What Kool-Aid Was Like Before Kool-Aid Man Started Busting Through Walls (Cool Weird Awesome 455)

Today is the birthday of Edwin Perkins, who invented a sweet drink known the world over as Kool-Aid. It's the only drink with a mascot that can smash through walls and shout "OH YEAH!" Plus: it's also the birthday of Elvis Presley, who in 1956 volunteered to be photographed getting the then-new polio shot to encourage mass vaccinations. Another way he used his immense fame as a singer to take care of business.

2021-01-08T09:36:57-05:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

The‌ ‌Big‌ ‌Muddy‌ ‌Monster‌ ‌Ran‌ ‌Wild‌ ‌In‌ ‌Murphysboro‌ ‌(Cool‌ ‌Weird‌ ‌Awesome‌ ‌329)‌ ‌

On this day in 1973, a couple in Murphysboro, Illinois reported seeing a tall, hairy, extremely smelly creature that over time became known as The Big Muddy Monster. But what the heck was it? Plus: today is the anniversary of Elvis Presley's final concert. And yes, there's a historic marker on the site.

2020-06-26T09:18:21-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

I realized tonight that my Elvis impression is actually just a Cher impression. And not a very good one, either.

2016-01-02T11:26:45-05:00July 3rd, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |
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