Friday , 26 February 2021

Morning Mix

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FRIDAY ON THE MORNING MIX
• Our daily Good News at 6:30 and 9:25
• Find out what everyone will be talking about on What’s Trending at 7:00 and 9:30
• Win Arby’s sandwiches, Mr. Smith’s coffees and more in the Game-O-Tron 3000® contest at 7:30.
• Your fun requests kick off the last day of the work week on the Wendy’s Free Food Friday Morning Office Party, with free food from Wendy’s for a good request. I’ll start taking the requests at 7:45 and play ‘em back at 8:10
• The cheapest and most-expensive beer on the planet at 7:50
• I’ll play the second single from a hot 90s band on The Tony’s 80s and 90s At 8 …plus I’ll give away a pair of tickets to see the Journey tribute E5C4P3 next weekend at the Lorain Palace Theater
• We’ll find out “Waaassssup,” as we start coasting into the weekend with a look at fun stuff to do with Jill Bauer from the Shores & Islands Welcome Center at 8:30
• I’ll play the top 5 from this week in 1986, plus this week’s #1 song in our Shores & Islands Countdown To The Weekend at 9:00, right after the Joke of the Week.
• “Your Turn To Open” on the EcoTree Services Mix Minute At Work at 9:40

FRIDAY’S80s AND 90s AT 8 SONG OF THE DAY: COUNTING CROWS-ROUND HERE. This was the second single from the Counting Crows’ 1993 debut album, August and Everything After. Frontman Adam Duritz wrote it before the formation of Counting Crows.

2021 BANISHED WORDS LIST.
People across the U.S. and around the world let Lake Superior State University know that they’re tired not only of the coronavirus pandemic but also of hearing, reading, and talking about it—especially when the communication is bad or excessive. COVID-19 terminology monopolized submissions for LSSU’s annual Banished Words List this year. Out of 1,450-plus nominations, upwards of 250 of the words and terms suggested for banishment for overuse, misuse, or uselessness relate to the coronavirus. In fact, seven of the 10 words and terms that LSSU is banishing for 2021 are about it. Ranked No. 1 to get rid of is what started of all this: “COVID-19” itself.
1. COVID-19 (COVID, coronavirus, Rona). No matter how necessary or socially and medically useful these words are, the committee cannot help but wish we could banish them along with the virus itself.
2. SOCIAL DISTANCING. This phrase is useful, as wearing a mask and keeping your distance have a massive effect on preventing the spread of infection. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t ready for this phrase to become “useless.”
3. WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. This phrase was likely intended as a way to keep everyone feeling safe and calm at the start of the pandemic. However, as the virus made its way across the globe and nation, it became clear that we are all dealing with COVID-19 in different ways and that we confront some vastly different challenges in coping with it.
4. IN AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION (various phrasings). What is the standard measurement for caution, metric or U.S. standard?
5. IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES (various phrasings). To some, this sounds like the beginning of a movie trailer.
6. PIVOT. Reporters, commentators, talking heads, and others from the media reference how everyone must pivot to adapt to the coronavirus. But basketball players pivot; let’s keep it that way.
7. UNPRECEDENTED. Despite the fact that “unprecedented” was banished in 2002, given that it was nominated many times this year for misuse in describing events that do have precedent, inclusion again seems warranted.
8. KAREN. What began as an anti-racist critique of the behavior of white women in response to Black and Brown people has become a misogynist umbrella term for critiquing the perceived overemotional behavior of women.
9. SUS. It’s a shortened version for “suspicious” in the video game Among Us. Complainers ask: How much effort does it take to say the entire word?
10. I KNOW, RIGHT? This is a relatively new construction to convey empathy with those who have expressed agreement. But as one wordsmith put it, if you know, why do you need to ask if it’s correct or seek further approval? Another grammarian suggested that the desire for confirmation connotes insecurity. In other words, it’s reiterating something already seconded.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE OF THIS YEAR’S BANNED WORDS AND PHRASES.

2021 COLORS OF THE YEAR:

Goodbye Classic Blue…you were sooooo 2020

GOOGLE’S 2020 YEAR IN SEARCH LIST.
Google has revealed what folks were searching up the most during this unprecedented year. The annual “Year In Search” roundup, highlights the year’s ups and downs – from the coronavirus pandemic, to Naomi Osaka’s US Open win, to Black Lives Matter protests, to the everyday chaos of life at home. Tom Hanks leads the most-Googled actors, “Parasite” the most-searched movie, Shakira was searched the most out of musicians and bands… and of course, “Tiger King” had everyone talkin, and apparently Googling, this year. The “Year In Search” also remembers the stars we lost this year, like Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Searches:
Election results
Coronavirus
Kobe Bryant
Coronavirus update
Coronavirus symptoms
Zoom
Who is winning the election
Naya Rivera
Chadwick Boseman
PlayStation 5

People:
Joe Biden
Kim Jong Un
Kamala Harris
Jacob Blake
Ryan Newman
Tom Hanks
Shakira
Tom Brady
Kanye West
Vanessa Bryant

Actors:
Tom Hanks
Chris D’Elia
Jada Pinkett Smith
Timothée Chalamet
Ricky Gervais
Amber Heard
Joaquin Phoenix
Danny Masterson
Ryan Dorsey
Lea Michele

Movies:
“Parasite”
“1917”
“Black Panther”
“Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”
“Little Women”
“Just Mercy”
“Bad Boys 3”
“Sonic the Hedgehog”
“Contagion”
“Fantasy Island”

Musicians and Bands:
Shakira
August Alsina
Adele
Doja Cat
Grimes
Van Halen
Lizzo
Tamar Braxton
Quando Rondo
Tory Lanez

TV Shows:
“Tiger King”
“Cobra Kai”
“Ozark”
“The Umbrella Academy”
“The Queen’s Gambit”
“Little Fires Everywhere”
“Outer Banks”
“Ratched”
“All American”
“The Last Dance”
Source: Google

BOOK ABOUT BAD QUARANTINE HAIRCUTS GIVEN TO OUR DOGS.
Did you give your dog an unfortunate coronavirus cut? A new book called Scruffy, by author Shelley Ross, is full of before and after pics of dogs who got some interesting cuts by their owners during quarantine. Not only are the pics adorable – but all proceeds from the book will go to nonprofit The Cure Alliance, for COVID-19 research.

Who has more fun with pandemic pooches than @RobinRoberts and @LaraSpencer of @GMA? Scruffy’s feeling the love! ????

Pre-order your copy now at https://t.co/hreCcl5Ckl #scruffybook #thescruffybook #scruffybyshelleyross #dogs #dogsoffacebook #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta pic.twitter.com/Xvo5O619Y8

— Scruffy by Shelley Ross (@TheScruffyBook) October 7, 2020

THE 2020 IG NOBEL AWARD WINNERS!

Hey ’90s kids, do you miss the old Flying Toasters screensaver? Someone with too much time on their hands has re-created it.  CLICK HERE.

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