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.
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.
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.
It’s a busy show with lots of news and funny stories. Joel talks about being recognized in public, a guy who destroyed a bathroom downtown, and an ex-girlfriend who crapped her pants. We talk about Shaun Majumder coming under attack for a video he made, and remember how he called Joel an idiot. There’s a petition suggesting a province should leave Canada and join the U.S. With higher demand on food banks, Joel has an idea to help. Somebody wants to open a cat cafe, and Nick thinks we need a training class if pepper spray were to become legal for self-defence. We finish by laughing at how a men’s yoga class would sound and are excited for the Trailer Park Boys at Mile One next week!