FYCL #9 – Ordinary Sacrilege

Dubious advice on outre artistic expression, being Canadian in an American world, and the stupidity of trying to legislate the internets, plus our regularly featured Dubious Sex Toy of the week, and other recommendations.

FYCL #9, if you are still doing the old-fashioned-y downloading of each episode, rather than subscribing with our shiny new rss or via iTunes.

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Oh, also, an explanatory note for those of you who don’t know that “souping” means flouncing out. To soup: to leave, in an ostentatious manner, often while commenting that you are never coming back.

The thematic sacrilege naturally made me think of Randy Newman, so I picked “God’s Song” for the closing musics.

Hope you enjoy the podcast, please to be leaving threats of hellfire, feedback and questions here.

6 thoughts on “FYCL #9 – Ordinary Sacrilege

  1. ezuroski

    Fantastic episode! Thanks for the thoughtful discussion. My cultural acclimation continues apace. Also, I’ve just started following Kate Harding’s blog in my reader at your recommendation. Are you as appalled as I am that when you type “Kate” into Google it presumes first and foremost that you are looking for Kate Gosselin?

  2. Rhayden

    Man, what’s with the hate against Tim’s? I suspect that I’m simply far too accepting of coffee, my main concerns are, “Is it warm?” and “Does it contain caffeine?” and frankly the first one is a little iffy at times.

    I can see how Canadian TV may look nationalistic from the outside, but don’t tell me that Americans don’t flag wave all over TV and other various media. You may not be aware of it, just like I wouldn’t ever notice a cooking show emphasizing Canadian cheese, Canadian corn, etc. I also have no desire to hang out with the French. 😛

    ‘Guys’ may, at least in my own vernacular, be used as a very gender-neutral and wide-reaching term, but ‘girls’ for some reason slaps people into a very childlike and juvenile bracket. Ladies can be done but it’s tricky from a male mouth, you really need to be careful that there isn’t any hint of hitting on someone. Women as a term of address just don’t work.

    I dunno if there is as much drama in male-based internet communities as there is in female-based internet communities, or if there is it’s probably of a different nature. There is certainly a ton of insulting, ragging, oneupmanship and pretty much everything you’ve ever seen a group of guys do in a real life social situation. Everybody is smarter, cooler, fitter and gets laid more often than the next one. Drama sadly tends to involve the introduction of women into the mix because then what little passes for intellect goes out the window and it’s a rush to impress the girl and the faintest bit of fair play that was previously involved is trampled.

    Looking back on that paragraph, I suspect it’s more applicable to communities where the users are a certain age. I have no experience with communities involving older men that are male-dominated so I can’t really share anything on that.

    Recessionista? I heard that and thought it was a term used to describe someone who has gotten a job in coffee (barista) due to the recession. As a popular trend, it definitely needs to DIAF.

  3. V's Herbie

    Just finished listening to another great episode!

    I thought you might like to know about some of your podcast neighbors on my iTunes!

    If you like This American Life, you’ll like RadioLab It leans more towards hard science than social science, but they do it in an amazingly assessable way.

    Because you are silly ladies, you’ll probably like Old Jews Telling Jokes It’s, well, it’s just what it sounds like. Elderly Jewish people telling slightly dirty jokes, looking slightly abashed while they tell theirs, but laughing uproariously at everyone else.

  4. Leaf

    I’ve enjoyed all the podcasts tremendously.

    Thank you for link to Melvin Bragg podcasts from BBC – loved him when we lived there on the South Bank Show – now I get to keep loving him.

    Can I suggest book recommendations – mostly because I’m stuck for something to read.

    Something for your discussion – Creative female partnerships what role have they played and why aren’t they as discussed as male partnerships? Are they the same or different to male creative partnerships, does friendship play a bigger role?

    Maybe a bit serious – but I’ve been reflecting on how people work together etc.


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