October 2 2018

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018    Edition: #6305

We’ve Got Our Sheet Together!


There will be no “BS” service for Monday October 8 to observe Canadian Thanksgiving. All subscribers will receive credit for the missed service day.  The Bull Sheet will resume publication on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

★ “Fifty Shades” star Dakota Johnson made a splash at the Global Citizen Festival, but it wasn’t because of what she was wearing…or not wearing.  Johnson revealed her phone number to the whole crowd.  The actress told everyone there that she will be waiting for their personal sexual assault stories via voicemail in any language.  From the stage, Johnson said: “I want to help you—women and girls around the world—tell your story.”  This year’s Global Citizen Festival was mostly focused on fighting against sexual harassment and assault, and other stars brought awareness to it as well, including Janet Jackson and Janelle Monáe.
★ Marvel is getting set to initiate its next five-year plan, dubbed Phase 3 and Phase 4. From Captain Marvel to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, here are all the release dates for Marvel’s upcoming films over the next few years:  The next movie slated for release is “Captain Marvel” on March 8.  The highly-anticipated follow-up to “Avengers: Infinity War” drops on May 3rd, and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” hit theatres on July 5.  And finally, the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie is scheduled for release sometime in 2020.
(They couldn’t think of catchier names for Phase 3 and Phase 4?)
★ Cher says that when she dies, she is sending all her friends and relatives to Paris, so they can all party in the French capital. Cher wants to go out with a bang and doesn’t want her wake to be a sombre affair.  She told an interviewer: “I want all my friends and family to go to Paris and have a big party.”
(Is this an “over-Cher”?)
★ David Beckham is buying a pub. The retired footballer and his friend Guy Ritchie – who already owns the Lukin pub in west London plus his own brewing company, are splashing out £3 million (US $3.9 million) on the Walmer Castle in Notting Hill and they are said to be planning an extensive redesign of the new business.
★ Frank Sinatra’s widow Barbara may be continuing her feud with her stepchildren, even a year after her death. Her estate is auctioning off their father’s art and memorabilia at Sotheby’s New York in December. The auction of 300 objects, including Barbara’s jewelry, is expected to raise $3.5 million. But some items — photos of the Rat Pack, scripts for “Ocean’s 11” and “From Here to Eternity” and a Norman Rockwell portrait of Sinatra — have priceless sentimental value, at least to his children.  Sources say that there was bad blood between Sinatra’s children and their stepmother for decades.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Sarah Paulson, Kacey Musgraves
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Claire Foy, Chelsea Clinton, Lil Wayne
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Eva Longoria, Damon Wayans Jr., Steve Kornacki
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Eric McCormack, Sean Casey, Kevin Millar, Amanda Litman, Daxx Nielsen
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Riz Ahmed, Minnie Driver, Phosphorescent
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Pete Holmes
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kate Chastain, Capt. Lee Rosbach
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Illeana Douglas, Terri, Bindi & Robert Irwin
• “The Talk” (CBS): Anna Faris, Nancy O’Dell, guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Claire Foy, Jonathan & Drew Scott
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Lady Gaga, Justin Hartley
• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC): An elimination occurs following the second week of performances, which features a celebration of Las Vegas. Included: performances by Blue Man Group and Boyz II Men
• “Student Athlete” (HBO): An in-depth look at the lives of four student athletes at different points in their careers as they try to navigate the revenue-driven world of college sports.

• Michael Jackson — A new book says that he pleaded with Hollywood bosses to let him play James Bond. In his tell-all memoir, super-agent Michael Ovitz writes that in a meeting in the 1980s, Jackson stated his case to play 007, causing Ovitz’s business partner Ron Meyer to struggle to keep a straight face.  It was explained to Jackson that he wasn’t the right build for the character and that he was also ”too sensitive” for the part.
• Kanye West:  announced on Twitter on the weekend that he would now like to be referred to as “Ye”.  Kayne, also known as “Yeezy” and “Pablo” to some, wrote: “the being formally [sic] known as Kanye West…I am YE.” (Sounds Presidential, don’t you think?”)
• Ariana Grande – told fans on Twitter that she is unsure whether she will tour to promote her new “Sweetener” album because being away for long periods of time is “scary” to her right now.  Her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died on September 7, and last year, her concert at Manchester Arena was targeted by a suicide bomber who killed 22 people.
• Dave Grohl — has announced plans to auction the instruments he used to record his recent solo project “Play” with the proceeds to benefit “organizations that help young generations of new musicians ‘just play.’” The sale happens Oct. 9-21, and will also include new instruments donated by manufacturers, with every item autographed by Grohl.
• Jimi Hendrix — has been voted the ‘Greatest Guitarist Of All Time’ by readers of the Louder website.  Over 70,000 votes were cast in the poll, with Hendrix topping the list, followed by Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
• U2 — Bono says he ”doesn’t know” if U2 will tour again after their current “Experience and Innocence” tour.  The 58-year-old says that performing night after night isn’t as easy as it used to be, especially in the wake of his much-publicized mystery brush with death two years ago. Quote: ”I can’t do as much as I used to…I don’t take anything for granted.”
• Leonard Cohen – His son Adam says a posthumous album of his music will be released next year.  Adam produced Leonard’s 2016 album, “You Want it Darker”.
• Pistol Annies – The supergroup’s highly anticipated third album “Interstate Gospel” will be released on Nov. 2.  They posted online that “The best way to describe this record is that it sounds like [three] women came unleashed and told a bunch of truth.  We didn’t hold back and we’re proud of it.”
• Keith Urban – will ring in the New Year with a free show in Nashville.  The Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and will also feature Peter Frampton and Caitlyn Smith.  This is Urban’s third year headlining the event.

• “Ant-Man and The Wasp” (PG-13, Action/Comedy):  As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. (Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly)
• “Three Identical Strangers” (PG-13, Documentary):  In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why. (Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman)
• “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” (R-Rated, Drama):  On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life. (Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill)
• “The Catcher Was a Spy” (R-Rated, Drama):  A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services. (Connie Nielsen, Jeff Daniels, Paul Rudd)
• “The 12th Man” (Not Rated, Drama):  They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away… (Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers)

A study review by the University of Southampton and University of Edinburgh has determined that if you want to get the maximum health benefits from your coffee habit, you should aim to drink 3-4 cups per day.  They looked at more than 200 meta-analyses of health outcomes associated with coffee consumption and found that drinking three or four cups per day was associated with a lower risk of heart disease and of death from any cause. Though the largest benefit was associated with drinking that amount, drinking even more than that wasn’t found to be harmful, but the benefits were less pronounced.  Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, gallstones, renal stones, gout, some types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Coffee also drastically lowers the risk of liver cancer and liver disease.
(So you’re saying that I should cut back, are you?)
(This study sponsored by Maxwell House, who remind you that doctors usually err on the side of caution on things like this…)
(It also ensures my co-workers stay healthy…)

The trick-or-treating rules in Bathurst, New Brunswick will be a little more lenient this year, but some feel that city council shouldn’t be putting age restrictions on Halloween at all.  Until now, the city banned trick-or-treating for teens over the age of 14 and set a 7 p.m. curfew for anyone in a costume.  The new rules, expected to pass early this month, make trick-or-treating illegal for anyone older than 16, with an 8 p.m. curfew for all.  The updated rules say those caught with a facial disguise in public after curfew, or anyone over 16 found trick-or-treating can be fined up to $200.  The deputy mayor thinks that council is overstepping its bounds, and points out that homeowners can turn out their porch lights if they don’t want trick-or-treaters past a certain
(The problem is that when you tell ‘older’ kids that they can’t trick-or-treat, they’ll find a way to get candy…even without a costume…)
(When my kid said “Halloween Rules”, I don’t think this is what she meant!)
(Are we supposed to ask for ID at the door?)

⇒ Sooth bug bites:  Rub some wet Irish Spring Soap onto the area, then let it dry. Once dry, the bite will stop being itchy.  (And hopefully stop smelling so darn fresh, too!)
⇒ Eliminate stinky shoes:  Cut up a bar of Irish Spring into pieces, then put them in your shoes overnight. In the morning, they will be deodorized and smelling fresh.  (Assuming it’s YOUR shoes that are the problem…)
⇒ Deter Deer:  If deer are finding your garden irresistible, just hang nylons full of the soap around the perimeter.   Deer absolutely detest the smell, so they’ll steer clear.  (Hey…the smell of that stuff keeps MY dear away too…)
⇒ Repel other pests:  Grate it, and sprinkle the shavings in your garden.  Other pests (like bugs, squirrels, etc.) will stay away as well.  (Makes your cheese taste funny, though…)
⇒ Unstick doors:  Rub down the edge of the door, the frame, and the hinges with Irish Spring Soap. The soap will help to keep it opening and closing properly.  (But don’t invite any deer over…)
⇒ Unstick a zipper:  Just rub some Irish Spring Soap along the zipper’s teeth. The soap will help the zipper to unjam and glide more easily.  (Be sure not to do this in public!)

Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Chris Davis finished the season with a .168 batting average, the worst in Major League Baseball history. To be considered a qualified hitter, a batter must reach 502 plate appearances in a given season. Davis made 522.  The once-feared slugger signed a whopping $161 million contract prior to the 2016 season.
-YahooSports, CBS


1945 [73] Don McLean, New Rochelle, NY, singer/songwriter (‘American Pie’, ‘Vincent’)

1948 [70] Donna Karan (Faske), Forest Hills NY, fashion house founder (DKNY)

1951 [67] Sting (Gordon Sumner), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne UK, rock musician (‘If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free’, Police-‘Every Breath You Take’)/founder of the ‘Rainforest Foundation’ (1989)

1970 [48] Kelly Ripa, Stratford NJ, TV talk show co-host (“Live With Kelly & ______” since 2001)

1974 [44] Sam Roberts, Montréal QC, rock singer-songwriter (‘We’re All In This Together’, ‘Brother Down’)

1982 [36] Mike Rodden, Oklahoma City OK, rock bassist (Hinder-‘Better Than Me’, ‘Lips Of an Angel’)

1988 [30] Brittany Howard, Athens GA, blues-rock singer (Alabama Shakes-‘Don’t Wanna Fight’, ‘Hold On’)

• “Custodial Workers Day”, honoring those who clean up after the rest of us. Nicer names for ‘Janitor’ include: ‘Caretaker’, ‘Maintenance Coordinator’, and ‘Sanitation Engineer’.

• “Name Your Car Day”. Polls show that about 15% of people have a pet name for their vehicle. (***See today’s Phone Starter***)

• “International Day of Non-Violence”, observed on the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as “Gandhi Jayanti”.

• “World Farm Animal Day”, as declared by the ‘Farm Animal Reform Movement’ to memorialize the “needless suffering and death” of billions of innocent farm animals each year. The celebration also honors the birthday of Gandhi, who was a champion of humane farming.

• “World No Alcohol Day”, Finally! A day to dry out after celebrating Beer Day, Wine Day, Margarita Day, Bloody Mary Day, Martini Day, Mai Tai Day, Pina Colada Day…you see where I’m going here.

• “Guardian Angel Day”, a special time to think about, appreciate, and give thanks to them for watching over us.

[Wed] Balloons Around the World Day
[Wed] Pumpkin Seed Day
[Thurs] Cinnamon Roll Day
[Thurs] National Golf Day


2013 [05] In the case of ‘AEG Live v Michael Jackson Estate’, the court determines that AEG is not guilty of negligence for hiring Michael Jackson’s physician Dr Conrad Murray

2016 [02] Kim Kardashian is robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry in her hotel in Paris

2004 [14] 55-year-old Billy Joel causes a stir by marrying his 3rd wife, 22-year-old cooking student Katie Lee (He is now married to Alexis Roderick)

2017 [01] 66-year-old Tom Petty dies after going into cardiac arrest at his Malibu home. He is taken to UCLA medical center, but cannot be revived.

2008 [10] Almost 70 million viewers tune in to the TV debate between US vice presidential nominees Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, the largest audience for a VP debate in American history


✓ Ancient Greeks wouldn’t eat beans because they believed that they contained the souls of the dead.
✓ Dogs judge people’s trustworthiness and will stop listening to a person if they prove unreliable.
✓ Kissing can cause tooth decay.
✓ Most reality show contracts take away the cast’s right to sue if they’re portrayed inaccurately.
✓ When you lie, the temperature of your nose actually increases.  This is called Pinocchio effect.
✓ In 1973, in the Sahara Desert, a drunken driver crashed into and destroyed the only tree for 250 miles.

• “My big project is due tomorrow.”
• “I’m moving back home.  And I got a dog.”
• The word “Mom” repeated on an endless loop.
• When their child’s first word is a swear word.
• “It followed me home.  Can we keep it?”
• “Hide! My parents are coming!”
• Today’s music
• How well your child is sleeping.  Keep that crap to yourself.
• Silence
• “Hi, Mrs. Smith?  This is Jimmy’s teacher, Mrs. Johnson calling…”
• Caillou


I needed a password eight characters long, so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

What is your ‘pet name’ for your car?  Where did it come from?

Question:  Among those of us who still have VHS movies in our homes, THIS is the most likely movie to be in our collections.  What is it?
Answer:  The Lion King

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.


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