Episode 25: Monkey Gangs, Secret Nazi Art, & Bigfoot Hunting
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Spotted Cow beer from the New Glarus Brewery in honor of “all things Wisconsin,” and detailing the antics involved with muling cans of Spotted Cow back home whenever she’s in Wisconsin. Kathleen awards Green Bay her “best NFL city to tailgate in” tag, and tells listeners about her unbelievable time tailgating in the neighborhood around the stadium and then attending a Packers home game the last time she played Green Bay.
She discloses her NFL bets leading into Championship Weekend and muses over the magic of Tom Brady no matter what team he plays for.
“BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen samples Smucker’s Uncrustables Taco Bites, which she wasn’t impressed with and doesn’t understand how basic beef tacos can be screwed up. She then tries Taco Bell’s Cheddar Crisps in both Mild and Fire flavor, and tells listeners that she would rather just go to Taco Bell and order her favorite meal, which is 2 beef soft tacos with extra hot sauce.
PEPPERONI & GLASS HOT POCKETS: Kathleen reads a news release from Nestlé announcing the recall of almost 800,000 pounds of Hot Pockets due to contamination with glass and hard plastic. Kathleen says she’s tasted Hot Pockets and although she loves the pepperoni flavored kind, she isn’t sure that she would notice if they contained glass ☺
SHAKE SHACK ENTERS THE CHICKEN SANDWICH WAR: Kathleen loves Asian-inspired food, and is excited to learn that Shake Shack is offering Korean-inspired menu items in the US through April. 5th Although the restaurant is known for its burgers and skinny fries, they are attempting to make their mark in the ongoing chicken sandwich wars with the introduction of their Korean-Style Fried Chick’n and Gochujang Fries.
TRUMP AC IMPLOSION AUCTION: As a follow up to Episode 20, Kathleen reports on the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City’s auction item allowing the winner to press the button to implode Trump Plaza. The property’s owner, Carl Icahn, has pulled the auction item for undisclosed reasons, but offered to donate the high bid of $175,000 to the Boys & Girls Club so that they wouldn’t miss out on the funding.
TURMOIL IN Q LAND: As a follow up to Kathleen’s reporting of the insurgence on the US Capitol in January 2021, she reads reporting that QAnon followers are in disarray after “The Storm” didn’t take place and Joe Biden was inaugurated as US President. She reads messaging from some of the ideology’s key figures, CodeMonkeyZ, who tells Q supporters to go back to their lives, and she muses about the future of Q and their mission.
MAN ACCIDENTALLY TOSSES $85M IN BITCOIN: In continuing with Kathleen’s obsession with cryptocurrency, she reads a report from the UK about a man who has confessed to accidentally destroying an old hard drive containing 7,500 Bitcoin, which has a current value of approximately $85M. He’s devising a plan to dig into a landfill where he believes the hard drive was disposed of, which involves approximately $70M in cost.
INDIAN BANKSY: As a follow up to Episode 17, Kathleen discusses anonymous artists like the street artist 'Banksy,” and reads an article on an Indian artist known as “Tyler” who lives in Mumbai and is referred to as “Indian Banksy.”
FIRST FEMALE TO REFEREE A SUPERBOWL: Kathleen is excited to read an NFL press release announcing that Sarah Thomas has been included in the Super Bowl LV officiating crew, taking place in Tampa in February.
ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Maine be especially careful of moose, and in Maryland always have insect repellant with you.
BIGFOOT HUNTING SEASON BECOMES OFFICIAL: Kathleen reads an article announcing that Oklahoma Rep. Justin Humphrey has proposed a bill outlining official Bigfoot hunting season in his district, which includes the heavily forested Ouachita Mountains where a Bigfoot festival is held each year. Humphrey maintains that issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.
THAI MONKEY GANGS: Kathleen reports on monkey gangs taking over farming areas in Thailand as they are starved due to the lack of tourism in the area in the wake of COVID. Devastated farmers have sought help from local government agencies so they can be compensated for the crops devoured by the primates in order to prevent the incident from happening again. Kathleen recommends that everyone watch the videos associated with these attacks.
DISCOVERY OF THE TITANOSAUR: Kathleen is excited to share with listeners that the 98 million-year-old remains of the largest animal to walk Earth — a long-necked titanosaur dinosaur — were recently unearthed in Argentina.
MAN LIVES IN O’HARE AIRPORT: Kathleen laughs out loud sharing news that a man lived inside Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for 3 months before detection. Kathleen loves the city of Chicago, but ranks O’Hare among the worst to be stuck in and therefore can’t image wanting to live there.
STOWAWAY SURVIVES 5,600 FLIGHT: Kathleen reads an unbelievable report about stowaway Themba Cabeka, who held on to a jet's undercarriage for the entire 11-hour flight from South Africa to London Heathrow in 2015.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch “Murder on Middle Beach” on HBO.
MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen tells the mystery of a secret collection of Nazi artwork located in Fort Belvoir.