French Fry Vodka, A Cotton Candy Lobster, & Bitcoin’s Founder Revealed
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Cast-A-Line Kolsch from Cabin Boys Brewery in Tulsa. She then shows the Termites her vintage Add-A-Matic, which her mom used to use to keep track of the budget while they were grocery shopping as kids.
“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 Laughing Cow’s Cheesy Ranch Cheese Dippers, which she thinks kids will like. She then tries Simple Truth Buffalo Ranch Almonds, which she doesn’t think taste anything like Ranch. She finishes her tasting menu sampling Litehouse Original Ranch, which she loves and adds it to her Top 5 list of ranch dressings.
KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen gives an update on the Court, showcasing her new Dolly Parton Holiday Advent Calendar from Williams Sonoma, which is her first “fun” Advent calendar and she can’t wait to get into it. Kathleen also cranks up Queen Dolly’s new remix of her hit “Jolene” with Destructo, which she loves. Queen Chaka filmed an episode of VERZUZ with Stephanie Mills, which Kathleen streamed on her flight home from Arizona and absolutely loved.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Fungi The Irish Dolphin, Britney’s freedom from her conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement, QAnon followers return to Dallas 4 days after their JFK Jr. conspiracy theory failed to materialize, the ongoing Elizabeth Holmes’ trial, Iceland’s Tourism Board roasts Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse, and Bitcoin founder Satoshi Yakamoto’s identity could be revealed.
RARE COTTON CANDY LOBSTER CAUGHT: Kathleen is excited to read about a rare cotton candy-colored lobsterthat was recently caught in Maine. Fishermen named her Haddie, and unlike a regular blackish-brown lobsters, Haddie features iridescent blue and pink hues on her body.
ARBY’S FRENCH FRY VODKA: Kathleen is SO excited to read a press release announcing that Arby’s has announced their liquor debut with a limited edition french fry-flavored vodka, which is 80-proof and will come in crinkle and curly flavor for $59.99. She can’t WAIT to try it, since Arby’s curly fries are one of her top 3 favorite fast foods.
CHICK-FIL-A’S CUSTOMER DILEMMAS: Kathleen appreciates Chick-Fil-A (especially their Diet Lemonade), so she understands the continuous long lines at their drive-thrus. She sympathizes as she reads an article explaining that because of their overwhelming popularity, as much as 30% of their potential customers decide not to eat at their restaurant because a location is too busy. Their new CEO is working to improve the customer experience, incorporating technology to shorten wait times without compromising food quality.
RARE CHOPIN PORTRAIT DISCOVERED: In continuing with her love of art, Kathleen is thrilled to share an articleabout a damaged painting that was bought at an antiques market in Poland that has turned out to be an extremely rare portrait of Fryderyk Chopin, potentially worth millions. The small oil on canvas is only one of a few that is known to be painted during Chopin’s lifetime.
NEW IRISH BANKSY: Kathleen reads an announcement about a new Irish street artist who is set to make over a million pounds from his first British solo exhibition.
SCOTTIE PIPPEN VS JORDAN: Kathleen followed the Chicago Bulls as a teenager, mostly because her younger brother Patrick LOVED Michael Jordan. She reads an article expressing Scottie Pippen’s opinions on Jordan and other personal details in his new memoir, “Unguarded.”
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Season 4 of “Yellowstone” on Paramount+, and if you need podcast recommendations while traveling for Thanksgiving read the thread of podcast recommendations from the Termites ☺ Happy Thanksgiving, Termites!