September 28 2018

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Friday, September 28, 2018 – Edition: #6303

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★ Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson took offense to disparaging comments Chevy Chase made about the current version of SNL. Chase said that the show went “downhill” after its first two years on the air. In an interview Davidson shot back, saying, “He’s just a genuinely bad, racist person and I don’t like him. He’s a putz. It’s disrespectful to Lorne (Michaels) too, a guy who gave you a career.”
★ Survivors ready? It’s been 18 long years, but, Canadians will soon be able to hear that iconic phrase in person as they compete for the coveted million dollar prize, because for the first time ever, Canucks are eligible to compete on “Survivor”. CBS unveiled the news on Wednesday, and Canadians are now able to apply to compete on Survivor 39 and Survivor 40, with tapings to begin in Fiji in mid-March and early July.
(Make it January, and I’ll be there…)
★ Funnyman Jack Black is wading into darker territory by playing a heavy drinker in his new film, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”. In an interview, Black spoke about his own past struggle with substance abuse, saying bluntly: “I’m very fortunate to still be alive. I have experience in the world of addiction.” Black also sad that alcoholism is in his family “so I know personally what that is about and I myself also struggled.”
★ The Roseanne cast has added a ‘Natural Born Killer’ to its ranks for the sitcom’s spin-off.  Juliette Lewis will join “The Conners” gang.  Lewis has landed a guest-starring role as the girlfriend of Johnny Galecki’s character, David. The casting is a little odd because the two former child stars played brother and sister in the classic 1989 comedy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”.


• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Paul Giamatti, Common, Shin Lim
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Kristen Bell
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Matthew McConaughey, Taran Killam, Lady Antebellum (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Allison Janney, Judd Apatow, Death Cab for Cutie (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Ricky Gervais
• “The Talk” (CBS): Damon Wayans Jr., guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Randall Park, Brynn Elliott
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Kobe Bryant, Logic, Ryan Tedder, the top 10 from season 15 of “So You Think You Can Dance”, Lauren Froderman, Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer
• “MacGyver” (CBS): Season 3 premiere
• “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS): Season 9 premiere
• “Blue Bloods” (CBS): Season 9 premiere
• “Truth & Lies: Jonestown, Paradise Lost” (ABC): A look at the 1978 mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, where more than 900 people were led to their deaths by Peoples Temple cult leader Jim Jones, through the lens of Jones’ two surviving sons, Jim Jones Jr. and Stephan Jones
• “Last Man Standing” (FOX): Season 7 premiere

• “All of My Heart: The Wedding” (HALLMARK): Brian and Jenny are planning their wedding at the inn where they fell in love. When a distant relative arrives and stakes their claim to the inn, Brian and Jenny must find a way to save it.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Season 44 premiere. Adam Driver hosts, with musical guest Kayne West

• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dave Holmes
• “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS): Season 10 premiere
• “Simpsons” (FOX): Season 30 premiere
• “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (ABC): Season 29 premiere

• Ed Sheeran – has scooped a third consecutive BMI London song of the year nomination, an award that recognizes the most played song by European writers on radio and TV in America. ‘Shape of You’ gets the nod this time around, following wins for ‘Thinking Out Loud’ in 2016 and ‘Love Yourself’, his duet with Justin Bieber, last year.
• Drake – His production company is being sued by a man who worked on his crew in 2016. Julian Aguirre says he was badly injured after he fell off the stage while trying to install a part that he warned was not finished.  He claims he suffered orthopedic, neurological, internal, emotional, and other injuries.
• Childish Gambino – had to postpone his Wednesday show in L.A., with possibly more to come.  According to reports, he may have injured or broken his foot while performing in Dallas, where the show was apparently cut short.
• Meek Mill – will be honored with the inaugural Impact Award at the first Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players event. The award is for “the strength he has demonstrated in the face of America’s criminal justice system, the light he has shined on the country’s need for justice reform, and his constant creative output.”
• Goo Goo Dolls — Singer Johnny Rzeznik says he was “shell-shocked” upon meeting Beyoncé during a 2000 shoot for MTV’s Total Request Live. Quote: “I remember her walking down a flight of stairs in that photoshoot and then looking at me and saying, ‘Hi, Goo Goo Doll’ and I was like ‘uh-uh-uh-uh.” ‘I could not speak…She was just so, she had an aura – stunning. Still is.”
• Foo Fighters – Dave Grohl revealed in a recent interview that he routinely downs four beers and more than six shots of Jagermeister in the hour leading up to a live performance.  Then he said, “This is bad! This is how I’ve spent every night of the last year and a half. That’s why I’m not scared of the Lord. I’ve seen worse.”
• KISS — Former guitarist Ace Frehley says that while he has not been approached to be a part of KISS’s recently announced “One Last Kiss: End of The Road World Tour”, he’s “hoping” he’ll be involved in some capacity.  Paul Stanley says there is the possibility that former members may be invited to join them for guest appearances.
• Luke Bryan – On the eve of the tenth “Farm Tour” he says that no matter what size venue he plays, “I try to perform my shows like Elvis is watching and try to do the best I can night in and night out and have a big ol’ performance.”
• Jana Kramer — is counting down the weeks until the birth of her baby boy — her second child with husband Michael Caussin.  She posted: “9 more weeks till I meet this sweet baby boy.  To be honest, I’m still so nervous. I freak out when I don’t feel kicks and I’m feeling overwhelmed with the transition to 2. But that’s normal right?”
• Loretta Lynn — will be honored with the Artist of a Lifetime award at the CMT Artists of the Year celebration on Oct. 17 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Sissy Spacek, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Lynn in 1980’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, will present the award.

• “Night School” (PG-13, Comedy):  A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school. (Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart)
• “Smallfoot” (PG, Kids/Animation):  A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. (Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya)
• “Hell Fest” (R-Rated, Horror):  A masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. (Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards)
• “The Old Man & the Gun” (PG-13, Drama):  Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. (Robert Redford, Casey Affleck)
• “Little Women” (PG-13, Drama):  A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, detailing four sisters’ passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism while facing blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters. (Lea Thompson, Ian Bohen)

One thing you can count on when young adults get together is that there will be drinking.  And beer pong. Clemson University recently conducted a survey examining bacteria levels on beer pong balls. The results?  Beer pong is disgusting.  Researchers found that beer pong balls being used in an outdoor game had the most bacteria — to the tune of 3 million of the tiny organisms.  A ball being used in a game played on carpet only had 200 bacteria on it.  One of the research team members said, “Ninety percent of bacteria are probably harmless, but by virtue of sheer numbers, you’re taking a chance of getting sick.”
(Actually, if you drink like these guys do, you’re taking a chance of getting sick anyway!)
(Oh, well.  Who’s up for a game of “Lets throw balls at cups filled with water while drinking beer”?)
(And I thought the most disgusting part about playing beer pong was the seedy joints that I’ve played it in…)

→ A Portland, OR woman who was arrested after allegedly stealing an unoccupied ambulance and leading a nearly 30-mile police chase said she “wasn’t trying to hurt anyone.”  Police say she stole the ambulance while EMTs were giving a person CPR nearby.  She did not pull over when the first police car started chasing.  Instead, she drove the ambulance onto a highway with the emergency lights on.  She reached speeds of 80-85 miles per hour, swerving between lanes and passing semi-trucks, before being stopped by a spike belt.  On the way to jail, she asked an officer, “Why did they leave it unlocked?  The police car was locked.”
(I’m guessing that when she took off in the ambulance, no one thought to call 911?)
→ Georgia police are searching for a breakfast bandit.  The bold thief has been targeting Dalton hotels and stealing from empty rooms and breakfast bars.  Police say in the first theft, a man stole plastic silverware, shampoo and towels from recently vacated hotel rooms.  He then proceeded to help himself at the breakfast bar, at the hotel, which is known to have a particularly extensive morning buffet.  The same man is believed to have hit two other neighboring hotels over the next two mornings, sneaking into unoccupied rooms over the course of an hour before hotel employees approached him.
(And you’re telling me you’ve never thought of doing that?)
→ Ontario police say they had to rescue a naked Trenton man after he entered a storm drain on a bet.  Police say the 24-year-old told them that his friends had left the area after he entered the storm drain naked – and they took all his clothes with them.  He was removed from the drainage system without injury and was charged with being intoxicated in a public place and trespassing.
(His friends took his clothes?  He wasn’t betting on THAT!)


1967 [51] Mira Sorvino, Tenafly NJ, TV actress (“Falling Skies” 2014-15)/movie actress (1995 Oscar-“Mighty Aphrodite”, “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”)

1968 [50] Naomi Watts, Shoreham UK (raised Australia), movie actress (“Birdman”, “King Kong”)

1969 [49] Karen Fairchild, Gary IN, country singer (Little Big Town-‘Girl Crush’, ‘Better Man’)

1977 [41] Young Jeezy (Jay Jenkins), Columbia SC, rapper (w/Rihanna-‘Hard’, w/Usher-‘Love in This Club’)

1982 [36] St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Tulsa OK, singer-songwriter (‘Teenage Talk’, ‘Jesus Saves, I Spend’)

1987 [31] Hilary Duff, Houston TX, TV actress (“Younger” 2015-2017)/movie actress (“Cheaper By the Dozen” films)/pop singer (‘So Yesterday’)

Rock singer Jerry Lee Lewis (‘Great Balls of Fire’) is 83; Comedian Andrew Dice Clay is 61; Comedian Russell Peters is 48; Actress Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”) is 38; Pop singer Halsey (‘Gasoline’) is 24

TV actor Barry Williams (“The Brady Bunch”) is 64; Actress Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”) is 61; TV actress Lacey Chabert (“Party of Five”) is 36; Rapper T-Pain (‘Low’) is 33

• “Drink Beer Day”, a day to raise a glass of your favorite ale or lager and celebrate one of the oldest man-made beverages.  It’s been produced by individuals since the Neolithic Era and by commercial breweries as far back as 1040 AD (Betcha can’t have just one!)

• “Fish Tank Floorshow Night”, a day to gather family & friends around your aquarium to dance and sing. Why? Every other day the fish are under the spotlight keeping us entertained…tonight, it’s payback time!

• “Good Neighbor Day”, celebrated annually since 2003 to recognize and appreciate the nice folks next door. Hopefully, one of those good neighbors is you!

• “International Right to Know Day”, initiated in 2002 to raise awareness about people’s right to access government info and to promote freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.

• “World Rabies Day”, to raise awareness about the continuing burden of rabies and how the disease can be prevented.

• “Ask a Stupid Question Day”, created by some unknown keener who decided that ‘asking a stupid question is better than repairing a stupid mistake’. It’s a good excuse to pose perplexing questions like…
⇒ If our knees were bent the other way, what would a chair look like?
⇒ Why did Yankee Doodle name the feather in his hat ‘Macaroni’?
⇒ Can we spell the word ‘creativity’ however we want?
⇒ Can you be a ‘closet claustrophobic’?
⇒ If winning isn’t important … why do we keep score?
⇒ Why aren’t blueberries blue?

• “International Coffee Day”, celebrating one of the world’s favorite beverages. It’s also to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness of the plight of coffee growers. Today is also “Biscotti Day”, an appropriate accompaniment for any cup of strong coffee.
✓ You call a radio talk show and they ask you to “turn yourself down”.
✓ You finish your 60-minute presentation before everyone is seated.
✓ You’re passing everybody on the freeway when suddenly you realize … you’re not in a car.
✓ You can keyboard 70 words per minute … with your feet.
✓ Starbucks owns the mortgage on your house.
✓ You have a picture of your coffee mug … on your coffee mug.
✓ Your boss asks to meet with you at 2, and you eagerly ask, “AM or PM?”
✓ Your birthday is a national holiday in Brazil.

• “World Heart Day”, a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease.
• “Confucius Day”, born in China on October 18, 551 B.C., Confucius was one of the earliest, and perhaps the first great philosopher. He was also a teacher, a scholar, and a politician. He gave the world many teachings, and gave the world 499 famous sayings.

• “Hot Mulled Cider Day”, a day to cradle a warm cup of spiced cider in your hands, breathe in the fragrance, and then take a sip. It’s a cool-weather treat for all your senses.
• “Chewing Gum Day”, Thomas Adams received a patent on the first gum-making machine in 1871. After experimenting with different flavors, he manufactured the first flavored gum in the United States, ‘Adams’ Black Jack’, a licorice-flavored gum. Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and Spearmint gum soon followed.

1987 [31] ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ starring Patrick Stewart makes its TV debut

2001 [17] Ben Stiller’s fashion model comedy ‘Zoolander’ opens in movie theaters (‘Zoolander 2′ tanks in 2016)

1991 [27] Garth Brooks’ ‘Ropin’ the Wind’ becomes the 1st country music album to debut at #1 on “Billboard” magazine’s pop album chart

2008 [10] SpaceX launches the 1st private spacecraft into orbit, the ‘Falcon 1′

1941 [77] Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox ends the baseball season with .406 batting avg, the last MLB player to bat .400 in a season

1972 [46] Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the legendary hockey Summit Series (Canada won 4 games to 3, with one tie)

2006 [17] For the 3rd consecutive season, the American League’s Kansas City Royals lose 100 or more baseball games (This season? 56-102 as of yesterday)


✓ The more common bearded men are, the less attractive beards become to women, according to a study.
✓ Mustaches are hotbeds for bacteria because of the moist air leaving the body through the nose and mouth.
✓ Sideburns are named after American Civil War General, General Burnside, who had huge sideburns connected by a mustache.
✓ If you were to put down the razor and stop shaving forever, your beard would grow to approximately 27.5 feet (if you are male).
✓ In 17th century Russia, you could be taxed 100 rubles a year for having a beard.
✓ The name “Chewbacca” is derived from the Russian word “sobaka,” which simply means “dog”.

• Are you a mammal?  Me too!
• Parents threatening eviction.  Please help.
• Hello?  Is it me you’re looking for?
• Wanted: Anatomically correct male.
• Looks aren’t a concern.  I have booze.
• I’m flexible on the number of cats.
• Must be breathing.
• I’m menopausal, so there’s no chance of me getting pregnant.
• Single… White… Female… NOT like the movie! I swear.
• I’ll pay you.


What’s the best name for a pet that you’ve ever heard?
(Ours is “Ask ’em”)

Weekends don’t pay as well as weekdays, but at least there’s football.

Question:  In a survey, almost 90% of women said THIS is one of the biggest fashion mistakes a guy can make. What is it?
Answer:  Short pants/High-waters/Floods!

It’s Friday.  Time to go make some stories for Monday.


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