Happy Halloween everyone! This week I simply take a stroll through the headstones and talk about all of the things that get me in the mood for Halloween. From Music and movies to, of course, podcasts. I chat about the Netflix series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and have the long awaited Recommended Listening feature of “Sirenicide.”
I realized, as I started recording, that Halloween is only a week away and I don’t know what we are going to do this year. As I thought about that I started thinking about the holiday season and how Halloween kicks off the season of spending. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas time, you just start purging cash at the end of October. I also reflect on how my general introversion makes me uncomfortable with holiday travel, and I have a callback to last week’s psychological breakdown.
Halloween has passed and we had fun taking the boys Trick-or-treating. We may not have gone to the most houses, but the boys definitely cleaned up in the candy department. In the news: it’s all about the big money. From noise cancelling forks, to diamond encrusted stilettos, and even a guy claiming, the long dead, Sam Walton owes him money.
Nissin, the company that invented instant ramen noodles, has created a fork that generates a sound to cancel out the sound of noodle slurping. In Japan, it is proper form to slurp noodles to enhance the flavor but western tourists are not too keen on the sound.
Serenity 3, in New York City, makes a grilled cheese sandwich using French bread baked with Dom Perignon champagne and 23-karat gold. It’s filled with imported caciocavallo podolico cheese and gilded with 23-karat gold leaf. It’s then served up with a tomato bisque with lobster.
A Canadian Instagram model known as Scarlet Vixxen claims she earns over $70,000 per year from fans who regularly send her money and gifts in exchange for custom pictures of her feet. Despite frequent requests, she does not take nude photos.
The worlds most expensive pair of high heels have been unveiled. The stiletto heels contain over 1000 diamonds of various color and rarity set in platinum. They are made of 24-karat gold painted leather, stitched using real 18-karat gold thread, solid gold zippers, and rose gold accents.
Better late than never, this week I have some fun Halloween stories to share including one about an entire Burger King. I chat about the new Wonder Woman trailer. In BS From the News, I’ve got a very disgruntled gambler. And the Jackass of the Week goes to an entire group of girls that let their celebrity worship lead to some bad purchases.
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for World Series Victory
After a 108 year stretch, the Chicago Cubs finally won their first World Series since 1908. I’m not a sports fan but all the congratulations in the world are due to them for finally ending the streak.
A woman in Jamaica, Queens, New York was left very disappointed after seeming to win nearly $43 million on a “penny” slot machine. The problem, that machine only had a max jackpot of $6500. Casino officials removed the machine to investigate and found that it (obviously) had malfunctioned.
Unfortunately for her, the actual prize won was only $2.25, according to the printout in the machine. As a consolation for the confusion, the casino offered the woman a complimentary steak dinner.
Sidebar: Celebrity worship is fundamentally stupid. People do utterly brainless things all to imitate somebody famous.
Enter the extreme cases of Kardashian worship and the super fans of the Kardashian /Jenner clan that will blindly buy anything with their name. In this particular case, fans of the, frequently sold out, Kylie Jenner lip kits have resorted to purchasing knockoff versions that ultimately end up containing less than safe ingredients. In some cases girls have had their lips glued shut, or complained of a gasoline smell.