We’ve tackled a lot of trans topics on our podcast- transgendered, transabled, otherkin- but we believe we’ve actually created a NEW trans term this week: transracial, and we can thank Rachel Dolezal for this one. You see, Rachel Dolezal is the leader of the NAACP and a proud black woman. She appears to have hairstyles and skin color that are common to blacks, and is very clear in identifying herself as a black woman. There’s one small problem, however- she’s white. Her tattletale parents told everyone this week that she’s white, specifically German, Czech and Swedish. Those countries are about as non-black as you can get, and a photo of Rachel Dolezal from her early years shows a girl reminiscent of Dakota Fanning. So she’s been running the NAACP while having a secret identity of whiteness. This is like those movies where the girl dresses like a dude to get close to the football team, or the guy dresses like a girl to join the girls’ soccer team. Except its not funny and you’re just left wondering how anyone could’ve thought this was a good idea. Oh no wait, actually they are the same.
Once upon a time Ben sort of kind dated a stripper, but not really. He got as close as any non-attractive man ever has. Unfortunately it didn’t work out, but in the meantime he discovered the multiple layers of fake names she had been using, so he decided to call her go work somewhere else, but the question of where unskilled labor goes to work brings up the discussion of the minimum wage issue. The boys draft up a solution for the receding amount of jobs for the unskilled labor of this country, and on paper it looks pretty good! When they run the numbers, however, it appears the money to fund it is short by about a trillion dollars. This is why they host a stupid podcast and don’t do anything of any real value. Then again, neither do the current politicians so maybe they should still get a shot to try out their plan.
America is the greatest country on Earth if you ask the morbidly obese. We invented things like sandwiches made out of fried chicken instead of bread. The time has come to up the game, however, and both Pizza Hut and Carl’s Jr. are up to the task. One is bringing forth a pizza with pigs-in-a-blanket as crust, and the other is introducing a burger that, in addition to all the usual condiments and cheese and bacon, now also includes on top of that a split-open hot dog and potato chips. All on the burger. There’s a point at which the economies of scale stop providing a return on deliciousness just by adding more food items, and we may have found that point today.
Jerry Seinfeld has made a billion dollars from his syndicated TV show and is undisputedly a comic genius. Last week he said in an interview that PC college kids get offended too easily and don’t even understand what words like racism mean. Now, if you were a college kid that disagreed with the statement and considered yourself a fan of risqué comedy, you probably wouldn’t write a letter to Jerry explaining how he’s wrong… unless you’re a naïve, self-important little twat of a college kid. If you’d like to know how amusing it is to hear a 20 year old nerd explain to Jerry fucking Seinfeld what makes good comedy, or how hilarious it is when Ben practically chokes to death screaming at this kid, have yourself a listen. Unless it’s too offensive for you, in which case you should just skip it and go back to deciding what race you think you’d like to be.