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Andrew Walsh, proud alumnus of St. Ignatius HS and childhood chum of painfully inept Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer, has been described by his longtime lover Genevieve as a furry. CC denies this but who would know better than Vieves? I think it's for the best. If you have thin skin your should cover it with as much fur as possible.

I've worn a mascot costume many, many times. I've bowled, played basketball, baseball and soccer, even done choregraphy to this song while wearing a pizza slice suit. I regret nothing. It's the only time anyone has ever asked for my autograph. It might sound crazy but it ain't no lie, baby, bye bye bye.

"Dave Barry, a pulitzer prize winning columnist is dealing with his life in the suburbs together with his wife and two sons. Also starring in the series are Dave's two amazingly stupid neighbors." This is the imdb synopsis for the 1994 show Dave's World. I'd rather staple my yambag to a runaway dogsled than watch one minute of this show. But I remember a simpler time when I was a kid and would watch anything on TV. Especially if it was sports. UPS Loggers basketball games on tape delay, WTC Tennis. If it was on after my parents went to bed and it was a sport I was watching. And we all know I turned out fine.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook where my timeline reveals that in early October I was convinced Ebola would go airborne. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter. Check out Takedown Podcast's FB page, where we have a different and very unsettling take on #FurryGate.

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On Thursday's show Andrew learned how to pronounce Lompoc, California. There is a federal prison in there and I was incarcerated with a lot of guys who had previously done time in Lompoc. At least half of them mispronounced it as Lom-poke and not the correct Lom-pock. We convicts say the dumbest things. Yet some sleuthing has revealed that both may be acceptable. Shout out to the late Grammar Lady! And this whole TBTL search for town pronunciations was very coincidental with a recent incident at Chez Clip Clop.

A few days ago Emily was listening to an Ann Rule true crime audiobook while I was in the room. These books often anger me. because no one takes the time to look up how to pronounce names of the different towns in which the bad guys are doing crimes and/or hiding out. So the narrator bungles the pronunciation of Tonopah, a small city in Nevada, and I get a little huffy. Emily, as she often does, questioned my knowledge so I went to the internet to prove I knew how to pronounce it. And this is what I found. I don't watch the news, but apparently Tonopah, Nevada is a great place to visit.

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I'm sure there will be some Johnny Manziel talk on TBTL Extra Pointless tonight, so I wanted to get out in front of it with my opinion. The Cleveland Browns decided to stick with Andrew's high school chum Brian Hoyer at quarterback for this week and many people are upset that little Juan Futbol won't be making his first NFL start. I can't wait to see the tiny dirtbag get mangled either, but let's relax. The Browns still have a chance to make the playoffs so they elected to start a regular sized man at QB. This is a defensible decision and let's face it, little Johnny will have plenty of years to jump up on a milk crate and survey NFL defenses in the future.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook where I'll argue with you about police brutality until you'll pray for the sweet release of an officer-involved death. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter. Check out Takedown Podcast's FB page, where we have a secret club where people trust a 38 time felon with their email addresses.

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It's true. Girl Scout Cookies are overrated. They taste fine, but dozens of other kinds of cookies are also good and you get more for your money. Most Tens probably just thought Luke was just being cheap, but I'm joining him up on his Hydrox horse. People love the idea of Girl Scout Cookies because we can feel smug while shoveling cookies into our cookie holes. "Hey look at me I helped send some girls to Camp Orkila! And stop looking at the crumbs in my mustache."

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Pizza Hut's Book It program has been preparing kids for a lifelong love of reading and carbohydrates for 30 years. But it came along a few years too late for ol' Clip Clop. Luckily, my mother was an English teacher and my brother worked in a pizza shop. So there were always plenty of books and pizzas in the Frizzell household. By the time I was in high school I was very into literature and had a job at Pizza Haven. That's how I was able to get by on the mean streets of Bellevue, Washington.

The most interesting issue raised on Wednesday's show was about the guy hiding in the bathroom. Why now? What IS he doing? And how can Luke steer clear of it all? I want to know what you guys think. Should Luke call his landlord or the cops and get this dude thrown out into the bitter Port Townsend winter? Or should he knock on the stall and present Hobo Joe with a paper bagged bottle of CSM in a "Random Act Of Wineness?" Please comment on the Facebook post with your opinions.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook where I'll invite you to so many Jamberry Nails parties you will consider turning off all notifications until the end of time. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter. Check out Takedown Podcast's FB page, where women are undressing my father with their eyes.

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For once I agree with Andrew. I listen to Serial and am entertained, but it hasn't grabbed me more than an average Forensic Files episode. I'm very happy that it exists, though, if only as a gateway podcast for hundreds of thousands of people just now dipping their toes in the medium. As most Tens are "early adopters" of podcast listening we want to get everyone hooked on this fantastic on-demand content drug.

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I was in the (now defunct) school of broadcasting at the University of Washington about ten years before Luke and had some of the same jobs. I worked at KUOW and also had a late night master control job at a campus public access TV station called Cablearn. The job was simple. Just follow the schedule, play the educational tapes in order and keep an eye on the air check monitor. But I was not a good person or stellar employee at the time, so I invited my friend Dave down to get high and cook some smelly food in the employee lunch room.

After popping in an ESL show we took off and did our thing. I came back about five minutes before it was time to change the tape to find a test pattern and every phone line flashing. The good news is that even though people weren't getting their English lesson they were very proficient at using el teléfono to get ol' Clip Clop in agua caliente. I survived this incident by telling my boss I fell asleep. UW Employee of the Year!

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook where nobody is arguing with me about catcalling but I keep posting screeds about it. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter. Check out Takedown Podcast, where we love to talk about white people and sword ownership.

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Luke accused the Yahoo fantasy football site of being rigged, giving him a 0% chance to come back on me Monday night. And he was almost validated. Chris Johnson of the NY Jets gained a season high 105 rushing yards to lead Luke's "Tragic!" on a heroic fantasy football comeback, falling just short of my "Cuyahoga Clambake"... 267-194.

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Small Business Saturday happened in Port Townsend last weekend. The store owners got together and made a controversial decision to stay open until 7:00. I want to know if an exhausted shopkeeper gave Luke the side eye when he walked into the Wooden Boat Knick-Knackery at 6:45. For God's sake, Luke, let the man go home and tie some holiday knots with his family!

TBTL blogger emeritus, mommy blogger, and whitest Ten Toni Hammer was a delight as usual. I agree with Toni about making work excuse calls for your kid. If you do this it should be acceptable for the boss to call you into the office to fire your kid for goldbricking. Seriously, bulldozer parents, please let your kid make some tough phone calls. It's good practice for life when someone will inevitably move his/her Cheesy Pyramid of Success. Click here to get the Scary Mommy Guide To The Holidays e-book and here to read Toni's mommy blog posts.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook where I'm obsessed with privacy issues yet I never shut up. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter. Check out Takedown Podcast, where we had a guest on this week who admits to faking a gluten allergy to hide his alcohol abuse. True story. Who's the pitchers in this game?

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