We here at the Devil’s Advocates Podcast feel very misunderstood. As the show continues to grow in audience size, some of the feedback we get is quite negative, often suggesting we are uneducated, ignorant embarrassments to society. This is an accurate description, but our intentions are good! We review the latest negative feedback and attempt to defend ourselves in whatever shoddy way we can, being so ignorant and uneducated. Being misunderstood probably happens a lot to the LGBT community as well, since they constantly have a new wealth of terms that define sexual preference. First there was just the LGBT community, then it became LGBTQ, then LGBTQ+ which probably has a more active user base than Google+, but no matter what you call them, the group of people who are not cis (cis are straight, non-surgery-altered men and women) continue adding terminology to the list of sexual identity qualifiers. I’m sort of against this, not because I don’t believe in it, but because I’m lazy and Facebook has no less than 51 gender terms that I don’t feel like committing to memory. With a Texas legislator recently coming out at the first openly pansexual congressperson, we attempt to learn what the hell that means. Our feeble brains assumed it was being attracted to children, like the lost boys in Peter Pan (as in Peter Pansexual. It’s not our best joke, but… it is a joke.)
Ariana Grande is a pop megastar who has had several monstrous hits from her two albums. In fact, we can’t get enough of her song Break Free which is catchy as hell. She, like many young performers, made her debut on Nickelodeon on kids’ shows, but when people figured out she had a massive multi-octave range voice reminiscent of Mariah Carey, she peaced the hell out of Nickelodeon to become a superstar. There’s just one little problem… even though she’s 21, some people think she looks… a little younger. Like 15. Her videos have plenty of sexually suggestive scenes and scantily clad Ariana Grande slow-mo shots, but if you’re attracted to this, does it indicate that you might have deeper problems? I will sit and think about that while cranking it to her music videos.
After a brief attempt to make it through the new trailer for “Batkid Begins” (if this trailer doesn’t make you incredibly depressed, you are most likely a sociopath) we come upon an opportunity to share a few of our deep, dark, embarrassing stories from childhood. These are some serious cringe-worthy tales, possibly as bad as our caught masturbating stories a couple weeks ago. Some people just aren’t meant for sports, and sometimes it takes massive public failures with crowds laughing at you before your parents understand this. Enjoy these stories, because they are absolutely hilarious, and will make you cringe with delight, but they also kill us a little inside remembering the reasons why we turned out the way we are.