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Born on this day!! Actor Priscilla Pointer (“Dallas,” ″Carrie,” ″Blue Velvet”) is 99. Actor Candice Azzara (“In Her Shoes,” ″Caroline in the City,” ″Rhoda”) is 82. Bluegrass singer-guitarist Rodney Dillard of The Dillards is 81. Country singer Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys is 75. Keyboardist Rick Wakeman of Yes is 74. Singer Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo is 73. Actor James Stephens (“Paper Chase,” ″Father Dowling Mysteries”) is 72. Country singer George Strait is 71. Actor Chow Yun-Fat (“Anna and the King,” ″The Replacement Killers”) is 68. Singer-guitarist Page Hamilton of Helmet is 63. Guitarist Barry Graul of MercyMe is 62. Singer Michael Tait of Newsboys and of dc Talk is 57. Singer-actor Martika (“Wiseguy”) is 54. Comedian Tina Fey (“30 Rock,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 53. Musician Jack Johnson is 48. Country singer David Nail is 44. Singer Darryl Allen of Mista is 43. Actor Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”) is 42. Guitarist Kevin Huguley of Rush of Fools is 41. Contemporary Christian singer Francesca Battistelli is 36. Actor Violett Beane (“God Friended Me”) is 27. Actor Hala Finley (“Man with a Plan”) is 14.


1896 – The Supreme Court affirmed racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson as “separate but equal.”
1642 – The city of Montreal was founded by the French.
1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate.
1920 – Pope John Paul II was born near Krakow, Poland.
1953 – Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound.
1974 – India became the 6th country to become a nuclear power.
1980 – Mount St. Helens, in Washington state, erupted after being dormant for 123 years.
1994 – Israeli troops withdrew from the Gaza strip after three decades of occupation and Palestinians took over.
2000 – A bill was finally passed that removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse.
2003 – President Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia declared martial law and sent 30,000 troops into Aceh.
2004 – Sonia Gandhi stunned her party, the Indian National Congress, by refusing to accept the prime ministership of India.

Today Is: Buy A Musical Instrument Day, HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, I Love Reeses Day, International Museum Day, Mother Whistler Day, National Speech Pathologist Day, Send An Electronic Greeting Card Day, Visit Your Relatives Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon  / 8:30 – Young Sheldon  /  9:00 – So Help Me Todd  /  10:00 – CSI Las 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 – Grey’s Anatomy  /  10:00 – 20-20
FOX – 8:00 – Alert: Missing Persons Unit  /  9:00 – Animal Control / 9:30 – Animal Control
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – 100 Days To Indy

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Molly Shannon, Giancarlo Esposito, Nickel Creek (R 3/22/23)
Jimmy Fallon: Chris Evans, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Toosii (R 4/17/23)
Stephen Colbert: Tom Hanks, Rachael & Vilray (R 1/9/23)
Seth Meyers: Bill Hader, Minnie Driver, Hernan Diaz (R 5/3/22)
James Corden: Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Lior Suchard (R 3/28/23)
Watch What Happens Live: Chrissy Teigen
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The View: Michael J. Fox
The Talk: Michelle Rodriguez, Brandon Scott Jones (R 3/6/23)
Live with Kelly and Mark: Halle Bailey, Dr. Gail Saltz
Drew Barrymore: Susan Sarandon (R 9/27/22)
Jennifer Hudson: Vanessa Williams, Travis Bennett

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

QUESTION: How does a girl with a Master’s Degree from Harvard in Education Management make MONEY? Opens an ICE CREAM SHOP with mom! ($230,000 per year)


QUESTION: Would you like some TRAVEL HACKS that can save money this summer? Check this out, including how you can pay by phone when your BATTERY’S DEAD!!


QUESTION: Is AI actually COMING TO LIFE?? Microsoft says its AI program is “showing signs of human reasoning!” Hey.. could it possibly RUN FOR CONGRESS???


QUESTION: Want your husband to TREAT YOU LIKE A LADY? She says, “Then act like one!!” Here is the controversial list of things your husband should never see you do!!

QUESTION: Think you’ve got some STRONG PASSWORDS?? Here’s a chart showing how long it would take hackers to break them based on characters used!!!!!
Hive Systems, a cyber security company, recommends passwords over 12 characters long,  comprised of a random mixture of numbers, symbols, and upper and lowercase letters

Harry and Meghan Claim They Were In A “Near Catastrophic” Chase By The Paparazzi In NYC. Cops: Not So Fast!

*********According to them, through their spokesperson, it was a two-hour chase, with paparazzi driving on the sidewalks and several near-collisions, pedestrians almost mowed down, and two cops almost killed!!
****However, as the Queen once said: “Recollections may vary!!”
*****New York mayor Eric Adams said it was “reckless and irresponsible,” but didn’t make it sound as dramatic!!!
****At least it wasn’t in a tunnel in Paris!! (too soon?)
******We’re wondering how you can have a two-hour chase in Manhattan!! They could have driven to the Hamptons in two hours!!
*******We’ll probably find out that she paid those people to chase them!!
UPDATE: The story is developing as the hours roll by. Definitely NOT the way they said it was!! They were circling “for about an hour” so they wouldn’t be followed back to the private residence where they were staying! They were dropped off at a cop shop so they could get a cab and be more incognito!! STORY HERE!

Salma Hayek Reaches 24 Million Followers On Instagram Milestone And Pops Out Her Boobs While Celebrating

Celebration! Salma Hayek suffered a wardrobe malfunction in a bathrobe while excitedly showing off her dance skills in a new clip shared to Instagram on Tuesday as she celebrated gaining 24 million followers

See the post HERE.
********She also bragged about how great her life is, which made us feel a lot better!! (She’s married to one of the richest men in the world, so that helps!)
*******The post shows her dancing around in her robe, and “freeing the nipple!!” Unfortunately, she blurred it out!! Oh well, guess we’re stuck with Martha Stewart on the cover of Sports Illustrated!!
*******There are about 4 billion women on planet earth, which means roughly 8 billion boobs!! It’s funny how just two of the boobs can attract 24 million followers!!

New Action Packed Trailer Drops For Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1

See the trailer HERE.
********They started this film in 2019 for a 2021 release, then delayed it because of Covid and decided to keep filming until they had enough for a Part II!! (true)
******If you saw Top Gun: Maverick, you’ll remember that they showed a trailer for this one at every theater!! Looks great!!
******Is Tom Cruise going to single-handedly save the movie business?? Looks that way!!
*****The fact that he does his own stunts makes us want to buy a ticket and see him now before he kills himself!!
******Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”) Is so hot… a lot of guys would crawl through ten miles of broken glass just to smoke a cigarette in her shadow!!

Disney+ Gives Release Dates For Loki Season 2 and Indiana Jones Collection, 

*****Loki: October 6th.
*******Hawkeye spinoff “Echo” November 29th
*******The Indiana Jones Collection, including all the movies and Young Indiana Jones, we be on Disney + starting May 31st.
****That is all. 

The New Little Mermaid Movie Seems To Take A Jab At Princess Kate Middleton

*********OK, here’s the plot: When Ariel makes it to the surface, she can’t speak, and the prince is trying to guess her name (she’s black and he’s white, like you-know-who). He says “Diana,” and she shakes her head. Then he says, “Catherine?” and she looks disgusted. So people who’ve seen it say it’s a put-down of Kate Middleton!!
*******Kate Middleton says, “Why drag me into this???”
*******Meghan told Oprah she “identifies” with the Little Mermaid!! (We’ve identified Oprah with Ursula!!)
********This should be a “woke” classic!! That’s not a good thing!!



Say What?!-(National Enquirer)

Movie vampire Nicolas Cage says he can remember being inside his mother’s womb! When asked about his earliest memory, the 59-year-old actor says he recalls “faces in the dark” from before he was born! “I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but that somehow seems like maybe it happened.”



Nicholas Cage says he remembers being in his mother’s womb!! What’s YOUR first memory in life?
Ever wind up in the middle of a high-speed chase?? Or a road rage incident??
Have you ever used the bathroom in front of your significant other??



Giant 300-Pound Pig Escapes In Green Bay; Lured Home With Fruit Rollups

*****There’s not much you can add to that headline!!
*****By the way, the fruit rollup thing also works with husbands!!
*****Where does a 300-pound pig eat?? Anywhere it wants to!!

Unusual Items Found On Texas Beach Up For Auction To Benefit Wildlife Group

********Here are some of the items they’ll be auctioning off:
1. Barnacle=encrusted dolls
2. Fiberglass Mermaid Statue
3. A prosthetic leg
4. Haitian Money
5. Chinese Beer
6. A message in a bottle that floated from Jamaica
********Last year John Oliver paid $10,000 for barnacle-encrusted dolls!! (Better not to ask why!!)

Large Alligator On Florida Beach Was Actually A Sand Sculpture

*********It must have been a really good one, because officers didn’t know it wasn’t real until they poked it with a stick!!
********It’s a good way to keep people off the beach!!!
*******Inside the sand sculpture of the alligator, they found sand sculptures of human arms and small pets!!!

Taco Tuesday Debate! It’s Trademarked By A Small Company.. Taco Bell Wants “Common Usage”

*********Taco Tuesday is owned by the small chain “Taco John’s” (who knew??) They’ve had the trademark for 34 years!!
********Currently, the only trademark Taco Bell has is “Constipation Wednesday!!”
********And then there’s THIS from four years ago: “Flashback: In 2019, LeBron James filed a request to trademark “Taco Tuesday,” but was denied with the Patent and Trademark Office saying the phrase was a “commonplace term,” ESPN reported.”
****So.. who DOES own Taco Tuesday?? And how much will Taco Bell have to pay to loosen it up???
******Taco Bell should bring back their old slogan: “You’ve got the runs at the border!!”








The 1 Thing IT Experts Would Never Do On A Work Laptop


They never treat the work laptop like it’s their own.

The IT experts we spoke to said, above all, they never forget that a work laptop is owned by the employer, and act accordingly with that in mind.  “However much you use and keep your work laptop in your possession, it never is actually your personal property, and yet it still is your responsibility to properly take care of,” Pitter said.  As part of that responsibility, employees should never disable security features like turning off the inactivity lock-out or deactivating your anti-virus features, she said.

They don’t leave a laptop unlocked when they’re not around it.

IT experts also understand that work laptops carry sensitive information and do not leave their devices unattended without security precautions.  “As a cybersecurity professional, I make sure to never forget to lock my workstation when I walk away from my desk, even when I really, really have to pee,” said Aviv Levi, cybersecurity specialist at Atera, a remote monitoring and management platform for IT professionals. “By leaving your computer unlocked, you’re giving others the option to gain access to your confidential information, login information, credit cards, or even just a good old-fashioned prank.”

They don’t have private conversations on a work laptop.

Part of knowing that the laptop is not yours means understanding that your conversations on it are not private. Employers can remotely surveil what you type through work messenger services like Slack that grant employer accounts access to see what their employees type. “Your employer can legally take [the laptop] back at any time for any reason and review the contents of the hard drive and/or activity logs, although that usually is only necessary when they are investigating an event that impacts the institution in some way,” Pitter said.  And this behavior is not an outlier. A large number of companies use employee monitoring software to keep tabs on what employees are doing online. In a March survey from of 1,000 U.S. business leaders, a majority said they do so to track employees’ web browsing and app use, but more than one in three employers –– 37% –– even admitted to using live camera feeds to monitor remote workers.  “Work computers are generally heavily tracked for cybersecurity purposes. My number one rule is to never gossip using company property because someone in IT/executive-level role can see what you’re saying,” said Alex Ramirez, an Austin-based IT independent consultant.

They don’t do personal Google searches or send personal emails.

You want to watch not only what you type on instant-messenger conversations, but also in Goggle searches for anything that could be embarrassing if exposed like health conditions, said Safia Kazi, privacy professional practices principal at the IT professional organization ISACA.  “I would avoid saying/searching for anything on a company-provided device that would be embarrassing if shared at the next all-staff meeting,” she said. “While many employees may understand the risk of using work-related software for private conversations, not everyone understands that this goes beyond just employer-provided programs –– it extends to any service utilized on a work laptop, e.g., personal email.”  Kazi said that employee surveillance tools can track keystrokes, so an employer may know the contents of an email sent from an employee’s personal account like their email.

They don’t look up inappropriate content.

This one is more of a given but still worth mentioning. Oren Elimelech, the chief information security officer of Atera, said that employees should avoid accessing inappropriate or offensive content on their employer-owned work laptops like websites or content related to gambling, pornography or illegal activities.  “While this may seem like an obvious answer, you’d be surprised what I’ve witnessed throughout my cybersecurity career,” Elimelech said. “Accessing such content can not only put the individual at risk of disciplinary action, but it can also put the company at risk of legal repercussions —not to mention make you look unprofessional.”

They don’t keep personal documents saved on their desktops.

Many employers immediately remotely block an employee’s access to their work laptop after layoffs. Once you understand that the laptop is not yours, you also must accept the hard truth that you could lose whatever is on your work laptop at a moment’s notice.  “I would never keep any document that I require for my personal life as only a local copy on my work laptop,” Pitter said. “If I had a stand-alone password manager application –– i.e., not cloud-synced –– and I kept all my personal passwords in this application and then lost access to it, I would be devastated.“  And if it’s allowed by your employee handbook, cybersecurity experts advise deleting personal files, tax documents, contacts and personal photos off of your laptop before you quit.   “I would be crushed if my only copies of some digital family vacation photos or home movies were on this laptop,” Pitter said. “Make sure anything personal you access on your work laptop is at least backed up in a personal cloud storage space like Google Drive or the like.”  Even though it can be an inconvenient pain to not do or keep personal activities on your work laptop, it’s a necessary boundary if you want to limit what your employer has access to seeing.  “It is wise to remember at all times that a work laptop is never actually yours. You’re just borrowing it,” Pitter said.


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