SFR 445: Superb Owl

–The much ballyhooed Nunes memo ends up being a flop – more nonsense from a partisan hack – but Trump still says it “vindicates” him, and Bobby wants to know why he keeps using that word. Jason shares a few of his favorite “Yo memo” jokes.
–Speaking of Bobby, last week he was in a foul mood, and he went off on the prospect of another Bernie Sanders campaign. We received a thoughtful email from Canada Matt disputing his premise, and take a few moments to respond.
Bill Nye attended the State of the Union as the guest of NASA’s Administrator nominee, and gets excoriated by a Scientific American opinion piece. We break down the argument, and find it completely ridiculous.
–What’s weirding us out this week? Listeners are disturbed by everything from an upcoming Winchester Mystery House movie, to Tom Brady kissing his son on the mouth.
–Was the “shower rat” video really of a rat taking a shower? No. But what was thought to have been animal cruelty now looks to have incorrect as well. Jason relates a story involving another local news anchor.
–The Han Solo movie trailer is set to drop on Monday. Bobby is expecting to hate it.
–Bobby calls Target to inquire about flu shots, and ends up surprised to find himself being recommended homeopathic remedies…by their pharmacist!
–The Lizzie Borden house popularly known as Maplecroft has been sold. It leads us to talking about “haunted” properties for some reason.
–New linguistic analysis indicates that at least two popular letters purported to be authored by Jack the Ripper were actually hoaxes perpetrated by journalists. Jason says it’s nice to have this information, but shows that the “journalist hoax” idea is now new, and has been well-known to Ripperologists and other crime junkies for quite some time.



About Jason Korbus

Friend, family member, possible werewolf. I co-host Strange Frequencies Radio, blog at Confidential Korbus, and generally walk among the weird. When I'm not doing busywork, I can usually be found with my nose in a book, my eyes glued to a glowing screen, or my ears tuned to The Ramones.
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