October 19 2021

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – Edition: #7088

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★ Blake Lively had a savage response after her hubby Ryan Reynolds announced he is taking a break from moviemaking. Fresh off finishing production on “Spirited”, an Apple TV+ re-imaging of “A Christmas Carol”, Reynolds announced it is time for “a little sabbatical”. On Insta, he wrote: “Singing, dancing and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made a whole lotta dreams come true. And this is my second film with the great @octaviaspencer Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making.” While others, from Hugh Jackman to Spencer herself, praised his talents in response, Lively had a sharper reaction to the news, writing, “Michael Caine did it first”, a reference to the Oscar-winner’s recent announcement that he has retired from acting. Reynolds has been a busy guy lately. He just starred in Fox’s “Free Guy” and will next be seen in “Red Notice” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot.
★ NBC has temporarily halted production on the new spinoff series “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” after a stunt gone wrong. The shutdown comes after stuntman Jonathan Goodwin was airlifted to hospital following an accident on Thursday. The stunt, in which Goodwin was strapped in a straitjacket and suspended in the air with two cars on each side of him, rigged to crash into each other. Although he freed and unhooked himself to fall onto the airbag below, the timing was off and Goodwin was sandwiched between the vehicles, which set off a rigged explosive. He underwent surgery and remained in critical condition in the trauma ward.
★ Superman is officially moving on from “the American Way.” Jim Lee, chief creative officer and publisher of DC, has announced that the Man of Steel’s motto will be “evolving” from the well-known mantra that he fights for “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” Superman’s new “mission statement” is: “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.” The company says the decision is meant “to better reflect the storylines” and to honor “Superman’s legacy of over 80 years of building a better world.”
★ Angelina Jolie has big ambitions for her new book. She recently published, “Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth” in partnership with Amnesty International and British human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren. In a recent interview, Jolie said she hopes the book will provide young people the tools to “fight back” for their rights. Quote: “So many children are in harm’s way across the world and we’re simply not doing enough. These are their rights, decided years ago based on what would make them healthy, balanced, safe and stable adults.”

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Bleachers (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Pete Davidson, Jon Stewart, Meredith Hagner, Baby Keem (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Nick Offerman, Charlamagne Tha God
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Nathan Lane, B.J. Novak, Nessa Barrett, José Medeles (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Hailee Steinfeld, Lee Pace, Coldplay
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Nick Offerman, Ree Drummond, guest co-host Eboni K. William
• “The Talk” (CBS): Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Kofi Siriboe, Kimberlin Brown, Sean Kanan
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Eve, Michelle Young
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Jason Momoa, DJ D-Nice, Hunter Woodhall, Tara Davis
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Clint Howard, Ron Howard, Melissa Benoist, Amir Arison, Scotty McCreery
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Alicia Silverstone, Molly Yeh, Pilar Valdes, Danny Pellegrino
• “The Bachelorette” (ABC): Season 18 premiere. 30 captivating men arrive in Indian Wells hoping to find a teammate for life in Michelle Young.
• “Queens” (ABC): Series premiere. The 4 stars of a once-popular girl group reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had in the ’90s.
• “Games People Play” (BET): Season 2 premiere

• Drake – His “Certified Lover Boy” has bounced back to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart for a 4th nonconsecutive week at #1. Certified Lover Boy spent its first 3 weeks at the top beginning Sept. 18, then slipped to #2 for 2 weeks, as YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s “Sincerely, Kentrell” debuted at #1, and Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” returned to #1 for a week.
• Adele – Upon release last Thurs., her single ‘Easy on Me’ broke the Spotify record for most streams in a day. The music service has not yet revealed the exact number of global streams the song garnered, but BTS’ ‘Butter’ previously held the record for most single-day streams, with 20.9 million.
• Michael Jackson – After losing his passport in the early ‘90s, he had to apply for a replacement — and now that document is up for sale at “Moments in Time”. He included 4 Polaroids and his signature in the application, which can be yours for $75,000.
• Coldplay – Chris Martin says the group spent 20 years trying to write a decent Bond theme, but admits the 5 songs they came up with weren’t “very good”. Quote: “I don’t know if we’re spiritually on the same trip as James. As much as I like the films, I don’t know if us singing would do it for him.”
• Judas Priest – singer Rob Halford’s cancer is in remission. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year during lockdown, and says “Things happen for a reason as far as time sequence of events. I have nothing but gratitude to be at this point in my life, still doing what I love the most.”
• The Beatles — are on TikTok. Fans now can choose from 36 of the group’s songs to soundtrack their clips on the video-sharing app, including ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Love Me Do’, ‘The Long and Winding Road,’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, and ‘Eleanor Rigby’.
• Kacey Musgraves – has commented on the fact that her album “Star Crossed” was ruled ineligible for the best country album category at the 2022 Grammys. On Twitter, she captioned a photo of her as a young girl sporting a pink cowboy hat and a smile with the words: “You can take the girl out of the country (genre), but you can’t take the country out of the girl.”
• Hunter Hayes – will drop the 6-song EP “Wild Blue Complete” on Friday. In 2019, he released “Wild Blue (Part I).” At the time, it was supposed to be part of a trilogy, but nothing has been released since then.
• Jimmie Allen – He and his wife, Alexis welcomed their second daughter, Zara James Allen, on Saturday. Prior to her arrival, Allen posted on Instagram that Saturday’s show in Forest City, N.C., would be rescheduled due to a “family emergency.” Later, Allen put fans’ minds at ease by sharing a baby emoji.


Doctors in several countries are reporting an alarming rise in teen girls developing tics…and they’re blaming – wait for it – TikTok. The rise began around the start of the pandemic and has alarmed and puzzled doctors, who report the patients exhibiting “physical jerking movements and verbal outbursts.” One thing the teens all had in common was they had been watching TikTok videos of people who said they had Tourette syndrome. Tourette’s is a nervous-system disorder that can cause the repetitive, involuntary movements, or sounds. It usually mostly impacts males. Some medical centers are seeing as many as 10 times their usual cases of tics, with one doctor saying she noticed many patients blurting out the word “beans” with a British accent, even patients who didn’t speak English. Eventually, she learned that one top British TikTok’er would blurt out the word “beans.” Experts say what’s happening isn’t Tourette’s, but a functional movement disorder, and while someone is not likely to develop a tic by watching one video, TikTok’s algorithm means kids are seeing similar videos repeatedly.
(If TikTok causes tics, I’d hate to see what you get from using Twitch!)
(I don’t know what to do about that, but if TikTok caused bad breath, I’d suggest the TikTok Tic Tac tactic…)

➢ If you like the idea of chilling and watching Netflix all day — while getting paid – here’s your gig. UK luxury bed company Crafted Beds is currently accepting applications for a mattress tester. Yes, you could make £24,000 (US $33K) per year lying down. The company says the role has been created to ensure that its customers are getting the best mattress they can. The lucky mattress tester will be required to work a full 37½ hour week, testing a different mattress each week, taking notes and making assessments on how comfortable they are. The mattress testing role will be remote, meaning that you can “work” from home. (But what would you do on your day off?)
➢ A UK casino site is hiring someone to watch every episode of “The Simpsons.” Why? Platin Casino says it is looking for a Simpsons Series Analyst to help it further investigate the “well-known phenomenon that The Simpsons has predicted major life events.” The animated show has been credited with foreseeing Donald Trump’s presidency and even the coronavirus pandemic. In an attempt to “See what 2022 will hold”, The Simpsons Series Analyst will be required to watch and analyze all episodes from the show’s 33 seasons, plus the Simpsons spinoff movie. Platin predicts it will take 8 weeks to get through the more than 280 hours of footage. The successful candidate will be asked to “take notes on stand-out storylines” to help the company’s “team of prediction experts” evaluate the “probability of each one happening” in real life. The pay? Nearly $7,000 — and a weekly box of donuts. (That’s a lot of D’oh…in more ways than one!)
-LADBible, NYPost

Halloween brings us some scary stuff every year. And the very thought of THIS might be the scariest thing ever. How would you like to try candy corn-stuffed sausage? Jenifer St. Market in Madison, Wisconsin, is selling the newly whipped-up treat just in time for Halloween. The Spooktoberfest brat consists of sausage meat mixed with beer and stuffed with literal pieces of candy corn. Internet reaction is mixed, with one reporting that it tastes “slightly sweet and not scary at all!”, and another calling it a “crime against humanity.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3fdnhjnv
(Actually, to me, plain old candy corn is even scarier!)
(It’s definitely not the grossest ingredient ever used to make sausage!)

…according to the Buzzfeed community…
☞ “That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.” — Babe
☞ “Maybe you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow” “As you wish.” – The Princess Bride
☞ “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Back to the Future
☞ “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” – The Usual Suspects
☞ “So long, partner.” – Toy Story 3
☞ “I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.” – Silence of the Lambs
☞ “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?” – Stand By Me
☞ “You want to tell me about her?” “No. No, I don’t think I will.” – Avengers: Endgame
☞ “I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.” – The Shawshank Redemption
☞ “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” — Casablanca
(What’s YOUR favorite movie final line?)

The first-ever Balloon World Cup tournament took place last week in Spain, attended by players from 32 countries. That’s right, a world championship for the game you’ve played around the house where you bop around helium-free balloons in an attempt at keeping them from touching the ground. Organizers pulled out all the stops for the celebration of balloonery, even placing a bunch of living room furniture on a stage where the final game took place for authenticity. No word on whether players were punished if they broke vases or precious family heirlooms while leaping across furniture to keep their balloons in the air, as they surely did at home while practicing.


1940 [81] Michael Gambon, Dublin Ireland, movie actor (‘Dumbledore’ in the “Harry Potter” franchise)

1945 [76] John Lithgow, Rochester NY, movie actor (“Footloose”, “Interstellar”)/TV actor (“3rd Rock From the Sun” 1996-2001, “Dexter” 2009) COMING UP…“The Old Man”

1962 [59] Evander Holyfield (“The Real Deal”), Atmore AL, retired boxer (Olympic bronze 1988/world champion 1990-92/the only 4-time world heavyweight champion)

1966 [55] Jon Favreau, Queens NY, movie actor/director (“Swingers”, director of “Elf”, “Iron Man 1 &2”)

1969 [52] Trey Parker, Conifer CO, TV producer-writer (“South Park” since 1997)

1970 [51] Chris Kattan, Los Angeles CA, TV actor (“Saturday Night Live” 1996-2012, “The Middle” 2009-2014)

1977 [44] Jason Reitman, Montréal QC, film director (“Up in the Air”, “Juno”)/movie producer (“Whiplash”)

1982 [39] Gillian Jacobs, Pittsburgh PA, TV actress (“Community” 2009-15)

1986 [35] Zac Barnett, Boston MA, rock singer (American Authors-‘Best Day of My Life’)

• “Evaluate Your Life Day”, a time to “sit back and reflect on your contribution to humanity, and see if you’re really heading toward where you want to be”. (I WOULD make a joke here about my life, but my life beat me to it…)
• “Dress Like a Dork Day”, all you need to do is slick back your hair, get out the plaid polyester pants, hideous shirt, suspenders, white knee socks, and your favorite dickey. Add horn-rimmed glasses fixed with masking tape, a fanny pack, and a pocket protector — and you’re good to go! (Just another day at the office for me…)
• “New Friends Day”, it’s all about making room for new connections in your life, and celebrating the potential for friendship everywhere you go. Research shows that strong social support is a key to living your happiest, most fulfilled life. So, get out there and add some new friends to your docket!
• “Seafood Bisque Day”, celebrating the smooth, creamy, and highly-seasoned soup of French origin. Based on a strained broth of crustaceans, it’s made with lobster, crab, or shrimp.
• “Gin and Tonic Day”, substantially a British drink for the longest time, a G&T is a staple cocktail with a high level of bitterness, but it dies down with lime and sugar to make it palatable for most people.


[Wed] Suspenders Day
[Wed] Chefs Day
[Thurs] Reptile Awareness Day
[Thurs] “Back to the Future” Day

2003 [18] Magician David Blaine emerges from 44 days of isolation in a clear plastic box suspended over the River Thames in London UK

2012 [09] Justin Timberlake weds Jessica Biel at a super-secret ceremony in Italy

1986 [35] Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ hits #1 (it goes on to become an anthem of acceptance and is reinterpreted many times)

1999 [22] The ‘Believe’ single is released by Cher (Billboard Song of the Year, 1999; Grammy Award Best Dance Recording, 2000)

1722 [299] Frenchman C Hopffer patents the fire extinguisher

1957 [64] Maurice “Rocket” Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHLer to score 500 goals


✓ Chickens can see daylight 45 minutes before it is visible to humans.
✓ Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” has been adapted into film more than 50 times; “Romeo & Juliet”, 33 times.
✓ It would take a manned rocketship 70,000 years to reach the next closest solar system.
✓ If you pour salt into a glass of water, the level of the water will go down instead of up.
✓ Until 1937, the referee tossed a jump ball after every basket in basketball.
✓ Butterflies can get drunk on the juice of rotten fruit.
-WhattheFFacts, BathroomReadersInstitute

Best of BS . . .

• “Just because I’m rich, it doesn’t mean I’ll change. Ha!”
• “Prenup!”
• “How many lottery tickets can I buy with all this money?”
• “Should I flush this $100 bill now that I’ve wiped with it?”
• “Wow. Five dollars.”
• “Finally, my wife and kids’ birthdays have paid off.”
• “I suppose I’m going to need a will now.”
• “That’s a ‘lotto’ money!”
• “I’m going to buy a dinosaur.”
• “How ‘bout that! My pockets are deeper than my thoughts!”
• Now, where did I put that thing?”
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019

➠ A 4.1 magnitude earthquake ROCKED the coast of British Columbia, Canada last week. (And as a country known for Anne Murray and Celine Dion, getting rocked isn’t something we’re [they’re] used to…)
➠ A 6th “Die Hard” movie is being discussed. (. . . proving the title is really, really accurate!)
➠ Krispy Kreme has unveiled 4 new Halloween donuts. (Though, the only thing scary about them is your inevitable doctor’s visit…)
➠ Evander Holyfield is 59 today. (These days he likes to relax and loves talking boxing . . . if you’ll just lend him an ear.)
➠ Drinking too much water can kill you. (Or just any amount of water in Michigan…)

Mario ‘Real’ World: https://tinyurl.com/spx4caja

Don’t be mad at lazy people. They didn’t do anything.

What was your “I am surrounded by idiots” moment?


Question:  In a survey, adults listed the top dining etiquette rules that they would love to break if they could get away with it. #1 was ‘eating with your hands’. Surprisingly, THIS was #2. What is it?
Answer:  Blowing bubbles in your drink

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.


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