Highlights from the 12/28 Rock and Roll Revisited

Today’s highlights from the morning show include: Creative news headlines from 2018. Instant Pot hacks. Can “holding a grudge can be good for you”? Backstory on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a 25th anniversary, “where are they now” catch up with the stars of Mrs. Doubtfire, and what happens in “an Internet Minute”.
Heard yesterday at our grandkids house: “Alexa, take down the Christmas decorations.
Her response: “I think Santa’s little helpers can do that better than I can.”
Take a look at some of “the best headlines of 2018” as curated by TheWeek.com. Definitely some creative writing here.
The Instant Pot has become a viral phoenominon and was one of the hottest selling Christmas gifts this year. If you’ve joined the Instant Pot nation this year, here are some helpful hacks for new users.
Any.do has created an intelligent grocery list application for iPhone and Android that suggests what you should buy. It integrates with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant, too. When I told my wife about it, she said, “That’s what you have me for!”
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What happens in “An Internet Minute?” All-Access’ Lori Lewis has been tracking Internet Minutes for several years. Here’s her take on how quickly we jump from screen to screen.

There’s an old saying, often wrongly attributed to Confucius, that if you hold a grudge, you end up digging two graves, including one for yourself. Now, author Sophie Hannah says holding a grudge can be good for you. Check out her irreverent, funny & ultimately enlightening book.

Have you been hooked on the Amazon Prime streamer, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? We have. Now in season 2, here’s Rolling Stone’s deep dive into the program’s success formula and the backstory on its Emmy / Golden Globe winning star, Rachel Brosnahan.

From our “Gee this makes me feel old” department: Child actress Lisa Jakub was just 14 when she co-starred in Mrs. Doubtfire. She just turned 40. Here’s what is she and the rest of the surviving cast are up to now, 25 years later.

Research shows that more and more parents are staying in on New Years’ Eve. Again this year, Netflix is offering a series of fake NYE countdowns for kids, featuring some of their most popular shows. That way, parents can get kids into bed before midnight and enjoy the last few minutes of 2018 on their own.

Variety columnist, Carolyn Dayra Framke, has crowd sourced a google doc of over 3,000 “books to get lost in in 2019”. If you’re a voracious reader, check it out!

On This Date:

1964 – Initial filming of the movie “Dr. Zhivago” began on location near Madrid, Spain. The movies total running time is 197 minutes.

1971 – George Harrison was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Sweet Lord’. He was the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song, originally intended for Billy Preston, got George into court for supposedly channeling The Chiffons‘ “He’s So Fine.

1973 – The Chamber of Commerce of Akron, OH, terminated its association with the All-American Soap Box Derby. It was stated that the race had become “a victim of cheating and fraud.”

1974 –  Helen Reddy went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Angie Baby’, the singers third US No.1. The song was turned down by Cher.

Today’s viral photo:

From the blockbuster film, “Treasure of the Dollar Shave Club”.
Today’s Birthdays:
Linus Torvalds

Roebuck “Pop Staples”, 1915 (Died 2000); Stan Lee (Marvel), 1922 (Died 2018); Edgar Winter, 1946; Mary Weiss (The Shangri-Las), 1948; Alex Chilton (The Box Tops), 1950 (died 2010); Denzel Washington, 1954; Linus Torvalds (Linux Inventor), 1969; John Legend, 1978.

The third in our series of inspirational quotes to fire you up for 2019 comes from author, Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
Hope yours was a great day! See you at 6am Monday on Twitter.