October 14, 2015
Before heading back to Africa, Kathie wanted to slam the new E.L. James book, Grey. Mandi wanted an update on her Tinder adventures and tangents ensued. So much so neither topic gets talked about much — Grey pretty much not at all. We do however critique the so-called “best selfie ever” (see above). Heck, even the title of the episode is a reference to a post-credits easter egg at the end of the episode. Have fun. We did.
Note: Listeners may be confused by references to Mandi’s brother Jake as well as Jakob being called “Jake” in a game where Mandi and Kathie role-play his parents as that’s what his parents call him. Two different people.
September 23, 2015
Regular co-host Kathie (What introduced Mandi to fanfic, apparently) signs up for Tinder just in time to leave the country for nine months. Married couple Jakob and Mandi live vicariously through her (potential) online dating adventures.
The educational Tinder-related Instragram accounts mentioned on the episode:
“Calling out dudes who turn hostile when rejected or ignored.”
Not mentioned on the podcast, but recent discoveries…
Mia Matsumiya, Perv Magnet
“4’9″ violinist & perv magnet. I’ve archived 1,000+ messages from stalkers, crazies & fetishists over the past 10 years. I’ve decided to post them all.”
Feminist On Tinder
February 5, 2015
Jakob and Mandi talk about television sitcoms. The TV genre which, previous to the advent of reality TV, was considered the lowest form of TV. After soap operas and afternoon talk shows, that is. And late-night infomercials. But low down there, regardless. Anyway, in this episode they do a survey of the form over the decades with WKRP (late-70’s), Friends (mid-90’s) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (today). Also discussed: Three’s Company, Cheers, Frasier, Gilmore Girls and Will & Grace. And don’t worry, the laugh-track cuts out about 10 minutes into the episode.
Behold the awkward pain that is Friends with no laugh track.
February 5, 2010
Last week Apple introduced the world to the iPad. The world nodded politely and carried on talking to more interesting people at the party. Mandi and I sat in a corner and talked about the iPad behind its back.
If we’d listened to this episode of Or Do You Think That’s Just Bollocks beforehand, we’d have known about a few of the features we claimed the iPad doesn’t have. Such as, though it doesn’t have any USB ports, you can apparently buy a USB adaptor for the docking port. Which still sounds kind of bullshit to me.
But then, I don’t own a cell phone or any Bluetooth devices so what do I know about tech gadgets? Absolutely nothing. Mandi seems to be a bit more savvy, but mostly I think she just wants an iPhone app that tracks me and my vital signs via the GPS/diagnostic chip she tagged me with in my sleep.
Anyway, we thought the iPad looked stupid. So did Hitler.
This week we develop a greater respect for the acting ability of Tricia Helfer (Caprica Six), though not enough to Google her name until just now, and Dualla (not Diwali)’s breasts.
We also talk about how the writing of season 2.5 was clearly hijacked by children who’d never seen an episode of Battlestar Galactica in their lives. In the podcast, I go so far as to make the bold claim that even Season 2 of TNG didn’t have episodes as bad as “Sacrifice” or, as Mandi re-titles it, “Billy, Don’t Be a Hero“. Spoiler: Billy be’s a hero.
Of course, the day after recording this episode, we watched “Shades of Gray” and I realized there’s never been TV as bad as Season 2 of TNG. A whole fracking episode of Riker flashbacks. And they’re not even interesting Riker flashbacks (though any pairing of the words “interesting” and “Riker” is an oxymoron). Out of the entire history of hastily slapped together flashback episodes, it might be the single worst thing I’ve ever seen. I came down with a cold shortly after watching this episode and I blame it. What a way to close out a season.
At least season 2.5 of BSG ends on a high note.