Happy Monday? Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q: Men wearing socks w/sandals is top male fashion fail according in a new survey. What's was 2nd on the list?
A: Man Bun
Bonehead Of The Day
Pacheco Bustamante wanted to play police officer. Unfortunately, he’s a 46-year-old man who was packing a BB gun when he pulled over a driver in Miami. Even worse for Bustamante, the nondescript car he targeted belonged to a real police detective. After figuring out Bustamente wasn’t an actual cop, the actual detective arrested him. Bustamante eventually admitted to police this wasn’t his first time playing cop and he was ultimately charged with impersonating an officer, which is a felony in Florida. Source: Associated Press
Today's News-- Being Lazy Is the Key to Success, According to the Best-Selling Author of 'Moneyball'
Do you think of yourself as lazy? If so, do you think that's a good thing? It just might be the key to success. That's according to Michael Lewis, author of the bestsellers Moneyball, The Big Short, and many more.
Lewis was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Insight Summit put on by online survey company Qualtrics. In a candid interview with Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith, Lewis explained why laziness never seemed like a bad thing in his mind, and how it's helped him succeed.
"I grew up in New Orleans, where no one did anything," he said. "It's an endlessly charming and delightful place, but the idea that your worth was connected to things you did in the world was an alien idea." In fact, Lewis recalled, his father had him convinced that there was a Lewis family crest with this motto: "Do as little as possible, and that unwillingly, because it is better to receive a slight reprimand than perform an arduous task." That turned out to be untrue, but the idea that leisure was to be cherished and that being constantly busy was not necessarily a good thing stuck with the younger Lewis.
Embracing laziness has helped him be successful because he focuses his efforts only where it really matters, he explained. Here's how that can create a real advantage:
You're OK with doing nothing.
When was the last time you felt comfortable doing nothing? Not for an hour or a day, but in general, with no immediate projects at hand? Lewis said he has no problem with inactivity if nothing worthwhile has captured his attention. If he believed that being industrious was important, he said, "I'd be panicked at the question 'What are you working on?' if I wasn't working on anything."
You won't waste time trying not to waste time.
That's something most of us do, Lewis said. "People waste years of their lives not being willing to waste hours of their lives. If you mistake busyness for importance--which we do a lot--you're not able to see what really is important."
You'll zero in on what's truly game-changing.
"My laziness serves as a filter," Lewis said. "Something has to be really good before I'll decide to work on it." Lewis has published six heavily researched books in the past 10 years while also working as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, so his laziness certainly hasn't stopped him from producing quite a lot of work.
But it has helped ensure that what he does is his very best work--only the things that really call to him. Here's the test: "If a story I've gotten to know didn't get told, would I be sad?" he asked. Unless the answer is an absolute yes, Lewis doesn't take on the project.
When was the last time you asked yourself if you would be sad if some work didn't get done, or if a possible project didn't happen? Next time an opportunity arises, ask yourself that question before you say yes.
Woman Saves Man’s Life On Their First Date
Everything was going well for Janie Hall and her date as they had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Kansas City, Missouri. She says they had a great meal and in-depth conversations, but then things took a scary turn. The man she had met online and was in the middle of her first date with stood up, coughed three times and then fell to the floor.
Thankfully, Hall had worked as a respiratory therapist in the emergency room and intensive care unit for 10 years, so she knew exactly what to do. Becca Bartholomew, a server at the restaurant, ran over to help Hall roll the man over, and after finding no pulse, the two women took turns doing CPR until paramedics arrived. And by then he had a faint pulse.
Hall has visited her date in the hospital, where he’s recovering. She says they talked for hours and adds, “I’m so glad he’s alive.” He even asked her out on a second date and she said yes. Let’s just hope this one isn’t quite so memorable.
Source: Inside Edition
Today is Patriot’s Day
This year, April 17th (the third Monday in April) is Patriot’s Day! Each year in mid-April, thousands of people descend on historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts to celebrate Patriots' Day. Patriots' Day is a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battles of the American Revolutionary War (at Lexington and Concord) on April 19, 1775.
The most dramatic reenactments include Paul Revere's midnight ride from Boston across the countryside, battles on Lexington Green, and Old North Bridge in Concord.
As part of the annual celebration, is the Boston Marathon, which has been run every Patriots' Day since April 19th, 1897 to mark the established holiday, with the race linking the American and Athenian struggles for liberty.
- If you’re going to be in the area, you can get a gander at the special events by CLICKING HERE.
- Sean Bean (“Patriot Games,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “Game of Thrones”) – 58
- Byron Cherry ("Dukes of Hazzard's" Coy Duke) - 62
- Henry Ian Cusick (“Lost,” “The Mentalist,” “Scandal,” “The 100”) – 50
- Kimberly Elise (“The Great Debaters,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “The Manchurian Candidate”) (FAST FACTS: She won a BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in Diary of a Mad Black Woman) – 50
- Jennifer Garner (“13 Going on 30,” “Alias,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Daredevil,” “Juno,” “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”) (FAST FACTS: She once said she “was giving back to her fans” when asked on Ellen about her now-estranged husband, Ben Affleck’s nude scene in “Gone Girl” – what a champ!) – 46
- Olivia Hussey (“It,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Virus,” “Death on the Nile”) (FAST FACTS: she won a Golden Globe as a teenager for her role as Juliet in the 1968 “Romeo and Juliet”) – 66
- Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” 2010’s “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Social Network,” “Carol”) (FAST FACTS: Her mother's family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father founded the New York Giants.) – 32
- Monet Mazur (“Castle,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”) – 41
- Luke Mitchell (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “H2O: Just Add Water,” “The Tomorrow People”) – 32
- Joel Murray (“Two and a Half Men,” “Mad Men,” “Shameless,” “Bloodsucking Bastards”) – 54
- Lela Rochon (“Boomerang,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Harlem Nights,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Any Given Sunday”) – 53
- Kristine Sutherland (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “One Live To Live”) – 62
- The late William Holden (“Stalag 17,” “The Blue Knight,” “Bridge Over The River Kwai,” “Sunset Blvd.”) (FAST FACTS: he won an Academy Award in 1954 for his role in “Stalag 17” and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1974 for “The Blue Knight”) (1918 – 1981) …he would have been 99
- Heartland’s Craig Anderson – 44
- Maynard James Keenan (Tool and A Perfect Circle) (FAST FACTS: He served in the U.S. Army before starting his singing career. His first group was Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty) – 53
- Liz Phair – 50
- Michael Sembello – 63
- Redman (born Reginald "Reggie" Noble) – 47
- Spice Girl-turned clothing designer Victoria Beckham – 43
- Animated character Daffy Duck (His first appearance was in 1937’s “Porky’s Duck Hunt”) – 80
- Composer Jan Hammer (“Miami Vice” theme, “Crockett’s Theme”) - 69
- NFL champ-turned-analyst Boomer Esiason (A four-time Pro Bowl selection, he retired with 37,920 passing yards and 247 touchdowns.) – 56
- Director Adam McKay (FAST FACT: He met Will Ferrell while he was a writer on “Saturday Night Live”) (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “Step Brothers,” “The Other Guys”) – 49
Video Of The Day:
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (Melissa McCarthy) apologizes for his comments about Hitler.