Flutter: Spoiler Alert! You Don’t Need A Boyfriend To Watch Game of Thrones

SPOILERS AHEAD FOR GAME OF THRONES AND AVENGERS: ENDGAME…Sorry Jim.

We read a Huffington Post article, “I Can’t Believe This Stupid Reason Almost Kept Me From Watching ‘Game of Thrones‘” in which the author bravely explained that she felt she couldn’t watch Game of Thrones because she didn’t have a boyfriend. To which we said, “Oh hell no!”

Moral to the Story: Watch whatever you want. Don’t let society make you feel like you can’t.

Other Fun Topics Discussed: 

Tamu is very upset about Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones.

Endgame is problematic because Black Widow is dead and shouldn’t be.

Tamu had big issues with Endgame as a single women with no kids. Why is Black Widow’s life worthless because she doesn’t have a family?!

Women saved the world in both Endgame and GoT episode 3!

Mallory stopped watching GoT after episode one because she was watching with her brother and the incest love scene weirded her out.

Instead, Mallory watched Outlander…she is still looking for a good time travel show.

The more you know: Feeling alone about your fandom? You can find online friends or Tweet the hash tag. Do it after the show, be present and enjoy the moment first.

Episode 20: Romantic Gestures are Creepy Unless You Like The Person

It all started with Offset trying to get Cardi B. back in December with his literal showstopping display of affections. We attempt to get down to the root cause of why Offset felt it was OK to do this by analyzing some of the most romantic gestury movies in pop culture.

Moral to the Story: To be a successful grand gesturer, you know your audience. Take some time to get to know people first.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Get to know us: We have never been romantic gestured or jestered.
  • Mallory has only ever received flowers on her 16th birthday…from her dad.
  • #WePodcastLikeThis: still a work in progress
  • Mallory meets a Lone Wolf.
  • Upside down world: What if Cardi B. interrupted Offset’s concert?
  • Enjoy Tamu’s movie reviews!
  • Mallory doesn’t know who Katherine Heigl is.
  • Tamu hates Ione Skye’s character in “Say Anything.” She did not deserve Lloyd.
  • What about the backfire?
  • Is there a grand gesture in every relationship?
  • Tamu’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and college grand gesture stories.
  • The best romantic gesture: a dildo
  • Mallory’s casino stalker who put gifts on her desk because pop culture made him think it was ok.
  • HIMYM would be a very different show to watch now.
  • Mallory feels Rachel & Joey could have been real if not for pop culture outrage.

Podcast Shout Outs:

Episode 19: We Are Probably Too Cynical for this Book

This week we read Lane Moore’s book, How To Be Alone If You Want To, And Even If You Don’t and realized that while we may agreed with some of the concepts,  we might just be too cynical for this book.

Moral to the Story: Be the person you want to be/see, but with boundaries because people can still be dicks.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Get to know Tamu and Mallory: Mallory has 4 pairs of shoes and refuses to buy a pesky 5th pair because she would have the burden of packing it when she moves.
  • Special Thanks: To CDot from The Meme-ing of it All Podcast for sharing her idea of using a UBS adapter so that we can use multiple microphones instead of one. We are forever grateful.
  • #WePodcastLikeThis: We can’t take selfies for shit.
  • Recognize your gifts. Sometimes the universe provides you with what you need.
  • Look past the fear of connecting.
  • Stranger Luck aided in Mallory’s trip to Europe.
  • You can say “no” to emotional and energy vampires.
  • Sometimes people are unable to give you want you need because they simply cannot relate.
  • If someone can’t understand you and your sadness…run.
  • Regardless of how strong you think you are, you still need people.
  • Mallory and Tamu agree to be each other’s emergency contacts.
  • Online friends are wonderful, however, it is still nice to have people close by.
  • We fundamentally disagree with Lane on fairy tale love.
  • Mallory LOVES Leslie Knope.
  • Stop setting high expectations: Tamu tells a Sven story.
  • Save Money and Energy: Only buy lingerie for yourself so you don’t associate it with past partners.
  • Tamu’s landing strip story–her lady was never the same.
  • You don’t always have to be “on” to be “normal”.
  • Mallory LOVES Indigo.
  • People love animals way more than they love humans.

Podcast Shout Outs:

Flutter: Men on Tinder: Dating Conundrum

Continuing on the Tinder theme from last week’s episode, we break down Lane Moore’s Guardian article, “What I’ve learned about men from from countless hours of Tinder”.

Moral to the Story: Think of dating as the cute, yet uncomfortable shoes you have to wear to find love.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Dudes will never reach out to you quickly…EVER.
  • Different strokes for different folks.
  • Mallory admits to hating dudes right now.

Episode 18: Swiper, No Swiping!

This week we pick up where episode 17 left off and dive into the current dating culture by watching the HBO documentary, “Swiped: Hooking up in the Digital Age.” Let‘s just say, dating is hard out in these streets.

Moral to the Story: Don’t hate the player, change the game.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • The drunken adventures of Mallory and Tamu.
  • Epic side bar: Mallory learns the book she read as a child called, “Little Black Sambo” is indeed racist.
  • Dicktures and Pusstures are for YOUR EYES ONLY, no sharing.
  • New word alert: Tinderoni – dude whores
  • Just because a dick is flaccid, it doesn’t mean it is not riddle with disease. Protect yourself from STDs and STIs.
  • Kids need to be educated in schools about sex.
  • Porn is not reality.
  • Change the culture by teaching men not to rape.
  • No one knows how to talk to one another these days, in the 90s talking on the phone wasn’t considered sociopathy.
  • Be OK with your everyday.
  • Check tagged photos to know what is really going on in a person’s life or what they are hiding.

 

Podcast Shout Outs:

Flutter: What We’ve Learned About Love

It has been a year since the ladies of Bad at Love Podcast started their quest to bust down the myth of the fairytale and perhaps become better people in the process. So, where are they now?

Moral to the Story: We deserve respect and to have people in our lives who make us better.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Mallory is less angry than she was a year ago and has learned she can walk away from an ignorant comment or stupid conversation.
  • Tamu is working on being fine with being alone. Crime shows and documentaries makes her feel more OK about being single cause “bitches be crazy”.
  • Mallory is content with her situation and doesn’t feel the need to go online dating.
  • Tamu feels dating is a lot of work.
  • The Oxygen show “Snapped” should be re-titled, “Snapped: Love Can Go So Awry.”
  • Both ladies feel like finding a special someone with useful skill sets in home and auto repair would be amazing.
  • Next steps: slather on some copulance and head to Home Depot for a handy man or O’Reilly’s Auto Parts for a mechanic.

Flutter: I’ll Be There for You, ‘Cause You’re There for Me Too

New season. New Flutters. This week, we are shouting out our expanding podcast community! Please show these amazing podcasts love by liking, rating, reviewing and sharing them.

Moral to the Story: We would be nowhere without the support of our podcast family!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • These lovely Twitter groups have restored Mallory’s faith in social media…at least in Twitter.

Listen to our Pod Friends:

Episode 17: The Science of Sex Appeal: How Cis White People Choose Each Other

This week we watched Discovery Channel’s 2009, “The Science of Sex Appeal” documentary and learned all sorts of sexy science things. Genetics and hormones are a bitch, y’all.

Moral to the Story: Science experiments lack diversity and inclusion.

Other Fun Topics Discussed: 

  • It all starts with the face.
  • Golden Ratio is the equation of perfection
  • We all start out symmetrical in the womb, but factors like not eating enough kale or coughing can cause asymmetry.
  • Curves = health and fertility but for some stupid reason humans judge extremes as most attractive.
  • In nature, males are the fancy ones. Human males use objects like cars and grillz to attract women.
  • Men like physical attractiveness. Ladies prefer status.
  • Kissing is important. Men’s saliva contains testosterone.
  • Copulance makes men go stupid. Ladies secrete this mind numbing hormone. It also smells like “butter gone off.”
  • Science is racist. Check out Sasheer Zamata’s look at Afrofuturism on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
  • Mallory equates humans to dolphins and regales us with an amazing Drunk History segment about a scientific study that drugged dolphins with LSD and jerked them off to teach them to speak English.
  • We want to know what sex appeal looks like in the age of Tinder.

 

Podcast Shout Outs:

Check out A Non Mom Happy Hour and Best Forevers Podcast.

Season 2 – Ep. 1: “It’s been an honor and a privilege”

We are back for Season 2! And, it is our 1 year Podiversary! Thank you to all of you for listening and supporting us. We are so excited to start this new year with more romance-related shenanigans!

To kick it off, we decided to watch a movie that is beloved by many–just not us, James Cameron’s 1997 epic, “Titanic“. Take your Dramamine and get your floaties on and enjoy this amazing discussion of this watery love story. Did we mention, we only watched the last half of the movie?

Moral to the Story: White, heterosexual love survives.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Catching up on life after three months on break. Basically, winter sucks, work sucks.
  • Mallory was 10 years-old when she first saw Titanic and Kate Winslet was the first movie nudity she ever saw.
  • We both really hate this movie.
  • Mallory wanted to make sure we watched exactly half of this movie. We started at 1:36:01
  • Jack and Rose’s love caused the Titanic to hit the iceberg.
  • The reason for lack of diversity on the Titanic was slavery.
  • Mallory agrees with Roxane Gay: “It’s fucking bullshit that Jack dies. There is plenty of room on that door. I am going to bed.”
  • Mallory thought it would be a better use of time to build your own raft out of doors instead of running around.
  • Tamu’s Lesson Learned: Drink & be on the top deck.
  • Knowledge Check: learn about the systems that have led to financial inequality, and the current concentration of wealth and power. Watch or read Requiem for the American Dream
  • Every Rose and Jack scenario would end in Jack being dead EXCEPT for the one with the door.
  • How many life jackets did Rose get then leave?
  • Our favorite part of the movie is the quartet playing “Nearer my God to Thee.”
  • Love creates catastrophe.
  • They both really could have shared that door.
  • Jack’s thoughts as he freezes to death, “Me winning that ticket was the best thing that ever happened to me…not…glug…glug…glug.”
  • Remember “The Phantom“?
  • Class distinction hasn’t changed.
  • Bad at Love Theory: Jack would have lived if not for trying to save Rose.

Podcast Shout Outs:

Flutter: So Love Really isn’t a Fairytale?

What a fitting end to this, sparkling first season of Bad at Love Podcast. Mallory and Tamu discuss an interview Keira Knightley had with Ellen where she talked about banning her three-year-old daughter from watching Disney movies like The Little Mermaid.

Moral to the Story: No matter how problematic the subject, it can be viewed and discussed in order to better understand it rather than banning it. 

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Mallory thinks it is inevitable that kids will end up watching banned Disney movies, etc.
  • Check out the book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter.
  • Even if situations in pop culture are problematic, they can be explained. Tell kids the truth, make it a discussion.
  • The happily ever after fairytale myth is ingrained in us; starts with Disney and ends with Hallmark/Lifetime.

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