It’s a full house for our Christmas Boxing Day episode. Believe it or not, Joel is the most sensible one of them all tonight, and despite doing his best to keep the show on track, the rest of the crowd is too hammered and destroys any chance of decorum. We say goodbye not knowing if this podcast was hilarious or total garbage. Let us know and Merry Christmas!
We start the episode talking about pointless gifts and fire safety tips to keep your Christmas tree from going up in flames. Seal fur protestors gave a seal store free advertising and Nelly is coming to Mile One. Speaking of rap music, somebody had their laptop stolen by a skeet who likes rap. Another skeet stole gas, or forgot to pay, depending on how you look at it. Newfoundland has secured a good supply of dope, the majority of residents surveyed say they don’t plan to buy any, and we try to figure out what is a reasonable price per gram. Nick loses his mind talking about cyclists, a bunch of people got picked off by taxis, and we wonder if Metrobus is too cheap after comments about the 2018 St. John’s budget.
Joel has retired from not-drinking, so the boys are having a great time. We hear about a conversation at the store about our strong beer, and Nick brought something weird mystery item for Joel to eat and so he’s nervous. Nick tells a story with no punch line, brings in the mystery food, and Joel’s reaction may surprise you. Maple Leaf is too good for balogna and vienna sausages all of a sudden, people are getting stoned at family Christmas events, and we think everybody needs to get back to the real meaning of Christmas: getting drunk with your family and friends. Joel talks about Santa’s unfairness, the Newfoundland English School District screwed over a bunch of helpless children through Operation Christmas Child, and sushi is popular in Labrador. We end with Joel being a news anchor telling us about a baby being born in a parking lot.
Joel tells us about his new exercise ball chair incident, our new All Dress Chips and Bitcoin articles, and we look at one of the many drivers who forgot how to drive when it’s slippery. Can you guess the most binge-watched TV show on Netflix in Canada? (Hint: it’s our favourite show). A Santa Claus photographer in Carbonear flipped out and quit but he may have had a point. We look at a funny Joel & Nick Santa picture, Nick reminds us of his fear of the Happy Tree, and we check out one of the most epic failures of a bank robbery ever. The RCMP don’t know what a skeet is, and refuse to explain a drop in tickets given out this summer. A van creeped a kid out, but then apologized, but it still seems odd.
It was a slow news week, so we drank to make up for it and make the show more entertaining. Is it too early for Christmas music? VOCM started playing all Christmas music, and on Remembrance Day, so some people are mad. Some people always get mad about Christmas music, no matter when you play it. Come From Away is going to be a movie, Matthew Good & Our Lady Peace are coming for a concert in St. John’s, and Newfoundland still is in a bad financial situation. Our liquor laws are bad, taxi companies are trying to improve their image, and St. John’s is still talking about banning plastic bags.
Nick is on “vacation” so naturally, we are on the beer. We start off talking about a local beer retailer and a bad experience at the NLC, and move on to an odd awkward text from mom. There’s a misleading non-story in the news about the crowd at the Brier, and we discuss how Newfoundlanders aren’t familiar with curling etiquette. Joel says to stop buying stuff from the HMV sale and we hear news that we are not getting the Sunrise records store. There’s a news about a fake doctor bagpiper. Joel celebrates women’s day, we talk about the new Salmon Fest lineup, and laugh at Gander for trying to ban Christmas. We look at a new drunk driving law and Nick doesn’t like it. There’s a guy who keeps winning big betting on sports, and a loser who we hope goes to jail for bad driving. There are millions of dollars going to Metrobus to finally make it great again. The drunk talk really comes out and we end the show talking about friendships.
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.
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.