Today is all about doing whatever it takes to never live in fear. Because during the past two years of this COVID pandemic, the powers to be have done their best to control you by instilling fear in your mind, body and spirit. No doubt fear controls – so never let it happen. In our last Tola Talks Texas, at least for now while I travel and spend time with family, I do my best to communicate why we need to get rid of the divide between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Plus kudos to Bill Maher for his recent monologue about not wanting to live in a masked, paranoid world and never being scared of COVID, but rather the reaction to it. Not to mention this particular comment that I totally agree: So, the fact that America, the medical establishment never even attempted to get people to live a healthier lifestyle as response to this pandemic is a giant scandal to me. Right on Bill, because everyone needs to get with the program and Drink from the Fountain of Youth, like I do. And no matter what, stay strong, stay positive, stay true to your dreams…and get your workout in.
Today we’re talking about the negative impacts the pandemic continues to have on children of all ages, especially more school closures leading to our worst “academic achievement crisis in living memory”, as well as suicide rates rising sharply among girls 12-17 years old (up 51% from 2019-2021); another variant called IHU in France that is “definitely not worth worrying about at the moment”; kudos to Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers pushing back on criticism for hugging NFL reporter Erin Andrews in a postgame interview on Christmas Day; decriminalization measures in NYC meant to combat their growing crime; the good and the bad news when it comes to US companies hiring employees in December (good) while thousands of flights are still being cancelled and more Broadway shows are closing their doors (bad); plus good news from Goldman Sachs about Bitcoin potentially reaching $100,000 as it takes store of value share away from Gold. And of course, more talk about drinking from the Fountain of Youth and my new Tola Yoga class at Plano Athletic Club starting this Saturday at 12:30p.
Tola Talks WTF Wednesday so check-out these 5 stories about people who really need to Get Their S**t Together. Plus, celebrity shout-outs to Sarah Jessica Parker (for turning 50) and Bradley Cooper (for his directorial debut in “A Star Is Born” with hopefully Beyonce).
It’s WTF Wednesday on Tola Talks so we’re talking all sorts of crazy stuff including 2,000 dead geese falling from the sky, the world’s first flying car set to debut in 2017, and the largest snowfall ever in Capracotta, Italy. Plus, the awesome light display of Aurora Borealis and a few celebrity birthday shout-outs for Adam Levine, Dane Cook, Queen Latifah, Michael Rapaport and Vanessa Williams. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks and all Social: @richtola
Tola Talks about all things WTF today including the plane crash in Taiwan, the Chinese teen cutting his hand off to cure his Internet addiction, the 911 hero who saved a boy, plus the Super Bowl of Lip Syncs with Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. Watch: youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about all the nonsense surrounding the world today with 12 year-old killers and negligent Moms leaving their daughters to burn to death. On WTF Wednesday, Rich also talks about Charlie Hebdo, Humpback whales and the 39 year-old gal looking for a birthday dinner date in Tokyo. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks. All social @richtola
Tola Talks with the owner of Gauchos Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge, Kevin Aksacki. On WTF Wednesday, Rich also talks about celebrities Bobby Flay & Michael Clarke Duncan (RIP), the City of Detroit coming out of Bankruptcy, James Bond’s stolen cars, the SWAT team in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and the Get Your SH!T Together Award goes to a Harvard Business School professor. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.