Thursday, June 30, 2005        Edition: #3067
Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

TODAY late actor Marlon Brando’s personal effects, including his driver’s license, private correspondence, his script from “The Godfather”, and his Oscar nomination for “On The Waterfront” go up for auction at Christie’s NYC in a sale expected to fetch over $1 million . . .
TODAY Logo, the new network for gays & lesbians, debuts on cable systems across America . . . TODAY through Sunday, Denmark’s “Roskilde Festival”, one of Europe’s largest, features performances by Green Day, Audioslave, Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver & The Dears . . . TONIGHT Bravo debuts the 8-episode reality series “Being Bobby Brown”, which features the antics of Brown & wife Whitney Houston during a 6-month period in 2004 (all courtroom visits included!) . . . SATURDAY Red Hot Chili Peppers & Weezer play a free outdoor concert called “Vegas Rocks 100″ to help ‘sin city’ celebrate its 100th anniversary (NET: . . . THIS WEEKEND New Orleans hosts the “2005 Essence Music Festival”, featuring Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Destiny’s Child & Aretha Franklin . . . THIS WEEKEND Lindsay Lohan is throwing her own bash for ‘100 VIP guests’ to mark her 19th birthday (SATURDAY), 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?) . . . The 15th-Century Rosslyn Chapel in Edinburgh, Scotland is getting a new entrance to cope with the massive number of visitors since its mention in Dan Brown’s bestseller “The Da Vinci Code” (the so-called ‘Da Vinci effect’ is expected to attract 100,000 visitors THIS YEAR) . . . Actress Jennifer Tilly (“Monsters Inc”) has won the “Ladies No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em” event at the World Series of Poker, winning over $158,000 and beating 600 other players (1st celeb to ever win a WSP event) . . . And AMC theaters are now offering a money-back guarantee on the movie “Cinderella Man” in order to generate some interest in the film, the first time the chain has made that offer since 1988’s “Mystic Pizza” (Julia Roberts’ break-out film).

• Backstreet Boys – TODAY they’re on TV’s syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres Show”. Meantime, Nick Carter just has been ordered into an 3-month alcohol treatment program after pleading guilty to DUI.
• Alanis Morissette – TODAY she performs “Jagged Little Pill Acoustic” in a special “” performance.
• Barenaked Ladies – TOMORROW they headline the “Celebrate Canada Centennial Jam” at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium, along with Randy Bachman, and the Shumka Dancers.
• Sheryl Crow – She has dropped out of the Paris “Live 8″ concert due to ‘substantial logistical and personal challenges’.

“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.)

Actress Cate Blanchett, who was Oscar-nominated for 1998’s “Elizabeth”, will again be donning wig & costume to reprise her role in the new film “Golden Age”, the story of Elizabeth’s relationship with Sir Walter Raleigh, who’ll be played by Clive Owen (“Sin City”) . . . Justin Timberlake is in talks for a role alongside Christina Ricci & Samuel L Jackson in “Black Snake Moan”, a comedy about a nymphomaniac who can only be cured of her disorder by a much older blues musician (if that’s Justin’s role, he could win an Oscar) . . . Hugh Jackman & Scarlett Johansson will star in the as-yet-untitled new Woody Allen film that’s set to shoot in London . . . Cillian Murphy (‘Dr. Jonathan Crane’ in “Batman Begins”) & Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) are set to star in the space thriller “Sunshine”, about a group of astronauts sent on a deep space mission to investigate the disappearance of another crew . . . And Brian De Palma is planning a prequel to his 1987 film “The Untouchables”, tentatively titled “The Untouchables: Capone Rising”, the story of Al Capone’s rise to fame in Chicago.

Birds prefer their droppings to hit white cars, according to a scientific survey carried out at the UK’s Bristol University. After 40 researchers counted bird droppings on 2,000 different vehicles, they were able to conclude that dark blue and black cars are least targeted while white vehicles are most often hit. Bird expert Dr Derek Toomer confirms birds do respond to colors and may decide to bomb white cars because they associate the color with predators. (Yeah okay, and what’s the fascination with glass … as in windshields?)
– “The Sun”

A BS snapshot of who we are and what we do …
• 89% of guys have punched someone at some point in their lives.
• 75% of nose-jobs are performed on women.
• 72% of women admit that they’ve faked an orgasm at least once in their most recent relationship; 55% of men believe they can tell when women are faking.
• 40% of women have thrown a shoe at a guy while involved in an argument.
• 21% percent of men and 11% of women say they’ve cheated in a committed relationship.
• 20% of adults have not yet had sex THIS YEAR.

A decade ago, old computers were pretty much worthless – they were either smashed, stored away and forgotten, or remained unsold in yard sales. Nowadays they’ve become hot collectors’ items, sought out at flea markets, thrift shops and at computer recycling centers. And vintage IBMs, Ataris, Amigas, Apples & Commodores are up for bidding daily on eBay. Hey, maybe what you’ve been using for a doorstop is actually worth something! Websites devoted to the vintage PC pastime have begun to spring up …

• “Teacher Strikes Idle Kids”
• “Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim”
• “Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant”
• “Stolen Painting Found by Tree”
• “ If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, it May Last a While”
• “Milk Drinkers Are Turning to Powder”
• “Autos Killing 110 a Day, Let’s Resolve to Do Better”

A 137-lb woman will approach the legal standard of intoxication (.08% blood-alcohol content) if she downs 3 drinks in 2 hours. For a 170-lb man, it takes 5 drinks. (Try that excuse, guys.)


1953 [52] Hal Lindes, Monterey CA, classic rock guitarist (Dire Straits-“Money For Nothing”)

1959 [46] Vincent D’Onofrio, Brooklyn NY, TV actor (‘Detective Robert Goren’ on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” since 2001)

1966 [39] Mike Tyson, Brooklyn NY, ex-con/ex-world heavyweight boxing champ

1975 [30] Ralf Schumacher, Kerpen, Germany, Formula One racer/brother of perpetual F-1 winner Michael Schumacher

1984 [21] Fantasia Barrino, High Point NC, “American Idol 3″ winner (“Truth Is”)

Movie director Sydney Pollack (“The Interpreter”) is 71; Oldies singer Deborah Harry (Blondie) is 60; Classic rocker Fred Schneider (B-52s) is 54; Movie actor Dan Aykroyd (“Blues Brothers”) is 53; TV actress Pamela Anderson (“Stacked”) is 38; Rapper Missy Elliott (“1, 2 Step”) is 34; Actress Liv Tyler (“Lord of the Rings”) is 28; Actress Hilarie Burton (“One Tree Hill”) is 23.

Writer-director 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.

TODAY-July 10th the 26th “Montréal Jazz Festival” wails in old Montréal. This year’s schedule includes not-quite-jazz-artists K-Os, Daniel Lanois and Ron Sexsmith.

TODAY the Bureau International de l’Heure in Paris, France will consider whether to make a “Leap Second Adjustment” to co-ordinate world atomic time with astronomical time. If it happens, they’ll add one whole second. (Wow, this could be a reaaaal long day!)

TOMORROW is “International Joke Day”, celebrating humor from around-the-world. It’s a good day to have listeners call in jokes in other languages. It’s most effective if you don’t ask them to translate, just laugh uncontrollably at whatever they say.

SATURDAY’s “Live 8″ now encompasses 10 separate concerts (London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia, Barrie, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Moscow & the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. Most recent additions to the line-up include Justin Timberlake in Philadelphia, Audioslave in Berlin, and Shakira in Paris. The effort culminates in the so-called “Long Walk To Justice” JULY 6, the eve of the G-8 Summit, when 50,000 people from around-the-globe will gather at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland to promote an end to world poverty.

1838 [167] 1st ‘Furniture Casters’ (and 1st ‘Office Chair Races’ are held)

1859 [146] 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope (French daredevil Emile Blondin)

1994 [11] 1st ‘Wedding via Video-Conference Telephone’

1994 [11] Temperature at Death Valley CA ties local record at 128 F

[July 1] Canada Day  / International Joke Day / Build a Scarecrow Day / Financial Freedom Day / Frozen Yogurt Day / World Wife Carrying Championships begin (Sonkajarvi, Finland) / “Rebound” opens in movie theaters
[July 2] Live 8 Concerts / International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest (Eau Claire MI)
[July 2-24] 2005 Tour de France
[July 3] Compliment Your Mirror Day / Dog Days of Summer Begin / Stay Out of the Sun Day
[July 3-Aug 15] Air Conditioning Appreciation Days
[July 4] Independence Day (USA) / Country Music Day / Sidewalk Egg Frying Day / Caricom Day (aka Caribbean Day) / Barbecue Day / Independence From Meat Day
[July 5] Workaholics Day
[July 6] Fried Chicken Day
[July 6-31] 22nd Just For Laughs comedy festival (Montréal)
[July 6-14] Running of the Bulls (Pamplona SPA)
[July 7] Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day
[July 8] Video Games Day / “Dark Water” & “Fantastic Four” open in movie theaters
[July 8-17] Calgary Stampede
[July 9] Air Conditioning Appreciation Days / Intern Appreciation Day
[July 10] Barn Day / Don’t Step on a Bee Day
[July 11] Cheer Up the Lonely Day / Pet Photo Day / UN World Population Day / Orangemen’s Day / International Town Criers Day
[July 12] MLB All-Star Game (Detroit MI) / Swimming Pool Day / Pecan Pie Day
[July 13] Gruntled Workers Day / “Hustle & Flow” opens in movie theaters / Embrace Your Geekness Day
[July 14] National Nude Day 2005 / Cow Appreciation Day
[July 15] Respect Canada Day / “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” opens in movie theaters / Be A Dork Day
[July 17] National Ice Cream Day
[July 18] Stick Out Your Tongue Day / Get Out of the Doghouse Day
[July 20] Moon Day / Chess Day / Lollipop Day / Special Olympics Day
[July 21] Junk Food Day / Full ‘Buck’ Moon
[July 21-24] Manitoba Stampede & Exhibition (Morris MB)
[July 22] “Bad News Bears”, “The Devil’s Rejects”, “The Island” & “The Wedding Crashers” open in movie theaters
[July 21-30] Edmonton Klondike Days
[July 22] Rat Watcher’s Day
[July 23] Hot Enough For Ya? Day / Gorgeous Grandma Day
[July 24] Cousins Day / Virtual Love Day / Parents Day
[July 26] All or Nothing Day / Aunt & Uncle Day
[July 27] Take Your Houseplants For a Walk Day
[July 28] Accountants Day / Drive-Thru Day
[July 29] Lasagna Day / “Must Love Dogs”, “Sky High” & “Stealth” open in movie theaters
[July 30] Cheesecake Day / 68th All-American Soap Box Derby (Akron OH)
[July 31] 2005 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction / Mutts Day


You read off the choices rapid-fire while a listener or studio guest picks which they prefer …
• Bacon & eggs or fruit & cereal?
• Beer or wine?
• CFL or MLB?
• Letterman or Leno?
• Beach or mountains?
• Starbucks or Tim Hortons?
“Jeopardy!” or Wheel of Fortune”?
• Cats or dogs?
• SUV or sports car?
• Canada Day picnic or Christmas dinner?
• National League or American League?
• Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts?
• 4th of July picnic or Christmas dinner?

• It’s a tough job … so I’d rather you do it.
• So … do you live around here often?
• One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

• You are given the power to see the solution to one of history’s unsolved mysteries. Which secret would you pick to uncover?
• Would you be more likely to see a movie in a theater if you knew the DVD wouldn’t be coming out for 2 years? (In a new Gallup poll, 42% say ‘yes’. The average window between a movie’s theatrical release and its appearance on DVD is down to just 4 months.)

Today’s Question: Most of us have just one of these … but 7% of us have 2.    
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Middle names.
Stress is when you wake up screaming … and you realize you haven’t fallen asleep yet.


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