I really didn't think anyone was reading this, but now I know, there are at least three readers. On Monday I asked if you knew any interesting facts about our friend Andy, and now I have new Andrew Walsh facts to share with you. It's Andy Walsh fun fact time!
Did you know that when threatened he is capable of expelling nearly 500mL of ink from specialized sacs under his beard? Listener Raul has seen it. Andrew dropped his wallet on the street one day, and Raul tried to return it to him. Andy only heard a stranger behind say something about a wallet. Assuming he was being mugged, he spun showered poor Raul, ruining his favorite Minnie Mouse t-shirt.
Listener Maegan noted that 12-year-old Andrew constructed a lifesize replica of Kenny G, complete with sax and receding, curly mane. Even more impressive, he did it with his feet in under 2 minutes. Video of the event has since been confiscated by Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay
Today's final Andy fun fact: In a drunken rage Andrew once attempted to burn the words "NO DAIRY" into the side of an Applebees in Vermont when they forgot to remove the "soft cheese" from his cowboy barbecue burger. He accidentally burned the Applebees and the neighboring nail salon to the ground. I'm pretty sure that was what listener Elysia was hinting at when she commented that "NO DAIRY" was what came to mind when thinking of fun facts about Andrew.
Just so you guys know, I started a new job and I'm in training all day long for a month or so. The blogging might be a little more sporadic than usual until I settle into my new gig. Thanks in advance for your patience.
More Andy fun facts in the comments, please. This is fun for me.
Song of the day Unhold Delorean
As you all know, our beloved Old Andrew, Andrew Walsh, is leaving sunny Seattle for smelly, rotten garbage-hole Los Angeles. He's well into his Bukowski phase with a serious case of Goudy heavy face. There were so many rhymes in that last sentence because my rap skills are as real as the streetz.
As far as I know, Andrew has not read the blog since I took over. Which is fine, he's a busy guy, he's got stuff going on. So I'm on here talking about him almost everyday, writing things he'll never see. I could, conceivably, make things up about him on the blog everyday. I won't do that, but I will report a bunch of Andy Walsh fun facts. Fun Fact #1: Did you Andrew Walsh set a Guinness record for largest popsicle stick structure constructed by an 8 year old in Ohio? It's since been broken, so you can't look it up, but it's true. I assure you.
Post your best Andrew Walsh facts in the comments, and I'll put my favorites in the blog. Don't tell him. I want to see how long it takes for him to organically discover that we're talking about him on here everyday. Or you guys could ignore me like when I asked you to send me costume photos to put in the blog and I can cry myself to sleep again.
(And I'mm sorry about what I said about LA Tengelenos. I just get all emotional when I think about Andrew leaving us.)
My song of the day Not Your Lemonade - Major Lazer/ La Roux/ Gucci Mane
On today's edition of TBTL, Luke and Andrew go out on a limb to give a tepid recommendation for everyone's favorite casual Italian eatery, The Olive Garden. They're right, it's really not that bad. All of those restaurants (Red Lobster, Applebees, Olive Garden, etc.) are kind of like sit-down McDonalds. You know what you're getting when you go in there, and it will be satisfying, but there are a lot of reasons to not go there all the time. During all that food talk I learned that Luke is one of those weirdos who likes all the flavor cooked out of his meat.
Are you going to get your eagle soar on tomorrow? I'm not. If last night was any indication, I'm going to spend the weekend shaking and sweating while my body temperature fluctuates wildly. Really regret using a vacation day the day they were giving out flu shots at work. Sounds like Andrew is going to spend his weekend shaking and sweating from all the anxiety. Life is happening, and it is freaking him out. He'll be fine. Or maybe he'll have a panic attack and be institutionalized. Tune in Monday to find out.
Luke's song of the day Signs Tesla
My song of the day Love Will Tell Us Apart Joy Division
Be careful out there, you guys. Mean people be scammin'. Some doo doo head tried to fleece Andrew out of a bunch of money. some jokester tried to pull the old "wire me money and then there's no apartment switcheroo." Good thing Andrew is sharp and did some Googling. That person is not to be trusted.
The rent Andrew almost paid was way too damn high
Stick around for the rest of the episode to learn about Andrew's insane cat. Theo sounds like a real nut. Maybe get him some of that kitty wine. Let him kick up his paws with a bottle of vino. Coax him to writing a "My Chateau" and then when he falls asleep watching Cheers, take care of his veterinary needs.
My song of the day Children's Story Slick Rick
On today's episode of TBTL, we hear from a lot of BosTens who were not too pleased with the Deadspin article about Boston that Luke read on the air the other day. Luke responds in a segment I'm calling "Is it still an apology if you refer to them as 'butthurt' after?"
Collar hurt. It's different.
Luke keeps the big dawg in the kennel, so I think at the end of the show, we're all friends again. I don't like the Red Sox either, but I've got no beef with Boston. I've never been there, but I liked The Town a lot.
Luke's song of the day Fade Into You Mazzy Star
My song of the day Nutmeg Das Racist