"I NEVER WANTED TO BE THIS PERSON" What's Tom been doing during this lockdown? Getting laid? Nope. Getting sauced? Not even. Watching his investments? Well, that yes. But you won't believe what he's been doing with most of his day. Tom says, "I never wanted to be this person." Yet now, he is!
Ever look at what's in a Kentucky Fried Chicken Original Recipe Chicken Breast? Most people don't. One piece has fully half of your entire daily allowance of sodium. And look at this list of ingredients!
Take a look at what's in a Taco Bell Bean Burrito. Did you have any idea?
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AMERICA AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE Tom enjoyed a great 4th of July weekend. Good hot weather. Some laps in the pool. Incredible baby back ribs in the smoker. Except for when, stupidly, he turned on CNN's 4th of July special. Things then took a turn for the worse!
This is the song as performed on CNN on July 4th that got Tom going.
This is the entire original recording with lyrics, in case you don't know or remember them.
From The Washington Post: The creator of Mount Rushmore’s forgotten ties to white supremacy
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TOM'S LIFE UNDER COVID-19 Change of pace. Tom takes it outside, under the big, old oak tree, to talk about how life under lockdown has changed him. Find out how he feels about the return of live sports, the reopening of bars and restaurants, and how this quiet period at home could change him forever.
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TOM GETS INTO IT WITH RACIST AND TRUMP-SUPPORTING NEIGHBORS Tom needed some brush clearance at the ranch. But all it took was one post on a local Facebook page looking for a new rancher with a herd of cattle that needs to graze. Tom just had a few simple rules that person would have to follow. Then, all hell broke loose!
Here is Tom's Facebook post:
WARNING: if you're a Trump supporter or a racist, you might want to skip this episode rather than crying about it here later. You've been warned.
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SHOULD COVID-19 MEAN THE END OF EATING MEAT? That's what author Jonathan Safran Foer wrote in a New York Times opinion piece. Will Tom go along? Find out!
Here is The New York Times opinion piece that got Tom all fired up in the first place.
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WHO ARE THE COVID-19 MASK RESISTERS? What are they saying by not wearing masks in public? And what about the people who glare at you or make comments when you're wearing a mask in public and they're not? Tom says that it's all too obvious.
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NOW YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THERE IS NO SECURITY Tom has been consistently warning you not to think you'll ever actually be secure. In this episode, he looks at all the ways that has played out.
As far back as February 2019, before our world changed forever, Tom warned you about your need and desire to feel secure.
THE COOTIES-19 VACCINE So much of the news today is bad. Horrible, in fact. But did you know that, after thinking that he had killed his own grandfather, Tom was behind a pandemic when he was a boy? Many tears were shed.
Mason Reese, the young actor who competed with Tom's brother for any number of TV commercial gigs requiring cute ginger kids. And always got the gigs.
Raleigh cigarettes and their attached coupons that could be collected to win big gifts. Like children...or free lung cancer!
The PS 70 schoolyard in The Bronx, the exact place where Tom learned about the cooties.
THERE GOES THE BRIDE. THANKS, COVID-19! Your Professor is ahead of the curve again. He's advocated avoiding marriage for more than 20 years. And new statistics show that advice is taking hold: the lowest marriage rate in US history is now a reality! What do others know that you don't?
Tom's interest in this story began with this piece in The Wall Street Journal.
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LET'S USE WHAT WE'RE LEARNING DURING THIS PANDEMIC We know what we did wrong this last time. And we're paying for it! What can we do better next time with our money, our spending, our lives, starting today? Will we learn from this disaster?
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