Podcast Episode 21: On TV

Zach Simons has a theory that we consume TV the way previous generations consumed literature. Tune in (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) to hear more about his crazy theory and our favorite TV shows ever. We’ll try to avoid spoilers!


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Intro 00:00
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Pod Pourri 05:52
Admit it: TV is awesome. And is it me, or is it just getting better and better? Netflix, Hulu, Amazon… watch out, cable. We’re coming for you.

Facebook Says 46:48
You guys love TV, too! SHOCKER. What are your favorite shows EVARRR? Impossible to answer, but that didn’t stop y’all from trying.

Games People Play 01:02:06
Questions based on the forty-some Facebook Says responses we got! Zach didn’t even know what hit him.

Outro 01:06:28
Zach is on Twitter! And you should check out Writing On the Floor, which premieres live podcasting at Arcade THIS THURSDAY, June 27 at 8pm. Rick Sebak, Derek Minto, Tim Ross, New Victorians! AND BEER! ALL FOR JUST $5!

I also want to plug the Always Gilda show happening at Arcade on Friday, June 28 with an incredible all-female lineup! All proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club of Western PA!

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Best Shit Ever: 2012 Edition

It’s that time of year again when self-important bloggers everywhere make lists of their favorite things from the past year for you to “ooh” and “ahh” about. I’m certainly not above it.

Here’s a collection of things I recommend that I had the pleasure of discovering just this year despite the fact that some of them have been around longer. What can I say? I’ve never been a cool kid.

Cards Against Humanity: A Party Game for Horrible People
When a friend described this game as a filthy version of Apples to Apples, I knew I had to have it. I purchased the official card pack, but they do have a free downloadable version online! Warning: It is not suitable for your kids. Or your parents.

Your Away Message Twitter Parody Account
Sometimes it feels like watching from afar as that sorority girl you sorta knew in college went through an embarrassing public breakup. Other times it’s as if you’re going back through your OWN instant messenger history. Nostalgia-laugh headache!

Fashion to Figure Trendy Clothes for Fatties
I have gotten more compliments on the dresses I’ve purchased here than ANY other store. They have plenty of modern stuff, but I’ve found some great classic dresses that are perfect for work or a night on the town.

British TV series Misfits On Hulu+
The first two seasons of this are some of the best television I’ve ever seen. Described as a sci-fi comedy drama, this shit had me in stitches every episode. The incredible characters are brought to life by a truly talented cast, and the soundtrack is so good I was compelled to create a Spotify playlist for it. Do yourself a favor and add it to that long list of shows you need to watch.

Sephora Bain Dissolvent Express Instant Nail Polish Remover
Small bottle, big difference. It feels smoother, smells nicer, and works better. I now hate using any other kind of polish remover.

Naturally, I’m quite enamored with my own podcast. SHOCKER. But there are so many other good ones out there! I really dig You Had to Be There with Sarah Schaefer and Nikki Glaser and of course RadioLab is always riveting (and no, I don’t care if you don’t count it as a podcast). But my absolute favorite this year has been Professor Blastoff. It’s basically just a bunch of pals shooting the shit with a variety of guests. Sometimes they do bits, sometimes shit gets real, and sometimes they force themselves to fake laugh and it turns into the most beautiful conglomeration of real and fake laughs that the world has ever known. Plus it’s Tig Notaro, and who doesn’t love her?

Aaaaaaand that’s what I’ve been doing with all my time this year. Watching TV, listening to podcasts, and doing my nails. It’s the only way to maintain this killer bod! So tell me, what were your favorite discoveries in 2012?

The Gift Of The Magic Bullet

I have had a long time love affair with As Seen On TV products. I’ve braved the mysteries of Smooth Away and lived to recommend it. I have killed more than my fair share of spider plants despite the magic of Aqua Globes. I keep Mighty Mend it in the house because I can’t sew for sh*t.

Even Denise Huxtable is light years ahead of me.

I remember exactly where I was when I first saw the infomercial for The Magic Bullet. I almost stroked out with excitement. Did the inventors know how much I love frozen beverages? Because boy howdy, DO I. So I asked my husband, Joe, to get me one for my birthday.

My birthday rolls around and Joe hands me a bag to open. I rip into it and find exactly what I asked for. Well… sort of. He got me a magic bullet alright. Just… uh… the other kind. Y’know, the kind that’s NSFW.

I thought he was joking, so I started laughing maniacally. Turns out? He was dead f*cking serious.


Joe did eventually get me the blender, and it definitely lives up to the hype. But I would be remiss not to mention that after all that, over the years, I have by far used the other bullet more often.

It just happens to be easier to clean.