Hi and Happy Wednesday! I hope that you’re having a wonderful week so far! Before you know it the weekend will be here; and for those in the Chicagoland area I hear it’s going to be a scorcher with temps in the 90s.
So, as I update the blog, I’m also watching the NBA finals, game 3. Cleveland has home court advantage and unlike the previous games, this one is close! Be sure to tune into the radio on Saturday for my commentary on this series!!
Okay. If you missed this past Saturday’s show, here’s what you missed…
Cafe Talk: What was the craziest, most jaw dropping thing that your child ever said or done?
1st Hour – This Day in History and Top News:
Soul, Brianna, and I each shared an interesting “this day in history” fact. Listeners learned about the 1943 Zoot Suit riots that kicked off after a group of sailors reported being attacked by a group of Mexican Americans; the first American space walk by Gemini IV Astronaut, Ed White which lasted 23 minutes; and the Democratic party nomination of then, U.S. Senator, Barack Obama in 2008 on the last day of the party’s primary season. Regrettably, we don’t have audio of this broadcast due to a technical snafu. If it’s retrieved from the archives soon, we’ll get it posted to the website.
During Top News, we updated listeners on the latest news about the terrorist attack at the Arianna Grande concert in Manchester England where 22 people were killed. Another big story hitting the headlines was the Kathy Griffin debacle. We chimed in and all agreed that she crossed the comedic line when she posted a picture of herself holding a picture of a beheaded Donald Trump who happens to be President of the United States of America. Do we believe that she will bounce back after losing her New Year’s Eve gig with CNN, some endorsements, and comedy bookings?? Absolutely! Speaking of Donald Trump. What was going on with him when he posted a tweet on Twitter referencing “…negative press covfefe…”? Covfefe??? Is this a new word that will be added to Webster’s dictionary at the end of the year? I personally believe that he or his social media person meant to say “coverage” but by the time they noticed the typo the number of retweets were so high that they just went with it! Anyway, we had a good time speculating what a covfefe could be or what it means and how to pronounce it! Does fries come with that covfefe? Or may I have coffee or tea with an order of covfefe? Or, meet my new pet, Covfefe! Ok, you get the picture. Lastly, we talked about another business report that predicts that the future of brick and mortar retail stores doesn’t look good. Apparently, every year, the number of online shoppers increase. I was the only person in-studio who still prefers and enjoys going into the stores and malls to shop.
Cafe Talk closed out the hour. We each shared our own personal responses and shared some responses from social media and the callers.
2nd Hour – Entertainment News
I shared highlights from the Billboard Awards that aired a couple of Sundays ago. Hosts Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens did a pretty good job. Loved the performance by John Legend and Florida Georgia Line. Congratulations to Cher on receiving the Billboard Icon Award and congratulation to Drake for now holding the BBMA record with 13 awards. Adele previously held it with 12 awards. We briefly chatted about the winner of DWTS, Rashad Jennings, and how close Normani Kordei and David Ross got to winning. I got into a little more pop culture by reporting how I actually watched weeks 1 and 2 of the Bachelorette. Much like Rachel Lindsay, the Bachelorette, I was very entertained. As I watched, I thought about the song called, “It’s Raining Men, Hallelujah!” Here’s the link to the song recorded by the Weather Girls. https://dailymotion.com/video/x1hvge
I’m going to try my best to stay with the Bachelorette until the end. Before closing the segment, Brianna and Soul talked about Game 1 of the NBA Finals and how Rihanna (who is a Cavaliers fan) made headlines by allegedly having a non-verbal run-in with Kevin Durant of the Warriors. This discussion opened the door for me to verbally express that I’m torn this year between the East Coast and West Coast teams–mainly because Kevin Durant has become a Golden State Warrior. I really want to see him get a ring! Under normal circumstances, I always root for the East Coast Conference champions. By the way, this Game 3 is a doozie! Right now its 4th quarter and Cleveland is leading by 6 pts.
Brianna presented Passion for Fashion. It was all about the history of the bikini or 2 piece. Here’s a few samples…
I joked that in about six months I will post a picture from a beach somewhere wearing one. Which style do you think I should rock? Comment here.
Before closing the show, we chatted about the other comedian/political pundit “situation” that made news and was currently trending on social media during the broadcast. Yes, Bill Maher! He dropped the “N” word while talking to a senator from Nebraska during his Real Talk with Bill Maher television show that airs on HBO. Here you go. https://youtu.be/BZCFYD3Vs4I Take a listen. He issued an apology. Some want him fired and others excuse him. What to you think?
Oh goodness. That’s it. Soul closed the show with a beautiful Soulbalm Says. Again, regrettably, we don’t have audio at this time so you’ll just have to take my word. Or go to souliciouswe.wordpress.com. She may have it posted there.
Remember to tune in this coming Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show. And visit www.marilynscafesociety.com. Peace.