October 10, 2000                                             Edition:  #1907

THIS WEEK is “National Pet Peeve Week”, a good time to vent some of yours and let listeners air out theirs. Here’s a few to get you going . . .
• People who send E-mail with no subject heading. We get so much of the stuff, it’d be nice to know what’s junk and what isn’t without having to open it all.
• With over 4 decades of rock music to choose from, why do oldies and classic rock stations keep playing the same 100 songs over & over?
• Customers who aren’t ready to pay in a grocery line. They wait for their $100 order to be rung in and THEN start hunting through their wallet or purse for money. These are the same people who’ll then spend 5 minutes searching for the exact change to pay with.
• People who insist on talking on a cell phone while they’re doing something else – walking through a mall, cleaning the house, shopping, and — of course — driving. It’s demeaning to the person being called if the caller can’t take 2 minutes to focus solely on the conversation.
• People who pronounce it ‘ki-LO-metres’. By that logic it should then also be ‘cen-TI-metres’ and ‘ki-LO-grams’.
• And here’s what really ticks people off according to a new “Men’s Health” magazine poll — telemarketers (64%), lousy drivers (63%), and products that break or don’t work (57%).

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
TODAY Eminem has a pretrial hearing in a Detroit-area court on charges of assault and carrying a concealed weapon (faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted) . . .  Classic moaner Barry White’s address LAST NIGHT at Britain’s prestigious Oxford University was entitled “Why lady music will always be my curse and my blessing, my joy and my frustration” (it began “oh baby,  baby baby…”) . . . Canadian authors Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro are reportedly among those being considered for this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature — worth $1.35-million . . . Actor Richard Farnsworth, who shot himself to death FRIDAY, is best known to Canadians as ‘Matthew’ in “Anne of Green Gables” . . . Garth Brooks is divorcing wife Sandy after 14 years of marriage and 3 kids (there’s gotta be a hit country song in there somewhere!).

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Omar Epps stars in the romantic drama “Love and Basketball” – the title says it all . . . A girl suspected of being gay is sent off to ‘sexual redirection’ school in the no-name comedy “But I’m a Cheerleader” . . . A group of marooned space travelers struggles for survival on a seemingly lifeless sun-scorched planet in the no-name sci-fi thriller “Pitch Black”.

AIR RAGE:
Canadian Sylvaine Marie Martin-Kostajnesk became aggressive after drinking an entire bottle of cognac to ward off her fear of flying on a flight from France. She reportedly growled like a dog and then bit a flight attendant. Since serving 50 days in the slammer for the incident, she’s relocated to Paris. (Where growling like a dog and biting is considered foreplay.)

SO MUCH FOR AQUA VELVA:
A new report in “Perfume Collection” magazine says vanilla is far more effective in attracting women than the scents commonly used in men’s colognes like citrus or musk. (Makes sense, it makes you smell like cookies.)

THE BULL SHEET 10.10.00

TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS . . .
1959    [41] Bradley Whitford, Madison WI, TV actor (Josh Lyman-”The West Wing”)
1967    [33] Mike Malinin, Buffalo NY, rock musician (Goo Goo Dolls-“Iris”, “Name”)
1969     [31] Brett Favre, Kiln MS, NFL QB (’96 Super Bowl-Green Bay)/’95 & ‘96 NFL MVP
1972    [28] Dean Roland, Stockbridge GA, rock singer/guitarist (Collective Soul-“Shine”, “December”)
1978     [22] Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Cliffwood Beach NJ, TV actress (Cassidy Bridges-“Nash Bridges”)
1979    [21] Mya, Washington DC, pop/R&B singer (“My First Night With You”)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY is “Party Party Day,” a dumb excuse to have a party because the day equals the month.

Science humor magazine “Annals of Improbable Research” has handed out it’s annual “Ig Nobel Prizes” for dubious achievement. This year’s winners include:
• ‘PawSense’, a software program that detects when a cat is walking across your keyboard and emits a sound to scare it away.
• Research by a team of Dutch and UK scientists that involved using magnets to levitate a frog and a sumo wrestler.
• The British Royal Navy for ordering sailors in training exercises to stop using live cannon shells and to instead just shout “Bang!”

ON THIS DAY IN THE ’90S . . .
1992    [08] kd lang’s breakout hit “Constant Craving” tops pop charts in Canada

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1886     [114] 1st ‘tuxedo’ (Griswold Lorillard wears coat with satin lapels to ball in Tuxedo Park NY)
1933    [67] 1st packaged ‘laundry detergent’ (Procter & Gamble-”Dreft”)
1994    [06] 1st-ever ‘Doorman’s Convention’ (Vancouver BC)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] National Coming Out Day
[Wed] Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work Day
[Thurs] International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day
[Fri] Friday the 13th
National Wildlife Week (being celebrated at [local university] dorm)
Canadian Stamp Month (Should there be a Trudeau stamp? How soon?)

BULL’S BITS . . .
BS TRIVIA:

Q: According to new research, when the average man looks at nude pictures of a woman, what grows 30% larger?
A: His pupils.

BS BRAIN BUSTER: 
Q: Find an English word which is singular that becomes plural when you add an ‘s’ and then becomes singular again when you add another ‘s’.
A: There may be several answers, but here are two that fit the bill — care, cares, caress and prince, princes, princess.

BS TAG LINE:
Never face facts. If you do you’ll never get up in the morning.


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