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• Tuesday Weld is 76

• Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 67

• Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy) is 50

• Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Big Love) is 40

• Patrick J. Adams (Suits) is 38


• 1962: The United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus the following December.

• 2003: Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles from Earth.

• 2003: A planned mass escape from an Argentine jail backfired when a fat prisoner got stuck in the 12-inch hole they had cut. After five inmates had escaped, Roque Vivas got his 224-pound body stuck in the hole in the ceiling and the 24 prisoners waiting behind him had to call the guards to get him out.

• 2005: A 420-pound Idaho man was charged with felony robbery, accused of stealing beer from the same local store he stole from in January. Levi Timbana was accused of walking into the Cowboy Oil store and taking a swing at a clerk who refused to sell him beer after hours. Prosecutors say the clerk held Timbana at bay with a metal pipe until police arrived; Timbana’s companion allegedly fled with two cases of beer. Police said Timbana punched a different clerk at the store during a January beer heist. He spent 43 days in jail in that case.

• 2008: It was announced that a bike experiment in Green Bay, Wisconsin, was about to come to an end. Green Bay’s Green Bike program was intended to provide cheap, environmentally friendly transportation around the city’s downtown district. But since the program started earlier in the summer 22 of the original 30 bikes went missing and the remaining 8 were broken.

• 2012: The first interplanetary human voice recording was broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity.

• 2017: Former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas.


• International Bat Night

• Banana Lovers Day


• August 28: La Tomatina
• August 30: The Matrix returns to some theaters
• September 2: Labor Day
• September 5: NFL season begins (Packers and Bears)
• September 7: US Open Women’s Final
• September 8: US Open Men’s Final
• September 12: Third Democratic Debate (Night 1)
• September 13: Third Democratic Debate (Night 2)
• September 13: Friday the 13th
• September 20: Storm Area 51
• September 21: Octoberfest begins in Munich, Germany
• September 22: Emmy Awards (Fox)
• September 23: First day of Fall
• October 1: Major League Baseball playoffs start
• October 3: NHL regular season starts
• October 11: Nobel Peace Prize winner announced
• October 11: National League Championship Series starts
• October 12: American League Championship Series starts
• October 13: Chicago Marathon
• October 27: Diwali
• October 31: Halloween (a Thursday)
• November 3: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 11: Veterans Day
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters


8: Grades of beef. The highest is Prime, followed by Choice, Select (formerly Good), Standard, Commercial, Utility, Cutter, and Canner.


Two large families got into a brawl at a California water park. [Whose side would you taken, the Partridge Family or the Brady Bunch?]

KFC is testing a plant-based version of its fried chicken. [I guess that’s about the only one way to finally get kids to think of vegetables as finger-lickin’ good.]

The President of France says the President of Brazil insulted his wife. [I wonder if their duel at sunrise will be televised.]

Indonesia is moving its capital from Jakarta to Borneo. [And they need your help. They’re asking you to send any empty boxes that you can spare.]

A city in Denmark is honoring its Viking heritage by replacing its standard electric crosswalk signal with a Viking theme. [The signs now read, “Invade” and “Don’t Invade — Yet.”]

Despite dire predictions, a five-legged calf in Louisiana is doing well. [In fact, it just accepted an offer to compete on Dancing With the Stars.]

There’s big news from SNL. Eddie Murphy is finally returning to host the show. [I wouldn’t mind revisiting some of the places where I used to work if it weren’t for those irritating little restraining orders.]

The number one movie at the box office is Angel Has Fallen. It’s about a secret service agent assigned to protect the president. [Mainly, his job is to keep the president off of Twitter.]

Reports from the Middle East say that large-scale war using radio-controlled aircraft or drones has broken out between Israel, Iran, and Syria. [Who would have ever thought that winning a war would be decided by whose shopping mall has the best hobby shop?]

Harry Styles revealed in a new interview that he bit off the tip of his tongue while high on mushrooms. [See, celebrity’s lives are just like ours!]


WOMAN TWEETS AFTER RECEIVING TEXT FROM BOSS MEANT FOR SOMEONE ELSE _ Mondays generally stink and for a lawyer in Las Vegas, yesterday (August 26) was especially horrible. A woman named Sarah tweeted on Monday: “I just received a text from my boss about how he ‘hopes Sarah has her [breasts] out'” — plus an even lewder comment — that he meant to send to another co-worker. • LINK

… Throughout the day Monday she shared updates:

• “He has realized he sent it to the wrong person and has tried to call four times. The law firm I work for is his law firm. His wife is also a partner. Today at work is going to be fun.”

• “He finally left a voicemail stating that he ‘has an urgent matter to discuss with me’ … He’s a lawyer so he knows not to text again. Evidence and all.”

• “The two other partners (including the intended recipient) have called me and left messages ‘urging me to talk to them before making a mistake’. They left that recorded. It’s like they forgot how to lawyer.”

• “Contacted outside council … Not going in today. Have not answered any of them yet. There is no HR, just  5 lawyers and a receptionist. I’m the only woman working there. I need coffee.”

• “Meeting with attorney went great. Meeting with second attorney at lunch. Heading to my office now to clean out the things in my desk. Entire office knows. His wife knows and is ‘on her way back to town to deal with this’ whatever that means…”

NTSB REPORT REVEALS HOW DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S PLANE CRASHED _ The NTSB has shared how Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s plane crashed. The government agency said the plane bounced twice before crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to a rest on a highway in eastern Tennessee on August 15. Pilots had hoped to get the plane airborne again, however.

… The initial report from the NTSB states that the two pilots hoped to attempt a “go-around” after the second bounce, but the aircraft did not respond as they expected, leading to a crash landing and fire. The plane came down from the second bounce just 1,000 feet before the end of the 4,500-foot runway.

… Video revealed that the right main landing gear collapsed and the outboard section of the right wing contacted the runway shortly after the third touchdown.

GLASS-HALF-FULL ATTITUDE MAY HELP YOU LIVE PAST 85 _ Humans have been searching for centuries for the secret to living longer, and the answer may be as simple as maintaining a positive state of mind. A new study (Boston University) found that people who scored higher on an optimism assessment were more likely to live past the age of 85.

FEWER THAN 10 PERCENT OF TEENS MEET EXERCISE AND SCREEN TIME GUIDELINES _ Teens spend too long looking at screens and not enough time exercising or sleeping — with less than 10 percent meeting the recommended guidelines. Research found children aged between five and 17 should spend an hour a day doing moderate to vigorous exercise and no more than two hours a day in front of a screen. More than three-quarters of teens spend more than two hours a day interacting with screens.

COFFEE COMPANY WANTS TO GIVE YOU $30,000 TO QUIT YOUR JOB _ Another week, another company wanting to give you a bunch of money to travel and show off on social media. SToK Cold Brew is holding a contest that will give three lucky winners the opportunity to take home $30,000 each to hand in their resignation in order to do whatever they want with the money. The lucky winners will receive $20,000 to be used toward various travel expenses like flights and lodging in addition to a $10,000 stipend that can be used for whatever the heck they want over a two to four week period in the fall.

… In exchange, you’ll be asked to document your adventures on social media. If this piques your interest you can visit this link any time before Labor Day and enter by describing what you’d do with the money in 300 words or less.

LA TOMATINA IS HERE! _ Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the La Tomatina Festival in in Buñol, a little village near Valencia, Spain. Participants throw tomatoes and get involved in a tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes. Since 1945 it has been held on the last Wednesday of August.

… It started in 1945 when there was a parade. The energy of the parade caused one participant’s big costume heads to fall off. The parade participant got upset and began hitting everything in his path. La Tomatina historians say “there was a market stall of vegetables that fell victim to the fury of the crowd.” People started to pelt each other with tomatoes.

… The following year, some young people engaged in a pre-planned quarrel and brought their own tomatoes from home. Although the police broke it up, this began the yearly tradition.

… Six tons carrying 130 tons of tomatoes are brought in.

… An alternative story to the event’s origin: The red frenzy began in 1944 when Dr. Paco Garces Sanchez and some friends tried to throw tomatoes into the trumpet of a passing musician. The hour-long pelting session turned the town square into a mass of slimy bodies.

40-PERSON BRAWL AT RAGING WATERS STARTED OVER BEACH TOWEL _ A water park in Sacramento, California, was shut down Sunday afternoon after a large fight that started over a beach towel nearly killed a man. The 40-person brawl by the Lazy River picnic area at Raging Waters started after a disagreement between two women over who took whose beach towel. Bystander Christopher Neves tried to break up the fight but was attacked by three other people who jumped in after him. The fight grew to about 40 participants, with a smaller group trading blows and the rest exchanging insults.

… Officers arrived and found Neves without a pulse or heartbeat for an unknown amount of time. CPR was administered on scene, and his heartbeat returned before he was carried out on a gurney and transported to a hospital.

… No arrests were made, but all the people involved in the fight were identified. Alcohol was involved.

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN WILL OFFER PLANT-BASED CHICKEN NUGGET _ As other chicken chains compete for chicken sandwich dominance, KFC is doing its bit for the planet and taking its first baby steps to move beyond the chicken coop with a plant-based chicken nugget. The first nuggets are going on sale for one day — today (August 27) — at a single restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia.

SHORT MEN MARRY LATER, DIVORCE LESS _ Ladies, if you’re in the market to get hitched, find a short guy. A study (out of NYU) found short men marry later, make more money while in the relationship, and divorce less than their taller counterparts.

DOG OWNERS PREFER SPENDING TIME WITH THEIR PETS OVER OTHER PEOPLE _ Monday was National Dog Day and in a statistic unsurprising to most dog lovers, a new survey found that over 70 percent of dog owners prefer spending time with their pets than with other people.

… Forty-nine percent of the dog owners surveyed said their dogs were one of their top concerns, with 62 percent sharing they’ve made changes to their own travel plans in order to accommodate their pooches.

… Almost half of all respondents said they at least somewhat agreed that their dog’s health was more of a priority than their own.

$1 MILLION OR YOUR PET? _ A poll asked 100 men and women: “If you could have $1 million or your pet, which would you take?” 94% of  women said there’s no way they’d trade in their pet for a cool mil, while 66% of men said they’d keep theirs over the million-dollar jackpot.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: THIS IS THE KEY TO GETTING AND STAYING MOTIVATED _ Staying motivated is tough. Whether your dream is to run a 5K, learn to play guitar, or check that marathon off your bucket list, achieving your goals comes with ups and downs. If you’re in a motivational rut, you might think asking for advice is the answer. Someone who has already been there and done that must know how to help you get back on track. But it turns out, when it comes to problems of self-control (think: saving money, eating healthy, or starting a new work out routine) giving advice may actually be more helpful. According to new research, giving advice to a peer in a similar situation increases the advice-givers confidence and motivation to succeed more than receiving guidance from a trusted source.

… In fact, individuals reported being 72 percent more motivated to save money after giving advice to a peer on the topic, than after speaking with a money saving expert.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE: IGUANA GETS A WORKOUT ON CONVEYOR BELT AT FLORIDA AIRPORT _ Amid a massive iguana invasion in Florida, one of the critters was captured on video walking on a luggage conveyor belt at Key West International Airport. In the clip posted to Facebook, the long, green iguana is seen trying to make its way along the belt, but fails miserably as the conveyor continues to move in the opposite direction. • VIDEO

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: PAINTERS MISSPELL ‘BUS’ ON STREET _ A mistake by workmen in England got some laughs after they misspelled the word ‘bus’ on a road. “Bup stop” was painted in large yellow lettering.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: GUY SHOOTS HIMSELF WITH CROSSBOW _ A man in Brazil accidentally shot himself in the leg with a crossbow while chasing a wild animal that had been terrorizing his chickens. The man walked to a medical center with the arrow still in his leg. He wasn’t able to identify the wild animal that he shot at — only that it was smaller than a horse.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN GIVES UP ON GIVING FLOWERS TO POTENTIAL MATE EVERY DAY _ A man in Japan has given up on his attempt to impress a neighbor he’s attracted to. For two years the man has left flowers outside her door every day. The man had never actually seen the woman — only smelled her. Shortly after the man moved into his apartment he smelled perfume and fell in love with his neighbor. But his shot at romance is dead. Recently the neighbor opened the door as the man was leaving flowers. While impressed and thankful for the daily bouquet, the woman told the man she’s too old for him. He’s 26, she 94.


AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (8p ET, NBC) — A new, 2-hour episode. The quarterfinals continue as the performers compete for America’s vote.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE (8p ET, ABC) — A new, 2-hour episode. A surprise package arrives with an invitation to the wedding of Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson.

PANDORA (8p ET, CW) — New



CHOPPED (9p ET, Food Network) — The Brady Bunch’s Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight and Susan Olsen are the guest judges on this special new episode, and the basket ingredients are inspired by the show, including pork chops and applesauce.

BRING THE FUNNY (10p ET, NBC) — New. The remaining contestants face off in the semifinal showcase. The judges pick two acts to move on to the finale, and America can vote to save one.


SEASON PREMIERE: MILLION POUND MENU (Netflix) — In season 2 of this reality series, aspiring restaurateurs in the U.K. open pop-up restaurants to pitch their concepts to investors.



🎧 AUDIONEW FOOTAGE FROM STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER _ Disney/Lucasfilm has released new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Primarily a montage of the entire Star Wars saga, it concludes with brand new footage from the upcoming movie. The movies comes to theaters December 20. • VIDEO

DAISY RIDLEY SAYS REY AND KYLO REN’S RELATIONSHIP WILL BE ‘SATISFYING’ _ Things are heating up between Rey and Kylo Ren. Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, revealed her character’s intense relationship with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is anything but over.

… She shared, “What’s fun is what’s been teased so far has confounded the fans because when I’m in the desert is he in the TIE [fighter]? What’s going on? Am I running away? Am I running toward [something]? … It’s, I think, a very satisfying story. Because also, leaving [The Last Jedi] I was like, ‘Oh I guess we’ve mined that relationship.’ No, no, we’ve mined it some more.”

SNL HOST LINEUP REVEALED _ Eddie Murphy’s Hollywood comeback tour continues with a hosting gig on the new season of Saturday Night Live. The long-running NBC comedy show revealed on Monday its first few hosts and musical guests for the upcoming season. The roster includes former cast member Murphy, who hasn’t hosted since December 1984.

… The season kicks off September 28 with host Woody Harrelson and singer Billie Eilish; then Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Taylor Swift; followed by David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Camila Cabello. Later is Kristen Stewart, and then Murphy on December 21.

FULL AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 TRAILER _ The full trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 was unveiled Monday. In the trailer, a group of friends and aerobics enthusiasts are driving to a summer camp for a job when they accidentally hit a man with their car. After giving us this classic slasher premise, the teaser leans even more into the genre’s iconic tropes, revealing that there’s a murderer on the loose, Mr. Jingles, who had been involved in a massacre at the summer camp years back. American Horror Story: 1984 premieres September 18 on FX. • VIDEO

NETFLIX HAS SHIPPED 5 BILLION DVDS TO ITS MEMBERS _ Netflix has shipped a total of 5 billion DVDs to its customers since first sending out those iconic red envelopes 21 years ago. The milestone was announced by, the Netflix subsidiary that is now responsible for the company’s physical disc subscriptions.

… Netflix began running a DVD-by-mail subscription service in April of 1998, and shipped its first billion DVDs by early 2007. The company launched its video streaming service soon after, offering it initially as an added bonus to DVD subscribers. Four years later, Netflix proceeded split its DVD and internet subscription services into 2 separate subscription plans and businesses. Since then, the user base of the company’s DVD subscription service has steadily declined, from 14 million subscribers in 2011 to just 2.4 million subscribers at the end of the most recent fiscal quarter. The company ended that same quarter with more than 151 million paying streaming subscribers worldwide.

… At its peak, Netflix operated around 50 distribution hubs to ship DVDs across the U.S.. Last year, that number was down to just 17 hubs.

NEW SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED SERIES COMING FROM MARVEL _ The fate of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in serious doubt right now thanks to a contractual spat between Marvel and Sony. But that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of the web-slinger under the Marvel banner. A new Spider-Man animated series, Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends, is headed to Disney Junior in 2021.

ACTOR AND ACTRESS COUPLE SEEK ASSISTANT _ The website Tracking Board tracks the new TV and film projects launching in Hollywood. It also has an employment section. One of it’s new job listings: “Actor and Actress Couple Seek Assistant”.

… You have to be a paying subscriber of Tracking Board to see the entire job post, but part of it says: “Responsibilities include heavy scheduling, travel arrangements, and personal errands. They would like someone to be able to cat sit as well, but not required. Salary depending on experience.” • LINK

VIOLA DAVIS TO PLAY MICHELLE OBAMA IN SHOWTIME FIRST LADIES SERIES _ Viola Davis will play Michelle Obama in First Ladies, a series currently in development at Showtime. This will be her first new TV project after her popular ABC drama How to Get Away With Murder ends with the upcoming sixth season.

… First Ladies will be set in the East Wing of the White House. The synopsis says the series will focus on the often secret but incredibly impactful decisions made by the country’s “charismatic, complex, and dynamic first ladies.” Season 1 will touch on iconic first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama.

STRAHAN & SARA: KEKE PALMER OFFICIALLY FULL-TIME CO-HOST _ Confirming weeks of speculation, Strahan & Sara guest host Keke Palmer on Monday was officially promoted to full-time co-host, alongside Michael Strahan and Sara Haines. The third hour of ABC’s Good Morning America has been retitled GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke.


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🎧 STAR WARS: We have new clips and some new info from Daisy Ridley.

🎧 WEIRD: Rapper’s Delight, the classic old-school 1979 track that made Hip-Hop mainstream, with lyrics performed by the unmistakable digital assistant voices of Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. This video has the entire song.

🎧 SLEEPING DRIVER: Driver caught sleeping in Tesla on CA freeway.



FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: Share your most recent brain fart. Here’s mine: Today, after my workout at the gym, I closed the locker and tried to lock it with my car key fob.

… Some comments from your listeners:

• “Wife had me looking in the car for something that she had in her hand.”

• “Went in the fridge for coffee creamer. Found my cup of coffee there.”

• “I tied up a garbage bag and went into fridge to get another bag for the can.”


When it comes to money matters, it’s good to be frugal, but bad to be stingy. Which one are you?

• First, if you use 2-for-1 restaurant coupons, you’re frugal. If you base the waiter’s tip on the discounted bill, that makes you stingy.

• If you plan out your yearly charitable contributions and try to stick to your budget, you’re frugal. If the last item you donated was an ancient can of lima beans you wouldn’t eat yourself, that makes you stingy.

• If you use a teabag for more than one cup of tea, you’re frugal. However, if you offer a guest the cup made from the used teabag, you’re stingy.

• A frugal person buys clothing on sale. A stingy person buys something, wears it once, and tries to return it for a full refund.

Do you ever wonder if you’re being stingy? Ask yourself these questions:

• First, do you feel generous when it comes to sharing, charity, and tipping? Great. If you feel angry or defensive about your choices, you might want to start being more generous.

• Then, trot out the Golden Rule. In other words, do you treat others the way you’d like to be treated, or do you benefit while they suffer?

• Your friends suggest an expensive restaurant you really can’t afford. So, do you A) Recommend a fun, less expensive alternative, or B) Go anyway, but only contribute enough cash to cover your entrée, but not your drinks, tax, and tip?

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: Who’s the most frugal or stingy person you know…and why?


• I have angry birds on my phone.

• I store my contacts in the cloud.

• The sales tax on weed is outrageous!

• My Internet is down so I can’t watch TV.

• I can’t wait for Disney to finish making the next Avengers and Star Wars movies!

• Hang on, I’m gonna google it.

• Hold on, I’ll just take a picture with my phone real quick!

• She added me as a friend last night.

• I gotta stop following so many people. I don’t have the time to see what they’re all up to.

• The Queen of England photobombed a selfie.


TRIVIA: Together, Americans eat 100 pounds of what ever second? (Chocolate)

TRIVIA: The average person uses 170 of these a year. (Pieces/sticks of gum)

TRIVIA: Utility, cutter and canner are all categories of of what? (Beef. Of the eight grades, these are the three lowest.)

TRIVIA: This can reach 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Around 1 in 5 adults use it often. (The tip of a lit cigarette)


• Food, steps, sitter (Baby)

• Fall, glass, wings (Water)

• Happy, square, ticket (Meal)

• Serpent, seven, shell (Sea)

• Wear, big, tender (Foot)



• Ken Jenkins (Dr. Bob Kelso on Scrubs) is 79

• David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) is 76

• Daniel Stern (Marvin “Marv” Murchins) is 62

• Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210) is 50

• Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) is 33

• Samuel Larsen (Glee) is 28

• Reality TV personality Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) is 14


• 1774: Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, was born in New York City.

• 1922: The first radio commercial aired, on station WEAF in New York City. It was a 10-minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company, which had paid $100.

• 1981: John W. Hinckley Jr. pleaded innocent to charges of attempting to kill President Ronald Reagan.

• 1996: Democrats nominated President Bill Clinton for a second term at their national convention in Chicago.

• 1996: A divorce decree ending the 15-year marriage of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana was issued.

• 2004: Seven thieves stole an entire 42 foot bridge in Bosnia. Over several days, the group dismantled the metal bridge, transported the parts to a local junk yard and sold them.

• 2006: A guy in Argentina sued the owner of a garage for the overdue repair of his car. He said the auto repair shop has been fixing his car for way too long, and that every time he called he was told two more weeks. The garage had had the man’s car for six years.

• 2008: Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination with a speech at Invesco Field in Denver.


• Bow Tie Day

• Cherry Turnover Day


• August 28: La Tomatina
• August 30: The Matrix returns to some theaters
• September 2: Labor Day
• September 5: NFL season begins (Packers and Bears)
• September 7: US Open Women’s Final
• September 8: US Open Men’s Final
• September 12: Third Democratic Debate (Night 1)
• September 13: Third Democratic Debate (Night 2)
• September 13: Friday the 13th
• September 20: Storm Area 51
• September 21: Octoberfest begins in Munich, Germany
• September 22: Emmy Awards (Fox)
• September 23: First day of Fall
• October 1: Major League Baseball playoffs start
• October 3: NHL regular season starts
• October 11: Nobel Peace Prize winner announced
• October 11: National League Championship Series starts
• October 12: American League Championship Series starts
• October 13: Chicago Marathon
• October 27: Diwali
• October 31: Halloween (a Thursday)
• November 3: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 11: Veterans Day
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters