November 3, 2000                                              Edition:  #1925

Here’s a great prize idea – Hôtel de Glace Québec, Canada’s first ‘ice hotel’, will open for 3 months beginning in JANUARY just outside of Quebec City. To be built from 4,500 tons of snow and 250 tons of ice, it’s based on s similar concept in Sweden. Over a thousand reservations have already been made.
BS PROBLEMS WITH STAYING IN AN ICE HOTEL:
• If you sit down too long, you get polaroids.
• Anything flambeed in the dining room makes a hole in the ceiling.
• Honeymoon — wife – flannel long-johns.
• You always have to yell at the concierge because of his earmuffs.
• Local hookers charge 20 bucks just to blow on your hands.
• Every morning you have to jumpstart your husband.
• Constantly having to defrost your pants.
PHONER: 877-505-0423 (Francis Leonard-Communications Director)
NET: http://www.icehotel-canada.com/

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
TODAY Stompin’ Tom Connors and actor Donald Sutherland are among those receiving “Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards” at a ceremony in Ottawa . . . “Baywatch” alum David Hasselhoff is rehearsing to star in the musical version of “Jekyll & Hyde” (he drinks a potion and turns from a bad actor into a bad singer) . . . One-hit wonder Billy Ray Cyrus (“Achy Breaky Heart”) will play a Montana doctor who follows his girlfriend to NYC in the new TV series “Doc” (wonder if he’ll be a cardiologist?) . . .  Will Smith is putting out a picture book for fathers and kids based on his hit “Just the Two of Us”.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz & Lucy Liu are the new “Charlie’s Angels”, and they can only hope the movie causes as much stir as the troubled film shoot (Bill Murray says the reason he missed the premiere is he never got word about it due to a broken fax machine — lame!) . . . “The Legend of Bagger Vance”, Robert Redford’s 6th directing effort, stars Matt Damon as a down-and-out golfer who tries to recover his game and his life with help from mystical caddy Will Smith.

NEW TERMS FOR 2000:
• ‘Age Compression’ . . . The lowering age when kids stop playing with traditional toys, a trend that’s accelerating. For instance, girls are now past the ‘Barbie’ stage by age 8, instead of 11 or 12. (Boys on the other hand never grow too old for toys, they just spend more on them!)
• ‘Serial Parents’ – Spouses who work opposite hours to avoid the cost and hassle of child care.

BS QUICKIES:
• Women who count calories will soon get help curbing appetite from a new lipstick in flavors like Boston cream pie, vanilla ice cream and cherry licorice. One super skinny model says you just lick your lips and it’s like having a butterscotch pudding snack. (Like she’d know.)
• Pope John Paul II will soon proclaim St Thomas More the patron saint of politicians. (Who’s the patron saint of disc jockeys? Saint Wolfman Jack?)
• State Farm Insurance confirms that stolen marijuana plants are covered by homeowners insurance, but ONLY if the pot is prescribed for medical reasons. (So how can you tell if they were really stolen or just smoked?)

THE BULL SHEET 11.03.00

TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS . . .
1952    [48] Roseanne (Thomas-Arnold-Barr), Salt Lake City UT, TV talk show host (“The Roseanne Show”)/ex-TV sitcom actress (“Roseanne”)
1953    [47] Dennis Miller, Pittsburgh PA, “NFL Monday Night Football” analyst/HBO-TV host (“Dennis Miller Show”)/movie actor (“Murder at 1600″)
1954    [46] Kathy Kinney, Stevens Point WI, ample TV actress with penchant for makeup (“Mimi Bobeck”-Drew Carey Show)
1968    [32] Paul Quantrill, London ON, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)

SATURDAY’S BIRTHDAYS . . .
1925    [75] Doris Roberts, St Louis MO, TV actress (Marie Barone-”Everybody Loves Raymond”)
1969    [31] Matthew McConaughey, Uvalde TX, movie actor (“U-571″, “Contact”, “A Time to Kill”)
1969    [31] Sean “Puffy” Combs, Harlem NY, hip-hop artist (“I’ll Be Missing You”)/producer responsible for over $100-million in record sales/Jennifer Lopez’s sometimes partner

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY is “National Gambling Addiction Awareness Day”. (Bet you didn’t know that!)

TODAY is “Sandwich Day”, celebrating the 1718 birth of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. A compulsive gambler, he wanted something that could be eaten at gaming tables and earned immortality through his habit of eating beef between slices of toast. (Some dissenters say Montagu stole the idea from a guest – the Earl of Shrewsbury. So it SHOULD be a peanut butter shrewsbury, a grilled cheese shrewsbury, a knuckle shrewsbury . . .)

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1817     [183] Canada’s 1st bank opens (Bank of Montreal)
1930     [70] 1st ‘international vehicle tunnel’ in the world opens (Detroit MI-Windsor ON)
1961     [39] 1st inductees into “Country Music Hall of Fame” (Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and Fred Rose)
1990    [10] 1st rap tune to top pop charts (“Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice)
1995    [05] 1st regular season games for NBA expansion teams in Toronto and Vancouver (Raptors beat Nets, Grizzlies down Trail Blazers)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Sat] Sadie Hawkins Day (when girls ask guys out on a date — or so we’ve heard)
National Notary Public Week
National Adoption Month

BULL’S BITS . . .
BS BREAKFAST BINGO:

Contestant gets 30 secs to answer 5 questions about breakfast. The answers begin with the letters in B-I-N-G-O.
• Someone who works to buy groceries is said to bring this home. [Bacon]
• The part of your Pop Tart that melts if you toast it too long. [Icing]
• The company that makes ‘Shredded Wheat’. [Nabisco]
• A cereal made of rolled oats, nuts and dried fruit that you keep chewing and chewing and . . . [Granola]
• The only juice whose name is also its color. [Orange]

BS TAG LINE: When the going gets tough — lay down and rest.


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