Well, it’s finally come to this. We knew it would, because with Christy and Ann, all conversational roads eventually lead to candy. And for two guys whose preferred snacks generally involve alcohol and/or bags of farts, Luke and Andrew sure have spent some time talking about sugar. We’re just here to celebrate it, that’s all. From a long conversation about Skittles, to what kind of candy the KKK might pass out, to Luke’s hotel room binges, we’ve got a lot to cover. Further topics of discussion include candy taxonomy, our personal Top Five, successful Marshawn Lynch endorsement deals, and fruit flavor mythbusting. Plus, Christy shares her recipe for Peeps Three Ways, and Ann has an idea for some new LRB merch.
We’re short on time because the Lyft is arriving to take Meredith, Mike, and Ann to see The Black Panther Movie, but we managed to squeeze in a recap without getting too deshoveled. We have a split panel on the merits of modern movie theaters, but we all agree that we’ve reached the limits of our tolerance for dive bars and speakeasies, and that there’s no way we’re letting the horror flick that is those creepy clappers into our houses. Mike is mad (and hungry), mostly about words (and Big Mac Jrs.). Meredith is happy to be alone and drunk and not tweeting. Ann is busy looking for depictions of ancient pornography (ONLY FOR THE SHOW PICTURE, SWEAR TO GOD).
It’s the inaugural episode of LRB is Mystery Solvers (we solve our own mysteries whenever we feel like it, and no one’s getting free pizza, unfortunately). In pursuing that lofty goal, we’re getting to know Nace Hentschell, burgeoning Seattle lumberjack, grower of giant vegetables, and unironic Belieber. Nace shares some stories from his multiple run-ins with Camaro Kev and The Burbs at a certain well-known local karaoke joint, teaches us a new way to react when things aren’t going great, and reveals himself as an LRB benefactor of the highest order. Then we listen back to an early TBTL clip where we learn about MTV’s short-lived singing competition, Rock the Cradle, and the trainwreck performances of Chloe “Lana Del Rey Without the Talent” Lattanzi. Plus, the birth of an iconic TBTL drop, and Luke uses a truly disgusting simile.
Welcome to Fork ’n’ Pan, the restaurant where we serve an entire batch of baked treats as one serving, still in the pan! Take this fork, have a seat on the couch, get cozy in your Van Harn Original Charcoal-Activated Anti-Fart Slanket*, turn the TV to whatever channel you like, and know that Mike, Bobby and Meredith are not here to judge you.
As March 2018 marks Ann With A Plan Lundholm’s second anniversary as an LRB co-host, we’re taking a listen back to her inaugural appearance on the show with Christy and Mike back in 2016. Hear how TBTL (and subsequently LRB) tricked our resident baker into giving us so much of her time and attention. Plus, Ann’s favorite clip from TBTL history—the story of one of Jen’s most brazen and cringeworthy lies—is a perennial favorite.