Thursday, August 3, 2017        Edition: #6027

The Sheet Hits the Fans!

There will be no “BS” edition for Monday Aug 7 to recognize the local holiday.  All accounts will be credited for the missed service day.

★ Spider-Man Tom Holland says Kirsten Dunst is entitled to criticize ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and he doesn’t care if she sees the blockbuster.  Back in June, the 35-year-old actress – who played Mary Jane Watson in Sami Raimi’s trilogy between 2002 and 2007 – was dismissive of the reboot, saying: ”We made the best ones, so who cares? They’re just milking that cow for money.” Holland said that while Dunst is entitled to her opinion, he definitely is “not doing this movie for the money. I mean, it’s a job that I think anyone would do regardless of what you were getting paid”.
(Remember that, Tom, when they are negotiating for a sequel…)
★ Carol Burnett is getting her own show on Netflix. The comedy icon will star on the streaming service in ‘A Little Help With Carol Burnett’, which will feature her in funny discussions with kids between the ages of four and eight in front of a studio audience. 84 year- old Burnett is inked to star in a dozen episodes to be released next year on Netflix.
(At 84, she might be more Mr. Tudball than Mrs. Wiggins!)
★ James Franco has revealed that an addiction to drugs and alcohol led him to depression, isolation, and loneliness. In a recent interview, Franco said that he first dabbled in the party lifestyle when he was a teenager. Although he believes acting saved him because it occupied all of his attention, it then became a vicious circle because he became isolated and sunk into depression.
★ Having joined the critically-acclaimed FX series ‘American Horror Story’ during its third season, horror icon Kathy Bates has played a number of roles over the years.  But scheduling conflicts mean that Bates won’t be appearing in ‘AHS’ season 7, ‘Cult’, at all. Instead, she’s been working on the upcoming Netflix comedy series  ‘Disjointed’.  The show, created by Chuck Lorre, is set to debut later this month.
★ Nicole Kidman was desperate to use her real-life accent on screen, and in her next film, she gets that chance.  For ‘The Upside’, Kidman says her character was written as an American, but she convinced producer Harvey Weinstein to let her change her role to that of an Australian.  50-year-old Kidman is proud of her Aussie roots, but rarely gets to use her own accent.  She says she would also love to be able to work in her home country.
★ Bill Cosby’s defence attorney wants off the case before a retrial that’s scheduled to begin in November. Lead defence lawyer Brian McMonagle filed documents Tuesday seeking to withdraw as Cosby’s counsel. He says Cosby is taking steps to secure new lawyers and asks that he be given until Aug. 21 to do so. Cosby is being retried on charges he drugged and molested Andrea Constand more than a decade ago.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Robert Pattinson, Mike Colter, Casey James Salengo
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Ice Cube, Ryan Seacrest, Lil Yachty
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Arcade Fire
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): John Krasinski, Melissa Leo, Rep. Adam Schiff
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort, Beth Ditto ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Morena Baccarin, Agnes Obel, Logan Browning ( R )
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy): Kate Fagan
• “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” (Comedy): Jen Kirkman, Paul F. Tompkins, Flula Borg
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Will Ferrell, Ha Ha Tonka ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Halle Berry, Toni Collette
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Michael Moore
• “The Talk” (CBS): Issa Rae, Elizabeth Wagmeister
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Jessica Biel, George Thorogood, guest co-host Jenna Dewan Tatum
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Jessica Simpson ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Michael Bolton ( R )
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Gillian Jacobs, Veronica “Pooh” Nash-Poleate, Danica McKellar ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Brian Tyree Henry, guest co-host Kenya Moore ( R )
• “Boy Band” (ABC): Break Up Week! After learning new songs and harmonies, the remaining hopefuls perform iconic breakup songs.
• “Battle of the Network Stars” (ABC): TV Moms & Dads vs. TV Kids. Celebrity contestants include Chad Lowe, Greg Evigan, Ted McGinley, Lesley Fera and Jackee Harry.
• “The Gong Show” (ABC): Celebrity judges Megan Fox, Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph.

• Lady Gaga – has been issued a subpoena to appear as a witness in the ongoing legal battle between Dr. Luke and his one-time protégé Kesha, because Gaga “has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha.”
• Kesha – doesn’t know what she’d do if she couldn’t be a singer. She admits she doesn’t have a back-up plan should she ever have to give up music. According to her, ”I want to perform until I am rickety…I don’t know what I would do.”
• Macklemore –  was involved in a head-on collision in Washington state on Friday.  A pick-up truck apparently veered into his lane and hit him.  A passenger in Mackelmore’s vehicle was treated for a minor cut to the head.
• Sia – is set to release a Christmas album later this year.  She is also working on a record of original songs with Adele’s producer Greg Kurstin, also set to drop later this year.
• OutKast – might be done, and Andre 3000 is “totally fine” with that. When asked about his plans for ten years from now, he said, “I hope to God it won’t be rapping”.
• The Who – all of their singles and EPs will be collected on a new box set, ‘Maximum As & Bs’, which is scheduled for release later this year. The five-CD set, to be released Oct. 27,  will include 86 tracks, including every single A- and B-side, as well as every EP, the Who ever released.
• Florida Georgia Line – have released the music video for their latest single ‘Smooth’.   The clip begins with Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard broken down by the side of the road.  But their fortunes soon change as an Elvis impersonator picks them up and whisks them off to Las Vegas for a whole lot of partying.
• Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer  – are among the artists added to the Americana Music Festival.  Nearly 100 new names joined the festival’s lineup, including  Dave Alvin, Jamtown,  Leyla McCalla, Colter Wall and Lee Ann Womack & Friends.  The festival is Sept. 12-17 in Nashville.

There is now a ‘Game of Thrones’ themed bakery.  Or there was, we’re not sure.  Ben Hawkey, who plays ‘Hot Pie’ on the HBO show, opened a London Bakery called ‘You Know Nothing John Dough’.  It seems the bakery, which served up the character’s famous Direwolf Bread from the show, was an online order service rather than an actual store that you would expect to find on ‘King’s Road’ or somewhere.   They were working with online delivery service ‘Deliveroo’ to satisfy the appetites of the show’s diehard fans.  For just £1 each, fans could get the wheat cornbread with orange zest– served best warm with butter – delivered right to their door. But alas, it seems it was for a limited time only.  The store is currently not accepting orders.
(Which is surprising, because they were making a ton of dough…)
(Hey! How about some Lemoncake next time!)

No A/C? No problem!
✓ Freeze Your Sheets – Place them in a plastic bag and pop them in the freezer for about 10 minutes before you’re ready to go to bed.
✓ Ice Yourself – Rubbing ice cubes on areas where you are thin-skinned will cool you down quickly. Think wrists, eyelids, neck, temples.
✓ Cold Water Bottle – Fill your hot water bottle with cold water and ice cubes and you’ll have a ready-made cooling aid to keep your temperature down.
✓ Wet the Bed – Um, not that way. Lightly dampen your sheets with a sprayer. It’s best to lay a towel or two underneath the damp sheet.
✓ Take a Cold Shower – You don’t even need to dry yourself off much. It will feel fabulous when air from the fan hits you.
✓ Get Grounded – The higher up you are, the hotter you will feel. If there is a way to sleep low to the ground, embrace it! Even if it means laying a duvet on the floor.
✓ Kick Him Out – You might want to consider sleeping apart on hot nights. Save the Summer lovin’ for warm afternoons when you are happy to get sweaty and sticky.
(And your tip is?)
– Adapted from  First published in BS in 2016

So ‘brosectomies’ are now a thing.  Groups of dudes are now getting together to have vasectomies a.k.a “brosectomies” and recover together in a ‘spa’ type atmosphere.  Or maybe a ‘bar’ type atmosphere would be more accurate.  This type of group bonding involves all the necessities  for crackin’ open a couple cold ones with the boys, (booze, manly steak dinners, etc) except it also includes everyone holding bags of frozen peas on their nether-regions.  Why?  Well, besides the obvious chance to hang out and drink with friends, having vasectomies together provides comfort in numbers, according to a doctor who encourages men to recover in a social setting.  And according to his informal studies, groups of men who undergo the procedure together take fewer pain pills (That could be on account of the booze…), felt better faster and returned to work earlier than the average, go-it-alone solo snippee.  One word of advice?  Consider booking your appointments during March Madness or the NHL Playoffs.
****See Today’s Reasons to Party ;-)****
(Yup.  Just hanging out with the ‘boys’.  Literally.)
(And there is always that one guy who will tell you to “think fast!” and throw something at your crotch…)
(My friends.  Real cut-ups!)

A growing number of workplaces are moving to banish ‘sick days’.  In fact, some employment experts believe that the term may become a thing of the past.  But don’t worry.  If you pick up a nasty cold that your child brought home from school or if you need a few days to recover from an operation, you’ll still be able to be off work.  It’s more of a ‘re-branding’ of the term ‘sick day’.  Many companies are grouping the total number of vacation, personal and sick days together into one pool, to be used at the employee’s discretion, and they are calling it ‘P.T.O.’ (Personal Time Off).  It’s up to the employee to set aside sick days if they need them, but otherwise they can choose how to use their remaining days.  Why?  It seems that the term ‘sick day’ carries with it a certain stigma around the office.  In fact, studies show that when you call in sick, 80% of your co-workers think you’re lying.  Not conducive to a healthy workplace atmosphere.
(Pardon the pun).
(P.T.O. is a good idea, but we need a cooler name.  How about ‘Shop, Drop or Flip-flop’ days?)


1926 [91] Tony Bennett (Bennedetto), Astoria NY, legendary pop/jazz singer (“I Left My Heart in San Francisco”)

1940 [77] Martin Sheen (Ramón Estévez), Dayton OH, movie actor (“The Amazing Spider-Man”, “Apocalypse Now”)/TV actor (“Anger Management” 2012, “The West Wing” 1999-2006)

1941 Martha Stewart [76] Jersey City, NJ, entrepreneur (Domestic diva and TV personality who built an empire of home-based products. Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia)

1963 [54] James Hetfield, Downey CA, heavy metal singer/guitarist (Metallica-“Enter Sandman”, “Nothing Else Matters”)

1966 [51] Brent Butt, Tisdale SK, standup comedian (“The Brent Butt Comedy Special”)/TV actor (“Hiccups” 2010-11, “Corner Gas” 2004-09)/wed to co-star Nancy Robertson since 2005

1970 [47] Stephen Carpenter, Sacramento CA, rock guitarist (The Deftones-“Diamond Eyes”, “Change”)

1976 [41] Jimmy De Martini, Atlanta GA, country violinist (Zac Brown Band-“Knee Deep”, “Chicken Fried”)

1977 [40] Tom Brady, San Mateo CA, NFL QB (New England Patriots)/5-time Super Bowl winner/4-time Super Bowl MVP/wed to model Gisele Bundchen since 2009

1979 [38] Evangeline Lilly, Fort Saskatchewan AB, TV actress  (“Lost” 2004-10)/movie actress (“The Hurt Locker”)  UP NEXT: “Ant-Man and the Wasp” 2018

1985 [32] Brent Kutzle, Newport Beach CA, rock bassist  (OneRepublic-“Love Runs Out”, “Counting Stars”)

• “Grab Some Nuts Day”, because sometimes you feel like a nut!

• “Watermelon Day”, celebrating the Summer treat that’s part of the pumpkin, squash, and gourd family. Watermelons originated in Africa, then spread to Egypt, India, China, and eventually around-the-world.

• “Airplane Crop Duster Day”, to all those that play an integral part in the safe, abundant production of food and fiber throughout the world. Fly safe!

• “India Pale Ale Day” IPA beers date back to the late 18th century, when these ales were brewed for British sailors making long sea voyages to India. Most beers didn’t keep well on board ship, but London brewer George Hodgson was one of the first to develop a pale ale with a high hop content, which kept its taste better.
• “Georgia Day”, recognizes the natural wonders and immense complexities of this bastion of Southern culture.

[Fri] Single Working Women’s Day
[Fri] International Beer Day
[Fri] Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
[Sat] Green Peppers Day
[Sat] Traffic Light Day
[Sat] Mustard Day

2007 [10] “The Bourne Ultimatum”, 3rd film in the ‘Jason Bourne’ series starring Matt Damon, opens in theaters (and now we have five)

2008 [09] People publishes a 19-page photo-spread of Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s newborn twins, Vivienne & Knox (the bidding war for the first pics reportedly reached $14 million, most ever paid for celebrity baby pictures)

1996 [21] “La Macarena” by Los Del Rio hits #1 on “Billboard” pop chart (and stays 14 weeks)

1949 [68] Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form ‘NBA’

1983 [34] John Sain builds 12-ft-high (3.91-m) house of cards (South Bend, Indiana)

1991 [26] Hazel Stout of Portland, Oregon sets a world skydiving record for women by ‘hitting the silk’ at age 88


• If you stack one million US$1 bills, it would be 110m (361 ft) high and weight exactly 1 ton.
• A million dollars’ worth of $100 bills weighs only 10 kg (22 lb).
• One million dollars’ worth of once-cent coins (100 million coins) weigh 246 tons.
• The term ‘Blue Chip’ comes from the color of the poker chip with the highest value, blue.
• Australians are the heaviest gamblers in the world; an estimated 82% of Australians bet. • • Australia, with less than 1% of the world population, has 20% of the world’s poker machines.

• Whyzit everything is easier to take apart than put together?
• Whyzit most bosses think the best reward for a job well done is more work?
• Whyzit experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it?
• Whyzit whenever you tell somebody you lost something they immediately ask you where?
• Why is it called a ‘building’ when it is already built?
• Whyzit there isn’t a ‘W’ in ‘one’ when it sounds like there should be, but there IS a ‘W’ in ‘two’ that we don’t even use?

☎ What strange thing are you afraid of?

Is the chemical symbol for holy water H2Omg?

Question: 52% of mothers have done this when their kids weren’t home. What?
Answer: Play video games

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.

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