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 starts by telling about how he was thankful to be recognized by a podcast viewer, we have our weather chit-chat, and then talk about high-school graduations and why we didn’t go to ours. There were some peaceful anti-abortion protestors near a high school and Joel doesn’t understand why everybody cares so much. After talking about some feminist and free-speech stuff, we move on to a plastic bag ban, the Outer Ring cleanup, and wondering why people toss garbage around so much. Nick talks about speed bump silliness, then we talk about cars getting stolen and wonder why anybody would leave their keys in the car or house door unlocked. Torbay & Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s hired some extra help since the RNC patrols were not enough, which we think is a decent idea. Moving on, we look at some Craigslist missed connections to attempt some matchmaking, Nick talks about Come From Away, and then we say goodbye for another week.
We start the show looking at how low recycling rates are in CBS, but then realize it’s probably just the entire province. Joel wonders where some people get mountains of trash to throw out during bulk day each year. We talk about illegal dumping, how the MMSB is running an ad campaign to discourage it, and yet St. John’s canceled their bulk trash pickup – which likely makes the problem worse. The Avalon Mall is getting upgraded with a parking garage and other stuff (but no fountain), and we wonder why it’s always so busy there. Rogers TV is laying off people in NL, and their PR team has found a great way to spin it. Basketball could be coming to Mile One, and Joel doesn’t think we have enough people to support it. Another fisherman is burning his stuff, we do our new “They’re f**king us” segment, and look at a big adventure park that the province is stalling. Motor Registration is bringing in some new features to cut down on waiting and peeling license plates are being replaced. The rest of the show covers MUN protests, the new fees / tuition hike, international students using the food bank, CNA job cuts, and a silly comment from NAPE about rural Newfoundland.
We get some drinking talk out of the way and quickly move onto our newsmaker of the week: FHRITP! Somebody yelled it at a local reporter, police laid charges, and everybody has gone mad about it. We give our thoughts and get the straight facts out. That takes up the first half of the show, then we look at the Richard Gillett hunger strike and a fisherman trying to haul a door off. MUN is asking students to stop banging on campus, but we think it’s a lost cause. A restaurant says they got a bunch of fake reservations, but it turns out to be not a big deal and we wonder if it’s worthy of being in the news. Nobody can have babies in Gander, we talk about new schools, the old schools we went to, and how things got too out of hand at school dances.
We run over some recent news events like the hurricane and Paul Davis leaving the PC party. Nick talks about what kind of flooring he prefers in a store, then we need to learn what not to say to international students, so we check out a video with instructions for morons. We look into the clown stories, but Nick is not buying it and thinks all the reports are made up. There’s always something to be offended about, and this time it’s a sign at the Breezeway. Then we talk about MUN’s “lockdown” when it was reported that a man was on campus with a gun. Should we have a 0 tolerance drunk driving law? A chat about drinking empty beer bottles and enjoying cookies ends the show for another week.
Contains LOTS of explicit content!
The boys are back, and Nick starts by explaining how he got out of being locked in a bathroom. We talk about the new Eastern Health campaign to stop students from drinking so much. While on the topic of bad habits, we find that an insanely high number of break-open tickets are sold in NL every year. Are the public piano’s annoying? MUN’s got a complaint recently. We talk about the culture of having a beer or three after sports games and driving home after. After the recent robbery of a guy on a “date” with someone he met online, we delve into some bad websites and look at fake hookers and local scammers being outed. This turns to the messed of topic of selling worn underwear for a fetish, and Joel accidentally orders a pair. Even on an uncensored podcast the boys find some things that shouldn’t be said! It takes a turn for the worst after googling if there are male underwear available, so the podcast is shut down for another week.
Contains explicit content.
The boys have some Facebook live broadcast thing going for the first time so the show was live on Facebook, waiting for your calls/comments/tweets on whatever we talked about. Joel is on a bender recently, spending lots of time downtown, even delving into watching some Olympics & UFC. How do you deal with bathroom habits when living with someone else? Which bar was raided by the RNC & NLC? We’re not sure yet either.. Joel & Nick talk about some bars that serve drinks after closing time. MUN can’t fill its older shared residences. The guys hear from some people who have lived in them previously, who don’t think that the privacy is an issue. Also, how do you get greasy in a shared residence?? Joel reflects on his lacklustre college party experience. Joel reveals a big driving mistake. We take a quick bathroom break and Joel is so full of beer he’s late coming back. Nick gives advice on how to handle bums asking for money. Some creeps on the go lately – one guy waving his bird around downtown, and others spying on runners in Paradise. Alcohol with less alcohol? NO THANKS! We don’t want to end on a bad note so Joel tells a story of someone who has never pumped gas, and then we talk about taxi’s & Uber. We sign off before getting negative again!