Five Things to Look Forward to in October
Welcome to October! Here are five things to look forward to this month. 1. Lots of sports: The MLB playoffs get underway next week, with the World Series scheduled to begin at the end of the month. The NHL season starts on October 12th . . . and the NBA starts up a week later on the 19th. 2. A bunch of movies are hitting theaters and streaming services this month, including the latest Bond film "No Time to Die" . . . "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" . . . "Dune" . . . "Addams Family 2" . . . the 12th installment in the "Halloween" franchise, "Halloween Kills" . . . and the "Sopranos" prequel "The Many Saints of Newark". 3. Some TV premieres you might want on your radar include: Season 18 of "The Bachelorette" . . . the series premiere of "CSI: Vegas" . . . Season 3 of the Netflix series "You" . . . and the series premiere of "Queens" on ABC. There's also the "iHeartRadio Music Festival" special airing on the CW this weekend . . . and the "BET Hip Hop Awards"coming up on Tuesday. 4. Halloween, of course. We're expected to spend more than $10 BILLION on Halloween this year. And the CDC has basically signed off on kids trick-or-treating. 5. And here are a few more holidays: TODAY is International Coffee Day and World Smile Day . . . Monday is National Taco Day and National Vodka Day . . . Indigenous Peoples' Day is on the 11th . . . National No Bra Day is the 13th . . . and October 23rd is Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day. Luckily for them it falls on a Saturday this year.
Covid Has Been Linked to "Restless Anal Syndrome"
If I said covid is a real pain in the butt, you probably wouldn't think I meant it literally. But the newest symptom connected to covid is called . . . and this is real . . . "restless ANAL syndrome." A 77-year-old guy in Japan was diagnosed with it, and it's the first time it's been linked to COVID-19. It's related to restless leg syndrome, which is when you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs . . . except the urge only existed in the man's anus. He constantly felt like he needed to use the bathroom, but it never gave him any relief. The only thing that helped was exercise, or moving around. He spent three weeks in the hospital fighting covid. But he didn't develop a restless anus until he recovered and went home. Doctors did a colonoscopy and couldn't find a cause. So they think it was neurological, just like restless leg syndrome. This all happened last year. We're hearing about it now because the case was just published in a medical journal. And fortunately, he's doing much better now. They put him on a daily dose of the sedative Klonopin to help him relax . . . and help his butt relax.
The Super Bowl Half-Time Show Will Include Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg
Next year's Super Bowl Half-Time Show lineup is here. It'll include Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. Super Bowl 56 is February 13th at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California . . . which is home to the Rams and Chargers. The show also serves as a bit of a homecoming . . . Dre and Kendrick are both from Compton and Snoop is from Long Beach. Dre said, quote, "The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and to do it in my own backyard . . . will be one of the biggest thrills of my career." Between the five performers . . . they have 43 Grammy awards and 19 Billboard Number 1 albums.
Seven in 10 People Love Their Job, and Their Coworkers Are the Top Reason
Do you agree with the old saying, "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life?" 44% of Americans say it's true. But a new poll found that WHAT you do might not be as important as the people you do it with. Seven in 10 Americans claim to "love" their job. And the #1 reason is . . . they enjoy being around the people they work with. Here are the top five reasons people love their job . . . 1. Interacting with coworkers and clients. 44% said it's one reason they love their job. 2. Roles and responsibilities, 39%. 3. A good work-life balance, 39%. 4. They enjoy the industry they work in, 34%. 5. They've got a great boss, 30%. That said, 63% of all workers are worried they'll get burned out in their current position. Their top concerns are the workload . . . stressors that are unique to their industry . . . and NOT having a good enough work-life balance.
Most Americans Say Breakfast Is Important . . . But They're Too Busy for It
Is it possible to PRIORITIZE something, but still not do it? Of course it is . . . In a new survey, 65% of people say they consider eating breakfast to be a "high or very high priority." But among those same people, 56% said that they're too busy to make breakfast during the workweek. In fact, 63% would rather sleep in for an extra hour than make breakfast. A majority of people also said that breakfast is the MOST time-consuming meal of the day. 40% say the cooking takes too long . . . 39% say it takes too long to decide what to cook . . . and 38% say cleaning up after breakfast is "unmanageable" in the crunch of their morning routine.
Top 5 Simple Ways to Be the Office Favorite
A poll finds that the number one reason Americans love their job is their coworkers. And you could be that coworker they're referring to! Especially if you follow any of today's list of the Top 5 Simple Ways to Be the Office Favorite. Wipe down the copy machine after you take prints of your ass. Be open and honest with coworkers. They'll reciprocate and before long. you'll have enough information to blackmail them. Wait until everyone's gone for the evening before loading your trunk with toner cartridges. Learn everyone's name. So you can look up their salaries after hacking the employee database. Enter the office every morning with a smile. Which shouldn't be hard since you're already drunk. Angle your desktop so nobody knows how much smut you watch Don't badmouth coworkers. It's more effective to write what you want to say about them on the toilet stall with a Sharpie. Leave brownies in the break room. I won't waste my breath telling you what kind. Always compliment coworkers' kids on "Take Your Child to Work Day." Who knows? After all those sloppy Christmas Party hook-ups, some may be yours.
Sex with Roommates Is More Common Now, Plus 10 More Pandemic Dating Stats
Match.com released some teaser highlights from its annual "Singles in America" study, which comes out later this fall. And they found sex with ROOMMATES has surged during the pandemic. Especially for younger people. In the past year, 27% of Gen Zers and 33% of Millennials who are single have gotten-it-on with a "non-romantic roommate" for the first time. Meaning someone they live with but aren't dating. Here are ten more pandemic dating stats . . . 1. On average, single people have made out with ONE person in the last year. So, some have made out with more than that, and some haven't kissed anyone. 2. 47% of single people have had sex in the past year, but only 8% have had a one-night stand during the pandemic. 3. Most single people will now wait at least three dates before getting-it-on with someone. 71% won't have sex before the third date, and 45% won't make out. 4. Almost half of single people who've slept with someone in the past 12 months say they've FAKED IT in bed. And this is hard to believe, but more MEN said yes than women . . . 47% of men and 46% of women. 5. Only around half of Match.com users say their ideal relationship right now would be a committed one. 27% would prefer a "friends-with-benefits" scenario. 6. 85% of singles say sex is less important to them than it used to be. That includes 81% of men and 87% of women. 7. Sexting has taken a hit during the pandemic . . . at least the photos have. A third of people said they've sent fewer NUDES than they were sending before. 8. Self-pleasuring has seen a bump. One in three young people who are single say their self-love skills have improved during the pandemic. 9. 80% of vaxxed singles want their partner to be vaccinated too. 51% of unvaccinated singles said they don't care either way. 10. But right now, vaccination status is the #1 dating deal-breaker. 58% of singles say whether you've been vaccinated or not is important. Politics is next at 53%.
New in Theaters: "Venom 2", "The Addams Family 2" and the "Sopranos" Prequel "The Many Saints of Newark"
1. "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" (PG-13) Trailer Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock, the guy who bonded with the alien symbiote Venom. In this one, Woody Harrelson is a serial killer who survives his execution after becoming the host of a vindictive symbiote called Carnage. Michelle Williams is back as Brock's ex-fiancée and Naomie Harris is also in it as Woody's superpowered childhood crush. Make sure to also stick around for the standard MCU post-credits scene, if that's your thing.
A sequel to the 2019 computer-animated movie. In this one, Gomez and Morticia are worried that the kids are growing up too fast and decide to take a family vacation in a haunted camper, driving across the U.S. Oscar Isaac returns as Gomez Addams, Charlize Theron is Morticia, Chloe Grace Moretz is Wednesday, Nick Kroll is Uncle Fester, and Snoop Dogg is Cousin Itt.
A prequel to "The Sopranos", starring Alessandro Nivola as Tony Soprano's uncle, Dickie Moltisanti, who inspires young Tony to become a made man. We lost James Gandolfini back in 2013, but his son Michael Gandolfini plays young Tony. The cast also includes Leslie Odom Jr. from "Hamilton", Billy Magnussen from "Stranger Things", Jon Bernthal from "The Punisher", and Ray Liotta from "Good Fellas". And if you want to avoid theaters, you can catch it at home on HBO Max.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. SHANNEN DOHERTY has stage 4 cancer, but she's still working. She says, quote, "The best example that I can continue to set for other people with cancer, and to the outside world who doesn't have cancer, is to show them what a cancer patient looks like. We are employable." 2 Super Bowl 56 will take place February 13th at SoFi Stadium . . . home to the Rams and Chargers. The Half-Time Show will include Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. 3 The "Sopranos" prequel "The Many Saints of Newark" hits theaters today, with James Gandolfini's son as a young Tony Soprano. It's up against the sequels "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" and "The Addams Family 2". 4. SCARLETT JOHANSSON settled her legal dispute with Disney, but the terms weren't disclosed. Scarlett sued Disney for putting "Black Widow" on Disney+, claiming that hampered its box office potential. 5. QUENTIN TARANTINO is denying that he has a foot fetish. Asked about the rumors and jokes, he said, quote, "I don't take it seriously. There's a lot of feet in a lot of good directors' movies. That's just good direction." 6. Netflix is promoting Season 2 of that weird dating show "Sexy Beasts" with some less-than-complimentary reviews. Like one reviewer who called it, quote, "A sign of the end times." 7. Sources say MILEY CYRUS will host NBC's New Year's Eve special this year, possibly from Miami . . . with content emanating from other cities as well. There's no word if NBC's usual host, CARSON DALY, will be involved. 8. LIZZO said twerking made her realize that her booty is her greatest asset . . . quote, "my a** can do magic." In a TED talk she explained how twerking has roots in West African dances and that she wants to prevent the erasure of Blackness from twerking. 9. KATY PERRY was asked about not having a Grammy, even though she has a successful career. She said, quote, "To be honest, I always go by numbers, and they don't lie . . . and I'm good with that. Everyone has an opinion and that's wonderful, but numbers are numbers . . . math is sacred." 10. MICK JAGGER made a stop at a bar in North Carolina on Wednesday night. He didn't get recognized . . . not even by a couple sitting right near him who reportedly had floor seats to the next night's ROLLING STONES show! 11. MORGAN WALLEN has been officially banned from attending next month's "CMA Awards". A spokesperson said, quote, "Honoring him as an individual this year is not right, and he won't be allowed on the red carpet, on our stage, or be celebrated in any way." 12. THE PISTOL ANNIES released the first song off their first Christmas album. The song's called "Snow Globe" and the album drops October 22nd.