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This is day 188 of 2017. There are 177 days remaining.
• Doc Severinsen is 90
• Ringo Starr is 77
• Joe Spano is 71
• Shelley Duvall is 68
• Billy Campbell (Once and Again) is 58
• Comedian Jim Gaffigan is 51
• Jorja Fox (CSI) is 49
IT HAPPENED TODAY
• 1863: The United States began its first military draft; exemptions cost $100.
• 1865: Four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln were hanged.
• 1928: Sliced bread was sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri. It was described as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped”.
• 1930: Construction of the Boulder Dam — now known as the Hoover Dam — began.
• 1954: Elvis Presley made his radio debut when Memphis, Tennessee, station WHBQ played That’s All Right.
• 1985: Boris Becker won the Wimbledon tennis title by defeating Kevin Curren. Becker became the youngest, the first German and the first unseeded player to win the title in the 108-year history of Wimbledon. Becker was only 17.
• 1999: The first lawsuit brought by a group of individual smokers made it to the trial stage. A jury in Miami held cigarette makers liable for marketing a dangerous product that causes deadly diseases. The jury held the tobacco industry liable for damages worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
• 2005: Terrorist bombings in three Underground stations and a double-decker bus killed 52 victims and four suicide bombers in the worst attack on London since World War II.
• 2007: Live Earth, a global series of concerts designed to raise environmental awareness, was held.
• 2016: Former U.S. Army soldier Micah Xavier Johnson shot fourteen policemen during an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas, killing five of them. He was killed by a robot-delivered bomb.
• Chocolate Day
• Father-Daughter Take A Walk Together Day
• Global Forgiveness Day
• Strawberry Sundae Day
• Macaroni Day
• July 7-14: Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
• July 7-9: Wane Chicken Show in Wayne, Nebraska, featuring the National Cluck-Off
• July 8: Mooning of the Amtrak
• July 12: Major League Baseball All-Star Game
• September 5: Labor Day
SATURDAY, JULY 8
• Jeffrey Tambor is 73. Raffi is 69. Anjelica Huston is 66. Kevin Bacon is 59. Toby Keith is 56. Billy Crudup is 49. Michael Weatherly is 49. Beck is 47. Milo Ventimiglia is 40. Sophia Bush is 35. Jaden Smith is 19.
• Bald Is In Day. Chocolate with Almonds Day. Video Games Day.
SUNDAY, JULY 9
• Chris Cooper is 66. John Tesh is 65. Country singer David Ball is 64. Jimmy Smits is 62. Tom Hanks is 61. Kelly McGillis is 60. Courtney Love is 53. Scott Grimes is 46. Fred Savage is 41.
• Sugar Cookie Day.
142: Typical cost, in dollars, of feeding one teenager each week.
Hobby Lobby has been fined $3 million for accepting illegal religious artifacts taken from other countries and brought to the U.S. [Hmm. Apparently, none of those smuggled items included a copy of that Commandment about not stealing.]
United Airlines is back in the news after it accidentally resold a seat that had been purchased, forcing a mother to hold her two-year-old son on her lap for the entire 3½ hour flight. [The kid plans to sue the airline just as soon as he learns how to sign his name.]
Tom Brady is writing a self-improvement book. [Chapter Three: How to Marry a Supermodel.]
A new study finds that most extramarital affairs are carried on by older Americans. [Well, not everyone is into bingo.]
For only the second time in a century a pack of gray wolves were spotted in California. It was a mom with her pups. [They were standing in line for Despicable Me 3.]
New research shows that if a woman intentionally starts a family without a male figure in the house, the kids grow up just fine without a father. [According to the research, the father isn’t missed until the kids become adults and need someone to blame for screwing them up.]
Two South Carolina teenage girls were arrested after they broke into a water park after hours and rode all the slides. [The girls now have an arrest record, but they also have some serious street cred among eight-year-olds.]
Spam just turned 80. [Not just the product, the actual can in my kitchen cabinet.]
Restaurants in Utah now no longer have to have a partition separating the bartender from the rest of the restaurant. It was illegal to show drinks being made. [Bartenders are excited about the change. Well, most of them. Some are complaining that now that they can be seen by their customers they’re going to have to actually clean the glasses.]
There’s controversy over a 1938 photo that some say shows that Amelia Earhart survived her ill-fated plane crash. [Others question whether the photo is really of Earhart. For example, it looks like she’s wearing a Fitbit.]
PUPPY ABANDONED AT AIRPORT GETS TONS OF ADOPTION OFFERS _ A 3-month-old puppy wаѕ fоund abandoned іn a Las Vegas airport bathrooms оvеr thе weekend. A handwritten note wаѕ left bеhіnd wіth thе pup, whісh contained thе devastating reason thе tiny Chihuahua wаѕ abandoned. It said: “Hi! I’m Chewy! Mу owner wаѕ іn аn abusive relationship аnd couldn’t afford mе tо gеt оn thе flight. She didn’t wаnt tо leave mе wіth аll hеr heart, but ѕhе hаѕ nо оthеr option. Mу ex-boyfriend kicked mу dog whеn wе wеrе fighting аnd hе hаѕ а big knot оn hіѕ head. Hе рrоbаblу nееdѕ а vet. I love Chewy sooo muсh — рlеаѕе love аnd tаkе care оf him.” • IMAGE
… A local shelter has Chewy and posted on Facebook Thursday that he “will be available for adoption in 4 weeks if his Mom has not made contact. Due to the thousands of requests, we are not accepting anymore applications.”
BE NICE TO YOUR CO-WORKERS, EVEN WHEN THEY DON’T DESERVE IT _ When you spend eight-plus hours each day in the same space with the same people, it’s easy to notice all the reasons they give you not to be nice. But according to a study (published in the journal Emotion), being nice to your co-workers — not just tolerating them, but actively working to make their day more pleasant — can make things better for you, too. Over the course of the study, the participants — all employees at the Madrid office of Coca Cola — filled out weekly surveys on their happiness levels, noting in each one how often they had been on the receiving end of nice and not-so-nice gestures, and how often they’d been the one to either lend a hand or do something rude. At the end of the study period, they filled out one more questionnaire that dug a little deeper into their well-being and how satisfied they were in their roles at work. The twist is that a handful of the subjects had received special instructions to be extra-nice to their colleagues through little gestures like saying thank you or delivering drinks to their desk.
… The acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed. Not surprisingly, those who received the extra doses of niceness were happier and more social themselves and often turned around and did something nice for another colleague.
FAMILY CHASED OFF BY AGGRESSIVE MONKEYS _ A family visiting a Florida state park ended up chased off by a wild group of rhesus macaque monkeys. A video recorded by the family’s young son and posted to YouTube shows the monkeys wandering around on a sidewalk and climbing on wooden railings at the park. The family discovers an even larger group of monkeys gathered just off the walking path, but the primates do not appear to enjoy being filmed, as they begin to chase the human intruders away. The son can be heard on the video laughing and saying, “Oh my god, guys the monkeys are attacking us!” No one was injured, but the encounter was more frightening than it appeared on video. • VIDEO
REMEMBER KATO KAELIN? _ At a recent Milwaukee Brewers home game against the Baltimore Orioles, a Wisconsin legend returned to the city of his birth and made his presence known by doing seemingly the simplest of things: Entering a charity raffle. Infamous house guest, turned witness-to-(alleged)-murder, turned radio-personality, turned pseudo-actor Kato Kaelin was the winner of the game’s 50/50 raffle at Milwaukee’s Miller Park. After taxes, Kato and the squad that he bought the tickets with walked away with $12,411.
OBVIOUS: FALLS LEAD TO DECLINES IN SENIOR _ When seniors take a fall it often leads to health issues even months later. You know this because you have old people in your life who’ve taken a tumble and had trouble recovering. Researchers (Thailand) found that injuries sustained from falls in the elderly are linked to significant adverse events within 6 months of the original fall. And if someone 65 and older goes to the emergency room, researchers say there’s a better than 50% chance they’re there because of a fall.
BEST TRICK TO ENSURE YOU NEVER LEAVE YOUR BABY IN A HOT CAR _ The best part of the spring and summer months — the sunshine and warm weather — can also be the worst part for some parents, should they make the fatal mistake of leaving their child in a hot car. There are a lot of tips — and even a few smartphone apps — to help you remember you have a small child in the back seat, but this one is the best: Leave something in the back seat. Some people take off their nondriving shoe and toss it in the back to force them to always open the back door. You could also leave your purse or backpack on the back seat floor, or even your cell phone.
ANDROID LOVE DOLLS ARE HERE _ (CAUTION) Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into the global sex market, and experts say it’s bringing with it a revolution in robotic “sextech” designed to offer gratification with a near-human touch. In a report on the growing market in sex robots, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics said rapidly advancing technologies have already led to the creation of “android love dolls.” They can be customized down to nipple shape and hair color, and can cost between $5,000 and $15,000.
UNIVERSITY USES “GOAT SOLUTION” _ 🎧 AUDIO 🎧 A battle is brewing at Western Michigan University this summer between a group of hungry goats and a labor union. The 400-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance contending that the work the goats are doing in a wooded lot is taking away jobs from laid-off union workers. The grievance alleges that the university did not notify the union that it was planning to use goat crews on campus. A university spokeswoman said a small goat crew has been on campus this summer, but not to cut grass. She said, “For the second summer in a row, we’ve brought in a goat crew to clear undergrowth in a woodlot, much of it poison ivy and other vegetation that is a problem for humans to remove. Not wanting to use chemicals, either, we chose the goat solution to stay environmentally friendly.”
… Where did Western Michigan University get the goats? From a company called Munchers on Hooves, which rents out the four-footed lawn mowers to homeowners, commercial property owners and other clients. The 20-goat crew is expected to clear about 15 acres before students return for the fall semester.
MAN WHO THREW BEDBUGS IS CHARGED _ A man who threw a cup of bedbugs onto a counter at the municipal office building in Augusta, Maine, has been charged with two misdemeanors. The building had to be sprayed for bedbugs. About 100 of them scattered on June 2 and the facility had to be closed for the day. 74-year-old Charles Manning was charged with assault and obstruction of government administration. He’s scheduled to appear in court next month. Authorities say he had complained to the code enforcement office about bedbugs at his former apartment and left. He returned and let the bugs loose after he was told he didn’t qualify for assistance for a new apartment.
WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ONE YEAR AGO: A NEW PAIN IN THE TECH: SELFIE ELBOW _ Selfie-obsession has brought with it grief. It seems that frequent selfie takers are complaining of selfie elbow. The symptoms, similar to tennis elbow, involve stiffness and pain from your hand to your elbow. The phenomenon was apparently went mainstream when TV personality Hoda Kotb revealed that her doctor had suggested that the pain in the arm might be caused by selfie-taking. Kotb explains: “When you take the picture, your arm is up, bent in a weird way and you just click, click, click — think about how many you take: 20, 30, or 40.”
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SANTA CLAUS LEADS POLICE ON A CAR CHASE _ A man who reportedly told police his name was Santa Claus led officers in Maine on a lengthy Fourth of July car chase. During the chase the man drove his vehicle over spike strips and continued driving on the rims of his tires. Police closed several off ramps to prevent the vehicle from leaving the interstate, but the driver managed to get off anyway. A state police cruiser managed to strike the rear of the fleeing vehicle, stopping the pursuit.
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: CUPCAKE FIGHT BETWEEN SIBLINGS ENDS WITH BOTH IN JAIL _ In Florida a 24-year-old pregnant woman and her 30-year-old brother were arguing inside their home (Vero Beach) when she started pelting cupcakes at him. He retaliated by removing the frosting off his arms and chest and putting it in her hair, police investigators told the Smoking Gun. Then things got even more physical. Their mom was a witness to the cupcake fistfight and gave cops all the details.
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN FALLS ASLEEP TRYING TO BREAK IN TO BUSINESS _ In Indiana a guy broke into an auto parts store by kicking a hole through a wall. A neighbor called police, who arrived to find the man half in and half out of the hole. And all that kicking must have really tired him out, as he was sound asleep when they found him.
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: NEIGHBORS COMPLAIN OF BAD SMELL FROM APARTMENT _ In Germany, police broke into a darkened apartment fearing they would find a dead body after neighbors complained of a nasty smell. The shutters of the apartment had been closed for more than a week and the mailbox was filled with uncollected mail. Instead of a corpse police found a tenant with badly smelling feet asleep in bed next to a pile of foul-smelling laundry.
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN BEATS BACK THIEF WITH BOOK BAG _ A woman heading to a library in Canada with her three-year-old grandson employed some resourceful maneuvers to thwart a purse snatcher. Police say a young teen grabbed her purse while riding by her on a bike. The woman smacked him with a bag of books she was carrying, knocking him off his wheels. Then she wrestled her purse free. The youth got back on his bike and bolted.
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TEENS BREAK INTO WATER PARK _ Staff at Myrtle Waves water park in South Carolina reported a burglary that had taken place over the weekend, and when police started investigating an unidentified woman came forward with at least two Snapchat videos that allegedly showed a couple of 18-year-old females enjoying themselves at the park about 4 AM Saturday. Police say the videos showed the teens inside the water park after hours. One of the teens admits in one video to “jumping the fence” and stating that “we went down all the slides.” The teens are also accused of swiping $8 worth of the park’s Italian ices.
MACGYVER (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat
SHARK TANK (8p ET, ABC) — Repeat
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (8p ET, NBC) — 2-hour repeat
MASTERCHEF (8p ET, FOX) — Repeat
MASTERS OF ILLUSION (8p ET, CW) — Two new episodes
HAWAII FIVE-O (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat
WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (9p ET, ABC) — New
BEAT SHAZAM (9p ET, FOX) — Repeat
RIVERDALE (9p ET, CW) — Repeat
BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat
DATELINE (9p ET, NBC) — New
20/20 (10p ET, ABC) — This new episode looks at the still remaining questions surrounding the 1997 murder of designer Gianni Versace.
DOUBT (8p ET, CBS) — CBS continues to burn off the remaining episodes of this cancelled drama.
TOUR DE PHARMACY (10p ET, HBO) — Starring and executive produced by Andy Samberg, this mockumentary chronicles the prevalence of doping in professional cycling told from the perspective of five professional riders. Guest stars include John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Orlando Bloom, Freddie Highmore, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, and many more.
BIG BROTHER (8p ET, CBS) — New
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (8p ET, ABC) — Celebs competing in this new episode are former professional baseball player Ozzie Smith, former NBA player James Worthy, and former professional football players Le’Veon Bell and Marshall Faulk.
SERIES PREMIERE: CANDY CRUSH (9p ET, CBS) — Based on the mobile game franchise, this new live action game show features players matching colorful candies in combinations of three or more to win points, defeat obstacles and move through more than 2,000 levels. Mario Lopez hosts. The first contestants are Survivor/Big Brother favorites Kelley Wentworth, Joe Anglim, Woo Hwang, Jeremy Collins, Paul Abrahamian, Da’Vonne Rogers, Frankie Grande and Caleb Reynolds.
STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME (9p ET, ABC) — Products featured in this new episode include swimsuit pieces that can be used as either a top or a bottom, a homemade skin care line, utensils for finger foods, and plates that convert into storage containers.
CLAWS (9p ET, TNT) — New
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (9p ET, AMC) — This new, 2-hour episode is the “summer finale”: the show is splitting its 3rd season in half, with new episodes returning later this year.
AMELIA EARHART: THE LOST EVIDENCE (9p ET, History) — This new special features former FBI Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry as he investigates evidence supporting the theory that Earhart crash-landed in the Marshall Islands and eventually died in Japanese custody on the island of Saipan. Part of the evidence is a photo that shows a picture of a woman who appears to be Earhart and a man that looks like her co-pilot, Fred Noonan, after their crash.
ONE NIGHT ONLY: ALEC BALDWIN (9p ET, Spike) — This new special honors Alec Baldwin in an exclusive black tie evening full of comedic tributes, candid personal stories, and a few surprises.
THE $100,000 PYRAMID (10p ET, ABC) — Celebs competing in this new episode are Cam Newton, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and Apolo Ohno.
IN THEATERS _ Spider-Man is expected to make at least $100 million this weekend.
• Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) – Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges. Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Donald Glover
… Opening next weekend: War for the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon, The Big Sick.
DOES SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING HAVE A POST-MOVIE SCENE? _ If you’re hoping for a post-movie scene after Spider-Man: Homecoming, you’re in luck. Apparently there are two scenes that pop up during the credits. The first happens midway through the credits and gives hints at Spider-Man’s future. The second comes all the way at the end, and while it doesn’t advance the Marvel Cinematic Universe story, it’s apparently still worth hanging around to see.
JOAN LEE, WIFE OF STAN LEE, DIES AT 93 _ Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 93. Joan had reportedly been hospitalized after suffering a stroke earlier this week. Joan, a former British hat model, married Stan on December 5, 1947. The two, who were married for 69 years, met when Stan was supposed to take her friend on a blind date.
… Before meeting Stan, Joan impulsively married an American soldier during World War II, in what turned out to be an unhappy relationship. After a six-week stay in Reno, Nevada, a judge granted her divorce, and he married her and Stan in a room next door.
EMMA WATSON JUMPS OUT OF THE PLANE _ Emma Watson went skydiving in San Diego. It was her first jump and she was jumping tandem from 13,000 feet.
NAT GEO’S SHARKFEST PROMO FEATURES RYAN LOCHTE _ While everyone is busy gearing up to watch Michael Phelps race a great white shark as part of this year’s edition of Discovery’s Shark Week, the lesser known Nat Geo WILD: SharkFest has been busy promoting its own Olympic special guest for promotion: Ryan Lochte. The kicker is, Nat Geo WILD knows it’s got the second best shark attraction on TV, and it’s not afraid to own it in the latest Lochte-filled teaser. In the video, a sarcastic narrator teases Lochte with passive aggressive comments like, “Some say second place is the first loser,” and “There are no points for second place.” • VIDEO
HAWAII FIVE-0 BOSS SAYS KIM, PARK WERE OFFERED “UNPRECEDENTED RAISES” _ The departures of Hawaii Five-0 stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park shocked fans, and since the announcement came out last week, all sides have been stating their cases. Thursday was show creator Peter Lenkov’s turn, and he posted his statement on Twitter, mostly focusing on how CBS offered them plenty of money to stick around. He tweeted: “The truth is this: Both actors chose not to extend their contracts. CBS was extremely generous and proactive in their renegotiation talks. So much so, the actors were getting unprecedented raises, but in the end they chose to move on.”
… Kim and Park were seeking equal pay with costars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, but CBS couldn’t quite meet those numbers. The Hollywood Reporter says the money CBS offered to Kim and Park came within two percent of what O’Loughlin and Caan make, minus some important back-end deals that pay O’Loughlin and Caan even more money.
GERARD BUTLER ATTEMPTS TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM CLIMATE CHANGE DISASTER _ If you like cheesy, big action, big special-effects disaster movies, get ready to see Geostorm. The Gerard Butler movie delivers plane crashes, tsunamis and massive destruction all portrayed as the result of Earth’s weather getting out of control. But this disaster flick has a twist: Butler is the designer of a global satellite system that controls the weather. When one of the satellites apparently malfunctions, Butler has to go to space for repairs. The plot thickens when he gets to the satellite and finds there was no malfuction. It comes out October 20. • VIDEO
GORDON RAMSAY WILL CHOW DOWN ON PINEAPPLE PIZZA _ It’s not every day that a chef agrees to ingest a food he detests. But Gordon Ramsay has publicly stated he’s willing to down a slice of pineapple pizza — which he hates — for a good cause. In an Instagram post the famously sharp-tongued culinary star offered to chow down on pineapple pizza if his followers come through with donations to the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation, which raises money for a children’s hospital in the UK. • LINK
… (CAUTION) He wrote: “If we can hit 500 donations in the next 48 hours, I will eat this f**king god-awful PINEAPPLE pizza on Facebook Live.” And everyone who gives is entered into a lottery to attend a taping of Ramsay’s show The F Word and get the “VVIP” experience with the chef himself, including travel and hotel stay to Los Angeles for the occasion. Deadline is midnight tonight (Friday).
BILL COSBY RETRIAL IS SET FOR NOVEMBER _ Bill Cosby will be retried on three charges of assault starting November 6. The comedian stood trial in June on three charges of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in January, 2004. Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial in the case after jurors said they were unable to come to a unanimous verdict on any of the charges. The trial was light on forensics and largely relied on the testimony of Constand, who worked as the director of basketball operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team at the time.
EVERY NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, RANKED _ Thrillist.com has ranked every Netflix original series. Here’s their top ten:
10. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
9. Stranger Things
8. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
7. Lady Dynamite
6. Orange Is the New Black
5. Grace and Frankie
4. Dear White People
3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2. BoJack Horseman
1. Master of None
TOP TV SHOWS _ Week of June 26-July 2.
- America’s Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 12.36 million
- World of Dance, NBC, 7.5 million
- The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 6.59 million
- Little Big Shots: Forever Young, NBC, 6.56 million
- NCIS, CBS, 6.19 million
- American Ninja Warrior, NBC, 5.91 million
- Big Brother (Wednesday), CBS, 5.88 million
- NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 5.86 million
- 60 Minutes, CBS, 5.62 million
- Bull, CBS, 5.46 million
- Auto Racing: NASCAR Cup Series, NBC, 5.42 million
- The Bachelorette, ABC, 5.4 million
- Big Brother (Thursday), CBS, 5.37 million
- Blue Bloods, CBS, 5.29 million
- Big Brother (Sunday), CBS, 5.16 million
- Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 4.95 million
- The Wall, NBC, 4.65 million
- Celebrity Family Feud, ABC, 4.6 million
- The Bachelorette (Thursday), ABC, 4.58 million
- Life in Pieces, CBS, 4.54 million
Find these audio files on the Pro Audio page.
• GOATS: All I Want For Christmas Is a Goat → Our goat story (July 7 News & Nuggets) reminded us that there’s a Christmas album featuring goats. And since we’re always up for celebrating Christmas in July, let’s play a little of it.
• DROP: You guys do a wonderful job and you’re outstanding at what you do.
THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK
There are loads of different ways people use Facebook, and, according to a new study from Brigham Young University, all the people using the site can be neatly placed into four types.
Relationship Builders use Facebook “as an extension of their real life, with their family and real-life friends.” Basically, they post things, respond to other people’s posts, and send messages in a way to strengthen relationships that exist outside of Facebook. People in this group identified strongly with statements such as “Facebook helps me to express love to my family and lets my family express love to me.”
Town Criers are the ones that share links to news stories, mention big events, but don’t really do personal updates. They’re all about pushing out information rather than using Facebook as a social tool. That doesn’t mean they’re friendless losers. It’s just that if they want to update their family and friends, they’d do it in a way other than Facebook.
Selfies post pictures, statuses, videos, whatever — but unlike relationship builders, they care more about getting likes and comments than connecting with their friends. Selfies are using Facebook to manage their image and present a curated version of themselves to the world, even if that curated version isn’t true to real life.
Window Shoppers use Facebook to observe and watch, freely going through people’s profiles to mine information about their dating lives and look through all their old photos. The Window Shopper hardly ever posts personal information. They’re only on Facebook to see what other people are doing.
… In an informal online poll (metro.co.uk) 41% of respondents claim they are Window Shoppers while 40% claim they are none of the above or a mix of more than one.
I know a man who can shave ten times a day and still have a full beard. Who is he?
Answer: A barber
ANSWER WRONG AND WIN!
I’ll ask you a few questions… get them all wrong and you win. (Example: Who was the maid on The Brady Bunch? Yes, it was Mohammad Ali.)
• What sitcom was often set at a coffee shop called Central Perk?
• What does State Farm do?
• What type of business would have a “happy hour”?
• Which state is known as The Lone Star State?
BONUS VIDEO OF THE DAY
• 1929: ROY ACUFF collapsed on a baseball field from sunstroke, ending his athletic career and beginning a course of events that eventually led to The Grand Ole Opry.
• 1956: JOHNNY CASH made his first appearance on The Grand Ole Opry.
• 1987: HANK WILLIAMS JR.’s album Born To Boogie was released.
• 1992: BILLY RAY CYRUS’ hit Achy Breaky Heart was certified gold and platinum.
• 2007: GARTH BROOKS and TRISHA YEARWOOD sang We Shall Be Free from the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., for the Al Gore-sponsored Live Earth charity concerts.
• 2008: KEITH URBAN and Nicole Kidman welcomed their first child, daughter Sunday Rose, in Nashville.
• 2011: BLAKE SHELTON’s God Gave Me You was released to radio.
• 2013: RANDY TRAVIS was hospitalized in Texas with a heart infection.
Maddie Marlow of MADDIE AND TAE is 22.
Find these audio files on the Country Audio page.
• JASON ALDEAN covers Garth’s Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) – Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC
• MIDLAND member Jess Carson on the Texas on the Oregon band.
• THOMAS RHETT on prepping Willa for a sister.
COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
MIRANDA LAMBERT will grace the cover of the first Cosmopolitan magazine issue to be dedicated to country, hitting stands July 11.
With over 500,000 sold, CHRIS STAPLETON has the first country album to achieve gold status in 2017. From A Room: Volume 1 was released May 5.
RANDY HOUSER is headed to the United Kingdom for a series this October.
LITTLE BIG TOWN, WYNONNA and DARIUS RUCKER will perform August 20 at a special Sunday Night Opry in honor of the solar eclipse happening the next day. On August 21, the Opry is planning a plaza party to celebrate the.
The DIXIE CHICKS will bring their DCX MMXVI (2016) Tour to theaters for one night, August 7. The concert will be screened in more than 450 theaters nationwide.
AUDIO 🎧 As part of Spotify’s Spotify Singles series, JASON ALDEAN recorded an acoustic cover of GARTH BROOKS’ Much Too Young (to Feel This Damn Old).
RAY STEVENS’ CabaRay television show, which airs on public television, has revealed guests for this summer and they include RESTLESS HEART, SHENANDOAH, RHONDA VINCENT, MARK WILLS and JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY.
MORGAN WALLEN (The Way I Talk) makes his Grand Ole Opry debut tonight (Friday). Morgan has been part of FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’s Smooth Tour this summer.
NEW AND OUT TODAY
CHARLEY PRIDE’s Music In My Heart. It’s his first album of new material in more than five years.
DARYLE SINGLETARY and RHONDA VINCENT’s duet album, American Grandstand. The set includes duets made popular by GEORGE JONES and TAMMY WYNETTE as well as LORETTA LYNN and CONWAY TWITTY.
THE WEEK’S TOP SINGLES
- BLAKE SHELTON – Every Time I Hear That Song
- THOMAS RHETT Featuring MAREN MORRIS – Craving You
- DYLAN SCOTT – My Girl
- SAM HUNT – Body Like A Back Road
- FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Featuring Backstreet Boys – God, Your Mama And Me
- RASCAL FLATTS – Yours If You Want It
- BRETT YOUNG – In Case You Didn’t Know
- KEITH URBAN Featuring CARRIE UNDERWOOD – The Fighter
- COLE SWINDELL – Flatliner
- LADY ANTEBELLUM – You Look Good
This is day 191 of 2017. There are 174 days remaining.
• Sofia Vergara is 45
• Adrian Grenier (Entourage) is 41
• Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) is 40
• Jessica Simpson is 37
IT HAPPENED TODAY
• 1821: The United States took possession of its newly-bought territory of Florida from Spain.
• 1890: Wyoming was admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
• 1938: Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
• 1964: The album A Hard Day’s Night by the Beatles was released.
• 1978: World News Tonight premiered on ABC.
• 1985: Coca-Cola, bowing to pressure from irate customers after the introduction of New Coke, said it would resume selling old-formula Coke.
• 1992: In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.
• 1997: Scientists in London said DNA from a Neanderthal skeleton supported a theory that humans descended from an “African Eve” 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
• 1999: The U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. After her game-winning penalty kick against China, Brandi Chastain took of her uniform top, baring her sports bra.
• 2006: A section of ceiling in Boston’s Big Dig tunnel collapsed, killing a car passenger.
• 2011: In the wake of a phone hacking scandal British tabloid News of the World published its last edition after 168 years.
• Nude Recreation Week
• Pick Blueberries Day
• Don’t Step On A Bee Day
• Piña Colada Day
• July 12: Major League Baseball All-Star Game
• September 5: Labor Day