7: Most Annoying Phrases, Fled Cruz and Winter Storm Uri, Clubhouse
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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.
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