Influencers ignoring the pandemic, but hey, it’s fried chicken day; USA exploring banning TikTok, other Chinese apps; some hot stock talk; John Smith’s abandoned shopping carts; Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface; cutting the cord, increasing the cost; the complicated mess of streaming; Muppets; Hamilton; Perry Mason; Eric Idle’s local, the Grim Reaper; Kayne for President; Clash Royale & feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

National Fried Chicken Day

Honey’s Kettle

IN THE NEWS

Many influencers are living a dangerous, mask-free fantasy and ignoring the pandemic. LA health officials want them to stop.

Coronavirus survivors banned from joining the military

The United States is ‘looking at’ banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says

Fund manager Di Yao has beaten most of his peers by picking unknown stocks or big names the market doesn’t understand. Here are 3 of his favorite bets.

Who Is the Mystery Shopper Leaving Behind Thousands of Online Shopping Carts?

Pub Named After Slave Trader Edward Colston Renamed Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface

MEDIA CANDY

NBC and CBS’s new Peacock deal highlights how complicated keeping up with streaming will become

There are more streaming choices than ever — why are prices going up?

Muppets Now Official Trailer

Hamilton

‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ Won’t Be Heading for the Oscars — Here’s Why

Perry Mason on HBO

Jim Jefferies I don’t know about that podcast

Jim Jefferies Intolerant on Netflix

MORON OF THE WEEK

Eric Idle denounces Monty Python’s official Twitter page for giving ‘s* advice’ about pubs reopening

Kanye West says he is running for US president – and he has won the backing of Elon Musk

FEEDBACK LOOP

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

Changing my professional bio to “entertainment enthusiast”

If Biden is elected, there’s a good chance you will be dead within the year.

Your next BMW might only have heated seats for 3 months

If you are planning on reading Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series…

Sixteen Facebook apps caught secretly sharing data with third-parties

Dark Ages of the Web

1000 true fans

Naughty Dog BUSTED Stealing Music For The Last Of Us Part 2

Naughty Dog Acknowledges Inspiration for The Last of Us 2 Commercial’s Song

Facebook Cracked Down On Extremism. It Only Took A Major Boycott And Multiple Killings

TikTok: Beneath Its Fun Exterior Lies A Sinister Purpose

How Spotify Beat Apple To The Podcasting Boom

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Camera with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Lens, Black

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Ennio Morricone, Prolific Italian Composer for the Movies, Dies at 91

CHARLIE DANIELS ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ Singer DEAD AT 83