Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – Edition: #6020

Bully For You!

★ ‘Wonder Woman 2′ is on the way!  Warner Bros. confirmed the sequel as star Gal Gadot  appeared on a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Gadot was among a group of performers promoting this fall’s ‘Justice League’, among them Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller.  News of a sequel doesn’t come as a surprise, as ‘Wonder Woman’ has become the big success story of the summer, becoming the highest-grossing live-action motion picture ever with a female director in Patty Jenkins.  Jenkins is also expected to return.
★ Ellen Page has been sent death threats on Instagram. The ‘Inception’ actress has been targeted through her social media account and has received messages calling her a ”lying worthless Canadian” and a ***(CAUTION)*** ”bitch actress” who ”needs to die in my hands”.  Police are investigating.
★ Harry Styles has been given six personal bodyguards and is being watched round-the-clock while promoting ‘Dunkirk’. Why all the security?  Girls.  Some inventive fans have been trying to sneak into his hotel rooms.  Costars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy have been joking that they are practically invisible any time Harry is around.  And according to sources, even the world’s biggest stars like Tom Cruise normally only get two bodyguards while on a publicity tour.
(Rick Springfield used to say he couldn’t sleep in hotels because of the sound of girls banging on his door all night…so eventually he would get up and let them out!)
★ Hilary Duff has learned the hard way about the danger of posting vacation pics on Instagram –  it makes her home an easy target for crooks on the hunt for high-end jewelry. Her Beverly Hills pad was broken into last week.  Someone broke through a door, rooted around and discovered Hilary’s stash of valuables.  Word has it that thief or thieves made off with bling worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
★ Mike Tyson says he was being molested as a child but insists the incident ”did not [have] a big impact” on his life. The former heavyweight boxing champion has revealed he was subjected to the horrific incident during his younger years, but he ”outgrew” thinking about it when he became a professional fighter.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Jon Favreau, Tiffany Haddish, the Revivalists ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Jessica Biel, Matt Bomer, Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Sweat
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Charlie Rose, Jessica Williams, Max Brooks
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Kelly Ripa, Fred Savage, Ahamed Weinberg, Brad Wilk
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Julie Chen, Edie Falco
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Charlamagne Tha God, the Frights, AJ Mendez Brooks ( R )
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy): Dr. Rola Hallam
• “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” (Comedy): Nick Swardson, Tom Lennon, Nikki Glaser
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Alec Baldwin, Al Madrigal, Joe List ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Olivia Wilde, Anderson Cooper
• “The Talk” (CBS): Holly Hunter, Nancy O’Dell, guest co-host Anjelah Johnson
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Kelsey Grammar, Debi Mazar, Sara Evans, guest co-host Anderson Cooper
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Zach Braff, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Priyanka Chopra ( R  )
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Nick Offerman, Emily Deschanel ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Chris Sullivan, guest co-host Remy Ma ( R )
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): “Judge Cuts 2” Guest judge DJ Khaled; contestants use one last opportunity to impress the judges.
• “World of Dance” (NBC): “The Cut 2” The judges score each act’s performance; guest judge Misty Copeland.

• Rock –  is no longer the most popular music in America. Hip-Hop has for the very first time topped rock as the most popular genre of music thanks mostly to streaming services, according to The Nielsen Company’s mid-year report. (Maybe Gene Simmons WAS right…Is rock dead?)
• Justin Bieber – thinks Cruz Beckham could be a musical ”superstar”. Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, has signed the 12-year-old aspiring singer, and Bieber has pledged to be ”always around to give advice” to the youngster. (Advice from Bieber…would you take it?)
• Liam Payne – has hinted that he and Cheryl Tweedy are married. The two welcomed son Bear together four months ago. In a new interview, Liam implied that they have made their union official.
• Taylor Swift – scored a legal victory against the Denver DJ she sued for a 2013 incident in which he allegedly groped her. David “Jackson” Mueller has admitted to destroying a laptop, cell phone, iPad and computer, which contained key evidence in the case against him.
• Paul McCartney – laughed off the actions of a religious group that took aim at him when they showed up at the venue he was playing in Wichita, Kansas, to protest his show. Members of the group stood outside the arena with signs. McCartney posted memes of a photoshopped picture of the protestors to show them holding additional signs that read, “All you need is love” and “We can work it out.” In the caption: “Thanks… for the warm welcome!”
• Rush –  Their song ‘Tom Sawyer” is used in the trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming film ‘Ready Player One’.  The song about a ‘modern day warrior’ seemingly helps cyber-sleuth Wade Watts kick some major robot butt.
• Guns N’ Roses – have extended the North American leg of their ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour with the addition of eleven new dates in the Fall. Shows added include stops in Newark NJ, Washington DC, Hartford CT, Louisville KY, Milwaukee WI, Nashville TN, Sacramento CA and San Diego CA, a second appearance in Toronto ON and third shows in New York and Los Angeles.
• Chris Young – says performing is his favorite part of being a singer.  He says that when he does a show and people are singing back to him a piece of art that he created, “There is nothing like that”
• Keith Urban – is back in the studio and working on new music. He posted a photo of the studio, with a caption announcing that he is back to work.  With several exclamation marks!!!!!

Get these movies wherever you get your movies:
• “The Boss Baby” (PG, Comedy/Family): A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. (Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel)
• “Ghost in the Shell” (PG-13, Action/Drama): In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. (Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano)
• “Unforgettable” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery): A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband’s new fiancé. (Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults)
• “Gifted” (PG-13, Drama): Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan)
• “Black Butterfly” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery): A screenwriter isolates himself in a remote cabin to work.  When he offers hospitality to the wrong stranger, he finds his loneliness briefly relieved but his writing impacted. (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Piper Perabo, Antonio Banderas)

Quick!  What one thing would make you a happier person?  Money?  Power? A better love life? More sleep?  A long vacation?  Scientists have discovered the key to happiness, and you might be surprised by the answer.  A new study, published in the journal ‘Nature Communications’, reveals that it is in fact generosity that makes people happier.  Researchers at the University of Zurich gave volunteers money and some were instructed to spend the cash on themselves, while others were told to spend some or all of the money on others.  They found that small acts of generosity activate certain regions of the brain associated with social behavior, happiness, and decision-making.  Interestingly, the amount spent on others didn’t seem to have an impact on how happy people felt — it was merely the intention to be generous that kicked off those warm-and-fuzzy feelings.
(I know what would make me happier.  If others were more generous with me!)
(That’s great, scientists, but I’m still not buying the next round!)
(Did you ever notice that the people who are always saying that money can’t buy happiness are the ones are the stingiest?)

When Mom told you to be careful with those Q-tips, she wasn’t kidding.  A new study published in the ‘Journal of Pediatrics’ shows that Q-tips are responsible for sending dozens of children to the ER every single day.  And of the kids treated for ear injuries, 25 per cent had ruptured ear drums, which can result in hearing loss. Plus it hurts pretty bad.  And that’s not the only danger.  Cotton fibres from Q-tips can also get mixed in with your ear wax, forming a sticky obstructing plug that is even more difficult to remove.  So if you can’t use Q-tips, what are you supposed to do if your ears (or your child’s) feel like they are getting clogged?  Leave them alone!  The purpose of ear wax is to keep your ear canal clean.  Using cotton swabs to ‘clean’ the ears actually only pushes the wax in further, making hearing slightly more difficult.  So if it’s really bothering you, contact your doctor who can prescribe ear drops, which can soften and expel excess ear wax. Sorry if you are eating right now!
(And if you stick one of those things in there and you see a test pattern, back it up a bit!)
(They always said not to put anything sharper than your elbow into your ear.  And you can’t put your elbow in your ear.  I tried!)
(No Q-tips in the ear? Well what the heck are you supposed to do with them, then?)
(Oh, well, back to using my car keys…)

When the Apple iPhone 8 is launched later this year, it may be missing an important ‘next-wave’  technology which would make it already obsolete to many tech-savvy potential customers.  Apparently Apple is not planning to support next-generation Gigabit LTE networks with the new iPhone.  That’s a big deal, since U.S. wireless carriers are beginning to roll out the much faster networks this year.  How fast?  Today, you might find 4G LTE download speeds ranging from 5 Mbps to 100 Mbps. With Gigabit LTE, users should expect theoretical speeds up to 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps), but more likely at least more than 500 Mbps. That’s fast — like ‘download an entire movie to your phone in just seconds’ fast.  So it could be a deal-breaker for traditional i-Phone buyers who discover that the new Apple phone seems outdated and is running on slower networks than other phones that support Gigabit LTE, like the Galaxy S8.
(I generally run about 6 years behind new technology, so this will be a problem for me….oh, around when the i-Phone 11 comes out…)
(I need to download a movie in seconds like I need a hole in my….screen!
(Man, they just keep getting faster and faster…at downloading my money…)

✓ Granola: It’s all carbs.  Granola contains tons of sugar and 1 cup can easily amount to upwards of 500 calories.  (Tell that to my granola-eating, sandal-wearing doctor!)
✓ Gluten-free foods (if you’re not gluten sensitive): Going gluten-free for the heck of it may actually do more harm than good because gluten-free foods usually have less dietary fibre and other nutrients.  (You know what gluten-free food needs?  Gluten!)
✓ Gatorade: It has loads of sugar. There are lots of other sources of electrolytes out there! (So I shouldn’t be adding sugar to my Gatorade?)
✓ Low-fat foods: A lot of food that is ‘low in fat’ is actually higher in calories because they add sugar to it.  Besides, removing fat means removing flavor.
✓ Dehydrated fruit: Dried fruit is another sugar-trap. Not only that, much of the vitamin content is lost in the dehydration process. (Man, this is a downer!)
✓ Almond milk: You have to get the unsweetened plain one.  Otherwise it is full of added sugars.  (So that stuff isn’t naturally pink?)
✓ Flat bread: Same calories, but flat. (I buy flat bread.  Well, it’s flat by the time I get it home…)


1955 [62] Iman (Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid), Mogadishu, Somalia, model (former fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. She is the widow of musician David Bowie)

1967 [50] Matt LeBlanc, Newton MA, TV personality (BBC’s “Top Gear” 2016)/TV actor (“Friends” 1994-2004)

1988 [29] Heather Marks, Calgary AB, fashion model (Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Victoria’s Secret)

2000 [17] Mason Cook, Oklahoma City, OK, TV actor (‘Ray DiMeo’ in “Speechless” since 2016)

• “Hot Fudge Sundae Day”, an annual excuse to indulge in this decadent hot n’cold dessert. (And they couldn’t have arranged to have this on a ‘Sunday’?

• “Merry-Go-Round Day” (or “Carousel Day”), the anniversary of the mechanical carousel’s first patent 146 years ago (1871) by William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa. He did not invent it, however, as carousel rides may go back as far as 500 AD.

• “Wine and Cheese Day”.  Oh all right … if we have to.

• “Culinarians Day”, a special day to salute anyone who cooks.  (I cook.  But no one would call me a culinarian!)

• “Thread The Needle Day”, a day for those who sew. The term “thread the needle”, is also a saying. It means to either walk a fine and difficult line between two things or issues, or to do something difficult.

[Wed] Aunt and Uncles Day
[Wed] All or Nothing Day
[Wed] Bagelfest Day
[Thurs] Chili Dog Day
[Thurs] Bagpipe Apprecation Day
[Thurs] Scotch Day

1990 [27] 1990 Roseanne Barr sings a shrieking and legendarily bad version of the American National Anthem at a Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game.  President George Bush refers to it as “disgraceful”.

2014 [03] Bose files a lawsuit against Beats Electronics for violating various patents related to noise-cancellation technology

2014 [03] Parody singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic’s 14th album, “Mandatory Fun”, becomes the 1st comedy album to hit #1 on the chart in more than 50 years

1978 [39] World’s 1st ‘Test Tube Baby’ is born (Louise Brown of Oldham UK, who had been conceived outside her mother’s body using the new technique of ‘in-vitro fertilization’)

2010 [07] WikiLeaks publishes more than 76,900 documents classified documents about the war in Afghanistan, likely the largest leak in military history


• On average, you will spend 92 days sitting on the toilet in your lifetime.
• About 10 tweets per second mention Starbucks.
• Close friends tend to have actual genetic similarities to each other, like families do.
• Eldest sisters tend to be the most ambitious and successful.
• Second-born kids are more likely to end up in jail.
• Doing things that scare you will make you happier.
• Kim Kardashian is number two on TIME Magazine’s list of the ‘Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2014.’

So many rock groups look like they are dangerously underfed.  We propose the following:
• Girth, Wind and Fire
• Rage Against the Exercise Machine
• Food Fighters
• Grateful Fed
• Red Hot Chili Dogs
• Oreo Speedwagon
• Cheap Trick or Treat
•The Who Ate My Tacos
• Derek and the Dominos Pizza
• Feastie Boys
• Macaroon 5
• Fleetwood Mac & Cheese
• Smashing Pumpkin Pie
• Jimmy Eat World (oh, wait…)


☎ What is the greatest example of redneck home decor that you’ve seen?

Some of us learn from the mistakes of others; the rest of us have to be the others.

Question:  59% of mothers told their children this when they were little. What is it?
Answer:  Don’t cross your eyes

Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.

Eric Peterson@ KPAM Portland OR; Tracy Hart@Q1370 Baltimore MD; Tim Greb KQIE Minot, ND; Jeff McMahon KNOX Grand Forks ND; DJ Sawchuk@WiLD Radio Winnipeg MB; Alvin Moorely LOTUS FM Pretoria South Africa; Richard Taylor DANCE FM Dubai UAE; Edwin Cederqvist Radioseven Gothenburg Sweden

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