The Oscars have been around for almost 100 years. When they started, it was a different time- white men ran everything, and black people didn’t have the same rights as whites. Fast forward to 2016 where we have equal rights and the leadership landscape looks much more diverse, but someone forgot to tell the Oscars, because their governing board and branches and whatever other ridiculous governing bodies that exist for the purpose of handing out little man statues have not changed at all. The people in charge of the Oscars are still almost 100% white- just like 100 years ago! We discuss whether everyone is overreacting to the situation, or if action is called for. More importantly, however, we discuss why on Earth anyone gives a shit what this doddering group of old men does or says. They are the most smug, pretentious and unnecessary group of anything ever. I suggest focusing on ticket sales or at least rotten tomatoes as your barometer of movie-making self-worth. However, Ben decides to try and solve the equality problem anyway with a plan that leads to a massive screaming match debate. Turn your volume down.
Every once in a while the planets will align, and someone who is significantly better looking than you that you find on okcupid or eharmony will think that you’re an appropriate dating partner for them. This should be a very desirable position to be in as the less stunning of the two potential dating partners, but in reality it is usually an extremely stressful, intimidating situation that results in nervous pacing, over thinking, critical self-doubt, and constant vomiting. Unless you’re actually mentally stable, unlike Ben. Ben finds himself in a terribly awkward situation where a beautiful, stunning girl agrees to go on a date with him, and Ben doesn’t really understand why. Nevertheless, he goes forth to do his best. What follows is yet another classic Ben story of hope, loss, excitement, depression, embarrassment and extremely comical moments as he tries to maneuver his way through this date that he has o business being on. Prepare to laugh and cringe when you hear what happens when Ben realizes she’s out of his league.