On today’s episode… a man in Utah takes multiple allegedly gay men hostage at gunpoint after he wrongfully accuses them of stealing his raccoon; Plus – Anne Heche, Alex Jones, IRA, Impossible Sausage at Cracker Barrel, Coral Reef Recovery, Sausage Suns, and MUCH more…

([00:00:00]) – Timestamps

Cup of Coffee in the Big Time

([00:07:30]) – Joke of the Day: Illinois Governorship

([00:08:20]) – Britney’s sons with K-Fed don’t want to see Britney, allegedly

([00:13:35]) – Anne Heche smashed into a house while HAMMERED

([00:19:20]) – Alex Jones gets slammed with huge punitive damages by the court

Cream of the Crop
([00:23:20]) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Passes the Senate to Fund Green Energy and the IRS for the Biggest Amounts Ever

([00:32:30]) – Utah Man (very high) takes multiple men hostage over alleged stolen raccoon

([00:40:30]) – Montana New Construction Home becomes Overrun with Cattle

TikTok International Moment

([00:43:15]) – South Africa – Orcas feasting on Great Whites in Cape Town

([00:46:05]) – Australia – Great Barrier Reef is Larger than it’s Been in 36 Years after Constant Warnings that it would Die of Climate Change

([00:48:40]) – Paris – Scientist Trolls Telescope Lovers with Chorizo

([00:51:10]) – Cracker Barrel Announces Addition of “Impossible Sausage” and people are MAD

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