The Last HoJo Restaurant, A Lavish Collie Costume, & Remembering Summer Wildlife Rules
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Cosmic Cowgirl from Diebolt Brewing in Denver. She reviews her weekend in Denver filming her upcoming Amazon Original Special at the Paramount Theatre, which is one of her favorite places to do shows. She talks about eating breakfast at Sam’s No3 and hanging out with her good friend and surprise opening act, the iconic George Wallace.
“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 Boulder Canyon Classic Sea Salt kettle chips, which she thinks have a terrific crunch. She then samples Dale’s Wild West Elk Jerky, and she loves the salty taste. She finishes her tasting with Old El Paso Zesty Ranch Sauce, which she doesn’t think tastes anything like Ranch but offers that it might be ok on tacos.
QUEEN’S COURT: It has been a quiet week for the Court, but Kathleen shares that her friend Kathe saw Tanya Tucker in North Carolina last weekend and thinks that Queen Tanya’s live show is better than ever.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the opening of ABBA’s Voyage avatar concert series in London, another Russian oligarch’s super yacht is seized in a UAE creek, Anna Delvey defrauds another “friend,” Elon Musk has issued a back-to-the-office ordinance and “the children” revolt, and the world’s oldest man celebrates his 113th birthday in Venezuela.
“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery in Alabama of the largest prehistoric cave drawings ever found in North America, and a 2,100 year old farmstead found “frozen in time in Israel.
RUSSIAN SUPERYACHTS VANISHING FROM GLOBAL TRACKING: In maintaining her obsession regarding crushing the power of Russian oligarchs, Kathleen reads an article stating that superyachts linked to sanctioned Russian oligarchs are vanishing from global tracking systems in an attempt to avoid sanctions, according to an investigation by The Observer.
PROTESTERS GONE WILD: Kathleen continues with her reporting on crazy protesters, reading about 2 recent protest actions: a French Open tennis protester ties herself to the Center Court net during the men’s semifinal, and the Mona Lisa was smeared with cake in an apparent climate protest.
MAN DRESSES AS COLLIE TO BECOME A DOG: Kathleen is baffled reading an article about a Japanese man who spent more than $15,000 to fulfill his dream of transforming into a four-legged animal. The man, known only by his Twitter username, Toco, spent 2 million Japanese yen, or about $15,700, to create a lifelike rough-collie costume that he could inhabit.
POST OFFICE VACANCY IN ANTARCTICA: Kathleen thinks she knows a few Termites who would jump at the chance to take a job running the world’s most remote post office in Antarctica. The post is at Port Leroy, and responsibilities include counting penguins and running the gift shop.
MCDONALD’S AND STARBUCKS LEAVE RUSSIA: Kathleen reads announcements that McDonald’s is leaving Russia, with the stores being sold and will continue to operate under a new proposed brand name called “Fun and Tasty.” She also reads that Starbucks is leaving the Russian market, following McDonald’s move.
GALLERY OWNER CHARGED WITH COUNTERFEIT ART SALES: Kathleen loves the fine art world, and is enthralled with an article about a Florida gallery owner who has been charged with selling fake Banksy, Warhol, and Basquiat paintings to rich Palm Beach buyers.
AMERICA’S LAST HOWARD JOHNSON’S RESTAURANT CLOSES: Kathleen reads an announcement that the last surviving Howard Johnson’s restaurant has closed, which was located in Lake George NJ.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Under the Banner of Heaven” on Hulu.
SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour