The Alamo, Walmart’s Metaverse, & A Monkey Queen Rises
Kathleen opens the show drinking Love Street Blonde ale from Karbach Brewing in Houston. She reviews her favorite Mexican restaurants that she ate at while in San Antonio (Rosario’s) and Houston (Ninfa’s Downtown) for shows. She takes a few minutes to toast and acknowledge the life of her dear friend Louie Anderson, who passed away on January 21st, sharing a few memories.
“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 her Buc-ee’s jerky, which she loves and recommends eating as soon as you get it from the counter, and Buc-ee’s Baked Cheese Curls which she likes as much as Cheetos. She finishes her tasting with Duke’s Creamy Potato Salad Dressing, which she can’t wait to use during Super Bowl weekend.
QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is excited that Queen Stevie has expanded her summer tour to include New Orleans’ JazzFest, Queen Chaka Khan has booked some 2022 shows, and Queen Dolly is releasing a new album called “Run Rose, Run” in March 2022.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Adele’s cancellation of her Las Vegas residency hours before it was set to open, Britney’s family feud, the South Dakota Attorney General who hit and killed a man in 2020, and David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen selling their music catalogs along with John Legend.
BADGER FINDS RARE ROMAN COINS: Kathleen laughs reading an article from Spain where a badger has led archaeologists to a stash of rare Roman coins.
VICKI MADIGAN’S METAL DETECTOR: Kathleen reads an article about an amateur metal detectorist who found a Henry III gold penny in a field, which is one of England’s earliest gold coins. The item will auction for almost $500K.
MONKEY QUEEN RISES IN JAPAN: Kathleen reads an article about the first monkey “queen” in a Japanese sanctuary. The monkey led a violent coup to become her troop’s first female leader, but her reign could be in jeopardy during mating season.
CRUISE SHIP REPO: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article advising that Crystal Cruise line’s Crystal Symphony is on the run from the law, changing their routing from Miami to Bimini, the Bahamas in order to escape bankruptcy repo seizure and stranding at least 300 people. Florida’s U.S. District Court ordered that the ship be seized upon its arrival in Miami due to unpaid fuel bills of $4.6 million.
MAN FOUND DEAD WITH 124 SNAKES: Kathleen is horrified to read an article about a 49-year-old man who was recently discovered in his Maryland home dead and surrounded by over 120 deadly poisonous snakes.
AN ISLAND WITHOUT A PUB: Kathleen reads an article about a campaign that the small Scottish island of Rum Isle is undertaking in an effort to increase its population to 40 people. The island boasts beautiful, deserted beaches, a castle originally built as a hunting lodge and a lot of deer, and not a pub or restaurant in sight so you’d better love to cook at home.
WALMART’S METAVERSE: Kathleen reads an article advising that Walmart appears to be venturing into the metaverse with plans to create its own cryptocurrency and collection of NFTs. She laughs out loud, musing scenarios where Walmart’s employees have to explain these concepts to their general consumer base.
CUBAN DRUGS: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article about a new business venture that billionaire Mark Cuban. Cuban is bringing affordable and transparent prescription drug pricing to the average consumer. The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company announced the opening of its online pharmacy, stating that it will bypass health care industry “middlemen” and help consumers avoid high drug prices by charging manufacturers’ prices plus a flat 15% markup and pharmacist fee.
NFL PLAYOFF DIVISIONAL ROUND: Kathleen provides some colorful commentary leading into the NFL Divisional Championship weekend, including her thoughts on LA Ram’s owner Stan “Enos” Kroenke.