Monday, July 21, 2014        Edition: #5266


Sheeters Always Prosper!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Disgraced NFLer-turned-movie actor-turned incarcerated convict OJ Simpson was the first choice to play “The Terminator” it’s been revealed as part of a 30th anniversary salute to the mega-hit movie. Studio executive Mike Medavoy admits he wanted Simpson to front the film, with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the 1984 sci-fi blockbuster’s hero. But director James Cameron was far from sold on the idea and Schwarzenegger eventually landed the title role while Michael Biehn was cast as hero ‘Kyle Reese’. (While OJ might have been believable chasing a woman around with a knife but can you picture him threatening convincingly, “I’ll be back!”?)
– “Entertainment Weekly”
★ In the last few months 46-year-old actor Liev Schreiber has suffered a broken nose … twice. The first incident occurred while visiting a boxing gym in Montréal after he ill-advisedly stepped into the ring with a 24-year-old Ukrainian fighter, inspired by onlookers who recognized him as ‘Sabretooth’ from “X-Men” movies. The 2nd incident occurred while filming his TV series “Ray Donovan”, when he walked into a wall while shooting a scene in a glass house. (Here’s a guy who should always wear a helmet … with a face guard.)
– ContactMusic.com
★ And 55-year-old Brit actor Sean Bean says he’s open to the possibility of returning to “Game of Thrones” (HBO). Despite the tragic fate of his character ‘Ned Stark’ during the show’s 1st season, he’s just learned that there’s a way for him to be featured again and he’s excited about it. While it would only be flashback scenes in season 5 that revive the character, he says he’s stoked to get aboard the hit series again. (Because in the meantime he’s been doing … OMG nothing.)
– Vulture.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• AP Music Awards (Cleveland OH) – The inaugural edition presented by “Alternative Press” magazine, hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Awards in 15 categories. Performances by A Day to Remember, Fall Out Boy, The Misfits and others. Billy Corgan wins the ‘Vanguard Award’; Joan Jett is presented the ‘AP Icon Award’.
NET: http://www.altpress.com/apmas
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Lady Gaga (“Artpop”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV2) – Bleachers (“I Wanna Get Better”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Nico & Vinz (“The Magic Soup & The Bittersweet Faces”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Beyoncé – She leads nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with 8, including ‘Video Of the Year’. The hardware’s handed out at the Forum in Inglewood CA on August 24th.
• Bon Jovi – Jon Bon Jovi is part of a group that’s making a bid for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills football team. The group also includes the Toronto-based Rogers family, owners of the massive Rogers Media empire in Canada.
• Bruno Mars – He’s announced some new openers for his “Moonshine Jungle World Tour”, including Aloe Blacc, Bebe Rexha, and Nico & Vinz. Due to a schedule conflict, Pharrell will no longer appear as special guest on the Canadian dates that begin Wednesday in Montréal.
• Florida Georgia Line – They’ve gone from #40 to #1 in a single week as “Dirt” sits atop the ‘Billboard Hot Country Songs’ chart for this week.
• Johnny Winter – A final album by the late blues guitarist, who passed away last Wednesday, is due out September 2nd. Titled “Step Back”, it features appearances by Eric Clapton, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry among others.
• Justin Bieber – Celebrity hot spot Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood is in trouble after Bieber was allegedly seen drinking a Heineken while at the club recently with Chris Brown. In California the legal drinking age is 21; The Biebs is 20. If the story is proven true, Bootsy Bellows, co-owned by actor David Arquette, may be subjected to a fine.
• Lil Wayne – He & Christina Milian allegedly have a romantic relationship. The pair’s dating rumors sparked after they were seen holding hands at the 2014 ESPY Awards on July 16th.
• Maroon 5 – Adam Levine wed long-time girlfriend Behati Prinsloo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico over the weekend.
• Pearl Jam – Eddie Vedder made headlines in Britain when he launched into an angry, profanity-laced, anti-war speech onstage during a show at Milton Keynes, apparently aimed at Israel. Now he’s written a post on Pearl Jam’s website titled “Imagine That – I’m Still Anti-War”.

BS MYTHS THAT ARE MAKING YOU FEEL BAD ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE:
✗ Men think about sex every 7 seconds. Untrue. 54% think about sex more than once daily.
✗ The average guy’s equipment is 8 inches long. Not close. In its natural state: 1-to-4 inches.
✗ You can tell how big a guy is by looking at his feet. The correlation is so weak it’s inaccurate.
✗ Certain foods work as aphrodisiacs. There’s no evidence of that. Could be a placebo effect.
✗ Watching porn rewires your brain. True. But only because everything we experience does.
✗ Women are far more apt to be bisexual than men. It’s about even. 1.4% to 1% in one poll.
✗ Most people have sex before age 16. Only around 30% of people have sex before 16.
✗ Everyone else is having more sex than you. Technically possible … but unlikely. Even so-called ‘sexually active’ people only report having sex once a week or less.
– Condensed from Buzzfeed.com

FRAGMENTED SLEEP IS AS BAD AS NO SLEEP:
Researchers with Tel Aviv University’s School of Psychological Sciences have set out to prove what many parents of infants and shift workers can confirm … repeated interrupted sleep has a negative effect on mood and attention span. The study followed a sampling of adults through 8 hours of ‘fragmented sleep’ (at least 4 prolonged awakenings). After the night of interrupted sleep participants felt more depressed, fatigued, and confused. They also had less vigor and attention to their daily activities. Perhaps surprisingly, the effects are almost identical with adults getting ‘restricted sleep’ – just 4 hours at a time. (It’s not ‘mommy brain’ that’s making you lose your keys all the time … it’s getting up with the baby several times a night.)
– iVillage.ca

REGRETS, WE HAVE A FEW:
Findings from a new survey suggest that some older adults have regrets, but many also have a few lessons to pass on to those who are younger. When asked about a preselected list of steps they wish they had taken ‘to plan and prepare for senior years’, the most-cited regrets include their lack of attention to …
✓ Saving more money and making better investments.
✓ Taking better care of health.
✓ Staying closer with family.
Of the respondents in the poll, 17% said they had taken care of ‘none of the above’. (Oops.)
– USAToday.com

BIG BROTHER LIVES:
Bad apples in the workplace, or fear of them, have pushed many employers to use an array of employee tracking devices. MobileSpy, a software used by employers to monitor employees’ online activity, has compiled this list the top 10 industries that use employee monitoring …
1. Banking & Finance
2. Software Development
3. Information Technology
4. Education
5. Logistics and Call Centers
6. Hotels & Hospitality
7. Hospitals & Healthcare
8. Engineering
9. Law
10. Insurance
(Are you being watched? How do you know?)
– TheStar.com

BS AMAZING CRITTER FACTS:
• When a chimp stomps both feet, it means ‘let’s play’.
– HuffingtonPost.com
• Mosquitoes tune into the same frequency of wing beat as the others around them.
– “Daily Telegraph”
• Dinosaur noises in the movie “Jurassic Park” were actually recordings of tortoises having sex.
– “QI”

BS CHRONOMETER 07.21.14


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1948 [66] Garry (Garretson Beakman) Trudeau, NYC, political cartoonist (“Doonesbury” since 1970)/TV creator-writer (“Alpha House” on Amazon Prime since 2013)

1951 [63] Robin Williams, Chicago IL, TV actor (“The Crazy Ones” 2013-14)/movie actor (“Night At the Museum” films, “Good Will Hunting”)/comedian (“Robin Williams: Live 2002″)

1957 [57] Jon Lovitz, Tarzana CA, movie actor (“Grown Ups 2″, “The Producers”)/former TV comic (“Saturday Night Live” 1985-90)

1970 [44] Alysia Reiner, Gainsville FL, TV actress (‘Natalie Figueroa’ on “Orange Is the New Black” since 2013)

1972 [42] Paul Brandt (Belobersycky), Calgary AB, country singer (“Forever Summer”, “I Do”)

1978 [36] Josh Hartnett, San Francisco CA, movie actor (“Sin City”, “Hollywood Homicide”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Crème Brûlée Day”, saluting the yummy French dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. It is normally served at room temperature. Bring it on!

• “Get Out Of the Doghouse Day”. In trouble with someone you know and care about? This is the day when anyone can get forgiveness … sort of like a ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ card. Observed annually on the 3rd Monday in July.

• “Global Hug Your Kids Day”, as if you need an excuse. Observed annually on the 3rd Monday in July.

• “Junk Food Day”. If your health wasn’t a factor, which junk food would you chow down on every chance you got: Burgers, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Tacos, Fries, Chocolate?

• “No Pet Store Puppies Day”, the 4th annual initiated by the SPCA to educate the public about the connection between pet stores and so-called ‘puppy mills’, commercial dog breeding facilities where the emphasis in on profit, not on animal welfare.
NET: http://nopetstorepuppies.com

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1954 [60] Construction begins in Anaheim, California on what would eventually become ‘Disneyland’ (first in a series of Disney theme parks worldwide)

1989 [25] Comedy series “The Kids In the Hall” debuts on HBO, produced by Lorne Michaels (“Saturday Night Live”)

1989 [25] “When Harry Met Sally” opens wide in movie theaters
A few facts from “The Daily Beast” …
– Directed by Rob Reiner and written by the late Nora Ephron, it’s arguably the quintessential modern-day romantic comedy, one whose elements have been used in many rom-coms since.
– Initially, the script was titled “Scenes From a Friendship”.
– Molly Ringwald was also considered for the ‘Sally’ role.
– The famous “Yes! Yes! Yes!” fake-orgasm scene in a deli took Meg Ryan several takes over several hours to nail.
– The ensuing immortal line by an older female customer – “I’ll have what she’s having” – is delivered in a cameo role by director Reiner’s mother.
– In the initial ending, ‘Harry & Sally’ didn’t wind up together. Reiner changed that after wedding his real-life wife.

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1984 [30] 1st documented case of a robot killing a human occurs in Jackson, Michigan as an industrial robot turns and wedges a 34-year-old worker against a safety bar, crushing him

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1983 [31] Coldest natural temperature ever recorded, -128.6 F (-89.22 C), at Vostok, Antarctica

2007 [07] JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows” is published, the 7th and final book in the series, which becomes the fastest-selling novel ever (15 million copies in the first 24 hours of release)

COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Rat Catchers Day
[Wed] Hot Enough For Ya Day
[Thurs] Tequila Day
[Thurs] MTV Fan Fest (San Diego CA)
[Thurs] Comic-Con International begins (San Diego CA)
[Thurs] Cousins Day
[Thurs] Tell an Old Joke Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Captive Nations Week / Everybody Deserves a Massage Week / Independent Retailers Week / Parenting Gifted Children Week / Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week / Zookeeper Week

BULL’S BITS


BEST OF BS:
Highlight bits culled from 21 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
BS TRAILER PARK SUMMER ACTIVITIES:
• Sign-up the kids for ‘Porch Boy Banjo Fantasy Camp’.
• Roll Grandpa onto his north side.
• See how many relatives you can spot on “Duck Dynasty”.
• Brush your tooth.
• Resume last Summer’s all-important ‘Rabbit Season, Duck Season’ debate.
• Invest in sensible blue chip Fortune 500 conglomerates to better diversify your long-term stock portfolio … whoops, uhhh … I meant to say … hit yourself on the head with a stick.
• Two words: Wife swappin’.
– First published in “BS” 1997.

BS GOOD OR BAD?
You run down the list while a listener/studio guest rates each as simply ‘good’ or ‘bad’ …
• Aging rockers who won’t retire.
• Room fresheners that plug into an electrical outlet.
• Toasted marshmallows.
• Practical jokes in the workplace.
• Ride ‘em lawnmowers.
• Movie remakes.
• Naming children after celebrities.
• Guys with shaved heads.
– First published in “BS” 2011.
NET: http://www.FreeRadioPrep.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
According to English tradition, what’s the difference between a ‘hamlet’ and a ‘village’?
a. A hamlet is a village without a church. [CORRECT]
b. A hamlet is a village with less than 50 residents.
c. A hamlet is a village that is home to lots of baby pigs.
– Wikipedia.org

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ Facebook is testing out a ‘Buy’ button that lets users shop directly through ads or other posts on the social network. Good idea or bad?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: There are 3 of THESE for every human on Earth.
Answer: Chickens.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Never mistake motion for action.

BS FRESH MEAT:
Julia Conner @ K101.7 [KLTD] Temple TX; Ben Lynch @ Radio Gibraltar, Gibraltar Territory; Chris Adelman @ B95 [WDKB] Dekalb IL; Paul McKenna @ Downtown Radio, Newtownards, Northern Ireland; DJ McCoy @ 93.7 The Rock [KCKK] Denver CO; Max Banaga Jr @ DWHR 106.3 Dagupan City, The Philippines; and JR Schmidt @ I-2 DEEP Benson AZ.


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