Ontario

Doug Ford: Government By Troll?

On Today's Show...

Mike still has the week off, so Steve and Jordan are joining Tim and Josh to talk about our Republican to the north, Doug Ford. Love him or hate him, he’s pushing ahead with his agenda. Tax cuts, curriculum reform, downsizing Toronto city hall…and he’s just getting started. What do we think? Listen and find out!

Editor’s Note: This episode was recorded on the 24th of August. The news cycle moves quickly, so we may have one or two already out of date referrences.

Also Overheard

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Dougpocalypse Now!

On This Week's Show....

Okay, maybe putting Doug Ford’s victory in the Ontario election on par with the apocalypse might be overly dramatic, but you have to admit that while his victory wasn’t unexpected, it’s unorthadox. Rob takes a break from sobbing in his bathtub with a bottle of gin to join Tim, Josh, and Mike to talk about the election. What does this mean for the province? Should we be looking out for the other three horsemen, or should we give our new Premier a chance before we start trading ammunition for rations? Join us for our typical nuanced approach!

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Editor’s note: Tim said we were going to post the Rob Ford Heritage Minute. It’s funny, but I figured it was in bad taste. So, you can just Google it yourself if you’re curious.

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The Ontario Election Kick-Off Special

On This Week's Episode....

How the hell has it come to this?

The provincial elections are here, and once again, we find ourselves in a quandry of who to support. Doug Ford is getting the headlines, Andrea Horwath is hitting the trail to drum up support, and Kathleen Wynn seems to be trying very hard to earn the trust of the votes. Our residental political junkie “Handsome” Steve joins Tim, Mike, and Josh to discuss the election as we see it, but we really wound up spending most of the time talking about Doug Ford. Even if you’re not from Ontario, crack open a cold one, crank the volume, and try not to scream at your speakers for this episode!

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Bonus: Tim is (Probably) Wrong

Bonus Round!

Enjoy a bonus recording with Tim, Josh, Shawn, and Mike. Originally recorded on 13 April 2018.

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BEEEEEEEEES!

On This Week's Episode...

We welcome local media personality, political staffer, and all around political Jedi Shawn Lewis to our show. He shared some of his thoughts on municipal politics, and how not to engage your government representatives. Hint – picking up the phone and screaming “BEES!” repeatedly is not going to help. Stepping in this episode for Josh was the ever awesome Laura, who got to talk about her favourite day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day.

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We might see if we can get Josh to do one of these next episode….

Also:

  • How to pour a Black and Tan
  • Tim gives his opinion about Doug Ford. 
  • Don’t kill the bees! But f@#$ wasps, those things suck. 
  • 100 times 10 is not 1000. Who knew? 
  • PSA: Meth will NOT be legal on July 1st. 
  • Government websites are horrible. 
  • Laura is a HUGE St. Patrick’s Day fanatic! 
  • Who you gonna call? IT’S IN THE NAME, DUMBASS.
  • Internships: Less crafting legislation, more coffee fetching. 
  • A Libertarian at an NDP Party. 
  • Vote for your local people, people! 

Exactly how hardcore is Laura about St. Patrick's Day?

Pretty hardcore.

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Bonus: With All Due Respect, F@#$ OFF

Bonus Round!

No one likes Josh? Mike praises Jack Layton? WHAT UNIVERSE ARE WE IN??? Join Tim, Steve, and Mike for a bonus round, originally recorded on 2 March 2018.

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Everyone Except Me Sucks At Driving

We’ve all been there. You’re driving at the speed of traffic, when some yahoo in a pickup truck with a discount lift kit decides to tailgate you, then pass you on the right. A moment later, he veers in front of you (no signal, of course), then has to hit his brakes because of the other cars in front of you. You slam on your brakes to narrowly avoid hitting the guy and he skates away. Your heart is pounding, and you are thanking the inventor of anti-lock brakes while checking if you need a change of pants or not. Wash, rinse, repeat. 

Everyone sucks at driving, except me. For those of you who got your driver’s license out of a cereal box, here are some simple rules that everyone should follow, lest you incur my wrath:

A safe following distance between two cars not an invitation to cut in front of me. Especially in bad weather. You are a bad person, and should feel bad. I learned the ‘three second rule’. If you don’t know what this is, you’re probably part of the problem.

Yes, you used your turn signal. But you were already moving into my lane when you put it on. Kinda defeats the purpose, huh? It’s called an ‘indicator’ because (and get this!) it indicates where you are going to go. Not where you already are going. Subtle distinction, I know. 

Notice all this snow? Wonder why literally everyone else is driving slow except you? But no, you’re not affected by the laws of physics! YOU HAVE A PICKUP TRUCK! Who needs to go at a reasonable speed when you have a suspension lift kit and a gun rack on the back of your F350? I appreciate you spraying all that dirty snow on my windshield, by the way. 

If you’re not comfortable driving at the speed of traffic in this weather, then wait for the weather to clear. And for god’s sake, don’t drive in the centre lane! Going 40 under the speed limit on the busiest highway in North America means that the snow is the least of my worries right now. YOU are my problem. What the actual fuck is wrong with you?

Quit passing on the right. Yes, I know, you think it’s fine. It’s not. Stop it.

Don’t be a dick about merging. If someone is trying to move lanes or get onto the highway, especially in reduced visibility, it’s not a threat to the size of your penis to move over and let them in.

The ‘London Left’ has got to go. You’re waiting for your advanced turn signal. There is one car in the intersection waiting to go left. He’s waiting for a red light so he can turn safely. Fine. He turns and your green arrow is up. You are about to go and…wait…someone else is turning left behind the last guy. And another one. And another. Now guess what? Your advance turn is gone. You’ve just been London Left’d. There’s a whole subreddit on this, in case you’re interested. Congrats, London! Our driving is so bad we’ve made the internet!

Quit being so freakin’ polite. Yes, I know, I just said to let people in. That being said, don’t do things that other drivers aren’t anticipating for the sake of ‘being polite’. Ever been at a four way stop, the other guy stops first, and then doesn’t go. Oh no, he wants YOU to go! He flashes his lights at you, smiles, and gestures for you to go. Meanwhile, another car has arrived and is now equally confused by Mother Theresa over here. By the time we figure that little mess out, we all could have been on our way. Same goes for letting people with poor planning skills turn left across six lanes of traffic during rush hour. Hey, maybe they should just do what a sane person should do…TURN SOMEWHERE ELSE. Just stick to the rules of the road, folks. If you want to do something nice for someone, just…I don’t know, read to your children, or volunteer at that place where they put dogs to sleep. 

All of this pales in comparison to my next gripe. If this is you, please internalize the next set of words you’re about to read. Print this post out. Tape it to your bathroom mirror. Get this tattooed somewhere.
 

STOP HITTING YOUR BRAKES ON THE HIGHWAY. If you are NOT tailgating, and using approprate following distances, the odds of ever having to touch your brakes should be very small. But, oh no, you HAVE to ride someone’s bumper, don’t you? Well guess what? As soon as you hit your brakes, the person behind you instictively applies their brakes. This causes a chain reaction, just because you were trying to watch Moana on the DVD system in the minivan in front of you. You know those spots of traffic on the highway that seem to slow down for no damn good reason? This. This is the reason. And before some smart ass goes ‘what about an emergency or stop and go traffic?’, of course that’s when you use them. That’s the whole point of this post!

Okay, deep breath. That felt good to get that out. Cathartic, even. Drive safe out there! Also, it doesn’t hurt to read up on the rules of the road every once in a while. Maybe something will sink in this time.

Or take it from George. That’s good too.

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Executive Producer of Two And Change and an unabashed beer snob. He has also wrecked multiple cars.

We gotta throw someone under the bus?

The council on the bus goes “Screw you guys!  Screw you guys!  Screw you guys!”  In this episode, we talk about infrastructure spending – public transit.  It seems many city councils firmly believe that if you can’t please everyone, it’s far better to accomplish what can actually be done: piss everyone off.  Why is infrastructure spending so hard to get right?  Wouldn’t it all be so much better if they just let us make all the decisions?  Two and Change for Mayor!

In this episode:

  • Rob thinks Josh is above mediocre.
  • Josh proposes killing all stupid people.
  • We discuss the criteria for non-disgusting toes.
  • Relax Tim; it was the orphans’ fault.
  • Matt likes it when balls explode in his mouth.
  • Bob doesn’t need a living room.
  • Nineteen Dickety-Doo is our editor’s new favourite year.
  • We are all professional city planners.
  • Tim has a low opinion of our listeners and their approved government handlers.

Cards Against Humanity Link that Tim won’t look up.

 

 

New Years Predictions

Happy 2018 Everyone! Tim, Josh, and Matt invited Steve over for a few beers and we talked about what we think is going to happen next year. This is an extended episode, so buckle up, buckaroos!

 

In this episode:

2018 Prediction 1: Trump will be out, somehow.

  • Smart money is on someone setting Trump up in Mar-a-Lago and telling him he’s still President.
  • President The Rock would be able to beat up Vladimir Putin
  • XFL, take 2: Add some NASCAR to turn a profit!

2018 Prediction 2A No-Wynn situation?

2018 Prediction 3: Lil’ Fatty Ding Dongs vs Toupee Top. We’ll be fine. Probably.

  • North Koreans have it figured out when it comes to haircuts.
  • Matt gives us a geography lesson.
  • #hashtagssuck

2018 Prediction 4: Marijuana rollout is going to be a shitshow

  • Josh doesn’t know the price of weed for a very good reason.
  • Dave doesn’t have pockets in his sweatpants
  • #analjizzweed

2018 Prediction 5: The remaining three men in Hollywood are going down.

  • Scientologists don’t mess around
  • The Pantone Number of a beer?
  • What Josh REALLY wants for 2018
  • Steve and Matt talk about some sort of sportsball team stuff
  • Rob Ford was a nice Donald Trump

 

From all of us at Two and Change, we wish you a happy and prosperous 2018. Thank you for listening! See you next year 🙂