May 27, 2016

NEW SHOW! Gavin McInnes’ “How’s It Goin’, Eh?” DEBUTS -- with guest Tom Green & more

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Hey hosers! Check it oot: Today we got comedian Tom Green, who comes from my hometown of Ottawa, Canada. You’d think it was just another boring government town like DC, but the punk scene back in the 1980s was really weird.

I had a band called Anal Chinook and Tom’s band was called Organized Rhyme. We both used more props than Carrot Top on stage and all that clowning around likely led us to our weird careers.

I also talked to Jared Swilley of The Black Lips about how hard it is for bands to get through the Canadian border. This is a problem I remember going way back to the '80s and '90s too. What are they so afraid of, some band is going to leave Canada with tens upon tens of dollars? Nice priorities, guys.

We also got ex-"Daily Show" correspondent Jason Jones, who has basically taken over TBS with his wife Samantha Bee. They’re both Canucks and both their shows are great. His is called "The Detour." (I think it’s on Comedy in Canada.)

Then we take some calls as we are wont to do, but remember: It’s all Canada all the time, so if you’re not one of us, you better be talking about something that pertains to The Great White North!


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commented 2016-06-01 21:52:15 -0400
Geeze, and Stompin’ Tom for the theme song, eh. Can’t get much more Canadian there, lord thunderin’.
commented 2016-05-30 16:51:22 -0400
I enjoyed this. Doesn’t have to have a point. It was entertaining. Regarding the last caller, he is one of those guys like Sean Penson – maybe he IS Sean. He phoned into Brian Lilley’s show one day with the exact same comments and was quite rude to Brian. I just scroll by their comments and tune them out on podcasts. I think Gavin handled that call very politely and professionally.
commented 2016-05-28 20:51:07 -0400
First show not stellar but I know Mr. McInnes can do much better. Waiting for a few more shows before I vote. I did have a few good laughs.
commented 2016-05-28 11:28:10 -0400
Gavin: Beauty way t’ go eh! Great to see Tom again, say Hi for the homeboy hosers and tell him his Beau’s beer rocks but I can’t get a reliable supply of it west of the lake head. Great show. I’ll be tuning in.

Re: the “cucking” of the North American male in commercial media – so true. It’s always frightening when the spin dogs of Madison avenue put their Bernaysian touch to any social issue – ( cue Frank Zappa’s “I am the slime” here) – but now they have joined our vacant PM as faux-feminists, and taken up the gauntlet of radical fembo disdain for all things testosterone with the repeated portrayed social role of the North American male (Dads/Brothers/Husbands/Boyfriends) being one of the comedic loser/fool/cuckold – much like one of Sinead O’Connor’s wet crack fantasies. Of course most of us who have retained a modicum of critical thought, realize that commercial media’s role portrayals are always false, the target audience is one with critical thought either bred out of them or not genetically predisposed to reason. In the case of the mentally defenceless viewer, these obtuse exaggerated role portrayals are purposeful predictive programming where the dumbed down masses are being flattered about their stupidity – “Hey Lurline, lookit that dumb Homer Simpson feller, I know I ain’t so sharp, and we live in a trailer park on food stamps, but at least I’m not as dumb as that guy”. Overall desired effect is culturing a comfort with stupidity – this is a desired goal of economic oligarchy and political oligarchy and both benefit from the media dumbing down of society – one sells more high priced junk, the other sells more junk politics.

Mike Judge’s movie “Ideocracy” is a humorous glimpse of where celebrating stupidity leads a society. Or just read the zombie-like mewlings of the trolls on this site.
commented 2016-05-28 06:20:26 -0400
Betina Dunn commented 7 hours ago

Fair enough. Now why don’t you fuck off. No need for an annoying response. You sound like a minimum wage paid blogger (likely paid for by the CBC) and here to be the asshole in the room.

You lefties have DNA problem – self sabotaging and outwardly destruction. So honestly, eat shit and die pig.
commented 2016-05-28 02:49:08 -0400
To end off with that last caller kind of seemed weird. It is true the Justin is very generous with other peoples money to make himself look grand. He wouldn’t have missed the Fort Mac opportunity for anything.

Get Kevin O’Leary on he lives in the States 181 days of the year, so he is almost an expat. Look forward to seeing who you have on next. Keep it coming.
commented 2016-05-28 00:56:20 -0400
Betina Dunce….you have discribed your post(s) brilliantly…..Rubbish!
commented 2016-05-27 23:56:27 -0400
Betina. So cheerful and positive. You must be a liberal. Sunny ways.
commented 2016-05-27 22:54:18 -0400
commented 2016-05-27 22:37:42 -0400
Tom Green is right about why Canadians are naturally funnier. He mentioned Monty Python, and there were other British influences at work. Fawlty Towers was huge in Canada long before the Yanks heard of it, and before that we had Doctor in The House (in black ‘n white) hilarious stuff that the Americans couldn’t digest because the speed, the subtlety, the cleverness and the accent were just too much for them to handle. (Same with bands, Supertramp hit the big time when Canadians supported them and the Americans picked them up later) American humour grabs you by the lapels, slaps you across the face, and tells you when to laugh, Canadians let you figure it out for yourself.
commented 2016-05-27 22:29:50 -0400
That was different
Will watch again
commented 2016-05-27 22:18:32 -0400
Nice first show Gavin but I think you need to take more calls, that dude at the end is clearly a genius…
commented 2016-05-27 22:10:25 -0400
Didn’t work for me. Didn’t see the point. It kind of talks about nothing. Love Gavin’s shorts though.
commented 2016-05-27 21:37:22 -0400
I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. Good show. Looking forward to seeing more!