May 10 2022

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 — Edition: #7227

Sheet Happens!


★ Two Michael Jackson musicals dominated nominations for the 75th annual Tony Awards on Monday, with newcomer composer Michael R. Jackson’s “A Strange Loop” leading with 11 nominations. “MJ: The Musical,” about the late King of Pop, and the 19th-century-set “Paradise Square” followed with 10 nods each. Familiar stars such as Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster (“The Music Man”), Billy Crystal (“Mr. Saturday Night”), Sam Rockwell (“American Buffalo”), Phylicia Rashad (“Skeleton Crew”) and Mary-Louise Parker (“How I Learned to Drive”) all received nominations. Winners will be announced at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 12. Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will host.
★ The new ‘Dr. Who’ has been revealed. BBC has confirmed that 29-year-old “Sex Education” actor Ncuti Gatwa will succeed Jodie Whittaker. Fans have been speculating about who will replace her since her exit was announced in late 2021. Her run will officially end later this year with a feature-length special episode. The announcement was made hours before the BAFTA TV Awards, where Gatwa was up for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his role as Eric Effiong in “Sex Education.”
★ Queen Elizabeth’s never-seen-before home movies are set to feature in a new BBC documentary. The 96-year-old monarch’s life will be the focus of “Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen”, a 75-minute doc that will include behind-the-scenes footage from landmark moments in her reign. The BBC says the documentary, which airs May 29, “is an extraordinary glimpse into a deeply personal side of the royal family that is rarely seen, and it’s wonderful to be able to share it with the nation as we mark her Platinum Jubilee.” The home movies were mostly shot by members of the royal family and date as far back as the 1920s.
★ HBO Max has officially ordered a spinoff of its hit animated series “Harley Quinn”. Co-creator Patrick Schumacker announced the news at SXSW in March, but now Warner has given us more details on the show, which will possibly be called “Noonan’s”. The spinoff will center around ‘Kite Man’ (Matt Oberg), who is fresh off a breakup with ‘Poison Ivy’ (Lake Bell) at the end of Season 2. The heartbroken villain will reportedly purchase the bar where many of his kind hang out, Noonan’s, and try to fix it up and run it on his own. The show will serve as a kind of sitcom accompaniment to the main series. Harley Quinn Season 3 is expected to premiere sometime this year, and no date has been announced for the Kite Man spinoff.


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Zac Efron, Alfonso Ribeiro, Parquet Courts
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Mandy Moore, the Kids in the Hall
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Ken Jeong, Mark Esper
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Drew Barrymore, Rose Leslie, Mo Amer, Derrick Wright
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Rebel Wilson, Eugenio Derbez, Joe Zimmerman
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Beto O’Rourke, Eva Mendes, guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin
• “The Talk” (CBS): Meghan Trainor
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Ken Jeong, Melissa Gilbert
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Ellie Kemper, Steve Spangler
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Jessica Biel, Susan Kelechi Watson, Leanne Morgan, 5 Seconds of Summer
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Geoffrey Zakarian, Chef Ludo Lefebvre, Natasha Leggero
• “Holey Moley” (ABC): Contestants compete on The Fishing Hole, Polecano, Dutch Courage En Fuego and Big Foot Wedge.
• “Name That Tune” (FOX): Contestants must name a series of rock ‘n’ roll tunes.

• Bad Bunny – His new album “Un Verano Sin Ti” broke 2 streaming records the day it dropped. Upon its Friday release, it became the most-streamed album in 2022 so far. Bunny also became the most-streamed artist globally in one day, with 183 million. Drake previously held the record, with 176.8 million streams.
• Lil Nas X — took music’s top honor at the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards on Friday. He won for Outstanding Music Artist in New York City at the event that strives for equal representation for the LGBTQ community in Hollywood. It was his second time in 3 years to bring home the award.
• Maroon 5 and Usher – will co-headline the Beloved Benefit concert. The July 7 event will honor the legacy of the late US Representative John Lewis at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Money raised will go to non-profits that prioritize economic and community development.
• Rick Astley – is hinting at a new album. The 56-year-old told an interviewer: “I’ve loved this last couple of years of making some new records and getting back into that.” He released the “50” album 6 years ago, and said that these days, audiences “are a bit more open to us playing a couple of new songs.”
• U2 — Following an invitation from Ukraine president Zelensky, Bono and the Edge visited Kyiv Sunday to perform an acoustic concert in one of the city’s subway stations-turned-bomb shelters. Among the songs they performed was a rendition of Ben E. King’s ‘Stand by Me’ that replaced the word “Me with “Ukraine.” They were joined by Ukrainian musicians thrust into military duty due to Russia’s invasion. LINK:
• Blake Shelton –has partnered with his friend “The Voice” host Carson Daly, on a new show called “Barmageddon”. The USA Network game show will be filmed at Shelton’s Nashville bar Ole Red and will pit celebrities against one another in some classic and not-so-classic bar games. Shelton tweeted: “It’s so stupid you can’t not watch it.” Shelton will serve as musical entertainment, Daly will bartend and WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella will host. No premiere date yet.
• Sam Hunt – His pregnant wife is reportedly giving him a second chance after filing for divorce twice earlier this year due to infidelity allegations. Hannah Lee Fowler asked the court to dismiss her request in April and it was approved, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ. The couple have recently been spotted walking their dog together.
• Gabby Barrett – announced on Mother’s Day that she and her husband Cade Foehner are expecting their second child. She posted: “My son. Another LIFE we get to love and cherish. Happy Mother’s Day!” The couple are parents of Baylah May, who was born January 18th 2021.


There’s something pretty awesome going on in the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick. Residents are been drawn out of their homes and into forests and fields, sometimes in broad daylight, sometimes in the middle of the night. Why? Money, of course. They’re following clues posted in a Facebook group titled Miramichi Mystery Machine, pointing to $100 and $50 bills that have been hidden all over the city of 17,000. The game began in with the clue: “May 1, 7 P.M. $100 hidden at Ritchie Wharf.” Dozens flocked there and the money was found within hours. Since then, the creator of the mysterious game has posted a clue a day, and the number of people on the hunt for cash has grown to hundreds. The clues have grown more cryptic, involving eerie videos or photos of scenes from horror movies. And here’s the thing – no one knows who is behind the game. But everyone is definitely excited. One resident told a reporter that it’s been “the most exciting week in Miramichi in a long time.” The Facebook page’s creator uses the Roman Dungarvan, and he claims he’s making amends for his family’s “haunting past”, a reference to a ghost story about a 19th-century murder in the province. He says the final instalment of the game, to be held on Friday the 13th, will have a bigger-than-usual payday.
(This guy makes getting your cash almost as difficult as my last boss did…)
(Someone should tell this guy about Apple Pay!)

You know those super-comfy, round, fluffy beds that people buy for their dogs? Well, inspired by the classic dog bed, a couple of university students designed “Plufl”, the world’s first “dog bed for humans”. And if you’re thinking that it’s just an oversized dog bed, yeah, you’re more-or-less right, but creators Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita say it’s also much more than that. The Plufl was designed “to provide the optimal napping experience” and “maximize comfort and foster a sense of security, delivering relief for those who have ADHD, stress, and anxiety-related issues.” The Plufl was recently launched on Kickstarter, and quickly blew past its fundraising goal of $25,000, netting over $155,000 from hundreds of believers. The $400 Plufl is actually much more comfortable than an actual dog bed, thanks to memory-foam cushioning, and a reinforced edge, which is perfect for a person to rest their head on. And its oval shape encourages sleeping in the fetal position, which is accepted as the most common and comfortable sleeping position. LINK:
(Maybe I’ll get one – just to see if my dog will take that bed over, too!)
(Note to single guys: This is probably not something that should be front and center when you invite a girl over for the first time!)

Many expecting couples choose to wait until birth to learn their child’s gender. But new research says it’s actually a better idea for parents to find out the baby’s sex as soon as possible. That’s because doctors say parents can be better equipped to protect their unborn child and themselves from potential pregnancy problems. Babies who are biologically male tend to have more pregnancy complications than girls because they grow faster and need more nutrients or oxygen. One in 10 women has life-threatening pregnancy problems, but many of these conditions are treatable if they are caught on time. The results of the current study by St. John’s College suggest knowing the sex could also have lifelong health benefits for the baby.
(We walked out of the ultrasound appointment when the doctor told me, “It looks like you’re pregnant.” When I pointed out I’m a guy, he said “It looks like…”)
(On the other hand, if they don’t know the baby’s sex, the rest of us won’t have to go to another pompous, self-involved gender reveal party!)

(As suggested by Reddit users . . .)
☞ “Put Vicks VapoRub on the soles of your feet when you have a chest cold with coughing and congestion. A nurse told me this…turns out it works!”
☞ “Worried you’ll forget about something tomorrow? Put your shoes on a table. Me: ‘Why are my…Oh!'” (Has this dude never heard of a calendar reminder?)
☞ “Squeeze your butt cheeks together if one of your legs falls asleep. Helps get the blood flowing back to your leg quicker.” (If my leg’s asleep I ALREADY look like I’m in immediate need of an exorcism!)
☞ “A wise man once told me: Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.”
☞ “Do jazz hands in front of wasps, and they’ll fly away. You’ll look like an idiot, but it will work.”
☞ “Stressed, upset, panic attack? Put an ice cube in your hand. Move it around your hand until it slowly melts.”
☞ “And add the email attachments first!”
☞ “If you can’t decide…flip a coin. If you’re disappointed with your result, go with the losing side.”
☞ “Get someone to warm to you by asking them for a small favor…I have no idea why this works, but it does.”
☞ “To improve your posture, pretend you are shooting lasers out of your nipples and trying to shoot people in the head.” (Has someone been watching “Austin Powers”?)

Zoom has announced that one-on-one video conferencing will now be limited to 40 minutes. Zoom Video Communications (the company) generously made calls unlimited during the pandemic, but all good things must come to an end.  However, there are many other platforms available that do not have time restrictions, including Skype, Signal, WhatsApp, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Meta Messenger, all of which can facilitate almost any video conferencing need. (I never understood why they called it a Zoom meeting and not a “Co-vid”…)


• “National Golf Day”, it’s time to pull those clubs out of storage, dust them off, and get ready to hit the green again! (“Golfer’s Day” was celebrated on April 10) Golf Day heralds the beginning of the more ‘Golfer friendly’ part of the year. To honor the occasion, here are some…
⇒ It’s nice to get out and see some grass that’s actually been mowed.
⇒ If you hang around the house, you end up having to fix something.
⇒ That wonderful feeling of accomplishment when you hit the ball 20 yards into the rough…again.
⇒ We need more frustration in our lives.
⇒ Too old for baseball, too young for checkers. (***See “BS Deep Thoughts From Golfers”, below***)
• “Clean Up Your Room Day”. What, once a year? Were you born in a barn?
• “Trust Your Intuition Day”, a day to listen to your ‘gut-feelings’ and act upon them. Is it true … are women better at this than men? (I had a feeling they were…)
• “National Small Business Day”. A ‘small business’ is commonly defined as one with fewer than 100 employees. (Many of today’s small businesses used to be big businesses…)
• “World Lupus Day”, to create awareness of the potentially fatal auto-immune disease that can damage virtually any part of the body. 9-out-of-10 people with lupus are women (such as Selena Gomez)
• “National Shrimp Day”, Some shrimpy Whack Facts:
✓ Generally speaking, the colder the water, the smaller and more succulent the shrimp.
✓ Shrimp change color when you cook them due to a heat induced chemical change in their shells.
✓ Some shrimp can loudly snap their pincers.
✓ Jumbo and colossal shrimp are referred to as prawns – although the prawn is actually a different species.
✓ Shrimp are low in calories, high in protein, and in many parts of the world, are eaten with the heads on.
✓ The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant was inspired by 1994 film “Forrest Gump”. It operates about 40 restaurants worldwide.

[Wed] Eat What You Want Day
[Wed] Twilight Zone Day
[Thurs] International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day
[Thurs] Limerick Day

1946 [76] Donovan [Leitch], Glasgow Scotland, psychedelic rock singer-songwriter (‘Mellow Yellow’, ‘Sunshine Superman’)

1955 [67] Chris Berman, Greenwich CT, former ESPN/ABC-TV sportscaster (“SportsCenter”, “Sunday NFL Countdown”, “ESPN Monday Night Football”, “Baseball Tonight”)/current “ESPN Monday Night Countdown” panelist

1960 [62] Bono [Paul Hewson], Dublin Ireland, rock singer (U2-‘With or Without You’, ‘Mysterious Ways’)/the only person nominated for an Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Nobel Prize

1965 [57] Linda Evangelista, St. Catharines ON, supermodel (over 700 magazine covers, famous for saying about supermodels: “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”)

1967 [55] Young MC [Marvin Young], London England, rapper (‘Bust A Move’)

1978 [44] Kenan Thompson, Atlanta, GA, TV Actor (“Kenan” since 2021, “Saturday Night Live” since 2003)/longest-tenured SNL cast member in history – 19 seasons. COMING UP…”Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk”

1986 [36] Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee marries actress Heather Locklear (They would divorce in 1993)

2005 [17] Heidi Klum marries singer Seal in Costa Careyes, Mexico (They would divorce in 2014)

2019 [03] Rihanna announces her new upmarket fashion label “Fenty” with the world’s largest luxury group LVMH, becoming their first black female designer

2019 [03] The #FreeBritney movement gains traction as supporters gather outside the Los Angeles courthouse where Britney Spears speaks to a judge about her conservatorship, putting her father Jamie in control of her affairs

2011 [11] Microsoft announces plans to purchase Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion

2017 [05] Apple becomes the first company to be worth more than $800 billion (current worth: $2.54 trillion)

2013 [09] NYC’s One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere


✓ Contrary to popular belief, no study has proven that eating chocolate causes acne.
✓ Dolphins give names to each other.
✓ Octopus’ hearts sometimes skip a beat (literally) when they’re around a potential mate.
✓ Babies sometimes smile, not because they’re happy, but because they know it makes their parents happy.
✓ If you go blind in one eye, you only lose about one-fifth of your vision.
✓ If the average person ate 1,627 pieces of candy corn, they would die.
-Uberfacts BathroomReadersInstitute

• “Why is it called a sand trap? The sand is supposed to be there. It should be called a ball trap.”
• “Highest score doesn’t win…Highest score doesn’t win…Highest score doesn’t win…”
• “I can’t believe people actually showed up to watch this.”
• “If I throw this club, my game will get better.”
• “I wonder if Jeremy Irons and Minnie Driver play…”
• “Why CAN’T I dress this way in everyday life?”
• “Why is this guy carrying my clubs and following me everywhere?”
• “Screw you, windmill!”
• “I’m not going in there to find my ball, there could be a tiger in the woods.”
• “Why is “fore” not spelled F-O-U-R?”
• “They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken.”

Best of BS . . .
• Bedazzle the holster for your flip phone so it distracts from your braided belt.
• Snort laughing is always encouraged.
• Dancing can make you the life of the party.
• Get a cat. Then get 15 more.
• Wear sunglasses at night. In fact, do everything Corey Hart says.
• The Harry Styles song ‘Watermelon Sugar’ is NOT about watermelon. Or Sugar.
• Don’t use the word fleek. Please.
• If you’re allergic to gluten, nuts, dairy, salt, pepper, and red meat, don’t eat out.
• Don’t put sesame seeds on your man bun.
• Grow a beard, dude. Seriously.
• Urban dictionary is my, I mean, YOUR friend.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018

Brain overload:

The man who invented Velcro has died. RIP.

What is something that you thought would be a “piece of cake” – until you tried it?

Question:  35% of adults say THIS is one of the things they look forward to each day. What is it?
Answer:  Checking the mail

Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.


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