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Month: July, 2013

Am I Mad? Episode 12 – Cover of the Rolling Stone, ABC is Terrible, Anthony Weiner is a Putz

For this week’s podcast, Mike Norris is back and we’re trying a new format where we talk about what makes Facebook mad, what makes us mad, and we conclude with what makes our listeners mad. From the Rolling Stone Boston bomber cover to the View hiring anti vaccer Jenny McCarthy to Anthony Weiner tripping over his horrible penis again, there’s a whole lot to be mad about this month.

Anthony Weiner admits to texting sexual explicit text messages

Episode Breakdown: (Approximate runtime: 42 minutes)

0:00 Rolling Stone be trolling

10:00 Royal Baby coverage incites rage on Facebook, joke nationalism becomes actual nationalism

12:49 ABC is terrible

15:44 Jenny McCarthy is wrong and ABC is wrong for hiring her

20:14 Mike is angry that we can’t see more naked Geraldo

23:47 Anthony Weiner can’t stop Anthony Weinering, officially sucks now

33:33 Byron wants us to get mad about privatized prisons. Turns out that’s very easy

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Am I Mad? Episode 11- Thoughts Before the Zimmerman Verdict, Egypt, and It’s Ok to Lie to Kids

This week we cover 6 topics and only one didn’t make me mad! You’ll never guess which! Egypt, the Zimmerman trial, Rand Paul’s neo secessionist staffer, Sarah Palin is inexplicably in the news again, Pope John Paul the 2nd will soon be a saint, and Obama lied to kids about broccoli.

We completely understand what is happening in Egypt

This week my friend James Chase came by and we talked about ever so many things!

Am I Mad_ Episode 11- Thoughts Before the Zimmerman Verdict, Egypt, and It’s Ok to Lie to Kids

Episode Breakdown: (Approximate runtime: 45 minutes)

0:00 James and I talk about Egypt’s military coup and explore Emily Bazelon’s observation that you can have theocrats in a democracy but only if they lose all the time

8:51 Maddening thoughts while the jury deliberates the George Zimmerman verdict

19:30 We have to briefly pay attention to Sarah Palin again because damnit all

24:13 Rand Paul has neo secessionist white pride staffers and advocates racist policies but it’s ok because he has non racist justifications for everything

31:30 Sneaky anti abortion bills travel by motorcycle

37:07 John Paul II was awesome except for all that horror he enabled

41:18 It’s ok to lie to kids when you’re the president

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Am I Mad? Episode 10: Making Abortion Funny, SCOTUS dumps DOMA and the Voting Rights Act

Picture of San Francisco town hall by Flickr user Gavinmusic

Picture of San Francisco town hall by Flickr user Gavinmusic

Ah what a week. So much to be happy about, and still so much to get mad over.

Am I Mad_ Episode 10 Making Abortion Funny, SCOTUS dumps DOMA and the Voting Rights Act (Right click + Save As to download)

Episode Breakdown (Approximate runtime: 30 minutes)

0:00 Mike and Chris charitably decide to lend a helping hand to the anti abortion activists at Students for Life in their heroic quest to make abortion funny

11:37 The Supreme Court just overturned Prop 8 and DOMA because they no longer interpret law and instead just watch Glee and listen to Lady Gaga

19:09 SCOTUS also struck down a big chunk of the Voting Rights Act, which is maddening, but in a hopeful way

26:50 The guys almost feel sorry for Paula Deen

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