I present a new column for review…The Hits Hot Reheated Breakfast. An opportunity to look back on the events of the morning’s show. I see it as an opportunity to recap some thoughts I had about topics from the morning and for anyone who missed out to catch up! I hope you’ll chime in on the discussion!
April 29th, 2013
Happy Monday! It’s also National Shrimp Scampi Day, Zipper Day and International Dance Day. Try to celebrate those three all at once! We honor Godeon Sundbach, of Hoboken, New Jersey, who patented the zipper on this date in 1913. I’m not ashamed to admit I caught mine undone once this morning and laughed at the coincidence. We’re nearing Mother’s Day (just 13 days away!), don’t forget to get something for Mom! That’s an important one not-to-forget.
This date in history also (allegedly) saw the creation of the world’s longest sausage. In 1995, a sausage measuring 28.77 miles was cooked up in Kitchener, Ontario…seems fitting. My curiousity got the best of me on this one and I went to ‘the google’ for an image…
What I found is that there have been a number of attempts at breaking this record and that Kitchener does not hold it, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. That titled belongs to the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK for their 36.75 mile long sausage. Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing with my life when others are making sausages that could stretch from here to Clifton Park.
Anyway, we say happy birthday to Uma Thurman (43), Michelle Pfeiffer (55), Daniel Day-Lewis( 56), and Jerry Seinfeld (59). In movie land we saw the promise of a huge blockbuster turnout for Iron Man 3, which made $195.3 million with an overseas debut. I’m not a huge superhero-movie fan, but I do enjoy them. Also confirmation that ‘Rocky’ is being turned into a Broadway play — honestly that sounds awesome. It was this date in 1996 that Rent first hit Broadway. I have to say, it’s an awesome production to see live. That movie didn’t do it any justice.
I spent a lot of time talking about a study done by Western Illinois University reveals that couples, who ‘tag’ each other in photos on Facebook are closer in real life. This led into discussion about tagging photos on Facebook in general. Do you know someone who obsessively tags photos? What are the unspoken rules of Facebook-photo-tagging? It happens to me all too often that I log on to find a notifcation – you’ve been tagged by so and so in 35,000 photos. You know the feeling…how many people have seen how terrible I look in this photo? see below.
Though, I could see that hairstyle becoming a thing.
I like the way that Jenny Lewis sees things. Tag one or two photos of an album that you deem ‘good’ and allow your friends to tag themselves as they please beyond that point. Use your better judgement. Also, don’t tag someone who isn’t the focal point of the photo (unless they’re doing something hilarious).
One last thing to touch upon, the dream job. London college student Sebastian Smith has landed a $30,000-a-year job as a water slide tester for a travel company. A what? What is this guy, and expert on having fun? I’m aware of the various measures of testing safety and physics that go into waterside building, but isn’t that an engineer’s job? The job includes all-expense paid trips to Faliraki, Turkey and Jamaica. Where is Faliraki? I mentioned a friend’s father who photographs for cruise lines as having a pretty ideal ‘dream job.’ What’s your dream job?
Oh, and the cash call pot is up to $172.62! Catch ya tomorrow!