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Dear PROFESSOR SCHWARTZ,
I am WRITING YOU to inquire as to why you GAVE me merely a C MINUS in your class, “Using Capitalization and italics to denote emphasis”? While I may not have been THE finest student in the class, I always gave it my all, and feel that MY EFFORT LEVEL should have BEEN enough to get at least a B. Now you have brought my grade POINT average down significantly. NOW MY only hope is that I can make UP FoR it with my high marks in “Ironic Letter Writing”!
Hello, fans and readers (not every reader is a fan, LOL), and welcome to another edition of my weekly Podcast review column, which I have titled “iListened To That: The Reviewcast” (see the article’s title for proof).
After last week’s column, some people have asked to clarify something, so I will: even though I have the word “cast” in the article’s title, there is no companion podcast. It’s simply a portmanteau I liked. I hope this third clarification clears it up for everyone.
Also, no, we are NOT affiliated with iTunes. Again, it’s just something I liked. Anyway, on to the podcast reviews!
QUEER MISS-GIVINGS W/ JANNIE APPLEBURY #46: This week, Jannie gives maybe the best gift she’s ever given to a queer person: perspective. A must listen if you’ve ever worried about gay people not “getting it” when it comes to empathy. RATING: Three smilin’ earbuds
GRIEVANCES AND A’ THUNDERIN’S #421: You were probably wondering when Chumly and Ol’ Jed would get around to the government shutdown. Well, they finally do, and as Ol’ Jed would say, “Crumblin’ Otmeal Cakes!” is it ever a good time! Also, Ol’ Jed offers up tips for surviving the winter in them thar’ mountains. RATING: Two smilin’ earbuds
COMEDY TALK WITH COMEDY BOT: #29: What starts off as an exciting episode, with Comedy Bot talking to local LA comedy-phile Mort Blimply about their favorite ways to light a comedy club, quickly goes off the rails when, as always, Comedy Bot goes off programming and attempts to destroy all life on earth. Mort is the only real casualty, but honestly, after 29 episodes, you’d think they’d get these kinds of problems under control! RATING: One sad flip phone built-in speaker
MUSIC YOU DON’T KNOW #103: THE DOG EPISODE: This is billed as the first ever podcast exclusively for dogs, so I couldn’t hear it with my human (mostly, LOL!) ears. But Artemis seemed to enjoy it (Artemis is my brother, he says he can hear as well as a dog). RATING: One smilin’ earbuds
THE MARATHON CAST #1: Well, going on week three, and still hoping this guy ends sometime soon. The young and infirm crying out for mercy were… maybe not my favorite? But as a completionist, I reserve judgement until the very end. RATING: Incomplete
- The Star Killer
- The Armie Hammer
- Being Cool About It Afterwards
- The Cerebral Cortex
- Russian Roulette, But With Sex
- Humping-So Dry You Die Of Thirst
- The Angry Grandma
- Build-a-Bear Style
- The Return of the Jedi Who Wants To Have Sex
- Missionary (not lying down face to face; actually fucking a Christian missionary)