How did you spend your Thanksgiving? Good food and fun? Or if you live in a country other than the USA, did you celebrate at all? On today’s show, we talk about how we spent our Thanksgiving, and recount some of the ways you know your thanksgiving was bad (Turkey? I thought YOU were bringing the turkey!). It also happens to be the same time when Blackbeard the Pirate was killed off the Virginia coast (probably during a black Friday sale). In 1886, it was also when George Ferris died at the age of 37, just 3 years after inventing the Ferris Wheel. I guess he had whatever was going around… His mother always said he wouldn’t go anywhere in life… We talk about all this and more on this week’s edition of the English Express Radio Podcast. Download the audio directly and listen here.
It also seems the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has gone down this year, $49.87 for a family of 10, down from 2015’s high of $50.11. Looks like Trump’s economic policies are working already!
What The Florida???
We also have an edition of The Florida Pile on today’s show, including the guy who thought it would be a good idea to check if a gun was loaded, by holding it up to his head and pulling the trigger (yes, the gun was in fact loaded).
Then we have a man who caught his girlfriend cheating on him… by reading her ex boyfriend’s obituary online. The man did not overreact AT ALL, and only broke a few things before he tried to suffocate her. As he was arrested by police, he issued a very sweet apology to her, “I’m going to try to forgive her for cheating on me. But she’d better not look at that obituary one more time!!!”.
And my favorite story of the day, Jeff Waters, the homeless man who tried to cash a $368,000,000,000 (that’s 368 Billion dollars). He bought the blank check (issued in the 90’s) from Tito, another homeless man who sold it to him for $100 and told him it would cash for any amount. He wanted the money to start an Italian restaurant.
“It’s always been my dream to own the best Italian restaurant in the earth,” Waters told police. “I’m 10% Italian. Cooking authentic Italian food is in my blood. I had planned to make the restaurant 80 million sq. feet and able to accommodated (sic) 30 million eaters at once, plus it was gonna be totally underwater so people could look at sharks while they ate. But the bank wouldn’t give me my money they owed me. Tito said the check was good for any amount I wanted to write it for. So blame Tito, not me. I’m as innocent as a schoolgirl.”
So, yea. Florida. Don’t just take the written word for it though, listen to the storytelling and our reactions by downloading the audio file free by clicking here.
We end the show with a few facts about Thanksgiving, turkey, cranberries, pumpkins, and a few other things. Be sure to visit us online at theenglishexpress.com to download all of our past shows, and share us with your friends on Facebook!
Cliff & Brandon are radio talk show hosts from Sacramento, California. Email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message through Facebook. Hope you enjoy listening! See you again next week!