What begins as a heartwarming Christmas edition of the pod goes off the rails into risqué territory, as Tom and Gary discuss reindeer sex, Sybaris and share provocative viewer mail. Plus: odd smells we like, the abject humiliation of Lexus “December to Remember” commercials, and signs you’re overdoing your Christmas lights.
As the end of the year approaches, Gary and Tom are inspired to pose the big questions: why are all the words people use to sound smart three syllables? When did sponsorships on sports broadcasts become so gratuitous? Are emery boards manly? And what should one never say when one says they’re sick? Also: more things we would decree if we were king.
In the latest episode of the pod, Gary and Tom babble aimlessly about showoff-y bilingual local newscasters, how Halloween became National Streetwalker Day, and why the yawn is the most benign expectoration of them all.