! And we wonder: Why???
*******They should do a crossover episode with “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and everyone DIES!!! (Because, you know.. they don’t like the sun?)
*******One thing’s for sure: They won’t get the stars of the movies to be in it!!!
*******How many children are named “Bella” and “Edward” from these movies??
*******Woody revealed on Colbert’s show that Matthew’s mom had really told them that she “Knew” Woody’s father when she was separated from her husband.. around the same time Matthew was conceived!!! (Woody is 61, Matthew is 53)
******Do they look exactly alike? No… but in the south, they call that “close enough!!”
********Matthew is reluctant to take the DNA test, because he feels he’d be “losing a father!!” Woody says, “No! You’d be gaining a brother!!”
(BTW, Woody’s dad was a hit man!! True! He went to prison for killing a judge in 1979!!)
*****It’s not a big deal!! Heck, if they were in Arkansas, Matthew could be his OWN father!!!
*********That’s part of the deal: a payoff for the death of his wife and an exec producer position.
******It’s gonna be a little spooky on that set!!
******Hey guys.. just… CHECK THE GUNS!!! Please!
********They’d like ’em all to be in one place… but you can’t have everything!!
*******Those other kids are just “Cannon Fodder!!” Or maybe HE’S the “Cannon Fodder!!”
******It may be time to give that “Cannon” a rest!!
*****He says he’s trying to be “honest” with his kids, like this: “Daddy Can’t keep it in his pants!!”
*********”Royal Experts” (there are many) think Meghan will stay behind and throw a star-studded birthday party for Archie’s 4th to upstage the coronation!!
*****She should invite all those Brit artists who refused to play at Charles’ party!!!
******If you see a picture of Elton John, the Spice Girls, Paul McCartney and Queen playing by the pool for Archie’s party, you’ll know what happened!!
*****Do you feel better now that you know the royals are just as stupid and petty as your family!!????
Garner Finally Ready To Marry!-(National Enquirer)
NOW that Jennifer Garner’s ex-hubby Ben Affleck is remarried and out of her hair, it’s time for her to settle down too-with longtime burger baron beau John Miller! “Jennifer and John are finally ready to get engaged,” snitches a source. “She never thought she’d find love again after her divorce-but she no longer feels responsible for Ben, which has given her the freedom to feel responsible for her own happiness that she has found with John!”
PHONE TOPIC STARTERS
What is the oldest technology you still use??? VHS? Walkman?
Should babies be BANNED from planes??
What grooming ritual seems totally unnecessary? Shaving your armpits?? Bathing? Washing your hair?
Ever discover you have a sibling you never knew about??
*****This happened in West Palm Beach, which is so posh that even the pigeons fly upside down!!
******A bigger story out of Florida would be: “Gator DOESN’T Shut Down Traffic!!”
*******The gator was released into the wild, because… what could happen??
******What has four legs and one arm?? A happy alligator!!
Why did the #gator cross the road?
— West Palm Beach Police Department (@WestPalmPD) April 17, 2023
*********They’re trying to break the world record for largest “same name gathering” (First name only)
*****The event happens at 4pm on May 21st. There will be “miles and miles of Kyles and Kyles!!”
*******The old record was set in Bosnia in 2017 with 2,325 IVANS!!!
**********They had to form a “snowflake formation,” which means a Millennial had to be in the middle and get really, really offended!!
*****It’s better to break skydiving records with old people, because if their chute doesn’t open, no big loss!!!
*********He got in.. and his parents couldn’t get him out!!
****He almost went down in a hail of bullets!!
******They had to get him out of there before Biden started sniffing him!!
*****Later that day, they found an adult trying to climb the fence, but it was just a Biden staffer trying to get out!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: MAN ACTS LIKE A BABY OVER A CRYING BABY ON FLIGHT.
A LIST FOR THURSDAY
How to Fill out a Check: Our Step-by-Step Guide
Writing a check is easy if you know these steps. This is just one more personal finance skill that’s good to have.
Step 1. Write the Date in the Upper Right Corner
On the date line, note the month, current date and year in the top right corner. This should be the date you’re writing the check. If you want the recipient to wait until you have money in your checking account before depositing the check, you might postdate the check. You might postdate a check if you’re paying ahead of time for a service. For example, if your rent is due on the first of the month, but you mail your check on the 15th of the previous month because you’re going on vacation, you would postdate the check for the first of the next month.
Step 2. ‘Pay to the Order of’ Means the Person or Business You’re Paying
Write the name of the person, company or payee in the field labeled “Pay to the Order of.” If you’re not sure of the correct title, organization or business name, make sure to ask before writing out the check to ensure they can deposit it. Never leave this line blank when you write a check — you risk someone taking the liberty of finishing writing that check out to themselves! If you are writing a check at a doctor’s office, they have a stamp and will fill this part of the check in for you. You can watch them do it to ensure it is made out to the right person or business.
Step 3. Write the Dollar Amount You’re Paying Out of Your Checking Account
Write the cash amount in words on the line directly below the payee name (including dollars and cents). You might write “twenty-five dollars and twenty-five cents” or “twenty-five dollars and 25/100” — either is fine as long as it’s clear how much you’re paying. If your words don’t take up the whole space, draw a straight line through to the end of the field so no one else can edit what you wrote.
You’re doing this in pen, right? Pencil is too easy to alter. We used to be advised to write checks in cursive, but now, writing in pen is enough to indicate legitimacy.
Step 4: Write the Same Amount in the Box on the Right Side of the Check
Now write the numerical dollar amount of the check in the box next to the dollar sign. Noting the amount in two ways gives the person cashing it a safeguard to ensure it’s correct. Be sure to fill the whole box so the amount can’t be altered. It’s more important to align your dollar amount all the way to the left side of the box so no one can change your $25.25 to $125.25, for example.
Step 5: Write a Memo If You Want To
The lower left line of the check, labeled “Memo,” is for your reference and the recipient’s. It’s a way to record exactly what the money’s for. For example, you might make a note that you purchased “Mom’s birthday gift.” This is especially helpful if you write a lot of checks in a day and have a checkbook that makes carbon copies. More likely, if you’re using checks to pay bills, the recipient might ask you to include identifying information like a billing account number.
Step 6: Sign the Bottom Right Hand Corner of the Check
Here is where you need to sign your name. Your recipient can’t deposit the funds unless you’ve signed the completed check! P.S. Make sure you’re keeping track of the times you make payments via check in your checkbook’s ledger, a paper register that comes with the checkbook. This is an old-school task for sure. Many people who mix online expenditures through their debit cards, automatic bill pay and classic check writing keep up with transactions through the online account at their financial institution. Keeping track of the available balance in your checking account can help avoid any accidental overdraft fees from banks or financial institutions. If you want to avoid overdraft fees, you might consider banking online with Ally, which eliminated all overdraft fees for checking and savings accounts.
Here Are the Parts of a Check
What are all these lines, boxes and numbers? How many ways do I have to write the dollar amount? Stop guessing. We’ll tell you!
- Your info:This includes your full name, address and sometimes your phone number. If this isn’t printed on the check, many vendors ask you for it at checkout, so having it printed there saves you time.
- Check number: This is to help you keep track of the checks you write so you can check them against your monthly bank statement; the vendor doesn’t use it.
- Date line:This records when you wrote the check.
- Recipient line:For the person or business you write the check to.
- Payment amount box: To include the numerical amount of the check for additional clarity.
- Payment amount line:To spell out the amount of the check.
- Your bank information:Including the name and address of the financial institution.
- Memo line: To explain what the check is for, for your and the recipient’s reference.
- Signature line:For you to sign to verify you’re authorizing the check.
- Your bank’s routing number:This helps the computers know which institution holds your money.
- Your checking account number:This helps the computers know which account to pull the money from.
Yes, Paper Checks Are Old School
We don’t exactly expect a resurgence of check writing. Still, chances are good that the time will eventually come when you’ll need to write a check. Maybe you’re all about online banking but you’ve got an older relative who only knows how to deal with paper checks or a landlord who just insists on getting the rent payment with the dollar amount written exactly right. Maybe it will just be a monthly rent check. Maybe it will be a down payment for something exciting, like a car or a house. Maybe you’ll be feeling benevolent and want to write up some snazzy-looking birthday gifts. Maybe you shop at a small business in a small town and realize you don’t have enough cash to cover your purchase. So we would still advise you to learn the easy and important skill of how to write a check. Many people don’t learn how until college, so don’t feel bad if you’re reading this while shielding your computer screen from passersby.
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