Monday, June 16, 2014                Edition: #5241


Here, Have Another Sheetload!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Kanye West has been booed off the stage at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester TN … again. Friday night was highly anticipated by fest-goers eager to see his return to the Bonnaroo stage after 6 years. Back in 2008 he got the same treatment after appearing 6 hours late for his headlining act. Seems it was deja vu all over again this weekend as Kanye took the stage to rousing applause and boos that were just as deafening. They only intensified when he stopped the show to deliver a 10-minute rant on the importance of hard work, believing in yourself, and well, just being Kanye.
– Canoe.ca
★ It’s being reported that Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa will play ‘Aqua Man’ in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League” films. 34-year-old Momoa is best known for his role as the ‘Dothraki’ warrior king ‘Khal Drogo’ on HBO’s mega-hit series “Game of Thrones”. He vigorously denied back in May that he was taking on the ‘Aquaman’ role, but now online entertainment site HitFlix is reporting that it’s a go. “Batman v Superman” is scheduled for release May 6, 2016.
– HuffingtonPost.com
★ One of the traditions of Saturday’s ‘Queen’s Birthday’ celebration in Britain is the annual  ‘Birthday Honours List’ which recognizes outstanding achievement. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, the first to win 3 ‘Best Actor’ Academy Awards, has received a knighthood for ‘services to drama’. Actress Angelina Jolie, meanwhile, has been made an ‘honorary dame’ for services to UK foreign policy and campaigning to end sexual violence in war zones. As a non-Brit, however, she is not authorized to be called ‘Dame Angelina’. Also on the list, a ‘very surprised’ Damian Lewis, who plays ‘ Nicholas Brody’ on Showtime’s “Homeland”, who receives the Order Of the British Empire (OBE).
– BBC Entertainment

THE BRITISH HONOURS SYSTEM:
Honorary titles in descending order of importance …
• Companion of Honour – Awarded for a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time.
• Knight/Dame – For having a major contribution in any activity, usually at a national level.
• Commander Of the Order Of the British Empire (CBE) – For a distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.
• Officer Of the Order Of the British Empire (OBE) – For people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area.
• Member Of the Order Of the British Empire (MBE) – For significant achievement or outstanding service to the community.
– Gov.uk

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Arsenio Hall” (syndicated) – DJ Quik (“Book of David”). Rerun.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (“Love Has Come For You”). Rerun.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Jungle (“Jungle”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV2) – Stromae (“Racine Carrée”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Angel Olsen (“Burn Your Fire For No Witness”).
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Cher Lloyd (“Sorry I’m Late”).
• “Louie” (FX) – Season 4 finalé of the dramedy series starring stand-up comedian Louis CK.
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Toni Braxton (“Love, Marriage, and Divorce”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Jennifer Lopez (“A.K.A.”, out tomorrow).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – MKTO (“MKTO”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• The Band Perry – Lead singer Kimberly Perry has married baseball player JP Arencibia (Texas Rangers organization) at a small chapel in her hometown of Greeneville TN. A publicist has confirmed the wedding occurred Thursday. Country star Carrie Underwood was a guest.
• The Beatles – NBC-TV has recruited “The Tudors” creator & producer Michael Hirst to write a new series which will tell the story of the Fab Four’s rise to global superstardom. The program is still in the early stages of development, reports Deadline.com.
• Broken Bells – Tonight in St Louis MO they begin another round of North American tour dates in support of their 2nd studio album, “After the Disco”. The trek runs through August 11th in Portland OR.
• Foo Fighters – They’ve agreed to play an upcoming show in Richmond VA after local fans completely organized and funded the event. “Rolling Stone” reports fans surpassed their goal of raising $70,000 for the ‘crowdsourced’ concert. That sufficiently impressed the band, who tweeted: “Well, well, well … See ya soon … Let’s have a good time.”
• Iggy Azalea – Her comedian-father Brendan James Kelly is releasing a series of naughty “children’s books” in his native Australia. The new tomes, which hit stores this week are not really for kids, as they include titles like “The Perfect Poo” and “The Runt Who Said C—”.
• Kanye West – He reportedly dislikes employees who wear brightly colored clothing or who look him straight in the eye when speaking. Word has it anyone guilty of either faux pas is told to stay out of his way whenever he’s around.
• Pearl Jam – Their Summer 2014 European tour begins tonight in Amsterdam in The Netherlands and continues through July 11th at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK.
• Rolling Stones – Mick Jagger apparently met the brunette he was recently photographed with on a hotel balcony in Switzerland 3 weeks before the death of his girlfriend L’wren Scott. The mystery female has been identified as 27-year-old American ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick. A rep says ‘nothing happened between them’ until they reconnected this month.

BS STYLE STATEMENTS:
✓ Khloe Kardashian has brought so-called ‘Thigh-Window Jeans’ to the fashion forefront. The worn-out looking duds feature gaping holes between the kneecap and the upper thigh. One theory is that Khloe is a messy eater so bought jeans that offer up only skin in the ‘spill zone’.
– TheFrisky.com
✓ If you get chilly around the campfire on a Summer evening you may want to put on a ‘swacket’. What’s that? It’s a combo sweater-jacket. It may have buttons, maybe even a collar. ‘Swackett’ with 2 Ts is a new app that helps you decide what to wear based on the weather.
– GQ.com

BS DEMANDS MADE BY 2014 WORLD CUP TEAMS:
A few of the ‘necessities’ Brazilian hotels have had to supply for footballers visiting over the next month …
• Australia – Two large coffee stations stocked with daily newspapers from around-the-world.
• Bosnia-Herzegovina – A sound-proof screen between players’ and coaches’ dining areas.
• Chile – A brand new bed and flat-screen TV in each player’s room.
• Ecuador – Daily delivery of a basket of bananas from home to each player’s room.
• France – Liquid soap rather than bar soap stocked in all hotel rooms.
• Iran – Free dry-cleaning for everybody.
• Japan – Individual spa rooms, with a Jacuzzi tub in each.
• Portugal – A 6-person security detail on call 24/7; 4 for star player Cristiano Ronaldo himself.
• Switzerland – A studio with a ‘beach’ backdrop to conduct TV interviews from.
• Uruguay – Their hotels are required to provide silent air conditioning.
– MentalFloss.com

THE NEXT BIG THING?
It appears the rumors about Amazon introducing a new 3-D smartphone are true. The company is expected to launch the phone this week at a news conference in Seattle WA. Is the world ready for a phone with 4 cameras and a 3-D screen? Amazon is teasing the unveiling with an online promotional video showing consumers looking down at a device in total awe. One analyst envisions a vivid screen that won’t require glasses to see 3-D images. Another expects the 4 cameras may be used to navigate through the phone’s features via facial gestures. An obvious use for the gizmo would be watching 3-D movies. (So far, this is all speculation … we’ll find out the truth on Wednesday.)
– USAToday.com

SCIENTIFIC TRICKS FOR MAKING YOUR HOME MORE COMFORTABLE:
✓ Certain smells can affect your mood. Citrus is stimulating while vanilla and lavender aid relaxation.
✓ Keep electronics out of the bedroom, or at least stash them away. The ambient light emitted by cellphones, TVs, etc can suppress the body’s ability to produce melatonin during sleep.
✓ Make your bed even if no one sees it. Studies show it increases your productivity for the rest of the day and can even make you  overall happier.
✓ Artificial light makes people more stressed than normal daylight. If you’re home during the day, throw open the curtains and let the sun shine in.
✓ Studies show that people who sleep in bedrooms with blue walls report longer, more restful nights of sleep.
✓ Houseplants not only make your home feel more inviting, they can help improve a home’s air quality.
– Facebook.com/Lennox

DID YOU KNOW?
If you were to remove all of the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on Earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple.
– ThoughtCatalog.com

BS CHRONOMETER 06.16.14


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1970 [44] Phil ‘Lefty’ Mickelson, San Diego CA, pro golfer (42 PGA tour wins, 5 major championships)

1972 [42] John Cho, Seoul, South Korea, movie actor (‘Sulu’ in “Star Trek” films, “Harold & Kumar” movies)

1973 [41] Eddie Cibrian, Burbank CA, TV actor (“CSI: Miami” 2009; “Third Watch” 1999-2005)/wed to singer/actress LeAnn Rimes (2011)

1980 [34] Sibel Kekilli, Heilbronn, Germany, TV actress (‘Shae’ on “Game of Thrones” since 2011)

1982 [32] Missy Peregrym, Montréal QC, TV actress (‘Andy McNally’ on “Rookie Blue” since 2010, “Heroes” 2007)

1988 [26] Keshia Chanté (Harper), Ottawa ON, R&B/pop singer (“2U”, “Bad Boy”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Fresh Veggies Day”, encouraging us to eat healthy by including fresh veggies with every meal and snack. Better still, be a vegetarian for a day. Your body will like it.

• “Fudge Day”, celebrating the ooey-gooey treat that can be inhaled warm or cold. Fudge is said to be a result of the late-night cravings of Vassar College girls in the early 20th century.

• “International Day Of the African Child”, initiated by the Organization of African Unity in 1991. It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising on this date in 1976. In South Africa, it’s celebrated as “Youth Day”.

• “Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day”, an annual event to demonstrate …
– The number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians.
– That motorcyclists are from all walks of life.
– That motorcycles can reduce traffic and parking congestion in large cities.
– That motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation.
– That motorcycling is a social good.
NET: http://www.cyclefish.com/event/9344/

• “Morticians Day”, saluting undertakers and all others who work in the funeral or cemetery biz. Don’t stiff out on saluting them … people are dying to throw them a party!

• “Time Out Day”, sponsored by the Association of Operating Room Nurses to bring attention to surgery safety. It reminds everyone involved in surgeries to take time before the procedure to verify the correct surgery type, the correct surgery site … and the correct patient.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1974 [40] ‘Homer Simpson’ & ‘Marge Bouvier’ wed, according to “The Simpsons” (have you noticed no one on the show ever ages?)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2007 [07] 61-year-old Rod Stewart marries his 3rd wife, 35-year-old model Penny Lancaster, aboard the yacht ‘Lady Ann Magee’ in Portofino, Italy

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2010 [04] Bhutan becomes the 1st country to institute a total ban on tobacco

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1992 [22] ‘World’s Largest Salami’ is unveiled in Flekkefjord, Norway, measuring 69 ft (21 m) and weighing 1,492 lbs (677 kg)

COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Eat Your Vegetables Day
[Tues] World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
[Wed] International Sushi Day
[Thurs] Garfield the Cat Day
[Thurs] Recess at Work Day
[Thurs] World Sauntering Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Animal Rights Awareness Week / Hermit Week / Meet a Mate Week / Nursing Assistants Week / Old Time Fiddlers Week / Universal Fathers Week / Worldwide Knit & Crotchet in Public Week

BULL’S BITS


BEST OF BS:
Highlight bits culled from 21 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
BS EXCUSES FOR FORGETTING FATHERS DAY:
• “Was going to get a card but things are getting way too commercial, don’t you agree?”
• “Thought you were supposed to call ME!”
• “Got all bloated up after eating an entire Mrs Smith’s pecan pie, fell asleep.”
• “Lightning strike took out my phone.”
• “Wanted to create extra surprise by calling the day AFTER Fathers Day.”
• “I was only allowed one phone call, so I called my lawyer.”
– First published in “BS” 2008.

BS WAYS TO MAKE THE WORLD CUP MORE EXCITING:
Much of the world may be rivetted to the TV watching the “World Cup”, but some find the ‘beautiful game’ boring. A few ways to liven it up for them …
• Replace ball with a round piñata filled with angry bees.
• Give one guy on each team a powerful jet pack.
• Naked penalty kicks.
• Instead of 22 players and 1 ball, 1 player and 22 woodchucks.
• Make nets out of sexy black lingerie from Victoria’s Secret.
• Score a goal, do a shot.
• Let ‘em use their damn hands!
– First published in “BS” 2002.
NET: http://www.FreeRadioPrep.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford; then I’ll move in with them.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ A Calgary AB elementary school teacher is lobbying to ban all ‘chasing games’ from school yards at recess. This would presumably include such dangerous pastimes as ‘Duck Duck Go’, ‘The Farmer In the Dell’, and ‘Tag’. A good idea; somewhat overly cautious; or just plain stupid?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: It’s estimated that people now do THIS in their cars 12% more than 5 years ago.
Answer: Honk the horn.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Things forbidden have a secret charm.

NOW ON OUR SHEET LIST:
Sean Towers @ Classic Hits 98.7 [KSNM] Las Cruces NM; Cliff Smithers @ 102.3 Proclaim FM [WPOS] Toledo OH; Bo Linde @ DinRADIO, Silkeborg, Denmark; Andrew Park @ YOUR Radio, Clydebank, Scotland; and Jimmy Johnson @ Classic Hits 103.3 [WRQQ] Baton Rouge LA.


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