It’s National Sandwich Day! Here’s the Favorite Sandwich in All 50 States – Zippia
Suspect found sleeping in Michigan McDonald’s following high-speed chase – KMOV
The World’s Juiciest Chicken – FB
Train crashes through barrier, comes to rest on whale tail sculpture – UPI PICTURE HERE
Bridgeport couple’s apartment burglarized while in hospital for kidney donation, transplant – News12
There Used to Be a Tradition of Baking an “Election Cake” on Election Day . . . Maybe We Should Bring It Back – NYTimes
Person struck by car near polling place in Affton – KSDK
Krispy Kreme will give out free donuts next week on Election Day. (Full Story)
There Could Be A Shortage of This Thanksgiving Food – EatThis
A Woman Files a Legal Complaint Against Her New Husband When She Finds Out He’s Bald – India
Christmas music may take mental toll, psychologist says (aka Scrooge) – CBSNews
The CDC says people with coronavirus or who are quarantining because they might’ve been exposed should still vote today. They just need to wear a mask, stay at least six feet from other people, and let the poll workers know.
Machu Picchu just reopened in Peru after being closed to tourists for eight months. They want to make sure people social distance. So right now only 675 people a day can visit.
Should schools have a policy where kids CAN’T FAIL this year because of all the extra difficulty? 45% of people are in favor of that idea, 38% are against it, and the rest aren’t sure.
COVID cant even defeat this thing. What just became the most watched video in Youtube history with over 7.05 billion views? The OG version of Baby Shark. It just dethroned “Despacito” by LUIS FONSI. It’s still a close second, with nearly 7.04 billion views.
GREEN DAY are donating up to 10,000 cups of coffee to people either working the polls or standing in line waiting to vote in the Oakland area.
After disappearing from social media for 13 days Britney Spears recently posted a lot of unusual Instagram videos that had many wondering if it was for fun, or if she was having issues. Luckily, she posted a new one to clear things up.
Scientific falsities that the movies make us believe
BEYONCÉ has two beehives in her backyard. And no, that doesn’t mean there’s a commune on her property full of intense fans who follow her every move and obey her every word. Although they probably would. These are ACTUAL beehives, full of about 80,000 bees. She says, quote, “We make hundreds of jars of honey a year. “I started the beehives because my daughters, Blue and Rumi, both have terrible allergies, and honey has countless healing properties.”
Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan was one of the fortunate musicians who got to spend time with Eddie Van Halen before his passing last month, he talked about watching him play guitar in his studio in 1997
Is this new Metallica or a version of the oldest piece of music that can be reconstructed. It’s called “Hurrian Hymn Number Six” and it was written around 1,400 B.C., and inscribed on a tablet in Syria.
HARRISON FORD paid tribute yesterday to his onscreen dad SEAN CONNERY. He said, quote, “He was my father . . . not in life . . . but in [“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”]. “You don’t know pleasure until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the side car of a Russian motorcycle bouncing along a bumpy, twisty mountain trail and getting to watch him squirm.
JOHNNY DEPP lost his libel lawsuit against the British tabloid that called him a “wife beater.” But more importantly, the judge decided that AMBER HEARD did NOT poop on Johnny’s bed. Instead, he blamed Amber’s dog Boo, who had, quote, “an incomplete mastery of her bowels after she had accidentally consumed some marijuana.” He also noted that Johnny was away when it happened, so Amber would be the only one “likely to suffer from the feces on the bed.”
JEANISE JONES the “babysitter” and breakout star of “Borat 2” just scored a MOVIE GIG playing God’s right-hand angel in a movie called “Reincarnated Royal”. It’s described as, quote, “a satirical comedy targeting high-profile figures including self-proclaimed ‘mentors’ of teenage girls and a certain prime CEO.” FYI, the GoFundMe that was set up for Jeanise has surpassed $174,000.
Streaming Concerts – Coming Up this week include…Taking Back Sunday is one of the 14 gah-bah-zillion bands offering a set for, Election Day for the I Voted Concerts. The show’s free and you can see the full roster at ivotedconcerts.com…Bowling for Soup is offering you a chance to see their full-electric show from last October. Stop by bowlingforsoup.veeps.com November 7th at 3pm to catch the show…Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor will be apart of a “career discussion” panel November 6th at 2pm. Check out his social media platforms…Also check out knotfest.com. Slipknot’s masked crew have done a great job providing concert footage and more on the website.
If there’s a massive COVID-19 outbreak in country music a few weeks from now, THIS might be the cause . . .The Country Music Association announced the CMAs will NOT be virtual . . . they’re gathering everyone “together, safely, in one room, for the first time this year.” They insist that it will be a, quote, “fully safe and physically distant environment” . . . but it’s unclear how they can guarantee that, especially since the coronavirus is still raging throughout the country. In any event, the first round of performers have been announced. Hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will take the stage together, and Darius will also take the stage with Lady A. Other performers will include: Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts, and Thomas Rhett. The CMAs will broadcast live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, November 11th on ABC.
MentalFloss.com has a list of “surprising stories” behind TV theme songs
“Friends”. The Rembrandts performed the theme, but the producers were originally using “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M. as a placeholder, so that’s the vibe they were aiming for. The Rembrandts were surprised when the theme premiered on the show, because they didn’t add the four claps the show’s producers tacked them on.
“Gilligan’s Island”. The original theme was composed by John Williams, who would later become famous for “Star Wars”, “Jaws”, and “Indiana Jones”, among others.
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. They embraced “basically doing the hip-hop ‘Beverly Hillbillies’,” and they wanted the theme to tell the story of how Will ended up in Bel-Air. They only had about three weeks before the show premiered . . . but Will Smith didn’t need that much time. He wrote it with DJ Jazzy Jeff in just 15 minutes.
“Cheers”. The original theme was more about Ted Danson’s character Sam, and included the lines like: “Singing the blues when the Red Sox lose, it’s a crisis in your life. On the run ’cause all your girlfriends want to be your wife.” The producers had the songwriters re-work it to be “more universal,” because they were optimistic that the show would be a success and “run forever.”
HGTV is bringing back “Design Star”, which was one of the first shows that became really popular on the network. When it returns, it’ll be called “Design Star: Next Gen”, but it’ll have a similar format: Eight designers face off in weekly challenges, and judges make eliminations until only one is left. The winner gets $50,000 and their own show. The show will premiere sometime next year, and it’ll be hosted by Allison Holker Boss from “So You Think You Can Dance”. Her husband is Twitch, who’s now on “Ellen”. The original show ran from 2006 to 2013.
Kendall Jenner is 25.
Colin Kaepernick is 33.
Kathy Kinney is 66. Mimi on “The Drew Carey Show”.
Dennis Miller is 67.
Roseanne Barr is 68.
And today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY….fitting since it’s election day….He lost the race for the White House to the elder George Bush in 1988…and a lot of people say its because he was photographed wearing a really silly Army helmet while he was riding a tank….true story…Michael Dukakis is 87 years young today.
Today’s birthday has had more men jump on her than if she was at the bottom of sports celebration pile up and has shown off her work in 78 fine films including:
- Biggz Is Back!
- Friendly Fire
- The Itty Bitty Committee
- The North Pole
- That Teen Is A Bitch
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in…Baby Can I Pull Your Pigtails?
NICKY HILTON is 38 YEARS OLD
It won’t make up for two Super Bowl losses, but Tom Brady at least earned 2020 bragging rights over the New York Giants. Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Giants 25-23 in Monday’s NFC showdown to improve to 6-2. Brady, Mike Evans and the defense led the way in Tampa Bay’s third consecutive win as it moved ahead of the 5-2 New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. A solid start was not enough to prevent the Giants from falling to 1-7. They had an opportunity to force overtime with a two-point conversion in the final minute, but Daniel Jones’ pass to Dion Lewis was knocked down.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will “miss extended time” with a fracture in his foot. Reports are that the injury will sideline Kittle for eight weeks. It’s a major loss for a 4-4 Niners team in last place in the NFC West. San Francisco also faces a lengthy absence for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Right now it’s being reported Garoppolo is out “indefinitely.” The 27-year-old Kittle suffered the injury during Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks after missing time earlier this season because of a knee sprain and a bone bruise. He has been fairly durable in his career and sat out just three games in his first three seasons.
The NFL suspended Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims two games after he punched New Orleans Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson during Sunday’s game. Wims is appealing with the NFL scheduled to hear the case on Tuesday. Wims was ejected from the game in an ugly incident in which the Bears wideout came up from behind Gardner-Johnson after a play, grabbed at his neck and then punched him twice in the helmet before Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins came over to break up the melee. Wims says that Gardner-Johnson spit on him but the Saints player denies that ever happened.
The NFL competition committee is reportedly expected to “present a resolution to owners based on having a 16-team playoff season (eight in each conference) if games are lost due to the pandemic. The plan would be to comprise a playoff out of the four divisional winners in each conference and four wild-card teams from each conference.
The Baseball Writers of America announced their finalist for the MLB awards yesterday. You can see the full list of nominees on the blog but the AL Manager of the Year honors will go to either Kevin Cash of the Rays, Charlie Montoyo of the Blue Jays or recently fired Rick Renteria of the White Sox. In the NL it’s either Don Mattingly of the Marlins, David Ross from the Cubs or Jayce Tingler of the Padres. The AL Cy Young nominees are Shane Bieber of the Indians, Kenta Maeda of the Twins, and Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Blue Jays. In the NL is Trevor Bauer of the Reds, Yu Darvish of the Cubs, or Jacob deGrom of the Mets. The MVP in the AL has Jose Abreu, DJ LeMahieu, or Jose Ramirez…in the NL its Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, or Manny Machado.
Lets chat the two leagues that NORMALLY would be in full swing but now are waiting to see when they will start. First the NBA — The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have yet to agree on a timeline for the start of the 2020-21 season, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is aware that the clock is ticking. Silver told teams Monday that the league is “running out of time” for a Dec. 22 restart, which would require training camps to start within a month. The Players Association is talking with players about the two proposed start dates, Dec. 22 or Jan. 18, and continuing to work with the NBA on financial changes to the collective bargaining agreement.
In the NHL…they are still developing plans for the 2020-21 season, but there is reportedly disagreement about whether it is worth it at all. Multiple owners have argued the NHL will be “better off financially if it shuts down next season” instead of playing in empty arenas as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Gary Bettman has reportedly disagreed with this mindset, claiming that would do more long-term damage to the sport similar to the result of lockout seasons. Though there could still be a shortened season, league sources reportedly believe 48 games will represent the “absolute minimum.”
Ole Miss tight end Damarcus Thomas is being released from the hospital after suffering a serious injury at practice Monday. “Damarcus is doing well,” Jernigan said in a statement. “All of his medical tests cam back normal, and he is being released from the hospital. Our physicians will be following up with him in the coming days for further evaluation.” Head coach Lane Kiffin originally said Thomas had been unresponsive but later told reporters the 18-year-old had some feeling and movement before he was airlifted to a hospital directly from the practice field. The university later updated Thomas’ condition, saying he “has regained movement in all of his extremities and the physicians are optimistic.”
And finally — Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen has been fined $25,000 and five players in total have been suspended for a half-game after a fight between Florida and Missouri players on Saturday. Florida defensive lineman Zach Carter and linebacker Antwaun Powell and Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey, offensive lineman Dylan Spencer and defensive lineman Markell Utsey are the players suspended. The fight between the teams occurred after Mizzou hit Florida QB Kyle Trask with a high and late hit on the last play of the first half. Mullen ran onto the field and began yelling at either the referees, Tigers players or both. Both sidelines then converged, and the shoving and punches commenced. Mullen had to be held back by his staff during the situation and gesticulated toward the Florida crowd, presumably to pump them up, as he went into the locker room amidst their cheers.