Friday, July 1, 2005        Edition: #3068
Nuthin’ Like a Bull in Your Radio Shop!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
Can’t spend all day watching? SATURDAY night ABC-TV will broadcast “Live 8: A Worldwide Concert Event”, a highlight show, at 8 pm ET/PT . . . SATURDAY Red Hot Chili Peppers & Weezer play a free outdoor concert called “Vegas Rocks 100″ to help ‘Sin City’ celebrate its 100th anniversary (NET: http://vegasrocks100.com) . . . THIS WEEKEND New Orleans hosts the “2005 Essence Music Festival”, featuring Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Destiny’s Child & Aretha Franklin . . . SATURDAY Lindsay Lohan is throwing her own bash for ‘100 VIPs’ to mark her 19th birthday, which will include goodie-bags from luxury retailers for guests (how unpopular are you when you have to bribe people to come to your party?) . . . MONDAY Jeff Foxworthy will host ABC-TV’s pre-taped “An American Celebration at Ford’s Theater: Salute to the Troops”, featuring Hilary Duff, Josh Gracin & Jesse McCartney . . . MONDAY on CBS-TV’s “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular”, Gretchen Wilson, John Rich & Cowboy Troy will perform the patriotic new song “Our America” . . . Word has it former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox will be introduced at the London “Live 8″ gig by – Brad Pitt . . . In a poll by men’s magazine “Zoo”, 18 year-old Russian Maria Sharapova has been voted men’s favorite female tennis player of the last 20 years at Wimbledon, easily out-stripping Anna Kournikova by 46% to 19%.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Bob Dylan – He’ll be one of the special guests at Willie Nelson’s 32nd annual “Fourth of July Picnic” in Texas. Los Lonely Boys will also perform at the Fort Worth Stockyards during the event that will feature more than 20 acts.
• Coldplay – They’ll reportedly team up with ex-Verve singer Richard Ashcroft at “Live 8″ London to sing The Verve’s 1998 hit “Bitter Sweet Symphony”.
• Elton John – MONDAY he’ll perform with the Philly Pops orchestra at the “Philadelphia Freedom Concert & Ball” to promote awareness and raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
• Mariah Carey – MONDAY she’ll sing tunes from “The Emancipation of Mimi” on NBC-TV ‘s “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular”.
• Shania Twain – Locals may have protested but she & husband Mutt Lange have finally won official approval to build a compound on their 61,000-acre sheep farm in New Zealand.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENING:
“Rebound” (PG Comedy)” Martin Lawrence plays an acclaimed college hoops coach who is demoted to a junior high team after a public meltdown. Not just any team – this is a crew of athletically-challenged middle school nerds. (It’s “Bad News Bears” on a basketball court.)
NET: http://www.reboundthemovie.com/home.html

OLDIES BUT GOODIES:
‘Super-centenarians’ – those who have reached at least 110 years of age – are rare but their numbers are increasing. Robert Young, a researcher at UCLA’s Gerontology Research Group, estimates the world’s population of super-centenarians at 250 and growing, in part because doctors, medicines and nutrition have prolonged what experts call the human health span – the period between birth and the cascade of medical problems that mark the end of life. Age 115 is now regarded as a realistic upper limit to human longevity, which 5 women could reach by this NOVEMBER. The oldest validated super-centenarian is Hendrikje Van Andel of the Netherlands who turned 115 THIS WEEK. (And lives in a shoe.)
– “Los Angeles Times”

HEY, BIG GUY:
In the year since his gastric-bypass operation, Patrick Deuel of Nebraska has seen his weight plummet to 499 lbs from 1,072. In fact, he’s lost 102 lbs in the last 70 days, even though he admits his willpower is ‘basically zero’. Thanks to the stomach op, anybody can lose weight, the 43-year-old says. He’s proud of the fact he can now sit up, roll over, go outside and walk. (And he hopes soon to be fetching a Frisbee.)
– AP

CATCHPHRASE REVEALED:
There’s been much speculation over what Martha Stewart’s equivalent of “You’re fired!” will be when her spin-off “Apprentice “ series hits TV THIS FALL. According to tongue-in-cheek blogger ‘Bloggy McBlogalot’, here it is … “If I were preparing roasted halibut and zucchini with a rich butter sauce for a small but elegant wedding party in the Hamptons right now, you would be the tablespoon of dry white wine. Interesting, but ultimately replaceable. I’m sorry. I don’t know how to say it any clearer than that.” (We can’t imagine she’d be so abrupt!)
– Defamer.com

ABOUT A BOY:
For the “2005 Man Study”, some 2,000 men in 13 countries were polled on their personalities, life goals and daily work. Some surprising results –
Most men worldwide fall into 1 of just 4 categories …
• Metros
• Retros
• Patriarchs
• Power-Seekers
Most men agree 1 of these 3 statements would be the greatest insult to them …
• “He’ll never amount to anything.”
• “Everyone laughs behind your back.”
• “You’re stupid.”
And, believe it or not, the poll finds these are the ‘ultimate male fantasies’, ranked in order …
1. End world hunger.
2. Be a world-famous sports star.
3. Marry a supermodel.
– “NY Post”

BS AMAZING FACT:
According to a study by the Smell & Taste Institute of Chicago, the scent of grapefruit on a middle-aged woman can make her seem as much as 6 years younger to a man.

AND WE QUOTE:
• “Are you really so arrogant as to believe we are alone in this universe?”  – “War of the Worlds” star Tom Cruise when asked by German tabloid “Bild” if he actually believes in aliens. (A better question would have been: “What kind of an alien are you, anyway?”)
• “Their haste shows. It plays like 32 short films about alien invasions.”  – Movie critic David Germain reviewing “War of the Worlds”, which was shot in just 72 days.

THE BULL SHEET 07.01.2K5

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1952 [53] Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa, Canada, movie actor (“Blues Bros”, Oscar nomination-“Driving Miss Daisy”)/ex-TV comic (“Saturday Night Live” 1975-79)

1967 [38] Pamela Anderson, Ladysmith, Canada, TV actress (“Stacked”, “VIP” 1998-2002, “Baywatch” 1992-97, “Home Improvement” 1991-93) who’s appeared on 6 “Playboy” covers/ex-Mrs Tommy Lee/ex-Kid Rock fiancée

1971 [34] Missy Elliott (Melissa Elliott), Portsmouth VA, hip-hop artist (w/Ciara- “1, 2 Step”, “Work It”)

1977 [28] Liv Tyler, Portland ME, movie actress (“Lord of the Rings”)/daughter of Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler & former “Playboy” playmate Bebe Buell

SATURDAY’S BIRTHDAYS . . .
TV writer-director-actor Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is 58; Rock keyboardist Roy Bittan (E Street Band) is 56; Model-actress Jerry Hall (“Batman”) is 49; Singer Michelle Branch (“The Game Of Love”) is 22; Actress Lindsay Lohan (“Herbie” Fully Loaded”) is 19.

SUNDAY’S BIRTHDAYS . . .
TV talk-show host Montel Williams is 49; Country singer Aaron Tippin (“Come Friday”) is 47;
Movie actor Tom Cruise (“War of the Worlds”) is 43; Pop musician Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies) is 36.

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
[Canada] “Canada Day” national holiday
[USA] “National Frozen Yogurt Day”

TODAY is “International Joke Day” celebrating humor from around-the-world. (Nothing like a joke in Swahili!)

TODAY is “National Financial Freedom Day”, a day to plan the path of future financial wealth. (Also known as “Buy a Lottery Ticket Day”.)

TODAY is “National Postal Worker Day” in America, to honor past and present postal workers for their service and dedication in serving the American people. 42 years ago TODAY (1963), the US Postal Service introduced the Zone Improvement Plan, better known as the ‘ZIP Code’.

SATURDAY the 32nd “International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest” expectorates in Eau Claire MI. Entrants eat a cherry and then spit the pit as far as possible. Sounds like a good excuse for an in-studio competition!
PHONER” 616.782.7101 (Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm)
NET: http://www.tree-mendus.com

THIS WEEKEND the annual “World Wife Carrying Championships” take place in Sonkajarvi, Finland. The bizarre event, in which a man carries a woman over a 250 meter obstacle course, is rooted in a local legend about a wife-stealing gang. Revived as a contest 11 years ago, it now draws contestants from around-the-world. Lately the most successful couples have used the innovative ‘Estonian Carry’, in which the wife squeezes her thighs on the sides of the man’s face and holds on to his waist while hanging upside-down along his back. This leaves the man’s arms free to swing as he runs along the obstacle course featuring 2 timber hurdles and a chest-high water pool. The grand prize? The woman’s body-weight in beer! Your betting options are outlined here …
NET: http://www.centrebet.com/finnish-wife-carrying-championships.php

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1941 [64] Bulova Watch pays $9 for the 1st ‘Network TV Commercial’

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1979 [26] ‘Sony Walkman’ is introduced

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1874 [131] 1st ‘Zoo’ in America opens (Philadelphia PA)

COMING UP . . .
[Sat] “Live 8″ Concerts
[Sat-July 24] 2005 “Tour de France”
[Sun] Compliment Your Mirror Day
[Sun] Dog Days of Summer begin
[Sun] Stay Out of the Sun Day
[Sun-Aug 15] Air Conditioning Appreciation Days
[Mon] “Independence Day” holiday (no BS service)
[Mon] Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
[Mon] Caricom Day (aka Caribbean Day)
[Mon] Barbecue Day
[Mon] Independence from Meat Day

BULL’S BITS . . .
WORST BS THINGS TO SAY TO YOUR FUTURE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW:

• “Just imagine, in 20 years he’ll look just like me!”
• “Maybe YOU can get him to brush his teeth every day.”
• “You look a little like the last girl he was engaged to.”
• “I like my eggs over-easy.”
• “Can I borrow a hundred bucks?”

ALL-TIME TOP MOVIES IN DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE:
1. “Titanic” ($601 million) 1997
2. “Star Wars” ($461 million) 1977
3. “Shrek 2″ ($441 million) 2004
4. “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial” ($435 million) 1982
5. “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” ($431 million) 1999
(Now-showing “Star Wars” Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” is currently ranked 10th with $360 million.)
– Box Office Mojo

TRUTH OR BS?
• Donuts are America’s #1 breakfast food. (BS. A “US News & World Report” survey on favorite breakfast foods finds cereal is most popular, preferred in 37% of households. Bread products and baked sweet goods like donuts are the choice of 28%.)
• Canadians are among the world’s most frequent online banking customers. (TRUE.)
• The ‘Caesar salad’ is named after Julius Caesar. (BS. It’s actually named after the chef who created it – Caesar Cardini, who first concocted it at Caesar’s Place Restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico.)
• Pound for pound, cooked locusts, termites, flies and beetle larvae have more protein than beef, chicken or milk. (TRUE. Good news for contestants on “Fear Factor”!)
• American men with the last name ‘Short’ are on average 2.5 inches shorter than the norm. (TRUE. For the simple reason that family names were originally based on visible traits, many of which are hereditary. So if you last name is ‘Little’ …)

BS WEB GOODIE:
MONDAY is “National Country Music Day”. Why beat your brain trying to write a country hit? You can instantly create clever lyrics for a new country song with a simple click of the mouse using the online ‘Country Song Machine’.
NET: http://www.outofservice.com/country

BS BLATANT JOKES:
• How many of you out there believe in telekinesis? Raise my hands …
• How many times do I have to flush before you go away?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: Only 30% of Americans own one of THESE.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: A valid US passport.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Earth first! We’ll strip-mine the other planets later.


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