Posts Tagged ‘pinkwashing’

Nick’s tweet on ITYSL and Duolingo.

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Nick and Lottie continue their obsession with I Think You Should Leave, a sketch comedy show on Netflix. We discuss some of our favourite sketches from series 1 and 2, creating and/or listening to political versus apolitical podcasts and some of our contributions to the ITYSL fandom. Lottie’s memes cover pinkwashing (specifically corporate co-opting of queer movements) and Nick’s are on Duolingo – see here and here. If you haven’t heard it yet, you can check out our last episode ‘What is this Reggie? The Politics of I Think You Should Leave’, which is climbing up the “global comedy chart”!

The sketches we discuss are piece of shit (our combined favourite series 2 sketch), photocopier (one of our biggest agreements in our series 1 rankings, Nick loves this one, Lottie not so much) and Laser Spine Specialists (our combined favourite series 1 sketch). Here are our combined series 1 rankings, going from our least favourite down to our most favourite:

29. Christmas Carol

28. Garfield house

27. New Joe

26. Motorcycles

25. Wilson’s toupees

24. Fenton’s

23. Lifetime achievement award

20. Choking

20. Baby shower

20. Both ways

18. TC tuggers (2 parts)

18. Honk if you’re horny               

17. Instagram

Nick putting together his ITYSL series 2 rankings…on a serviette!

15. Chunky

15. The man

14. New printer

13. Hot dog guy

11. Which hand

11. Baby of the year

10. Game night

9. Pink bag

8. Has this ever happened to you

7. The day Robert Palins murdered me

6. Bozo (2 parts)

5. Nachos

4. Gift receipt

3. The babysitter

2. Focus group

1. Laser spine specialists

You can see our individual rankings of series 1 sketches as a comment on our blog You can also join in our Twitter thread discussing and debating our series 1 and 2 rankings.

Plugs for more on ITYSL:

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Dangerous Nights song from series 2 of ITYSL (Netflix), Blue Dolphin Burned Down by Dangerous Nights Crew, Panic Attacks in Paradise by Ashnikko, Mr. Brightside by The Killers, Series 1 of ITYSL (Netflix).

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Burger King’s “Gay Pride Whopper”, which Jess Ison discusses in her talk that is featured on this episode. Image from

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Nick is joined by Jess Ison from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania for the entire episode and we play Jess’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?). You can listen to the Q and A following the talk here. This talk is from the most recent ICAS Oceania conference. See the show notes from our 108th episode for links to listen to all of the talks from this conference.

We start off the episode by discussing the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference, which will be held from Friday September 30 – Saturday October 1 at the University of Canberra. Full details are here – hopefully see you there!

ICAS 2016

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A/S/L? ‘2coins1side’, Jess’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?), Team DreschFagetarian and Dyke’.

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