November 15 2022

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – Edition: #7359

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★ “Days of Our Lives” legend John Aniston has died at age 89. The Greek-born father of “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston portrayed ‘Victor Kiriakis’ on the NBC soap opera for more than 3 decades. Yesterday, his daughter announced that he passed on Nov. 11. In an Instagram tribute, she wrote: “Sweet papa…⁣ You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew. I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace – and without pain.” John Aniston also worked on the soaps “Love of Live” and “Search for Tomorrow,” and also appeared on “Kojak,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “The West Wing,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “Mad Men”, among other shows.
★ Margot Robbie has just revealed that her long-awaited “Pirates of the Caribbean” isn’t happening. She was supposed to star in a spinoff film separate from the main series, but says the whole idea has been scrapped. She’s on the cover of the December issue of Vanity Fair, and when asked in an interview about the movie, she said: “We had an idea and we were developing it for a while…to have more of a female-led, not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story – which we thought would’ve been really cool, but I guess they [Disney] don’t want to do it.” Robbie’s Pirates spinoff was announced in June, 2020.
★ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” may have hit theaters around the world on Friday, but its fate in China is yet to be determined. Reportedly, the likelihood that Marvel Studio’s latest superhero installment will be shown in Chinese cinemas is slim – and the leading theory as to why is the inclusion of openly gay characters. Wakanda Forever reveals Dora Milaje members ‘Ayo’ (Florence Kasumba) and ‘Aneka’ (Michaela Coel) are a couple. The 2 are also together in Marvel’s 2016 “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” comic. Disney, the owner of Marvel Studios, did not immediately respond for comment.
★ John Madden, the ex-NFL coach and broadcaster who became synonymous with Thanksgiving, thanks to his turkey leg awards to star players, will be honored by the league this year with several commemorative features. With his telestrator and his penchant for yelling “Boom!” after a big play, Madden was as much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday as a family gathering and gravy. Madden died at age 85 last year, and the NFL is going to reflect on his lasting contributions with the “John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration,” offering special Madden segments on the day’s broadcasts by CBS, Fox, and NBC.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Amy Adams, Maya Rudolph, Jenna Ortega, Bush
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Seth Rogen, Jeremy Pope, Bruce Springsteen
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Jon Stewart, LCD Soundsystem
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Quentin Tarantino, Seth Reiss, Will Tracy, Arjuna Contreras
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Allison Janney, Joe Jonas, Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Ralph Fiennes
• The View” (ABC/CTV):  Steve Martin, Harry Bliss, Fat Joe
• “The Talk” (CBS): Freddie Prinze Jr.
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Anya Taylor Joy, Freddie Highmore
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Lauren Graham, Mo Amer, the Black Keys
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Lindsay Lohan, Ali Lohan, Mikel Welch, guest host Ross Matthews
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Kerry Washington, Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Archuleta
• “Sherri” (Check local listings): Misty Copeland, Elaine Swann
• “The Curse of Oak Island” (HIS): Season 10 premiere. After a decade, Rick, Marty, and the team return to Oak Island and uncover evidence of a tunnel in the Money Pit; the fellowship gets a clear look at an underground structure, getting closer to solving the mystery.
• “The Voice” (NBC): Two from each team are voted safe; each coach selects one more artist to move forward; the remaining 4 compete in the wildcard and one moves on to the top 13.
• “FBI” (CBS): Maggie returns from medical leave and helps investigate 2 homicides; an inadvertent revelation from Maggie causes OA to worry she’s rushing back too quickly.


• Louis Tomlinson – Friday, he dropped his second solo album “Faith in the Future”, but was forced to postpone some promotional appearances after breaking his arm following a New York concert. Alongside X-ray images of his broken bone, he tweeted: “I managed to fall and break my right arm pretty badly. So I’m gutted to say I’ll have to reschedule the in-store signings next week.” LINK:
• BTS — Jung Kook is heading to the 2022 World Cup. The K-pop superstar will perform during the soccer tournament’s opening ceremony in Qatar on Nov. 20. He’ll also contribute to the World Cup soundtrack. LINK:
• Rod Stewart — turned down an offer to perform in Qatar worth more than $1 million. He says he said no to the chance to perform in the Middle East country – which has been chosen to host the World Cup but has drawn controversy because homosexuality is illegal there – because it “wasn’t right” to go.
• Bruce Springsteen – has revealed he ditched an “entire record” of cover versions before starting again and creating the newly released “Only the Strong Survive”. He said he found it “hard to sing somebody else’s songs, and get them to sound authentic”. But there were some “good things” that will eventually “show up in different places”.
• Paul McCartney — Dec. 2, he’ll release “The 7″ Singles Box”, featuring 80 vinyl singles of his music with Wings and solo, 15 of which are appearing as 7-inches for the first time. The collection is limited to 3,000 copies and is housed in a wooden crate. He has released rare 1971 mono mixes of ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’ and ‘Too Many People’. LINK:
• Shania Twain – has shared the track list for her “Queen of Me” album, out Feb. 3. In addition to her current single ‘Waking Up Dreaming’, and the previously released ‘Not Just a Girl’ and ‘Last Day of Summer’, the album includes titles like ‘Pretty Liar’, ‘Got it Good’, ‘The Hardest Stone’ and more. She also dropped some new merch, including special signed CDs and box sets including T-shirts.
• Keith Urban – while performing in in Peoria IL on Friday, he stopped the show after spotting a 6-year-old boy sitting atop his dad’s shoulders. In chatting with the family, he learned that when the boy, Kellan was born, “they said he would never walk or talk, and now he knows all your songs.” Urban signed Kellan’s cardboard guitar, and gave the boy a sweet hug. LINK:
• Dolly Parton — has $100 million to donate to a charity of her choice, thanks to Jeff Bezos. The world’s second-richest person tweeted a clip from an awards ceremony, writing in the caption: “We’ve just announced a new Courage and Civility award recipient: DollyParton, who leads with her heart, will put this $100 million award to great use helping so many people.” LINK:
• 2022 CMA Awards – Ratings were up, compared to 2021. The ABC broadcast, which featured host Peyton Manning for the first time, was watched by 7.57 million viewers, up about three-quarters of a million. The 2021 number was an all-time low, and awards show ratings have plummeted overall in recent years.


The government of Ontario, Canada has announced that it will build a highway using the new “2+1” system, the first of its kind in North America. The pilot project, to be constructed on Highway 11 north of North Bay, will include a new 3-lane highway approximately 15km (9.3 miles) in length, featuring a center passing lane that changes direction about every 2-5 kilometers (1.2-3.1 miles). The Ministry of Transportation says the 2+1 highway system is used “in other jurisdictions around the world and is more cost-efficient than twinning a highway.” The plan is to complete the highway, then after a period of evaluation, consider using the same system in other locations. LINK:
(So, the road signs will say something like: “Keep right, except to pass…except for half the time, when you can’t pass at all”?)
(When you consider the costs involved in road building, how is it that it took 100 years to come up with this?)

Inflation is getting so bad that it’s affecting Santa. In a new poll, half of respondents said that because of rising prices and a weak economy, “Santa will be less generous” this holiday season. A WalletHub survey of 400 people in the US found that 40% of people are actually foregoing purchasing ANY gifts this year because of inflation. For those still planning to buy presents, many are pretty cranked up for the holiday season, with 47% saying they are starting their shopping earlier this year. And while 28% say they will spend less this year than they did last holiday season, here are some things that survey respondents said they’d actually be willing to pay MORE for: “peace and quiet” (52%), faster delivery (40%), friendly customer service (28%), and gift wrapping (25%). One more stat: More than 1 in 4 of us still have credit card debt from the 2021 holiday season…
(I’d definitely pay more not to hear that Mariah Carey Christmas song!)
(If Santa is any less generous at my house this year, I’LL end up buying HIM presents!)

We’ve all heard of working from home, but in this job, you not only get to do it from your house, you never have to leave the couch. Streaming service Prime Video Australia is conducting a nationwide search to fill the position of “Prime Video Buff”. The ‘content junkie’ who is selected for the job will be paid to watch and recommend the latest Prime Video films and TV shows to Aussies, to encourage them to discover programs available on the platform. This job is just a 3-month contract at this point, but the pay is pretty good: Up to $40,000 to simply watch movies and shows – for 3 months. The company says it is “looking for someone who lives and breathes entertainment to help customers find new content and genres that they normally might not pick.” Apply here:
Trailer link:
(The only problem would be what to do on your day off!)
(They call it ‘Prime Video Buff’, because you can actually do the job – in the buff!)

According to a ranking of 24 factors, by Resonance Consultancy, which specializes in tourism and real estate (Cities with a population of 1 million-plus)…
1. London, UK
2. Paris, France
3. New York, USA
4. Tokyo, Japan
5. Dubai, UAE
6. Barcelona, Spain
7. Rome, Italy
8. Madrid, Spain
9. Singapore
10. Amsterdam, Netherlands

(Kyiv, Ukraine was named the 2023 honorary best city of the world, as a “beacon of courage and resilience” in the face of daily tragedy.)

Top Canadian cities:
24. Toronto
56. Montreal
65. Calgary
69. Vancouver
96. Ottawa

Top US cities (following #3 New York):
12. Los Angeles
13. Chicago
14. San Francisco
17. Washington
21. Las Vegas
(Which one would you most like to visit?)
-CTV, Resonance


A mindfulness meditation course may be as effective at reducing anxiety as medication, according to a new study. Research, published in JAMA Psychiatry, involved 276 adults with untreated anxiety disorders. Half took a common medication, while the other half were assigned to an 8-week course in mindfulness-based stress reduction. The results were stunning: Both groups experienced about a 20% reduction in their anxiety symptoms. The researchers say this means meditation could be prescribed instead of medication for patients who experience severe side effects or have allergies to anti-anxiety medications.


• “Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day”. Just what is that lurking in the back? Don’t open it, the smell might kill you! Hold your breath, scrunch your nose, and get to the task. Who wins the prize for the worst refrigerator surprise? Most often, it’s workplace refrigerators. (“Is this still good?”)
• “Pack Your Mom’s Lunch Day”, when kids with a mom who’s gone back-to-school are encouraged to honor her efforts by making her lunch. (Please don’t use any of that stuff that you just cleaned out of the fridge!)
• “Bundt Day”, celebrating the cake of that name which is baked in a special mold. It was first popularized in the 1950s and ’60s. Time to get out that ‘Bundt pan’ you never use so you can justify stowing it for another year.
• “Steve Irwin Day”, Crikey! It’s to honor the life and legacy of the one and only Crocodile Hunter (1962-2006). This day represents the things he was passionate about: family, wildlife conservation and fun. Among other things, you’re encouraged to wear khaki today. LINK:
• “Philanthropy Day”, to recognize the great contributions people in the philanthropic community make to our lives, our communities, and our world. Arguably, Bill Gates is at the forefront these days.
• “George Spelvin Day” (female variation ‘Georgette’), commemorating the 1886 invention of the fictitious name used on Broadway for actors who have a 2nd role in a play. The name has appeared in over 10,000 Broadway programs. ‘Walter Plinge’ is similarly used in the UK.
• “I Love to Write Day”, started by author John Riddle, who wanted a day set aside so that everyone, no matter their age, could spend some time writing. It doesn’t matter what you write today, as long as you write what you want to write. (Alright?)

[Wed] Check Your Wipers Day
[Wed] Button Day
[Thurs] Homemade Bread Day
[Fri] Married to a Scorpio Support Day
This Week Is…International Education Week
This Month Is…Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

1945 [77] Frida (Princess Anni-Frid Synni Reuss), Ballangen Norway, pop singer (ABBA-‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Mamma Mia’)/Princess and Countess of Plauen/married to ABBA’s Benny Anderssen 1978-81

1951 [71] Beverly D’Angelo, Upper Arlington OH, movie actress (‘Ellen Griswold’ in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” films)

1948 [74] Jimmy Choo, George Town Malaysia, fashion designer (founder of Jimmy Choo Ltd., known for its selection of handmade women’s shoes)

1970 [52] Jack Ingram, Houston TX, country singer (‘Barefoot & Crazy’, ‘Wherever You Are’)

1971 [51] Jay Harrington, Wellesley MA, TV actor (“Better Off Ted” 2009-10, “S.W.A.T.” since 2017)

1972 [50] Jonny Lee Miller, Kingston upon Thames England, TV actor (“Elementary” 2012-19)/movie actor (“Trainspotting”, “Hackers”)

1974 [48] Chad Kroeger [pron: KRU-ger], Hanna AB, rock singer-guitarist (Nickelback-‘Rockstar’, ‘How You Remind Me’)/married to Avril Lavigne 2013-15

1977 [45] Sean Murray, Bethesda MD, TV actor (‘Special Agent Timothy McGee’ on “NCIS” since 2003)

1988 [34] BoB (Bobby Ray Simmons Jr), Winston-Salem NC, rapper-songwriter-producer (f/Hayley Williams-‘Airplanes’, f/Bruno Mars-‘Nothin’ on You’)

1991 [31] Shailene Woodley, San Bernardino CA, movie actress (“The Fault in Our Stars”, “The Divergent” films)/TV actress (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” 2008-13) COMING UP…“Misanthrope”, 2023

2002 [20] “Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets” opens in movie theaters ($88.4 million opening weekend, the third-largest opening at the time, and a total of $879 million in worldwide box office)

2019 [03] “Joker”, starring Joaquin Phoenix, becomes the first R-rated film to earn $1 billion worldwide

2004 [18] Shania Twain’s album “Come On Over” is certified double diamond, for over 20 million copies sold in the US. It’s just the 7th album to do so, and the only by a female artist

2017 [05] Blake Shelton wins People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ award

2007 [15] Kenneth Donnell of Scotland pays $170,000 for 2 tickets to Led Zeppelin’s one-off reunion at London’s O2 Arena (the charity-auction purchase includes admission to rehearsal)

2005 [17] The first person ever undergoes a ‘Partial Face Transplant’, in France (Isabelle Dinoire had been attacked by a dog earlier in the year)

2017 [05] Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi” sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, a world record price for any artwork


✓ The words ‘moron’, ‘imbecile’ and ‘idiot’ all technically refer to a person whose IQ is below 70.
✓ A study found that people who enjoy doing laundry are less likely to experience sock loss.
✓ Checkers used to be known as “Chess for Ladies”.
✓ The rules of golf once said that if your ball hit your opponent, he would lose the hole.
✓ There are 3,000 English words or phrases which mean ‘drunk’.
✓ There’s a village in Norway called Hell, and it freezes over every winter.
-Sporcle, WTFFacts

Best of BS . . .
• Opening your trunk requires finding a screwdriver.
• People behind you change lanes to keep your oil off their windshield.
• You never get lost because of the Hansel and Gretel-like trail of loose parts that it leaves behind.
• You offer your friend a ride and he says, “No thanks.  I’ll walk”. It is raining.
• The motor is so loud you can’t hear a dump truck crash through a nitroglycerin factory.
• You have to leave it running for fear it might not start back up.
• You’ve been chased down by a fire truck.
• You park on the side of the road and someone stops and asks you if you’re injured.
-Killsometime, first published in BS in 2017

• “If I were freezing, would I be considered a Popesicle?”
• “Why do we call it Vatican City if it’s actually a country?”
• “I wonder if MTV would Pope My Ride.”
• “Yes, I AM wearing white after Labor Day.”
• “Does the Popemobile really make me look like the last Tic Tac?”
• “I’m just glad my robe isn’t see-through like my car.”
• “I wonder if people think I’m Pope-ular.”
• “There’s no place like Rome…”
• “Is 42 really the answer??”
• “Should I change my name to Pope Daddy?”
• “I wonder if God actually meant to say ‘celebrate’…”
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019

Can’t . . . not . . . watch:

I’m always late. In fact, my ancestors arrived on the Juneflower.

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

Question:  In a survey, 16% of people said doing THIS makes them feel better when fighting a cold. What is it?
Answer:  Cuddling with a pet

Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success?If you can, you’ve taken the most important step towards becoming a great leader.


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