We’re getting close to Halloween so the LRB coven of Hillary, Meredith, and Ann is reconvening, with Mike taking his life into his (kitten bitten) hands to join them. There’s a thorough discussion of the new LRB family additions (both cat and human), another emotional breakdown from Mike, a peek at the Van Harn family’s pending super villain, and the continuing countdown to Hillary’s big day (carry me, Daddy!). In fact, we’ve got so much LRB business this week that we barely have time to recap TBTL, but we still manage to share our thoughts on Andrew’s scooter saga, Luke’s potential “house pig,” unnecessary tired weed jokes, and the yelling system. Everyone’s on board as Ann plays all her rage cards simultaneously for the throwiest Throw Your Phone moment ever. Plus, our own unfortunate towing stories, why Diet Coke is the best soda ever, The Good sTens Place, and it’s not Saucy Meat Time. Yet.
Are you a Luke, or an Andrew? If you’re listening to our LRB, you’re probably neither! (And that’s OK, because we’d think less of you for paying $3.50 a bottle for Lipton Diet Green Tea.) Now that that’s settled, enjoy this TBTL Week in Review covering everything from airport anxiety and buzzed birds to new RV restrictions and “Minnesota Nice.”
Pull on some tonight pants and wrap yourself in your most stylish snuggie, because today we’re talking about fashion. Ann and Christy are not exactly style icons, but that doesn’t stop them from digging into a variety of clips that showcase the fashion choices of TBTL’s most image-conscious host. This episode is chock full of Luke’s rules (no shorts on men), boasts (we just don’t understand his fashion acumen), and grievances (clothing stores should only carry stock for the current season). We’ll get to hear the genesis of Operation Fancy Pants, as well as the Jen vs. Luke showdown during the White V-Neck Incident of 2008. And we strongly agree that he wasn’t wearing black socks with white Vans “ironically”. Of course, we have to take little time to talk about our personal fashion philosophies; Christy outlines the history of the mullet, while Ann illustrates the pitfalls of complimenting someone on their appearance in any way. Plus, some unfortunate pants-splitting experiences.
Nobody’s attended more TBTL events than Christy (except Luke, I guess), so she and Ann get together for this quick minisode to recap the TBTL Night at the Mariners event from September. Hey, it’s our podcast, so we can post an episode whenever we want! It was an evening full of fun moments, including a hilarious Hanna Brooks Olsen, Luke’s fly dance moves, the pursuit of one of Ellie’s life ambitions, and way too much thinking about Andrew’s tongue. Plus, a kid bathroom emergency, fond(?) remembrances of The Mummy’s antics on the Tour de Terrible, and a discussion of the “living hell” that is curriculum night.
How many podcasters does it take to determine if that’s a mole or a skin tag? None on this show, thankfully. But, five of us have gathered anyway for this week’s TBTL Week in Review, just in case. Some of us are trying to moderate our frustration with Luke and Andrew with varying levels of success. Others are just trying to stamp out forest fires.