39 minutes | Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Frank Murphy is joined by his friend Becca James, who asks Frank about the company-wide sale on merch. Support the Frank & Friends Show by purchasing some of our high-quality merchandise at https://frank-friends-show.creator-spring.com From now until Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm EDT, use the promo code "SUMMERVIBES20" at checkout to unlock a 20% discount on all merch.
Frank and Becca hosted the Karns Fairest of the Fair Pageant this past weekend. The Karns Fair organizers asked Becca if she and Frank would host the livestream of the Karns Christmas Parade again this year.
Madison Clabough was chosen as Fairest of the Fair and Bailey McNew was chosen as Junior Fairest of the Fair. They make their first official appearance at the Karns Community Fair on July 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Karns High School. Details at https://www.karnsfair.org/
Frank mentions that July is named for Julius Caesar and August is named for Augustus Caesar. September through December are named for the numerals seven through ten.
Becca wore her ballgown to Walmart to buy vanilla extract because her husband was making zucchini bread while she was at the pageant.
Frank had researched and memorized a list of fireworks displays in East Tennessee and in the Adirondacks for his radio shows. His wife asked him to research things for her to do in the Washington DC area on the Fourth. He suggested they visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Becca and her family went to a friend’s house for the Fourth of July. Frank stayed home from about 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 2 to about 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6.
This episode is sponsored by BoneZones.com (don’t forget the S). Buy books and other merchandise autographed by Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass at https://bonezones.com/ including Body Farm t-shirts. You can also get several of Sam Venable’s books, signed by the author and the new book by former UT counsel Ron Leadbetter.
94-year-old Marshal Andy Smalls recently recorded his final episodes of Riders of the Silver Screen at East Tennessee PBS with a live studio audience and a cake to celebrate Andy’s retirement. Frank went to the event and got an apron with Marshal Andy’s picture on it.
Frank asked Becca about some of the current events questions for the next season of Tennessee Scholars’ Bowl. One of the questions is about a huge pile of unsold clothing in the Atacama Desert. Becca helped Frank reword a question about Dua Lipa.
Two of Frank’s grandchildren, Charlie and Lucy, are visiting this week. Last night they had scrambled eggs and bacon for dinner. Jere cooked uncured bacon, which reminded Frank of a Scholars’ Bowl question about feral hogs being poisoned with a chemical used to cure bacon.
Charlie reminded Frank that they planned to share a breba crop fig from the Negronne fig plant. Frank recorded a video of them picking the fig and later cutting it into four pieces.
Frank is annoyed that the bronzer makeup he uses now has ridges under the product as a way of putting less in each package. He recently bought more bronzer for Scholars’ Bowl and for Up Close with Frank Murphy. Laura Beth Wells is Frank’s guest on the next episode of Up Close, which will air at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 on East Tennessee PBS.
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