Monday, August 30, 2021 – Edition: #7056
100% Grade A Bull!
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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Netflix has announced the popular series “Manifest” will return for a fourth and final season, after it was canceled by NBC in June. The news of its revival came Saturday (8/28), in a nod at the show’s plot, which centers around the mysterious Montego Air Flight 828. In a statement, executive producer Jeff Rake said: “Never in my wildest dreams could I have envisioned the worldwide outpouring of love and support for this story…That we will be able to reward the fans with the ending they deserve moves me to no end.” The streaming platform has similarly rescued canceled shows like “You,” which originally aired on Lifetime and “Lucifer,” which first aired on Fox.
★ JoJo Siwa will compete as part of the first same-sex pairing on “Dancing With the Stars” during the show’s upcoming 30th season. 18-year-old Siwa, who identifies as gay and queer, said the same-sex pairing signals to viewers that it’s OK to be your true self. She named Lindsay Arnold, Jenna Johnson and Britt Stewart as some of the show’s regular pros she’d like to be paired with. ABC indicates that the celebrities will find out which pro dancer they’ll partner with on the season premiere Sept. 20. The rest of the cast will be announced on Sept. 8.
★ The new memorial statue of Diana, Princess of Wales will be specially opened to well-wishers for the first time to mark tomorrow’s anniversary of her death. Due to the pandemic, Kensington Palace and its gardens are operating on a reduced schedule and are usually only accessible to the public from Wednesday to Sunday. But Historic Royal Palaces said special arrangements have been made to allow visitors to view the statue from 3pm to 5pm tomorrow. Diana was killed in a Paris car crash on Aug. 31, 1997.
★ A year after a judge granted Carole Baskin control of Joe Exotic’s one-time zoo, she’s finally sold it. Baskin and husband Howard sold the property — the former The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park — for $140,000. There is, however, a key stipulation. The new owners are prohibited from using the property “to house exotic animals of any kind — or as a zoo, wildlife park or menagerie.” In addition, Howard Baskin said the new owners are also barred from “ever being associated with he who shall not be named,” referring to Exotic. Last summer, a judge granted Carole ownership of the land in order to satisfy the $1-million judgement against Exotic in their trademark lawsuit.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Julie Bowen, Minnie Driver, Jacob Elordi, Ashe
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Dwayne Johnson, Joshua Jackson, Swedish House Mafia featuring Ty Dolla $ign & 070 Shake (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Anderson Cooper, Sleater-Kinney (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, John Stamos (R)
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Camila Cabello, Rufus Du Sol
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Eric Adams, Connie Britton (R)
• “The Talk” (CBS): Jewel, guest co-host David Begnaud (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Zooey Deschanel, Chris Byrne
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Eddie & Bella Murphy, the Kid Laroi (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Dave Bautista, Loni Love, David Hasselhoff (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Lena Dunham, Meredith Koop (R)
• “Laetitia” (HBO): Series premiere. Based on a true story. After missing 18-year-old Laetitia’s family discovers her abandoned scooter, a local repeat offender emerges as the prime suspect; police reconstruct Laetitia’s final moments.
• “Housebroken” (FOX): Season 1 finale
• “Duncanville” (FOX): Season 2 finale
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Drake – it appears his new album “Certified Lover Boy” will drop this Friday. Last Friday, an ESPN SportsCenter morning broadcast was interrupted with glitchy clips and muffled vocals. It then ended with grainy footage of a hooded figure holding a sign that read, “CLB September 3rd.”
• Kanye West (or “Ye”, if his name change goes through) — has finally released his long-awaited album “Donda” on streaming platforms. West’s 10th full-length record contains a whopping 26 songs, and runs for one hour and 48 minutes. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/567f3unp
• Pink — shared an Instagram tribute honoring her late father Jim Moore following his recent passing. She posted 2 pics of her dancing with her dad, one as a young girl and one as an adult, with the caption: “Til forever”. A year ago, Pink confirmed her father was undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer.
• ABBA – Something big is brewing with them. The group has a new “ABBA Voyage” website expected to go live this Thursday. For now, it is encouraging fans to sign up to receive information. In 2018, Abba announced new music was coming (which has been delayed multiple times since), and a plan for a tour featuring their avatars, dubbed the “Abbatars.”
• Foo Fighters — Nandi Bushell the 11-year-old who dared challenge Dave Grohl to an epic online drum duel – and won, joined the group on stage Thursday. She was welcomed into the spotlight to top off the band’s performance at The Forum in Inglewood, California, playing drums during their hit ‘Everlong’.
• Eddie Montgomery — has released ‘Alive and Well’, his first song as a solo artist since the death of Troy Gentry. Quote: “This was a hard song to write, but it’s one that I thought so many could relate to. We’ve all had losses, fought the good fight and rose to celebrate a new day.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/tsdxfypf
• Zac Brown Band — are ready to “comeback”. The group has announced their next album “The Comeback” will drop Oct. 15. Bandleader Zac Brown says it “celebrates our collective resilience as a community. This music is about standing together and rediscovering our roots and what makes us human.” The new song ‘Slow Burn’ was released on Friday. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/eu42sdnf
• Randy Travis – has shared the unreleased song ‘Ain’t No Use’. The song is one of 3 taken from the vault to appear on the 35th anniversary edition of his “Storms of Life” album, available on Sept. 24. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/rjrm5w6p
SHOOTING THE BULL
MILK CRATE – NOT GREAT:
Well, THAT didn’t last long. TikTok has banned the popular “milk crate challenge” due to concerns that people participating in the trend could be seriously injured. The challenge saw TikTok users stacking milk crates into a pyramid and then attempting to climb across the unstable structure. TikTok says it “prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts”. In most videos depicting the trend, TikTokers are seen tumbling to the ground as they try to climb up one side of the makeshift pyramid and down the other. The ban comes after several healthcare workers voiced their concerns about the trend and the danger it poses. Searching for the trend’s hashtag on the app now brings up a “no results found” notice.
(Good. Now we can go back to using milk crates for what God intended. Storing albums.)
(If they’re so determined to stop harmful behavior, maybe they should do something about…addiction? Because once my wife starts scrolling though TikTok, the rest of the family isn’t gonna to see her for the rest of the night!)
(Well, if those are the rules, I guess there’s no sense trying to promote my “Ivermectin-as-a-cure-for-COVID” business on TikTok!)
This is a trend that’s somewhat safer than the “milk crate challenge’, but still fairly odd. It seems many people are setting their iPhone’s location to France, despite the fact they don’t live there, in an attempt at speeding up their device. The “hack”, which has received a lot of attention on social media, claims it prevents the slowing of devices seen on older iPhones. How? It stems from a fine imposed on Apple by France’s competition watchdog. Apple was fined 25 million euros (US $27 million) last year for deliberately slowing older devices, presumably to encourage them to buy new ones. Some iPhone users believe that since the decision in France, Apple has stopped the throttling of performance in that country, so setting your old iPhone’s (iPhone 7 and older) region to France will disable the slowdown. The bad news? Although doing this may speed up your older iPhone, it could cause some battery issues, according to experts.
(If you set your iPhone to France, wouldn’t that make it a “Pomme” iPhone?)
(Great idea…if you don’t mind your phone’s time always being wrong!)
(It may also cause you to feel a little fancy!)
PUPPY DOG EYES:
I wish I had seen this in time for International Dog Day on Thursday, but it still applies: Scientists say that the reason we find our dogs so irresistibly cute is all in the eyebrows. How so? Research has shown that over thousands of years of domestication, dogs have developed the ability to move their brows (and other facial features), a trait that is very attractive to people. In fact, “puppy dog eyes” are a thing because out ancestors favored canines with expressive eyebrows (a trait that makes their eyes look bigger, and therefore cuter). They theory is that early canine pets with expressive eyes elicited a caregiving response from humans, who then selected dogs with those characteristics for breeding. Dogs have also evolved to make eye contact with humans when they need guidance. And making eye contact with a dog causes humans to release the feel-good hormone called oxytocin.
(I know all about the “puppy dog eyes” routine. And just like THAT, half my pepperoni stick is gone!)
(What I don’t understand is how with one look, they can tell you whether they want food, hugs, or to go outside for a pee!)
(So, please explain to me how it is that my cat can give me one look and I know she’s judging me!)
Recently, a Reddit user asked: “What’s an unwritten rule you abide by?” Here are some of the best responses:
☞ “Assume anything you tell anyone will be repeated!”
☞ “Always let the people on the elevator get off before you get in.”
☞ “Don’t touch other people’s stuff.”
☞ “Don’t trust anyone who backstabs others in front of you.”
☞ “If in doubt, shut up.”
☞ “The real you is who you are when nobody is watching.”
☞ “Never make eye contact in a public bathroom.”
☞ “Be kind if at all possible.”
☞ “If you’ve got an animal laying on you, you can’t move until they do.” Edit: *Pet. If you have a PET laying on you. If you’ve got a dangerous animal laying on you, I would also recommend not moving until they leave.”
(Wow. Great unwritten rules. Somebody should write them down!)
DID YOU KNOW?
If you had a Myspace account back in the days before Facebook, and wish you could revisit your profile and retrieve some of your old photos, YOU CAN! Although Myspace is a music-focused site now, if you dig deep enough, you can uncover your old page from 12-plus years ago. Simply login on a desktop or laptop and locate the “Mixes” link. From there, click on “Classic — My Photos” and relive your unfortunate hairstyle choices. And if you don’t remember your password, don’t worry. Myspace remembers, and will email you a password reset link.
BS CHRONOMETER 08.30.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1930  Warren Buffett, Omaha NE, business magnate-investor/Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway/one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $104 billion/philanthropist who’s announced he’ll leave 85% of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
1948  Lewis Black, Silver Spring MD, standup comedian/TV comedian (“The Daily Show” 1996-2020)
1963  Michael Chiklis, Lowell MA, movie actor (“Rise of the Silver Surfer”, “Fantastic Four”)/TV actor (“No Ordinary Family” 2010-11, “The Shield” 2002-08)
1972  Cameron Diaz, San Diego CA, movie actress (“There’s Something About Mary”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Shrek” movies)
1982  Andy Roddick, Austin TX, retired pro tennis player (2003 US Open winner, formerly ranked #1 in the world)/married to model Brooklyn Decker since 2009
1989  Bebe Rexha, Brooklyn NY, singer (w/ Florida Georgia Line -‘Meant to Be’, w/G-Easy -‘Me, Myself and I’)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Motorist Consideration Monday”, dedicated to being considerate, patient, and courteous while traveling, no matter what one’s mode of transportation is—car, bike, public transport, or even by walking.
• “Slinky Day”, the Slinky was designed in the 1940s. The inventor had accidentally knocked a spring off the shelf, and watched it ‘walk’ down a series of books, to a tabletop, and then to the floor where it neatly coiled itself. (After all that, there really wasn’t much left to invent, was there?)
• “Holistic Pet Day”, initiated by the Animal Miracle Foundation to encourage pet owners to develop a healthy lifestyle for their pets through diet, exercise, and environment.
• “International Day of the Disappeared”, to draw attention to the fate of those imprisoned under poor conditions and at places unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.
• “Frankenstein Day”, honoring Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein”. She was born on this day in 1797. The novel “Frankenstein” was first published anonymously in 1818.
• “Beach Day”, celebrating everything BEACH…parties, family, friends, great food, photography, beach must-haves and most importantly, encouraging clean-up of beaches today to help save the lives of sea birds & ocean mammals.
• “Toasted Marshmallow Day”, celebrating that great Summer treat on a stick. So how do you like yours done? LINK: https://tinyurl.com/w8f35un4
WHAT YOUR TOASTED MARSHMALLOW SAYS ABOUT YOU:
➠ Perfectly Browned On All Sides – You are an anal-retentive perfectionist, a nit-picker who will devote unreasonable amounts of time to ensure that every project is done ‘just so’.
➠ Blackened – You are a creative and high-strung latent pyromaniac who is seldom punctual, easily distracted, and has difficulty paying attention to detail.
➠ Crusty Outside, Gooey Inside – You are an overly-sensitive individual who detests any form of criticism and has trouble expressing innermost feelings. Rather than facing problems head-on, you waste time brooding about them.
➠ Slightly Tanned On One Side – You are a shy introvert who tends to underestimate the effort and time required to accomplish a task. You have an unreasonable fear of everyday things … fire, for instance.
➠ Raw – You are a lusty and likely overweight thrill-seeker who refuses to even consider the concept of delayed gratification. Rather than plan ahead, you want immediate satisfaction.
COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Eat Outside Day
[Tues] Love Litigating Lawyers Day
[Wed] No Rhyme or Reason Day
[Wed] Pink Cadillac Day
This Week Is…National Childhood Injury Prevention Week
This Month Is…Romance Awareness Month
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2003  Charles Bronson (“The Dirty Dozen”, “Death Wish”), dies at 81
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2015  At the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020. (He does.)
2020  Lady Gaga is the big winner at MTV Video Music Awards, taking Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (her Ariana Grande collaboration ‘Rain On Me’) and the Tricon Award, formerly the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1999  Oklahoma State University introduces ‘Super Fan-nies’, disposable diapers adorned with the football team’s logo
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1988  Vicki Keith of Kingston, Ontario becomes first swimmer to conquer all 5 of North America’s Great Lakes
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ It’s estimated that the common housefly can have as many as half a billion bacteria on its body.
✓ Cut in half, a hailstone has rings like an onion.
✓ It is estimated that it takes 39,000 gallons of water to produce the average car.
✓ Fewer than 1% of all Google searches use the “I’m feeling lucky” button.
✓ One in 5 British households has a copy of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album.
✓ Of the 31,534 different words used in Shakespeare’s works, 14,376 were used just once.
Best of BS . . .
BS WAYS TO MAKE SCHOOL MORE APPEALING TO TEENS:
• In biology class, dissect the least popular student.
• Automatic ‘A’ in Spanish if you’ve ever eaten at Taco Bell.
• When handing out condoms, throw in a free motel room.
• Every day at 2 pm … school-wide booty call.
• Give 10 points extra credit for each body piercing.
• New curriculum: Reading, Writing, and Wrecking Stuff.
• Pass a test, win a dirt bike!
-First published in BS in 2013
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ A survey says that iPhone users are the most optimistic about life, while BlackBerry users are the least. (Mostly because there’s an app for that.)
➠ (***Caution***) Major social media outlets went dark last week. (Twitter has gone down so many times, it’s been made an honorary Kardashian…)
➠ Tip: If your laptop feels hot, don’t put it on your lap if you’re a man, it may cause infertility. (But if you’re a woman . . . I hope you’re enjoying your husband’s browser history!)
➠ Fact of the Day: If you are 16 or older, there’s an 80% chance you’ve already met the person you are going to marry. (And, if you live in Mississippi, there’s a 100% chance that person is already related to you!)
➠ Fact: The little boy who voiced ‘Bambi’ became the youngest ever drill instructor in the Marines and served three tours in Vietnam. (He also became the youngest drill sergeant to get his head flushed down a toilet once everyone found out that Bambi thing!)
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• Which herb is usually used to make pesto?
a) Basil [CORRECT]
• Which country has the most miles of coastline?
c) Canada [CORRECT]
• ‘Memory’ is a song featured in which Broadway musical?
a) The Phantom of the Opera
b) Beauty and the Beast
c) Cats [CORRECT]
d) Springsteen on Broadway
BS WEB GOODIE:
Mondays (sound up): https://fb.watch/7EBUniJVvG/
BS RANDOM JOKE:
Given the number of times I’ve dropped by phone; I’m honestly surprised that people still ask if I want to hold their baby.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What does your kid absolutely HAVE to have for back-to-school that you never did?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: In a survey of school kids, what did they say was their favorite part of summer?
Answer: Sleeping in
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.