Friday, October 21, 2016 – Edition: #5834


★ Saturday the 2nd annual “InStyle Awards” are handed out by the fashion magazine at the Getty Center in Los Angeles CA to celebrate designers, make-up artists, and stylish stars. Tom Ford picks up the ‘Designer’ award; Nicole Kidman (“Paddington”) is being honored with the ‘Style Icon Award’; Shailene Woodley (“The Fault in Our Stars”) the ‘Advocate Award’; “Quantico” actress Priyanka Chopra is named ‘Breakthrough Style Star’; and singer Leon Bridges gets the ‘Man of Style’ accolade.
★ Sunday Bill Murray becomes the 19th recipient of the ‘Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’ at a Kennedy Center gala in Washington DC. Murray’s most notable contributions to comedy include his time on “Saturday Night Live” (1977-80), and his roles in films like “Caddyshack”, “Ghostbusters”, “Groundhog Day”, and “Lost in Translation”. He follows in the footsteps of recent ‘Mark Twain Prize’ honorees including Carol Burnett, Eddie Murphy, and Jay Leno.
– Bang Showbiz
★ Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello, actress Chloë Grace Moretz, celeb offspring Jaden Smith, style icon Kylie Jenner, and singers Shawn Mendes and Zara Larsson have all made “TIME” magazine’s ’30 Most Influential Teens of 2016′ list.
★ And with 18 days still to go, Irish bookmaking firm Paddy Power is already paying out over $1 million to punters who’ve bet that Hillary Clinton is going to defeat Donald Trump. The firm also gave 100-to-1 odds for House Speaker Paul Ryan to somehow win the election, still better than Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson’s 200-to-1. With the declaration Clinton will be the USA’s 1st female president, a Paddy Power rep says Trump’s chances now look “as patchy as his tan”. If the Donald does somehow pull it off, it would be Paddy Power’s worst political result in history as far as lost money is concerned.
– “USA Today”

• Bridge School Benefit (Mountain View CA) – Saturday-Sunday Neil Young’s 30th annual charity concert for the special-learning school includes Cage the Elephant, Dave Matthews, Metallica, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, and Roger Waters, along with Young and his Promise Of the Real backing band. The benefit is being staged at the Shoreline Amphitheater.
• “Ellen” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Garth Brooks (“Garth Brooks”).
• “Hamilton’s America (PBS) – Tonight the debut of a new documentary that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the smash Broadway musical “Hamilton”.
• Harry Potter Festival & Quidditch Tournament (Philadelphia PA) – You can ride the ‘Hogwarts Express’ to Chestnut Hill College as it transforms into ‘Hogsmeade’. Today there’s a Harry Potter Conference; the free Quidditch Tournament & Festival is on Saturday.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Jason Derulo (“Platinum Hits”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Black Lips (“Underneath the Rainbow”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Tonight Gavin DeGraw (“Something Worth Saving”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Tonight Sturgill Simpson (“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Tonight Wyclef Jean (“Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story”).
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Tom Hanks (“Inferno”, opening October 28th) for the 9th time; musical guest Lady Gaga (“Joanne”, out today) makes her 3rd appearance.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Today Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds (“Return Of the Tender Lover”).

• Bon Jovi – Their new album “This House is Not For Sale” arrives November 4th. This week Jon Bon Jovi has shot down rumors that he and retired NFL QB Peyton Manning are buying the Tennessee Titans. Current acting owner Amy Adams Strunk says this team is not for sale.
• Drake – “One Dance” has become Spotify’s most-streamed song ever, with more than 880 million streams. The feat tops the previous milestone set by Major Lazer’s “Lean On”.
• Green Day – They’ve rescheduled their postponed club dates after they had to be scrapped due to an illness that affected the band and crew. They now play Chicago IL on Sunday, Detroit MI on Monday, and St Louis MO Wednesday.
• Jimmy Eat World – Today they release “Integrity Blues”, the band’s 9th album.
• KoRn – Today the veteran rockers release their 12th studio album, “The Serenity of Suffering”.
• Miranda Lambert – Saturday she’s opening the Pink Pistol, a shopping boutique in her hometown of Lindale TX. The so-called ‘experiential shopping lifestyle boutique’ promises a much larger inventory than previous locations.
• The Pretty Reckless – Today the band fronted by singer/actress Taylor Momsen releases a 3rd album, “Who You Selling For”.
• Sia – Today an expanded deluxe edition of her album “This Is Acting” is out, featuring 7 extra tracks, including 2 remixes and 3 previously unheard tracks.
• Taylor Swift – She’s scheduled to perform one of her biggest shows ever as part of the Formula One US Grand Prix in Austin TX. The concert goes Saturday, ahead of the race the following day. The one-off show is expected to draw up to 100,000 fans.
• Tool – In addition to headlining the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans LA next weekend they have a handful of other tour dates this Fall, beginning Saturday in Sacramento CA at the Aftershock Festival.

• “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” ( PG-13 Action Thriller ): The original movie generated $218 million in worldwide box office in 2012, modest for an anti-hero thriller starring Tom Cruise. The series continues with a new director, Edward Zwick, but the same star. For hardcore fans of Lee Child’s ‘Reacher’ novels, the new movie is based on his 18th book in the series, with ‘Jack’ facing homicide charges from 16 years earlier.
• “Ouija: Origin of Evil” ( PG-13 Horror Thriller ): In 1965 Los Angeles CA, a widowed mother and her 2 daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side. Stars Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, and Annalise Basso.
• Opening in limited release: “American Pastoral” (Crime Drama); “Boo! A Madea Halloween” (Horror Comedy); “I’m Not Ashamed” (Biographical Drama); “Keeping Up With the Joneses” (Action Comedy); “Moonlight” (Drama); and “31” (Rob Zombie Horror Thriller).

The current kings of EDM, as ranked by a newly-released industry survey …
1. Martin Garrix
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3. Hardwell
4. Armin Van Buuren
5. Tiesto
6. David Guetta
7. Steve Aoki
8. Oliver Heldens
9. Skrillex
10. Afrojack

Feel like you’re working too much? Consider moving to Europe: Europeans work 19% fewer hours, a new Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development paper finds. The researchers looked at 3 labor-force surveys from Europe and North America to find out how many hours a person works, on average, in various countries. Americans work an average of 1,353 hours per year, the highest number of the 19 countries studied. Compare that to Italy, where each person only works an average of 960 hours per year, the lowest number of hours of any country. Americans also retire later, take less vacation time, and are more likely to work odd hours, such as the middle of the night or weekends. Australia, Canada, and New Zealand all rank near the middle. (Thanks to average work-weeks, but far more time off.)
– “Fortune”

✓ Use the lid to pots & pans when cooking. It can reduce energy consumption by 14%.
✓ Reheat leftovers with the microwave instead of the stove. Microwaves use 50% less energy.
✓ Install dimmer switches for overhead lights to reduce energy use and extend lightbulb life.
✓ Lower the thermostat when you’re away. ‘Smart’ thermostats allow you to do this daily.
✓ -18°C (-0.4 F) is the magic efficiency setting for your freezer. Frozen is frozen.
✓ Clean your dryer’s exhaust vent. Use a vacuum to suck out all the lint that builds up.
✓ Wrap your hot water tank with an electric water heater blanket. It reduces heat loss by 40%.
✓ Make sure outdoor lights use motion sensors as its easy to leave them on by mistake.
✓ Weatherstrip doors and windows, an easy way to insulate your home and save on energy.
✓ Invest in energy-efficient appliances. Energy Star appliances use substantially less energy.

What goes best with swanky beer? Swanky potato chips, apparently. For a measly $11.20 – per chip – you can enjoy what Sweden’s St Eriks Brewery describes as ‘The World’s Most Exclusive Potato Chips’. Brewmasters were apparently unhappy with ordinary snacks alongside St Eriks India Pale Ale and decided to enlist the Swedish National Culinary Team to create a snack to match the status of its first-class beer. The result: 100 boxes containing just 5 potato chips each, made by hand using exclusive ingredients like Matsutake mushrooms and truffle seaweed. The price: $56 per box. Proceeds go to charity.

When fleeing a perceived threat, deer run either north or south.
– “Scientific American”


1942 [74] Judy Sheindlin, Brooklyn NY, TV judge (“Judge Judy” since 1996)

1949 [67] Benjamin Netanyahu, Tel Aviv, Israel, 9th Israeli Prime Minister (2009-present, 1996-99)

1956 [60] Carrie Fisher, Beverly Hills CA, movie actress (‘Princess Leia’ in “Star Wars” films/author (“Postcards From the Edge”)/screenwriter (“The Wedding Singer”)

1977 [39] Matthew Ramsey, Buchanan VA, country singer (Old Dominion–”Break Up with Him”, “Snapback”)

1980 [36] Kim Kardashian, Los Angeles CA, burglary victim/socialite/apparel retailer/TV personality (“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” since 2007)/Mrs Kanye West since 2014

Movie actor Jeff Goldblum (“Grand Budapest Hotel”) is 64; TV actor Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) is 54; Film director Spike Jonze (“Where the Wild Things Are”) is 47; TV actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) is 41; Rock guitarist Rickard Goransson (Carolina Liar) is 33.

Movie director Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”) is 62; TV actor/country singer Dwight Yoakam (“Goliath”) is 60; Movie director-producer Sam Raimi (“Poltergeist”) is 57; Parody singer Weird Al Yankovic (“Word Crimes”) is 57; Rock bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica) is 52; Rock bassist Eric Bass (Shinedown) is 42; TV host Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”) is 40; Movie actor Ryan Reynolds (“Deadpool”) is 40; Indie rock singer Matthew Shultz (Cage the Elephant) is 33; R&B singer Miguel (“Sure Thing”) is 31; TV actress Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) is 30; Movie actress Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games”) is 18.

• “Babbling Day”, a day of tolerance for those who run off at the mouth … unless they’re on-the-air. Broadcasting rule #1: It’s better to be brief than boring.
• “Garbanzo Bean Day”, celebrating the legume also known as the chickpea. They can be eaten cold in salads or cooked in stews. They’re also the basis of the popular dip hummus.
• “International Day Of the Nacho”, celebrating the popular snack food that originated in Mexico. First created circa 1943 by Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Anaya while working at a restaurant called the Victory Club in Piedras Negras, original nachos consisted of fried tortilla chips covered with melted cheese and jalapeño peppers.
• “Mammography Day”, observed since 1993 on the 3rd Friday in October, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, to encourage women to undergo screening for breast cancer.
• “Pumpkin Cheesecake Day”, a seasonal dish traditionally made with a graham cracker crust and a pumpkin purée cheesecake filling.
• “Reptile Awareness Day”, to raise awareness that habitat-loss and the threat of extinction are significant concerns in the world of reptilian life.

• “International Stuttering Awareness Day”, originated in 1998 to raise public awareness of the millions who suffer from the speech disorder.
• “Nut Day”. Ask anyone to name a nut and most will say ‘peanut’, which isn’t a nut at all but a legume. Definition of a nut: A hard, dry, indehiscent fruit formed from 2 or more carpels but containing only 1 seed. In any event, it’s one of nature’s most perfect foods.
• “Smart is Cool Day”, a day to celebrate those who are often labeled ‘egghead’ or ‘smarty-pants’. If there’s ever a time to show off your IQ test results, this is probably it.

• “Canning Day”, honoring the 1752 birth of French chef/chemist Nicolas Appert, who came up with the concept of sealing perishable food in jars. For this, he is known as ‘the father of canning’, but he also came up with many other inventions … including the bouillon cube.
• “Do-It-Yourself Day”, celebrating all the handy folks who spend time, money, and sweat on home repairs … just before calling in someone who knows what they’re doing.
• “Mother-In-Law Day”, the 14th annual salute celebrated on the 4th Sunday in October. This is one of two such days in the year … best remember them both!
• “Pharmacy Technician Day”, saluting the drugstore support personnel who take and fill your order.
• “TV Talk Show Host Day”, to celebrate those ‘gifted with the personality and intellect to enable them to bring out the best in their guests’. It’s an annual observance on the birth anniversary of iconic talk show host Johnny Carson in 1925. Who’s today’s best? Who should be axed?

2011 [05] The end of the world fails to materialize despite the prediction of 89-year-old radio preacher Harold Camping (his 4th attempt)

2006 [10] Evanescence tops the chart with their 2nd album “The Open Door” (the 700th #1 album in “Billboard Magazine” since the chart became a weekly feature in 1956)

1998 [18] NY Yankees set a Major League Baseball record of 125 victories for the regular and post season combined

[Mon] “Man With a Plan” series debut (CBS)
[Mon] Pit Bull Awareness Day
[Tues] Visit a Cemetery Day
[Tues] International Artists Day
[Wed] Howl At the Moon Night
This Week Is … Massage Therapy Week
This Month Is … Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month


✓ El Chapo is shivving pumpkins in prison.
✓ The sanitation department has finally finished picking up last year’s Christmas trees.
✓ Since people are now wearing jackets, chalk body outlines are a bit bulkier.
✓ People are flocking to Sam’s deli to watch the meat loaf change colors.
✓ Thanks to cooler weather, Bill Cosby is keeping pants on when making phone calls.
✓ WikiLeaks claims to have documents that prove it’s actually Spring.
✓ There’s a 20% increase in crimes committed with rakes.

☎ On which night will you be celebrating Halloween? (It’s inconveniently on Monday.)

I accidentally said ‘pastryarchy’ instead of ‘patriarchy’ and now I have a vision for a better world.

Question: According to a poll of adults, about half think THIS is inappropriate until the 3rd date.
Answer: Talking about politics.

Learn from your parents’ mistake … use birth control.

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