The streets are icy, the grocery store shelves are bare, and city life has ground to a halt, but at least you have this extra-long helping of LRB to keep you company! Mike, Hillary, and Ann settle in to make some sense of Luke’s pickup basketball skirmishes, agree that reserving rental cars willy nilly qualifies as a classic instance of Entitled Etiquette, ponder the difficulties of maintaining friendships, and express our parking lot rage fantasies. Hillary has solved the mystery of JFK’s assassination, although she’s OUTRAGED that you would think she’s drunk. Ann creates a hierarchy of subjects she doesn’t want to hear about in between episodes of trying really hard not to be eye-rolly about the Seattle Snowpocalypse. Mike’s trip to Vegas included less-than-optimal guardrails, a ride in a haunted elevator, and the horrors of magnified bathroom mirrors. Also, we talk about dongs for waaaaaaay too long, and I’d like to apologize to Beckys everywhere.
This TBTL Week in Review recaps episodes 2829 (snow, Super Bowl, alarm clock, sports sexism, Tom Brady, Groundhog Day, throwing keys away), 2830 (pickup basketball, Instagram egg, Friends From College, I’m Sorry, you shut your mouth, water softeners, Amber Alert), 2831 (Yakov Smirnoff, Jim Gaffigan, net worth, State of the Union, maintaining friendships, USB in leopard seal poop, committing crimes, stadium bathrooms, parking spot wars), 2832 (weather anxiety, HSA misuse, Rich Gazarian, car rentals, Rebecki Kordecki, Blursdays), 2833 (weather hysteria, car reservations, poor Avis customer service, two-way tow, grocery store madhouse, Senior Day, buying without research).