September 17

Published On September 17, 2015 | By Dave Palmer | On The Show Today

ODAY IS………………..

National Apple Dumpling Day,

International Country Music Day

1920, the NFL was founded


1931, RCA Records introduced the 33 1/3 long-play record


1960, Loretta Lynn appeared for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry stage. She joined the Opry two years later.


1964, “Bewitched” premiered on ABC

1966, “Mission Impossible” premiered on CBS

1972, “M*A*S*H premiered



NASCAR driver – Jimmie Johnson (40)


X Men director-  Bryan Singer (50)


Alexander Ovechkin is 30.  Left winger for the Washington Capitals.





Stephen Colbert did a segment where he was taking questions from the audience, and he got a nice cameo from a celebrity.  (Carol Burnett was in the audience, and she crashed the stage and took questions from the audience.


When Carol Burnett crashed the show, Kevin Spacey came out and did an impression of Jimmy Stewart.


He was copying a segment from “Johnny Carson” where Jimmy read a poem about his dog, but for this one, he made the poem about Carol.  It completely brought her to tears.

There is a new DVD set out now called “The Carol Burnett Show The Lost Tapes”


High School Secretary Left $1.5 Million for Scholarships

A woman named Lorraine Balske worked as a secretary at a high school in Fairmont, Minnesota for more than 46 years, until she passed away last year at age 88.


But according to colleagues, she wasn’t just a secretary, and did a LOT more than just answer phones.


Back in 1974, Lorraine helped start a scholarship fund called Fairmont’s Dollars for Scholars, and served on the board for more than 40 years.


She didn’t go to college because her family couldn’t afford it.  So she devoted a large part of her life to making sure OTHER kids got the opportunity.  And when she passed away last April, she left the scholarship fund $1.5 MILLION from her estate.


It’s not clear where she got all the money, but her husband passed away in 1996 . . . she never had kids . . . and she also donated to the fund after her parents passed away.


Lorraine’s $1.5 million check went through last Friday.  Dollars for Scholars is planning to give out about $150,000 in scholarships this year, and the rest will go toward future scholarships.




  • Thomas Rhett – He’s playing AT&T Stadium in Arlington TX, home of the Dallas Cowboys, on September 23rd in an event dubbed “Tangled Up in Texas”. It heralds the release of his new album “Tangled Up” (September 25th) and features an attempt at a world record for the largest game of Twister.

– IGN claims Channing Tatum is going to star in a new movie about daredevil Evel Knievel
– Entertainment Weekly claims Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct the Charlie’s Angels remake


– In case you missed it, James Corden does a brilliant segment on “The Late Late Show” called Carpool Karaoke where he drives around L.A. with celebrities singing along to their own songs.  If you haven’t seen any of them yet, you NEED to check them out.


Stevie Wonder was his latest guest, and it was awesome.  (One of the big moments from the video is where Stevie calls up Corden’s wife to serenade her with his song “I Just Called to Say I Love You”.  But what he actually says is, “I just called to say JAMES loves you,” and Corden gets so choked up that he’s wiping tears away by the end of it.  You KNOW the other late night guys wish they’d though of this.)


Guy Quit His Job to Train Full Time for a Selfie Record

There’s a 24-year-old guy in India named Bhanu Prakash Racha, who recently quit his job as a research assistant at a hospital . . . so he can train full time to break the world record for most SELFIES taken in an hour.


Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson currently holds the record.  He took 1,449 selfies in an hour back in January.  Bhanu claims his personal best is 1,700, and he’s aiming for 1,800.  That would be 30 per minute, or one every two seconds.


He says he was riding the bus home from work back in May when he heard a group of kids talking about how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had set a world record by taking 105 selfies in three minutes.  And that inspired him, because he always thought taking selfies was just for girls.


He says he’s been doing a lot of hand and wrist exercises, so he’ll be able to take non-stop pictures for an hour straight.


He’ll try to do it at a shopping mall in India this Friday, and says his family is supporting him 100%.  No word on whether or not they’re also supporting him FINANCIALLY now.



There have long been whispers of a cancer connection from cellphones and new research claims to back that up. A meta-study (basically a study of hundreds of other studies) reveals that radiofrequency from phones can damage DNA and cause a variety of health problems such as cancer, headaches, fatigue, even skin problems.


For example, using a phone for 1 hour a day for 4 years ups the risk of some types of tumors by 3-to-5 times. So why aren’t we hearing about this? Cellphone-induced health problems can take up to 30 years to develop, Yakymenko says. To minimize your risk, try to use your cellphone less and go hands-free whenever possible.–


If you see an app called “Calculator %” on your child’s phone you’ll want to sit them down for a talk. Tech experts are saying it’s one of many apps that teens are using to hide images and videos from their parents.


The Calculator % app looks like it will be a calculator app, but allows the user to input a pass code to reveal a vault of hidden images. Alabama’s district attorney Pamela Casey has posted a video warning about the app. Casey suggests parents check their children’s phones for the app,and that they’ll have to confront their kids if they can’t easily crack the code themselves.


The description of the app in the Apple store reads, “Anyone who starts this application looks at a calculator, but if you put in passcode it will open up a private area. All files are securely stored in the App and remain completely private and confidential.”


A 14-Year-Old in Texas Brought a Homemade Digital Clock to School . . . and Got Arrested Because it Looked Like a Bomb

 There’s a 14-year-old in Texas named Ahmed Mohamed who’s a budding inventor . . . he builds his own radios, and once built a Bluetooth speaker.  And on Monday he brought a homemade digital CLOCK to school.


He just started as a freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas a few weeks ago . . . right near Dallas . . . and wanted to impress his engineering teacher.  But it didn’t work out that way.


It was just a circuit board, a power supply, and a digital display, all in a little metal case.  But the teacher told him NOT to show it to anyone.  (???)  Then when it beeped in English class, his teacher said it looked like a BOMB, and kept it.


And later on in the day, Ahmed was pulled out of class by the principal . . . taken to a room with five cops . . . searched . . . and interrogated.  He denied it was a bomb the whole time, but they assumed he built it as a hoax.


Then they told him to sign a statement about it, or he’d be expelled.  It’s not clear if he did.  They also kept asking him about his last name . . . Mohamed.  And yeah, his family is from Sudan, and they’re Muslim.  But they wouldn’t let him call his parents.


Then they suspended him for three days . . . escorted him out of school . . . took him to police headquarters handcuffed . . . and fingerprinted him.


But the best part is the photo of him being escorted away by the cops, since he looks like such a skinny harmless kid.  He’s even wearing black rimmed glasses and a NASA shirt.


If there’s a silver lining, it’s the TON of positive support Ahmed’s gotten online since everyone realized it was a mistake.


PRESIDENT OBAMA Tweeted, quote, “Cool clock, Ahmed.  Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science.  It’s what makes America great.”


MARK ZUCKERBERG invited him to tour Facebook headquarters, and researchers at NASA and MIT have offered tours and support.


As for Ahmed, he says he never thought it would go this far, and, quote, “I’m the person who built a clock and got in a lot of trouble for it.  Don’t let people change who you are.”



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