Happy Tuesday, kind of a rainy gloomy start, let's hope the day gets better. Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. This State has the least number of counties. Which state?
Bonehead Of The Day
A Nebraska man will spend 180 days behind bars after he was convicted of drunken driving with more than 100 chickens in his SUV.
When Luis Motola-Palacio was pulled over for driving without his headlights, an officer discovered that he had live birds and dozens of chicken carcasses in his vehicle.
The chickens were being held in a cage in the rear of the SUV.
Motola-Palacio was convicted of cruelty to livestock as well as drunken driving.
Senior Citizen Pulls Gun On Construction Crew
An elderly Texas woman allegedly pulled a shotgun on construction workers who were making too much noise outside her home.
Harris County authorities were called to the home of 90-year-old Eleouise Adcock and she allegedly pointed the gun at the first deputy who arrived.
That led to a standoff between a SWAT team and Adcock that lasted for nearly four hours. Adcock has lived in her home for more than 40 years, but the properties on either side of her are now occupied by a marine towing company. She won't sell her property to the company and is apparently irritated that they keep asking.Even though she has reportedly pointed guns at workers in the past, charges are not expected to be filed.
We Have A New Human Ken Doll
We got a new human barbie recently, so it was just about time to throw another human ken doll into the mix. Celso Santebanes, a 20-year-old from Brazil, is stepping up to the plate.
He tells "The Mirror" that he's spent more than $50-thousnad on surgeries to look more like Barbie's guy. He's had four operations on his nose, chin and jaw, and put silicone implants into his chest to look more like his idol. He's not slowing down soon, either. "I think I'm 90-percent of what I want to be," he told the mag. "I intend to do more surgeries, but do not know what. For now my investment is being in the gym, for Ken is strong and I am skinny."
Don't go calling him shallow, thought. "I am an educated person," he added. "I like reading and majoring in one of the leading drama schools in Brazil. But I try to be more perfect inside than out." As HuffingtonPost points out, Santebanes is single. "The human Ken bachelor is looking for his Barbie," Santebanes wrote on his Facebook page. "Who wants to be my girlfriend? After all no one is happy alone."
That Bad Hotel Review Might Cost You
A hotel near the Catskills fines wedding clients $500 for each negative review posted online by their guests. If a couple books a wedding at The Union Street Guest House, they are responsible for the online reviews their guests give and for every negative review, the couple has $500 removed from their deposit. Here's the outrageous policy from their website:
“Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and our inn, your friends and families may not. ... If you have booked the inn for a wedding or other type of event ... and given us a deposit of any kind ... there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review ... placed on any internet site by anyone in your party.”
However, if the negative comments are removed, the couple will be reimbursed for the money they initially lost. It appears the hotel isn’t even trying to buy good reviews. They’re just punishing their guests for the bad ones. If the hotels plan was to avoid negative attention, the plan backfired. The story has brought them increasingly bad publicity. In hindsight, the hotel is probably better off with a few negative reviews online rather than ending up on national news.
How To Raise A Polite Child
If your kid turns out to be a little monster, it’ll probably be your fault. So, if you want to make sure your kid doesn’t turn out to be a bratty demon spawn? Here are some things you should teach them to ensure that they reach maximum politeness:
1. Address adults with "Sir" or "Ma'am."- Calling an adult by name is even better!
2. Make a proper introduction. - Have them look in the other person's eyes and smile. Shake hands and say, "It's nice to meet you.” It’s good practice for when they’re adults.
3. Say "Excuse me" or "Pardon me" when cutting off or bumping into others in public. - It’s the first step in learning how to take responsibility for your mistakes.
4. Offer to carry packages/purchases for an adult. - "Whether it's mom, grandma, seeing someone struggle with a package is an opportunity to offer assistance," says Dianne Daniels, a coach at TheDivaStyleCoach.com.
5. Say "You're welcome" instead of "No problem."- Saying “no problem” implies that it could have been a problem to help.
6. Greet people properly. - Most kids avoid adults at all costs, so this skill is definitely essential. It gives them a jump on their networking ability.
7. Use proper phone greetings. - Teach them to say “hi, this is ____, can I speak to ____?”
8. Say, “Thank you for dinner Mrs. Smith, it was great,"after eating at someone else's home. - Bonus points if they offer to wash the dishes.
9. Give up your seat for someone on a bus or subway. - Politeness toward strangers goes farther than you think.
10. Don't text during dinner or any other social events. - Kids learn the nuances of human relationships by interacting with humans - not phones!
- Loni Anderson (“WKRP in Cincinnati,” “The Jayne Mansfield Story”) – 69
- Marlene Favela (“Ugly Betty”) – 38
- Maureen McCormick (“The Brady Bunch”) – 58
- John Saxon (“The Appaloosa,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”) – 79
- Jonathan Silverman (“Monday Mornings,” “Weekend at Bernie’s”) – 48
- Mark Strong (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) – 51
- Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Beyond the Break”) – 33
- Sophie Winkleman (“Two and a Half Men,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”) – 34
- Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns – 55
- Terri Clark – 46
- Guess Who’s Greg Leskiw – 67
- Former Foo Fighter Pat Smear – 55
- The late Beastie Boys bassist Adam Yauch (1964-2012) …he would have been 50.
- Syndicated radio personality “Elvis Duran – 50
- Olympian Lolo Jones (an American track and field and bobsled athlete who specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. Jones also competes as a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsled team. She won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships. She represented the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics, making her one of the few athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games) – 32
- The late astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) … he would have been 84. (FAST FACTS: He was the first person to step foot on the moon.)
- The late director John Huston (“The Maltese Falcon,” “The African Queen”) (1906-1987)
Video Of The Day:
This little cutie is upset and her parents came upon a magical way to calm her savage heart: Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse.”