“I was like wow…I’ve never seen you so insecure or nervous before! You came off really not confident and unsure of yourself, I know it’s hard when you don’t have a job, but you have to spin it as something positive, ya know? You should never just say you’re “figuring stuff out.” Clearly you have…
We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29 per cent of American women would describe themselves as feminist - and only 42 per cent of British women - I used to think, What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? ‘Vogue’, by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY?
These days, however, I am much calmer - since I realised that it’s technically impossible for a woman to argue against feminism. Without feminism, you wouldn’t be allowed to have a debate on women’s place in society. You’d be too busy giving birth on the kitchen floor - biting down on a wooden spoon, so as not to disturb the men’s card game - before going back to quick-liming the dunny. This is why those female columnists in the Daily Mail - giving daily wail against feminism - amuse me. They paid you £1,600 for that, dear, I think. And I bet it’s going in your bank account, and not your husband’s. The more women argue loudly, against feminism, the more they both prove it exists and that they enjoy its hard-won privileges.
I finished Bossypants last night and damn if it didn’t live up to all of my expectations. Your roommate will look at you quizzically because you’re laughing out loud a lot. A LOT. And long after you’re done, the lessons and stories will still ring in your head. Needless to say, I will be rereading this. Very, very soon.
It’s hard to pick a favorite section, but one that stood out in particular was the chapter, “I don’t care if you don’t like it.” It’s equal parts insightful and hilarious on the issue of women in any workplace, and one of many - deserved - odes to women like Amy Poehler.
After another stunning upset on our quotes quiz segment, “Who’s Smokin’ J,” we discuss our favorites and non-favorites while K-Trash confounds the rest of the crew with his byzantine points system. Also on the docket: Trash Talk, where we discuss whether or not the sentimental theme so prevalent among recent comedy shows took center stage among this week’s shows.
We reviewed these six episodes this week:
Bob’s Burgers - Bed & Breakfast
Traffic Light - No Good Deed
Raising Hope - Mongooses
Community - Custody Law & Eastern European Diplomacy
Parks & Recreation - Harvest Festival
Outsourced - Todd’s Holi War.
And last but not least, guest star highlights this week were:
Comedy Bombs Podcast #22 - What is the world coming to?
It’s another LIIIIVVVEEEE show. This week, we debate the merits of:
Bob’s Burgers - Sheesh! Cab, Bob? Raising Hope - The Cultish Personality Traffic Light - Breaking Bread Mr. Sunshine - Crystal on Ice
After another blistering round of who can name the most of this week’s quotes aka “Who’s Smokin’ J,” we get down to business ranking our favorite shows of the week, favorite scenes, and a new Trash Talk of the week.
Next week, some of our old favorites will re-enter the scene. Most of the NBC block is back airing new episodes next week!
On to the show!
(Photo credit to Fox. Photo found here through the power of Google.
We’re LIIIIIIVVVEEEE! Our version of Live, that is. For the first time, the group watched the shows together and podcasted immediately afterwards.
The line-up will probably vary immensely from week to week over the next month with so many shows in reruns. This week’s shows are: Modern Family, The Middle, Raising Hope, and Traffic Light.
As usual, we kick things off with our segment “Who’s Smokin’ J,” followed by predictions about how we’d each rank this week’s shows, and a discussion about our favorite/non-favorite things this week. We had so much fun that we might just make this a regular thing. To our expansive audience out there, I pose this grave question - what do you think?
Comedy Bombs #20 - In Which K-Trash and Chairwoman Ow both suck.
It’s Sweeps week! We’re reviewing new shows! We discuss the following episodes in an episode where we can’t seem to agree on much:
Community - Intro to Political Science Parks & Rec - Indianapolis Modern Family - Regrets Only Bob’s Burgers - Hamburger Dinner Theater Traffic Light - All the Precedent’s Men Mr. Sunshine - Heather’s Sister Mad Love - Friends and Other Obstacles
Oh, the fun that is pre-sweeps week. We continue to review the new comedy TV shows premiering this mid-season and this week, we’ve got Mr. Sunshine & Traffic Light on Deck. But fear not! We also discuss last week’s episodes from new favorite (Bob’s Burgers) and old favorites (Parks & Recreation, Community, and Modern Family).
But the most important question of all: will K-Trash mount a comeback and unseat the current champion in our weekly quotes competition, “Who’s Smokin J?”