Keener Today – March 11

Oppenheimer took home Best Picture at the 96th Academy Awards, winning seven  in total. Poor Things also had a successful night, with Emma Stone winning Best Actress among its four wins. Jimmy Kimmel is getting kudos for hosting and the earlier start got us to bed before midnight.
Here are some of the top winners:
Best picture
Best actress in a leading role
Emma Stone, “Poor Things”
Best actor in a leading role
Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”
Actress in a supporting role
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”
Actor in a supporting role
Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”
Best director
Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”
Best original screenplay
“Anatomy of a Fall”
Best adapted screenplay
“American Fiction”
Best animated feature film
“The Boy and the Heron”
Best original song
“What Was I Made For?,” “Barbie”
Happy Keener Birthday to Blues Master Al Hill. Somewhere out there is a recording we made of the Beach Boys singing 409 when we were both 8 years old.
Other Keeener birthdays today: TV journalist Sam Donaldson is 90 (in 2024) • Bobby McFerrin (Don’t Worry, Be Happy) is 74 (in 2024) • Pop Singer Lisa Loeb is 56 (in 2024) • Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville is 53 (in 2024)
Kate Middleton has come clean about altering that controversial family photo everyone me is talking g about, sparking further speculation amid her recent absence from the public eye. Photo nerds think it’s a simple Photoshop edit rather than sophisticated AI-generated content. I say, who cares? The biggest photoshop request I get from others is, “get rid of my wrinkles.”
GQ reports those of us who live longest share common lifestyle habits known as the “Power 9,” which include staying active throughout the day, prioritizing social connections, and finding purpose in life. I bet keeping it Keener is part of that formula too.
Unique Beauty dot com discourages going to bed with wet hair. It increases the risk of infections and makes your hair more prone to breakage and tangles. If you’re a wet hair sleeper, let it partially dry first, and use an absorbent, protective covering, to protect those beautiful locks.
Did you know, that the hamburger has its roots in ancient Rome? The recipe spread throughout the Empire, eventually evolving into the Hamburg steak in England. The iconic American staple became popular here in the early 20th century, and has been part of our diet ever since.
If it feels like those airport TSA rules seem inconsistent, they are. Variations depend on what gadgets are available at each airport and evolve with new technology. You can message the TSA Facebook page if you have a trip coming up for your local details.
Did you know that Oat milk’s reputation as a healthy alternative is under fire? Critics allege that the second most popular milk substitute behind almond milk can spike blood sugar, especially if consumed without protein or fat. Despite the criticism, oat milk remains a favorite and is unlikely to disappear from grocery shelves anytime soon. (
On March 11, 1950, Ford Motor Company and Lincoln-Mercury dealers gave $2.5 million for the construction of the Ford Memorial Auditorium in the Civic Center on the Detroit riverfront. Opened in 1956 and demolished in 2011, its exterior is shown here. (Detroit Historical Society)
Like your temperatures right around 70? Climate scientist Brian Brettschneider released updated maps outlining US road trips where the temperature remains a perfect 70 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The new routes include both interior and coastal options, spanning over 7,000 miles. (Citylab)

70 Degree Routes

Did you know: Pope Francis, was once a bouncer at a nightclub in Buenos Aires? Before becoming pope in 2013,  his humble beginnings, including sweeping floors and working in a chemical lab, contributed to his reputation for humility and modesty.
A interesting fact: Many animal species besides humans are known for forming lifelong mating pairs. Wolves live and hunt in packs but create strong pair bonds for breeding. Swans symbolize love due to these lifelong bonds. Other lifelong partnerships include eagles, coyotes and sea horses.
Today’s quote worth requoting:
Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. ~Henry Miller