September 30 2021

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Edition: #7076

It’s Another Running Of The Bull!


★ Freddy Krueger’s famous razor glove and Michael Myers’ mask can be yours, if you’re willing to go all out for a Halloween costume. The Prop Store, one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies, is about to hold an auction for some of the most iconic horror movie props ever — more than 1,000 pieces that could haul in up to $7.6 million. Freddy Krueger’s razor finger glove from “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors” should see heavy bidding. It’s estimated to bring in as much as $41,400. Same goes for Michael Myers’ mask from “Halloween: Resurrection”. Oh, and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man costume from “Spider-Man 3″ is also available — it’s expected to haul in around $70k. The bad news? Winning bidders will have to wait until next Halloween to show off, because the auction isn’t until November 9-11.
★ Jesse Palmer will step into Chris Harrison’s shoes to hand out roses on “The Bachelor.” Palmer, a television broadcaster and former NFL quarterback, starred as “The Bachelor” himself in Season 5, which aired in 2004. As of now, he’s officially signed on for Season 26 of The Bachelor, which will air in 2022. But according to insiders, the idea is for Palmer to continue with the franchise in the future, both on the flagship “Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” but nothing is set in stone — and ABC has not renewed either series beyond their next upcoming seasons.
★ Lori Loughlin is returning to acting. The former “When Calls the Heart” star will reprise her popular character from the Hallmark Channel series, ‘Abigail Stanton’, on the spinoff “When Hope Calls”, which is coming back for a second season on a new network, GAC Family. Loughlin will appear in the 2-part Season 2 premiere titled “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas”, set to air on Dec. 18.
★ Wendy Williams is returning to the purple chair. After delaying the Season 13 premiere of her talk show for “ongoing health issues,” Williams will return on Monday, according to her show’s social media account. Her co-hosts — the name she gives her fans — are likely clamoring for the premiere to see if Williams will address the goings-on in her life during her “Hot Topics” segment, including her breakthrough case of COVID-19 and being taken to hospital for a mental health check.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Charlize Theron, Elvis Costello, Juanes
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Jeff Daniels, Chloe Fineman, The Flaming Lips
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): John Lithgow, Theo Croker, Wyclef Jean
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Colin Jost, Michael Gandolfini, Nick Baglio
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Andy Serkis, Beth Behrs
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Vanessa Bayer, B.J. Novak
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Ice T
• “The Talk” (CBS): Donnie Wahlberg
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Demi Lovato
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Diddy, Nacho Figueras
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Leslie Jones, Sarah Shahi, Elton John, Charlie Puth
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Elmo, Emmy Eaton
• “Station 19” (ABC): Season 9 premiere
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC): Season 18 premiere
• “Big Sky” (ABC): Season 2 premiere
• “The Price Is Right Celebrates 50 Years” (CBS): Commemorating 50 years of the game show with a look back at the biggest winners, never-before-seen outtakes and a salute to Bob Barker.

• Drake – has chalked up his 35th week at #1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (top musical act in the US), as his latest LP “Certified Lover Boy” spends a third week atop the Billboard 200. It’s his 4th album to spend at least three weeks at #1 on that chart.
• Adele – Fans are buzzing with the rumor that she could be releasing her next album (or new single) this week. The 15-time Grammy-winner could be planning to sneak in her fourth studio album just ahead of the deadline for 2022 Grammy eligibility, which is today.
• Whitney Houston – Her estate has teamed up with M.A.C. Cosmetics on a new make-up line. It will see some of her best-known looks recreated to coincide with the Dec. 23 release of the biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”.
• Britney Spears – Her lawyer is going after Jamie Spears, calling him a “reported alcoholic and gambling addict.” Mathew Rosengart took exception to Spears’ father for filing legal docs challenging the person tapped to replace Jamie temporarily as Britney’s conservator. The lawyer also references the recent revelation that Jamie allegedly arranged secret recordings in Britney’s bedroom.
• Queen – are featured in a dedicated experiential pop-up shop on Carnaby Street in London, which opened Tuesday.  “Queen The Greatest”, will remain open until January, with a lineup of limited-edition music releases, fashion collaborations and lifestyle products with weekly new product drops and events. Each month will have a theme — Music, Art & Design and Magic — with visual installations.
• Judas Priest — Guitarist Richie Faulkner has undergone “major emergency heart surgery.” His girlfriend, Mariah Lynch reports he is now stable and recovering. His heart issue triggered a postponement of the remainder of Judas Priest’s 50 Years of Heavy Metal tour, which had just resumed last month.
• Chase Rice – was asked to name the strangest rumor he’s ever heard about himself since becoming famous as a “Survivor: Nicaragua” contestant in 2010. His answer? “I’ve been hearing a lot of them lately.” That’s a reference to recent headlines claiming he and reality star Kristin Cavallari are a couple. US Weekly reported that the two were “all over” each during a Nashville date.
• Zac Brown Band – Singer Zac Brown has tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result, is canceling four Comeback Tour stops. Refunds are available for the shows, set to occur tonight through Sunday in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York. He wrote on Insta: “As soon as we can, we’ll see you back out on the road again. Nothing’s better than the comeback.”
• Alan Jackson – has revealed that he has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease — a group of disorders that cause nerve damage. It has affected his ability to move and keep balance on stage. In an interview, he said he inherited the disease from his father, and was diagnosed 10 years ago. CMT does not decrease one’s life expectancy.


The key to a happy life might come down to what you eat. But here’s the catch: What you eat should be more fruit and vegetables. And you should exercise more. In a first of its kind study, researchers from the Universities of Kent and Reading found that these lifestyle changes make people happier in comparison to people who are already eating lots of healthy produce or those keeping their same old diet. The researchers, through a series of experiments, were able to demonstrate that consuming fruit and veggies and exercising positively impacts levels of happiness — not the other way around. They also found that men appear to exercise more than women, but females are likely to eat more fruit and vegetables.
(I don’t know about this. I’ve never been sad when I’m eating ribs and chicken wings…)
(If that’s what it takes to be happy, I want no part of it!)
(So you’re telling me that happiness has nothing to do with watching Tom Brady lose the Super Bowl? Who knew?)

This dog has “had his day” by being named a world record holder by Guinness as the canine with the longest ears. Lou is a 3-year-old black and tan coonhound from Oregon. His owner, Paige Olsen, says she always knew his ears were long, but only decided to measure them during the pandemic. The result? 13.38 inches (34cm). According to Paige, while Lou’s ears are extraordinarily long, they don’t require much more cleaning than those of a normal dog. During the winter, though, she does wrap them in an ear-warmer to keep them from dragging in the snow.
(They WERE 10 inches long, but he kept stepping on them!)
(That’s one dog that can definitely hear it when you call him a good boy…)
(I’m pretty sure I have a “dog-eared” copy of the Guinness Book of Records from way before this!)

➢ With the rise in popularity of QR codes at restaurants and other businesses during the pandemic, cyber security experts are urging people to be cautious. Instead of handling a menu or filling out a check-in document, customers can use their smartphones to scan a QR code, which can take them to a digital menu or contact tracing form, for example. One concern is that of privacy. Customers aren’t always being asked for their consent to have their information collected and stored. The technology can also be vulnerable to cyber attacks which could potentially extract data from your mobile device. Cyber security experts say one way to protect yourself is to avoid using it altogether by requesting a physical copy of the menu or to provide contact tracing information on paper. Another option is to navigate to the digital menu through your browser rather than using the QR code. (Because when you’re at a restaurant, you don’t want someone else to end up with your cookies!)
➢ A German hamster is beating investors at their own game. Since June, “Mr. Goxx” has been running an independent portfolio that trades cryptocurrency from a high-tech cage called the Goxx Box. His portfolio has a wide range of cryptocurrencies, including TRON, Ethereum and Bitcoin. The hamster’s trading sessions are livestreamed on Twitch. First, Mr. Goxx runs on an “intention wheel,” which spins to help him choose a cryptocurrency. Then, he scampers through either a “buy” tunnel or a “sell” tunnel, triggering either purchases or sales. As of Saturday, the hamster’s performance was up more than 16% since he began trading in June. That’s better than the returns for Bitcoin, the S&P 500 and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Bitcoin and the S&P 500 have climbed about 14% and 5% over the same time period, while Berkshire Hathaway shares have fallen by 2%. (If I invested $100 in cryptocurrency when that little guy started…I’d STILL have no idea how it works…)

⇒ After seven years of marriage, I can always guess what’s bothering my wife. I’m never right, but I can always guess. – Henpecked Hal
⇒ My wife sent me out alone to grab something “really quick” from Ikea. It’s the most subtle way I’ve ever seen to ask for a divorce. – James Breakwell
⇒ Husband, Day 1 of marriage: Where do we keep the can opener? Husband, Day 4563 of marriage: Where do we keep the can opener? — Jessie
⇒ Once married the woman takes over the entire closet and the man stores everything he owns in his left cargo pocket – Vinod Chhaproo
⇒ Sometimes, as a little treat for my wife, I turn the volume down to 90% when I watch a video on my phone. – Simon Holland
⇒ Let’s get married and have kids so instead of relaxing during weeknights we can go to seven practices and relearn algebra. — NicholasG
⇒ Let’s get married and have kids so we can be annoyed by little versions of ourselves for the rest of our lives. – Mom Meh
⇒ Did I ever tell you about how uncomfortable my chair was in my wife’s birthing room? — The Dad Briefs

A study has found that the pandemic allowed teens to sleep more, reducing COVID-related stress. McGill University researchers started looking into the sleep patterns of 62 students at a Montreal high school in early 2020. In the middle of the study, the pandemic hit, and online or hybrid learning emerged, along with a completely different schedule. That meant the scientists were able to study the difference between the sleep teens were getting before the pandemic and during it. With no commute, a later start, and no extra-curricular activities, teens were suddenly on the sleep schedule their bodies naturally need. The team found that teenagers became generally more alert and less stressed, which helped them better navigate the pandemic.


1954 [67] Barry Williams, Santa Monica CA, TV actor (‘Greg’ on “The Brady Bunch” 1969-74)

1957 [64] Fran Drescher, New York City NY, TV actress (“The Nanny” 1993-99, “Happily Divorced” 2011-13)

1961 [60] Eric Stoltz, Whittier CA, movie actor (“Mask”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”)

1963 [58] Eddie Montgomery, Danville KY, country singer (Montgomery Gentry-‘Back When I Knew It All’)

1964 [57] Robby Takac, Buffalo NY, rock bassist-singer (Goo Goo Dolls-‘Slide’, ‘Iris’)

1971 [50] Jenna Elfman, Los Angeles CA, TV actress (“Dharma & Greg” 1997-2002, “Fear the Walking Dead” since 2018)

1975 [46] Marion Cotillard, Paris France, movie actress (“The Dark Knight Rises”, “Midnight in Paris”)

1982 [39] Lacey Chabert, Purvis MS, TV actress (“Party of Five” 1994-2000)/movie actress (“Mean Girls”)

1984 [37] T-Pain [Faheem Rasheed Najm], Tallahassee FL, hip-hop/R&B singer-songwriter (Flo-Rida ft. T-Pain-‘Low’)/2019 winner in inaugural season of “The Masked Singer”

1992 [29] Ezra Miller, Wyckoff NJ, movie actor (“Justice League”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”)

• “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Canada’s newest holiday, to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools where tens of thousands of First Nations children were taken from their families and forced to attend classes that separated them from their culture. It is a holiday for federal government employees and private-sector employees to whom the Canada Labour Code applies, plus workers in BC, MB, NS, PEI, and NT. LINK:

• “Orange Shirt Day”, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemoration honoring the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembering those who did not. All are encouraged to wear an orange shirt today, and to learn more about the history of those schools. LINK:

• “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?

• “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 US, the licorice-flavored “Adams’ Black Jack”. Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and Spearmint soon followed.

• “International Blasphemy Day”, encouraging individuals and groups to openly express criticism of religion, and blasphemy laws. It was founded in 2009 by the Center for Inquiry.

• “International Translation Day”, introduced in 1991 by the International Federation of Translators. Online translators allow you to switch from language-to-language instantly. Try translating an English message to another language then back to English. Odds are you’ll get something that’s really wonky. LINK:

1960 [61] “The Flintstones” debuts. It is the first animated series to hold a prime-time slot on television

2017 [04] Game show host Monty Hall (“Let’s Make a Deal”) dies at 96

1995 [26] Mariah Carey’s ‘Fantasy’ becomes the second single to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (the first was Michael Jackson’s ‘You Are Not Alone’). It stays at the top spot for 8 weeks.

2012 [09] Faith Hill becomes the first country artist to debut a song on Twitter when she posts ‘American Heart’.

2004 [17] The first images of a live Giant Squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles (965 km) south of Tokyo, Japan


✓ You have about 70,000 thoughts a day.
✓ You blink up to 9 million times per year.
✓ Ear wax is actually a type of sweat.
✓ The big toe carries the most weight of all the toes, bearing about 40% of the load.
✓ Being hungry causes serotonin to drop, causing anxiety, stress, anger, and sadness.
✓ “Phobatrivaphobia” is a fear of trivia about phobias.
-FactSlides, WhattheFFacts

• Complains every 2 minutes that he is “dying” but never actually does.
• Wants Mommy.
• Inability to do anything for himself.
• Can, however play video games.
• Sneezes that make the earth tremble.
• Visits doctor, refuses medicine.
• Hungry. But he’s always hungry.
• Can still go to weekend football game despite being on deathbed all week.
• Confuses wife with his Mommy.
• Exaggeration, apparently.

➠ Last week, we heard about the Japanese sisters, who, at age 107, were certified as the world’s oldest identical twins. They say the key to a long life is to be good, don’t smoke, and stay away from beer joints. (Asked if they had any regrets, they said, “Being good, not smoking, and staying away from beer joints…)
➠ People are still talking about how the Rams crushed Tampa Bay on “NFL Sunday”. (It was such a beating that out of habit, Roger Goodell denied seeing it.)
➠ A list ranking the largest penis size by country has been published. (Finishing in the top 10 LARGEST was the Netherlands. Even with the shrinkage factor. Now that’s impressive…)
➠ A report found that 75% of people use a different voice to talk to their pets. (It also found that 100% of cats don’t give a crap what voice you use.)
➠ Women live longer than men because their immune systems don’t age as quickly, according to a study. (And also because there aren’t a lot of dangerous situations when you spend half your life in the bathroom…)

How cute is THAT?

All I want is a 2-income household and to live alone.

What made you realize that you are officially NOT YOUNG anymore?

Question:  One in 5 married people secretly dislike THIS about their partner. What is it?
Answer:  Their laugh

The smallest step in the right direction can be the biggest step of your life.


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