Hey friends, while we were waiting in line behind God for the microwave at the celestial 7-11, the LRB gang decided to make a few changes. So, we’re trying out a new style of recap this week, but don’t give us a Shorty Award just yet. Instead, listen in on a discussion that ranges from a science fiction technology that we think is more important than time travel to the best way to house your bitcoin mining operation. Meredith would rather have a cavity filled than listen to any more from The Rapsures. Mike gets hot under the collar at Luke’s dismissal of marketing professionals. Ann shares tales from the retail trenches that demonstrate why we need rules and policies in the workplace (or maybe just that people are terrible). Plus, radio charlatans, dark chocolate, new standards for insanity in men, and how many rivets should go in the door panel of a Tesla. We’re 112% CA-CAO!
It’s clip show time, and we’re taking a short break from attempting to deport Andy the fun-loving lemon thrower to talk about some nicknames. Meredith “Short Torso” Van Harn, Christy “Don’t Call Me Chrissy” Wise and Ann “Brontosaurus Rex” Lundholm are here to develop a set of rules for appropriate nicknames, talk about why you should never be friends with an asshole, and bemoan the difficulties of changing your name, as well as share under what circumstances you should get off the plane RIGHT NOW. On the TBTL front, we’ll get the story behind Jen Andrews’ most enduring nickname, learn the Rule of Three Steves, resolve YET AGAIN to keep a safe distance from The Mummy, and squirm at the original instance of Burbanking the Joke.
P.S. Don’t forget to send Meredith your pet nicknames!
Neither snow nor cold nor gloom of post-surgery pain will keep Ann, Bobby and Meredith from recapping the latest week of TBTL. Between us we’ve got a Diet Coke bunker, a working fax line (617-354-8513), some Tylenol with Codeine and zero working VCRs, all divided by one. And thankfully, not a single dollop of anything in sight.
Make sure you’re wearing your Life Alert, because it’s time for a fresh recap of TBTL and we don’t want you to slip in the shower. Luke is pretending he isn’t a frivolous spender, while Andrew definitely, definitely lost on The Price Is Right: Whole Foods Salad Bar Edition. Although it turned out that the Roooosevelt apartment wasn’t on fire, our hot takes certainly are, as Ann and Mike are joined once again by guest host Hillary “H-Bomb” Butler to talk about the finest in kids’ television programming, the challenges of families and relationships in the modern world, and the need for a regular female presence on TBTL. Mike has more questions about space junk than one lady scientist can answer. Hillary creates a new segment called, “Tee It Up, Andrew!”. Ann says we should never question a man’s relationship with his pepperoni. Oh, and Mike tells a story that contains the phrase, “a Pat Benatar video where they dance battle a pimp.”