Korea’s Floating City, Missouri Dinosaurs, & Nostradamus Predicts 2022
Kathleen opens the show drinking Monterey Lager from Alvarado Street Brewery in Monterey, CA. She reviews her family’s Christmas activities in Missouri, including her brother Patrick’s fake snow machine that he bought so that his kids could have a white Christmas (the “snow” was actually foam), and the human Hamster Wheel that was gifted to her young nephews. The boys headed straight out to a hill in the yard to try it out, and Kathleen laughed as she shared a video from the incident on her Instagram account. She describes the amount of beer needed to help her brother-in-law put together a professional ping pong table for his 3 kids on Christmas Eve, which rivaled Olympic tables and she’s certain that nobody in her family will ever play any activity at that level.
“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 Ken’s Steakhouse Buttermilk Ranch dressing, which she gives 5 stars. She then tastes Buffalo Wing Cheez-Its and absolutely prefers regular Cheez-Its OR buffalo wings. She moves on to try Flamin’ Hot Mountain Dew, which she compares to drinking orange antifreeze and then recovers her palette with Haribo Gold gummy bears, which are her favorite. She LOVES her final sample of Duke’s Mayonnaise, which she crowns designation as her favorite mayo of all time due to its creaminess.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the killer revenge monkeys in India, Hard Rock’s purchase of The Mirage in Vegas, the oldest Capitol rioter is sentenced, a 2nd-time capsule from 1865 is found in Richmond VA, and Mark Zuckerberg purchases more of the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
RUNAWAY BUFFALO ROAMS CHICAGO: In continuing with her obsession with misbehaving wildlife, Kathleen reads an article about a runaway buffalo that has made its temporary home in Cary, IL. Residents have named her “Billy” and chronicled her activities on social media.
MORE CLUES TO POMPEII: Kathleen loves history and is fascinated to read an announcement that archaeologists have discovered the skeletal remains of a man killed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, offering new insights into the events leading up to one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history.
MISSOURI DINOSAURS FOUND: Kathleen is thrilled to read a recent article about the Chronister site, a couple of dozen acres of woodland located near Bollinger County in Missouri. The site is the only place where fossils have been found in Missouri, with several turtle fossils and parts from at least four different dinosaurs unearthed within the past few months.
SOUTH KOREA’S 1ST FLOATING CITY: Kathleen is excited to share the news that organizations UN-habitat and OCEANIX have aligned with the South Korean government to build the world’s first sustainable floating city prototype. The project is set to be built off the coast of Busan, a Korean city with 3.4 million residents. Kathleen can’t wait to see the final build, and laughs as she muses about trash pick-up and water pressure logistics.
2022 ACCORDING TO NOSTRADAMUS: Kathleen reads famed astrologer Nostradamus’s predictions for 2022, including the rise of cryptocurrency, cannibalism, and widespread drought. His predictions were published in his famed and widely quoted book “Les Prophéties” which was released in 1555.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Tim McGraw and Sam Elliott in “1883” on Paramount+, and “Landscapers” on HBO which is seriously strange, but she loves Olivia Coleman. Being a HUGE fan of Keith Morrison and Dateline, she recommends subscribing to “The Thing About Pam” which is a Dateline podcast that recently derailed an entire day of Kathleen’s life when she couldn’t stop listening to it until she had finished all of the episodes.