June 25 2020

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Thursday, June 25, 2020   Edition: #6727

Get Your BS Here, Hot ‘n Fresh!


★ Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, Kelsey Grammer and Gayle King are among the presenters and stars set to appear on the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. This year, the big awards will be presented virtually, with recipients and other guests appearing from home. Additional categories will be announced on the Daytime Emmys’ social media accounts simultaneously with the CBS broadcast, with some following the broadcast and others streamed in separate virtual ceremonies on July 19 and July 26. The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast tomorrow on CBS.
★ It’s a dirty job, but Mike Rowe’s gotta do it (again). Discovery Channel has ordered a “Dirty Jobs” sequel series called “Dirty Jobs: Rowe’d Trip.” He’ll host the four-episode show, which Discovery describes as “part reunion, part road-trip, part look-back-special, and part where-are-they-now.” In “Rowe’d Trip,” Rowe and the original “Dirty Jobs” crew will travel together in a mini-RV and reminisce about the good old days — and the grimy gigs he took on in the name of entertainment.
★ Mel Gibson is already feeling the heat from Winona Ryder speaking out about his alleged homophobic and anti-Semitic remarks at a dinner party. His role in the upcoming animated “Chicken Run” sequel is set to be recast by producers. The film is scheduled to go into production next year. Gibson voiced the character ‘Rocky’ in the 2000 original film, but will not be asked back.
★ Dog the Bounty Hunter’s family is hosting a paddle-out ceremony in Hawaii tomorrow to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of family matriarch Beth Chapman’s. Dog’s daughter, Cecily posted a message on Instagram, inviting anyone in the area to join the family in celebrating Beth’s life. She is asking everyone in attendance to help the event to go viral by posting pictures on social media.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Josh Gad (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Shaquille O’Neal, John Lithgow, Ozuna
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Ibram X. Kendi, Patton Oswalt
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Rachel McAdams, John Early
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Russell Crowe, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Charlie Puth
• “Conan” (TBS): Kaley Cuoco (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Sen. Kamala Harris, Laverne Cox
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Sen. Tammy Baldwin
• “The Talk” (CBS): Jenna Elfman
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Ricky Gervais, Taraji P. Henson, Dr. Wendy Bazilian
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Best of “Average Andy” Lassner
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Demi Lovato, David Boreanaz
• “Holey Moley” (ABC): A professional golfer and a golf instructor face off on Putt the Plank with the help of Jon Lovitz; a hardcore mini golfer and a motivational speaker zoom through Polecano.
• “Broke” (CBS): Season 1 finale
• “Variety’s Power of Women: Frontline Heroes” (LIFETIME): Robin Roberts and guests celebrate the female heroes on the front line of the pandemic; Andra Day performs.

• Miley Cyrus – revealed in a new interview that she celebrated being six months sober on Tuesday. Quote: “The thing that I love about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time. I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready.”
• Taylor Swift – will deliver a message on ‘Pride Lives’ third annual “Stonewall Day”. The livestream, which will take place tomorrow, will benefit LGBTQ organizations that have been financially impacted during the coronavirus outbreak, and will also feature messages of support from Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Barack Obama, plus a performance from Kesha.
• Alicia Keys – will host a Nickelodeon special about the Black Lives Matter movement. “Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special” will shine a light on the experiences of black children across the US following recent anti-racism protests. It will air on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons on Monday.
• Queen – will be honored with UK postage stamps to mark their 50th anniversary. The 13 stamps will include eight album covers (Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at The Opera, News of the World, The Game, Greatest Hits The Works and Innuendo). Also featured will be four live group shots and a classic group photo. The stamps are available for pre-order now from the Royal Mail website.
• Paul McCartney — He and his daughters have joined a PETA campaign to get schools in the UK to offer more meat-free options at lunchtime. The McCartney family – who founded Meat Free Mondays – want to see rules revised to ”allow schools to be more flexible” is what they offer students.
• Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and Old Dominion — will rock out from their backyards for the “iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ”. It will feature them playing songs and telling stories on July 3 on the CW Network, and will replay throughout the holiday weekend on CWTV.com. Bobby Bones will host.
• Carly Pearce – has split with Michael Ray after eight months of marriage. Their reps have confirmed that the ‘Every Little Thing singer filed for divorce from the ‘Her World or Mine’ singer on Friday. They last appeared in public together on June 6, when they performed without a live audience at the Grand Ole Opry.
• Willie Nelson – He and his sister Bobbie will release a co-written memoir. “Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band” comes out September 15, and is said to reveal details of their relationship and musical collaborations, including “never-before-told recollections from their personal lives and careers”.

There are plenty of ways to cook corn on the cob, but I’ve got to admit I’ve only ever attempted one of them: good old boiling. That allows me to turn my attention to other pressing matters – like grilling burgers and trying to convince my kids to make another trip to the cooler for dear old dad, who is working hard and is very thirsty. But it turns out, you should be cooking your cobs just about ANY way other than boiling. Why? For your health. A new article at the Mashable website explains that corn contains folic acid (also known as vitamin B9). Folic acid allows the body to healthily produce red and white blood cells, and it also helps with the conversion of carbohydrates into energy — in other words, it promotes a healthy metabolism. It’s particularly important in pregnancies, as it lowers the possibility of birth defects. When corn is boiled, it loses its folic acid, which seeps into the water. So, you’re essentially making your corn less healthy by dropping it into that pot. Other, healthier alternatives include steaming corn in the husk (which retains its nutrients), grilling and oven-roasting.
(I suppose next you’re going to tell me that it should be eaten around the cob rather than across!)
(I’m not too concerned with how my corn is cooked because I use it purely as a salt and butter delivery system…)
(I guess we’ll play it by ear…)

Movie fans in France were allowed back into theaters this week for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown, and they were reminded to observe social distancing rules by minions. That’s right. Minions. Stuffed toy versions of the yellow, pill-shaped movie characters were placed in seats at intervals at the MK2 cinema in Paris for a showing of the 2015 movie “Minions” – a spin-off of the “Despicable Me” franchise that made them famous. The Minions, dressed in their trademark goggles and dungarees, were placed strategically around the auditorium to enforce a rule that viewers leave at least one place free between them and their neighbors. And it wasn’t the first time the Minions have been enlisted to help keep people safe from COVID-19. They were also featured in a public service announcement, developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), encouraging people to wash their hands and keep their distance to stay safe.
(I can see this being helpful, but the same approach probably wouldn’t work for a showing of…say…Friday the 13th!)
(And for the first time ever, moviegoers got to enjoy the first half-hour of a film without the dude beside them crunching popcorn and slurping a soft drink…)

The Canadian province of Alberta has released its list of baby names for 2019, and while the most popular names for boys (Noah, Liam, Oliver) and girls (Olivia, Charlotte, Sophia) might not be very surprising, some of the names further down the list are. “Game of Thrones” enthusiasts will be happy to know that Arya, Daenarys, Sansa, Catelyn and Jorah made the list. Three Albertans were also named Khaleesi in 2019. Presumably, there are also plenty of Avengers fans in the province, because Thor, Loki, Quill and Jarvis also made the cut. Fox, Wolf, Bear, Lion and Tiger were included in the list, as were Chevy, Ford, Benz, Mercedes, Lexus and Royce. Two Alberta residents also named their babies “Baby,” which, admittedly, is a pretty spot-on description. Some other memorable baby names in Alberta in 2019:
• Handsome-Jack
• Eulogy
• Legend
• Cowboy
• Corny

☞ “Per my last email…”
☞ “Not sure if you got my email as I haven’t heard back.”
☞ “Any updates on this?”
☞ “According to my records….”
☞ “Maybe you can point me in the direction of someone who could help me.”
☞ “Please let me know if I misunderstood”
☞ Subject line: “Gentle Reminder”
☞ Sign off: “Warmest Regards…”
(How about “Have you gotten to this yet?” while cc’ing the boss?)

According to a 2019 study, regular tea drinkers have better organized brains than non-tea drinkers. Researchers from the National University of Singapore found that study participants who consumed oolong, black, or green tea at least four times a week for 25 years displayed brain regions that were connected in a more efficient way. They concluded that their results “offer the first evidence of positive contribution of tea drinking to brain structure, and suggest that drinking tea regularly has a protective effect against age-related decline in brain organization.”
-QuiteInteresting, MindBodyGreen


1945 [75] Carly Simon, New York, NY, pop singer (‘Anticipation’, ‘You’re So Vain’)

1947 [73] Jimmie Walker, The Bronx NY, TV actor/comedian (‘J.J. Evans’ on “Good Times” 1974-1979)

1952 [68] (Brian) Tim Finn, Te Awamutu New Zealand, pop-rock singer/guitarist (Split Enz-‘I Got You’, Crowded House-‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’)

1961 [59] Ricky Gervais, Reading UK, Golden Globe, double Emmy-winning TV writer-producer (creator of “The Office”)/movie actor (“The Muppets”, “Night at the Museum”)/frequent “Golden Globes” host

1963 [57] Doug Gilmour, Kingston ON, retired NHL player (1989 Stanley Cup winner, 1992-93 Frank J. Selke Trophy award winner, Hockey Hall of Fame 2011)/former president of OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs

1971 [49] Angela Kinsey, Lafayette LA, TV actress (‘Angela Martin’ on “The Office” 2005-13)

1972 [48] Mike Kroeger, Hanna AB, rock bassist (Nickelback-‘Photograph’, ‘How You Remind Me’)/half-brother of frontman Chad Kroeger (****PRON: CREW-grrr***)

1975 [45] Linda Cardellini, Redwood City CA, TV actress (“Dead to Me” since 2019, “Bloodline” 2015-17)/movie actress (“Scooby-Doo”)

1979 [41] (Elizabeth) Busy Philipps, Oak Park IL, TV actress (“Busy Tonight” 2018-19, “Cougar Town” 2009-15)

• “Leon Day” (‘Noel’ spelled backwards), observed exactly 6 months from Christmas, meaning we’re as far away from all that holiday rush and stress as we can be (and that you’ll start seeing Christmas stuff show up in stores in about 3 weeks…)

• “Catfish Day”, first initiated in 1987 to celebrate the value of farm-raised catfish. (Not the social media move where you pretend you’re someone you’re not…)

• “Day Of the Seafarer”, initiated by the International Maritime Organization to salute those in the shipping industry who bring us food, clothing, and other basic needs.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/qaxa6ph

• “Global Beatles Day”, an annual observance celebrating the phenomenon of The Beatles and their long-lasting gifts to the world, including the promotion of peace, love, truth, and youth.
NET: http://globalbeatlesday.com

• “World Vitiligo Day”, to build global awareness of the chronic condition characterized by areas of skin losing pigment. The disfiguring disease can have a negative social and psychological impact on patients. (Michael Jackson, who died on this date in 2009, suffered from this condition.)

• “Color TV Day”, this date in 1951, CBS broadcast the first color television show, “Premiere”. The variety show included Arthur Godfrey, Ed Sullivan, Garry Moore and Robert Alda. (Unfortunately, almost no one had a color TV to watch it on, but they had to start somewhere…)

• “National Handshake Day”, Uh, how about a virtual high five instead? (When was the last time you actually shook someone’s hand?)

[Fri] Take Your Dog to Work Day
[Fri] National Food Truck Day
[Sat] Great American Campout
[Sat] Helen Keller Day

2006 [14] Actress Nicole Kidman weds country singer Keith Urban in Manly, Australia

2009 [11] Actress Farrah Fawcett dies of cancer at 62

1984 [36] Prince releases his “Purple Rain” album

2009 [11] Michael Jackson dies of acute Propofol intoxication at age 50 (Internet traffic subsequently reaches unprecedented levels)

1978 [42] The rainbow flag is first used as a symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker for a march in San Francisco

1993 [27] Kim Campbell becomes Canada’s first female Prime Minister (for a brief 4 months)

2006 [14] Investor & philanthropist Warren Buffett donates $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


✓ The Sun shrinks 5 feet every hour.
✓ Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenium predicted fossil-fuel-related global warming in 1896.
✓ The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows south for 8 months and north for the rest of the year.
✓ Coral can be found around the tops of some Alaskan mountains.
✓ Earth’s circumference around the equator is 42 miles (67.6km) greater than its circumference around the poles (24,901 to 24,859 miles).
✓ No one knows who named “Earth”.

• ‘Sharp Blessed Man’
• ‘Smells Like Holy Spirit’
• ‘Livin’ on a Lord’s Prayer’
• ‘Walk Like a Presbyterian’
• ‘Play That Funky Music, Choir Boy’
• ‘Can’t Bible Me Love’
• ‘It’s Raining Amen’
• ‘Nothing But a Good Tithe’
• ‘I Wanna Dance With Psalmbody’
• ‘Baby Got Baptism’
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019

A few things to consider before that family tenting trip …
• All of your kids’ socks will become wet within 5 minutes of your arrival.
• Starting a fire on purpose is really hard. Starting one by accident is very easy. It’s kind of like making a baby.
• Your morning bathroom ritual will go from being your favorite part of the day to an hour of panic.
• Your kids will each find a special rock and then promptly lose it, causing you to spend the entire weekend searching for that rock.
• Ever try to get a 3-year-old to sit down? Now try it in a canoe.
• You’ll say, “I think that’s poison ivy” at least 40 times and be right twice.
• You’ll spend approximately 75% of each night explaining what that noise was.
• Two words: Tent farts.
– JasonGood, first published in BS in 2014


➠ The Original Cast of the 80’s TV series “Mr. Belvedere” recently reunited over a zoom video stream for a special one-night-only Q & A with fans. (They wanted to do more ‘sit-downs’, but could only get one night off from Home Depot…)
➠ “Bad Boys for Life” was the most watched movie rental last week. The film reunited Will Smith with buddy Martin Lawrence. (And most importantly, it reunited Martin Lawrence with employment!)
➠ Thought of the Day:  The weirdest thing about living alone is how many hours you go without speaking a single word. (Clearly this does not apply to cat-loving single women over the age of 40…)
➠ Thought of the Day:  Introverts don’t want to go but still want the invitations. (Meanwhile, Perverts want the invitation to watch you go…)
➠ Did you know that according to the bible, you shouldn’t have sex before marriage, pleasure yourself, get a tattoo, or eat pork?  It’s true! (Hell, I have a cousin who’s done all of that while waiting in line at the tractor-pull!)

Baby brain:  https://tinyurl.com/y85mt99e

After seeing the way some people wear their masks, I can understand why contraception sometimes fails.

What caused your last uncontrollable laugh?

Question: 20% of people say they would do THIS if they had more free time. What is it?
Answer:  Gardening

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.


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