Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Edition: #6077

Thanks a Sheetload for Choosing “BS”!


★ Gerard Butler was hospitalized after an incident where he says he got run off the road while on his motorcycle.  Reports say he was riding in L.A. when he was cut off by a car, causing him to crash. Lucky for Butler, he’s not badly hurt.  His climate change disaster flick, “Geostorm,” opens on Friday, and he will be well enough to promote it.
(Wouldn’t it have been ironic if had been hit by a Geo Storm?)
★ Dame Helen Mirren will be honoured at the 45th annual Chaplin Award Gala in recognition of her incredible career which has spanned six decades. The 72-year-old actress follows in a long line of legends who have been recipients of the accolade, with previous winners including Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and last year’s honouree Robert De Niro.
★ Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are engaged.  Because it’s 2017, the couple made the announcement in matching Instagram posts.  They each posted an image of Turner, a star of ‘Game of Thrones’, with her hand on top of Jonas’, showing off the stunning engagement ring against their black clothes.  The two have been reportedly dating since November, and they made it ‘Instagram official’ in January.
-Cosmopolitan, People
★ Bryan Cranston says he really did learn how to cook crystal meth while working on ‘Breaking Bad’.  Cranston, who played high school teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White in the show, said on the Graham Norton Show that he was so committed to his role that he studied how to make the drug in real life. According to him, the process is “very interesting, intricate and dangerous.”
(Method acting….and a lucrative sideline!)
★ Rose McGowan claims she was ”blacklisted” by Hollywood after she was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein. McGowan also claims she was told by a criminal lawyer that she would not win a case against the powerful producer and was discouraged not to take the matter further.
★ Jason Momoa says that in the upcoming movie ‘Justice League’, ‘Aquaman’ is not yet King. According to Momoa, his character “is not even really Aquaman yet. He’s not the King of the Seven Seas”.  He says we can expect the fully developed character to really show up in the ‘Aquaman’ solo film.  ‘Justice League’ opens on November 17, and the solo ‘Aquaman’ movie is scheduled to drop in December, 2018.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): David Letterman, Paul Shaffer
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Kate Winslet, Milo Ventimiglia, G-Eazy featuring Cardi B ( R )
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Jerry Seinfeld ( R )
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Bobby Moynihan, Billie Jean King ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Taron Egerton, Damian Lillard ( R )
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Sen. Al Franken, Kate Micucci, Portugal. The Man ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Tracey Ullman, David Arquette
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Gabrielle Union
• “The Talk” (CBS): Renee Zellweger, Cameron Mathison, guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Clive Owen, Marisol Nichols
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Andrew Garfield, Snoop Dogg, Beck
• “The Voice” (NBC): “The Battles Premiere, Part 2” Two of Jennifer’s artists perform a Whitney Houston song; Blake’s artists take on a ’90s hit.

• Ed Sheeran — was involved in a cycling accident.  He Instagrammed a picture of himself with one arm in a cast and the other in a sling, and wrote: “I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news”.
• Adele – will pay tribute to the late George Michael with a version of his hit  ‘Fastlove’ in the upcoming documentary ‘Freedom’.
• Niall Horan – misses the ”comfort blanket” of being in a band with One Direction.  According to him, ”With 1D, the screaming didn’t stop. We’d all run around and there was always some explosion going off or prop coming on. Now, I just stand there thanking God for my guitar. When I put that down, I haven’t a clue what to do with my hands.”
• Pink – doesn’t think naked selfies are ”empowering”. She says that while she ”respects” other people’s decisions, she doesn’t think posing nude in your bathroom and posting it online teaches anyone to take you seriously.
• Sam Smith – admits he didn’t ”respect” himself last year and wrote his new album ‘The Thrill Of It All’ about his personal journey since.  Now, he says he is ”really happy” in his relationship with actor Brandon Flynn.
• Kelly Clarkson – thinks there is a lot of pressure on women in the music industry. She says there is much more pressure for women than for men to look ”aesthetically” good.
• Nicki Minaj – takes credit for “reintroducing the female rapper to pop culture.” She says her combination of music and commercial acumen helped revitalize hip-hop for women.
• Linkin Park – Bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell has posted a photo of the band back together in a room and practicing for the first time since vocalist Chester Bennington was found dead in his California home on July 20.  Presumably, they were rehearsing for the Chester Bennington tribute show October 27 in Los Angeles.
• Tom Petty – Keyboardist Benmont Tench is going ahead with a solo show in Florida which was scheduled before Petty’s death.  On social media, he wrote that, “You don’t stop playing music on any account, for any reason, and especially when faced with such enormous loss.”  He also has 2 NYC shows scheduled in November.
• Melissa Etheridge – was arrested for drug possession on her tour bus in August.  It’s just been reported that her vehicle was stopped by U.S. Customs in North Dakota on August 17.  A dog unit detected possible drugs and border agents found marijuana oil. Etheridge claimed she uses the oil to manage pain from cancer, and noted it is legal in California where she lives.
• Kelsea Ballerini – she and her fiancé Morgan Evans have instituted a ‘two-week rule’ in their relationship. She says that means they try to never go without seeing each other for more than 2 weeks.
• Dolly Parton – Her first children’s album, ‘I Believe In You’, hit stores on Friday.  Money from sales of the album will go her non-profit organization ‘Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library’.

• “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (PG-13, Action/Adventure):  Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. But when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. (Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.)
• “Girls Trip” (R-Rated, Comedy): When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith)
• “Lady Macbeth” (R-Rated, Drama): In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. (Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton)
• “Escape Room” (R-Rated, Horror): For Tyler’s 30th birthday, his girlfriend Christen gets him an unusual gift: admission to a mysterious escape room. When the cruel game begins to turn deadly, he realizes they may not all escape with their lives. (Evan Williams, Annabelle Stephenson, Elisabeth Hower)
• “A Very Sordid Wedding” (Not Rated, Comedy): Tired of the religious zealotry and anti-gay bigotry in their Texas town, sisters Latrell, LaVonda, and Aunt Sissy decide to protest an “Anti-Equality Rally” which aims to forbid any same sex weddings in their county. (Bonnie Bedelia, Dale Dickey, Whoopi Goldberg)
• “The Midwife” (Not Rated, Drama):  Bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together. (Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet)

•The Petit Jardin restaurant in south France has banned cellphones.  The owner, Hean-Noël Fluery, put the rule in place to make the restaurant atmosphere more friendly and enjoyable. If any of his employees see customers breaking the rule, they use an interesting form of punishment. The restaurant uses a “football-style card system” and servers “blow a whistle and show a yellow card to anyone caught using their phone.” If that customer is caught using their cell a second time, they get a red card and are asked to leave the eatery. The owner says most people who get a yellow card put away their phone for the rest of their meal.  The restaurant owner has also banned ketchup and Coco-Cola in favor of local items.
(I was OK with doing without my phone for the length of a meal.  But ketchup?  Somewhere the madness must stop.)

• Police say a man pulled over in Des Moines, Iowa told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list.  The man refused to stop when a trooper tried to pull him over for a traffic violation.  A 10-15 minute chase ended with a police ‘PIT’ maneuver after which Frederick Jones was apprehended peacefully.
(As the car was skidding into the ditch, I’m sure responding officers heard a faint “YEEE-HAAAAAW!!!!”)

This test developed by Princeton University, claims it only takes three questions to tell if you’re a genius.  Good luck!
1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
2. If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?
3. In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?

1.  $0.05. Many guess 10 cents.  If that were the case, the bat would cost $1.20—not $1.10. Purchasing a 5 cent ball and a bat priced at $1.05 (which is $1 more expensive than 5 cents) would total $1.10.
2.  5 minutes.  Since the question reveals that it would take 5 minutes for 1 widget machine to make 1 widget, you can determine that it would take 5 minutes for 100 widget machines to make 100 widgets.
3.  47 days. Your gut might tell you it would take 24 days. But remember: Since the area of the lake covered in lily pads doubles every day, a patch that covers half the lake would fully cover it in just one day. Subtract one day from 48 days, and what do you get? 47 days.
(Right.  Now how do you spell I.Q. again?)


1958 [59] Alan Jackson, Newnan GA, country singer (w/Zac Brown Band-‘As She’s Walking Away’, ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’)

1960 [57] Rob Marshall, Madison WI, movie director (“Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, 2002 Oscar-“Chicago”)/stage director-choreographer (“Cabaret”, “Damn Yankees”) COMING UP…Mary Poppins, 2018

1968 [49] Ziggy Marley (David Marley),Trenchtown Jamaica, reggae singer (‘Tomorrow People’, ‘Love is My Religion’)/Son of Bob Marley

1969 [48] Wyclef Jean, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, R&B/rap artist (w/Shakira-‘Hips Don’t Lie’, The Fugees-‘Killing Me Softly’)

1969 [48] Rick Mercer, St John’s NL, TV comic (“The Rick Mercer Report” since 2002, “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” 1993-2001)/Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (2004)

1971 [46] Chris Kirkpatrick, Clarion PA, former pop singer (*NSYNC-‘Bye Bye Bye’, ‘Pop’)

1972 [45] Eminem (Marshall Mathers III), St Joseph MO (raised Detroit MI), rapper (w/Rihanna-‘The Monster’, ‘Lose Yourself’)/sometime movie actor (“8 Mile”)

1983 [34] Felicity Jones, Bournville UK, movie actress (“Theory of Everything”, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”)

• “Pasta Day”, celebrating the Italian staple that’s popular worldwide. There are over 350 varieties of pasta in Italy. A typical Italian eats over 60 lbs of the stuff per year.

• “Wear Something Gaudy Day”. (Well, nice to see [co-host] is dressed for the occasion!)

• “International Day For the Eradication of Poverty”, a UN observance since 1993. (How’s it workin’ so far?)

• “Mulligan Day”, a day to give yourself or someone else a do-over – a 2nd chance at something botched – like bad golfers give themselves. (***See today’s Phone Starter***)

• ‘Information Overload Day”, the 10th annual workplace observance that calls attention to the problem of info overload and how it impacts both individuals and organizations. Seems we’re all suffering from TMI (Too Much Information).

• “Face Your Fears Day”, a day to ‘fess up about your personal phobias that hold you back and confront them head on. Some of the most common fears include creepy creatures (bugs, mice, snakes, and bats); heights; water; enclosed spaces; tunnels & bridges; crowds; and public speaking. But what about bigger life issues such as fear of dying; fear of loneliness; fear of failure; and fear of rejection?

[Wed] Chocolate Cupcake Day
[Wed] No Beard Day
[Thurs] Conflict Resolution Day
[Thurs] Seafood Bisque Day

2012 [05] Amidst controversy over his anti-doping scandal, former cycling champ Lance Armstrong resigns as chairman of LiveStrong, his anti-cancer charity

2007 [10] The section of West Grand Blvd in Detroit, Michigan that once housed the Motown recording studios is officially renamed ‘Berry Gordy Jr Boulevard’

2008 [09] Madonna & Guy Ritchie announce their 7-year marriage is over because they’ve drifted apart

2009 [08] Actor Johnny Depp presents the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards with the ‘Rock Immortal Award’ as part of the “Scream Awards”

2011 [05] In New Mexico, Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson opens the world’s first commercial space port, ‘Spaceport America’

2014 [03] A new study suggests exercising 3 times per week can reduce depression risk by 19%, with an added reduction of 6% for each additional workout (what if you exercise 100 times a week?)

2003 [14] The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 56 m (184 ft) and become (briefly) the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been tallest building in the world since 2008 at 828 m/2,717 ft)


✓ Napping for just six minutes can help improve your memory.
✓ Before falling asleep, 90% of your mind begins to imagine things that you’d like to happen.
✓ The happier you are, the less sleep you require to function in everyday life.
✓ Women have twice as many pain receptors on their bodies than men, but a much higher pain tolerance.
✓ We tend to prefer the original version of a song because we heard it first, not necessarily because it’s better.
✓ Creative, confident and or intelligent individuals tend to talk to themselves more frequently.

• Ruin It With Raisins
• My Bun In Your Oven
• Cooking Four Humans (F.O.U.R.)
• 50 Shades Of Gravy
• Griddle Women
• So you burnt it a little…it’s still edible
• Cheeses of Nazareth – How make a Quiche for up to 5000 People
• Baking Bad
• Dude, Where’s My Carbs?
• No Matter How Hard You Try, It’ll Never Look Like The Picture


☎ Today is ‘Mulligan Day’.  What embarrassing or regretful thing have you done that you would like to take a ‘mulligan’ on?

If opposites truly attract, the correct life strategy is to be a loser.

Question:  85% of people say they don’t mind if THIS is true about their boss. What?
Answer:  He or she is younger than you.

A friend is the one who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Chris Finn @ Radio Cabin 94.6 Herne Bay UK;  Scott Reiniche @ WPLM Berkley MA;  Billy Ray @ KOOV FM Killeen TX;  John Black @ KETQ Marysville TX;  JD Jackson @ KCMO Mission KS;  Queen Darci’D @ D’Top Radio.com Forest Park GA

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