Mike Frizzell

#405 (Recap): The Kangaroo is TBTL

#405 (Recap): The Kangaroo is TBTL

The TBTL-a-thon wrapped up in Australia (OR DID IT???) and your LRB hosts are making a quick getaway in our car (Foley included) so that we can use our outdoor voices without embarrassment. On deck for today’s discussion: television show longevity, driving in NYC, the popularity of Tim Allen, and our extraordinary contrariness. Hillary remembers the Alamo. Mike Has an Idea that might just work. Meredith is a victim of Oreo marketing. And Ann learned that triple scoops are for winners. Plus, science facts about ear-cleaning, the merits of meeting kangaroos in the wild, and we wonder how much you should tip your housekeeper in space.

Here’s the GoFundMe for Sherri's Walk of Hope - Alice Springs to Darwin. Thanks again to Ross for passing it along.

#404 (Recap) Thanks Be to Qantas!

#404 (Recap) Thanks Be to Qantas!

Good Day, Mates! Your LRB hosts have also traveled to Australia for this week’s TBTL-a-thon. However, instead of the fly-infested lands of the Outback, Hillary, Ann, Meredith, and Mike have landed on the scenic, populated, and desirable towns of Melbourne, New Brighton (New South Wales), Wagga Wagga, and of course, Pirates Bay, respectively. What a strange coincidence!

Though we are on the other side of the world, your hosts are still talking about some business back in the States including our recently established LRB core values (LEAD), Mike’s new pet, Theresa, and the grand opening of SH45SW. As with all things TBTL related though, everything inevitably comes back to food and poop. Shrug.

We’re all currently heading back to our normal studios, but bottom line for this week in Australia - LRB is firmly Team Robbie.

This TBTL Week in Review recaps episodes 2909 through 2913 (Australia, Opals, Pitch Black, Theresa Russell, Lobster, Coober Pedy, Real Housewives, Black Widow, SH45SW, Manchaca, Brodie, 1626, Peanut Butter, Great British Bake Off, poop, food, Madonna, Tennant Creek, Robbie, LEAD values, Quantas).

#402 (Recap): T-Minus Two Hours to Jubilee

#402 (Recap): T-Minus Two Hours to Jubilee

It’s a vest-heavy week for the “conventionally attractive” tech-bros at LRB HQ, but between business calls the gang is squeezing in a recap of the final week of TBTL (before Luke and Andrew inevitably bite the big one in Australia). Topics discussed include: the problem with shopping for t-shirts at the Roo-A-Rama, why The Rock is the Cookie Monster of opioids, field mice as python food, and whether it’s the vest or the man wearing it (Idris Elba, anyone?). Mike attended the Austin social event of the year, but he’s subsequently in hot water because Bobby inadvertently “activated a Kramer.” Meredith’s breakfast choice leads to a discussion of ‘morning cheese’. Ann shares why she can never get upset when tv programming is pre-empted for news. Plus, the exchange rate on jams Down Under, upcoming kitten parties, and we desperately try to make Mike stop talking about his lucid dreams.

#395 (Recap): “Personal Wild Animal Sanctuary” Never Ends Well

#395 (Recap): “Personal Wild Animal Sanctuary” Never Ends Well

Hey gang, we’re ten minutes late for a hike, but Mike, Ann, and Hillary have managed to squeeze in a TBTL recap while simultaneously charging our phones and looking at the map. Mike’s perfecting his new Cardio Rage ™ workout. Hillary’s upset that the Easter Bunny is getting unearned credit. Ann’s family cabin is the setting of the CW’s hottest new teen show. Plus, turtle fights, how to get the most out of the Game of Thrones dragons, the strange hunky-ness of Tom Hanks, and the etiquette of nut-punching. Please enjoy the calls of the wild canterkoopies and kooperberrys that we’ve piped into the broadcast. Sorry about all the dong talk.

#393 (Best Of): Sliding Into a Standup Double (Again)

#393 (Best Of): Sliding Into a Standup Double (Again)

We were going to do a new show this week, but the 6 inches of April snow pretty much sent Ann over the edge. Instead, we’re pretending it’s a normal spring, where we don’t have to shovel out the stadium before the game. This episode originally aired on July 16th, 2016.

Here’s the original write-up:

Ah, summer. The kids are out of school, the pool is ready to go, and hot, hazy days are followed by warm, breezy evenings.  What could be better than a beer, a brat and a ballgame? Mike and Ann are ready to roll back the roof at Safeco Field and talk a little baseball. TBTL baseball, that is. We’ve compiled a collection of clips that involve going to the game, getting on the field, hanging out with Ten friends, and one unfortunate story that probably still has Andrew waking up in a cold sweat.  We promise you don’t need to be a sports fan to enjoy this one.