Kindergarten Margaritas, Colonizing Mars, & The World’s Oldest Dog
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Raygun IPA from Backpocket Brewing in Coralville, IA. She talks about the highlights of her weekend in Iowa City, Des Moines, and Kansas City including meeting Justin Bieber’s Tour Manager at the hotel in Des Moines and shopping at her favorite Raygun store. She then reviews her Kansas City Sunday lunch at the downtown Arthur Bryant’s location in Kansas City.
“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 Better Made’s Special Salt & Vinegar chips, which she rates a B+ and loves the vinegar content. She moves on to try Hidden Valley Ranch Secret Sauce, which is sweet and tangy, and she thinks would be fantastic on chicken fingers. She finishes her tasting with Iowa’s own Brown Dog’s Farm Habanero Peachhot sauce, which scorches her mouth and makes her laugh out loud.
QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen read an article where Queen Stevie Nicks announces that the person with whom is her “favorite person to sing with” is Natalie Maines from The Chicks (The Dixie Chicks). The two artists first crossed in 2002 when The Chicks covered Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide’, and they eventually had the chance to perform it together, which was an unforgettable moment for Nicks.
KINDERGARTEN HAPPY HOUR: Kathleen laughs out loud when reading an article about a Michigan Kindergarten class who accidentally consumed tequila during snack time. One of the kids brought a bottle of ready-to-drink Jose Cuervo margaritas in her backpack, and several students drank it. One kindergartner “felt woozy” and a “little dizzy” after having four or five sips from a Dixie cup, which prompted the teachers to investigate.
CNN PLUS FOLDS AFTER ONE MONTH: Kathleen can’t believe it when she reads an announcement that CNN’s news app CNN Plus is folding after only 1 month of activity. CNN+ was launched on 29 March in an attempt to bring in revenues from news streaming subscriptions, and even though the company spent as much as $300m on developing the service it got off to a slow start, attracting just 10,000 viewers a day, according to reports.
Kathleen reads the list of contributors from news reporters to celebrity chefs, stating that the only “food” show that she watches religiously is Trisha Yearwood’s “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.”
NETFLIX STOCK PLUNGES AFTER SUBSCRIBER PURGE: Kathleen laughs when reading an article advising that Netflix stock has plunged 35% after announcing that password sharing on accounts was no longer going to be tolerated. She wonders aloud that “didn’t they KNOW we were sharing accounts?” Netflix said it expected to lose two million global subscribers in the current quarter.
ELON BUYS TWITTER AND PLANS TO COLONIZE MARS: Kathleen is fascinated by Elon Musk’s business moves, and is thrilled to read that he has successfully become the majority shareholder of Twitter. With some of his remaining riches, he’s planning to colonize Mars, warning that life on that planet will be dangerous, cramped, and difficult.
MEET THE WORLD’S OLDEST DOG: Kathleen is amused to read that the world’s oldest living dog is a chihuahua named Toby Keith.
TIKTOK CHILDREN VS DOLLAR GENERAL: Kathleen applauds reading an article about a Dollar General manager named Mary who created a viral video detailing the difficulties involved in running one of their stores.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Basquait” on Amazon Prime.
SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour