Dorsey is back to explain the Missing Women Inquiry, Trump’s Wall, NAFTA & DACA. As usual he thinks the Liberals are doing an excellent job and as usual I disagree. I love talking to him because he explains stuff to my easily bored brain and also because we disagree. I really like disagreeing sometimes.
Okay, I love ya and eat a dick.
“The biggest things that we’re afraid of really can be the most beautiful if you look them right in the fucking eye and you don’t flinch…” Mike DeStefano
Today I talk to my neighbour, office-mate and commercial director Yael Staav. She’s a real treat. As smart as she is funny. We grapple with our privileged life and if we’re allowed to complain about it. I say yes. Complaining is relative. Lives are too. If you’re living with other humans that’s reason enough to complain a bit.
I also ramble on about my fears that the Right is mobilizing in this country and that we should be doing more about it.
I hope you like the listen.
Thank you, as always.
May this reach-around reach you wherever your butt-hole may be.
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I quit you for about a week and a half. I can’t quit you Ennis… ‘Member? Brokeback, so good. So good and gay. Miss Heath. Ol’ Heethers.
Today I talk to Jeff Low, aka J-Low. We went for lunch at a Cuban joint in the neighbourhood and then we recorded ourselves slinging some BS about #metoo, Bulgaria, liking Trump and how paying attention to Canadian politics is like pulling weeds in your garden while there’s a dogfight going on next door.
So here’s the first episode of the new year. I’ll just keep doing this one whenever I’m not doing the other one with Diana.
To wit: If you have a complaint I have a new way for you to get it to us here at the Complaint Department. You can still call 1-437-888-3261 toll-free or you can just record a voice memo on your iphone and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Boom! Technology.
Today I talk to Stephen Dorsey, a friend of mine that used to be in politics and that still pays attention to it and knows more than me. I ask him about Bill Morneau, what Mueller has on Flynn, is Trump nuts or does he know what he’s doing, the NDP and Andrew Scheer. This is the episode that condenses a lot of sometimes boring information into a delicious hour that will make you smarter whilst not putting you to sleep.
I’m incredible and you’re welcome!
What to do with friends that flake?
Ian from Toronto calls in this week to complain about flakey friends. We all have them. But I’ve stopped hanging around them. Fuck that. I just don’t have the time anymore to put up with the tardy or the scheduly dishonest. You know what I mean? They say they’ll do something but then at the last minute they’re late or they just don’t show. Forget it. Be honest with me. Just refuse to hang out with me if you really don’t want to. Ice me. Tell me to stop calling. I can take a hint!
Do you have something you want to complain about? Are you from afar? Are there complaints specific to your neck of the woods that we haven’t addressed? Let us help you. Call 1-437-888-3261 and give us a piece of your mind. It feels good. Just try it!
JB & Big Ol’ Dee Dee
Today we field a complaint from my brother, Andrew. Three complaints actually: sports talk radio, ill-fitting jeans and Ultimate frisbee. I think I know a lot about all three. I too have these same complaints and yet, I can’t profess to be completely without sin, either. I used to listen to sports talk radio daily. I played Ultimate for years. I may have even worn ill-fitting jeans (although that is rather unlikely as I am incredibly well-dressed).
Are mom jeans ill-fitting? Or are they too fitted? It feels good to have a high-waisted pant on. Your genitals and your ass are all safe and secure. And your stomach is held in. Which is worse, poo-catchers or mom jeans? Welcome to The Complaint Department.
J.B. & The Double Dee in a chilly Toronto
Stand on the right, walk on the left g-darnit. How hard is that? Today we field a call from Penelope in Toronto. She’s a subway rider and she’s sick and tired of people clogging up the escalators. So am I!
Are you sick and tired of something? Call 1 437 888 3261 and have your say.
JB & Dee Dee in the 416
Today on In the Dark I have a confession to make: I’m a killer. I don’t know what, if any, recriminations are in store for me but I hope you will not judge. I hope you will find it in your heart to sympathize with me. Either way you can have your say by calling The Complaint Department at 1 437 888 3261.
Then Diana and I take a call from Dave in Toronto. He doesn’t like garbage day. I don’t either. It smells bad, you have to take all your bins to the curb from the back of the house, down the stairs and then later get the empty bins back up the stairs in the rain, with the kids and the groceries. But imagine if the garbage guys never showed up? That would be worse. I don’t want to be surrounded by the evidence of the good life, well lived. It’s just too shameful… what with all the empty lady-yoghurt containers you’d find.
Big ol’ meaningfuls,
JB and Dee Dee!
Dave Carruthers and Motek Sherman drop by In the Dark for a chat about the best and worst things about the cities we know and love.
Do you have opinions about cities? Call the Complaint Department at 1 437 888 3261 and tell us what time it is in kuala lumpur!
JB in a big ol’ grey and cold 416
I am sooo boring! All I ever do is whine about the same things: My career ( or lack there of), my creative process, my pipe dreams, my, my, my. Blah blah blah. Luckily, Benny is a professional mentor and really good at taking care of man-children such as myself. He’s been doing it for 20 years. I know you’ll enjoy this episode. Sorry about the sound issues. Alex Goldman has given me some tips on improving it. Look for everything to be squared away by the time upcoming episodes from Calgary, LA and New York are broadcast.
I know there’s about a quarter million podcasts out there and I thank you for choosing mine to listen to.