July 18, 2000           Another Sheet Load!           Edition:  #1848

A new poll of kids reveals the things they most hate to hear their parents say. The most hated:
• “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
• “We’ll see.”
• “Is your room clean?”
• “Because I said so.”
• “Turn down the stereo!”
• “Go ask your father.”/“Go ask your mother.”
• “Get off the phone.”
• “Eat it, it’s good for you.”
(Ask kids to call in more.)

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
TODAY country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are scheduled to face court charges over that alleged horse theft and assault on police following a Buffalo concert . . . “X-Men” just opened, but Rebecca Romijn-Stamos has reportedly already signed on for a sequel to the super hero flick . . . Britney Spears’ personal assistant and ‘best friend’ Felicia Culotta has penned the book “Britney: Every Step of the Way” which promises ‘hundreds of never- before-seen pictures’ (should have called it “Fawning Over My Boss”) . . . Madonna has left the building — selling her Miami mansion for $7.5 million (more evidence South Beach is becoming passe).

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Emily Watson stars in “Angela’s Ashes”, the story of an expatriate Irish family that attempts to escape poverty by returning home to Ireland . . . Ben Affleck in “Boiler Room”, a drama about the seamier side of Wall Street . . . “The Ninth Gate” stars Johnny Depp as a rare book dealer seeking a 17th-century book that holds the key to conjuring up Satan . . . Garry Shandling & Annette Bening in the sci-fi comedy “What Planet Are You From?”, about an alien who must find an Earth woman to have his baby in order to save his planet.

WILD ABOUT ‘HARRY’:
• “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire” is now the fastest-selling audio book EVER, selling 180,000 cassettes and CDs the first week.
• Building block maker Lego will soon market a new line based on boy wizard ‘Harry Potter’. (If you press one really hard on your little brother’s forehead, it makes a lightning bolt.)
• YESTERDAY hundreds of fans crowded London’s Harrod’s department store for a book-signing by ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling. Some camped out in line for 2 nights. (We’re so tired of Harry-mania, we’re actually looking forward to the new Pokemon movie!)

FUN WITH FOOD:
Following in the footsteps of BLUE Oreos, Heinz will introduce GREEN ketchup this fall, hoping it will appeal to those who use the most ketchup — kids! Apparently one of the product’s main attractions is it turns teeth green. (Seems [your co-host] got an advance sample.)

I LOVE YOU WARTS & ALL:
A new study from France’s Association of Dermatologists shows that women who have warts and moles have a better chance of a happy marriage. In fact, they’re 41% more likely to have a satisfying relationship. Furthermore, the more warts and moles a woman has, the less likely she is to ever divorce. (So how come Richard Gere dumped Cindy Crawford and her big honkin’ mole?)

THE BULL SHEET 07.18.00

TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS . . .
1911     [89] Hume Cronyn, London ON, film actor (“Cocoon”)/actress Jessica Tandy’s widower
1921    [79] John Glenn, Cambridge OH, astronaut (1st American to orbit Earth in 1962/became oldest astronaut at age 77 in 1998)US Senator (1975-1999)
1940    [60] James Brolin, LA CA, Mr Barbra Streisand/TV actor (“Pensacola: Wings of Gold”)
1940    [60] Joe Torre, NYC, MLB manager (3 World Series-NY Yankees)
1941    [59] Martha Reeves, Detroit MI, Motown oldies singer (Martha & the Vandellas-“Heat Wave”)
1954    [46] Ricky Skaggs, Cordell KY, country singer (“Heartbroke”)/Grand Ole Opry host
1957    [43] Nick Faldo, Welwyn Garden City ENG, pro golfer with 3 British Open titles/3 Masters wins
1962    [38] Jack Irons, rock musician (Pearl Jam-“Last Kiss”)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY is “National Caviar Day”, a good day to scoop out the ol’ goldfish bowl before dinner.

Transatlantic tallship races occur only about every 8 years, and TOMORROW-Monday Halifax hosts the Canadian leg of “Tall Ships 2000″, featuring close to 150 tall ships from around-the-world and more than 5,000 sailors.
PHONER: 902-496-4153 or 902-496-4149 (Lisa MacIsaac)
NET: http://www.tallships2000.ns.ca/

ON THIS DAY IN THE ’90S . . .
1992    [08] Whitney Houston marries Bobby Brown (TODAY is their 7th anniversary — checking the anniversary chart, we see that they’re celebrating their ‘Bong Anniversary’)
1996    [04] Shaq O’Neal slam-dunks Orlando Magic to sign 7-year, $120 million deal with LA Lakers
1999    [01] Stanley Kubrick’s spicy final film “Eyes Wide Shut” tops movie box office, starring Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman
1999    [01] David Cone pitches 14th MLB ‘perfect game’ in modern history to lead the NY Yankees to 6-0 win over Montreal Expos

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1994    [06] Italian Rosanna Della Corte becomes world’s oldest-known woman to give birth, at age 62 (now her son Ricardo can take his mom to show & tell in kindergarten)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Thurs-July 29] Edmonton Klondike Days
[Thurs] British Open Golf begins (St Andrews)
Appreciate a Geezer Month

BULL’S BITS . . .
BS PHONE STARTER:

“What‘s the question you SHOULD have asked your spouse before you got married?”

BS BRAIN BUSTER:
Over the side of a boat floating in a harbor there hangs a rope ladder containing 10 rungs. Each rung is 1 foot from the next one and the bottom rung is resting on the surface of the water. The tide rises at a rate of 1 foot per hour. How long will it take the water to reach the top rung? (ANSWER: It will NEVER reach the top rung because the boat will rise with the tide.)

BS TAG LINE:
Chicken – the only animal you eat before they’re born and after they’re dead.


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