The Monday Mix: Catch up on Yer Culture

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The Monday Mix: Catch up on Yer Culture

It's Monday, you're at work and are bored out of your mind. What better time than to catch up on all the cultural buzz you've missed last week? Here's an ecclectic mix of vids that you need to watch now:

Sini Anderson's The Punk Singer is a documentary-in-progress about Kathleen Hanna consisting of a series interviews with Hanna, in addition to other feminist and queer punk artists of the '90s. The documentary not only functions as an archival project of the '90s Riot Grrl Movement, but it also provides an intimate experience with someone who's attained a kind of mythical status amongst us:

 

Next is just a taste of Melissa McCarthy's fantastic SNL performance. In this skit, she plays Arlene, an oversexed office worker who isn't afraid to flirt with her colleagues by rubbing her nipples or humping an inflatable horse (as we're all prone to do, obvs):

 

The Fall TV season has commenced, and the best new show, in my opinion, is 2 Broke Girls, a comedy by Michael Patrick King (SATC) and Whitney Cummings, and produced by Liz Feldman (lesbian writer extraordinnaire and host of the lez-centric webseries This Just Out). The writing is superb, the acting is on-point, the lesbian subtext exists in abundance, and the explicit mockery of (Williamsburg) hipsters is chortle-inducing:

 

This past Saturday President Obama delivered the keynote speech at the HRC's 15th Annual Dinner. In the below clip, he rightly condemns the events of the last GOP debate, in which the audience booed a gay serviceman while the candidates sat idly by:

 

Occupy Wall Street is alive and strong in downtown Manhattan. This weekend, over 700 protestors took to the Brooklyn Bridge, quite a few of which--as this video (albeit shakey) by We Are Change shows--were arrested:

 



Comments [5]

Grace Moon's picture

Dr. Bianco

why do I see you laughing hysterically at the SNL skit?

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Marcie Bianco's picture

I have been laughing

I have been laughing hysterically at this skit for the past 3 days...."yeah, ya like that? yeah you do."

Robin Rigby's picture

Has anyone seen the lesbian

Has anyone seen the lesbian character (now two of them) on The Playboy Club? Yep. Lesbian bunny and now lesbian rich chick who is playing arm candy to a man who's running for office. 

Marcie Bianco's picture

I've heard about the one --

I've heard about the one -- guess rabbits multiply.

I still can't get enough of 2 Broke Girls. It ranks up there, for me, next to 30 Rock. PRICELESS SATIRE.

Grace Moon's picture

Wait is that Prof C, getting

Wait is that Prof C, getting rounded up on the Brooklyn Bridge?! 

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