Venice’s Cover Charge, Giant Snails, & Bulgaria’s Crypto Queen Vanishes
Kathleen opens the show drinking one of John Elway’s Eight elite light lager, which she thinks is delicious and compares to a “crisp” Miller Lite. She gives a review of the Rod Stewart/ Cheap Trick concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, SO excited to see her BFF Daxx Nielsen play live and open the show. Rod allowed her to relive her childhood concert at St. Louis’s Checkerdome when he kicked soccer balls out to the crowd to close the night.
“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 Herdez Avocado Hot Sauce, which she absolutely loves and recommends adding to anything. She moves on to taste Velveeta Queso Blanco, which she thinks would be a Midwest delight if melted as a dip. She moves on to New York’s Dinosaur BBQ Sensuous Slathering Sauce, which she likes as it’s a great mix of vinegar and sweetness.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Sunny Balwani’s sentencing over his Theranos fraud, Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter, Britney Spears’ Ex-Manager’s involvement in her conservatorship case is exposed, and Mark Zuckerberg’s Novi crypto wallet folds.
“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about a new dinosaur species that had tiny arms much like a T-Rex, and as Lake Mead’s water level continues to drop a WWII Higgin’s Landing Craft is discovered.
GIANT AFRICAN SNAILS ATTACK FLORIDA: Kathleen laughs at the thought of her mom finding the subject her next article in her Sarasota back yard. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed the detection of giant African land snails which can carry rat lungworm (the parasite known to cause meningitis.)
1ST FEMALE NHL AGM ANNOUNCED: Kathleen is thrilled to read the announcement of the hiring of Kate Madigan (no immediate relation) by the New Jersey Devils. An avid hockey fan, Kathleen recommends following @_katemadigan on Twitter.
109 LIVE ANIMALS FOUND IN THAI LUGGAGE: Kathleen is horrified to read an article advising that 2 women were arrested at Bangkok’s Airport and accused of smuggling after 109 live animals were found in their luggage
VENICE IMPLEMENTS TOURIST ENTRY FEE: Kathleen has always wanted to visit Venice, and won’t be deterred by an announcement that beginning January 2023, the city is implementing a 10 Euro fee to enter the city as a tourist.
TEXAS YOGA FUGITIVE CAUGHT IN COSTA RICA: Kathleen is amazed reading about how a Texas yoga teacher who was charged in the killing of her romantic rival was able to elude arrest for 43 days after selling her Jeep for more than $12,000, using someone else’s passport to fly to Costa Rica, changing her appearance and blending in with the locals at a beachside hostel.
BULGARIAN CRYPTOQUEEN FRAUDSTER VANISHES: Kathleen can’t believe the details in involved in the disappearance of Crypto fraudster Ruza Ignatova, who is believed to be hiding out on a private superyacht and 4 billion euros. The creator of OneCoin crypto has been placed as the only woman currently on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list.
HALLMARK CHANNEL’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Kathleen laughs reading an announcement from the Hallmark Channel that they are celebrating #ChristmasInJuly, releasing a new Christmas holiday-themed movie every Saturday during the month of July. Kathleen is a fan of their holiday movies, and when pushed admits to being excited to give the new ritual a try during the extreme summer heat.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Girl From Plainville” on Hulu.
SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour