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Born on this day!! Actor Ann Robinson (“War of the Worlds”) is 94. Actor Ian McKellen (“Lord of the Rings”) is 84. Country singer Jessi Colter is 80. Actor-singer Leslie Uggams is 80. Director-Muppetteer Frank Oz is 79. Actor Karen Valentine is 76. Actor Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) is 76. Singer Klaus Meine of Scorpions is 76. Actor Patti D’Arbanville (“New York Undercover”) is 72. Actor Connie Sellecca is 68. Singer-guitarist Paul Weller of The Jam is 65. Actor-comedian Mike Myers is 60. Actor Joseph Reitman (“The Perfect Storm”) is 55. Actors Sidney and Lindsay Greenbush (“Little House on the Prairie”) are 53. Actor Jamie Kennedy (“Scream”) is 53. Actor Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures,” “The Help”) is 53. Actor Justin Henry (“Kramer Vs. Kramer,” “Sixteen Candles”) is 52. Rapper Daz Dillinger of Tha Dogg Pound is 50. Actor Erinn Hayes (“Kevin Can Wait”) is 47. Actor Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight,” ″Batman Begins”) is 47. Actor Ethan Suplee (“My Name Is Earl”) is 47. Actor Lauren Frost (“Even Stevens”) is 38. Actor Ebonée Noel (TV’s “FBI”) is 33. Musician Guy Lawrence of Disclosure is 32.


1787 – The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government.
1925 – John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.
1935 – The legendary Babe Ruth hit his 714th and final home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His record stood until Hank Aaron broke it in 1974.
1935 – American track star Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied another in a little over an hour.
1965 – Muhammad Ali knocked Sonny Liston out cold in the first round, after 1 minute and 56 seconds, for the world heavyweight title.
1968 – The Gateway Arch was dedicated in St. Louis.
1969 – Midnight Cowboy, the only x-rated film to win a best picture Oscar, was released.
1979 – The worst air disaster in U.S. history (excluding the Sept. 11 attacks) occurred when a DC-10 crashed at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, killing over 270 people.

Today Is: Cookie Monster’s Birthday, Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day, International Plastic Free Day, National Brown Bag-it Day, National Tap Dance Day, National Wine Day, Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day, Stop The Bleed Day, Towel Day, World Thyroid Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon  / 8:30 – Ghosts  /  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 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
FOX – 8:00 – Gordon Ramsey’s Food Stars /  9:00 – Animal Control / 9:30 – Animal Control
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – 100 Days To Indy

TV Talk Shows

Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Mark: Jessica Chastain, the runner-up of “American Idol”, Joey Thurman
Jennifer Hudson: Bebe Rexha, Ego Nwodim

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

QUESTION: Do you SHARE YOU NETFLIX PASSWORD?? Now we know how much it’s gonna cost you! Ifn the USA, it’s gonna be $8 A MONTH!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Do the MARINES know more about the recent UFO sighting over TwentyNine Palms than they’re telling us?? This expert says they do, and “fess up!!”


QUESTION: Why is America so “judge-y” these days?? Whoopi blames it on AMERICAN IDOL!! “it was the beginning of the downfall of society!!!” SIMON??????


QUESTION: Wondering which actor will be the next JAMES BOND?? At least we know what CAR he’ll be driving! Aston-Martin DB12, $250,000, up to 202 MPH!!!

QUESTION: How do you replace someone when they’re ONE OF A KIND?? Tina Turner passes at the age of 83. She truly was… SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!
Mick Jagger, who toured with Turner in the late 60s and performed again with her in the 80s, shared this tribute

Rita Wilson Tries To Explain Tom Hanks’ Anger On The Red Carpet At Cannes Film Festival

*********She says “It’s called I can’t hear you!!” Like they’re trying find out where they should be and it’s too loud!! But Tom sure looks pissed off to us!!
********Tom has a great reputation, but obviously it’s all a front!! We’re gonna find out he’s a monster behind the scenes!!
*****How many people doeos he have chained up in his basement??
*****It’s always the “nice guys” who wind up being the villains!!
*****Or maybe he’s constipated.
Tom Hanks at the premiere of the film Asteroid City during the 76th Cannes Film Festival

Spelling Error Causes 9-Day Champion To Lose On Jeopardy!

See the video HERE.
*********The clue was “Both the names of these two lovers in a Shakespeare play come from the Latin words for “blessed.”
*******The correct answer is from “Much Ado About Nothing,” Beatrice and Benedick, and he wrote “Beatrice and Benedict.” Ooops!!!
*******They should have given it to him just for coming close!!!!

Ryan Gosling Got A Bunch Of “Barbie” Gifts From Margot Robbie During Filming To Put Him In The Mood

*********Margot gave him something “pink” every day!!
****Ryan says he still doesn’t know what it means!!
*****Greta Gerwig, who wrote and directed, says she wanted to acknowledge all the people who really HATE Barbie!! That doesn’t make sense, either!!
****Ryan says Ken’s job in the movie is to “beach!” (It’ll all be fixed in post)

What Kind Of Prenup Will Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez Have?

*******First of all, use their couple name!! It’s “Sanchezos!!!”
********Her ring cost $2.5 million!! That’s a mere bag of shells for him!!
********A lawyer (not connected to Bezos), estimates she’ll get $1 million for every year they’re married!! And a multi-million dollar house!! That sounds kinda cheap to us!!
*****We think she’ll retain possession of everything.. including his penis!!!

Josh Duhamel Is A Prepper!  Says He Can Survive For Days By Hunting And Fishing!

*********He’s got two cabins in the woods, a tractor, a generator and he’s growing crops!! (true)
****He also shaved his head and got some prison tattoos!! (not true)
TOPIC: Are YOU prepared in case everything goes to hell??

Senator Oprah?? From California?

*********Sure. Why not?? Our congressional delegation couldn’t get any worse!!
******Her name is being floated to replace Dianne Feinstein, who’s so out of it she makes Joe Biden look like a 20-year-old!!
*****If Feinstein retires, her replacement will be chosen by California’s himbo governor, Gavin Newsom!! It’s quite a brain trust!!
*****She says she doesn’t want to run for office, which means she wants to run for office!!!



Keanu Kept the Famous Red Pill-(Globe)

Keanu Reeves has sci-fi fans freaking out over his blockbuster memorabilia-which gasp, includes the original Matrix flick’s life-altering red pill!  Responding to a worshipper, wondering if he’s ever swiped a prop, the star, 58, divulged his best of the best:  “Not stolen…the watch and wedding ring from John Wick, a sword from 47 Ronin, and the first red pill that Matrix writer director sisters Lilly and Lana Wachowski ever gave me.”  In a pivotal 1999 Matrix scene, Keanu’s Neo if offered the choice of taking a red or blue pill.  Of course, Neo swallows the red one, allowing him to see the truth.  Now that’s a tough pill to swallow!



What’s your side hustle??
What’s the worst thing you accidentally dropped in the toilet??




California Woman’s Engagement Ring Found After Being Flushed Down The Toilet A Year Before

**********It was flushed by her 5-year-old son!! Maybe he was trying to tell her something: “I don’t want him to be my stepfather!!”
******It was found 400 feet from the house when the city flushed the sewer!!
TOPIC: What’s the weirdest thing YOU ever flushed down the toilet???

Idaho Couple Set Party Blower Tooting Record With 93 Toots In One Minute!

See the video HERE.
**********The record was set after eating a Mexican dinner!!
*******Granny beat that record when she got the walkin’ farts!!!
******We didn’t even know they still made those party horns!!

Police “Robot Dog” Is Coming To America’s 2nd Largest City

******Hey, it’s a robot dog that weighs hundreds of pounds and can outrun you!! What could go wrong??
******Why does this feel like the sequel to “RoboCop??”
*******Did the Terminator have a dog?? Because that’s what this looks like!!\

You Can Get Buried In A Mushroom Coffin

*****The only requirement is that you were a “fungi!!”
*****The inventor says that mushrooms are the “biggest recyclers on the planet!!” He wears a t-shirt that says “I am compost!!”
**********We don’t give a Shitaki!!!
********We want to be buried head down and use our butt for a bike  rack!!!








Things Americans Say That Non-Americans Love



‘Hang In There’

“I love [it] mainly because of the imagery it creates in my mind. I begin to picture myself hanging somewhere until I’m attended to. That’s a bit funny.” ― Firdaus Baig, an Indian tutor who teaches Hindi online

‘Guilty Pleasure’

“I find this expression intriguing because I don’t think the concept of having a guilty pleasure even exists in Brazil. I have never heard a Brazilian put those two words together. But now that I know this expression, I can think of many things I do that I could call a guilty pleasure!” ― Virginia Langhammer, a Brazilian who teaches Portuguese and owns the Speaking Brazilian Language School


“I love the word ‘hella.’ It originated in the Bay Area, where my wife is from, and it’s very distinct in San Francisco and neighboring counties. My first impression was that it reminded me of the Australian version of the word ‘heaps.’ We use ‘heaps’ to mean a lot of or very, so ‘hella’ is like the American equivalent! It’s short, concise and to the point, which is what Australian slang is all about.” ― Jules Hatfield, an Australian travel blogger

‘Monday Morning Quarterback’

“This hits me personally because I always have a good answer for every problem everyone has…. after they have solved it.” ― Eli Sousa, a Brazilian who teaches Portuguese

‘That Idea Has Legs’

“I like it because of the visual of a non-living object having legs. The first time I heard it, I thought it meant the idea was so bad it needed to get out of here, but in fact it means the total opposite! I think it’s really cute.” ― Jihan Fawaz, a Lebanese language instructor who runs the YouTube account Learn Turkish With Jihan

‘Squeaky Clean’

“Once, my students asked me what my favorite English word was, and after a brief but vigorous thinking spurt, I realized that it’s probably ‘squeaky clean.’ I haven’t been able to find a reliable source on the origin of the phrase, but most available sources agree that it is likely American and was probably popularized by some old-timey ads.  The reason I like it is the unexpectedness: We usually determine cleanliness by visual signals. A clean object is usually shining, or clear or bright, but the word ‘squeaky’ makes us hear how clean that object is! Additionally, ‘squeaking’ may well be my favorite onomatopoeic word, which means a word that represents sound. Mice and other small rodents squeak, and I have always liked mice. By the way, several of my students now sign their emails to me with ‘Squeaky clean’ instead of ‘Best regards,’ and it makes the daily trudge through my inbox so much more fun!” ― Irina Zaykovskaya, a lecturer in Russian and linguistics at the University of Minnesota who was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia

‘Have A Nice Day’

“It might seem fake and forced at times, but I really like the sentiment behind ‘Have a nice day.’ I always leave with a smile on my face. And it’s a phrase that is so synonymous with Americans, too.” ― Macca Sherifi, a British travel blogger at An Adventurous World

‘A Piece Of Cake’

“Knowing what this one means comes with two bonuses: First, the phrase reassures me that the situation or problem is not a difficult one. The second bonus is that it gives me the image of chocolate cake in my mind. This phrase is reassuring and yummy at the same time.” ― Olga Grijalva Alvarez, a Mexican travel content creator

‘Break A Leg’

“My first impression of the phrase was not a very good one. I heard it in the movie ‘High School Musical’ and I was confused. It sounds like something negative but it has a positive and a motivating connotation.” ― Baig

‘You’re Bullshitting Me’ (And Other Instances Of Verbing)

“One of the things I love most about the American language is that we can turn almost any noun into a verb. I just found out that this action has a name: verbing. This is fascinating! Verbing does not exist in my native language (Brazilian Portuguese).  What I like about verbing is that it makes communication easy and to the point. I remember an anecdote from about 10 years ago when I had just moved to NYC. I passed by two young women on the street and overheard one of them saying, ‘They bullshitted me.’ That’s when I realized that any noun could be turned into a verb.” ― Langhammer

‘Take An L’

“I like the phrase ‘Take an L’ for ‘Take a loss.’ It’s an easy way to summarize a crappy situation. For Aussies, shortening things is always our preference, so this phrase is perfect! It’s also a bit more reminiscent of street slang, which is more colloquial, friendly and relaxed.” ― Hatfield

‘Under The Weather’

“I use it every time I’m ill. Especially in work correspondence, it feels like the most professional way to communicate an illness.” ― Ipinmi Akinkugbe, a Nigerian British travel blogger who runs the site Férìnàjò

‘Rain On My Parade’

“I love it because it’s something all women can identify with and it often comes up on a girls’ coffee date. When I first heard it I loved it. It has a nice ring to it.” ― Fawaz

‘Thoughts And Prayers’ (Used Ironically)

“I love how communities affected by gun violence were able to come together online to notice this beaten-up empty platitude, reveal it as such and then repurpose it. I remember noticing someone doing that on Twitter a few years ago and thinking, ‘Oh, that’s clever!’ and then seeing it more and more often, to the point that it is difficult to use or read this phrase unironically.” ― Zaykovskaya

‘Take A Chill Pill’

“I once worked in an office with American colleagues and a micromanager. Our manager was always super stressed and micromanaging every task we did. One day, one of our colleagues asked this manager to take a chill pill. This was the first time I heard of this expression, and I found it so cool.” ― Sindy Chan, a blogger from Germany (by way of Hong Kong) who recently moved to the U.S.

‘Couch Potato’

“I just love the visual behind this one, like, what does this even look like?” ― Mitch Hyde, an Australian travel writer based in Singapore

‘Ride Shotgun’

“I remember reading a book when I saw a phrase like ‘I’m riding shotgun.’ I genuinely thought the guy had a shotgun on him and felt it weird because it didn’t fit the plot. I wrote it down and read on to see whether that would turn out to be something important. When I finished the book, I looked it up on the Internet and giggled. Why would people associate the front seat with a weapon? Is that really a habit, people riding with shotguns?” ― Sousa


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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