8/31: James Michael Keats - Show Notes
Welcome to your Monday, the last day of the month, August 31, 2020. You've got James Michael Keats here on KCast Radio. I've got some goodies for you and, of course, the ROCK you love. Stick around! KCast Radio, Classic ROCK To The Bone.
Noon - 1pC: Last week I spoke about a Coronavirus spread test that was conducted in Germany. If you missed it, you can check out the details in the show notes, but the cliff notes are these: human volunteers attended a concert organized by researchers meant to determine the potential of COVID-19 to spread in three different public event scenarios. Apparently, the research yielded unfavorable results as the "Give Live a Chance" concert, scheduled to go down on September 4th in Dusseldorf, has been indefinitely postponed as German authorities have decided to extend their ban on large public events.
I wonder, did Germany really need human lab-rat to make this determination? ...I suppose it's best to make sure you're sure about such things before going to wild extremes like putting off music concerts amid a pandemic... because people really need these concerts... I mean, it's life or death, people! It's like football; we can't just not do it!
Whatever the rationale, I have no doubt Bryan Adams is super pissed, as he was meant to appear at the event; ...remember how he felt earlier this year after the UK commencement of a run of shows was cancelled due to the Coronavirus? To refresh your memory, he took to Instagram saying, "Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall, but thanks to some f&$!ng bat-eating, wet market animal-selling, virus-making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold. My message to them, other than 'thanks a f&$!ng lot,' is go vegan."
1pC - 2pC: Remember the good ol' days when keeping your kids away from a bad trip was as easy as telling them to "say no to drugs?" Well, apparently, these days we should encourage them to go ahead and find some high end LSD to chew on or try coughing down a few grams of funny-mushier to find the other side instead of letting them use TikTok. Yeah, seriously...
Tragically, a 15 year old girl was hospitalized after doing the Benadryl Challenge—whereby accepting the challenge involves taking large quantities of the anti-allergy drug to hallucinate and then posting about it on TikTok.
Scott Schaeffer, the Director of the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information said, "The dose that can cause a hallucination is very close to the dose that can cause something potentially life-threatening." Indeed, overdosing on Benadryl can leave one vulnerable to heart attack, stroke, seizures, brain damage, and death.
Apparently, this is a regular occurrence; according to a nurse practitioner at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, she said "What struck me was that we had three teens come in for the same thing in one week; none of the patients were trying to harm themselves; they all said they saw videos on TikTok and were curious to try it."
It's all good, though, because TikTok has chosen a US bidder to take over development of the app and Americanize it ahead of threats from the White House to institute a US ban of the social media app due to concerns that it could be a threat to national security. Yeah, because if we develop the app here, kids won't be exposed to stupid videos that challenge them to do stupid things anymore cuz it's 'Merican.
2pC - 3pC: Did you know that people who eat peanut butter for breakfast are better in bed according to a study?
New research suggests a correlation between your breakfast choices and how passionate you are in bed. 2,000 adults were asked to describe their biggest personality traits, and researchers then broke down the findings based on what those people chose for breakfast most days. Here are some other interesting findings you may be able to relate to...
Cup of tea? You're likely a high earner.
French toast? You're probably a party animal.
Banana? You're stressed out.
Cereal? You're a trustworthy friend.
Yogurt and berries? You're emotionally sensitive and empathetic.
Avocado on sourdough? You're likely well traveled.
I hope your Monday is going your way and your week has gotten off to a great start! I'm with you every Monday through Friday from Noon to 3pm here on KCast Radio, and I'm bringing you only the most excellent Classic ROCK To The Bone.
- JMK signing out