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AJ & McCall 01/19/18

Does anyone have less than two phone chargers? Buzzfeed has a phone survey with a few options that have AJ & McCall scratching their heads. Doesn't everyone use their phone when they're on the toilet? Have you thrown your phone? What about lost it in the most obvious spot? What's your most ridiculous cell phone broken story? Who pushed the wrong button? For the #DebateAt8, did you back your car in to someone's? Maybe you sent an email or picture to someone you didn't mean to? When did you push the wrong button? Friday is #iPodIdol! The song is Taylor Swift's 'End Game' and the loser will have to wear a sign of the winner's discretion all next week. What's the stylistic choice this week?

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AJ & McCall 01/18/18

Poop knife! You heard that right. It's a great story if you haven't read about it already. AJ & McCall want to know if there's anything unusual you found out that your family did that you thought was normal. What's your dream job? There's an opening to be a chicken nugget connoisseur, and AJ & McCall are all about that job. Also, bring on getting paid to travel around the world. Back to weird for the #DebateAt8. If you haven't seen it, and count yourself lucky if you haven't, the newest viral trend is the Tide Pod challenge. Yes, the laundry detergent. Don't do it! But what is the weirdest/dumbest food you have eaten? For Throwback Thursday a list was released of songs that turn 20 years old this year, so what's the one that gives you the most feels?

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AJ & McCall 01/17/18

Producer Butterz bought a bag of cereal that has a new design for opening and re-sealing it and AJ is having none of it. Why would it be just in the center? Do you know what milkshake duck means? A dictionary picked it as the word of the year and AJ & McCall are at a loss. So how about instead they come up with some of their own nonsense words. When you open a locked door do you take the key out and then open or open the door and then take your key out? And for the #DebateAt8, what's your best locked out story? On the subject of locked doors, do you lock your car? AJ knows someone who doesn't and it kind of blows AJ & McCall's minds.

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AJ & McCall 01/16/18

It's #FeelGoodTuesday and we've got feel good stories from a car restoration, to a dedicated fan going to the Super Bowl to McCall being nice at a restaurant. What has you excited and feeling good? Speaking of going out to eat; booth, table or bar? AJ & McCall want to know what your preference is and how long you'd wait because Producer Butterz insists on a booth. The #DebateAt8 has included some not great language and so we're gonna clean up ours. What is your replacement curse word? And we're going to class it up with an art gallery! Google has a cool link that will help you find your doppelganger portrait, so find yours and add it to the VFX gallery. Pinkies up!

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AJ & McCall 01/15/18

After talking about being lazy thanks to Oregon, and some cleaning this weekend, AJ & McCall want to know what your catch-all is. What do you throw everything on? Also, do you have a junk drawer or condiment drawer? A family portrait has gone viral after a terrible touch-up, what's your best caption for it? The loser for #iPodIdol will have their make-up done by the winner, for the #DebateAt8 you can pick some of the colors that will have to be worn. Do you want to be part of the show? We're collecting lists of awesome people to do just that!

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Family Gets Even

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on themselves. They're honest all the time and that includes sharing embarrassing stories of their friends and family, so they get a chance to turn the tables this week. What do their families think they do for their jobs and what questions do they have? And of course the siblings, parents and significant other get to share stories of AJ & McCall to even it out. Who lost a tooth and thought it was rock in their mouth? Who took candy from a store?

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AJ & McCall 01/12/18

AJ finally has his Christmas tree down and McCall's was taken care of early thanks to her dogs. Maybe a little late, but at least they didn't try and return a live one...because it was dead...January 4th! A lady did just that AND got the refund. AJ & McCall are both the oldest of four and wanted to know the answer to the question 'What is cool?' They asked all their siblings to tell them. What's your kid's definition of cool? Do you have a favorite cup or plate in the house? One that you only use and no one is allowed to? What about a favorite blanket, towel or hoodie? #DebateAt8 And Friday is #iPodIdol! The song is Dua Lipa's 'New Rules' and the punishment is the loser having their makeup done by the winner. What's the stylistic choice this week?

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AJ & McCall 01/11/18

AJ & McCall are spicing up the weather! The East coast got hit by a 'Bomb Cyclone' which just sounds like dressing up the forecast, so what adjectives should we add to make it more interesting? Sadistic Heat Wave? Salty Ice Storm? And on the subject of ridiculous adjectives, Diet Coke will have a new flavor called 'feisty cherry.' What does that even taste like? What's a commercial or slogan that you will never forget? Ed Sheeran never goes anywhere without his emergency ketchup. He has to have it. Tell us for the #DebateAt8 what condiment or food edition you would need to take with you everywhere. Serious question...what is the past tense of 'wing it?' AJ & McCall use it all the time but are completely unsure of how to say they wung it? Winged it? And they use 'wing it' a lot.

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AJ & McCall 01/10/18

Now that the holidays are official over, and we can't jinx it, AJ & McCall want to know what you think the worst time to travel is? Is it near Christmas, over the summer or some other time of the year? Speaking of traveling, in Oregon there was a slight rule change that allows for self-serve at gas stations and people are losing their minds. Let's poke some fun and set the bar a little lower, what's a mundane task you wish someone would do for you? Things got intense yesterday in the VFX studios when someone used a word that was actually one of McCall's super pet peeves. So the #DebateAt8 is what words, phrases or mispronunciations just set you off? And the time has come for McCall to face her #iPodIdol punishment. She must call a family member and meow.

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AJ & McCall 01/09/18

It's #FeelGoodTuesday! And some awesome workers are staying outside in Michigan to raise awareness for not leaving your dog outside, which McCall loves of course. What are you passionate about if you tasked with doing an event to raise awareness for? AJ is terrible at keeping his New Year's Resolutions, BUT apparently there is a phrase out there that helps you be more successful. What's the phrase that makes you smile, that butters you up? After a conversation with our videographer Denise, AJ & McCall want to know what the ratio of cowboy boot owners is. The #DebateAt8, cowboy boots or not? McCall will face her #iPodIdol punishment today and have to meow during a phone call with family, but you can take part in fun before. Text your family with meow in the message and see if they notice.

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AJ & McCall 01/08/18

AJ skipped an event last night because he didn't want to drive in the canyon. What's your breaking point when it comes to plans and lousy weather? AJ's sister turned 16 over the weekend and later this year his older sister will be 18 and has been debating with McCall what the landmark ages are. What numbers mean just a little bit more because of their significance? The #DebateAt8 is insight in to McCall's texting habits. How do your texts change when you're upset? What are the indicators? #iPodIdol voting closes today, so who will have to meow in a phone call to their parents?

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AJ & McCall 01/05/18

It's the holiday version of kids say the silliest things! What funny things did the little ones say over the break? Did the toys survive the break or are they broken already? Have any problem putting toys together? When was the last time AJ & McCall had a present that broke? AJ & McCall are procrastinators, and AJ is terrible at keeping them, so what should their New Year's Resolutions be? #DebateAt8 Friday is #iPodIdol day! The song is Maroon 5's 'What Lovers Do' and the punishment is having to call your parents and do meows during the competition. What's the stylistic choice? And who did it best?

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AJ & McCall 01/04/18

How many days in a row could you eat the same thing? Bruce Wayne ate Chipotle for 14 straight months, and was actually the inspiration for #vfxStreakOff because AJ & McCall couldn't imagine doing that. What's the last thing you ate? Could you eat it every meal for a month? 2018 will be the year of passive aggressive! AJ & McCall have notes to share to try and take care of those 2017 issues. Passive aggressive is McCall's second language. AJ & McCall are wrapping up the holidays, so what changed your life over the break? Engagement? Baby? Arrest? And AJ has an engagement conundrum for the #DebateAt8. Last year all AJ heard was 'it's not normally like this' and that's the case this year, but it's warm. So to brag, what's your best 'it's so warm' joke?

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AJ & McCall 01/03/18

A day off on Tuesday means #FeelGoodTuesday on a Wednesday! What are you excited about? And what's the answer to 'In 2018 I want to accomplish ____ ?' #vfxStreakOff comes to an end, so who takes on Beanboozled as the punishment? AJ & McCall see what their luck looks like to start 2018 by each try a jelly bean. The loser of #iPodIdol this week will be outside with a sign and in costume. The #DebateAt8 is us taking suggestions for a good punishment costume. What would you laugh most at on the side of the road? Friday AJ & McCall sang Imagine Dragon's 'Thunder' as Elmo, so who lost and faces punishment this week?

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AJ & McCall 12/29/17

Have you seen the new viral meme 'Start Your New Year Off Right!'? AJ & McCall are gonna help you find the right song, movie, show, whatever so you can hear the right thing at midnight exactly! New Year's Day AJ & McCall will count down VFX top 100 songs! What do you think the top 5 is? Guess and if you get it right you could win a small prize package of free food. AJ & McCall give you their guesses for what they think the top 5 is. Hard to believe but we're heading towards the last weekend of the year. What will happen to AJ & McCall in 2018? #DebateAt8 Friday is #iPodIdol day! This week's song is Thunder from Imagine Dragons and the loser will have to stand, in a costume, on a street with a sign next week. What's the stylistic choice though?

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AJ & McCall 12/28/17

Near the end of the year means we're near the end of #vfxStreakOff, so which of AJ & McCall is winning? What will the punishment be for the loser? We're past Christmas, so when do the lights and decorations come down? Does anyone already have it all packed away? A childhood dream is coming true for AJ on the #DebateAt8! He got Reptar Bars for Christmas and AJ & McCall are going to try them. What fictional food have you always wanted to try? Is anyone really working this week? Describe your week in a GIF.

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AJ & McCall 12/27/17

It's #FeelGoodTuesday on a Wednesday! AJ & McCall are happy to be back and want to know, what the best thing that happened to you this weekend? AJ traveled over the long weekend and had to drive back through Wyoming and Logan Canyon on Christmas Eve night. It was the worst winter drive of his life. What's the worst drive you've done, because of weather or length or boredom? Everyone got lots of great gifts right? McCall had a friend that had surprise gift ruined and that was a washing machine for his wife. For the #DebateAt8, is giving an appliance as a gift a good or bad idea? There's been extra time to vote but now we find out who loses #iPodIdol and has to sing to strangers tomorrow.

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AJ & McCall 12/22/17

Jenn gave us a Christmas card and AJ & McCall are at a complete loss for how and why you do a Christmas card. Should we do a VFX one? You gotta stay aware heading in to Christmas weekend because you don't want to be the one everyone has a story about. What's the most embarrassing thing you've done around Christmas time? Have you ever spoiled the surprise of a gift on accident? We promise to keep it anonymous but for the #DebateAt8, where are your hiding spots? Where do you hide presents or candies you don't want to share? And Friday means #iPodIdol! This week it's Wham's 'Last Christmas' sung very fast! Make sure you vote for who did it best because the loser will have to sing it to every stranger they encounter!

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AJ & McCall 12/21/17

McCall gave AJ his present yesterday in a very unimaginative way, buying in front of him and then giving it to him in the front seat as they were leaving. What's the lamest way you've been given a present? When you hear Christmas, what present comes to mind? For AJ it's candy canes and for McCall it's fudge. Now that McCall is FINALLY done Christmas shopping, she has to wrap her presents and EVERYTHING has to match for her. Does your wrapping paper have to match? #DebateAt8 And when it comes to your tree do you put candy canes on it? AJ did it all the time as a kid and that's why they're his number one Christmas candy.

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AJ & McCall 12/20/17

Yesterday was a White Elephant Gift exchange at work for AJ & McCall. How do you decide what gift to give (funny, re-gfit) and what's the most ridiculous thing you've ever gotten? AJ got a flattering message yesterday and thought that's a bold strategy around Christmas. First dates during the holiday season, good or bad idea? When is that window closed? Time to settle the #DebateAt8, what's the best Christmas movie? And your Christmas present to McCall, just show us the last picture of your pet you took.

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AJ & McCall 12/19/17

#FeelGoodTuesday the week of Christmas is the best! What are you the most excited for this holiday season? AJ & McCall want to know what your penguin name is using the name generator. Star Wars the Last Jedi is tonight and we can't wait! AJ's family sees a movie very Christmas as a tradition and McCall's does karaoke. What are your holiday traditions? And for the #DebateAt8 we get to pick a song for McCall's karaoke set list! What should she sing? Is there anything worth it for you to go to a midnight premiere? AJ will do just about anything, McCall would do a concert and movies.

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AJ & McCall 12/18/17

McCall was sick this weekend and so she's still behind on Christmas shopping. How much do you have left to do? AJ gave McCall a bunch of static about not being able to wait until Christmas to give her gifts but this year it's him that has given his all out already, so he owes her an apology. How important is it to wait until the holidays to give or get your gifts? We're a week away from Christmas! The #DebateAt8 is very important holiday planning, what do you leave out for Santa and his reindeer? And Monday means voting closes on #iPodIdol. Who gets the face full of snow?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Random December

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on a random podcast. It's a special edition of Drop the Mic. The sound of the Lil John goat means it's a random podcast with any topic and featuring anyone wandering through the hallway. Thank you to our two engineers Denise and Kevin and videographer Dominic for being in the hallway this week. AJ & McCall, and guests, talk about Christmas, movies, the zombie apocalypse, film making, improv comedy and even their show.

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AJ & McCall 12/15/17

Your voice assistant has been there for you all year so what are you getting it for Christmas? Play Hey Siri and ask 'What do you want for Christmas?' A doctor in England plead guilty to assault this week because he carved his initials in to two patients livers. What?! AJ & McCall are beside themselves that someone would do that. What have you put your initials on? Also, why do people write on bathroom stalls? The #DebateAt8 is a debate taking over social media, how do you cut your bread (diagonal, vertical halves or horizontal halves)? Friday means it's #iPodIdol! And the punishments are upped this week. Loser gets their face shoved in snow on Monday. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' sung very quietly is the challenge this week!

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AJ & McCall 12/14/17

What is your least favorite things about the holiday season? AJ says the weather and McCall says the clean up. Speaking of the weather, both Butterz and McCall think AJ has his thermostat set to high. It sits between 70 and 72, where is yours set? AJ & McCall got in to the 12 Days of Christmas yesterday and are finishing it off. For the #DebateAt8 what's the worst of the 12 days and best, besides the five golden rings. Also, how much does the whole thing cost? AJ & McCall face a challenge of spending the money but still buying the same number of things. Can they finish their list?

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AJ & McCall 12/13/17

McCall is the slacker today because she's not done with Christmas shopping, while AJ spent way more than he meant to but got it done last weekend. How do you present? Do you have a budget set for friends, family, etc? Last night at the Christmas party we found out that Butterz doesn't take his ID with him wherever he goes and there's a salesperson that has NEVER used an ATM. AJ & McCall are so thrown for a loop by this. Do you know someone who doesn't do anything that pretty much the rest of the world does? How does your Santa leave presents at your house? For AJ it's wrapped in his stocking and under the tree, but for McCall it's just on the couch. #DebateAt8 The GIF game is always strong on VFX and today it's your chance to win.

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AJ & McCall 12/12/17

It's #FeelGoodTuesday! Lots of awesome things going on for the season, including Cares for Christmas, and speaking of donating what's something you have too much of? When you were a kid what was the thing your parents said they were going to throw out or donate? We don't want to jinx it, but at some point we're going to get some snow. What is your favorite snow activity? AJ & McCall's Christmas party is tonight, but there won't be any awards so today we're giving out fake ones. The #DebateAt8 is what fake award should you win from work? AJ faces Text Roulette as his punishment for losing #iPodIdol. Who will he text and what will he send?

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AJ & McCall 12/11/17

No one looks forward to a Monday, but AJ & McCall want to know what's the worst Monday of December? Is it the one before Christmas because it's the last week before the holidays? Or today with Finals and everyone checking out next week because it's almost the holidays? Do you have an 'almost rich' story? A chance in the past to make some serious cash? Do you have any collections you hope make money some day? One of our awesome listeners shows up on the caller ID as 'Super Dustin.' If you could change your name to anything on an ID, business card, what would it be? And find out what your elf name with the generator on our Facebook page. And Monday means we find out who loses #iPodIdol and takes on Text Roulette tomorrow.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Me Too

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the #MeToo campaign. A recent discussion online really shocked them because of the take against the victim. Despite being 28 and 23 they both believe it's one of the most historic moments they've witnessed. AJ & McCall just wanted to have an open conversation on a very important issue that has risen to the forefront of national conversation.

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AJ & McCall 12/08/17

AJ & McCall had nightmares last night after seeing some terrifying decorations. In fairness to them, most of the list put together seem to be pretty old and have warped. Nonetheless they are terrifying decorations. Do you or your family have any scary Christmas decorations. Yesterday we discovered it wasn't the tree that most people would get upset about, but the decorations from a past relationship. So speaking of decorations, how do you acquire them? Do you have a tradition for buying them? Get one from each place you visit? Do you have a different set every year? For the #DebateAt8, AJ has a dilemma. His family does wish lists to give some guidelines for shopping so there is still some mystery, but this year a family member is still demanding one particular item. How does gift picking work for you? Do you exchange lists? What would you do if a family member was constantly demanding one gift? And Friday means #iPodIdol. This week's song is Charlie Puth's 'How Long' and the style is as a dramatic reading. Who wins? Watch the video and vote on the website!

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AJ & McCall 12/07/17

AJ & McCall have been all in on Christmas all week and what a shocker, McCall has a question about pets. What's your gift giving policy when it comes to pets? Do they get a Christmas present? After deciding yesterday that AJ was going to write his first letter to Santa McCall upped the ante and today wants to call Santa. What questions should they ask? McCall has a friend who's in a new relationship and her boyfriend is bring a tree he bought with his ex. For the #DebateAt8, new relationship new tree? And finally, the call to Santa happens. Thanks to him for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk and he also left his voicemail so you can let him know what you'd like for Christmas and tell him thank you. Today's #vfxFacebookRoulette is a special one as AJ & McCall want to make sure to remember Pearl Harbor.

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AJ & McCall 12/06/17

It's Wednesday, we all want to have a laugh as we trudge through the morning so tell us why you're awake in GIF form. The GIF game has never disappointed AJ & McCall. Buzzfeed put together of fringe 'Christmas movies' and AJ & McCall go through and decide which ones they think are; Die Hard, Home Alone, Frozen? Which movies make your Christmas movie cut? An angry letter to Santa went viral and the VFX staff discussed their own experiences writing to the big man in red. AJ has never written a letter to Santa. For the #DebateAt8, what's the etiquette for doing so? What's the address, how do you format it, is it too late in the year to send it? And speaking of the holidays, there's just a haze as well try to make it from Thanksgiving to the New Year. What are you putting off until after the holidays?

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AJ & McCall 12/05/17

It's #FeelGoodTuesday and McCall got her car back and had a celebrity encounter on Twitter. AJ & McCall want to know if any celebrity could follow you, who would it be and what would you ask? A list was put together of the most Googled 'Why do...' questions in each state, and yes some of them are pretty silly. What's the silliest/most ridiculous question you've asked because of a brain lapse? AJ once went to Google to figure out which state the Texas Chainsaw Massacre happened in and McCall forgot how to spell 'of.' AJ & McCall are at opposite ends of Christmas lights for the #DebateAt8. Colored or white for decorating? McCall faces her punishment for losing #iPodIdol and that is Text Roulette. She has to send a random text to someone in her phone. And another predictive text game. Start with 'You can have my heart but in return I want a...' Tell us what you come up with.

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AJ & McCall 12/04/17

AJ & McCall Dropped the Mic on 2017 on Friday on their weekly podcast. Goals, accomplishments, they covered it all, so what was a goal for you from 2017? Favorite memory? VFX is having an exclusive premiere of Star Wars the Last Jedi! So what color lightsaber would pick? And how much would you trust yourself with that blade? Christmas music starts today! What song makes it the Christmas season for you? What song do you have to hear for the holidays? And for the #DebateAt8 what artist screams, or sings, Christmas music to you? Time to find out who won #iPodIdol! Friday AJ & McCall sang Havana under water and all weekend you could vote on who was best? Who will face the punishment tomorrow? What other stylistic suggestions would you like to see? Opera? Metal?

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AJ & McCall 12/01/17

Treat Yo Self 2017! Do you buy yourself a present? What's the worst you've splurged on yourself? November is over and that means #vfxStreakOff has come to an end. What will AJ & McCall streak for December? And AJ has to eat the spicy noodles as a punishment. There's a new challenge starting today with AJ & McCall signing and they were talking about misheard lyrics. Any song, what misheard lyrics fooled you? #DebateAt8 iPod Idol! A new Friday challenge. AJ & McCall will sing a song with a random stylistic choice. This week is Havana under water. Vote at utahsvfx.com for who you think is best and Monday we announce the loser...who will face a punishment!

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AJ & McCall 10/30/17

It's the last day of the month and the end of #vfxStreakOff is coming to end. Which of AJ & McCall will face the punishment of the spicy noodles. What should their everyday challenge be for December? For Throwback Thursday what present did you REALLY want? Did you ever get it? McCall thinks an Elf on the Shelf should visit VFX studios, but AJ doesn't know anything about these elves. Do you have one? Or some other Santa scouts? #DebateAt8 This is first time in 10 years that AJ will be setting up a tree and is taking the tree topper very seriously. What decoration is on top of your tree?

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AJ & McCall 11/29/17

Thanksgiving is all done and now AJ & McCall are all in on Christmas, starting with the tree. A popular trend this year...an upside down tree. AJ has never heard of this, have you? Ever done something different than the normal stand up and decorate tree? Now that we're between Thanksgiving and Christmas, especially right after Turkey Day, there's 100% a holiday hangover. A list was put together of the best perks not in the United States. What perks do you want to see added to your job? McCall is buying presents for three people and AJ is buying presents for that many coworkers. Where is the line for who gets a present? For the #DebateAt8 how do you decide among friends and coworkers who you buy a gift for? And speaking of coworkers, AJ & McCall got invited to a work Christmas party. Are there any rules or guidelines they should follow to avoid trouble?

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