This week for episode 112: In Recommended Listening I got to be a guest host for episode 40 of the Second Press Podcast, and I’ve got a jackass with fishy feet, but let’s not forget what holiday just passed, I’ve gotta talk about my 4th of July.
4th of July
Happy late Independence Day to all my American listeners! And to everybody else, hey! So once again I’m running behind this week, but in this case it can be directly related to the holiday. Long story short, since my wife was home, she decided we needed to spend the day being more productive and preparing for our upcoming vacation. Of course this meant cleaning, and going through lists, and shopping for the things missing from those lists.
But, let’s not forget the fireworks. What is the 4th of July without fireworks? At this point in my life, less stressful. There has been a big movement in recent years to remind people that, in general, dogs and cats DO NOT like fireworks. This goes for my 10ish year old Labrador /Dalmatian, Emmitt, with gusto. He isn’t a big fan of most noises, big or small, so the giant unseen kaboom from our local Independence Day celebration has him barking his head off. On top of that, the entire ruckus scares my 4 year old, who wakes up crying until it’s over. Of course, it’s not that simple because our new neighbors came to acquire some fireworks of their own, and they kept up their personal show until nearly 11 o’clock at night. So who is left sitting up late trying to calm a 2 and 4 year old and a 90 lb. dog? This guy!
Second Press Podcast
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If you want to check out my appearance on episode 40 of the show, you can find it here.
-Jackass Of The Week-
An unnamed woman appears to have lost her toenails after having a controversial Chinese beauty treatment that consists of tiny fish eating away the dead skin from the bottoms of her feet. According to her doctors, the treatment caused damage to the nail matrix, and her nails stopped growing and eventually fell off.
That’s what you get for getting a pedicure from fish. This procedure is actually banned in at least 10 states for health reasons. The tubs and fish are reused for multiple people which can lead to serious risk of cross contamination. The few salons that offer this procedure claim that they sanitize the tubs and fish after every client, but how do you sanitize a fish? Seriously, what would make you think that this is safe by any means? There’s a legitimate reason why this is banned in 10 states. And, not to throw shade at China, but they do a lot of things over in China and Japan that are just bad ideas. And, I don’t care how popular it may seem, this is a classic example of, “if everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?”
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