Masters Week, Boycotting Applebee’s, & The Church of Mary Kay
She reviews her weekend in Atlanta where she played the Cobb Energy Center and had an absolute blast, including Sunday breakfast at Waffle House and a road trip stop at her beloved Buc-ee’s. Kathleen shares how excited she was to meet the “real” Buc-ee, and breaks down the snacks that she bought including Beaver Bites for her mom and Ghost Pepper jerky (which she thought meant just a slight bit of heat).
“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 Buc-ee’s Cajun Crab kettle chips, which she loves. She then tastes Knoxville’s JFG Real Mayonnaise, which she LOVES and thinks comes in as a tie with Duke’s mayo (which is her favorite.) She finishes her tasting with Starkist Ranch Tuna, which she finds to be delicious.
QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is thrilled to report that Queen Stevie Nicks has announced a new summer tour date at Red Rocks in Colorado, and Kathleen is attending.
MASTERS WEEK: It’s Masters week in Augusta, and Kathleen is a massive PGA golf fan. She’s heading to the Monday Practice round with Ron White, and cannot wait to walk the fairways and devour an egg salad sandwich.
THE CHURCH OF MARY KAY: Kathleen shares an article from Texas Monthly regarding whether or not Mary Kay is a Pyramid scheme. A reporter went inside Mary Kay, dropping more than $1,800 on cosmetics to become a decorated beauty consultant with the company in an effort to better understand how the company profits and the allure of the famous pink Cadillac incentive program. Mary Kay’s open discussion of religion, combined with consultants’ strong allegiance to the founder, has led some critics to call the company a cult.
“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of an ancient, tombed graveyard under Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral during the repair of the cathedral. Notre Dame is Kathleen’s favorite cathedral in the world, and she referred to her love of Paris in her Comedy Central “I Can’t Believe This Is Happening” episode.
MAN URINATES ON AIRPLANE FLOOR: Kathleen flies every week and laughs out loud when reading an articleabout a man who urinated on Southwest Airline’s airplane floor while waiting for the restroom.
BED BATH & BEYOND CASH INFUSION: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article announcing that activist investor Ryan Cohen has taken a 9.8% stake in Bed Bath & Beyond in an effort to infuse some financial life into the company just as he did with GameStop.
CHINESE MAN MOVES INTO TERMINAL 2: Kathleen laughs when reading an article about a Chinese man who has been living at the Beijing airport for nearly 14 years, choosing to leave home because he did not have the freedom to smoke and drink there.
BOYCOTTING APPLEBEE’S: Kathleen is appalled when reading an article outlining an email that was sent out by a Missouri-based franchisee speculating that high gas prices and the end of pandemic stimulus money would force employees to work longer hours for lower pay.
PUTIN’S RASPUTIN: Kathleen shares an article outlining the role of Vladimir Putin’s spiritual advisor, Patriarch Kirill who is the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Many strong opinions are surfacing that Kirill is a sort of Rasputin to Putin, and could have initiated the invasion of Ukraine in March 2022.
SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour