Friday, October 31, 2014        Edition: #5329

BS Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

★ This week several Boston Bruins hockey players dressed up as “Frozen” characters and visited sick kids at Boston Children’s Hospital for Halloween. The guys dressed as ‘Anna’, ‘Hans’, ‘Kristoff’, ‘Olaf’, and ‘Sven’ from last year’s mega-hit animated film, a big Halloween favorite this year. 6′-5″, 212-lb defenceman Dougie Hamilton dressed as ‘Elsa’. (Who knew she had such hairy legs in person?)
★ Just in time for Halloween, MTV has announced it’s finally moving forward with its long-awaited “Scream” drama series, a small-screen reboot of Kevin Williamson & Wes Craven’s popular horror movie franchise (4 films 1996-2011). The 10-episode reboot is slated to begin in October 2015. “Scream” will star an ensemble cast that includes newcomer Amadeus Serafini. (Who’s said to be very attractive and is therefore probably the killer.)
★ And this week sorta actress Lindsay Lohan has skipped performances of her West End London play “Speed-The-Plow” after ‘falling ill’. The 28-year-old actress, who has been getting ‘mixed’ reviews for her role in the David Mamet drama, alerted fans via Twitter that she’s ‘down for the count’ and her doctor wants her to rest. (BS translation: Remembering all those lines is so haaaaaaard.)

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Flaming Lips (“With a Little Help from My Fwends”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Best Coast (“Fade Away”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Tonight Run the Jewels (“Run the Jewels”).
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Chris Rock (“Top Five”, coming December 12th); musical guest Prince w/3rdeyegirl, who will play an 8-minute segment in the middle of the show.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Today Jeremih (“All About You”).
• Voodoo Music + Arts Experience begins (New Orleans LA) – The lineup for the 2014 edition tonight-through-Sunday includes Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Zedd … in all, almost 100 acts.

• Birdman – Saturday in Shreveport LA he begins “The Lifestyle Tour”, alongside newcomers Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan.
• Elton John – This week he hosted his 13th annual AIDS Foundation benefit at Cipriani in NYC, but remained seated most of the night as he’s recovering from a knee operation. He did take to the stage at the end of the evening to perform his hits “Tiny Dancer” and “Your Song”.
• Manchester Orchestra – In support of the new album “Hope” (November 18th), they kick off their “Stripped Down Tour” tonight in Memphis TN. The 13-date trek concludes at the Cumberland Caverns, a unique venue located in a 28-mile-long cave in McMinnville TN.
• Queens Of the Stone Age – Tonight they finish up their “…Like Clockwork World Tour” with a big Halloween bash at The Forum in Los Angeles. The spooky event also features sideshow attractions, costume contests, and the ‘Blackout Haunted House’.
• Taylor Swift – “Billboard” is reporting she’s on track to sell a million records … this week. Her new “1989” album is competing with 2014’s top-sellers: “Frozen” (3.2 million) and “Beyoncé” (787,000).
• Usher – Saturday he launches his “UR Experience” North American tour in Montréal QC, then movies on to Toronto ON on Sunday. The trek hits 27 cities in November and December before moving overseas to Europe.

• “Before I Go to Sleep” ( R-Rated Mystery Thriller ): A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. Stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong. Based on SJ Watson’s bestseller of the same name.
• “Nightcrawler” ( R-Rated Crime Thriller ): Jake Gyllenhaal plays a driven man desperate for work who muscles his way into the world of LA crime journalism, where siren-chasers scour the night for juicy stories. He ends up blurring the line between observer and participant as he becomes the star of his own story. Co-stars Rene Russo, Bill Paxton.
• “Saw” ( R-Rated Horror Re-release): With a dead body laying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed ‘Jigsaw’ by the police because of his unusual calling card. Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, and Danny Glover star. Originally released in 2004, it spawned a series of 6 sequels.
• Opening in limited release: “The ABCs of Death 2” (Horror Comedy); “God the Father” (Documentary); “Goodbye to Language 3D” (Drama); “The Great Invisible” (Documentary);
“Horns” (Horror Thriller); “Magical Universe” (Documentary); and “Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show” (Documentary).

The idea of growing mustaches to highlight men’s health in November began in Melbourne, Australia’s Gypsy Bar back in 2003 when 2 guys challenged their friends to join them in growing ‘staches for charity. Those original 30 guys quickly became more than 4 million worldwide. The movement began with a focus on prostate cancer and, later, testicular cancer, both male exclusive diseases. Eventually, as ‘Movember’ grew so did its scope, to include mental health as well as the overall physical wellness of men. Last year the annual moustache-growing month raised well over $100 million worldwide. (Morning show contest! Guys vs girls!)

New research from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario has found that simply changing the way you walk can make you happier. In the study, researchers had one group change their gait so they unknowingly walked in a ‘sad’ style … a slumped posture with shoulders hanging forward and little arm-swing. The other group took on a ‘happy’ style … more arm movement and an up-and-down bounce. In tests, the sad walkers tended to remember more negative events and focused more on them. This memory bias is important because it plays a big role in establishing and maintaining depression, researchers say. So if you’re looking for a quick way to lift your spirits, walk ‘happy’ and you’ll feel better. (But you’ll be mercilessly mocked.)

A new app developed by scientists at Queen Mary University of London identifies birdsong in real-time. ‘Warblr’ is capable of recognising the tweets of some 88 different bird species. Like the song recognition app Shazam, it works by recording nearby noise on a smartphone, then analyses it and identifies the bird species. Geo-tracking enables the app to map out which species are spotted where and when, allowing users to track migration patterns and monitor species. The app will be released next Spring and will likely cost around $3. There’s just one problem … in an early test it struggled to distinguish between a Canada Goose and a … screaming child. (That’s easy, a screaming child doesn’t crap all over your local park.)

• Halloween is a $6-billion a year Industry, the 2nd-most-profitable holiday in North America after Christmas.
• In many countries, such as France and Australia, Halloween is nothing more than an unwanted, hyper-commercialized influence that’s been imported.


1961 [53] Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin, Ireland, rock drummer (U2-“Vertigo”, “Beautiful Day”)

1961 [53] Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay NZ, filmmaker (“The Hobbit” films, “Lord Of the Rings” trilogy)

1963 [51] Johnny Marr, Manchester UK, rock singer-songwriter-guitarist (Modest Mouse-“Float On”, The Smiths-“Sheila Take a Bow”)

Music producer David Foster (Celine Dion, Michael Bublé) is 65; Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 52; Rock drummer Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 51; Country singer Big Kenny (Big & Rich) is 51; Movie actress Toni Collette (“The Hours”) is 42; TV personality/actress Jenny McCarthy (ex-“The View”) is 42; Cartoon character ‘Hello Kitty’ is 40.

Rock drummer Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band) is 57; Pop singer kd lang (“Constant Craving”) is 53; Rock bassist Fieldy Arvizu (KoRn) is 45; TV personality ‘Cookie Monster’ (“Sesame Street”) is 45; Rapper Nelly (“Grillz”) is 40; Indie-rock guitarist Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) is 39.

• “Halloween”, a long tradition in Canada, Ireland, the UK, and the USA. In recent years, the celebration has spread to other countries around-the-world.
• “International Magic Day,” traditionally a day for magicians to meet, celebrated on the anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death on October 31st, 1926. Every year, spiritualists hold a seance on Halloween to try and contact the late magician. So far, no answer!
• “International UNICEF Day”, observed on October 31st since 1967, the reason many trick-or-treaters collect donations in UNICEF coin boxes.
• “Knock-Knock Jokes Day”, celebrating their momentous contribution to the comedy world.

• “All Hallows” or “All Saints’ Day” (begun in 835 AD), a Roman Catholic ‘Holy Day of Obligation’ (aren’t they all?). It’s a public holiday in the Philippines, when families gather to honor the dead.
• “Authors Day”, a day to celebrate literature in all its forms and to show your appreciation for the incredibly hard work put in by the authors behind your favorite writings.
• “Go Cook For Your Pets Day”, because it’s apparently not enough to house them, train them, exercise them, and clean up after them … now they need haute cuisine!
• “World Vegan Day”, an international focal point for celebrating veganism, a term invented by Donald Watson in 1944. True vegans do not eat meat, fish, dairy products, or eggs; nor do they use any products derived from animals, such as fur or leather.

• “All Souls’ Day”, the excuse for an annual tradition in Santiago, Guatemala – the “Kite Festival”, when natives send massive, extremely colorful kites up to the heavens in an effort to communicate with the dead. (Hello, anybody home?)
• “Daylight Saving Time” in North America officially ends at 2 am. Remember: Spring forward, Fall back, so set your clock back an hour. (Hey, it’s a long weekend!)
• “New York City Marathon”, one of the most prestigious annual runs.
• “Plan Your Epitaph Day”, dedicated to the proposition that a forgettable gravestone is a fate worse than death.
• “Zero Tasking Day”, always the same day that Daylight Saving Time ends, a day to do absolutely squat with the extra 60 minutes you put on the clock because the real gift for this day is not feeling like you have to do something worthwhile with that ‘extra hour’.

2006 [08] After 35 years at the helm, game show host Bob Barker announces he’ll retire from CBS-TV’s “The Price Is Right” at the end of the 2006-2007 TV season (Drew Carey takes over)

2005 [09] The white suit John Lennon wore on the cover of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album sells at an Amnesty International charity auction in Las Vegas for $118,000

2011 [03] “Day of Seven Billion”, the day officially designated by the UN Population Fund as the approximate date on which the world’s population reached 7 billion (coincidentally all of them are your Facebook friends)

1992 [22] ‘Largest Jack-o-Lantern’ is displayed in Nut Tree, California, carved the day before from an 827-lb (375-kg) pumpkin

[Nov 3] Cliché Day / Fill Our Staplers Day / Sandwich Day / Traffic Directors Day / Job Action Day
[Nov 4] Use Your Common Sense Day / Mid-Term Election Day (USA)
[Nov 5] “48th Annual CMA Awards” (ABC) / Take Our Kids to Work (Canada)
[Nov 6] Full ‘Beaver’ Moon / International Day for Preventing the Exploitation Of the Environment in War & Armed Conflict / Men Make Dinner Day / Saxophone Day
[Nov 7] “Big Hero 6”; “Interstellar” open in movie theaters / Fun Fun Fun Fest begins (Austin TX) / Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
[Nov 8] Abet & Aid Punsters Day / Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day / Parents As Teachers
[Nov 9] MTV European Music Awards (Glasgow, Scotland) / World Freedom Day
[Nov 10] Sesame Street Day / Windows Day / World Orphans Day / World Science Day for Peace & Development
[Nov 11] Remembrance Day (Canada) / Veterans Day (USA) / The Concert Of Valor (Washington DC) / Young Readers Day / Origami Day
[Nov 12] Fancy Rat & Mouse Day / World Architecture Day
[Nov 13] World Kindness Day
[Nov 14] “Beyond the Lights”; “Dumb & Dumber To” open in movie theaters / International Girls Day / Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day / Spicy Guacamole Day / Pickle Day / Operating Room Nurse Day / World Diabetes Day
[Nov 15] I Love to Write Day / Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day / Day of Play / Philanthropy Day / Guinness World Record Day
[Nov 16] International Day for Tolerance / World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
[Nov 17] Homemade Bread Day / Unfriend Day / World Prematurity Awareness Day
[Nov 18] Married To a Scorpio Support Day / Entrepreneurship Day / Mickey Mouse Day
[Nov 19] Equal Opportunity Day / Have a Bad Day Day / International Men’s Day / Educational Support Professionals Day / Women’s Entrepreneurship Day / World Toilet Day
[Nov 20] 2014 Billboard Touring Awards (NYC) / African Industrialization Day / Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day / Great American Smokeout (USA) / Name Your PC Day / Transgender Day of Remembrance / Universal Children’s Day / Use Less Stuff Day
[Nov 21] “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” opens in movie theaters / Beaujolais Nouveau Day / World Hello Day / World Television Day
[Nov 22] Humane Society Day / Family Volunteer Day / International Aura Awareness Day / Adoption Day / Survivors of Suicide Day
[Nov 23] “American Music Awards” (ABC) / “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” (PBS) / Doctor Who Day / International Image Consultant Day / Mother Goose Day
[Nov 24] Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
[Nov 25] Strange Names Day / International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day / International Hat Day / Blasé Day / Shopping Reminder Day
[Nov 26] “Horrible Bosses 2”; “The Penguins of Madagascar” open in movie theaters / Tie One On Day
[Nov 27] Thanksgiving Day (USA)
[Nov 28] Black Friday / Fur-Free Friday / Buy Nothing Day / Flossing Day / Native American Heritage Day (USA) / Sinkie Day
[Nov 29] Electronic Greetings Day / International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People / Day of Giving / Small Business Saturday / Square Dancing Day
[Nov 30] “2014 Soul Train Awards” (BET) / Computer Security Day / Meth Awareness Day / Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
[Dec 1] “CMA Country Christmas” (ABC) / British Fashion Awards (London)


✓ Coffee tastes even better the earlier you drink it.
✓ That “It’s only noon and I’ve accomplished so much!” feeling is totally awesome.
✓ A sunrise is the most beautiful thing in the world.
✓ Going to bed early is your superpower.
✓ Going to the gym before work is actually the best thing ever. By the time your body wakes up and figures out what’s going on, you’re halfway through your workout.
✓ The best time to shop is first thing in the morning. There’s no one else in the store.
✓ Alarms are overrated. You wake up naturally anyway.
✓ Your focus is best in the quiet of early morning.
✓ Getting to work before everyone else is smart. All that time to finish stuff before the emails start.
✓ Commuting before rush hour? Even smarter.
✓ Having time to make or buy breakfast changes the whole pace of your day.
✓ Everything feels more meaningful at dawn.
✓ Early to bed, early to rise makes a person awesome.

I bought a book on witchcraft but it was useless … they hadn’t run a spell check.

☎ What’s your secret way to make pumpkin seeds delicious? Honey Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds, anyone?

Which did the city of Belleville, Illinois outlaw in 2010?
a. Bobbing for apples.
b. Trick-or-treating for kids over 12. [CORRECT. Teens can face fines up to $1,000.]
c. Excessively scary Halloween costumes.

Question: Other than needing a bigger house or getting a new job, THIS is the biggest reason people move.
Answer: The neighbors.

The reason men lie is because women ask so many questions.

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