October 19, 2000                                               Edition:  #1914

MORE OF THOSE BS QUESTIONS PLAGUING HUMANITY:
• What are chickens called if they are scared to do something?
• Is it only coincidence that STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS?
• Why does your favorite song always come on the radio right when you get out of your car?
• Howz come as soon as you’re doing what you want to be doing, you want to be doing something else?
• If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
• How come the foods that are good for you tend to seek the back of the refrigerator?

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
TONIGHT 98 Degrees guest star on the sitcom “Just Shoot Me” as a pop group called ‘2 Fine’ (laughs ensue when they’re sued by their former management firm) . . . TONIGHT Paul McCartney conducts a 40-minute behind-the-scenes online ‘cyber-tour’ of his latest art exhibition, followed by an Internet chat on Yahoo . . . The word’s out – it was George Michael who had the winning $2.1 million-bid for the piano John Lennon used to compose “Imagine” . . . Ellen DeGeneres is said to be seeing a ‘C-list’ actress . . . Someone’s going to win a date with Courtney Love to the Hollywood premiere of “Charlie’s Angels” by entering at her Website http://holemusic.com (2nd prize — TWO dates with Courtney Love).

MOVIES GETTIN’ MADE:
Michael Clarke Duncan, the giant actor nominated for an Oscar for his role in “The Green Mile”, will play a silverback gorilla in the remake of the sci-fi classic “Planet of the Apes” (he’s studying for the role by watching “WWF Smackdown”) . . . A sequel to “Men in Black”, already dubbed “MIB2″, will reunite original stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Fiorentino (and this time they’re promising an actual storyline!) . . . Irish actor  Liam Neeson has signed on to star as Harrison Ford’s 2nd-in-command in the upcoming Russian submarine drama “K-19″ (man, there’s gonna be some odd-sounding accents in this one!)

WOMEN VS MEN:
According to a survey of 400 psychiatrists, women generally find a man’s personality to be his most sexually appealing trait, followed by his interest in her, his facial appearance, body proportions and signs of success. Men, on the other hand, think a woman’s body proportions are her most attractive feature, followed by her facial appearance, personality and her interest in him. (Women are right, men ARE shallow.)

SEX SURVEY:
A new worldwide poll by British condom maker SSL International finds that, on average, people globally are having sex 96 times a year. (Which begs the question — who’s getting the extra 95 I’m due?)

DOES IT IGNORE YOU LIKE A REAL CAT?
Sony has developed a companion for it’s ‘Aibo’ robot dog — a $1,500 robot cat modeled after a lion cub — that responds to a number of commands like ‘sit’ and ‘dance’ and will even take your picture with the small camera that it uses to navigate. (When the batteries go dead, you’ll find them in the litter box)

THE BULL SHEET 10.19.00

TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS . . .
1931    [69] John Le Carré (David John Moore Cornwell), Poole ENG, top-selling author (“The Russia House”, “Little Drummer Girl”) NOTE: His “The Tailor of Panama” is currently being made into a movie starring Pierce Brosnan
1945     [55] John Lithgow, Rochester NY, TV actor (Dick Solomon-“3rd Rock From the Sun”)
1960    [40] Dawn Coe-Jones, Campbell River BC, LPGA golfer
1962    [38] Evander Holyfield, Atlanta GA, heavyweight boxing champ/Mike Tyson gave him an ‘ear job’ 6/28/97

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY is “Evaluate Your Life Day”, a time to sit back and reflect on your contribution to humanity and see if you’re really heading toward where you want to be. (Tomorrow is ‘Jump Off a Tall Building Day’.)

“Fantasy Fest 2000″, the 22nd annual bizarre bash renowned for it’s outlandish ‘adult’ costumes, wild parties and parades, sashays FRIDAY through October 29th in Key West FL.
PHONER: 305-296-1817 
NET: http://www.fantasyfest.net/

ONE YEAR AGO . . .
1999    Atlanta Braves win NL pennant by beating NY Mets 10-9, ending possibility of a ‘Subway Series’ vs NY Yankees

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1957     [43] 1st NHLer to score 500 career goals (Maurice “Rocket” Richard-Montreal Canadiens)
1977    [23] Supersonic Concorde makes 1st transatlantic flight, landing (safely) in NYC

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Fri] National Brandied Fruit Day (booze with a pit)
[Sat] Babbling Day (and Don Cherry’s on “Hockey Night in Canada” – coincidence?)
Canadian Citizenship Week (when Israeli spies are reminded to renew their Canadian passports)
National School Bus Safety Week (oh no, something else to worry about!)
Campaign For Healthier Babies (and why not, they’re campaigning for everything else)

BULL’S BITS . . .
AM I HOT OR NOT?

The fun Website ‘Am I Hot Or Not?’ (http://www.amihotornot.com) allows you to upload a photo of yourself and have complete strangers rate your appearance on a scale of 1 to 10. Interesting that someone submitted a pic of Britney Spears and she only rated 6.9. So why not try a radio version? Take voice clips of celebs, politicians, listeners, other jocks — whoever — and have a panel of phone callers decide if they’re ‘Hot or Not?’ by rating them from 1-10 on the sexiness of their voices.

Q: When was the last time baseball had an all-NYC ‘Subway Series’?
A: Since the inception of the modern-day World Series in 1903, the fall classic has been played within the borders of NYC a total of 14 times (including the 2000 series). The last ‘Subway Series’ was in 1956, when the Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Q: How can you tell an herb from a spice?
A:  Herbs are green. If it’s not green, it’s a spice. (Seems we have a lot of ‘spice’ houseplants.)
(Source: “2001 Town & Country Farmer’s Almanac”)

BS TAG LINE: The future is like the present — only longer.


Printer Friendly Version