One great idea that came out of this show was a 24 hour TBTL podcast. This is fantastic. But the only "Guinness witnesses" for this show should those getting drunk on Irish stout. People are already posting ideas for this event and lets keep them coming. I'll be happy to provide live blogging and/or commentary, as I've already been training vigorously for this year's Toyotathon.
More taco talk today made me think of a story which must be investigated. Those of us who count ourselves as fans of Taco Time have faced a problem for years when trying to spread the word. At some point the company made a poor decision and franchised the name around the northwest. But they struck a poor deal and seem to have no control over the menu and quality at these Taco Time pretenders outside the Seattle-Tacoma metroplex. I want the story behind this as it's embarrassing when you rave about Taco Time in Seattle and a friend goes into the worst version of it in Spokane and gets a garbage meal. Josh Kerns get on this, son!
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If you're a fan of lumbering white men, the career of John Tesh is amazing. No one grabbed the 80s and 90s by the mullet and wrestled them to the ground like Tesh. The video Andrew was watching of Tesh taming the Native Americans with his piano stylings makes Axl Rose's helicopters and dolphins seem very conservative and sane. There is no slouching. Tesh is handling it well.
The mascot pictured is Henry the Puffy Taco from the San Antonio Missions baseball team. Attribution is important. Just like when ol' Clip Clop lifted a picture of Chris Hayes off Twitter and posted it on the sTens page. "Unimpressed Chris Hayes is unimpressed." Time to recognize greatness, folks. And I don't mean Chris Hayes. I'm talking about THIS GUY!
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I had a great time in prison, and some of the best memories I have of FCI Sheridan were NFL Sundays. Our All Day Football crew members had early morning responsibilities. Two guys had to go to the Sports TV room at 5:45 when the doors popped to arrange the chairs and hold down the spot. Another guy stole a pan of cinnamon rolls every Sunday morning to get us off to a good start. The Mexican guys rolled burritos, Guammy prepared Spam Lasagna, and my celly Geoff and I would provide snacks. To acquire our snacks, we would attend the Sunday continental breakfast at the chow hall between 6:30 and 8:00. All they have is coffee,danishes, and little boxes of sugary cereal. Geoff and I would grab some coffee, then take dozens of cereal bags out of those boxes and drop them down our sweatpants for a trip back to the TV room snack stash.
Seems like an easy heist, right? A couple big guys wearing baggy sweats on a Sunday morning attracts no attention. The problem is when you move between your housing unit and any other place on the compound you have to get through the metal detector shack where a guard sits between monitoring as inmates file through. The cereal bags were wax paper so the detectors were no threat, but the rustling sound in our pants was SO loud. We had to recruit other inmates to carry on boisterous conversations on the way through the shack to cover our noisy cereal waddling. But when we made it there were halftime snacks for everyone!
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I'm no sharpshooter, but there's something on the sTens page that this blogger cannot abide. I love the Andrew Walsh Pyramid of Success as much as the next sTen. But it's not a legitimate meme until there are dozens of tiny, destabilizing catrollers (DOZENS!) underneath the pyramid. And speaking of Andrew he's no longer in the "Portly White Fellas" circle of trust. The Subway pastrami sandwich is "not bad?" And we thought the Cuyahoga Clam had good taste. Unlike, Unfriend, Unfollow.
It was disappointing when the TBTL XTRA XTRA never happened. I was pysched for "Lucky's Ironing Corner" and "Andrew's Hot Dog Vlog" segments. It was going to be the ultimate in inside to the power of inside. Work on it, gentlemen. Maybe the Garmin Lady hosts. She has great pipes and strong leadership skills.
Genevieve says Andrew wears a uniform. Luke actually aspires somewhat to the uniform look. I'm all in on this. Find clothes that work and stick to them. A few months ago I bought a t-shirt at Target that Emily said "made my hoots look good." We have torn Austin retail outlets and the internet apart looking for more of these hoot-enhancers (hoot reducers?) with limited success.
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Since I often use this space to bag on Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion I must compliment him when it's due. Keillor's decision to use Nipsey Hussle's "I Be Killen Um" as the new backing track for Writer's Almanac is a bold and interesting choice for the legendary nose whistler. It marks a new crossover era of gangsta rap and literature for public radio and I say it's about time.
The shy bladder people are coming out in force over Rob Lowe's DirecTV ads. Well, maybe protesting from the safety of the the bathroom stalls in force, which is paruresis for the course. As someone who almost lost a great cellmate to this condition when he was called to what was (for him) a rare drug test, I have some sympathy for the peeing impaired. That said, go back to your room and pee in a Gatorade bottle. We get very few entertaining commercials so I'm backing DirecTV on this one.
Everyone except JoEllen McCawley have a great weekend and GO SEA-YUKS!!
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