September 10 2020

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 — Edition: #6805

Sweet Sheet!

★ The reboot of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is on. In a YouTube video, Will Smith announced that the new series “Bel-Air” has been signed for two seasons by Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service. The video shows the Fresh Prince on a virtual call with others, including writer/director Morgan Cooper, whose viral video in 2019 inspired the new series. Cooper’s four-minute spec trailer reimagines the comedy starring Smith, which ran on NBC from 1990 to 1996, as a drama.  The original series made its TV  debut 30 years ago today.
★ When Drew Barrymore kicks off “The Drew Barrymore Show” for its inaugural episode on Monday, the actress-turned television talk show host will be joined by Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu for a “Charlie’s Angels” reunion — nearly 20 years since the blockbuster film premiered. During the premiere episode of the daytime talk show, Barrymore will also reunite with longtime friend and collaborator Adam Sandler, as well as deliver a big surprise for a deserving family of essential workers in one of the show’s signature segments known as, “Designed by Drew.”
★ “The Cosby Show” actor Geoffrey Owens is launching a new Instagram show, “Shift Happens”, two years after he was job-shamed for working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey. Owens, who played ‘Elvin Tibideaux’ on The Cosby Show, mentioned the incident in a clip shared on Instagram, saying: “It’s been exactly two years now since I was job-shamed on the internet and social media for taking a job at Trader Joe’s. As you might know, that whole thing didn’t go as the shamers planned.” He says that his upcoming show will be about work and working people.
★ “The Masked Singer” is doubling down. The celebrity music competition will introduce its first-ever two-headed costume this fall, the “Snow Owls.” They represent the first duet celebrity contestants in the show’s history. Will they sing Sonny & Cher’s ‘I Got You Babe’, or ‘It Takes Two’, by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston? Are they the Olsen Twins, stars of the classic 1995 film “It Takes Two”? All great questions. The Masked Singer returns Sunday Sept. 13th on FOX.


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): DJ Khaled, guest host John Legend
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Susan Rice, Sheryl Crow (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Michael Cohen, Sheryl Crow
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Usher, Joan Jett
• “Conan” (TBS): Kevin Nealon
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Heather Thomson, Erin Andrews
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Jane Fonda, Robin Roberts
• “The Talk” (CBS): Carnie & Wendy Wilson, cast members from “Frozen: The Musical” (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Tyra Banks, Vern Yip
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Season 17 highlights, including Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Lenny Kravitz, Justin Wilson, Will Smith (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Luke Bryan, Paula Pell, chef Maneet Chauhan (R)
• “Holey Moley” (ABC): Season 2 finale.
• “Holey Moley II: The Sequel: The Special: Unhinged: Part One” (ABC): A look back at Season 2’s best and worst wipeouts, never-before-seen putts and funniest moments.
• “Shark Attack: The Paige Winter Story With Robin Roberts” (ABC): Paige Winter’s journey and rehabilitation after her harrowing shark attack; featuring never-before-seen interviews and footage.
• “NFL Kickoff 2020” (NBC): The 2020 NFL season begins as the defending Super Bowl champ Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans.

• Billie Eilish — has teamed with Fender on a signature ukulele. The body features her signature “blohsh” logo. The slick concert-size four-stringer is selling for $299.99 and is “stage-ready”, according to a release from the manufacturer.
• Katy Perry — will give fans a behind-the-scenes look into how she juggles life as a pop star and as a new mom in a “juicy” docu-film. Perry says she’s been working the “tell-all” project since the release of her album “Witness” in 2017, and was inspired by Taylor Swift’s Netflix film “Miss Americana”.
• The Rolling Stones – opened a world exclusive flagship store in London yesterday. “RS No. 9 Carnaby” is on the iconic Carnaby Street in Soho. It was created in partnership with Bravado, Universal Music’s merchandise company, and features an exclusive new fashion label, also named “RS No. 9 Carnaby”. The store also features a glass floor decorated with many of the band’s lyrics.
• Rush — Geddy Lee has shot down rumors that he has died, after his name was trending on Twitter. He put an end to the speculation by posting: “Even I gulped when I saw I was trending on Twitter, but I asked my dogs and apparently I’m a bit boring but otherwise fine… – #GeddyLee”. His name was trending because a cut-out of him was spotted in the seats at a Toronto Blue Jays game.
• New Order — have released their first new music in five years. The uplifting synth-pop anthem ‘Be A Rebel’ was originally set to be released before the band’s tour, which has been rescheduled for 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they wanted to give fans something to enjoy in the meantime.
• Brian Johnson and Dave Grohl — have teamed up for a new documentary about life on the road in two of the most iconic heavy rock bands (AC/DC & Foo Fighters). “Brian Johnson Meets Dave Grohl”, was recorded at Foo Fighter’s Studio 606 in California, and will air on Sky Arts on September 17.
• Kane Brown — When asked which artist would be a dream collaboration for him, he named Shania Twain as someone he’d like to work with in the future. Twain’s response on Twitter: “Let’s do it!”
• Brantley Gilbert – says he had a bit of trouble slowing down when it came time to quarantine. After his tour came to a halt, he “got to spend a lot of time with family and got to see my kids every day and my wife every day”, but he says he’s “programmed to run a hundred miles an hour”, so along with his family’s company, he built a “massive” man cave he calls the “Dawg House”.

“Breakfast for dinner” is sometimes considered a treat. It’s also sometimes a “meal of last resort” for busy parents who are dealing with either a shortage of time or a shortage of groceries. But now, a doctor is saying that it’s a concept we should all be considering…for better sleep! Dr. Uma Naidoo MD, who refers to herself as a “nutritional psychiatrist” and has written the book “The is Your Brain on Food”, doesn’t suggest firing up the griddle for pancakes or smashing avocado on toast, she suggests having an omelet at night. Why? Because she says eggs are naturally chock-full of melatonin, a hormone produced naturally by the body that’s essential for sleep. And according to research, the hormone can help you fall asleep faster and longer, and it might even enhance REM sleep. Eggs also contain L-ornithine, an amino acid that has been shown to help improve sleep quality. And here’s why you should eat those eggs in the form of an omelet: Veggies like asparagus and broccoli are also rich in melatonin.
(OK, I believe the science, but I’m still not sold on having an egg as a bedtime snack…)
(You could also eat whatever (***sales guy***) eats for lunch. I’m not sure what it is, but he’s always face-down on his desk by 2 o’clock!)
(Eggs make you sleepy? Uh…so whose bright idea was it to eat eggs in the morning?

Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ may be good for timing how long to wash your hands, but a new study reveals it could also spread coronavirus-infected droplets. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden studied the number of particles emitted when we sing, and their impact on the spread of COVID-19. They found that singing – particularly loud and consonant-rich singing found in songs like Happy Birthday – spreads a lot of droplets into the surrounding air. It was found that songs with a lot of consonants are particularly risky to sing, as they push more droplets. If singers wear a face mask and venues practice social distancing and implement good ventilation, then the risk from singing can be reduced.
(Sorry to be a party-pooper!)
(I’m guessing a birthday kiss is out of the question, then?)
(Did they even bother to do a study on blowing out candles?)

⇒ Anyone else rip their mask off when they get in to the car like they’ve just finished a disappointing surgery on Grey’s Anatomy? — @sophiacadogan
⇒ I’m like a chicken nugget: tough on the outside, soft on the inside, a hit with the children, often found at Costco — @karencheee
⇒ Imagine having the confidence of the people who kept re-opening Jurassic Park like ‘lol don’t worry I’m sure it’ll be fine this time.’ — @EllaZee5
⇒ I don’t want to exercise. I want to have exercised. — @akilahgreen
⇒ I never had a gender reveal party, so just letting y’all know I had a girl 25 years ago, and we accept cash. — @LostFelicia
⇒ Did you know that there’s a list of ingredients on baby wipes? Yeah, I went to the bathroom without my phone again. — @Darlainky
⇒ Good morning to everyone except the kid that woke me up at 4:15am to proudly tell me that he almost used his teeth to remove a hangnail on his toe, but used a nail clipper instead. — @Six_Pack_Mom
⇒ the only thing more embarrassing than my browser history is my calculator history — @ok_girlfriend

If your plan is to look your best in time for the holiday season, now is the time to start.  According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Centers for Disease Control, as well as many other leading experts, those who lose weight gradually and steadily, one to two pounds per week, will be more successful at achieving lifelong weight maintenance. That one- to two-pound loss per week translates to about 12 to 24 pounds (5.4-10.8kg) over the span of three months.


1949 [71] Bill O’Reilly, NYC, right-wing conservative TV personality (“The O’Reilly Factor” 1996-2016)/author (“Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot”)

1950 [70] Joe Perry, Lawrence MA, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, ‘Dream On’/member of Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp)

1960 [60] Colin Firth, Grayshott UK, movie actor (“The King’s Speech”, “Mamma Mia!” movies)/Hollywood Walk of Fame (2011) COMING UP…”Supernova”, 2020

1968 [52] Guy Ritchie, Hatfield UK, movie director (“The Man from UNCLE”, “Sherlock Holmes” films/ex- Mr. Madonna 2000-08) COMING UP…”Cash Truck”, 2021

1974 [46] Ryan Phillippe (FIL-uh-pee), New Castle DE, movie actor (“Cruel Intentions”, “Crash”)/ex-Mr. Reese Witherspoon (1999-2007) COMING UP…”Lady of the Manor”, 2020

1984 [36] Matthew Followill, Oklahoma, OK, alt-rock guitarist-keyboardist (Kings of Leon-‘Sex on Fire’, ‘Use Somebody’)

1986 [34] Ashley Monroe, Knoxville TN, country singer (Pistol Annies-‘Hush Hush’, ‘Hell on Heels’)

• “International Make Up Day”, but it’s got nothing to do with face paint. If there’s someone you’re estranged from, this is an excuse to talk to them to see if the relationship can be salvaged. (When’s “International Make OUT Day?)

• “TV Dinner Day”, the term “TV Dinner” is now synonymous with any prepackaged, frozen meal that requires little preparation and contains an entire single-serving meal. Modern-day TV dinners can be cooked in the microwave (instead of the oven) and include gourmet recipes as well as organic and vegetarian dishes.

• “Swap Ideas Day”, because bouncing ideas off people is great for getting those creative juices flowing. Today you’re encouraged to trade ideas with others, to foster a sense of teamwork. (Good idea!)

• “World Suicide Prevention Day”, to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003. LINK:

• “Sew Be It Day”, on this day in 1846, Elias Howe was awarded the first American patent on a sewing machine. The first sewing machines were actually made in France in the 1830s. (Or sew it would seam…)

• “National Hot Dog Day”, (There’s also a “Hot Dog Day” in July – go with it!) Five things to know about everyone’s favorite street meat:
→ It is estimated that over seven billion hot dogs are eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
→ The term “hot dog” is credited to sports cartoonist Tad Dorgan. At a baseball game in New York in 1901, vendors began selling hot dachshund sausages in rolls.
→ The most popular condiment for adults is mustard, while children prefer ketchup.
→ The first words Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse ever uttered in a cartoon were “hot dogs” in “The Karnival Kid” in 1929.
→ The average American is believed to eat approximately 60 hot dogs per year.

[Fri] Make Your Bed Day
[Fri] No News Is Good News Day
[Sat] National Chocolate Milkshake Day
[Sat] Video Games Day

1990 [30] Starring a young rapper named Will Smith, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” debuts on NBC. Over the course of six seasons, his musical partner DJ Jazzy Jeff makes regular guest appearances

2018 [02] John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for “Jesus Christ Superstar”, making them all EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony)

1991 [29] Nirvana’s landmark song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is released (often called the anthem of Generation X)

2012 [08] At the US Open, Andy Murray of the UK wins Men’s Singles, becoming the first Brit to win a Grand Slam singles title since Fred Perry, 76 years previous

2008 [12] The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator, “Biggest Scientific Experiment in History”, is powered up beneath Geneva, Switzerland (leads to the ‘god particle’)

1945 [75] ‘Mike the Chicken’ is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he becomes known as ‘Mike the Headless Chicken’ as he survives for another 18 months


✓ More than half of all Oscar-winning movies were adapted from books.
✓ Homing pigeons can’t find their way home if a magnet is tied to their necks.
✓ Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors at the same level as a 4 year old human child.
✓ Typically, people eat about 35% more when dining with others than when eating alone.
✓ It is possible to become psychologically addicted to feeling angry.
✓ About 10% of people are left-handed, but about 20% are left-footed.

Best of BS . . .

• The office furniture is made of old vertebrae.
• There’s a 2-drink minimum.
• He rushes in late to your appointment still wearing his McDonald’s uniform.
• Asks you, “What’s a joint like this doing in a girl like you?”
• Over and over, you hear crunching sounds followed by, “Uh-oh!”
• Tries to perform an adjustment on your wallet.
• At the end of a session, he lies down on the table and says, “OK, my turn!”
• Now when you walk, you make a wacky accordion sound.
-First published in BS in 2012

• Jerryatric Springer
• So Old Steve Austin
• Meryl Streak of Grey
• Henry Wrinklier
• Granny Glover
• Will.I.Was
• Relic Baldwin
• GrandMadonna
• Oldie Hawn
• Gary Old Man
• Wheel Cher
• Don’t bother even trying this with Rob Lowe. Dude doesn’t age!
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019

➠ Target plans to add a fully-stocked bar to their Fargo, ND, store. (Which is good. Because if there’s one thing that’s CLEARLY missing from Target’s all-out Black Friday brawls, it’s excessive drunkenness…)
➠ The NFL season gets underway tonight. (I already know my team is gonna suck. They spent their only draft pick on Miller Genuine…)
➠ Arizona might be on the cusp of a major teachers’ strike. (Fortunately, kids can brush-up on their long subtraction skills by calculating the number of games the Diamondbacks are out of first!)
➠ On NBC September 28th, Jane Lynch will host the revival of, “The Weakest Link.” (NBC is hoping this is a big smash, so they can replace it with Jimmy Fallon.)
➠ Fact of the Day:  According to the largest study ever done on marijuana, smoking it once or twice a week is not bad for your lungs. (However, eating overpriced, crap pizza six days a week does have some side-effects…)


What’s the most expensive mistake you’ve ever made?

I’m officially done with 2020. Going forward, I will be writing 2021 on all my checks.

Question:  THIS was developed in 1939 but did not become readily available in grocery stores until the 1990s. What is it?
Answer:  Seedless watermelon

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.


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