Another podcast and another week closer to the end of Joel’s “No Drink January.” Joel came home to find Nick drinking a beer outside on the step, making things even more difficult. We quickly run through some half-interesting news bits, then get into a discussion about reports of people breaking into cars. Snow-clearing is the next topic as the city asks how they can improve, then we move on to the story of a woman who fell on stairs and is now considering the homeowners. We wonder if there’s something more to this situation. The RNC have a perfect video of a dumb driver being pulled over in Corner Brook. We watch it and then try to quickly move on since talking about bad drivers is boring, however, the next story is about bad parking which isn’t much better. A mother who can’t park is upset that she got a note calling her out, but not many people sympathized with her! Next, we delve into the “missed connections” classifieds list and have a good laugh. Have these ever actually worked for anybody? Anyways, it’s hilarious so we talk about them until the end of the show.
It’s our first show of 2017 and there’s lots to talk about. The annual “ban fireworks” petitions are out, and Joel isn’t drinking for January. We talk about New Years Eve celebrations, how drunk Nick got, and how chill concert security is here in NL. Nick talks about how the first day back to school sucks and is annoyed that we can still only get $20 bills from bank machines. Days after Joel saw a suspicious business, turns out it was selling drugs and police shut it down. We check out a heartwarming story of some local kids building a huge snowman, but it didn’t last long. We go over some of the new fees and tax increases that came into effect for 2017 and look at a bookstore owner that only earns $6000 a year. We check out some local serious music videos by a funny guy trying to not be funny anymore and think he should go back to doing funny stuff. There’s a news story about Adam Sandler being in St. John’s and we can’t figure out if it’s real. This leads to a talk about how everything on the internet is an ad or fake. That’s enough for this week so seeya next time!
Merry Christmas! It’s the Boxing Day episode! Nick is as drunk as he promised he would be. We’re on day 3 of Christmas drinking and drop in to do a live podcast and talk about the fun of Christmas and Nick winning a bologna stick! Many others have nothing to do and are watching live on YouTube and commenting. Joel polishes off a bottle of wine and then, to finish off the show, attempts to chug a beer with terrible results.
It’s the final episode before Christmas! We cover some Christmas topics, including Nick getting loaded to mark the start of holiday drinking. Joel doesn’t like mummers. We laugh at women’s groups who get something totally wrong about female inmates being moved to HMP. An 85-year-old man is caught doing something gross at a restaurant, but we decide we’d rather put up with this than annoying kids. A pic of a snow-covered van from Corner Brook was popular this week after a lazy driver didn’t prepare their vehicle for winter driving. We discuss learning that Santa isn’t real, and talk about re-gifting. Moving on, we wonder why the Village & Avalon malls took out their fountains. Nick thinks this was the first move that led to the Village’s downfall. We check out some cool 90’s Village commercials and love the song, then discover some guy who loves toilets. After some more old-time mall chat, we shut it down for Christmas. We’ll be back around Boxing Day with another live show.
It’s Friday and the holiday season, so we’re pretty hammered by the time the show starts. Susan returns as a guest. We talk about how great the Trailer Park Boys were at Mile One and parking boots on cars. We’ve had a big storm nearly every day this week, and nobody hates snow and snow-blowing more than Nick, so he vents his frustrations. We talk about sharing snow duties in the neighborhood, and feeling obligated to do driveways for others. Christmas is almost here and Joel wonders why the jail is decorated, and if inmates know what date it is. In the spirit of the season Joel explains why he hates decorating a tree and thinks it’s a waste of time. He then tells a story about how he was followed by an undercover security guard with a shopping cart, and then getting ID’d downtown for an “attitude check”. Somebody who is weirdly obsessed with Joel sees him downtown and then writes a tweet about it, prompting other creeps to chime in. The most popular word found in online dating profiles of people in Newfoundland is… We find out! Then we try to figure out the difference between a cottage and a cabin. It wouldn’t be complete without chiming in on the Cathy Bennett mean messages story, so we address it and explain why it is not a gender issue. Newfoundland & Labrador is unhealthy and new stats show just how bad it is! We also have a terrible drinking and driving rate, and we talk about how people do that around the bay. We finish up talking about how cool CD’s are.
It’s a busy show with lots of news and funny stories. Joel talks about being recognized in public, a guy who destroyed a bathroom downtown, and an ex-girlfriend who crapped her pants. We talk about Shaun Majumder coming under attack for a video he made, and remember how he called Joel an idiot. There’s a petition suggesting a province should leave Canada and join the U.S. With higher demand on food banks, Joel has an idea to help. Somebody wants to open a cat cafe, and Nick thinks we need a training class if pepper spray were to become legal for self-defence. We finish by laughing at how a men’s yoga class would sound and are excited for the Trailer Park Boys at Mile One next week!
When Joel released a video statement after being attacked by Social Justice Warriors, he stressed the importance of everyone – especially comedians and public figures – standing up for each other. Even if you disagree with what another person says, it’s concerning that a group of people online are able to determine the fate of somebody’s career and livelihood. We never know who could be next, so we all need to stick together.
Have you ever hitchhiked? We talk to Corey who hitchhiked all the way to St. John’s from Halifax and back again! There’s another food recall and it’s easy to guess what it is (or maybe not, since Nick couldn’t)… Joel thinks the news is trying to start a controversy over a platform that was left downtown after the Christmas parade was canceled. We examine a homemade skeet weapon and then get on the hot topic of a weed store downtown that opened and was subsequently shut down. We talk about Dannyland, and then peace out until next time.
We are really drunk for this week’s drunk news but still manage to deliver this week’s top stories like businesses shutting down, no New Years Eve fireworks for St. John’s and some fees are going up.