This Week in TBTL: Glendive, juice cleanses, and the Cascadia subduction

July 17, 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: Live from an abandoned Glendive, Montana, KOA, it’s Luke Burbank.  He praises the sheer handsomeness of the patrons of a Bismarck, North Dakota, Starbucks before the laptop battery dies and Andrew has to rig this contraption up:

And that’s why the show is titled “Montana Microcast.”

MONDAY:  Luke starts a juice cleanse, rails against people upset about fictional lawyers, and wants some parents to settle down about the dang Minions, already.  Also, Andrew kills beloved cartoonist Bill Watterson “accidentally.”

TUESDAY: Day 2 of Luke’s juice cleanse finds him sanding a boat in his parents’ driveway while Andrew leaves his apartment studio to record in Harold A. Henry Park like a dang weirdo.  The gentlemen discuss the Cascadia subduction that’ll lay waste to everything west of I-5 at some point in the future, and special guest Susan Burbank reviews her Christian cruise.  Some quotes from the show really stood out:


WEDNESDAY: A 1986 Merrill Markoe clip for Andrew’s favorite restaurant anchors one of the best-titled TBTLs ever.  Here’s where I note that Merrill Markoe created Stupid Pet Tricks and Viewer Mail for Late Night with David Letterman, and is therefore a national treasure.

THURSDAY: A long-awaited update on Andrew’s building manager situation!  (It’s towards the end of the show, though, and the clip of Alex Trebek reciting rap lyrics is definitely worth your click.)


ELSEWHERE:

song of the summer

Today is the last day to submit your vote for TBTL’s Song of the Summer, so go do that!

I thought long and hard about what song to submit for my nomination (apologies to runners-up The Avener, Sleaford Mods, and Donovan), and went with Serengeti’s “Dennehy.”  It has a spectacularly laid back vibe, will be especially popular with the show’s Chicago listeners, and mentions Dave Corzine.


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