Radioactive Pigs, Tulsa Noodlers, & A Missing Carolina Cobra
TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through the mail from the PO box, thanking Termites Jane in North Carolina for the Theranos mug (whoo hoo), Charlotte in Massachusetts for the Wicked Smaaaat hats, Terri in Illinois for the Kolten Wong rookie cards, and Mr. Samoji pint glass. Termite Lisa sent the coolest Dorito earrings, which Kathleen is going to wear on stage, and thanks to Tracy for the Ron White doll which will hold a prominent position on Kathleen’s Christmas tree.
“GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Taco Bell Medium Thick N Chunky salsa, which she LOVES (as she does all things created by “the Bell.”) She then tries the limited edition Key Lime Pie KIT KAT bar, which she doesn’t love but to be fair, Kathleen doesn’t like Key Lime Pie. She finishes her tasting with the new Burger King Ch’King hand-breaded chicken sandwich, which she doesn’t recommend because she thinks it’s overly fried.
UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In this week’s update from the Court, Kathleen is thrilled to announce that Stevie Nicks has a new song released with Maroon Five, called “Remedy.”
BLOCKING KIRSTIE ALLEY: Kathleen discloses that she’s blocked Kirstie Alley on Twitter after reading the latest Twitter rant from the former Cheers star, which Kathleen commented on. The notes won’t do the rant justice: just read the feed, Termites 😉
TULSA NOODLERS BASEBALL: As the Termites are aware, Kathleen is fascinated with the hillbilly sport of “Noodling,” as she references in her bit from her Bothering Jesus special on Netflix. Kathleen is excited to hear that on the weekend of August 12th-15th, the Tulsa Drillers AA baseball team will become the Tulsa Noodlers, since Noodling is massively popular
AIRCAR TAKES FLIGHT: As a follow-up to past episodes, Kathleen continues her obsession with the idea of flying personal cars. She’s thrilled to read an article out of Slovakia where the prototype of an “AirCar” has completed the first-ever test flight between airports in Slovakia, taking to the skies and landing in 35 minutes.
FYRE FESTIVAL PAYS OUT: Kathleen reads an update on the defunct Fyre Festival, ticket buyers to the 2017 event were promised a luxury 2-weekend Bahamas getaway, with tickets costing more than $1,200. When the fraud was discovered and lawsuits filed in US Federal court, victims were estimated to receive over $7K in a cash settlement. Instead, they will receive $281 per ticket, which Kathleen still thinks is too much for a Blink 182 concert ticket.
ICELAND TESTS 4-DAY WORK WEEK: Kathleen raises her beer when reading a study from Iceland, where trials were conducted between 2015 and 2019 observing the benefits of a 4-day workweek. The results were gathered from a wide range of workplaces, with “transformative positive effects” of a shorter working week including reduced sick days and stress leave. Kathleen then provides her own commentary on the parameters that she thinks would define an optimal workweek.
SNAKE SEGMENT: Yes, that’s right. Kathleen is amazed that there were enough exotic snake incidents reported. this week for an entire segment. In Raleigh, North Carolina a dangerous, venom-spitting cobra who escaped from its 21-year-old owner terrified locals for over 3 days until officials located and trapped the escaped pet. She moves on to read another piece of news involving an Albino python in Austria who bit a man’s genitals while he was on the toilet. And THEN Kathleen comments on a third article from Baton Rouge where a large Burmese python named “Cara” escaped from an exhibit in The Mall of Louisiana and is still missing after a week. Stay tuned for an UPDATE, Termites!
ASIA’S EL CHAPO CAPTURED: As followers of the Pubcast know, Kathleen has kept a tight watch on the activities of El Chapo and his family and close allies. She’s excited to read a new article announcing that the Asian countries have their own drug lord equivalent to El Chapo: Tse Chi Lop, who is Chinese-born. Canadian accused of leading a multi-billion dollar drug operation known as The Company. Tse Chi Lop’s organization moved massive quantities of illegal drugs hidden in packs of tea, and he is facing extradition from The Netherlands to Australia.
RADIOACTIVE PIGS IN JAPAN: Kathleen reads an article from Japan advising that wild pig-boar hybrids have started roaming around Fukushima since Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster turned the area into a vacant wasteland. A new radioactive swine hybrid was created when wild boars that roamed the evacuated area bred with domestic pigs that escaped from farms, according to Royal Society researchers.
A 112-YEAR OLD PUERTO RICAN: As a follow-up to Episode 32 discussing the world’s oldest torchbearer in Japan, Kathleen advises that a 112-year-old man in Puerto Rico has been noted as the world’s oldest living man, according to the Guinness World Records. Emilio Flores Marquez has outlived his wife of 75 years and is succeeded by his four children.