LRB Summer Picnic Calculator

On Little Red Bandwagon episode #233, the rules on what people should bring to the LRB Summer Picnic, which will be at Woodland Park in Seattle, Washington on Friday, August 18th at 5:00 PM, were cast into stone.

The rule uses some maths based on the numeric value of each of your first, middle and last initials. To simplify things, I threw together a form that will calculate what should bring. The form is found at

I have also posted the code for the form online in a public Git repository that you can take and play around with if you would like.

Help Get Mike and Emily Get Out of Some Jams!

Update: Jen “Flash” Andrews has set up an action and donation portal to help Emily out with the recent passing of Mike Frizzell. The auction ends on 23 November 2021.

Little Red Bandwagon‘s Mike Frizzell and his wife Emily have run into some unfortunate life road bumps and pot holes in recent times. A GoFundMe campaign was started and the goal was successfully met to help them out financially.

Meet Me in St. Paul Mixtape

As discussed in episodes in the run up to the TBTL Live Show in St. Paul, Minnesota, Luke and Andrew discussed the idea of creating a mixtape for those that are heading to the show. Today, Andrew posted up the mixtape tracks on to SoundCloud.

Due to download limits set by SoundCloud, the awesome gang at Little Red Bandwagon have made the tracks available for download. While over there, pick up some stickers or even donate a few dollarinis (or a few hundos) to help support a great podcart about another great podcart!

Interview on Little Red Bandwagon

Back on April 14th, the guys and gal behind the Little Red Bandwagon podcart (they discuss topics and discussions from TBTL and the sTens Facebook group page, plus bring on other Tens to talk about favorite moments, etc.) asked me if I was interested in being on next episode of the podcart to talk about this site, Marsupial Gurgle, my history with and favorite segment from TBTL.

That Friday, I hooked up with Christy Wise on Twitter and Mike Frizzell on Twitter and did the interview. Mike was also interested in my history with Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and the Stats Page that I run and manage.

My interview was published in the second half of LRB Episode 5 at around the 1:16:15 mark, which was posted on April 20th. I’ve embedded the episode below, but you can check out the podcart and additional notes at:


One thing to note is that I mentioned that I would not be able to go to the TBTL Night with the Seattle Mariners on May 28th due to work related stuff. Well, I found out that I wasn’t correct about being on-call that week and thus will be going to the match. Looking forward to seeing the Tens!