Jones and Mike – 07/03/15: Are Holidays Really Only About Bootleg Fireworks, Giving Cookies To Homeless Kids, and ‘Suicides-By-Carnival Ride’?

It’s the post holiday break down on Jones and Mike. Mike fears the actions and poor decision making skills of his fellow humanoids as ‘Merica’s most dangerous weekend gets underway. Drinking and M-80s notwithstanding Jones prepares for his annual escape from the holiday festivities as he tells Mike about a childhood experience that has caused him to shun fireworks forever. Not much of a fan of the Fourth himself, or any holidays for that matter, Mike bemoans the gluttonous nature of the Fourth, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc; and Jones talks about taking candy/cookies from babies. Closing out the show the guys discuss the shocking events at this year’s Naperville Rib Fest as a man takes his own life in front of festival attendees.


Show Highlights:

01:08 – Mike feels that people lose their mind on holiday weekends. Jones is afraid of fireworks.

09:30 – Jones and Mike discuss funny Fourth of July fireworks videos and Jones details an experience from his youth that likely lead to his hatred of fireworks.

19:53 – Mike talks about the glutinous attitudes that surround the holidays, and Jones talks about withholding cookies from homeless children.

35:30 – Jones and Mike talk about a man killing himself in front of a crowd at Naperville’s Rib Fest.


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Cited in this episode:  

Bootleg Fireworks Clip

San Diego Fireworks Mishap




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