August 6 2019

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Edition: #6509

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★ With the release of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” a new generation of gawkers has swarmed Cielo Drive, where the notorious Manson killings took place. In 1969, followers of Manson descended on the West LA home, killing five. Among the dead was pregnant actress Sharon Tate. The original home was demolished in 1994, and new residence was later built on the same site. While most Cielo Drive residents today aren’t keen to discuss the murders, one man says he has been set upon by unsettled spirits — including the ghost of Sharon Tate — ever since moving in down the block.
★ Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson are officially married. Reports say the supermodel and her “Pretty Little Liars” girlfriend celebrated their nuptials in an Elvis-themed wedding at the Little Vegas Chapel in Las Vegas Boulevard. A small group of guests, including Charlize Theron, The Jonas Brothers and Sophie Turner were in attendance as the brides, both dressed in black, exchanged vows. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds had a brief photoshoot in a pink Cadillac.
★ “The 100” is officially coming to an end. The hit CW drama will conclude after Season 7, according to the show’s creator. The news comes just before the Season 6 finale, which airs tonight. The 100 will be one of three CW series knowingly winding down as the network enters the 2019-2020 TV season. The DC Comics superhero drama “Arrow” will conclude after its eighth season, and “Supernatural” will wrap up after its fifteenth season.
★ Director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. His films include, “Blade II,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Pacific Rim” and “Crimson Peak”.  In addition, Del Toro earned international acclaim as the director, writer and producer of the 2006 fantasy drama “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Ben Stiller, Robin Thede, Brad Paisley, Max featuring Quinn XCII
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Dakota Johnson, Post Malone, Jon Lovitz, Tyler Childers
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Amanda Seyfried, Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, Keith L. Williams
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Michelle Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tommy Orange, Julian Dorio
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Jakob Dylan & Jade Castrinos
• “Lights Out with David Spade” (COMEDY): Nick Kroll, Ian Edwards, Fortune Feimster
• “Conan” (TBS): Kevin Bacon (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Jerry O’Connell, Shannon Beador
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): John Delaney (R)
• “The Talk” (CBS): Keanu Reeves, Mike Bayer, Kevin Frazier (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Julianne Moore, Marlon Wayans, Sara Lynn Cauchon, guest co-host Jenna Dewan
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): David Letterman, Dermot Kennedy (R)
• “Intervention” (A&E): Season 20 premiere
• “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (BRAVO): Season 14 premiere
• “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation” (PBS): A documentary about the August 1969 gathering of nearly half a million people at a farm in upstate New York to hear music. It would become a legendary event, one that would define a generation and mark the end of one of the most turbulent decades in modern history.

• Justin Bieber — A copywriter at the Topps baseball card company seems to have gotten his Biebers confused. The back of Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber’s card refers to him as “Justin”. Shane posted a photo of the card, including the unexpected mention among his background info.
• A$AP Rocky — has thanked fans and friends for their support during his month behind bars in Sweden. He and two associates were released from custody after a three-day trial on Friday, and Rocky immediately turned to Instagram, writing in part: “THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS…”
• Blink-182 — postponed their Sunday night concert in El Paso, Texas following the mass shooting that killed 20 people at a Walmart Saturday. The group tweeted: “Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso.”
• Meat Loaf – A group of biker fans flocked to New York City Center in a motorcycle procession to celebrate the preview of “Bat Out of Hell,” the musical. Led by the show’s star, Andrew Polec, the motorcade caused a traffic snarl with the group howling the title song over some honking. Meat Loaf kept a low profile, reportedly telling a fan: “My motorcycle-riding days are over.”
• Poison — frontman Bret Michaels’ father, Wally Sychak, died on Sunday following a heart attack earlier in the week. Michaels wrote on his website: “He was a veteran who loved this country, people, family, golf, betting on them horses, a cold beer & long drives…I love you always Dad & I will see you one day on the other side.”
• Judas Priest –will perform at next year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, July 30 – August 1, 2020 in Wacken, Germany. The show will be part of their 50th-anniversary tour, which is expected to launch next spring/summer.
• D.A. Pennebaker – The legendary movie director died Thursday night of natural causes at the age of 94. His 1967 movie “Don’t Look Back” chronicled Bob Dylan’s 1965 U.K. tour, which took place just before the singer made his controversial shift away from folk to electric guitar-based rock. The following year, Pennebaker released “Monterey Pop”, documenting 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival, which featured career-defining performances from Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who.
• Justin Moore — Tracy Lawrence will join him on his “Late Nights and Longnecks Tour” early next year. Lawrence says: “Justin and I have become friends over the last several years and I think this is going to be real good. We’ve got a real similar background and I think we should have a lot of fun together.”
• Dierks Bentley — In a recent television interview, he casually mentioned that he climbed a 7,000-foot mountain the day before. A quote from his TODAY show appearance: “I was on top of the Tetons [Teton Range] about 24 hours ago out in Wyoming. It’s an 18-hour climb; 7,000 vertical feet. I have cuts and scrapes all over my body.”

• “A Dog’s Journey” (PG-Drama/Family):  Bailey is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his boy, Ethan, and his wife Hannah. He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom decides to take CJ away. Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through many lives filled with love, friendship, and devotion. (Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid)
• “Charlie Says” (R-Rated, Drama):  After three young women are jailed for the infamous Manson murders, a young graduate student was sent in to teach them. Through her, we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes. (Chace Crawford, Suki Waterhouse)
• “Changeland” (R-Rated, Comedy/Drama):  While visiting Thailand, two estranged friends realize there’s no rule book for finding purpose and meaning in life. (Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green)
• “The Night Sitter” (Not Rated, Comedy/Horror): A con artist poses as a babysitter to steal from a wealthy occult enthusiast. One of the kids she’s sitting unwittingly summons a trio of witches known as The Three Mothers. (Elyse Dufour, Jack Champion)

A U.S. senator is stepping up to try to make life better for all of humanity. He wants to put an end to “autoplay”. That’s right. Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill last week called the “Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology Act (SMART), which aims to curb internet addiction by preventing social media companies from using practices that he says “exploit human psychology” such as “infinite scroll” without the need to click to load more content, “autoplay” of video content, and “Awards” which would stipulate that prizes cannot be given for using a platform if they don’t substantially increase access to new or additional services, whatever that means. The bill also proposes that companies should implement time limits for platform usage, and disclose to users the amount of time they have spent on that platform.
(My kids already have this. It’s called “Dad”.)
(Great! Limited time on one social media platform means I’ll finally have time to check out all the other ones! Now, what’s this “Friendster” thing that I keep hearing about..)
(While he’s at it, couldn’t he have thrown something in there about ads in the middle of cat videos?)

The latest trend in cosmetic surgery is something that you can have done in the time that your co-workers are wolfing down a Big Mac. “The Lunchtime Lift” is a 20-minute procedure that allows the patient to go right back to work afterward. Dr. Bruce Katz, the director of New York’s Juva Skin & Laser Center, says that during the procedure, patients are treated with TempSure, a technology that uses radiofrequency to reduce wrinkles and increase collagen production, leading to firmer-looking skin. Four to six sessions can cure crows’ feet, smile lines and cellulite. He says most of his female patients are working women who come in at lunchtime and return to work afterward because “you can’t tell that anything’s been done.” Pricing for the procedure is inexpensive compared to more invasive procedures, running between $750 and $1500 per treatment.
(If I was spending that kind of money, I wouldn’t have to worry about smile lines!)
(If I was spending that kind of money on my lunch break, I’d be sure to go back to work too!)
(If nobody can tell that anything’s been done, why do it?)

➢ Paperclipping:  When an ex contacts you months after ghosting you, sorta like ‘Clippy’, the not-so-helpful Microsoft assistant, who would appear after you needed help with a task — but had already figured it out yourself.
➢ Trickle Ghosting:  When someone slows their communication with you to only once every few days. It’s not ghosting, but a much more drawn-out, passive-aggressive approach.
➢ Cloaking:  “Ghosting on steroids”: when you’re stood up for a date and blocked on all communication platforms.
➢ Pocketing:  Your significant other puts a wall between you and their family. It means they don’t see a future with you, so they’re not going to bother introducing you.
➢ Flexing:  Showing off your lavish lifestyle on your dating app profile. Can involve bragging about the cool places you vacation.
➢ Cookie jarring:  When you keep stringing someone along to use as a backup — basically grabbing a snack when you’re hungry.
➢ You-Turning:  When you fall head over heels for someone fast … too fast, and need to make a quick escape…and you run in the opposite direction.
(These days, if you’re dating, you need to take a millennial along to translate!)

A study found that it takes about 50 hours of socializing to go from an acquaintance to “casual friend”, an additional 40 hours to become a “real friend”, and a total of 200 hours to become a “close friend”.


1962 [57] Michelle Yeoh (Yeoh Chu-Kheng), Ipoh Malaysia, movie actress (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” franchise)/voice actress (“Kung Fu Panda”). COMING UP…“Last Christmas”, 2019

1970 [49] (Manoj Nelliyattu) M Night Shyamalan, Mahé India, movie director (“Unbreakable”, “The Sixth Sense”)/screenwriter (“Stuart Little”) COMING UP…“Glass”, 2019

1972 [47] Geri Halliwell, Watford UK, pop singer (Spice Girls- ‘Wannabe’, ‘Spice Up Your Life’)

1973 [46] Vera Farmiga, Clifton NJ, TV actress (“Bates Motel” 2013-17)/movie actress (“The Conjuring”, “The Departed”) COMING UP…“The Conjuring 3”, 2020

1976 [43] Soleil Moon Frye, Glendora CA, TV actress (“Punky Brewster” 1984-88, “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” 2000-03)

• “Fresh Breath Day”, a gentle reminder to maintain oral hygiene. If you’re average, you have over 10 billion bacteria in your mouth right now. Some of them churn out stinky chemicals such as hydrogen sulphide, the same gas that gives rotten eggs their odor.

• “Hiroshima Day” commemorating the 74th anniversary of the dropping of the 1st atomic bomb on the city in 1945, followed a few days later by another dropped on Nagasaki. The bombings effectively ended World War II by bringing about the surrender of Japan. Hiroshima Day is now a focus for anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations.

• “Root Beer Float Day”, saluting the yummy taste-treat that involves plopping ice cream into a flagon of root beer. Did you know root beer started out as a health tonic?

• “Wiggle Your Toes Day”, a chance to air out your piggies, wiggling them around for all to see. The best place to wiggle your toes on a hot August day is in a swimming pool. Or, sit on a dock and stick your wiggly digits in the water.

• “Balloons to Heaven Day”, a day to celebrate families everywhere by releasing balloons to the sky in a symbolic gesture towards ending gun violence. (Noble cause or not, environmentalists are asking us NOT to release balloons, because they return to pollute the Earth, and can end up in the ocean and along shores, and be mistaken for food, thus harming wildlife…so let’s find another way to end gun violence…)

[Wed] Beach Party Day
[Wed] National Lighthouse Day
[Thurs] International Cat Day
[Thurs] Odie Day

1996 [23] “A Game of Thrones”, an epic fantasy novel by George RR Martin, is published (basis of the mega-popular HBO-TV show that debuts in 2011)

2009 [10] Movie director John Hughes (“Sixteen Candles”, “Pretty in Pink”, “The Breakfast Club”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “Home Alone”) dies of a heart attack at age 59 in NYC

2004 [15] Funk legend Rick James (‘Super Freak’) is found dead at age 56 in his LA home by a caretaker

2012 [07] NASA’s ‘Curiosity’ rover lands on the surface of Mars


✓ The village of Shani Shingnapur, India, had no doors, locks or crime for over 400 years until 2010.
✓ The Statue of Liberty’s mouth is three feet wide.
✓ The tail section of an airplane gives the bumpiest ride.
✓ Bamboo is the world’s tallest grass.
✓ A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to ten feet in length.
✓ The human brain named itself.


• My parents’ basement only sleeps one.
• I’m already in a committed relationship with Facebook.
• My Magic 8-ball said ‘no’.
• I hate sharing food.
• I once served a 20-year sentence. I’m not ready to serve another.
• I only have the ‘Hers’ half of the ‘His and Hers’ towel set.
• I’m sorry, but my cat doesn’t see this working out.
• You’re just a hookup. Let’s not mess that up.
• I’m already committed. You can take that any way you like.
• I’m married.

Best of BS . . .

• Try to have at least a basic understanding of ‘you’re vs. your’, ‘they’re vs. there vs. their’, and ‘too vs. two vs. to’.
• Never, ever reveal your love for pineapple on pizza or Nickelback.
• Assume nobody is wearing pants.
• Autocorrect mayo or may not be your friend.
• Have access to Urban dictionary. You’ll need it.
• Remember, if your relationship status is “It’s complicated”, everyone knows you’re a home wrecker.
• Just because you were born naked and screaming, we don’t need to see that forever.
• New moms are going to post hundreds of baby pics. Deal with it.
• Before sending that photo, ask yourself: “Am I ever going to be running for office?”
• Don’t take Ambien.
-Twitter, first published in ‘BS’ in 2018

1. What is the white edible portion of cauliflower called?
a. pistil
b. petal
c. curd [CORRECT]
d. whey

2. Black-eyed peas are not peas. What are they?
a. lentils
b. beans [CORRECT]
c. rice
d. peas

3. Thyme, rosemary, sage and lavender are all members of what plant family?
a. mint [CORRECT]
b. spice
c. moss
d. Robert

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in another vehicle while driving?

I’ve been repeating the same mistakes in life for so long now, I think I’ll start calling them traditions.

Question:  Doing THIS makes a woman appear 7 pounds lighter. What is it?
Answer:  Getting a suntan.

Conscience may not prevent you from doing wrong, but it sure will keep you from enjoying it.


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