Dolly’s Favorite Banana Cake, Warren Buffett’s House, & The Return of Stuckey’s Pecan Logs
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Jalapeno Pineapple Pilsner from Omaha’s Brickway Brewery. She’s fascinated with Warren Buffett, and not only drove past his house in Omaha but also asked the local bartenders at Billy Frogg’s bar and the Spaghetti Works if they’ve ever met him. She has rave reviews of her stay at The Farnam hotel and as a true pyro-Termite, describes the immense joy she had drinking wine and watching steaks grill in the hotel’s restaurant.
“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 Dorothy Lynch salad dressing, which she LOVES the tang of and applauds Nebraska for the taste. She also tastes Iowa’s Farmer’s Bootleg Homestead Ranch, which has a dill kick that she likes but prefers a tangier Ranch. She finishes her tasting with Dolly Parton’s new Duncan Hines Buttercream icing, which is the best thing she’s tasted in ages.
QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is thrilled to announce that with the help of Queen Dolly’s influence, Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican Pizza. Dolly’s been very busy lately, as her new line of Duncan Hines cake mixes have been released and Kathleen was fortunate enough to find a few of the Banana Cake mixes.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the Maryland snake owner, the Villagers who were charged with voting more than once in the last Federal election, more mask fighting results in the highest FAA fines in history, Japan’s Monkey Queen prevails, Germany seizes a massive Oligarch-owned yacht, and France seizes Roman Abramanovich’s luxury chateau.
“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the return of Charles Darwin’s missing original notebooks to Cambridge University, and scientists have found a new body part in the human lungs.
300K BABY EELS FOUND IN DUTCH SUITCASE: Kathleen rereads an article multiple times to determine the reason that 300K baby eels, otherwise known as “elvers” or “glass eels,” were being illegally shipped through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The elvers are a protected species and were destined for sale in Asia, fetching an approximate price of 6.2M Euro.
GEN Z + MILLENNIALS DISRUPTING POST-PANDEMIC WORKFLOW: A big fan of “the children,” Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article advising that Gen Z and Millennial members of the workforce are not just demanding flexible work hours and environments, but they want to work for companies that align with their own personal beliefs and values and will go jobless rather than compromise this position.
PROTESTER GLUES WRIST TO FLOOR AT NBA GAME: Kathleen laughs reading an article about a member of Direct Action Everywhere, an animal rights activism group, who attempted to glue herself to the floor of the Minnesota Timberwolves arena. The group is concerned with an egg farm owned by Glen Taylor, the longtime former Timberwolves governor.
BRITISH DJ HORRORS REVEALED: With the recent release of Netflix’s documentary on British DJ Jimmy Savile, Kathleen reads the backstory about the deceased DJ’s life and career, his history of committing sexual abuse, and the scandal that occurred after his death in 2011 when numerous complaints were raised about his behavior.
STUCKEY’S PECAN LOG MAKES A COMEBACK: Kathleen loves a fun gas station on a road trip, and is excited to read that Stephanie Stuckey, the granddaughter of the man who founded the famous Stuckey’s convenience store chain, recently purchased back her family’s business and wants to return the diminished brand to national prominence.
SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour