July 28 2022

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Edition: #7282

Here’s More Bull Roar!


The Bull Sheet is headed off for its annual summer holiday and will not be publishing Monday August 1 through Friday August 5. All subscribers will receive credit for the non-service days. The Bull Sheet will resume publication on Monday August 8.

(***UPDATE***) ★ Tony Dow, best-known for playing ‘Wally’ on “Leave It to Beaver,” has died at 77. Confirmation of the actor’s death comes after it was prematurely reported by a since-deleted post on his official Facebook. A new post on the account reads: “We have received confirmation from Christopher, Tony’s son, that Tony passed away earlier (Wed.) morning, with his loving family at his side…We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many.” Dow was diagnosed with cancer in May.
★ Brad Pitt is now the proud new owner of a historic — and very expensive home. The 58-year-old actor and architecture aficionado has reportedly purchased a $40 million home in the Carmel Highlands on the California coast, located on a seaside bluff and marking one of the most expensive real estate deals ever made in the area. The cliffside bungalow is said to be known as the D.L. James House, named for the American writer who commissioned its design in 1918. The house was designed by Charles Sumner Greene of the influential 20th-century architecture firm, Greene and Greene. The closing price goes down as one of the most expensive ever to happen in the Carmel area.
★ Netflix has grand plans to turn “The Gray Man” into a sprawling spy franchise. Days after the $200 million-budgeted CIA thriller landed on the streaming service, Netflix announced plans to expand the series with a sequel and a spinoff, both of which are currently in development. Ryan Gosling and directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to return for the sequel. Co-writer Stephen McFeely, whose credits also include “Avengers: Endgame” and “Captain America: Civil War,” is writing the screenplay. The directors said: “The reaction to The Gray Man has been nothing short of phenomenal…With so many amazing characters in the movie, we had always intended for The Gray Man to be part of an expanded universe, and we are thrilled that Netflix is announcing a sequel with Ryan, as well as a second script that we’re excited to talk about soon.”
★ The CEO of Instagram has defended the app’s shift to video content, following criticism from Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian about the new format. In a video posted to Twitter (of all things…) Adam Mosseri said: “It’s not yet good, and we’re going to have to get it to a good place…” Mosseri indicated that Instagram is experimenting with “a number of different changes to the app,” with the intention of giving users “a more full-screen experience”. He also addressed “concerns” from users who are unhappy with the new video-first design, likely referencing resistance from Jenner and Kardashian, who both posted Instagram Stories saying, “Make Instagram Instagram Again” on Monday.
★ CNN political commentator and former Trump White House staffer Alyssa Farah Griffin is joining “The View” full-time, according to reports. She is expected to fill the spot vacated by Meghan McCain last August. Prior to her time on The View and CNN, Farah Griffin served as press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence and as Special Assistant to Trump. In 2019, she became the Press Secretary for the United States Department of Defense. She also served as Trump’s Director of Strategic Communications. A spokesperson for The View would neither confirm nor deny the report, saying “We do not have a co-host announcement to make at this time. Stay tuned.”

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Elizabeth Banks, Gabby Windey, Rachel Recchia, CAAMP, guest host Anthony Anderson (R)
• “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Mark Wahlberg, Billy Porter, AJR
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Jonathan Karl, BJ Novak, St. Vincent
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Nathan Lane, Adam Pally, Art Cruz
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Dakota Fanning, Jamie Bell, T-Pain (R)
• “The Daily Show” (COM): Leila Mottley
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kevin Hart
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Nathan Lane, guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Cara Delevingne, Tisha Campbell, Jeremy Rellosa
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Rosario Dawson, Ed Sheeran (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Daniel Radcliffe, Youn Yuh-Jung, Nicole Remy (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Chelsea Clinton, Eitan Bernath (R)
• “Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks! with Tracy Morgan” (DSC): Morgan teams up with shark experts to identify the craziest and most ferocious sharks in the ocean; He shows off his favorite sharks and their incredible capabilities.
• “The Con” (ABC): Season 2 premiere. A Georgia pastor-turned-financial adviser with millions in assets turns his attention to a small-town bank in need of funding; his “cash cow” is the nail in his coffin.
• “Big Brother” (CBS): Following a live vote, a houseguest is evicted and interviewed; remaining houseguests compete for power in the next head of household.

• Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X – lead the pack with 7 nominations each for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Doja Cat and Harry Styles have 6 noms each, while Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd all have 5. The VMAs are set for Aug. 28 on MTV and the CW.
• The Weeknd – has partnered with Universal Studios theme park in Florida for an “After Hours”-inspired haunted house experience. Songs will be reimagined as a horror movie soundtrack throughout “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare.” Brave guests will be “stalked by slashers, bandaged maniacs, gruesome toad-like creatures and other unfathomable horrors” when it opens this fall.
• Imagine Dragons – will serve as ambassadors for UNITED24 — a project created by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to raise funds for humanitarian aid in the country. In light of the ambassadorship, the group has collaborated with First Lady Olena Zelenska on a fundraiser to stock ambulances with necessary supplies to help save lives during the war.
• Robert Plant — has announced a run of fall show dates in the U.K. with his band Saving Grace. He’ll wrap up a tour of the U.S. with Alison Krauss in September, before kicking things off in Belfast on Oct. 25. He’ll perform intimate shows in a handful of major cities, including Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow, before wrapping the tour in Perth, Scotland on Nov. 9.
• (***CAUTION – language***) Judas Priest — Rob Halford admits he was “pissed” when he first found out that the group will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, rather than being inducted in the Performers category. He told an interviewer: “I was a bit pissed. Some days, I go, ‘No, it doesn’t matter. We’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.”
• Hardy — has announced “Busch Country: One Night Only featuring HARDY”, which will take him to 3 intimate theaters across the Midwest to perform his hits and share the stories behind them. He’ll perform in Chicago on August 23; Madison, WI on August 28 and Columbus OH on September 30.
• Kacey Musgraves – is among the MTV Video Music Awards multiple nominees. As the lone nominee considered a contemporary country artist, her ‘star crossed’ is nominated for Best Longform Video, while “simple times” has a nod for Best Art Direction. The VMAs take place Aug. 28.
• Kelsea Ballerini — On the heels of her “2022 Heartfirst Tour” announcement, she has shared an old clip of a rendition of Elvis Presley’s hit ‘Always on My Mind’. Her Twitter caption says: “feeding into the elvis mania with this tribute from a few years back — what song should i cover on TOUR?! LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p8wbe5p


You’ve heard the saying “Stay in your lane”? Well, how about “Stay in your league”? Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia say that they’ve found that relationships between 2 people of “similar desirability” tend to last longer and are more successful. In a study, it was determined that not only are people who share a similar level of attractiveness more likely to end up in a relationship together, those relationships are also more likely to “go the distance”. Simply put, the study authors believe people who “outkick their coverage” won’t be with their attractive partners for very long.
(Do they really believe that I’d want to be seen with someone of “similar desirability” to me (as they put it) FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?)
(…And they’re trying to tell us that money has absolutely nothing to do with it?)

➢ KFC has added 2 mouth-watering new items to the menu, but you’ll have to go quite a distance to try them. The new Flossy Original Recipe Chicken Porridge and the Shroom ‘N Cheese Pockett are both exclusive to Singapore. Priced at about US $2.85, the Flossy Chicken Porridge is just what it sounds like: warm porridge topped with Original Recipe fillet chunks and chicken floss. What is chicken floss? “A dried meat product with a light and fluffy texture similar to coarse cotton.” Shroom ‘N Cheese Pockett is described as a “warm and hearty toasted wrap” filled with KFC’s famous hot & crispy Zinger fillet, herb-marinated mushrooms, mayonnaise, and melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese. It goes for about US $5.00. (How much is delivery?)
➢ Known for favorites like the Big Mac and Quarter Pounder, McDonald’s is adding another burger to the lineup…in South Korea, at least. The Boseong Green Tea Pork Burger is made, logically, from Boseong Green Tea Pork, which “is known for a tender texture with less smell.” The patty is layered with spicy cheese sauce, bacon, Korean cabbage, red onions and mayo, and cushioned between 2 buns.  It’s sells for US $5.00, and it looks pretty good! (Why not? It’s Burger Day!) LINK: https://tinyurl.com/vzbuzxp7

In these days of telecommuting and ‘digital everything’, you might think that no one relies on their computer more than you do. But what about your kids? According to a study, students spend 40 hours a week on their laptops. In research involving 600 young adults, who have been a full-time student in the past 5 years, found that on average, 7 hours of laptop time is used (each week) for schoolwork, and another 6 is taken up with Zoom classes or lectures. Video games were the most popular extra-curricular activity, with 7 hours each week spent playing on laptops, while nearly 20 hours went to streaming shows and movies using social media and shopping. 63% of students claim they couldn’t live without their laptop.
(I thought that too – until I dropped mine! Still breathing…)
(40 hours a week? I spend that much time DECIDING what to stream!)

⇒ Historic Bubbles, Frederic Leake (1896)
⇒ Constipation and Our Civilization, J.C. Thomson (1943)
⇒ Careers in Dope, Dan Waldorf (1973)
⇒ How to Fill Mental Cavities, Bill Maltz (1978)
⇒ The Romance of Leprosy, E. Mackerchar (1949)
⇒ A Do-It-Yourself Machine Gun, Gerard Metral (1995)
⇒ Practical Candle Burning, Raymond Buckland (1970)
⇒ American Bottom Archaelogy, Charles Barris and James Porter (1983)
⇒ Handbook for the Limbless, Geoffrey Howson (1922)
⇒ Sex After Death, B.J. Ferrel and D.E. Frey (1983)

A man who accidentally threw away a hard drive with 8,000 bitcoins on it wants to use robot dogs and AI to help dig through a dump and recover his lost fortune, according to a report. James Howells, from the Wales city of Newport, mistakenly threw away the iPhone-sized drive in 2013. The bitcoin stored on it is now worth roughly $175 million. So, he’s fighting for council’s permission to spend $11 million to excavate the landfill and sort through 110,000 pounds of trash. Both humans and AI-powered machines trained to recognize the hard drive would sort through the garbage in a process he expects to take 3 years. A pair of Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs would also sort through garbage during the day and patrol for trespassing treasure hunters at night.


• “Milk Chocolate Day”, an excuse for chocoholics everywhere to chow down! (Which would you rather have: chocolate milk, or milk chocolate?)
• “Hamburger Day”, honoring the world’s favorite sandwich, whose origins can be traced back as far as the Middle Ages. Reportedly, Louis Lassen, owner of Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, sold the first hamburger and steak sandwich in the U.S. on this date in 1900. Today, close to 6 billion burgers are served annually by restaurants. Here are 4 food finds about hamburgers:
✓ The oldest fast-food restaurant in the world is the White Castle franchise, which opened in 1921.
✓ Americans eat more burgers at restaurants or on-the-go than they do at home.
✓ The largest hamburger ever created was over 8,000 pounds and was cooked for a burger festival in Seymour, Wisconsin.
✓ Hamburgers are made of beef, not ham, and there is much debate over whether they actually originated in Hamburg, Germany.

• “Chili Dog Day”, There are many different variations of the chili dog, all of them delicious. Today, you might want to try the ‘Coney Island” (European-style sausage of German origin, with a natural sheep or lamb casing, topped with a beef heart-based sauce), or the ‘Carolina Style’ (a hot dog topped with onions, chili, and either slaw or mustard).
• “World Hepatitis Day”, to create awareness that 1-in-12 people worldwide is living with either chronic hepatitis B or C, far higher than the prevalence of HIV or any type of cancer.
• “National Waterpark Day”, in the United States. Nearly every state has a waterpark. Impressively, Wisconsin Dells, WI (pop. 3000) is the Waterpark Capital of the World. However, the largest indoor park in America is at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky, OH. (And the longest waterslide in the world is in Malaysia: https://tinyurl.com/2s2kr9d3 )
• “National Intern Day”, celebrating the leaders of tomorrow, and to bring attention to the challenges and inequalities that entry-level candidates face in the workforce. The day also serves to show companies how investing in internship programs is a way to invest in the future. (I got an internship at a nudist camp…just for the exposure!)
• “Buffalo Soldiers Day”, it was on July 28, 1866, with the passage of the Army Reorganization Act, that Congress created 6 army regiments of all-black soldiers, consisting of 2 cavalry units and 4 infantry units—which were later consolidated into the 24th and 25th infantry units. They all eventually were known as Buffalo Soldiers.

[Fri] Lipstick Day
[Fri] Talk in an Elevator Day
[Sat] Father-in-Law Day
[Sun] Cotton Candy Day
This Month is…Wild About Wildlife Month
This Month is…Worldwide Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

1957 [65] Scott Pelley, San Antonio TX, TV news anchor (“CBS Evening News” 2011-17)/TV news correspondent (“60 Minutes” since 1999)

1964 [58] Lori Loughlin, New York City NY, TV actress (‘Aunt Becky’ on “Full House” 1988-95, “When Calls the Heart” 2014-19)/In 2020, she and husband Mossimo Giannulli pled guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. She was fined and sentenced to 2 months in prison

1969 [53] Dana White, Manchester CT, Entrepreneur (President of the Ultimate Fight Championship, played a pivotal role in its growth into a mainstream sports spectacle)

1972 [50] Elizabeth Berkley, Farmington Hills MI, movie actress (“Showgirls”)/TV actress (“Saved by the Bell” 1989-93, 2020-21, “The Idol” since 2022)

1976 [46] Jacoby Shaddix, Mariposa CA, alt-rock singer (Papa Roach-‘Last Resort’, ‘Face Everything and Rise’)

1985 [37] Dustin Milligan, Yellowknife NT, TV actor (‘Ted Mullens’ on “Schitt’s Creek” 2015-2020, “90210” 2008-09)

1990 [32] Soulja Boy (DeAndre Way), Chicago IL, rapper (‘Crank That [Soulja Boy]’)/TV personality (“Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” 2014-16)

2000 [21] Kathie Lee Gifford makes her final appearance as co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”

2006 [16] Mel Gibson unleashes an ill-advised anti-Semitic tirade as he’s arrested for DUI in Malibu CA (the ensuing police mug-shot is pretty much a career-killer)

1973 [49] The “Summer Jam” concert takes place at Watkins Glen racetrack in New York, outdrawing Woodstock with a crowd of over 600,000. The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Band play to the massive crowd that paid $10 a ticket – if they bought one

2007 [15] ‘Hey There Delilah’ by Plain White T’s hits #1 two years after it was first released. “Delilah” is runner Delilah DiCrescenzo, who singer Tom Higgenson was trying to impress with a song

2019 [03] The first Fortnite World Cup is won by US teenager Kyle Giersdorf with the largest ever e-sports prize of $3 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York

2011 [11] American swimmer Ryan Lochte sets a new world record for the 200-meter individual medley, winning gold at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China


✓ Hershey’s Kisses are named that after the “kissing” sound the chocolate makes as it falls from the machine on the conveyor belt.
✓ Even though Fruit Loops come in different colors, they all have exactly the same taste.
✓ A duel between three people is called a ‘truel’.
✓ The television was invented only 2 years after the invention of sliced bread.
✓ A full bladder is about the size of a softball.
✓ Bullfrogs do not sleep.
-FactSlides, TheFactSite

• Bite Club
• Everything Sharp
• NyQuil Nannie’s
• Melania’s Handbag Factory
• Free Range Children
• Kid-Nap
• Flowers in the Attic
• Summer School
• (***Caution***) Pee-wee’s Playhouse

Best of BS . . .

• ‘Vulnerable’ (Playing ball without a cup.)
• ‘Communication’ (Firing off a text before taking off for a weekend with the guys.)
• ‘Commitment’ (Not trying to pick up other women while out with one’s girlfriend.)
• ‘Flatulence’ (An endless source of entertainment, self-expression and male bonding.)
• ‘Making love’ (What men have to call ‘boinking’ to get women to ‘boink’.)
• ‘Remote control’ (A device for scanning through all 300 channels every 2 minutes.)
• ‘We’re going to be late.’ (Now I have a legitimate excuse to drive like a maniac.)
• ‘You cook just like my mom did.’ (She also used the smoke detector as a meal timer.)
-First published in BS in 2018

Caution: Graphic foot footage:   https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMNXa3QXm/?k=1

People who forget to eat are amazing to me. I miss one meal and I’m burning bridges with immediate family members. Miss 2? That’s organ failure, and total body and mind shutdown by the end of one calendar day.

What is the craziest theme park or fair ride you’ve ever been on?

Question:  13% of people say they have hit THIS when driving. What is it?
Answer:  Their garage

There is no prose as inspiring as a single human being with the courage to live well.


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