November 18 2022

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Friday, November 18, 2022 – Edition: #7362

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★ Jay Leno is on to a new stage of his recovery after his horrifying car fire accident — he’s undergoing treatment in a hyperbaric chamber for his burns. The procedure requires him to lie on his back in a tube-like chamber, with his arms and hands bandaged. It helps with swelling and increases blood flow and oxygenation to the burns on his arms, shoulders, neck and face. Dr. Peter Grossman of the Grossman Burn Center said the process will also decrease bacteria around the injuries. Leno suffered second and third-degree burns when an antique car erupted into flames while he was working on it in his Burbank garage. Earlier this week, the doc said Jay had one surgery to repair his skin, and would undergo another this week. Leno is expected to make a full recovery, and is said to be up and moving…and he even found time to make a few jokes and pass out cookies to kids being treated at the hospital.
★ Abby De La Rosa is clearing up any confusion. The DJ became a mother of 3 on Nov. 11 after welcoming a baby girl with ex-Nick Cannon, who is now a father of 11. But after announcing their exciting new arrival, fans were left confused by the newborn’s name. Taking to Instagram, De La Rosa clarified that her daughter’s name is — “Beautiful” — and not “Zeppelin”, as many thought. Alongside a bouquet of flowers, she wrote: “For those wondering, our daughter’s first name is ‘BEAUTIFUL’ & her middle name is ‘ZEPPELIN’ I totally understand the confusion but it’s babygirls actual name.”
★ Months after being killed by demon bats in the Upside Down, Joseph Quinn is looking to fight some more monsters. The “Stranger Things” actor is in talks to star in the upcoming “A Quiet Place” spinoff. Titled “A Quiet Place: Day One,” the film follows a different set of characters than those in the first 2 installments, with “Black Panther” star Lupita Nyong’o confirmed to play the lead character. The film’s premise is based on an idea developed by John Krasinski, who helmed the first two installments. He and his real-life wife Emily Blunt starred in the first 2 “Quiet Place” films, which were released in 2018 and 2021.
★ It’s the most wonderful sale of the year! The cast of “A Christmas Story” is looking to buy themselves a very familiar Christmas present. The home from the 1983 holiday film classic hit the market this week, and some of the cast members are looking to snatch up the property. Yano Anaya, who played ‘Grover Dill’ in the film, said to a reporter: “It only makes sense to have the cast run the show”. Though Anaya wouldn’t share which co-stars are looking to pitch in, he believes keeping the house in the Christmas Story family would be great for the fans — and no one will have to worry what could happen to the house if it’s bought by an outsider. The house, built in 1895, has been a popular tourist attraction in Cleveland, and with the sequel to the original film dropping on HBO Max, many fans are expected to make their way back to the property this holiday season, and bryond.

• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Samuel L. Jackson, Neal Brennan, Wizkid
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Billy Eichner, Maya Hawke, Mt. Joy (R)
• The View” (ABC/CTV): Tarana Burke
• “The Talk” (CBS): Candace Cameron Bure, Pom Klementieff
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Michelle Williams, Tituss Burgess
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Christina Applegate, Lizzy Caplan, Josh Dallas, Alex Aster
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Jesse Williams, Gayle King, Meena Harris
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Sam Smith, Morris Day
• “Sherri” (Check local listings): Tina Lifford, Tammy Townsend, Omar Dorsey, Harrison Greenbaum
• “Shark Tank” (ABC): An artisan cheese delivery service; a product line designed to keep cars fresh; a stylish lighting kit for sports equipment; a shaving solution.
• “The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip” (BRAVO): Phaedra tries to lift the mood with a wine-tasting luncheon; Dorinda throws a Christmas in September party where secrets and new rumors come to light.
• “A Country Christmas Harmony” (LIFE): Estranged country music duo and former sweethearts run into each other years later and are forced to shelter together during a storm. They soon realize they can only survive the holidays with each other’s help.

• “The First 48” (A&E): A young father gets out of prison and is drawn back into his old life; After he’s shot dead, Tulsa homicide must sort through a web of lies to find his killer.
• “The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” (HBO): Inductees include Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon; Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Musical Excellence.
• “Three Wise Men and a Baby” (HALL): Three brothers experience journeys of self-discovery when they are forced to work together to care for a baby throughout the holidays.

• “2022 American Music Awards” (ABC): From the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles; Wayne Brady hosts; Performers include Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, J.I.D, Pink, Tems, Wizkid and Yola.
• “2022 Grey Cup (SN, ESPN2): Toronto Argonauts vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup game, from Regina SK. Halftime show by Jordan Davis, Josh Ross & Tyler Hubbard.
• “Yellowstone” (PAR, CMT): Beth heads to Salt Lake City to take care of unfinished business; a trap is set for Jamie; Kayce makes an important decision for his family.
• “A Waltons Thanksgiving” (CW): Premiere. As the family prepares for Thanksgiving and the annual Harvest Festival Fair, a young boy arrives to dramatically change their lives.

• Harry Styles – was hit in the eye by a Skittle while performing ‘Kiwi’ on Monday in Inglewood CA. After covering his eye, he seemed to be OK. On the plus side, Shania Twain still wants to record with him. When asked, she said it would be her “dream” and “magic will happen, I’m sure”.
• Pink — will perform a tribute to Olivia Newton-John at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Newton-John, a 10-time AMA winner, died in August at 73. Pink will also give the first-ever live performance of her new single ‘Never Gonna Not Dance Again’.
• INXS – A group of fans has launched a petition to get them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The petition, titled “Induct INXS into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” is well on its way to reaching its target of 15,000 signatures. LINK:
• Iggy Pop – will headline a huge outdoor show in London next summer, supported by Blondie and Generation Sex, a punk supergroup featuring Billy Idol and former Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook. “Dog Day Afternoon”, will take place at Crystal Palace Park on July 1. LINK:
• Ronnie James Dio – The late metal legend is the latest rocker to receive a Funko Pop! figurine. The collectible portrays him holding a microphone in one hand and throwing his trademark “devil horns” with the other. It will sell for $12 and is available for preorder now. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider is also in Funko’s new lineup. LINK:
• Jimmie Allen and Elle King – will host “The New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” on CBS, alongside Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith. The celebration to ring in the New Year will air live from Music City, Dec. 31 on CBS and Paramount+.
• Carly Pearce – will lead a group of 8 performers set for the 2022 CMA Country Christmas celebration. The annual broadcast will also feature Scotty McCreery, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, The War and Treaty and Steven Curtis Chapman. It airs Dec. 8 at 9pm ET. LINK:
• Kelsea Ballerini – told the Grand Ole Opry audience that the day she was nominated for a Grammy started at the courthouse, when she finalized her divorce from Morgan Evans. But the day got better.  She said on Twitter: “And then getting nominated for Grammy. Then getting the keys to my dream home. And now standing in the circle of the Opry. If that ain’t country music, I don’t know what is.”


• “The Menu” (R, Comedy-Horror): A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises. (Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Ralph Fiennes)
• “She Said” (R, Drama-History): Two New York Times reporters break one of the most important stories in a generation — the one that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood. (Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Patricia Clarkson)

We’ve got a sitch here, so let’s have a convo about it. This month, the new edition of “The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary” comes out, and in addition to ‘sitch’ and ‘convo’, there are about 500 new words and variations that can be incorporated into the game. For example? ‘Stan’, ‘sitch’, ‘convo’, ‘zedonk’ and ‘dox’. They join more than 100,000 words in the official playbook, which was last updated in 2018. Some are shorthand, like ‘guac’. Some are newer verb variations, like: ‘torrenting’, ‘adulting’, and ‘atting’ (as in “Don’t at me, bro.”). The highest-scoring new word in the Scrabble dictionary is ‘fauxhawk’. Some other compound additions include: ‘deadname’, ‘pageview’, ‘fintech’, ‘allyship’, ‘babymoon’ and ‘subtweet’. Also new are some “uns,” such as ‘unfollow’, ‘unsub’ and ‘unmute’. Also new to the reference book, but definitely not new to most people’s vocabulary, is ‘yeehaw’.
(Well, it’ll definitely be the first time I’ve ever said “Yeehaw” while playing Scrabble…!)
(I always thought that was a pointless game. But it turns out – that was just my scorecard!)

As we kick off the holiday season, a new survey has found that when it comes to receiving gifts, the most important thing is – that it’s a surprise. 79% of people agreed that giving gifts is more fun when the recipient has no idea what it is. In the poll of 2,000 Americans, the “perfect gift” was also described as ‘meaningful’ by 60% of respondents, ‘useful’ by 44%, and ‘unique’ by 34%. Only 8% said they feel the best gift is funny or expensive. 81% of gift-givers feel it’s important for them to be in the room when someone is opening a present from them. And what would make the “perfect gift” even better? Nearly half believe gifts are truly the best when it’s a surprise both to the giver and the recipient — like a mystery box or blind-box item.
(…or a bag of cast-offs from the thrift shop?)
(So now you have your work cut out for you. You just need to find a gift that someone doesn’t expect, with great sentimental value, that’ll come in handy, that they’ve never seen before…and be there when they open it. Oh, and forget what it is after you wrap it, so it’ll be a surprise to you, too!)

➢ A Chinese grandfather redefined the term “smoking the competition” by running an entire marathon while puffing away on cigarettes. Images of the chain-smoking athlete are lighting up Weibo — the Chinese social media platform. The 50-year-old runner, known as Mr. “Uncle Chen,” accomplished the breath-taking feat at the Xin’anjiang Marathon in Jiande, running the entire 26.2 miles while either smoking or lighting up another in a long line of cigarettes. In spite of his bad habit, and the fact that the physical act of lighting and holding a smoke doesn’t contribute to very good ‘form’, the tobacco-loving grandpa’s official time of 3 hours, 28 minutes and 45 seconds is considered “good” according to the Marathon Handbook. Uncle Chen placed 574th out of around 1,500 runners. (Puff, puff, pass. Puff, puff, pass…)
➢ A tattoo removal studio in London is offering to remove clients’ Kanye West tattoos — free of charge. NAAMA Studios tweeted: “Yeezy come, yeezy go. Got a #kanyewest tattoo? Tag us.” The studio shared the tweet alongside a photo of a man’s arm with a tattoo that says “Bye” — with the “ye” a darker shade, as a nod to Kanye’s new official name, Ye. Those who want their tattoos of West removed amid his recent controversies can contact the tattoo removal studio through email or by tagging them in their Instagram or Twitter posts. (Erase your Ye for free?)

Apple’s Emergency SOS service arrived this week for users in Canada and the US. It enables stranded iPhone 14 users to use satellites to call for help when outside wireless coverage. The new Emergency SOS feature is a combination of an iOS app, hardware within the actual phone, and the network of Globalstar satellites — plus ground stations and staff. When a user is in distress and away from either Wi-Fi or a regular cell connection, they can point their iPhone at a satellite to ask for assistance. (Make sure you download the app BEFORE you need it!)


• “Apple Cider Day”, an annual salute to the refreshing taste of squished apples. A few facts…
– The cider industry uses about 45% of all harvested apples.
– There are more than 300 varieties of apples grown for the sole purpose of making cider.
– Cider apples are different from dessert apples in that they contain tannin, also found in red
• “Married to a Scorpio Support Day”, to honor those brave souls who are married to someone born between October 23-November 21. Scorpios are said to be typically passionate, persistent and strategic. (Or as some would say, controlling, obsessive and secretive…)
• “Vichyssoise Day” [vee-shee-SWAHZ], saluting the creamy potato & leek soup that is traditionally served chilled. Legend has it that a French chef, born in a town near Vichy, created the dish in 1917 at NYC’s Ritz-Carlton hotel.
• “Mickey Mouse Day”, generally observed as his ‘birthday’, it’s the anniversary of his first appearance, in the cartoon short “Steamboat Willie” in 1928 (making him now a geezer mouse of 94). It was the first cartoon with synchronized sound.
• “International STAND UP to Bullying Day”, a semi-annual event that takes place in February and November. Today’s event coincides with Anti-Bullying Week. You’re encouraged to sign and wear pink “pledge shirts” to take a public stand against bullying.
• “Push-button Phone Day”, on this day in 1963, the Push Button Phone first became available commercially. (For more information, please press 1)
• “Occult Day”, when you’re encouraged to take some time to cultivate your spiritual self. (But remember; When you start to notice the mystical, the mystical will start to notice you!)
• “Princess Day”, “to recognize the Princess in each girl, of every age, who deserves to be treated as royalty!” It takes place on the anniversary of the release of the 1994 animated movie “The Swan Princess”.

• “Have a Bad Day Day”, for all the grouches who can’t stand being constantly told to ‘Have a good day’.
• “International Men’s Day”, celebrated in over 60 countries (including Trinidad & Tobago where it began in 1999, as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, UK, and USA). It’s to highlight discrimination against men & boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular, to community, family, marriage and childcare. LINK:
• “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day”, a global movement to celebrate, empower, and support female entrepreneurs around-the-world. LINK:
• “World Toilet Day”, celebrating toilets and raising awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. LINK:
• “Blow Bagpipes Day”, contrary to popular belief, bagpipes did not originate in Scotland. But it was Scotland that kept the instrument alive. While its exact origins are disputed, the oldest reference to them is from Asia Minor (now Turkey). (Today, blow bagpipes, unless you think bagpipes blow!)
• “Play Monopoly Day”, First introduced in 1935, the best-selling board game of all time is based on a game designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1902. Today, you can find Monopoly in many themes, including World War, sports, 007, ABBA, Star Wars, Star Trek, Scooby Doo and even themes of famous cities.

• “Absurdity Day”, a chance to put your hair in pigtails or wear that shirt you like, but haven’t, because it is too ‘loud’. Today you don’t have to explain anything . . . just do it. (As long as you won’t be asked to explain it to a judge later…)
• “African Industrialization Day”, an annual UN initiative to encourage deployment of new technologies in order to raise living standards on the continent and build industries of the future.
• “Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day” (GOHARD), the 12th annual day of support for those who challenge themselves through long-distance running. The day’s motto: ‘Hug a Runner and Share the Sweat!’ (Ewww!)
• “Name Your PC Day”, what name have you bestowed on yours? (And does it come when it’s called?)
• “Peanut Butter Fudge Day”. Who cares why? Bring it!
• “Transgender Day of Remembrance”, the 24TH annual, commemorating those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender bias, prejudice, or hatred.
• “Universal Children’s Day”, first proclaimed by the UN in 1954 to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children.

1939 [83] Margaret Atwood, Ottawa ON, ‘Dean of Canadian Authors’ (“The Blind Assassin”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”)/Order of Canada 1981/Canada’s Walk of Fame 2001/Joint winner of the Booker Prize 2019

1942 [80] Linda Evans (Evenstad), Hartford CT, TV actress (‘Krystle Carrington’ on “Dynasty” 1981-89)/movie actress (“Beach Blanket Bingo”)

1953 [69] Kevin Nealon, St. Louis MO, comedian/TV actor (“Saturday Night Live” 1991-94, “Weeds” 2005-12)

1958 [64] Oscar Nunez, Colon Cuba, TV actor (‘Oscar Martinez’ on “The Office” 2005-13)/movie actor (“The Proposal”)

1960 [62] Kim Wilde (Smith), Chiswick, England, pop singer (‘Kids in America’, ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’)

1962 [60] Kirk Hammet, San Francisco CA, rock guitarist (Metallica-‘Enter Sandman’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’)

1968 [54] Owen Wilson, Dallas TX, movie actor (“Wedding Crashers”, “Marley and Me”, voice of ‘Lightning McQueen’ in “Cars” movies)/brother of Luke Wilson. COMING UP…“Haunted Mansion” 2023

1970 [52] Megyn Kelly, Syracuse NY, journalist (“Megyn Kelly Today” 2017-18)/currently a podcast and radio host

1974 [48] Chloë Sevigny, Springfield MA, movie actress (“Lovelace”, “Boys Don’t Cry”)/TV actress (“Bloodline” 2015-17, “American Horror Story” 2015-16)/fashion designer

1975 [47] Anthony McPartlin, Newcastle upon Tyne England, TV host (“Britain’s Got Talent” since 2007)/comedian (English entertainment duo “Ant & Dec”)

1981 [41] Nasim Pedrad, Tehran Iran, TV actress (“Scream Queens”, “New Girl” 2015-18)

SATURDAY- Ted Turner (founder of CNN) IS 84; Calvin Klein (Calvin Klein jeans) is 80; Allison Janney (“The West Wing”) is 63; Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses) is 62; Meg Ryan (“When Harry Met Sally”) is 61; Jodie Foster (“Silence of the Lambs”) is 61; Billy Currington (‘Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer’) is 49; Jack Dorsey (co-creator of Twitter) is 46; Adam Driver (“Star Wars” sequel trilogy) is 39

SUNDAY – US President Joe Biden is 80; Joe Walsh (‘Rocky Mountain Way’) is 75; Bo Derek (“10”) is 66; Joel McHale (“Community”) is 51; Dierks Bentley (‘Somewhere on a Beach’) is 47; Josh Turner (‘All Over Me’) is 45; Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) is 36; Michael Clifford (5 Seconds of Summer) is 27

2000 [22] 31-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones weds 56-year-old Michael Douglas at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

2006 [16] Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes (referred to as ‘TomKat’) are wed in a Scientology ceremony at a 15th-century castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy (it lasts 6 years)

2012 [10] Justin Bieber wins ‘Artist of the Year’ at the 40th annual American Music Awards

2017 [05] AC/DC founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at age 64 after suffering from dementia

2006 [16] With the aid of a private jet, Jay Z plays 7 separate 30-minute concerts across America in 1 day to promote his new album “Kingdom Come”

2016 [06] Domino’s delivers a ‘peri-peri chicken’ pizza and a ‘chicken and cranberry’ pizza to a customer in Whangaparaoa, New Zealand, the first-ever commercial pizza delivery via drone

2003 [19] Barry Bonds is named National League’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ for a record 6th time


✓ Originally, the Eiffel Tower was going to be erected in Barcelona, but the project was rejected because citizens thought it would be an eyesore.
✓ Kangaroos keep growing until they die.
✓ A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
✓ A single fast-food hamburger can contain meat from hundreds, or even thousands, of different cattle.
✓ If you added a donut per day to your regular diet, you’d gain about 1 extra pound (.45kg) every 10 days.
✓ In 1923, a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack, but his horse finished and won the race, making him the only jockey ever to win a race after his death.
-FactRetriever, TheFactSite

• An emotional support animal
• More cowbell
• Borrow your weed-eater
• “…and I want waffles. Lots and lots of waffles!”
• “Pull my finger.”
• A little down time
• “Smile.”
• “I’d like to speak to your manager.”
• “All of your toilet paper. Now!”
• “One meeellion dollars!”
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2021

• Indie-pendence Day
• Wokesgiving
• National Flannel Shirt Awareness Day
• Vegantines Day
• Fleekmas
• No Shave November
• Something in early October… before it’s cool
• Whatever it is, I’m allergic to it
• Home Brew Year’s Eve
• Fourth of Juleye-roll
• It’s this new one. You probably haven’t heard of it
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018

Without Auto-tune (sound up):

I’m pleased to be getting a beer belly. I’ve always wanted a father figure.

Tell us about that time when you were snooping, and found something you wish you hadn’t?

Question: One survey found that 53% of parents have done THIS, as a way of bonding with their kids. What is it?
Answer:  Learn a Tik Tok dance

Do good, and good will come to you.


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