Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Edition: #6074

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

★ It was a new experience for Idris Elba when he was called upon to shoot his first ever sex scene for ‘A Mountain Between Us’.  While the biggest challenge for him was regarding something beneath the sheets, it wasn’t his moves that he was worried about.  His big concern was what co-star Kate Winslet was wearing.  On her feet.  In an appearance on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, she revealed that Idris was OK with doing the scene – under one condition – she had to keep her socks on.  Apparently, Idris has a foot fetish and wanted to keep what was happening under the covers…above the board.
(Foot fetish?  So she had to wear socks?  Apparently my wife thinks I have one too…)
★ Frankie Muniz says he doesn’t remember being on ‘Malcom in the Middle’.  Muniz says that he is unaware of how his memory loss started, but he’s had “nine concussions and a fair amount of mini-strokes.” While Muniz admits those things might not be the sole cause of his memory problems, he believes they could be.  Muniz says that his memory loss is so severe that this girlfriend writes down everything that they do so he can go back and look.
★ Mark Ruffalo has confirmed the Hulk will be getting his own story arc within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ruffalo has portrayed Bruce Banner and his giant rage-filled green alter ego in three movies so far: ‘Avengers Assemble’, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and the upcoming third movie in the Thor franchise ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ – but has always been a part of the superhero squad without ever getting his own standalone adventure.
★ Cara Delevingne thinks it’s ”important” to talk about mental illness. The actress and model  suffered from depression as a teenager, and she explores the heavy themes of substance abuse, abusive parents, and other issues which affect mental health in her new young adult novel ‘Mirror, Mirror’.
★ Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the latest stars to claim she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. The 65-year-old film producer has been accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees for almost three decades, and in a report from The New York Times, Paltrow  adds her name to the list, claiming she was harassed at the age of 22 when she was hired to star in ‘Emma’.  Angelina Jolie and Rosanna Arquette have also recently stepped forward with similar allegations.
★ Angelina Jolie dished out nearly $1,000 on Halloween costumes and props during a Glendale, California shopping spree.  Some of her ‘must-haves’ included a bleeding machete, a fake bird in a cage and a ninja weapon set.  She also purchased items to make a ‘Morticia Addams’ costume.  Morticia is the fictional ‘Addams Family’ matriarch, played by Anjelica Huston in the 1991 movie.
★ Vintage Books has announced that the next ‘Fifty Shades’ novel, ‘Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian’ will come out Nov. 28.  ‘Grey’, published in 2015, was also told from Christian’s point of view. Author E L James said in a statement that the new book will give readers a “darker and more haunted” take on Christian.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Kate Hudson, Jared Padalecki, 21 Savage
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Miles Teller, Pink, Billy Corgan
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Bill Murray, Claire Foy, Bill Murray with Jan Vogler & Friends
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Gerard Butler, Patton Oswalt, Joe Russo
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Luke Evans, Usher, Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Jared Leto, Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck, Kane Brown ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Sarah Silverman, Isla Fisher
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Chadwick Boseman, Charley Pride
• “The Talk” (CBS): Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, Sunny Anderson, guest co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba & Joey McIntyre
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Gerard Butler, Lea Michele, Rhett & Link
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Kate Hudson, Nacho Figueras
• “Arrow” (CW): Season 6 Premiere “Fallout”
• “Supernatural” (CW): Season 13 Premiere “Lost and Found”

• The Weeknd – appeared at New York Comicon to announce a collaboration with Marvel on a comic called ‘Starboy’.  He also ‘stars’ in the title role.
• Cardi B – her “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is No. 1 for the third consecutive week, making it the longest-reigning chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 for an unaccompanied female rapper.   (Rappers do that sometimes?)
• Carly Rae Jepsen – her 2012 song ‘Call Me Maybe’ has surpassed one billion views on YouTube. That puts it in the company of videos from the likes of Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Psy.
• Tom Petty – One of the most unusual tributes to him came on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during a Florida Gators football game. The entire stadium crowd of 90,000 sang ‘I Won’t Back Down’, which was captured on video and social media.
• Eminem — has dropped an epic freestyle rap attacking President Donald Trump for everything from his NFL anger to his plans to build a wall to keep out immigrants. The video was shown at the BET Awards Tuesday night.
• Linkin Park – Today, the episode of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ recorded less than two weeks before singer Chester Bennington’s death will debut on their Facebook page.
• Brett Eldredge – has shared a touching acoustic cover of Coldplay’s 2005 hit, ‘Fix You’, with the caption: “Music medicine for tough times.”
• Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – will release their first album together next month.  “The Rest of Our Life” comes out November 17, the same day as the TV premiere of their concert special ‘Tim and Faith: Soul2Soul’.
• Shania Twain – her new album ‘Now’, debuted at Number One on the all-genre Billboard 200 with the equivalent of 137,000 copies sold in its first week.  Naturally, it is #1 on the country albums chart as well.

I’m pretty sure there will soon be a dramatic uptick among the youth of Michigan in pursuing a college degree.  That’s because Northern Michigan University is now offering a degree program in growing marijuana.  Or more accurately, ‘Medicinal Plant Chemistry’, a four-year program geared toward the burgeoning marijuana business that is about to explode in Michigan next year.  While there are already programs elsewhere offering marijuana certificates, the Northern Michigan University program is unique, mixing chemistry, biology, botany, horticulture, marketing and finance. The first class has a dozen students, but Mark Paulsen, director of the university’s chemistry department, expects that number to grow quickly. No pun intended.
(I’m pretty sure I know when class break-time is!)
(This is great and all.  But now what are these kids supposed to do on the weekend?)
(The course takes so long because they spend the first year ‘weeding’ out the poor students!)

It’s the next hot beauty trend.  But I’m not sure you’re going to like it.  Behold: “nose hair extensions”.  Technically they’re not extensions, but false lashes stuck around the rim of each nostril, splayed out to create the effect of super long hair peeking out of your nose. (Or, you know, a spider…)  The look is the creation of a genius who goes by the name @gret_chen_chen, who posted her photos to Instagram, and just because the idea is SO weird, it is catching on with teens in a (sort-of) big way.  One of her followers has already customized the look….with ‘lip-lashes’.
(And the overall look with the lip-lashes is that of someone whose false eye-lashes fell out at the exact second that she inhaled!)
(And I’m dreading the answer to the inevitable question, “Is that nose hair real?”)
(There are pictures.  Or I wouldn’t have believed it either…)

It turns out that yes, you can have too much pumpkin spice.  Or at least too much of the scent.  In a Baltimore school, the smell emanating from a pumpkin spice air freshener caused an evacuation of the school, and a hazmat response.  After teachers and students caught whiff of a strong smell on the third floor, five people were taken to hospital with upset stomachs and breathing trouble.  The problem was traced to a pumpkin spice air aerosol plugged into a classroom outlet.
(Yeah, we had to go to great lengths to cover up certain smells when I was in school, too!)
(So that’s what I’ve gotta do to get that smell turned off at my place?)

➢ Gundiguts: 17th century slang for an extremely overweight person.
➢ Bum-Curtain: 1930’s-a flashily dressed woman.
➢ Gloppenment:  Old Yorkshire word for surprise or astonishment.
➢ Swill-Belly: 17th century slang for a heavy-drinker.
➢ Glomaz:  Old English for a large, clumsy person.
➢ Cackle-Tub: 19th century slang for a church pulpit.
➢ Gruttling: Old English word for a strange noise that cannot be explained.
➢ Flapdoodle: Nonsense
➢ Frobly-Mobly: 18th Century English word for “neither well nor unwell”.
➢ Tatterwallop: Old Scots word for an untidily dressed person.
➢ Flutty-Go-Nimble: Old Cornish name for diarrhea.
(It might be the swill-bellying that caused the flutty-go-nimbles.  And caused the flapdoodling too for that matter!)
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1968 [49] Hugh Jackman, Sydney, Australia, movie actor (“Deadpool”, “Wolverine”) UP NEXT: “The Greatest Showman on Earth” 2017.

1969 [48] Martie Maguire (Martha Erwin), York PA, country singer/fiddle player (Dixie Chicks-‘Landslide’, ‘Wide Open spaces’/Court Yard Hounds-‘The Coast’)/sister of Dixie Chick Emily Robison

1970 [47] Kirk Cameron, Los Angeles CA, TV actor (best known for playing ‘Mike Seaver’ on “Growing Pains” 1985-1992)

1986 [31] Tyler Blackburn, Burbank CA, TV actor (‘Caleb’ on “Pretty Little Liars” 2011-2017, “Ravenswood” 2013-14)

1992 [25] Josh Hutcherson, Union KY, movie actor (“The Hunger Games” films)

2004 [13] Darci Lynne Farmer, Oklahoma City, OK, ventriloquist (season 12 winner on “America’s Got Talent)

• “Farmers Day”, to honor all current farmers and those throughout history to recognize all that they have done to improve our lives. (And when was the last great country song about farmers?)

• “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.

• “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.

• “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.  (Or, as my neighbors call it, ‘Thursday’.  And they’re usually about 12 hours early on this…)

• “World Sight Day”, an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

[Fri] Train Your Brain Day
[Fri] English Language Day
[Sat] Chess Day
[Sat] National Dessert Day

2002 [15] 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 [12] 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 [04] Pharrell Williams weds model Helen Lasichanh, who inspires several tracks on his 2014 album “GIRL” (including “It Girl”)

2003 [14] 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 (retired with 7)


✓ Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of ‘Apollo 13′.
✓ There was a third Apple founder. Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976.
✓ In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price rose to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.
✓ The actor who was inside R2-D2 hated the guy who played C-3PO, calling him “the rudest man I’ve ever met.”
✓ A 2009 search for the Loch Ness Monster came up empty.  But scientists did find over 100,000 golf balls.
✓ Before settling on the Seven Dwarfs we know today, Disney considered Chesty, Tubby, Burpy, Deafy, Hickey, Wheezy, and Awful.

• Chumbawumba!
• Godsmack!
• Daft Punk!
• Mott The Hoople!
• Kajagoogoo!
• Mother Love Bone!
• Donovan!
• 50 Cent!
• Derek Trucks Band!
• Flo Rida!
• Puddle of Mudd!
• Feist!
• Rick Astley!
• John Cougar Mellencamp!
• Shakira!
• Bjork!
• Albert Hammond Jr.!
• George Harrison Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Featuring Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and OTHERS!

☎ What ‘cool’ slang word or phrase that you used to use sounds horribly dated now? “What’s the dilly-o?” “Chill Pill?”  “Stoked?”  “23 Skidoo?”  “Cool?”

I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep.  What do you want, an adorable pancreas?

Question: People with THESE are perceived as 38% more likely to be smart.  What?
Answer: Straight teeth

Inside every person you know is a person you don’t know.

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