This week I’m following up on my tales of jury duty from the last show, and I share a little about my weekend experience in the snow. The news ranges from a cheating marathon runner and abusive doctor, to “unnatural” cow sex.” Of course I have to rant about the Tide Pods thing. And In Recommended Listening, we’re having fun in the car with “I Shake My Head w/ Lisa and Sam.”
A woman in Russia, while out at a nightclub with friends, was assaulted by a man. When she went to the hospital to get her injuries checked out for the police report, the doctor on call turned out to be the one who supposedly assaulted her. He then attempted to assault her again before being stopped by nurses.
A man in India was arrested for animal abuse and torture on suspicion of having sex with at least 3 cows after one of the animals died a day later.
-JACKASS OF THE WEEK-
Tide Pod Challenge- Enough Said
For some dumb reason teens and young “adults” have been making YouTube videos of themselves putting Tide laundry detergent pods in their mouths. The soap, the additives, and even the dissolvable coating are all highly toxic to humans and can cause blindness, paralysis, and in some cases death. But whatever gets more clicks on your channel. Right kid?
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Good news everyone! I’ve got jury duty this week! And it’s not the first time either. Somehow the news took me on a strange trip through China. Even the Jackass of the Week goes there with a guy who thinks tofu is only for vegans. Then I lighten things up and learn something as I’m joined by a couple very special guests to talk about this week’s featured podcast: Varmints.
An architect in Honk Kong, one of the most populous cities in the world, has created a tiny house from old concrete water pipes. The 8 foot diameter pipes make for 1000 square feet of living space including mini fridge, shower, and convertible bench/ bed. Too bad they’re illegal in Hong Kong.
After her live-in boyfriend of over a year mysteriously disappeared, a Chinese woman discovered that “he” was in fact a woman in disguise. She is now looking into taking legal action against her ex- and his/her parents after having spent over 300,00 yuan on him/her and feeling scammed.
In China heavy drinking is a major part of negotiating a business deal. One service offers not only designated drivers to get the men and their cars home safely, but also a designated drinker service to do the drinking for them.
An unnamed vegan began ranting at a girl online after complimenting her on her tofu recipe, because he found out she wasn’t also vegan. The ranter raged at the young lady claiming that tofu is for vegans and that her eating it is appropriating it to be hip. (Spoilers- It’s not. It was invented by the Chinese.)
“The Varmints podcast is an education/comedy podcast that’s all about animals! And who better to teach you than two nerds named Paul and Donna? They aren’t exactly animal experts. More like animal enthusiasts. Anyway, every week they do a whole bunch of research to educate themselves and you the listener on all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time. It’s just like one of those fancy nature documentaries on PBS except without David Attenborough. Or any kind of expertise. Or fancy, polished production values by viewers like you. They might make tote bags someday, though.”