The Dry Shave Show #116: Social Media Gives You Cancer

Time for another episode of everyone’s favourite political comedy podcast, The Dry Shave Show! Hosted by Byron Bertram, our very own Ivan Penaluna, and news girl Pyra Draculea.

This week: Social Media Gives You Cancer

Facebook (and social media in general) rots your brain, but Byron’s addicted to the attention while Ivan couldn’t care less since no one dares like his posts anyway. We also discuss living your life through your iPhone, concern trolling, Islamophobic Pokemon parody stickers, celebrity political opinions, a mysterious jump in sex assaults at Swedish music festivals, and how much God (or was that the Deep State?) hates the Kennedys.

Then Ivan tells the tale of the pimp with the tiny penis and poor Byron has to endure yet another news discussion about ISIS crap and Ivan being right. Again.

Plus: We bid farewell to our producer/newsgirl Pyra Draculea, who caught the “Island AIDS” as her imaginary iguana friend Zamo the Destroyer puts it, and thus she is running away to live in terror of being murdered by mountain lions and such in the wilds of Vancouver Island.

Links as promised in the show:
Catch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0k8gTJucsoJ5PD7ZgFwyDA
Catch Pyra’s other podcast Zamo the Destroyer here: http://zamothedestroyer.com

Listen to the whole show here: https://dryshave.podbean.com/e/116-social-media-gives-you-cancer/

You can also subscribe on iTunes.

The Dry Shave Show #115: Man Takes Woman’s Job

Time for another episode of everyone’s favourite political comedy podcast, The Dry Shave Show! Hosted by Byron Bertram, our very own Ivan Penaluna, and news girl Pyra Draculea.

This week: Man Takes Woman’s Job

Ivan and Byron chat about the weirdness surrounding how BC’s NDP just grabbed power despite how the Liberal Party won a minority mandate for Christy “Ol’ Squirrel Cheeks” Clark the other month. Naturally, Byron gets things a bit mixed up with some ’80s Wrestlemania special, a mistake anyone could make.

Meanwhile, Ivan mourns for all the episodes of Scooby Doo that got cut short in strikes during his childhood, Byron reminiscences about the projectors’ union strike, and Pyra bitches about smelling the award-winning sustainability of the local pulp mill and also tells of her dumb-ass staring contest with the local mountain lion. Plus: Ivan explains about co-ops run by menopausal hags and the gang discuss gay Wahabiism, the one-dictator North Korean obesity crisis, a BC baby getting a health card with an unspecified gender to suit its mommy’s needs for attention, Nixon’s trip to China, and an 11-year-old Alaskan kid who identifies as a bear-shooting hero.

Listen to the whole show here: https://dryshave.podbean.com/e/115-man-takes-womans-job/

You can also subscribe on iTunes.

Paul Joseph Watson on Awful Architecture

Above: Boston City Hall, “the callous abomination” as per Paul Joseph Watson.

He’s talking (generally) about the defacement of British cities, of course, but the shoe fits 99% of Vancouver architecture as well:

I shit you not, that photo comes from an article on the “finest” of new Vancouver architecture.

LOL… I guess in the sense of “less ugly than Simon Fraser University’s Stalinist beige concrete blocks” but by that standard most prisons are also fine architecture.

Note: I grew up in Richmond, BC. As a kid we had wide open vistas framed by the North Shore and Cascade mountains right from the end of the driveway past the trees. Now at the end of the driveway of the house I grew up in, the mountains are obliterated by hideous condo towers and on the property itself, the views are of condos and townhouses.

So glad I moved somewhere more rural. I got my mountain view back from the end of the driveway, and on the property, the only thing hiding the mountains are the trees.

The nice thing about moving to the far fringes of a small backwater town where the principal industry is a pulp mill is that no one has the money to buy such, er, “taste” and if they do want dreary industrial chic, they can just follow the belching smoke to its source and get their fill of ugly utilitarianism. And the mill has kindly left a perimeter strip of forest surrounding their property so you only see it down its driveway.

Because they have the decency to know their building is butt-ugly and therefore to hide it somewhat, as opposed to all that brutalist architecture that can’t abide a single tree for fear of someone not having to look at it.

Perhaps one day when the stinky mill closes and gets replaced with a tacky casino/golf resort we’ll be blessed by such architectural excellence, but I still won’t have to see it thanks to the above-mentioned trees.

Related: Roger Scruton in an old BBC documentary called “Why Beauty Matters”:

The Dry Shave Show #114: BBQ Wars

Time for another episode of everyone’s favourite political comedy podcast, The Dry Shave Show! Hosted by Byron Bertram, our very own Ivan Penaluna, and news girl Pyra Draculea.

This week: BBQ Wars

We hate to admit it, but the USA is #1 for barbeque… and obesity. Then the gang discuss assholes who bring veggies to a BBQ party, CBC propaganda shows, how Canada Day is Moving Day in Quebec, the UN blaming Palestinian domestic violence on Israel, the American Revolution as a rehearsal for World War I, and how Amelia Earhardt busted the stereotype about women asking for directions when she got herself lost over the Pacific.

Plus: Ivan turns a story about a Montreal adult daycare into “a cul-de-sac of Ivan-ness,” much to Byron’s dismay. Meanwhile, Byron channels Alex Jones with a side order of Yosemite Sam.

Listen to the whole show here: https://dryshave.podbean.com/e/114-bbq-wars/

You can also subscribe on iTunes.

The Dry Shave Show #113: Middle Earth Declares War On ISIS

Time for another episode of everyone’s favourite political comedy podcast, The Dry Shave Show! Hosted by Byron Bertram, our very own Ivan Penaluna, and news girl Pyra Draculea.

This week: Middle Earth Declares War On ISIS

Byron pouts about not getting enough attention as Ivan discusses the case of the Welshman who attacked the mosque across the street from a radical extremist mosque and a Bernie Sanders fanatic who shot up a Republican baseball game.

The gang then chat about some shrieking chick who blamed others for her lax laptop settings allowing someone to AirDrop a Pepe meme on her, 4chan pranks, freebleeding, Bill Cosby’s mistrial, new colours on the Pride flag, and Jeremy Corbyn’s longing to seize private property in the wake of the Greenfell Tower fire.

Plus: Mike Tyson’s favorite snack and Byron’s never had a (real) job.

Listen to the whole show here: https://dryshave.podbean.com/e/113-middle-earth-declares-war-on-isis/

You can also subscribe on iTunes.