It was their first time in Blacksburg, and mandolinist Jay Lapp’s birthday. It was a special night to welcome The Steel Wheels to our town.
Calling all videography, drama and media students at Virginia Tech, I have a task for you:
Frankie and Bridgette notice that the Hokie Bird statues are beginning to disappear and reappear in various locations in the town, and police are looking for the vandal, It soon becomes apparent that the birds are actually stationing themselves for an some kind of invasion. Then they realize it is really a misunderstanding and that the Hokie Bird statues just want to go home, and are circling up for the mother ship to take them away.
The Home Place
Frankie and Bridgette decide they’re tired of Blacksburg food spots and want to try somewhere outside the city of Blacksburg. Everyone warns them not to leave and wander into the unknown mountains beyond. They go anyway, and after getting lost and winding down an old back road eventually discover an old farmhouse that welcomes them in.
Fusion Club [guest idea by Conley Owens]
Virginia Tech hosts a fair for “fusion clubs”, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Open carry furries,
hula-hooping jazz musicians
black culture fencers
fantasy football larpers
mycophiliac mushroom-collecting poets
manga ultimate frisbee team
knitting on ice
Hokie Gear [A special episode created by Conley Owens]
Freddie and Bridgette are sent to review a new restaurant in the area, The Fork and Roast, located on First and Main. They enjoy the food, although it’s not that great, so they wonder what the big deal is about this place. When the waiter asked them how their food is, they misinterpret some secret signal, and are then directed to a back room where there is a black market, selling contraband unlicensed Hokie gear at a reasonable price.
They Found His Body in the Duck Pound [A guest episode created by Conley Owens]
A scuba diver discovers a body in the duck pond, a human corpse that had been weighed down by concrete boots. Every possible explanation is arrived at until the campus police discover it’s a prank played by the VCOM students, using a cadaver.