Thanksgiving is right on time this year, arriving shortly after our spirits have been broken by the possibility that maybe Bill Cosby is a serial rapist. GOBBLE GOBBLE. Alison Lührs returns to help me figure out what we’re supposed to do when we find out our heroes are total fuck ups. Then we talk about nudie pics. We are pro nudie pics.
Runtime: 30 minutes (Click below to play or Right Click + Save As to Download)
…and we’re at war again. More thoughts below the podcast link and the funny picture. But we’re back! This week Logan Dean drops by the podcast to talk about America’s war against ISIS. We also talk about the NFL and all the problems they’re facing with all the woman-beating-up their players are doing.
Runtime: 29 minutes (Click below to play or Right Click + Save As to Download)
This is what you get when you type “Hooray for war” into a Google Image Search.
Did you guys notice we’re going to war again suddenly? It’s ok if you didn’t. Because really, it just feels like any other day we’ve had since we first went to war back in 2003 when I was too young to drive. But this is different and it doesn’t seem like anybody is noticing. We are dropping bombs on Syria. We’ve started a new war and it feels like the will to stop it vanished before it ever even materialized.
And funnily enough, the president isn’t allowed to declare war himself. He has to get the approval of Congress, who’s not going to debate or vote on this until January. They’re going to wait until after the election and the lame duck session and then they’ll debate whether or not we should be in a war we’ve already been fighting for over four fucking months. And despite their promise of inaction on any decision-making for the rest of the year, Congressional leadership hassignaled intentions to commit ground troops for another invasion.
Can we all please get mad about this? Can we at least start asking our Congresscritters (who all happen to be up for election in about a month) where they stand on this? Maybe they can tell us whether or not they would vote for a new invasion if elected, or what winning this war would even look like. Are any of our Congressmen discussing how much this will cost? Is there a plan to pay for the new war? Or a plan to provide resources to the men and women who will inevitably return home completely fucked up and require healthcare and jobs that we’ve so far done an abysmal job of providing to them?
Guys, we suck at war. It’s terrible for us. We should at least have a fight about this before getting bogged down in a new one.
This week the lovely Stina Hodal joins me to say goodbye to Robin Williams and explore why depression and tragedy are forever linked with comedy. We also explore the vulnerabilities of dating in a world where everyone runs the risk of becoming a horny naive little guinea pig in an OK Cupid Experiment. And then at the end we talk about blind people owning guns and I wind up agreeing with the NRA.
Runtime: 34 minutes (Click below to play or Right Click + Save As to Download)
This episode’s all about the ladies! Abbie joins the podcast to talk about the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling and the after effects of #YesAllWomen. We recorded this during a cool ass thunderstorm, so it’s also kind of spooky.
Runtime: 35 minutes (Click below to play or Right Click + Save As to Download)
Pictured Above: Baby Hobby Lobby Corporation crying after being baptised
This week it gets dark as Henry Birdseye and I discuss #BringBackOurGirls and the clusterfuck at the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you don’t like depressing topics, just jump to the 17:00 mark where we decide once and for all if unfollowing moms on Facebook is a dick move.
Runtime: 31 minutes (Click below to play or Right Click + Save As to Download)
Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA forever and a pro slavery militia dude thinks he’s the new Rosa Parks. Mike Haverty is here to talk about all your favorite racist news! We also discuss Al Franken’s “What if Twitter Had Been Aborted?” pitch to save Net Neutrality.
Stephen Colbert is giving up existing in a state of irony and I don’t know if my generation can handle it. Henry Birdseye and I mourn the upcoming loss of Colbert’s character; a living improvisation who gave a voice to those of us who deal with the ugly absurdities of the life by laughing at them. Colbert is talented enough to survive without living in sarcasm, but what the hell are the rest of us supposed to do?
Also I’m on Tumblr now. And Heartbleed is scary and important, right? All this and more in this week’s episode.