June 18 2021

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Friday, June 18, 2021 — Edition: #7011

Ah, the Sweet Smell of BS!


★ “Jackass 4” director Jeff Tremaine has been granted a permanent restraining order against Bam Margera. A judge granted the restraining order, which also applies to Tremaine’s wife and 2 children, on Tuesday, the same day a previously granted temporary restraining order was set to expire. This comes after Margera made a series of threats against Tremaine and his family following his firing from the upcoming film. A Jackass star since its inception in 2000, Margera had been signed for the new film, but was let go after reportedly breaking contract requirements to stay sober, see a psychologist and take medication.
★ Nina West, Hayley Kiyoko, Toddrick Hall, and Kermit The Frog are just a handful of pop culture figures set to join Disney+ for its virtual concert. Hosted by West, Disney+’s “This Is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular” will feature performances of Disney songs reinterpreted through a LGBTQ+ lens. The Pride event will air on Facebook and YouTube on June 27 at 8 p.m. ET. The concert aims to raise awareness for GLSEN, a non-profit that works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
★ Martin Sheen owes Laurence Fishburne a debt of gratitude — but didn’t realize it until decades after the fact. In an interview, Sheen explained how Fishburne saved the life of son Emilio Estevez during filming of “Apocalypse Now” in the Philippines. Emilio was about “12 or 13”, and Fishburne 14, according to Sheen, who said: “They became fast friends and they were out in the boat one day and the boat got stuck, and Emilio got out of the boat to clear the area and he began to sink into the mud and he went under.” Sheen says Fishburne moved quickly to save him “and pulled him on board.” Estevez and Fishburne kept the incident a secret for about 30 years, and when Sheen found out, he called Fishburne to thank him.
★ “Gorilla Glue Girl” is coming out with her own line of haircare products. Tessica Brown, who gained internet notoriety earlier this year after substituting Gorilla Glue for normal hair spray and required the help of a plastic surgeon to fix things, says her products will hold a ponytail like glue, but without the nightmarish side effects she infamously endured. She is launching her business under the name “Forever Hair,” and says she wanted to create products for people suffering from hair loss and damage, because she knows firsthand how it feels.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Aidy Bryant, Katie Thurston, John Mayer (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): John Krasinski, Donny Deutsch, dodie (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Jodie Foster, Holly Humberstone (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Annette Gordon-Reed, Rep. James Clyburn, Jean Smart
• “The Talk” (CBS): Kelsey Grammer, Bobby Flay, guest co-host Ne-Yo
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Ilana Glazer, Erick Williams
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Jesse Williams, Kalen Allen, D Smoke, Tallie Brinson and his steppers, guest host Stephen “tWitch” Boss
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Matthew Logelin, guest co-host Kevin Hart (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Annaleigh Ashford, Jamie Anderson (R)
• “Juneteenth: Together We Triumph — A Soul of a Nation Special Event” (ABC): Intimate storytelling, powerful tributes, and musical performances from Jimmie Allen, Chloe Bailey and Leon Bridges; Michael Strahan interviews former President Barack Obama.
• “UNCENSORED: Trevor Noah Presents Josh Johnson: # (Hashtag)” (COMEDY): Johnson discusses pandemic-era absurdities, his terrifying encounter with bees, relearning how to be in the world as an avowed weirdo and getting hit on by his friend’s grandma.

• “Her Pen Pal” (HALLMARK): An event planner can’t wait to attend — and plan — her best friend’s wedding in Paris. But when she finds out her ex is bringing a date, she reconnects with her French childhood pen pal.
• “Secrets of a Marine’s Wife” (LIFETIME): Friends, family and local law enforcement investigate the mysterious disappearance of Erin Corwin, a young pregnant woman married to U.S. Marine Jon Corwin.

• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC): Terry Bradshaw faces off against Dee Snider; members of OneRepublic face off with the cast of “Mayans M.C.”
• “Kevin Can F**k Himself” (AMC): Premiere. After Patty reveals the truth about her bank accounts, Allison goes on a bender to take back control of her life; Allison witnesses an overdose and has an idea.
• “Cradle Did Fall” (LIFETIME): A woman poses as an infant photographer to befriend a young mother and steal her baby.

• Pink – Says when she tested positive for COVID-19 in April 2020, she wasn’t sure she would survive. She fell ill alongside her 3-year-old son, Jameson, and their symptoms were so rough that she decided to rewrite her will, and asked her best friend to “tell (her daughter) Willow how much I love her.”
• Billie Eilish — A record company rep says she has something special planned for her hotly-anticipated second studio album “Happier Than Ever”, out July 30. Although there are no further details at this time, Adele, Ariana Grande and Harry Styles have landed their own “At The BBC” TV specials in the past.
• Ariana Grande — has announced her new perfume. She took to her social media to tease the launch of her upcoming fragrance “God Is a Woman” at Ulta Beauty. She’s already released several scents, and in 2017, made $150 million from her fragrance empire alone.
• Soundgarden – The surviving band members and Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky have announced that they have come to an “temporary agreement” that will transfer the Soundgarden social media accounts and web site to the remaining bandmembers. A statement says: “The agreement marks a productive first step towards healing and open dialogue.”
• Rush – guitarist Alex Lifeson has released his first new music in almost a decade. To mark the launch of the new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess guitar, he has made the new songs ‘Kabul Blues’ and ‘Spy House’ available exclusively at his website: AlexLifeson.com
• Foo Fighters — A group of anti-vaxxers protested at their Tuesday club concert in Inglewood, California that only allowed vaccinated fans. Reportedly, the demonstrators were joined by Ricky Schroeder.
• Luke Bryan – was almost the one to record the Florida Georgia Line’s 2012 mega-hit ‘Cruise,’ according to co-writer Chase Rice. He says he wanted Bryan to record it because he was “more established” but “luckily (FGL) took it and made it what it was. Because at that time, nobody knew who they were. They know now.”
• Thomas Rhett – joined forces with his musical dad – ‘90s hitmaker Rhett Akins – for the new ballad ‘Things Dads Do’, just in time for Father’s Day. Thomas calls it “my favorite song I’ve gotten to write with my dad”. LINK: https://youtu.be/AA493BmAsog
• Mickey Guyton – says her debut album will chronicle her past decade in Nashville. After years of hard work, three EPs and many roadblocks, “Remember Her Name” will be released later this year. She says it addresses the racism and sexism she has lived through as a Black woman in country music. Quote: “This is a little dramatic, but I feel like it’s a Becoming, like Michelle Obama.”


⇒ Are you hungry all the time? Scientists say it could be all in your . . . blood. Researchers working on the largest in-depth nutrition study in the world have found that some of us experience big dips in blood sugar levels after eating, which makes us hungrier, sooner. In their study, carried out on test subjects in London and Boston, they found that there is a huge variability in how people respond to food. People who experienced ‘bigger dips’ in blood sugar consumed their next meal about 30 minutes before those who are little dippers, on average. They also consumed more calories at their next meal. Those ‘big dippers’ were also found to consume an average of 300 more calories per day. (I know I’M a big dipper: Chips, fries, pizza, mozzarella sticks, cookies, chickens…I’ll dip anything!)
⇒ As if rising sea levels, drought, and more extreme weather events aren’t enough, climate change will also bring us longer mosquito seasons. That’s the conclusion of scientists at the University of Florida, who found the pesky insects adapt to changes in temperature more quickly than was previously believed. That means in regions poised to experience newly tropical temperatures in a warmer world, mosquitoes could become a year-round nuisance. In places that won’t heat up quite so much, the bugs may be able to reduce the amount of time they spend dormant due to chilly conditions, leaving us fending off mosquitoes for much longer each year than we’re used to. (Well, THAT bloody sucks!)
-ScienceFocus, CTV

➢ After two women found out they’d been dating the same man for 8 months, they decided to team up to get even. Kristen Bishop received a voicemail in March from a stranger, telling her they were both dating the same man. Kristen didn’t believe it until Sophie Facetimed her from Adam’s apartment. Together, they dreamt up the perfect revenge, using a holiday in Turkey that Kristen and Adam had planned. It wasn’t until they landed on Turkish soil that Sophie suddenly turned up to surprise him, and the 2 women ditched their shared boyfriend and enjoyed a “phenomenal” holiday in Istanbul without him. (***Caution*** Tell me more…)
➢ It looks like “Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide” is slip slidin’ away into limbo. Production on the upcoming NBCUniversal reality series has been indefinitely suspended after an outbreak of “explosive diarrhea” was reported on-set. Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide features teams of contestants competing in challenges in a water park. Production was paused when the studio was made aware that a crew member had tested positive for giardia, a microscopic parasite that can cause diarrheal disease if swallowed. It has been reported that as many as 40 crew members were ultimately affected, leaving people “collapsing” on set due to “awful explosive diarrhea” and “being forced to run into port-o-potties.” As a result, Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide will find a new site to complete its final week of production. (At the very least, they’d better get new port-o-potties!!)
-LADBible, Yahoo

Do you ever eat watermelon seeds or just throw them away? It turns out, watermelon seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. One cup delivers more than 30 grams of protein and just 16 grams of carbs. It also provides large doses of magnesium, potassium, zinc, and B-complex vitamins. Besides just swallowing them along with your watermelon slice, you can enjoy them roasted or sprouted as an afternoon snack, toss them in salads, or sprinkle them over oatmeal or chia pudding. Some rinse the seeds and spread them on a cookie sheet, then let them dry and roast them in the oven. This crispy snack can suppress appetite and its magnesium content is good for your heart.


1942 [79] (Sir) Paul McCartney, Liverpool UK, rock billionaire (The Beatles-‘Hey Jude’, Wings-‘Band on the Run’, solo-‘No More Lonely Nights’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1999)

1952 [69] Isabella Rossellini, Rome Italy, movie actress (“Death Becomes Her, “Blue Velvet”)/daughter of Ingrid Bergman

1965 [56] Kim Dickens, Huntsville AL, TV actress (‘Madison’ on “Fear the Walking Dead” 2015-18/ movie actress (“Gone Girl”, “Thank You for Smoking”)

1971 [50] Nathan Morris, Philadelphia PA, R&B singer (Boyz II Men-‘I’ll Make Love to You’, ‘End of the Road’)

1976 [45] Blake Shelton, Ada OK, country singer (‘Boys ’Round Here’, ‘God’s Country’)/TV personality (“The Voice” since 2011)/engaged to Gwen Stefani

1980 [41] David Giuntoli, Milwaukee WI, TV actor (‘Nick Burkhardt’ on “Grimm” 2011-17)

1981 [40] Scooter Braun (Scott), New York City NY, record executive (talent manager who represents Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato)/owner of Big Machine Records, the company in possession of Taylor Swift’s first 6 albums

1986 [35] Richard Madden, Elderslie Scotland, TV actor (‘Robb Stark’ on “Game of Thrones” 2011-16, “The Bodyguard” 2018)

1990 [31] Jacob Anderson, Bristol UK, TV actor (‘Grey Worm’ on “Game of Thrones” 2013-19)

SATURDAY- Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show”) is 73; Ann Wilson (Heart) is 71; Kathleen Turner (“Romancing the Stone”) is 67; Paula Abdul (“American Idol”) is 59; Boris Johnson (UK Prime Minister) is 57; Lara Spencer (“Good Morning America”) is 52; Hugh Dancy (“Hannibal”) is 46; Zoe Saldana (“Avatar”) is 43; Macklemore (‘Thrift Shop’) is 38; Paul Dano (“There Will Be Blood”) is 37

SUNDAY- Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) is 79 Anne Murray (‘Snowbird’) is 76 Lionel Richie (‘All Night Long’) is 71; John Goodman (“Roseanne”) is 69; Michael Anthony (Van Halen) is 67; John Taylor (Duran Duran) is 61; Nicole Kidman (“Moulin Rouge!”) is 54

• “Autistic Pride Day”, an annual celebration of the ‘neuro-diversity’ of people on the autism spectrum that’s designed to shift views of autism from ‘disease’ to ‘difference’. LINK: https://www.autism-society.org/june-2021-toolkit/
• “International Picnic Day”, It’s a pseudo-holiday for humans, but a regular working day for ants.
• “Go Fishing Day” which, if you can pull it off, would allow you to post a sign on your door saying ‘Gone Fishing’. Work, after all, is for people who don’t know how to fish.
• (Perhaps it’s NOT a coincidence that today is also…) “International Sushi Day”, the 13th annual observance conceived originally as a Facebook page. If you’re looking for an excuse to eat raw fish, this seems as good a day as any. NET: http://bit.ly/10Xizp
• “Splurge Day”, when we’re encouraged to go out and do something indulgent. If funds or guilt were no problem, what would you blow bucks on? (I’m not sure, but it would involve bacon…)
• “Panic Day”, when you’re encouraged to run around all day telling people you just can’t handle it anymore. In other words … just a regular day.
• “Flip Flop Day”, people have been wearing flip-flops for thousands of years, with the earliest wearers being the Ancient Egyptians in 4000BC. Flip-flops got their name because of the slapping sound they make when you walk in them.

• “Juneteenth”, officially “Juneteenth National Independence Day”, on the anniversary of the 1865 announcement of General Order No. 3, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas. This day celebrates the emancipation of all who had been enslaved in the US.
• “World Sauntering Day”, a day to ‘revive the art of Victorian sauntering, and ‘discourage jogging, lollygagging, sashaying, fast walking, and trotting’. It’s also “Martini Day”, can we stumble?
• “Martini Day”. Recipe for a very dry martini: Take 1 bottle of gin . . .
• “Eat an Oreo Day”, The Oreo has been the best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912. Available in over 100 countries, the perfection of an Oreo cookie is down to an exact science. The cookie-to-crème ratio of an original Oreo cookie is always, without fail, 71% to 29%.
• “Garfield the Cat Day”, honoring Jim Davis’ fat cat comic strip on the anniversary of its 1978 debut in newspapers. (Big fat hairy deal.)

• “Father’s Day”, celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June in about 90 countries as a day to honor Dad and appreciate all he does. Many other countries celebrate a day for dad at other times in the year. The first observance of a “Father’s Day” was on July 5, 1908, in a church in Fairmont, West Virginia. (***See “Great Quotes About Fathers”, below***)
• “Summer Arrives”, in the Northern Hemisphere. Also known as Summer Solstice. It is observed when the Sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky — this year on the 20th at 11:32 pm EDT. (Although that means Monday will be the first “day” of summer!)
• “World Productivity Day” … better today than on a Monday! Start looking at your processes and see where waste can be cut, set yourself a list of things to accomplish and where you think productivity is lacking, identify problem areas and start an action plan to solve it. (Then when you see all the time you’ve wasted, get back to work and do things the way you always do, only faster!)
• “World Refugee Day”, first declared by the UN in 2001 as an expression of solidarity with Africa, which hosts the most refugees.
• “Ice Cream Soda Day”, you should invest some time in slurping this frothy wonderment up a stripy straw. The drink is comprised of a couple of scoops of ice-cream in any carbonated beverage.
• And for those who don’t like to rock the boat, today is also “Plain Yogurt Day” and “Vanilla Milkshake Day”.


2009 [12] Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a 32-year-old woman from Minnesota, is found guilty of illegal sharing of music files via the Internet and is ordered to pay $1.92 million, $80,000 per song

2011 [10] Clarence Clemons, saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, dies at age 69 after suffering a stroke. He is eventually replaced in the band by his nephew, Jake Clemons

2018 [03] Rapper XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy] dies after being shot during a robbery

1905 [116] The wooden chair that’s become a symbol of Summer, the ‘Adirondack’, is patented by Harry Bunnell of Westport NY (in Canada, it’s known as the ‘Muskoka’ chair)

2014 [07] Internet retailer Amazon releases its own smartphone, ‘Fire’

2000 [21] Tiger Woods wins the US Open Golf Championship by a record 15 strokes


✓ Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground.
✓ Electronic dance music has been shown to ward off mosquitos.
✓ A kangaroo pouch has muscles that contract to secure a joey when mom runs or jumps.
✓ Cats cannot taste sweet things due to a genetic defect.
✓ Dragonflies have six legs, but can’t walk.
✓ The oldest-known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
-TotallyAwesomeUselessInformation, BestLife

• “You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” – Jerry Seinfeld
• “I gave my father $100 and said, “Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.” So, he went out and bought a present for my mother.” – Rita Rudner
• “My daughter got me a “World’s Best Dad” mug. So, we know she’s sarcastic.” – Bob Odenkirk
• “Even though I’m proud my dad invented the rear-view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear.” – Stewart Francis
• “We wondered why when a child laughed, he belonged to Daddy, and when he had a sagging diaper that smelled like a landfill, ‘He wants his mother.'” – Erma Bombeck
• “When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a drunk guy who wears a cape.” – Dave Attell
• “Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” – Jon Stewart
• “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in 7 years.” – Mark Twain

Summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere at 11:32pm EDT. Here are some…

• Cleaning the grill with your wife’s hairbrush is unsanitary.
• Always double-check you’re not barbecuing the dog’s chew toy.
• Shave hands and arms to prevent flame-ups.
• Singed eyelashes normally grow back in about 3 weeks.
• A ‘BBQ spit’ does NOT refer to saliva.
• If it moos when you put a fork in it, slap it back on.
• Friends don’t let friends grill drunk! A message from MABB, Mothers Against Burnt Burgers.
-First published in BS in 2015

➠ A severe heat warning is in effect for over 30 U.S. States. (Miley Cyrus took off her bra and ran through the lawn sprinkler for Instagram…then heard about the heat wave…)
➠ Doctors have a new term for neck pain resulting from looking down at your phone: “text neck”.  (However, they refer to pain from looking down at PEOPLE as “Chrissy Teigen neck.”)
➠ Paul McCartney is 79 today. (He was knighted in 1997, making him one of only a few musicians to be called “Sir.” There’s McCartney, Elton John and, of course, Mix-a-Lot…)
➠ Fact of the Day:  The more a child practices a musical instrument, the better they are at paying attention, managing anxiety, and controlling their emotions. (And if that doesn’t work: Netflix!)
➠ Fact of the Day:  If you went swimming on the Moon, you would be able to walk on the water’s surface and jump out of the water like a dolphin. (But since that isn’t possible at the moment. . . there’s always LSD…)

My New Year’s Eve outfit:  https://twitter.com/PMSL__/status/1404531223419101186

If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up, then right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.

What ‘Dad-ism’ did you hear while growing up…over and over and over…?
What is the best piece of advice you ever got from dear old Dad?

Question:  According to research, men consume 82% of THIS product. What is it?
Answer:  Potato chips

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.


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