TMC Show Highlights… Friday 1-10-20

TMC Show Highlights… Friday 1-10-20

New Music Friday: “Underdog” by Alicia Keys … Leaving a voicemail is now considered rude … You can now get paid a six-figure salary to work at Taco Bell … A new Subaru accidentally has name that’s a very dirty acronym …

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New Music Friday: “Underdog” by Alicia Keys…

OUCHIE!

A British cricket player was hit in the junk by a pitch, and his painful cry tells the story.  The announcer says it was the third time he was hit that evening, but other sources say it was probably the second.  Regardless, the man’s scream says it all.

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Leaving a voicemail is now considered rude…

Don’t tell your parents about this, because it’ll break their heart . . .

According to a new book about 21st century etiquette, leaving someone a VOICEMAIL is now considered rude.

The book is called, “Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette”.

The author argues that there’s, quote, “no purpose for voicemails in the modern age.”  And having to sit through a two-minute message is “super inefficient and inconvenient.”

She says you should NEVER leave voicemails now.  And if someone doesn’t pick up, just hang up and send them a text instead.

Spur-of-the-moment phone calls are also rude now, apparently.  Instead, she says to text first and ASK the person if they want to talk on the phone.

A few more rules she wants us to follow:  Don’t use periods at the end of texts . . . don’t ALWAYS “reply all” to group emails . . . and only use emojis in moderation, especially in work emails. 

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You can now get paid a six-figure salary to work at Taco Bell…

Taco Bell is going to have to sell a whole lot more triple layer burritos to cover THIS.

Taco Bell is going to start testing HIGHER SALARIES to see if it helps them get better staff for their stores, and encourage them to stick around longer.  How high are we talking?  $100,000 for a store manager.

Right now, managers get paid between $50,000 and $80,000.  But the labor market is tight right now with low unemployment, and Taco Bell is having trouble attracting good people at those salaries . . . so they’re raising the stakes.

They’re going to be testing the higher salaries at some of their locations in the Northeast and Midwest.

There’s no word on whether other fast food chains might also start paying people six-figure salaries to compete.

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A new Subaru accidentally has name that’s a very dirty acronym…

At the 2020 Singapore Motor Show this week, Subaru rolled out a new concept car:  The Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special edition.

Apparently no one realized that’s an acronym that spells out F-U-C . . . well, you get it.

There’s no comment so far from Subaru.

Go here for a picture of the car and its unfortunate name.
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Survey Says?! Win Raising Canes + Kearney Cinema 8!

According to a recent survey, THIS is the most common way kids behave badly. 


Answer:  Jumping on beds.  |  Go here for more.

More results . . .

A new survey of 2,000 parents found the 10 most common ways that kids behave badly.  Check ’em out . . .

  1. Jumping on the beds, 70%.
  2. Throwing things or playing catch indoors, 63%.
  3. Slamming doors, 56%.
  4. Drawing on the walls or floor, 52%.
  5. Using screens when they’re not supposed to, 50%.
  6. Eating something they shouldn’t, 49%.
  7. Hiding stuff under the bed instead of cleaning, 47%.
  8. Physically fighting with their siblings, 46%.
  9. Blaming their sibling for something they did, 45%.
  10. Calling their sibling names, 45%.

The Moore You Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. An “aptronym” is a person’s name that’s perfectly suited for them, like Usain Bolt being the fastest runner in the world, or Thomas Crapper inventing the toilet.
  1. The legendary porn star Ron Jeremy was on “Wheel of Fortune” in 1980 and he used his real name, Ron Hyatt. He won a trip to Mazatlan, Mexico.
  1. Tic Tacs are almost pure sugar, but since each one has less than 0.5 grams, they’re legally allowed to round down and say they’re sugar free.
  1. PayPal was originally part of a company called Confinity that made security software. They realized that their money transferring business was the best thing they were doing after two years and just focused on that.
  1. Harvard was the last Ivy League school to accept women . . . in 1977. Before that, women attended Harvard’s sister school, Radcliffe College.