Friday, November 26, 2004        Edition: #2918
More From the Sheethouse!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
Fans of ABC-TV’s hit series “Desperate Housewives” are burning up the Internet trying to figure out which character dies on SUNDAY’s episode, a rumored plot twist that has been confirmed by producers (clues from the last show suggest Nicollette Sheridan’s ‘Edie Britt’ could be the target – but wouldn’t it be kinda dumb to kill off a main character from a pistol-hot show?) . . . Angelina Jolie has decided to adopt her next child from Africa, after 3-year-old Maddox (from Cambodia) decided that’s where he wants his brother to come from (now that’s family planning!) . . . “Alexander” star Colin Farrell says he wants to give up one-night-stands before he turns into a sex addict . . . Nicky Hilton wants to launch a music career and has secretly sought help from sister Paris’ ex-boyfriend Nick Carter, who’s reportedly agreed to record a duet with her (here comes a catfight!) . . . George Michael is the latest Brit music star to have a break-in at his mansion (is there an alarm shortage over there?) . . . Meantime, those in the know are speculating that Ozzy & Sharon Osbournes’ burglary was an ‘inside job’ (“Jack, where were you on the night of the 22nd?”) . . . “Malcolm In the Middle” mom Jane Kaczmarek (wife of “West Wing” star Bradley Whitford) has to have another hip replacement operation, less than a year after undergoing her first (going for a matched set, are we?).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Aslyn – “Be The Girl “ is from her debut album “Lemon Love”. Raised outside Gainesville FL, she began studying classical piano when she was 7-years-old.
• Eric Clapton – NEXT YEAR he and the rest of the members of classic rock group Cream will play a series of reunion concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. They last played at their 1993 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And before that – in 1969.
• Gwen Stefani – She says she’s enjoying fashion designing for her ‘LAMB’ collection so much, she intends to do it for the rest of her life.
• LeAnn Rimes – SUNDAY she launches a symphonic tour in support of her first Christmas album, “What a Wonderful World”, in Red Bank NJ. She will be accompanied by a 65-piece orchestra during the 12-show mini-tour.
• Madonna – She’s hoping to turn her children’s book “The English Roses” into a film, and is looking to get it into production by the end of the year.
• Nelly – TOMORROW he’s on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live”.
• Reuben Studdard – Word is the reason he’s hospitalized is pneumonia. That means a no-go for TONIGHT & Saturday’s scheduled shows at Caesars Atlantic City. Maybe he’s weak from trying to crash-diet his weight under 400 lbs?
• Shania Twain – She has now sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
• U2 – They’re on course to sell 1 million copies of their latest album “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb” in just one week.

VIRTUAL PRODUCER:
Whiskey distiller Jack Daniel’s has launched ‘Jack Daniel’s Studio #7′, an online recording set-up that includes an interactive music mixer as well as recorded rock & blues licks that allow you to mix, manipulate and create your own unique music tracks. The studio is the first interactive music mixer online that features real recorded music, not bogus electronic sounds.
Wannabe producers can choose among percussion instruments; lead, electric, bass & acoustic guitars; horns; keyboards; male, female & chorus vocals; even SFX. (Jack Daniel’s reminds you to mix responsibly.)
NET: http://www.jdstudiono7.com
– “Country Nation”

MOST VIOLENT GAMES:
THIS WEEK the National Institute on Media & the Family, a non-profit organization (likely composed of red-staters) has released its 9th annual ‘MediaWise Video Game Report Card’ ranking violence in games. Their worst 10 …
1. “Doom 3″
2. “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”
3. “Half Life 2″
4. “Halo 2″
5. “Resident Evil: Outbreak”
6. “Psi Ops: the Mindgate Conspiracy”
7. “The Guy Game”
8. “Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude”
9. “Mortal Kombat Deception”
10. “Rumble Roses”
– AFP

THIS WEEK’S MOST POPULAR VIDEO GAME RENTALS:
• Playstation 2 – “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”
• Xbox – “Halo 2″
• GameCube – “Mario Power Tennis”
– Blockbuster Video Canada

HAVE YOU GOT ATKIN’S ASS?
A newly-released Northwestern University study of over 4,000 adults in 4 countries reveals a stunning conclusion – the thinnest people on Earth eat the most carbohydrates! Even more amazing, the people who eat the most protein are actually the heaviest. But before you reach for another doughnut, realize that the carbs that are good for you aren’t from things like fries or white bread which contain lots of sugar. They’re complex carbs such as whole grains, fruits & vegetables. But the more animal protein consumed, the higher the body weight. The bottom line, according to one researcher – any diet that recommends increasing saturated fat poses a risk. (Crap! Now we’re back to eating spinach, bark and berries again.)
– Reuters

$100,000 ZIP CODES:
Communities with the highest percentage of households with 6-figure incomes, according to an OnBoard LLC study …
1. 60043 (Kenilworth IL) … 82.9%
2. 22039 (Fairfax Station VA) … 79.2%
3. 22066 (Great Falls VA) … 78.7%
4. 94506 (Danville CA) … 78.2%
5. 94027 (Atherton CA) … 78%
(The poorest town in America is South Alamo TX, where the average income is just $3,162.)
– CNN Money

FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
• 96% of married guys say the woman they’d most like to be stranded on a desert island with is – their wife.
• 73% of us say one of their biggest stresses during the holidays is deciding what to wear to parties.
• 24% of holiday season airline passengers are hoping the person sitting next to them will be a future date or spouse.
• 19% of guys have written down or memorized what to say on the phone in order to get a date.
• 18% of football fans cheer for the Green Bay Packers, making them the NFL’s most popular team in 2004.
• 14% of us can’t stand singing Christmas carols.

BS AMAZING FACTS:
• 156 different political parties will run candidates in Iraq’s JANUARY elections.
• Since the US Presidential election, the number of hits on the Canadian Immigration Website has increased by 10-fold.

THE BULL SHEET 11.26.2K4

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1938 [66] Rich Little, Ottawa ON, impressionist who had perfected over 200 characterizations at the peak of his career (former DJ at CJET Smith’s Falls ON)

1939 [65] Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock), Nutbush TN, classic rock singer (“What’s Love Got to Do With It”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1991)

1945 [59] John McVie, London UK, classic rocker (Fleetwood Mac-“Rumours”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1998)

1962 [42] Linda Davis, Dodson TX, country singer (“Love Didn’t Do It”)

1976 [28] Joe Nichols, Rogers AR, country singer (“Brokenheartsville”)

1985 [19] Lil Fizz (Druex Pierre Fredericks), LA CA, hip-hop artist (B2K-“Bump Bump Bump”)

SATURDAY’S BIRTHDAYS . . .
TV personality Bill Nye (“Bill Nye the Science Guy”) is 49; Actress Robin Givens is 40; Actor Michael Vartan (“Alias”) is 36.

SUNDAY’S BIRTHDAYS . . .
Bandleader Paul Shaffer (“Late Show With David Letterman”) is 55; Actor Ed Harris (“Radio”) is 54; TV personality Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”) is 42; Media clown Anna Nicole Smith is 37.

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY is “Black Friday”, the traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It’s also “Buy Nothing Day”, a 24-hour moratorium on consumer spending called by the advocacy group Ad Busters.
NET: http://www.adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/
Here’s a list of “101 Things to Do on Buy Nothing Day … Other Than Buying”
NET: http://www.buynothingday.co.uk/101.html

TODAY is the 13th annual “Sinkie Day”, declared by the ‘International Association of People Who Dine Over the Kitchen Sink’. Veterans (known as ‘Sinkies’) and rookies alike are encouraged to participate in this time-honored method of casual dining. The motto is: ‘No shirt, no shoes, no problem!’.
NET: http://www.sinkie.com

TONIGHT the annual “Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards”, hosted by actor Lorne Cardinal from TV’s “Corner Gas”, will be handed out in Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre (Winnipeg’s Eagle & Hawk lead nominations with 4) kicking off the annual “Canadian Aboriginal Festival & Pow Wow”, which takes place at SkyDome through the weekend.
NET: http://www.canab.com

TONIGHT is the “Beaver Moon”, the full moon of November that’s also known as the “Death Moon”.

TODAY Aitken MN hosts the 14th annual “Fish House Parade”, a chance to show off their fancy decorated fish huts used for ice fishing during the winter. (Almost as smelly as the Yukon’s ‘Outhouse Parade’.)
NET: http://www.aitkin.com/fhp.htm

SUNDAY is “Decorate Your Dog Day” to help your pooch get into the holiday spirit. (Does PETA know about this?)

SUNDAY is “French Toast Day”. (Either bread dipped in egg and fried or perhaps a big ol’ glass of Champagne.)

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1956 [48] 1st edition of TV game show “The Price is Right” (back when Bob Barker was 65)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1896 [108] 1st ‘football huddle’ (University of Chicago players gather to discuss the hot babe in the 3rd row)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Sat] Pins & Needles Day
[Sat] 2004 Vanier Cup CIS football championship (Saskatchewan Huskies vs Laval Rouge et Or @ Hamilton)
[Mon] Electronic Greetings Day
[Tues] International Computer Security Day
[Wed] World Aids Day
[Wed] Tom Brokaw retires from “NBC Nightly News”
This Week Is . . . Family Caregivers Week
This Month Is . . . Alzheimer’s Disease Month

BULL’S BITS . . .
MOST TRUSTED MAN IN AMERICA:

A new poll asks Americans in their 20s whom they trust most to inform them about politics …
1. NBC-TV’s Tom Brokaw … 17%
2. “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart … 16%
3. ABC-TV’s Peter Jennings … 15%
4. CBS-TV’s Dan Rather … 10%.
NOTE: 26% picked ‘none of the above’.
– Just-released Global Strategy Group/Luntz Research poll.

BS PHONE STARTERS:
• Are the toys that are out now cooler than the ones you had as a kid?
• Who should succeed Dan Rather as CBS News anchor?
• Which has-been star would you like to see make a comeback?

IT PAYS TO BE IGRANANT:
Listener must answer rapid-fire, and must get all 10 questions WRONG to win. The trick is to answer with something so outrageous, it couldn’t possibly be correct. It’s waaay tougher than it seems!
• The body part most often tattooed.
• The most common name for Hollywood movie actresses.
• The team most likely to win the Super Bowl.
• The food that is healthiest for you.
• What you wear to bed.
• The best advice Grandma ever gave you.
• The top recording artist of 2004.
• The most popular fall fashion color.
• The last book you read.
• The best-looking person on the radio.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: If a newborn’s hair swirls clockwise, there’s a 95% chance the baby will turn out to be THIS.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Right-handed.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
24 hours in a day … 24 beers in a case … coincidence?


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