“Ron & Jen’s Great Escape” – 2-16-2022 – Ron St. Pierre & Jen Brien

by Ron St. Pierre & Jen Brien, commentary

The World Ain’t Right

Last week I left my peaceful, cozy, tiny apartment and stepped out into the chaos and madness that is our society. I was in good spirits as I began the walk with the dog… but then, stepped in a pile of dookie left behind by another dog owner and felt – frustrated. After dealing with that unfortunate situation, I headed over to Walmart for some underwear (hey – gotta’ cut corners in these economic times) and saw two ladies tussling over the last can of cheesy tuna cat food cause evidently there’s some “cat food shortage” and people are snapping as shelves are bare. I then jumped in the jeep and traveled north to drop off some dry cleaning and the girl behind the counter  (who looked like Nancy from ” Sid and Nancy”)  was talking super loudly about her “Vagina Her Choice” with a lot of F-bombs. Really? All I wanted to do was drop off some sweaters. Listen folks – I know the slogan, “we’re all in this together” is so 18 months ago… but the truth is, like it or not – we really are. 

Can we try to remember that? Maybe a little?

A smile is way better at 10am on a Monday morning than a frown because you think the government is taking over your vagina.

Just sayin’.

Halftime Hullabaloo

Not since Janet Jackson’s 2004 wardrobe malfunction called “Nipplegate” has a Super Bowl halftime show caused so much reaction. Sunday’s show featuring dotard rappers and hip hoppers Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Mary K Blige set the internet ablaze with reaction both positive and negative. The best way to go into any Super Bowl halftime show is with the full expectation that it’s gonna’ suck because, quite frankly, most do. If you’re not a fan of rap or hip hop it was best to head to the bathroom, grab another cocktail and some nachos and wings, because this genre of music isn’t your bag. I’m sure there were just as many viewers turned off by a then 64-year-old Pete Townsend of The Who trying to windmill around his beer belly in 2010. Look, at least it wasn’t Maroon Five.

No Soup for You!

Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene confused the word GAZPACHO with the Nazi’s Secret Police Force, the GESTAPO, while slamming the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot. Taylor Greene was referencing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “gazpacho police.” GAZPACHO is a cold tomato soup from Spain. It’s very refreshing. Hermann Goring’s little outfit was anything but.


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Ron St. Pierre is a veteran broadcaster whose career has spanned over four decades. Ron has programmed, performed on and managed WHJJ, WPRO, WWRX, 790 The Score in Providence, as well as WBZT and WKGR in West Palm Beach and WABC in New York City. Ron also anchored sports on WPRI Ch 12 in Providence. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Radio and Television and the City of Pawtucket Halls of Fame. He was born and raised in Pawtucket.

Jen Brien has over 20 years of radio broadcast experience having hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ with Ron as well as her own shows on WRKO and WBZ in Boston, WXTK on Cape Cod and WHAM in Rochester, New York. Jen was born and raised in Woonsocket and served six years in the Army MP Canine Unit.

Hazel, Ron’s dog, makes regular appearances.

“Ron and Jen’s Great Escape” podcast, a more lighthearted reaction to the events happening around us, can be found on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts, with new episodes premiering Mondays and Wednesdays.