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Cheap clothes online could make you sick

Update: 2024-05-31
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Kim Commando starts the podcast by discussing the phenomenon of "social media nightmares," where people experience feelings of helplessness when they can't access their social media accounts. She then shares her personal experience with Skims pajamas, finding them comfortable but not ideal for sleeping due to their thin material. The conversation takes a humorous turn as Kim recounts a story about a friend who wore a $70,000 custom Vera Wang wedding dress to a consignment store, where it was sold for a mere $125. Kim also discusses the dangers of toxic chemicals in clothing and how to check for them. The podcast concludes with a discussion about a scam involving free pianos and a shocking story about an Amazon driver who delivered a package to a house that was on fire, without calling 911 or alerting the homeowner.

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00:00:00
Social Media Nightmares

This Chapter discusses the phenomenon of "social media nightmares," where people experience feelings of helplessness when they can't access their social media accounts. Kim Commando shares examples of these nightmares, such as being unable to log in to TikTok or having a Facebook account hacked and deleted.

00:00:42
Skims Pajamas and Sleep Habits

This Chapter delves into Kim Commando's personal experience with Skims pajamas. She shares her initial excitement about trying the brand and her purchase of pajamas, but ultimately finds them too thin for comfortable sleeping. The conversation then shifts to sleep habits, with Kim and Andrew discussing their preferences for blankets and comforters, and Kim's humorous anecdote about her husband's excessive layering of bedding.

00:02:19
The $70,000 Wedding Dress

This Chapter features a captivating story about a friend of Kim Commando's who wore a $70,000 custom Vera Wang wedding dress to a consignment store. The dress was sold for a mere $125, highlighting the unexpected and sometimes humorous aspects of life. Kim also shares her own experience with the dress, trying it on and eventually buying it back from the consignment store.

00:15:00
Toxic Chemicals in Clothing

This Chapter focuses on the dangers of toxic chemicals found in clothing. Kim Commando discusses the potential health risks associated with these chemicals, including links to cancer, autism, and infertility. She provides a simple test to check for these chemicals in clothing, involving dropping a bead of water on the fabric.

00:16:09
Drones and 911

This Chapter explores the use of drones by law enforcement in New York and Denver. Kim Commando and Andrew discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of this technology, including its use for reporting minor incidents like a cat stuck in a tree. They also discuss the potential for abuse and the need for clear guidelines for drone usage.

00:16:56
The Free Piano Scam

This Chapter exposes a common scam involving free pianos. Kim Commando warns listeners about this scam, where people are offered a free piano but are then required to pay for shipping. She emphasizes the importance of being aware of such scams and not falling for them.

Keywords

Social Media Nightmares
A term used to describe the feeling of helplessness and anxiety that some people experience when they are unable to access their social media accounts. This can be due to technical issues, account hacking, or other factors.

Skims
A clothing brand founded by Kim Kardashian, known for its shapewear, underwear, and loungewear. Skims is popular for its focus on body inclusivity and its use of innovative fabrics.

Vera Wang
A renowned fashion designer known for her elegant and sophisticated wedding gowns. Vera Wang has designed gowns for numerous celebrities and has become a symbol of bridal fashion.

Toxic Chemicals
Harmful substances that can be found in various products, including clothing. These chemicals can pose health risks, such as cancer, autism, and infertility. It is important to be aware of these chemicals and to choose products that are free from them.

Drones
Unmanned aerial vehicles that are increasingly being used by law enforcement for surveillance, crime prevention, and other purposes. Drones offer advantages such as aerial views and remote access, but they also raise concerns about privacy and potential misuse.

Free Piano Scam
A common scam where people are offered a free piano but are then required to pay for shipping. This scam often targets people who are looking for a good deal and may not be aware of the potential risks.

Content ID
A system used by YouTube to identify copyrighted content in videos. Content ID allows copyright holders to claim ownership of their content and receive revenue from videos that use it. However, the system has been criticized for its potential to be abused by scammers.

Albino
A popular streamer who was falsely flagged for copyright infringement by YouTube's Content ID system. The infringement was due to a short jingle played by his Samsung washing machine, which was mistakenly identified as copyrighted music.

Odwego
A person who has claimed copyright ownership of a public domain song that is used in the jingle of Samsung washing machines. Odwego has been profiting from this copyright claim, despite the song being in the public domain.

Libby App
A mobile app that allows users to access digital books and audiobooks from their local library. Libby is a popular choice for book lovers who want to save money on audiobooks and ebooks.

Q&A

  • What are some examples of "social media nightmares"?

    Social media nightmares can include being unable to log in to TikTok, having a Facebook account hacked and deleted, or experiencing other issues that prevent access to social media platforms.

  • What are the pros and cons of Skims pajamas?

    Skims pajamas are known for their stylish design and comfortable fit, but they are made of thin material, which can make them unsuitable for sleeping in colder climates. They are also relatively expensive compared to other pajama brands.

  • What is the story behind the $70,000 Vera Wang wedding dress?

    A friend of Kim Commando's wore a $70,000 custom Vera Wang wedding dress to a consignment store, where it was sold for a mere $125. This highlights the unexpected and sometimes humorous aspects of life, as well as the potential for valuable items to be undervalued.

  • How can you check for toxic chemicals in clothing?

    You can check for toxic chemicals in clothing by dropping a bead of water on the fabric. If the water beads up and rolls around without leaving any residue, it indicates that the fabric may contain harmful chemicals.

  • What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of using drones for law enforcement?

    Drones offer advantages for law enforcement, such as providing aerial views and remote access, which can be helpful for surveillance and crime prevention. However, they also raise concerns about privacy and potential misuse, as they can be used to collect data without consent.

  • What is the free piano scam?

    The free piano scam involves people being offered a free piano but then being required to pay for shipping. This scam often targets people who are looking for a good deal and may not be aware of the potential risks.

  • How does YouTube's Content ID system work?

    YouTube's Content ID system uses bots to identify copyrighted content in videos. When copyrighted content is detected, the copyright holder can claim ownership and receive revenue from videos that use it. However, the system has been criticized for its potential to be abused by scammers.

  • What is the story behind Albino and Odwego?

    Albino, a popular streamer, was falsely flagged for copyright infringement by YouTube's Content ID system. The infringement was due to a short jingle played by his Samsung washing machine, which was mistakenly identified as copyrighted music. Odwego, a person who has claimed copyright ownership of the public domain song used in the jingle, has been profiting from this claim.

  • What is the Libby App and how does it work?

    The Libby App is a mobile app that allows users to access digital books and audiobooks from their local library. Users can connect their library card to the app and borrow books and audiobooks for free.

  • What are some of the free services offered by libraries?

    Libraries offer a variety of free services, including access to computers and internet, borrowing books and audiobooks, renting tools, and using 3D printers. Some libraries also offer access to online resources such as Ancestry.com.

Show Notes

Major fashion retailer Shein was caught selling millions of clothes containing toxic chemicals, some of which are linked to cancer. Plus, an Amazon driver ignores a house fire, Samsung washing machine drama, and police drones are here. 

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