With the Chase The Ace winner announced, we hope to finally stop talking about it. Speaking of lineups, Nick notices that people around here love to complain about lineups. Fred Hutton is leaving VOCM for CBC Radio, and we wonder if he was allowed to have a beard on NTV. Atlantic Fest got mixed reviews and Nick explains why he really doesn’t like country music. We look at a map to figure out if people come “up” or “down” from the mainland. Night time construction downtown was very loud, we talk about wasted money on speed bumps, and then discuss Andy Wells’ campaign for mayor and hope he saves us all. U.S. politics always find their way into Canada, and so someone wants a local statue knocked down. We also find out that the statue is not John Cabot. We try to figure out why somebody had a cardboard license plate, check out some crazy details about the CNA respiratory therapy program, then sign off for another week!
Nick continues his vacation, so Travis & Susan attempt to pick up the slack this episode. We run through the past week’s news including George Street Festival, a busker starting a fire, and the giant cell phone outage. Cathy Bennett resigned, a guy is being charged in Nova Scotia for defending himself after a home invasion, and Joel wonders if loud motorcycle pipes really have any purpose as the riders say. Someone else yelled FHRITP, and CBC messed up by posting a minor’s photo. St. John’s is supposedly the 5th most bedbug infested city in Canada, the Iceberg Alley concert is returning, and we wrap up talking about how good Travis is at finding deals.
Brandon joins us for the final episode before Joel is allowed to drink again. We do the inevitable and chat quickly about Trump and the “Women’s March” which wasn’t for women at all. This leads to Joel making a big announcement about Twitter and talking about how tired he is of reading crap from people on Twitter, the real fake news, such as CBC’s fake story on Marketplace. Joel got called for jury duty but thinks he won’t have to go thanks to the people who wanted him fired from his old job. Cheaper gas prices are leaving the east end and moving to Dannyland with the move of a giant store. We go through some funny local news like a pizza guy having his car stolen and a dildo thief, then talk about door to door solicitors and this leads to other scams people fall for. We wrap up the show talking about banks and lineups, and with Joel reflecting on his alcohol-free January.
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.