October 25 2021

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Monday, October 25, 2021 – Edition: #7092

Sheet For Brains!


***UPDATE*** James Michael Tyler, known widely for his recurring role as coffee shop manager ‘Gunther’ on “Friends,” has died. He was 59. Tyler died Sunday at home in Los Angeles from prostrate cancer, said his manager. He was first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018. -CTV

★ Hollywood is taking action following the tragic shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film “Rust.” Showrunners on ABC’s police drama “The Rookie” and Amazon Prime Video’s superhero show “The Boys” have banned the use of live guns on their sets. According to an email sent to crew by The Rookie showrunner Alexi Hawley, Air Soft guns will be used exclusively, and muzzle flashes will be added in post-production via CGI. The changes come in response to the incident where Baldwin, who is also a producer on the movie Rust, discharged a prop gun on the New Mexico set of the indie Western film, leaving cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and injuring director Joel Souza. The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed.
-TheWrap, People
★ Hayden Christensen will reprise the role of ‘Anakin Skywalker’, aka ‘Darth Vader’, in “Ahsoka”, the latest Star Wars live-action series from Lucasfilm and Disney+. Christensen famously played the future Vader in 2002’s “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” and 2005’s “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith”. It’s unclear how Skywalker, or for that matter, Vader, will figure into Ahsoka, which, like “The Mandalorian”, is set 5 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi”, and therefore after Vader’s death. Production is set to begin in early 2022.
★ Meadow Walker, the model and daughter of the late Paul Walker, tied the knot to fiancé Louis Thornton-Allan on a beach in the Dominican Republic earlier this month. She shared a black and white video of the intimate ceremony on Instagram, which was attended by her family and close friends, including her father’s “Fast and Furious” costars Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster. Diesel, Meadow’s godfather, walked his longtime friend’s daughter down the aisle. Walker’s father died in a car crash in Southern California in 2013 at 40.
★ Margot Robbie’s “Barbie” movie looks to have found its ‘Ken’. Ryan Gosling is in final negotiations to play the iconic Mattel character in the upcoming Warner Bros’ movie centered on the classic doll line. Given his busy schedule, Gosling initially passed on the part, but insiders say that as pre-production dragged out and the studio remained persistent, calling him their only choice, an opening in his schedule appeared, allowing him to sign on. Plot details are unknown, but given Greta Gerwig’s track record as director, you can expect that this won’t be your typical take on the doll’s story.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Tracy Morgan, Penn Badgley, Billy Strings
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Steve Martin, Martin Short, Margaret Qualley, Dr. Jane Goodall, Cynthia Erivo (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Bruce Springsteen
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Anderson Cooper, Cobie Smulders, Atom Willard
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Anya Taylor-Joy, Ben Schwartz, Leon Bridges
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Capt. Sean Meagher, Rachel Hargrove
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Katie Couric, guest co-host Gretchen Carlson
• “The Talk” (CBS): Lesley Stahl
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Aidan Quinn, Darby Stanchfield, Monica Mangin
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Luke Bryan, Michael J. Woodard, guest host Katy Perry
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Jaleel White, Anne Burrell
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC): Horror Night
• “All American” (CW): Season 4 premiere
• “The 4400” (CW): Series premiere. A ball of light deposits a group of 4400 people in the foothills near Mount Rainier WA. Each have disappeared in a beam of white light since 1946, yet none have aged.  The government tries to understand the phenomenon and analyze the potential threat.
• “Below Deck” (BRAVO): Season 9 premiere

• Adele – Her new single ‘Easy On Me’ is the most-added song in radio history. Not only did it set first-day records for Spotify streams and YouTube views, it was most played song in U.S. radio history during a song’s first week on air. 451 total stations reported immediately putting it on their playlists.
• Billie Eilish – Her debut fragrance was inspired by her synaesthesia. She says the condition – a perceptual phenomenon that connects sensory or cognitive pathways – means to her, everything she does has to “sound like a certain smell”. She wanted the fragrance, titled Eilish, to be “mentally sexy.”
• Pussycat Dolls – Their reunion tour, initially postponed due to the pandemic, is still happening beginning in Sept, according to Kimberly Wyatt. It was placed in doubt earlier this year when founder Robin Antin filed a lawsuit claiming Nicole Scherzinger was refusing to participate unless she received complete creative control, plus a larger share of profits.
• Elton John — has just released his new album “The Lockdown Sessions” and will soon resume his globe-spanning “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. After that, he says he’ll spend his remaining years focusing completely on husband David Furnish and their 2 sons. Quote: “I need to be with them.”
• Ozzy Osbourne – He and wife/manager Sharon have partnered with Sony Pictures and Polygram for their upcoming biopic. The as-yet-untitled film, which will focus on the love story between the 2, will be scripted by Lee Hall, who worked on Elton John’s “Rocketman”.
• New Order — will live-stream their sold-out show at London’s O2 arena. They’ll make their live debut at the 20,000-capacity venue on November 6, and are inviting fans who were unable to get tickets to watch from the comfort of their own homes.
• Chris Stapleton – is Adele’s “dream” duet partner. She participated in Vogue’s “73 Questions” feature, and namedropped him as an ideal collaborator. For emphasis, she added, “whoa,” when she said his name. Unfortunately for both of them, he isn’t singing with anyone these days. Laryngitis forced Stapleton to cancel several recent shows.
• Jessie James Decker — has announced a full-scale tour for next spring. Her “The Woman I’ve Become Tour” will include 24 stops across the country. Decker and opening act Adam Doleac will begin on April 14 in Detroit and finish up in early June in Denver.
• CMA Awards – In case you missed the announcement late last week, The first performers for the Nov. 10 show have been announced. Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Jimmie Allen, and Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (together) will all grace the stage. In addition, Mickey Guyton, Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards will perform together. Luke Bryan will host.


One good thing about Zoom calls is that you get a glimpse into the home-life of your co-workers. And according to a recent survey, more than half (54%) of remote workers judge their colleagues’ home décor or furniture during virtual meetings. But, of course, it goes both ways: 64% say they’re so concerned about being judged themselves that they, at some point, decided to upgrade their own home work space. Since early 2020, nearly half of remote workers have purchased new home office furniture, and 40% have redecorated at least one room. The OnePoll survey of 2,000 American remote workers also found that it took an average of 3 months until respondents got tired of the décor and furniture in their home and decided to go shopping.
(It’s a tough call. On one hand, you want your place to look nice on camera. On the other, you don’t want it SO nice that your boss thinks you make too much money…)
(Well, it’s not that I JUDGE my co-workers…I just feel sorry for them for having such poor taste!)
(Never mind my co-workers – I loved judging the homes of celebs and politicians that I saw on TV during lockdown!)

Matchmaking app Tinder has announced that it has a new feature to solve an age-old problem: Finding a date for a wedding if you’re single. The “Plus One” feature recently debuted on the app, which allows users to let others know they are either looking for a date to take to a soirée, or that they are actually willing and able to attend another person’s big event. Tinder partnered with the wedding planning site Wedding Wire to launch Plus One. Online reaction has been mixed: Some love the idea, others – not so much, with several calling it “desperate.”
(But isn’t “desperate” what Tinder is all about?)
(I know that the place I’d most like to take a potential partner on a first date is definitely a stuffy social event that my ENTIRE family is attending – said no one ever!)
(You know what they say: “There are only 2 kinds of people on Tinder. Those who are right for you, and those who are left!”)

➢ Five hikers in British Columbia, Canada, used their turbans to save 2 men who had fallen into a pool below a waterfall. Kuljinder Kinda and his friends were hiking in Golden Ears Provincial Park when a group told them the men had slipped and could not pull themselves back to safety. There was no cell service to call for help, so they came up with the idea to create a rope out of their turbans, articles worn by Sikhs as a headdress. They removed their turbans and other articles of clothing and knotted the fabric together and create a 10-meter (33 feet) makeshift rope, and safely pulled the 2 men back onto the trail.
➢ A young Australian is bringing smiles to people all over the world. VERY young. “The Dimi Family” have gone viral on TikTok and Instagram for posting daily affirmations from 2-year-old Aleksandra. The little girl starts each video by shouting “Hey”, and then delivers an uplifting mantra. Example: “You are bold, you are brilliant, you are beautiful. Today you will not let other people’s words affect you. You are worthy of greatness!” Nick and Sofia Dimitrievski of Sydney run the account which features their family adventures with Aleksandra and their other daughter, Mila. Mom Sofia says the idea to post the daily affirmations stemmed from the mental health-related death of her brother, whom Aleksandra was named after, which makes it even more special, “because she is now helping spread love and joy to the world.” Sofia says they have had comments saying how happy the videos made people, and “how it even saved their life.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/pznnp2zm

☞ Instagram:  9 minutes, 42 seconds (2451 words)
☞ Netflix:  11:00 (2628 words)
☞ Facebook:  17:12 (4132 words)
☞ Twitter: 23:30 (5633 words)
☞ Uber:  23:36 (5658 words)
☞ Tinder: 25:54 (6215 words)
☞ Zoom:  30:12 (7243 words
☞ TikTok: 31:24 (7459 words)
☞ Spotify: 35:48 (8600 words)
☞ Microsoft:  1:03:30 (15260 words)
For reference, Shakespeare’s “MacBeth” is 17121 words, and would take 1:11:18 to read…not that I’d know!)

The flu virus has a gel-like coating that protects it in cold temperatures. The coating starts to melt around 72°F (22°C), so warmer weather means the virus is more vulnerable. The closer it is to freezing, the safer it is inside its ‘shell’, which melts once it’s in your body. That’s why winter is “flu season”.


1928 [93] Marion Ross, Watertown MN, TV actress (‘Marion Cunningham’ on “Happy Days” 1974-1984)

1957 [64] Nancy Cartwright, Dayton OH, voice actress (‘Bart Simpson’ and others, including Nelson Muntz’, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and Maggie on “The Simpsons” since 1989)

1961 [60] Chad Smith, St Paul MN, rock drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers-‘Scar Tissue’, Chickenfoot-‘Oh Yeah’)

1969 [52] Samantha Bee, Toronto ON, comedian-TV personality (“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” since 2016-present/correspondent on “The Daily Show” 2003-15)

1970 [Lloyd] Ed Robertson, Scarborough ON, pop singer-guitarist (Barenaked Ladies-‘If I Had a Million Dollars’, ‘One Week’)

1971 [50] Craig Robinson, Chicago IL, movie actor (“Sausage Party”, “Hot Tub Time Machine” films)/TV actor (“The Office” 2005-13)/TV host (“Last Comic Standing” 2010)

1984 [37] Katy Perry [Hudson], Santa Barbara CA, pop singer (‘I Kissed a Girl’, ‘Firework’)/“American Idol” judge since 2018

1985 [36] Ciara [Wilson], Fort Hood TX, pop singer (f/Ludacris-‘Ride’, ‘Goodies’)/married to Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson since 2016/Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon

• “Frankenstein Day”, honoring Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein”. Frankenstein was first published anonymously in 1818, under its original title: “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”. And, yes, there is also a “Frankenstein Day” on Shelley’s birthdate, Aug. 30. (“Freaky”, huh?)
• “Cartoonists Against Crime Day”, honoring cartoonists, graphic artists, and illustrators who promote crime prevention through their works. (Stop varmint … or I’ll draw!)
• “Chucky the Notorious Killer Doll Day”, celebrating the murderous, knife-wielding doll brought to life in the horror films: “Child’s Play” (1988); “Child’s Play 2″ (1990); “Child’s Play 3″ (1991); “Bride of Chucky” (1998); “Seed of Chucky” (2004); “Curse of Chucky” (2013); “Cult of Chucky” (2017), and the new TV series “Chucky” (2021) LINK: http://tinyurl.com/9g5yms4
• “Greasy Foods Day”. From pizza and nachos to burgers and French fries, it’s nearly impossible to ignore this guilty pleasure. (Especially if it’s someone else’s!)
• “International Artists Day”, honoring the contribution artists make to society. It’s a day to visit a gallery, participate in something creative, or buy that painting that you’ve been admiring.
• “Punk for a Day Day”, so get on your faux-hawk, your stick-on tats, your imitation leather and strut your stuff!
• “World Pasta Day”, honoring one of Italy’s greatest gifts to the world. It’s estimated there are around 350 different types of pasta . . . and about 4 times that many names for them.

[Tues] Mincemeat Day
[Tues] Pumpkin Day
[Wed] Boxer Shorts Day
[Wed] Cranky Co-Workers Day
This Week Is…Red Ribbon Week
This Month Is…Crime Prevention Month

1978 [43] “Halloween”, directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her debut, is released (the 12th movie in the series, “Halloween Kills”, was released Oct. 15 – starring Jamie Lee Curtis)

2014 [07] Jack Bruce, classic rock bassist/singer and founding member of Cream, dies at age 71

2014 [07] Taylor Swift applies to trademark several phrases related to her album “1989”, including “Party Like It’s 1989,” “This Sick Beat” and “’Cause We Never Go Out of Style.”

2017 [04] Nashville stages a star-studded farewell concert for Kenny Rogers, who is retiring after a 60-year career. Chris Stapleton pays tribute, singing ‘The Gambler’, Lionel Richie sings ‘Lady,’ and Don Henley performs the Eagles’ ‘Desperado’, which Rogers covered. The highlight: Rogers takes the stage with Dolly Parton to close out the night with ‘Islands in the Stream’.

1991 [30] 33-year-old Jack Feeser sets the unofficial ‘World Car Kissing Record’ in Hanover, Pennsylvania by smooching a ‘Geo Storm’ for 145 hours, 14 minutes to win the vehicle from a dealership


✓ Men are more likely than women to run stoplights, but women are more likely to change lanes without signaling.
✓ In 18th century Paris, street vendors sold baths, physically carrying tubs and water into private homes.
✓ Toto the dog was paid $125 per week for his work in “The Wizard of Oz”.
✓ Electric eels are not true eels. They’re members of the carp family.
✓ The decapitated jaws of a snapping turtle can keep snapping for about a day.
✓ In one study, posting reminder signs in ladies’ restrooms increased handwashing by 36%. Men’s rooms: 0%.

• FacePalm
• Conspiracies and Recipes
• Old Joke Depot
• Tindr For Dummies
• SpongeBook SquareFace
• Look at my Lunch
• My marriage is doing great, I promise, I mean look at our selfies.com
• Dad, this isn’t Google, you’re posting your searches!
• ClusterZuck
• The Facebook

➠ The iconic home from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movie franchise is on sale and taking offers until Halloween. It’s listed for $3.2 million, and has already had thousands of offers. (So, if you’re thinking about buying it, don’t sleep on it…)
➠ Halloween is just days away. (Just think, by this time next week, your kids’ candy sack will have dwindled down to just the Candy Corn and Raisins!)
➠ Phil Collins says that the Genesis’ 2021 reunion tour is their last, as he’s battling multiple health issues. (And sorry fans, don’t expect any new music from the ssstu-ssstu-ssstudio, either.)
➠ Katy Perry turns 37 today. (Didn’t get her a present yet? You can’t go wrong with one of those “My Eyes Are Up Here” shirts.)
➠ Hillary Clinton turns 74 tomorrow. (Bill has a romantic dinner planned . . . and he’ll do something with Hillary for her birthday afterwards…)

Match the horror movie to its tagline . . .
• “The Night HE Came Home!”
a) Halloween (1978) [CORRECT]
b) Friday the 13th (1980)
c) A Nightmare on Elm Street
d) Trains, Planes & Automobiles

• “Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.”
a) Psycho
b) The Shining
c) The Fly [CORRECT]
d) The Paddington Bear Movie

• “Have You Checked the Children?”
a) The Omen
b) Insidious
c) When a Stranger Calls
d) E.T the Extra Terrestrial

What they don’t show you in horror movies:  https://tinyurl.com/8e4yc43e

Dear life:  When I said “Could this day get any worse?”, it was a rhetorical question, not a challenge.

What was your very first Halloween costume?

Question:  Almost 10% of people in THIS profession are seriously injured each year.
Answer:  Clowns

The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.


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