Friday, October 3, 2014        Edition: #5319

Ah, the Sweet Smell of BS!

“The Bull Sheet” is on hiatus for the next 2 weeks. All subscribers will receive account credits for missed issues. Next “BS” edition is for Monday, October 20, 2014.

★ The first-ever export edition of Rock In Rio will be held in Las Vegas NV on 2 weekends next May. Rock In Rio USA will feature an eclectic mix of artists, including Deftones, John Legend, Linkin Park, Metallica, No Doubt, Taylor Swift, and more to be announced. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Rock in Rio, which has been a annual event in Brazil since 1985. John Legend and Katy Perry are the first acts confirmed for the 2015 edition.
★ Chelsea Handler is moving to Netflix. The late-night comedian, who finished up E!’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately” in August after a 7-year run, has signed a deal with the streaming service for several stand-up specials and a new talk show, to begin in 2016. The deal begins with a standup comedy special based on her current tour, “Uganda Be Kidding Me”, which was taped in Chicago IL and will be released on Netflix October 10th.
★ And Nicole Scherzinger is set to make her West End stage debut in London in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical “Cats” this December. The former Pussycat Dolls singer will star as feline ‘Grizabella’. The original team of director Trevor Nunn, choreographer Gillian Lynne, and composer Lloyd Webber are reuniting to bring the musical back for a limited London run. The revival will run from December 6th to February 7th at the London Palladium theatre.

• Austin City Limits (Austin TX) – The 13th annual 2-weekend fest spreads out over 8 stages at Zilker Park in the Texas state capital. The lineup includes: Beck, Calvin Harris, Eminem, Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Outkast, Pearl Jam, The Replacements, Skrillex, and Zedd.
• “Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years” (PBS) – Tonight memorable moments from the show’s 40 years; hosts Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey, Sheryl Crow.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Porter Robinson (“Worlds”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Tonight Kandace Springs (“Kandace Springs”).
• Louder Than Life (Louisville KY) – Saturday-Sunday, in addition to presenting rock bands on 3 stages, this inaugural event features bourbon exhibitions, ‘gourmet man food’, and local craft beers. Performers include Five Finger Death Punch, Judas Priest, Kid Rock, Korn, Papa Roach, Stone Temple Pilots w/Chester Bennington, Theory Of a Deadman, Volbeat and more.
• Route 91 Harvest (Las Vegas NV) – The newest music fest from Live Nation, creators of the Watershed and Faster Horses country music festivals. The 3-day lineup at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino includes Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Dan + Shay, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and more.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Sarah Silverman; with Maroon 5 (“V”) making their 5th appearance as musical guest.

• Bastille – The Brit band has announced a new North American tour, titled “Bad Blood: The Last Stand”. The fall trek begins in Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 7th and runs up to November 20th in Los Angeles.
• Billy Idol – The classic rocker’s self-penned autobiography “Dancing With Myself” is set for publication next week. It details his seminal role in the punk music movement and promises a ‘warts and all’ look at the culture of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, according “Hollywood Reporter”.
• Jason Aldean – He says his 6th studio album “Old Boots, New Dirt”, out next Tuesday, mixes R&B, Southern rock, pop, and classic Nashville country. He recorded the 15 tracks over the past year.
• Linkin Park– The upcoming movie “Mall” marks the feature film directorial debut for DJ Joe Hahn. The film will receive a North American theatrical release on October 17th. It stars Vincent D’Onofrio (who’s also producer/screenwriter), Gina Gershon, and Cameron Monaghan.
• One Direction – “Where We Are – The Concert Film” will be released in cinemas worldwide for just one weekend, on October 11th and 12th.
• Ozzy Osbourne – Next week’s release, “Memoirs Of a Madman”, features 17 of his greatest hits compiled in a single CD, two-LP set, two-LP picture disc set, or two-disc DVD set.
• Pharrell Williams – He’s been tapped to curate the soundtrack for “NBA 2K15”, the upcoming installment of the basketball videogame series. Songs from System Of a Down and Strafe will be included. Jay Z and LeBron James curated the previous two installments.

• “Annabelle” ( R-Rated Horror ): In this first spin-off of “The Conjuring”, a couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. Stars Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, and Michelle Romano.
• “Gone Girl” ( R-Rated Mystery Thriller ): With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected  he may not be innocent. Stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry. From director David Fincher (“The Social Network”). Adapted from the  Gillian Flynn best-seller.
• “The Good Lie” ( PG-13 Drama ): Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. Stars Reese Witherspoon (who doesn’t appear on screen until after the harrowing first act), and child actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal.
• “Men, Women & Children” ( R-Rated Dramedy ): Director Jason Reitman’s latest centers on a group of high school teenagers & their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. Stars Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner. Emma Thompson narrates.
• Opening in limited release: “The Blue Room” (Crime Thriller); “Left Behind” (Sci-Fi Thriller).

■ A study of family traits conducted at MIT finds that first-borns are more likely to be conservative, tough-minded homebodies. Later-borns, on the other hand, are generally more open-minded and less uptight. (First-borns are also more likely to give you a punch in the arm … just because they can.)
■ Children who are tickled too much may suffer long-term harm to self-esteem, says a University of Michigan study. Researchers have found those who’ve been tickled or teased excessively by their siblings during childhood are more likely to become anxious, mistrusting, or depressed adults. (If they aren’t punching you, they’re tickling you. Being youngest sucks!)
■ Don’t toot your horn too hard or you could blow out an eye. Northwestern University research shows straining for high notes on brass or woodwind instruments creates excess eye pressure that may increase the risk of developing glaucoma. In fact, the same effect can be caused by blowing ‘any fixed-resistance device’. (Party balloons can make you go blind.)

People with a conscientious spouse are 11% more likely to get a promotion at work.
– “Quartz”


1962 [52] Tommy Lee (Bass), Athens, Greece, rock drummer (Motley Crue-“If I Die Tomorrow”)/ex-Mr Pam Anderson (1995-98)/ex-Mr Heather Locklear (1986-93)

1964 [50] Clive Owen, Coventry UK, movie actor (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, “Closer”)

1969 [45] Gwen Stefani, Anaheim CA, TV personality (“The Voice” 2014)/pop singer (No Doubt-“It’s My Life”)/fashion designer-marketer (LAMB)/Mrs Gavin Rossdale since 2002

1971 [43] Kevin Richardson, Lexington KY, boy-turned-man band pop singer (Backstreet Boys-“Incomplete”, “I Want It That Way”)

1973 [41] Neve Campbell, Guelph ON, movie actress (“Scream” movies, “Wild Things”)

1976 [38] Seann William Scott, Cottage Grove MN, movie actor (“American Reunion”, “The Dukes of Hazzard”)

1979 [35] Josh Klinghoffer, LA CA, rock guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers-“The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, “Dani California”)

1980 [34] Danny O’Donoghue, Dublin, Ireland, indie rock singer-songwriter (The Script-“Hall of Fame”, “For the First Time”)/TV personality (“The Voice UK”)

1988 [26] A$AP Rocky (Rakim Mayers), Harlem NY, rapper (f/Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar-“F—in’ Problems”, f/Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam-“Wild For the Night”)

Movie actress Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”) is 68; TV/movie actor Liev Schreiber  (“Ray Donovan”) is 47; Indie folk singer-guitarist M Ward (She & Him) is 41; Movie actress Alicia Silverstone (“Clueless”) is 38; Alt-rock musician-composer Richard Parry (Arcade Fire) is 37; Pop singer-guitarist Marc Roberge (OAR) is 36; Indie rock bassist Cubbie Fink (Foster the People) is 32; Movie actress Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) is 25; Pop singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Little Mix) is 23.

Rock singer Brian Johnson (AC/DC) is 67; Social activist/rocker Bob Geldof (Live Aid) is 63; Alt-rock guitarist David Bryson (Counting Crows) is 60; Movie actor Guy Pearce (“Iron Man 3”) is 47; Rock singer Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) is 40; Movie actress Kate Winslet (“Titanic”) is 39; Pop guitarist James Valentine (Maroon 5) is 36; Movie actor Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) is 31.

• “Diversity Day”, the 9th annual on the 1st Friday of October, celebrating who we are, no matter what race, religion, gender, age, nationality, or disability.
• “German Unification Day”, celebrating the 1990 reuniting of East & West Germany to again become a single country after 45 years. It was a benchmark of the end of the ‘Cold War’.
• “Improve Your Office Day”, a day to focus on ways to make your work experience better. Among the suggestions: Keep it clean; simplify; and bring a piece of outside inside.
• “Look At the Leaves Day”, a day to admire the color changes of Autumn. (Now imagine the leaves a foot-and-half deep all over your backyard and a rake in your blistered hand …)
• “World Animal Day”, begun in Florence, Italy in 1931 to celebrate animal life in all forms. It derives from “St Francis of Assisi” feast day, celebrating the patron saint of animals. Today is also “World Pet Day”, and the annual “Blessing Of the Animals” in many places.
• “World Smile Day”, observed annually on the 1st Friday in October, when we’re encouraged to do an act of kindness … help one person smile.
• “Yom Kippur”, the Jewish holiday also known as the “Day of Atonement”. It starts 20 minutes before sundown today and ends at nightfall tomorrow.

• “Cinnamon Bun Day”, or “Kanelbullens Dag” as it’s known in Sweden, the country of the yummy sweet-roll’s presumed origin. Good excuse to scarf one with your coffee this morning.
• “International Frugal Fun Day”, celebrated annually on the 1st Saturday of October to find ways to have a good time without spending a lot of money. What can you do for free that’s truly fun?
• “International Toot Your Flute Day”, to encourage the idea of selling yourself and telling others how good you are, while rejecting the idea that self-promotion is ‘bragging’.
• “Taco Day”, an annual celebration of the great taste of the traditional Mexican dish.
• “Vodka Day”, celebrating the versatile, virtually tasteless and odorless tipple that now accounts for about 25% of spirits sold in North America.

• “Apple Betty Day”, honoring the dessert aka “Apple Brown Betty”, “Apple Crisp”, “Apple Crumble” or “Apple Cobbler”. Whatever you call it … nummers!
• “Be Nice to Lawyers Day”, at least for one day. After all, attorneys do not get much respect … until you happen to need one.
• “Intergenerational Day”, held annually on the 1st Sunday of October to help bridge the generation gap.
• “Noisy Munching Day”, a day to annoy others by chewing ice cubes, pickles, chips … anything that’s crunchy and loud. Some SFX here …
• “World Teachers Day”, begun by UNESCO in 1994 as recognition for the vital contribution teachers make to education & development. Over 100 countries now observe the day.

1994 [20] Cartoonist Gary Larson announces he’s retiring the “Far Side” comics (best all-time?)

2011 [03] After 20 years, ESPN yanks the “Monday Night Football” theme (“All My Rowdy Friends”) after singer Hank Williams Jr makes inflammatory remarks about Barack Obama on FOX News Network

1964 [50] The 1st ‘Buffalo Wings’ are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo NY

[Mon] World Habitat Day 2014
[Mon] Child Health Day
[Mon] Garlic Lovers Day
[Mon] Physician Assistant Day
[Tues] Bathtub Day
[Wed] Take Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day
This Week Is … Carry a Tune Week
This Month Is … Physical Therapy Month


Use ’em all at once or one-at-a-time as the zodiac reading of the day …
• Aries – The reason for your recent crises of conscience becomes clear this week when you realize the angel from your right shoulder and the devil from your left have been sleeping together for a year now.
• Taurus – Plans for the future are put on hold today as a certain someone turns your head … and breaks 3 vertebrae.
• Gemini – You’ve never claimed to be a genius, but you have a nagging suspicion that you should have known bed sheets can be changed.
• Cancer – You thought having a cat would be fun, but it’s been 10 days and it hasn’t even gotten itself anything to eat yet.
• Leo – Odds are you’ll see something today that you physically and desperately desire. However, it is similarly likely that you will fall flat on your arse trying to grab it.
• Virgo – This Sunday will not be your lucky day. As a matter of fact, you don’t have a lucky day this year.
• Libra – ‘Hunky-dory’ … a beautiful phrase that will sum up the week for you.
• Scorpio – Your face may become sore and chapped today due to all the slapping.
• Sagittarius – You set your sights too high; it’s time to lower them in order to find true love. However, be aware that marrying one’s pets is not allowed in most countries.
• Capricorn – Everyone wants what’s best for you … especially in terms of reducing the amount of time you’re allowed to show your face outside of your house.
• Aquarius – Walking down the street with a spring in your step is a great way to let the world know how insufferable you really are.
• Pisces – You will soon get a much better job selling higher-quality sweat-pants to a somewhat better class of people. Congrats!

I saw a bald eagle the other day. All of its feathers were combed over to one side.

Which animal must filter 1 ton of water in order to eat enough food to gain 1 ounce of body weight?
a. Shark.
b. Sponge. [CORRECT]
c. Gisele Bundchen.
– “Weird Fact Of the Day”

☎ What travel experience would you most like to have within the next year. (In a Snapshot poll, the most respondents [29%] say ‘a cruise’.)

Question: About 30% of men are currently doing THIS, but most wouldn’t want you to know about it.
Answer: Dieting.

A true friend thinks you’re a good egg … even though you’re slightly cracked.

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