June 26 2020

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Friday, June 26, 2020   Edition: #6728

Here’s More Bull Roar!

There’ll be no “BS” service for Wednesday July 1 to observe the Canada Day holiday. All subscribers will receive credit for the missed service day. The Bull Sheet will resume publication on Thursday, July 2.

★ Dennis Quaid has secretly married his fiancée Laura Savoie after the couple decided to elope in a small ceremony held in Santa Barbara, CA. The pair, who became engaged in October, tied the knot at a seaside resort north of Los Angeles. They were forced to cancel their big wedding, which was planned for April in Hawaii, after the Coronavirus pandemic hit. He’s 66. She’s 27.
★ Warner Bros. and Will Smith’s production company have been hit with a massive lawsuit over the upcoming biopic about Serena and Venus Williams’ father. The project, which has been in development for a while, is titled “King Richard” and is based on Richard Williams’ 2014 memoir “Black and White: The Way I See It.” However, Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Warner Bros. are being sued over by TW3 Entertainment and Power Move Multi Media, which claim they purchased the rights to the book three years ago for a mere $10,000.
★ Martha Stewart is set to return to the “Chopped” judges’ table — but that’s not all. She’s also landed a new holiday-themed series on Food Network, PLUS the an outdoor projects show called “Martha Knows Best” on HGTV. It will follow Stewart doing outdoor projects on her Bedford, New York farm, and is tentatively slated to air later this year.
★ The Netflix hit “Lucifer” has been renewed for a sixth and final season, even after it was previously announced that season five would be the last. The series, in which Tom Ellis plays the devil, was set to conclude with the fifth season in August, but fans were given the good news on Tuesday when it was revealed on Twitter than one more season is being planned. Lucifer moved to Netflix in 2018 after it was cancelled by executives at FOX.


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Regina King (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Pierce Brosnan, Nicole Richie, Blackpink
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Keegan-Michael Key, Wes Moore (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Pete Davidson, Matthew Rhys (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Rep. Val Demings, M. Ward (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): George Lopez
• “The Talk” (CBS): Patti LaBelle, Gabriel Iglesias
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Mandy Moore, Issa Rae, Laura Prepon
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Best of Ellentube
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Simon Cowell, Sofía Vergara, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Terry Crews
• “47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” (CBS): Awards will be presented virtually in leading categories, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home. Hosted by Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond.
• “Pose-a-Thon for Pride” (F/X): Bringing together the voices of “Pose” for stories, songs, and support of LGBTQ education, social change for sexual and gender minority people of color, and transgender equality.

• “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert”(NBC): Performers and world leaders unite to raise awareness and funds to defeat COVID-19. Featuring Dwayne Johnson, Coldplay, Shakira, Chris Rock, Billy Porter and more.

• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC): Wayne Brady competes with actor Cedric The Entertainer and the cast of  “The Neighborhood”; cast members from “The Hills: New Beginnings” and “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” compete.
• “The BET Awards 2020” (BET/CBS): Amanda Seales hosts the ceremony honoring African-Americans and multicultural contributors in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year.

• Billie Eilish – Has unfollowed everyone on Instagram. That happened after she posted a message reading: “If I am following your abuser, DM me and I will unfollow them.” Shortly after deleting that message, she removed all 600 followed accounts, including her brother Finneas O’Connell.
• Katy Perry – jokes that she’s unsure whether her baby or her upcoming 5th album will drop first. Although she knows she is expecting a girl, she says she won’t know the perfect name until she meets her.
• Tame Impala – is one of the artists who will headline Outside Lands 2021, along with The Strokes, Tyler, the Creator and Lizzo. Other artists on the bill include Vampire Weekend, the 1975, Brittany Howard, Nelly and more. The festival will take place Aug. 6-8 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This year’s event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
• Panic! at the Disco — Frontman Brendon Urie went off on President Trump after their 2018 hit ‘High Hopes’ was used at a rally in Phoenix. He tweeted that Trump is a “monster” who “represents nothing we stand for.”
• Mötley Crüe — Tommy Lee credits their success to Ozzy Osbourne. He says that Ozzy took a chance by inviting them to be his support act in 1984, giving them “an opportunity to play in front or 15,000 people in arenas every single night and…the band just blew up after that.”
• Kenny Loggins – will stream a performance from the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA on Sunday to raise money for the venue and others like it, which are in danger of financial collapse due to the pandemic. The Lobero is a 604-seat theater that was built in 1873 and is a California landmark.
• Trisha Yearwood and Lauren Alaina – will release a duet together, collaborating on a new version of Alaina’s recent single, ‘Getting Good’. Both shared the news on social media on Monday, posting a clip of themselves cooking together on Yearwood’s Food Network show, “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.”
• Cassadee Pope – will release her first acoustic album “Rise and Shine” on Aug. 7. Two songs come out today: ‘Let Me Go’ and ‘Built This House’.

There are many hacks that go around every time we experience a heatwave, like frozen pillows, frozen hot water bottles, and not opening the curtains or windows during the day, but there’s one thing experts say we absolutely shouldn’t be doing: sleeping naked. Why? They say sleeping starkers actually makes you hotter. How? Christabel Majendie, resident sleep expert at Naturalmat, says: “When you sleep naked, sweat actually collects on the body and then remains there. The fabric in pyjamas will wipe the moisture away from the body — so sleeping naked doesn’t help you to cool down at all.” Oh, and by the way, a fan can be a bad idea as well. Sleep Advisor says that sleeping with a fan on can spread allergies, cause dry skin and contribute to sore muscles.
(But it does drown out the overheating, naked snorer beside you!)
(So when my wife told me that I’m way hotter when I sleep naked…that was a BAD thing?)

➢ An elderly Chinese couple sparked a heated online debate after it was revealed that despite being married for 30 years, they still split all their finances, house chores, even the food in their fridge. Everything in their house, right down to the plastic wash basins are evenly split. For example, if a light bulb goes out, Mrs. Chen has to ask someone to change it, because her husband won’t do it unless it’s on one of his designated lamps. The refrigerator is split down to the number of eggs, with the two each administering their own shelves. Interestingly, the two credit this system for making their life together more peaceful, as they don’t fight over the things they own or chores they have to do. (To HALF and to hold?)

Here are some common mistakes that we make when trying to barbecue dinner.  Pay attention and you won’t be serving up hockey pucks this weekend!
• Not Brushing the Grill:  They are not self-cleaning. Bits of charred meat get stuck to them, and if you don’t remove them, they’ll attach themselves to your next rack of ribs. Ancient charred meat is not a pleasant flavor. (Although it does sound intriguing…)
• Not Properly Heating the Grill:  Those gorgeous rows of sear marks only happen when the grill grates have time to get as hot as the fire. Cover the grill for 5-10 minutes after lighting. (Or buy burgers with the sear marks already added…)
• Not Investing in a Digital Grill Thermometer:  It’s an easy and reliable way to tell if food has reached a temperature that’s safe for consumption.  (Unless you like to live dangerously…)
• Cooking Meat Until There’s No Pink Left Anywhere:  Pink chicken is bad. Don’t eat or serve that. But any red meat might retain some pink tissue even after reaching a safe minimum temperature. (That’s why they call it ‘red meat’)
• Never Grilling Vegetables:  Have you ever tried grilled asparagus or an ear of grilled corn? Zucchini is another favorite, and it develops beautiful grill marks when prepared correctly. (Plus, if you are having a vegetarian over for dinner…)
• Not Resting Your Steaks:  This has less to do with flavor or juiciness than it has to do with food safety. During a rest time after grilling, the meat’s temperature remains constant or continues to rise, which destroys harmful germs. (I’ll let it rest…in my belly!)
• Applying Barbecue Sauce Way Too Early:  Barbecue sauce doesn’t really “seep into” meat. The best you can do is coat a piece of meat in barbecue sauce toward the end of the cooking process. Otherwise, the sauce will caramelize and burn. Not good. (It doesn’t seep in?  Now I must question everything I thought to be true.)
• Not Adding Moisture to Chicken:  Left on its own, chicken dries to a husk during cooking. Brine the chicken, use a marinade, or continuously baste the meat while cooking to keep it moist and delicious.  (How about some barbeque sauce? Just let it seep right in there….)
• Letting the Fire Touch Your Meat:  Flare-ups natural, but you need to stand ready to react. If a flame shoots out at your burger, move the burger. (That’s exactly why I keep a beer handy when barbecuing. Well, one reason…)
(So follow these handy tips and keep your spouse from getting all up in your grill!)

After almost two decades of derision and ridicule, The Segway is no longer. The stand-up, two-wheeled scooter has been discontinued. When it was first announced in 2001 — the year of the iPod, the Xbox, and Steven Spielberg’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” — the Segway, which you could control just by leaning, seemed futuristic. Now, its demise seems like it’s been a long time coming. Only 140,000 Segways have been sold over 19 years. (What are mall-cops going to use now?)


1959 [61] Mark McKinney, Ottawa Canada, TV actor (‘Glenn Sturgis’ on “Superstore” since 2015, “The Kids in the Hall” 1988-1995)

1970 [50] Chris O’Donnell, Winnetka IL, TV actor (“NCIS: Los Angeles” since 2009)/movie actor (“Batman & Robin”)

1970 [50] Sean Hayes, Glen Ellyn, IL, TV actor (‘Jack McFarland’ on “Will & Grace” 1998-2006, 2018)

1970 [50] Nick Offerman, Minooka IL, TV actor (“Parks & Recreation” 2009-15)/movie actor (“Lego” movies-voice role)

1973 [47] Gretchen Wilson, Pocahontas IL, country singer (‘Redneck Woman’)

1974 [46] Derek Jeter, Pequannock NJ, retired baseball pro, (New York Yankees shortstop 1995-2014, 5-time World Series champ)/CEO and part owner of Miami Marlins

1979 [41] Ryan Tedder, Tulsa OK, pop-rock singer (OneRepublic–‘Counting Stars’)/songwriter-producer (Adele, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, etc.)

1984 [36] Aubrey Plaza, Wilmington DE, TV actress (“Parks & Recreation” 2009-15, “Legion” 2017-19)

1993 [27] Ariana Grande, Boca Raton FL, pop singer (Ft. Justin Bieber -‘Stuck With U’, ‘thank u, next’)

SATURDAY- Fashion designer Vera Wang is 71; Movie producer JJ Abrams is 54; Tobey Maguire (“Spider-Man”) is 45; Reality star Khloé Kardashian is 36; Sam Claflin (“Hunger Games”) is 34; Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony) is 24; Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead”) is 21

SUNDAY- Mel Brooks (“Blazing Saddles”) is 94; Kathy Bates (“Misery”) is 72; John Cusack (“Say Anything”) is 54; Entrepreneur Elon Musk is 49; Kellie Pickler (‘Red High Heels’) is 34

• “Take Your Dog to Work Day”, created by Pet Sitters International to give dog owners the opportunity to invite their ‘best friend’ to participating workplaces.
NET: http://takeyourdog.com

• “Beautician’s Day”, your chance to show your appreciation to those who make you look beautiful. That includes your hairstylist, manicurist, esthetician (and Photoshop…).

• “Chocolate Pudding Day”, celebrating the ooey-gooey dessert most toddlers like to eat … with their hands.

• “Tropical Cocktails Day”, don’t forget to add a few frilly umbrellas for extra flair!

• “International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking”, a UN observance established in 1987 with the goal of achieving an international society free of drug abuse.

• “National Canoe Day” in Canada. The canoe has been chosen as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Canada’. Quote: “A true Canadian is one who can make love in a canoe without tipping.” – Pierre Berton

• “Decide to Be Married Day”, focusing on the joys of the ball-and-chain. (Please note: This is not a decision that one can make independently). [***Ask listeners for advantages to being married that you rarely hear about***]
• “Sunglasses Day”, the 78th anniversary of the 1942 debut of ‘Ray-Ban Sunglasses’. Shades are a 20th-century phenomenon. In the 1930s, the U.S. military commissioned glasses that would protect pilots from sun glare. But they didn’t become a real fad until the 1960s when an ad campaign asked, “Who’s behind those Foster Grants?”
• “Canadian Multiculturalism Day”, an opportunity to celebrate the country’s diversity and to appreciate contributions of various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.
• “PTSD Awareness Day”, to bring greater awareness to the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder.
• “Helen Keller Day”, born on this date in 1880, she was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, was made famous by Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life”, and its adaptations for film and stage, “The Miracle Worker”. (***See ‘BS Deep Thought’, below***)

• “International Body Piercing Day”, it coincides with the birthday of Jim Ward, the ‘father of modern piercing’. (How do you suppose they recommend you observe this day?)
• “CAPS LOCK DAY”, to poke fun at those who unnecessarily capitalize letters, words, and phrases….NOW STOP YELLING!
• “Paul Bunyan Day”, celebrating the famous American fable about the giant lumberjack who performed incredible feats such as scooping out the Great Lakes to get water for ‘Babe’, his blue ox.

1974 [46] Actress Elizabeth Taylor is granted her 5th divorce, from actor Richard Burton. She would marry and divorce three more times, including to Richard Burton again from 1975-76.

1977 [43] A pale, weak, and obese Elvis Presley performs what would be his final concert, at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana for a crowd of 18,000 (he dies August 16th)

2005 [15] Pink proposes to her boyfriend, motocross rider Carey Hart, by holding up a sign that says “Will You Marry Me?” while he is racing in Mammoth, California. On the next lap, she adds, “I’m Serious.” He pulls out of the race to say yes.

2018 [02] Barry Gibb of Bee Gees is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

1974 [46] The first UPC grocery scanner is installed at a supermarket in Troy, Ohio (The first product to carry a UPC ‘bar code’ is Wrigley’s chewing gum)

1981 [39] ‘Most Coupons Used in a Single Purchase’ as Virginia Campbell of Mountain Home, Idaho buys $24,460 worth of groceries in a supermarket and uses clipped coupons and rebates to cover all but 67 cents of the bill


✓  People with higher incomes generally prefer their toilet paper to come over the roll, while those with lower incomes prefer it to go under.
✓ The verb form of the word “run” has almost 650 different meanings.
✓ Surgeon scrubs are green to counteract eye stress from all the red blood (opposite colors).
✓ The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
✓ The ideal height for you to drop your buttered toast from if you want it to land butter side up is eight feet.
✓ Lime Jell-O produces the same brain waves as adult humans when hooked up to an EEG machine.
-TotallyAwesomeUselessInformation, Buzzfeed, RandomFactGenerator

BEST OF BS . . .
(It’s “Take Your Pet to Work Week” culminating in “Take Your Dog to Work Day” today)
• He thinks every day is ‘Hump Day’.
• Just one more obnoxious individual slobbering over the cute receptionist.
• Constant assembly line shutdowns at your job in the hydrant factory.
• Total confusion when your Doberman finds employee washroom has 8 ‘drinking bowls’.
• The sight of your Chihuahua wearing scrubs in the Operating Room keeps your patient in stitches.
• It just adds another one to the list of those barking orders at you.
• Spends all day chasing tail just like the slimy guys in sales.
• At the end of the day, your future has a lot in common with the boss’ left leg.
– First published in BS in 2000

➠ A Chinese man’s bladder exploded after he held-in his urge to pee for 18 hours, after binge-drinking 10 beers. He’s expected to recover. (Seems his little experiment went from Bladder to Worse!)
➠ Dennis Quaid and his fiancée, Laura Savoie, secretly tied the knot recently. He’s 66 and she’s 27. (I’m not gonna say that’s a big age difference, but they are registered at Bed, Sponge Bath & Beyond-Crazy!)
➠ Did you know that dancing has been proven to make you smarter and healthier?  It’s true!  (The results were gathered from studies performed nowhere near Paula Abdul…)
➠ I just read that according to Bill Gates, by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world. (…as long as they don’t buy an Xbox, Microsoft Office, or a Windows Phone…)
➠ I just read that smelling, not eating, green apples can help you lose weight. (Just imagine how much weight I’d lose if I actually got off my ass and picked a few of them!??)

Staging a battle:  https://tinyurl.com/y9ctn54e

What silly thing were you afraid of as a child?

If I’m ever murdered, it’ll be because I said something absolutely perfect to someone with no sense of humor.

Question:  56% of people say they do THIS on a date because it makes them feel more confident. What is it?
Answer:  Wear black

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. – Helen Keller


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