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Tid Bits with Jim and Julie

May 17, 2015 -- 2:19pm

- Foodbeast claims TGI Friday's has introduced several new wing flavors including Sriracha Buffalo, Peanut Butter and Jelly and Ghost Pepper


- Topps is releasing Will Ferrell baseball cards on June 10th. They will feature shots from his Spring Training stint


- Paul Shaffer plans to disband the CBS Orchestra when David Letterman retires


- The Secret Service is placing metal spikes on the White House fence. They said: "The feature is meant to deter and inhibit individuals who may attempt to climb over the fence.''


- Floyd Mayweather tells Showtime he has changed his mind and doesn't want a rematch with Manny Pacquiao. ''At this particular time, no, because he's a sore loser and he's a coward. . If you lost, accept the loss and say, `Mayweather, you were the better fighter. He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this.''

- The Hollywood Reporter claims Marlon Wayans is doing a new movie called 'Fifty Shades of Black'. It will parody 'Fifty Shades of Grey'


- Hillary Clinton made a campaign promise yesterday in LA when she told a group at a fundraiser: “If I get to be president, I can tell you without fear of contradiction that if elected, you will never see my hair turn white in the White House. I’ve dyed it my whole life.”


- The Harlem Globetrotters visited The Vatican where Pope Francis joined their team as an honorary member. They presented him with a jersey and got him to spin a ball on his finger


- McDonald's is bringing back The Hamburglar. The character hasn't been used since 2002. The new burglar has a black trench coat, black mask, red boots and red gloves


- A boxing fan is selling a bag of air from the Mayweather - Pacquiao fight on eBay. Bidding has reached $1.04


- Contact Music claims Brad and Angelina are selling their New Orleans home for $6.5 million. It has five bedrooms

Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce

May 02, 2015 -- 10:19pm

Worcestershire. Can you say it? Of British origin, Worcestershire sauce is a fermented liquid condiment used to season everything from chili to Welsh rarebit. It is also one of the 10 most difficult words to pronounce, according to computer guru and talk radio host Kim Komando. Citing an informal (read: not scientific) online poll with 5,000 responses conducted by a reddit user named JustATreeNut, Komando has listed on her web site the ten most difficult English words to pronounce. And Worcestershire is number one. The top 10 hardest words to pronounce and how to say them in parentheses:

  1. Worcestershire (wuss-ter-sheer)
  2. Choir (kw-eye-er)
  3. Squirrel (sk-whirl)
  4. Anemone (uh-nem-uh-nee)
  5. Isthmus (is-muss)
  6. Sixth (siksTH)
  7. Penguin (pen-gwen)
  8. Colonel (ker-nal)
  9. Otorhinolaryngologist (oto-rhino-laryng-ologist)
  10. Rural (roor-ull)

Favorite Treats Reveal Your Personality

Mar 26, 2015 -- 12:39pm
  • We talked about this during the show.  Is this you? Your favorite snacks reveal tons about your personality. Discover how the tastes that tickle your palate also spotlight your dominate trait:

    You're a dreamer
    If you prefer sugary cereal, double chocolate brownies and hard candies. Friends and family often catch you with your head in the clouds. You're also very trusting, creative and artistic, believing that life is to be savored.

    You're a diplomat
    If you prefer gumdrops, ice cream and dips loaded with sour cream. You yearn for tranquility, and you're the one who steps in to settle squabbles between loved ones. Although you have opinions, you never force them on others.

    You're a nonconformist
    If you prefer dark chocolate, black coffee and sour candies. You're an unconventional person with a supreme confidence in your abilities. You also speak your mind with a refreshing candor that charms others.

    You're a born leader
    If you prefer potato chips, popcorn and peanuts. You aren't shy about taking charge and your bold attitude attracts others who eagerly follow you, whether at work or at play. People are reassured by your positive perspective.

    You're a risk taker
    If you prefer salsa, spicy foods and black pepper on everything. You're a passionate, innovative thinker who brings an upbeat, intriguing approach to your job. Others also appreciate your infectious sense of fun. 

Kooky U.S. Cities

Mar 20, 2015 -- 9:38pm

If normal is boring and average is abhorrent, you probably enjoy quirky. And no city in the U.S. beats New Orleans when it comes to quirky. From jazz band funerals to voodoo shops, NOLA has been crowned the quirkiest city in the country by the readers ofTravel + Leisure magazine. The offbeat culture in New Orleans has become so dominant that it's almost mainstream, notes the magazine. Exhibit A: The spa at the very exclusive, hoity-toity Ritz Carlton even offers a voodoo massage that includes chants and absinthe. You find that at the Ritz in New York or D.C.

The top 20 U.S. cities with the most kooks per capita:

  1. New Orleans, Louisiana
  2. Austin, Texas
  3. Portland, Oregon
  4. Providence, Rhode Island
  5. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  6. San Francisco, California
  7. Baltimore, Maryland
  8. Kansas City, Missouri
  9. Seattle, Washington
  10. New York, New York
  11. Tampa, Florida
  12. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  13. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  14. Portland, Maine
  15. Houston, Texas
  16. Nashville, Tennessee
  17. Los Angeles, California
  18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  19. Louisville, Kentucky
  20. Atlanta, Georgia

LISTEN: Interview With Nelle Raegan

Feb 23, 2015 -- 3:02pm

Password No Nos

Feb 20, 2015 -- 6:14pm

Hi all!  For years, the most commonly used password was "password." Maybe -- just maybe -- folks are learning that using "password" as a password places you at great risk in terms of online security. Or not. Because the password that has been crowned the most commonly used password for the second consecutive year isn't much better: "123456". Your password is your No. 1 protection from cybercriminals. It should be easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess. And both "password" and "123456" are very easy for others to guess. Still, we understand that managing all your passwords is an onerous task. When you consider you should regularly change your passwords and not use the same one for multiple accounts, it means there are a lot of passwords to create and remember. So it's no wonder some people take the easy way out, choosing a password that is far too common and simple for the bad guys to guess. Every year, SplashData helpfully compiles a list of the 25 most common passwords. If you see a password on this list that you use, change it. Now.

Top 25 passwords you should never use:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345
  4. 12345678
  5. qwerty
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234
  8. baseball
  9. dragon
  10. football
  11. 1234567
  12. monkey
  13. letmein
  14. abc123
  15. 111111
  16. mustang
  17. access
  18. shadow
  19. master
  20. michael
  21. superman
  22. 696969
  23. 123123
  24. batman
  25. trustno1
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