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Hello and welcome to TBTL's Blogging Company: Blog Boutique and Bistro. I am not a witch, warlock or any other sort if fictional evil creature. I am here to stop the haters with my generations of respectful people I plan on creating.
If that sounds crazy it's just because I've been hacked, much like an insane Phoenix couple who own a bakery and were featured on Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmare. Luke doesn't believe they have been hacked but the police are at his house right now for saying that.
"I Love It" is not what anybody is saying about Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique and Bistro, but it is the name of a Song of the Summer nominee (awesome segue). While I think the song (by Icona Pop and Charli XCX) is a great jam, I have been jamming this jam into the ground and I will probably be sick of it soon. I think it peaked too early to take this competition, but I may be wrong. I'm not even going to talk about the Chipmunk song as I'm currently at an Eternal Sunshine-esque doctor's office having it removed from my memory.
TBTL Song of the Day: "All Falls Down" by Kanye West
My Song of the Day: "Open" by Rhye
I was once at a comedy show in Seattle, and I saw a couple in front of me that caused me to ask out loud, "Why is that gorgeous woman kissing that guy with a rat tail?" The answer is because that man was The Mummy and he probably gave her a mini bottle of gin from out of his sock. On today's show we learn all about this amazing man with the help of questions from you, The Tens. If you haven't gotten your Mummy fix you can always seem him at Karaoke Grass @ Bass Nectar the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
We also get to hear a fascinating interview Luke did with his friend Lynn who recently underwent a double mastectomy, before Angelina Jolie made it cool. As Luke said, it's a little more serious than the show usually gets. I thought this informative and sobering story balanced nicely with the lovable absurdity of The Mummy for a well rounded show. Also, I totally want one of those Sock-ets.
TBTL Song of the Day: "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears (as performed by The Mummy)
My Song of the Day: "Fade Away (The Time & Space Machine Mix)" by The Mummers
In the past I have taken any opportunity I can get to bash Jay Leno, and today will be no different. I am not one of those people who sees everything as fake, but I am one of those people who thinks that everything Jay Leno does is awful. He delivers his monologue as if he's trying to convince people to not just hate his jokes, but hate the entire concept of jokes in general. He conducts interviews with such disinterest it's as if the person he's interviewing is recording to their responses at a later date. And his show featured the segment below in which the couple featured are actors.
On today's episode of WTF with comedian and "Livewire with Luke Burbank" guest Marc Maron, he discusses his experience doing the Tonight Show last week and talking to Jay Leno in his dressing room. He confesses that while he has been on Conan more than 40 times and Leno has never been "his guy," he has nothing against him. "I'm just a comic," he quotes Jay as saying. The problem is that Leno isn't just a comic, and he hasn't been for a long time. When he got a shot at the Tonight Show he took it and immediately ditched everything that makes a comic great. He was by all comedians' accounts the best comic working. But when he got that gig he abandoned his unique voice, he prioritized ratings over doing what he knew was truly funny and he started treating comedy as a job, and not a passion.
Passion is what is supposed to drive comics. I don't know what drives Jay Leno. It can't possibly money at this point. I think he doesn't know what to do if he's not the host of the Tonight Show. He doesn't want to be just a guy with a bunch of cars and a wife with a name that sounds fake. I'm not saying there is no "Mavis" I'm just saying I've never seen her. That being said, I wish him the best of luck. I'm sure one day everything will turn out okay for the Denim Duke. The cards have to fall in his favor eventually.
TBTL Song of the Day: "Young Americans" by David Bowie
My Song of the Day: "Oceanfront Property in Arizona" by George Strait
TBTL has gotten some interesting offers from around the world and it turns out Luke is okay with accepting blood money. Remember that when you submit your suggestions for Song of the Summer, which has officially begun! Last year's winner was of course the timeless classic "Muzyka Konca Lata," edging out the now very dated "We Are Young."
I'd like to offer my own nomination, if that's allowed. It's a 16-year-old New Zealand girl named Lorde with a very catchy track called "The Love Club."
And here's the early frontrunner before the race even begun, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."
Send in your suggestions for Song of the Summer, Eastern European and otherwise, to firstname.lastname@example.org and enjoy your weekend, Tens!
In honor of the live Professor Blastoff Podcast at the Vera Project May 15th, we listen back to an interview with the hilarious Tig Notaro where she gives us her opinions on the Charlie Sheen meltdown, the Joan Rivers documentary, her unique upbringing and her classic character The Good One Robot. That character was immortalized in this image from Seattle artist Barry Blankenship and went on to be used as her tour poster and a t-shirt.
TBTL Song of the Day: N/A
My Song of the Day: "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" by The Flaming Lips