Hey, we know you’re busy looking for your new barndominium, but take a break and check in with the LRB crew as we run through the previous week’s TBTL content, thin though it may be. Topics for discussion include sneeze hypocrisy and the perils of living with a sleep scream sneezer, Starship-related PTSD, alcohol-related reasons to go to Canada, documentaries that will make you cry, and some strong anti-consumerist sentiment. Plus, Hillary used the patriarchy to her advantage when (maybe?) buying a car, Meredith is getting a visit from the Dog Fairy, and Mike says it’s okay to be an asshole, as long as you’re entertaining.
It’s Independence week, and the ladies of LRB are over here just chillin’. We’ve got some decisions to finalize before we gather in Seattle in a few weeks’ time, including the look of the costumes for our upcoming quidditch match at Gas Works Park, and the plan for our Singles tour of Seattle. In this week’s recap of TBTL, we come up with some tips for minimizing on-air allergy noises, figure out how we can qualify for disabled parking placards, and realize why so many breakfast cereals have undergone name changes in the years since our childhoods. Additionally, we discuss ballpark patriotism, how “it’s better than it sounds” is never a ringing endorsement, and how it can be that Paul Rudd is not a “weird, cat-faced monster.” Oh, and Luke? We love you, but keep your dog on a leash.
Neither heat nor illness nor live show jealousy stays Bobby, Ann and Meredith from recapping the latest week of TBTL—in part with a little help from LRB Southern Events Correspondent and Earbuds and Earworms host Amy Sheppard. If you’d like a snack for the journey but you’re on your post-adventure grind, you can either nab a bag of Protes from the GNC down at the intersection of Vanity and Insecurity, or you can just order some Beanitos from this shamelessly blatant Amazon referral link that nets us some of Jeff Bezos’ pennies with every order. (We keep them in extra Middle-Aged Mom-ish Ten mugs.) If either of them asks for your number, just remember, they don’t really care: It’s Leg Day.
Roll down your windows and crank up the volume, because this very special episode of Little Red Bandwagon featuring some of our all-time favorite “club bangers” is the perfect soundtrack for a leisurely cruise down Highway 694. (Maybe just turn it back down a bit for Mike’s stories, especially if you hit traffic.) Plus, we take a quick dip in the LRB Mailbag.