Tuesday, February 13, 2001   100% Brazilian Beef-Free!   Edition:  #1990

BS LEAST POPULAR VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS:
• “Who needs flowers when we have love?”
• “Here — I made it during halftime.”
• “Thinking of you sweetheart, which, technically, the court order can’t prevent.”
• “Just wanted to say ‘I love you’ when I wasn’t falling down drunk.”
• “If only we weren’t so closely related!”
• “You’re too beautiful to resist, my under-the-ether dental patient.”
• “I love you for your brains, Clarice.”
• “I’ll give you money to have sex with me.”

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
THIS MORNING nominations for the “73rd Annual Academy Awards” will be announced at a 5:30am PST news conference hosted by actress Kathy Bates (http://www.oscar.com) . . . TONIGHT Jennifer Lopez heats up Toronto, doing that MuchMusic interactive thing (“J-Lo, Master T. Master T, J-Lo”) . . . Britney Spears has arrived in Stockholm to begin recording her 3rd album (great, ‘cause if my daughter plays “Oops” again I’m gonna scream!!!) . . . Ratings have been good enough for “Temptation Island” that FOX-TV is already planning a steamy sequel, perhaps “Temptation Mountain” or “Temptation Valley” . . . Openly gay Elton John is defending plans to duet with anti-gay Eminem on his hit “Stan” at the Grammy Awards by claiming the rapper isn’t really a hateful person (tasteless and obnoxious perhaps, but not hateful).

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Kirsten Dunst stars in the high school cheerleader comedy “Bring It On” . . . Jason Alexander & Rene Russo play ‘Boris’ and ‘Natasha’, and Robert De Niro portrays ‘Fearless Leader’ in the bigscreen version of the vintage TV cartoon “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle” . . . Kim Basinger and Jimmy Smits star in the religious thriller “Bless the Child”.

FRISKY FOODS:
What foods put you in the mood for love? In a recent poll, the top 3 chosen by women were champagne (68%), chocolate (46%), and strawberries (44%). Men, on the other hand, are turned on by pizza (41%), meat and potatoes (26%), and Buffalo wings (24%).
(Source: A survey by AdOutlet.com)

STIFF DRINKS:
A soft drink containing the active ingredient of Viagra has been banned in Japan. Ads for the non-prescription drink imported from China  touted it as ‘’the solution to your nighttime problems”. (It was banned because it failed to qualify as a ‘soft drink’.)

AND HOW MANY COWS DO YOU HAVE?
One of the world’s biggest administrative projects is underway – census-taking in India. Over the next 3 weeks, more than 2 million enumerators will visit some 200 million homes asking questions in 18 languages. India passed the billion population mark on May 11, 2000 and it is expected to surpass China’s population of 1.3 billion by 2040.

REAL SIGNS:
• Plastic surgeon — “Can we pick your nose?”
• Plumber — “We repair what your husband fixed.”
• Electrician — “Let us remove your shorts.”

THE BULL SHEET 02.13.01

TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS . . .
1934    [67] George Segal, Great Neck NY, TV actor (Jack Gallo-“Just Shoot Me”)
1944    [57] Jerry Springer, London ENG, trash TV talk show host (“Jerry Springer Show”, since 1991)
1944    [57] Stockard Channing, NYC, TV actress (First Lady Abby Bartlet-“The West Wing”)
1950    [51] Peter Gabriel, London ENG, classic rock singer (“Sledgehammer”, “Don’t Give Up”)
1971    [30] Mats Sundin, Sollentuna SWE, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1974    [27] Robbie Williams, Newcastle-under-Lyme ENG, pop singer (“Millennium”)
1997    [04] Prince Michael Jackson Jr, LA CA, Michael Jackson’s son with ex-wife/baby carrier Debbie Rowe

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY is “Get A Different Name Day”, set aside to give us opportunity to pick one we’d really like. Ask listeners with odd names what nickname they want to be called.

THIS MONTH is “Creative Romance Month”, when couples are encouraged to put the sizzle back into their relationships by adding some ‘intrigue’. Greg JP Godek wrote the book “1001 Ways to be Romantic” and his Website is full of ideas for Valentines Day.
NET: http://www.1001waystoberomantic.com

ON THIS DAY . . .
1999    [02] 67 years of tradition end as Toronto Maple Leafs play last game at Maple Leaf Gardens a week before move to new Air Canada Centre

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1841    [160] 1st capital of ‘Canada’ (Kingston ON)
1947     [54] 1st major oil strike in Alberta (Leduc)
    1988     [13] 1st-ever Winter Olympics in Canada open (Canada fails to win a single gold medal at 15th Winter Games in Calgary)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Valentines Day
[Thurs] Canadian Flag Day (http://www.pch.gc.ca/flag-drapeau/eng/intro.htm)
[Mon] Canadian Heritage Day
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week (to celebrate, send in your BS renewal!)
Children’s Dental Health Month

BULL’S BITS . . .
BS VALENTINE’S TRIVIA:

Q: Who is Cupid’s mother?
A: Venus, Roman goddess of love.

Q: According to Hallmark Cards, who gets the most Valentines?
A: Teachers. Children exchange about two-thirds of all Valentines and teachers are the #1 recipients.

Q: Who buys more Valentine cards – males or females?
A: Only about 15% of Valentines are purchased by males, but that’s a higher percentage of male buyers than any other seasonal occasion!

BS TAG LINE:
A second-class effort is a first-class mistake.

 


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