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By: Dave Palmer


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A guy in Houston went to smoke weed at an abandoned house last week, and found a 1,000-pound tiger in a beat-up cage, secured only with a screwdriver and a nylon strap.  He thought he was hallucinating at first, then made an anonymous call to the cops.  They found it yesterday, tranquilized it, and moved it to an animal shelter.  Here are the neighbors, the police, and the city spokeswoman.



Forget expensive medical tests or anything like that.  If you want to see whether or not you’re going to have a heart attack . . . just drop and give me 40.

A new study out of Harvard found that the best sign of whether a man’s heart is healthy or not is whether he can bang out at least 40 push-ups in a row.

If he can, his odds of a heart attack, stroke, or heart disease are 96% LOWER than average.

The researchers say the test works because your ability to do push-ups is the best overall, quote, “marker of general physical fitness” . . . especially for men over 40.




  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (PG, Action/Family):  When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. (Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera)
  • “Fighting with My Family” (PG-13, Comedy, Wide Release):  A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment. (Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn)




TODAY IS……………….

  • “Margarita Day”, Tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice are everything you’ll need to celebrate … well, that and some good friends. And a tropical beach wouldn’t hurt.


• “91st Annual Academy Awards” (ABC): The best films of 2018 are honored. “Roma” and “The Favourite” lead with 10 nominations each. Other contenders include “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “A Star Is Born,” “Vice” and “Green Book.”




Brooks & Dunn climbed to Number One with “A Man This Lonely” in 1997.



Your Toaster Exposes You to More Pollution Than a Busy Intersection

Add one more thing to the ever-expanding list of stuff that can kill you.  According to a new report, the fumes from your TOASTER are so toxic, it’s worse for you than standing in a busy intersection during rush-hour.


As soon as you push the button down, it starts sending toxic particles into the air, which can then linger in the room and end up in your lungs.


It also happens with other things that produce trace amounts of toxins, like candles, air purifiers, and cleaning products.  And using your stove or oven to cook does it too.

But toasters are worse because they release more “fine particulates” into the air.


According to the World Health Organization, the ideal amount is less than 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air.  Making toast can easily increase the number of particulates to 300 micrograms.  And if you like your toast burnt, it’s more like 3,000.


The two things you can do to make your toast a little safer are:  Don’t toast it quite as much . . . and open a window, or turn on a fan.





A couple in Ypsilanti, Michigan got into a nasty car crash last Thursday.  They were in a Jeep Cherokee, but you can’t even tell from the photos, because it’s so mangled.


The woman in the passenger’s seat was able to get out of the SUV.  But the guy in the driver’s seat was pinned.


He was hanging halfway out of the window, and couldn’t move because he was pinned between the SUV and a speed limit sign.


Four people tried to push the car so he could get out, but it wouldn’t budge.  But then a 29-year-old guy named Ryan Belcherwho happens to be a professional POWERLIFTER showed up on the scene.


He weighs about 350 pounds, squats 950, and can bench-press over 500 pounds.


He realized they only needed to move the SUV a few feet.  So he reached in through a broken window . . . started lifting and pushing at the same time . . . and moved it just enough for them to pull the guy out.  Then paramedics got him to a hospital.


He was seriously injured but survived, and Ryan went to see him in the hospital the other day.




[56] Vijay Singh, PGA golfer (winner of The Masters in 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004, Golf Hall of Fame, 2006)


[44] Drew Barrymore, actress




The Hottest Trend in Hair Is . . . Letting Your Grays Show

Good news:  All of your gray hairs don’t make you look OLD . . . now they make you look HIP.


Apparently, the hottest trend in hair right now is . . . letting your grays show through.  So stop using dye on your hair and show off those sweet grays.


There’s an Instagram account promoting the gray hair movement called Grombre.  So if you want some gray hair inspiration, check it out.






  1. Sharks are older than trees.  Sharks have been around for 400 million years . . . and trees, only 350 million.


  1. Lucille Ballregistered with the Communist Party in 1936.  A few decades later, she swore in front of Congress she didn’t know what it was and only did it because her grandfather was a big Socialist.


  1. Pilates was started in an internment camp.  A German athlete named Joseph Pilates was locked up by the British, and came up with a way for his fellow German inmates to exercise when they were sick and stuck in bed.


  1. Ikea is an acronym.  The “IK” is for the founder’s initials, Ingvar Kamprad.  The “E” is for Elmtaryd, which is the farm he grew up on in Sweden.  And the “A” is for Agunnaryd, which was his home village.




FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22ND                                          



[56] Vijay Singh, PGA golfer (winner of The Masters in 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004, Golf Hall of Fame, 2006)


[44] Drew Barrymore, actress



  1. NHL

WASHINGTON  3              TORONTO          2
NJD                        4              OTTAWA             0
MONTREAL         5              PHILADELPHIA  1
EDMONTON       4             NYI                         3 OT
ARIZONA             3             VANCOUVER     2 OT


  1. JUSSIE SMOLLETTturned himself in to Chicago Police yesterday and was released on bond.  They say he orchestrated the alleged hate crime against himself because he was dissatisfied with his “Empire” salary.

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talked about it in a press conference.

He’s still denying the allegations.


“How to Train Your Dragon 3” is out this weekend.  It’s up against “Fighting with My Family”, which is a comedy about the early career of WWE Diva Paige.


  1. A grocery store chain in Pennsylvania called Giant is adding robot assistants at all 172 locations. They roam around the store, scanning shelves to see what needs to be restocked, and scanning the floor for spills.  They tested one robot back in 2017 here’s what customers and the manager had to say about it.


  1. Jimmy Fallon read a bunch of “Improve a Movie with One Word” Tweets from viewers last night.  (From “The Tonight Show” on Thursday, February 21, 2019)





Tyler and Hayley Hubbard Had a Surprise Gender Reveal on Yesterday’s “Ellen”

In case you didn’t see it, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE were on yesterday’s “Ellen”, and there were a couple of surprises.  TYLER HUBBARD said that his daughter Olivia took her first steps . . . backstage.

Quote, “In other big news.  Our first daughter, who’s a little over one, she just took her first steps backstage in the green room.”  He added, “We’re making history at the Ellen show today.”

And Ellen surprised Tyler and his wife Hayley with a gender reveal of their second child. BRIAN KELLEY and Ellen pushed a big red button sending blue streamers everywhere as a video board read, “It’s a boy.”




Dierks Bentley is bringing his Burning Man tour to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tonight (Friday, February 22nd). While every single show he plays is important, Dierks tells us this one in particular is at the top of the list. [“I mean, it’s such a big deal. I feel like I go out there on the road and no matter what gig I’m playing, play it like it’s Bridgestone. Go out there and just like play it like it’s your hometown show and give every show all you got, but it’s like this is Bridgestone! The guys I know that work on my truck are gonna be there. My daughter’s piano teacher will be in the crowd, and like our doctor, the pediatrician’s gonna be there (laughs) and all my buddies and so there’s that factor to it. There’s the fact a lot of fans travel from all over the country just to come to this one show. I’m also really looking forward to the the (Hot Country) Knights playing. I mean, doing like the Hot Country Knights in my hometown is gonna be so ridiculous.”]

In addition to his 90s country tribute band, Hot Country Knights, Dierks will be joined by Jon Pardi and newcomer Tenille Townes.

Dierks recently topped the charts with “Burning Man,” featuring Brothers Osborne, charting his 18th Number One.

Dierks is nominated for four ACM awards, including Male Artist and Album of the Year for The Mountain. The ACM Awards will air live on CBS on April 7th.




Brooks & Dunn have finally revealed the track listing for their upcoming album, Reboot, and they’re sharing an early listen to the song they recorded with Jon Pardi.

The legendary duo were joined by the likes of Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Tyler Booth and Kacey Musgraves on 12 of their hit songs. Reboot will be released on April 5th.


Brooks & Dunn’s latest track reveal is Jon’s take on “My Next Broken Heart

Ronnie Dunn said “Each artist came at it from a different angle. When Jon Pardi walked in, he said ‘I’m in, but we’re not changing anything,’ and we didn’t musically, but his vocal speaks for itself.”


Brooks & Dunn return to Las Vegas for a string of performances at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in June.




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