McDonald’s Menu Hacks, Beijing’s Olympic Bubble, & The Irish Move The Russians
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Blood & Honey Texas Ale from Revolver Brewing in Granbury, TX and updating the Termites on the week spent at Lake of the Ozarks with her parents. The 3 of them caught up on Season 4 of Ozark, and Kathleen laughs at the idea of her parents starting a poppy farm and distributing heroin.
“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 Haribo 100th Anniversary Gummy Bears + Hats, which she loves (her favorite flavor are the red ones.) She moves on to try Salted Caramel Twix bars which are WAY too sweet for her, but she finishes off the tasting menu with Taco Bell Creamy Avocado Ranch sauce and absolutely loves it.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on super cool Termite Kelly Mould writing an article on conservatorships for Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, inspired by the #FreeBritney discussion on the Pubcast. Other updates include an update on Tiger King Joe Exotic, Adele’s Vegas residency, Netflix’s defamation suit from the chess champ depicted in the “Queens Gambit,” and the gun-toting St. Louis McCluskey’s.
“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article announcing that archaeologists excavating the site of a comprehensive housing and green space development in one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands have uncovered a magnificent 2,000-year-old Roman blue glass bowl in immaculate condition.
IRISH FISHERMAN vs THE RUSSIAN ARMY: Kathleen is always proud of her Irish heritage, and glows over a recent report detailing the actions that a group of Irish fishermen took which prompted Moscow’s armed forces to leave the coast of Ireland after convincing the Russians that the specific part of the Atlantic that was being used for military exercises was critical to the fishermen’s livelihoods.
UK’S PIEL ISLAND NEEDS A NEW KING: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article advertising that a UK Borough Council is looking for the next landlord of Piel Island, which consists of 50 acres a half-mile off England’s northwestern coast and is home to wildlife, castle ruins, and a centuries-old pub. The local government is hoping to award the 10-year lease to one lucky applicant by the time the 2022 season starts in April. The lucky candidate will primarily be responsible for running the beloved pub The Ship Inn.
MEXICAN CARTEL ASSASSIN EATS HEART OF RIVAL: Kathleen has been fascinated by the activities of Mexican cartel leaders for years and is horrified to read an article advising that a famous Mexican cartel leader cut recently cut the heart of one of his enemies out and ate it live while streaming the gruesome activity on social media.
BEIJING’S OLYMPIC BUBBLE: Kathleen reads an article outlining the anxious environment currently in place in Beijing as China prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. China is isolating everyone coming from abroad from any contact with the general public for the duration of the Games, which means being taken from the Beijing airport in special vehicles to a hotel surrounded by temporary barricades that keep participants in and the public out.
McDONALD’S SECRET HACKS MENU: Kathleen is amazed that McDonald’s has released yet another new concept menu, but this one is compiled of secret menu items that were created on social media platforms, primarily TikTok. The secret menu items combine current items and are being sold as “hacks” or #mcdonaldshacks for a limited time via the app.