INTERPREP ★ JUNE 13, 2016

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DATEBOOK: JUNE 13, 2016

This is day 165 of 2016. There are 201 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Bob McGrath (Sesame Street) is 84

• Siegfried of Siegfried and Roy is 77

• Malcolm McDowell is 73

• Richard Thomas (The Waltons) is 65

• Tim Allen is 63

• Ally Sheedy (Breakfast Club, War Games) is 54

• TV journalist Hannah Storm is 54

• David Gray is 48

• Steve-O (Jackass) is 42

• Chris Evans (Captain America) is 35

• Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) is 30

• Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen are 30

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1884: The world’s first roller coaster opened at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. It was called the Gravity Pleasure Switchback Railway. The cars traveled at 6 miles per hour.

• 1920: The United States Postal Service ruled that children may not be sent via parcel post.

• 1927: A ticker-tape parade was held in New York City for aviator Charles Lindbergh.

• 1966: The United States Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.

• 1970: “The Long and Winding Road” became the Beatles’ last Number 1 song.

• 1996: Bomb disposal experts swung into action when a bomb was reported bobbing around in Hong Kong harbor. The “bomb” turned out to be a giant sausage.

• 1997: Michael Jordan scored 39 points as the Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 90-86 to win their fifth NBA championship in seven years.

• 2005: In Olathe, Kansas, a 17-year-old student was charged with battery after he threw up on his Spanish teacher. Witnesses told police the boy did it on purpose. A month later the juvenile was convicted and sentenced to four months cleaning up vomit from police cars.

• 2014: A water-embedded rock layer was found deep inside the earth; the layer stores three times the water found in all the earth’s oceans.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• National Flag Week

• Nursing Assistants Week

• Men’s Health Week

• Sewing Machine Day

• Cupcake Lover’s Day

UPCOMING

• June 19: Father’s Day

• June 20: Summer begins at 6:34 AM EDT

• June 25: Six months till Christmas

• July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY

41: Gallons of soda the average American consumes annually.


NEWS ATTACK!

San Francisco is in the midst of the nation’s worst rash of car burglaries. Thieves are smashing windows and stealing whatever they can find. Experts think the problem is even worse than the numbers show because some victims never report the crime. [It is kind of embarrassing to have to tell the police that someone stole your eight-track tape deck.]

A cowboy on horseback in Oregon chased down and then lassoed a thief trying to steal a woman’s bicycle. [Then before anyone could thank him he disappeared in a cloud of dust and a mighty “Hi-ho Silver!”]

Six airlines have now received their official license allowing them to fly passengers to Cuba. [Now all they need is their official license to lose luggage.]

Donald Trump said that no one should be judged by his race. [But by his bank account.]

The number one movie at the weekend box office was Conjuring 2, the story of a house overrun with demons. [It has nothing to do with the spirit world. It’s about parents stuck inside with their kids who are home for summer.]

A new report sadly announces that one out of every three people in the world can no longer look up into the night sky and see the Milky Way due to artificial light pollution. [Even sadder, two out of every three people have no idea what you mean by the Milky Way.]

The residents of Bateman’s Bay, Australia are under siege from huge bats that screech constantly and dirty up the town. [They say the bats are almost as bad as the tourists.]

China’s planning to build a two-mile deep underwater work facility. [I guess they got tired of polluting the air and thought that it was time to branch out.]

Male and female capybaras, the world’s largest rodents, escaped from the Toronto Zoo, [And were last seen running for office.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

iPHONE 7 RELEASE DATE SET _ Are you itching to get your hands on an iPhone 7? You won’t wait much longer, if reports are to be believed. According sources Apple is eyeing a release date of September for the iPhone 7 — three and a half months from now.

WEAR BLUE SHIRT TO STEAL iPHONES FROM APPLE STORE _ The art of stealing isn’t as complex as films like Ocean’s 11 would lead you to believe. All you have to do is dress the part, which is easy if you’re targeting the Apple Store where employees are dressed in a plain blue t-shirt with a small Apple logo. Last week in New York City, a man entered an Apple Store wearing what was visually close enough to the Apple employee uniform, managed to go straight into the electronics repair room, and stole 19 iPhones from the drawer. As he exited the room, he handed the phones to an accomplice who hid them under his shirt and walked out of the store.

LOOK OUT FOR FALLING CHINESE SPACECRAFT _ China’s first space station, nicknamed the Heavenly Palace, has stopped operating and may soon begin its long fall to Earth, but no one is quite sure when that will happen or where it will land. The Tiangong-1, which has been circling the Earth since 2011, has stopped operating and Chinese officials have been unable to regain control of the spacecraft meaning it may soon plummet uncontrollably to Earth. It’s the same space station fictionally displayed in the 2013 movie Gravity staring Sandra Bullock.

CARL’S JR. MOCKED FOR HAVING NFL STAR BITE INTO AN ALLEGED CGI BURGER _ A new commercial for Carl’s Jr. starring Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is being mocked. But the fast food chain is having none of it.

… The ad shows Gurley supposedly biting into a California Classic Double Cheeseburger, but it looks like the burger isn’t really in his hand as he bites. It appears to be a CGI insert. • VIDEO

… But hold on. Carl’s Jr. tweeted about the controversy and included a GIF showing Gurley munching on burger after burger while filming the shot in question. Carl’s Jr. tweeted: “Hey, a lot of things in SoCal are enhanced but Todd really did eat A LOT of Cali Classics. Available at Carl’s Jr.” • GIF

WOMEN ASSAULTED FAST FOOD WORKER ‘WORKING TOO SLOWLY’ _ Three Ohio women are under arrest after they assaulted a McDonald’s employee because she was working too slowly in serving them. According to police, the female employee was assaulted in the restaurant parking lot after the women thought she wasn’t serving them — and their children — quickly enough. The women were arrested the next day after security video was used to identify them.

EMTs SUSPENDED AFTER WAITING FOR WHITE CASTLE _ If you’re an EMT and get an emergency call, you probably should drop what you’re doing and respond to it. If you do decide to stall, you definitely shouldn’t share that journey on social media. An EMS worker in New Jersey (Newark) live-streamed him and his partner waiting for their White Castle order minutes after a call came in. A viewer commented on the live-streaming app Periscope about the delay, prompting the EMT to say he wasn’t about to leave his dinner waiting while they responded to a call that was likely a “taxi ride,” referring to people who fake emergencies to get free rides to the hospital. A spokeswoman for the hospital said the individuals have been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

UBER DRIVER RETURNS LOST MONEY TO WORLD SERIES POKER PLAYER _ A Las Vegas Uber driver returned $7,000 to a World Series of Poker player who left a tote filled with cash and chips in the car. Poker player Jacob Brundage gave the driver a $200 reward.

SINGER TO BE HONORED FOR GIVING $200K IN TIPS TO CHARITY FUND _ For the past decade, Terry Brennan has donated tips from his Monday night music gigs at a popular Boston pub. Tonight (Monday) the owners of the pub will honor him for his donations to The Jimmy Fund, which supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Over the past ten years Brennan has donated nearly $200,000 in tips to the charity.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: CARJACK VICTIM ‘HAD TO TEACH HIM HOW TO STEAL’ _ Alan Robles was filling up his tank at a San Antonia gas station early Friday morning when a man approached and tried to carjack him. But the car thief — under the influence of drugs — had problems with the manual transmission car. Robles said he had to keep telling the carjacker to engage the clutch. For several minutes, the confused carjacker tried to learn how to use a stick shift. When that failed, he got desperate. He told Robles, “I can’t do this. You’re taking me. You drive.” The pair drove for about 10 minutes, the carjacker threatening to shoot Robles while digging through his glove compartment and wallet. Then the carjacker decided to drive again and came to a crashing halt into a fence. Robles ran for help while the carjacker broke into a nearby house, which is where police capatured him.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: NAKED RESTAURANT’ OFF LIMITS TO OVERWEIGHT DINERS _ Japan’s first “naked restaurant” will open next month — but not to the overweight. The restaurant, opening in Tokyo on July 29, won’t allow customers who are 30 pounds over what their average should be.

… A spokesperson for the restaurant said, “In London they allow overweight patrons in and some guests complained they had a terrible experience. If fat people are allowed in, it could be miserable for some guests.”

… The weight restriction hasn’t hurt business — tickets to the grand opening, which run up to $748, have sold out.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ON HORSEBACK LASSOED A BIKE THIEF _ Robert Borba was at an Oregon Walmart loading dog food and a camping tent into his truck when he heard a woman screaming that someone was trying to steal her bike. Borba quickly got his horse, Long John, out of its trailer. He grabbed a rope, rode over to the man who was reportedly struggling with the bike gears and attempting to flee on foot. Borba lassoed the man around the legs and when he dropped, Borba dragged him to one end of the parking lot. Borba said the man tried to grab a tree and get away, but he kept the rope tight and the man in place. Officers arrived and found the lassoed man and bike on the ground in the parking lot. • VIDEO

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: CASH, CAR, HOUSE BUY LOVE IN PROPOSAL _ Apparently money, a house and car can buy you love. A man in China rented a hot air balloon to propose marriage to his girlfriend. As he floated above her and announced over a megaphone his intentions to marry her he added that the proposal also included cash, a new house and a new car. The girlfriend said “yes”.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN RECEIVES CARD FROM HOSPITAL THAT SAYS SHE’S DEAD _ A Virginia hospital is apologizing after accidentally sending a sympathy card to the family of a woman who’s still alive. The hospital said an employee accidentally clicked the box for a deceased patient instead of “discharge to home”.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SNAKE FALLS FROM CAR’S DASHBOARD _ An Arkansas woman managed to safely stop her car after a 4-foot-long rat snake came out of her dashboard and slithered across her feet as she drove on an interstate. While rat snakes aren’t venomous or generally a threat to people, Kelly Swisher says the snake she encountered gave her a “nails on a chalkboard” sort of feeling.


ON TELEVISION

JIMMY KIMMEL GAME NIGHT (8p ET, ABC) — Guests tonight are the cast of Finding Dory: Ellen DeGeneres, Ty Burrell, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill and Kaitlin Olson. The NBA pre-game show follows.

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (8p ET, NBC) — Competitors in Indianapolis take on six obstacles, including Floating Steps, Fly Wheels and Disk Runner. Plus appearances by racecar drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Josef Newgarden, Tony Kanaan and Hélio Castroneves.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8p ET, FOX) — This new edition features the final set of auditions.

MOM (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat

REIGN (8p ET, CW) — When Mary is presumed dead, Elizabeth asks for Lola’s help in taking the Scottish crown for herself in this new episode.

2 BROKE GIRLS (8:30p ET, CBS) – Repeat

NBA FINALS (9p ET, ABC) –The Golden State Warriors hope to claim their second consecutive title , at home, in game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

SCORPION (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat

HOUDINI AND DOYLE (9p ET, FOX) — In this new episode, several people are literally frightened to death, and Doyle realizes he’s been dosed with the same hallucinogen that produced their fatally nightmarish visions.

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (9p ET, CW) — Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) the guest in this new edition.

RIZZOLI AND ISLES (9p ET, TNT) — The team investigates a murder at a zombie convention in this new episode.

SERIES PREMIERE: GUILT (9p ET, Freeform) — Loosely based on the Amanda Knox case, this new drama is about a wealthy young American woman (Daisy Head) living in London who becomes the person of interest in a murder investigation when her roommate is found dead in their flat. Emily Tremaine, Buffy’s Anthony Stewart Head and Titanic’s Billy Zane also star.

SERIES PREMIERE: BRAIN DEAD (10p ET, CBS) — This new comedy/horror series, from the creators of The Good Wife, tells the story of a 29-year-old documentarian (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), whose political dynasty of a family lures her back to D.C. to work for her brother, an ambitious Senator (Danny Pino). She soon discovers that bugs are eating the brains of the nation’s leaders, wreaking havoc on the already-complicated political process. Aaron Tveit (Grease Live!), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), and Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) also star.

SERIES PREMIERE: SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE (10p NBC) — In this spinoff of American Ninja Warrior, groups of friends, families, and co-workers must work together as they race across specially designed courses. Thirty-six teams will compete to win $250,000. The winning team from each episode will move on to the National Finals.

UNREAL (10p ET, Lifetime) — Quinn and Chet start producing two different versions of the show, forcing the crew to choose a leader in this new episode.

SEASON PREMIERE: MAJOR CRIMES (10p ET, TNT) — The fifth season begins in a new time as Buzz opens the cold case file on the murder of his father and uncle.


ENTERTAINMENT

CONJURING 2 TAKES BOX OFFICE _ The recent slump of sequels at the box office finally caught a break with The Conjuring 2. The horror sequel was No. 1 with an estimated $40.4 million. The Conjuring 2 opened nearly on par with its 2013 original, which debuted with $41.8 million.

… The big-budget video-game adaptation Warcraft came in second with $24.4 million.

TONY AWARDS CREATED SPECIAL RIBBON TO HONOR ORLANDO VICTIMS _ The Tony Awards created a ribbon to honor those affected by the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left at least 50 people dead. Attendees of the awards show donned a special translucent ribbon created in remembrance of the victims in Orlando on Sunday night.

… Earlier in the day Sunday Tony Awards organizers announced the telecast would be dedicated to the victims.

TNT POSTPONES THE LAST SHIP PREMIERE _ TNT pulled the two-hour Season 3 premiere of the postapocalyptic drama The Last Ship from its Sunday night schedule in response to the mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub that has left 50 people dead. The premiere had a scene that depicts gunmen invading a Vietnamese nightclub.

… A new date for the premiere has not yet been determined.

TBS’ WRECKED IS LOST WITH LAUGHS _ We all loved ABC’s megahit Lost, it’s TV fact. But admit it: Sometimes you wanted to cut through all the drama and seriousness and watch Sawyer slip on a banana peel with a slide whistle soundtrack. Now you can with TBS’ new series Wrecked, about a group of plane crash survivors who are stuck alone on an unknown island. But this version of Lost is a comedy and a new trailer has been released. The show premieres tomorrow (Tuesday) on TBS. • VIDEO

DONALD TRUMP MISREPRESENTED HIS TV RATINGS AND SALARY _ Reporters who cover TV say presidential candidate Donald Trump has lied about his TV ratings and salary. In January 2015, shortly before he started his White House bid, Trump told reporters that Celebrity Apprentice was “the No. 1 show on television.” Celebrity Apprentice was not and never had been No. 1. When journalists objected, Trump corrected himself to say that his show had been No. 1 on Mondays. In fact, it was beaten in the Nielsen ratings on Mondays by the (now-canceled) sitcom Mike & Molly.

… Back in 2004, when The Apprentice became a genuine ratings phenomenon, Trump proclaimed himself the highest-paid star in prime time. TV journalists say Trump’s $100,000 per episode wasn’t anywhere near the highest salary.

TOM CRUISE PLASTIC SURGERY TRIP TO SWITZERLAND? _ In Touch reported that Tom Cruise went on a “secret plastic surgery trip” to Switzerland. The tabloid quoted a so-called source close to Cruise as saying, “He’s noticed that his jawline and brows are starting to droop. It’s been making him unhappy for a long time.” A source close to Cruise called the story “ridiculous”.

AMERICA FERRERA IS DOWN FOR AN UGLY BETTY REVIVAL SHOW _ America Ferrera says she’s down for a revival of Ugly Betty. During a reunion with the cast of the ABC show at a television festival on Saturday night, Ferrera jokingly pitched a revival to Hulu, saying the online service was “going to pick us up for a two-hour special.” She added, “That’s not true, but if you tweet it…everybody here take out your phone. Hashtag: Betty Reboot. We need a hashtag and tweet it out and then we’re going to get Hulu to buy a two-hour special.”

PRODUCTION ON DEADLY ARIZONA FIRE MOVIE SET TO BEGIN TODAY _ Filming is scheduled to begin today (Monday) on Granite Mountain, a movie about an elite firefighting team that lost 19 members in a 2013 Arizona wildfire. The movie star Josh Brolin and Jennifer Connelly. Producers behind a movie are assuring family of the deceased the story focuses on the firefighters’ dedication, not the way in which they died. The movie comes out September 2017.


AUDIO

ON THE PRO AUDIO PAGE…

• ORLANDO: Clips from President Obama’s address to nation about Orlando nightclub terror attack.

• ORLANDO: Obama address set to music.

• DAVID LETTERMAN: He’s interviewed by Brokaw Sunday night (June 12)

• FATHER’S DAY: Father’s Day clip package.


INTERPREP PROSHARE

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BITS & BREAKS

TOP TEN MOVIES

  1. The Conjuring 2, $40.3 million
  2. Warcraft, $24.3 million
  3. Now You See Me 2, $23 million
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, $14.8 million
  5. X-Men: Apocalypse, $10 million
  6. Me Before You, $9.2 million
  7. The Angry Birds Movie, $6.7 million
  8. Alice Through the Looking Glass, $5.5 million
  9. Captain America: Civil War, $4.3 million
  10. The Jungle Book, $2.7 million

… One year ago this week the number one movie was Jurassic World.

IN THEATERS FRIDAY

Central Intelligence (PG-13) – Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

Finding Dory (PG) – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba

WEEKLY HOT LIST

Courtesy of morning show talent coach Steve Reynolds. The Hot List is made up of the topics everyone knows about.

  1. Orlando Pulse nightclub
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Father’s Day
  4. Tony Awards
  5. NBA Finals
  6. Graduations
  7. Summer Vacations
  8. Christina Grimmie
  9. Muhammad Ali Funeral
  10. Billy Crystal
  11. David Letterman
  12. Belmont Stakes
  13. Brock Turner
  14. OJ:  Made in America
  15. Gawker Bankruptcy
  16. Stanley Cup
  17. Zika Virus

SHOWER THOUGHTS

In the shower you’re alone with no distractions. It’s just you and your thoughts. On a Reddit board called Shower Thoughts people share what things they thought of while shower.

• When marijuana is legal people will say 4/20 is just another commercialized holiday.

• If you tell someone in public you had sex they’ll think you’re weird. If you tell someone in public you’re pregnant they’ll congratulate you.

• The words “with all due respect” are never followed by anything nice.

• A crazy person suddenly becomes completely normal if there’s a Bluetooth earpiece in their ear.

• Technically this is still the early 2000s.

• You’ll never see the same cloud twice.

• Cereal and milk is just breakfast soup.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: You’re going to spend 1,207 hours where this year? (Online)

TRIVIA: If you’re married there’s a 76% chance you’re doing this less than you’re supposed to. (Exercise)

TAGLINE AND SLOGAN POP-QUIZ

Editor: Mix in some very well-known LOCAL taglines and slogans.

• “Just Do It” (Nike)

• “Think Different” (Apple)

• “I’m Lovin’ It” (McDonald’s)

• “Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hands” (M&M)

• “Betcha Can’t Eat Just One” (Lay’s)

• “Ding! You are now free to move about the country.” (Southwest Airlines)

• “Tastes So Good, Cats Ask for It by Name” (Meow Mix)


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Golf ball juggling and swinging.


IMAGE OF THE DAY


DATEBOOK: JUNE 14, 2016

This is day 166 of 2016. There are 200 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Janet Lennon of The Lennon Sisters is 70

• Eddie Mekka (Carmine on Laverne and Shirley) is 64

• Will Patton (Remember the Titans, Armageddon) is 62

• Boy George is 55

• Yasmine Bleeth is 48

• Kevin McHale (Glee) is 28

• Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) is 27

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1789: Whiskey distilled from maize was first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It was named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

• 1937: Pennsylvania became the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.

• 1942: Anne Frank began to keep a diary.

• 1954: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill into law that placed the words “under God” to the United States’ Pledge of Allegiance.

• 1989: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested in Beverly Hills for slapping a motorcycle patrolman.

• 1996: Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,216th straight game with Baltimore, breaking an endurance record set by Japan’s Sachio Kinugasa. The Orioles beat the Royals 6-1.

• 1997: A 1939 comic book that featured the debut of Batman was auctioned in New York for $68,500.

• 2005: A woman searching for aluminum cans in a trash bin in Framingham, Massachusetts, was dumped into the back of a garbage truck after the driver empties the bin without realizing she was inside. The 38-year-old woman avoided major injury after a worker installing carpet nearby heard her screams and alerted the truck driver, who was about to press the compacting button.

• 2009: Todd Wayne Hall of Rogers, Arkansas, was convicted for a second time of abusing a child. He was sentenced to six years in prison and assessed a $10,000 fine. His crime? Biting a 5-year-old boy’s toes.

• 2012: Australia announced its plan to create the largest marine reserve in the world.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Family History Day

• Flag Day

• National Bourbon Day

• Pause for the Pledge Day

UPCOMING

• June 19: Father’s Day

• June 20: Summer begins at 6:34 AM EDT

• June 25: Six months till Christmas

• July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

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