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.
Newfoundland has a dangerous driving problem. It’s a frustration shared by anybody who drives on NL roads (except, I suppose, the guilty drivers) and you’ll never have trouble finding people eager to join in a conversation and tell the stories of all the close-encounters they’ve experienced while driving.
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.
Newfoundland had a crazy wind storm so we talk about the weather records, damages, and power outages. Nick tells a story about how great he felt seeing a dumb driver go off the road. Gander wants a movie theater. This leads to talking about how boring NL is and how any type of leisure business that opens is successful. Even a new boring store that opened has been blocked. We look at the success of the Brier and then move on to the guy facing charges under the medical act, and it’s weirder than anybody could have guessed. We look at some investigative journalism into a fake twitter account, a new tool library, and strikers who are going too far. We wrap up talking about St. Patrick’s festivities this weekend.
Another podcast and another week closer to the end of Joel’s “No Drink January.” Joel came home to find Nick drinking a beer outside on the step, making things even more difficult. We quickly run through some half-interesting news bits, then get into a discussion about reports of people breaking into cars. Snow-clearing is the next topic as the city asks how they can improve, then we move on to the story of a woman who fell on stairs and is now considering the homeowners. We wonder if there’s something more to this situation. The RNC have a perfect video of a dumb driver being pulled over in Corner Brook. We watch it and then try to quickly move on since talking about bad drivers is boring, however, the next story is about bad parking which isn’t much better. A mother who can’t park is upset that she got a note calling her out, but not many people sympathized with her! Next, we delve into the “missed connections” classifieds list and have a good laugh. Have these ever actually worked for anybody? Anyways, it’s hilarious so we talk about them until the end of the show.
It’s a busy show with lots to cover! A prominent store in St. John’s is shutting down, we talk about the different New Years Eve celebrations in St. John’s this year – no NYE fireworks! We look at the crazy dangerous driving video that everybody has been watching. Taxi’s are sketchy, and sometimes you pass out on the way home. NL is poor AF now so no surprise food drive donations are dismal this year. Surprise, NL has been left off another map of Canada. An MP says “fart” in the house of commons and Elizabeth May is pissed. We watch this video but take a break in the middle to talk to interesting caller “John” who is trying to time travel. Nick hangs up on him then we finish the fart video and shut ‘er down.