On Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming to the program Daniel Beaty, who is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer. He joined us to chat about his new motivational memoir called ‘Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential.’ which is out now.
ALSO, don’t forget Daniel will be in Seattle on Thursday, THIS Thursday at the Neptune Theater.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the interview!
1. Rio de Janeiro is NOT the capital of Brazil . . . Brasilia is. But Rio WAS once the capital of PORTUGAL. In the early 1800s, the Portuguese royal family fled there to get away from Napoleon. Lisbon became Portugal’s capital again in the 1820s.
2. There are still 51 Blockbuster locations open. More than HALF are in Alaska and Texas . . . 13 in Alaska, 14 in Texas.
3. A chemist named William Mitchell is credited as the key inventor behind Pop Rocks, Tang, AND Cool Whip.
4. When Facebook was developing the Like button, the engineers all wanted it to be called the AWESOME button. Luckily MARK ZUCKERBERG vetoed that.
5. Eddie, the dog on “Frasier”, made $10,000 per episode. His real name was Moose, and he died in 2006 after making more than $3.2 million.
Either way, the Huffington Post made a list of ten things it gets right about life in your 20s:
1. Freaking out about the future.
2. Having a bunch of weird sex with strange people.
3. Working a boring job that you hate but NEED.
4. Missing your parents because they loved you and took care of you . . . and now you’re all alone.
5. Being insecure and second-guessing yourself all the time.
6. Growing apart from your friends.
7. Trying to make your life look cool on Facebook and Instagram.
8. Over-analyzing and over-dramatizing EVERYTHING.
9. Getting involved in ambiguous, messy relationships.
10. Having an AWESOME time on very little money.
A new survey found the top things people don’t want to get in someone’s will. It’s a little selfish to resent the dead for willing you one of their prized possessions. On the other hand . . . they’re dead. Just don’t blame us if you’re haunted by their ghost.
Anyway, here are the top 10 things people don’t want to get in someone’s will . . .
1. A pet.
2. Old furniture.
4. An old car.
5. Vacation souvenirs.
6. Homemade crafts.
7. Sports memorabilia.
8. Childhood toys.
9. A record collection.
10. Other strange collections, like a coin or stamp collection.
A new survey came up with the seven WORST ways to get dumped and all seven have one thing in common . . . they ALL involve people avoiding face-to-face confrontation like a COWARD. Here are the results, in order . . .
1. On social media. It’s bad to dump someone publicly on their Facebook wall . . . but even worse to dump them by just changing your relationship status from “In a relationship” to “Single” without a conversation.
2. By email or text.
3. Ignoring them until the relationship just ends, without any conversation.
4. Having a FRIEND dump them for you.
5. Getting-it-on with one of their friends.
6. Standing them up at a family event.
7. Standing them up on your anniversary.
This is The Bobby D Show from Thursday March 6th, 2014. On this morning’s program we discussed things that people DON’T know about technology, how e-cigs are starting fires in bed, 5 myths about millionaires, 1o things guys over 30 should never wear, weird laws from around the world, things married couples love to complain about, our send Bieber back to Canada song, our Hoverboard press conference, stand up comedy today from Dan Levy, our throw back Thursday clip and author Scott McGwen stopped by to chat about his new book called, ‘Eyes on Target.’
There’s a new survey that seems to have been SPECIFICALLY designed to make people look stupid. And . . . mission accomplished. Check out the results . . .
11% of people think HTML is a sexually transmitted disease.
12% of Americans think USB is an acronym for a European country.
18% think Blu-ray is a marine animal.
23% think MP3 is a “Star Wars” robot.
27% think a gigabyte is an insect found in South America.
42% think a motherboard is the deck of a cruise ship.
And finally, 61% say it’s important to have strong knowledge of technology in this day and age.
1. They spend a lot. We have this idea of millionaires throwing away money all the time on expensive stuff. But a lot of them are really frugal. In a lot of cases, people get to be millionaires later in life just because they saved a lot all along.
2. They’re better than us. It’s not that millionaires are smarter, more talented, or better at business. More often they’re just good at setting goals and working toward them. They have a gift for moving forward in situations where other people give up.
3. They’re luckier. Nope, they just work hard. Every small business owner who became a millionaire has some story about hearing “No” from a hundred people before hearing the first “Yes.”
4. They’re born into money. In fact, a recent survey found that 86% of millionaires are self-made. Most of them say they didn’t even have rich contacts when they first started out.
5. They’re fearless. Again, most millionaires are just like us. They’re afraid of rejection . . . they just overcome it. Usually they’re just realistic about their chances.