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 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.
Nick is drinking to celebrate the end of exams, so he talks a lot. He tells us about trying to make plans to go downtown with his class, then we wonder if downtown is becoming worse or if we’re just getting too old. There’s a new no-frills airline coming, so we talk about flying and what frills exist already. Joel is concerned about the safety of planes if we’re getting such cheap tickets. Nick had a run-in with the electronics recycling rip-off fee so we hear a bit about that and why it’s just another scam. We look over spending plans for St. John’s this year, including (wasting?) more money on bike lanes and other studies. We get an update on the Richmond Cottage heritage property and Joel explains why he hopes it gets bulldozed. Whitbourne is angry over a potential composting facility, people in Corner Brook are using their garden hoses to melt snow, and Nick accurately predicted a Signal Hill attempted murder. A victim of theft posted a funny classifieds ad, and we wrap up talking about the fish protests and hunger strike.
We start with Joel’s final thoughts on the Snelgrove trial and the childish behaviour of protestors. Then, moving onto important issues, we get into the story about the colour of a kid’s bowling pants losing them gold and wonder how hard it is to get a pair of black pants. Government removed the word “culture” from a department name, but then added it back because some people were mad. Joel wonders why politicians talk so fake, and thinks they should all talk like Trump. A safe was ripped out of a building using a tractor, but there are many details missing from the story. We check out a high school taking cell phones during class and Nick doesn’t like it. There’s an oddly expensive method for tracking the caribou population in NL, and Joel thinks it is all a waste of money. We talk about the Brier which is in town this week, and then talk about how difficult axe throwing is. To wrap up the show we look at Glen Payette’s CBC sign-off and talk about some other local media personalities.