Sarah and Roxi welcome Girls With Issues hosts Billea Bones and Vicki Oh to discuss female representation in the media, both positive and negative.
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Assuming that you’re a fan of our podcasts, then you might be aware of a fun game that we play on Nerd’s on Film from time to time (by that I mean twice) where we connect two actors by way of their movie appearances. This game is essentially known as Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, though we don’t use Kevin Bacon. But we can’t deny where we got the game, and that it is ridiculously fun for us movie nerds to play in our off time and on road trips.
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‘Twas the summer of 1996, on a particularly Californian afternoon. A young befreckled me sat in my room, listening to either No Doubt or Weird Al Yankovic, arranging my library by genre, then alphabetically by author, pining for something new to read. Mom walked in and said, “I have something for you…” and my world changed.
Time is very limited. You are only allocated so much of it to accomplish your tasks at hand. Oftentimes, the urgent things in life take over, whether they be car payments and student loans, or picking up the kids from school and going grocery shopping. There is always something. Trust me, I know all about it. I work two full time jobs, take care of my family (that includes two kids and one on the way) and volunteer at my local observatory. We are all busy.
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it; I spend too much money on comics. It’s not my fault, really. They are just so fun to read and those price tags only say 2.99. With my iPad, I’ve gotten even worse. Instead of facing the register $25 total, I just buy them all via Comixology and only see a $6 receipt from iTunes every few days. My girlfriend saw my reading list last night and asked just how many series I am reading. It was hard to come up with a total; there are just so many each week. Well it’s time to come out of the shadows. I shall proudly stand up for the comics I love, and, who knows, maybe you can give them a try too, but watch that iTunes bill.