Joe Wilcox tells Randall Kennedy how he hitchhiked from Maine to California at age 20 for the sole purpose of sleeping on the beach. That sets off a long discussion about the American independent spirit, and people who don’t like being told what to do. Hello, Episode 87!
Like wearing seat belts, about which Randall makes important observation: “I’m strapped in. I survived the crash. I’ve survived the airbag. But I’m not going to survive some guy named Phil from Panoma—300 pounds—flying through my friggin’ windshield. Thanks a lot, Bud. You killed me…because you didn’t wear your damn seat belt”. … Frak That! Ep. 87: ‘Independence’
To, ah, commemorate Cyber Monday, Randall Kennedy and Joe Wilcox discuss some of the exciting deals available from Amazon. “Of course I would be shopping for this on Cyber Monday—surely you would be as well”, Joe says about Super Colon Cleanse Supplement!
“Feel the movement! Feel the movement!” Randall interjects. “I feel 10 pounds lighter, Joe. It’s amazing”. “Is that the gift you give grandpa when ties or underwear or Depend—depending on the age—isn’t enough?” Joe asks.
We can’t give greater Episode 84 synopsis without spoiling the surprises, other than Joe observing that the one day isn’t good enough for Amazon, which celebrates “Cyber Monday Deals Week!” … Frak That! Ep. 84: ‘Cyber Monday’
After a 10-day break, which Joe Wilcox attributes to the “Trump trauma”, he and Randall Kennedy return to catch up on the news that’s unfit to print. Joe begins Episode 81 by giving his cohost BBC’s fake news quiz. Which stories are true? Which are false?
Among the news reports that absolutely had to be false, but wasn’t, according to the Beeb: “A man in Edmonton, Canada was allowed to board a flight after a pipe bomb found in his bag was confiscated by airport security. A security guard at Edmonton International Airport even tried to hand the bomb back to the passenger, CBC News reported. The teenage passenger claimed to have forgotten the device was in his bag after making it with a friend for fun some months before. Canadian Air Transport Security Authority said several officers involved had been suspended”. … Frak That! Ep. 81: ‘Fake News’