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Grandpa’s Thanksgiving Day tradition.

EXCLUSIVE- The Family Food – differences in the customary dinner.

PLUS- an update on Detroit’s Bureaucratic Bus Stop.

AND- NBN sports director Joey Buns breaks down the Detroit Lions heading into their traditional Thanksgiving Day game vs. the Green Bay Packers.

Go Blue. Beat Ohio. Cleveland Sucks.


Speaker 1 (00:00):
My grandpa had an unfaltering tradition on Thanksgiving day. He’d wait until the halftime of the Detroit Lions game before offering to help clean up. By then, without fail, the women would’ve washed the China, dried it and stored it in the cabinets. I know it’s different time. Grandpa was also a man who buried his whiskey bottles in the back garden because grandma didn’t like him drinking. And grandpa would invariably forget where he hid them. And there my brothers and I would be at half rooting around in the mud Coach Grandpa on the sidelines with a hollow glass of ice, praying for the Hail Mary. Happy holidays to you and yours. Enjoy this very special edition of the No BSS NewsHour.

Speaker 2 (00:44):
All new,

Speaker 1 (00:45):
All new

Speaker 2 (00:51):
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Speaker 2 (02:16):
Welcome to the Metro Detroit Family Food Holiday special. Our contestants, she’s a mover. She’s a shaker. She’s a pistol packing homemaker. She’s black, she’s proud. Please say it out loud. From Detroit’s west side, Cynthia A. Johnson, and from way out there in Oakland County, she’s a part-time boss. She’s a full-time partier. She’s white, she’s tight, and she’s totally out of sight. Please welcome Grace. And now your host with the most, my main man with the Aqua Green van, the disco

Speaker 1 (03:02):

Speaker 2 (03:03):
Charlie. Linda.

Speaker 1 (03:07):
Welcome ladies. Well, we all know how the game works. We ask questions of random people at the grocery store. Get it right. Good for you. Get it wrong. You get a strike, three strikes and you’re out. So let’s jump right in. We surveyed one black woman. We asked her this.

Speaker 3 (03:28):
We’re out surveying women about Thanksgiving dinner. So we’re going to ask you a couple questions right quick. What’s your favorite green side with Thanksgiving? Turkey,

Speaker 4 (03:36):
Green bean casserole.

Speaker 1 (03:38):
Give me green bean casserole.

Speaker 3 (03:41):
Collard greens.

Speaker 1 (03:44):
Sorry, grace. Collard greens. So by the way, green beans are up to a dollar 39 a can. So one strike for you. Next question, ladies. We surveyed one white woman and we asked her this,

Speaker 3 (04:00):
What is one of the ingredients you have to have in your potato salad?

Speaker 1 (04:05):
Cynthia? Hard-boiled eggs. Show us hard boiled eggs.

Speaker 5 (04:13):
I think maybe Raisins.

Speaker 6 (04:16):
Raisins. What the fuck? Are you kidding

Speaker 1 (04:19):
Me? That’s what she said. Yeah,

Speaker 4 (04:20):
Raisins. What? The Greeks invented it. It’s a delicious.

Speaker 1 (04:23):
Well, raisins Not in my community. Well, not in her community. Which is West side Detroit. West

Speaker 6 (04:29):
Side Detroit. No.

Speaker 5 (04:33):
Who want raisins in their

Speaker 3 (04:34):
Potato salad? You know, white folks put raisins in. I

Speaker 6 (04:36):
Don’t want to say that, but I ain’t want to say that. No, we don’t put raisins in our potato salad. No rais.

Speaker 1 (04:41):
Oh hell no. Okay, ladies, raisins by the way, going for 6 49 a pound. So that is a power pack potato salad. Yeah. In white people’s houses, apparently. Yeah. Okay, now, and here’s a shopper concerned about the price of eggs.

Speaker 7 (04:57):
I got a pack of eggs. Them was $6. That’s ridiculous. Everything is going up and they trying to crack down on certain stuff, but y’all not cracked down on what need to be cracked down on.

Speaker 1 (05:07):
Moving on. We surveyed one black woman, ladies and asked her this.

Speaker 3 (05:13):
So with eggs kind of being or high and you couldn’t get eggs, what would you use as a substitute ingredient to bind the stuffing or the dressing?

Speaker 4 (05:23):
Pinot Grigio.

Speaker 1 (05:25):
Pinot Grisio.

Speaker 5 (05:27):
Are you serious?

Speaker 4 (05:28):
Yeah, I’m serious. Delicious.

Speaker 1 (05:30):
Show us Pinot Grigio.

Speaker 5 (05:33):
I would probably use a ru.

Speaker 3 (05:36):
A ru. That’s like a broth

Speaker 5 (05:38):
Or and water.

Speaker 1 (05:41):
No shit. Sherlock.

Speaker 3 (05:44):
What about Pinot Grigio?

Speaker 5 (05:46):
That’s for the cook. That’s not going to bind anything. The Pinot Grigio except the cook.

Speaker 1 (05:55):
Second strike for careful on this one. One more. And you are out. We surveyed one white woman and we asked her this. What is your favorite condiment? Cynthia?

Speaker 6 (06:08):
That’s real easy. Everybody loves hot sauce. We use it on chicken. We use it on potato salad. We use it on chitlins. We use it on everything we love Hot sauce. That’s the answer.

Speaker 1 (06:21):
Hot sauce. You bet your sweet potato ass give us hot sauce.

Speaker 8 (06:26):
Mayonnaise, not Miracle Whip. It has to be mayonnaise.

Speaker 6 (06:32):
What the hell? Mayonnaise.

Speaker 4 (06:35):
Everybody knows that Mayonnaise, that’s what you use, but oh my. If you’re in-laws come over, use Miracle Whip.

Speaker 6 (06:41):
Miracle Whip.

Speaker 1 (06:42):
Well, we have a tie here on the family food, and you know what that means? Time for the lightning round. The best two out of three is Crown the winner and what will they win? Pipes

Speaker 2 (06:53):
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Speaker 1 (07:28):
Okay ladies, here we go. Good luck to both of you. We got the top two answers on the board. Finish the phrase blank pie.

Speaker 6 (07:38):
Cynthia Sweet potato pie.

Speaker 1 (07:42):
Give us sweet potato pie.

Speaker 9 (07:47):

Speaker 1 (07:48):
The number two answer, Cynthia. Grace, a chance to steal here. Blank pie.

Speaker 4 (07:54):
Pumpkin pie.

Speaker 1 (07:56):
Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.

Speaker 4 (07:59):

Speaker 1 (07:59):
Us pumpkin pie. Grace one. Cynthia. Nothing. Ladies, next question. Top two answers are on the board. Finish the phrase blank and cheese.

Speaker 6 (08:17):
I know exactly how this is working. I was going to say macaroni and cheese, but I know that that’s not going to be the answer there. So I’m going to say just what you would ask the white woman and she’s going to answer you. Crackers.

Speaker 4 (08:30):
What’d you call me?

Speaker 6 (08:31):
Oh, I wasn’t saying you. I was just saying crackers and cheese like macaroni and cheese because you are winning. But she didn’t say that. That’s what I meant.

Speaker 1 (08:40):
Holly wants a cracker. All right ladies, we’re all nodded up and it all comes down to our final question and here it is. Give us your least favorite holiday tradition. Your least favorite holiday tradition.

Speaker 4 (08:58):
My brother-in-Law getting drunk, walking around with his pants

Speaker 6 (09:00):
Off. My sister-in-Law coming over with the kids. She don’t bring a damn dish. And you know how she hasn’t fed those kids?

Speaker 4 (09:10):
Oh, I hear you there, sister.

Speaker 1 (09:12):
That’s some bullshit, man. It’s a hot fucking mess. Give us family sucks.

Speaker 10 (09:19):

Speaker 1 (09:22):
Well, we have a tight, we have a tight because there are no losers here on the family food where everybody’s a winner and we can all agree on two things. The cost of food is too damn high and your brother-in-law should put on his goddamn pants. See you next Thursday. And that’s all the time we have. Happy holidays everybody.

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Speaker 3 (10:55):
If you remember last winter we came up here to the state fairgrounds to talk to Detroit bus riders at the temporary bus station. While they were freezing their ass off, waiting on the nice new beautiful transit center, they had been promised, well, it’s winter number two coming and they’re going to be freezing their ass off again. So I came to find out how they felt about that

Speaker 11 (11:20):
Last year. The transit center supposed to been completed. Now it’s going be the summertime. I mean these are people who big bucks in charge. Movers and shakers can make things happen. But to me it seems like the citizens is not that important where they put a rush getting it done.

Speaker 3 (11:39):
So we about to go over here and talk to these folks working on that. If you wanted us to ask them anything, what would you want us to ask?

Speaker 11 (11:49):
What’s taking so long?

Speaker 3 (11:50):
Let me ask you, it’s been since 2020, all this went down. We know there’s been some heat cups, some stops here and there. Could you explain what took so long to get it to this point and about to be finished?

Speaker 12 (12:02):
That’s a good question. The historical structure as we’re looking at this historical structure is going to be a hundred years old next year. The original project was just to take it all down, but saving this building was something we changed midstream. If we were looking at just taking the buildings down and putting up just a transit center or anything of that nature, it would’ve been very easy to do

Speaker 3 (12:26):
That added to delay after delay in city council votes, then there were extended researches, the nine proposals, and of course endless budget shortcomings. The city basically dragged their feet so long they couldn’t even think about putting the first shovel in the ground until six months ago. Not much time to get that horse stink out of that a hundred year old barn. So if you go over here, right over behind us and you talk to some of the people that’s been waiting at the temporary bus stop going on the second year in the cold, they might be a little upset because they think it’s moving slow. But in reality, is it moving slow?

Speaker 13 (13:06):
Not at all. We have been actively working on this building for six months solid, approximately five or six days a week. We’re almost 40,000 man hours on this project. So we’re not moving slow

Speaker 14 (13:23):
Every day sun up to sundown

Speaker 3 (13:26):
The city drug they feet to get the project going. You letting the people know that you’re out here from sun up to sundown working to get it done.

Speaker 14 (13:36):
Absolutely sun up to sundown. It’s working. Grinding out here, working hard to get the city back on its feet. We work suns. I’m giving up deer haunting to try to get it going here.

Speaker 3 (13:48):
You know, I’ve lived here my whole life. I’ve even caught the bus from this very bus stop many years, and I feel bad for the citizens who going to freeze their ass off yet another winter waiting on this magnificent new transit center. I feel bad for the workers who are sacrificing their holidays and family time during the holiday season to get it done for the citizens. But who I don’t feel bad for is that dragging their feet ass city of Detroit, never giving a concern of how the people were suffering out in the cold. Get in the gear a little quicker and act a little faster when it come to your citizens because this could have been done almost a year ago.

Speaker 1 (14:32):
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Speaker 15 (15:01):
Dude, with everything society change tries to go. Ready, set, go, let go.

Speaker 3 (15:09):
Detroit might not make it to the championships, but you can have a little bit of Detroit at your next championship party. American Coney Island, 12 dogs with all the fixing air mail special right to your door. That includes Alaska and Hawaii, American coney The first, the best and better than all the rest. And they can’t fly either.

Speaker 15 (15:38):
Yeah, baby, I’m going to Vegas. They got a store there too. Yeah,

Speaker 16 (15:50):
Joey Bonds. He’s Joey Bonds. He calls the pass. He calls the run Joey Bonds freshly baked just for your wiener or a patty in betweener. Joey Bonds. Joey Bonds.

Speaker 1 (16:08):
Well you called them. We got a Lion’s win, but there’s a lot of trouble with that defense.

Speaker 17 (16:12):
Oh yeah, but you know what? The defense really, if you think about it didn’t play that bad. They had four field goals. They stopped them from getting the touchdown. That’s what caused us to be able to win that game.

Speaker 1 (16:26):
Are you sure you’re not a homer? They scored the bears on what? Five straight drives.

Speaker 17 (16:32):
Field goals. They did not get touchdowns. The defense did not give up the touchdown. They’re

Speaker 1 (16:39):
Giving up 30 points a game.

Speaker 17 (16:41):
Yeah, no, they’re not great. But when chips were down up,

Speaker 1 (16:47):
They showed up. You called the hutch. You said Hutch needs to do something.

Speaker 17 (16:50):
Oh yeah. Hutch came through. Well, you’re

Speaker 1 (16:52):
Sitting there with your newfound Joey Bun’s fame going Called that one. Called

Speaker 17 (16:56):
That one. You got that right. Same thing with Fields. What did I say? He’s going to run. First time we played ’em last year, 130 yards. Second time. 140 yards.

Speaker 1 (17:07):
Well, what about you? What about you personally? How are you feeling now? I mean, normally it’s the same old lions and they’re losing that one. I mean, you’ve been, how old are you, man? 63?

Speaker 17 (17:16):
Yeah, I’ll be 63 in two weeks.

Speaker 1 (17:18):
I mean, the last time they won, you were born. That’s right. You’ve never seen a winner. No,

Speaker 17 (17:22):
No. How you feeling, Joe? I’m feeling great. First time since 1962 to eight and two. That’s something

Speaker 1 (17:32):
Golf. I mean, those weren’t, he could have had five picks and those weren’t unlucky. I mean, he’s thrown in the middle. There’s a linebacker standing there. You were a high school quarterback star. Absolutely. What do you see in there? Last week we’re like, sign him this week. I’m not so sure.

Speaker 17 (17:47):
No. I say sign him. He had a bad game. You’re not going to have a perfect game every time you get out on the field. But what did he do in the last four minutes? He was phenomenal. They got their asses handed to him for 56 minutes.

Speaker 1 (18:03):
Quick. Lion’s, Packers,

Speaker 17 (18:06):
Lion’s packers. That’s going to be another tough one. Jordan loves starting to play a little bit better. Same kind of

Speaker 1 (18:11):
Quarterback as

Speaker 17 (18:12):
Fields. Yep. Not quite as mobile, but still

Speaker 1 (18:16):
Mobile. Your buns are getting So come on man. Give me the prediction.

Speaker 17 (18:23):
Oh man. What do I want to say? 26 17 Detroit. Okay.

Speaker 1 (18:28):
26 17. What’s your wife cooking for Thanksgiving?

Speaker 17 (18:31):
Everything. Buns. Oh yeah, buns will be on the menu. You’re the breadwinner. You got that right?

Speaker 1 (18:38):
No. Can you do me a favor? Take these ones into Lafayette.

Speaker 17 (18:41):
That’s where I’m going. All right. Happy holidays man. You too.

Speaker 16 (18:45):
Joey Bonds. He’s Joey Bonds. He calls the pass. He calls the run. Joey Bonds freshly baked just for your wiener or a patty in betweener. Joey Bonds. Joey

Speaker 1 (19:00):
Bonds and the lines aren’t the only game in town. Remember we got the big one this Saturday. Let’s go blue

Speaker 16 (19:19):
Again. We love Ohio. Take a shit. Get gas. Keep rolling. Come on up to Detroit Town. We got lots of groovy things going down. Get some flaming cheese in his story. Greek town, but best to get your ass gone before the sun goes down. UND construction since 63, we’ve planted lots of Orange Barrel construction trees. The roads here are really, really bad. The Grand Prix looked like Gulf Road. Two corals bad. We used to export the Pontiac mines. Now we ship away at grandpa’s and grandmas. They may assess everything. Swell. What a joke. Everyone can see. He’s like a walkin stroke. The Detroit Tigers a really suck. We give the owner millions dough, his pizza a suck. Yuck. Crappy house’s, meth heads. We got plenty. We even got skyscrapers. They’re all empty. Pinks in Detroit, but not be going great. But there’s an even bigger mistake on the lake. Hello Cleveland.


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