May 9 2022

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Monday, May 9, 2022 Edition: #7226

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★ Analysts say Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is in line for a $200 million-plus opening. After earning a jaw-dropping $90 million on opening day, the 28th Marvel Cinematic Universe film was projected by industry estimates to earn a $202 million weekend launch, which would match the start of fellow MCU movie “Black Panther” in 2018. Regardless of the weekend total, the Multiverse of Madness’ opening day alone eclipses the opening weekends of 10 MCU films, including the $85 million opening of the first “Doctor Strange” in 2016. The sequel now owns 2022’s best opening weekend, blowing past the $134 million opening of “The Batman.”
★ Mattea Roach, the 23-year-old Toronto tutor, had her 23-game “Jeopardy!” streak end on Friday — by a single dollar. Her record-breaking run came to a close on a U.S.-themed Final Jeopardy, despite pulling ahead in the early game. The Final Jeopardy clue was: “These two mayors gave their names to a facility built on the site of an old race track owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler.” Roach lost $3,601 and the game with her answer: “Who are Churchill and Downs?” The correct answer? “Who are Hartsfield and Jackson?” Roach’s cumulative winnings totaled more than $560,000 (US), the fifth largest sum of money during a regular Jeopardy! season in history. She responded to more than 500 clues, an average of about 28 correct responses per game.
★ Fred Savage has been fired from his role as executive producer and director of ABC’s “The Wonder Years” following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Although Disney hasn’t revealed the exact nature of Savage’s misconduct, Deadline reports that it included “verbal outbursts and inappropriate behavior.” The reimagined version of the beloved TV comedy, which premiered last fall, centers around a middle-class Black family living in Montgomery, Alabama during the civil rights movement.
★ Dave Chappelle revealed from the stage that he spoke to the man who attacked him at the Hollywood Bowl, and the guy told Chapelle why he did it. Chapelle says he convinced security to let him speak to Isaiah Lee before he was taken away, and Lee told him it was all about getting attention for his grandmother, who he said had been forced out of her neighborhood due to gentrification. Lee has been charged with 4 misdemeanors, and bail was set at $30,000 in a Friday court appearance.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Jessica Biel, Glen Powell, St. Paul and the Broken Bones
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Rachel Brosnahan, Jack Harlow
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Sarah Silverman, Shaquille O’Neal, Sharon Van Etten
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Bob Odenkirk, Bobby Moynihan, Derrick Wright
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Anthony Anderson, Michael Bublé
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Busy Philipps
• “The Talk” (CBS): Melanie Lynskey
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Norman Reedus, Evelyn Garcia
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Diane Keaton
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Minnie Driver, Kaci Walfall, Lazy Susan Moms
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Wilmer Valderrama
• “American Song Contest” (FOX): Season 1 finale
• “BBQ Brawl” (FOOD): Season 3 premiere. 9 barbecue masters are challenged to introduce themselves and their BBQ in hopes of being picked by their favorite team captain.
• “Breeders” (FX): Season 3 premiere

• Taylor Swift — dropped her latest song remake on Friday, letting fans know that ‘This Love’ is “alive, back from the dead.” The 8-year-old ballad from her hit album “1989”, renamed ‘This Love (Taylor’s Version)’ left fans buzzing about whether “1989” could be the next album she rerecords as part of her plan to redo the bulk of her catalogue. LINK:
• BTS — Suga has nothing but praise for Psy, giving his 2012 megahit ‘Gangnam Style’ credit for “paving the way for K-Pop” around the world. The pair teamed up for an interview on Psy’s YouTube channel, where Suga said: “He was always someone I was grateful for…we were able to follow his footsteps with ease.” (Translated) LINK:
• Rolling Stones – To celebrate their 60th anniversary, the band’s iconic tongue and lips logo has been made into a LEGO set. The 1,998-piece “LEGO-art” tribute to the group will be released June 1.
• Pat Benatar – was announced last week as a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee more than 2 decades after becoming eligible, and she says the delay was due partially to her insistence on being inducted alongside husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo. Quote: “I was just kind of adamant about going in together…so I’m very, very pleased it’s going the way it is right now.”
• Roger Waters – The former Pink Floyd singer/bassist was a Roger Waters surprised a New York audience last Wed. by joining Brooklyn indie-pop artists Lucius onstage at the Beacon Theatre to perform the Floyd classic ‘Mother’. LINK:
• Zac Brown Band – stepped in to replace Willie Nelson on the closing day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Nelson canceled his Sunday performance and postponed other shows after a positive COVID case in his band. Melissa Etheridge also canceled her Saturday performance after members of her crew tested positive. Mavis Staples replaced her.
• Randy Houser –Friday, he released ‘Still That Cowboy’, an ode to his wife Tatiana as the couple prepares for their second child together. Quote: The last few years, I had more time to really reflect on what parts of my life mean the most to me…ultimately, my family are my world.” LINK:
• Mickey Gilley – the singer best known as the pioneer of the “urban cowboy” style, died Saturday in Branson, Missouri at age 86. He had 17 #1 hits, starting with ‘Room Full of Roses’ in 1974. In 1989, Gilley was one of the first major country singers to open his own theater in Branson, helping to turn the Ozark hamlet into a major entertainment tourism town.


Researchers say the best way to flirt with someone doesn’t involve impressing them with your car, casually brushing their arm or sending suggestive texts. Whether looking for a fling or a long-term romance, humor is your best bet. Scientists in the US and Norway worked together on the project, polling about 1,000 people to determine if there is one way of flirting that stands out among heterosexual relationships. For both genders, laughing at someone else’s jokes was considered advantageous. But cracking jokes turned out to be the most useful strategy for men. One psychologist involved in the study said: “It is not only effective to be funny, but for women it is very important that you show your potential partner that you think they are funny.”
(And if they’re not funny, you’ll only have to keep up the charade for 50 or 60 more years!)
(It’s also important to note that it’s very important for radio listeners to show their morning show hosts that you think they’re funny . . . even if they aren’t!)
(When asked why they would study something like this, the researchers nervously patted their pocket protectors and mumbled: “Science, of course…no other reason…honest”)

➠ Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new eye drop medication to treat presbyopia, the age-related condition where eyes have difficulty focusing on close objects. So rather than wearing funky reading glasses or undergoing expensive laser surgery, those of us who find ourselves cranking up the font size on our phone or maxing out the brightness on a computer can now put a few drops of “Vuity” into their eyes, within 15-30 minutes, they should focus like you remember them doing back when your hips and knees didn’t hurt, and your only skin concern was acne. Vuity is approved for once-daily use in each eye. A bottle will cost around $80, requires a prescription and will last for almost a month if used daily. (I totally saw that coming. But it was pretty blurry…)
➠ Three Target stores in the US are offering customers the chance to have a robot paint their fingernails. A company called Clockwork, is test-marketing the service at 2 San Francisco area stores and one in Minnesota. After booking an appointment and paying online, victims…er, rather customers…stick a hand inside the machine (which looks a lot like a printer), which pipes polish onto the nail, leaving no brush lines. Fingernail painting costs $10 and takes about 10 minutes. (So far, only about 5 people have tried to shove their toenails in there…)
-TheDailyBeast, ScienceAlert, CNN

➢ In an instant, a DoorDash driver went from delivering a pizza to saving a life. On Feb. 11, Sophia Furtado was making a late-night delivery in Fairhaven MA, but when she approached the house, she saw Caryn Hebert Sullivan lying outside, bleeding from her head. Sullivan has a bad knee, and says she turned while walking and fell, head-first. Furtado had previous medical knowledge from her time training as an Emergency Medical Technician. She yelled for help, waking Sullivan’s husband, who called 911. Furtado stabilized Sullivan’s neck, and didn’t move until medics arrived. Sullivan was hospitalized for 3 weeks, but was on hand to see Furtado receive an award from the local police department, and a $1,000 educational grant from DoorDash. Sullivan says she’s “so thankful” for Furtado, her lifesaving skills, and their new friendship, and said: “She’s my guardian angel.”
➢ A woman who says she’s “addicted to helping people” won more than $145 million (£115 million) million in the lottery, allowing her to help a LOT of people. Making headlines around the UK and Ireland, Frances Connelly has already given away $74 million (£60 million) with her husband, “Patty” Patrick, who actually bought the winning ticket. 55-year-old Frances has been helping people since childhood, working as a St. John’s Ambulance volunteer, and she set up an AIDS helpline while a student in Belfast. She also runs several community groups, so winning the EuroMillions 2019 jackpot gave her all kinds of ideas on how to help people. She used some money to immediately set up 2 charities, and she has also donated about $13.5 million (£11 million) directly to other charities. The couple also bought a new house. (Well, charity DOES begin at home…)
-TheWeek, CNN

With the “Dr. Strange” sequel kicking off the summer blockbuster season, theaters are looking forward to hot tickets like “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Jurassic World: Dominion”, “Lightyear”, “Elvis”, and “Thor: Love and Thunder” over the coming months. Here are some of the biggest summer movies of all time . . .
⇒ Jaws (1975): Directed by Spielberg, it’s widely credited with cementing the concept of the summer blockbuster. (And I guess also inadvertently naming a doomed video rental chain…!)
⇒ Star Wars (1977): George Lucas’ “Star Wars” took the summer blockbuster to new heights, and spawned one of the biggest and most beloved movie franchises of all time.
⇒ “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982): Spielberg again, this time winning over families with his exciting and emotional story of a boy and an alien.
⇒ Over-the-top 90s action films: Take your pick: “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, “Jurassic Park”, “Independence Day”, “Men in Black”, “Armageddon” …
⇒ “The Lion King (1994): Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, it has earned nearly $860 million and spawned a 2019 remake (also a summer blockbuster).
⇒ “The Dark Knight (2008): After rebooting the Batman franchise with “Batman Begins” in 2005, director Christopher Nolan, with Heath Ledger as the ‘Joker’, took things to another level.
⇒ “Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Pt. 2 (2011): Fans packed theaters to see Harry defeat Voldemort and bring the series to a close, helping the movie gross over $1.3 billion.
⇒ The Avengers (2012): Marvel’s first team-up movie brought together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk to score over $1.5 billion at the box office.

Remember the 3D graphic of an almost-naked dancing baby that became one of the internet’s earliest viral memes? The original creators of the GIF, popularized on the 1990s show “Ally McBeal, have been working on an update of “Baby Cha-Cha”, as some called him. The clunky GIF has gotten a new 3D-rendered overhaul, and in true 2022 style, the 6 new dancing babies will be released as NFTs this week. The newly rendered “Dancing Baby” appears to be more realistic than the original, with boosted color tones and a sharper image quality. It also looks somewhat plumper. (Also in true 2022 style…) LINK to the original (sound up):
-CNN, MacObserver


• “Lost Sock Memorial Day”, a day to remember those singular hose that went into the washing machine or dryer, never to return. (Play ‘Taps’ for them?)
• “Moscato Day”, raise your glass and toast National Moscato Day. Moscato, or Muscat in Italian, is one of the oldest known varieties of grapes.
• “Butterscotch Brownie Day” also known as Blondies or Brookie (brownie + cookie). Blonde brownies were actually created before chocolate brownies.
• “Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day”, definitely not an event for the timid. But if you crave excitement and like living on the edge, gird up your loins and fresh courage take! Forgo those posted warnings from the government and rip off those tags! And if you’re really gutsy, do the pillows too.
• Hurray for Buttons Day”, Button collecting, which is most popular in the United States, varies from people having buttons in a container for future use, to casual collecting, to competitive collecting. (Competitive collecting??)
• “Women’s Check-Up Day”, an annual event during “Women’s Health Week” to raise awareness of manageable steps women can take to improve their health. It’s also a reminder that regular check-ups are important.

[Tues] Clean Up Your Room Day
[Tues] Shrimp Day
[Wed] Eat What You Want Day
[Wed] International Receptionists’ Day
This Week Is…Salvation Army Week
This Month Is…Motorcycle Awareness Month

1946 [76] Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills CA, TV actress (5 Emmys, 2 Golden Globes for “Murphy Brown” 1988-98, 2018)/movie actress (“Miss Congeniality”)

1949 [73] Billy Joel, Bronx NY, pop/rock singer (‘Piano Man’, ‘My Life’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1999

1961 [61] John Corbett, Wheeling WV, movie actor (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” films)/TV actor (“Northern Exposure” 1990-95, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” 2015-16)

1965 [57] Steve Yzerman, Cranbrook BC, retired hocky pro (3 Stanley Cups w/Detroit Red Wings, Olympic gold2002, Canada Cup 1984, Hockey Hall of Fame 2009)/Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Red Wings since 2019

1979 [43] Pierre Bouvier, Montréal QC, rock singer (Simple Plan -‘Shut Up!’, ‘Welcome to My Life’)

1979 [43] Rosario Dawson, NYC, movie actress (“Rent”, “Sin City”)/TV actress (“Go-Big Show” since 2021, “Daredevil” 2015-2016)

1985 [37] Audrina Patridge, Los Angeles CA, reality star (“The Hills” 2006-11)

1996 [26] Noah Centino, Miami FL, TV actor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, “The Stand-In”) COMING UP…”Black Adam”, 2022

2005 [17] Kenny Chesney weds Renée Zellweger in St John, US Virgin Islands (the marriage is annulled after 4 months)

1996 [26] The members of Rush are appointed Officers of the Order of Canada, the first band so honored

2014 [08] Hunter Hayes breaks the record for most concerts performed in different cities in a single day, playing 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours to help raise awareness of child hunger

1987 [35] Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray becomes the first player to hit switch-hit home runs in 2 consecutive games


✓ In Japan, there is a museum of rocks that look like faces.
✓ The word “dice” is now accepted as both the singular and plural.
✓ Mice sing like birds, but humans can’t hear them.
✓ A UK study found that the average adult sends more than twice as much time on the toilet than being physically active.
✓ Peeing in the shower is good for the planet. Urine is sterile, so peeing while you wash saves water and reduces toilet paper usage.
✓ In 2004, a woman tried to use a fake million-dollar bill to buy $1,700 worth of merchandise at Wal-Mart — and expected $998,300 in change.
-WhattheFFacts, UnbelievableFacts

Best of BS . . .

• You’ll thoroughly enjoy watching the same movie over and over with your child.
• You’ll enjoy deep and restorative sleep every night.
• The “terrible twos” stop abruptly when the child turns 3.
• Once your child is taller than you, you can no longer tell them what to do.
• Having a child is the only way to acquire a dad-bod.
• They make a manual for it.
• It’s never a competition with other parents.
• A “timeout” is given so the child can take a break from a bad situation and experience some peace and quiet.
• Eventually, your kids will be reassured by their therapist that you did a great job raising them.
• It gets easier as they get older.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019

• Penalty for shoe-squeaking
• Miss a free-throw, fifty pushups.
• One tattoo per player.
• First basket wins the game.
• No dunkin’ without donuts.
• A special Oscar awarded in the category of “Best On-Court Flop”.
• All free throws must be made “Granny-style”.
• No drooling while dribbling.
• Football-style end zone dance required after a slam dunk.
• No crying in basketball, either.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019

What is the most common trigger of allergic reactions in spring?
a) Mold
b) Insect stings
c) Pollen [CORRECT]
d) Benadryl

• Which of the following disorders is the fear of being alone?
a) Agoraphobia [CORRECT]
b) Aerophobia
c) Acrophobia
d) Arachnophobia

• Which word is used to refer to a person who makes pizza?
a) Pizzanist
b) Pizzaiolo [CORRECT]
c) Pizzaian
d) The Pie Piper

Monday came at me like:

I’m not really into working out. My philosophy: No pain. No pain.

What is something that your neighbor did that you couldn’t believe?

Question:  THIS is the #1 “how to” search on the internet. What is it?
Answer:  How to tie a tie

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.


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