Monday, October 5, 2015        Edition: #5342


Sheet Happens!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Add “Lethal Weapon” to the list of movies getting the TV treatment. FOX-TV has given the go-ahead for a pilot based on the 1987 action pic that starred Mel Gibson & Danny Glover. The TV incarnation revolves around the unlikely partnership between a former Navy SEAL and a Texas cop who moves to LA. TV networks have been scrambling lately to grab movie titles for TV adaptations due to their built-in name recognition. CBS-TV has a “Rush Hour” redo coming mid-season and ABC-TV has a comedy on tap based on the 1989 John Candy movie “Uncle Buck”.
– Variety.com
★ Brit actor Hugh Grant has refused to confirm rumors he is soon to become a dad again. His Swedish partner, TV producer Anna Eberstein, is believed to be pregnant after she was photographed apparently sporting a big baby bump last week. Grant’s people have declined to comment. If the rumor is true, it will be the movie star’s 4th child in as many years. He became a 1st-time father in 2011 when ex-girlfriend Tinglan Hong gave birth to their daughter Tabitha. At the time he said: “Now that I have a child, I recommend it. Get some.”
– TheSun.co.uk
★ And actress Nicole Kidman’s London play “Photograph 51″ was halted Friday night when her co-star collapsed onstage. Kidman, who plays scientist ‘Rosalind Franklin’ in the production, was approaching the final half hour of the play when Will Attenborough, grandson of late actor/director Richard Attenborough, passed out. An ambulance was called to the Noel Coward Theatre; the theater manager announced a 15-minute break; and then the performance resumed with Attenborough’s understudy. So far, no word on Attenborough’s condition.
– WENN.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Paul Weller (“Saturn’s Pattern”).
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC) – Songs that celebrate a most memorable year in the stars’ lives; a couple is eliminated.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Rita Ora (“I Will Never Let You Down”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Eagles of Death Metal (“Zipper Down”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Jewel (“Picking Up the Pieces”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Talib Kweli (“Gravitas”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – Vocalists perform for the judges as blind auditions continue.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Billy Joel – He & wife Alexis welcomed a baby girl named Della Rose in August and it’s now been revealed that the baby’s godfather is New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
• Eurythmics – Former frontman Dave Stewart is set to reveal all about his partnership with Annie Lennox and stories about some of his famous friends in a new memoir. “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music” is being published in February.
• Mark Ronson/f Bruno Mars – In the UK “Uptown Funk” is back on the Top 40 singles chart. It first charted in December last year and is already the 5th biggest single in UK history.
• Mötley Crüe – A new round of dates for their farewell tour beings tonight in Hidalgo TX. Additional gigs are slotted through October 18th and then December 4th-to-27th. The tour culminates with a 3-night stand at LA’s Staples Center December 28th, 30th, and 31st.
• Nick Jonas – In a new interview he says he felt “washed up at 21″ after he and his older brothers dissolved their immensely popular boy band 2 years ago.
• Nicki Minaj – She’s set to exec produce and appear in a new scripted comedy for ABC Family based on her life growing up in Queens NY in the 1990s. Minaj studied acting at Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts before launching her music career.
• Taylor Swift – Her “1989 World Tour” played Toronto’s Rogers Centre on the weekend. Friday night she screamed “Blue Jays! Blue Jays!” while singing “Blank Space” and it was recorded and sampled throughout the song. ESPN has noted that the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, and San Diego Padres have all fallen on hard times since Swift played their baseball stadiums. Toronto’s Blue Jays open the playoffs Thursday at Rogers Centre.
• The Who – They’ve announced rescheduled dates for their “The Who Hits 50!” tour which were postponed earlier this month to allow Roger Daltrey to recover from viral meningitis. The new dates kick off February 27th in Detroit MI and wrap May 29th in Las Vegas NV.

IT’S ALL ABOUT US:
A University of London research team has collected and analyzed some 235 million tweets in order to find out if tweeting while sitting down at a computer differs from tweeting from a phone. A sampling of the findings …
✓ Tweets from mobile phones are more egocentric in language than those generated from computers, perhaps because the personal nature of mobile devices primes people to think in self-involved terms.
✓ Web tweeting is more deliberate in style, and less likely to produce tweets simply reflecting how a user feels at a particular moment. It’s therefore more likely that non-self-related topics may creep into the content.
✓ Negative language is used more frequently in tweets by phone users. That may be because phone tweets are more likely to be sparked by in-the-moment sentiments, which, due to humans’ well-known ‘negativity bias’, are more likely to be negative than positive.
(As for why Twitter inevitably turns us all into jerks, that pressing research question will have to wait for another day.)
– NYMag.com

QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE IF YOU’RE IN A DEAD-END JOB:
A professional career counselor says that if you answer ‘yes’ to 5 or more of the following, your job is definitely at a dead end and you’re at risk of developing ‘Career Depression Syndrome’ …
✗ Do you dread getting up in the morning to face another day of work?
✗ Do you find you lack general interest in your job?
✗ Do you no longer feel like interacting with co-workers?
✗ When people leave your company, are remaining employees expected to pick up the slack and work 2 jobs for the price of one?
✗ Do your extra hours and effort go unrecognized and unrewarded?
✗ Has a change in management left you out in the cold?
✗ Do you find minor challenges at work and at home are angering you more often?
(Question #1 should be: Do you have a job?)
– “Careers”

BS AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS:
• Gorillas have individual tastes in music.
– “Discover Magazine”
• An as-yet-unnamed species of dinosaur that lived in what is now Montana looked like ‘a fat pony’.
– CNN.com
• Coral-eating starfish that are damaging Australia’s Great Barrier Reef can be killed by injecting them with vinegar.
– BBC News
• Giraffes spend their evenings humming to each other.
– “New Scientist”

BS CHRONOMETER 10.05.15


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947 [68] Brian Johnson, Newcastle UK, rock singer (AC/DC-”Rock ‘n Roll Train”, “Thunderstruck”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2003)

1951 [64] (Sir) Bob Geldof, Dublin, Ireland, social activist (“Live 8″, “Live Aid”, Band Aid-”Do They Know It’s Christmas”)/former rock singer (Boomtown Rats-”I Don’t Like Mondays”)

1954 [61] David Bryson, San Francisco CA, pop/rock guitarist (Counting Crows-”Big Yellow Taxi”, “Mr Jones”)

1967 [48] Guy Pearce, Ely UK [raised Geelong, Australia], movie actor (“Iron Man 3″, “The King’s Speech”)

1975 [40] Kate Winslet, Reading UK, movie actress (2009 Oscar-”The Reader”, “Titanic”)

1978 [37] James Valentine, Lincoln NE, pop musician (Maroon 5-”Moves Like Jagger”, “Makes Me Wonder”)

1983 [32] Jesse Eisenberg, Queens NY, movie actor (“The Social Network”, “Rio” movies)  UP NEXT: Plays ‘Lex Luthor’ in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016).

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Apple Betty Day”, honoring the dessert aka “Apple Brown Betty”, “Apple Crisp”, “Apple Crumble” or “Apple Cobbler”. Whatever you call it … nummers!
NET: http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-apple-betty-day

• “Child Health Day”, celebrated on the 1st Monday of October to highlight the prevention of juvenile illness and injury in order to build a healthier, safer, brighter future for every child.

• “International Day of No Prostitution”, an awareness day first observed in 2002 in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and in Melbourne, Australia. It has since spread worldwide as an annual protest opposing prostitution. (Is it a long weekend for sex workers?)

• “Noisy Munching Day”, a day to annoy others by chewing ice cubes, pickles, chips … anything that’s crunchy and loud.

• “Techies Day”, honoring all the tech professionals in today’s wired world.
YOU MIGHT BE A TECHIE IF …
• You have all kinds of busted stuff around the house that you refuse to throw away in the hope you can someday fix it.
• You spend time looking at household products trying to devise a method for improvement.
• You actually buy technical books.
• The first thing you do with anything new is take it apart to see how it works.
• You solder tools together to form new objects.

• “World Architecture Day”, initiated by the International Union of Architects, which represents 1.3 million people in the profession worldwide. The 2015 theme is “Architecture, Building, Climate”.

• “World Day of Bullying Prevention” (aka “Blue Shirt Day”), the day when people around-the-world are encouraged to protest bullying and cyber-bullying by wearing a blue shirt.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/pu79d33

• “World Habitat Day”, a UN observance on the first Monday of October since 1986, to focus attention on the state of our urban areas and the basic human right to adequate shelter.

• “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.
NET: http://www.5oct.org/index.php/en/index

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2011 [04] Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Inc, which revolutionized the computer, music, and mobile communications, dies at age 56 of complications from pancreatic cancer

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2000 [15] The book “The Beatles Anthology”, some 20 years in the making, is published ($60)

2007 [09] A US federal jury finds a Minnesota woman guilty of music file sharing through online service KaZaa and fines her $220,000

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2001 [14] Barry Bonds surpasses Mark McGwire’s Major League Baseball single-season home run total with his milestone 71st and 72nd home runs (both players tainted by alleged use of steroids)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Tues] Mad Hatter Day
[Tues] German-American Day
[Wed] “American Horror Story: Hotel” debut (FX)
[Wed] Balloons Around the World Day
[Wed] Emergency Nurses Day
[Wed] Kale Day
[Wed] Pet Obesity Awareness Day
[Wed] Walk to School Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Carry a Tune Week / Emergency Nurses Week / Financial Planning Week / Fire Prevention Week / Great Books Week / Health Care Food Service Week / International Post Card Week / Kids Goal Setting Week / Mental Illness Awareness Week / Metric Week / Midwifery Week / Mystery Series Week / No Salt Week / Physicians Assistant Week / Spinning & Weaving Week / World Space Week / Work From Home Week

BULL’S BITS


BEST OF BS:
Highlight bits culled from 22 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
BS THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR ON AN ELEVATOR:
• “Does this look infected to you?”
• “Oops, sorry about my finger. I was aiming for a button.”
• “Hey Uncle Lou, show the lady how you can still push the 4th floor button with both arms full of groceries.”
• “Just ignore Killer. We’re going to have him fixed soon.”
• “As long as we’re all stuck here, how about a sing-along?”
• “Actually I’m not just a Jehovah’s Witness, I also sell life insurance!”
• “Y’know, the acoustics in here are just perfect for yodeling!”
• “Did anyone else eat a burrito for lunch?”
• “The passengers have spoken. It’s time for you to leave.”
– First published in “BS” 2004.

WHAT YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC VIDEOGAME SAYS ABOUT YOU:
• ‘Blades of Steel’ – At least once, you have given a hamster a mohawk.
• ‘Duck Tales’ – You have spelled out the word ‘B-O-O-B-S’ using Alpha-Bits.
• ‘Goonies II’ – You used to wear Spider-Man Underoos … over your Batman Underoos.
• ‘Kung Fu’ – You still own a Duran Duran ‘Trapper Keeper’.
• ‘Pro Wrestling’ – You have spilled an entire Cup O’ Noodles onto a beanbag chair.
• ‘Rygar’ – You have chewed 3 or more pieces of Black Cherry Hubba Bubba at one time.
• ‘Super Mario Bros’ – You have hit a wiffle ball with a skateboard deck.
• ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ – You have used Cheez Whiz in self-defense.
• ‘Tetris’ – You have used a protractor as an eating utensil.
• ‘Top Gun’ – You have filled a water balloon with grape soda.
– First published in “BS” 2012.
NET: http://www.FreeRadioPrep.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I sold my house this week. I got a pretty good price for it, but it sure ticked off my landlord.

BS WEB GOODIE:
The online ‘Chicago Suburb Generator’ actually comes up with fancy proposed monikers for neighborhoods that could be anywhere …
NET: http://bit.ly/1FfDNWQ

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
According to a survey, which is the #1 thing that makes guys in high school jealous?
a. Friends who already have a girlfriend.
b. Friends who already have their own vehicle.
c. Friends who already have facial hair. [CORRECT]

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ My favorite Autumn thing to do is …

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Employees are 20% happier at work on days that include THIS.
Answer: Free food.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
An advanced degree in philosophy allows you to think deep thoughts about being unemployed.

NOW ON OUR SHEET LIST:
Dave Taylor @ 89.1 KWFC Springfield MO; Kevin Allen @ AfterHourLounge.com, Jersey City NJ; Quinn Davis @ KNOW-FM VIncennes IN; John Hudson @ K92-3 [WWKA] Orlando FL; Alex Kerr @ Oxfordshire Radio, Oxford UK; Emma Leigh Gilbert @ 94.7 WMAS FM Springfield MA; and Glenn Pitcher @ 98.1 The Hawk [WHWK] Binghamton NY.


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