March 4 2022

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Friday, March 4, 2022 — Edition: #7181

Sweet Sheet!


★ Sophie Turner is pregnant with her and Joe Jonas’ second child together, according to multiple reports. The couple, who are already parents to 1-year-old Willa, first sparked pregnancy rumors in February when Turner was photographed out in Los Angeles holding her stomach while wearing a crop top. The notoriously private couple began dating in 2016, and announced their engagement in 2017, but didn’t make their red carpet debut as a couple until 2018.
★ Robert Pattinson, star of the “The Batman” (out today), says portraying the Dark Knight involved eating lots of bland, boiled fish. He previously revealed that he cut back on alcohol, processed meat, and fried food in order to build a superhero physique, and in a recent interview, he shared that his diet included so much fish, he got tired of eating it. Quote: “I never want to see a piece of white fish with just lemon on it ever again.” Fish is a common food on muscle-building diets because it’s high in protein and healthy fats.
★ There’s a reason Sarah Hyland doesn’t remember filming some episodes of “Modern Family”. She was basically asleep for them. On co-star Julie Bowen’s “Quitters” podcast, Hyland—who played ‘Haley’ on the comedy series’ 11 season run—discussed her second kidney transplant and how her kidney dysplasia caused her to forget filming episodes because she was so tired, and “not able to be awake for eight hours at a time.” Not only was she exhausted, Bowen recalled that Hyland was also in pain.
★ Britain’s Channel 4 has picked up rights to “Servant of the People”, the Ukraine comedy series starring current President Volodymyr Zelensky. The sitcom sees Zelensky playing an ordinary man who accidentally becomes president of Ukraine. First broadcast in 2016, Servant of the People was a huge hit in Ukraine, so much so that it helped Zelensky launch a real-life political career. His ground roots political party, also called Servant of the People, helped him become elected president in 2019, with an overwhelming majority. In recent weeks, Zelensky has become the focus of worldwide attention as a model example of a world leader in the face of Russia’s invasion of his country.


• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): The Head and the Heart
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Ricky Gervais, Edi Patterson, Daniel Fang (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Ed Helms, Rachel Brosnahan, Samm Henshaw (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Sam Heughan, Lance Ulanoff, guest co-host Maria Menounos
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Russell Wilson, La La Anthony, guest host Ciara
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Greg Kinnear, Ashley Park, Lindsey Stirling, Karolina Protsenko
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Sabrina Carpenter, Carla Lalli Music
• “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW): Season 8 finale

• “2022 Winter Paralympics” (NBC): The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games get underway with the Opening Ceremony in Beijing, China.
• “Stolen by Their Father” (LIFETIME): Fueled by her own childhood kidnapping, Lizbeth fights to get her daughters back from her ex.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Host Oscar Issac, with musical guest Charli XCX

• “The Courtship” (NBC): Series premiere. A woman, tired of modern dating, is transported to Regency-era England in the hope of finding love at a 19th-century English castle.
• “Transplant” (NBC): Season 2 premiere.
• “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”: Series premiere.


• Adele — is reportedly in talks to move her Las Vegas residency to a bigger venue. She postponed her “Weekends with Adele” shows at Caesar’s Palace’s Colosseum (capacity: 4,100) last month because of production issues, days before the first concert was to take place, but now it’s being reported that a move to Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theatre, which has a capacity of 7,000, is on the cards.
• Dua Lipa – is being sued for copyright infringement by the Florida reggae band Artikal Sound System, which claims she stole her smash hit ‘Levitating’ from their lesser-known 2017 song ‘Live Your Life’. Levitating spent 68 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the #1 song of 2021.
• Lady Gaga — will co-host Elton John’s charity Oscar watch party with Billy Porter and Eric McCormack. The watch party, which will coincide with the Academy Awards on March 27, has raised more than $86 million to date for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
• Jay-Z and Kanye West – sit atop Vibe’s list of top-earning stars in hip-hop for 2021. Jay-Z’s $470 million was helped by Tidal records and his Armand de Brignac champagne. West’s earnings of $250 million includes profits from his Yeezy shoes. Diddy came 3rd with $75 million and Drake 4th, with $50 million.
• Madonna – has dropped an Afrobeats version of ‘Frozen’. She teamed up with Nigerian star Fireboy DML on the new rendition of her 1998 hit, which was released yesterday. The remix comes after the Sickick version of ‘Frozen’ went viral on TikTok.
• David Bowie – His son Duncan Jones hit back at Russia Today for quoting his late father. After the state-backed Russian broadcaster tweeted a story about NASA with the caption “Ground control to Major Tom”, Jones, known for his snappy social media presence, quickly replied: “Wrong song,” along with lyrics to his father’s 1977 classic ‘Heroes’, plus a Ukrainian flag and 2 heart emojis.
• Marilyn Manson — is taking ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood to court over her allegations of abuse during their relationship. His attorney said they have “an overwhelming trove of evidence” proving her accusations are “both vindictive and demonstrably untrue”.
• Randy Newman – postponed some European shows after revealing he recently underwent surgery for a broken neck. In a statement fitting his typically dry sense of humor, he explained that his neck fractured as a result of the fact that he is shrinking, and that might be karmic punishment for writing his hit ‘Short People’. Although the operation was successful, doctors said he’s not ready to tour.
• Brad Paisley – says he’ slowing down and “resetting” these days, after plowing “full speed ahead” through the early days of the pandemic with socially distanced concerts, songwriting and making a daily habit of visiting with fans over Zoom. He’s still playing occasional shows, but has cut back the time he spends on social media and says he’s not hoping for a “new normal”, but a “normal better.”
• Faith Hill – says her “1883” character ‘Margaret Dutton’ reminds her of her own mother, Edna Perry. Quote: “I was adopted, and she was one of the strongest women I ever have encountered in my life. She passed on a few years ago, but her strength…nothing compares to it.” Hill says like Margaret, her mother sometimes had to “do it all” in order for their family to make it.


• “The Batman” (PG-13, Action/Adventure): When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption, and question his family’s involvement. (Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano)
• “A Day to Die: (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): After killing a drug syndicate member while protecting a parolee, Connor Connolly has one day to pay 2 million dollars in reparations he doesn’t have. (Bruce Willis, Kevin Dillon)

➠ Of course, your beloved pup’s ears perk up when he hears you speak, but is he really able to recognize your voice? According to fascinating new research out of Hungary, the answer is yes! Scientists from Eötvös Loránd University had human owners hide behind one of two large blocks, while a complete stranger hid behind the other. The owners spoke to their dogs while the strangers simultaneously did the same, and dogs were able to correctly identify their owner’s voice 82% of the time. (Yet I yell at mine to get out of the garbage can in the backyard, and he doesn’t even hear me, let alone recognize my voice!)
➠ Researchers have concluded using dogs or cats in ads makes people more likely to buy a product. The University of South Carolina study looked at consumers’ decision-making skills when viewing ads, and found people were likely to take more risks such as a volatile stock option, or bet more money when ads featured a dog or cat as the spokesperson. The study author said: “These effects occur because pet exposure experiences remind consumers of the stereotypical temperaments and behaviors of the pet.” (Well, they’re not gonna use a “bear” to advertise stocks, are they?)
➠ A Nova Scotia couple whose bulldog gave birth to a litter of 8 puppies says they were shocked when the last one was born – green. Trevor and Audra Mosher of Middle Sackville said they started to dry the 8th puppy off and immediately noticed its fur seemed to be dyed green. After a Google search, they found that the rare discoloration is believed to be caused by light-colored puppies coming into contact with green pigments from bile while in the womb. Names being considered for the pup include Hulkette, Fiona, Wasabi, Lucky Irish and Pistachio. The couple said the puppy’s green coloring has started to fade in the days since the birth. (It ain’t easy staying green?)
-StudyFinds, UPI

➢ A medical student has been caught cheating on his graduation exam with a Bluetooth device embedded in his inner ear to avoid detection. That’s right . . . embedded. On February 21, when 78 medical students took part in the final MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) exam at the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College in India, one of them was more desperate to pass than the rest. The unnamed student had been admitted 11 years ago, but had failed the final exam multiple times, and this was his final chance to pass. To increase his chances, the man apparently turned to cheating, having a Bluetooth device surgically implanted in his ear. (Maybe he just likes music?)
➢ A man who made big bucks by being a dead-ringer for Vladimir Putin now fears for his life after the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine. 53-year-old Slawek Sobola of Poland has spent the past 8 years professionally impersonating Putin, and has traveled to the US, the UK and Hong Kong for special gigs. He says that before the war, he wasn’t concerned about for his safety in his city of Wroclaw, but now he is, because “there’s a lot of people from Ukraine who work and live here” and now he’s “afraid that these people could be angry or aggressive when they see me.” He has vowed to no longer impersonate Putin, saying he does not want to profit from the conflict. (***Caution***At least one of them still has an “occupation”!)
-OddityCentral, NYPost

For many, any movie that lasts more than 2 hours is TOO LONG. Those people should definitely not check out “Logistics”. Clocking in at a total of 35 days and 17 hours, the 2012 Swedish experimental film is by far the longest movie ever made. It started with the question posed by filmmakers Erika Magnusson and Daniel Andersson: Where do all the gadgets come from? They attempted to answer that question by following the life cycle of a pedometer. The story begins at a store in Stockholm, where the item is sold, then moves backwards to chronicle its journey to consumers. Logistics takes viewers on a truck, a freight train, a massive container ship, and finally to a factory in China. The trip unfolds in real time. And yes, at 857 hours, it’s the longest film ever made. It has a solid 6.2/10 rating on IMDb.


• “March Forth and Do Something Day!”, a day of motivation celebrated each March 4th. Today, you’re encouraged to do something new that enriches your life, or the life of someone else.
• “Courageous Follower Day”, to dispel the myth that followers are passive or weak individuals. We often celebrate the concept of leadership, but all leaders require followers and, in fact, virtually all of us are followers at some times and leaders at others. (You follow?)
• “Grammar Day”, to celebrate clean, correct sentences, and shun ungrammatical writing. (Sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Good(er) Grammar) LINK:
• “Poundcake Day”, honoring the hearty dessert that sits in your stomach like a lead anchor. (When’s ‘Pound Salt Day’?)
• “Scrapbooking Day”, More than just saving mementos, modern scrapbooking involves sorting, cropping, pasting, and writing captions for chosen pictures. Professional “scrapbooking kits” are available, and “scrappers” or “scrapbookers”, get together and scrapbook at each other’s homes, scrapbook stores, scrapbooking conventions, retreat centers, and even on cruises(!!).
• “Toy Soldier Day”, is actually intended to unite fans of various role-playing activities. Ranging from nurses to scouts (and yes, soldiers), one of the primary goals is to collaborate, compare and share costume ideas.
• “National Snack Day”, usually smaller than a meal and often eaten between them, they are sometimes even eaten late at night and called midnight snacks. The word “snack” comes from the Dutch word “snacken,” which means to bite. (What’s your “go-to” snack?)
• “Dress in Blue Day”, to raise awareness about colon cancer, to celebrate survivors, and to help patients in need during “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month”.
• Employee Appreciation Day”, when employers are encouraged to express gratitude to employees who make that extra effort. (…by allowing you to keep your job for another day…)

• “Cheese Doodle Day”, honoring the snack food (aka “Cheezies”) made with cornmeal that has been puffed, baked, and coated with cheddar cheese. Morrie Yohai of The Bronx, NY invented the cheese doodle in the 1940s.
• “Poutine Day”, the dish comprised of French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Poutine is a particularly popular dish in the Canadian province of Quebec, but it is enjoyed in many other places as well.
• “Multiple Personalities Day”, saluting the adage ‘We have only one person to blame, and that’s each other.’ (Can people with multiple personalities deduct themselves as dependents on their income tax?)
• “Absinthe Day”, also known as ‘The Green Fairy’, ‘The Green Goddess’ or ‘The Green Lady’, the drink was popular with artists and writers as far back as the 18th century, perhaps because of its rumored hallucinogenic effects. Studies have shown that absinthe’s psychoactive properties (alcohol aside) were exaggerated. (But it DOES make the heart grow fonder…)
• “Cinco de Marcho”, marks the beginning of the season to ‘train’ the liver for St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday known for drinking that is just 12 days away. Today is really the only drinking holiday for people who don’t drink that often. (Well, today and New Year’s Eve…)

• “Dentist’s Day”, honoring the professionals who help us maintain a big, toothy smile … for a big fee. The business of dentistry is consistently ranked among those 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 MA in 1930. He got the idea after seeing Canadians thawing and eating naturally frozen fish.
• “Oreo Cookie Day”, honoring the 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’. (Mo’ on the Oreo: )
• “Day of the Dude”, promoting the philosophy & lifestyle inspired by fictional character ‘Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski’, 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:

1951 [71] Chris Rea, Middlesbrough England, rock guitarist/singer (“Fool [If You Think It’s Over]’, ‘Driving Home for Christmas’)

1954 [68] Catherine O’Hara, Toronto ON, movie actress (“Home Alone” films)/TV actress (“Schitt’s Creek” 2015-20)/Canada’s Walk of Fame, 2007

1958 [64] Patricia Heaton, Bay Village OH, TV actress (‘Frankie Heck’ on “The Middle” 2009-18, “Everybody Loves Raymond” 1996-2005)

1961 [61] Steven Weber, New York City NY, TV actor (“Wings” 1990-97, “NCIS” 2014-17)

1963 [59] Jason Newsted, Battle Creek MI, heavy-metal bassist (ex-Metallica-‘Enter Sandman’, Ozzy Osbourne)

1969 [53] Chaz Bono [born Chastity Bono], Los Angeles CA, reality star (“Dancing With the Stars”, 2011), musician, LGBT activist/only child of Cher and Sonny Bono

1969 [53] Patrick Roach, Lewisporte NL, TV actor (‘Randy’ on “Trailer Park Boys” 2001-18)

SATURDAY- Murray Head (‘One Night in Bangkok’) is 76; Eddy Grant (‘Electric Avenue’) is 74; Las Vegas magician Penn Jillette is 67; Religious leader Joel Osteen is 59; John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 52; Kevin Connolly (“Entourage”) is 48; Eva Mendes (“The Place Beyond the Pines”) is 48; Model Niki Taylor is 47

SUNDAY- David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) is 76; Kiki Dee (w/Elton John-‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’) is 75; Rob Reiner (director-“This Is Spinal Tap”) is 75; Tom Arnold (“Rosanne”) is 63; Connie Britton (“Nashville”) is 55; Retired basketball pro Shaquille O’Neal is 50; Tyler, the Creator (‘Yonkers’) is 31

1994 [28] John Candy (“SCTV”, “Uncle Buck”) dies from a heart attack at 43

2019 [03] Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills 90210”, “Riverdale”) dies after a stroke at 52


1966 [56] John Lennon makes the controversial statement: “We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus.”

1978 [44] The #3 hit ‘Sometimes When We Touch’ by Dan Hill is the only song in the Top 5 NOT written by a member of The Bee Gees. Andy Gibb’s ‘(Love Is) Thicker Than Water’ is #1, with ‘Stayin’ Alive’ at #2, ‘Night Fever’ at #5 and Samantha Sang’s ‘Emotion’, written by Robin and Barry Gibb, at #4


1877 [145] The first microphone is developed (thanks to Emile Berliner, I have a job!)

1943 [79] Actress Greer Garson takes 5½ minutes to accept her Academy Award for “Mrs. Miniver”, considered an Oscar acceptance speech record (it becomes more and more exaggerated over the years)


✓ The longest-ever train was 7.35 kilometers (4.57 miles) long.
✓ People see better when they’re scared.
✓ No matter how badly fingerprints are damaged, they will always grow back in their original pattern.
✓ Elephants sing to each other, but their songs are in a frequency too low for humans to hear.
✓ A dolphin’s blowhole is an evolved nose that has moved upward to the top of its head.
✓ It takes 7-21 days to make a jelly bean.
-LearnSomethingEveryDay, FactRetriever

Best of BS . . .
• Hire yourself as an employee, fire yourself, sue yourself for discrimination, deduct court costs.
• Report $1 billion income so the tax people think you’re some sort of big shot.
• Answer every question: “Wouldn’t you like to know?”
• Hide all your money in a mattress, but on your tax return, write “No money hidden in mattress.”
• If you’ve just eaten, don’t do taxes for at least a half-hour.
• For ‘Charitable Contributions,’ list the $28 you spent on the last Nicolas Cage movie.
• To distract the auditor, attach a photo of yourself naked.
• Round every figure off to ‘umpteen’.
• Check off the box for ‘Joint Filing’, then light one up.
-First published in BS in 2013


• When parents say “maybe,” they absolutely mean “no”.
• Mom knows everything. All of it. She sees it. She knows it. Mom knows.
• No one from any boy band will ever marry you. Ever. No matter how many posters of them you have on your wall.
• Pants aren’t always necessary.
• There’s no such thing as too much eyeliner.
• MTV is for music. (Hmmm…)
• Some of us eventually grow out of our weirdness.
• To a 7-year-old, Saturday morning cartoons are as close to heaven as you can get.
• Never mess with a big sister.
• Haircuts are temporary, but pictures are forever.
• Only I can prevent forest fires. And that’s a whole lot of pressure to put on a kid.
• I really should have enjoyed naps a whole lot more!
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018

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Question:  The top 2 foods that even the pickiest eaters will eat are WHAT?
Answer:  French fries and mac n’ cheese


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