This Week in TBTL: From a Buick Encore

July 10, 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: Butch and NightPance reunite, with Luke checking in from scenic Chautauqua, New York, to discuss guacamole, bubble wrap, and polyamory.

MONDAY:  Luke’s road trip across America lurches to a start, as his tale of rental car woe is one Edie McClurg shy of being a Planes, Trains & Automobiles outtake.  We do learn a lot more about Kendallville, Indiana, though, and the Song of the Summer voting commences.

(More Kendallville facts on the blog here; Song of the Summer voting page here.)

TUESDAY: Luke checks in from Madison, Wisconsin, where he and Andrew share one of the most beautiful, rapturous pieces of musical genius since Buckner & Garcia’s “Pac-Man Fever.”

After you’ve watched that clip 50-odd times, the rest of the episode includes Pizza Hut chat, another dude tying balloons to a lawn chair like it’s a good idea or something, and the Conspiracy Guys look skeptically upon a Broadway phone-charging tale.

WEDNESDAY: Luke and his pleated khakis arrive in St. Paul just in time to discuss why Magnum, P.I., is stealing water for his avocado farm.  I blame Higgins, fwiw.

THURSDAY: Advice columnist Amy Dickinson joins the show to discuss getting fooled by the worst movie in recent memory and to take part in Quizmaster Andrew’s twisted game.


Did you want an action photo of Luke and the Buick Encore?  Everything’s coming up you today, it seems.


That’s right.  A TBTL Newsletter.  Every Friday.  In your electronic mailbox.  Containing show recaps, a Ten of the Week, notes from Luke and Andrew, cutting room floor items from the past week, and news about upcoming TBTL events and ephemera.  More ephemera than you’ll know what to do with, frankly.

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