Notes From Your Drunk Grandma: Regarding Rush Limbaugh

If you learn nothing else from me and my box wine, learn this.

Nobody gets to call you a whore.

Apparently, these days using birth control for medicinal purposes makes you a whore. Apparently wanting no double standard about rights makes you a whore. Apparently, being in possession of a vagina makes you a whore.

In my day, we called you a whore when a man paid you for sex, because that is what you were. The title comes with the territory.

If you used a hose on flames, we called you a firefighter.
If you drug a squeegee down a window, you called you a window washer.
If you got nasty with a pervert for monetary exchange, we called you a whore.

We didn’t call you a prostitute because you took aspirin or got treatment for cancer. That’s just mean as hell; women are catty about fashion, not medical treatments. [Read more...]

Lil’ Senator – Chelsea Devantez

Lil’ Senator from Devantez on Vimeo.


“I originally wrote and performed the Lil’ Senator song for the Holy Fuck Comedy Hour at The Annoyance Theater in Chicago this past fall. My friend, Steven Aleck (House of Gunsword Productions), offered to direct a music video for it and we were off! I’m an actor at The Second City in Chicago and the music video features two other actors from Second City — John Thibodeaux and Kellen Alexander, as well as iO (improv olympic) comedians Kevin Reader and Kevin Walsh. We were able to shoot the video in a half day on a zero dollar budget, which was pretty sweet!”
- Chelsea Devantez

Open Letter to Rick Santorum – Cue Black Girls

XOXO from Cue Black Girls on Vimeo.


Renee Threatte enjoys native plant gardening, a crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a warm summer’s day, and frightening small children as well as the elderly.

www.ReneeThreatte.com
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Miss Holly Hope for President

Hey FnS community! Miss Holly Hope here. I would love to receive your support in my journey of runnin’ for President! President? I know there’s likely a lotta questions, so I got answers. How’s the campaign for President goin’? Well, I’m I am findin’ it challengin’ to be a beacon of hope and light when there is so much negativity in this race for President that I’m runnin’ for, so much so that I’m about 2 inches in my mind from buildin’ a time machine to leave for the future, like 200 years from now. But that’s no good. Gotta stay and work it out and plow through the poo. Someone while I was out politicin’ the other day actually gave me dirty looks – I won’t name names – but it was someone on another candidate’s team. It’s really amazin’ what’s out there when ya start gettin’ into it. I’m gonna stick to the streets and findin’ people that love and support my message and by goodness we will make a difference together. I would love to have a bunch of Funny Not Slutty ladies on my team helpin’ promote love and peace and simply not givin’ in to the nasty, negative side of politics. I’d love for y’all to join my mission for peace and love and of course for me bein’ President! [Read more...]

The Partisans: Rick Santorum – Gifts From God

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LeibyaFair Live! Dec. 10 – Ticket Giveaway

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Come celebrate the release of LeibyaFair Live!, the new album from Leibya Rogers, folksinging alter ego of comedian Mindy Raf, at Sullivan Hall (214 Sullivan Street) at 7pm on Saturday, December 10. Leibya will perform such hits as “Regret,” “Womyn With a Y,” and “My V.” Tickets to the release party are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online. The album will be on sale at the launch party and on Mindy’s Bandcamp page.

WIN 2 TICKETS!

Leave a comment below completing the lyric ”My tampon smells like…” by December 7th, 2011 and a random commenter will receive 2 tickets to the Dec. 10 LeibyaFair Live! [Read more...]

REVENGE ITALIANO – Lucia Brizzi


 

Revenge italianoThis summer a theater reviewer wrote in in the Boston Globe,  “Lucia Brizzi struggles with how passionate Italian women act.” So I made a video where I knock her off.  Then my boyfriend/ director turned out to be, how do I say this, a pussy, so I knocked him off. And so Revenge Italiano was born!

Set at my family’s restaurant in historic Borem Hill, I’ve created my own brand of slapstick, silent film era videography, pulling stylistically from ‘Raging Bull,’ celebrating New York, and allowing me to wear funny things and yell out of windows.

A lot of people ask me who Mike Toro, the mafia don of the series, is to my character. I describe him as a father/ husband and revel in the discomfort created by that confusion. After all, in the 1920’s who could tell the difference? [Read more...]

Why I Love Christopher Hitchens – Jacki Schklar

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photo: www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/12/ hitchens_slideshow200712#slide=1

I publish a comedy site by women for women, so from time to time I get emails regarding the infamous 2007 Vanity Fair article Why Women Aren’t Funny by esteemed orator and journalist Christopher Hitchens. In it, Hitchens enlightens us that through the necessity of protecting our species, and because we actually harness more power and intelligence than men, and also because we’re pretty, women are not as funny as males. That is, unless we’re “hefty or dykey or Jewish, or some combo of the three.” The inquisitive parties who contact me asking about this article are sometimes budding young female comedians, sometimes Woman’s Studies majors, but most often they are budding young female comedian Woman’s Studies majors. They ask whether I have seen the essay and want to know, “What should we do about it?” They are enraged, appalled and exasperated. My answer is not quite what they expect. You see, I love Christopher Hitchens. And I think you should, too. [Read more...]

In Defense of Slutty Halloween Costumes – Slutty but Funny

Seriously women, lets talk. I think we can all agree that we are a very different breed of ladies nowadays. We go to college. We graduate. We make big money. We practically rule the world at this point.

And I think we can also unanimously agree, that what we do, how we act, and the way we dress is not for the gentlemen-folk in our lives. Oh no, no, no. That shit is for us. [Read more...]

#occupyanthropologie – Laura Burns

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I’m wearing a colorful patchwork apron with an applique fastened to the left strap, my ankles eased against an elephant-shaped foot rest. I am seated on a purple velvet armchair, reading a copy of Bigfoot: I Not Dead. I am twirling one strand of my hair with a quirky doorknob. I am occupying Anthropologie.

This wasn’t planned. It came about organically, this morning when I set foot in the Nordstrom Mall. I was browsing the windows of Betsey Johnson and Free People when I smelled something enchanting across the hall. It was a cross between new car smell and a better life. It lingered in the air as I made my way through the glass doors. An array of deconstructed rare (I assume) books hung above. That’s when I felt the first twinge of expensive-kitsch-borne oppression. [Read more...]