2: Nothing Compares 2 U

Welcome to the 2nd episode of the Not Entirely Perfect Podcast. In today’s episode we’re going to be talking about what makes us who we are through media and artists.
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We have lost a lot of artists this year, and we will talk about why and how we self-associate through them.  The older we get the more influential the losses feel. Robin Williams, David Bowie, Prince.  The affects they have on us when they come into our lives and subsequently leave our lives as well. Adam McDonald joins us.  Film Reviewer, Geeksout.org, Funny Books and Fire Water podcast.  They discuss comic books and the alcohol pairings to put with them.  Starting off the new podcast with the people who have been having me as their guest.

2016 has taken a lot of us. Robin Williams was the biggest hit for Adam and David Bowie was close to being as big of a hit for him.  How we found out during the Golden Globes. Surprising that he died since his album and music video had just come out and we had no idea. He pushed boundaries, sexual fluidity, icon, and good to be an outcast. Same with Michael Jackson, Prince, depth that wasn’t there before they came on the scene.
Artists help us figure out where we belong in the world, acceptance, and figure out our own self-identity.  A hurdle that we have to overcome as people.  These artists did that before they were in our lives and they were amazing people for it.

Why are people famous? Where do we put the value? Wendy from South Park questions what people do. My similar experience in Paris, the Eifel Tower.

Which artist and media is going to affect the next generation? The average person stops discovering music at 35. Are these current artists going to grow up into more than bubblegum pop? Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Brittany Spears, Menem, Mozart, Bach, Shakespeare.  Raising stars to be our role models and then attack them if they are weak. The Disney Kids.  They aren’t always people we should look up to.  As Americans we love building people up to tear them down, and then love them to rise again.  A sad commentary on our society. I wish we could get to a place where we want to rise up together instead of pushing each other down.  Miley Cyrus attacked for being sexual.  Shouldn’t be.  Alan Rickman. Such a big loss. Humor, Drama, his own humanity to each role.
We all remember what we were doing or where we were when these things happened in our life. They have a lasting effect.  For me A Wrinkle is Time was a huge influence on me. Enders Game for Adam.  What happens when our favorite books are done wrong? Separating our emotions from when media is produced in a different way from what our expectations are. Remember these icons and pieces and use the grieving as a way to foster new relationships.

When people die so young, and the suddenness of the passing, brings our own mortality into view. Enjoying each day for what it is. Live life with a sense of joy and wonder.  Laura Marling “Ghosts”.



Eventually, sooner or later, everything ends so enjoy what you can. Mr. Right Now verses Mr. Right.  My experience with good friends becoming more than Mr/Ms. Right now. Exploring our different points of view, why we are who we, and how we see things differently. Open up to those around you through art and artists. Finding Strength in who we are or who we aren’t. “Coming Out” and what it means for people. The Real O’Neals, associating with who we already know to accept new and different things.  Learn to be comfortable with who we all are.

1: Making Honor Great Again

Thanks for checking out our first episode! This one is a pretty personal topic, so a few times I come off a bit disconnected. Listen through and give us your feedback, questions, and suggestions.  Thanks for being here. Much love! xox

Synopsis: It’s our first episode, featuring guest Andy Wilson of Big Shiny Robot and the Bored as Hell Podcast, where Brooke is also a co-host. We talk about feminism, why we’re feminists, the wage gap, rape and sexual assault at BYU and the BYU Honor Code, dick pics, the Fruitcake Lady, believing rape allegations rather than being skeptical, male privilege, and lots more.

Feminism. Why Brooke comes at things as a feminist. Why Andy is a feminist.

i hope you like feminist rants because thats kinda my thing

The wage gap. Why is this still a thing in 2016? TV anchor mansplaining. Utah culture.  Brooke’s living situation.
Clip from the Hannity show:

The BYU Honor Code. How it prevents rape prosecution. Rape Hill. Male privilege and the Honor Code and how it prevents victims from coming forward. Here is the BYU News Clip.

still you should expect a call from honor code enforcement

***Follow up to the BYU story, the student in question has filed a federal complaint againt BYU. Here is the story.***

Rape prosecution. Clip from the Samantha Bee show:

Sexualization of our bodies and Free the Nipple. Brooke’s sexy butt. Brooke isn’t going to grab Ryan Reynolds’ dick.

Unpacking sex from rape. When you’re allowed to withdraw consent. Kobe Bryant and rape.  BYU student athletes and the double standard.

The fruitcake lady.  How was Hee Haw ever a thing?

Dic picks art exhibit. Unsolicited dick pics don’t make any sense to Old Man Andy. Flashers at Walmart. If penises were everywhere, we wouldn’t have this problem.

The Us has 69% more rape than France, who has one of the most liberal nudity allowances on TV. 

The face of rape survivors. reunion reunion2

Privilege and the responsibility to shut up and listen.