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.
Grab your box of Fruit Adventure Tic Tacs, because it’s time for another recap of TBTL: The Week That Was. Ann, Mike, and Meredith have gathered around the scallop banana hotdish (ick) to rehash the latest in Massholes, our issues with Serial season 3, how many weed lobsters one needs to eat to get high, feline predatory instincts, and plenty of other topics. Why is Meredith sympathizing with Genevieve? What’s causing Mike to astral project during TBTL? Why is Ann still trying to listen to the No Point Conversion? And what exactly is the Sexy Doctor setting on your razor? Plus, naturalistic fallacy, shirts on a plane, how to successfully get a hair cut, octopus glow sticks, and Mike is upset about Snack. Again.
It’s the final Friday of the month, so the gang’s gathered together to make sure we can close the Johnson account with sparkling clean teeth. First, Mike tells us all about his long-awaited trip back to the Pacific Northwest, including an important lesson he learned about traveling with prosthetics. We dig into a bunch of Throw Your Phone submissions that range from questions about different colors of Twitter, to the rodent-ness of rabbits (and their homicidal tendencies), to the desperate need for the return of the TBTL Science Council, to a delightful fantasy of the LRB coven in action. Then we take a look at all the wonderful, wild, mysterious things you guys have purchased using our Amazon affiliate link: ice makers, dirt bikes, tutus, personal creams (earmuffs, kids!), and lots and lots of turkey stew. Bobby ruins his Amazon search history. Meredith scolds the listeners over some dubious health product purchases. Mike loves infomercials’ “before” footage. Ann just wants a water feature, guys.