Monday, June 26, 2017        Edition: #6004

Here’s More Bull Roar!

“The Bull Sheet” is off for a camping holiday July 3-7 inclusive. Subscribers will receive account credits for missed service days.

★ About 350 cars retraced Burt Reynolds’ wild beer run from the Texas-Arkansas line to Atlanta last week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Smokey and the Bandit’. Fans then spent the weekend in Jonesboro, Georgia, the town where much of the movie was filmed.  Fun included the re-enactment of some of the movie’s classic scenes and an attempt by a stunt driver to land a 150-foot jump in a Trans Am. (Classic line: What we’re dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law…)
★ Johnny Depp has apologized for insinuating that he wanted to assassinate President Trump. Depp issued a statement saying that his words did not come out as intended, and he meant no malice. He says he was going for laughs and not trying to harm anyone. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor made the controversial comment during an appearance at a film festival in the UK.
★ Following Courtney Cox’s declaration last week that she is done with Botox, now Kendra Wilkinson has admitted to abstaining as well so her ‘face can move’.  She says that it helps her with her facial expressions. Wilkinson stars in the edgy play ‘Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man’, which runs through August. Botox injections partially paralyze facial muscles.
(Now it’s a movement….literally!)
★ Jamie Foxx has made a rare confession about his ultra-private dating life. He says that although he is getting older, people think he is younger because he hangs out with Kanye West.  49-year-old Foxx says that his 23-year old daughter hates it because he still goes out to clubs.  Quote: “I’m that guy.”
★ William Shatner doesn’t get all the fuss about Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1. According to him, “I was there at Confederation.”  Shatner, who is 86, jokes that he said to the first Prime Minister “John A., you know, you should incorporate this country.” Though he’s lived and worked most of his life in the United States, Shatner is very proud of his Montreal roots.
★ Marvel fans went cuckoo for Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man debut in Captain America: Civil War, but that was just a taste of what’s to come when he headlines his own movie, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. The first reactions from critics are out after an early screening and, in short, word is he’s everything fans wanted and more. One even called it “the best Spider-Man movie, period.” ‘Homecoming’ opens July 7.
★The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has revealed the 2018 list of ‘Walk of Fame’ honorees.  Among them: Snoop Dog, Shonda Rimes, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, RuPaul, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana Lynda Carter, Jack Black, Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige.
(Anyone can nominate a ‘star’.  I vote for Sirius!)

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Casey Crawford ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Pharrell Williams, Chris Colfer, Vince Staples
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Michael Keaton, Zoe Kazan, Tom Shillue
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Dave Franco, Ruth Negga, James Blunt, Sam Fogarino
• “Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Ryan Adams ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Charlamagne Tha God, the Frights, AJ Mendez Brooks ( R )
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy): Sen. Al Franken ( R )
• “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” (Comedy): Ray Romano, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler ( R )
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Katherine Ryan ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Landon Clements, Thomas Ravenel
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Jackie Miranne
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Marisa Tomei, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, guest co-host Cat Deeley
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Jene Luciani, Josh McBride
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Porsha Williams, Patrick Wilson, Andrew Zimmern, Jordan Fisher ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin, Peter Parros, guest co-host Gary Owen ( R )
• “The Bachelorette” (ABC): Rachel sends the bachelors a message when she chooses the recipient of the group date rose.
• “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX): “New York Auditions 1” The judges head to New York to see what kind of talent the East Coast has to offer.
• “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC): “Daytona Beach Qualifiers” Competitors tackle six obstacles, including the brand new Rolling Pin and Wingnuts.

• Niall Horan – says the possibility exists for a future collaboration with his former One Direction bandmates.  Quote: “I suppose right now it would be a bit weird, but I never rule anything out, to be honest.”
• Poison – singer Brett Michaels will appear in the next installment of the ‘Sharknado’ film franchise.  “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” will premiere on the SYFY network on August 6th and will also feature Olivia Newton John.
• Queen – frontman Adam Lambert  took to social media to reveal he will be releasing new music on June 30th. No word on whether it will be a single or a full album.
• Van Halen – former bassist Michael Anthony says the time is right for the band to stage a reunion that would include him, plus Sammy Hagar sharing lead vocals with David Lee Roth, but he also says that he doesn’t want the drama.
• Foo Fighters – have announced their ninth studio album, ‘Concrete and Gold’. It will feature numerous guests, one of which is “the biggest pop star in the world.” Dave Grohl isn’t giving away any more than that. Who might it be? The obvious choice is Adele, due to her close ties to producer Greg Kurstin, who also produced the Foos’ new album.
• John Legend – says he was a spelling bee champ as a child.  Legend, born John Roger Stephens in 1978, credits his mother and a tutor with helping him study for the contest. The winning word: ‘prejudice.’
• Liam Gallagher – surprised Glastonbury when he performed the Oasis track ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ for the first time ever as a tribute to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire in the UK.
• Drake – officially released the single “Signs” on Friday, a day after previewing it at the Louis Vuitton men’s spring-summer 2018 show during Paris Fashion Week.
• Aaron Carter – was briefly hospitalized last week. The singer fired off a series of tweets after a concert, where he overheard fans making negative comments about his weight. He revealed last month that he was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia at the age of 19, saying the medical condition makes it difficult for him to eat.
• Neil Young – his classic triple-LP compilation ‘Decade’ has been remastered and reissued. The collection has been out of print for years. A vinyl version was released earlier this year for Record Store Day in a limited pressing
• Shania Twain – says her swearing habit almost prevented her working with Prince. When the purple one offered to produce Shania’s new album, aside from the fact that she felt she wasn’t ready, she was hesitant to take Prince up on his offer due to his ‘no swearing in the studio’ policy.
• Chris Stapleton – announced he has recovered and will resume his tour. He posted a pic of himself holding up his finger in a cast with the caption: “On my way to Tulsa where this will come OFF & it will be ON!”  Earlier this month, Stapleton canceled some dates due to a broken bone and detached tendon in his right index finger.  Those concerts have been rescheduled for August, September and November.  (Maybe Gene Simmons wants to trademark that pose too!)

Pet researchers have confirmed what any observant dog owner already had no doubt about: Dogs dream.  After a long dog-day of doing nothing, most of us have seen out furball twitch and growl, emit a few muffled barks, and even act like they are running or jumping, all while fast asleep.  Scientific evidence shows that just like us, dogs have a sleep stage where their breathing slows and their eye movements become rapid…both indicators that dreaming could occur.   So what do dogs dream about?  Like us, they probably dream about the events of the day—for them: running, jumping, or playing. Dreams can even be breed-specific, as in the case of Pointers that go “on point” as though they were spotting game. Smaller dogs also tend to dream more than larger dogs, and older dogs more than midlife dogs.  Although it’s hard to know exactly what goes through an animal’s mind, it’s also possible that dogs dream about their owners, since the canine/human bond is so strong.
(My dog dreams of one thing: eating)
(Probably dreaming of finally catching the neighbor’s cat!)
(Hey scientists! What’s next?  Did you want to prove dogs snore too?)

NASA reports that they have found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to have life on them, hinting that it is quite possible that we are not alone.  The Kepler telescope detected these planets. And it only looked in a tiny part of the galaxy, one quarter of one percent of a galaxy that holds about 200 billion stars.  Seven of the 10 newfound Earth-size planets circle stars similar to our sun. That doesn’t mean the planets have life, but that they have some of the most basic requirements to sustain life.  What surprised NASA astronomers the most was the sheer number (or frequency) of inhabitable planets which seem to be out there.  Before Kepler was launched, astronomers had hoped that the frequency of Earth-like planets would be about one percent of the stars. The thinking now is that number might be closer to 60 percent, dramatically increasing the likelihood of life on other planets.
(How do they do it?  I couldn’t even find life around here on Saturday night!)
(Alright!  Lots more planets for us to screw up!)
(Stay tuned for a detailed report on the next Rush album!)

The most powerful militaries in the world, in order, determined by these key factors: active military personnel, and the number of aircraft, tanks and naval vessels they have at their disposal:
1. U.S.A. – 1,400,000 active frontline personnel and 1,100,000 reservists. 13,444 air craft, 8,848 tanks and 473 naval vessels.
2. Russia –  766,055 active service members and 2,485,000 reservists.  3,547 air craft, 15,398 tanks and 352 naval vessels.
3. China – 2,335,000 active frontline personnel and 2,300,000 reservists. 2,942 air craft, 9,150 tanks and 673 naval vessels.
4. India – 1,325,000 active soldiers and 2,143,000 reservists. 2,086 air craft, 6,464 tanks and 202 naval vessels.
5.  United Kingdom – 150,000 soldiers and 182,000 reservists. 879 air craft, 407 tanks and 66 naval vessels.
6. France – 205,000 soldiers, 195,770 reservists.  1,282 air craft, 423 tanks and 113 naval vessels.
7.  South Korea –  625,000 active soldiers and 2,900,000 reservists!  1,451 air craft, 2,381 tanks and 166 naval vessels.
8. Germany – 180,000 soldiers and 145,000 reservists. 676 air craft, 408 tanks and 81 naval vessels.
9. Japan – 250,000 soldiers and 57,900 reservists. 1,590 air craft, 678 tanks and 131 naval vessels.
10. Turkey – 410,500 soldiers and 185,630 reservists.  1,007 air craft, 3,778 tanks and 115 ships.
(FYI: Canada is #14….North Korea #36!)


1970 [47] Chris O’Donnell, Winnetka IL, TV actor (“NCIS: Los Angeles” since 2009)/movie actor (“Batman & Robin”)

1970 [47] Sean Hayes, Glen Ellyn, IL, TV actor (“Jack McFarland” on “Will & Grace” 1998-2006 and upcoming reboot September 2017)

1970 [47] Nick Offerman, Minooka IL, TV actor (“Parks & Recreation” 2009-15)

1973 [44] Gretchen Wilson, Pocahontas IL, country singer (“Redneck Woman”)

1974 [43] Derek Jeter, retired baseball player, Pequannock, NJ (New York Yankees shortstop 1995-2014 who won five World Series Championships)

1979 [38] Nathan Followill, Oklahoma City OK, alt-rock drummer-vocalist (Kings of Leon -“Use Somebody”)

1979 [38] Ryan Tedder, Tulsa OK, pop-rock singer (OneRepublic–“Counting Stars”)/songwriter-producer (Adele, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, etc)

1984 [33] Aubrey Plaza, Wilmington DE, TV actress (“Parks & Recreation” 2009-15)

1993 [24] Ariana Grande, Boca Raton FL, pop singer (w/Jessie J & Nicki Minaj-“Bang Bang”, w/Iggy Azalea – “Problem”)

• “Beautician’s Day”, your chance to show your appreciation to those who make you look beautiful and stunning. That includes your hairstylist, manicurist, esthetician (and Photoshop).

• “Chocolate Pudding Day”, celebrating the ooey-gooey dessert most toddlers like to eat … with their hands.

• “Tropical Cocktails Day”,  don’t forget to add a few frilly umbrella’s for extra flair!

• “Please Take My Child to Work Day”, the 14th annual observance in which moms are encouraged to take the day off – or at least part of it – by tapping a friend, relative, neighbor, spouse, or other unsuspecting soul to watch the kids.

• “International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking”, a UN observance established in 1987 with the goal of achieving an international society free of drug abuse.

• “National Canoe Day” in Canada.  There are two types of canoes, the K-boat, or kayak, a closed decked vessel, is generally meant for the use of one person and is propelled by a single paddle with a blade at either end.  The second type is the more traditional C-boat, or Canadian. The canoe has been chosen as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Canada’.
Quote: “A true Canadian is one who can make love in a canoe without tipping.” – Pierre Berton

[Tues] Decide to Be Married Day
[Tues] HIV Testing Day
[Tues] PSTD Day
[Wed] Insurance Awareness Day
[Wed] Body Piercing Day
This Week Is…Lightning Safety Awareness Week
This Month Is…Iced Tea Month

2014 [03] Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is thrown out of the World Cup for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder (also banned from 9 international matches and handed a 4-month suspension from playing)

1977 [40] A pale, weak, and obese Elvis Presley performs what will be his final concert, at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana for a crowd of 18,000 (he dies August 16th)

1974 [43] 1st UPC grocery scanner is installed at a supermarket in Troy, Ohio (1st product to carry a UPC ‘bar code’ is Wrigley’s chewing gum)

1981 [36] ‘Most Coupons Used In a Single Purchase’ as Virginia Campbell of Mountain Home, Idaho buys $24,460 worth of groceries in a supermarket and uses clipped coupons and rebates to cover all but 67 cents of the bill


• There is no evidence that Marie Antoinette ever said “Let them eat cake.”
• Silly string is used in military combat to check for booby traps.
• If sound traveled in the vacuum of space, On earth, the sound of the sun would be louder than a train horn directly in front of you.
• It was common to drink beer during breakfast in colonial America.
• As novels became more popular in the 1700s, society became increasingly more concerned that young people spent too much time reading.  It was referred to as ‘reading rage’, ‘reading fever’, ‘reading mania’, and even ‘reading lust’.

I’d love to, but…
○ I have to floss my cat.
○ I  want to spend more time with my blender.
○ I’m building a pig from a kit.
○ I’m planning to go downtown to try on gloves.
○ I’m trying to see how long I can go without saying yes.
○ I’m attending the opening of my garage door.
○ My patent is pending.
○ I’ve come down with a really horrible case of something or other.
○ I’m uncomfortable when I’m alone or with others.
○ I’m trying to be less popular.
○ I’ve been traded to Cincinnati.
○ It wouldn’t be fair to the other Beautiful People
○ The man on television told me to say tuned.

☎ What’s your worst example of tourists behaving badly?

I’m great at multitasking. I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.

Question: Almost half of men over 30 years old are afraid of this.
Answer: Going bald

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

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