May 29 2019

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Edition: #6461

Accept No Substitutes, Ask For 100% Pure BS!

★ Will Smith snuck into a showing of “Aladdin” at a theater in Calabasas over the weekend. He went unnoticed throughout the movie, as did his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and kids, Jaden and Willow. After the movie ended, Smith revealed himself, and the theater went nuts. The “non-blue” star posed for photos and shook hands with fans while they showered him with praise for the rebooted film.
★ Johnny Galecki and his girlfriend Alaina Meyer’s first child will be a son. The couple revealed the baby’s sex on Instagram by posting photos and videos from their gender-reveal party. Galecki uploaded an image of himself and Meyer kissing with the caption: “A day I’ll never forget. To all those who voted boy, you were right!”
★ Ellen Degeneres has candidly opened up about allegedly being sexually assaulted as a teenager after her mother Betty married someone she called ”a very bad man” and was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly afterwards. Speaking on “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman”, Degeneres said: ”He told me when she was out of town that he’d felt a lump in her breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn’t want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine.” Why is she just opening up about the alleged abuse now? Ellen says ”I’m angry at myself because…I was too weak to stand up…I was 15 or 16.”
★ A “Blue’s Clues” reboot is on the way, and Nickelodeon has released the first teaser for a new generation of young fans. The reboot comes with a new host, a new animation style and new adventures for today’s growing toddlers. The new host goes by the name of Josh, and he brings the same exuberance as Steve and Joe did to the original series. The teaser also shows the series’ prodigal puppy, Blue, who appears to be an amination/CGI creation. “Blue’s Clue’s & You” is coming to Nick Jr. in November. The original program, “Blue’s Clues” was one of Nickelodeon’s biggest hits with young viewers from 1996 to 2006.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Will Smith, Elizabeth Banks, Jakob Dylan & Jade Castrinos (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Brie Larson, Wyatt Cenac, Wu-Tang Clan (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, Sarah Sutherland, Clea DuVall (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Adam Driver, Regina Hall, Anthony Carrigan (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Kal Penn, Chris O’Dowd, Adam Ferrara (R)
• “Conan” (TBS): John Mulaney (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Sonja Morgan, Bridget Everett (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): David Letterman
• “The Talk” (CBS): Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Olivia Wilde, Paul Stanley
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Tate Donovan, Jake Miller
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Wanda Sykes, Thomas Middleditch, 2 Chainz featuring Amerie
• “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC):  Season 11 premiere
• “Archer” (NBC): The 10th season reinvents the series yet again: this time as a sci-fi adventure following the crew of a salvage vessel in space.
• “The InBetween” (NBC): Series premiere. A young woman talks to ghosts and helps the cops solve crimes. (Harriet Dyer, Paul Blackthorne
• “Stanley Cup Playoffs” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins

• Miley Cyrus — has revealed the cover art for her soon-to-be released EP “She Is Coming”.
On Monday, she shared the black-and-white cover, which features Cyrus hovering over the camera wearing a “Never Mind the Bollocks” T-shirt, along with a “Parental Advisory” warning.
The caption: “SHE IS COMING — 5/ 31 Pre Save now! Or live with regret for the rest of your existence.”
• Drake – His courtside enthusiasm for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors is apparently not a source of joy for the dudes in Smash Mouth. The group, whose home state of California is also home to Raptors’ NBA final opponents the Golden State Warriors, tweeted on Sunday: “When the ball is in-play sit the (bleep) down! That ain’t gonna fly in Oakland!”
• Twenty One Pilots — had to cancel tonight’s show in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena due to a conflict with a Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals game. The first game of the final takes place tomorrow, but the show had to be axed “Due to the needs by the league for the technical load-in & set up for the NBA Finals.”
• George Michael – His former lover Fadi Fawaz is reportedly refusing to vacate the late singer’s property, more than two years after his death. If his family decide to take legal action, the former hair stylist could face a six-month jail term and a $6,360 fine, plus eviction.
• John Lennon – To recognize the 50th anniversary of he and Yoko Ono recording the anthem ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in a Montreal hotel room, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a pure silver coin to celebrate their “artistic talent and social activism”. It is selling for $99.99 CAD, and will be limited to a “mintage” of just 9,999 copies.
• Gloria Estefan – Police say a dump truck hit a sports utility vehicle before crashing into a Miami recording studio which she owns with her husband Emilio. Two people were taken to the hospital and two others were treated at the scene on Monday morning. Damage to the building appears to be minor.
• Carrie Underwood — Her months-old son Jacob is tagging along on her “Cry Pretty Tour 360”, which has given Carrie a chance to introduce him to his father Mike Fisher’s homeland. She shared a photo from her performance in Vancouver on Saturday with the caption: “the first of our run of shows in Canada… This is Jacob’s first big tour of the Great White North! I’m glad the kiddos are getting to learn more about where they come from.” Fischer is a former NHL player who played for the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators.
• Eric Church — headlined his first-ever stadium show on Saturday at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, and he set a record doing it. With 56,521 people in the audience, the Chief broke the previous record set by Taylor Swift in 2018. He also became the only artist in the venue’s 20+ year history to headline a solo stadium show.

A scientist says he knows the key to happiness, at least for women, and it turns out that it has nothing to do with wine or owning the latest cellphone. And despite what society has been telling us for thousands of years, the sure-fire way to live a happy life is NOT to get married and have children, either. In fact, according to Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioral science at the London School of Economics, not only are many single, childless women very happy — they’re actually happier than the rest us. The way he puts it, “Married people are happier than other population subgroups, but only when their spouse is in the room when they’re asked how happy they are. When the spouse is not present: miserable.” He says if we disregard the social stigma of singledom at middle age for women, there are plenty of benefits to an unmarried, childless lifestyle.
(He sounds like a guy who has stepped on a few Legos in the middle of the night!)
(Maybe so, but the key to making your Mother happy IS for you to get married and have kids!)
(He’s right, dear. When you’re not in the room, I’m miserable…)

Intermittent fasting has become a ‘thing’ lately.  What is it? A way of eating that involves going through periods of deliberately not eating (fasting) interspersed with periods of eating. And it has become a popular way for people to lose weight, regulate insulin levels, and lower blood sugar. Some people fast for 16 hours a day, some for 14 or 12. But if you’re looking for results, there is a cutoff for how long your fasting window should be. Registered dietitian Susan Dixon says that research shows that you should limit your feeding window to between 8 and 11 hours and your fasting time to between 13 and 16 hours. Studies have shown that those who fast for 13 or more hours nightly are less likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, large waist circumference, obesity, and elevated blood lipids. These benefits aren’t observed in those taking part in fasting windows of 12 hours or less.
(Although I have no intention of ever going without food for 13 hours, I must admit that anything called an ”11-hour feeding window” sounds fantastic!)
(In my family, “Intermittent Fasting” is what we call the trip back up to the buffet table…)
(It isn’t just lately that’s it’s become a ‘thing’. It’s been a ‘thing’ for me since I started in radio!)

Why we do the things we do . . .
➢ Always saying “You know” or “Like”:  It’s not that people who say these things are stupid. It could be that they’re thoughtful. A study found that people who use these “filler words” tend to be more conscientious than people who don’t. Using these “discourse markers” implies a desire to thoughtfully share opinions and may give someone more time to phrase something just right. (Or it could just mean that they’re 15!)
➢ Oversharing on social media:  You may roll your eyes when you get too much detail, but oversharers reap a neurological reward when they spill their TMI news. Researchers found that talking (or writing) about oneself activates brain regions associated with reward. (But it doesn’t “reward” anyone else…)
➢ Biting nails:  That person could be a perfectionist. Researchers say perfectionists are more likely than others to become bored easily, and behaviors like picking at nails deliver a form of reward in unsatisfying situations. (The resulting hangnail: Not so rewarding!)
➢ Constantly clearing throat:  Could be a nose and sinus problem called chronic rhinitis, which results in excessive mucus production. It could also be acid reflux. (Or it could just be that I wish someone would listen to me…)
➢ Complaining about ailments:  This may be a sign of what medical experts call illness anxiety disorder (IAD), which involves excessive worry about contracting a serious illness even when no (or only mild) symptoms are present. (I KNEW I had that!)
➢ Ear-shattering sneeze:  Blame anatomy. Many different muscles are involved in formulating a sneeze. Individual differences such as abdominal strength, trachea size, and lung volume may cause some sneezers to be especially loud; others may naturally use more muscles in sneezing.
(And that you’re thoroughly grossed out…enjoy your breakfast!)

A recent study found that women may perform better in a warmer working environment. The study found that women tend to be more productive in a working environment at higher temperatures, while men had decreased performance at the same temperature – and performed better at lower temperatures.


1953 [66] Danny Elfman, Los Angeles CA, composer (“The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Spider-Man”)/founder of new wave band Oingo Boingo (‘Dead Man’s Party’)

1958 [61] Annette Bening, Topeka KS, movie actress (“The Kids Are All Right”, “American Beauty”)

1956 [63] La Toya Jackson, Gary, IN, R&B singer (“Just Wanna Dance, Free The World”)/sister of Michael Jackson

1961 [58] Melissa Etheridge, Leavenworth KS, classic rock singer (‘I’m the Only One’, ‘Come to My Window’)

1967 [52] Noel Gallagher, Manchester UK, rock guitarist-songwriter (Oasis -‘Wonderwall, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds-‘The Death of You & Me’)

1975 [44] Melanie B (Brown), Leeds UK, TV personality (“America’s Got Talent”, “The X Factor UK”)/pop singer (‘Scary Spice’ of the Spice Girls – ‘Wannabe’)

1975 [44] Daniel Tosh, Boppard Germany, comedian (“Tosh.0” 2009-16, “Brickleberry” 2012-15)

1984 [35] Laverne Cox, Mobile, AL, TV actress (“Orange Is The New Black”)/in 2014 became the first transgender person in over twenty years to be nominated for an Emmy

1989 [30] Riley Keough, Los Angeles CA, movie actress (“Mad Max: Fury Road”, “It Comes at Night”)/ granddaughter of Elvis Presley.

• “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers”, observed on the anniversary of the first deployment of UN Peacekeeping Forces, in 1948 in the Middle East.

• “Learn About Composting Day”, a great excuse to go green and help the environment.

• “Paper Clip Day”, yes, even the paperclip has its own day. It is about that well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and helps keep us organized.

• “Coq Au Vin Day”, Coq au vin (translates to “rooster with wine”) is French braise of chicken, cooked with wine, lardons (salt pork), mushrooms and garlic.

• “Biscuit Day”, American biscuits are small crusty bread rolls, often served at breakfast or as a side dish. However, in the UK, the word “biscuit” is used for flat sweet treats which are known as “cookies” in the US. (And don’t even get me STARTED on dog biscuits…)

[Thurs] Creativity Day
[Thurs] Mint Julep Day
[Fri] Macaroon Day
[Fri] National Smile Day

2003 [16] Legendary entertainer Bob Hope celebrates his 100th birthday (dies a couple months later on July 27th)

2010 [09] Movie actor Dennis Hopper (“Blue Velvet”, “Easy Rider”, “True Grit”) dies of prostate cancer in Venice CA at age 74

2018 [01] ABC TV network cancels “Roseanne” after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

1983 [36] Van Halen is paid a record $1.5 million to play Day 2 (“Heavy Metal Day”) of Apple founder Steve Wozniak’s ‘US Festival’, the second and final year of the event. At the time, it’s the most any act has ever been paid for a single performance

2010 [09] Shania Twain divorces music producer Robert John Lange after 14 years of marriage

1953 [66] Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest

2005 [14] 23-year-old Danica Patrick becomes the 1st female driver to take the lead in the fabled Indianapolis 500 auto race (eventually finishes 4th)


✓ Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans eat over 7 billion hot dogs.
✓ There are more bacteria in a human mouth than there are people in the world.
✓ 25% of an adult’s bones are in the feet.
✓ Soy sauce has 10 times more antioxidants than red wine.
✓ Proportionally, hash browns have more fat and calories than a cheeseburger or Big Mac.
✓ Most people spend 60% of their conversation time talking about themselves. That jumps to 80% while conversing on social media.

• Do you run with scissors?
• If you have a lot of people waiting for a cut, is that called a ‘barbecue’?
• Are you the bass, baritone, or tenor?
• Can you cut it longer?
• Can I have a glass of that blue Kool-air you’ve got there?
• How much can I get cut for six bucks?
• What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
• If I don’t like my haircut, do I have toupée?
• Can you take just a little off the bottom?
• Can I have a refund? It grew back.

• “Look, I’m sorry you misunderstood but….”
• “Hey babe, you still mad? You wanna do it?”
• “I’m sorry for whatever it was that I did or didn’t do wrong.”
• “Wow, you’re looking gorgeous today, is that a new dress? It really suits you.”
• By ignoring the whole thing and hoping it goes away.
• By throwing chocolate and hiding behind the couch.
• By forgetting the flowers and bringing home some wine.
• They do that?
-Twitter, first published in ‘BS’ in 2018

What is your favorite album of all-time?

I prefer my kale with a silent “K”

Question:  8% of men say THIS smell makes them happy. What is it?
Answer:  fried fish and chips

Today, do what others won’t, so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can’t.


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