It’s been a busy weekend indeed at LRB. Bobby hosted a party (and met listener Bet!) despite battling a chest cold. Hillary prepared (mentally) for back-to-school time despite it only being August. Meredith made new friends despite being at the High Times Festival. And Mike used the movie Reality Bites to make a serious point about an often-overlooked TV and film heft continuity issue despite the acting of Winona Ryder.
There comes a time in a young man’s life when he feels that the entire world is persecuting him. And sometimes that’s accurate, especially when you’re talking about Andrew Walsh and the phenomenon of the cat-roll. From his (supposed) pal Luke, to a dedicated consort of Tens, to legitimate media stars, it seemed for a while that everyone was pranking ol’ Andy with a simple snippet of audio. AND WE LOVED IT. And so, for your listening pleasure, here is the complete aural history of The Cat-rolling of Andrew Walsh.
It’s another week here at collective LRB studios, and Hillary, Ann, Bobby, and Mike are running down the latest navel-gazing adventures of TBTL. Lots of questions were asked this week. Is Trump going to win in 2020 (don’t jinx it, Luke!)? Is Luke a hypocrite about his vegetarianism (probably, yes)? Is Andrew wasting his summer (who knows)? Was the octopus lady an irredeemable dummy (according to Mike and the guys, absolutely yes)?
As for your lovely hosts, we have a few questions, as well. Is Hillary more of a Betty or a Joan (Joan for sure)? Is Adventure Bay the worst run town in all of Canada (uh, yeah)? Should Bobby and Ann go to the Minnesota State Fair together and report back (HELL YES)? Did we go off the rails at the end (maybe!)?
Also forward promo for an upcoming show - Mike will tell his hold music-induced panic attack. Stay tuned!
This TBTL Week in Review recaps episodes 2959 through 2963 (Paw Patrol, Oreo Creme, baking, South King County, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Crying Game, Meet the Fockers, Mad Men, eShakti.com, David Berman, Silver Jews, 2020 Election, hold music, octopodes, anxiety, vegetarianism, Patriot, South Dakota, Minnesota State Fair, Mariners, MLB).
What a fun time we had in Seattle! Your LRB hosts are (mostly) back home and ready for a post-picnic weekend debrief. We have lots to discuss, including how Hillary is sober on the show for the first time in … a while, what caused Meredith to discover her mom voice, how Ann saved all of LRB from food poisoning, and what we thought of the tricks Mike showed us with a washcloth/towel and a sample size container of L’Occitane lotion. It was less weird than it sounds, honestly. During the TBTL portion of the show, we can’t believe we’re STILL talking about video interpolation, wonder why it matters whose party it is, dubiously discuss the attractiveness of politicians, and sing the praises of Lauren Ober’s appearance on the show. We agree that if you want to be a vegetarian It’s Fine (TM), while disagreeing about a certain Christian worship song. I mean, WE GET IT ALREADY.