What's a phrase people say all the time that you hate? We "did a thing" and got feedback LIVE on air! And friend of the show Shane brings some Los Angeles sunshine to the panel this week!
- It's happening again: people continue to cause destruction by celebrating their unborn babies' genitals via explosion.
- Do we wish ill on anyone? No. Do we care that Rush Limbaugh died? Also no.
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is under fire after the state Attorney General released a report indicating that Cuomo's office underreported the number of COVID-related nursing home deaths. Can we sympathize with his position?
- Winter Storm Uri has devastated much of the southern and middle United States. Particularly in Texas, where the power grid has been deregulated for two decades because dErEGuLaTiOn MeAnS fREedOm.
- As if the human and infrastructure toll wasn't bad enough, consumers are now having to fight power bills for tens of thousands of dollars.
- Flyin' Cruz, Cancun Cruz, Fled Cruz: how many names can we come up with for a Senator for abandoning his state in the middle of a crisis?
- Meanwhile, AOC and Beto O'Rourke have picked up the slack for Ted to show Texans what real leadership looks like. Remember, Texas: y'all can vote this fucker out in 2024.
- Dolly Parton says "thanks, but no thanks" to a Tennessee state Capitol proposal for a statue of her likeness.
- Do we allow smartphone apps to track us? We don't think so... but maybe, kinda sorta.
- Can we just get a villain origin story that doesn't try to humanize the villain for once?
- Clubhouse: what we like, what we're confused about, and whether or not you're missing out by not having early access.
- We've got a little bit of everything in this week's recommendations: Follow @NASAPersevere for the adventures of a real-life Wall-E (Andrew), Gino's pizza in Atlanta (Laura), Silicone popcorn poppers (Pam), and 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson (Shane).
And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:
- What the hell did Armie Hammer do, and how does it relate to online dating?
- Will someone this rich and connected actually face consequences for his actions?
- We cover some of our Patrons' cringiest online dating stories, and they remind us of a few of our own.