Monday, November 25, 2013         Edition: #5109

Our Sheet Don’t Stink!

★ Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (70) is about to become a great-grandfather. His daughter Jade (42) has disclosed that her daughter Assis (21) is slated to give birth in the new year. Jagger currently has 7 children and 4 grandchildren. Jade suggests that this latest milestone for Mick is unlikely to slow down the pace of his lifestyle. She says becoming a grandfather likely had a bigger impact.
– “Sunday Times Style”
★ ABC-TV journalist and daytime TV talk show host Katie Couric is negotiating a deal with Yahoo Inc, an inside source reveals. The deal would not affect her talk show “Katie”, but she is apparently negotiating an exit package with ABC, where she has most recently been serving as a special correspondent. No further details are yet available. Yahoo has not commented.
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ The stylish sister of Beyoncé, sometime-singer Solange Knowles, has been hired on as Art Director and Creative Consultant at German shoe and sportswear company Puma. Her first collection is scheduled to be released in February 2014. The mother-of-one says she ‘couldn’t be more excited’ about the Brazil-inspired ‘Girls of Blaze’ collection.
★ And Miley Cyrus had an unwelcome surprise ahead of her 21st birthday on Saturday … cops were reportedly called to her Studio City CA home on Friday afternoon due to what’s thought to have been a burglary. There was apparently no evidence of a forced entry and no intruder was spotted on the property, but personal items were said to have been taken. Miley spent her B-day rehearsing for last night’s “American Music Awards”.

• “Arsenio Hall” (syndicated) – Juicy J (“Stay Trippy”).
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Spin Doctors (“If The River Was Whiskey”).
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC/CTV2) – The couples compete in 4 rounds of dance; Kellie Pickler performs; TLC performs.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Lady Gaga (“ARTPOP”).
• “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight” (CBC) – Robbie Robertson (“Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – AFI (“Burials”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Montréal duo Blue Hawaii (“Untogether”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Mazzy Star (“Seasons Of Your Day”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni1) – Sky Ferreira (“Night Time, My Time”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) – Michael Bublé (“To Be Loved”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV) – The top 8 artists perform.

• Billie Joe + Norah – In what seems like an unlikely pairing, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and jazz singer Norah Jones release “Foreverly” today, an album of covers from the Everly Bros 1958 release “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us”. The new project was recorded in just 9 days.
• Black Sabbath – Today they release a live concert DVD celebrating their 2013 tour, titled “Black Sabbath: Live … Gathered In Their Masses”. The DVD, also available on Blu-ray and CD, was recorded during their first Australian concerts since 1974. A deluxe box set is also available.
• Dido – Today her “Greatest Hits” collection is out, which includes the new track “NYC”. A digital-only ‘Deluxe Version’ features 13 remixes, including a new version of “White Flag” by Timbaland.
• Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert – They remain atop the ‘Billboard Country Songs’ this week with “We Were Us”.
• One Direction – Tonight Ryan Seacrest hosts the “One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party” at The Burbank Studios in Burbank CA, to launch the British boy band’s new album “Midnight Memories”. It’s their 3rd album in 2 years. The event streams live on Yahoo Screen, then is televised on the CW December 9th.
• Pitbull – Today a ‘Deluxe Edition’ re-release of his album “Global Warming” is out, retitled “Global Warming: Meltdown”. The set includes 5 new tracks, including the single “Timber” featuring Ke$ha. The new tracks are also available as an EP entitled “Meltdown”.
• Rolling Stones – Next March they’ll travel to Adelaide, Australia to play their first show in the city in 19 years, at a brand new stadium called the Adelaide Oval. More Australia and New Zealand concerts are expected to be announced in the next few weeks.
• Willie Nelson – His band bus hit a highway overpass pillar in heavy rains in East Texas early Saturday. His drummer broke his hip and 2 other band members suffered minor injuries. Tour dates have been suspended through the end of the month. Willie, who has his own bus, is fine.

A new survey of smartphone/tablet users asks which are the essential apps to have. While no two users pick the exact same choices, these are some most have in common …
✓ Angry Birds – The uber-popular game still makes many must-have lists.
✓ eBay – Keep track of your auctions with this free app, for Apple, Android, and Windows.
✓ Flipboard – Helps keep up with your social news feed, displayed in a magazine-like format.
✓ Google Search – The free quick-search app for Apple, Android, and Windows Phone.
✓ Groupon – Enables users to check out daily deals.
✓ Instagram – The world’s most popular photo-sharing app.
✓ Over – Adds text to Instagram photos, but it’s only available for Apple.
✓ Pinterest – Pin your favorite material on a virtual bulletin board.
✓ Snapchat – Photos that get shared, then virtually disappear within 10 seconds.
✓ SoundCloud – The ‘YouTube of audio’ is a place to explore music, podcasts, and news.
✓ Twitter – Short status updates in 140 characters or less.
✓ Vine – Make 6-second funny videos with this app from the folks at Twitter.
✓ What’s App – Huge internationally, it allows users to make free phone calls.
✓ Words With Friends – The social twist on Scrabble.
✓ Yelp – Check out reviews of restaurants and attractions based on your location.

According to the new annual ranking by “Canadian Business” magazine …
5. James Pattison (Jim Pattison Group) … $7.39 billion.
4. Rogers Family (TV cable, wireless, media) … $7.6 billion, up 18% from 2012.
3. Irving Family (Irving Oil, shipbuilding) … $7.85 billion.
2. Galen Weston (Loblaw Companies) …. $10.4 billion, up 24% from last year.
1. Thomson Family (Thomson Reuters, “Globe & Mail”) … $26.1 billion, up 30% from last year.

It’s not your imagination … hangovers really do get worse with age, University of Pennsylvania researchers say. Once you hit 40, you may find that drinking like you did in your 20s leaves you feeling worse for wear in the morning. A few reasons why …
• We lose muscle mass and gain body fat when we get older, which makes us more prone to the effects of alcohol.
• Alcohol is mainly metabolized in the liver and, as we enter our 50s, the organ becomes bigger but less efficient.
• As we age, we’re more likely to take meds. Some rely on the same metabolizing enzymes in the liver as alcohol, so mixing them can raise blood-alcohol levels or cause health problems.
• Alcohol impacts sleep no matter what our age, and, since older adults may have poorer sleep to begin with, this can make a hangover headache much worse.
• People tend to drink less in their 40s and 50s than they did in their 20s and 30s, so they have a lower tolerance for alcohol and are more sensitive to its effects.
– “Wall Street Journal”

Scotland could be independent from Britain on March 24, 2016 if voters back leaving the UK in an upcoming independence referendum (September 18, 2014). The proposed date of independence is included in the ‘White Paper’, being published on Tuesday. The 670-page document serves as a guide to an independent Scotland and is said to be the most comprehensive and detailed blueprint of its kind ever published, not just for Scotland but for any prospective independent country. What may become Scotland’s ‘Independence Day’ is also the 413th anniversary of the Union of England & Scotland in 1603. (How apropos.)
– BBC News

Cheese is made from the biological efforts of molds and bacteria. But what if those bacteria came not from a cow, goat, sheep, but were colonized from a human nose, tears, toe, or belly button? At Dublin, Ireland’s Science Gallery, artists and cheesemakers have lovingly harvested human microbes and cultured them into several delicious-looking but mentally off-putting wheels of cheese as part of an exhibition called ‘Selfmade’. 11 cheeses have been made from bacteria collected from artists and scientists’ body parts, including tear ducts, belly button, the inside of a nose, and a mouth. Not surprisingly, the odors of the ensuing cheeses and the original body odors are said to be similar. (Erp. Anyone got a slop bucket handy?)
– “The Atlantic”

• AAA estimates 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home between this Wednesday and Sunday in order to celebrate Thanksgiving.
– AP
• Late movie star John Wayne (1907-79) is the person who coined the phrase ‘The Big C’ to avoid saying cancer, which he eventually died of.
– Magazine Monitor


1955 [58] Bruno Tonioli, Ferrara, Italy, TV personality (ABC-TV “Dancing With the Stars” judge since 2005, BBC-TV “Strictly Come Dancing” judge since 2004)

1960 [53] Amy Grant, Augusta GA, country-pop-gospel singer with 6 Grammy Awards (“Simple Things”, “Baby Baby”) who’s sold over 22 million albums/Mrs Vince Gill since 2000

1971 [42] Christina Applegate, Hollywood CA, TV actress (“Up All Night” 2011, “Samantha Who?” 2007-09, “Married With Children” 1987-97)/movie actress (“Alvin & The Chipmunks” movies, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”)/breast cancer survivor

1983 [30] Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut, Vallejo CA, competitive eater (currently ranked #1 in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating)

• “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”, initiated by women’s activists in 1981 and adopted by the UN in 1999 to help raise public awareness of this worldwide problem.

• “Parfait Day”, saluting the yummy treat that’s concocted from layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits. Yes, it’s basically a fancy word for a sundae … likely because it’s usually served in a fancy glass.

• “Shopping Reminder Day”, marking exactly 1 month until Christmas Day. Just what you wanted to hear, huh?

1992 [21] Disney’s animated blockbuster “Aladdin” opens in movie theaters

1949 [64] “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1st appears on music charts (while Gene Autry’s rendition is most popular, 80 different versions have been recorded and 20 million+ copies sold)

1972 [41] 1st commercial ‘Coin-Operated Videogame’ (“Pong”)

1977 [36] David Steed balances on a stationary bicycle (a real bike not an exercise bike) for a record 9 hours, 15 minutes

[Tues] Cake Day
[Wed] “Black Nativity”; “Frozen”; “Homefront”; “Journey To the South Pacific”; “Oldboy” open in movie theaters
[Thurs] Thanksgiving (USA)
[Thurs] Chanukah (Judaism)
[Thurs] “Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” (ABC)
[Fri] “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” opens in movie theaters
[Fri] Black Friday

Better Conversation Week / Book Awareness Week / Family Week / Farm-City Week / Game & Puzzle Week


Highlight bits culled from 20 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
The book “The World’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets” by Diane Irons reveals sneaky little secrets to looking your best, some of them tipped by fashion models. A few highlights …
• Pepto Bismol makes the ultimate cleansing mask, especially for women with sensitive skin.
• Crisco makes a perfectly good makeup remover because it’s so easy on the skin.
• Kitty litter can be used as the base for a facial treatment. Just add water and stir!
• Hemorrhoid cream is also a good facial cream because it reduces the puffiness under eyes and leaves a smoother, refreshed appearance.

A competition to find the weirdest book name was held in London. Among the nominees …
• “The Prostate: A Guide For Men & The Women Who Love Them”
• “Violence: The Practical Series, Beyond Leaf Raking”
• “Attractive & Affectionate Grave Design”
• “Method for Calculating the Size of Stone Needed for Closing End-Tipped Rubble Banks in Rivers”
• “The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition”
– First published in “BS” 2002.

The 2nd day of a diet is always easier than the 1st. That’s because by the 2nd day, you’re off it.

• Why is the word ‘love’ used to mean ‘no score’ in tennis? [It comes from the French word ‘l`oeuf’, which means ‘egg’.]
• The computer term ‘byte’ is a contraction of which 2 words? [‘By eight.’]
• What’s a ‘hemi-demi-semi-quaver’? [The music term for a 64th note.]
• What chess term is derived from the Persian phrase ‘shah mat’ which means ‘the king is dead’? [The word ‘checkmate’.]
– “Words At Play”

Here’s one for your station website. A new movie trailer for “Rob Ford: The Movie” by clever YouTuber Tristan Gough uses footage of the late Chris Farley (“SNL”) to recount the ongoing story of Toronto’s party-hearty mayor. Is there any other actor who could better play Ford?

It’s “Game & Puzzle Week”. What childhood game or toy do you remember most fondly?

Question: When it’s really cold outside, research shows we’re 70% more likely to do THIS.
Answer: Watch a romantic movie.

It’s better to be poor than to be rich. The rich always have to fear becoming poor, but the poor
never have to fear becoming rich.

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