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We love Andrew. And like the rest of our loved ones he drives us crazy sometimes. How many times have we heard Andrew start apologizing for having an opinion and turned to our laptop, tablet, or handheld device with a snarl? But I was OK with this. The Cuyahoga Clam is a sensitive guy and wants to head off any controversy. He's soft and he knows it.

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But now Luke has decided to step back from criticizing popular culture, and this I cannot abide. Please don't start making excuses for the poor taste of middle America and the elderly. I'm a part of both of those demographics and I'll tell you right now we deserve your ire. Next time you feel charitable toward the olds and our love for NCIS in all it's iterations just realize that we believe that the US Navy is somehow overseeing thousands of murder investigations every year.

If Luke follows through and TBTL becomes a series of positive affirmations for terrible food, music, TV, and movies it's going to get ugly over here in the blog. It will be my responsibility to turn all the guns on pop culture. Look out, Wes Anderson, all four of my readers are coming after you in a sub-Reddit. And you better run, you nasty dry scones. You are a fraud. If this is my last post you'll know that Big Scone got me. Either that or Infinite Guest doesn't have a place to post my screeds.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook and you'll never have to go to a legit source for weather news. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter for gems like this. Check out Takedown Podcast's FB page and nominate some free agents who didn't make the 2015 Dummy Draft Combine.

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Queue up the Green Day backed montage of all the great times we had at KIRO. Squeaky chairs & mic stands, stalkers showing up at the station, shoes on a wire over Eastlake Avenue, last second tequila and full priced nachos at Azteca before running up the stairs to start the show, mackerel stinking up the microwave, the gap in the bathroom stall right next to the urinal so you can sit and watch another man micturate… I hope you had the time of your life.

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We thought it was over in 2009 when Luke danced drunkenly around the station in his crime fighters but like any torrid love affair the relationship between TBTL and KIRO had embers that would glow for years through MyNorthwest.com. We all knew there would come a day when another suitor would sweep TBTL off its feet, much like Richard Gere swept Debra Winger off her feet in An Officer And A Gentleman. Coincidentally, that also happened in the small maritime village of Port Townsend at Fort Worden.

What does this mean for ol' Clip Clop and the TBTL blog? Hard to say right now, as there doesn't appear to be a MyNorthwest.com equivalent over at American Public Media's Infinite Guest Podcast Network. But know this, Tens. I am the Tom Joad of TBTL. Wherever there's a dude who looks like Lord Grantham disregarding traffic laws or not voting in a boring mid-term election I'll be there. Wherever there's a cute dog jumping on disgruntled lesbian beachgoers I'll be there. Wherever there's a manchild picking cheese off a perfectly good sandwich I'll be there. But for now, tens, sleep well and dream of tiny wigs and bearded lips.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook where I'm firmly against GMO's without any intellectual grasp of the issue. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter for gems like this. Check out Takedown Podcast's FB page where we just posted an episode recorded live at the 2015 Dummy Draft Combine.

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New York Times columnist David Carr died on Thursday night. The guys did a great job eulogizing him and there's little praise I could add. What is astonishing is how similar my life has been to David Carr's. We were both drug addicts who pulled ourselves up out of the pit of despair and enjoyed high profile, lucrative writing careers. His happened to be with the New York Times and mine is with the TBTL blog.

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It's about to get dark so wake up the kids and read this to them in a creepy voice. The larger issue on the table is whether foul play was involved in Carr's death. We all know Fresh Air's Terry Gross DOES NOT like to work a full five day week. So it's always a little suspicious to me when a celebrity dies "late Thursday night." I imagine that when a week is about to pass without a day off the Fresh Air staff meeting is all about reviewing the interview archives and seeing who might not be in tip-top shape. Queue up the old tape for tomorrow and put an eager, murderous intern on a train to NYC to dispatch the celeb.

I don't want to put Andrew on Eat Street (he'd probably love that) and I know he'll tell you he doesn't have a cockatiel in this fight but I'm sure he knows the inside story on this future Forensic Files episode. All of these white, middle aged, fancy public radio show people are in constant communication. Not long ago KCRW killed Huell Howser just so the Cuyahoga Clam could slap on some old interview footage, swing by Langers for a bite and spend an afternoon at the DMV. Probably. You didn't think I'd figure this out, did you? Oops. The truth is a dirty little monster, Hodor Kotb.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook and know that you're in a safe place. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter for gems like this. Check out Takedown Podcast's FB page where we are trying out some new fashions for Spring 2015.

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Luke's answer to the "Other People's Problems" segment Wednesday troubled me. The woman wanted to know what she could do to liven up conversations with her husband's friend's wives. Luke's advice was to start delving into their sex lives, basically straight from zero to key party in record time. This signals a big turnaround from the Luke who refused to let his neighbor spend the night with Carey in exchange for beach access. But the biggest sin in Luke's advice was that it felt like a mumblecore plot.

You guys had your fun with Bono. You sucked his luggage out of a plane, then succeeded in nearly getting him killed in a bike wreck. And lately you've been talking a lot of mess about AC/DC. Well here's my OPP advice for you. Never confront a band that travels with alcohol and cannons.

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Papa John Schnatter is a smart, talented businessman. He works in the test kitchen and out in the restaurants frequently, leading to Andrew's swooning over Papa's meaty forearms. I had a lot of interaction with John, and while curt he was always kind to me, even taking me on speaking tours. That said I don't think anyone has the courage or the juice to tell him to get out of his commercials. I never did. And I hate his politics.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook and never again know peace from game requests. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter for gems like this. Check out Takedown Podcast's FB page where Bill Belichick is tongue kissing his daughter.

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I spent a blog "week off" mourning the Sea-Yuks loss but I was still listening to the show. There are so many issues it feels like time for my first USA Today/Larry King style post. I'll start with wise words for Andrew and finish up with Luke.

ANDREW

1) The pain with your eyebrow zit is a tradeoff. With a chin pimple you are out there "exposed" with no pain. With the eyebrow pustule you get camouflage but it hurts.

2) There's something wrong with you. No one has feelings THAT strong about yogurt, Greek or otherwise. You're a baby. Goo goo gah gah.

3) Does Genevieve know you were with a drunk sorority girl on Super Bowl Sunday?

LUKE

4) The Dreamcatcher song has the highest split of horrible song to awesome segment theme ever recorded. Good find!

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5) I loved "Book Chat" wherein Luke gave us the plot summary for To Kill A Mockingbird that made everyone who actually read the book want to go jump off a CliffsNote.

6) There's more but I have to go. The TMZ SWAT team is raiding my house. If I find out Jo Ellen McCawley is behind this I will hunt her down and pull out her extensions.

My "government" is Mike Frizzell. Friend me on Facebook and watch me jeopardize lifelong friendships for a single Advocare sale. Follow me @drewmcfrizz on Twitter. Check out Takedown Podcast's FB page where we just posted our "Dummy UN: White People On Trial" episode.

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