PRO October 8, 2015

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DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 8, 2015

This is day 281 of 2015. There are 84 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) is 76

• Chevy Chase is 72

• Author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) is 72 – On October 16 the Goosebumps film comes out.

• Sigourney Weaver is 66

• Robert Kool Bell of Kool and the Gang is 65

• Darrell Hammond is 60

• Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is 49

• Emily Procter (CSI: Miami) is 47

• Matt Damon is 45

• Nick Cannon is 35

• Bruno Mars is 30

• Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) is 22

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1818: Two English boxers became the first to use padded gloves.

• 1873: The Indiana Reformatory Institution for Women and Girls, the first women’s prison in the U.S. run by women, opened and received 17 prisoners.

• 1871: One of America’s worst urban fires and one of its worst forest fires broke out on the same day in Chicago and Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

• 1944: The first broadcast of “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” was heard on the CBS radio network. The show would continue on radio until 1953 and on ABC-TV from 1952 to 1966.

• 1956: Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first perfect game in the history of the World Series.

• 1961: Green Bay Packers’ running back/kicker Paul Hornung set a Packer records for points scored in a game with 33. Hornung scored four touchdowns, six extra points and one field goal.

• 1964: Ringo Starr took and passed his driving test.

• 1966: The U.S. government declared that LSD was a dangerous and an illegal substance.

• 2001: Rush Limbaugh announced to his listeners that he was totally deaf in his left ear and had only partial hearing in his right ear. The condition had happened over a three month period.

• 2001: U.S. President George W. Bush announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

• 2003: Police in Indiana caught a burglar by tracing the dentures he dropped while breaking into a vacant house. Indiana law requires that dentures have the owner’s name engraved underneath the artificial gum. The cops returned the dentures to Paul D. Lee just long enough to tape a confession.

• 2005: A Bulgarian became the first ever European Heavyweight Chessboxing Champion. Tihomir ‘Tiger’ Titschko walked off with the title at the Chessboxing Championships in Germany.

• 2008: A teenage girl in Australia awoke when a snake slithered into her bed, wrapped itself around her neck and bit her on the arm. The sixteen-year-old spent two hours at a hospital after the attack.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• National Depression Screening Day

• Pierogy Day

• World Octopus Day

• American Touch Tag Day

• Fluffernutter Day

UPCOMING

• October 27: World Series begins

• October 31: Halloween

• November 1: Daylight Saving Time ends

More holidays – Updated with 2016 holidays.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY

10 million: Cost, in dollars, of a NASA space suit.

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NEWS ATTACK!

Media mogul Barry Diller says he’ll move out of the country if Donald Trump becomes president. [Don’t worry, if there’s a speck of foreign blood in your body Trump will help you leave.]

Researchers think we’ll one day take a pill that can replace working out. [Awesome. Can I crush it up and sprinkle it on my McGriddle?]

A religious group turned out to be wrong — the world didn’t end Wednesday. [So we’re stuck with one more season of American Idol after all.]

There’s a girl who says she sneezes 12,000 times a day. [So no excuses for not dusting around the house and raking leaves, young lady.]

Rapper 50 Cent is suing his former lawyers for $75 million. [Man I hope he wins. It would be a victory for the little guy.]

A woman in suburban Detroit opened fire on a shoplifter after seeing a security guard chase him out of a Home Depot. [I know what you’re thinking, “Those Home Depot nail guns have some distance!”]

Experts say this flu season may be harsher than last. [Just tell me one thing — do I blame the Republicans or the Democrats?]

U.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota to help them determine how ISIS has managed to acquire so many of their SUVs. [Well, even terrorists are entitled to zero-percent financing.]

U.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota to help them determine how ISIS has managed to acquire so many of their SUVs. [It’s a terror organization. When you’re running around killing people all day you’re not going to feel bad about stealing vehicles.]

Memphis Grizzlies player Matt Barnes allegedly drove 95 miles to beat up New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher for being involved with his ex-wife. [His attorney will try to blame low gas prices.]

Nicki Minaj sat down with the New York Times to explain the problem she has with Miley Cyrus. [When do the rest of us get to sit down with the New York Times to explain our problem with Miley Cyrus?]

New data shows that actually there are over 1,200 people who have officially entered the presidential race. [I’m definitely not watching that debate.]

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NEWS & NUGGETS

DINERS LEAVE NASTY NOTE FOR MOM WITH SCREAMING BABY _ An Idaho mom brought her 10-month-old son out to eat at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant — and got slammed by a pair of angry diners who left mom a nasty note complaining about her young baby. Katie Leach posted on Facebook about her experience with two angry diners at the restaurant during the “1 monthly dinner we treat ourselves to as a family.” As Katie, her mother, brother, sister, and 10-month-old Drew got ready to begin their meal a woman — one of the two angry diners who were sitting at the table behind them — stood up, walked to their table, and slapped a very nasty note down on the table between Katie and her son. The note read: “Thank you for ruining our dinner with your screaming kid! Sincerely, the table behind you.”

… Leach admits that baby Drew’s “new thing” is screaming. She also admitted that Drew was, in fact, screaming “on and off” while she and her family attempted to quiet him down at the restaurant.

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: Who was in the wrong here — the mom who knew her baby was in a screaming phase, or the diners who dropped the note? What’s the better way to handle a situation like this?

HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE? DON’T LEAVE PILLS IN THE MEDICINE CABINET _ Some folks will go to great lengths to steal prescription medications. But why deal with having to pry open a security door when a wannabe pill thief can just go to an open house and hope to score in the unlocked medicine cabinet? Some real estate agents are increasingly hearing about prescription pills going missing after open houses. It’s suggested that you hide away your meds, or take them with you, for the few hours that strangers are popping by to see your property.

CUBS FAN CHANGED SIGN ACROSS STREET FROM PIRATES STADIUM _ A building across the street from Pittsburgh’s PNC Park had letters in the windows urging on the home team in its game against Chicago in the NL Wild Card Game. But sneaky Cubs fans infiltrated the building and switched the B and the C. The letters in the windows read “LET’S GO BUCS”. But a Cubs fans swapped the B and the C. | The Pirates are also often referred to as the “Bucs” or the “Buccos” (derived from buccaneer, a synonym for pirate). • IMAGE

WALGREENS SHOPLIFTER GET $100K IN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS _ In a brazen robbery in Florida this week a man forced open the pharmacy department door at a Walgreens and made off with $100,000 in prescription drugs. The robbery occurred around 11 PM Monday evening while the Walgreens store was open, but the pharmacy was closed. Police say that store workers were suspicious of the man’s behavior, but thought he had stolen candy. The man did not stop when an employee addressed him.

WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO SPEND $700,000 ON STANDING DESKS _ President Obama is getting aboard the standing desk bandwagon. The Executive Office of the President estimates that they will spend up to $700,000 for “height adjustable standing desktops and accessories.”

… The Great Standing Desk Debate has heated up over the past year or two, thanks to a slew of studies and articles about the hazards of sitting for too long. Fear-inducing headlines proclaim that sitting will kill you — or at least double your risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It has also been linked to a 17% increased risk in premature death. Experts in England now recommend that office workers should stand for at least two hours a day.

… Maybe the President can save taxpayers the $700,000 by requiring employees to walk around for a few minutes every hour counteracts the effects of sitting. Researchers say that’s all it takes.

UNIVERSITY STUDENT ARRESTED OVER MAC AND CHEESE _ A University of Connecticut student faces criminal charges over a confrontation with a campus food court manager who wouldn’t let him buy macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers. A 9-minute, obscenity-laced video clip posted online shows freshman Luke Gatti arguing with and eventually shoving the manager inside the university’s student union. The video shows the apparently intoxicated 19-year-old questioning why in America he can’t have beer in the building. He uses a gay slur against the manager and repeatedly demands, “Just give me some (expletive) bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese.” After shoving the manager, Gatti is tackled by another employee, is arrested by a police officer and spits at the manager before being led out of the building.

PEOPLE WITH RED, BLACK OR PURPLE BEDROOMS HAVE THE MOST SEX _ The secret to an active sex life? The color of your bedroom walls, apparently. Couples with red, purple and black walls in their bedrooms have the most sex. The study (of 1,500 Brits) found that couples with a red bedroom have sex on average ten times a month, closely followed by those with black walls who have sex nine times a month, and finally those with purple walls who get jiggy eight times a month.

… If your bedroom if currently painted yellow or green, you might want to get the paintbrush out, as couples with yellow and green bedroom walls only get busy five times a month on average.

MOM DRESSES SON UP LIKE WOMAN AS PUNISHMENT _ A mom in South Carolina (Rock Hill) dressed up her son like a woman and shaved his head in an attempt to embarrass him. Not only did this mother shave her young son’s head and put women’s clothing on him, she then paraded him through Walmart. According to a police report, the woman told police she was punishing her son for fighting and making homophobic remarks at school. She told authorities her son was having behavioral issues and corporal punishment was ineffective, so she was attempting to embarrass him. The woman dressed her son in a tutu, women’s boots and a woman’s teddy bear t-shirt. According to the report, the boy’s head had been shaved in an unusual manner, bald on top with a patch of hair on the front and the word bad written on the top back of his head.

WOMAN GOES ON CROSS-COUNTRY ADVENTURE WITH HER DOG _ When embarking on our travels most of us seek human company but in her search for adventure Mallory Paige decided that dog really is woman’s best friend. Having decided on a round-trip to Alaska, Mallory and her furry bestie, Baylor packed up their gear in search of adventure. What makes their recent travels even more amazing is their chosen mode of transport — a motorcycle and sidecar. After 6,000 miles they made it to Alaska, faced bears, camped for free, got stranded on the side of the road, broke the bike, fixed the bike, and discovered the goodness of people on the road. Mallory says before the Oregon to Alaska journey she’d never ridden a motorcycle.

SCIENTISTS GROW PRIMITIVE HUMAN KIDNEYS IN A DISH _ For the first time, primitive human kidneys have been created in a laboratory dish. Although the kidneys cannot perform the functions of a fully formed adult kidney, the researchers (at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia) hope the achievement will someday lead to new ways to treat people suffering from kidney failure.

SLEEPING HUNTER WAKES UP TO BLACK BEAR BITING HIS HEAD _ A hunter camping in central Idaho woke up when a black bear started biting his head, and he couldn’t get medical care for three days because he was in such a remote wilderness area. During the attack 29-year-old Stephen Vouch yelled, and one of his friends shot the young male bear with a .45-caliber handgun. Vouch then shot and killed the wounded bear when it climbed a tree. Vouch received first aid, then the hunting group rafted downstream before flying out. He was treated at a hospital for cuts to his head and released.

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WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: ALLEGED BURGLAR TRIES TO ESCAPE FROM A TRAP ROOM _ A cell phone store owner, whose business had been repeatedly burgled, decided to set up a trap room to capture the next person who tried to steal things from his store. And, of course, there’s surveillance video showing that it worked perfectly. The gentleman in the video frantically tries to kick through doors and take them off their hinges. In the end, he surrenders to an officer. • VIDEO

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TRAIN EVACUATED IN FRANCE OVER BAG OF STINKY MEAT _ A suspicious gas-like stench aboard a train in France led to the evacuation of 250 people before bio-chemical experts traced it to a package of stinky fermenting meat in a passenger’s bag.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: IOWA MAN HAD METH LAB IN HIS PANTS _ I don’t know anything about cooking up illegal drugs, but I now know meth labs are ultra-portable. Police in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, responding to a report of a suspicious person, stopped 46-year-old Genio Ruiz and a female companion. When stopped by officers, they noticed Ruiz had a “chemical odor.” Police found marijuana on him and a 20 ounce soda bottle tucked in the waistband of his pants. The bottle contained a “cloudy substance” and lithium battery strips. Police said that it was what is known as a “one pot” style meth lab.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: ALUMINUM FOIL SHOULD BE NORMAL IN A MONTH _ An aluminum foil-wrapped house in Florida (Tarpon Springs) should be back to normal in about a month. A few months ago resident Piotr Janowski covered his home, including the concrete driveway and the surrounding palm trees, in sheets of aluminum foil. Neighbors and Janowski’s landlord are stumped and the foil-wrapped home doesn’t seem to be breaking any ordinances. Janowski calls it an art project and says the foil should come down in about a month. • PHOTOS

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN CALLS 911 TO COMPLAIN THAT G.F. WON’T HAVE SEX _ A South Carolina man called 911 early Tuesday morning to complain that his girlfriend would not have sex with him.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN CAUGHT SPEEDING TELLS POLICE OFF FOR ‘LYING’ _ An Australian argued with police over a speeding fine, telling them “you don’t have to have a degree in engineering to know what a safe speed is” before driving off at 150 miles per hour. He also video recorded the stop and posted it online.

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ON TELEVISION

NFL THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF (8p ET, CBS) — James Brown hosts, with analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher.

GREY’S ANATOMY (8p ET, ABC) — New

HEROES REBORN (8p ET, NBC) — New

BONES (8p ET, FOX) — Kim Raver (Grey’s Anatomy, 24) again guest stars in this new episode.

SEASON PREMIERE: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8p ET, CW) — Season 7 begins

NFL FOOTBALL (8:25p ET, CBS) — The Colts travel to Houston to take on the Texans in this AFC South matchup.

SCANDAL (9p ET, ABC) — New

THE BLACKLIST (9p ET, NBC) — Fisher Stevens guest stars in this new episode, which was directed by Andrew McCarthy. It’s a reunion for McCarthy and series star James Spader, who starred together in hit films Pretty in Pink, Mannequin and Less Than Zero.

SLEEPY HOLLOW (9p ET, FOX) — New

SEASON PREMIERE: THE ORIGINALS (9p ET, CW) — Season 3 kicks off tonight.

PROJECT RUNWAY (9p ET, Lifetime) — The designers must makeover real women from the Project Runway crew. UnReal stars Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby are the guest judges.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (10p ET, ABC) — New

THE PLAYER (10p ET, NBC) — New

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ENTERTAINMENT

JUDGE WON’T DISMISS WOMAN’S SUIT AGAINST COSBY _ A judge on Wednesday refused to throw out a lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of molesting her when she was 15, saying the comedian can still receive a fair trial despite procedural errors. The Los Angeles judge’s ruling came over the objections of Cosby’s attorneys, who sought to dismiss Judy Huth’s case because her previous attorney violated rules for how older sex-abuse cases should be handled. Cosby’s attorney argued the lawsuit improperly included Cosby’s name, which caused the comedian harm and required him to defend himself against numerous other allegations from women who claim he abused them decades ago.

… Huth, now 57, claims Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him at the Playboy Mansion around 1974.

BEN AFFLECK AND JENNIFER GARNER LIST $45 MILLION MANSION _ Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have listed their $45 million family mansion. The bought the property in 2009 for $22 million. The estate includes a swimming pool with cabana, enormous lawn and a half basketball court. In July, a paparazzo in a helicopter snapped pictures of workers completing an extension at the rear of the home.

JUSTIN BIEBER NUDE PHOTOS IN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS _ Justin Bieber’s privacy was violated on Wednesday when the New York Daily News published long-lensed photos, taken unbeknownst to the singer, of him naked while vacationing in Bora Bora. In addition to the unauthorized grainy pictures of Bieber nude, the paper also posted online a video of him in the buff with a black box over his penis.

… Back in April the Daily News published invasive long-lensed photos of Caitlyn Jenner in a dress on her private property before she was ready to discuss her transition. None of those pictures were sanctioned by Jenner, and the paper got blasted for it.

MILA KUNIS TOLD ASHTON KUTCHER “NO SEXY NANNIES” _ A source says Mila Kunis has told Ashton Kutcher that she refuses to hire any “sexy nannies” to care for their baby daughter Wyatt. Following the recent allegations that Ben Affleck got together with his kids’ attractive nanny, Kunis is supposedly “determined not to make the same mistake” of hiring a young and pretty caretaker. A so-called “insider” says, “Mila thinks [Jennifer Garner] was asking for it when she hired a hot nanny. She’s going back to work, and she wants to remove any temptations from Ashton.”

DANIEL CRAIG: I’D RATHER ‘SLASH MY WRISTS’ THAN PLAY JAMES BOND AGAIN _ The new James Bond film is just around the corner, but if you’ve been a fan of Daniel Craig’s 007, you’ll want to savor these final few hours with him — because he never, ever wants to play Bond again. In a new interview (with Time Out London) Craig stressed that this is absolutely it. When asked if he could imagine doing another movie he replied, “Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”

LANCE BASS REVEALS HE WAS “INAPPROPRIATELY” TOUCHED _ Ashley Judd’s revelation that she was sexually harassed by a studio executive is inspiring others to speak out about their own experiences. During Wednesday’s all-new Meredith Vieira Show, a group of panelists weighed in on the actress’ latest interview. While his story was different in many ways, Lance Bass couldn’t help but open up about an experience he had growing up as a teenager. He shared, “It happens to men too. It’s a two-way street. It had happened to me when I was 16- or 17-years-old. When we started, there was someone that we worked with that was inappropriately touching us.”

WALKING DEAD BOSS PREVIEWS INTENSE SEASON 6 PREMIERE _ Sunday’s Walking Dead premiere combines the best elements of AMC’s smash-hit franchise into one 90-minute zombie spectacular — so says the show’s producer, Scott Gimple. Gimple says, “I believe that the Season 6 premiere gives Walking Dead fans everything. It starts off with some of the highest intensity that we’ve ever seen on the show, and then gets contemplative very quickly. And then boom, it’s right back to that insanity and intensity.”

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT’S ‘SNOWDEN’ SET FOR MAY 13 RELEASE _ Joseph-Gordon Levitt’s Snowden is coming out May 13, five months after its original Christmas release. The biopic about NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is directed by Oliver Stone.

EDDIE MURPHY NETFLIX COMEDY IN EARLY TALKS _ An Eddie Murphy comedy is likely coming to Netflix, though no deals have been signed yet.

HILLARY CLINTON MOVIE ‘RODHAM’ DROPPED BY MOVIE COMPANY _ Lionsgate makes movies — but it doesn’t want to make Rodham, the upcoming movie about Hillary Clinton’s early years. Clinton is not believed to have pressured the studio to drop the project.

LEONARDO’S NEW FIANCÉE(?) IS NOT AN AVERAGE MODEL _ Kelly Rohrbach has finally gotten Leonardo DiCaprio to settle down, with reports that the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model is engaged to the actor. Though she is known for her looks, it was reportedly her sharp intellect and and stance on social issues that won Leo over. Multiple outlets have reported that the two are planning to get married, and that it was a deep intellectual connection that caused the relationship to progress so quickly. The 25-year-old Rohrbach reportedly got engaged to Leo last month during a romantic dinner at an Italian restaurant in New York City, with word of their marriage plans just leaking out this week. The reports come as a bit of a surprise, as the two have only been dating since July.

… Is this for real, or just gossip? One of the “sources” of the engagement is OK! magazine, so we can’t trust this is the real deal. But that doesn’t mean Leo and Kelly aren’t hitting it off intellectually.

… Rohrbach may not have the typical pedigree of a Sports Illustrated model. Though the 25-year-old has appeared in holiday campaigns for Gap and on the cover of magazines, she is also a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in theater. She later crossed the pond to the United Kingdom, where she studied at the renowned London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Rohrbach is well rounded in her interests as well. She was first recruited to Georgetown University on a golf scholarship, and was a Division I athlete.

RANDY QUAID DETAINED AGAIN IN CANADA _ The black sheep of the Quaid family has been detained for the second time up in Montreal, and is facing a deportation hearing today (Thursday) along with his wife, Evi. The biggest problem for Quaid is all of the warrants waiting for him south of the border. And TMZ reports that Evi is making things worse by tweeting her criticism for the country that has been harboring the couple for over three years. She tweeted: “i love that Canada needs to learn how to wake up and criticize its crappy government… ps we got arrested by an actual tall midget.”

… Santa Barbara, California, police have said that they have several warrants for Quaid’s arrest, and they plan to pick him up as soon as he is brought over the border. The couple left the United States in 2013, living in Montreal ever since, trying to avoid legal trouble.

… Quaid’s wife, Evi, has a Canadian father, which has allowed them to avoid the standard monthly check-ins that are generally required.

SHERLOCK’S VICTORIAN SPECIAL HAS A TRAILER _ New Sherlock is on the way and there’s a trailer to prove it. The special episode of the Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman series takes place in Victorian England — back when the original Sherlock Holmes stories took place. The trailer has everything: cool facial hair, Deerstalker caps, capes, horse-drawn carriages, dead bodies, pipes, eerie smoke-filled alleys and so much good stuff. BBC and Masterpiece previously released a clip at Comic-Con, but this new trailer is sure to get fans even more jazzed about the special. No premiere date was given, but expect this for Christmas. • VIDEO

RONDA ROUSEY CALLS OUT JUSTIN BIEBER FOR SNUBBING HER SISTER _ UFC star Ronda Rousey has made it clear that she is no longer a fan of Justin Bieber. The 28-year-old champion opened up in an interview with Cosmopolitan about the moment when the 21-year-old singer rudely snubbed her younger sister at a media event. Rousey told Cosmo: “Justin Bieber was actually really rude to my little sister at the Cannes Film Festival. My little sister is very hard to impress, so she really didn’t care about anybody that was at the Cannes Film Festival, but I wanted to spend some time with her… and Justin Bieber was over there taking some pictures with some ladies and she suddenly got really excited. She’s like, ‘Do you think, do you think he’d want to take a picture with me? Do you think he’d want to?’ And I was like, ‘Sure, Julie. Don’t worry about it. Everybody’s taking pictures today. … That’s why everybody’s here.'”

… Rousey apparently had a change of heart when she finally approached Justin Bieber and did not receive the positive response that she initially expected from him: “I walked over there and I was like, ‘Excuse me.’ He turns to me and he goes, ‘I already took like a billion pictures today, okay?’ And I say, ‘Yeah, but…’ — I only got ‘Yeah, but’ out and he goes, ‘A billion’ and walks off and totally snubbed my little sister.”

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BITS & BREAKS

BENNY HILL THIS

Finally, a reason for the Internet! At the website BennyHillThis.com you paste any YouTube link and it speeds it up 2-times to the tune of the Benny Hill theme song.

MINIVANS ROCK!

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: Agree or disagree: They still get a bad rap, but I think minivans ROCK.

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: What’s the awesome feature or option you have in your minivan?

WEIRDEST HALLOWEEN “TREATS”

• “Pretty sure the potholder with three cows on it was the weirdest thing ever. At least it was new… it still had a store tag on it!”

• “Popcorn balls aren’t bad but, honestly, homemade food from a stranger’s home isn’t something I leave in the trick-or-treat bag when they get home.”

• “Peppermints. The circular, striped candies people put out at Christmas. I guess it’s easier… buy a few big bags of peppermints and you’re all set for Halloween right through the holidays!”

• “When I was a kid a lady on our block would buy packs of baseball cards and put one in each kids’ trick-or-treat sack. We moved to a new home after nine years and my parents always joke they wanted to move sooner but wanted me to have a whole ‘team’ of cards!”

• “Small ziplock bags of dog treats. Until the year the homeowner found out we didn’t own a dog… then we started getting real candy. I think they had us mixed up with someone else.

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: What’s the weirdest “treat” your child’s received?

SHOWER THOUGHTS

In the shower you’re alone with no distractions. It’s just you and your thoughts. On a Reddit board called Shower Thoughts people share what things they thought of while shower.

• Debit cards are the reason we haven’t found money on the ground in a really long time.

• Tattoo artists are like genies. You have to be specific about what you want, or they could potentially mess up your entire life.

• Every time that I use the wrong password to sign into a website, I’m telling that website the passwords I use for other sites.

• I wonder if I’ve bought the clothes I will die in.

• If the Spice Girls came out today, one would be named “Pumpkin Spice”.

• Entering 100 on a microwave will cook your food less than entering 99.

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FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: If a player does this during a professional golf match they can be fined $25,000. (Tosses a club into a body of water)

SPRINGER OR NOT!

Did you know Jerry Springer is still on TV? I went to his website to see what kinds of topics he’s doing. Turns out… he’s doing what he’s always done!

I’ll give some show titles — some real, some made up. You reply “Springer” or “Not”.

• Sorry Sis, Your Man is Fair Game (Springer)

• My Boss is My Mistress (Not)

• It’s Your Sexy Job or Me (Springer)

• She Too My Man… and My Car (Springer)

• Don’t Settle for My Sister… Pick Me (Springer)

• I Wish I Hadn’t Married a Vampire (Not)

• I’m Pregnant By Your Man (Springer)

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JOKE OF THE DAY

(CAUTION?) A man went to the U.S. Patent Office to register some of his inventions. The lady at the desk had a form that he had to fill out. She wrote down his personal info and then asked the man what he had invented. He told her, “A folding bottle.” She said, “Okay, what do you call it?” “A Fottle”, he replied. “What else do you have?” “A folding carton,” he told her. “What do you call it?” she asked. The man told her, “A Farton.” The woman snickered and said, “Those are silly names for products and one of them sounds kind of crude.” Well, the man was so upset by her comment that he grabbed the form and left the office without telling her about his folding bucket.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY

Gas leak and kitchen explosion in super slo-mo.

https://youtu.be/SB70Q0TZUlk

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IMAGE OF THE DAY

Motorcycle built from an old tractor. Mad Max would be proud.


Source: imgur

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LAST MINUTE ITEMS

• Paste any YouTube link and it speeds it up 2x to the tune of the Benny Hill theme song.

• How fit are you really?

• How to make your Facebook profile picture into a looping video.

• Get stats about any Instagram account, including yours.

• September’s Best News Bloopers.

• Is your computer powered up?

• The treadmill’s dark and twisted past.

• Finally the answer to, What should we watch tonight?

• Write a letter to your future self.

Peanutize yourself.

• Wedding day from the bride’s perspective.

• A quick personality test called What Did You See First?

iSkelter Tab lap desk looks like an interesting new way to work with your iPad.

• A database of paper airplanes with easy to follow folding instructions.

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DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 9, 2015

This is day 282 of 2015. There are 83 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Fyvush Finkel (Boston Public, Picket Fences) is 93

• Jackson Browne is 67

• TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 63

• Tony Shalhoub (Monk) is 62

• Scott Bakula (NCIS: New Orleans) is 61

• John O’Hurley (Seinfeld) is 61

• Steve Burns (Blues Clues) is 42

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1888: The Washington Monument officially opened to the general public.

• 1917: Clarence Saunders patented the self-service grocery store. He called his store Piggly Wiggly.

• 1919: Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds “won” the World Series.

• 1930: Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the U.S., completing a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field, New York, to Glendale, California.

• 1946: The first electric blanket was sold in Petersburg, Virginia, for $39.50.

• 1967: Doc Severinson replaced Skitch Henderson as director of the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra. The trumpeter was already a member of the band.

• 1973: Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced in Santa Monica, California. Priscilla got $1.5-million in cash, $4,200 per month in alimony, plus 5% interest in two publishing companies. The couple left the courthouse arm in arm and kissed before Elvis drove away without her.

• 1983: 86-year-old Helen Moss of Bicester, England, joined the Brownies. She’s the oldest person ever to join the girls’ organization.

• 1986: Joan Rivers debuted her new “The Late Show” on the Fox network.

• 1989: An official news agency in the Soviet Union reported the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.

• 1996: A 5-day exhibit of the world’s largest pair of jeans closed in Beijing. The Lee jeans, made in Kansas, were the height of a 10-story building.

• 2000: Doctors preparing to remove the tonsils of a seven-year old Turkish girl who had suffered throat pain most of her life discovered an inch-and-a-half nail in her esophagus. Doctors believed the girl had swallowed the nail when she was two. They successfully removed both her tonsils and her nail.

• 2004: Democratic elections were held for the first time in Afghanistan.

• 2009: President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

• 2010: Chile’s 33 trapped miners cheered and embraced each other as a drill punched into their underground chamber where they had been stuck for 66 days.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• National Chess Day

• World Egg Day

• Fire Prevention Day

• Moldy Cheese Day

• Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day

UPCOMING

• October 27: World Series begins

• October 31: Halloween

• November 1: Daylight Saving Time ends

More holidays – Updated with 2016 holidays.

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DATEBOOK WEEKEND

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

• Peter Coyote is 74. David Lee Roth is 61. Country singer Tanya Tucker is 57. Julia Sweeney is 56. Bradley Whitford is 56. Mario Lopez is 42. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) is 33.

• Newspaper Carrier Day. Family Bowling Day/Kids Bowl Free Day. World Homeless Day. World Mental Health Day. Angel Food Cake Day.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

• Country singer Gene Watson is 72. Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates is 69. David Morse is 62. Joan Cusak is 53. Luke Perry is 49. Jane Krakowski is 47. Constance Zimmer (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is 45. Emily Deschanel (Bones) is 39. Michelle Trachtenberg is 30.

• Clergy/Pastor/Ministry Appreciation Day. International Day of The Girl. National Food Truck Day. Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day. Sausage Pizza Day.

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