Aug 9, 2000    Say G’bye To The Island, Richard!    Edition:  #1864

THE ALL-TIME MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE QUOTES:
1. “I’ll be back.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Terminator” (1984)
2. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Clark Gable, “Gone With the Wind” (1939)
3. “Show me the money.” — Cuba Gooding Jr, “Jerry Maguire” (1996)
4. “Go ahead, make my day.” — Clint Eastwood, “Sudden Impact” (1983)
5. “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates.” – Tom Hanks, “Forrest Gump” (1994)
(Source: new California State University poll)

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
YESTERDAY newlywed Jennifer Aniston Pitt filed an invasion of privacy lawsuit against “Celebrity Skin” mag for publishing photos of her sunbathing topless . . . Word has leaked that “Survivor” contestant Kelly was arrested 3 years ago for ‘battery domestic violence’ when she allegedly bit her ex-husband on the nose (just a warning, Rudy) . . . CBS-TV expects to get as much as $600,000 per 60-second spot on the August 23rd “Survivor”  finale . . . Paul Newman has reportedly been tutoring David Letterman on driving so he can do some racing on the NASCAR circuit (Newman’s showed him a special technique to move ahead of several cars in one lap — it’s called a ‘quadruple bypass’) . . . Eminem is said to be working on an autobiographical movie (it’s titled “The Green Mile 2”).

RECORD ATTEMPT SUCKS:
An Australian attempt to break the world record for mothers breast-feeding in public has failed. “Breast Fest 2000″, held in Adelaide, aimed to break the 1999 world record of 388 mothers simultaneously suckling babies in public — but ended up 45 breasts short.

BRAINS HAVE FOUR EYES:
There’s a perception that people who wear glasses are smarter. Well, it’s a least partially true! No one knows exactly why, but studies show that people who are nearsighted score an average of 10 points higher on IQ tests than those with 20/20 vision. Farsightedness, however, is not associated with increased intelligence. (‘Cause they can’t read the test.)

THIS BRA REALLY IS A WONDER:
Scientists have developed a new ‘smart bra’ that automatically adjusts to the wearer,  ensuring a perfect fit every time. The special polymer fabric reacts to body heat and contracts or expands accordingly as the bra shifts during the course of a day. And the battery-powered straps are self-adjusting! (Remote control opener sold separately.)

STYLE STATEMENTS:
Here’s some truly weird fashion trends on the horizon — watch for ‘corduroy underwear’ this fall (or maybe just listen for the ‘swish swish swish’ of those wearing it), and for winter, expect to see — or not see — see-through gloves and boots. (“Yes ma’am, OF COURSE you have them on – that’ll be $300.”)

CLEANING UP CLEANS UP:
According to the 3rd annual Home & Garden Television ‘Lifestyle Trends Report’, 57% of us get satisfaction from keeping our homes neat and attractive. Compare that to those of us who get satisfaction from our sex lives — just 47%!

THE BULL SHEET 08.09.00

TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS . . .
1957    [43] Melanie Griffith, NYC, movie actress (“Lolita”, “Milk Money”)/Mrs Antonio Banderas
1963    [37] Whitney Houston, East Orange NJ, pop singer (“It’s Not Right But It’s OK”, “Heartbreak Hotel”)/movie actress (“Waiting to Exhale”, “The Bodyguard”)/Mrs Bobby Brown
1964    [36] Brett Hull, Belleville ON, NHL star winger (‘99 Stanley Cup-Dallas Stars)
1967    [33] Deion Sanders, Ft Myers FL, NFL CB (Washington Redskins, ex-Dallas Cowboy)
1968    [32] Gillian Anderson, Chicago IL, TV actress (Dr Dana Sculley-“The X Files”)
1970    [30] Arion Salazar, Oakland CA, rock musician (Third Eye Blind-“Jumper”, “How’s It Gonna Be”) who produced “Me, Myself & Irene” movie soundtrack

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
[UN] “International Day of Indigenous People”

The “Perseid Meteor Showers” are TONIGHT through Sunday night, peaking Thursday and Friday with 50 to100 ‘shooting stars’ per night.

THIS WEEK is “National Bargain Hunting Week”. What’s the absolute best deal you’ve ever found?

ONE YEAR AGO . . .
1999    Actor William Shatner’s wife found dead in his swimming pool
1999    A total of 5 grand slams are hit, most in a single day in 129 years of MLB
1999    NFL’s re-born Cleveland Browns debut in annual Hall of Fame exhibition game

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1930    [70] Cartoon character ‘Betty Boop’ makes debut in “Dizzy Dishes”, wearing trademark mini-skirt and garter
1944    [56] ‘Smokey Bear’ (not Smokey THE Bear) 1st introduced by US Forest Service (original name — ‘Hot Foot Teddy’) “Remember only YOU can prevent forest fires!”
1955    [45] 1st “Guinness Book of World Records” published (back when the record for most people in a phone booth was — 1)

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1986    [14] David Childs sets ‘inside loop’ record for airplanes with 2,368 of them (heave!!!)
1988    [12] NHL’s Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for then-record $15 million, 2 players and 3 1st-round draft picks

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Thurs] Lazy Day (just another day around here)
[Thurs] LPGA du Maurier Classic Golf begins (Ottawa)
[Sat] Middle Child’s Day
[Sun] International Lefthanders Day
National Resurrect Romance Week
National Inventors’ Month

BULL’S BITS . . .
BS TRIVIA:

Q: Which pet costs more to own – a dog or a cat?
A: “McCall’s” magazine calculates it costs about $950/year to own a dog, but only $500/year for a cat.

BS TAG LINE: Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.


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