This Week in TBTL: Prison Breaks, Pig Meat, Puzzles

June 12, 2015

A hand-crafted, shade-grown, beard-forward recap of the last week’s goings-on in the TBTL universe.  It will run every Friday morning, because I know none of you reads on the weekend.

(Last) FRIDAY: Phyllis Phriday has new innovations in water-drinking, canned crowd noise at graduations, and an appreciation of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

MONDAY:  The big prison break in New York state fascinates the two men of TBTL, as does Stephen Colbert’s new podcast.  Also, Andrew says this, and if you want context, listen to the episode, wouldja?


TUESDAY: Luke questions his consumption of delicious, adorable pigs, Andrew wants to go to Disneyland, and Jerry Seinfeld yells at clouds.  Plus, a Song of Ice and Spoilers.

WEDNESDAY: The continuing story of the New York state prison break fascinates Luke and Andrew.  Also, Luke sticks up for Marco Rubio and more talk of adorable pig consumption.

THURSDAY: Andrew accepts his probably inevitable fate as a Jigsaw Puzzle Man.


I am at a wedding today, so I have no photos of TBTL Funcruncher/Funcrusher Steve Nelson doing something nefarious to Luke and Andrew at the Infinite Guest home offices.  Here, then,  is the best song (and they’re all friggin’ great) on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which is not “Suffrage City,” Luke.  Boom-shakalaka.



What’s your name and where do you live?
Paul Henry. Harrogate, UK.

What’s the most interesting thing about you?
I enjoy spending about 7 hours a week with two people I’ve never met, who live thousands of miles away.

What are you usually doing when you listen to TBTL?
Working, driving or cooking.

What’s your secret shame food?
There’s no such thing as shame food.

If you could make everyone in the world watch one movie, what would it be and why?
Thin Red Line for sure. But also Safety Not Guaranteed (which is set in Washington or thereabouts.)

Who was your very first celebrity crush?
Paula Abdul.

This is a picture of popular recording artist and American television personality Paula Abdul defying gravity.

What’s a special skill you have that you’re most proud of?
I can pretty much always knock up a good meal from the sparsest ingredients.

What’s the worst nickname you’ve ever had?
Cheesy (due to my big, “Cheesy” grin. Is that a thing in America?)

[ EDITOR’S NOTE: Yes, it is. But yours is certainly impressive. ]

If you were driving down the street and you saw Luke and Andrew on the sidewalk, what would you yell at them as you drove passed?
Nothing, but I might park up and go say hi, and find out what the hell they were doing in the UK.

What’s your favorite TBTL moment?
The porch show featuring Alex from Cumulus.