Producer’s Picks 5.18.21

(You totally read that as Producer’s Piiiiiiiiicks)

Grace called Tuesday’s Producer’s Picks morbid, and that is how we shall start…

Hail Fellow Well Met: Charles Grodin, 86, longtime actor and Hollywood fixture “Won’t be down for breakfast,” as a wise, flaxen haired Talk Show Host likes to say. While a lot of us have soured on Hollywood lately, Grodin was a funny dude. He has many great films on the resume, including “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Midnight Run,” but my favorite was easily “Seems Like Old Times” – “Eat the chicken, Fred.” Read more here.

Fashion-forward: Kim Jong-un bans skinny jeans and mullets. I’m not sure how anyone in North Korea besides Supreme Leader has jeans, but if they’re skinny, they have to go! An ironic move, given that most of the “Republic” don’t have jeans, even though the majority are “Skinny.” I have traumatic flashbacks to the 80’s with mullets and rat tails, so I’d be onboard with them going the way of the dodo or responsible government spending, but I’m not sure I want to take hair advice from this guy.

And to borrow a line from Rick Sanchez, “Just a few more design notes, uh, this guy…”

Bill de Blasio is really putting the “Lame” in “Lame duck;” tough selfishly, I’d love to see Charlie Bacon pull off a stunt like this… he can probably still fit into his Needham High jersey and shorts.  Because, don’t know if you know this, but he’s a basketball player.

Word War Three: Penn State University will be dropping “Western male father-son naming conventions.” The takeaway from this, other than that Newsweek still exists, is that everybody’s crazy at this point. But I’m just a Western Male-centric guy, so…

OTD: On this Day in 1917, The Selective Service Act was passed, creating Conscription, aka the Draft. It lasted until 1973.

In 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted in Washington State, killing 57 and causing $3 billion dollars in damage; $3 billion in 1980 money, not Biden-fiat money, which today would be $100 gabillion-zillion-million.

In 2017, both Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News and Chris Cornell, lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave (and pound-for-pound the most talented vocalist of the 90’s) commits suicide.

Ok, so it was a tad morbid… but no more mullets in NOKO! Take the wins where you can *shrugs in North Korean*

Well, that’s Producer’s Picks for today – more weekdays at 2:30 pm! And if you miss any Producer’s picks, the podcasts are always available at GraceCurleyShow.com (the website you’re on- just click podcasts).

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