November 22 2022

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – Edition: #7364

Can You Believe This Sheet?


★ Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are starting their own production company that promises to put creatives first — both in terms of less corporate red tape — and more money long-term. The new studio, Artists Equity, will seek to create “entrepreneurial partnerships” with filmmakers. RedBird Capital is making what’s termed “a significant financial commitment in launching the company, providing strategic capital and operational expertise. Affleck and Damon combined have generated more than $10.7 billion in worldwide box office revenue, in 110+ feature films as star or costar, 6 produced screenplays, 8 TV series as executive producer or writer, and earned 3 Academy Awards. They will lead the company.
-TMZ, Deadline
★ O Come, all ye “Deadpool” fans, you someday might get a full Christmas movie starring the “merc with a mouth”. In an interview with The Big Issue, Reynolds revealed that he and the writers behind “Deadpool” actually wrote an entire Christmas movie for the character several years ago, but “it got lost in the shuffle of Disney acquiring Fox and it never got made.” Reynolds hopes that “one day” they’ll get the go-ahead to produce it. That revelation might help explain the 2018 release of “Once Upon a Deadpool,” which wasn’t a full Christmas film for the antihero, but was a PG-13, Christmas version of “Deadpool 2”.
★ Tom Cruise’s British commute is apparently disrupting the filming of the BBC drama “Call the Midwife,” according to star Jenny Agutter. In an interview with The Mirror, the actress said: “Tom Cruise keeps on ruining our filming by landing his helicopter right outside where we’re shooting.” The “Top Gun” star, who holds a pilot license, reportedly flew his helicopter over the “Midwife” set in Surrey, England, causing a ruckus while the cast attempted to shoot scenes. Cruise appears to be in town filming “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two.” A rep for Cruise did not immediately return a request for comment.
★ Mariah Carey’s “childhood dream” will come true when she opens Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 52-year-old, who is known for her festive classic ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ – took to social media to alert fans that she will be performing at the department store’s annual parade in New York City on Thursday. She wrote on Instagram: “My childhood dream is coming to life! I’m going to be opening for the one and only, SANTA CLAUS, at this year’s @macys Thanksgiving day parade! Tune in on Thanksgiving Day @NBC.”


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Kristen Bell, David Shrigley, Noah Kahan
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Michael Strahan, F. Murray Abraham, Cole Swindell
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Cate Blanchett, Paul Dano, Holly Humberstone
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Rogers, a performance by the cast of “Titanique”, Bryan Carter
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Thomas Lennon, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Bazzi
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo):  “Below Deck Med” Reunion
• The View” (ABC/CTV): Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell
• “The Talk” (CBS): Paget Brewster, Scott Conant
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Jake Gyllenhaal, the winner of “Dancing with the Stars”
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Jonathan Majors, Christina Jackson, Alex Aster, Jana Kramer, guest host Mario López
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Brooke Shields, Carla Hall
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Tabitha Brown
• “Sherri” (Check local listings): Ricki Lake, Best Life series
• “FIFA World Cup 2022” (Fox, TSN): Games include Mexico vs. Poland, France vs. Australia
• “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC): Season 8 finale.
• “The Voice” (NBC): The top 9 are revealed as safe, while the bottom 4 compete in the instant save; Camila Cabello and Blake Shelton perform with their teams for the first time.
• “The Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters” (HIS): Premiere. The team attempts to unravel the mystery of why 27 US Navy planes vanished without a trace in 1945; They uncover a debris field with historic implications.

• Camila Cabello — made a surprise appearance at BLACKPINK’s sold-out show in LA Saturday. She came out wearing a custom BLACKPINK outfit featuring shorts with various photos of the K-pop group, and joined Jisoo for a performance of the song ‘Liar’. LINK:
• Lizzo – welcomed 2 very special guests to the stage at her Friday night show in Inglewood CA. Missy Elliott joined her on ‘Tempo’, and Cardi B teamed up with her for their hit ‘Rumors’. Lizzo tweeted a pic of Elliott embracing her, with the words: “Being on stage w you is a DREAM but knowing you is unfathomable! My absolute ICON! I love you 5EVA!” LINK:
• Taylor Swift — Ticketmaster is now under investigation in 3 states after the botched rollout of tickets to her “Eras Tour” left millions of fans frustrated and empty handed. Attorneys General in Nevada, Tennessee and Pennsylvania are looking into the massive ticket service after receiving a number of complaints from concerned citizens.
• Eddie Van Halen – Queen’s Brian May is working on an extended version of their 1983 collaboration. “The Star Fleet Project” box set will include “every take of every song,” along with conversations, outtakes and musical experimentation recorded during the sessions. Expect a mid-2023 release.
• Bruce Springsteen – is putting together a box set of 5 previously-unreleased albums, mainly recorded in the 1990s. He told Rolling Stone: “People look at my work in the ’90s and they go, ‘The ’90s wasn’t a great decade for Bruce…I actually made a lot of music during that period of time.” He says he didn’t release them because “the timing wasn’t right or whatever”.
• Shania Twain — will receive the Music Icon award at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards, airing on NBC Dec. 6 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica CA. As previously announced, Lizzo will receive the People’s Champion Award, and Ryan Reynolds will get the People’s Icon Award.
• Lauren Alaina — is engaged! She announced the surprise news Saturday night at the Grand Old Opry. Sunday on Instagram, she posted pics with her hubby-to-be, and wrote: “BRIDE be dang’d, y’all. My best friend,, asked me to marry him…I didn’t know happiness and excitement like this existed. I can’t wait to be Mrs. Cameron Scott Arnold.” LINK:
• Blanco Brown – is releasing a collaborative album with and rapper T.I. On Friday, they dropped the first single from the upcoming project, ‘Trap Still Bumpin’’. LINK:


We don’t encourage you to bet on it, but with World Cup fever sweeping the globe, a series of computer simulations has already determined the winner of the epic soccer tournament – Brazil. An international team conducted thousands of simulations using ‘machine learning technology’ (whatever THAT is…). Their forecast combined statistical models for each team’s strengths with information about their structure — things like the club’s market value and the number of players who compete in the Champions League. The simulations even factored in factors about each country, such as population and GDP. After 100,000 match-by-match simulations, following the tournament draw and all FIFA rules, the team discovered the probability of each team winning the whole thing. At 15%, Brazil has the best chance of becoming champs, according to the computer prognostications, but several other countries also have decent odds of winning the 2022 World Cup. Among them: Argentina (11.2%), the Netherlands (9.7%), Germany (9.2%), and France (9.1%).
[***Other Bull Sheet countries, and their probability of winning…***]
• England (7.4%)
• Denmark (6.5%)
• Portugal (5.5%)
• Switzerland (2.8%)
• Wales (0.8%)
• US (0.6%)
• South Korea (0.1%)
• Australia (0.1%)
• Canada (0.0%)
(So you’re sayin’ there’s a CHANCE!?!?!?)
(So what they’re telling us is that the USA has the same chance of winning the tournament as their fans do of finding a beer at a stadium!)

Looks aren’t everything. You’ve heard that saying, but do you actually believe it? According to a survey by online dating service Match, the traits singles are looking for have nothing to do with looks. In fact, there are 5 qualities people are looking for in a potential partner, ahead of good looks, according to Match data. They are…
• someone they can trust and confide in (94%)
• someone who is comfortable communicating their wants and needs (92%)
• someone who is emotionally mature (92%)
• someone who can make them laugh (92%)
• someone who is comfortable with their own sexuality (89%)
(Now THAT’S ironic — I’d be better off if they wanted someone with good looks!)
(Well, I’m definitely glad that the fact that I’m broke doesn’t seem to be a problem!)

One of the great “school hacks” that students of the 21st century have been able to take advantage of is the opportunity to use their phones to take pictures of a teacher’s lecture slides. It’s much easier than traditional note-taking, and definitely more accurate. It also helps students recall the information being presented, according to a new study. University of California researchers found that taking a photo helps students better remember both the slide AND spoken-word content presented by the instructor. While the study did not explain why taking photos helps with memory retention, the study authors suggest that “the predictability of taking a photo” periodically “enabled participants to pay more attention” while in class. The results were even observed among students who never referred back to their photos in preparation for an exam.
(…except for the 94% of students who pretended to be taking pics, when they were actually checking Insta or making a TikTok!)
(And in my kid’s case, the photos work better, because unlike his notes, he can read them!)

A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …
• 32% of people never wash their fresh vegetables.
• 33% of us buy at least one frozen dinner at the grocery store every week.
• 10% of families NEVER eat leftovers.
• 8% of adults say they can’t remember their first concert.
• 14% of adults still keep money in a piggy bank.
• 32% of us admit we’ve lied to get out of attending a wedding.
• 32% of women say they aren’t sure if their partner knows their natural hair color.
• 30% of men say they’ve never cleaned the toilet in their own home.

A new study by password management service NordPass reveals the most popular choices, every one of which is estimated to take less than one second to crack by an experienced hacker. Here are the top-10… (look familiar?)
1. password (found almost 5 million times…more than 3 times more popular than #2…)
2. 123456
3. 123456789
4. guest
5. qwerty
6. 12345678
7. 111111
8. 12345
9. col123456
10. 123123

25 years after boxer Mike Tyson but off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a championship match, the 2 have teamed up to release a cannabis gummy collection called . . . “Holy Ears”. The edibles will be sold through Tyson’s cannabis company, Tyson 2.0. Referring to the infamous 1997 heavyweight title fight, he said: “If I was on cannabis, I wouldn’t have bit his ear.” LINK: 


• “Go For a Ride on Something Day”, a day to take a breather and go for a relaxing ride on a bus, horse, motorcycle, boat . . . whatever! (Or go to a used car dealer and get TAKEN for a ride…)
• “Start Your Own Country Day”, What 3 things would be different if you ran your own nation? (How about no taxes, no taxes, and no taxes?)
• “Stop the Violence Day”, observed annually on the anniversary of the 1963 assassination of US President John F Kennedy.
• “Humane Society Anniversary Day”, celebrating its mandate of protecting animals of all shapes and sizes from abuse. The Humane Society is dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals, as well as upholding existing laws for their protection, and educating the public on the issue.
• “National Housing Day” (in Canada), also known as “National Housing Strategy Day”, to help ensure that everyone has access to housing that is both affordable and meets their needs. LINK:
• “Cranberry Relish Day”, celebrated as the perfect precursor for American Thanksgiving on Nov. 25. Cranberry relish is prepared with some surprise ingredients — horseradish and onion — nothing cuts through the tart of these red rubies like the zing of an onion. (Fine, but I’m still not putting it on my hot dog!)

[Wed] Doctor Who Day
[Wed] Cashew Day
[Thurs] Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
[Fri] Black Friday
This Week Is…Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
This Month Is…Peanut Butter Lovers Month

1943 [79] Billie Jean King, Long Beach CA, former tennis pro (winner of 39 Grand Slam titles [12 singles])/winner of the infamous 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” vs. former men’s champ Bobby Riggs)

1950 [72] (“Little”) Steven Van Zandt, Winthrop MA, rock guitarist (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band-‘Born to Run’)/TV actor (“Lilyhammer” 2012-15, “The Sopranos” 1999-2007)

1956 [66] Lawrence Gowan, Glasgow Scotland (raised Scarborough ON), rock singer-keyboardist (‘A Criminal Mind’)/Styx singer since 1999

1958 [64] Jamie Lee Curtis, LA CA, movie actress (“Halloween” movies, “True Lies”)/daughter of Janet Leigh & Tony Curtis/married to Christopher Guest since 1984

1965 [57] Mads Mikkelson, Copenhagen Denmark, TV actor (“Hannibal” 2013-15)/movie actor (“Casino Royale”) COMING UP…“Indiana Jones 5” 2023

1967 [55] Mark Ruffalo, Kenosha WI, movie actor (‘Hulk’ in “Avengers” films, “Thor: Ragnarok”, Iron-Man III”) COMING UP…“Poor Things”

1984 [38] Scarlett Johannson, NYC, movie actress (“Avengers” films, “Black Widow”)/married to Colin Jost since 2020. COMING UP…“Asteroid City”

1986 [36] Oscar Pistorius (“Blade Runner”), Sandton South Africa, former pro sprinter (double amputee who competed in the Olympics using ‘racing blade’ prostheses)/convicted in the 2014 killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, eligible for parole in 2023

1996 [26] Hailey Bieber, Tucson AZ, model (Ralph Lauren, UGG)/TV Host (“Drop the Mic” 2017-19)/ married to Justin Bieber since 2018/daughter of Stephen Baldwin

1963 [59] US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated at age 46 by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as 36th President

1995 [27] Disney’s “Toy Story” opens in theaters, the first computer-animated movie

1997 [25] INXS singer Michael Hutchence dies by suicide at 37

2020 [02] For the third consecutive year, Taylor Swift wins Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards. She accepts from a Nashville studio where she’s re-recording her first 6 albums

2005 [17] The XBox 360 videogame platform is released by Microsoft

2005 [17] Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany (then considered the world’s most powerful woman)

1986 [36] At age 20, Mike Tyson becomes ‘Youngest World Heavyweight Boxing Champion’, after a 2nd-round knockout of Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas


✓ The oldest word in the English language is ‘town’.
✓ All humans are 99.9% genetically identical.
✓ The genetic similarity between a human and a cat is 90%, with a dog 84%, a cow 80%, a pumpkin 75%, a banana 60% and with a cabbage 57%.
✓ Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel so he could star in ‘Spider-Man’ movies.
✓ The communicator (walkie-talkie) used in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” is actually a Gillette women’s razor.
✓ According to British mathematician John Edensor Littlewood, you can expect to experience events with odds of one in a million at the rate of about one per month.
-DidYouKnow, BathroomReadersInstitute

Best of BS . . .
• Stand with your back to the doors, facing all the other passengers.
• Unnecessarily introduce yourself.
Do your pre-jog stretches.
• Say the word “moist”. Over and over again.
Look upward, point, and scream in terror.
• Use the emergency phone to order pizza.
• Say, “I bet you’re all wondering why I gathered you here today.”
• Press all the buttons.
• If someone talks to you, look surprised eyes and say, “You…You can see me?”
• Loudly say “Well, this orgy sure is off to a slow start”!
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018


• French kiss fries
• 50 shades of gravy
• Undressing
• Sinner rolls
• Cranberry saucy
• Smashed potatoes
• Eggs with benefits
• Wham, bam, thank you yams
• Hot buns
• Casserole in the hay
• Condoments
• My love handles, I hope…
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019


Do you even know what “mansplain” means?

What movie quote do you use on a regular basis?

Question:  Nearly 25% of households do THIS in the bathroom. What is it?
Answer:  Decorate it for Christmas

Question:  One in 6 people will do THIS on Thanksgiving this year?
Answer:  Attend multiple Thanksgiving meals

Happiness grows at our own fireside, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.


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