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.
Chase The Ace is the talk of the province, so we share our stories after checking it out last week. We talk about the plan for attending this week and then end up talking about low pants, Nick’s credit card being stolen, cars driving into buildings, and IJ Samson school being demolished. Come From Away’s Toronto production doesn’t have any Newfoundlanders in the cast, but we aren’t interested enough to talk about it. Then Joel talks about the benefits of coffee and cold showers, and we say goodbye to Nick who’s heading on a month-long vacation.
The boys are drinking strong beer and the windows are open so you can enjoy some local Newfoundland neighborhood sounds. We hear about some other Newfoundland or not so Newfoundland things like those purple electric bug zappers and hanging a paper bag over the door. Joel expresses his frustration with flies and how stupid they are, then tells about getting a wasp nest out of his shed. We talk about tourism season and how summer makes you drink. Joel explains his night out drinking and meeting tourists, and then we wonder what’s up with dudes who can’t drink without trying to pick fights. The Bowring Park pool is open again, a mom is upset with Tim Horton’s summer camp, Joel recommends cold showers, and we analyze a driver reversing her truck through a store. There have been protests about crappy Fogo Island ferry services, and we talk about how much these ferries are costing taxpayers. Some random person is upset about the term “come from away,” and ironically, the definition fits her to a tee. Wrapping up, we talk about our plans to win Chase The Ace.
We start the show with an update on the situation that arose last week and why Jill never heard from the guy who sent her a drink. Mardi Gras was extremely rainy, Charizard won the best costume and $5000 prize. We chat about costumes, drinking downtown, and what’s with people who get drunk and try to start fights? Why can’t we just drink and have a good time? Some stories come up, including Nick being confronted on a date by a jealous ex-boyfriend. Audiences at Ice Caps games are dwindling as they wind down their time here, and we quickly chat about a secret way Nick would get free tickets. Chat about the province’s budget, job cuts, and students wanting free tuition. More school buses taken off the road for not being safe. We take a look at the ‘Come From Away’ musical about 9/11. It’s important to many people, but we can’t get past the fact that it’s a musical. Joel tries to chat about the U.S. election before ending but Nick isn’t having it.