January 12 2023

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Thursday, January 12, 2023 – Edition: #7394

Sheeters Always Prosper!


(***UPDATE***) ★ Jeff Beck, among the most innovative and unpredictable of ’60s guitar heroes, has died at age 78. A statement from his family says: “After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away (Tuesday)”. Beck brought formidable instrumental firepower to British band the Yardbirds, which he joined in 1965 as a replacement for Eric Clapton. Later, he established the Jeff Beck Group, which was fronted by vocalist Rod Stewart. He won 8 Grammys in his career and recently completed a tour supporting his album with Johnny Depp, “18.”
★ Former child TV star Adam Rich’s death was likely the result of an overdose, according to investigators who’ve found evidence supporting that theory. TMZ is reporting that law enforcement sources with direct knowledge say the manager at Adam’s LA-area apartment building found his body while doing a welfare check Saturday after no one had heard from the actor since Jan. 5. Officers believe the “Eight is Enough” star had been deceased for a while, and are looking at it as a possible OD. An official cause of death will not be known until they get back autopsy and toxicology results.
★ Nominations were unveiled yesterday for the 29th annual SAG Awards. The dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” and genre-smashing sci-fi film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” both scored big, with 5 nominations each. Both are up for outstanding cast in a motion picture – the equivalent of the Academy Awards’ best picture. Also up for the guild’s top prize are “Fabelmans,” ensemble drama “Women Talking” and Hollywood epic “Babylon.” The SAG Awards take place Feb. 26 and will stream live on Netflix’s YouTube Channel.
★ Pamela Anderson is taking her power back. In the official trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary, “Pamela, a love story”, she says she felt “sick” when she was recently forced to relive the trauma of her 1996 sex tape scandal with ex-husband Tommy Lee. She doesn’t go into detail about when and why, but as you know, last February, Hulu put out the miniseries “Pam & Tommy”, which became a smash success. A month later, Netflix announced Anderson’s doc was in the works, and as she puts it: “I want to take control of the narrative for the first time.” “Pamela, a love story” premieres Jan. 31 on Netflix. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3ckmp28f
★ Prince Harry courted about 11.2 million US viewers for his sit down with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes” on Sunday, according to final live + same-day Nielsen data. That’s definitely a win for CBS and for 60 Minutes, which had its largest audience this season by a margin of about half a million. But it still falls short of the 17.1 million who watched the live broadcast of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s tell-all with Oprah Winfrey, also on CBS, in 2021. Harry’s book “Spare” dropped on Tuesday.
★ “Fear The Walking Dead” is coming to an end. AMC announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that the hit series will conclude with a 12-episode eighth and final season. Fear The Walking Dead Season 8 will air in 2 parts, with the first 6-episode block debuting May 14. The final block of episodes will arrive later in the year. It was also announced that “The Walking Dead” spinoff series “Dead City”, starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, will now debut in June.
-PopCulture, Deadline
★ Customers at a Dunkin’ Donuts near Boston were surprised to see Ben Affleck handing out their orders on Tuesday. One customer snapped a photo of the Oscar winner as he served up her iced coffee at the drive-through window, telling a local NBC reporter that the Batman star was “incredibly funny and quick-witted.” She also said that film crew members on site told her they were making an ad – some have speculated that it’s for the Super Bowl, Feb. 12.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Viola Davis, Judd Hirsch, Chase Rice
• “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Chelsea Handler, Matthew Macfadyen, Ralph Barbosa
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Danai Gurira, Jeremy Pope, Ingrid Andress
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Anna Kendrick, John Larroquette, Fab Moretti
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Bryan Cranston, Sigourney Weaver, Quinn XCII
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Meghann Fahy, Theo James
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Chelsea Handler, Melanie “Mel B” Brown
• “The Talk”(CBS): Diane Warren, Sofia Carson
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Rosie Perez, Monica Mangin
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Marlee Matlin, Tyler Posey, Jeremy Rosado
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Gerard Butler, Lauren Makk
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Justin Baldoni, Angie Thomas, Dhonielle Clayton
• “Young Sheldon” (CBS): Mary struggles to make new friends; Mandy pushes Georgie to date another woman.
• “Celebrity Jeopardy!” (ABC): Patton Oswalt, Candace Parker and Torrey DeVitto
• “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox): Chefs face the ultimate test in the 21st annual blind taste test challenge; Eric McCormack and pro baseball player Justin Turner rep their respective charities.


• Bad Bunny – Not only has he been announced as a headliner for the 2023 Coachella festival, he’s been tapped by Netflix as an executive producer for their upcoming adaptation of Adam Silvera’s bestselling young adult novel “They Both Die At The End”.
• Beyoncé – Her plans to work together with Britney Spears on a music video have reportedly fallen through. No word on for what song the project was earmarked. Bey has also confirmed that 2022’s “Renaissance” was part of a trilogy, so the planned collab could have been for a future release.
• Foo Fighters — have announced their first concerts of 2023. The band will perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival on May 26, the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus OH on May 28 and Bonnaroo in Manchester TN on June 18. These will be the group’s first live performances since 2 tribute concerts last year dedicated to their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins.
• Journey – keyboardist Jonathan Cain says he will be hitting the road with the group next month, despite his increasingly dysfunctional relationship with Neal Schon. Not only have the 2 been publicly feuding and are embroiled in more than one legal dispute, last week, Schon said that Journey co-founding keyboardist Gregg Rolie will appear on the band’s upcoming 50th-anniversary tour. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4x3j8aj2
• U2 – After some fans posted on pics of letters they received from the band teasing their upcoming project “Songs of Surrender”, U2 announced a March 17 release date for the album, a collection of 40 reinterpreted songs from the group’s catalog. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/mr7e9sxa
• Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde and Jelly Roll – will all perform at “Company’s Comin’”, a tribute to Leslie Jordan Feb. 19 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Also on the bill: rocker Eddie Vedder, plus appearances by Jordan’s “Call Me Kat” co-stars Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson, as well as Jim Parsons, Max Greenfield, and Margaret Cho.
• Tyler Childers and Kip Moore – are 2 of the big names announced for the 2023 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival June 15-18 on the Farm in Manchester TN. Also on the bill are Sheryl Crow, Molly Tuttle, Morgan Wade, Charley Crockett and tons of non-country-related acts. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/5a2kz2xv
• Dolly Parton – The most shocking thing is that they haven’t already done it: Funko is releasing 2 Dolly Parton bobblehead dolls. Available for pre-order now, one is called “Pop! Rocks: Dolly Parton Glastonbury 2014”, depicting her in a white, sparkling pants suit with a silver glitter electric guitar, while “Pop! Rocks: Dolly Parton”, features her in an orange pants suit, strumming a banjo.


➢ It seems we’re getting sick and tired of working from home. According to a survey, 8 in 10 of us are ready to do our jobs from…vacation. In a poll of 2,000 remote and remote-flexible workers, 80% would consider working remotely from a vacation destination as a way to extend the length of their trip. When asked to choose between a longer trip that involved some remote work and a shorter trip that required no work, twice as many respondents opted for the longer trip with some work involved [46% vs. 26%]. (Trust me, any time you go on vacation with a family like mine, there’s a LOT of work involved!)
➢ Reclining airplane seats are on the decline. A CNN report points out that while at one point, all airline seats, even in economy class, had built-in recline. Today, there are entire seat models that simply don’t have the option. Why? 3 main reasons: The mechanism that allows a seat to lean back is a significant cost – to purchase, and for maintenance. Secondly, there is a weight cost. And any weight that can be saved means reducing the fuel needed to carry it. And thirdly — and in some ways most importantly – there is a disruption cost, because if passengers are fighting with each other over seat reclining etiquette, then flight attendants have to play “schoolyard monitor”. And sometimes, passengers got so disruptive that flights must be diverted for safety. (Of course, they also might also get disruptive when they find out their seat doesn’t recline!)
-NYPost, CNN

⇒ Sure, it’s true that what and how much you eat plays a major role in your health. But scientists say that WHEN you eat can make a difference as well. Studies show that for optimal health, it’s best to consume most of your calories earlier in the day rather than later — for example by eating a large breakfast, a modest lunch, and a small dinner. Because of the way our internal clocks operate, our bodies better digest and metabolize food early in the day. As the day progresses, our metabolism becomes less efficient. Studies show that a meal consumed at 9am can have vastly different metabolic effects than the same meal consumed at 9pm. A new study published in Obesity Reviews found that people who were assigned diets where they consumed most of their calories earlier in the day lost more weight than people who did the reverse. They also showed greater improvements in blood sugar, cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity, a marker of diabetes risk. (So, next time you raid the fridge at 1am…don’t feel guilty – after all, it’s EARLY!)
⇒ A new study has shown some surprising health benefits to replacing sugar with – honey. The research, by a University of Toronto team, found that consuming raw honey may improve blood sugar control and lower cholesterol levels when taken within the context of a healthy diet. The results are surprising, said senior researcher Tauseef Khan, “because honey is about 80% sugar.” He cautions that his team isn’t suggesting you start adding honey to your food if you currently avoid sugar, but, “If you’re using table sugar, syrup or another sweetener, switching those sugars for honey might lower cardio-metabolic risks.” (Especially when you consider that you won’t be able to afford near as much of it!)
-WashingtonPost, NYPost

(***You could also use these as a “What movie does the quote come from” game***)
• “And why is the carpet all wet, Todd?” “I don’t know, Margot!” – Christmas Vacation
• “I can’t hear ye, Peach!” – Finding Nemo
• “How about NO.” – Austin Powers in Goldmember
• “Better out than in, I always say.” — Shrek
• “If I’m not back in 5 minutes…just wait longer!” – Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
• “Son of a Nutcracker!” – Elf (especially handy to avoid swearing in front of your kids!)
• “The sky’s awake, so I’m awake!” — Frozen
• “Ouchtown: population you, bro!” – Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
• “Grace? Ooh…She passed away 30 years ago!” – Christmas Vacation, again
• (***Caution***) “Get your s – – – together, Carol!” — Bridesmaids

A green comet will appear in the sky tonight for the first time in 50,000 years. Named C/2022 E3 (ZTF), the comet, discovered last March, has an orbit around the sun that passes through the outer reaches of the solar system, which is why it’s taken such a long time to swing by Earth again. The icy celestial object can be distinguished from stars by its streaking tails of dust, and the glowing green coma surrounding it. It should be visible nightly to observers in the Northern Hemisphere for most of the rest of this month, and to those in the Southern Hemisphere in early February, according to NASA.


• “Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day”, More power to you if you’ve made it this far!
• “International Kiss a Ginger Day”, invented in 2009 as a response to the obviously problematic “Kick a Ginger Day”. Today, you’re encouraged to pucker up and plant one on a redhead (um…with permission, of course!) Here are some famous gingers…
✓ Movie star Emma Stone (“La La Land”)
✓ Movie actress Amy Adams (“Arrival”)
✓ TV host Conan O’Brien (“Conan”)
✓ Movie actress Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
✓ Movie actress Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”)
✓ Brit ex-royal Prince Harry
✓ Pop star Ed Sheeran (‘Shape of You”)
✓ Former US President Donald Trump (or at least he used to be one…)

• “Pharmacists Day”, honoring your friendly-neighborhood (legal) drug dealers…
☞ Counts out pills, “One for you, two for me . . .”
☞ Claims he can’t read the doc’s writing so he’ll have to take a guess.
☞ Writes on the pill bottle, “Take a bunch a couple times a day.”
☞ Makes people with high blood pressure wait longer in line.
☞ Every day at 5pm, he yells “Happy Hour!”
☞ Wears a shirt that says “A day without Prozac is like . . . Depressing, man”.

• “Marzipan Day”, celebrating the sweet, mold-able treat made mostly from sugar and almond meal or paste. It can end up looking like a big ball of Play Doh that you can color with food coloring and then form into different shapes.
• “Curried Chicken Day”, It’s a very popular dish in Asia, the UK, and the Caribbean. The word “curry” is an anglicized version of the Tamil word “kari,” which means “stir-fried.”
• “Hot Tea Day”, celebrating the rich culture and history, diverse types, health benefits, and soothing qualities of tea, and encouraging ‘tea-totalers’ “to raise their cups in honor of the beloved beverage.”

[Fri] Skeptics Day
[Fri] Sticker Day
[Sat] Organize Your Home Day
[Sun] Wikipedia Day
This Week is…Pizza Week
This Month is…International Creativity Month


1952 [71] Ricky Van Shelton, Danville VA, retired country singer (‘Life Turned Her That Way’, ‘Keep it Between the Lines’)

1954 [69] Howard Stern, New York City NY, satellite radio host since 2006 (self-proclaimed “King of All Media”/TV personality (judge on “America’s Got Talent” 2012-2015)

1964 [59] Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque NM, entrepreneur (Amazon founder & CEO, Blue Origin founder)/estimated net worth of $114 billion, now 4th in the world

1965 [58] Rob Zombie (Cummings), Haverhill MA, movie director (“The Munsters”, “The Devil’s Rejects”)/heavy metal singer (White Zombie – ‘Thunder Kiss ‘65′, ‘More Human Than Human’)

1968 [55] Rachael Harris, Worthington OH, TV actress (“Lucifer” 2016-2021, “Suits” 2012-2019)/movie actress (“The Hangover”, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies) COMING UP… “Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story”

1970 [53] Zack de la Rocha, Long Beach CA, rock singer (Rage Against the Machine- ‘Killing in the Name’, ‘Guerrilla Radio’)

1974 [49] Mel C (Melanie Chisolm — “Sporty Spice”), Lancashire England, pop singer (Spice Girls – ‘Wannabe’, ‘Spice Up Your Life’)

1993 [30] Zayn (Zain Malik), Bradford England, pop singer (‘Pillowtalk’, w/Taylor Swift-‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’, One Direction-‘What Makes You Beautiful’)

2002 [21] Conan O’Brien marries Liza Powell, a Seattle ad exec he met when she made an appearance on his show

2004 [19] The satirical TV newsmagazine show “Rick Mercer Report” debuts on CBC

1998 [25] Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, The Mamas & The Papas, Lloyd Price, Santana, and Gene Vincent are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2003 [20] While awaiting emergency intestinal surgery, Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees dies unexpectedly of cardiac arrest at age 53

2013 [10] The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow used by Freddie Mercury until his 1991 death is sold at auction for £74,000 (about $90,000), more than 5 times the pre-sale estimate

1967 [56] Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation. He remains preserved (if a bit freezer-burnt…)


✓ Your brain literally heats up when you’re stressed. Smiling can cool it down.
✓ Monkeys floss their teeth.
✓ It takes 120 litres of water to make one glass of wine.
✓ Cans of diet soda float, but regular soda cans sink.
✓ There’s at least one instance of identical snowflakes. In 1988, two snowflakes collected from a Wisconsin storm were confirmed to be twins by an atmospheric research center.
✓ Applying hemorrhoid cream to your chest and waist can make you appear more muscular.
-FactRetriever, UberFacts

Best of BS . . .
• “Trust me, I know what I’m doing.”
• “Oh cute! Look at the fuzzy little cubs!”
• “This seems easy enough.”
• “Oh don’t worry. The poisonous ones have orange stripes.”
• “Aha, I’ve got you now!”
• “I never get lost.”
• “I’ll just explain to the ogre that it was an honest mistake.”
• “Here, hold this rope while I go down.”
• “You and what army?”
• “Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.”
-First published in BS in 2012

• At a 4-way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires always has the right-of-way.
• Never take an open beer to a job interview.
• A centerpiece for the dinner table should not involve anything prepared by a taxidermist.
• Never relieve yourself from a moving vehicle … especially while driving.
• Don’t lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.
• Livestock is usually a poor choice for a wedding gift.
• Always use your own truck keys when cleaning your ears.
• It’s not advised that a groom bring a date to a wedding.
• If your dog falls in love with a guest’s leg, have the decency to leave them alone for a few minutes.
-First published in BS in 2011

What a deal!   https://tinyurl.com/yrfun4x5

Some men say they don’t wear their wedding band because it cuts off circulation. Well, that’s the point, isn’t it?

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have?

Question:  A survey found that 20% of us start doing THIS in January. What is it?
Answer:  Christmas shopping

Even when you’re fed up, you gotta keep your head up.


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