We’ve decided to change things up a bit with the big 5-0 and have launched a new monthly segment called The Punk Rock Canon where we argue the merits of a legendary punk record and vote on whether or not it should be eternally canonized (yes, we completely stole this idea from The Canon movie podcast). The first album to get the Mai Tai treatment is The Offspring’s multi-platinum record Smash — the top selling independent album of all time. The best part is that you get to vote on who makes it into the canon and who fades into obscurity. Feel free to vote via my Facebook link below and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook.

We also share our favorite poop stories, in particular, the worst concert venues we’ve ever defecated in. It’s a tough job, but someone had to poop at CBGBs or Coney Island High. The great Don Becker joins me, Ken and Hambone to give our WWE Clash of Champions predictions and we discuss why the build up to this PPV has been particularly meh. Finally, Hambone shares his latest Christmas punk delicacy — The Cran-apple Rum Punch. 

Cran-apple Rum Punch Recipe (via Buzzfeed)

  • 4 apples
  • 2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1½ teaspoon cloves
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups orange juice
  • 1½ cups apple cider
  • 2 tbsp sliced ginger
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
  • Club soda