Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route. Et de ratage en ratage, on s'habitue à ne jamais dépasser le stade du brouillon. La vie n'est que l'interminable répétition d'une représentation qui n'aura jamais lieu.

Podcasts: Bend Over & Take It!

Bend Over & Take It!

Studio: Brad G & Gerry S

Category: Comedy

What It Is

A bunch of Pittsburg “**** & ***-adjacents,” in the words of the show itself, get together and talk about pop culture and politics. 

Technical Details

The show comes out weekly and typically runs around forty-five minutes to an hour.  The show’s been on since 2009 and the entire archive is available on iTunes.   

What About It

As you might guess from the title, this is an extremely vulgar show.  I don’t mind vulgarity, but this show always opens with a fake commercial for some sort of fake product and, here’s a clue for you, I listened to somewhere around five to eight episodes of the show and the commercials/products are so obscene that there’s not a single one that I heard that I can even describe for you and stay within the ToS.  Or, well, that would have been true once upon a time, but, frankly, of the ones that I remember I really think you’re better off not having those thoughts in your head.  I know, everyone’s going to think I’m a prude, but I’m really not; I’m listening to a lot of sex podcasts for this project and these are beyond the pale, even by the standards of sex podcasts.  Okay, well, homophobe?  I say I’m not, but this podcast didn’t do anything for me.  It isn’t just that I don’t watch Project Runway; they do talk about pop culture things I’m interested in.  I just didn’t find them particularly funny or insightful.  Plus, when they had a Katy Perry vs. Miley Cyrus debate, they said Miley Cyrus was better.  What. The. Hell.  Katy Perry isn’t the new Madonna or anything, but I simply cannot support such a ridiculous decision.  I get the feeling there’s a Katy Perry backlash currently, but I am not part of it.  The One That Got Away is a pop masterpiece and I am not being ironic.  Okay, no, her eye of the tiger song is not as good as the original Eye of the Tiger song, but I actually don’t think it’s that bad.  I really find it annoying that she started that one song with a ringtone.  I mean, I hear that ringtone enough, you know.  I don’t need to hear it in songs.  But she’s building up a wonderful back catalogue of . . . oh my God . . . the Republicans were right all along!  This podcast TURNED ME GAY!!!!!!  No, but seriously, if you’re looking for a show that overturns gay stereotypes, this is not it.       

0 stars.

Essential If

You have ever talked about Project Runway for more than twenty minutes at a stretch.   

Avoid Like the Plague If

You can be seen onscreen throwing a chair at the climax of the movie Bruno. 

Best Entry Point

Okay, I am going back through the iTunes archives and looking at the summaries for the episodes (since the titles are completely unhelpful) in order to see if I can pick out an episode that I  liked better than the others by refreshing my memory on each episode.  I can’t even figure out which episodes I listened to.  I guess about the only thing that stuck in my mind from this one is those filthy, often disturbing commercials.   So, you know, grab the latest one, if you want. 

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