My favorite part of yesterday's show was when Luke was playing his voicemails. It's great because it started with Luke playing a silly voicemail, and ended with Luke realizing he was too busy making fun of his mom to remember to call his niece on her birthday. Then he almost gave us all Paula Poundstone's phone number on accident. Classic Burbank. The blog was real focused on Andrew for a while there. Luke's been getting off too easy.
Andrew might have had them for dinner. Not quite sure.
You guys were really on top of the secret Uber promo code. If you missed it, at the end of the show, Luke and Andrew announced that the first 10 people to enter the correct secret passcode in their Uber apps got an invitation to the live taping from Uber HQ tomorrow. The clue was that the password was Walsh related. I figured it out around six, and they were already gone. You guys are good. If you didn't figure it out fast enough, you can still come to the Nitelite tommorow night to have a few drinkies with Andyana Jones before he takes over LA.
My song of the day Mouth Breather The Jesus Lizard
On Friday night, Seattle talk radio lost a legend. That's right, our very own Andrew Walsh did his last show on KIRO radio and it ended just as we all hoped. It ended with a single tear, streaking through a clown's make up as an egg opened in front of him, filled with ash.
I have one more Andy Fun Fact: Robin in Tenver has a friend who went to Elementary school with Walshky. This friend reports to have seen andrew bite the head off a live badger at recess. Rumor is, he keeps it in a jar in his attic and plays Scrabble with it when Vieves isn't around.
I mentioned last week that I started a new job and I'm still figuring out my schedule. I'm in training for the next month, and training is a lot like school. I'm essentially in a classroom all day with an instructor and listening to a podcast feels a bit rude. So for the next 4 weeks, I'm going to post at least 3 blogs a week. If I don't hit that bar, I want you to email me the meanest things you can think of. Channel all your anger, hatred, and bile into an email addressed to email@example.com. Or maybe you have some kind of hot tip, or pics from a Tens event you want me to put on the blog. I would accept those emails as well. Andrew Walsh Fun Facts are always welcome.
Song of the Day Feds Watchin' 2 Chainz
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