Is Thanksgiving dinner really worth the trouble? The boys start this show explaining why they don’t think it lives up to the hype. We look at a moose hunter whose moose came back to life and kicked the crap out of him, a gun scare near a Mt. Pearl school, and Boy Scouts of America is letting girls in now. In driving news, NL drivers might be too dumb for overnight construction, another drove 170km after getting in a moose accident, and police caught a driver in CBS traveling an outrageous speed through an area with kids waiting for the bus. The province has a new drivers license design, millennial entrepreneurs are moving around the bay, self-defense wins in court for a Botwood man, and we look at Newfoundland’s very first Bitcoin ATM. We end the show talking about axe throwing, drinking, and donating to support the show.
Joel starts by telling about how he was thankful to be recognized by a podcast viewer, we have our weather chit-chat, and then talk about high-school graduations and why we didn’t go to ours. There were some peaceful anti-abortion protestors near a high school and Joel doesn’t understand why everybody cares so much. After talking about some feminist and free-speech stuff, we move on to a plastic bag ban, the Outer Ring cleanup, and wondering why people toss garbage around so much. Nick talks about speed bump silliness, then we talk about cars getting stolen and wonder why anybody would leave their keys in the car or house door unlocked. Torbay & Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s hired some extra help since the RNC patrols were not enough, which we think is a decent idea. Moving on, we look at some Craigslist missed connections to attempt some matchmaking, Nick talks about Come From Away, and then we say goodbye for another week.
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.
We start the show with some stories from Joel and his adventure outside of the big city to “the bay” and a cabin. Things are a lot different in smaller towns. Joel wonders if you should keep making new friends as an adult. A guy stole 170,000 litres of diesel and we critique his thievery skills. The building of a former Rub & Tug is for sale and we wonder if it can ever move past its history. Apparently, there are plenty of these services around town. It’s strange that surrogate mothers don’t get paid. Big undertaking for no money. We address an article that says cleavage isn’t cool anymore, and wrap up the show after Nick says Joel shouldn’t be wearing lip balm. Joel agrees.