Emma Watson, Johnny Cash, and "Same Siders" at Restaurants
Posted 1/16/2013 3:00:00 PM

Dave will be out of the office for the rest of the week while his wife recovers from surgery. We heard from him today and she’s doing just fine. Mark Klose and Tom Terbrock and I will hold down the on-air fort until Monday.

This might be the worst guess EVER on "Wheel of Fortune". A Florida woman named Natasha Holly had almost all of the letters to a puzzle revealed, and the answer was OBVIOUSLY "I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash."

But apparently she'd never heard that song, because she DID manage to get the "Johnny Cash" part right . . . but thought the song was called, quote, "I Have the Wine."

Everyone seems remarkably calm about this. I am not calm about this. Over Christmas a package containing 18 SEVERED HUMAN HEADS turned up at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. The SKIN was STILL ON THEM.

They came from Italy, but the paperwork was messed up so security guards X-rayed the box and opened it. They found the heads, and again, somehow didn't panic. Yesterday, a crematorium came to claim them. Apparently the heads were sent from the U.S. to Italy for medical research, then were sent back to be cremated. And all that's legal, with the right papers. I guess.

From severed heads to famous celebs…

"Harry Potter" minx EMMA WATSON had in incident at JFK airport in New York City recently, when security mistook her for an UNACCOMPANIED MINOR.

She Tweeted, quote, "Passport control: 'unaccompanied minor?' Me: 'sorry?' Passport control: 'where is ur guardian?' Me: 'I'm 22!!!!!!! #neverwearingabackpackagain."

(Never wearing *what* again?)

She added, quote, "The really sad thing is that this is not the first time this has happened." I guess I can see how this would happen, although I’m not sure she looks too much like a kid, even with that pixie haircut.

Ok we end today’s blog with two questions.

One, are you a couple that sits on the same side of the table at a restaurant, instead of across from each other?

And two, if you are one of those couples, did you know it's making the restaurant hate you? Now . . . I personally don't have a problem with it. If you want to sit next to each other in a booth and recreate the "Lady and the Tramp" pasta sucking scene in the middle of an Olive Garden, do yo' thang.

But, according to an article with anonymous interviews from restaurant staff, they hate "same siders" . . . because they tend to take longer to eat. Apparently gazing into someone's eyes while you eat slows you down.

They also say that couples sitting on the same side of the table are more prone to public displays of affection, which can make other people in the restaurant uncomfortable.

So…does this info make you want to change your restaurant habits?

Posted By: Max Foizey  

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