Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Edition: #5827

Ahhh, Some BS to Look Forward to In the Morning!

★ Just in time for Halloween California-based company Costumeish is selling a ‘Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume Kit’. While the description doesn’t explicitly name Kim Kardashian, it does reference ‘The Queen of Social Media’. The kit comes with a short white sexy robe, a long black wig, a ‘4-million-dollar’ ring, large sunglasses, a fake gag, and 2 feet of rope. The cost: $ 69.99 (or make your own for a lot less). The site is also selling an ‘Adult Bruce Gender Olympian Costume’ and a ‘Donald the Wall Builder Costume’.
★ The Cyrus family has landed a new reality TV series. Miley Cyrus’ mother, Tish Cyrus, and her sister, Brandi, are set to star in the new show about interior design. The series is titled “Cyrus vs Cyrus”, and Tish and Brandi will compete against each other while working on decor projects for clients in Nashville TN. Miley will reportedly not be appearing on the show, which runs on cable channel Bravo next year. Tish Cyrus is also executive producing the show.
★ Jay Z is producing a TV miniseries about the US Army’s first African-American sniper. The series centers on Nicholas Irving, credited as the 3rd Ranger Battalion’s deadliest sniper and is based on his 2015 memoir, “The Reaper: Autobiography of One Of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers”. Sterling K Brown (“The People v OJ Simpson”) is starring in the 6-hour NBC-TV miniseries. The project is part of Jay Z’s new 2-year film & TV deal with The Weinstein Co.
– “New York Post”
★ And this week Emma Watson has called on leaders across Africa to make tribal weddings between young girls and older men illegal. The 26-year-old actress, who’s been visiting Malawi in her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, has met with traditional leaders who have championed the annulment of child marriages in their communities. Malawi has recently made child marriage illegal, but some local tribal chiefs have not recognized the legislation.

• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Twin Peaks (“Down in Heaven”). Rerun.
• “Ellen” (syndicated/CTV2) – Bastille (“Wild World”).
• “Harry” (syndicated) – Kelly Clarkson (“Piece by Piece”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Nas w/Erykah Badu (“Illmatic XX: Legacy Edition”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Kyle Kinane (“Whiskey Icarus”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Grouplove (“Big Mess”). Rerun,
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Sturgill Simpson (“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”); Corey Glover & Vernon Reid of Living Colour.
• “Live With Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Daya (“Sit Still, Look Pretty”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – The Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – R&B veterans Bell Biv DeVoe.

• Blink 182 – The latest batch of Hillary Clinton campaign emails posted by WikiLeaks reveals that Tom DeLonge has been emailing Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta about their mutual interest in … UFOs.
• Carrie Underwood – She tells “Redbook” she’s thinking about having another kid. She first became a mom last year when little Isaiah Michael was born and now that NHL player-husband Mike Fisher is nearing the end of his career they’re getting serious about expanding the family.
• Drake – He’s received a record 13 American Music Award nominations, surpassing Michael Jackson’s 1984 mark of 11 in a single year. The bling is handed out live on ABC-TV November 20th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
• Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong spent 9 months in acting boot camp to prepare himself for his first movie lead. He plays a washed-up punk rocker in writer/director Lee Kirk’s new film “Ordinary World”. Kirk admits he didn’t have Armstrong in mind when he wrote the movie, assuming he’d have to hire an actor who plays music rather than the other way around.
• Luke Bryan – He’s vowing to keep his scheduled tour dates after undergoing surgery on his arm for a broken clavicle suffered in a biking accident last week. Quote: “Will be all good for Wednesday.” His Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2016 plays Batesville MS tonight.
• Rihanna – A source tells E! News she and Drake are in an ‘open relationship’ and seeing other people at the moment. They were thought to have split but the report suggests they’re just not exclusive anymore. Drake has been spending time with model India Love recently.

British historian Dr Tracy Borman has researched some of the common characteristics of female beauty throughout history. Among them …
• Royalty – From the time of Cleopatra, being royal has endowed women with an almost mythical status.
• Wealth – This has been depicted in a variety of ways, from the plumpness of the women in Rubens’s paintings to the elaborateness of the costumes worn by royals and aristocracy.
• Charisma – This goes a long way toward explaining the appeal of such ‘plain-Jane’ women as Mary, Queen of Scots, whose attraction is hard to understand from her portraits.
– “History”

Cutting-edge vocab …
• ‘Freakshake’ – A milkshake made with ice cream and other sweet foods including cream, chocolate, and cake.
• ‘Frosé’ – A type of alcoholic drink made of frozen rosé wine mixed with sugar, lemon juice, and sometimes … other alcoholic drinks
• ‘Roller Skis’ – Skis fitted with wheels á la roller blades, allowing avid fans to stretch the ski season from 3 months to 12.

• Recent research suggests that up to 90% of women wear shoes that are too small and 75% of foot surgery performed on women is due to poor-fitting footwear. (Fashion tip … you just can’t beat the comfort of good ol’ gum boots!)
– “Health Magazine”
• 44% of men, but just 22% of women, claim they would tell a co-worker they have a body odor problem according to a recent magazine survey. (And men are so subtle … “By the way Jay, you freakin’ stink!”)
– “Men’s Health”
• A 20-year study in England suggests that youngsters whose school desks are in rows and face the blackboard work twice as hard as those who study in groups around a big table. (They would have finished the study a long time ago … but they were sitting in a group around a big table.)
– “Focus”

A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …
• 70% of women do not want their significant other to buy lingerie for them.
• 50% of us have asked a stranger to lend us their cellphone charger.
• 40% of people insist on taking their own salad dressing when going out to eat.
• 35% admit of parents they have skipped pages while reading bedtime stories to their kids.
• 33% of people floss before they take a selfie.
• 30% of married women have to remind their husbands to brush their teeth at least once a week.

‘Fluff’ phrases abound in résumés, according to a survey. Researchers examined the skills cited by job-seekers on more than 160,000 CVs and found that fully half of them used one or more vague phrases to describe their work skills and experience. The top 5 ‘fluff phrases’ are: ‘communication skills’, ‘team player’, ‘organizational skills’, ‘interpersonal skills’, and ‘driven’. Experts say a more effective résumé shows, rather than tells, what you’ve accomplished. For example: Swap ‘communication skills’ with ‘facilitated 12 leadership development workshops’ or ‘presented monthly financial reports for the board of directors’. (Or ‘Achieved regular advancement by kissing up to the boss’.)

• You feel trapped.
• You create a web of excuses and stories.
• You are suddenly forgiving of your cheating friends.
• You have sexual thoughts of being with others.
• You tell your partner it’s okay to cheat.
• You put yourself in prime situations for meeting others.
• You exchange phone numbers with potential mates.
• You keep your new ‘friend’ a secret.

• You can earn a washing machine by picking 10 tonnes of cotton in eastern Uzbekistan.
– BBC News
• An “immoral” hug can get you banned from the acting profession in Nigeria.
– “News Magazine”
• More than 200 UK drivers are at least 100-years-old.
– “Financial Times”


1968 [48] Hugh Jackman, Sydney, Australia, movie actor (“Deadpool”, “Wolverine”) UP NEXT: “The Greatest Showman on Earth” 2017.

1969 [47] Martie Maguire (Martha Erwin), York PA, country singer/fiddle player (Dixie Chicks-“Landslide”, Court Yard Hounds-“The Coast”)/sister of Dixie Chick Emily Robison

1986 [30] Tyler Blackburn, Burbank CA, TV actor (‘Caleb on “Pretty Little Liars” since 2011, “Ravenswood” 2013-14)

1992 [24] Josh Hutcherson, Union KY, movie actor (“The Hunger Games” films)

• “Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day”, observed on the 2nd Wednesday in October. It’s a day to bring your bear to work or school to hang out with you for the day. No, you won’t be mocked.

• “Dia de la Raza” (‘Day Of the Race’), observed in Mexico and throughout Latin America to celebrate Hispanics everywhere.

• “Farmers Day”, to honor all current farmers and those throughout history to recognize all that they have done to improve our lives.

• “Gumbo Day”, a day to indulge in some good old Louisiana-style cooking. Gumbo is a rich stew usually filled with meat, shellfish, celery, peppers, and onions, served over a bed of rice.

• “International Moment of Frustration Scream Day” when we’re encouraged to go outside at 12 noon and bellow for 30 seconds to vent our frustrations. That way when they’ve locked you up, you’ll feel completely cleansed.

• “Take Your Parents to Lunch Day”, when parents visit their children’s schools and have lunch with them in the cafeteria.

• “World Arthritis Day”, to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and to encourage people with RMDs to seize every opportunity to improve their quality of life.

• “Yom Kippur” (“Day of Atonement”), the holiest day of the year in Judaism that’s traditionally observed with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer. On “Yom Kippur”, Jews are encouraged to perform no work and abstain from food, drink, and sex.

2002 [14] More than 25 years after his death, the Elvis Presley album “Elv1s 30 No 1 Hits” debuts at #1 on the ‘Billboard 200’ (first Elvis album to ever debut atop the chart)

2005 [11] A 1974 Rolls Royce that belonged to late Queen singer Freddie Mercury is auctioned off on eBay (sells for close to $120,000 … 6 times the estimate)

2013 [03] Pharrell Williams weds model Helen Lasichanh, who inspires several tracks on his 2014 album “GIRL” (including “It Girl”)

2003 [13] Michael Schumacher wins his 6th Formula One Drivers’ championship at the Japanese Grand Prix to beat the 48-year-old record held by Juan Manuel Fangio

[Thurs] Prince Tribute Concert (Minneapolis MN)
[Thurs] Silly Sayings Day
[Fri] Be Bald & Be Free Day
[Sat] Tidal X: 1015 Benefit Concert (Brooklyn NY)
[Sat] International Day of Rural Women
This Week Is … Food Bank Week
This Month Is … Liver Awareness Month


This week is “Pet Peeves Week”, a good time to vent some of yours and let listeners air out theirs. Here are a few to get you going …
• When someone keeps saying “we” when discussing their favorite sports team.
• When you see someone eating pizza … with a fork.
• People who say while watching a movie, “Did you see that?” No idiot, I paid 15 bucks to come here and stare at the damn ceiling.
• When you’re waiting for the bus and someone asks “Did the bus come yet?” If the bus had come would I be standing here, dipstick?
• When someone mixes up “you’re” and “your”.
• People who ask “Can I ask you a question?” Didn’t really give us a choice, did ya?
• When those texting bubbles pop up … then go away … then come back … then go away.
• When you order Diet Coke at a drive-thru, but don’t realize they gave you regular Coke until you’ve pulled away.
• People who push both elevator buttons ‘to speed things up’.
– Adapted from

☎ Name something that used to be cool, but isn’t any more (ie: pushing someone into the pool).

• Who was the #1 Hollywood movie star from 1935-38?
a. Leading man Clark Gable.
b. Child actress Shirley Temple. [CORRECT]
c. Canine star Rin Tin Tin.

• According to FBI stats, when are bank robberies least likely to occur?
a. Tuesday afternoon. [CORRECT]
b. Monday morning.
c. Friday afternoon.

• Which country has the most area devoted to national parks?
a. USA.
b. Australia.
c. Canada.
[Those countries are the top 3, in order.]

At my age, I’ve begun to regret the sins I did not commit.

Question: 1-in-10 women have done THIS while driving.
Answer: Painted their nails.

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

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