Christmas is still a couple of weeks away but the gang at Lowdown HQ have all your holiday shopping tips wrapped up for you in one easy to handle package. The show starts with Steve and Jackie reviewing DJ Hero and comparing Band Hero to Lego Rock Band. Then they talk about a few random trinkets for last minute shoppers. In an out of character moment, the gang gives their top environmentally-friendly shopping tips. The news includes the formula for the perfect Christmas gift and the benefits of drinking booze. Entertainment has a single from a Dutch artist and the return of Christopher Walken. After the commercial, Steve and Jackie wheel the Car Wall out of storage to look at how cool some new cars are. The show wraps up with sports where the guys pick their Olympic hockey rosters and lines.
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On the Extra, there’s additional talk about DJ Hero, Band Hero, and Lego Rock Band. Somehow they worked a lengthy discussion about Heidi Klum in there as well as throughout the show. They also pick out a couple more trinkets worth buying. The news features new stories about aliens from outer space and a Santa getting fired. There’s a bonus It Came From YouTube as well as Ke$ha being awarded the worst of music. Another car gets added to the car wall and more players get nominated for Olympic hockey team consideration. There’s an additional 54 minutes on this edition of The Lowdown Extra to make it 1:22:37 in length. That makes it the longest podcast in Lowdown and CHRW history by 13 minutes. As always, the Extra action comes to you uncut and uncensored.