Pickleball Violence, Taco Bell’s New Nuggets & Bidding Farewell to the National Pandas
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Brunch Crunch Blonde Ale from Mully’s Brewery in Frederick, MD. She reviews her weekend doing shows in Virginia Beach and Washington DC, eating at the Old Ebbitt Grill, and taking the opportunity to see the Giant Pandas at the National Zoo in DC before they return to China later this year.
QUEEN NEWS: Kathleen reports that Cher has released her first-holiday album entitled “Christmas,” Queen Dolly Parton has released the latest single “Wrecking Ball” from her Rockstar album, and Queen Taylor Swift attended another Chief’s home game (against the Chargers) as she prepares for the “Taylor’s Version” release of her 1989 album on October 27th.
UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the National Zoo’s giant pandas returning to China in December 2023, and Banksy’s street art appeared in Gaza last weekend amidst the Israeli conflict with the Palestinians.
“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of 600-year-old floorboards believed to have been walked by Shakespeare when a UK theatre is renovated, and a pair of 9,500-year-old sandals are found in a Spanish bat cave.
FRONT PAGE PUB NEWS: Kathleen shares articles on recent issues of violence involving Pickleball players, a 17-carat “Bleu Royal” vivid blue diamond could fetch $50M at Sotheby’s, Queen Elizabeth’s 100K mile Range Rover is heading to auction, Taco Bell has released their new chicken nuggets in the Twin Cities, a single bottle of the most sought-after Scotch whiskey called the Macallan Adami 1926 has been released in Europe, she reviews the reasons why the US kept Daylight Saving Time, Spirit Airlines has agreed to pay over $8M in a class-action lawsuit involving “surprise” baggage fees, a one-in-100-million catch “cotton candy lobster” was pulled out of a pot in Maine, Target and Walmart are turning away from self-checkout, and a Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to stealing ‘The Wizard of Oz’ ruby slippers from the Judy Garland Museum.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching (and rating) her new stand-up Special “Hunting Bigfoot” on Prime Video.