Monday, September 19, 2022 — Edition: #7313
Ah, Some BS You Actually Look Forward To In the Morning!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Prince Harry got to wear his military uniform after all, as he and his family paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II — a change that reportedly came from King Charles himself. Harry was in a full armed forces getup Saturday, alongside his brother Prince William — also in uniform — as well as 6 more of the Queen’s grandchildren. You’ll recall Harry was in civilian clothes earlier in the week while they were taking his grandmother’s casket to lie in state, while Will was in uniform. But it wasn’t all good news for Harry in the lead-up to today’s royal funeral. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not allowed to join other members of the royal family at a Buckingham Palace reception for world leaders. While Harry and Meghan were initially invited to the Sunday event, the palace then decided reception is “for working members of the royal family.”
★ Leo DiCaprio has been given the invite to join the cast of “Squid Game”. At a media conference celebrating the Netflix show’s Emmy wins, director Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed that the upcoming season will again be set in Korea, and although “there will be no known Hollywood actor in season 2,” that could change in the future. And if it does, “maybe in season 3”, Dong-hyuk has someone in mind. Quote: “Leonardo DiCaprio did say he’s a big fan of Squid Game. So maybe if time or chances allow, we can ask him to join the games.”
★ Dave Chappelle may have been in more danger than initially suspected when he was assaulted at a May Hollywood Bowl appearance. A roommate of the attacker testified on Friday that Isaiah Lee had used the same replica handgun with a hidden blade to stab him in the abdomen. Roommate Dijon Washington said Lee grew increasingly erratic in the months before Chappelle was attacked. Things escalated on Dec. 2 when Lee stabbed his roommate after a perceived insult. A judge ruled there is sufficient evidence to try Lee for the attempted murder of Washington.
★ Pat Sajak appears to be ready for his last spin on “Wheel of Fortune”. The 75-year-old said to Entertainment Tonight”: “In most television shows by this time, you would have said, ‘That’s probably enough,’ but this show will not die.” Wheel of Fortune began in 1975, and Sajak came on board in 1981. In his 4-decade tenure, Sajak and co-host Vanna White have become the faces of the game show. Looking ahead, Sajak said, ” We’re getting near the end. It’s been a long [time]. We’re not gonna do this for another 40 years.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Johnny Knoxville, Olivia Cooke, BLACKPINK
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Margot Robbie, Bobby Moynihan, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Ana de Armas, Ken Burns, Sudan Archives
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): John Oliver, Quinta Brunson, Courtney Barnett, Craig Reynolds
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Emily Deschanel, Keegan-Michael Key, Black Eyed Peas
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Jenifer Lewis, Oliver Hudson
• “The Talk” (CBS): Cedric the Entertainer
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Matthew Modine, Jeremy Allen White
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Blake Shelton, Tyra Banks, Raymond Lee
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Lena Dunham
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Kristen Chenoweth
• “The Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II” (Multiple networks): Coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.
• “The Voice” (NBC): Season 22 premiere. Camila Cabello claims her red chair alongside John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani as they vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon.
• “NCIS” (CBS): Season 20 premiere. With Special Agent Alden Parker on the run with his ex-wife, the team investigates who might have a vendetta against him.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• DNCE — continued their recent string of cover performances on Friday by releasing their take on Gnarls Barkley‘s 2006 jam ‘Crazy’. DNCE’s acoustic rendition follows similar covers of Hilary Duff‘s ‘Come Clean’, JoJo‘s ‘Too Little Too Late’ and Paramore‘s ‘The Only Exception’, plus Harry Styles current #1 hit ‘As it Was’. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4h9j2upu
• Imagine Dragons – Frontman Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, have announced their split. 35-year-old Reynolds and 42-year-old Volkman previously split in 2018, but announced the following year that they were working to repair the relationship.
• Mariah Carey – plans to finally release the “irreverent, raw, and urgent” alt-rock album she secretly recorded in 1995, which her record company refused to make public. Working with a band called Eel Tree, she recorded the album, inspired by artists like Hole and Alanis Morissette, while working upon her “Daydream” album. It includes a cover of Cheap Trick’s ‘Surrender’.
• Sinead O’Connor – The documentary “Nothing Compares” will hit theaters this Friday, and will be available on Showtime Sept. 30. It covers OʼConnorʼs rise to fame and examines how she used her voice at the height of her stardom, before her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3masdhrf
• Foo Fighters – will release “The Essential Foo Fighters” on Oct. 28. It features a slightly different track listing from 2009’s “Greatest Hits”, including ‘Cold Day in the Sun’, a song written and sung by late drummer Taylor Hawkins, which appeared in 2005’s “In Your Honor and was an energetic staple of the band’s live show.
• Living Colour — On the heels of their performance at Rock In Rio with former Whitesnake guitarist Steve Vai, they’ve re-recorded their classic ‘Cult Of Personality’ with him. The song, out now, was their finale at Rio, with over 100,000 in attendance. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3r5exyda
• Carrie Underwood – teased that she may duet with her “Denim & Rhinestones Tour” opener Jimmie Allen. In a recent interview, she said: “it would be a shame not to get to sing with him”. Their tour together starts Oct. 15 in Greenville SC.
• Kelsea Ballerini — debuted her new song and video ‘If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)’ on Friday. It’s from her album, “Subject to Change,” out Sept. 23. She also announced the song list for the disc, which includes the collaboration ‘You’re Drunk, Go Home’ featuring Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce.
• Zac Brown Band – dropped a collaboration with Ingrid Andress on Friday. The new version of ‘Any Day Now’ will appear on “The Comeback (Deluxe)”, out Sept. 30. Other guests on the new version of the album include Cody Johnson, Jamey Johnson, and James Taylor, plus Blake Shelton on the group’s current single ‘Out in the Middle’.
SHOOTING THE BULL
DO NOTHING – AND GET STUFF DONE:
It’s Monday. Again. And if you’re once again dreading the thought of dragging yourself through another workweek with no possible way of accomplishing all the tasks on your “must do” list, here’s something to consider: Being your most productive self doesn’t necessarily mean doing more, according to a new book. Celeste Headlee, a journalist, radio host and author of “Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing and Underliving,” says that there’s only so much you can schedule into a busy day, and trying to work more ends up being counterproductive…to the point that “Doing nothing at all is actually going to help you produce more.” To NOT reach that point, she suggests avoiding unnecessary screen time, which allows the brain to rest, adding to your productivity later. And that includes minimizing use of social media, which she calls “addictive and exhausting”.
(But social media is exactly how I “do nothing”!)
(And I thought the boss was the only one around here who can do nothing, and stuff still gets done!)
JUNK FOOD JUNK:
⇒ Ever wondered why potato chip packages seem like they’re full of air? Well, wonder no more. TikToker @sherifelsahly posted an informative video, explaining that chip bags actually contain nitrogen, which is designed to help protect the precious snacks from getting crushed, while also retaining freshness. The website for the brand Walkers backs that up, stating: “There is a very good reason for the packets not being filled right to the top. Crisps are very fragile and can get crushed very easily. To try and prevent this from happening, we put air in the packs before they are sealed to act as a cushion for the product during transit. This does mean that the packets have to be a bit bigger than the contents.” (Does it ever work?) LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4vf5juaz
⇒ You’re probably aware that, because of the Queen’s death, the currency used by many countries will require a re-design, swapping out the former monarch’s face for King Charles’. Well, it seems ketchup bottles will require a change as well. If you have a look at Heinz ketchup bottles sold in the UK, you’ll see an image of the royal coat of arms at the top. In order to feature this symbol, brands need to be granted a Royal Warrant document. This works in exchange for supplying goods and services to the royals. The warrants became void when the Queen died – and brands like Heinz that use the distinctive symbol will have to remove them and make sure the new branding applies to King Charles III. Manufactures need to prove their products are used by royal households to achieve a new warrant. (Royal pain, that is!)
NEW GOOD NEWS:
➢ Outdoor equipment retailer Patagonia is going all-in to fight climate change. The private Ventura, California company has announced that founder Yvan Chouinard and family will transfer their entire ownership stake into 2 newly created entities. The biggest share of the company — or 98% of Patagonia’s stock — will now be under the Holdfast Collective, a non-profit which will ensure that the company’s profits, about $100 million per year, will be used to “protect nature and biodiversity, support thriving communities and fight the environmental crisis.” The remaining 2% will fund a trust to create a legal structure so that the company can never deviate from Chouinard’s vision: That a for-profit business can work for the planet.
➢ Without the help of a football team, several parents, and a few Cub Scouts, Todd Hagan would still be stuck at home — due to a destroyed wooden bridge. Hagan lives in Switzerland County, Indiana, and on Sept. 3, flash flooding caused by heavy rains completely demolished the bridge, his only connection to a main road. When his grandson’s football coach, Ryan Jesop, learned about it, he started calling his players to see if they could help rebuild the bridge. About 30 people showed up the next day. The crew removed and replaced the wooden planks of the 60-foot bridge in less than 3 hours. Hagan, who wrote everyone who helped a thank you card and made a donation to the team, said it was “just amazing” to see so many people come together, adding, “I couldn’t be more thankful.” (We could use these people to work on some roads around here!)
JOB INTERVIEW GREEN-FLAGS:
We’ve all heard of job interview “red flags”. Recently, the BuzzFeed Community was asked to reveal their job interview GREEN flags — little hints that a job is going to treat you right…
✓ “If they greet the receptionist when they come to retrieve me, that’s a green flag. That tells me that they’re relaxed enough to take the time to say hi to people, and I’m not dealing with a jerk who’s trying to impress me with how important they are.”
✓ “When they ask you questions about yourself (Interests, hobbies, etc.) It shows they are interested in learning how you will fit into the team, and that they aren’t interested in someone who eats, breathes, and sleeps work 24/7.”
✓ “If they ask what you do for self-care. It’s a signal they see work/life balance as important and want you to be self-aware about your mental health.”
✓ “When you ask the interviewers something about the business, like their culture, sustainability, values etc, and they answer with genuine passion about the company.”
✓ “A green flag for me is when the interview feels more like a conversation than a checklist of questions that could have ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers.
✓ “It’s a major green flag if the interviewer volunteers to give you a tour of the space. If it’s a great job, they’ll show you around and let it speak for itself…Plus, you’ll be able to get a feel for the environment.”
✓ “My favorite interview question is to ask how they managed and helped employees during the pandemic. If they struggle to answer or aren’t specific, then run.”
✓ “If you’re being interviewed by more than one person, how the interviewers interact with each other is so telling. If they genuinely seem to get on well, it’s probably a good environment.” (Or good actors!)
DID YOU KNOW?
It would appear that men are much more superstitious than women — especially when it comes to money. A study from Erasmus University in Netherlands found men – even those who claim to be non-believers — are much more likely to take financial risks or gamble after receiving a positive reading from a fortune teller.
BS CHRONOMETER 09.19.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Talk Like a Pirate Day”. So here goes … “Har’ Billy, hoist that bilge! Avast ya scurvy scum, stow away your jib! Ahoy matey, grab thee a wench! Swab the deck, ya lily-livered landlubbers!” BS Fun Fact: A bunghole, to pirates, was “a hole for emptying or filling a cask”, according to http://www.talklikeapirate.com
• “Butterscotch Pudding Day”, because apparently every single thing in existence deserves its own holiday…
• “Woman Road Warrior Day”, to honor women who travel for business. While men were once the main business travelers, women now account for half of all work-related travel. (As opposed to my mother, who is a ‘Road Worrier’.)
• “Pawpaw Day”, take a bite out of a creamy mango-banana flavored pawpaw to celebrate! Despite their tropical taste and appearance, many pawpaws grow natively in the US. With over 60 varieties of pawpaw to choose from, the fruit’s character changes slightly in each one.
COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Fried Rice Day
[Tues] Gibberish Day
[Wed] World Gratitude Day
[Thurs] International Day of Peace
This Week is…Farm Animals Awareness Week
This Month is…Update Your Résumé Month
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1940  Bill Medley, Santa Ana CA, pop singer (w/Jennifer Warnes-‘[I’ve Had] The Time of My Life’, The Righteous Brothers-‘Unchained Melody’)
1948  Jeremy Irons, Cowes UK, movie actor (“Reversal of Fortune”, “The Lion King”)/TV actor (“The Borgias”)
1951  Daniel Lanois, Gatineau QC, singer-songwriter-music producer (U2, The Killers, Neil Young)/Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2002/Canada’s Walk of Fame 2005
1958  Lita Ford, London England, rock guitarist/singer (w/Ozzy Osbourne: ‘Close My Eyes Forever’, The Runaways-‘Cherry Bomb’)
1964  Trisha Yearwood, Monticello GA, country singer (‘XXX’s and OOO’s [An American Girl]’, ‘She’s in Love with the Boy’)/TV host (“Trisha’s Southern Kitchen”)/married to Garth Brooks since 2005
1964  Kim Richards, Long Island NY, reality star (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” 2010-17)
1974  Jimmy Fallon, Brooklyn NY, TV personality (“Tonight Show” host since 2014, “Late Night” host 2009-14, “Saturday Night Live” 1998-2006)/movie actor (“Fever Pitch”)
1976  Alison Sweeney, Los Angeles CA, TV actress (“Days of Our Lives” 1993-2015), TV host (“The Biggest Loser” 2007-2015)
1980  Tegan & Sara Quin, Calgary AB, twin sister indie-rock singer-songwriters (Tegan & Sara-‘Closer’, ‘I Was a Fool’)
THIS DAY IN SHOWBIZ . . .
1994  “ER” premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle
2016  Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1988  Bon Jovi release their 4th album “New Jersey” – containing the most top ten hits of any rock/glam metal album (5)
1999  The Dixie Chicks become the first country group to top the Billboard albums chart when ‘Fly’ debuts at #1
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1982  Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott Fahlman produces the first ‘smiley face’ to punctuate humorous computer messages, employing a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis [:-)] (the first emoji?)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2011  Pitcher Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader with 602 (retired in 2013 with 652)
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ In Japan, Domino’s tested pizza delivery via reindeer in 2016.
✓ Non-violent attempts to escape Mexican prisons are not punished because “it’s human nature to want freedom.”
✓ Bubble wrap was originally invented as wallpaper.
✓ One of the largest pyramids in the world is a Bass Pro Shop in Memphis, Tennessee.
✓ Lobsters have clear blood.
✓ Bees actually have knees. The expression comes from the fact that they store large build-ups of pollen in hairy baskets on their knees.
Best of BS:
BS SIGNS YOU’VE GONE TO A BAD CHIROPRACTOR:
• 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
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ A report claims that coffee is most effective between 9:30 and 11:30am. (Meanwhile, pumpkin spice lattes are most effective when you’re wearing yoga pants while driving your kids to soccer practice in a Subaru…)
➠A report claims that drinking more than 4 cups of coffee a day is bad for your health. (But excellent for the cleanliness of your garage!)
➠ It’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day. (The first thing I said when I woke up was, “Arrrgh!” Actually, that’s the first thing I say EVERY morning…)
➠ According to a survey, 54% of teenagers feel that life would be better without social media. (Then they posted that sentiment on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat.)
➠ Get ready, the first day of fall is September 22nd. Fall is also known as Autumn. And Autumn is also known as the ‘most generous’ gal at the gentleman’s club out near the airport…)
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• In the Disney’s “The Lion King”, what is the name of Simba’s uncle, who leads an army of hyenas to kill Simba’s father and take his throne?
c) Scar [CORRECT]
• ‘Benjamin Parker’, better known as ‘Uncle Ben’, is the uncle of which Marvel superhero?
a) Spider-Man [CORRECT]
c) Iron Man
d) Garbage Man
• In TV’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, what is the name of Will Smith’s uncle (played by James Avery)?
a) Uncle Leo
b) Uncle Phil [CORRECT]
c) Uncle Jesse
d) Uncle Fester
BS WEB GOODIE:
Cats can have an accent? (sound up): https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMF1Mb81L/
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I’m starting to think the Kardashians have just been doing stuff just for the attention.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What did you see your neighbor do that blew your mind?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: According to a survey, fewer than 20% of us use an actual alarm clock to wake up. 3% of people admit to using THIS instead. What is it?
Answer: Their pet
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.