Solo Prep October 21, 2021

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, how much out of stock items have increased 

Out-of-stock items jumped 172% in August compared to pre-pandemic levels. Products were out of stock online 24% more of the time than a year earlier according to Adobe Analytics. Supply chain shortages are continuing to cause all kinds of consumer woes, including price increases and low or missing stock. Basically, now every day is like a day before a snowstorm people are overreacting to. (Additional Out) So it looks like my friends and family are gonna get some homemade gifts this year they’ll have to pretend to like. 

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, a trade involving this NFL QB could happen at any moment 

Deshaun Watson could be a Miami Dolphin by the end of the week. NFL insiders say the Houston Texans are trying to finalize a deal before the NFL’s trade deadline on November 2nd. Houston is still asking for three first rounders in exchange for the 26-year-old Watson. Roughly 1 for every 7 civil cases he’s facing. (Additional Out) As Miami continues to chase their goal of only being the second worst NFL team in Florida. 

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, a new Delta variant subtype 

A new subtype of the Delta variant is causing concern in the UK. British and international authorities are watching the subtype that now accounts for about 6% of new cases. Experts have suggested that the AY.4.2 descendant could be slightly more transmissible than the original Delta variant, but it is not yet considered a ‘variant of concern’. I guess the longer this thing drags on the less creative we’re going to be with the names. (Additional out) Of course that’s what they said about Delta before it spread faster than mono at a spin the bottle party. 

Tease: In _____ minutes, why the makers of Pop-Tarts are being sued 

Kellogg’s is being sued again over the amount of strawberries in their pop-tarts. A New York woman named Elizabeth Russett is suing the food manufacturer for damages exceeding $5 million. It’s the second time Kellog’s has been sued because their labeling on their strawberry Pop-Tarts contain images of fresh strawberries but include few actual strawberries. If I’m suing Pop-Tarts for anything it’s the fact that I get third degree burns on the top of my mouth every time I eat them. (Additional out) Luckily I eat four per sitting so I’m still probably getting enough fruit. 

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Royal Caribbean revealed what they’re calling the “Ultimate World Cruise” to more than 150 destinations. In December of 2023 Serenade of the Seas will set sail on the ‘longest and most comprehensive’ voyage, lasting 9 months and visiting 65 countries on all 7 continents. What do you think, would you go on a 9-month cruise and what’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited on a cruise? 

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, doing this is more dangerous than football? The correct answer wins ________. 

[Contest setup] A new study looked at activities that led to Americans visiting major trauma centers over a ten-year stretch. According to their findings, which one of these is more dangerous than playing football? 

A: skiing 

B: horseback riding 

C: auto racing 

Answer: B, horseback riding led to more major trauma center visits than skiing, auto racing or even football. Luckily I no longer do any of those so I should be good. 

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll describe the events of a year and the first person to call in and correctly identify it wins ___________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to more clues. 

1st break clues: Hurricane Floyd strikes North Carolina, MySpace is introduced to the internet, and this movie hit theaters (The Sixth Sense Clip) 

2nd break clues: The Euro is established as the common currency of the EU, John Elway led the Broncos to a Super Bowl win over the Falcons, and this show debuted on TV (Sopranos Clip) 

Answer: 1999 

5 Things You Need to Know 

1) Out-of-stock items jumped 172% in August compared to pre-pandemic levels. Products were out of stock online 24% more of the time than a year earlier according to Adobe Analytics. Supply chain shortages are continuing to cause all kinds of consumer woes, including price increases and low or missing stock. Basically, now every day is like a day before a snowstorm people are overreacting to. 

2) Deshaun Watson could be a Miami Dolphin by the end of the week. NFL insiders say the Houston Texans are trying to finalize a deal before the NFL’s trade deadline on November 2nd. Houston is still asking for three first rounders in exchange for the 26-year-old Watson. Roughly 1 for every 7 civil cases he’s facing. 

3) A new subtype of the Delta variant is causing concern in the UK. British and international authorities are watching the subtype that now accounts for about 6% of new cases. Experts have suggested that the AY.4.2 descendant could be slightly more transmissible than the original Delta variant, but it is not yet considered a ‘variant of concern’. I guess the longer this thing drags on the less creative we’re going to be with the names. 

4) Kellogg’s is being sued again over the amount of strawberries in their pop-tarts. A New York woman named Elizabeth Russett is suing the food manufacturer for damages exceeding $5 million. It’s the second time Kellog’s has been sued because their labeling on their strawberry Pop-Tarts contain images of fresh strawberries but include few actual strawberries. If I’m suing Pop-Tarts for anything it’s the fact that I get third degree burns on the top of my mouth every time I eat them. 

5) A new study looked at activities that led to Americans visiting major trauma centers over a ten-year stretch. According to their findings, which one of these is more dangerous than playing football? A) skiing, B) horseback riding or C) auto racing. Answer: B, horseback riding led to more major trauma center visits than skiing, auto racing or even football. Luckily, I no longer do any of those so I should be good. 

Would You Go On a 9 Month Cruise? 

Royal Caribbean revealed what they’re calling the “Ultimate World Cruise” to more than 150 destinations. In December of 2023 Serenade of the Seas will set sail on the ‘longest and most comprehensive’ voyage, lasting 9 months and visiting 65 countries on all 7 continents. What do you think, would you go on a 9-month cruise and what’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited on a cruise? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web polls below to weigh in, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results. 

(Upload audio from your best calls) 

(Web poll) 

Would you go on a 9 month cruise? 

Yes 

No

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