June 19 2018

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Edition: #6237

Good Morning, Sheetheads!

★ “West Wing” star Mary McCormack’s husband Michael Morris had a narrow escape when his Tesla spontaneously burst into flames. The car began spewing flames while in Los Angeles traffic on Friday.  On Twitter, she wrote: “No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him.” Tesla is investigating the incident.
(So is his insurance company!)
★ Jimmy Kimmel might have lost a challenge to Ted Cruz, but that didn’t stop him from throwing one last jab the senator. A few weeks ago, Kimmel poked fun at Cruz for essentially jinxing the Houston Rockets during the NBA playoffs. He compared Cruz to a blobfish … sparking Cruz to challenge Kimmel to a charity hoops game with the loser donating $5,000 to a non-political charity of the winner’s choosing. The game finally went down Saturday night, and Cruz came out on top, 11-9. During the competition, Kimmel trash-talked his opponent by asking, “Did you spend more time this week practicing basketball than trying to get those kids out of that detention center?”
★ Ewan McGregor has been cast as the lead character in the upcoming sequel to “The Shining”. McGregor will play Danny Torrance – the son of Jack Nicholson’s character in the original – in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Doctor Sleep”, which was written as the follow-up to The Shining. The film is scheduled for release in January, 2020. Mike Flanagan will direct.
(I’m guessing “Jack’s not back”??)
★ Last weekend’s release of the long-awaited “Incredibles 2” has prompted some attendees to caution others via Twitter that the movie has several scenes with flashing lights that could pose a danger to those with epilepsy or other light-sensitive conditions — and that the movie doesn’t come with its own strobe light warning. Disney has been notified of the situation and has asked all theaters that are showing “Incredibles 2” to notify patrons of the scene in question.
★ Comic-Con 2018 is not going to look the same this year. HBO has announced that “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld” will not be attending, and Marvel will also be skipping the event for the first time in three years. HBO said in a statement that Game of Thrones and Westworld wouldn’t appear this year because of scheduling conflicts. The final season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere in 2019.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Steve Martin, Martin Short
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Whoopi Goldberg, David & Lauren Hogg, Mike Shinoda
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Josh Brolin, Ruth Negga, Walk the Moon
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Benicio del Toro, Michael Ian Black, Hayley Kiyoko
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Cher, J.J. Abrams
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Jeff Goldblum, Sebastian Maniscalco, Nothing But Thieves ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Conrad Empson
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Kevin Costner, Jaron Lanier
• “The Talk” (CBS): Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian, guest co-host Ashley Graham, Cameron Mathison
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Tracy Morgan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bishop Briggs
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): The best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Gosling
• “Courtside at the NBA Finals” (HBO): Chronicling the sights and sounds of the fourth consecutive NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Executive produced by Bill Simmons.

• Niall Horan – His debut solo album “Flicker” has reached one billion streams on Spotify. Horan says that reaching the milestone was particularly exciting for him as his music is so different to what is popular on the streaming service right now.
• Kelly Clarkson – has recently lost 37 pounds by changing her diet and eating clean. She told the “Today Show” that she’s been suffering from an auto-immune disorder since 2006, and after reading ‘The Plant Paradox’, it became easy for her to lose weight. She says although it works, “It’s really expensive to do.” She wishes it were possible for all Americans to try it.
• Eminem – used his Firefly Festival headline set to respond to criticisms for using ‘gunshot-like’ sound effects. Before he appeared onstage at the Delaware festival Saturday night, a message was shown on the big screens saying: “If you are easily frightened by loud noises or offended by explicit lyrics you shouldn’t be here.”
• Chris Cornell – his daughter Toni remembered her dad on Father’s Day by releasing a sweet rendition of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, a song Cornell covered in 2016. The 13-year-old shared a video featuring her and father singing the song, along with a touching note, saying, “I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for.”
• 3 Doors Down – Founding member Todd Harrell is back in jail. Police responded to an alarm at his home, and while there, they spotted guns and drugs. He’s now facing a charges for both, plus domestic violence charges. The bassist previously served two years for causing a deadly 2013 crash in Nashville.
• Fleetwood Mac – Expect some Tom Petty and Crowded House songs to pop up in their shows. Mick Fleetwood says that the band will play some songs from the careers of the two men taking guitarist Lindsey Buckingham’s place, Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House.
• Little Big Town – Singer Karen Fairchild says they’d like to write with their tour-mate for the summer, Miranda Lambert. And jamming. Quote: “We’re going to be playing a lot of songs together onstage, too, so we’ll be together a lot, probably making music.”
• Scotty McCreery – he and his longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal were married in his native North Carolina on Saturday. He told People magazine that the two have “been dating six years and have known each other our whole lives. That kind of story doesn’t happen too often nowadays.”

• “Pacific Rim Uprising” (PG-13, Action/Adventure): Stacker Pentecost’s son Jake reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. (John Boyega, Scott Eastwood)
• “Blockers” (R-Rated, Comedy): When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. (Leslie Mann, John Cena)
• “Unsane” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery): A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion? (Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard)
• “Paul, Apostle of Christ” (PG-13, Drama): The story of Paul, who goes from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ’s most influential apostle. (Jim Caviezel, Olivier Martinez)
• “Midnight Sun” (PG-13, Drama/Romance): Katie Price has a rare skin disease that makes any amount of exposure to sunlight harmful. As a 17-year-old, she wants to be more than her illness. She wants to know love and adventure. (Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger)
• “The Death of Stalin” (R-Rated, Comedy/Drama): Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. ( Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor)

Depending on who you are talking to, the FIFA World Cup is either the biggest or second biggest sporting event in the world. Actually, that can also depend on where you are. For many, the World Cup is definitely the most important thing in the world. Take Mexico, for example. When thousands of overjoyed fans took to the Mexico City streets Sunday to celebrate their national team’s long-shot 1-0 win against Germany, they partied so hard that they actually set off earthquake detectors! Hirving Lozano’s winning goal set off such a commotion that seismic detectors registered a false earthquake, which the geological institute said may have been generated by “massive jumps” across the city. After the match, throngs of fans dressed in green converged around the iconic Angel of Independence monument, bouncing with joy and waving the Mexican flag. Car horns blared, whistles were blown and drums beat for hours after the match.
(Based on TV coverage, every time Tiger Woods swings a golf club has to be right up there too!)
(Imagine what soccer fans would do if they scored TWO goals!)
(Keep your ‘Yo Mama’s so fat’ jokes to yourself!)

How much is a tooth worth to the Tooth Fairy? According to a survey of baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials, and Gen Zers, the average amount of money slipped under the pillow to be the tooth fairy has varied over time. LendEdu found that people currently older than 53 made about 69 cents per tooth, those in the 39- to 53-year range got $1.39, 24- to 38-year-olds earned about $2.13, and the 6-and-older set currently losing teeth is raking in an average of $3.25 per chomper. Dental Delta, however pegs the current rate at something closer to $4.13. Funny enough, the market has been as high as $4.50 in the past. What they have noticed is how closely the payout from the Tooth Fairy follows the ups and downs of the stock market. Overall, throughout the years, the fortunes of children who go to sleep with teeth under their pillows closely follow the fortunes of the world’s largest companies.
(Isn’t that incisor trading?)
(OK, it’s not an exact science, but I’m betting I’d do better on the stock market with this info than I’m doing now!)
(I never did well with the Tooth Fairy. Possibly because I never told my parents when I lost a tooth…)

➠ Shave at Night: Shaving fairly late at night can help ensure that your skin will still be smooth the next morning. If you’re a nighttime shower-er anyway, take advantage of that to get a good shave. (I get up at 3:30…if I’m shaving, it’s gonna be at night!)
➠ Don’t Shave Right Away: If you shave in the shower, wait five to ten minutes after you get in to apply shaving gel or cream and reaching for the razor. If skin is warm and steamy, your follicles are a little bit more open, the hairs might be a little bit more raised so you can shave them a little bit closer to the skin. (Changing the blade more than once every full moon helps too…)
➠ Exfoliate: Exfoliating prior to shaving can help remove the hairs better and more thoroughly. It can help remove dead skin, make skin feel smoother, and may help you get a smoother shave as well. (And as soon as I figure out how to SAY that word, then I’ll try to find out what it means!)
➠ Use A Topical Cream For Facial Hair: A topical prescription cream called Vaniqa has been shown in clinical studies to slow down the rate of hair growth. It is only FDA-approved for facial use. (I’ve gotta know…Are ears considered part of the face?)
➠ Bend Your Knees: Doing so stretches the skin and gives you a closer shave. Knees are known as the most difficult parts of your legs to shave. (Great tip for the ladies…and the cyclists!)
➠ Keep Your Skin Moisturized: A great way to maximize the amount of time between shaves. It’ll help your skin feel smoother longer and, of course, make sure that you’re not dealing with dry skin on your legs or other parts of your body.
(Yes, it seems that many of these tips are aimed at women. And to that, let me add this one based upon observation: If you want to maximize time between shaving your legs, just wait until Winter!)


1948 [70] Phylicia Rashad, Houston, TX, TV actress (‘Claire Huxable’ on “The Cosby Show” 1984-92)

1954 [64] Kathleen Turner, Springfield MO, movie actress (“Romancing the Stone”, voice of Jessica Rabbit in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”)

1962 [56] Paula Abdul, Van Nuys CA, TV personality (“So You Think You Can Dance?” 2015, “The X Factor” 2011, “American Idol” 2002-10)/pop singer (1988 Grammy – “Opposites Attract”)

1969 [49] Lara Spencer, Garden City NY, TV personality (“Good Morning America” since 2002)

1975 [43] Poppy Montgomery, Sydney, Australia, TV actress (‘Carrie Wells’ on “Unforgettable” 2011-16, “Without a Trace” 2002-09)

1975 [43] Hugh Dancy, Stoke-on-Trent UK, TV actor (‘Will Graham’ on “Hannibal” 2013-15)/wed to actress Claire Danes since 2009

1978 [40] Zoe Saldana, Passaic NJ, movie actress (“Guardians Of the Galaxy”, “Avatar”)

1983 [35] Macklemore (Ben Haggerty), Seattle WA, rapper (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-‘Thrift Shop’)

• “World Sauntering Day”, a day to ‘revive the art of Victorian sauntering, and discourage jogging, lollygagging, sashaying, fast walking, and trotting’. It’s also “Martini Day”, can we stumble?

• “Martini Day”. Recipe for a very dry martini: Take 1 bottle of gin …

• “Garfield the Cat Day”, honoring Jim Davis’ fat cat comic strip on the anniversary of its 1978 debut in newspapers. (Big fat hairy deal.)

• “Eat an Oreo Day”, Oreo has been the best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912. The perfection of an Oreo cookie is down to an exact science. The cookie- to- crème ratio of an original Oreo cookie is always, without fail, 71 percent to 29 percent.

• “Pets In Film Day”, Cats and dogs have been on the big and small screens since the early days. Here’s some interesting trivia on a few of Hollywood’s popular furry stars.
– Lassie’s a Lad: Although Lassie was a girl in the TV series and movies, this heroic pup was actually played by a boy dog named Pal. Male collies tend to have thicker coats, which look better on camera.
-Mr. Bigglesworth’s Breed: In the “Austin Powers” movies, Dr. Evil’s famous feline Mr. Bigglesworth was a Sphynx cat. The Sphynx is considered a hairless breed and is known to love cuddling for warmth.
– Many Marleys: The touching film “Marley and Me” covers 14 years in the life of the title dog. To make the film, the director used yellow labs at different ages to play him – 22 in all!

[Wed] Vanilla Milkshake Day
[Wed] World Refugee Day
[Thurs] First Day of Summer
[Thurs] World Giraffe Day

2013 [05] Former “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini dies of a heart attack at age 51 in Rome, Italy (what we don’t know is if his character Tony Soprano died…)

1965 [53] ‘Yesterday’ is recorded and mastered during this week 53 years ago, the first Beatles song recorded solo (by Paul McCartney) without the other band members (temporarily titled ‘Scrambled Eggs’, McCartney says the melody came to him in a dream) Often called the most covered song of all time

2010 [08] Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ hits #1, the first of five Hot 100 chart-toppers from her “Teenage Dream” album – a feat only equaled by Michael Jackson’s “Bad”

1910 [118] ‘Father’s Day’ is 1st proclaimed by the mayor of Spokane, Washington at the request of one Louise Smart Dodd

1978 [40] “Garfield” comic strip first appears, a creation of Jim Davis

2012 [06] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requests asylum at the Ecuador Embassy in London, fearing extradition to the US after publication of classified documents (he’s still there!)


✓ The brain cycles that occur when you are asleep also occur when you are awake, but in smaller sections. That means parts of your brain are always falling asleep.
✓ Flossing your teeth can help your memory. It prevents gum disease, which prevents stiff blood vessels, which cause memory issues.
✓ Red Solo Cups are a common souvenir to bring home from the United States. The novelty comes from the cups being used in many movie party scenes.
✓ The word ‘bi-weekly’ has two meanings. Twice a week and once every two weeks.
✓If you point your key fob to your head, it increases the signal range. This works by using your brain as a radio transmitter.
✓ When you exercise, the burned fat metabolizes into carbon dioxide, water, and energy. That means you literally exhale your own fat.

• Resistance training: Training yourself to resist opening that bag of Doritos.
• Getting a dog and naming him “Five Miles”. Then you can say that you walk Five Miles every morning.
• Jumping to conclusions
• Pulling your weight
• Chasing your dreams
• One night stands
• Photoshop
• Prune juice
• Paying $30 a month for something that you actually use
• James

1. What is the Atkins diet about?
a. Watching your calories
b. Watching your carbohydrates [CORRECT]
c. Watching your sodium
d. Watching your Atkins’s

2. Which brand of toilet paper are you not suppose to squeeze?
a. Cottonelle
b. Scott
c. Charmin [CORRECT]
d. Used

Which perk of your job is most important to you? (Among those mentioned in a poll: casual dress days, telecommuting, free tea/coffee, free snacks, and donuts for meetings.)

My friend said that I was very condescending, but he probably doesn’t even know what that means.

Question: 40% of us want to do this while on vacation. What?
Answer: Swim with dolphins

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

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