Response to Dodge Charger Super Bowl Ad

Response to Dodge Charger Super Bowl Ad written and directed by Abigail Gullo. Camera and Editing by Jesse Ruuttila. With Molly Knefel, Lynne Rosenberg, Abigail Gullo, Katharine Heller and Lauren Seikaly. Music by Klimpter.

The Jessie Spano Effect: Why We’re Still Afraid of Feminism

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The “Jessie Spano” Effect: Why We’re Still Afraid of Feminism in 2010
By Molly Knefel

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent much of your adulthood recovering from the disappointment that life is not like Saved by the Bell said it would be. Nerds aren’t best friends with cool kids, caffeine pills don’t get you high, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s hair isn’t even blonde. But I was born in the 80s and grew up watching the show after school, and I was too young to know any better.

Recently, thanks to the miraculous series of tubes that is the Internet, I went back and watched the show again for the first time since childhood. Despite the fact that SBTB got it wrong on a few things (caffeine pills, especially), I still think it’s a fantastic show. But there was one aspect that stood out to me this time around. In the 15 years since I last watched, I have learned a lot. One of the things I’ve learned (besides caffeine pills don’t get you high) is this wacky idea called Feminism, which is basically just the idea that all people should be treated equally regardless of gender, race, or class. And there is something more important than caffeine pills that Saved by the Bell got wrong. Her name is Jessie Spano.

Jessie, as you may remember, was a feminist. She was also an egghead, a sometimes-cheerleader, and Slater’s girlfriend. Jessie was a relatively progressive character; she used words like “chauvinist,” she thought women should be valued for intelligence rather than looks, and she cared about the environment. This reminds me of how, in high school, any time I would advocate human rights I would be called a “tree-hugger”– anyone crazy enough to love humans or women must REALLY love trees, too. But, I digress: my point is, Jessie was pretty right-on, and it’s cool that the writers of the show were willing to articulate such issues. Right? Right… except for one problem. Slater.

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Data = Dung – Keisha Zollar

 

This character I discovered in a dream. My aunt and father had just gone to Senegal and brought back stories and wonderful clothes. And after I saw her in my dream I wanted to write a weird poop joke. I think body functions are funny.
- Keisha Zollar
www.KeishaZollar.com

It's a Funny not Slutty World After All


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Producers and women in comedy Ruth Selwyn (Tel Aviv), Jane Postlethwaite (Brighton, UK) and Jacki Schklar (Atlanta) discuss making funny videos and interactive content for a female audience. Ruth is creator of the famed Lizzy the Lezzy animations, Jane produces social media content under the guise of StylistBrighton and Jacki is publisher of Funnynotslutty.com.

Ruth:  Jacki, I have been meaning to ask you, don’t you want to be funny and slutty sometimes?

Jacki:   Excuse me Ruth, but don’t you live in the Holy Land? I did not think you would speak of such things.

Ruth:  Such a typical straight woman, answering a question with a question. I’ll take your obvious evasiveness to mean yes, you would like to be slutty sometimes too. I would too actually, especially if I was tall, blonde and beautiful like Jane – ever thought of showing us your cleavage in a video Jane? [Read more...]

Star Status – Iraqi Jackie

My name is Jackie Williams. I was raised in Davenport, Iowa. After high school I joined the Army. I went some places, did some stuff, and met some people. I’m still doing all those things. I like kitty cats, black mascara, flip flops and Mexican food. Also, the color red.

I had my moment (finally) when I realized that I am truly a celebrity. I’ve waited my whole life for this. It was like I was Britney Spears and it was totally rad. Except… I’m only famous in Iraq, so maybe my star status isn’t as big as Britney’s. I’m more like those Muslim rappers (oh yes, they exist and it’s hilarious) that have no chance of being recognized outside their country.

So this is how it went down: we’re pulling security at a Court House red ribbon cutting ceremony, and the place is crawling with Iraqi Army dudes, as well as US Soldiers. There are plastic chairs set out in the hall outside the conference room so a bunch of us from both Armys were sitting out there chilling. One of the Iraqi Army guys got up and handed me his cell phone. He was showing me a picture.

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Scott Brown's eHarmony Commercial – Katharine Heller

Scott Brown’s eHarmony Commercial – PLEASE CLICK FUNNY AT THE END
Newly elected senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts in a very special eHarmony ad. With Katharine Heller, Jesse Ruuttila, Captain Quinn, Lynne Rosenberg and Abigail Gullo.

It's fun to stay at the YMCA – Iraqi Jackie

 
 
 

Iraqi Jackie

Iraqi Jackie

My name is Jackie Williams. I was raised in Davenport, Iowa. After high school I joined the Army. I went some places, did some stuff, and met some people. I’m still doing all those things. I like kitty cats, black mascara, flip flops and Mexican food. Also, the color red.

We went to a shitty Iraqi style YMCA today. Part of being in the US Army is showing the Iraqis that we want to help them and make their country a better place. So we fund projects to better their communities and schools. Personally, I liked this war a little better when we were blowing things up and shooting anyone who had a shovel in their hands. We have to be nice guys now. [Read more...]

Iraqi Army VS Iraqi Police – Iraqi Jackie

My name is Jackie Williams. I was raised in Davenport, Iowa. After high school I joined the Army. I went some places, did some stuff, and met some people. I’m still doing all those things. I like kitty cats, black mascara, flip flops and Mexican food. Also, the color red.

Iraqi Jackie

Iraqi Jackie

The Iraqi Army is, of course, shortened to “IA” and the Iraqi Police is shortened to “IP” because this is the Army and we like to turn everything we can into either an abbreviation or an acronym. That being said…
Iraqi Jackie
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Sheryl Underwood has a few things to say to you.

Eating some three bean salad…
Funny woman Sheryl Underwood lets loose with this genius comedic monologue.

Sarah Haskins in Target Women: Obama Arms