Friday, October 6, 2017        Edition: #6071

Deja Moo!

There will be no “BS” service for Monday, October 9, to observe Canadian Thanksgiving Day. The BS will return on Tuesday Oct. 10.

★ Ryan Gosling is finding it ”harder and harder” to talk about his new movie ‘Blade Runner 2049′, because of the suffering in America. Gosling says that it feels strange to be promoting his film at a time when the U.S. has been left in turmoil because of the impact of devastating hurricanes, and the tragic shooting at the ‘Route 91 Harvest Festival’ in Las Vegas on Sunday.  But he does understand that people also need to focus on lighter subjects. ‘Blade Runner 2049’ opens today.
★ John Bradley promises a ‘monumental’ final season of  ‘Game Of Thrones’.  With no official premiere date, ‘Game of Thrones’ could make its return as soon as next year, or it could be delayed until some point in 2019.  Meantime, Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly in the series, says that “Every single episode of the six you’ve got left in Season 8 is gonna be monumental…I think what we used to call Episode 9 in ‘Game of Thrones’ folklore – the episode when everything comes to a head and you get a lot of spectacular sequences – I think you’re gonna get six ‘Episode 9’s this year”.
★ Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend will soon be trying for their second child. The couple conceived their daughter Luna, now 17 months, through fertility treatment and still have one frozen embryo left, and Teigen says she will have it transferred to her womb in the coming months.
(She never was one to keep anything to herself, was she?)
★ During an interview on British TV on Wednesday, Kate Winslet revealed she DID NOT have a crush on Leo DiCaprio while they were filming ‘Titanic’. Winslet says that the shoot “was seven months of very intense work, we were both really very young.  And luckily, and this was the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other!”  While she admits she knows that maybe that isn’t what people want to hear, it did have its advantages.  She says that allowed them to tease each other, which they still do.
(Crush or no, she still should have let him onto that floating door at the end!)
★ Nicole Kidman is set to star in a new crime thriller called ‘Destroyer’. Kidman has been cast to play LAPD detective Erin Bell in director Karyn Kusana’s upcoming movie. The movie follows the existential crisis of Erin, who, as a young officer, was placed undercover a cult-like gang in the California desert.

• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Taraji P. Henson, Desus & Mero, Miley Cyrus
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Kathy Bates
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Larry David, Kiefer Sutherland, Josh Earnest, Gregg Bissonette ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Gordon Ramsay, Brendan Gleeson, Maggie Rogers ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Taraji P. Henson
• “The Talk” (CBS): David Arquette, Dustin Lynch, guest co-host Roselyn Sanchez
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Kate Winslet, Lana Parrilla, Adam Savage, Michael Stevens
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Ryan Gosling
• “Once Upon a Time” (ABC): Season 7 Premiere. “Hyperion Heights”

• “Hockey Night in Canada” (CBC/SN/City): Season premiere (Montreal vs. Washington, NYR vs. Toronto, Detroit vs. Ottawa, Edmonton vs. Vancouver, Winnipeg vs. Calgary
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Host Gal Gadot, with musical guest Sam Smith.

• “Madame Secretary” (CBS): Season 4 Premiere. “News Cycle”

• Dire Straits — are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Other potential inductees include Judas Priest, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush and the Moody Blues.  Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, The Cars and the Zombies are returning nominees to join the Rock Hall in 2018.
• Taylor Swift – leads the nominees for the 2017 MTV EMAs with six nominations, including one for her ‘Look What You Make Me Do’ video and one for “Best Look”, in which she competes against her ex, Harry Styles.
• Kesha – she praises Taylor Swift, calling her a “(expletive) sweetheart,” in a new Rolling Stone story.  Kesha says that Swift is “Very, very sweet, very, very genuine, extremely generous, picks up the phone every time I call her”.  She then says: “My mom doesn’t even always pick up the phone!”
• Ed Sheeran – says the inspiration behind his song ‘Perfect’ is his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.  (It had BETTER be!).  When asked if she could be ‘the one’, Sheeran said: “Undoubtedly”.
• Smashing Pumpkins – Billy Corgan played a slew of new songs slated for his upcoming solo album during a show in Berlin.  Among them:  “Zowie,” a tribute to David Bowie.
• Bruce Springsteen – thinks his wife is underrated.  He says Patti Scialfa is “A very distinctive, underrated singer and songwriter” and because of her connection to him, she may have gone unnoticed.  Scialfa is working on a “great” solo album now.
• Eagles – will perform an invitation-only show at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on October 29th. It’s part of a partnership with SiriusXM, which will launch a limited-run Eagles Channel in mid-November.
• Kenny Chesney – his ‘All the Pretty Girls’ takes the #1 spot this week on Billboard’s country airplay chart.  Meanwhile, Thomas Rhett’s ‘Life Changes’ remains the top country album for the third straight week.  Midland boasts the highest debuting album with ‘On the Rocks’ at #2.  Also new, and entering at #3, is Home Free’s ‘Timeless’.
• Jason Aldean –  has canceled his upcoming concerts “out of respect for the victims” of the Las Vegas shooting.  Aldean announced in a statement on social media that has canceled concerts this weekend in order to “take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close to family and friends.” The tour will resume next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

• “Blade Runner 2049” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure):  A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years. (Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling)
• “The Mountain Between Us” (PG-13, Drama/Romance):  Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. (Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney)
• “Victoria & Abdul” (PG-13, Drama):  Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. (Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith)
• “My Little Pony: The Movie” (PG, Animation):  A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home. (Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña)
• “The Florida Project” (R-Rated, Drama): Precocious 6-year-old Moonee courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. (Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince)

Add ‘mosquito-repellent’ to the already huge list of useful of smartphone features.  Phone  manufacturer LG has released the world’s first mosquito repellent smartphone, which uses ultrasonic sound waves to keep skeeters away.  The thing is, at this point, you have to buy a phone, not an app to get it.  The ‘LG K7i’, was unveiled at the ‘India Mobile Congress’ last week, and indications are that it’s set to become a best-seller in mosquito-infested countries. And more good news:  It’s cheap! Selling for the equivalent of US$122, it is being marketed as a ‘budget’ smartphone.  How does it work?  The K7i features LG’s ‘Mosquito Away’ technology,  which can supposedly repel mosquitoes with the use of ultrasonic sound waves.  Oh, and it is ‘absolutely safe’ for humans.
(Good thing it’s cheap.  Around here, We’re going to need 4 or 5!)
(All the cool things smartphones can do, and nobody has come up with a ‘radar detector’ app yet!)
(‘Ultrasonic sound waves’, huh?  The same ones they were using for weight loss 5 years ago?)

The pet names that members of the Royal Family have given one-another:
✧ Queen Elizabeth II – ‘Lilibet’ – As a child, she nicknamed herself ‘Tillabet’.  As she grew up, Tillabet became Lilibet, and some of her family and close friends still use the name.   And brace yourself, because this just might be the cutest thing you hear all day: Prince Philip calls his dear wife, Queen Elizabeth, ‘cabbage’. (Not ‘Crabbage’….‘Cabbage’!)
✧ Prince Harry – ‘Wombat’- Harry got this sweet nickname from his mother when he was two. Princess Diana got the inspiration for it while they were all vacationing in Australia.  (Somehow, this fits!).  Harry has also been known as ‘Spike’.  For a while, Spike was his alias. He had a Facebook page under the name ‘Spike Wells’ so he could be on social media undercover.
✧ Prince William – ‘Steve’- William had this nickname to protect his identity as a member of the royal family. And when he studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he was known as Steve.
✧ Kate, Duchess of Cambridge – ‘Squeak’- Before she married into the royal family, young Kate Middleton shared a nickname with one of her pet guinea pigs. There was one called Pip and one called Squeak.  Because her sister is ‘Pippa’, Kate became ‘Squeak’.  Kate’s classmates allegedly called her ‘Princess-in-waiting’ at Marlborough College, before she even met her royal husband. (Weird!)
(I don’t care WHAT you call me….just don’t call me late for the royal feast!)


1955 [62] Tony Dungy, Jackson MI, NFL analyst (‘Football Night in America’)/former NFL head coach (Indianapolis Colts 2002-09, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1996-2001)

1963 [54] Elisabeth Shue, Wilmington DE, TV actress ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ 2012-15)/movie actress (Oscar-‘Leaving Las Vegas’)

1966 [51] Tommy Stinson, Minneapolis MN, rock bassist (Guns N’ Roses 1998-2016, The Replacements 1979–91)

1973 [44] Ioan Gruffudd [‘YO-an GRIFF-ith’], Aberdare, Wales, movie actor (‘San Andreas’, ‘Fantastic Four’ films)

1982 [35] Will Butler, The Woodlands TX, rock musician (Arcade Fire-‘Reflektor’, ‘We Used to Wait’)/brother of frontman Win Butler

1951 [66] John Mellencamp, Seymour IN, pop-rock singer (‘Jack & Diane’, ‘R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.’)/Farm Aid co-founder/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2008)

1953 [64] Tico (Hector) Torres, NYC, classic rock drummer (Bon Jovi-‘Always’, ‘Livin’ On a Prayer’)

1959 [58] Simon Cowell, Brighton UK, TV personality (‘American Idol’ 2002-10)/TV producer (‘The X Factor UK’ since 2004-10, 2014-present, ‘America’s Got Talent’ since 2016)/ entertainment mogul (Syco Music)

1967 [50] Toni Braxton, Severn MD, R&B/pop singer (‘Unbreak My Heart’, ‘Breathe Again’)

1968 [49] Thom Yorke, Wellingborough UK, rock singer-guitarist (Radiohead-‘Paranoid Android’, ‘Creep’)

1975 [42] Damian Kulash, Washington DC, rock singer-guitarist (OK Go-‘Here It Goes Again’, ‘Get Over It’)

1979 [38] Shawn Ashmore, Richmond BC, TV actor (‘The Following’ 2013-15)/movie actor (‘Iceman’ in ‘X-Men’ films)

1949 [68] Sigourney (Susan) Weaver, NYC, movie actress (‘Avatar’, ‘Alien’ series)

1970 [47] Matt Damon, Cambridge MA, movie actor (‘The Martian’, ‘Jason Bourne’ films)/screenwriter (Oscar-‘Good Will Hunting’)  UP NEXT: ‘Ocean’s Eight’ (2018)

1980 [37] Nick Cannon, San Diego CA, TV personality (‘America’s Got Talent’ 2009-16/movie actor (‘Drumline’)/wed to singer Mariah Carey (2008-16)

1985 [32] Bruno Mars (Peter Hernandez), Honolulu HI, pop singer-songwriter-producer (‘Uptown Funk’, ‘Locked Out of Heaven’, ‘24K Magic’)

• “Mad Hatter Day”, described as ‘April Fool’s Day’ without the pranks, it’s an opportunity to celebrate silliness. The date was chosen from illustrations depicting the Mad Hatter wearing a hat with a slip of paper that reads: ‘In this style 10/6′
• “German-American Day”, honoring the likes of Albert Einstein, Lou Gehrig, John Steinbeck, and Levi Strauss. In fact, German-Americans make up 16% of the total US population.  Prosit!
• “Physician Assistant Day”, honoring all those nice people who order you to take off all your clothes and put the gown on. And make sure the opening’s at the back!
• “Diversity Day”, celebrating who we are, no matter what race, religion, gender, age, nationality, or disability.
• “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.  (I do this every time I leave a room…)

• “Bathtub Day”, encouraging a luxurious long, hot bath to develop inner peace. Almost everyone nowadays takes showers, so here’s a day to recall some of the luxury of days gone by. (And count how many times the kids come to the door…)
• “Frugal Fun Day”. What can you do for free that’s a real blast? How about going to the mall to try on fancy dresses just for fun? Take a camera along to record your spree! Or maybe test drive all the vehicles you couldn’t possibly afford to buy?
• “Newspaper Carrier Day”, celebrating the anniversary of the 1st recorded ‘news boy’, 10 year-old Barney Flaherty, who began hawking the “New York Sun” 182 years ago in 1833.
• “Card Making Day”, celebrated on the 1st Saturday in October to highlight the art of making your own greeting cards. (Just like your 5-year-old does in kindergarten.)

• “Pierogi Day” (also spelled pyrogy, perogi, pirogi), honoring the traditional Eastern European dish consisting of boiled dumplings of unleavened dough stuffed with various ingredients. They’re best served while wearing a babushka. So what’s the yummiest kind?
• “Touch Tag Day”, an annual salute to the schoolyard game that almost every kid has played in some version. The game that’s variously known as ‘Touch’, ‘Tag’, ‘It’, ‘Chasey’, and ‘Catching’ has been played by children for thousands of years, going back as far as Ancient Egypt.  Best thing about it … the equipment is really cheap!
• “World Octopus Day”, an annual celebration of the odd animal with 8 semi-autonomous arms, thousands of smart suckers, cold-adapted blue blood, 3 beating hearts, and eerily advanced intelligence.

• “Thanksgiving Day” in Canada, thanks to a 1957 act of parliament making the 2nd MONDAY in OCTOBER ‘a day of general thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed’.  Many historians believe the first North American “Thanksgiving” event occurred in Newfoundland in 1578. That would put it 43 years before the Pilgrims landing in Massachusetts in 1621. Others claim the first Canadian Thanksgiving was celebrated in Halifax in 1763. It became an annual Canadian tradition in 1879, celebrated on the same day as the USA. It was later moved ahead to reflect the earlier harvest season.

2007 [10] Former ‘Baywatch’ actress Pamela Anderson ties the knot with producer/businessman Rick Salomon at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas (annulled 4 months later)

1987 [30] George Michael’s song ‘Faith’ is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

1996 [21] Country stars Tim McGraw & Faith Hill get married, then postpone the honeymoon in order to resume their joint tour 4 days later

2002 [15] Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones donates £100,000 to the school he once attended in Dartford, England for musical instruments and a band director (the resulting music center is named after him)

2007 [10] Jason Lewis completes the 1st human-powered circumnavigation of the globe


✓ A baby turkey is called a ‘poult’.  A turkey under 16 weeks of age is called a ‘fryer’.
✓ That flesh-like appendage that hangs over a turkey’s beak is called the ‘snood’. The ‘wattle’ is the bright red appendage on the neck.
✓  Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise.
✓  A 15 lb turkey usually has about 70% white meat and 30% dark meat.
✓  Commercially raised turkeys are too heavy to fly. In fact, turkey breeding has caused turkey breasts to grow so large that turkeys sometimes fall over.
✓  Turkeys can drown if they look up when it’s raining.
-University of Illinois

Step 1.  Buy a turkey.
Step 2.  Have a glass of wine.
Step 3.  Stuff turkey.
Step 4.  Have a glass of wine.
Step 5.  Put turkey in oven.
Step 6.  Relax and have a glass of wine.
Step 7.  Turk the bastey.
Step 8.  Wine of glass another get.
Step 9.  Hunt for meat thermometer.
Step 10.  Glass yourself another pour of wine.
Step 11.  Bake the wine for 4 hours.
Step 12.  Take the oven out of the turkey.
Step 13.  Floor the turkey off the pick.
Step 14.  Tet the sable.
Step 15.  Grab another wottle of bine.
Step 16.  Turk the carvey!
Step 17.  Say grace, throw-up and pass out.

• Making a big pile of leaves and jumping in ‘em (unless you’re in Nunavut, where you make a big pile of snow and jump in).
• Pumpkin pie (made even better with liquid honey drizzled over the top).
• “Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade” nationwide on CTV.
• Street hockey (interrupted frequently by the warning “Car!”).
• ‘Closing up’ the cottage.
• Pick-your-own apples (do those signs mean pick your OWN, leave ours the hell alone?).
• Hunkering down with a ‘brown pop’ to watch CFL football, then realizing you should have gone to the beer store BEFORE the holiday.
• Unbuckling your belt after dinner so you can breathe.
• Finding a way to include bacon in a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
(Have listeners add to the list!)

(Here are a few primers, then ask listeners to call in more …)
• Here comes the boss!
• This doesn’t taste right.
• Let me handle this.
• It’s your mother, dear.
• Do you smell something?

I, for one, like Roman numerals.

☎ What’s your favorite way to waste time (BESIDES playing with your smartphone)?

Question: 70% of people admit to doing THIS every time they eat out. What is it?
Answer: Ordering the same thing.

Today is the last day of your life, so far.

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