Monday, August 20, 2007

AUGUST 20, 2007

Thanks for calling in your reviews this morning... Seems everyone loved the new movie, and some even found it better than the original!

An incredible 17.2 million people watched the premiere of "High School Musical 2"... making it the most-watched program EVER on basic cable. (--It beat out the 16 million people that a "Monday Night Football" broadcast on ESPN drew last fall.)

It also attracted the biggest Friday night TV audience in FIVE years... and that includes ratings from the four major networks. And it now has the distinction of being the top rated TV telecast for kids (--between the ages of six and 11) in history. And because I know you're interested, Disney is already planning a sequel, "Haunted High School Musical," for sometime in 2008 (let's just say Halloween for laughs) and it could even be released on the big screen!

No winner in the lottery over the weekend. Tuesday night's drawing for the Mega Millions lottery is valued at $171 million (cash value $99.1 million). Mega Millions is played in 12 states: CA, GA, IL, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TX, VA, WA. Chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175.7 million.

They do this every year... either to make us feel old, or to show how the world has really changed. It's called "The Mindset Report" and it's a list of facts and figures that are true for today's college freshman.

If you are entering colege this year, for you...
--The Soviet Union has never existed.
--There has always been only one Germany.
--They've known only two presidents.
--They've never heard anyone actually "ring it up" on a cash register.
--They have always been searching for "Waldo."
--A cup of coffee has always taken longer to make than a milkshake.
--"Google" has always been a verb.
--They grew up in mini-vans.
--Text messaging is their e-mail, they've rarely used a postage stamp.
--Reality shows have always been on television.
--You'd have to explain to them who Rodney King is.
--Disneyland has always been in Europe and Asia.
--Monica Lewinsky is as famous to their generation as Watergate was to their parents'.
--The word "So" has always been a drawn-out adjective modifying a proper noun, as in "That is sooooo New York."
--They have never put their money in a "Savings & Loan." Never lost any money in one, either.