March 6 2023

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Monday March 6, 2023 – Edition: #7431

Thanks a Sheetload for Choosing “BS”!


★ It took nearly a year, but Chris Rock finally addressed the Will Smith onstage slapping incident at last year’s Oscars during Saturday’s live Netflix special, “Selective Outrage.” The comedian launched into the segment saying: “I’m going to try to do a show tonight without offending nobody. I’m going to try my best, because you never know who might get triggered. People always say words hurt … anybody who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.” After that, Rock saved his jokes about the incident until near the end of the show, when he said: “I have rooted for Will Smith my whole life … now I watch ‘Emancipation’ just to see him get whupped.”
★ Prince Harry has been diagnosed with ADD, PTSD, anxiety and depression – by the doctor he appeared with for a virtual chat on Saturday. During his conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté, the Duke of Sussex talked at length about trauma, vulnerability, healing, and why he’s been opening up as much as he is. Harry called his book and recent press availability a service to others, all the while insisting that he’s not a victim, nor is he seeking sympathy. The doctor provided his opinion on Harry’s disorders based on what he perceived from reading about Harry and talking to him.
★ Netflix’s “Wednesday” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” scored the Family Favorite TV Show and Movie awards, respectively, at Saturday’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. “Wednesday” star Jenna Ortega won for Favorite Female TV Star (Family). Other acting awards went to “Black Adam” star Dwayne Johnson, Millie Bobby Brown for “Enola Holmes 2,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” actor Finn Wolfhard and Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett. Adam Sandler and, in true Kids’ Choice fashion, “Transformers” character ‘Optimus Prime’ received special honors.
★ Tom Sizemore, the “Saving Private Ryan” actor, whose bright 1990s star burned out under the weight of domestic violence and drug convictions, has died at age 61. He had suffered a brain aneurysm on Feb. 18 at home in Los Angeles, and died in his sleep Friday at a hospital in Burbank, California. Sizemore became a star with acclaimed appearances in “Natural Born Killers” and the cult-classic crime thriller “Heat.” But serious substance dependency, abuse allegations and multiple run-ins with the law devastated his career, left him homeless and sent him to jail.
★ Isaiah Washington says he’s calling it quits on his acting career. The former “Grey’s Anatomy” star posted that past criticism of his character played a part in his decision. Quote: “it seems that the haters, provocateurs and the Useful Idiots have won.” Washington was fired from his role as ‘Preston Burke’ in 2007 after making anti-gay remarks to his costar T.R. Knight on set and repeating them at the Golden Globe Awards that year. He later apologized. His upcoming film “Corsicana” will be his final onscreen performance.
★ Rachael Ray won’t be on your TV much longer — at least when it comes to her daytime show. CBS has announced the celebrity chef is moving on from her daily series “Rachael Ray” after 17 years, but teased some new projects around the corner for Free Food Studios, her new media company. However, she notes she is moving on from the syndicated talk show game. No series finale date has yet been revealed.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Tom Cruise, Camila Morrone, Walk Off The Earth
• “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Chance the Rapper, Maude Apatow
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Nick Kroll, Rep. Jim Himes, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheiner
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Hank Azaria, Diane Morgan, Urian Hackney
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Brendan Fraser
• “The Talk”(CBS): Michelle Rodriguez, Brandon Scott Jones
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Sam Claflin, Jimmy Fallon
•  “The Daily Show” (COM): Guest host Marlon Wayans
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Jenna Ortega, Monica Mangin
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Shania Twain; The BoykinZ: The Black Girls of Country; Chris Powell
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Gigi Hadid, Tan France
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Adam Pally, Jerry O’Connell
• “The Voice” (NBC): Season 23 premiere. Blind auditions. Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan claim their red chairs alongside returning coaches Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.
• “The Bachelor” (ABC): After a week of scenic overlooks, mystical mentalists and hot air balloon rides, Zach comes closer to finding the one.
• “Spring Baking Championship (FOOD): Season 9 premiere. Jesse Palmer welcomes 12 bakers to the kitchen, where they create desserts that prove their baking passion.

***UPDATE*** Lynyrd Skynyrd — Gary Rossington, the last remaining original member, has died of unspecified causes at the age of 71. The guitarist had dealt with several health battles in recent years.

• Cardi B — Some McDonald’s franchisees aren’t happy about the company’s partnership with her and her husband Offset. Owners recently complained that the profanity and sexual content in both artists’ music goes against their “Golden Arches Code.” The Cardi B and Offset meal was announced in a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl.
• Miley Cyrus — Disney+ will celebrate her upcoming album with the special event “Miley Cyrus ‒ Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)” on March 10. Cyrus will exec-produce the special, which will feature her performing songs from “Endless Summer Vacation,” plus a special performance with Rufus Wainwright.
• Rush – has announced a 40th anniversary edition of “Signals”, out April 28. It’ll be available in the Super Deluxe Edition, a single-LP Picture Disc Edition, and a Dolby Atmos Digital Edition. A limited-edition “Backstage Exclusive” Super Deluxe box is also available through the Rush online store, featuring lithographs of Neil Peart’s original hand-drawn lyrics for each song. LINK:
• David Lindley – The notable session multi-instrumentalist, who had a 1981 hit with ‘Mercury Blues’, has died at 78. Best known as a Jackson Browne collaborator, he also contributed to projects for Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Toto, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Joe Walsh and many others.
• John Mellencamp – will donate his archives to Indiana University, the institution announced Friday during a “Mellencamp Symposium”.  A sculpture is being commissioned for the Bloomington campus, which will “symbolize the strong connection Mellencamp has to his southern Indiana roots.”
• Travis Denning – Friday, he dropped the nostalgic ‘Strawberry Wine and A Cheap Six Pack’, which he’ll perform at the Grand Ole Opry March 28. Quote: “The song has a mid-2000s country music vibe…I feel like this song was the first I’ve written that…hits that same feeling and energy of the music of my youth.”
• Tim McGraw – This Friday, he’ll release the new song ‘Standing Room Only’. Last Friday, he posted a playlist featuring a mix of his songs, saying the list is more than it seems. Fans noticed the first letter of each song spells out “Standing Room Only”. He later confirmed they were right. LINK:
• Sugarland – singer Jennifer Nettles has joined the cast of “The Exorcist”. This version is the first installment in the new horror trilogy, out Oct. 13. That cast also includes Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Lidya Jewett and Ellen Burstyn, who is returning in her role from the 1973 original. LINK:


I love the sounds of this, but I’m not sure how practical it is. A self-employed TikTok creator has gone viral for doing what she calls “Bare Minimum Mondays.” Marisa Jo Mayes, who posts under the name “itsmarisajo”, says that even after quitting her corporate job in favor of self-employment, she still suffered from the “Sunday scaries”, and felt paralyzing pressure as a result. So, she gave herself permission to do the absolute bare minimum for work on Mondays. She feels since making the decision a year ago, she feels better, is never overwhelmed, and actually gets more done than she expected. On Bare Minimum Mondays, she doesn’t accept meetings, and makes it a point to take things slow for the first 2 hours – by reading, journaling, or looking after some chores around the house. After that, she does an hour of creative work, wrapping her day with “a few hours” of work after lunch. Mayes said it helps to “start the week prioritizing yourself as a person over yourself as an employee.” LINK:
(Why not? The boss has been paying me the “bare minimum” 5 days a week!)
(And after this, she’ll ALWAYS be self-employed – because who would hire someone with an attitude like that!)

A Danish company wants to save you the trouble of getting out of your car when it’s time to fill up. Startup Autofuel has developed a robotic arm capable of refueling a variety of vehicles at gas stations without any kind of human assistance. It is using a gas station in Finland as a pilot site, currently the only place in the world where you can have your car refueled by a robot. The futuristic refueling system uses a robotic arm that can locate a car’s fuel tank door, select the right type of fuel, and operate the pump. It has been in testing for over a year, and although it may be a while before refueling robots become mainstream, Autofuel believes they will become invaluable when truly autonomous vehicles finally hit the roads. LINK:
(Uh, so probably right around the same time we stop using gas-powered cars?)
(Oh, no. There goes my standard answer for when my doctor asks me how much exercise I get: “Well, I pump my own gas…”!)

➢ Windsor, Ontario police presented a grandmother with a small gift after her quick thinking turned the tables on 2 would-be fraudsters. Bonnie Bednarik received a phone call last Wednesday from a man claiming to be her grandson. It was the third time in a year that someone had attempted the “grandparent scam” with her, so this time she was ready. The caller said he was in jail, following an accident where drugs were found in his friend’s car, and he needed $9,300 bail. Grandma bought time by telling him that she needed to call her bank to see if could take out that much money at once. The man agreed to call back in 15 minutes. She used that time to call police. Next, she bought another hour telling the perpetrator that her husband wasn’t home, and he had the car. Meanwhile, police, set up surveillance at her home, and intercepted 2 men as they approached the house to pick up the cash.
➢ Rival managers and leading figures from the world of soccer have helped raise 845.7 million Turkish liras (US $44.8 million) in a single day for the victims of last month’s devastating earthquake that killed more than 44,000 people in Turkey. The fundraising telethon featured numerous famous soccer players and managers supporting the fundraising campaign, set to run until June 15. In another heartwarming moment, a packed Istanbul soccer stadium rained teddy bears down onto the field in donation and support for the children affected by the earthquakes. At exactly the 17th second of the 4th minute of the match, which corresponded to the time of the first earthquake, Beşiktaş JK supporters threw stuffed animals, scarves, and other toys onto the pitch, all of which will be delivered to the children living in the earthquake-hit areas. LINK:
-CNN, GoodNewsNetwork

According to a totally unscientific analysis of the numbers of Reddit posts that referred to ‘attractive’, ‘sexy’, ‘beautiful’, ‘handsome’, ‘gorgeous’, ‘good looking’, ‘pretty’ and ‘hot’,” in the context of a specific country, during February, 2023…
1. India
2. USA
3. Sweden
4. Japan
5. Canada
6. Brazil
7. France
8. Italy
9. Ukraine
10. Denmark
Other Bull Sheet countries in the top 50: UK (12), Ireland (17), Netherlands (19), Norway (21), Australia (23), New Zealand (24), Finland (29), Thailand (34), Iceland (37), Switzerland (50)

According to an AskRedditt thread…
☞ “Not knowing basic survival skills and relying on someone to do it for you. Like cooking, laundry.”
☞ “High school-style drama. Being “on again, off again” with an ex.”
☞ “Nonsensical family members. Blood can definitely be a dud.”
☞ “Having someone else pick up after you. Be it parents if you live at home, your girlfriend or boyfriend, or roommates who just do it ‘cause they can’t live in a messy home and you refuse to clean.”
☞ “Judging people for what they enjoy at an older age. I rarely ‘cringe’ anymore, I just like seeing someone happy and being themselves and unabashedly feeling joy. (But isn’t ‘judging people’ exactly what we’re doing here?)
☞ “30 is too old to be worrying about what you’re too old for. If it makes you happy, do it.” (Just expect to pay for it the next day…!)

Seven in 10 people say they’d “rather be buried in a cardboard box” than have their family overspend on a funeral. That’s according to a new study of 2,000 Americans, 81% of whom reported giving at least “some thought” to what their memorial service will be like. Millennials (ages 26–40), were found to be 61% more likely than baby boomers (57–75) to have given “moderate thought” to what their own funeral service will be like. One in 4 adults have given it a “great deal of thought” (25%).


• “Fun Facts About Names Day”, part of “Celebrate Your Name Week”, when it’s suggested we take time to learn some of the interesting background to our names. LINK:
• “Dentist’s Day”, honoring the professionals who help us maintain a big, toothy smile … for a big fee. Dentistry is consistently ranked among the businesses with the highest profit margins. We think it has something to do with a secret kick-back deal with the Tooth Fairy. (You know the drill…)
• “Frozen Food Day”, commemorating the first ‘Individually Packaged Frozen Foods’, created by Clarence Birdseye in Springfield, Massachusetts 93 years ago (1930). He got the idea after seeing Canadians thawing and eating naturally frozen fish.
• “Oreo Cookie Day”, honoring the taste treat many of us deconstruct before eating. The first Oreos went on sale on this date in 1912. More than 500 billion have been sold since. Some think the name comes from a combination of taking the ‘re’ from ‘creme’ and placing it between the two ‘o’s in ‘chocolate’, – making ‘o-re-o’.
• “Day Of the Dude”, promoting the philosophy & lifestyle inspired by fictional character ‘Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski’, as portrayed by Jeff Bridges in the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”. Many consider ‘Dudeism’, a modern form of Chinese Taoism, as a mock religion. LINK:
• Alamo Day, on the anniversary of the final day of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. During the key conflict in Texas’ battle with Mexican forces at San Jacinto, troops shouted “Remember the Alamo,” and with their victory, Texas independence was assured.

[Tues] Cereal Day
[Tues] Unique Names Day
[Wed] Discover What Your Name Means Day
[Thurs] Nametag Day
This Week is…Dental Assistant Recognition Week
This Month is…Credit Education Month

1946 [77] David Gilmour, Cambridge England, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pink Floyd-‘Another Brick in the Wall Pt.2’, ‘Comfortably Numb’)

1947 [76] Kiki Dee (Pauline Matthews), Yorkshire England, pop singer (w/Elton John: ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, ‘I’ve Got the Music in Me’)

1947 [76] Rob Reiner, The Bronx NY, movie producer-director (“The Wolf of Wall Street”, “This Is Spinal Tap”, “When Harry Met Sally”), TV actor (Michael ‘Meathead’ Stivic on “All in the Family” 1971-79)

1959 [64] Tom Arnold, Ottumwa IA, movie actor (“True Lies”)/TV actor (“Rosanne” 1989-1993)/married to Roseanne Barr 1990-94

1967 [56] Connie Britton, Boston MA, TV actress-producer (“911” 2018-20, ‘Rayna Jaymes’ on “Nashville” 2012-2017)

1972 [51] Shaquille (“Shaq”) O’Neal, Newark NJ, retired NBA player (15-time All-Star, 4-time NBA Champion, NBA MVP 2000)/sports analyst/reality TV star (“Shaq Life” since 2020)/rapper/actor/podcast host/sheriff’s deputy in Jonesboro, Georgia

1991 [32] Tyler, the Creator (Tyler Okonma), LA CA, rapper (w/Pharrell Williams & 21 Savage-‘Cash in Cash Out’/producer (Mac Miller, Frank Ocean)

2016 [07] Former movie actress and 42nd US First Lady Nancy Reagan dies in Bel Air CA aged 94

2000 [23] With his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, Eric Clapton becomes the first (and still the only) to be so-honored 3 times (also as a member of Cream and The Yardbirds)

2013 [10] Canadian icon Stompin’ Tom Connors dies at age 77 (his oddball songs include ‘Bud the Spud’, ‘The Hockey Song’, and ‘Sudbury Saturday Night’)

2016 [07] Diplo and his electronic dancehall project “Major Lazer” become the first US musical act to perform in Cuba in the new era of diplomatic relations

1945 [78] George Nissen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, receives a patent for the first modern trampoline (which at the very least, inspired the best ‘Yo Mama’ joke ever. Google it!)

2014 [09] Britain’s Prince Harry initiates the ‘Invictus Games’, a sporting competition for wounded members of the military


✓ An average person will forget 80% of what they learned today.
✓ Not getting enough sleep and being hungry are the two biggest reasons for being angry.
✓ Roses cut in the afternoon will last longer than ones cut in the morning.
✓ The chess term “checkmate” is from the 14th-century Arabic phrase, “shah mat,” meaning “the king is helpless.”
✓ Technically speaking, brides don’t walk down the aisle – they walk down the ‘nave’.
✓ Soybeans produce more flatulence than any other bean.
-BathroomReadersInstitute, WhattheFFacts

Best of BS . . .
• I Am Unable to Attain Any Satisfaction
• Baby Has a Back
• Whip It, Whip It Well
• Your Momma Doesn’t Dance, And Your Daddy Neither Rocks nor Rolls
• We Obviously Do Need An Education
• Mothers, Do Not Let Your Infants Mature Into Professional Cattle Ranchers
• There Are No Mountains High Enough
• Hips Do Not Spread Falsehoods
• There is Excessive Shaking Occurring at This Moment
• To Whom Are You Going to Place a Call? – Ghostbusters!
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2020

➠ Dictionary-dot-com has added ‘hellscape,’ ‘woke’ and 311 other new terms to their online database of words. (“What’s a dictionary?”, asked everyone who uses those words…)
➠ WalletHub has named Fremont, California the “happiest city in America”. (So, better luck next year, El Paso!)
➠ Pug owners have happier marriages than other dog owners, says a report. (I’ve never had one of those. You know, a happy marriage.)
➠ You have to run 4 miles to burn the calories in one Coke. (That’s why I don’t drink Coke. Also, because it doesn’t contain alcohol…!)
➠ 21% of flight attendants say they’ve had sexual relations with a colleague during a flight, says a report. (Evidently, when the plane door closes, the “boarding process” still isn’t over…!)

Kiss me You fool (sound up):

If you wait long enough to make dinner, everyone will just eat cereal. It’s science.

• Complete the saying: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a ….”?
a) Butterfly
b) Light
c) Lamb [CORRECT]
d) Pterodactyl

• Which color is NOT used in the official Google logo?
a) Green
b) Orange [CORRECT]
c) Blue
d) Red

• The Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat are characters in which famous book?
a) Alice in Wonderland [CORRECT]
b) Charlotte’s Web
c) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
d) Fifty Shades of Grey
-Best QuizQuestions, UltimateQuizQuestions

What is the ‘laziest’ thing that you find yourself doing regularly?

Question:  Recent stats show that over 10% of us keep track of THIS everyday. What is it?
Answer:  How much water we drink

Whoever is happy will make others happy.


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