November 21 2017

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Edition: #6102

Another Sheetload of Bull!

★ Harrison Ford is the real-life Han Solo/Indiana Jones/every action hero he’s ever played on camera … because he just helped a woman who ran her car off a highway. Ford was on the scene of a crash late Sunday morning in Santa Paula CA, where a woman accidentally drove her car off the road.  Ford pulled over and rushed to the woman’s aid, as did other bystanders, to get her safely out of the vehicle while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
★ David Cassidy is reportedly out of his coma, but remains in intensive care. The actor was rushed to hospital last week after suffering from liver and kidney failure, and while he was placed into a medically induced coma upon admission to the hospital, he is now apparently conscious.  His publicist has said that nothing is “imminent”.  Cassidy announced earlier this year that he was ending his career because he is dealing with dementia.
★ Jeffrey Tambor is quitting the show “Transparent” — which he has starred in for four  years — after sexual harassment allegations were made against him. Tambor released a statement on Sunday saying playing the transgender character, Maura Pfefferman, had been an honor … but that the show clearly isn’t what he signed up for.
★ Gwyneth Paltrow is seeking protection from a deranged man who has an obsession with celebrities. Paltrow filed for civil harassment prevention against a man who has a history of targeting female celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Ivanka Trump.  Reportedly, he also harassed and threatened executives at Kardashian’s talent agency.  It’s unclear what exactly he did to Paltrow, but the 35-year-old has a history of harassing his targets over social media and through email.
★ Catherine Zeta-Jones paid tribute to her ‘best friend’ Michael Douglas as they celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. Zeta-Jones took to Instagram to post a sweet message for Douglas,  admitting that she never thought their life would be as good as it is right now. After overcoming Michael’s battle with cancer and her own battle with bipolar disorder, she says now they are in a better place than ever.
★ ‘Three’s Company’ actress Ann Wedgeworth has died at the age of 83. Her daughter has reported that Wedgeworth died in a nursing home near New York City following a long battle with an unidentified illness.  She joined the cast of Three’s Company in 1979, playing a sexually voracious, attractive older woman.  She left the show after only nine episodes.  Wedgeworth also had roles in the soap operas ‘The Edge of Night’ and ‘Another World’.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): David Letterman, Fifth Harmony, Paul Shaffer ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Gwen Stefani, Justin Hartley, Johnny Bananas
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Benjamin Bratt, Daveed Diggs, Gregory Porter
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Jeff Daniels, Danielle Brooks, Daniel Caesar
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Chris Hardwick, Camila Mendes, Rag’n’Bone Man
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Jim Jefferies, Katy Tur, Taylor Tomlinson ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Michael Rapaport, Danielle Staub ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Justin Hartley, guest co-host Ana Navarro
• “The Talk” (CBS): Drew Carey, Sean Valentine
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Michelle Pfeiffer, Benjamin Bratt, Kelsea Ballerini
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Sofia Vergara, Barbra Streisand
• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC): A winner is announced in the 25th-season finale.
• “The Voice” (NBC): Live Top 12 Eliminations
• “Who Killed Tupac?” (A&E): Murder in Vegas/Crips vs. Bloods. Civil-rights attorney Benjamin Crump crafts a team of experts, friends and relatives to investigate the iconic life and tragic death of Tupac Shakur, in hopes of finally bringing due process to Shakur’s family.

• Van Halen – Wolfgang Van Halen has called out an Instagram user for pretending to be his dad Eddie – and he’s warned fans not to fall for the scam. Wolfgang revealed that someone had set up an account with a name similar to Eddie’s real one, and accused the faker of being a woman called Vanessa, based in Boston, who was apparently somehow trying to steal $40,000.
• AC/DC – Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott is among those honoring Malcolm Young, the AC/DC guitarist who died at the age of 64.  Elliott wrote in a statement published to Def Leppard’s social media accounts:  “I’m sad to hear of the passing of Malcolm Young. It was great to get the opportunity to open for AC/DC on the Highway To Hell tour & we certainly learned a thing or two.  He was an incredible guitar player & the glue for the band onstage & off.”
• Eminem – gave his fans a mix of old and new during his appearance on Saturday Night Live on the weekend.  He enlisted Skylar Grey, co-producer of his new song ‘Walk on Water’, to accompany him onstage behind a piano and carry the chorus. The two then dove into a mini-medley of the rapper’s old hits, including 2000’s “Stan”.
• Mariah Carey –  has released a video for her latest holiday track ‘The Star’, the title track for the animated Nativity film.  In addition to Carey, The Star soundtrack also includes holiday songs from several country singers (Kelsea Ballerini, Jake Owens, Jessie James Decker) and pop acts (Fifth Harmony, Zara Larsson). Kelly Clarkson, Kris Kristofferson and Carey also have voice roles in the film.
• John Legend and Carrie Underwood –  will co-host ‘GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special.’  The program will air on Friday night on CBS.  The special will feature highlights from the past 59 years.  Both Legend and Underwood are Grammy winners.
• Mel Tillis – the legendary country music star passed away at the age of 85 early Sunday morning in Florida.  According to a rep, the cause of death was respiratory failure following a long struggle with intestinal issues. The father of singer Pam Tillis was known as the singer of ‘Coca-Cola Cowboy’ and writer of ‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town’.  Mel Tillis was described by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young as one of the most genuine and funny people in the music business.
• Sugarland – is back.  After taking a break from the duo in 2012 to pursue solo projects and raise families, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have announced that new music is coming. “We’ve been writing and in the studio together and have some new music coming your way,” according to a Jennifer Nettles Facebook Live video.

• “Despicable Me 3” (PG, Animation/Kids):  Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru, who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. (Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker)
• “It” (R-Rated, Drama/Horror):  A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. (Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard)
• “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (PG-13, Action/Adventure):  A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard the future of the universe. (Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen)
• “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure):  The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. (Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman)
• “Good Time” (R-Rated, Drama):  After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his mentally ill brother from being sent to Riker’s Island prison. (Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh)

It is one of those awkward things.  You are at a crowded sporting event, concert, theater, or on an airplane, and the battle begins.  Who should get the armrest between you and the guy beside you?  Just in time for holiday travel, British Airways polled travelers about armrest etiquette.  Here is the consensus:  67% of respondents agree that you should take one armrest and leave the other for your neighbor.  But almost half of airplane passengers are more likely to claim both armrests if they are in the middle seat.
(And THAT’s where the problems start!)
(And why not?  They don’t have a window, they don’t have an aisle…they deserve something!)
(I find that like so many things in life, you are more likely to get it if you are BIG!)

Yes, morning breath is definitely a thing.  But why?  What causes it?  It turns out it’s got a lot to do with how much saliva you produce overnight.  In a word (or three…): not very much. Prosthodontist Mazen Natour says that saliva washes away bacteria in the mouth which can cause odors. The less saliva we produce (so therefore the drier the mouth), the more smelly bacteria can grow – meaning our breath smells far from fresh first thing in the morning.  Snoring and breathing through your mouth can also cause your mouth to become dry.  So if you are guilty of these, you could have ‘next level’ morning breath, unfortunately (and unfortunately for your partner).  The good news?  Bad breath in the morning is completely normal.  To minimize it, brush your teeth before bed, because leftover food particles encourage the growth of bacteria.
(So why do I always have ‘morning after the night before’ breath, even when I didn’t have a ‘night before’?)
(And what should I do if my morning breath lasts all day long?)
(How about when you wake up with a case of the ‘Zackleys’?  That’s when your mouth tastes zackley like the cat box?)

143: I love you
420: Marijuana
ASL: Age/sex/location
CD9: Code 9-Parents are around
CTN: Can’t talk now
FWB: Friends with benefits
MIRL: Meet in real life
KPC: Keeping parents clueless
TDTM: Talk dirty to me


1945 [72] Goldie Hawn, Washington DC, movie actress (“Overboard”, “The First Wives Club”)

1965 [52] Bjork, Reykjavik Iceland, pop singer (‘It’s Oh So Quiet’, ‘Big Time Sensuality’)

1966 [51] Troy Aikman, West Covina CA, TV football analyst (FOX-TV since 2001)/former NFL QB (Dallas Cowboys 1989-2000)/Pro Football Hall of Fame (2006)

1968 [49] Alex James, Boscombe UK, rock bassist (Blur-‘Song 2′, ‘Country House’)

1971 [46] Michael Strahan, Houston TX, TV personality (“Good Morning America” , “Live With Kelly & Michael” 2012-16, “FOX NFL Sunday” since 2008)/former NFL player (NY Giants 1993-2007)

1975 [42] Jimmi Simpson, Hackettstown NJ, TV actor (‘William’ on “Westworld” 2016, ”It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” since 2005)

1985 [32] Carly Rae Jepsen, Mission BC, pop singer (‘Call Me Maybe’)

1987 [30] Sam Palladio, Pembury UK, TV actor (‘Gunnar Scott’ on “Nashville” since 2012)

• “Pumpkin Pie Day”, celebrating a truly North American food phenomenon. What’s your secret ingredient? And your favorite topping? Ever try it with honey?

• “National Stuffing Day”, the usual turkey stuffing consists of bread cubes or crumbs combined with onions, celery, salt and pepper along with spices and herbs such as summer savory, sage or poultry seasoning.  Other varieties include adding sausage, hamburger, tofu, oysters, egg, rice, apple, raisins or other dried fruits.

• “National Gingerbread Day”, whether it’s a crisp cookie or soft cake, or a big house you can make, now is the perfect time to whip up a brand new recipe if you’re a gingerbread fan.

• “World Hello Day”, the 44th annual celebration of the simplest salutation that now takes place in some 180 countries. Participants are asked to spread goodwill by saying ‘hello’ to 10 people.
Here’s how to say ‘hello’ in 20 languages …

• “World Fisheries Day”, designed to draw attention to overfishing, habitat destruction, and other serious threats to the sustainability of our marine and freshwater resources.

• “World Television Day”, established in 1996 by the UN to encourage nations to exchange cultural programming focusing on peace, security, and economic & social development.

[Wed] Blackout Wednesday
[Wed] National Family Caregivers Day
[Thurs] Dr. Who Day
[Thurs] National Cashew Day

1976 [41] “Rocky” directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

2006 [11] “No Music Day” in Britain, when conceptual artist Bill Drummond calls for all citizens to refrain from extraneous noise (London radio station Resonance 104.4 airs … silence)

2014 [03] “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ opens in movie theaters

2015 Actress Sofia Vergara weds ‘Magic Mike’ star Joe Manganiello in Palm Beach, Florida

1981 [36] Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical’ single goes #1 & stays there for 10 weeks

2003 [14] The acoustic guitar on which The Beatles’ George Harrison learned to play is sold at a London auction for £276,000 (original price … £3.50)

2006 [11] Black Eyed Peas take home 3 awards at the American Music Awards in LA

2010 [07] Jimmy Johnson becomes the 1st driver ever to win 5 straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships

2000 [17] Backstreet Boys’ “Black & Blue” album debuts with one of the biggest initial retail shipments ever, circa 6 million units

2014 [03] Snowstorms finally end in the Buffalo NY region, leaving behind 13 dead and hundreds of stranded motorists in up to – whoa! – 7 feet of snow


✓ Root beer was originally called “root tea”, but the creator had trouble selling it to his coal miner clientele, so it was renamed root beer.
✓ Tea and coffee taste weird on planes because the boiling point of water is 18° lower, making the brewing process more difficult.
✓ Superman was originally incapable of flying; hence the phrase “Able to LEAP tall buildings in a single bound.”
✓ Workers who utilize a desktop computer have been found to be 17% more productive than those who use a laptop.
✓ Injuries from opening food packages hospitalize over 60,000 people a year.

• A group of Canadians is called an “apology”.
• One hundred years ago, Canada decided “eh” would be the sound the question mark makes.
• The NFL cancelled its Canadian expansion plans in 1973 when all 7 proposed cities demanded their team names would have to be Roughriders
• Vancouver gets its name from the Squamish word for “unaffordable rents”
• Newfoundland was bought and paid for with Canadian Tire money.
• The term “Double Double” is a Canadian version of ‘Aloha’, meaning both Hello & Goodbye.
• At birth, Canadians are issued their own hockey card rather than a birth certificate.
• Neil Young wrote the national anthem, but they had to cut out the ten minute guitar solo.
• On Canada Day, every citizen is required to apologize to three random strangers and offer them some maple syrup as a token of friendship
• Canadian Netflix has always had a great selection.


☎ Most people text rather than call these days.  What circumstances still require a phone call?

My career counselor told me: “You can’t be an exhibitionist”, I replied “Watch me!”

Question:  73% of people have recycled this gift.
Answer:  Candles

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

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