INTERPREP ★ NOVEMBER 4, 2016

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DATEBOOK: NOVEMBER 4, 2016

This is day 309 of 2016. There are 57 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Loretta Swit is 79

• Kathy Griffin is 56

• Ralph Macchio is 55

• Jeff Probst is 55

• Matthew McConaughey is 47

• Sean Diddy Combs is 47

• Reality star and businesswoman Bethenny Frankel is 46

• Heather Tom is 41

• Reality star Jessa Duggar is 24

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1842: Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois.

• 1880: The first cash register was patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio.

• 1924: Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first woman governor.

• 1939: Air conditioners in cars were introduced in Chicago by Packard Motor Company.

• 1961: Singer Bob Dylan earned $20 for his first concert at Carnegie Hall. Only 50 people showed up. Tickets were $2.

• 1979: The Iran hostage crisis began when Iranian people, mostly students, invade the United States embassy in Tehran and took 90 hostages, including 53 Americans.

• 1980: Ronald Reagan won the White House, defeating President Jimmy Carter by a wide margin.

• 2002: A Yugoslav Army paratrooper survived a drop from 3,300 feet after both his parachutes malfunctioned. Forty-year-old Dragan Curcic escaped with minor cuts and bruises when he fell through the roof of an army building.

• 2007: Embarrassed county legislative candidate Domenic Volpe in White Plains, New York, had to call and apologize to 150 people who complained about an automated telephone call that awakened them at 2 AM. Volpe was also awakened by the call. He did not win the election.

• 2008: Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States.

• 2010: The oldest type of stone axe in the world was dated at 35,500 years old. It was found in Australia’s Northern Territory.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• National Candy Day – Wasn’t that what we celebrated on October 31?

• Love Your Lawyer Day

• Use Your Common Sense Day

• Take Your Parent To Work Day

UPCOMING

• November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends (fall back one hour)

• November 8: Presidential Election

• November 24: Thanksgiving

• December 25: Christmas

• January 20: Presidential Inauguration

More holidays


DATEBOOK WEEKEND

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

• Elke Summer is 76. Art Garfunkel is 75. Sam Shepard is 73. Kris Jenner is 61. Robert Patrick is 58. Bryan Adams is 57. Tilda Swinton is 56. Tatum O’Neal is 53. Sam Rockwell is 48. Ryan Adams is 42. Luke Hemsworth is 36. Kevin Jonas is 29.

• Love Your Red Hair Day. Pumpkin Destruction Day. Sadie Hawkins Day. Sausage and Kraut Day.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

• Sally Field is 70. Kelly Rutherford is 48. Ethan Hawke is 46. Marcus Samuelsson is 46. Thandie Newton is 44. Rebecca Romijn is 44. Patina Miller is 32. Emma Stone is 28.

• Daylight Saving Time Ends. Nachos Day. Saxophone Day. Zero Tasking Day.


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

120: Baseballs used in a typical world series.


NEWS ATTACK!

Daylight Saving Time runs out this weekend. [Unless, at the last moment, congress reaches a bipartisan agreement to prevent the shutdown.]

Daylight Saving Time runs out this weekend. [It’s that time of the year when it’s time to remember to change excuses from “it’s too dark to jog before I go to work” to “it’s too dark to jog when I get home from work.”]

Vladimir Putin gave Russian citizenship to Steven Seagal. [Young kids run away to join terrorist groups. Old actors run away to join dictators.]

Vladimir Putin gave Russian citizenship to Steven Seagal. [And boy, is Donald Trump jealous.]

Vladimir Putin gave Russian citizenship to Steven Seagal. [Seagal can’t wait to invade his first country.]

Are you going to see the new Marvel superhero movie Doctor Strange? [In real life, I would never go to a doctor named Strange any more than I would go to a lawyer named Incompetent.]

A new study finds that schoolchildren put on extra weight during the summer. [That’s because they’re not getting as much exercise as they normally do running from the school bully.]

Neiman Marcus is being criticized for selling a 12-pound Thanksgiving turkey dinner at the exorbitant price of $500. [But, Neiman Marcus is quick to point out that the price does include extra toothpicks.]

Google says it will redesign its app store Google Play to make it easier to use. [They don’t want you to have to spend so much time distracted from your job trying to find the perfect app that will distract you from your job.]

An upstate New York man was arrested after he arrived a day too early to pick up a family member from jail. He arrived four times as drunk as the legal limit and he illegally parked in a handicapped space. [You know your life needs a major overhaul when this is the only guy you know to call when you’re in trouble.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

CUBS FAN DROVE ALL DAY TO LISTEN TO THE GAME AT HIS FATHER’S GRAVE _ Decades ago, Wayne Williams, a Chicago Cubs fan from North Carolina, made a promise to his dad: When the Cubs made it to the World Series again they would listen to the games together. Sadly Wayne’s dad died in 1980 at the age of 53. But Wayne kept his promise. For Thursday’s game he drove all day from his home in North Carolina to Indiana, where his dad is buried. Wayne set up a chair at his father’s gravesite and turned on the radio. When asked whether he thought his dad was watching the game from above, Wayne laughed and said, “Knowing him, no. He was a hell raiser, baby. He was a hell raiser.”

GRANDPA OPENS 32-YEAR-OLD BEER HE SAVED FOR CUBS WORLD SERIES _ ( AUDIO) What would it take for you to drink a beer that’s been chilling in the fridge for 32 years? One man put a Coors in his fridge in 1984, promising he would open it the day the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. After the Cubs’ victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series, he kept his promise. • VIDEO

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS POINTLESS _ This weekend we move our clocks back one hour. It’s great because we get an extra hour of sleep. Of course, it stinks in spring because we lose sleep. Other than the fall bonus hour — which isn’t really a bonus — Daylight Saving Time is useless.

… The practice of resetting clocks is not designed for farmers, yet many people continue to believe that farmers benefit.

… Benjamin Franklin was one of the first thinkers to endorse the idea of making better use of daylight. Although he lived well before the invention of light bulbs, Franklin observed that people who slept past sunrise wasted more candles later in the evening. To this day, our laws equate daylight saving with energy conservation. Except recent research out of Yale suggests that DST actually increases energy use.

SENATOR GOES FULL HARRY POTTER ON TRUMP _ ( AUDIO) MoveOn.org has a new anti-Donald Trump ad out that stars a Democratic Senator going all Harry Potter on The Donald. Jeff Merkley literally starts out the ad by reading lines from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child while a graphic actually says “Scientists have found that people exposed to Harry Potter are more likely to oppose Donald Trump.”

… But then Merkley stops reading the book and says this: “On November 8th, whether you are Slytherin, Raveclaw, Gryffindor, or Hufflepuff, whichever house you’re in. Make sure you vote. We must unite to defeat He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.”

WEBSITE ‘TRUMPING SHIP’ WILL HELP FIND YOU A ONE-WAY TICKET OUT OF USA _ Thinking of moving to Canada if Donald Trump wins the election? Enter Trumping Ship, a website you can use to figure out where to go. All you need to do is go to the homepage and click “find my new home.” From there the site will pick a country at random, provide a brief description, and a link that will allow you to book a one way ticket. It also ranks every nation by how easy it is to move there. • LINK

MELANIA TRUMP WANTS TO STOP CYBERBULLYING _ Melania Trump gave a speech on her husband’s behalf in Pennsylvania Thursday where she said that she would like to tackle online meanness and cyberbullying if she becomes First Lady. Given this topic, however, there were quite a few people on Twitter who wondered if she might want to start with her household first. Throughout his public life, Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to personally tear apart his critics, his fellow conservatives, and many people in between.

ZOO’S PETITION CALLS FOR CREATION OF A MANATEE EMOJI _ A Florida zoo is asking manatee fans to sign a petition calling for the creation of an emoji bearing the likeness of the “iconic Florida species.” The Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa authored a petition on Change.org calling for a manatee emoji to celebrate the species in honor of Florida’s Manatee Awareness Month. The petition reads: “Elephants, tigers and penguins all have emojis, so why not manatees? By creating an emoji, we are making it easier for people to think about and share their love for these gentle giants.” The zoo said hopes to gather 25,000 signatures before presenting it to Unicode, the nonprofit that regulates the universal coding for emojis.

‘EXPLORATION CAT’ CONQUERS MOUNTAINS WITH OWNERS _ While cougars and other large cats regularly prowl the mountains of Colorado, a small house cat from Fort Collins has gained attention for her hiking prowess. Quandary Q Lotus Lady can be seen braving heights both in the mountains of Colorado and on her Instagram page @exploration_cat. Before scaling mountains with her owners, Q the cat played an instrumental role in their engagement. Her dad adopted Q from a local shelter before presenting her to his girlfriend as a “proposal kitten” when the two hiked on a mountain last May. Ever since the proposal, Q has been tagging along on most mountain adventures. • LINK

SMOKING A PACK A DAY CAUSES 150 MUTATIONS IN EVERY LUNG CELL _ Scientists have found that smoking a pack a day of cigarettes can cause 150 damaging changes to a smoker’s lung cells each year. The researchers (Los Alamos National Laboratory) said the findings show a direct link between the number of cigarettes smoked in a lifetime and the number of mutations in the DNA of cancerous tumors. The highest mutation rates were seen in lung cancers, but tumors in other parts of the body also had smoking-associated mutations.

WHY LIGHT BULBS MAY BE THE NEXT HACKER TARGET _ Researchers say they have uncovered a flaw in a wireless technology that is often included in smart home devices like lights, switches, locks, thermostats and other “smart home” gadgets. The researchers (Weizmann Institute of Science) focused on the Philips Hue smart light bulb and found that the wireless flaw could allow hackers to take control of the light bulbs

NO, YOU CAN’T TEXT YOUR VOTE _ Quick voting guide reminder: There is no such thing as voting by text message. Period. If you want to cast a ballot, you can vote at your polling station or vote absentee. That’s it. But ads circulated on Twitter recently would have you believe otherwise. Lifting imagery directly from Hillary Clinton’s campaign materials, the ads encourage supporters of the Democratic nominee to “vote early” and “vote from home” by texting their candidate’s name to a five-digit number.

… At least four ads began making rounds on social media this week, each containing the Clinton campaign’s “H” logo and a line saying they were “paid for by Hillary for President.”

… The ads seemed to gain some traction after Twitter user @TheRickyVaughn tweeted them out along with the pro-Clinton hashtag #ImWithHer. The user, who had roughly 11,000 followers before his account was suspended, has previously tweeted conspiracy theories and racial and homophobic slurs, and regularly linked to polls favorable to Republican nominee Donald Trump.

NO MORE HOMEWORK! SPANISH PARENTS ARE FED UP _ Children have long complained about homework but parents in Spain are now joining in and have decided to go on strike against their offspring’s school load for the whole month of November. Called by the Spanish Alliance of Parents’ Associations, a network that covers around 12,000 schools in Spain, the strike targets weekend homework for primary and high school students. The president of the group says they launched the initiative due to “the absolute certainty that homework is detrimental” to children, damaging their extra-curricular development.

MAN IN NEED OF TOILET FINDS EARLY HUMAN SETTLEMENT _ An Australian man searching for a toilet stumbled across the oldest-known evidence of Aboriginal settlement in existence. The chance discovery happened while Clifford Coulthard was surveying gorges in the area and “nature called”. He came across the arid site which showed Aboriginal Australians settled there 49,000 years ago, 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.

… A local news report announced the discovery this way: “A man getting out of the car to go to the toilet led to the discovery of one of the most important sites in Australian prehistory.”

MAN CLEANS EVERY VETERANS’ GRAVE STONE BY HAND _ Moss-covered headstones tell visitors to the Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, community cemetery that no one has tended to the graves of veterans for decades. It’s something Eric Dahl noticed about a month ago and wanted to change. Dahl is now cleaning every single final resting place by hand. Dahl’s grandfather passed away in 1981 and is buried at the cemetery. Dahl’s cleaning up to 10 or 15 grave stones a day.

WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ONE YEAR AGO One year ago, the (YOUR SHOW) was talking about… WHAT’S HOT ON DATING SITES? PROPER GRAMMAR: Before you post your profile on Match.com, have someone check your grammar. According to the Wall Street Journal, many singles are picky about the grammar gaffes they’re seeing on dating sites. Improper grammar — like misusing their, they’re and their — bothers some singles so much they’re using and app that ranks the message quality of prospective dates. Called the Grade, the app checks messages for typos and grammar errors and assigns each user a letter grade from A+ to F.

… Think your poor grammar won’t matter? Match.com asked more than 5,000 singles (in the U.S.) what criteria they used most in assessing dates. Beyond personal hygiene — which 96% of women valued most, as compared with 91% of men — singles said they judged a date foremost by the person’s grammar. The survey found 88% of women and 75% of men said they cared about grammar most, putting it ahead of a person’s confidence and teeth.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: UNIVERSITY EXEC UNDER FIRE FOR BIGFOOT HUNT _ The head of a university in New Mexico (University of New Mexico Gallup) is catching heat for spending money on Bigfoot-related pursuits. Dr. Christopher Dyer organized a two-day, on-campus Bigfoot conference in February followed by a Bigfoot expedition, costing taxpayers more than $7,000. Dyer is an avid Bigfoot hunter in his free time and says he only pursues the mythical creature when he isn’t on the job. He has a collection of Bigfoot hairs and photos of suspicious footprints.

… Dyer said he uses discretionary funds for field work that he believes has some kind of merit, such as field work of some kind of research. He also says his Bigfoot conference “was the largest and most well-attended event in the history of this campus.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SNAKE SLITHERS OUT OF A VACUUM CLEANER _ There are certain things you expect to find in the business end of a vacuum cleaner, like lint, pet hair, dust particles and dried leaves. Then there are things you don’t expect to see, like a snake. During a recent house call in the UK an animal protection agent (with Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) discovered exactly that. The bright orange snake was discovered peeking out of a cupboard. Not knowing if the snake was venomous, the alarmed couple contacted animal experts. It quickly slithered into the vacuum cleaner to hide. The snake turned out to be a 2-foot-long non-venomous corn snake.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN SHOWS UP DRUNK TO PICK UP FAMILY MEMBER FROM JAIL _ An upstate New York man was arrested after he arrived a day too early to pick up a family member from jail. He arrived four times as drunk as the legal limit and he illegally parked in a handicapped space.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MOM GIVES BIRTH IN CAR, HOSPITAL CHARGES ‘DELIVERY ROOM’ FEE _ Having a baby can cost a small fortune, which is why so many moms and dads count their blessings if and when they’re able to dodge a few of the fees. Too bad that didn’t happen to Paula D’Amore. This Florida new mom gave birth in her car — and still got billed for a full delivery from her hospital. Although Paula and her husband say nurses from the Boca Raton Regional Hospital did assist with the rest of Paula’s delivery in the hospital parking lot (Dad says he caught the baby’s head before help showed up), the new parents are still scratching their heads as to why they received a bill with an item for “the delivery room” in the amount of $7,431.45.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TAXI DRIVER IN LONG POLICE CHASE AFTER FALSE ALARM _ Police in China chased a taxi for half an hour after being told the driver was kidnapped. But it turned out to be a false alarm. For some reason the taxi’s rear-facing digital sign was displaying the message, “I’m kidnapped. Please call the police.” Naturally someone called the police and that’s when the 30 minute chase began.


ON TELEVISION

FRIDAY

MACGYVER (8p ET, CBS) — New. MacGyver goes undercover in a maximum security prison to break out a notorious drug kingpin, using only batteries and salt.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH NICK CANNON (8p ET, NBC) — New

LAST MAN STANDING (8p ET, ABC) — New. Kyle attempts bartering to get Mandy an amazing wedding gift.

HELL’S KITCHEN (8p ET, FOX) — New. VIP diners include actresses Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World) and Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce).

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8p ET, CW) — New. Alaric researches an artifact he hopes will help save Damon and Enzo.

DR. KEN (8:30p ET, ABC) — New. Dave encourages Ken to take Korean language lessons, after Ken is mocked for not being able to speak Korean.

HAWAII FIVE-O (9p ET, CBS) — New. Christine Lahti, Michelle Borth and Sarah Carter all return for the show’s 150th episode.

SHARK TANK (9p ET, ABC) — This new edition features a faux flower business, a mercury level tester, and fashion for social media generation.

DATELINE (9p ET, NBC) — A new, 2-hour edition

THE EXORCIST (9p ET, FOX) — New. Father Tomas finds himself unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight.

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (9p ET, CW) — New. Rebecca looks for signs as she struggles to choose between Josh and Greg.

BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) — New. Danny has to work with Anthony to find the killer of a witness.

20/20 (10p ET, ABC) — New

THE CROWN (Anytime, Netflix) — Claire Foy (Wolf Hall) stars in this new historical drama as Britain’s Elizabeth II. The show revolves around the conflict between the private and public person who is also a queen. The first season covers the years between the 21-year-old Elizabeth’s marriage to Philip Mountbatten (Matt Smith, Doctor Who), in 1947, and her decision not to allow her sister, Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby), to marry a divorced man, in 1956. Jared Harris (Mad Men) also stars, with John Lithgow as Winston Churchill.

DANA CARVEY: STRAIGHT WHITE MALE, 60 (Anytime, Netflix) — In this new comedy special, Dana Carvey mixes standup with some of his signature impressions.

THE IVORY GAME (Anytime, Netflix) — This new documentary shows the struggle to end the slaughter of elephants for their tusks.

SATURDAY

Here’s the college football schedule, showing every network and game.

WHO KILLED JONBENET? (8p ET, Lifetime) — This new docu-drama revisits the shocking 1996 killing of the young pageant queen. After that is the new special “JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer?” with new interviews with investigators, journalists who followed the case, and friends of mom Patsy who weigh in on her life before and after her daughter’s shocking death.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (11:30p ET, NBC) — Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) is the host of this new edition, with musical guest Solange Knowles.

SUNDAY

Here’s the NFL schedule. Where you live will determine what game you see.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8p ET, CBS) — This new episode is followed by new episodes of Madame Secretary and Elementary.

ONCE UPON A TIME (8p ET, ABC) — This new episode is followed by new episodes of Secrets and Lies, and Quantico.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8:15p ET, NBC) — The Broncos visit the rival Raiders in an important showdown of AFC West contenders.

THE WALKING DEAD (9p ET, AMC) — New


ENTERTAINMENT

IN THEATERS _ Doctor Strange is expected to make $60-$70 million this weekend.

Doctor Strange (PG-13) – Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton
Hacksaw Ridge (R) – Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving
Trolls (PG) – Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christine Baranski, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese, James Corden, Jeffrey Tambor

… Opening next weekend: Almost Christmas, Arrival, Shut In.

WORLD SERIES GAME 7 MOST WATCHED IN 25 YEARS _ Game 7 of the World Series was viewed by an average audience of 40 million, making it most watched baseball game in 25 years.

LEAH REMINI AND THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY ARE AT WAR AGAIN _ Leah Remini is on a crusade. The Church of Scientology is accused of abuse, lies and sexual misconduct in her A&E docue-series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Remini interviewed former Scientology members about their experiences with the church. She says, “Fight for your family. Fight for your daughters, your sons. Let’s get to the abuses. Let’s get to the abortions. Wake up.” Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath premieres November 29 on A&E.

MERYL STREEP TO RECEIVE THE GOLDEN GLOBES’ HIGHEST HONOR _ Meryl Streep is to be presented with the Cecil B. deMille Award at the 74th Golden Globes. The award is a lifetime achievement honor previously bestowed on George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Warren Beatty, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Williams, Michael Douglas, Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, Al Pacino and Barbra Streisand.

… The Golden Globes will take place January 8. Jimmy Fallon will host the event on NBC.

THE NEW WONDER WOMAN TRAILER IS HERE _ Doctor Strange may be the talk of the comic book movie universe right now, but Diana Prince isn’t going to let the boys have all the fun. The latest trailer for Wonder Woman — aka Diana Prince — takes superhero tail-kicking up a notch. Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2. • VIDEO

SANDRA BULLOCK’S OCEAN’S 8 STARTS SHOOTING IN NEW YORK CITY _ Production has begun in and around New York on the female-powered heist movie Ocean’s 8. The picture’s star-studded ensemble includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.

TWO MORE TYLER PERRY MOVIES PLANNED _ Two more Madea movies from Tyler Perry are in the works, thanks to the successful release of Boo! A Madea Halloween.

CHRISSY TEIGEN SAYS JOHN LEGEND ONCE TRIED TO DUMP HER _ Chrissy Teigen says her happy marriage to John Legend could have turned out much differently. The 30-year-old model revealed in the December issue of Cosmopolitan that she and 37-year-old singer nearly split during the early days of their relationship. Teigen recalls, “Early on in the relationship, I was on tour with him and he’d gotten sick. He was feeling really bummed and stressed out. He was like, ‘I can’t be in a relationship right now.’ That lasted for one day. Literally, a day.”

… She said, “I knew it came from a place other than us not working. I always joke, ‘Remember when you tried to break up with me?’ He’s like, ‘Yes, sorry. Big mistake.'”

STEVEN SEAGAL IS NOW A CITIZEN OF RUSSIA, COURTESY OF PUTIN _ Actor Steven Seagal was granted Russian citizenship by a decree from President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Putin and Seagal are longtime friends. Putin and Seagal share a passion for martial arts: Seagal is an expert in akido, and Putin is an expert in judo. They’ve appeared together at martial arts demonstrations and official events.


AUDIO

ON THE PRO AUDIO PAGE…

• 32-YEAR-OLD BEER: Cubs fan drinks 32-year-old beer. → November 4 News & Nuggets.

• HARRY POTTER POLITICAL AD: Senator Jeff Merkley uses Harry Potter in his TV ad. → November 4 News & Nuggets.

• CUBS: Cubs win the World Series.

• DROP: Please, people keep it down.


INTERPREP PROSHARE

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BITS & BREAKS

BOSSES’ PET PEEVES ABOUT SECRETARIES FROM 1945

History of all kinds lives on… thanks to the Internet. A 1945 booklet titled Memo: How to Be a Super Secretary has been shared online and includes a list of bosses’ pet peeves:

• Too much make-up

• Smokes at her desk

• Airs personal troubles

• Never around when she’s wanted

• Her slip always shows

• A trouble-maker among co-workers

• Brags about being secretary to the “big shot”

Memo: How To Be A Super Secretary

OPRAH REVEALS HER 2016 LIST OF FAVORITE THINGS

Oprah has released her annual holiday gift guide, and with more than 100 items, it’s her biggest yet. If you purchased everything on the 2016 list of Oprah’s Favorite Things you’d be paying $11,500.

Full list of Things.

• Dog blanket with your dog’s face hand-drawn on it: $400

• Oprah’s favorite wines in customizable bottles: $99

• Giant lipstick tube: $65

• Cake that looks like a potted poinsettia: $165

• Gloves that come in trios instead of pairs so you have a spare: $38

• Food Health and Happiness by Oprah Winfrey: $35

• Adult coloring books: $32

• Headphones with built-in video screens: $549

• Health-conscious food fryer: $300

• Tower of Toffee: $50


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: New York City brings in $550 million each year from what? (Parking fines)

TRASH THE TUNE TITLE

I’ll give you some holiday song titles with words missing. To win, you need to give me the wrong words.

• Have Yourself A ___ Little Christmas

• I’ll Be ___ For Christmas

• I Saw Mommy Kissing ___

• ___ To The World


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Omni-directional conveyor belts.


IMAGE OF THE DAY

Struck by lightning.


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DATEBOOK: NOVEMBER 7, 2016

This is day 312 of 2016. There are 54 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Joni Mitchell is 73

• Christopher Knight (Peter on The Brady Bunch) is 59

• DJ David Guetta is 48

• Adam DeVine (Modern Family) is 33

• Lorde is 20

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1874: The Republican Party was symbolized as an elephant for the first time, in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly magazine.

• 1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.

• 1989: Douglas Wilder won the governor’s race in Virginia, becoming the nation’s first elected black governor.

• 1991: Basketball star Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the AIDS virus and was retiring.

• 1994: WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provided the world’s first internet radio broadcast.

• 2000: Republican George W. Bush was elected president over incumbent Democratic Vice President Al Gore, though Gore won the popular vote by a narrow margin. The winner was not known for more than a month because of a dispute over the results in Florida.

• 2000: Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first first lady to win public office, defeating Republican Rick Lazio for a U.S. Senate seat from New York.

• 2002: In Bulgaria, 77-year-old Kolio Botev, claimed a world record after living for 60 years with a bullet lodged behind his right ear. He’s refused repeated offers from doctors to have the bullet removed for fear the operation would kill him.

• 2005: Residents of a retirement home in Sweden had to deal with drunk, rowdy animals when a pair of intoxicated moose invaded the premises. The moose had become drunk by eating fermented apples they found outside the home.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

• Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

• Fill Our Staplers Day

UPCOMING

• November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends (fall back one hour)

• November 8: Presidential Election

• November 24: Thanksgiving

• December 25: Christmas

• January 20: Presidential Inauguration

More holidays