Pethouse Pet of the Week
Name: Blue, as in the Linda Ronstadt hit “Blue Bayou,” pitching flash Vida Blue, singer Bobby Blue Bland and George Harrison’s “For You Blue” on the Beatles album “Let It Be.”
Birthdate: July 27, 2015
Ethnicity: I’m a Catahoula Leopard girly girl — don’t be alarmed, that’s a dog. The shelter boss describes me as “moderately active” (don’t know how I should take that). I like car rides, playing fetch, running and doggie toys. I’m well behaved on a leash. I’m easy going, friendly and playful with children.
In other words, I’m kinda the perfect pet. I’m medically cleared, spayed, and good to go.
Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, “Ken sent me.”
Blue's just sayin': Pod Save America, the wildly popular and very funny podcast featuring former Barack Obama staffers, will tape shows with an audience March 8 at Jones Hall.
The podcast was founded by Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor. It’s political commentary with a progressive bent and slashing humor. The podcast is so successful, HBO has signed the guys to produce four specials during the 2018 mid-term elections.
Tickets start at $45.50, available online or or the Jones Hall box office (615 Louisiana St., 832-487-7050).
Fun Houston facts, courtesy of Pat Laprade and the Wrestling Observer
In 2017, the WWE produced 558 live wrestling events around the world. There were 282 shows in the U.S. — 22 in Texas, and four in Houston. We tied for the most shows with Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles. Only two states managed to escape the WWE’s cobra clutch last year: Vermont and Montana.
A Dick's move
A few years ago, we gave a “Tip of the Hatlo Hat” to CVS for kicking cigarettes out of their stores. It was a ballsy move, forfeiting $1 billion in sales, but it was the right thing to do. Now Dick’s sporting goods chain says it will no longer sell assault-style rifles. That's a good Dick's move.
Where’s the beef, Wendy’s? (Seriously.)
It’s the best buy in fast food: the Double Stack at Wendy’s for $1. You’re getting a burger with more than quarter-pound of Wendy’s always-fresh, never-frozen beef for a buck. It’s normally $1.89, and a bargain at that price.
But here’s the deal: Some Wendy’s restaurants may not be advertising the $1 Double Stack, and you may not see any signs in the window. But the cash registers will ring up $1, so proceed without worry. You may want to ask first, though, just to be safe. You know the old saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a quarter-pound of beef.
Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup up for adoption in Houston, every Thursday.