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• Stanley Tucci is 59

• Demi Moore is 57

• Calista Flockhart (Brothers and Sisters, Ally McBeal) is 55

• Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) is 50

• Leonardo DiCaprio is 45

• Christa B. Allen (Revenge) is 28


• 1620: Forty-one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”

• 1750: The first college fraternity was formed. The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia.

• 1921: President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

• 2005: At a 7-Eleven in Merrimack, New Hampshire, a customer called police to report no one was in the store. Police searched the building and found Sammer Gandhi sleeping in a back office. At most business, that’s grounds for terminations, but Gandhi had a bigger problem. He’d fallen asleep with two bags of pot nearby that police say he was packaging for resale.

• 2006: A Bosnian town announced plans to erect a massive monument to its most important product — cabbage.

• 2008: The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai.

• 2014: Ford Motor Company begins using aluminum instead of steel in the body of its most popular truck, the F-150.


• Geography Awareness Week

• Nurse Practioner’s Week

• Split Pea Soup Week

• World Kindness Week

• Veteran’s Day

• Sundae Day

• Origami Day

• World Orphans Day


• November 12: Disney+ streaming service debuts
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 16: First regular episode of the 50th season of Sesame Street (HBO)
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 4: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting
• December 19: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters
• February 2: Super Bowl
• September 16, 2084: Asteroid ‘2019 SU3’ could hit Earth


1,600: Pounds of food the average American consumes in a year.


Today is Veterans Day. [Or as it’s known at the White House, Monday.]

A Texas couple with a combined age of 211 has been named the world’s oldest married couple. This December, they’ll celebrate their 80th anniversary. [That’s what I call commitment. I can’t even stay with the same TV show for more than 15 minutes.]

Winds were so strong in Ireland the other day that they were blowing a waterfall back uphill. [Now there’s something that you don’t see every day. Well, at least not while sober.]

When customers at a Waffle House in Birmingham found the place with only one employee on duty, they jumped up and pitched in. [By the end of the shift, there were three sliced fingers, two slip-and-falls, and one severe case of dishpan hands.]

Justin Bieber said he tried Popeye’s chicken sandwich and found it to be good but not worth the hype. [That pretty much sums up how most of us feel about Justin Bieber.]

Oprah released her annual list of favorite things. [I only got an honorable mention.]

MSC Cruises announced plans to become the world’s first cruise line with zero carbon emissions. [Instead of using a fossil-fuel burning engine, the cruise line will provide each passenger with a set of oars.]

Pat Sajak successfully underwent surgery to open a blocked intestine. [They removed several vowels.]

The huge Christmas tree that will stand in Rockefeller Center throughout the holidays arrived Saturday in New York. [By Uber.]

A woman walked into a New York Dunkin Donuts at six a.m. demanding coffee. When she didn’t get her coffee fast enough, she trashed the place, breaking two cash registers and a coffee grinder. Her identity is still unknown. [But both the New York Jets and Giants are interested in signing her.]


MERCURY WILL GLIDE ACROSS THE SUN THIS MORNING (7:35 AM ET) _ This morning beginning at (7:35 AM ET) the planet Mercury will glide across the sun. You can’t see it with the naked eye — don’t try or you’ll damage your eyesight — but Mercury will appear as a tiny black dot for about five and a half hours. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory will post images and video in near real time.

… Transits of Mercury happen about 13 times a century. The first documented transit of Mercury was on November 7, 1631. The next transit will be on November 13, 2032.

GOOGLE HAS WRONGLY CONVINCED TWO IN FIVE THEY HAD A SERIOUS DISEASE _ Two in five Americans have falsely convinced themselves they have a serious disease after turning to “Dr. Google.” Instead of alleviating concerns, 74 percent of those who have self-diagnosed online say searching for their symptoms made them worry more about their health.

GENDER REVEAL ENDS WITH PLANE CRASHING _ A plane crashed while doing a gender reveal stunt gone wrong. The National Transportation Safety Board said the airplane was flying too slow over the town of Turkey, Texas. According to a just-released NTSB report, on September 7 a pilot was flying with the mission to dump 350 gallons of pink water to announce to the world that a couple was having a baby girl. The plane was flying at a very low altitude, and the plane “got too slow,” which caused the aircraft to aerodynamically stall. The pilot couldn’t stop the plane from plummeting. The airplane slammed into the ground and flipped over. No people on the ground were hurt, but the pilot and the passenger in the plane were injured. It didn’t help that there was only one seat in the plane and two passengers.

MISSING TOURIST’S HAND AND WEDDING RING GOT CHOMPED OFF _ A 44-year-old Scottish tourist is suspected to have died in a shark attack after his severed hand and wedding ring were found inside the creature after snorkeling in Madagascar over the weekend. The tourist’s wife alerted authorities after her husband didn’t return from his swim. A search team of divers, sniffer dogs, boats, and a helicopter was assembled to find the missing man. Divers searched near the coral reef in the area, but they didn’t find the tourist. The search continued for days, but the man did not show up.

… A few days later a tiger shark was caught four miles from the location where the man was snorkeling Authorities performed an examination on the shark and found inside its stomach the missing man’s hand. The hand still had his wedding ring on, and the wife was able to make a positive identification that the hand belonged to her husband.

GOLFER DISQUALIFIED FOR RUNNING OUT OF BALLS _ Golfer Eddie Pepperell was disqualified from the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday for a rather unusual reason: he ran out of golf balls. The British golfer was on the par-5 fourth hole when he sank all of his balls into the water.

STORE BANS ALL CHEESY CHRISTMAS SONGS _ A shop owner in Britain has banned all cheesy Christmas songs. Emma Godivala, who runs York Gin, has also banned all Christmas tunes made after the mid-’60s. Godivala said, “We do love Christmas, but we want our gin shop to be a cheese-free zone. We’ve tested lots of songs to see which sound OK and which sound weird. And there’s a cut-off in the 1960s. Anything after that has been banned.

BEN & JERRY’S SUED OVER CLAIM ITS PRODUCTS COME FROM ‘HAPPY COWS’ _ Ben & Jerry’s is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from “happy cows.” In a complaint filed in federal court in Burlington, Vermont, where Ben & Jerry’s was founded, environmental advocate James Ehlers accuses the company and Unilever of deceiving consumers. He says many of the farms that produce the milk and cream are factory-style, mass production dairy operations. He says only some are part of the company’s “Caring Dairy” program.

BOOK RETURNS IN CHICAGO INCREASE 240 PERCENT AFTER CITY ELIMINATES FINES _ Public libraries within Chicago have seen a 240 percent increase in the number of books returned after the city’s mayor announced the decision to eliminate overdue fines in late September. The Library Commissioner in Chicago that hundreds of long-overdue books have been returned in the weeks since Chicago became the only major city in the U.S. to cease fines for its users.

YELLING AT YOUR DOGS RUINS THEIR LIVES _ A heartbreaking new study finds that screaming at dogs scares them for the long-term — and patience is a far superior method for training them. Researchers (Universidade do Porto) recruited 42 dogs from schools that used reward-based training, and 50 dogs from aversion training schools. During the study period, pups taught with yelling and leash-jerking were found to be more stressed, with higher levels of cortisol found in their saliva.

… Pups that experienced calm, gentle teachers, however, performed better at tasks researchers assigned to them.

CONVICTED MURDERER WHO MOMENTARILY DIED SAYS HIS LIFE SENTENCE HAS BEEN SERVED _ An Iowa inmate serving a life sentence says he should be a free man after he became ill, momentarily died, and had to be revived at the hospital. Benjamin Schreiber was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997 after being convicted of first-degree murder. In March 2015, he developed large kidney stones that led to septic poisoning. He eventually fell unconscious in his cell and was taken to a local hospital, where he was resuscitated five separate times.

… According to the Iowa Court of Appeals, Schreiber “claims he momentarily died at the hospital, thereby fulfilling his ‘life’ sentence … Because his sentence has been fulfilled, he argues, he is imprisoned illegally and should be immediately released.” A district court previously denied Schreiber’s motion. And last week the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s decision.

DADS END UP TAKING CARE OF THE DOG _ A dog really is a man’s best friend — because dads end up having to care for the family pet. Despite being the most reluctant to get a dog, researchers found it is dads who are left to feed, clean and exercise the dog. The study of 2,500 pet owners revealed children are most instrumental in bringing a dog into the family.

HUSBAND AND WIFE IN TEXAS ARE OFFICIALLY THE OLDEST LIVING COUPLE IN THE WORLD _ With a combined age of 211 years, a couple in Austin, Texas, has been named the oldest living couple in the world, according to Guinness World Records. John Henderson is 106 and his wife, Charlotte, is 105. On December 15, they will celebrate 80 years of marriage.

… The two met in class at The University of Texas in 1934. Charlotte was studying to become a teacher, while John was a guard for the football team. They married in 1939 during the Great Depression and spent just $7 on the hotel room for their honeymoon. Both are still very healthy, and John exercises every day. Ten years ago, the two moved into the Longhorn Village, a senior living community associated with a University of Texas alumni group.

… What’s the secret to a long life and happy marriage after all? John said live life in moderation and be cordial to your spouse.

SUNDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING IS BEST DAY FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS _ For all the hype, Black Friday isn’t the day to find the best deals. In a study (by Adobe Systems Inc.) of one trillion visits to 4,500 retailing websites, we now know the biggest price cuts come on the Monday before Thanksgiving, and shoppers who bought items on Thanksgiving Day snapped up the season’s lowest prices. And the weeks before the Black Friday weekend offered better deals than the weeks leading up to Christmas.

DON’T RIDE YOUR BIKE DRUNK AND WITHOUT A HELMET _ In a study, the vast majority of cyclists who die on U.S. roads are adult men. Most who die are riding without a helmet, and more than a quarter are legally drunk.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FIGHT WITH A LAMPPOST _ In Scotland, a guy was drunk and looking to pick a fight with the first person on the street who crossed his path. But when passers-by ignored the man he decided to have it out with a lamppost. As police officers watched, the man directed his drunken anger at the lamppost and shouted at it to “come and have a go.” He was arrested and ordered to pay for a new lamppost and perform community service.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN BREAKS INTO HOME TO PLAY PIANO _ Police in Spain arrested a man who broke into a home and began playing piano at around 3AM, waking up the family that lives there.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN FINDS OUT WIFE IS PREGNANT AFTER USING HER URINE _ An Egyptian found out that his wife was two months pregnant after submitting her urine in place of his own for a mandatory drug test. After he assured officials that the sample was his own he was told, “Congratulations, you’re pregnant!”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN DIVORCED HER LAZY SLOB HUSBAND _ An Argentine woman was been granted a divorce from her husband because he was a lazy slob. The woman explained to the court that her husband of 25 years was a dirty slob who never paid attention to the kids and never lifted a finger to fix an overflowing toilet. The husband contested the divorce, but it was granted when the woman successfully argued his lack of good hygiene.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ARRESTED FOR PLANNING OWN ARREST _ A man has been arrested after making a hoax call to 911 in India informing them of an imminent bomb blast at a railway station. When police tracked down the caller they learned he was homeless and living at the railway station and wanted to get arrested for the free food and a place to sleep.


THE VOICE (8p ET, NBC) — New. The top 20 perform live for their chance at a spot in the top 13.


DANCING WITH THE STARS (8p ET, ABC) — New. Emma Bunton and Joey Fatone guest judge as the 6 remaining celebs dance to a medley of songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups in history.

9-1-1 (8p ET, FOX) — New. Eddie’s after-hours fight club gets out-of-control.


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8p ET, ESPN) — The undefeated San Francisco 49ers (8-0) host the Seattle Seahawks (7-2).

THE WARRIOR TRADITION (9p ET, PBS) — In honor of Veterans Day, this new documentary salutes the generations of native Americans who bravely served in the U.S. military.


BULL (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat

PRODIGAL SON (9p ET, FOX) — New. Malcolm realizes the main suspect in the Junkyard Killer case may have had a connection to his father.


ALIVE (9p ET, Epix) — This new documentary follows the journeys of injured veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who turn to adaptive athletics to help them heal both physically and emotionally.

ALL RISE (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

THE GOOD DOCTOR (10p ET, ABC) — New. Dr. Shaun’s unique ability to relate to a patient isolated by an immune deficiency yields an unexpected result.

BLUFF CITY LAW (10p ET, NBC) — New. Emerson’s mother arrives in town with a life or death case she wants Sydney and Elijah to take.


TOP TEN MOVIES _ The Word War II adventure Midway — starring Aaron Eckhart and Nick Jonas — was the No. 1 movie in North America over the weekend, earning $17.5 million.

  1. Midway, $17.5 million
  2. Doctor Sleep, $14.1 million
  3. Playing with Fire, $12.8 million
  4. Last Christmas, $11.6 million
  5. Terminator: Dark Fate, $10.7 million
  6. Joker, $9.2 million
  7. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, $8 million
  8. Harriet, $7.2 million
  9. Zombieland: Double Tap, $4.3 million
  10. The Addams Family, $4.1 million

… One year ago this week the number one movie was The Grinch
… Five years ago this week: Big Hero 6
… Ten years ago this week: Gran Torino
… Twenty years ago this week: The Bone Collector

… Opening Friday: Ford v Ferrari (PG-13); Charlie’s Angels (PG-13); The Good Liar (R)

JOKER IS THE MOST PROFITABLE COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER MADE _ As of Sunday night, Joker has made $985 million worldwide and is now the most profitable comic book movie ever made. Prior to Joker, the most profitable comic book character movie was Venom.

… Joker was made on a budget of just $68 million.

BILL MURRAY, DAN AYKROYD, OTHERS WILL BE IN 2020 GHOSTBUSTERS REBOOT _ Dan Aykroyd recently confirmed that Ghostbusters original cast members Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Aykroyd himself are all coming back for Ghostbusters 2020.

… Ghostbuster 2020 is a direct sequel to 1984 original.

THIS IS THE MOST POPULAR DISNEY TATTOO _ A list of the world’s most popular Disney tattoos has been released. Based on social media posts which include images it has been revealed that these are the top five:

5. Lilo and Stitch
4. The Little Mermaid
3. Mickey Mouse
2. The Lion King
1. Alice in Wonderland

PEOPLE ARE MAD AT MADONNA FOR STARTING HER CONCERTS LATE _ A fan is suing Madonna after the pop star changed the start time of an upcoming Miami concert from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. The lawsuit comes as fans across the country have been angry over the Queen of Pop’s tardiness. On Saturday, Madonna weighed in on stage in Las Vegas, announcing: “A queen is never late.”

… Nate Hollander, who filed the class action suit in Florida court last week, claims that he bought three tickets for a total of $1,024.95 to see Madonna on December 17. But months after he bought the tickets, Live Nation changed the start time of the show, making it too late for Hollander to attend. The breach of contract suit claims that Madonna has a reputation for starting her concerts late, and that the opening show of the Madame X tour started 2½ hours late. Because of her consistently late start times, the suit says, Live Nation changed the official start times of subsequent shows.

… Additionally, Miami-Dade county has a curfew for teens under 18, which means that teens can’t be out in public without an adult after 11 PM. Hollander alleges that he attempted to get a refund from Live Nation for his tickets, but he couldn’t get one. He claims that because of the changed start time, the resale value of the tickets will be lower than what he paid for them.

MILEY CYRUS HAS VOCAL CORD SURGERY _ Miley Cyrus has gone silent. The singer recently underwent vocal cord surgery after being hospitalized for tonsillitis last month. Doctors discovered a separate issue with her vocal cords during her hospital stay, informing Miley that she would need surgery by the end of the year, followed by “several weeks of silence” while in recovery.

JUSTIN BIEBER TRIES POPEYES CHICKEN SANDWICH _ Justin Bieber took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich — and he was less than impressed. Bieber documented his taste-test of the sandwich on his Instagram Stories as he sampled three sandwiches he purchased from the fast food chain. After a couple of bites the singer’s disappointment became clear: “It’s good but it’s not worth the hype.”

BEN STILLER AND ADAM SCOTT TEAM UP FOR NEW APPLE SERIES _ Ben Stiller and Adam Scott have signed on for a new series on Apple TV+ called Severance. Scott will play the lead role while Stiller directs. Severance centers around Adam’s character Mark, an employee working at Lumen Industries who is struggling with a dark past while trying to get his life together.


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🎧November 11 is Veteran’s Day. Here are some clips over a patriotic bed.

🎧 Drops: A big collection of Black Friday-related drops.

🎧 Drops: A big collection of Thanksgiving-related drops.



USA Today has compiled a large list of restaurants offering free food today. Here’s the full list.

• Applebee’s: Free meal from a special menu Monday.

• Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu Monday.

• Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of boneless wings and fries Monday.

• Chili’s Grill & Bar: Free meal from special menu Monday.

• Chipotle Mexican Grill: Buy-one-get-one free Monday, in-restaurant only.

• Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or Pumpkin Pie Latte.

• Denny’s: Free “Build Your Own Grand Slam” from 5 a.m. to noon Monday. Dine-in only.

• Dunkin’: Free doughnut Monday.

• Golden Corral: Free dinner buffet and beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday.

• Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday.

• Olive Garden: Free entree from a select menu Monday.

• Outback Steakhouse: Outback has a 20% heroes discount for military members, police officers, firefighters and first responders. There’s also a 10% everyday Heroes Discount for servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters.

• Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert Monday for dining in and takeout orders picked up in-restaurant Monday.

• Starbucks: Veterans, active service members and their spouses receive a free cup of coffee Monday.

• White Castle: Free combo meal Monday.



As it turns out, intelligence only explains about 20 percent of how you do in life; much of the other 80 percent comes down to emotional intelligence (EQ). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-awareness, which involves not just knowing how you are but also how other people perceive you. People with high emotional intelligence are masters of influence — they’re skilled at altering their behavior to make the most of a given situation.

• Skip that drink. A study (University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania) revealed that merely seeing someone hold a drink is enough to make them seem less intelligent.

• Carry a journal and take notes. It’s been found that people who are seen taking notes — even in one-on-one meetings — are thought of as more invested in what the person is saying.

• Use a middle initial. Not only does using a middle initial enhance your perceived social status, it also boosts expectations of intelligence capacity and performance. In one study, participants were asked to read and rate Einstein’s essay on the theory of relativity, with authorship being attributed to either David Clark, David F. Clark, David F.P. Clark, or David F.P.R. Clark. Not only did David F. Clark get higher ratings than David Clark, David F.P.R. Clark outdid them all.

• Drink black coffee. In a small study in the UK people who took their coffee black were seen as deeper thinkers than those who added sweeteners, syrups and other coffee drink add-ons.

• Speak expressively. Communication expert Leonard Mlodinow makes the case that even if two people say exactly the same thing, the one who says it most expressively will be perceived as being smarter.

• Wear nerd glasses. Research shows that people wearing glasses — especially thick, full-framed ones — are perceived as being more intelligent.


Q: What does the average (team you hate) player get on his SATs?
A: Drool.

Q: How do you get a (team you hate) graduate off your porch?
A: Pay him for the pizza.

Q: What are the longest three years of an (team you hate) football player’s life?
A: His freshman year.

Q: How many (team you hate) freshmen does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. That’s a sophomore course.


Veterans Day was created to honor and pay respect to all the men and women that have served our nation. The day originated in England as Armistice Day and was first celebrated November 11, 1919 on the first anniversary of the end of World War I. It was not until 1926 that Congress passed a resolution to observe the day and it became a national holiday in 1938.

… In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the appropriate legislation to have the name changed to ensure every individual that served in all American wars would be celebrated.

Quotes to honor those who served our country:

• “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” –Maya Angelou

• “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” –Cynthia Ozick

• “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy

• “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” –Mark Twain

• “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” –G.K. Chesterton

• “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” –Jose Narosky


TRIVIA: In tests, the average one of these can be refilled 5.2 times before it begins to leak. (Paper coffee cup)

TRIVIA: The average one of these costs the owner $2,300 per year in maintenance and supplies. (In-ground backyard swimming pool. This is if the owner does their own cleaning.)

TRIVIA: Although geographically is should have five, China has just one of these. (Time zone. The government requires clocks to conform to those in the capital of Beijing.)

TRIVIA: Americans consume over 252 million pounds of this each year. (Pepperoni)

TRIVIA: What was the first U.S. city to host the Olympics? (St. Louis, in 1904)


• Which is not a musical: Toy Story*, The Lion King or Hairspray?

• Which is not a Jim Carrey movie: The Mask, Mall Cop* or The Cable Guy?

• Which is not a Star Wars character: Darth Maul, Darth Drago* or Darth Bandon?



• Neil Young is 74

• Megan Mullally is 61

• Cote de Pablo (NCIS) is 40

• Ryan Gosling is 39

• Anne Hathaway is 37


• 1933: Hugh Gray took the first known photos of the mythical Loch Ness Monster.

• 1934: According to Kentucky legend, the cheeseburger was born at Kaelin’s Tavern in Louisville.

• 1946: A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago opened the first drive-up teller windows.

• 1955: Despite high winds and a temperature of zero, the Washington State-San Jose State football game was played on schedule in Pullman, Washington. Total paid attendance was one.

• 1990: Tim Berners-Lee published a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

• 2013: Hawaii joined 15 other states in legalizing same-sex marriage.


• French Dip Day

• Happy Hour Day

• Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day


• November 12: Disney+ streaming service debuts
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 16: First regular episode of the 50th season of Sesame Street (HBO)
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 4: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting
• December 19: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters
• February 2: Super Bowl
• September 16, 2084: Asteroid ‘2019 SU3’ could hit Earth

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