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Thursday 8-28-14 Recap!

Our pal Charlie Baker stopped by to challenge some listeners to a little "Name That Tune!"  Check it out HERE if you missed it:

 

There's a small town in southeast Brazil called Noiva do Cordeiro that's incredibly unique.  The entire population is WOMEN.   About 600 women live there, and most of them are under 35.  It was founded by a woman in 1891 after the Catholic Church excommunicated her for leaving her husband.  Then she took in OTHER women who were kicked out of their towns, like prostitutes.  That's how the tradition started anyway.  These days, men are basically BANNED . . . there are a few husbands, but they're only allowed in town on weekends.  And sons are sent away at 18.  So the women run everything . . . and one woman there says, quote, "it's prettier, more organized, and far more harmonious than if men were in charge."  There's only one problem.  A lot of the women are single and lonely . . . so they're considering opening up the town to men for the first time ever.  A 23-year-old woman says, quote, "The only men we single girls meet are either married or related to us, everyone is a cousin.  We all dream of falling in love and getting married, but we like living here and don't want to have to leave." 

 

There's a woman in Winchester, England who lives alone in a five-bedroom house.  We're not sure how old she is, but she has an adult son.  Anyway, she hadn't even opened the door to one of the spare bedrooms for three months, until her son came to visit last weekend.  And when he went in, he discovered that the entire upper half of the twin-sized bed was covered by a huge WASPS' NEST.  There's a photo of it online.  And when we say huge, I mean the nest was four feet wide, went from one side of the bed to the other, and covered most of the pillow.   According to the exterminator, there were FIVE THOUSAND wasps living in it.  And they were also INSIDE the mattress.  He says it was so impressive, he actually felt BAD about killing them all.  But as soon as he started messing with the nest, THOUSANDS of wasps started swarming him.  So obviously it was dangerous, and they didn't have a choice.   There's probably an "empty nest" joke we could make here, but we won't . . . because we're WAY too freaked out by the photo. 

 

Ever since the picture cut to black at the end of the series finale of "The Sopranos" back in 2007, fans have wanted to know:  Did Tony survive, or did somebody fill him full of lead?  In an interview with Vox.com, it APPEARED that the show's creator DAVID CHASE cleared up the issue.  When the writer asked Chase if Tony is dead, he said, quote, "Why are we talking about this? . . . No he isn't."  But apparently Chase did NOT mean to say Tony is alive.  Because his rep issued a statement saying, quote, "To simply quote David as saying, 'Tony Soprano is not dead,' is inaccurate.  "There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true.  As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, 'Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.'  To continue to search for this answer is fruitless.  "The final scene of 'The Sopranos' raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer."

 

Divorce rumors have been dogging BEYONCÉ and JAY Z for months now . . . but maybe that's EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED.  In a radio interview yesterday, Beyoncé's dad MATHEW KNOWLES said they CREATED those rumors to drum up interest in their tour.  And even Jay's elevator fight with SOLANGE was faked.  He said, quote, "I know [it was fake], because we've done this.  From experience, there's a tour going on.  So you sometimes have to ignite that tour.  It's called a Jedi mind trick.  The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot."  "Everyone's talking about it.  Ticket sales went up.  Solange's album sales went up 200%."

 

We're off tomorrow and Monday... have a great holiday weekend and BE SAFE!

 

 

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