Joel is back from a few weeks on the mainland, and we’re drinking big time to celebrate! We chat about Ontario, how Newfoundland is unique from the rest of Canada, and then move onto some current news, but not before paying respects to John Dunsworth (aka Jim Lahey). A woman from Deer Lake is on The Bachelor Canada, Fogo & Bell Island ferry users are mad, St. John’s is trapping cats to send them to cat jail but Nick thinks it’s fake, and Joel wonders if new rules allow any dude to go into a women’s bathroom. There’s a new record store opening downtown, and MUN’s crappy SJW newspaper ran out of money and is thinking about asking for more funding from the students.
Joel is back from vacation in Ottawa with stories from the mainland about Uber, Fish & Chips, Airbnb and why he thinks Newfoundland is not really part of Canada. We have another strip club story despite Joel saying he wouldn’t go there anymore. Ontario is delivering beer and we wonder if Newfoundland could use that, or if we really need it with corner stores and taxi delivery. There’s one benefit to Newfoundland’s culture of heavy drinking, which is revealed in some new health statistics. Government is mad that nobody has car insurance, but they won’t remove the tax which made it more expensive. After mourning Corner Brook losing its Sears, we look at the Canada Day forecast and reveal our plans. Be sure to like the North of Newfoundland Facebook page for some live broadcasts this weekend.
It’s cold as hell outside, but that’s nothing new. Nick tells us what May 24th weekend in the cold was like, and we hope for better weather on Canada Day when there will be some Canadian bands playing on George Street. Some hunters are saying there aren’t enough moose, which is odd since we’re used to hearing that there are far too many. Randy Simms is retiring so there will be a new mayor of Mt. Pearl, although we’re not sure who will run. The Halifax Chronicle used the word “Newfie” in a headline, and some people got mad. Newfie’s will have to start dialing 10-digits next year because we’re getting another area code. A dead whale is drawing lots of attention and spectators, although we think it’s a bit strange. Somebody has placed a cross by it. DFO is scrapping their plan for recreational fishing tags, and we wonder if there is some sketchy business going on with fish sales. A strange guy pretending to be a cop pulled some people over, and a creepy guy exposed himself to a dance studio. He had previous offenses and Joel thinks these people need to be removed from society. Students had to run away from one of our crappy school buses which caught fire, St. John’s says people are flushing the wrong things, and Joel tells a gross story about cleaning a drain. We finish the show talking about Bitcoins and how you can help the show.
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.