INTERPREP ★ SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

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DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

BIRTHDAYS

• Olivia Newton-John is 70

• Linda Hamilton is 62

• Melissa Sue Anderson (Little House on the Prairie) is 56

• Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) is 50

• Serena Williams is 37

• Zoe Perry (Young Sheldon) is 35

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1962: The Beverly Hillbillies premiered.

• 1969: The album Abbey Road by the Beatles was released.

• 1990: The Motion Picture Association of America announced it had created a new rating, NC-17, designed to bar moviegoers under age 17 from certain films without the commercial stigma of the old X rating.

• 2006: In Tyler, Texas, a 73-year-old used car salesman allegedly ended an argument with a customer by pulling out a machete and whacking the man’s arm. Robert Parker was arrested on charges of aggravated assault after the incident. According to police, Gerald Davis had purchased a car from Time Auto Sales and went back to the dealership to pick up his license plates. Police said Davis and Parker began arguing and eventually Parker produced the machete. Police said they don’t know what the argument was about.

• 2012: An NFL referee lockout ended.

• 2016: In the first presidential debate Hillary Clinton faced Donald Trump at Hofstra University. It set the record as the most-watched debate in American history, with 84 million viewers.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Johnny Appleseed Day

• Dumpling Day

• Women’s Health & Fitness Day

• World Contraception Day

• Key Lime Pie Day

UPCOMING

• September 29: Season 44 premiere of SNL
• October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)
• November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 9: World Chess Championship (November 9-28) in London
• November 22: Thanksgiving
• November 23: Black Friday
• November 24: Small Business Saturday
• November 26: Cyber Monday
• November 27: Giving Tuesday
• December 21: Winter begins (5:23 PM ET)


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

167 billion: Pieces of mail delivered each year by the United States Postal Service.


NEWS ATTACK!

In Arizona, U.S. Sen. Paul Gosar is running for re-election. But his six siblings appear in TV commercials urging voters to vote against him. [It figures that the kid no one likes is the one that goes into politics.]

Congress is trying to reach an agreement that would keep the government from shutting down. [Hey, don’t do us any favors.]

Congress is trying to reach an agreement that would keep the government from shutting down. [Wait, it’s still operating?]

The NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers introduced a bizarre new mascot that’s tall and orange with strange hair. [He has a sidekick named Melania.]

Authorities report that the Connecticut suburbs are being hit by surge of home break-ins committed by bears. [The news gets even sadder. Experts speculate the bears are burglarizing homes looking for money to support their opioid addiction.]

A man was arrested at Buckingham Palace for carrying a stun gun. [Would someone please explain to me exactly what the problem is with Megan Markle’s dad?]

Tennis star Andy Murray was presented with an award by the Chinese government — an award that he immediately dropped and shattered. [Out of safety concerns, Chinese officials then immediately canceled a photo shoot where Murray was scheduled to pose while holding babies.]

A critic of Vladimir Putin was released from jail only to be re-arrested as he was walking out. [Sometimes Putin manages to even out-Putin Putin.]

A so-called psychic in Maryland, who conned people out of $341,000, was sentenced to six years in prison. [But I guess she saw that coming.]

Starting in January, Dunkin’ Donuts will change its name to simply Dunkin’. [It could be worse. They could have followed the example of Weight Watchers and changed their name to DD.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

DUNKIN’ DROPS ‘DONUTS’ FROM NAME _ Dunkin Donuts announced Tuesday it is dropping the word “donuts” from its name. The company said the name change will go into effect in January 2019. The company said that though it is removing “donuts” from its name, donuts will remain on the menu.

… Dunkin’s announcement comes one day after another major brand, Weight Watchers, announced a similar name change. The company, traditionally known as a weight-loss system, changed its name to WW, saying it will be focusing more on wellness instead of weight.

COLLEGE PRESIDENT APOLOGIZES FOR DRINKING FROM BEER BONG _ The president of Southeast Missouri State University is apologizing after he was captured on video drinking from a beer bong at a tailgate party. The Southeast Missourian reports that president Carlos Vargas-Aburto said in an email that it was a “poor decision” to accept the drink before Southeast’s September 15 football game at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Video of students cheering and filming as he chugged from the funnel was posted to Twitter .

MOM’S PLAN FOR ‘STAYING INSIDE YOUR BUDGET AT TARGET’ IS PERFECT _ Whether you’re on a mission to pick up paper products, school supplies, groceries, or a fall wardrobe for your kiddo, chances are that you’ve walked into Target with delusions of having a focused, efficient, budget-friendly shopping trip. The reality likely ends up being the complete opposite.

… Late last week, blogger Amy Weatherly shared a tongue-in-cheek post about “staying inside your budget at Target,” and it’s pretty much perfect. Weatherly’s four steps to staying inside your budget: “1. Make a list of exactly what you need. 2. Go to Target. 3. Rip up the list. 4. Go home because it’s just not gonna happen. You know it. I know it. The people of Target are laughing at us all behind their backs because they know it.”

More of the post here.

SCIENTISTS DEVELOPING BLOOD TEST FOR DROWSY DRIVING _ Scientists are inching closer to a blood test for drowsy driving. A computer algorithm effectively differentiated between sleep-deprived and well-rested people by picking up changes in expression of certain genes. British researchers say identifying these biomarkers is the first step to developing a test which can accurately calculate how much sleep an individual has had.

… Researchers said the breakthrough might lead to a blood test that could determine if drivers haven’t had enough sleep. Drivers who are even one to two hours short on shuteye are nearly twice as likely to get into an accident.

HOW MUCH CAT OWNERS LOVE THEIR PETS _ In an often turbulent and negative world, many Americans are getting through by focusing on what counts: watching cat videos on the internet. A new survey found that the average cat owner “likes” 398 cat-related posts and looks at 725 cat pictures and videos in a year.

… More than just interacting with cat-themed internet posts, the average cat owner also has 13 cat-related items. This includes 44 percent who have a framed photo of their cat, 43 percent who own a cat stuffed animal and 38 percent of owners who own a cat calendar.

… The average cat owner spends 8 days a year talking to their cat and 20 days cuddling with them.

MILLENNIALS MORE LIKELY TO FALL FOR SCAMS THAN BABY BOOMERS _ A new report from the Better Business Bureau suggests that millennials are now more likely to fall victim to a scam than Baby Boomers. The BBB reports that 69 percent of scam victims are under the age of 45. Young adults in college are especially gullible because “they are old enough to have money, young enough to be vulnerable and are likely unsupervised as many are away from home for the first time.”

AX-THROWING BAR WOULD GET SUSPENDED FOR BEING UNSAFE _ The Hub Stadium, an Auburn Hills, Michigan, bar that features ax-throwing lanes, had its liquor license and permits suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission until they can develop new safety procedures and precautions. According to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, videos on Hub Stadium’s social media platforms showed patrons throwing axes at bottles of spirits, consuming shots from the bottle that was not struck, and a message displayed on the video stating: “Who said don’t mix alcohol with ax throwing?”

PHOENIX TV CONFRONTS MAN WITH FOOT FETISH AUDIO  Phoenix realtors call him the foot fetish guy, and he’s been creeping them out for years. An Arizona news crew tracked him down outside a coffee shop this week. His name is Anthony, and he admits to contacting countless realtors through text and email, offering to rub their feet and asking about their high heels. When asked why he was doing it, Anthony said, “I don’t know. I apologize. I’m stupid, but I’m not doing it anymore, I promise.”

DOCTORS HAVE BAD HANDWRITING _ A study from British scientists proved doctors really do have the worst handwriting. Researchers used a computer program to decipher the handwriting of 92 doctors. The computer was unable to recognize most of the medical chicken scratch. There is a silver lining, though; doctors were found to write poorly only in letters, not numbers. So even if you get the wrong prescription because of illegible writing, at least you’ll get the proper dosage.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HAVE ZERO INTEREST IN THE INTERNET _ Eleven percent of adults in the United States don’t use the Internet or email. A third of non-internet users (34%) did not go online because they had no interest in doing so or did not think the internet was relevant to their lives. Another 32% of non-users said the internet was too difficult to use. About 19% cited the expense of internet service or owning a computer.

IF SHE’S CHEATING, IT’S LIKELY WITH SOMEONE AT WORK _ If your wife is cheating on you, it’s with someone she works with, according to a new survey. A slimy website that specializes in fixing people up who are already in relationships found that 36% of cheating women did so with someone they met at work.

TURNING HIDE-AND-SEEK INTO A SPORT _ About six years ago a professor in Japan had an idea for a new Olympic sport. The professor said at the time that sports today are all about world-beating techniques and skills. But that’s not sport for all. His plan: get the Olympics to add a sport where “anyone can take part, regardless of age, gender, or ability.” That’s why he founded the Japan Hide-and-Seek Promotion Committee. The committee even created rules for formal competition. At the time he admitted it “may be difficult to get hide-and-seek into the Olympics … but I see Tokyo 2020 as our big chance.”

WE LIE MORE IN EMAIL THAN WITH PEN AND PAPER _ Research (out of Lehigh University) suggests office emails are more loaded with lies than traditional written communications like pen and paper. In one study, the researchers gave 48 full-time MBA students $89 to divide between themselves and another fictional party, who only knew the dollar amount fell somewhere between $5 and $100. There was one pre-condition: the other party had to accept whatever offer was made to them. Using either email or pen-and-paper communications, the MBA students reported the size of the pot — truthful or not — and how much the other party would get. Lying was rampant in all situations. But students using email lied about the amount of money to be divided more than 92 percent of the time, while less then 64 percent lied when writing by hand. A second study of 69 full-time MBA students found that the more familiar emailers are with each other, the less deceptive they tend to be. They still lied, however.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: WE ARE STILL HUNTER-GATHERERS _ A study suggests that, despite the developed world’s safe suburbs and indoor lifestyle, modern humans are still experts at spotting predators and prey. The research (published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) reveals that humans today are hard-wired to pay attention to other people and animals much more so than non-living things, even if inanimate objects are the primary hazards for modern, urbanized folks. The researchers say the finding supports the idea that natural selection molded mechanisms into our ancestors’ brains that were specialized for paying attention to humans and other animals. These adaptive traits were then passed on to us.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SCHOOLCHILDREN TO BE GIVEN BIKE LICENSE PLATES _ A school in London is forcing children to bike to school with numbered plates on their bikes to crack down on irresponsible cycling. Stanley Park High (in Carshalton) are introducing the bike registration plan which would enable the public to report pupils.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: PLANE PASSENGER TRIES TO OPEN EXIT DOOR MISTAKING IT FOR BATHROOM _ An Indian passenger caused panic in mid-air when he tried to open a plane door, apparently mistaking it for the toilet. Another passenger saw what was happening, yelled for help and the passenger was intercepted by the crew. The man was a first-time flier in his late 20s.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: CROOK LEVEAS GUN BEHIND _ In Canada a guy who held up a flower shop immediately took the money and went next door to a convenience store to pick up some much needed supplies. As he was walking out he remembered he had left something important behind in the flower shop so he returned to pick it up. Bad idea. The police were already there investigating. The important thing he left behind: his gun.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BEGINNERS COURSE IN WASHING MACHINE USE _ Some laundry-phobic men in Germany are being offered beginners courses on how to use a washing machine. The free seminars aim to help men take the burden of doing the laundry away from their female partners. A recent survey in Germany found that women do the laundry in 80% of households.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ADMITS STEALING HOT POCKETS WAS STUPID AUDIO  In Atlanta at around 4 AM, a man allegedly tried to leave a grocery store with items stuffed under his shirt. A security guard saw the man holding his stomach and walked up to him. The man said his stomach hurt. The security guard questioned him, and the man revealed the items under his shirt: a frozen pizza, some salmon burgers, and some ham-and-cheese Hot Pockets. The security guard said the man than admitted that he’d been drinking and now he’d done something stupid.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BURGLARS RUN OUT OF GAS _ Sheriff’s deputies in Texas say two men who burgled a home’s storage shed didn’t get very far: they ran out of gas 100 yards away as they made their getaway. But that’s not what brought law enforcement in: the men had gone from door to door with a gas can, asking for fuel, leading more than one of the neighbors to call 911.


ON TELEVISION

SEASON PREMIERE: SURVIVOR (8p ET, CBS) — The 37th season of Survivor has a “David vs. Goliath” theme. The 90-minute premiere begins with the 20 new castaways divided into two teams. Castaways in the “David” tribe all have overcome adversity in their lives, while “Goliath” tribe members capitalize on their advantages to prevail.

SEASON PREMIERE: CHICAGO MED (8p ET, NBC) — All of Dick Wolf’s three Chicago-based dramas will air back to back this season. Molly Bernard (Younger) and Colby Lewis join the cast.

SEASON PREMIERE: THE GOLDBERGS (8p ET, ABC) — Season 6 begins with tribute to the John Hughes classic Sixteen Candles. It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but parents Beverly and Murray are too distracted by daughter Erica’s musical ambitions and older son Barry’s  engagement.

SEASON PREMIERE: EMPIRE (8p ET, FOX) — As the 5th season begins, the show jumps 2 years forward and a promising new singer and rapper named Treasure (guest star Kaitlyn Simone) may hold the key to reversing the Lyons family fortunes.

BURDEN OF TRUTH (8p ET, CW) — New

SEASON PREMIERE: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (8:30p ET, ABC) — Katie goes back to work as a party planner as season 3 begins. Kelly Ripa guest stars.

SEASON PREMIERE: CHICAGO FIRE (9p ET, NBC) — Season 7 begins.

SEASON PREMIERE: MODERN FAMILY (9p ET, ABC) — Expect several life-changing moments, including a major death, during the 10th season.

SEASON PREMIERE: STAR (9p ET, FOX) — Season 3 opens three months after the end of Season 2, as Star (Jude Demorest) returns from tour. Patti LaBelle guest stars.

SUPERGIRL (9p ET, CW) — Repeat

SEASON FINALE: BIG BROTHER (9:30p ET, CBS) — The winner is revealed in the 90-minute finale.

SERIES PREMIERE: SINGLE PARENTS (9:30p ET, ABC) — Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) star in this new comedy. Killam plays the newest member of a support group of single parents. Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) also stars.

SEASON PREMIERE: CHICAGO P.D. (10p ET, NBC) — Season 6 begins. Anne Heche (The Brave) will have a recurring role this season as Dep. Superintendent Katherine Brennan.

SERIES PREMIERE: A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (10p ET, ABC) — This new drama revolves around a group of Boston friends who are drawn back together by the death of a mutual friend (Ron Livingston, seen in flashbacks), prompting them to take stock of their lives. The ensemble cast includes James Roday (Psych), Christina Ochoa (Valor), David Giuntoli (Grimm), Romany Malco and Stephanie Szostak (Satisfaction).

SEASON PREMIERE: SOUTH PARK (10p ET, Comedy Central) — South Park returns for a 22nd season.


ENTERTAINMENT

PADMA LAKSHMI SAID SHE WAS RAPED AT 16 AND DIDN’T REPORT IT _ Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi said in a New York Times op-ed published Tuesday that she was raped by her boyfriend as a teenager, and was compelled to break her silence on the issue after politicians wondered why two women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct didn’t report it sooner.

… Lakshmi wrote: “On Friday, President Trump tweeted that if what Dr. Ford said was true, she would have filed a police report years ago. But I understand why both women would keep this information to themselves for so many years, without involving the police. For years, I did the same thing.” In a series of tweets before the op-ed piece the TV host said: “I was 7 the first time I was sexually assaulted. He was a relative of my mom’s second husband. I told my folks and they sent me away. The second time I was 16 years old and a virgin. He was my boyfriend. ‘Date rape’ wasn’t discussed in the ’80s. I was horrified and ashamed. The third time I was assaulted I was 23. I thought that no one would believe me, because no one wanted to stand up to him.”

MAKING A MURDERER IS COMING BACK NEXT MONTH _ Netflix has announced that Making a Murderer will be returning next month with 10 new episodes. The first ten episodes of the documentary followed the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin resident who is serving a life sentence for the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbech. Over the course of 10 episodes, the docuseries explored the theory that Avery had been framed by the local police for the killing.The series also followed the story of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, who was sentenced to life imprisonment after confessing to assisting him with the murder. • VIDEO

… The next ten episodes will follow both Avery and Dassey’s family and legal team as they attempt to exonerate both men.

ONE TREE HILL REUNION IS ON THE WAY _ If you’re one of the many people who can’t step away from beloved ’90s and 2000s TV shows, you are in luck. Lifetime recently announced a One Tree Hill reunion that comes with a cool Christmas twist. It’s been 15 years since One Tree Hill first aired. To commemorate the anniversary, the One Tree Hill cast raised money for victims of Hurricane Florence. Now Lifetime revealed Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner, and Tyler Hilton will star in The Christmas Contract, set to premiere November 22. Following the movie, the cast will sit down — including Stephen Colletti — for ‘Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion “for an evening of fun that will include some surprise guests.”

BILL COSBY GETS VANILLA PUDDING IN JAIL FOR FIRST MEAL BEHIND BARS _ For his first night as a convicted criminal, Bill Cosby was served a chicken patty with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, pudding and an iced tea juice packet. It’s unclear if the pudding was actually Jell-O brand, which Cosby promoted for many years.

BILL COSBY’S HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR WILL NOT BE REMOVED _ Bill Cosby is about to spend the next three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault, but that doesn’t seem to phase the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in the least bit. In a statement Tuesday, officials said the convicted comedian would be allowed to keep his star on the Walk of Fame — despite widespread calls to remove it. The statement said: “The stars only commemorate the recipient’s professional accomplishments,” describing the Walk of Fame as a “historical record of entertainment figures past and present. Once installed, the stars become part of the historic fabric of the Walk of Fame … and are intended to be permanent.”

… A petition had been submitted on Monday, urging commerce officials to scrub Cosby’s name off for good after numerous attacks on the star — including one where the words “serial rapist” were scrawled on it.

KREMER AND STORM TO BE FIRST ALL-FEMALE NFL BROADCAST DUO _ Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm will be the first all-female duo to broadcast an NFL game on Thursday when they serve as Amazon Prime’s groundbreaking team. Kremer and Storm will provide commentary and analysis for Thursday Night Football, which moves to Amazon Prime Video for 11 games beginning this week with the airing of the contest pitting the Minnesota Vikings (1-1-1) against the host Los Angeles Rams (3-0).

… The Thursday night package of games will be shown on both FOX and NFL Network with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth. Amazon will offer the Buck/Aikman commentary or the choice of three other audio feeds: Kremer and Storm, a broadcast team based in the United Kingdom and a Spanish broadcast team.

A BUNCH OF THE OFFICE STUFF IS FOR SALE _ Fans of The Office can own a piece of Dunder Mifflin. You can bid now on official props, costumes, and set pieces from the greatest workplace comedy of all time. You can channel your inner Stanley Hudson with a set of his actual puzzle books. Own some of Dwight’s weapons, like his rubber nunchucks. Or finally finish that scarf that Phyllis has been working on for ages. The auction is happening now on eBay.

… Fans of the show are bummed — many have shared on social media that the auction of props from The Office must mean there’s zero chance of a reunion TV movie or short sequel of a handful of episodes.

WILL SMITH DID A GRAND CANYON HELICOPTER BUNGEE JUMP AUDIO  September 25, 2018 will go down in history as the day Bill Cosby went to jail, Donald Trump was laughed at by his peers at the UN, and Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday by jumping into the Grand Canyon from a helicopter.

… The bungee-jumping stunt was streamed live on YouTube and proceeds went to charity. • VIDEO

FINAL SNEAK PEEK AT FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD _ On Tuesday a final sneak peek at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released. The upcoming spinoff of the Harry Potter film series comes to theaters on November 16. • VIDEO

ALMOST FAMOUS WILL BE A STAGE MUSICAL _ Film director and journalist Cameron Crowe is adapting his 2000 film Almost Famous as a stage musical. Crowe based the original film on his own life as a teen journalist for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s.

RAPPER HOSPITALIZED AFTER EATING TOO MANY FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS _ In news that sounds like a headline from The Onion, rapper Lil Xan revealed that he was hospitalized because he ate too many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Yes. The spicy snack food that really isn’t that spicy. Many of Lil Xan’s fans were concerned when the rapper posted a photo on Instagram of him in the back of an ambulance. He later said on Instagram: “Ya, I went to the hospital today. I just want to let everybody know that I was in the hospital, not due to any drugs, but I guess I ate too many hot Cheetos and it ripped something in my stomach open a little bit and I puked a little blood. So we good.”

SHIA LABEOUF MOVES ON FROM MIA GOTH WITH POP STAR FKA TWIGS _ Shia LaBeouf is splitting from Mia Goth and is dating Robert Pattinson’s ex-fiancée, pop star FKA twigs. A rep for LaBeouf said: “Shia and Mia have filed for divorce. The separation is amicable, and all details pertaining to the divorce proceedings will remain private.”

… Goth and LaBeouf had an Elvis-themed commitment ceremony in Vegas in 2016, but were reportedly not legally wed. Twigs will appear in LaBeouf’s upcoming film Honey Boy, based on his upbringing as a child actor.


AUDIO

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• WILL SMITH: For his 50th birthday he bungee jumped over the Grand Canyon.

• FOOT GUY: A foot fetish guy in Phoenix was confronted by reporter.  →  September 26 Wacky-But-True

• UN LAUGHS AT TRUMP: Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Donald Trump boasted that his administration had already “accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country” — a claim that provoked unintentional laughter from the audience of global leaders.

• DROPS: Halloween clips.


BITS & BREAKS

LIP PRINTS

What does your lip print say about you? Apply lipstick and leave your kiss print on a piece of paper to find out what your lips are really saying.

• Thick print and full lower lip — You are straight-forward and keep your opinions to yourself to save your friends’ feelings.

• Full, heart-shaped mark — You know what it means to be a true friend. You are always upbeat and are great at keeping secrets.

• Light mark — You are a true romantic. When it comes to love, you are looking for a guy who is idealistic.

• Thin lips, with upper lip slightly fuller than lower — you are logical and reliable.

• Full and tightly closed — You are seriously determined.

• Dark — You are very confident and secure with yourself.

• Pouty with the corners turned down — You love being the center of attention.

FREEBIES & DEALS FOR NATIONAL COFFEE DAY

Saturday is National Coffee Day, and once again a variety of chains have assorted giveaways, discounts and contests. As always, participation may vary.

• 7-Eleven: The chain will offer free coffee with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich over $2.

• Cumberland Farms: Customers can score a free hot or iced java on National Coffee Day after texting FREECOFFEE to 64827 and receiving a mobile coupon.

• Dunkin’ Donuts: The chain is celebrating a “twice as nice” promotion this year with a buy one, get one free deal for all hot coffee purchases.

• Krispy Kreme: Coffee lovers can score a free hot or iced java of any size on the holiday.

• Peet’s Coffee: Customers can savor a free drip coffee or tea at participating locations, as well as 25% off one pound of beans at participating locations.

• Pilot Flying J: The chain is celebrating the occasion on September 28 and September 29, offering free java through downloading their official app.

A MAN’S NO. 1 FEAR

What is a man’s No. 1 fear? Going bald. Having a shiny head is a bigger fear than becoming impotent. What other fears do men have about themselves?

• 94% worry about going bald

• 89% are scared of becoming impotent

• 75% are worried about going grey

• 64% are scared of getting fat

• 61% fear losing their teeth

• 45% dread needing thick reading glasses

• 31% are scared of going deaf

• 24% are frightened of getting bad breath


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: Five percent of us do this at least twice a day. (Take a shower or bath)

TRIVIA: The world record for the most number of these held in one hand is 24. (Golf balls)

TRIVIA: You’ll eat 22 pounds of what this year? (Tomatoes. More than half this amount is eaten in the form of ketchup and tomato sauce.)

BRAIN TEASER

A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

Answer: He waits until night time and then goes through the first door.


DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

BIRTHDAYS

• Meat Loaf is 71

• A Martinez is 70

• Shaun Cassidy is 60

• Comedian Marc Maron is 55

• Gwyneth Paltrow is 46

• Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) is 44

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1950: The answering machine was invented.

• 1964: The Warren Commission released its report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

• 1998: Google was founded.

• 2003: A Brazilian prisoner who tried to escape from Sao Paulo prison while dressed as a woman was caught because he couldn’t walk in high heels. Guards said the man looked like a beautiful woman but waddled like a duck.

• 2004:  NBC announced that Conan O’Brien would take over for Jay Leno The Tonight Show in 2009.

• 2015: A “Supermoon” coincided with a lunar eclipse creating a “Blood Moon” over much of the earth.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Ancestor Appreciation Day

• Chocolate Milk Day

• Corned Beef Has Day

UPCOMING

• September 29: Season 44 premiere of SNL
• October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)
• November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 9: World Chess Championship (November 9-28) in London
• November 22: Thanksgiving
• November 23: Black Friday
• November 24: Small Business Saturday
• November 26: Cyber Monday
• November 27: Giving Tuesday
• December 21: Winter begins (5:23 PM ET)