At 2013’s Denver Comic Con, a young lady dared to ask a very important question of Wil Wheaton, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory: “When you were a kid, were you called a nerd, and if so, how did you deal with it? And his answer was perfect.
Without an ounce of condescension, he addressed to difficult topic with grace and compassion. It’s too rare that we’re reminded that as children and as ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Boob Tube on Mar 27, 2014 |
Are you having a particularly grumpy Thursday? Has the wrath of the polar vortex (are we still even in it?) finally pushed you to your limit? Allow me to console your wind-burned faces with a little comedy, courtesy of Hari Kondabolu. This video is not particularly new, but a little bit of Kondabolu never hurt anyone. Seriously. He’s one of the only comedians I’ve experienced that doesn’t rely on typical tropes to write his jokes, and ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Boob Tube on Mar 24, 2014 |
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the MSNBC show Morning Joe, tries to share a voice of reason about the media's over- stretching of the missing Malaysian flight, but is continually thwarted by co- host and general jerk, Joe Scarborough.
In the clip, while Brzezinski is visibly annoyed at Scarborough’s newest speculation that the plane could be somewhere other than the Indian Ocean, she waits her turn to state her opinion that it is time for a topic ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Boob Tube on Mar 22, 2014 |
First it turns out Ellie from UP is a real person, and now so is Whoopi Goldberg's character from Sister Act.
We all saw what happened when a frumpy lady was shockingly revealed to have skills not intrinsically related to her looks in 2009, when Susan Boyle took to the stage of Britain's Got Talent. She wasn't even wearing a habit and managed to draw tears from normally bloodthirsty judges. The results are even more thrilling when the whole thing's in ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Boob Tube on Mar 20, 2014 |
In the midst of a national debate about birth control coverage and employee health care plans, women’s group UltraViolet has turned to one sure-fire solution to rock the vote: puppets.
The Supreme Court will hear final arguments for the controversial case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores next week – after which they'll decide whether or not the corporation may maintain their practice of restricting employee health coverage to ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Boob Tube on Mar 18, 2014 |
2014 has proven to be a pretty cool and empowering year for women…so much so, that it’s kind of starting to creep me out. There have been tons of ads going around referencing the power of girls and women, and re-asserting everything we can do. I'm happy about this, buuuuut I am a little concerned about the agencies behind some of these viral videos. Are they really 100% invested in the wellbeing of women, or are they jumping on some kind of ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Mar 14, 2014 |
Now while I am still way too young to be reminiscing on my teenage years, this film almost made me long for the frivolous days of my youth (can I still say that if I am only 21?). Well, almost. Apart from my left over teen angst that has seeped into early twenties angst, TEENAGE is a fascinating look at the creation and evolution of the 'teenager'. Don't be fooled by the black and white film stills, this documentary is a vibrant and heartfelt love letter to ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Mar 13, 2014 |
Okay, okay...so perhaps you already saw this video in 2011, shortly after PBS profiled the reunion of childhood-friend-elephants Shirley and Jenny at the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary. But if you have even the slightest soul, you can watch it again, damn it. Separated for twenty-two years and held in captivity, these two gentle giants were afforded the chance to live free after long, lonely lives. And what happens when the two old friends meet again is possibly the ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Boob Tube on Mar 13, 2014 |
I find Yahoo! Answers endlessly entertaining and Audra McDonald’s singing breathtaking, so the combination of the two is just freaking amazing.
Thank you Jimmy Fallon and Alison Watts, for making this a reality:
The unexpected combination of these two makes me want to take to the dumbest part of the web and sing my heart out, which is such a better alternative to crying about the state of humanity.
Fallon’s Tonight Show has thus ... Read More
You know the drill: you’re watching the surprisingly pro-women “After the Final Rose” episode of the Bachelor, and on comes the typical ABC family-oriented ads about the perfect wholesome family and what they buy. They are almost always white, heterosexual, suburban pictures of loving parents and obedient yet charmingly sassy children.
But then there’s this Honey Maid ad. Delightfully family friendly with an epic boost of progressive ... Read More