It was a crowded week of Entitled Etiquette, mourning dive bars, and sea urchin (in a really mushroom-y sauce), so TBTL power commenters Mike, Ann, and Christy have geared up in ¾ length, slightly-too-small running pants (that make our butts look amazing), to break it all down for you. Along the way, we develop a new dating app, debate chocolate croissants vs raisin rolls, and agree that the Mortgage Professor probably doesn’t understand his shortcomings. Mike’s making 2001: A Space Odyssey references and Christy reminisces over a vehicle that was a magnet for suicidal animals, while Ann semi-meanly points out her latest pronunciation pet peeve. But no matter what any imminent Executive order may say, please remember that we can’t let the Pantone terrorists win.
“You cannot sing ‘parum pum pum pum’ and make it sound sexy and soulful. It just sounds stupid.”
It’s the holiday season, so we thought we’d dig into the world of TBTL and Christmas (fear not, non-Christians – you’re welcome, too!). Christy and Ann are ready to share their thoughts on everything from loud ringing bells to NORAD’s Santa Watch. Luke’s obsession with Christmas music leads us into a long discussion of our own likes and dislikes. Jen is once again proven to be our spirit animal. The story of Luke’s first adult Christmas makes us feel warm and fuzzy. Ann spreads a family story that we’re sure her brother will appreciate. Plus, nativity shenanigans, problematic cookie exchanges, and two wonderful traditions in the Wise family. And we discover a shocking fact about Zac Efron that makes us feel better about our impending mortality.
P.S. Sorry this show is so long, but it’s mostly because we put a massive bonus clip at the end that we couldn’t bear to leave out. Also, we talked a lot.
Fueled by snacks from Philly (thanks Bob!), Bobby, Ann and Mike recap the latest week of TBTL, including Monday’s three-hour leviathon, Luke’s half-words, Andrew “The Human Blanket” and more . Plus, Bobby brings a drug-fueled Cup-date, Mike explains how those Twig & Berries mattresses get you, and Ann googles “Smug Wendy” so you don’t have to. (Really, don’t do it. At least not at work.)
Ann and Bobby kick off LRB’s December to Podmember with a cornucopia of clips from LRB past that are even more satisfying than a six-course soccer snack and a side of mystery dairy. We’ve got one of our Phyllis phaves, an Aaron who was naughty, an Aaron who was nice, a mile-high Meredith and a couple clips of Mike. And of course, dazzling interstitial commentary we know you’ll like. Enjoy!
We know you’re enjoying that smooth repaved highway, but turn down C2C and turn up LRB, because Bobby, Ann, Meredith and Mike are defending the honor of quartets everywhere with a TBTL Week in Review covering almost as many topics as Tim Allen has Christmas movies.