Extra Episode of Tiger King!! #netflix #tigerking #joelmchale #jefflowe #laurenlowe #johnfinlay #saff #johnrenke #rickkirkham #joshdial #tigers

Joel McHale’s the host. He starts off talking to Erik Cowie, the Head zookeeper. Erik looks the worse for wear. He appears to have fewer teeth than the last time we met him. The first thing he does is to pronounce memes as memmies, which cracks me up. He talks about his great love for the tigers, but then, out of the other side of his mouth, he talks about having a soothing voice which lures tigers into a corner so that they can be put down. For no reason. Hmmmm, he’s a very confused man trying to make it in the world. His closing words are regarding his teeth. He admits he’s got bad teeth, says it’s all part of getting old, and we can go eff ourselves. Thank you, Erik.

Next up Jeff and Lauren. Joel asks about the nanny, and Lauren comments on how hot she is. Definitely some three ways happening there. Joel says that Alan is the most terrifying man he’s ever seen and Lauren and Jeff say he’s the sweetest man ever. They then discuss Alan filmed in the bathtub and I’m wondering why I have no memory of that. Could I have blocked it out? Surely not. Joel asks if Joe was set up, and Jeff responds that’s the biggest crock of sh— ever. He claims Joe was his own worst enemy. Also, Jeff wears his leather jackets to keep from getting clawed by tigers. Makes sense. Jeff said he knows the truth about James Garrison and why he cooperated with the feds and it ‘wasn’t over no lemur.’ Joel then asks if Jeff reported James’ hairdresser to the feds. Good one, Joel. Lauren abso-effing-lutely thinks Carole killed her husband.

John Renke is up next. I love John. He’s transmitting from a garage with a wrecked Ford race car behind him. Joel asks if John ever wanted to take off one of his legs and beat Joe with it. John answers in the affirmative. John complains that in spite of the Covid, people approach him at Walmart and want to hug him. A man who works with lions and tigers is worried about the Covid, go figure. He has a new woman, but hasn’t finalized his divorce, also because of the Covid. That darn virus.

SAFF is on next. She is being referred to as a he here, but I always thought she was a she. Am I wrong, or is this just a personal choice she’s making? Or he’s making? Not trying to be rude, just curious. Once again, he’s complaining that people in Walmart want to come up and hug him. He got his arm ripped off by a tiger, you would think that the covid would be nothing. Saff says he was there for the animals. OK, Joel just asked Saff if he was bothered because they constantly referred to her as she on the Netflix documentary. He replies, no, I wasn’t bothered by it at all. I think it bothered other people, but not me. Saff continues to stand behind the tiger that bit him. You know folks, this is my kind of human. He doesn’t cry about stuff, he doesn’t place blame, he just wants to live and let live. I salute you, Saff.

Jeff’s campaign manager-Josh Dial-Believes the documentary is fair and balanced. He says he knew Joe was bat shit crazy. He says as a political science major being Joe’s campaign manager was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and on the positive he got to hold Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my. Joel asked Josh if Joe ever tried anything romantic on him, and he replied, “no, Joe likes them young and dumb.” Very accurate assessment. Josh, unlike Saff, blames others for his problems. When asked about Travis’s suicide, Josh doesn’t answer except to say that Joe never got him counseling help and Jeff never got him counseling help, so he plans on saving money and getting help for himself. Why didn’t he just leave after that tragedy happened? I would’ve headed out the door. Joe sought the counseling of a shaman after Travis died and Josh doesn’t think that helped him and thinks that it made Joe worse. Josh obviously hates the feds, because he just repeated “F the feds” several times in a row.

Next up is John Finlay who is literally unrecognizable. He appears showered. He has this wispy beard and a full set of teeth. He looks clean and he’s wearing a shirt. Nothing like when we saw him on the show. Did I mention that he looks clean? And showered? John is upset because people are dissing the tattoo artist that covered his groinular tattoo. Admits to a lot of people hooking up at the zoo out of Joe’s watchful eye. He restated that it is NOT Joe who is singing. Wow! I think Joe should have been put up on charges for false singing. That was very misleading.

Rick Kirkham is in Norway. Friends, can I just mention the state of teeth on almost everyone in the show? Do people in charge of large cats not brush or floss or visit a dentist regularly? Rick admits to selling out his own journalistic integrity by not reporting Joe and the things he did to animals to the authorities. He says that Joe was actually terrified of big cats and when he got into the cage with them it was because they were either blind or tranquilized. Rick still has nightmares about the things that happened to him while at the zoo. Seriously, his own greed made him stay, so he deserves whatever nightmares he’s having.

OK friends, we didn’t learn much new about the tiger king except he seems like a real butthole and probably deserves to be in jail. He lied about his singing, he was mean to animals, and I think an all-around nasty person. Of course, that’s just what these folks are saying, so what do I know? Murrell out

Listen to Your Heart, Opening Night!!

“Lives will change keys”-Chris Harrison

Brandon says he’s an ex-scout sniper for the Marine Corps and “it was scary,” said no real Marine ever, trust me. I have lived with Marine Mike for 27 years and I have yet to hear those words about anything. Also, he’s wearing an empty shell casing around his neck to highlight the scary nature of his ex-job. Not scary enough to not want to be reminded of it every time he puts the necklace on. He wants to find THE ONE.

Bri from Provo Utah has a ton of nieces and nephews; in search of husband and sister wives (or insert polygamy joke of your choice)

Sheridan- his Subaru Outback is his one true love. Now, that’s scary. Ouch, he banged his head while trying to squeeze into the hatchback. Looks like Guy Fawkes meets Steam Punk.

We’re introduced to Becca, who starts chanting Stuart Smalley’s daily affirmation into the mirror, “You deserve love, you need to be loved. You love really well.”

Gabe-Christian man, street singer.

Savannah-Free spirit; translation: drinks and does drugs A LOT; she will not look this good in 5 years; could pass for 35 instead of 25; more suited for Bret Michaels and Rock of Love than for any guy on this show

Trevor, in love with his dog, says he’s romantic, also tried out for American Idol; Katy Perry says, “You’re so hot.” I’m doubting the romantic angle since he’s been on every music reality show to advance his music career, so I feel like music’s his focus, not love. After he doesn’t get a rose, he should head to the Voice.

Jamie, 21, she’s been on 100 dates, but every guy she’s ever dated has cheated on her. After 5 minutes I can see why. She es muy loco.

Here they all come to the mansion to meet Chris. Jamie’s the first one to arrive at the Bachelor mansion. Some guy walks in that looks John Mayer-ish. His name is Ryan. Matt arrives next, looks a little like a teeny, tiny Travis Kelce. When he walks in, he says, “I recognize that guy, what’s his name “Chris Hansworth, Chris Hemsworth, what’s his name?” Yes, Matt, Thor is the host of this show.

Jamie just gets finished saying that she doesn’t want drama. Cue drama. Motorcycle music plays and in walks Savannah, who’s 25, but looks like a lovely 35. More girls and guys start pouring in. Jamie and Ryan go off alone and start to chat and Ryan dives immediately into his story. He had seizures and then brain surgery at age 6. Jamie tells him she’s sorry, and he says, no it was awesome. This confuses Jamie who says, “Awesome?” and he says, “it gave me a whole new perspective on life.” At 6 years old, he was able to get a whole new perspective. I’m just surprised he had a perspective prior to that.

Rudi (AKA Boner Garage) comes in and she’s dated “like all of LA already” and wants to know where the good ones are. Oh Boner Garage, you have just outed yourself as a big hooker

These women are so intense. They’re like screaming their words for impact. I’m just annoyed.

Whoa, a nameless chick walks in, and Honestly, she looks like death warmed over. Or she’s missing her back teeth causing her cheeks to cave in. Think Morticia Adams or Post-AIDS Freddie Mercury. Wait, is that Bri?

So down to fundamentals. There are 12 boys and 8 girls. The girls are giving the roses this time. Trevor (he’s a math guy) just figured out that there are “obviously” more girls than guys, so guys will be the ones going home. Well, they ARE music people not math people, so you can’t blame them.

Julia and Sheridan head outside for a chat. Julia talks about how non-musical guys don’t get her. Sheridan comes across with a Guy Fawkes vibe in a circa 1600 chapeau. He’s just thrilled that Julia even speaks to him.

Can I just point out that not one person on this show is as nice-looking as any of the Bachelor people? I’m just going to say it. Bachelor Rejects.

Matt lures Boner Garage (BG aka Rudi) into the hot tub. Which between the two of us, was NOT difficult. I mean, when you’ve dated ALL the guys in LA, you gotta know the ropes, right? So Matt’s trying to talk her into a little kissy, and BG, who has had more to drink than a lady should, starts giggling, and says, “Like, we should wait, because, like, I look crazy, like, right now. But, in high school, like they called me ‘Boner Garage,’ so, like, let’s not totally, like rule it out.” I’m paraphrasing of course.

Next, Jamie and Ryan make out and Jamie talks about how much she likes him. Then she moves on to Trevor and says how much she likes him. She proves herself to also be a Boner Garage and makes out with Trevor in the hot tub. BG 1, meet BG 2.

Jamie and Ryan have the first date together and head to Capitol records where a Grammy-nominated producer is going to record them singing John Mayer’s “Gravity.” This excited Ryan to no end, because he has obviously modeled his whole look/life on John Mayer. He clutches his heart, while pointing out his obvious love for JM.

Matt gets the next date and asks Mel if she’ll come talk, but then also converses with Rudi. He ends up asking Mel, which makes Rudi really sad.

Ryan and Jamie are singing. Jamie is talking about how great Ryan is, but you know she’s still thinking about her time with Trevor in the hot tub. Then she’s making out with Ryan and they flash to sweet Trevor, alone and lonely at the mansion. Don’t worry, Trevs, she’ll be coming back soon to make out with you in the hot tub.

Rudi is irritated because Matt told her he wanted to go on the date with her but picked Mel instead. Matt and Mel are on their date and walk into a backyard concert where the Plain White T’s are playing. Coincidence?

Matt gets back and tries to talk to Rudi since Mel is off with someone else. Rudi then gives him a piece of her mind, which believes me, is in short supply. The Boner Garage is closed for business, at least to -Matt…for now.

Rose Ceremony:

Savannah comes up to give the first rose. I’m reminded of the scene from Gone with the Wind when Scarlett O’Hara makes her dress out of the green curtains, except in this story, Scarlett is a big ho and loves dive bars. Is anyone else getting that vibe? She chooses Brandon the Scout Sniper.

Can I ask a question? Why is Trev in a corduroy Levi jacket? It just doesn’t seem to belong. Better to look good than feel good I guess.

Okay, Jamie picks Trevor, which leaves Ryan/Poor man’s John Mayer still standing. Rudi is the last woman to give out a rose but will not be the last to give out HER rose *WINK* and she decides to save Ryan. I’ll be honest, I think Ryan sings really well, so I’m glad he’s still there.

Okay, so a bunch of random guys who we barely knew were even there are now gone. Eight couples are paired up. Next week, more women arrive and the men are passing out roses. Okay, they’ve caught my attention. I’ll keep watching. Murrell out.

Pre-Recorded Scoop Video!! Robert Pattinson and Britney Spears!


Friends, many moons ago, Jen and I recorded this video! Please join us in some fun banter discussing handsome men and Britney Spears new interactive event!!

Final Tiger King Talks! #spoileralerts


Jen and I could talk about Tiger King forever, and probably will! Join us as we hash out our final thoughts about Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Jeff Lowe, and the rest of the gang!

Tiger King, pt 3! #spoileralert


Oh how we loved watching Tiger King! Join us as we discuss the mess that occurs when you own your own zoo!

Let’s talk Tiger King! #spoileralert


Tell me you watched Tiger King on Netflix! It’s a show that begs the question, “Why am I watching this train wreck?” Yet, you can’t stop. Each episode gets more and more strange. Join Jen and I as we give our two cents in a four-part series on everything Tiger King!!

Sister Bobs dances to “Days of Elijah”!



I go to a wonderful church with a wonderful choir. A few months ago, the choir sang “Days of Elijah,” and they were so good it was all I could do not to get up and dance! Today, I decided to just get up and dance! I only wish the CUMC choir was behind me, or better yet, we were all in church together!

Temporary setback, folks! We will prevail! God is with us!!


Friends, I have felt inspired to dance once again! This time to the slightly racier song, Tubthumping! Such a great beat, I couldn’t resist! Grab your significant other and DANCE!!!

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