Thursday, October 28, 2004        Edition: #2897
We’ve Gone Bullistic!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
TODAY a 3-day conference begins at the University of Kansas that pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the first “Godzilla” movie, an excuse for international discussions on globalization, Japanese pop culture and Japanese-American relations since WW2 . . . TONIGHT the Bravo TV series “Long Way Round” premieres, featuring actor Ewan McGregor’s 3-month quest to go round-the-world, a 20,000-mile  trip on his motorcycle . . . Lindsay Lohan’s feverish debut album called “Speak” will be out DECEMBER 7th . . . While on honeymoon with new husband Kevin Federline in Fiji, Britney Spears is said to be guzzling the local fertility potion ‘kava’ on a daily basis in a bid to get pregnant . . . Actor Matthew McConaughey is the new face for Stetson fragrances and will begin appearing in print and TV ads later THIS YEAR . . . “The OC’s” Mischa Barton is in final negotiations to join Parker Posey & Danny DeVito in the indie feature “The OH in Ohio” (and that title’s no BS, believe it or not!) . . . Word has it Nicky Hilton, the soon-to-be-ex-Mr Todd Meister, wants to keep her diamond engagement ring,  which belonged to Meister’s late mother and is reportedly valued at a million smackers (have your parents taught you absolutely no couth, child?) . . . “The Simple Life 3″ started taping YESTERDAY with Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie traveling via a working Greyhound bus for 4 weeks – one also being used by real passengers (oh please stop, take my first-born!).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Eminem – TONIGHT he stages the “Shady National Convention” at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom, performing tracks from his new album “Encore”.
• Switchfoot – TONIGHT they’re on “Late Show With David Letterman“.
• Ashlee Simpson – TONIGHT she’s on NBC-TV’s “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” live … or at least sorta.
• U2 – In late NOVEMBER Apple’s iTunes Music Store will make available “The Complete U2″, allowing fans to download more than 400 U2 tracks onto a customized iPod in a single click. The bundle will sell for $149 but you’ll also need the 20 GB U2 iPod, which will sell for $349.
• Marc Broussard – The 22-year-old “Where You Are” singer from Carencro LA calls himself ‘a white boy singing soul music’.
• Frou Frou – “Let Go” was featured on the soundtrack of the Zack Braff/Natalie Portman movie “Garden State” released in this past summer.
• REM – “Aftermath” has been chosen as the 2nd single from their new album “Around the Sun”, and will be released in late NOVEMBER.

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
Madonna & director hubby Guy Ritchie may have made one of the biggest flops in recent movie history (“Swept Away”) but that isn’t stopping them from teaming up again on the new gangster flick “Revolver”, which began shooting THIS WEEK in London . . . Madonna has also signed to provide the voice of ‘Princess Selenia’ in the family animated feature “Arthur”, based on the popular kid’s books by Marc Brown . . . Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd & Uma Thurman are all in talks to appear in a remake of the 1939 film comedy “The Women”, and Mick Jagger is said to be working on the  soundtrack . . . Newly-retired TV talk host Greg Kinnear has signed on for the remake of “The Bad News Bears” alongside Billy Bob Thornton . . . Renee Zellweger’s planned Janis Joplin biopic has been shelved because producers can’t decide on a script, leaving the way clear for a rival project starring Pink as the legendary blues singer . . . And Jamie Foxx has Will Smith to thank for his role as ‘Detective Ricardo Tubbs‘ in the upcoming movie version of “Miami Vice” because Will reportedly turned it down.
 
CRANKED-UP KIDS:

When adults are sleepy they act like it, but children do the opposite says Sharon Keenan, director of the School of Sleep Medicine in Palo Alto CA. Children’s lack of focus, inability to concentrate and crankiness often leads to a mis-diagnosis of hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorder. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 11 to 13 hours of sleep for preschoolers, and 10 to 11 hours for up to 5th grade.
– “Idaho Statesman”

WAVE FILES:
Finis Inc has unveiled a new waterproof MP3 player for swimmers, triathletes, surfers, synchronized swimmers and anyone else who just wants to listen to tunes underwater. The ‘SwiMP3′ player uses bone conduction – the direct transfer of sound vibrations from the cheek bone to the inner ear – to provide the swimmer with exceptional sound clarity. It holds approximately 4 hours of continuous music. (In case you can hold your breath that long.)
– Yahoo! Finance

WORLD’S GREATEST GOLF COURSES:
If you’re planning a winter break, see if you can afford  …
1. Cypress Point, Pebble Beach CA (1928)
2. Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach CA (1919)
3. Pine Valley, Clementon NJ (1918)
4. St Andrews Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland (16th century)
5. Augusta National, Augusta GA (1932)
– GolfWeb

DRINK TEA AND DON’T FORGET:  
A cup of tea can help to sharpen your gray cells. New research at Britain’s Newcastle University shows that drinking regular cups of tea improves memory prowess. The results of lab tests suggest that both green and black tea enhance the activity of enzymes in the brain associated with memory. The discovery could lead to the development of a new treatment for Alzheimer’s.
– ANI

ANIMAL CRUELTY:
A survey by the Pet Supplies Plus store chain finds that 46% of dog and cat owners plan to dress their pets in some form of Halloween costume. The most popular pet get-ups – devils, angels, witches and clowns. Another company, Compass Marketing, offers a full array of dog Halloween costumes, including cheerleader and Elvis outfits, even wedding gowns. (Serves you right if your Rottweiler comes back to bite you in the butt after you dress him in a tutu.)

FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
• 90% of office workers say the most important tool in the workplace is … the Post-It Note.
• 84% of kids say they trade food with their friends at school … every day.
• 69% of women polled prefer a man’s face to be clean shaven.
• 45% of women polled say a guy should only wear cologne at night.
• 34% of employees think that co-workers who show up for work sick should be sent home.
• 29% of office employees think the most germ-laden spots in the workplace are the doorknobs.

BS AMAZING FACT:
A new international survey asks people in 17 countries to name their favorite color. Surprise! The same one comes out on top by a large margin in every single country – blue.

THE BULL SHEET 10.28.2K4

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1944 [60] Dennis Franz (Schlachta), Maywood IL, TV actor (4 Emmy Awards as >Detective Andy Sipowitz= on ANYPD Blue@ since 1993)

1955 [49] Bill (William Henry III) Gates, Seattle WA, Microsoft mogul/world’s wealthiest human (estimated net worth of $46.6 billion)   FACTOID: When Microsoft stock peaked in 1999 he was worth about $90 billion, meaning he’s also lost more money than anyone in history.

1967 [37] Julia Roberts, Smyrna GA, movie star (“Mona Lisa Smile”, Oscar-Erin Brockovich”) UP NEXT: “The Closer” and “Oceans 12″.  FACTOID: She claims she’s taking at least 5 years off to raise her twins that are due in JANUARY..

1972 [32] Brad Paisley, Glen Dale WV, country singer (“Mud on the Tires”, “Little Moments”)

1974 [30] Joaquin Phoenix, San Juan PR, movie actor (“Ladder 49″, AGladiator”)  COMING UP: Plays Johnny Cash in the bio-pic AWalk the Line@, coming NEXT YEAR.

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY is ANational Chocolate Day@. North Americans collectively eat 100 lbs of chocolate … every second!

TODAY is “Statue of Liberty Day@ in America, honoring the day in 1886 when the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. The statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and was a gift to the US from France.

THIS WEEKEND the 53rd annual “World’s Wristwrestling Championships” grapple in Reno NV. The world’s top 500 wrists will compete for over $5,000 in cash & prizes.
PHONER: 406.248.4508/406.245.1560
NET: http://www.armwrestling.com/wwc2004.html

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1904 [100] 1st use of >fingerprints= in a police investigation (St Louis MO)

1954 [50] 1st >automatic toll collectors= (1st driver tries to sneak through by tossing in a penny)

COMING UP . . .
[Fri] Hermit Day
[Fri] International Internet Day
[Sat] Devils Night or Mischief Night
[Sun] Daylight Saving Time ends (2 am)
[Sun] UNICEF Day
[Mon] Vegan World Day
This Week Is . . . Save Your Back Week
This Month Is . . . Family Sexuality Education Month (that’s just not right)

BULL’S BITS . . .
YOUR CAT’S BIGGEST PET PEEVES:

• Being tripped on.
• Loud noises.
• Bothersome dogs.
• Litter brand changes.
• Being tossed out of favorite spots.
• Too much attention.
• Too little attention.
– PetPlace.com

OLD FLAMES:
Get listeners to call in with love letters they’ve kept from previous boyfriends/girlfriends, especially ‘Dear John’ break-up letters. It’s not only hilarious … it’s healing!

BS OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS:
• Old fishermen never die, they just smell that way.
• Old bankers never die, they just lose interest.
• Old bingo players never die, they just wait until their number comes up.
• Old chauffeurs never die, they just lose their drive.
• Old geometry teachers never die, they just go off on a tangent.
• Old rockers never die, they just cut their hair and nobody recognizes them.
• Old limbo dancers never die, they just go under.
• Old photographers never die, they just stop developing.
• Old producers never die, they just change the ending.
• Old supreme court justices never die, they just get dis-appointed.
• Old upholsterers never die, they just don’t re-cover.
• Old wrestlers never die, they just lose their grip.

BS HALLOWEEN U-PICK QUIZ:
• Who was the serial killer in the movie “Halloween”?
a. Michael Myers [CORRECT]
b. Bachman Turner
c. Yehuda Berg

• Halloween originated from a festival celebrated by what ancient European tribe?
a. The Celts (‘kelts’) [CORRECT]
b. The Druids
c. The Groins

• Which of the following is NOT a real movie?
a. “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter”
b. “Frankenhooker”
c. ”Babe of Funkenstein” [CORRECT]

• What did ‘Charlie Brown’ friend ’Linus’ wait for every Halloween?
a. Candy Corn
b. ‘The Great Pumpkin’ [CORRECT]
c. Puberty

• Under which category does a pumpkin fall?
a. Fruit [CORRECT]
b. Vegetable
c. Weapon

• In Mexico, what is Halloween called?
a. The Night of the Spirits
b. The Day of the Dead [CORRECT]
c. The Night of  the Scary Enchilada

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: The ad slogan for THIS product used to be ‘If you buy one, you won’t need drugs.’
Answer to Give Out Next Show: The Lava Lamp.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

Monthly Planning Calendar in Tomorrow’s “BS”!


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