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Tuesday 7-22-14 Recap!

The lovely Traci Bingham joined us in studio today.  The former Baywatch actress is a Cambridge native, so she came by to chat all things swimsuit, and get creeped on by Greg.  Check out the podcast below if you missed it.  We'll have video up later today on waaf.com!

 

Also available as a podcast, today's Hill-mail messages.

 

Sometimes you hear about companies that let people work four days a week, which sounds great.  So THIS sounds even better.  Carlos "Slim" Helu is the second-richest person in the world . . . he's a Mexican businessman worth $80.3 billion.  And he says the future of work is a THREE-day work week, and a four-day weekend.  But there are two catches.  One, you'd have to work about 11 hours a day all three days.  And two . . . you'd be expected to work until you're 70 or 75, because we'd need more people working total, to make up for all the lost hours.  Slim says, quote, "With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax, for quality of life.  Having four days off would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied."  For now, Slim has started incorporating a "lite" version of this at the Mexican phone company he owns called Telmex.  People are eligible to retire before age 50 but if they want to stay on, they can work four days for full pay.

 

Yelling at your kids in the backseat is an indispensible part of EVERY family drive.  And Toyota wants to make it even easier on you.  Not by creating new features to entertain your kids and keep them behaved . . . oh God no.  The new 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan will have an option called Driver Easy Speak.  It's a MICROPHONE in the driver's seat that amplifies your voice through the speakers in the backseat . . . to make it easier to yell at your kids.  It seems like a response to Honda putting an optional vacuum cleaner in their Odyssey minivan last year.  But that's just a tool to clean up after your kids . . . this is a tool to SHAME them.  So, advantage: Toyota.  Minivan sales peaked in 2000, at 1.37 million.  Last year, it was about one-third of that, at 519,000

 

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam.  And somewhat surprisingly, he admitted it's NOT because of his skills on the field.  It's because he's openly gay.  Tony told the "Tampa Tribune", quote, "I wouldn't have taken him.  Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it.  It's not going to be totally smooth . . . things will happen."  To be clear, Tony isn't being homophobic, necessarily.  He isn't saying there shouldn't be gay players in the NFL . . . or that he doesn't like gay people.  He's just saying that he wouldn't want the FIRST openly gay player on his team, apparently because it'd be too distracting.  That's still a little strange coming from Tony though, since he was the FIRST African-American coach to win a Super Bowl, and he capitalized on a lot of black men breaking down barriers so that he could have that opportunity.  So you'd think Tony would be someone who'd be willing to deal with some "distractions" in order to help out a guy who's trying to be the first to break through a barrier, and to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are.  For what it's worth, Tony had this to say on Twitter after NBA player Jason Collins came out last year:  Quote, "I don't agree with Jason Collins' lifestyle, but think he deserves respect and should have opportunities like anyone else!"  The St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam, and he's currently fighting for a roster spot.  Maybe some NFL teams aren't ready for an openly gay player . . . but NFL fans sure are.  Michael currently has the sixth best-selling jersey in the league. 

 

This is some fantastic revenge right here.  It comes from the website Reddit,com, so we don't have a ton of details . . . but the ones we do have are gold.  There's a woman in Oregon who likes to brew sun tea on a picnic table in her apartment complex.  That's the tea you brew by putting tea bags in a jar with some water, and leaving it out in the sun.  She's been doing it for years and never had a problem . . . until it was stolen TWICE in the past month.  The first time was on the Fourth of July, and the second time was this past Saturday.  But she just got some sweet revenge.  She posted a message for the thief in her apartment complex, saying she'd PEED in the second batch they stole.  Part of the note says, quote, "Someone's mother never taught them not to steal."  "Whomever stole the tea the second time . . . got more than just tea, they got tea spiked with urine . . . I hope you enjoyed drinking my pee, you stupid, thieving, low-life [a-hole]!  Stealing is wrong!"  So basically, this woman totally gave up on brewing sun tea for herself for two weeks, just to lure the thief back with pee-filled decoy sun tea jars?  That's a hardcore quest for vengeance right there.

 

Appellate court finds in favor of father accused of abusing his child when he spanked him

You can't sniff your son's girlfriend's underwear if you're a cop

ONE STEP CLOSER TO STAR TREK REALITY!

 

Tune in tomorrow... all the usual madness, plus we have to go inside the warped female brain!