We had a busy morning today! During the 8 o'clock hour, we spoke with Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty BossToneS about all sorts of stuff. The Bosstones will be headlining the Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival this year, June 20-22. Tickets and info here. Catch the podcast if you missed the segment.
Earlier this week, we heard that Sweden is testing out a six-hour workday. And here's one more piece of news to depress you while you slug through the rest of your Friday. In France, they just passed a new law banning employees from checking their work email after 6:00 P.M., or before 9:00 A.M. And it's not just a suggestion . . . it's actually illegal for employees to do it now. Back in 1999, France implemented a 35-hour workweek. But smartphones have pushed it closer to 40 hours again, because everyone checks their email from home. And apparently French workers are fed up with it. According to the new law, employees also can't look at anything work-related on their computer between 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M. either. Although, it's not clear how they'll enforce any of it. And apparently this is now a trend in Europe. Germany passed a similar law last year.
Iowa Senate hopeful Bob Quast is a straight shooter. No, seriously.
There will not be a long, protracted debate over who will replace David Letterman on "The Late Show" next year, because just one week after Dave announced his impending retirement, CBS has named his successor. It's STEPHEN COLBERT. There's still no timetable for when Dave will leave and Stephen will take over, but it'll be sometime next year. Colbert signed a five-year deal. In a statement, Stephen said, quote, "Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. "I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth." CBS also made it official that Stephen will be dropping the super conservative character he plays on "The Colbert Report". Stephen will continue doing "The Colbert Report" through the end of the year. There's no word on what Comedy Central will do with his timeslot after he leaves.
In case you haven't heard, the '70s hair-down-there look is slowly coming back - but with modern sensibilities. Apparently, the hot new trend in waxing is the "Brazilian mullet." Your waxer leaves your full forest of hair-down-there in the front . . . but removes all of the hair from the crack and back. That's different than a regular Brazilian, which would also take all the hair off the front. Stephanie Kaulesar is a waxer at a salon in Manhattan, and she summed it up in a remarkably professional way. She says, "We've seen an uptick in requests for a more natural look on top, but find women are keeping the labia and inner buttocks completely bare."
Some other things we talked about today:
Nothing works in this state. Fo' realz.
He's 500 pounds? Take down the wall.
Your eye doctor has eyes on you in the bathroom. Ha. Get it? EYES?
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