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Jock Shots Hosted by USAF Retired Armed Forces Broadcaster Joe Sargent. Joe adds a little slice of life in Desert Radio AZ's music mix.

BUNNY DUMPING

It's Easter time again and sadly that means trouble for a number of the nation's animal shelters. Every year around this time a large number of adorable little bunnies get dumped at animal shelters because families acquire the critters without realizing what difficult house guests they can be. Kris Best, a spokeswoman for the Humane Society said, "It's a big problem. Rabbits are now the third most common animal to be given up after dogs and cats." So here's a few tips for you parents to think about before getting Junior that cuddly Easter bunny:
Rabbits don't like to cuddle. They have a self-image problem. Rabbits are prey animals -- eaten by coyotes and other carnivores -- so they survive by hiding from other mammals.They are used to being chased so they often don't like cuddling which they interpret as being captured.Bunnies start out cute but at about 4 months they become obnoxious teenagers. They lunge, spray urine and chew on things. They must be …

TV/STREAMING . . .

Bless This Mess Is a Tribute to the Beauty of Nature and Chickens and Cows. Dax Shepard and Lake Bell are trading city life for country life on Bless This Mess, and it's a big change not just for the characters, but for the actors themselves. "I'm doing a lot of weird things I've never done in real life, like bathe chickens, and care for them," Shepard told E! News when we visited the set of the new ABC comedy. "Lotta chickens in this show!" The series finds Rio (Bell) and Mike (Shepard) as a young couple in their first year of marriage who move from the big city to an old farmhouse in the middle of Nebraska. Bell created the series alongside Liz Meriwether, and Bell also directed the pilot. She says the natural environment of the show made it a more pleasant set to work on. "We are shooting very much entrenched in beauty every day, and I think it does something for our spirit here on Bless This Mess," she says. "It's good for the sou…

Movies

Ellen Burstyn hasn't seen her new film yet. Ellen Burstyn is in Tribeca Film Festival's "American Woman," a fiction up story about 1974's kidnap of multimillionaire newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst's grandchild. The 19-month siege ended thanks to the FBI. Ellen: "Nobody actually knows what really happened. Assumption being Patty Hearst might've become somehow involved with these people. I've not yet seen the film. We shot in Canada. Anyhow, between shooting and editing, things in moviemaking often change. "In this film, another hiding with her is an Asian woman who later works as my assistant. My character's a person watching heiress Patty, whom I do not know. A special scene is when I realize who she is. "Listen, I already did three films this year -- 'Lucy in the Sky' with Jon Hamm and Natalie Portman and 'Welcome to Pine Grove!', a retirement home love story with James Caan and Ann-Margret. "I must g…

Music

Action Bronson's show got way too lit -- by a strobe light -- which damn near blinded him mid-set ... sending him to the hospital. The Queens, NY rapper was performing at the Algonquin Commons Theatre up in Ottawa, Canada Monday night when he was blasted in the face by the bright flashing lights. Check it out ... Bronson immediately puts his hand over his eyes and stumbles back while Meyhem Lauren keeps rapping. He eventually walks off the stage, still looking disoriented. Action returned for another song but told the crowd he was seeing stars and had to get checked out. A concertgoer tells TMZ the rapper left and didn't come back ... and an announcement was made that he had to leave to receive medical attention. AB posted about the incident, explaining he couldn't finish the show because he was "blinded and disoriented," but doing better now. He added about the strobe lights ... "Those things need to never be near me again it was almost really bad. Be caref…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

All the Signs Meghan Markle Might Be Running Her Royal Instagram Account. Meghan Markle, is that you typing? It was not too long ago that the expectant Duchess and Duke of Sussex unveiled their new Instagram account. The first post even featured a message signed off specifically by Meghan and Prince Harry. However, there are suspicions that Markle may be involved with the account event when it is not noted. The most recent hint came on Monday when the account featured a new post celebrating the many donations made in honor of the royal baby ahead of his or her arrival. "Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support -- the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made!" the post's message read. "YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference." "Whether a $5 donation, 1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word you've played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duches…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

How Falling in Love With Ryan Gosling Changed Eva Mendes' Mind About Motherhood. Eva Mendes is opening up about her marriage to Ryan Gosling and how motherhood changed her life in a new interview with Women's Health magazine. The 45-year-old actress is the cover star of the May issue, where she dishes on what it's like to be a mother of two. "We're just starting to get out of survival mode," Eva says. It's been almost five years since the actress and her hubby welcomed their first child together, Esmeralda, before quickly welcoming their second daughter, Amanda, a year and a half later. Since then, their life has turned into a frenzy of diapers, play dates and such, but the Hitch star says she is "more than happy" to be a mom. Although, she admits it isn't easy to raise two toddlers, adding, "My heart goes out to women who do this alone." She explains that she and Ryan have an "amazing support group" that comprises her mo…

FIVE USES FOR LEFTOVER EASTER EGGS

On Monday, the Easter bunny will have come and gone, and the eggs, which have been hard-boiled and dyed with nontoxic coloring, now sit amid plastic Easter basket grass on the kitchen table. Don't let those eggs go to waste. Here are five tasty uses for your leftover Easter eggs:

1. Egg salad
This may be an obvious solution for your excess eggs, but that doesn't mean eating egg salad is any less enjoyable. Martha Stewart's classic egg salad recipe calls for peeled and coarsely chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, chopped celery, Dijon mustard, hot-pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Eat this on a sandwich with some lettuce or watercress for lunch. If you are tired of the same old egg salad, try to incorporate some non-traditional ingredients like curry, crawfish, cilantro or cucumber. Plus, if you are feeling creative, you can always make your own mayo.

2. Deviled eggs
Making deviled eggs leaves a lot of room for creativity. You can always go for the traditional picnic-style hard-…

DID YOU KNOW?

40% of adults say they often lie about how much chocolate they eat.On average, a child uses uses a crayon 730 times by their 10th birthday.75% of women compared to 88% of men have jump started a car.60% of women say frizzy hair is their #1 dreaded hair malfunction.Light from the sun takes an average of 8 minutes, 20 seconds to reach the earth.18 is the average number of pounds that women want to lose.In a survey, 82% of women say taking out the trash is something only the man should do.According to a recent survey, the average parent has 15 of these per day? Minutes of free time.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has decided he is NOT going to run for president next year.
Scientists in Kenya have found the fossilized remains of a giant lion that was previously unknown. They have determined it was the largest meat-eater ever to roam the earth, weighing over 3,000 pounds.
Meanwhile, in Siberia, they found the well-preserved remains of an ancient horse in permafrost that included internal organs and blood. They're talking about trying to use that blood to recreate the species.
Fleetwood Mac has announced some rescheduled concert dates, to make up for those shows they had to cancel when Stevie Nicks got the flu last month.
Prosecutors are asking for Felicity Huffman to spend 4-10 months in jail for her involvement in the college bribery scam.
Bradley Welsh, the former boxer who landed the role of a gangster in 2017's "T2 Trainspotting" has been shot dead near his home in Edinburgh, Scotland.
77-year-old Bob Dylan had a bit of a melt-down on stag…

TODAY IS

It's Good Friday. And Passover begins tonight.

Tomorrow is 4-20. Not that I know what that means.

Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker and then Darth Vader in "Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith," turns 37. To you, birthday happy hope it is.

Kate Hudson celebrates birthday number 39. She recently admitted that she is a lousy mother. There was no comment from her child, because she didn't know where he was. Just over six months after welcoming daughter Rani Rose, she bragged on Instagram that she's "a couple" of pounds away from her goal weight. OK, group hate!

James Franco turns the big 4-0 today. Since he's politically active and angry, it's silly to even try to wish him a happy birthday.

Ashley Judd hits the big 5-0 today. In actress years, that's legally dead.

Indy car racer Al Unser Jr. turns 56 today. I can never remember the name of his dad.

Tim Curry hits 73 today. Let's do the time warp again!

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1770, Captain James Cook first saw Australia.
Being just off the coast, it wasn't that difficult.
He looked up and he saw down under.
He said, "Wait a minute-isn't Fosters Australian for beer?" The Australians replied, "Isn't Cook's inexpensive for Champagne?" And the drinking began.
He wasn't sure if he had the right shoes to go with their Perth.

In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. If I remember my American history correctly, we won one of them, but lost the other in double overtime. CNN was there... of course, back then that stood for "Colonial Network News."

On this date in 1782 that The Netherlands officially recognized American independence. Up until then, we had worn a disguise. But when it came to financing the new country, they insisted that we go Dutch.

In 1897, the very first American marathon race was held in Massachusetts. However, after running all that distance…

Music Calendar...

In 1924 The Country music program "National Barn Dance" begins on WLS in Chicago, later to be renamed "The National Barn Dance." ("The Grand Ole Opry" on WSM in Nashville didn't begin until 1925.)
In 1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway.
In 1956 Clyde McPhatter (Drifters) is released from the U.S. Armed Forces.
In 1967 The Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years. However, they split up three years later.
In 1967 "Something Stupid" by Frank & Nancy Sinatra is certified gold.
In 1968 George Harrison and John Lennon leave Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram 2 weeks early. (Paul & Ringo had already left. Later, all four would renounce their association with the Maharishi.)
In 1972 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack goes gold.
In 1973 The Beatles' albums "The Beatles 1962-1966" and "The Beatles 1967-1970" are released.
In 1974 Sugarlo…

Today In History...

In 1770 Captain James Cook first sighted Australia.
In 1775 The American Revolutionary War begins with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
In 1782 The Netherlands recognize American independence.
In 1824 English romantic poet Lord Byron dies in Missolonghi, Greece.
In 1892 The prototype of the first commercially successful American automobile is completed in Springfield, MA, by Charles E. Duryea and his brother Frank.
In 1893 The Oscar Wilde play "A Woman of No Importance" opens at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
In 1897 The first American Marathon Race is run from Hopkinton, MA, to Boston. The winner, John J. McDermott, ran the course in 2 hours, 55 minutes and 10 seconds.
In 1910 After weeks of being viewed through telescopes, Halley's Comet is reported visible to the naked eye in Curacao.
In 1933 The U.S. abandons the gold standard.
In 1934 Shirley Temple's first movie, "Stand Up And Cheer," premieres.
In 1939 Connecticut finally approves the Bill of Rights (14…

Born On This Day...

In 1721 Statesman, Roger Sherman (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1832 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, wife of President James Garfield
In 1877 Norwegian inventor, Ole Evinrude (marine outboard engine)
In 1900 Actor, George O'Brien (Fort Apache) [d: 9-23-85]
In 1903 FBI agent, Eliot Ness (inspired "The Untouchables") [d: 5-7-57]
In 1905 Drummer/jazz musician, Tommy Benford [d: 3-24-94]
In 1907 Actor, Alan Wheatley (Adventures of Robin Hood) [d: 8-30-91]
In 1912 Chemist, Glenn T. Seaborg (co-discovered plutonium) [d: 2-25-99]
In 1920 Comedian/singer, Frank Fontaine (Jackie Gleason Show) [d: 8-4-78]
In 1925 Actor, Hugh O'Brian (Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Search) [d: 9-5-16]
In 1927 Singer, Don Barbour (The Four Freshmen) [d: 1-5-61]
In 1927 Hairdresser, Kenneth Battelle (Jackie Kennedy) [d: 5-12-13]
In 1928 Bandleader/singer, Alexis Korner [d: 1-1-84]
In 1931 Football coach, Alex Webster (Giants) [d: 3-3-12]
In 1932 U.S. slalom skier, Andrea Lawrence (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d…

Timetraxx

In 30 minutes Timetraxx hosted by Retired USAF Armed Forces Broadcaster Keith Anderson airs on Desert Radio AZ.

DID YOU KNOW?

47% of men have said "I love you" by accident.Seven percent of people smoke a cigarette after a workout.According to a study, playing Tetris or any similar video game for just 3 minutes can reduce your cravings 24%.According to a study, cigarette breath is the biggest first date turn off.When it comes to helping around the house, 33% of men do chores poorly so they don't have to do them again.14% of dogs have chewed on eyeglasses and ruined them.50% of brides say the Best Man's speech is the thing they dread most about their wedding.90% of adults use this on a daily basis while driving? A seat belt.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

How about that dog that was rescued by an oil platform 135 miles off the coast of Thailand?The full NFL schedule came out yesterday, for it's 100th season.There's a new Beyonce concert special on Netlfix, that's a documentary about her performance last year at Coachella.The Tide Pod Challenge is so last year. Now, teens are taking part in the "Shell on Challenge", where they eat something on camera that still has it's shell on-like a banana with a peel, an orange with its peel, or a bag of carrots still in the plastic bag.San Diego State University is going to offer a class all about the Queen of Tejano Selena Quintanilla.The Wall Street Journal says there's a chance that T-Mobile/Sprint merger may not be approved.As of June 15, if you want to watch porn in the UK, you will have to prove your age with a driver's license or passport.Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson ran the Boston Marathon Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds.A vi…

ON THIS DAY

It was on this date in 1775 that Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride and fashion prediction, saying "The Red Coats are coming! The Red Coats are coming!" Spoiler alert -- they came.
After his Uber driver never showed up.
He announced to colonists that they could save 15% or more by switching to GEICO.
That was the "eleven o'clock ride" Central.
He let the colonists know he was having a sale on cookware.
And he did it all with just one horsepower.
What's not very well known: on the way back, he was yelling, "Name cookware after me! Name cookware after me!"

On this date in 1924, the first crossword puzzle book was published by Simon and Schuster. The puzzle part was easy. It was coming up with all those cross words. I mean, after you get past the first seven, it gets tough.
Not surprising, people really enjoyed writing in their cross words.
It took that long to round up enough cross word. They should have asked my Uncle Bob for help.
Some say they made …

TODAY IS

Do you realize that 8 months from today, we'll be exactly one week away from Christmas?

America Ferrera from "Superstore" turns 35 today on aisle 3.

Kourtney Kardashian turns the big 4-0 today. She's trying to treat herself to an entire day without any drama.

Melissa Joan Hart hits birthday number 43 today. It's been a few years since she was Sabrina, the teenage witch. Some day she'll tell her kids that when she was younger, she was a witch for a spell.

Eric McCormack -- Will, from Will and Grace -- is 56. So is Conan O'Brien. Yes, they get older, too. A day for funny people to be born.

Jane Leeves, best known as Daphne on "Frasier," now playing some part on some cable comedy show, turns 58 today. They say she's got quite a temper. When Jane's upset, Jane Leeves.

Rick Moranis is sitting around and waiting for just one more "Honey, I shrunk" movie... oh, and he turns 66 today.

James Woods turns 72 today. He's got an interesting wa…

Music Calendar...

In 1931 "Star Dust" by Isham Jones is #1 on the charts.
In 1936 Gene Autry records "Back in the Saddle."
In 1957 Army reserve Lt. Buddy Knox ("Party Doll") is called up for six months of active duty.
In 1960 Elvis Presley, who feared flying, and his father begin a train journey from Memphis to Los Angeles to begin filming "G.I. Blues."
In 1960 "Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The Beach Boys sing "I Get Around" and "Don't Worry Baby" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." The Beatles are telephone guests on the same show in a pre-recorded conversation with Dick Clark.
In 1966 John Lennon and George Harrison see the Lovin' Spoonful perform at the Marquee club in London.
In 1968 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Bookends" is certified gold.
In 1971 The Jackson Five and Bill Cosby make guest appearances on "Diana," a TV special starring Diana …

Today In History...

In 1775 Paul Revere begins his famous ride from Charleston to Lexington, MA, warning American colonists that the British were coming.
In 1902 Denmark is the first country to adopt fingerprinting as a way to identify criminals.
In 1906 A devastating earthquake strikes San Francisco, followed by raging fires. About 700 people are killed.
In 1921 Junior Achievement, created to encourage business skills in young people, is incorporated.
In 1923 The first game in Yankee Stadium is played. The Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-1.
In 1924 The first crossword puzzle book is published by Simon & Schuster.
In 1934 The first coin-operated laundry, called a "washateria," opens in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 1942 Sixteen American B-25s from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Colonel James H. Doolittle bomb Tokyo and other Japanese cities, four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In 1942 The first World War II edition of "The Stars And Stripes" is published as a weekly newspaper for U.S.…

Born On This Day...

In 1857 Defense attorney, Clarence Darrow (Scopes "Monkey" Trial)
In 1871 Actor, Henry Stephenson (Mr. Lucky)
In 1880 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford
In 1882 Conductor, Leopold Stokowski (Disney movies)
In 1903 Actor, Leonid Kinskey (bartender-Casablanca) [d: 9-8-98]
In 1906 Comedian "Pigmeat" Markham (Laugh-In) [d: 12-13-81]
In 1906 Singer/pianist, Little Brother Montgomery [d: 9-6-85]
In 1907 Academy Award winning-composer, Miklos Rozsa (Ben Hur) [d: 7-27-95]
In 1910 Opera singer, Sylvia Fisher [d: 8-25-96]
In 1913 Actor, Al Hodge (The Green Hornet, Captain Video) [d: 3-19-79]
In 1918 Actress, Wendy Barrie (Adventures of Oky Doky) [d: 2-2-78]
In 1819 Guitarist, Tony Mottola (Frank Sinatra, Tonight Show) [d: 4-9-04]
In 1922 Actress, Barbara Hale (Della Street-Perry Mason) [d: 1-26-17]
In 1924 Country singer, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown [d: 9-10-05]
In 1925 Actor, Bob Hastings (McHale's Navy, All in the Family) [d: 6-30-14]
In 1929 …

DID YOU KNOW?

The average married couple kiss five times a week.29% of men have never cleaned the toilet at home.In a recent study on the average, we throw away one fourth of a loaf of bread.The average person smiles 26% less than they think they do.In a recent survey, one in four drivers said they run red lights daily.42% of people wake up thinking about their job.A survey reveals that 54% of people shop for Christmas presents year round.82% of children have lied to their parents about brushing their teeth.For a woman between the ages of 20-25, this happens, on average, 62 times a day. What is it? Their phone goes off.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Georgia Engel has died, at the age of 70. She was in so many shows, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Betty White Show", "Hot in Cleveland" and "Everybody Loves Ray." She was a Christian Scientist, so she didn't consult with doctors.Owen K. Garriott, one of the original scientists selected to explore the cosmos firsthand and the first astronaut to operate an interstellar ham radio station, died on Monday at his home in Huntsville, AL. He was 88.The 17.4 million people who watched the season eight premiere April 14 surpassed the 16.9 million who watched the season seven finale and the 16.1 million who tuned in for the season seven premiere.They got to see the season premier of "Game of Thrones" in China the other night... minus the 6-minutes of sex and gore cut out by government censors.Russell Wilson has signed a 4-year, $140 million deal with the Seahawks -- including a $65 million signing bonus. So, as of now, he is the…

TODAY IS

Rooney Mara, the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," turns 34 today. Fortunately, it was a washable tattoo. Trivia: Mara's mother's family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers, and her father's family founded the New York Giants.

Victoria Beckham turns 45 today. It's easy to buy her birthday presents, because she'll always tell you what she wants, what she really, really wants.

Jennifer Garner celebrates birthday number 47 today and is happy to be Ben-less.
I don't know her very well, but I do know what's in her wallet.
When she blows out the candle, we know what she's wishing for.
I'd like to refer to her by her old TV show, but she prefers not to use an "Alias."
Her Alias was Sydney.

"Boomer" Esiason celebrates his 58th birthday today.
These days, he's less boomer and more fluffer.
Supposedly, he got his name from a gas problem he suffered after eating too many beans.
In fact, he was the guy who coined the phrase, "quarterback s…

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1492, Christopher Columbus was hired by Spain to explore and discover the New World. It's true that when Christopher Columbus discovered America, he was three ships to the wind.
He sailed in 1492 so it would rhyme with "ocean blue."
I'm surprised they didn't write the song "Whole New World" back then.
They supported him so much, they even waved the baggage fee.
It was an interest-free contract... the King had absolutely no interest in it.
Queen Isabella made it happen. However, he was unable to talk the King and Queen into the extended warranty.

In 1524, New York Harbor was discovered by Giovanni Da Verrazano. They didn't name the harbor after him, but they did give him a bridge.

On this date in 1922, a postcard that had disappeared during a Indiana tornado was found 124 miles away in Mt. Cory, Ohio. I don't know if they were more excited about finding the postcard or the fact they were able to save the cost of a 3-cent stamp.

On this da…

Music Calendar...

In 1912 Al Jolson records "Ragging The Baby To Sleep."
In 1960 Pat Boone and his family appear on the cover of Parade magazine.
In 1960 Eddie Cochran dies in England from severe brain damage, following an auto accident that also injured Gene Vincent.
In 1962 Tony Bennett records "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams."
In 1964 The Rolling Stones self-titled debut album is released in England.
In 1965 "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits and "Help Me Rhonda" by the Beach Boys both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 The Band, previously a backup band for Bob Dylan, play their first gig as a headline group at the Winterland in San Francisco.
In 1970 Johnny Cash sings "A Boy Named Sue" and "Welfare Cadillac" at the White House for President Nixon.
In 1970 Paul McCartney releases his first solo album since the Beatles' breakup. He played and mixed all the instruments himself.
In 1971 "That's The Way I A…