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.
This week I have a shameful confession to make. Then I take a moment to geek out about all the new superhero stuff going on. And, in BS From the News we learn why you shouldn’t leave your dogs in your car and we meet a noblewoman with an interesting pest problem. Plus I give an update on building my podcast network, and I need your help.
I have a painful confession this week. I have started playing Pokémon Go. Now before you call me out on my acknowledged semi-hypocrisy, a caveat to this confession. My wife downloaded the game to my phone and logged in to her account so I could help her at night while I’m working. So technically I’m not playing, I’m just a co-pilot to my wife.
Since I’ve already jumped down the nerd rabbit hole, I might as well go all in. Last week I mentioned that San Diego Comic-Con just passed. Since I was bitching about the idiocy of holding a multi-million dollar party to toot your own horn on a nation scale, I didn’t really talk about it. But honestly, outside of the show, it’s almost all I’ve been able to talk about. Between the new Justice League teaser, the first trailer for Wonder Woman, and the mass of comic TV news I’ve been super excited about the upcoming superhero landscape. At the same time, the early reviews for Suicide Squad have been less than favorable. This sucks because I was really looking forward to this movie. (Full disclosure: I haven’t seen a new super hero movie since The Winter Soldier. Hard to do with a house full of kids and a wife that doesn’t like comic movies.)
A woman in Wayne, West Virginia left her two little dogs in her car with the engine running outside of a Walmart. Somehow the dogs managed to put the car in gear and slowly crashed it into the side of the building. Now, as a resident of Arizona, it is HIGHLY illegal to leave your animals in your car here. I don’t think this is anywhere near why those laws were written.
An 81 year old British Viscountess has requested permission to use a machine gun to exterminate the badger population on her estate. She claims that badgers have been eating her lambs for years. Not wanting to get too into the political issue of badger culling in the UK, doesn’t this just sound like a weird arcade game? This sounds like something they install in the game room at the senior center. Come play “Badger Busters.” Stop those pesky badgers from making off with your lambs using your trusty AK-47.
Odd Dad Out News
I’m starting to make moves towards building up the Odd Dad Out podcast network. Along with ODO and Mom and Dad Cuss, there’s also What’s Happening With the NewMan that will be part of things once it all kicks off in full.
But, since I can’t leave well enough alone, I have one more show that I want to produce that I will need some input to get off the ground. I am intending to produce a podcast about ghost stories. But to do that I need stories. Whether it is your favorite campfire story, a story from your childhood, or maybe something you personally experienced, I wanna hear it. I want to share these stories, and maybe give a new group of people a little fright. If you have a spooky story that you would like to share, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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