Today we dive into two small tumblr scandals/oddities: Constable Frozen and severed toe jewelry. Also, we discuss our fanfic horoscopes, fanfic never have I ever, and talking about vore at work.
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This week on Blocked and Reported, Jesse has a calm, productive conversation with the illustrious hosts of the scientastic YouTube show The Majority Report. It goes so well they all went out for blinis and mimosas after. To support the show and get exta content and much more, become a Primo. To buy our very popular merch, shop here.Republican AGs’ briefJesse: “Conservatives Are Lying About What My Atlantic Article On Gender Dysphoria Says”The Precipitating IncidentFull Singal-Seder correspondence showing the issue was very clearly laid out to SederThey keep talking s**t and keep repeating the claimJesse: “On Rashida Tlaib And Chase Strangio’s Ridiculous, Bad-Faith Attack On The New York Times”NYT: “How a Small Gender Clinic Landed in a Political Storm”Jamie Reed Affidavit I identify as an attack mushroomJesse calls in This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.blockedandreported.org/subscribe
Remember when Kim Kardashian invented butts? Paper Magazine sure would like us to. When they released their scintillating cover issue of Kim K in a sequinned dress, balancing a champagne glass on her formidable silicone buttocks, Paper Mag declared: “Break the Internet Kim Kardashian” And break it she did. In this episode, Hannah and Maia trace Kim Kardashian’s transformation from trashy reality star to fashionista de jour. Since the Paper cover, and with the help of Kanye West, Kim’s body has become the subject of a twisted performance art. But it’s also generated controversy - creating unhealthy trends, grifting from the natural features of Black women, and now disappearing into what we everyone has deemed a “skinny renaissance”. Digression includes: Maia getting riled up about Timothée and Kylie’s fabled romantic union.
Joe Zee, “In Defense of Kim Kardashian and the Editors of Paper Magazine and Why This Cover Makes Sense” (12/11/14), Yahoo “https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/i-sit-down-with-mickey-boardman-the-editorial-102481711218.html”
Jake Hall, “exploring the complicated relationship between jean-paul goude and grace jones”, (21/04/16) i-D https://i-d.vice.com/en/article/d3v9k7/exploring-the-complicated-relationship-between-jean-paul-goude-and-grace-jones
David Hershkovits, “How Kim KArdashian broke the Internet with her butt” (17/12/14), The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/17/kim-kardashian-butt-break-the-internet-paper-magazine
Blue Telusma “Kim Kardashian doesn’t realize she’s the butt of an old racial joke” (12/11/14), the grio https://thegrio.com/2014/11/12/kim-kardashian-butt/
Justin Parkinson, “The Significance of Sarah Baartman” (07/01/16), BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35240987
Janell Hobson, “Remnants of Venus: Signifying Black Beauty and Sexuality” (2018), Women’s studies Quarterly, The Feminist Press https://www.jstor.org/stable/26421165?read-now=1&seq=3#page_scan_tab_contents
Nolan Feeney, “Anna Wintour Implies Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not ‘Deeply Tasteful’”. (19/11/14) https://time.com/3595368/anna-wintour-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-vogue-cover/
Cleo Gould, “From silicone implants and fat transfers to bubble butts and a high mortality rate, we investigate whether the BBL is the most dangerous cosmetic surgery of all” (2019), Dazed https://www.dazeddigital.com/beauty/article/46497/1/brazilian-butt-lift-plastic-surgery-kim-kardashian-west-cardi-b-jennifer-lopez#:~:text=Buttock%20augmentation%20actually%20dates%20back,of%20innovations%20in%20its%20field.
Rachel Tashjian, “How Jennifer Lopez’s Versace Dress Created Google Images” (2019), GQ. https://www.gq.com/story/jennifer-lopez-versace-google-images
John Ortved, “Paper Magazine, The Oral History: ‘They Were Wide Open’ (2023), The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/01/style/paper-magazine-history.html
Eric Wilson, “Kim Kardashian Inc.” (17/11/2010), The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/fashion/18KIM.html?searchResultPosition=4
Natasha Singer, “The democratization of plastic surgery” (2007), The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/17/business/worldbusiness/17iht-surgery.4.7159164.html?searchResultPosition=11.
Harper Franklin “1810-1819” (18/08/2020) Fashion History Timeline, Fashion Institute of Technology. https://fashionhistory.fitnyc.edu/1810-1819/
Grace O’Neill, “How Kimye Changed Fashion Forever”, Grazia Magazine. https://graziamagazine.com/articles/how-kimye-changed-fashion-forever/
Rebecca Jennings, “The $5,000 quest for the perfect butt”, 2021, Vox. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22598377/bbl-brazilian-butt-lift-miami-cost-tiktok
Cady Lang, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians Is Ending. But Their Exploitation of Black Women’s Aesthetics Continues”, (10/06/21), Time. https://time.com/6072750/kardashians-blackfishing-appropriation/
Kylie Gilbert, “Backing Away from BBLs” (11/08/22), InStyle https://www.instyle.com/lifestyle/bbl-reversal-trend
This was a long time coming but could not be more perfect timing. Jordan shares a decade plus long timeline of Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Hailey Bieber (nee Baldwin) and their messy love triangle and drama.
On today’s show, Candice Lim is joined by Slate producer Cheyna Roth to dissect the recent troubling events that happened on Below Deck: Down Under. Two crew members were fired after separate filmed incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct, and viewers have been praising several cast members for stepping up and doing the right thing. The underappreciated spinoff is now being heralded as the sea of change this outdated and repeatedly toxic franchise needs.
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Two years ago, he didn’t even know slime molds existed. Now, he may be the internet’s most famous slime savant.
Co-hosts Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson take a walk in the park with Regular Slime Guy.
Credits: This episode was written and produced by Dean Russell. Mixing and sound design by Emily Jankowski. Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson are the co-hosts.
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This is definitely legal advice (but not from Iz). Taco Bell is getting sued, MrBeast is suing (and then also being sued), and we're mostly just here to talk about why Amanda has never had a Crunchwrap Supreme. Also: Love is Blind, Tiktok designer feuds, and the Jonas Brothers' second act as venture capitalists.
Welcome to our 4th installment of Digital Folklore Unplugged.
These unplugged episodes are all about stripping away the fancy production elements so that we can give you access to raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts.
Today’s guest is Chelsey Weber-Smith. Chelsey is the creator and host of American Hysteria, a show that probes the depths of our collective anxieties, our shared stories, our cultural myths and legends, and even those mass panics that occasionally sweep through the nation.
American Hysteria is not just a podcast, it's a journey into the heart of American culture… into the intricacies of our shared psyche. Every episode pushes us to question and reconsider the narratives we have been fed, the myths we've been told, and the truths we think we hold dear.
Chelsey peels back the layers of our society to expose its underbelly, revealing the impact of the stories we tell ourselves.
Ok, let’s get unplugged…
Chelsey Weber-Smith (Twitter) (Website)
Relevant Books (Amazon Associate Links)
America the Fearful: Media and the Marketing of National Panics, by Ben Radford
Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance, by Erich Goode & Nachman Ben Yahuda
Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The creation of the Mods and Rockers (Routledge Classics), by Stanley Cohen
The Choking Doberman: And Other Urban Legends, by Jan Harold Brunvand
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, by Jan Harold Brunvand
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The season finale is here! Whether or not you agree with Kourtney that season three has been exhausting; MJ and Marie are here to guide us through the highs, lows, and media theory hot takes of the final episode. Catch up with the rest of our brand new podcast series if you missed it! We've teamed up with the genius behind Kardashian Kolloquium, MJ Corey, and her sister Marie, to breakdown the new season of The Kardashians episode by episode.We've also introduced a new membership tier for fans of the pod. Support the podcast here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Fabiola Larios is featured on this week's episode of Nicstalgia. We talk about Fabi’s Barbie exhibit at Yami-Ichi, subverting obsolescence and bringing new life to old and retro technology, AI-generated art on Fabi’s irreplaceable pink Disney Princess TV, the iconic 90s computer game Barbie Magic Hairstyler (y también Barbie Salón de Belleza).
We deep dive into rituals, societal conditioning, misconceptions of Barbie, and the meaning adults (not children) assign to Barbie, and how she’s really a representation of our society, projected onto a 12” piece of plastic. We contrast not just the image, but the messaging behind Barbie vs. Bratz and agree that Barbie is an intellectual and a badass.
We play a Dream Outfit and Dream Career game for AI-generated Fabi Barbie and tap into the imagination, play, levity, and joy that Barbie brought us as kids — and how we own that sentiment as adults.
💿 About our Guest
Fabiola Larios is a Mexican Interdisciplinary artist that lives and works in Miami Beach, Florida. Her work explores the intersection of technology, identity, and representation in the digital age. Through machine learning, AI, net art, obsolescence programming, and e-waste, she seeks to challenge our understanding of the self and the impact of social media and the internet on our lives.
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