The Final Blue Light Special, Capitalizing On Cinderella, & The Legend of the Selkies
“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 Wendy’s Frosty Cereal which she thinks tastes just like (but isn’t as good as) Cocoa Puffs. She moves on to try Louisiana’s Blue Plate “Real” Mayonnaise, and then finishes her tasting menu with Tessemae’s Buffalo Ranch Dressing, which she reacts to by yelling out “too much going on there!”
QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is excited to report that Queen Stevie has recommended watching the animated movie “Storks” to relieve all depression and anxiety, which makes Kathleen laugh out loud and she’s added it to her watch list.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Britney Spears’ new book, missing Malaysian Flight 370, further excavations continue to provide historical insight in Pompeii, and American Airlines’ pilots report another close encounter with a UFO to the FBI.
“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of a Roman-era mosaic floor in South London, thought to be at least 1,800 years old, and an exceedingly rare fossil of a giant flying reptile was recently found on a Scottish island.
KMART’S FINAL BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL: Kathleen reads an article announcing that decades after Kmart was a household staple for home shopping, the chain has shrunk to only four stores still operating in the US. The announcement comes after years of the discount retail chain failing to keep up with the popularity of Walmart and Target, with experts saying the chain failed to modernize with new technology and consumer demands. Kathleen laughs when she reminisces how excited she would get when their iconic “Blue Light Special” would come on in the store.
CHESS’S NEW GRAND MASTER RISES: Kathleen loves a martini and chess night and is excited to read that a new Grand Master has been named in the Chess world. 16-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, or “Pragg” as he is commonly known, is now the youngest chess player ever to defeat Magnus Carlsen in his long reign as world champion in a game that included 39 moves.
A 500LB MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Kathleen reads an article out of Lake Tahoe, laughing that a 500-lb bear who locals refer to as “Hank The Tank” and has been blamed for breaking and entering more than two dozen homes in California’s Lake Tahoe area, is no longer the sole suspect. DNA evidence gathered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife suggests several bears may have been responsible for the break-ins.
DISNEY RECREATES MAGICAL “VILLAGES”: Kathleen reads an announcement that Disney has announced plans to start building a mixed-use residential community in California’s Coachella Valley, which will be called Cotino. The complex will include 1,900 housing units that will be designed in a small-town resort-like feel much like Disney’s theme parks. Kathleen shares a story of attending “Cinderella’s Breakfast” with her younger siblings at Disneyworld when she was a teenager.
LEGEND OF THE SELKIES: Kathleen reads a recent story of a California fisherman who was rescued by a seal when he fell off his boat into the Pacific Ocean. The man was assisted by a seal for over 5 hours as he swam to an oil tanker platform, and attributes the seal’s support for saving his life. Kathleen links the story with the old legend of The Selkies, or Seal People, who are said to be cursed with a constant longing for what they do not have and can transform from one creature to another by shedding their sealskin and putting it on again.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Vikings: Valhalla” on Netflix.