On this week’s show, Jon, Brian, Jermy, and Jill discuss the increase in on campus shootings, Justin Bieber’s father’s recent tweets, Perez Hilton’s instagram, Ravon Simoné’s recent statements on the View, and how one college plans to protest the recent campus carry law.
Good morning/afternoon/evening. What’s up! This week’s episode is super fun! Jon, Nan, and Danielle are joined by author Merritt Tierce! Her novel, Love Me Back will be released September 16, 2014! You should buy it!
This week’s Hot Topics include:
- The Satanic church uses the recent Hobby Lobby decision for basis against mandated “informed consent” laws
- A blogger is fired from his language position for writing about ‘homophones’
- 911 calls pour in after Facebook is down for a half an hour
- Former View host Sherri Shephard comes under fire amid allegations she no longer wishes to care for a child soon to be born via a surrogate
- The family of a boy killed by border patrol file suit against the US
- The “Women against Feminism” Tumblr page raises a few eyebrows
- A restaurants “prayer” discount causes praise and criticsmThis week’s featured song is Held Down by Stop Drop Robot
On this week’s installment, Danielle is BACK!!! She shares her experience in California and Nan tells us all about her planned parenthood trip last week. The trio listen to a voice mail and respond to an email and talk a little Walking Dead and a little Project Runway.
This week’s Hot Topics include :
- A Turkish woman kills and decapitates her rapist to save her honor
- Elizabeth Hasselbeck is reportedly being fired from the View
- A nurse refuses CPR on an elderly patient to the dismay of a 911 operator
This week’s featured song is Feels Like Alabama by Rosco Bandana
Our podcast pick of the week is Mutant-A-Day!!! You like the X-Men? This is a podcast for you!
I’ve been kinda busy this week. As a result I am a little behind on my programs. Late yesterday afternoon I finally got around to viewing Monday’s The View…and I gotta say…it annoyed me a little more than usual. During the “Hot Topic” segment Elisabeth Hasselbeck attempted to lash out at comedian Bill Maher over a joke he made on his show last Friday. The result was just kinda awkward. E! News captures the exchange below :
First, wow Lara Logan is hot. Second, it was a joke, and if you are going to be in the public eye you need to develop a thicker skin. Third, what is a “real man?” No, seriously. When I hear someone say “so and so is a real man” the picture I get is more Marlboro Man than modern, sensitive man of the new millennium. I see a lot of plaid shirts and rifles. I hear “where’s my dinner, woman?” I smell belches, farts, pork rinds and can imagine hours wasted watching football and sense twisted fantasies involving tarts in Catholic school girl garb. All stereotypes, I know.I suppose I am just confused as to what Hasselbeck means and am getting so tired of people using this as an insult.
This is the same as Palin and O’Donnell repeating over and over again that “Insert male politician” needs to “man-up.” What the hell does that mean? Be “strong”? Is that also an insult to womankind? I don’t get it.
Elisabeth, I know we don’t know each other. To be honest, I’ve talked some MAD shit about you behind your back. But dammit, I was just about to *sorta* like you. Ok, ok, “tolerate” is more accurate. But here is my advice…fight fire with fire. If someone uses you as a punch line, either don’t acknowledge it or retaliate in kind. You have three comedians on the show with you…ask them for some help. Because, you see, I find these gender-based insults trite and irritating. You can do better.
I know, I watch The View. I got hooked when Rosie was throwing her weight around, and now Joy throws just enough sass to keep me watching. Elizabeth makes me want to slit my throat (although sometimes she surprises me) and Whoopi is just a snooze fest. The show is always better when Babs is gone…and well, Sherrie was always annoying to me.
The annoyance started way back when she said that she didn’t know whether or not the Earth was round. It continued when she voiced her concerns about a woman’s right to choose. I don’t know whether or not she is pro or anti- choice…but given her history with abortions some things she has stated has made her appear hypocritical.
The annoyance factor hit a high note a couple of weeks ago when she and D.L. Hughley started to spread false information about men on the “down low” spreading HIV to their unsuspecting girlfriends. (This all spawned from a discussion regarding gay men being banned from donating blood. The point that was trying to be made was that if black women are contracting the virus at a growing rate should that demographic be banned as well). Anyways, this tumbled down to downlow gay men spreading HIV to their girlfriends.
The problem here is not gay sex or straight sex. The problem is unprotected sex. The problem with Ms. Shepherd and Mr. Hughley is that they not only failed to acknowledge this, but they also failed to acknowledge the various other ways the virus is spread (hello needles.) And ABC’s refusal to correct this sucks monkey balls.
Back to the twitter…well the past couple of days made me realize how often she twats…she twats about busting her ass…about eating dinner with another celebrity…about going to the salon…about being celibate…all day she twats. Today she twatted about how over 3D movies and complained that the only movie theater playing the movie she wanted to see (the non 3D version) airs after her sons bedtime.
I couldn’t control it. I twatted back “There are bigger problems in this world.” I don’t know if she will read it…but the force and speed at which I struck the keys sounded nice and relieved some of my frustration.
So, am I being a dick?