Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Edition: #6073

Here’s More Bull Roar!

★ Comedian Russell Brand says he has run out of money and must now live “hand to mouth” in a poverty-stricken existence.  Quote: “I gave people too much, I gave too much to charity, I bought too many good things. Now I’ve got to work for the rest of my life.” In his recent book ‘Recovery’, Brand confessed that had blown his fortune – estimated to be around US $13 million.
(So you have to work.  And you are looking for sympathy?)
★ Kathy Griffin is picking up right where she left off – rocking a Donald Trump mask onstage … although this one was not bloody.  Griffin did her first stand-up gig since the infamous photo shoot with the severed Trump head, and made a daring entrance onto the stage at LA’s Orpheum Theatre…wearing a Trump mask and with middle fingers blazing.
(So much for that tearful apology…)
★ Carrie Fisher is featured in the new trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.  Fisher – who starred as Princess Leia in the sci-fi movie series – passed away in December last year, and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will mark her final on-screen appearance.
★ Gillian Anderson thinks the next ‘X-Files’ season will be her last.  Anderson, who has played FBI agent Dana Scully on and off since September 1993, says the forthcoming 11th season of the sci-fi drama series could well be the end for her.  The show, set for the second season of its comeback, is due to air in 2018, and Anderson says that she signed on for more episodes because the story “felt like it wasn’t over”.
(So, will the truth remain “out there”?)
★ Emma Stone is the new face of Louis Vuitton. She has joined forces with the designer label, and will star in a variety of commercials for the company, plus she will grace the red carpet in the brand’s highly coveted designs over the next 24months.  The deal is said to be worth $6-10 million.
(Plus, she’ll never have “nothing to wear”!)
★ Mickey Rourke says he’s “pretty again” after his recent nose job. The boxer-turned-actor opened up in an Instagram post about his latest trip to the doctor…including a post-surgery photo with his doctor.  Rourke’s changing looks have made headlines in recent years.  He revealed in 2009 that he had, by then, undergone five operations on his nose.
(He’s got a Roman nose.  Roamin’ all over his face!)

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Renee Zellweger, Marc Maron, Sir Rosevelt
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Margot Robbie, Stephen Moyer, Rachel Feinstein, Daveed Diggs
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Andrew Garfield, Tracy Ullman, Wolf Parade
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Taran Killam, Japandroids, Joe Russo
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Josh Gad, Rachel Bloom, Michelle Dockery, Charlie Puth
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Conan Without Borders: Israel ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Lea Michele, Teresa Giudice
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Van Jones
• “The Talk” (CBS): James Van Der Beek, Deborah Norville, guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Jimmy Fallon, K.J. Apa
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Sean “Diddy” Combs, French Montana, Gina Rodriguez
• “Survivor” (CBS): “My Kisses Are Very Private” One castaway’s romantic feelings for another tribemate may cause both of them to spill secrets.
• “Dynasty” (CW): Series Premiere “I Hardly Recognized You”
• “Riverdale” (CW): Season 2 Premiere. “Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying”

• Sam Smith – has revealed that his new album ‘The Thrill Of It All’ will be released on November 3. The announcement was coupled with the release of a new single, ‘Pray’.
• Aaron Carter – happily reports that he has gained 30lbs in rehab and learned to be proud of himself and “stress free”. This comes after months of disturbing behavior where he lashed out at family members and split with his longtime girlfriend. (30 pounds in two weeks…where was rehab?  At Golden Corral?)
• The Pussycat Dolls – are reuniting…apparently. The girl group – who split in 2009 – have a new website, titled ‘PCD Reunion’.  So far, the site only allows fans to join their mailing list.
• Nelly – was arrested on Saturday morning in Auburn, WA after a woman accused him of sexual assault.  The rapper has been released from custody and no charges have been filed, his attorney said in a statement.
• Bon Jovi — former guitarist Richie Sambora says an induction night reunion with the band is possible if they are selected for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honours.
• Liam Gallagher – believes John Lennon is ”looking out” for him. Gallagher, an avowed fan who named his eldest son Lennon after him, considers the Beatle to be his ”spiritual guide” through life.
• Paul McCartney – On Nov. 17, he will release eight new titles from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection: McCartney, McCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace, Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram, Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run, Wings: Venus And Mars, At The Speed Of Sound.  All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork.
• Guns N’ Roses – their “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour has now topped the $300 million mark since its launch in April of 2016. The group added $53 million from their 15-show summer run of North American stadiums in which they played to more than 535,000 fans.
• Stone Temple Pilots –  guitarist Dean DeLeo says that they believe they have found a new singer that “fits the bill” in their bid to replace late singer Scott Weiland.
• Shania Twain – her return from a 15-year hiatus went straight to Number One on the Billboard 200.  Her comeback LP ‘Now’ sold 137,000 total copies in its first week of release.
• Luke Bryan – has announced his next album ‘What Makes You Country’ will be released on December 8th.
• Bradley Walker – has released his new album ‘Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith’, which features collaborations with Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Jimmy Fortune, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs and Ricky Skaggs.

That towel in your bathroom?  The one that you “keep meaning” to throw in the laundry?  The one that’s starting to get crusty?  You might want to find a fresh one.  A new study found that  nearly 90% of bathroom towels were contaminated with coliform bacteria and about 14% carried E. coli.  Towels offer the perfect environment for bacteria and other microorganisms to grow because they’re often damp, warm and absorbent, and they hang in dark bathrooms.  Plus, many people don’t wash their hands thoroughly, so when they dry their hands on a towel, they’re rubbing bacteria into a place where it’s likely to grow.  That’s according to  Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona.  So what to do?  Wash kitchen and bathroom towels  after about two days of use, particularly if you have young children in the house. And not just any rinse will do. Bacteria can survive regular detergent, so use hot water and a product with activated oxygen bleach to thoroughly clean towels.
(No worries.  I’ve got kids.  Trust me.  Kids don’t use towels.)
(Sure, it may have cooties on it…but they’re MY cooties!)
(So if the towels you never use are the GOOD towels, this must be the BAD towel!)
***See today’s Water Cooler Question*** (No wonder!)

A new study U.K. study has revealed the exact formula for getting a restful night’s sleep – and no, thankfully, it doesn’t involve lighting candles or meditation. The combination is simple: a room temperature of 16 degrees celsius (61F), laying on your right hand side and reading a chapter of a hardcopy book right before you would like to fall asleep.  Oh, and also this: Use two pillows, paint your bedroom white, and leave 37 minutes between the last time you checked your phone and the time that you plan to fall asleep. If you’re really into a regimented schedule, the perfect time to go to sleep is 10:39 p.m.
(I would be able to go to bed at the same time every night if it wasn’t for that nasty work habit of mine…)
(My formula is this: Sit in recliner.  Period.)
(And don’t have kids.  Or pets.  Or neighbors)

(According to a survey of some of the biggest fitness chains)
☹ Not wiping down equipment (You knew THAT was coming!)
☹ Recycling stinky gym clothes (The secret here is not to sweat while you are at the gym…)
☹ Skipping a shower BEFORE the gym (Really?  Who is going to shower beforehand?)
☹ Sitting naked on locker room benches (Cause I really want to sit there after you did THAT!)
☹ Showering barefoot (Isn’t this more of a ‘do it at your own risk’ type of thing?)
☹ Sharing dirty exercise mats (Is this a little nit-picky?)
☹ Doing curls on the squat-rack (Apparently these are for squats only.  And selfies.  And not really gross either, if you think about it…)

A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …
• 57% of us think more favorably of a coworker who brings in donuts.
• 70% of men exaggerate their salary when they’re talking to women.
• 20% of grandparents say they dislike at least one of their grandkids’ names.
• 25% of women have a mint from a restaurant in their purse.
• 52% of women say that they like tattoos on a man.
• 75% of women find a man wearing a gold chain “super tacky”.


1946 [71] Daryl Hall, Pottstown PA, pop singer (Hall & Oates – ‘Private Eyes’, ‘Kiss on My List’/Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004)

1961 [56] Steve Young, Salt Lake City UT, NFL analyst (“ESPN Monday Night Football”)/former NFL QB (Super Bowl 29 MVP-San Francisco 49ers)/Pro Football Hall of Fame (2005)

1966 [51] Luke Perry, Mansfield OH, TV actor (“Beverly Hills 90210” 1990-2000, “Riverdale” since 2017)

1968 [49] Jane Krakowski, Parsippany NJ, TV actress (“30 Rock” 2006-13, “Ally McBeal” 1997-2002)/Broadway actress (Tony Award-“Nine”, “Grand Hotel”)

1976 [41] Emily Deschanel, LA CA, TV actress (‘Dr Temperance Brennan’ on “Bones” 2005-2017)/older sister of actress-singer Zooey Deschanel

1977 [40] Matt Bomer, Webster Groves TX, TV actor (“White Collar” 2009-2014, “American Horror Story” 2014-2016)

1992 [25] Cardi B, The Bronx NY, rapper (“Bodak Yellow”, “Red Barz”)

• “Coming Out Day”, a day to ‘announce your sexuality and be proud of it’, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign to encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people to ‘Talk About It’ with their families and friends.

• “Food Truck Day”, an annual celebration of street grub on wheels.  Best-ever taste you got off a truck is …? (Or worst-ever reaction…?)

• “International Day Of the Girl”, the 6th annual observance by the UN to increase awareness of the inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. The gap affects access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from violence.

• “Southern Food Heritage Day”, the official day to pull out your cast iron pans and start up the smoker to enjoy your favorite traditional dishes from America’s South. (Which is best? Catfish? Gumbo? Jambalaya? Pork jowls fried in possum fat?)

• “International Emergency Nurses Day”, saluting the dedication and commitment of emergency nursing professionals, who bring care, comfort, and compassion to patients. The annual event is observed in Australia, Canada, and the USA.

• “National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day”, a day to recognize the value of Teddy Bears as stress relievers.

[Thurs] Cookbook Launch Day
[Thurs] Freethought Day
[Fri] English Language Day
[Fri] Yorkshire Pudding Day

1975 [42] ‘Saturday Night Live’ premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host.  Billy Preston & Janis Ian were the musical guests

2003 [14] Justin Timberlake makes his 1st appearance on “Saturday Night Live”, doing double-duty as host and musical guest (returns many times afterward)

2009 [08] 54-year-old Jo Wood, wife of Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, is granted a divorce after 24 years of marriage on the grounds of adultery (the 64-year-old had begun a relationship with a 20-year-old woman)

2010 [07] George Michael is released from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, England after serving 4 weeks of a 2 month sentence for driving under the influence of drugs (he’d been arrested after crashing his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store)

2009 [08] Barbra Streisand hits #1 on the album chart with ‘Love Is the Answer’, making her the only artist to have a #1 album in 5 different decades (now stands at 6 after her 2014 album, ‘Partners’.


✓ A grizzly bear’s bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball.
✓ Cats don’t meow as a way to communicate with each other. It’s used primarily for communicating with humans.
✓ Elephants can smell water from several miles away.
✓ Birds are immune to the heat of chili peppers.
✓ Bald eagles sound so silly that movie-makers dub in substitute voices.
✓ Goats have rectangular pupils.

• “You know what your problem is?”
• “Does this look infected to you?”
• “So, I just got released yesterday…”
• “Are you going to eat that?”
• “Don’t take this the wrong way, but…”
• “When are you due?”
• “Do you know anything about suppositories?”
• “Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy…but here’s my number.  So call me maybe.


☎ What is the most awkward situation that you have found yourself in?

What occupation has the highest divorce rate?
a. Casino Manager [CORRECT]
b. Bartender
c. Flight Attendant
d. Police Officer

When I was a kid, I asked my Mom what a couple was and she said, “Oh, two or three.”  And she wonders why her marriage didn’t work out.

Question:  Men do this every 18 days at home while women do it every 15. What is it?
Answer: Wash/change their bath towel

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

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